Category: Health & Safety

Southeast Asia drops many restrictions and welcomes back tourists

Southeast Asia drops many restrictions and welcomes back tourists

As Southeast Asia drops many restrictions and welcomes back tourists, now is the time to start planning an adventure to this enchanting region.
Travel to Spain just got easier - the latest on the SpTH Health Check Form

Travel to Spain just got easier - the latest on the SpTH Health Check Form

There's good news for travellers to Spain! From today, the SpTH Health Check Form is no longer needed to enter Spain for all passengers, regardless of their country of departure, who have an EU Digital COVID Certificate.
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Now is the time to visit the first country in Southeast Asia with zero COVID restrictions for vaccinated travellers!

First, I hear you ask, which is the first country in Southeast Asia to remove all COVID restrictions? The answer is Cambodia, who on 17th March 2022 moved ahead of their neighbours and other Southeast Asian countries to make travel simple again. No pre-travel COVID test. No arrival COVID test. No quarantine. No COVID specific
Iceland drops all COVID-19 border and domestic restrictions

Iceland drops all COVID-19 border and domestic restrictions

It’s been a little while since I wrote with A Luxury Travel Blog but I’m glad to be back and sharing such illuminating news. Hopefully I’ll be sharing more good news on Iceland more regularly again going forward. Iceland drops all border and domestic restrictions As of the 25th of February 2022, the Icelandic authorities
Bermuda lifts travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Bermuda lifts travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Bermuda has announced updated COVID-19 protocols, offering new travel guidelines that will streamline the process for vaccinated travellers visiting the island, by land or sea. Effective from 7th March 2022, the revised guidelines will continue to ensure the safety of all residents and visitors, while making it even more convenient for visitors. “We welcome visitors
An end to US pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated travelers?

An end to US pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated travelers?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with Airlines for America (A4A) and 28 US and international aviation and travel and tourism stakeholder groups, urged the US government to remove the pre-departure testing requirement for fully vaccinated air travelers flying to the US. The vaccinated traveler population adds no additional risks to the domestic
France, Greece and Portugal are the latest European countries to relax COVID-19 travel restrictions

France, Greece and Portugal are the latest European countries to relax COVID-19 travel restrictions

France, Greece and Portugal are the latest countries to have each updated their entry requirements for fully vaccinated travellers which will come as welcome news for many UK families wanting to go away for February half-term. Here’s what you need to know for each country: France France has revealed its plans to drop testing requirements
Australia to re-open its borders to fully vaccinated tourists

Australia to re-open its borders to fully vaccinated tourists

Tourism Australia is excited to be welcoming back travellers to Australia, following today’s announcement that Australia is reopening its borders to quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated travellers from 21st February 2022. The announcement is part of Australia’s planned re-opening of international travel and builds on quarantine-free travel arrangements with Singapore, which came into effect on 21 November
The Philippines to re-open to tourists

The Philippines to re-open to tourists

The Philippines has announced that it will start to accept fully-vaccinated foreign leisure travelers from visa-free countries beginning 10th February 2022. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made the announcement after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the proposal of the Department of Tourism (DOT). It is the first time
Hong Kong cuts the quarantine period for inbound travellers

Hong Kong cuts the quarantine period for inbound travellers

The government of Hong Kong has announced that from the 5th February 2022, the compulsory quarantine period for inbound travellers from overseas destinations will be adjusted to 14 days (from 21 days previously) in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), to be followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period. Strict coronavirus rules have previously made Hong Kong one
Morocco to end two-month flight ban

Morocco to end two-month flight ban

The Moroccan government announced yesterday that the reopening of the airspace to flights to and from Morocco as of 7th February.  A ban has been in place since 29th November to fight the spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This decision comes in accordance with the legal provisions relating to the management
Now everybody can travel to Norway without having to quarantine

Now everybody can travel to Norway without having to quarantine

Yesterday marked the first day since early 2020, where the Norwegian border is open to all visitors without having to quarantine. Due to COVID-19, the Norwegian government had to shut its borders and demand self-quarantine for all travelers without the EU COVID certificate. This practice has now ended and travelers from outside the EU are
Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list. International travel expected to jump after Europe relaxes restrictions Some industry executives are predicting international travel will reach 90 percent
7 South American countries now open to travel

7 South American countries now open to travel

Though underreported, the declining COVID case rates in Latin America are a small fraction of those currently experienced in Great Britain, the European Union and the US. What this means is that several of these southern nations have reopened for international tourism in a big way. Foreign travelers are now welcome to experience adventure in
The safest places to visit in 2022

The safest places to visit in 2022

In conjunction with the upcoming 65th anniversary of its first publication in 1957, Frommer’s has revealed a special list of elite destinations: the Safest Places to Go in the coming year. Using what they claim is a host of internationally respected measures including the Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)
Flying from the UK to Spain (and back) during the pandemic - getting through the red tape

Flying from the UK to Spain (and back) during the pandemic - getting through the red tape

I recently flew from Manchester to Malaga in order to visit the luxury resort of Sotogrande and, given that many people are travelling overseas again for the first time in a long time, I thought it might be helpful to document my experience of all the ‘red tape’ in case it helps others who are