Airlines Offering ‘Flights To Nowhere’ Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

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How are people who love travel coping during a pandemic that has left a lot of us stuck at home, a lot of borders closed. Right? Well, they are coping not well. Some airlines in Asia are trying to offer a solution – flights to nowhere. Seriously, these flights start and end at the exact same airport. A skeptical

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Got that itch to travel? With many international routes still closed, Asian countries with low COVID-19 rates are offering “flights to nowhere” that start and end at the same airport.



RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

How are people who love travel coping during a pandemic that has left a lot of us stuck at home, a lot of borders closed. Right? Well, they are coping not well. Some airlines in Asia are

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Can I go on holiday in Tier 2 or Tier 3? How UK travel rules are affected by the new Covid restrictions

For those planning a holiday in the coming months it has been tough to keep up with local lockdown measures with different guidelines across the country.

And with the Prime Minister implementing a new “three tier” system for tackling growing coronavirus rates across England this week, holidaymakers could find their staycation subject to a host of new rules.

Under the new system, different areas of England will be split up

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Use These Sites for Real-Time COVID Travel Restrictions

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Let’s first acknowledge that if you don’t have to travel right now, you should definitely stay home. But if you absolutely must travel, it’s important to have up-to-date information about what’s going on with COVID-19 at your planned destination.

This can be confusing, as the pandemic situation and related travel restrictions seem to change almost day to day—but there are tools out there

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US authorities exploring use of testing to ease air travel restrictions between NYC and London

By Geneva Sands, CNN

(CNN) — After months of stringent international travel restrictions, efforts are underway to open travel between London and New York City, according to sources familiar with the plans.

There is ongoing planning for a pilot program that would use a combination of testing and quarantines to help get international air traffic moving again, according to one of the sources familiar with the plans. The NYC-London route

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Only 4 Destinations Without Covid-19 Restrictions For UK Travelers

While there are still sixteen countries on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel corridor list that British travelers can visit without having to self-quarantine on their return, the majority of these have Covid-19 entry requirements (often a negative test before travel is mandatory). The travel corridor countries include Cyprus, Estonia, Faroe Islands

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Yes, Biden absolutely did oppose the China travel restrictions and call them ‘xenophobic’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden absolutely opposed the White House’s coronavirus travel restrictions on China, going as far as to call the rules “xenophobic.” Incredibly, several people with “fact-checker” in their job titles have suggested otherwise. They need to be corrected.



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On Wednesday, during the vice-presidential debate, Vice President Mike Pence defended President Trump’s record on the coronavirus outbreak. Pence hit Biden for opposing the

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi aborts October launch amid travel restrictions | United Arab Emirates | Aviation

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has delayed its 1 October launch date because of travel restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

The UAE’s sixth low-cost carrier was set to shake up the market with its maiden flight on Thursday but the airline has confirmed to The National that the first flight will been postponed until 15 November.

The airline told the newspaper that it had made the decision to delay its

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Hotels to lose three million bookings to Covid restrictions as numbers fall to ‘all-time low’, IHF warns

Irish hotels are forecast to lose almost 3.3 million bednight bookings between now and the end of the year due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) has warned.

The IHF warns that 100,000 jobs are gone already and another 100,000 are now at risk without immediate Government supports to keep them afloat.

An IHF survey of 301 premises across the country revealed that hotel room occupancy rates

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Restaurants, hotels, bars continue to struggle under new Manitoba pandemic restrictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, bars, restaurants and hotels in Manitoba face an ongoing financial struggle with new provincial health restrictions.



a group of people preparing food in a kitchen: The restaurant business has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, and Manitoba industry organizations are fighting for their members to stay afloat.


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The restaurant business has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, and Manitoba industry organizations are fighting for their members to stay afloat.

The latest blow is a series of Code Orange restrictions affecting the Winnipeg area, which went into effect Monday — limiting hours at licensed

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Can I travel to Scotland from England? Latest guidance on holidays and driving north as new restrictions enforced in Scotland

Government guidance advises against travelling to areas with local restrictions in place

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:11 pm

Strict new lockdown restrictions are to come into effect in Scotland from Friday 9 October 2020, with all pubs and restaurants to close across central Scotland.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that many licenced premises in Scotland’s five health board areas with the highest number of cases, including Glasgow and Edinburgh,

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Canadian border loosening travel restrictions to allow family visits

Family and people with an essential purpose for going to Canada may be allowed into the country after the border being shut down for months.

Canada is opening its border to allow immediate or extended family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and some foreign nationals.

The expansion of who can enter Canada comes after increasing public pressure on the government to show more compassion to families who are

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Jet2 cancels all flights to Canary Islands as travel restrictions continue

Holidaymakers hoping to head to the Canary Islands with Jet2 are set to be disappointed as the airline has cancelled all flights there for the rest of the month.

Flights to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria will not go ahead until at least November 1.

Flights to the four islands were also cancelled through September, as government travel restrictions continue – reports Leeds Live.

In a statement, Jet2 said:

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Australia travel ban: Can I travel to Australia, when will restrictions lift? | Travel News | Travel

Australia has managed to keep its coronavirus infection rate fairly low throughout the pandemic.

The country has a total of 27,182 cases, with only 897 deaths.

Australia has seen two peaks in coronavirus, the first in March and the second in August.

Since September 4, the country has managed to keep its daily reported cases below 100 and reported just eight new cases on October 7.

Does this mean Australia

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Robbie Power will relocate to Britain to avoid Ireland’s Covid-19 travel restrictions

Robbie Power, the Grand National and Gold Cup winning jockey, is to relocate from Ireland to Britain while Covid regulations restrict travel back home to Ireland.

For several seasons now, since he was appointed first jockey to the late Alan Potts, Power has done a weekly commute much like Ruby Walsh and Barry Geraghty before him, splitting his time between Colin Tizzard in England and Jessica Harrington  in Ireland.

But,

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Will new Paris restrictions affect travelling to France?

Reader question: With Paris being placed in the maximum alert zone and new restrictions being rolled out, has anything changed for people planning to visit France? 

Short answer: No. 

Paris and the surrounding departments of Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne are now in the maximum alert zone. This will mean that all bars will be closed, restaurants will have to comply with stricter sanitary measures, gyms and swimming pools will be

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Sturgeon promises ‘no countrywide travel restrictions’ for Scotland

The cancellation of Eurostar’s popular direct service to the French Alps was a huge blow for the thousands of skiers and snowboarders who use it each winter. But today those keen to travel by rail to the slopes can still do so as tickets for indirect services go on sale today, Lucy Aspden reports.

On Thursday evenings, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the ski season skiers can travel direct

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Aid of $356m for aviation as travel restrictions hinder exports

The fresh spending is the latest move by the government to prop up Australia’s lagging airline sector, which has seen 11,500 workers face the sack at major airlines Qantas and Virgin during the pandemic.

Around 24,000 staff remain stood down at the two companies and Virgin fell into voluntary administration under the strain of COVID-19, to be rescued by US private equity firm Bain Capital in a $3.5 billion sale.

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NT travel bubble with NSW, New Zealand welcomed in light of coronavirus restrictions

Northern Territory locals have welcomed the news that they could expect visitors from across the Tasman within a fortnight, although Territorians will have to wait a little longer to return the favour and visit New Zealand.

But for Neil and Donna Linklater, Friday’s announcement was extra special.

“My mum’s family are in Christchurch, and it’s been hard for my mum to not be able to see her family. She’s in

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Britain unfairly targeted in Hong Kong’s new Covid-19 travel restrictions



a sign on a pole on a city street: A sign near a pedestrian crossing alerts people to the need for social distancing in Liverpool, England on October 2. The UK has been designated a high-risk country by the Hong Kong government. Photo: AFP


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A sign near a pedestrian crossing alerts people to the need for social distancing in Liverpool, England on October 2. The UK has been designated a high-risk country by the Hong Kong government. Photo: AFP

The Hong Kong government has, effective from October 1, designated the UK as a high-risk country whereby air travellers returning home, besides providing a negative Covid-19 test report, are then tested again on

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