Travellers return to the sky as China’s Covid-19 outbreak comes under control, boosting ‘golden week’ flights by 13 per cent



a group of people standing in front of a store: Visitors crowd onto a narrow alley in Zhujiajiao Water Town on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, on Monday, October 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg


Visitors crowd onto a narrow alley in Zhujiajiao Water Town on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, on Monday, October 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s aviation industry took a step closer towards full recovery, as more people took to air travel during the nation’s “golden week” public holiday, encouraged by a rigorous testing regime, social distancing and the wearing of masks that brought the coronavirus outbreak under control.

The number of

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Luxury brands set sights on Chinese tourists in Hainan as extended duty-free quotas and pandemic-free shopping attract travellers



a group of people walking in front of a store: People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua


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People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua

Sanya is a place best described in superlatives. It has the whitest sand and the warmest sea in China, the glossiest new five-star hotels

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Canada’s Major Airline Offering Free Covid-19 Health Insurance To International Travellers

In a desperate bid to get Canadian travelers to go abroad once again, Canada’s biggest airline, Air Canada, is offering passengers free Covid-19 medical insurance, even as the Canadian government continues to advise against non-essential travel.

Air Canada announced that it will now be including complimentary COVID-19 emergency medical and quarantine insurance for eligible

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Singapore to negotiate air travel bubbles with safe countries for general travellers

These two-way travel bubbles are different from reciprocal green lane arrangements meant for business and official travellers. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE – Singapore will negotiate Air Travel Bubbles with safe countries or regions – an arrangement meant for general travellers that does not require a controlled itinerary, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung.


Travel: Essential advice for travellers concerned about coronavirus

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or a 10-tonne pallet of toilet roll for that matter, COVID-19 will now be a household term. With the world avidly awaiting daily updates, many of us have been struck by inertia, not wanting to move for fear of being sneezed, coughed or spluttered upon by potential germ carriers. The idea of self-isolation is beginning to sound as appealing as a five-star … Read More

Travellers wary, agencies not encouraging travel despite incentives



a man and a woman standing in a room: St. Jean says she has cancelled three upcoming trips because of increasing COVID numbers.


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St. Jean says she has cancelled three upcoming trips because of increasing COVID numbers.

Pauline St. Jean, 62, calls it a strike out: three exciting family vacations planned for the next six months, all cancelled due to COVID-19.

Fear of rising case numbers and a federal government advisory for non-essential travel outside of Canada compelled St. Jean and her partner to make the call earlier this

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Essential long-haul travel advice for destinations popular with UK travellers – latest FCO updates

More long-haul destinations are being included on the UK Government list of countries where passengers are required to self-isolate on return from overseas.

The ever-changing situation can cause confusion for travellers and airlines are also lobbying for changes to be made.

Low-cost airline easyJet is hoping the UK Government will relax restrictions on travel to Egypt in a bid to kickstart the winter sun holiday season.

The carrier and tour

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More countries place restrictions on UK travellers as cases surge

In all, there are now nine places on the travel corridor list that have no restrictions on UK arrivals. They are:

1. Germany

2. Gibraltar

Travellers must report to the authorities if they have been in a “relevant area” in the 14 days before their arrival in Gibraltar. Failure to do so constitutes an offence punishable with a fine of up to £1,000. A relevant area means a country,

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Why millions of travellers have entered Canada despite COVID-19 travel restrictions

Since Canada imposed COVID-19 travel restrictions in late March, more than four million people have entered the country. 

While that’s far fewer than normal, sightings of U.S. licence plates or international flights landing have still been sparking concerns that foreigners have found ways to sneak in.

In Alberta — home of tourist hotspot, Banff — RCMP reported that between June 17 and August 25, officers received 243 complaints of U.S.-plated

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Uniworld woos group travellers with new package | News

Recognising an increasing trend for friends and family holidaying together post-Covid-19, Uniworld is offering new value for groups of ten or more people travelling together on a wide selection of 2021 sailings.

The Friends Reunited package is available on a number of departures across its programme including the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Venice lagoon and Po river, Volga, Mekong, Ganges and the Nile, as well as on its 2021

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