Thailand to lift curbs on nightlife from June

Tourists sit in a cafe at Khaosan Road, one of the favorite tourist spots, in Bangkok, Thailand, November 30, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa/FIle Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BANGKOK, May 20 (Reuters) – Thailand will allow night clubs and karaoke bars to resume regular hours starting in June, a senior official … Read more

Japan announces limited “test tourism” from May as step to full re-opening

Tourists wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ju-min Park/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register TOKYO, May 17 (Reuters) – Japan said on Tuesday it would start conducting “test tourism” in the form of … Read more

Airlines press U.S. to lift pre-departure testing requirements

Travelers wait in line to get tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a pop-up clinic at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, California, US, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) – US airlines are the Biden administration to lift … Read more

Tourist favourite Thailand’s recovery lags on COVID rule changes

Tourists visit Maya bay after Thailand reopened its world-famous beach after closing it for more than three years to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of overtourism, at Krabi province, Thailand, January 3, 2022. Picture taken January 3, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BANGKOK, April … Read more

Hong Kong to allow international travellers for first time since 2020

A student has her information checked before taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams (HKDSE) as secondary schools will resume face-to-face classes on May 3, in Hong Kong, China April 22, 2022. Jerome Favre/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, April 22 (Reuters) – Hong Kong … Read more

U.S. will no longer enforce mask mandate on airplanes, trains after court ruling

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will no longer enforce a US mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled that the 14-month-old directive was unlawful, overturning a key White House effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Soon after the announcement, all major carriers including American … Read more

U.S. CDC lifts COVID ‘Do Not Travel’ recommendations on about 90 countries

Air travelers wearing protective face masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walk at JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK International airport in New York, US, November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register April 18 (Reuters) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on … Read more

U.S. govt to cut back on ‘do not travel’ COVID advisories

Passengers walk at John F. Kennedy International Airport during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Queens, New York City, US, December 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register April 14 (Reuters) – The US State Department said Thursday it will sharply cut back on “Do Not Travel” … Read more

China expects sharp drop in holiday travel due to COVID outbreaks

Airline staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disease as they work at Beijing Capital International airport in Beijing, China March 13, 2022. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BEIJING, April 3 (Reuters) – China’s transport ministry expects a 20% drop in road traffic … Read more