Tag: coronavirus outbreak

Hawaii Tourists Still Arriving in Hawaii Despite COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 10, 2020 20:50

Yesterday, Thursday, April 9, 2020, 663 people arrived in Hawaii. Of those arriving to Hawaii tourists totaled 107 and there were 171 residents. Even though the number of passengers flying ... Read More

COVID-19 kills 60,000 people worldwide

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2020 16:36

COVID-19 passed the grim benchmark on Saturday with the global death toll from coronavirus pandemic has topped 60,000. The epidemic reached new morbid milestone just two days after fatalities reached ... Read More

Belize confirms 4th COVID-19 case, closes borders to nationals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 3, 2020 23:37

Belize Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow today announced closure of the country's borders to Belize nationals. My Fellow Belizeans, Earlier today, the Ministry of Health’s leadership team publicly announced ... Read More

How is international coordination on the war against coronavirus?

The Media Line The Media Line- April 2, 2020 00:24

How coordinated are the global and regional responses to the COVID-19 outbreak? Does more need to be done? “The global coordination… has been variable, with some regions doing better than ... Read More

Beijing: All foreign arrivals to be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020 15:31

In an effort to identify and contain people carrying COVID-19 virus, Beijing announced that  all visitors arriving from overseas will be tested for the lethal pathogen and isolated upon arrival. ... Read More

Italy orders new restrictions to stop the COVID-19 pandemic

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 21, 2020 00:11

New restrictions across Italy to counter and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus have been adopted tonight with an order signed by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza. "It ... Read More

Latin America taking measures to prevent coronavirus pandemic spread

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 21:57

As coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak is spreading all over the world, the countries in Latin America are taking preventative measures in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID- 19) ... Read More

Russia: No foreign visitors will be allowed in until May

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 19:00

Russia announced that it will all foreign visitors will be banned from entering the country starting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. According to the Russian government's press service, the measure ... Read More

Portugal suspends all rail and air traffic to and from Spain

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 17:06

Portugal's government announced that it is halting all rail and air traffic to and from Spain for a month in a bid to control the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic. ... Read More

Germany finally tightens border control, bans ‘non-essential’ travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 16:11

After seeing a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, which jumped by 1,000 in one day, Germany finally announced that it has decided to tighten up border controls, limiting 'non-essential' travel ... Read More

Russia halts all Armenia flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 14:36

Russian government announced that all passenger air traffic between Russia and Armenia will be suspended for two weeks. This decision was made by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and and ... Read More

Solomon Islands will refuse entry to any foreigners from ‘restricted’ countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 13:45

The Solomon Islands Government has announced new measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, any foreign national traveling from or transiting through a country identified as ‘restricted’ immediately before ... Read More

Georgia bans foreign visitors from entering the country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 13:14

Georgia's government announced that foreign citizens will not be able to enter Georgia at least until the end of March, foreign citizens will not be able to enter Georgia. The ... Read More

Denmark and Poland go on coronavirus lockdown

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2020 17:16

In a desperate bid to curb the spread of coronavirus epidemic, Poland and Denmark today announced that they will close their borders to foreign visitors and that all non-citizens will ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises suspends global operations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2020 17:01

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  announced today that given global public health circumstances, the cruise line has decided to suspend the sailings of its fleet globally at midnight tonight. Royal Caribbean ... Read More

Czech Republic bans foreign visitors from entering the country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020 17:01

The government of Czech Republic has imposed a ban on foreign visitors entering the country and Czech citizens traveling abroad starting Monday, as it attempts to contain the coronavirus epidemic, ... Read More

Prime Minister: Belize preparing for all coronavirus scenarios

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020 16:43

The main priority of the Government of Belize is the safety and wellbeing of the citizenry.  As of today, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belize but this ... Read More

EU countries may suspend Schengen due to coronavirus epidemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2020 15:42

The Schengen Code allows EU countries to suspend the free movement of people and resume temporary control at the borders due to an outbreak of coronavirus, said European Commission spokeswoman ... Read More

Hong Kong pumps $130 million in exhibition and convention industry hurt by coronavirus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2020 16:13

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited, the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, announced the latest revitalization ... Read More

Italy reports 34 cases of coronavirus infection

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2020 15:45

The sudden breakout of coronavirus in Italy has claimed new victim in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. According to health sources, it was a 78-year-old woman from Casalpusterlengo,  hospitalized ... Read More

Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2020 01:35

Nine countries called for travel restrictions to Japan, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu said during a press conference in Tokyo. As of today, Micronesia, Tonga, Samoa, Israel, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, ... Read More

Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020 19:02

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are scheduled to be held between July 24 and August 9 and the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games will run between August 25 and ... Read More

Chinese coronavirus epidemic can cost Russian tourism $455 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2020 18:12

China is the largest single source of tourists to Russia. In 2019, 1.5 million Chinese visitors traveled to Russian Federation. Now, with Russia closing its Far Eastern border and imposing ... Read More

Russia bans all Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020 22:10

Russian officials announced that all Chinese citizens will be banned from entering Russian Federation effective February 20, 2020, amid coronavirus outbreak. The ban will apply to visitors coming to Russia ... Read More

ITB China postponed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020 19:42

The organizers of ITB China have announced the decision to postpone ITB China 2020, originally scheduled to be held on 13 – 15 May at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and ... Read More

Macau re-opens casinos after halting operations over coronavirus scare

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020 15:43

Macau government has told casino operators that they have 30 days to return to full business, after authorities imposed a two-week suspension to curb the coronavirus spread. The world’s biggest ... Read More

ITB Berlin: Strong demand from the Middle East

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2020 16:45

ITB Berlin is in strong demand, and with 10,000 organisations and companies from over 180 countries attending it is booked up again this year. ”Our fully booked halls are proof ... Read More

Bali tourism: 40 thousand tourists lost over coronavirus fears

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020 19:46

According to the latest report, about 20 thousand tourists canceled their trips to the island of Bali since the outbreak of the coronavirus. "Due to the fact that tourist trips ... Read More

Suspension of China flights will cost Russian airlines $25.2 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020 18:17

Russia's Deputy Transport Minister Alexander Yurchik announced today that Russian national air carriers stand to lose 1.6 billion rubles ($25.2 million) due to suspension of flights to China. "These are ... Read More

Solomon Islands: Air passengers traveling from China will not be permitted entry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020 01:05

Tourism Solomons advises as part of a further Solomon Islands Department of Immigration (DOI) directive, all air passengers who have traveled from or transited through China 14 days before arriving ... Read More

De Havilland Canada and Viking Air won’t attend Singapore Airshow 2020 over coronavirus fears

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2020 17:57

In light of the increased alert level announced today by the Singapore Government and Ministry of Health due to incidents of Coronavirus in Singapore, Longview Aviation Capital has elected to ... Read More

Chinese cruise ship passengers hospitalized in New Jersey after coronavirus screening

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2020 16:36

Four tourists from China have been hospitalized in New Jersey after being screened for coronavirus. Chinese tourists were the passengers on a cruise ship that docked at a port not ... Read More

China will not suspend civil aviation commercial flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2020 23:01

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson said today that the country's government will not suspend Chinese civil aviation passenger flights. The official's remarks came when she was asked to comment on the ... Read More

US Travel: Tremendous opportunities are on the horizon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020 16:55

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow laid out a vision of a bright future for the American travel industry—and the policy framework that can help achieve it—before an ... Read More

China closes tourist attractions, tells tourists to stay home

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020 16:05

China announced the temporary closure of most touristic attractions in the country, as the government launches an aggressive plan to contain and defeat the coronavirus before summer. According to China ... Read More

Russia bans all transit flights from China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020 15:13

Starting today, all transit foreign flights traveling from China have been banned in Russia, announced Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. The decision to halt air transit from China was ... Read More