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Here's how foreign tourists can reduce the quarantine period in Thailand(Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash)

Here's how foreign tourists can reduce the quarantine period in Thailand

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 09:42 AM IST
Thailand is betting on a return of foreign visitors to rescue its economy from its worst performance in more than two decades but here's what the tourists are required to do first to shorten the quarantine
Thailand has until now made entry requirements strict, including mandatory quarantine, which has devastated tourism.(Reuters)
Thailand has until now made entry requirements strict, including mandatory quarantine, which has devastated tourism.(Reuters)

Thailand approves quarantine waiver for tourists, orders more vaccines

Reuters | , Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 03:27 PM IST
Tourism-reliant Thailand is racing to secure vaccines for its population and reopen the country to foreigners in a pilot project for vaccine passports.
Greece lifts week-long quarantine for vaccinated Israeli tourists(Unsplash)
Greece lifts week-long quarantine for vaccinated Israeli tourists(Unsplash)

Vaccinated Israeli tourists won't have to do week-long quarantine in Greece

Reuters | , Athens
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 07:44 AM IST
On Thursday, Greece lifted the one-week quarantine rule for those Israeli travellers who have received the Covid-19 vaccine. However, they will still have to submit a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to travel.
The quarantine relaxation, discussed at a meeting chaired by Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn on Saturday, will initially be considered for top five tourist destinations such as Phuket and Krabi, the Post reported.(Pixabay)
The quarantine relaxation, discussed at a meeting chaired by Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn on Saturday, will initially be considered for top five tourist destinations such as Phuket and Krabi, the Post reported.(Pixabay)

Thailand plans to ease quarantine rules for tourists, Bangkok post says

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Thailand plans to relax quarantine rules for foreign visitors from next month as part of a series of steps being considered to revive the nation’s tourism sector, the Bangkok Post reported.
The move is designed to close a loophole which allowed travellers from Britain and Brazil to reach Portugal by stopping over in a country from which travel was authorised.(Unsplash)
The move is designed to close a loophole which allowed travellers from Britain and Brazil to reach Portugal by stopping over in a country from which travel was authorised.(Unsplash)

Portugal to quarantine passengers on indirect flights from UK, Brazil

Reuters | , Lisbon
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Passengers flying indirectly to Portugal from Britain or Brazil must present a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before departure and quarantine for two weeks upon arrival from Sunday onward.
British national Nigel Skea (R) and wife Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai arrive at the State Court in Singapore on February 26, 2021.(AFP)
British national Nigel Skea (R) and wife Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai arrive at the State Court in Singapore on February 26, 2021.(AFP)

British man jailed for breaking Singapore's strict quarantine rules

Reuters | , Singapore
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 02:59 PM IST
  • Nigel Skea, 52, was also fined S$1,000 ($752.56) for leaving his room three times on Sept. 21 last year
Spain to make quarantine obligatory for travellers(Unsplash)
Spain to make quarantine obligatory for travellers(Unsplash)

Travellers coming to Spain from South Africa, Brazil will have to quarantine

Reuters | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:58 AM IST
  • Health Minister of Spain, Carolina Darias, on Wednesday, announced that all the people coming from South Africa and Brazil will have to quarantine at home for 10 days and cannot even be visited by relatives.
Air travelers to Canada to isolate at hotels starting Feb 22(Unsplash)
Air travelers to Canada to isolate at hotels starting Feb 22(Unsplash)

People flying to Canada will have to quarantine at hotels from February 22

AP | , Toronto
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:04 AM IST
  • Starting February 22, all the non-essential travelers flying to Canada will have to reserve a three-night stay in a government-authorized hotel at their own expense.
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves after attending a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on February 8, 2021, to give an update on the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic. - Undocumented migrants in Britain will still be able to get Covid vaccines without being subject to status checks, the government said on Monday. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)(AFP)
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves after attending a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on February 8, 2021, to give an update on the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic. - Undocumented migrants in Britain will still be able to get Covid vaccines without being subject to status checks, the government said on Monday. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)(AFP)

UK threatens 10 years’ jail for Covid quarantine rule breakers

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Health Secretary Matt Hancock outlined plans for quarantine restrictions coming into force in England from Feb. 15, in an attempt to prevent dangerous new virus strains entering the country.
Canada might quarantine travellers in hotels to curb importation of Covid-19(Twitter/DrBianca84/UtugiM)
Canada might quarantine travellers in hotels to curb importation of Covid-19(Twitter/DrBianca84/UtugiM)

Canada might quarantine travellers in hotels to curb importation of Covid-19

AP |
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:41 AM IST
  • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau advises people to cancel vacations abroad and not to book a trip for spring break amid rising Covid-19 cases, suggests measures to isolate travellers at a hotel rather than at home in response to the new and more contagious variants of the coronavirus
Under the existing rules, travellers must self-isolate for 14 days on entering the country.(AP)
Under the existing rules, travellers must self-isolate for 14 days on entering the country.(AP)

England to relax quarantine rules for around 50 countries: Minister

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Under the existing rules, travellers must self-isolate for 14 days on entering the country.
The new rules are tougher on travellers than on people who have been confirmed with Covid-19, the airlines said.(Bloomberg)
The new rules are tougher on travellers than on people who have been confirmed with Covid-19, the airlines said.(Bloomberg)

UK’s biggest airlines launch legal action over quarantine rules

London | By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:00 PM IST
The government’s plan “will have a devastating effect on British tourism and the wider economy and destroy thousands of jobs,” the airlines said Friday in an emailed statement. They’ve asked for their judicial review to be heard as soon as possible.
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