WHO urges travellers to wear masks
In Europe, the XBB.1.5 subvariant was detected in small but growing numbers
New Zealand won't require Chinese arrivals to show COVID-19 test
Infections in China have spiked after the country dropped its strict zero-cases policy on Dec 7, allowing the virus to spread
Heathrow rules out passenger limits for Christmas
Heathrow, which had temporarily capped passenger numbers this year, said it was unlikely to return to pre-pandemic demand for several years except at peak times
Traveller refused entry to Australia for biosecurity breach
Australia earlier this year stepped up protection against foot and mouth disease at its international airports following an outbreak in Indonesia
Chaos engulfs air travel in Europe
Strikes and staff shortages are forcing airlines to cancel thousands of flights and causing hours-long queues at major airports
In an undated image provided by ÖBB/Harald Eisenberger, a train from the Austrian operator ÖBB Nightjet. ÖBB/Harald Eisenberger/ The New York Times
Train travel in Europe is on the upswing, thanks to growing interest from travellers, a renaissance in sleeper trains, and new investments in high-speed rail lines across the continent. But to see maj ...
Visitors stroll under illuminated cherry blossoms in full bloom, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at Ueno Park in Tokyo, Japan Mar 30, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Last week, Japan’s National Tourism Organization unveiled a glossy website aimed at international visitors looking to experience the country’s famous hospitality. An introductory video presents sweepi ...
The north view of the Manhattan skyline is seen from the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan, New York, US, Jun 24, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
After two years of sparse crowds in Times Square and other popular attractions, New York City is finally hoping for a robust rebound of visitors this year. But the city will still be missing a main dr ...