Author: Mediterranean Observer


Barbados is to relax entry requirements for arrivals who have been vaccinated from next month. Visitors with both doses of either the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson vaccinations) can enter Barbados from May 8 with less restrictions than non-vaccinated arrivals. Vaccinated visitors must still provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result […]


AS the GPS says, “You have reached your destination” we gasp: “Wow!” Gleaming in the sun, the Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta’s capital, is reflected in the blue waters. What a destination. My boyfriend Robert and I are on a two-hour Rolling Geeks tour of the Three Cities — Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua — just […]


Vaccinations of employees of the Greek tourism sector will begin once all people belonging to vulnerable groups receive the jab against the coronavirus (Covid-19), according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis. Speaking in parliament on Monday, Theoharis said the government’s goal is to create a “wall of immunity” and confidence in tourists when Greece officially […]


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has agreed a partnership with clinical testing firm Eurofins to integrate its worldwide Covid-19 testing lab network into IATA Travel Pass. Eurofins has 800 laboratories across 50 countries. Eurofins laboratories will provide verified test results to travellers using the app. Results are checked against the IATA Travel Pass registry […]


France hopes to allow entry to foreign vaccinated visitors this summer. French President Emmanuel Macron said officials are discussing options to open France to vaccinated ‘American and European’ travellers this summer. He didn’t specifically say if that would include travellers from the UK. France will start scaling down lockdown restrictions from next month and start […]


Two-way quarantine free ‘travel bubble’ between Australia and New Zealand has been established. The “world-leading” arrangement opens up travel across the Tasman Sea for residents of both countries. Thousands of passengers were booked to fly between the two nations today (Monday). Qantas, Jetstar and Air New Zealand will all fly routes between the two countries. […]

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