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. […]


The Iberia Group is striding confidently towards the recovery of air travel, and has announced an ambitious summer programme, resuming flights to many past destinations and adding capacity on its busiest routes as restrictions are lifted. In the third quarter of 2021, Iberia, Iberia Express, and Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum will fly to a total of […]


As Air Malta prepares to shortly announce its increased Summer flying program, the Airline is pleased to confirm its May schedule. The Parisian airport of Orly is the latest addition to the airline’s flight schedule which will now increase to 26 weekly flights across 11 destinations. Commenting on this announcement Roy Kinnear, Air Malta’s Chief […]


From next week, Grreece will take a first step to partially open its tourism industry, lifting travel quarantine restrictions for travelers from more than 30 nations, if they have been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid-19. As of next week, travelers from across the European Union and five other countries, including the United Kingdom, will […]


Vaccine certificate not only option discussed, Maltese Minister for Tourism, Hon Clayton Bartolo says Malta Air will commence its summer schedule in June, with flights connecting the island to an additional five destinations within Europe in the coming months. Speaking at a press conference, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo said the five new destinations are Cagliari […]


EU ambassadors today agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal for a Digital Green Certificate. This certificate will facilitate safe and free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19. António Costa, […]

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