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    IATA, Eurofins team up to boost testing options for Travel Pass app users

    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 plans to open borders for foreign travellers this summer

    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 […]

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    Race to save Cyprus corals from Climate Change, Mass Tourism

    Many people think Cyprus has no corals, says marine ecologist Louis Hadjiannou. If climate change and coastal development continue unabated, he fears, they may soon be right. A fisherman’s son who hails from the Mediterranean island, Hadjiannou loves to put on his wetsuit, fins and mask and plunge off the dramatic rocks into the turquoise […]

    Barbados to relax restrictions for vaccinated visitors

    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 […]

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    The Mediterranean Observer is a news portal dedicated to travel tourism, and hospitality in the Mediterranean region. This portal is managed by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, based in the Mediterranean country of Malta.