BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS REOPENING FOR TOURISM
The paradisal British Virgin Islands have re-opened their borders to international tourists for the first time since March. A popular yachting destination comprised of over 60 islands set in a volcanic archipelago, the news is sure to be welcomed by travelers and those who live on the islands alike as the country looks to restart its tourism sector following Hurricane Irma and the pandemic.
Vaccinated Tourists May Be Able to Travel to Italy by Mid-May, Italian Prime Minister Says
Italy is ready to welcome vaccinated tourists — and it's aiming to do so before the rest of the European Union. Following Tuesday's Group of 20 (G20) meeting of tourism ministers, Italian prime minister Mario Draghi announced that the country will be introducing a pass to allow in visitors who meet the criteria in a few weeks.
Japan looks to ease travel ban on China, South Korea and others in Asia
With an eye toward putting the economy on a recovery track, Japan is set to start negotiations to relaunch business travel between 10 Asian countries including China and South Korea, government sources said Friday.Japan will also begin negotiations in July with Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore and Taiwan.