Seychelles To Officially Reopen For All Travelers
Seychelles’ Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, announced on March 4, 2021 that the island destination will reopen to visitors from all countries except South Africa beginning March 25, 2021. The announcement follows a Tourism Task Force Committee meeting. Visitors will only be required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure. Vaccination status is not required.
Australia Just Extended Its COVID Travel Ban for Another 3 Months
Australia is officially extending its international travel ban for three more months. Australia's government announced Tuesday that it is extending the travel ban through June 17, 2021. The initial ban had been set to expire on March 17, however, the government noted fear that the rest of the world "continues to pose an unacceptable public health risk" to its borders, Australia's 7 News reported.
First Britons receive Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the pandemic
The United Kingdom has become the world's first nation to begin vaccinating its citizens with a fully vetted and authorized Covid-19 shot, a landmark moment in the coronavirus pandemic. The first Briton to get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine -- 90-year-old Margaret Keenan -- received the first of two doses at 6:31 a.m. local time on Tuesday at University Hospital in Coventry, less than a week after the UK became the first country to approve it.