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.
Kenya prepares to resume international flights in August
Kenya is preparing to welcome tourists back next month and ease travel restrictions throughout the country with the return of international flights in August. In a statement issued last week, Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta said international flights would resume from August 1 and domestic flights from July 15 as the country prepares to claw back vital income from its tourism industry.
Japan may reopen international travel with ‘vaccine passports'
It’s been a year of cancelled plans, ticket refunds and long-distance video calls, but with the introduction of Covid-19 vaccines, suddenly the trip you’ve been putting off for so long doesn’t seem too far out of reach now. In order to safely resume international travel, places like the US as well as EU countries are in the process of developing a ‘vaccine passport’ system – and Japan is following suit.