France to tighten rules of entry for travelers from several EU countries PARIS. KAZINFORM France will oblige unvaccinated travelers arriving from a number of European countries to provide a certificate with a negative PCR test for coronavirus, made no earlier than 24 hours before entering French territory, the country’s government announced on Saturday.
Soaring cases, curfews dent Spain's efforts to rescue vital tourism sector MADRID. KAZINFORM Soaring coronavirus infection rates and tough new restrictions to stem contagion have dealt a fresh blow to Spain’s pandemic-weary tourism and hospitality sectors, especially in sun-kissed resorts along the Mediterranean, the Balearics and the Canary Islands.
Arrivals from 21 countries to be exempt from quarantine-free policy SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's health authorities said Tuesday arrivals from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and 17 other countries will not be allowed to skip a mandatory 14-day quarantine even if they are fully vaccinated amid the growing concerns over the global spread of the Delta variant.
Thailand to open Phuket for tourists without quarantine requirement BANGKOK. KAZINFORM Thai authorities on Tuesday announced that the popular island of Phuket would be opened for tourists vaccinated against Covid-19, without mandatory quarantine, from Jul. 1 in a measure aimed at boosting the struggling tourism sector.
EAEU launches Eurasian Health Resort Ring integration project MINSK. KAZINFORM Eurasian partnership and cooperation in tourism and health resort services has developed into the Eurasian Health Resort Ring integration project, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian National Center for Recuperation and Health Resort Treatment.
Abu Dhabi approves pilot test of advanced scanners to identify potential COVID-19 cases ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved a pilot test of new scanners to identify potential COVID-19 cases at select locations in the emirate as part of efforts to further enhance the protection of public health and safety by using the most advanced technology.
EU lawmakers approve COVID-19 certificate in time for summer travel BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - European Union (EU) lawmakers on Wednesday gave their seal of approval to a new travel certificate that will allow people to move freely within the bloc without having to quarantine or taking extra coronavirus tests, paving the way for the pass to start in time for summer, Xinhua reports.
Kazakh city airport resumes air service with 14 countries NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «The Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport resumed air service with 14 countries of the world, including Turkey, the UAE, South Korea, Russia, Egypt,» Talgat Lastayev, the head of the civil aviation committee, said.
With Spain opening its doors to tourism, UAE nationals and residents can now travel to 19 countries, quarantine free DUBAI. KAZINFORM With Spain welcoming fully vaccinated international visitors starting from tomorrow, UAE travellers planning their summer getaways can now choose from over 30 cities in 19 countries across the Emirates network that have opened their doors for tourism and business.
27 int’l flights land in Kazakhstan, all have negative PCR tests NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM On June 4, 27 international flights arrived in Kazakhstan from Germany, the UAE, Egypt, Turkey, Georgia, Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the Telegram Channel of the Interdepartmental Commission for preventing coronavirus spread reads.