Travel News: June 6th 2021

morocco reopens to international travelers on june 15th

According to Reuters, the North African state Morocco will reopen its airports and ports to international passenger traffic from June 15, both for its own citizens and foreign nationals, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.

All travellers will be admitted into the country if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or had a negative PCR test, the ministry said in a statement.

Nationals of countries where the coronavirus is surging or those lacking reliable data will have to provide a special permit to enter Morocco and have a negative test, it said.

Morocco has last month eased a set of restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, allowing cinemas and theatres to re-open as it continues its vaccination campaign.

The North African country has so far… for the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading on Reuters.


qatar airways resumes flights to sharjah, united arab emirates

According to the official press release from Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar is pleased to announce that it will resume services to Sharjah, UAE starting 1 July 2021 with a daily flight. The Sharjah services will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in First Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.The resumption of services will enable passengers flying from and to Sharjah to benefit from the airline’s extensive international network in Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas, which currently stands at over 130 destinations with plans to increase to more than 1,200 weekly flights to over 140 destinations by the end of July. Sharjah will be an alternative gateway for passengers to and from the other cities especially Dubai in the UAE.

Qatar airways flight QR1036, will depart from Hamad International Airport at 14:35, arriving at 16:45 to Sharjah. Qatar Airways daily flight QR1037, will depart from Sharjah at 17:55, and arrive to Doha at 18:05.

As travellers return to the skies… for the rest of the press release, please click here and continue reading on Qatar Airways.


Etihad Airways announces new summer routes

According to the press release published on Etihad Airways website, the national airline of the UAE, will launch seasonal flights to Greece’s most popular islands, Mykonos and Santorini, and the very popular Spanish city of Malaga in Andalusia, in the South part of the country.

On Greek side, Mykonos will operate between 8 July and 11 September 2021 and Santorini between 9 July and 12 September 2021. Both destinations will benefit from a twice weekly direct service on an Airbus A320.

With a safe travel corridor established between the UAE and Greece, fully vaccinated individuals now have opportunities to enjoy quarantine free travel accross Europe, specially in travel dependent countries like Greece. Travellers can enjoy Mykonos’ Mediterranean cuisine or admire Santorini’s unique architecture. Just over four hours from Abu Dhabi, Etihad’s new flights to the Greek islands complement the airline’s existing service to Athens.

As Spain is ready to re-open to international vaccinated travellers from 7 June 2021, Etihad will launch new flights to Malaga, twice a week, between 9 July and 15 September 2021. Flights to Malaga will operate using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, offering Economy Space and Neighbour-free seating options.

The new service will provide..for the rest of the press release, please click here and continue reading on Etihad Airways.


the caribbean island St Lucia eases restrictions for travelers

According to Alicia Johnson from Lonely Planet, The Caribbean island of St Lucia is easing COVID-19 restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers. Under the new recently published guidelines, vaccinated travelers may book car rentals, dine at more restaurants and have further advantages versus the none vaccinated travelers.

“For both visitors and our local residents, our commitment to safely and responsibly coexisting with COVID remains strong,” said St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet via a press release. “While all visitors to Saint Lucia can currently experience a wonderful vacation as well as approved tours and attractions, fully vaccinated travelers are now invited to explore the entire destination at their leisure, while following our protocols.”

All travelers must continue to adhere to pre-trip protocols like a negative PCR test five days before arrival, regardless of vaccination status.

“We’ve successfully and safely managed… for the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading on Lonely Planet.


Bali is planning to reopen to international travellers in July

According to Lauren McMah from, on the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Dubai 2021, a travel industry event attended by about 200 countries, both in Dubai and virtually; Indonesia has announced it will welcome international tourists back in weeks, including the holiday hot spot of Bali, as it seeks to kickstart its battered tourism industry.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the nation’s borders would be partially reopened in July, with the destinations of Bali, Batam and Bintan to become “locomotive regions” that will revive the tourism economy for the whole country.

A statement from the country’s tourism ministry said the plan would go ahead “if the pandemic is handled as well as expected”.

“In preparation, the government has carried out a widespread vaccination program for targeted groups, including the tourism workforce. In addition, the government has also initiated the Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability certification program throughout the tourism sector in Indonesia.”

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