Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Wizz Air
Wizz Air Will Require Compulsory Crew Covid-19 Vaccinations

Reading Time: < 1 minute From December 1st, Wizz Air will require its flight and cabin crew to be vaccinated. The airline is making this move ‘in light of research which demonstrates their effectiveness as the best available form of protection against COVID-19.’ In a statement, Wizz Air said, “As governments increasingly mandate evidence of vaccinations for crews as part […]

EU recommends to introduce ban on non-essential travel from the US
EU Advised Its Member States to Ban Non-Essential Travel from the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has advised its member states to introduce a ban on non-essential travel from the US, effective from August 30th. The recommendations created by the European Council made up of the heads of the EU member states are non-binding, but usually, most member states tend to agree with the Council and enforce the […]

Delta Airlines
Delta Air Lines Introduces $200 Surcharge for Unvaccinated Employees

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines has stated its unvaccinated employees will face new restrictions and costs in the coming months. While Delta still gives its staff the right to choose whether to get vaccinated or not, starting from September 12th, not fully vaccinated employees will have to take a Covid-19 test each week. From November 1st, those […]

Ryanair aircrafts
Ryanair shuts down London Southend aircraft base this winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The low-cost carrier Ryanair has confirmed that it will close its two aircraft base in the London Southend Airport from the 1st of November. EasyJet made the same announcement last August. Ryanair aircraft base operations from London Southend lasted three years from 1st April 2019. Two low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air arrived in the […]

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Bans Unvaccinated Citizens From Traveling Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute All airlines based in Saudi Arabia have been instructed by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to allow only vaccinated citizens to travel internationally. From August 9th, unvaccinated citizens will no longer be allowed to leave the kingdom. Saudi Gazette reports that only those who had received two vaccine doses would be allowed to […]

Emirates Health Travel Pass
Emirates Starts Using IATA’s Health Passport App

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates has started trialing an International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass. It is a mobile app designed to help passengers share their Covid-19 test results with airlines and travel authorities. Passengers traveling from Dubai to Barcelona on flight EK185 were the first to use the “digital passport“ to keep the information […]

Greece plans to lift restrictions for travelers from next week

Reading Time: < 1 minute Greece plans to lift quarantine restrictions from next week for travelers from the European Union and five other countries who have been vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19, a senior government official said on Wednesday, informs Reuters. Last month, the country lifted a one-week quarantine rule for Israeli travelers who have been inoculated and test […]

Vietnam Wants to Use Vaccine Passport to Reopen Borders

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Vietnamese Government is close to reopening its borders to international travelers due to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations and work on the introduction of digital health passports. According to VN Express, the Vietnamese Government wants to ease the entry to Vietnam but keep the country safe. A Vietnamese Government committee has said Vietnam’s IT […]

IATA Forecasts Airline Industry Won’t Get Cash-Positive Until 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the airline industry would have to wait until 2022 to turn cash-positive. This prognosis differs from what IATA predicted previously and suggests carriers worldwide will be burning at least $75 billion in cash in 2021 compared to the original estimate of $48 billion. “With governments tightening border […]

Israel is Investigating Whether Passengers Faked Covid-19 Certificates

Reading Time: < 1 minute Israel is investigating whether people on the El Al flight from New York make truthful claims about other passengers on the same flight having faked Covid-19 certificates. According to the Times of Israel, a woman on the plane said she had overheard ultra-Orthodox passengers boasting they had faked Covid-19 tests before departure. Other passengers confirmed […]