Australia relaxes travel advice for COVID-19 ahead of border reopening

Patrons dine at a harborside bar in the wake of easing regulations for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), following an extended lockdown to contain an outbreak, in Sydney, Australia, Oct. 22, 2021. REUTERS/ Jaimi Joy SYDNEY, Oct. 28 (Reuters) – Australia on Thursday eased COVID-related travel advice for several countries, including the United States, Britain and … Read more

Sunak pledges more spending as UK emerges from pandemic

UK 2021 GDP +6.5% vs previous forecast +4.0% Credit forecasts lowered by OBR Sunak: getting started with the post-pandemic economy Sunak says government is ready to act on inflation Promise for real spending increase for all departments LONDON, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak used a stronger forecast for Britain’s post-lockdown … Read more

Brexit: France releases a list of sanctions if Britain withholds fishing licenses

French fishermen repair their nets in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, 28 December 2020. Photo taken 28 December 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau PARIS, October 27 (Reuters) – France released a list of sanctions that could take effect on November 2, unless sufficient progress is made in its post-Brexit fisheries with Britain, saying it was working on … Read more

Thailand is preparing for tourism restart with reopening test

BANGKOK, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – Thailand held a dry run on Wednesday for the much-anticipated quarantine-free reopening for vaccinated travelers as the country rushes to restart an industry battered by an 18-month hiatus in international tourism. At Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand’s main gateway, airport staff and health and immigration officials simulated the arrival of … Read more

Singapore adds Australia, Switzerland to quarantine-free travel program

SINGAPORE, October 26 (Reuters) – Singapore will allow quarantine-free access to travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 from Australia and Switzerland from November 8, the city’s aviation authority said on Tuesday. Singapore is slowly reopening its borders and has extended quarantine-free travel to nearly a dozen countries, including Germany, Canada, France, the UK and the US under … Read more

US outlines November 8 reopening of international travel, vaccination rules

An American flag is reflected on the floor as passengers make their way through Reagan National Airport in Washington, US, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans to unveil its detailed rules on Monday requiring nearly all foreign air visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. … Read more

Washington, DC, reduced the subway service to continue at least through Sunday

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (Reuters) – The Washington, DC area subway will operate with reduced service through Sunday, after it was ordered not to use nearly 60% of its rail fleet earlier on Monday, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ( WMATA) said. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that the transit authority has known of … Read more

Brand burns cargo containers off British Columbia

October 24 (Reuters) – A fire broke out on Saturday on containers on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia, and the Canadian Coast Guard said it was working with the U.S. Coast Guard to assess the situation, including environmental hazards. Sixteen crew members have been evacuated from MV Zim Kingston, while five … Read more

Canada scraps COVID-19 advice to avoid unnecessary foreign travel

Health professionals prepare to test passengers before arriving at Toronto’s Pearson Airport after mandatory testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) went into effect for international arrivals in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on Feb. 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio OTTAWA, Oct. 22 (Reuters) – Canada has withdrawn an official advice urging its citizens to avoid non-essential foreign travel, dropping … Read more

Washington metro to continue reduced service through at least October 31st

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (Reuters) – The Washington subway system said Friday it will continue to reduce sharply subway traffic through at least Oct. 31 as it completes plans to return most of its railroads to service after a derailment of 12 October. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) on Sunday was ordered to indefinitely … Read more