E.E.TRAVEL GROUP Travel advisory

The safety of our passengers, leaders and operators is a major priority of E.E.TRAVEL GROUP.

With this in mind, we monitor world events very closely. E.E.TRAVEL GROUP makes operations decisions based on informed advice from a number of sources.

COVID-19 worldwide:
WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard
Pan American Health Organization
COVID-19 Info Center | Facebook

Other government travel advisories
Most countries’ governments provide their own travel advice. See below for links to some of the larger ones:
– Ukraine
– Portugal
– Norway
– Italy
Turkey
– Canada
– New Zealand
– United Kingdom
– United States

WORLD Health information

– World Health Information

WORLDWIDE Hurricane centers

– NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER and CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER

Current updates

Qatar Airways launches ‘Let’s Fly’ campaign to inspire post-pandemic travel 2022-04-18

Qatar Airways has launched its ‘Let’s Fly’ campaign to encourage travellers to take to the skies in search of new experiences and memories.With trips postponed, family occasions missed and friends disconnected over the last two years, the new campaign aims to inspire people to start an exceptional journey of discovery from the moment they step on board a Qatar Airways aircraft. With creative agency partner McCann London, this marks the largest brand collaboration of the airline in seven years. As one of the only airlines to never stop flying during the pandemic, Qatar Airways has regrown its network to almost 150 global destinations, with around 500 daily flights taking people to where they want to go.

FIJI: Fiji removes quarantine on arrival 2022-04-11

Travellers no longer have to quarantine on arrival in Fiji. However, they must have a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result. The PCR test must be taken a maximum of two days before the scheduled day of departure and the antigen up to 24 hours before departure.

Emirates : resumes services to four destinations as demand surges 2022-04-11

Emirates has announced it will ramp up its global operations with the restart of services to four destinations, including: Bali (1 May), London Stansted (1 August), Rio de Janeiro (2 November), and Buenos Aires (2 November). The airline has also announced it will boost services to Nigeria, Mauritius and Singapore to serve market demand. In line with the easing of travel restrictions worldwide, Emirates continues to rebuild and expand its global network to meet travel demand.

Heathrow : drops mask rules for passengers 2022-03-21

Those travelling through Heathrow will no longer be required to wear a face mask after the airport announced that it is moving away from a mandate from tomorrow. In recognition that the pandemic is not over, however, Heathrow said it still strongly encourages those at the airport to continue wearing a face covering – particularly when coming into close contact with others. This, though, will no longer be a firm requirement.

CANADA: Pre entry testing requirements no longer needed for fully vaccinated travellers 2022-03-17

Effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Fully vaccinated travellers seeking to arrive in Canada before April 1, 2022, must still have a valid pre-entry test.

Singapore Airlines : rebuilds London schedule 2022-03-09

With flights returning to pre-pandemic frequency from London, a new partnership and borders reopening, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is seeking to embark on a road to recovery. The carrier will resume its full schedule from London Heathrow (LHR) to Changi Airport from June 2nd. With four daily flights (28 weekly), the new frequency will also encompass Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL).

Etihad Airways : launches new summer flights to Nice 2022-03-09

Etihad Airways has announced a new European destination this summer with the introduction of flights to the French city of Nice from June 15th. The twice-weekly service will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays between Abu Dhabi and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport on a modern Boeing 787 aircraft, one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world. Situated on the south-eastern coast of France, Nice is renowned for its famous waterfront, with a scenic seven-kilometre walkway known as the ‘Promenade des Anglais’.

Wizz Air : Abu Dhabi adds new Sri Lanka connection 2022-03-09

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has launched a new route from Abu Dhabi to Mattala, Sri Lanka. Flights to the destination are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The airline introduces a new segment of travel by adding its first destination to south Asia which will allow customers from across the broader Wizz Air network to travel via Abu Dhabi to the exotic destination. Mattala, nestled in pristine natural beauty, enjoys a tropical climate with easy access to neighbouring wildlife.

AUSTRALIA: Western Australia reopens two years into pandemic 2022-03-04

Western Australia has reopened its borders nearly two years after first sealing them to all visitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australian state is the last to drop its travel entry ban, four months after the nation's biggest city Sydney welcomed back international travel. Fully vaccinated domestic visitors are allowed to enter the state without quarantining. Arrivals must do a rapid antigen test within 12 hours of arrival, and report the case if they test positive. International travellers to Western Australia must be fully vaccinated to enter without quarantining.

ST LUCIA: Saint Lucia announces new travel protocols 2022-03-04

Saint Lucia has announced updates to its international arrival protocols. Beginning tomorrow 5 March, fully vaccinated travellers and in-transit passengers aged five and over must have a negative rapid antigen test or a PCR test taken one day prior to entering Saint Lucia. All unvaccinated travellers must present a negative PCR test, taken up to one day prior to entering Saint Lucia. All travellers must register their information and upload test results online prior to travel.

USA: Issues latest travel advisory updates 2022-03-02

The US Department of State updated several of its travel advisories yesterday 1 March with 20 countries’ advisories changed based on the risk level of COVID-19 presence in those areas.

Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Montserrat, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Togo moved to Level 2: Moderate Risk. Comoros, Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, and Uganda were designated Level 3: High Risk. Anguilla, Belarus, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mali, Russia, Saba, and Vietnam were listed under Level 4: Very High Risk

JAMAICA: Jamaica eases COVID restrictions 2022-03-02

From 1 March international visitors to Jamaica will no longer be required to obtain travel authorisation to enter the island. Travellers 12 years of age and older will only need to provide a negative result from an antigen or PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to travel. Additionally, travellers will no longer face quarantine measures.

UAE travel: Emirates, Etihad update entry requirements for passengers from India and Pakistan 2022-02-23
Passengers flying from India and Pakistan to UAE now only need to take a PCR test 48 hours prior to departure, according to UAE airlines. Emirates airline on Tuesday updated Dubai entry requirements for passengers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and several other countries. The carrier said that passengers from these countries who have Dubai as their final destination need to only present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers were previously required to also take a rapid PCR test at airports six hours prior to their departure.
CANADA: Portugal is now open for non-essential travel from Canada 2022-02-23
Travellers from Canada can now enter Portugal for travel purposes as the latter has removed the non-essential travel ban.
AUSTRALIA: WA’s Safe Transition Plan and full border opening 2022-02-21
Following a review of Western Australia's border controls based on the latest health advice, the updated Safe Transition Plan will take effect from 12.01am March 3, 2022. The full border opening will allow for safe travel into WA from interstate and overseas with vaccination and testing requirements on arrival, pending latest health advice. Interstate travel into WA will be permitted with the following requirements: have a registered G2G Pass; be triple dose vaccinated, if eligible; and undertake a rapid antigen test on arrival (within 12 hours and report any positive result). International travellers into WA will be permitted with the following requirements: meet Commonwealth Government requirements to enter Australia; be fully vaccinated under the Commonwealth requirements, if eligible; have a registered G2G Pass; undertake a rapid antigen test on arrival (within 12 hours and report any positive result); and unvaccinated returning Australians will be required to complete hotel quarantine.
AUSTRALIA: Northern Territory COVID-19 travel restrictions lifted 2022-02-21
All COVID-19 travel restrictions for people arriving into the Northern Territory have been dropped as of late Friday afternoon, 18 February 2022. This means that domestic travellers can enter without the need to fill out the Border Entry Form and unvaccinated travellers arriving from other Australian states or territories are able to enter without any pre-approval. International travellers, including those just transiting, will no longer need to fill out the Border Entry Form and will just need to comply with the Australian Commonwealth requirements for entering Australia. If international tourists are double vaccinated there is no quarantine required. Any unvaccinated traveller entering Australia via Darwin from overseas will still require an exemption from today.
Threat of conflict UKRAINE 2022-02-20

Do not travel to Ukraine. If you're in Ukraine, leave immediately. Do not delay.

What we recommend to do

For all in the affected area:

  1. Think about your personal safety. Avoid potential areas of conflict.
  2. Leave immediately if safe to do so, while commercial options remain. Do not delay.
  3. The Ukraine border regions information page outlines the requirements for leaving Ukraine by road for Australian citizens. Read the travel advice of the destination to make sure you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Follow the instructions of local authorities.
  5. Monitor the local media.
  6. As a matter of urgency, contact your family and loved ones by phone, email and/or social media to let them know you’re safe.
  7. If you have significant concerns for your welfare, or that of anthers, contact the Consulate of your country IMMEDIATELY.
Security Alert: WORLDWIDE Mission Russia 2022-02-20

Event: According to media sources, there have been threats of attacks against shopping centers, railway and metro stations, and other public gathering places in major urban areas, including Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as in areas of heightened tension along the Russian border with Ukraine.

Actions to Take:

Monitor local and international media for updates.
Avoid crowds.
Notify friends and family of your safety.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
Review your personal security plans.
Carry proper identification, including a passport with a current Russian visa.
Have evacuation plans that do not rely on government assistance.

Assistance:

WORLDWIDE Embassies in Moscow, Russia

CANADA: Eases travel requirements as COVID cases decline 2022-02-15
Canada will ease entry for fully vaccinated international travelers starting on Feb. 28 as COVID-19 cases decline, allowing a rapid antigen test for travelers instead of a molecular one, officials said on Tuesday.
Flydubai to launch first UAE flights as Saudi’s AlUla 2022-02-08
The emerging Saudi tourist hotspot of AlUla has received a big boost from its neighbour, the UAE, after Flydubai announced the launch of flights to the historic destination. Flydubai will become the first UAE carrier to operate flights from Dubai to AlUla as the north-west Saudi region continues to attract more visitors. The carrier said it will also resume its operations to Yanbu growing its network in the kingdom to six points including Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah and Riyadh.
These Countries Are Requiring Travelers To Have COVID-19 Booster Vaccines 2022-02-08
Below are some countries where your first round of COVID-19 vaccines may no longer be enough: Austria – Previously, vaccine certificates were considered valid for 12 months, but Austrian authorities changed the regulations in early December. Now, your proof of two-dose vaccination is valid for only nine months from the final injection in the series, but it can be renewed if you’ve gotten a booster. Officials also decided that the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine won’t be recognized unless the individual has also received a booster jab. Croatia – Croatia considers visitors’ initial two-dose vaccine series expired if more than 365 days had passed since their completion. Booster information has not been specified. France – Travelers will be required to have received a booster dose if it’s been four months or more since the they completed their original vaccine series. The rule goes into effect on February 15. Greece – Starting in February, Greece will only grant entry to travelers whose final dose of a vaccination schedule was given within the last seven months, unless they’ve also received a booster injection. Iceland – Iceland will only admit travelers who completed their original vaccine series within the last nine months, unless they’ve also received a booster. Israel – Travelers to Israel must have received their final dose of their original vaccine series no more than 180 days (roughly six months) prior, unless they’ve been boostered. The Netherlands – From February 2, Americans will be able to visit the Netherlands quarantine-free, provided they have previously been vaccinated and have received a booster. Those who’ve only completed an initial vaccine series will have to quarantine for 10 days. Spain – Without a booster, travelers’ original vaccinations are only considered valid up to 270 days (nine months) from the final injection in the series.
AUSTRALIA: International borders to reopen on 2022-02-07
Australia will reopen to all fully vaccinated visa holders, welcoming the return of tourists, business travellers, and other visitors from 21 February. Visa holders who are not fully vaccinated will still require a valid travel exemption to enter Australia, and will be subject to state and territory quarantine requirements.
IRELAND: Ireland – new entry regs 2022-02-03
From 1 February, for entry to the Republic of Ireland, vaccine certificates from the primary vaccination series will not be accepted for travel if more than 270 days have passed since the final dose. Vaccine certificates based on the booster or additional doses are not time limited. Passengers with an accepted proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior six months do not have to show an additional pre-departure COVID-19 test result. Passengers without proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior six months, must show evidence of a negative PCR test result taken within the 72 hours prior to arriving in Ireland.
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand border to reopen in stages from 2022-02-02
The New Zealand border will reopen to vaccinated Kiwis and other current eligible travellers from Australia at 11.59pm on 27 February and to the same groups from the rest of the world only two weeks later on 13 March, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi announced today. The Government’s reconnecting plan will see all New Zealanders and key visa holders able to start to enter the country over the coming three months, assisting with the economic recovery and immediately address worker shortages.