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Antonio Guterres

UN Boss Travel to UK’s G7 Summit Thursday, Plans to Meet PM Johnson

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to the United Kingdom on Thursday where he will meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines...
COVID-19 vaccine

WHO Adviser Expresses Pessimism About Success of Planned COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver

Plans to issue a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines as a means to boost global production, which are set to be assessed by the...
Covid Vaccine Travel Passport

COVID-19 Vaccination Travel Certificate Rollout Likely to Lead to ‘Chaos’ – WHO Adviser

The launch of digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates, such as the European Union's Digital COVID Certificate, is likely to cause chaos at airports and other...
domestic air travel

US Eases COVID-19 Travel Warning to Japan Ahead of Olympics

The United States eased COVID-19-related travel restrictions to Japan ahead of the upcoming Olympics, the State Department said in a notice on Tuesday. “Reconsider travel...

UK unveils “green list” of countries for foreign travel from May 17

The British government on Friday announced a "green list" of countries from which travellers are not required to quarantine upon return to England. Portugal, Israel,...

Australia, New Zealand quarantine travel bubble opens

The opening of a quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has brought joy to travelers kept apart from loved ones for the...
China-based Firm Envisions Floating Cities To Combat Climate Change

US climate envoy Kerry to travel to China and South Korea this week

(dpa) - John Kerry, special envoy for climate of the US government, is to travel to China and South Korea to promote more ambitious...
domestic air travel

New Zealand suspends all travel from India after Covid spike

(dpa) - New Zealand will suspend all travel from India after a surge of Covid-19 cases were detected at the border, Prime Minister Jacinda...
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

Biden to travel to storm-devastated Texas on Friday

U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Houston, Texas on Friday to discuss with local officials relief efforts in the wake of extreme winter...
Dr. J. Peter Pham

Travel of Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Ambassador J. Peter Pham to Ghana

U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Ambassador J. Peter Pham will travel to Accra, Ghana from January 5 – 8, 2021. Ambassador Pham...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Travel bans hit Britain as WHO says new virus strain can be contained

Dozens of countries around the world have imposed travel bans on Britain, where a more infectious variant of the coronavirus has gained a...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan travels to northern Cyprus, calls for two-state solution

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travelled on Sunday to Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus where he called for a two-state solution for the divided Mediterranean island. "Today...

Pope Francis to travel to Assisi to sign new encyclical

Pope Francis is to sign a new encyclical called "Fratelli tutti" (All Brothers) in the Italian city of Assisi on Saturday. An encyclical is a...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Botswana warns against holiday travel as COVID-19 surge continues

Botswana's anti-pandemic authority on Thursday evening advised the public against traveling during the coming Independence Day holiday, warning of a potential spike in...
Passengers wait to depart at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the United States, March 13, 2020. The United States implemented the restrictions which suspend all travel from European countries except Britain for 30 days in a measure faced with further spread of the COVID-19 Friday at midnight. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. travel restrictions with Canada, Mexico extended through Oct. 21

U.S. non-essential travel restrictions across its borders with Canada and Mexico will be extended for another month due to COVID-19, U.S. Acting Homeland...

Japan, Singapore to restart business travel, 14-day quarantine to be lifted

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Friday said short-term business travel with Singapore will resume from Sept. 18 without the need for a 14-day...

Germany extends travel warning for around 160 countries until end of September

The German federal government on Wednesday extended its travel warning for more than 160 non-European Union (EU) countries due to COVID-19 until the end...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

European Commission proposes common criteria for COVID-19 travel restrictions

The European Commission on Friday unveiled a plan for a coordinated approach to the restriction of movement resulting from measures being implemented by...
Nigerian Airports

UK to remove another 3 countries from travel corridors list

The British government announced on Thursday that Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Jamaica will be removed from its list of travel corridors, meaning passengers...
Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Cameroon on special permit

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, has resumed its service to Duala and Yaoundé in Cameroon. The service, which started on Monday, July 13, would initially...
South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula

South Africa keeps travel ban despite easing of restrictions

South Africa will keep its travel ban, both domestically and internationally, despite the easing of restrictions, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday. While the...
[Reuters]A U.S. flag fluters at the Paso del Norte International Border bridge, in Ciudad Juarez

Mexico, U.S. extend ban on non-essential cross-border travel amid pandemic

Mexico and the United States agreed to extend a ban on non-essential travel across their shared border in a bid to contain the COVID-19...
A staff member sprays sanitizer on a citizen's hands in Khartoum, Sudan, April 2, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Thursday announced a new confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to eight, said Sudan's Sovereign Council in a statement. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan bans inter-city passenger travel amid coronavirus spread

Sudan's government on Sunday decided to ban travel of passenger transport vehicles between the country's cities to stop the coronavirus spread, said Sudan's Sovereign...
domestic air travel

South African government rules out travel ban due to COVID-19

The South African government on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of imposing travel ban due to the spread of coronavirus, at least for now. Decision...
travel afcon

Rwanda revises tourism permit rules over COVID-19

Rwanda on Monday revised tourism permit rules to allow tourists planning to visit the country to reschedule their travel plans and restrict international travel...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. announces new travel restrictions, warnings over coronavirus concerns

The United States on Saturday announced additional travel restrictions on Iran and raised travel advisories for certain areas of Italy and South Korea over...
AFP/File / Georges Ourfalian Al-Nusra Front and allied Islamists seized Khan Tuman and surrounding villages south of Aleppo after less than 24 hours of clashes with Syrian pro-government forces

Damascus-Aleppo highway officially opens for travel

A week following its capture by the Syrian army, the Damascus-Aleppo strategic highway was opened on Saturday for the travel movement between the country's...
Photo taken on Feb. 2, 2020 shows policemen, medical staff and volunteers take passengers' body temperature and check identity information to prevent and control epidemic at the exit of a railway station in Changzhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, where the passenger traffic increased gradually. Chen Wei/People’s Daily Online

WHO doesn’t recommend, and opposes restrictions for travel, trade or other measures against China

By Zhang Penghui The World Health Organization (WHO) doesn’t recommend, and actually opposes any restrictions for travel and trade or other measures against China, WHO...

African Scientists Travel to Siberia to See Unique Nuclear Facilities

A group of 15 employees of national atomic energy agencies and universities from mostly African countries have completed a professional development training program at...
trucks carrying cocoa beans

Zambia encourages truck drivers to continue to travel to South Africa

The Zambian government on Monday assured truck drivers of safety while in South Africa after they threatened to abandon the South African route. ...