If you’re curious about how the current pandemic has affected international traveler’s travel plans around the world, simply continue reading to discover the latest travel headlines. As the recent rise of the Omicron variant has caused many countries such as Canada and France to place restrictions on international travel.
Canada advises its citizens to refrain from non essential travel:
The Canadian government has just advised its citizens to put off plans to travel internationally, except for essential travel. A decision which was made as a result of the Omicron variant of the Covid virus which has recently spread throughout the globe and has increased daily Covid infection rates around the world.
France restricts travelers from the United Kingdom:
France’s government also acted quickly with it’s decisions to heavily restrict individuals from traveling from the UK to France and will now only grant access to travelers from the United Kingdom who have extraordinary reasons to enter the country. For example, individuals who are married to French citizens and have a family in France may be permitted to enter the country. As well as individuals who have a close family member who is dying in France. However tourists and business people from the UK would be flatly denied entrance to France, for the time being. In order to curb daily infection rates.
One of the reasons why France has chosen to place such heavy restrictions on the United Kingdom is that this week the UK posted its highest daily rate of infections since the start of the international Covid pandemic.
England plans to drop most of its travel restrictions before the new year:
It may be surprising to read that England, which is reporting its highest daily rates of infection has planned to drop the vast majority of its strict travel restrictions by the start of 2022. This decision has come from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s current Covid strategy which is structured around trying to live with the Covid virus, instead of trying to eliminate it. While England faced long periods of Covid restrictions in the past 2 years, in recent months the government has shifted its attention to granting its citizens more freedoms.
Bali reveals that it has only welcomed 41 international tourists in 2021:
While Bali opened to international tourism this year, the government has just revealed that it only managed to attract 41 international tourists. One reason why Bali’s tourist numbers may have remained low is that despite Bali opening its border, it was still difficult for tourists from most parts of the world to find and book return flights to Bali, which is located in the island nation of Indonesia, for a competitive sum.
So if you are thinking of planning an international trip, in the near future, it pays to keep up to date with the latest travel news, in order to ensure that your plans won’t be affected by the ever changing international travel restrictions which are influenced by the Covid pandemic.