Last Friday WHO designated variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO's Technical Advisory Group (TAG-VE). This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of illness it causes.1 comment
The Falkland Islands will see the arrival of its first expedition vessel as part of a scaled down summer tourist season on Thursday 25 November 2021. The vessel, Silver Explorer, will call to Bleaker Island and Bull Point for the day and passengers will be permitted to disembark and visit the areas.
The Government of the United States Monday reopened the country's land and air borders Monday to foreign visitors who are vaccinated against COVID-19.
The United Kingdom's Departments for Transport and of Health and Social Care Thursday issued a joint press release announcing that the seven countries still on the travel red list, all of them from Latin America, would be removed from it shortly.
Chile's Health Ministry (Minsal) Thursday reported 1,842 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number recorded in the last three months, marking a 53% rise compared to last week and 68% against the last two weeks.
The United Kingdom has launched a simplified system regarding the processing of arriving passengers effective Monday, Oct. 4. Following long queues and no practical improvement, British authorities have decided that arriving travelers are to be measured as coming from a country within the red list... or not.
Argentina's Interior Minister Wado De Pedro, Friday announced that effective November 1 airlines interested in operating in the country will be able to do so with no coronavirus restrictions in place.
Uruguay will start allowing foreigners in as of September 1 while Argentina announced the reopening of its common land borders is being eyed for September 6, as tourism seems headed for a gradual return to pre-pandemic levels.
Gibraltar is ready to welcome back cruise ships, their passengers, and their crew. The Port of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Tourist Board have continued to work proactively during this pandemic to support the cruise industry.