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Montevideo, May 18th 2022 - 13:47 UTC


  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 20:26 UTC

    War in Europe leads to new longest non stop passenger flight

    Cathay Pacific's operation will be the longest in terms of distance but a Singapore Airlines service will remain longer regarding flight time

    As a result of a ban from flying over Russian territory, Cathay Pacific has reconfigured its nonstop service between New York Airport (JFK) and Hong Kong Airport (HKG), which will now become the longest passenger route in terms of distance. It will be operated by Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 10:06 UTC

    Old river service between Argentina and Uruguay returns

    The service Cacciola used to provide will be resumed by Líneas Delta Argentino on behalf of Buquebus

    Travelers interested in crossing rivers separating Argentina from Uruguay will have a new choice as of Friday when the Tigre (Argentina)-Carmelo (Uruguay) route is to be resumed, this time around by Buquebús, which has taken over the service previously offered by Cacciola until 2019.

  • Wednesday, March 30th 2022 - 09:25 UTC

    LATAM resumes flights to Auckland and Sydney

    LATAM Airlines has resumed services to Auckland and Sydney following a 24-month interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chilean carrier serves the route from Santiago's Arturo Merino Benítez international airport using Boeing 787-900 aircraft three times a week.

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 21:28 UTC

    COVID-19 forces cruise ship back to port

    The Ruby Princess is now on her way to Hawaii

    A Princess Cruise vessel that had left San Francisco on a 15-day voyage to the Panama Canal and back has been gripped by COVID-19. According to the shipping company, 100% of passengers and crew were vaccinated. The Port of San Francisco also requires that at least 95% of both passengers and crew members onboard are vaccinated.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Falkland Islands reviews Covid-19 measures; changes to be enacted from 4 May

    Falkland Islands reviews Covid-19 measures; changes to be enacted from 4 May

    As previously communicated, the Falkland Islands Government has recently reviewed all available options in terms of making changes to Covid-19 measures in a careful and measured way. This week Executive Council met to evaluate the proposed options, which included the latest public health guidance and legal advice. As a result, it has been agreed that from 4 May 2022, the existing Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus: International Travel, Operator Liability, and Quarantine) Regulations 2022 will be revoked, providing that specific conditions can be met.

  • Friday, March 18th 2022 - 09:54 UTC

    Vaccinated travelers to be spared further testing to enter Uruguay

    Viera insisted the sooner that measure became effective the better for the industry.

    Uruguay's Minister of Tourism Tabaré Viera has requested his Public Health colleague Daniel Salinas to review the possibility that incoming travelers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are spared the swab test at the earliest.

  • Wednesday, March 16th 2022 - 09:41 UTC

    Ushuaia and Punta Arenas consider the 2021/2022 cruise season over

    Ponant's “Commandant Charcot”, which operated from Punta Arenas also said the season had finished

    Two companies that were still organizing Antarctic cruises, over the weekend and almost coincidentally announced that the current trips would be the last, in effect putting an end to a short season.

  • Monday, March 14th 2022 - 08:35 UTC

    St Helena/South Africa flights will resume March 26, Jamestown

    South Africa's Airlink will also have a monthly flight St Helena/Ascension Island

    The St Helena government has announced the resumption of Airlink flights between Johannesburg, South Africa, and St Helena island commending 26 March. The Airlink service has been discontinued since March 20 because of the pandemic. The resumption also means a monthly inter-island service to Ascension Island.

  • Friday, March 11th 2022 - 09:23 UTC

    Machu Picchu ruins to remain open during declaration of emergency

    “The declaration of emergency is a great opportunity for all of Machu Picchu,” Baca said

    Peruvian authorities have guaranteed tourist services are to remain operational in Machu Picchu despite the recent declaration of emergency by the federal government.

  • Thursday, March 3rd 2022 - 22:54 UTC

    Uruguayan hotels 70-90% full during Carnival weekend

    Good figures during one weekend do not make up for a poor Summer season, Cantera explained

    Occupancy at Uruguay's hotels has been between 70 and 90% during Carnival weekend, which represented a recovery from a bad Summer season for the leisure industry.