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KLM Cancels Long-Haul Flights As Netherlands Tightens Travel Restrictions

KLM Cancels Long-Haul Flights As Netherlands Tightens Travel Restrictions

Officials in the Netherlands announced new travel restrictions that are the strictest in the European Union.
The move prompted KLM to cancel all long-haul flights while the restrictions are in place.
The new regulations come one week after KLM, in conjunction with joint-venture partner Delta Air Lines, began to offer a testing program that would allow travelers to the Netherlands to bypass quarantine requirements entirely.
Among the new restrictions are a requirement to …

Accor Plans to Open Multiple New Hotels in 2021

Accor Plans to Open Multiple New Hotels in 2021

French hotelier Accor announced plans to open a number of new hotels in 2021.
The hotel group said that it will add more than 50 new properties to its portfolio worldwide.
Among the new hotels that the chain will open are the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the Fairmont Windsor in England, the Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, the Banyan Tree Doha, and several new Sofitels in Adelaide, Hangzhou, and Seoul.
In addition, as …

U.S. to Lift Bans on Travel from EU, U.K. and Brazil, A Move Biden Administration Will Reverse

U.S. to Lift Bans on Travel from EU, U.K. and Brazil, A Move Biden Administration Will Reverse

The Trump Administration said it plans to end travel bans that have kept people from much of Europe and Brazil away since last March, although the incoming Biden Administration quickly said it would not allow the change to go into effect.
The bans were put into place by President Donald Trump whose term ends Wednesday, as part of a response to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Most experts said that …

Best Western Hotel in London to Accept Recovering Coronavirus Patients

Best Western Hotel in London to Accept Recovering Coronavirus Patients

Best Western hotels in the United Kingdom could soon be packed full of patients instead of guests if a pilot program at one such hotel in Croydon, a suburb of London, takes off.
The Best Western in Croydon has been transformed into a “cottage hospital” and anyone arriving is greeted with a sign that says “[C]oughs and sneezes spread disease.”  The hotel is part of the London Hotel Group, and is …

U.K. to Close All Travel Corridors

U.K. to Close All Travel Corridors

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the country would tighten its borders and temporarily close the so-called travel corridors it has established with several countries.
All arriving international travelers will be required to quarantine and to offer proof of a negative coronavirus test prior to flying to Britain.
The corridors were introduced in the summer to allow people traveling from certain countries with a low number of coronavirus cases to travel …

World Leaders Express Shock at Storming of Capitol by Supporters of President Trump

Seeing echoes of their own fascist past in some cases, world leaders reacted in horror to televised scenes of supporters of President Trump storming the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop a joint session of Congress from certifying the election of Joseph Biden as president.
From Europe to Asia to Latin America, politicians and citizens alike watched the events of January 6 unfold in horror.
The action temporarily halted the certification …

Coronavirus News – Jan. 6: In England, 1 in 50 Has Been Infected, Germany Extends Lockdown

Coronavirus News – Jan. 6: In England, 1 in 50 Has Been Infected, Germany Extends Lockdown

The world surpassed the 86 million mark for coronavirus infections, as the United States crossed 21 million. Over 1.8 million people have died from the virus as of Wednesday.
Here’s what you need to know today:
German Bundeskanzler Angela Merkel announced the country’s national lockdown will be extended until at least the end of January.
Health officials in England said that one in 50 people there has had the coronavirus.
The positivity rate in …