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STATEMENT BY ANTOR

At this challenging time, ANTOR is committed to helping the industry to get back on its feet and re-start the economy. Tourism can be a platform for overcoming the pandemic. By bringing people together, tourism can promote solidarity and trust – crucial ingredients in advancing global cooperation that is so urgently needed at this time.  ANTOR encourages destinations to put in place protocols of high hygiene standards and social distancing that allow visitors to enjoy the new travel experiences to be discovered during the covid recovery period in low-risk areas. 

ANTOR wishes to remind travellers to always remain vigilant and respectful of each destination’s covid protocols including the UK and Ireland’s. It is easy when travelling on holiday to relax and forget the troubles of the world but until further notice we need to be more sensitive to the global pandemic and how to avoid transmitting it.  Make informed choices, check the FCO travel warnings, health and insurance requirements before you book and before you travel.Together we can still enjoy safe travel experiences.

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Dominican Republic Tourist Board

 

Dominican Republic Travel Resource Center

The Dominican Republic Travel Resource Center is an initiative from the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR), in partnership with the country’s entire tourism industry to deliver accurate information to future visitors with the goal of assisting them in making future travel decisions to the Dominican Republic.

The mission of the Travel Resource Center is to engage in an open conversation with potential travellers to the Dominican Republic, giving them all the tools, guidance and peace of mind they need in the short and mid-term to select a destination. It is the best and most innovative way to deliver relevant, useful, and timely information to visitors with current reservations or those in the planning process.

The platform allows visitors to listen to industry updates from trusted industry sources and provides live assistance via chat to any questions that they might have.

At the Dominican Republic, our guests’ well-being has always been our priority. This has not changed. That is why we are hard at work to ensure that all future travel to the Dominican Republic is a safe and pleasurable experience.  Please see our Safe Travels and Bureau Veritas certified Covid-19 protocols:  https://www.drtravelcenter.com/ and Free Covid-19 Health Coverage Plan:https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/

 

 

 


 

Gibraltar Tourist Board

Click HERE to find out about the latest safety measures that have been implemented when visiting The Rock.
Gibraltar’s safety has always been an important attraction for our visitors. Now more than ever it is important that visitors feel secure with us, when they decide to visit our magnificent destination. 


 

 

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Grenada Tourism Authority

Grenada Travel Advisory    Welcome to Pure Safe Travels

The travel advisory of Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean

We want to keep you informed of what is required to visit the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, & Petite Martinique during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following measures are in place for your safe and comfortable visit to Grenada.

What do I do before travel to Grenada?

  • Read and agree to country entry requirements and related costs (quarantine and testing).
  • Download, complete and sign Health Declaration Form which can be found at https://covid19.gov.gd
  • Download and register on Grenada’s Contact Tracing App at https://covid19.gov.gd. The App must be kept on your phone for the duration of your stay. Failure to comply will result in a fine of EC$ 1,000 or USD 370.
  • Passengers traveling from medium and high-risk countries must present a certified copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Categorization of Countries for the Purposes of the Phased Reopening of Borders:

Low Risk- CARICOM Countries
Medium Risk- Canada, UK and other EU Countries
High Risk- Countries with active and widespread transmission

Requirements for Travelling From Low Risk Countries- Entry from July 15

  • Complete, sign and submit health declaration form
  • Download Grenada Contact tracing app
  • No tests required prior to entry
  • Present health form and proof of app download upon arrival
  • Rapid test upon arrival
  • Negative rapid test- you are free to enjoy your stay in Grenada
  • Positive rapid test- PCR test and placed in quarantine at an approved accommodation at passenger expense, for 2-4 days, pending PCR result
  • Negative PCR test – exit quarantine and enjoy your stay in Grenada
  • Positive PCR test- Remain in quarantine for a period of up to 14 days, subject to the discretion of Grenadian health officials, or until you have tested negative on PCR, which may be done twice within a 48-hour period

Requirements for Travelling From Medium Risk Countries- Entry from August 1

  • Complete Health declaration form
  • Download Grenada Contact tracing app
  • Negative PCR test results 7 days before departure
  • Present health form and proof of app download upon arrival
  • Rapid test upon arrival
  • Negative rapid test- proceed to approved accommodation with allowed limited movement.

**Limited movement-stay at approved accommodation, using certified transportation, visiting certified attraction sites and staying away from mass gatherings**

  • Positive rapid test- PCR test and placed in quarantine at an approved accommodation at passenger expense, for 2-4 days, pending PCR result.
  • Negative PCR test- exit quarantine and proceed to accommodation with limited movement for up to 14 days
  • Positive PCR test- Remain in quarantine for a period of up to 14 days, subject to the discretion of Grenadian health officials, or until you have tested negative on PCR, which may be done twice within a 48-hour period

Requirements for Travelling From High Risk Countries (USA) – TBD

  • Complete Health declaration form
  • Download Grenada Contact tracing app
  • Negative PCR test results 7 days before departure
  • On arrival, present health form, negative PCR test results and proof of app download.
  • PCR test on arrival at the airport or within 48 hours of arrival. Placed in quarantine at an approved accommodation, at passenger expense, for 2-4 days, pending PCR result.
  • All passengers- mandatory quarantine at an approved state facility for a period of up 14 days, subject to the discretion of the Grenadian health officials.

What are the associated costs of traveling to Grenada?

First Mandatory Rapid and /or PCR Test: Free
Additional Rapid Test: $30.00 USD
PCR Tests: $150.00 USD
State-approved quarantine: $50.00USD per night (does not include meals, and is subject to availability)

What will be required on arrival to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport?

On arrival in Grenada, you must wear face masks, adhere to physical distancing of 6 feet and use hand sanitizer. You will be met by Health Officials whom will conduct next steps according to the region you are travelling from. Temperature checks will also be conducted.

How do I get to my accommodation?

A Grenada Airports Authority dispatcher will be responsible for all airport transfers and the logging of transportation details.

How do I go about my visit in Grenada?

All Tourism Enterprises must be inspected and certified by the Ministry of Health and Tourism personnel must be trained and certified in the new health and safety protocols established. Every Tourism business will need this certification to operate so you can always request to see the certification.

What rules of engagement do I need to practice while in Grenada?

Every visitor will be required to be familiar with and comply with the regulations as it relates to the new health and safety standards that apply to Grenadians. For example, everyone is required to wear a face covering in public places and practice social distancing of 2 meters (6ft) at this time.

For further updates please visit the Ministry of Health site https://covid19.gov.gd.

We appreciate that you want to be safe and secure as well as enjoy a relaxing time in our beautiful Spice Island destination. We wish you a pleasant stay in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

NB: Kindly note that travel entry arrangements may vary from time to time as they are under constant review

 

 

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Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC)

You can now visit the Netherlands without having to quarantine on arrival from the UK or Ireland.

Whilst in the Netherlands face masks must be worn on all public transport including planes and ferries. 1.5m social distancing is in place (2 arms' length). Accommodation must be booked in advance of travel.  Many attractions are operating with time slots and limited availability, meaning that you need to book tickets in advance of visiting them. e.g. Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. 

Please visit this website for up to date information from the Dutch government:

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tourism-in-the-netherlands

 

 

Tunisian National Tourist Office

Tunisia has implemented a healthcare policy which places it among the best
countries in the world for management of the COVID-19 crisis with regard to
effectiveness, forward-thinking, and security.
It is worth noting that Tunisia has registered an excellent recovery rate, efficiently treated
those who have been hospitalised, and put in place rigorous healthcare measures.
Among those healthcare measures and achievements, we would specify the following:
The implementation of the strategy of isolating travellers has meant that at least 25,000
infections have been avoided, the genetic research undertaken at the Charles Nicolle
laboratory in Tunis, and the setting-up of teams dedicated to the research of a vaccine.
Tunisia has also started utilising certain modern technologies in order to guarantee the
safety of its people: robots to monitor the streets, drones equipped with microphones
and thermal imaging cameras, regular disinfection with UV, mobile laboratories to
carry out tests and analyse them in a short space of time etc.
Building on this amazing momentum, Tunisia is today fully ready to begin welcoming
visitors safely.
That’s why, in order to reassure travellers and to prepare for the return to normality, the
Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts has created a certification label “Ready and Safe”.
This labelling is compulsory for all key players in the tourism trade in Tunisia: the
same standards will be required and applied by everyone.
To achieve this, it is essential to monitor the implementation of a national protocol in
accordance with the recommendations of the WHO. These recommendations will be
followed and applied by all the key players of the Tunisian tourism industry to
guarantee hygiene and pre-emptive cleaning, thanks to which we will maintain control
over COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of tourists.

So there you have another good reason to visit Tunisia. Its wonderful climate, delicious
cuisine, beautiful locales, beautiful beaches, beautiful hotels and restaurants,
prepared with all the necessary precautions, ready and safe, to make sure the stay of
every tourist is both a relaxing and stress-free experience.

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Miami is reopening and ready to be explored and rediscovered.
Here is what you need to know to help plan some fun family activities as Miami's main attractions, beaches, golf courses, museums and more re-open. Get out and enjoy Miami Seaquarium and Zoo Miami with the kids, head out to Everglades National Park for some hiking or kayaking, or just hit the beach for a much needed vitamin D fix. No matter your type of adventure, Miami is ready for you.

For the full details, click here

Israel Tourist Office

Israel's Covid-19 Policies:

Israel is currently not allowing international visitors and no date has been given for re-opening.  When it does open up, visitors will find every precaution for minimising the spread of the virus is being taken.

For all the latest from the Israel Ministry of Health, please refer to this link:  https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/

For the latest FCO Advice about Israel, please use this link:  https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/israel

You can also find details in the document section that lists the requirements Israeli businesses must follow in order to open.

 

Japan National Tourism Organization

Quarantine measures

From 4 July, Japan is exempt from the UK FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. However, foreign nationals who have visited any of 129 designated countries/regions including the UK within the last 14 days are currently unable to enter Japan, other than in exceptional circumstances. Visitors may be subject to undergoing of a PCR test and to self-isolation for 14 days on arrival at a designated location.

The Government of Japan intends to tentatively permit an entry into Japan for business travellers from the 14 countries/regions in the Asia Pacific regions where the spread of infections is comparatively contained. 

Latest information on covid-19 situation is available at https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/ .

Travel etiquette
While wearing face masks and keeping personal hygiene are standard practice in Japan, a number of guidelines in different sectors have been introduced in an effort to ensure that a steady return to travel is as safe and responsible as possible. 

Please read the full article introducing hygiene and social distancing measures taken below.
- Travel etiquette in Japan: https://www.japan.travel/en/uk/blog/a-new-normal-travel-etiquette-and-updated-guidelines-for-travel-within-japan/

- Airline safety initiatives: https://www.japan.travel/en/uk/blog/the-future-of-flying-airline-safety-initiatives-for-a-new-era-of-travel/


 

Samoa Tourism Authority

For the latest COVID-19 related information, visit our red alert page here

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