Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, confirmed the current traffic light system will be replaced by a single red list of countries and territories, with changes coming into effect on October 4th.
The travel sector in England has offered a warm welcome to a simplified system of restrictions unveiled by the government, arguing it will begin to rebuild confidence in the sector.
Turkey has been removed from the red list for travellers from the UK in an update to restrictions. Pakistan, Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman and Kenya were also moved to the amber list.
Visit Portugal has launched a new digital platform focused on the wine industry. The website which aims to position Portugal as a world leading wine tourism destination.
As the Cayman Islands enters phase three of its re-opening to international tourism, the London office has appointed White Tiger PR as its UK & European PR agency.
Serenia Residences has announced the purchase of the most expensive plot by a private investor in Dubai this year in one of the biggest land deals in the United Arab Emirates.
Turespaña has welcomed a new director in the UK, Manuel Butler Halter. The Spanish tourism board also confirmed a new deputy director, Pedro Asensio.
The Polish National Tourist Office has appointed a new UK & Ireland director ahead of a busy year welcoming back travellers to the country after the pandemic.
The UK and Switzerland have signed an agreement designed to benefit citizens who live and work abroad in either country. Travellers will be able to receive healthcare and other benefits.
New research from ForwardKeys reveals that international flights to European destinations in July and August reached 40 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.
Abu Dhabi is set to welcome fully-vaccinated tourists from around the world from September 5th. Unvaccinated visitors from green list countries will also be welcomed with no quarantine measures.
The ministry of tourism of Saudi Arabia will participate in the International Hospitality Investment Forum. The event will be hosted at the InterContinental Berlin, Germany, from September 1-3.