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Destinations

South Korea and Abu Dhabi ease travel restrictions

Travellers have gone from starved of choice to a kid in a candy store with international restrictions easing around the world.

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QLD mulls triple vaccination rule as WA warned keeping closed will be worse for health

Annastacia Palaszczuk and Mark McGowan continue to thumb the nose at their haters with this latest development.

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Tourism

OMICRON: WHO urges those over 60 to cancel travel plans as SA tightens restrictions

The UN health authority warned countries that blanket bans don’t work, while an Aussie epidemiologist says the government’s current restrictions won’t make much difference.

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Intrepid hits vaccine equity fundraising target, introduces mandatory jabs for Aussie trips

Intrepid has smashed its fundraising goal for UNICEF’s VaccinAid appeal in less than two months, as well as introducing a vax mandate for local trips and sweetening the deal with the return of its $1 deposit sale.

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Tourism

Essential travel must be prioritised when international travel resumes: WHO

The World Health Organization has issued its advice for national health authorities on the gradual return of international travel.

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“Impossible”: WHO warns against countries keeping borders shut for “foreseeable future”

by Ali Coulton

This comes just days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said travelling beyond Australia’s borders was not “foreseeable”.

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Tourism

World Health Organization warns against “immunity passports”

by Ali Coulton

The WHO says issuing free passes for work and travel to those who have recovered from COVID-19 could be dangerous.

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Tourism

Coronavirus: Outbreak on quarantined cruise ship, group urges government against tourism ‘handouts’

A cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama has confirmed 10 cases of the deadly virus so far, while an advocacy group is warning the government against spending tax dollars to bail out the tourism industry.

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Tourism

Zika no longer Intl public health emergency: WHO

by Daisy Melwani

The new Zika designation now puts it in the class of other dangerous mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria and yellow fever.

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Destinations

WHO urges safe sex in Zika areas

by AAP

Women in areas with the Zika virus can protect themselves, especially during pregnancy, by covering up against mosquitoes and practising safe sex.

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Destinations

What you need to know about the Zika virus

by AP

Some fast facts about the virus that is rapidly spreading through the Americas and disrupting the plans of travellers worldwide.

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Zika virus spreading through the Americas

by Tom Miles - AAP

The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage to babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile.

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