NTD UK News Full Broadcast (March 18)
All COVID-19 travel restrictions in the UK have been scrapped, two years since the government advised against non-essential travel. The ruthless shelling of Ukraine’s cities continues. But British intelligence says Russian troops aren’t making much progress as they try to take Ukrainian territory. Europe’s Space Agency says it will not be sending its first rover to Mars […]
NTD UK News Full Broadcast (Dec. 6)
The government launches a 10-year strategy to come down hard on lifestyle drug users. The prime minister defends Omicron travel restrictions after a government adviser said they may have come too late. MPs propose extending the visa scheme to Hongkongers aged 18 to 24, many of whom have faced protest charges.
New Rules for International Visitors Over Omicron
The CDC is putting in place new travel rules for international visitors. Starting Monday, all air travelers must show a negative virus test one day before arriving in the United States—even if they are vaccinated. The CDC says this is in response to the Omicron variant.
Hong Kong Bans Non-Resident Arrivals From 13 More Countries Due to Omicron
HONG KONG—Hong Kong has banned non-residents from entering the city from four African countries and plans to expand that to travelers who have been to Australia, Canada, Israel, and six European countries in the past 21 days due to fears over Omicron. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the Omicron coronavirus variant carried […]
Australia Won’t Welcome Foreign Tourists Until at Least 2022
CANBERRA, Australia—Foreign tourists won’t be welcomed back to Australia until at least next year, the prime minister said Tuesday as he outlined plans for lifting some of the toughest and longest COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed by any democracy. The country will instead prioritize the return of skilled migrants and students after it hits Prime Minister […]
UK Tour Operator: Surge in Bookings to Red and Amber List Countries
UK tour operator Blue Bay Travel reported a significant surge in bookings to red and amber list destinations since the governments’ change to travel restrictions last month. NTD spoke with the company’s CEO.
Canada Extends US Travel Restrictions Through July 21
WASHINGTON—Canada said Friday it will extend restrictions that bar non-essential travel at U.S. land borders until at least July 21. Reuters reported this week the United States is expected to issue a new extension of restrictions at the Canadian and Mexican borders that are set to expire June 21. The restrictions were first imposed in […]