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1 Dec 2021
Japan has stopped new bookings onto incoming flights after identifying the first cases of the Omicron strain of Covid-19. The country has also tightened its quarantine requirements for all arriving passengers, and extended a ban on non-citizens coming from ten countries in southern Africa. Travel companies have seen their shares tumble in recent days as governments tighten border rules in response to the new strain. Also today, Australia's economy feels the pinch from the recent lockdowns.
29 Nov 2021
The Dutch public health institute said in a statement that testing was continuing on the samples of 61 people who tested positive for COVID after arriving from South Africa.
12 Oct 2021
Southwest Airlines has said air traffic control issues are behind the cancellation of hundreds of flights. The pilots' union has denied reports its members staged a work stoppage to protest the airline's vaccine mandate.
4 Oct 2021
Tropical Cyclone Shaheen made landfall in Oman Sunday, disrupting flights. The storm hit early evening and has already killed three.
30 Sep 2021
Commercial flights to the Canary Island have been called off due to an "accumulation of ash" in the air. A recent volcanic eruption on the island has forced the evacuation of thousands of residents.
25 Sep 2021
The US plans to put most of the 10,000 Haitian migrants under a bridge on the Mexico border on planes home. US authorities can bypass asylum seekers' rights based on a Trump-era pandemic order.
14 Aug 2021
Moscow had previously banned flights to the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh after a plane carrying Russian vacationers blew up over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015.
22 Jun 2021
An aviation firm has carried out the first tests in India of longer-range drone deliveries, as hopes grow that they could deliver medicines as well as Covid-19 vaccines to remote areas.
26 Mar 2021
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25 Mar 2021
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16 Mar 2021
The budget airline has responded to an influx of bookings by expanding its services. On Friday, German health authorities eased travel warnings for some parts of Spain.
9 Feb 2021
Emirates Airline cancels flights out of Lagos, Abuja indefinitely

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