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Holidays: Travel industry begs for ‘route out of crisis’

Holidays: Travel industry begs for ‘route out of crisis’

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Getty ImagesThe travel industry has urged the prime minister to provide a "roadmap" to get people travelling again this summer.A number of travel organisations and businesses have written an open letter to Mr Johnson begging for tailored support to prevent more jobs being lost and businesses going bust."We urge you to provide a route out of the crisis for the travel industry," it says.Mr Johnson will set out his plans for easing lockdown rules on 22 February.Under the current national restrictions, holidays are not permitted anywhere in the UK. International travel is restricted to essential purposes, such as for work, medical appointments, or education.A government spokeswoman said it has already put in place "one of the most comprehensive and generous packages of business support in the ...
U.S. warships travel Taiwan Strait; China warns against show of force

U.S. warships travel Taiwan Strait; China warns against show of force

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Dec. 31 (UPI) -- For the second time this month, U.S. warships on Thursday sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, prompting China to denounce the "provocative actions." The United States said guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a routine transit through the strait between eastern Nationalist China and the democratically run island of Taiwan that China views as a rouge province. Advertisement "The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement. "The United States military will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows." Taiwan's Ministry of Defense confirmed the trip, saying in a statement that the U.S. ships trav...
Japan suspends international air travel in response to new virus variant

Japan suspends international air travel in response to new virus variant

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Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Japan clamped down on international visits by non-resident foreign nationals until the end of January in response to the spread of a new more virulent variant of the coronavirus that has sickened people in 20 countries. "They say that no evidence is showing the vaccines that are already being administered overseas are not effective against this variant, and anti-infection steps for it are unchanged from those for the conventional virus," Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday, urging residents to have a "calm" New Year celebration. "The virus recognizes no year-end or New Year holidays," Suga added. Advertisement New travel rules will require Japanese citizens and foreign residents traveling from countries where the variant has been found to submit negative virus test ...
Coronavirus: EU urges countries to lift UK travel bans

Coronavirus: EU urges countries to lift UK travel bans

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Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system

Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system

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