• I agree that despite the propaganda, we are likely to see some semblance of normal travel resume in the second half of the year. I predict a global reopening of sorts around then, though at this stage it is difficult to say exactly what form it will take. There is a high degree of certainly that ...

  • We're in the middle of a global pandemic where most countries have seen a record increase in the number of poor people, yet they're predicting the size of the Indian middle class, a country that still ranks as one of the world's poorest, rise from 80 million to 580 million in just 5 years? LOL!!W...

  • My post might be coming a bit late but for what it's worth it's very much relevant both to pre and post Covid travel within Europe. Foreigners from outside the EU should always carry their passport with them, which may or may not be inspected within the EU zone, outside of hotels and banks. Some ...

  • This plan is hardly surprising since an increasing number of previously visa-free countries (mainly in the western world, but also Sri Lanka) have introduced pre-authorizations to travel even before Covid-19.Australia was probably the first country to do so years ago now, when the only foreigners...

  • Surprised that Emirates had even been offering all these flights given the stringent quarantine requirements for arrivals and the ban on non-Australian citizens (except permanent residents) in place.

  • PerFlyer, indeed, the Guardian's position is already known before you even read the article. I haven't read it yet but assume they're spreading fear and trying to justify their stance using spin in order to manufacture public consent to the present stringent measures. The Guardian is no different...

  • Family Christmas

    Aug 21, 2020, 10:08 PM

    Skier, you raise some good points but at this point I'm not nearly as optimistic as you are. I think domestic travel restrictions will still be in place, or at the very least, easing a little by Christmas, while quarantines on international arrivals will almost certainly still be around until at ...

  • Is Australia not offering an amnesty or automatic visa extension for foreign nationals stuck in Australia? New Zealand is, and so is Thailand. Strange, if Australia isn't.

  • China 72 hour visa exemption

    Oct 05, 2017, 08:21 PM

    Pretty sure the answer is yes. But you might want to clarify with the carrier.