volume 87-2021

Thailand Plans | Full Reopening By January

BANGKOK: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports is planning to reopen the whole country without quarantine by January next year, however that move hinges on high vaccination coverage in order to reach herd immunity. Tourism and sports minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn was quoted by the Bangkok Post as saying that Bangkok’s reopening in October has been …

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Lufthansa To Resume | Flight Operation For Pakistan After 13 Years

ISLAMABAD: German Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Bernhard Stephen Schlagheck called on Board of Investment (BOI) Secretary Fareena Mazhar here on Wednesday, September 8, in Islamabad. They discuss ed matters related to mutual interests and the promotion of trade and business activities between Pakistan and Germany in the meeting. The meeting also discussed the upcoming visit …

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‘BA Better World’ | British Airways Launches Sustainability Programme

LONDON: British Airways has launched BA Better World, its new sustainability programme. The airline said this marked a further commitment to put sustainability at the heart of its business, from reducing emissions and waste and positively contributing to the communities it serves, to creating a great place for people to work in order to build …

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Saudi Removes | Entry Ban On UAE, S Africa, Argentina

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has removed the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Argentina from the entry banned country list as of 11 am today (September 8) through the country’s land, sea, and airports, a media report said. Citizens will be allowed to travel to the three referred countries, an official source in the Ministry of …

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Phuket Sandbox Upgrades | Measures for vaccinated Mena Travellers

DUBAI: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced updates to its Phuket Sandbox programme – which was pivotal to the Kingdom’s tourism recovery – with the ‘Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension’.  Following approval from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration in Thailand, the programme provides fully vaccinated travellers from the Middle East with opportunities to …

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Ariana Afghan Airlines | Resumes Domestic Flights at Kabul Airport

KABUL: Ariana Afghan Airlines resumed some flights in Afghanistan between Kabul and three major provincial cities on Saturday, September 4, the carrier said, after a technical team from Qatar reopened the capital’s airport for aid and domestic services. Flights between Kabul and the western city of Herat, Mazar-i Sharif in northern Afghanistan, and Kandahar in …

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Low-Cost ‘Fly Jinnah’ | Lakson, Air Arabia to launch In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Lakson Group, one of Pakistan’s leading business conglomerates, has joined hands with Air Arabia Group, a major low-cost carrier based in Sharjah, to launch its new budget airline, Fly Jinnah. The proposed JV will see the establishment of a low-cost passenger airline serving domestic and international routes from Pakistan, said the statement from Lakson. …

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Malaysia To Reopen | Langkawi For Domestic Tourism

KUALA LUMPUR: Langkawi will become the first destination in Malaysia to reopen to domestic tourists from September 16, subject to conditions that are still being worked out. Details on whether travel to Langkawi Island is open to all Malaysians or only to those who are fully vaccinated, have yet to be announced. Currently, the interstate …

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Turkey Eases | Travel Restrictions For Pakistani Nationals

ISTANBUL: The Turkish government has eased travel restrictions and quarantine rules for Pakistani nationals keeping in view hardships faced by them amid the Covid pandemic. A statement issued by the Interior Ministry of Turkey stated that entry precautions for Pakistani nationals have been eased and there will be no quarantine for vaccinated persons. However, for …

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