Day: February 12, 2021

Scotland adds Dubai to travel quarantine list



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Scotland has added Dubai to its travel quarantine list leading to speculation that England will follow suit – and sparking fears for celebrities holidaying in the Middle East. 

Dubai has become a popular lockdown holiday destination for the social media elite with countless influencers and reality stars jetting off to the city for some Winter sun.

In November, the United Arab Emirates was added to the Government’s travel corridor list meaning Britons could return to England and not need to quarantine.

But last night, Scotland ordered all arrivals from Dubai to self-isolate for 10 days from 4am on Monday after a surge in Covid cases in Dubai arrivals.

The move is sure to be a blow to the countless celebrities who jetted off to the desert paradise for a holiday as concerns are brewing that England will follow Scotland’s lead.

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Pritzker tours Rockford COVID-19 vaccination site as Illinois sets single-day record with 75,000 doses given

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday, during tour a Winnebago County coronavirus vaccination site at Auburn School Field House, that the state set a single day record on Thursday, administering nearly 75,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in a single day.

The Governor briefly toured the vaccination site at 11:30 a.m.

“Auburn High School is today serving as a mobile vaccination site for hundreds of staff at Rockford Public Schools,” Pritzker said. “Getting them back in schools and keeping kids safe is a high priority for me.”

Pritzker said Illinois is the 6th state in the nation to surpass a million administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“There is hope ahead,” he continued. “Just yesterday the FDA announced a date on the calendar later this month for potential approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine… A one dose vaccine that makes it easier to administer, without a second

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Trip.com is ‘more confident than ever’ in China’s travel recovery

SINGAPORE — Online travel agency Trip.com is “more confident than ever” that China’s domestic tourism will recover in the long run, chief executive Jane Sun said on Thursday.

That’s despite fresh lockdowns in the country as new coronavirus cases emerge.

“In the long run, we are very optimistic about the recovery,” Sun told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia.” Trip.com is one of China’s largest online travel sites.

She said China saw “very strong recovery” during the country’s last holiday season in October and that it’s taking steps to administer vaccines in high risk areas.

Communities are also more experienced in identifying and isolating cases in order to control the virus, she said.

“With all these factors, we’re more confident than ever that in the long run, the domestic travel business will be recovering,” said Sun.

Local tourism in China bounced back when the virus situation stabilized, and September’s domestic flights grew

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Seattle flight launches at Monterey Regional Airport

Flyers on the first flight from Monterey to Seattle were greeted with complimentary drinks and snacks on Thursday, each individually wrapped for COVID-19, safety of course.”People are excited leisure travel is picking up and we hope that this region can take advantage of that,” said Franco Finn with Alaska Airlines. Finn was onsite to celebrate the big day. The new service was scheduled to launch in June of 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. The airport has been working to bring a Seattle flight to Monterey for nine years and research shows it is a desirable connection for travelers.”It comes at a terrible time in the industry but we’re very optimistic that given time the industry will recover and this flight will be very popular,” said Carl Miller with the airport board. Miller said travel is down 70 percent from where it was this time last year at … Read More