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Abu Dhabi denies vaccine tourism plan

Abu Dhabi has denied that it planned to launch vaccine tourism as a way to kick-start wellness and medical tourism. UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, was...
Thailand

Thailand opens Phuket from 1 July

Thailand will open Phuket for international and domestic tourists from July. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports wants to attract both fully vaccinated foreigners...
Romania

Romania lifts restrictions for vaccinated tourists

Medical, health and other tourists who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine in Romania....

Turkey eases entry requirements

Visiting Turkey has become much easier as medical tourists, health tourists and tourists from most nations can now show proof of being fully vaccinated,...

Indonesia to partially open to international visitors

Indonesia hopes to open to international travellers in July but local lockdowns may put this at risk. Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism says that preparations are...

India’s opportunity in wellness tourism

Looking beyond current pandemic problems, wellness tourism has huge potential for Indian tourism in the longer term. Ian Youngman investigates. In a growing economy where...

Vaccination tourism grows

Catering to a perceived surge in demand for Covid-19 vaccinations by those willing to travel, Russia is encouraging vaccination tourism, while the USA is...

EU vaccine passport will allow medical travel

The European Union’s vaccine passport scheme has passed its final legislative hurdle, paving the way for medical tourism to resume from July. The regulation will...

UNWTO: Tourism 83% down Q1 2021

International tourist arrivals were down 83% in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place.  However, the UNWTO Confidence Index...

Lootah Group enters Dubai preventative healthcare

UAE mega conglomerate, Lootah Group is partnering with India’s Santhigiri Ayurveda to build health centres offering traditional, complementary and alternative medicine in Dubai. In...