Travel bans, market slump, people isolated

There were extensive travel bans around the world on Thursday, sealing off countries and even entire continents, keeping people in their homes and slowing commercial engines to curb the coronavirus pandemic. The markets collapsed with the growing awareness that uncertainty would not end quickly. RELATED: Coronavirus Postpones Australian Grand Prix RELATED: Live coverage of the […]

Which countries are safe from virus outbreak?

While at home, Australians are encouraged to do business as usual, it’s a different matter for travelers. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has again extended the Australian travel ban to Italian people following a similar ban on South Korea, China and Iran. In addition to level 4 warnings for China, Iran, Italy, and parts of South […]

Coronavirus Italy blocking. What does quarantine mean for tourists?

When Italy was officially banned due to the outbreak of the corona virus, tourists wondered whether they should leave or how they could leave the country at all. Australians are now being instructed by the government not to travel to multiple regions and to rethink their need to travel across the country. The Smartraveller website […]

Aircraft “on the ground” amid administration fears

The airplanes used as part of the Flybe airline fleet have been “punished” and passengers are being “rejected” amid fears that the sick airline has passed to the administration. It was thought that the British airline Flybe was on the verge of collapse after crisis talks to secure a loan of £ 100 million ($ […]

Should I cancel your travel plans?

As efforts intensify to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus throughout the world, tourists wonder if they should cancel or postpone pending travel plans, and if they choose to travel, what to look for. The viral outbreak that began in China two months ago has infected more than 80,000 people worldwide and killed more […]