BUSINESS TRAVEL

Breaking Business Travel News
Feed

From July 1, travel from 15 countries will be permitted into the European Union, based on their performance in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.June 30, 2020, 11:32 AMThe European Union on Tuesday confirmed it will list the ban on non-essential travel for 15 countries from July 1. Countries from which travel into the EU will continue to be blocked include the U.S., Brazil, Russia and India, based on their high rates of Covid-19 infection. The 15 countries for which the EU is lifting restrictions are as follows: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, along with China (subject to it agreeing on reciprocal access). The move also applies to Schengen Area associated states, namely Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, and also to the UK during the transition period following its exit from the EU. In a June 30 statement, the European Council said it would review the list of countries from which travel into the EU will be permitted every two weeks. It said it assesses countries according to a set of epidemiological criteria as follows: the number of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants reported over the previous 14 days must be close to or below the EU average (as of June 15, 2020); there must be a stable or decreasing trend of new cases; and the EU’s assessment of each country’s overall response to the crisis in terms of testing, surveillance, contact tracing, containment, treatment and reporting, and transparency over data. Exemptions will continue to apply for EU citizens and their family members, long-term EU residents and their family members, and travelers needing to enter the EU to perform essential functions as defined by the European Commission in its original travel ban. The decision to continue to exclude the U.S. reportedly divided EU member states and delayed confirmation of the planned partial lifting of the travel ban. Some states expressed concern about the effect on tourism and the possibility that the move could provoke retaliation from the Trump Administration. The U.S. still imposes an open-ended ban on travel from the EU, as well as from the UK, Iran, China, and Brazil. According to a March Presidential Proclamation, the Health and Human Services Secretary would recommend to President Trump whether or not to lift restrictions on any country. The department did not respond to two separate requests from AIN for confirmation on when and under what circumstances such a recommendation might happen. AIN also approached the Airlines for America trade organization to ask whether they would urge the U.S. government to lift the ban, but it did not respond either.  Meanwhile, on June 28, UK transport secretary Grant Shapps said that the country’s controversial requirement for travelers to quarantine for 14 days after arrival will gradually lift later this week. He said that the government will issue a list of countries to which the requirement will no longer apply, expected to include a handful of countries with which the UK has managed to agree on so-called air bridge or travel corridor arrangements. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Global Business Barometer report, consumer attitudes to business travel might be changing in the Covid-19 environment. The results of a survey published on June 30 showed that 51 percent of respondents said that the “most popular” government action to help the economy and business recover would be continued limits on international travel. That trend marked a significant shift since the previous survey in April, which ranked limitations on international travel as a low priority. “Now that travel restrictions have been demonstrably effective in many instances against the spread [of the virus], we see a mix of resignation and adaptation amongst executives on the issue,” concluded the report’s authors. “Teleconferencing services, though imperfect substitutes and not without issues, have proven to be enough for ensuring business continuity, so much that a large number of firms are offering employees the ability to work from home indefinitely. In addition, road-weary executives report finding lighter travel schedules liberating, perhaps indicating that fewer business trips will prove a persistent trend.” Air Transport

1 week, 4 days ago

Related Articles - Airlines

Feed

David Neeleman’s U.S. startup has reached a deal with Nordic Aviation Capital to lease 15 Embraer E190s.July 10, 2020, 4:00 PMDavid Neeleman’s new Breeze Aviation low-fare venture has changed course and entered into an agreement to lease 15 Embraer E190s from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for a…

1 day ago
Feed

Cutter Aviation has opened its new maintenance and aircraft sales facility at San Antonio International Airport.July 10, 2020, 3:07 PMCutter Aviation has opened its new maintenance and aircraft sales facility at San Antonio International Airport. In operation at the airport for more than two decades,…

1 day, 1 hr ago
Feed

Great Bend Municipal Airport in Kansas will see a change in the operation of its lone FBO on August 1.July 10, 2020, 2:34 PMGreat Bend Municipal Airport (GBD) in Kansas will see a change in the operation of its lone FBO on August 1, when the ownership behind Iowa-based P&N Flight and Charter begins…

1 day, 2 hrs ago
Feed

MIAMI – Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico (GAP) has announced the implementation of ameliorated safety measures and cleaning procedures in all its 14 airports across Mexico and Jamaica. Having received the The post GAP Announces New Safety, Cleaning Measures in 14 Airports appeared first on Airways…

1 day, 2 hrs ago
Feed

This dissertation project that I did at university aimed to examine how the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is determined by a failure of the liberal free market in The post Dissertation: The Boeing 737MAX: A Failure of Free-Market Neoliberal Approaches appeared first on Airways Magazine.

1 day, 2 hrs ago
Feed

MIAMI – American Airlines (AA) is reportedly backtracking from last week’s statement on its Boeing 737 MAX order and is on the verge of canceling part of the deal. adding The post American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX Order at Risk appeared first on Airways Magazine.

1 day, 2 hrs ago
Feed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it had approved the possible sale of 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets to Japan...

1 day, 3 hrs ago
Feed

Last of 22 Apache attack helicopters delivered in June   Chinook helicopter deliveries completed in March   Boeing focused on training and sustainment in support...

1 day, 3 hrs ago
Feed

Proposal to generate over AUD250 million of economic benefits  Brisbane, 10 July 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to...

1 day, 4 hrs ago
Feed

The first three pre-production Falcon 6Xs are taking shape, and the program is on track to achieve first flight early next year.July 10, 2020, 12:31 PMThe first three pre-production Falcon 6Xs are taking shape at Dassault Aviation's facility in Bordeaux-Merignac, France, and the program is on track…

1 day, 4 hrs ago
Categories