Virtual Travel Can’t Replace the Real Thing but It’ll Do in a Pinch

Given the deluge of solicitations to virtually tour parks, museums, safaris, and cities flooding my inbox in the past few weeks, one might be tempted to think that the future of armchair travel is looking great!

Send us a tip on your favourite travel souvenir for a chance to win £200 towards a Sawday’s stay

The prize is £200 for a stay at a Sawday’s property – the company has more than 3,000 in the UK or Europe and the prize will now be valid for 18 months from when the winner receives notification. The winner will be chosen by Tom Hall of Lonely Planet.

My fave travel places are closed. I’m still (virtually) visiting

And speaking of thrones, there’s a 360-degree panorama view you can “move around.” It displays the chairs — hewn from beechwood and covered in silk damask — and everything else in the throne room designed by John Nash. When you tire of the palace, you can click into Windsor Castle’s rooms too. Info: Royal Collection […]

Travel restrictions placed on Hanoi-HCM City transport links

Simultaneously, transport activities involving all nine-seater cars and nine-seater passenger buses moving both in and out of the two cities are also poised to be suspended. Moreover, on fixed routes going in and out of both major cities passenger, buses are now required to only conduct two trips per day on routes less than 100 […]

Travellers in hotel quarantine say they are ‘treated like criminals’ and fear catching coronavirus

“The reason why it’s been necessary though is because we’ve heard about too many people that have not been doing the right thing. And they’ve continued to move about the community, potentially spreading the virus even as they go. And so that just presents a risk.

Coronavirus: Overseas travellers brazenly leave lockdown with police blessing

“I don’t really understand this, because if that is the case, then why don’t they just drive directly to Christchurch? This is just terrible for our country and breaks all the rules we as citizens have to abide by. It also puts a whole town or two at risk,” King said.

Coronavirus: travel insurance policies not paying out in a crisis

The part about no questions is true. RoomerFlex has decided to void all claims, regardless of the cause, due to “unprecedented” circumstances. Pandemics are, it seems, a reason the small print forgot to mention. Since RoomerFlex works in partnership with a number of travel booking platforms, a large number of customers are finding that the […]

Here are the states restricting travel from within the US

Gov. Greg Abbott first ordered that people flying into Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and the city of New Orleans be quarantined for 14 days. He later expanded the order to include anyone driving from Louisiana to Texas, and flying from the cities of Miami, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta. Also included in the order […]

Coronavirus: Travellers stranded by Covid-19 travel restrictions

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) spokesperson said on Friday that officials had been directed to report back this week on a framework for considering requests for further repatriation flights, including domestic travel requirements.”Fundamental principles of the framework will be the health and safety of New Zealanders and ensuring any repatriation flights do […]

Chinese arrivals to U.S. plummet in February as coronavirus forces travel curbs

(Reuters) – The number of travelers flying from China to the United States fell 84.1% in February from a year earlier, according to data from an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, as travel curbs were imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.