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Dubai: World’s largest and tallest observation wheel to open

The world’s largest and tallest observation wheel will open here in the UAE on October 21, the latest landmark to join Dubai’s long list of record-breaking attractions, according to an official announcement. At nearly twice the height of the London Eye

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UAE: Open up travel to all vaccinated people

The United Arab Emirates announced it will resume issuing visas to all tourists fully vaccinated against Covid from Monday, a month before Dubai hosts the delayed Expo 2020 trade fair

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Goa: No RT PCR required for fully vaccinated tourists

In a recent travel update, the Bombay High Court at Goa has allowed fully vaccinated people (tourists or not) to enter the state without providing a negative RT PCR test report. Apparently, the government of Goa had submitted an application in the High Court to allow fully vaccinated people

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Mauritius further eases travel protocols for vaccinated travellers

The Mauritian government has further eased the isolation protocols for incoming international visitors as fully vaccinated travellers will now have to spend only seven days in a designated, special ‘resort bubble’ hotel instead of 14 days

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Mauritius to reopen its borders from October 1

The Indian Ocean republic of Mauritius is hopeful of opening its borders fully for international travellers starting from October 1 this year. From October 1, those visiting with a valid PCR negative report obtained 72 hours before their departure will be welcome and able to explore the island

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Hyderabad restarts direct flights to Male, Seychelles

IndiGo aircraft took off from the city to Male amidst much fanfare at the airport on Sunday. Senior officials from GHIAL and IndiGo, along with other airport stakeholders were at the terminal to wish passengers and crew bon voyage

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South Africa to Host First Ever Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit

The Department of Tourism and South African Tourism will host Afrca’s first ever Travel and Tourism Summit. The hybrid summit, which coincides with Tourism Month in South Africa, is set to take place from 19 to 21 September 2021. The summit aims to be a catalyst for engagement on the current state of tourism on the African continent.

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