COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a virus closely related to the SARS virus. 

EASA/ECDC take first steps to relax COVID-19 measures for air travel

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update to the health safety measures...

Face masks no longer required on Brussels Airlines flights from 3 May

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From tomorrow (3 May), passengers and cabin crew onboard Brussels Airlines flights will no longer have to wear a face mask on board. This...

The Belgian Data Protection Authority fines the airports of Brussels and Charleroi for Covid temperature checks

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The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has imposed a fine of 200,000 euros on Brussels Airport Zaventem, and 100,000 euros on Brussels South Charleroi...

Airports and Airlines call for all intra-EU COVID Travel Restrictions to be dropped as pandemic hits second anniversary milestone

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New evidence shows travel restrictions failed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and would be ineffective in the face of future variants of concern ACI...

One billion vaccines shipped through Brussels Airport, Europe’s most important pharmaceutical hub

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Since the first Covid vaccine shipments from Brussels Airport in November 2020, one billion Covid vaccines have passed through the airport. This important milestone...

Ultra-fast COVID-19 PCR test succeeds in Brussels Airport pilot study

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miDiagnostics, a fast-growing POC diagnostics company backed by Belgian Family Offices, announces the success of the Brussels Airport pilot study for its ultra-fast COVID-19...

Sweden removes corona entry rules for travellers from EU/EEA countries

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Starting from Wednesday, February 9, 2022, travellers from the rest of the European Union and Schengen Area countries will be able to enter Sweden...

Covid-19: Hong Kong airport bans transit passengers from 150 countries

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Hong Kong airport announced on Friday 14 January the suspension of transit flights from more than 150 countries in order to curb the spread...

Japan extends entry ban until the end of February

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The Japanese government will extend the entry ban on non-resident foreigners until the end of February, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday. The ban...

Emirates closes Airbus A380 onboard lounges as a precaution against coronavirus

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Emirates has closed its onboard lounges and social areas for passengers flying its Airbus A380 aircraft to curtail the spread of COVID-19. “In light of...

Travellers with false PCR tests at Brussels Airport receive sentences of up to a year in prison

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The criminal court of Brussels on Wednesday imposed prison terms of up to one year on 16 travellers who had presented a false certificate...

Woman who tested positive for COVID self-isolates in airplane toilet

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A passenger on an Icelandair flight between Chicago, United States and Reykjavik, Iceland tested positive for COVID on 19 December. Enough for her to...

Passenger wearing red thong iso proper mouth mask thrown off flight

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Passenger behaviour at its best again on this United Airlines flight departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday (16 December). 30-year-old passenger Adam Jenne...

International flights in India to resume only after 31 January

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Full resumption of international flights is postponed at least until 31 January 2022, according to an announcement by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation...

Europe worried about new corona variant, requests “emergency brake” on all flights from southern Africa

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The European Commission will propose, in close coordination with its member states, to activate the emergency brake to stop air travel between Europe and...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) reaction to latest European Commission proposals on EU travel during COVID-19

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In light of the evolving epidemiological situation, A4E notes the European Commission’s proposal for an updated Council Recommendation for intra-EU travel, specifically its aim...

United Kingdom bans flights from six African countries after discovery of new COVID-19 variant

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The United Kingdom has banned travelers from six African countries after the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant. The new variant -described by scientists...

miDiagnostics to pilot innovative, fast COVID-19 PCR testing solutions at Brussels Airport

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Imec's fast PRC-on-chip technology and COVID-19 breath sampler at the basis of breakthrough innovations in Belgium In the past year, miDiagnostics has been working on...

Boeing mandates COVID-19 vaccination for its U.S. employees

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Boeing announced yesterday that it is requiring its U.S.-based employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccination or to have an approved medical or religious...

Southwest Airlines demands staff to be vaccinated against COVID

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Southwest Airlines completed a thorough review of President Biden's COVID Action Plan and determined that the carrier's contracts with the U.S. government require full...

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