I want my jab, beach: Indonesian gov’t mulls vaccine tourism in Bali

Indonesia is working on a plan to offer COVID jabs to tourists visiting Bali, a minister said, as international travel may not be feasible just yet amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country.  At a press briefing yesterday, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno announced that the vaccine tourism plan was discussed in an…Continue Reading

Former police colonel fined for travel claims fraud

A Northern Cape detective who lodged R47,000 in fraudulent travel claims has lost his job and earned a criminal record. A former police colonel was fined R30,000 for submitting fraudulent travel claims. File photo.Image: Sandile Ndlovu Avril Wentzel, 57, a former colonel, pleaded guilty in the Kimberley regional court this week to 19 counts of…Continue Reading

Fully vaccinated people must get green light to travel abroad

The Government must explain why fully vaccinated people are being “locked up” and prevented from travelling abroad, according to Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson. The Government expects to ease restrictions on international travel from July 19th – when Ireland introduces the EU Digital Green Certificate. It will allow people travel anywhere in the EU provided they…Continue Reading

Green list travel UPDATE: NEW ‘Delta Plus’ variant fears might hinder holiday hopes as cases and deaths rise

DELTA DOUBT [email protected] Jun 2021, 22:32Updated: 23 Jun 2021, 22:[email protected] Date, THE NEW “Delta Plus” Covid variant “more transmissible” than the original has been detected in the UK with 41 cases being monitored. Delta Plus has been found in nine other countries – USA, India, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Poland, Nepal, Russia and China. PHE is…Continue Reading

Covid 19 coronavirus: Sydney records 16 new community cases; restrictions tightened

WEBSITE OF THE YEARAPP OF THE YEARWorld23 Jun, 2021 01:01 AM3 minutes to readQueues at a Bondi Covid testing site yesterday. Photo / News Corp AustraliaNSW has banned non-essential travel outside of Sydney and made mask-wearing mandatory everywhere after the state today recorded 16 new locally acquired Covid cases.There are now 37 cases linked to…Continue Reading

Sydney declared a hotspot by commonwealth – as it happened

9.28am BST 09:28 What happened today, Wednesday 23 June 2021 That’s where we will wrap up the blog for this evening. Here’s what happened today: Health authorities in New South Wales announced 16 new cases associated with Sydney’s Covid cluster. The NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, announced a wave of new restrictions across greater Sydney, including…Continue Reading

Border closures and ban on travel to regional NSW from Sydney prompts ‘mass cancellations’ within hours

Tens of thousands of Australians have been forced to abandon school holiday travel plans after states closed their borders in response to Sydney’s growing Covid outbreak, with the tourism industry predicting losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars.Sydneysiders who had been planning to go interstate or to regional New South Wales from the end…Continue Reading

COVID Surging in Indonesia and Global Vaccination

Indonesia’s health ministry reported over 12000 weekly COVID cases last week but these are underreported infection rates. Health restrictions and travel bans are being ignored and COVID testing is underfunded. Indonesian COVID vaccination rates are below 5% and Indonesia is using the less effective Chinese COVID vaccine. It is expected that Indonesia is building up…Continue Reading

News24.com | Former police colonel found guilty of 19 counts of travel claim fraud

A former police officer has been found guilty of 19 counts of fraud.He allegedly received about R47 000 in undue payments through fraudulent travel claims.He has been sentenced to a R30 000 fine or 12 months’ imprisonment.A former Northern Cape police officer has been found guilty of 19 counts of fraud after he admitted to submitting…Continue Reading

Watch Borneo Jazz Festival Free This 25-27 June

KUCHING, MALAYSIA, June 23, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The countdown has started for the Borneo Jazz Festival Virtual Journey to be held from 25-27 June 2021 from 6pm to 7.30pm.BJF 2021 will be a combination of flashbacks to past musical acts that performed at BJF as well as original pre-recorded sessions and interviews with…Continue Reading