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COVID-safe travel: Tips on flying in the age of the pandemic

While airline travel is starting to pick-up, concerns over passenger health still remain amid the ongoing pandemic. Here are some tips for those travelling by air this holiday season to provide some peace of mind and to minimise the risks of contracting COVID-19.

COVID-19 Newsletter for December

Over the past two months we’ve made several enhancements to our COVID-19 microsite as part of our ongoing and evolving coverage of the pandemic to keep up with rapidly changing health, security and travel environments around the world.

The spillover of the Ethiopian conflict

Government forces have been engaged in conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) across the regions of Tigray, Amhara and near the Eritrean border since 3 November. Tens of thousands of displaced people fleeing the fighting swamp the Sudanese border, triggering fears of a massive health and refugee crisis as Ethiopia’s internal community relationships fracture, increasing likelihood of sustained and more widespread conflict.

City and regional reports added to COVID-19 microsite

In many countries, there is a regional variation in COVID-19 infections and measures. To help you navigate these sub-national complexities, we have added city and regional reports to our COVID-19 microsite.

France: Terrorism, Islamophobia and President Macron

The Islamophobic rhetoric from President Macron and his government following recent terror attacks in France has prompted a backlash from Muslim-majority countries and is likely to lead to more radicalisation among young Muslims and those on the far-right.

COVID-19 Infection Risk Maps Updated

Around the world COVID-19 infection rates have increased significantly since we first introduced our infection risk maps due to improvements in mass testing, and the

Democracy in crisis: the US Capitol riot

Following the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump in a failed bid to upset his recent electoral defeat, the political turmoil of the preceding year shows no signs of abating.

Informer – 2021 Forecast

As a tumultuous year comes to an end, we look towards key global risks affecting travellers in 2021.

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