TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | AlUla Heritage Sites Reopen To Public End Of October

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has confirmed that the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, the ancient kingdom of Dadan and the canyons of Jabal Ikmah will be the first sites to re-open to the public, having been largely closed off to visitors in the past period. The RCU announced that residents of AlUla will … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | AlUla Heritage Sites Reopen To Public End Of October

TRAVEL | Guinness Registers Al-Asha As World Largest Oasis

Al-Ahsa Oasis entered the Guinness World Records as the largest self-contained oasis in the world. According to ‘Guinness’ website, the oasis includes more than 2.5 million palm trees feeding on a huge aquifer through 280 artesian spring and extending over an area of more than 85,4 square kilometers. The Heritage Commission undertook the task of … Continue reading TRAVEL | Guinness Registers Al-Asha As World Largest Oasis

TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia Gradually Lifts Travel Restrictions

Saudi Arabia is gradually lifting the travel ban, by allowing a specific group of people to enter and exit the Kingdom before January 1, the expected date of the complete reopening of the land, maritime and air borders. The exact date for lifting the suspension of travel and allowing the land, sea and air transport … Continue reading TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia Gradually Lifts Travel Restrictions

TRAVEL | Taj Mahal To Reopen Even As Virus Rages In India

India’s top tourist attraction the Taj Mahal is set to reopen more than six month after it was shut, official said Tuesday, even as the vast nation battles soaring coronavirus infections. India, home to 1.3 billion people, on Monday overtook Brazil to become the world’s second most-infected nation with more than 4.2. million cases, behind … Continue reading TRAVEL | Taj Mahal To Reopen Even As Virus Rages In India

TRAVEL ESSENTIAL | 9 Countries You Can Travel To Right Now

Recent trends in international travel aren’t encouraging. Many places are either doubling down on lengthy quarantine requirements or reimposing restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike. Border closures and quarantine rules changed frequently. Air traffic appears to have peaked in August, and it’s unclear what’s ahead for the aviation industry. On all fronts there is a great … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIAL | 9 Countries You Can Travel To Right Now

TRAVEL | Jordan Says To Reopen Airport For Commercial Flights Next Month

Jordan said on Thursday it will partially resume commercial flights from August to a limited number of European and Asian countries on an internationally approved safe list. Government spokesman Amjad Adailah told state-owned Al Mamlaka TV that regular commercial flights from Alia international airport, suspended since March, could begin in the first or second week … Continue reading TRAVEL | Jordan Says To Reopen Airport For Commercial Flights Next Month

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Maldives Lifts All Restrictions For Visitors

The Maldives is reopening to all visitors next month with no restrictions. A spokesperson for the tourism board has confirmed the Indian Ocean destination will welcome back tourists of all nationalities in July. While a previous draft propositional indicate travelers would need to present a medical certificate confirming proof a negative Covid-19 test, the island … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Maldives Lifts All Restrictions For Visitors

TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula To Reopen Including Ancient Site Al Hijr

Saudi Arabia’s major cultural and heritage attraction Al Ula will reopen this October and for the first time it will be open to visitors years round. Al Ula contains many archeological treasures including Al Hijir, the first landmark in the Kingdom to be listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Al Hijir is the remains … Continue reading TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula To Reopen Including Ancient Site Al Hijr

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Greece To Open To Tourists From 29 Countries From June 15

Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins. The countries are: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Hungary, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Greece To Open To Tourists From 29 Countries From June 15

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Extend Tourist Visas For Three Month Free Of Charge

Saudi Arabia will extend tourist visas which expired during the suspension of international flight amid the coronavirus pandemic automatically for a period of three months free of charge, according to an official statement. The Kingdom’s General Directorate of Passports announced that the General Directorate of Passport would extend the visas automatically through the system without … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Extend Tourist Visas For Three Month Free Of Charge