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Airports and airlines slam EU COVID testing recommendations
The coalition of aviation groups says the recommendations are ‘at odds’ with an assessment by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Watch: Chinese government starts to loosen strict COVID-19 rules
China has ended mandatory COVID-19 testing for many, in an attempt to loosen anti-virus rules and restart the declining economy.
China announces first COVID-19 death in almost six months
China says its tough approach has paid off in much lower numbers of cases and deaths than in other countries.
Dogs can detect COVID as reliably as lab tests: study
With their superior sense of smell, our canine friends were found to be as reliable as PCR tests for detecting COVID-19 cases among hundreds of people.
Beijing residents queue for tests
Beijing on Tuesday launched mass coronavirus testing for nearly all its 21 million residents, as fears grew that the Chinese capital may be placed under a strict lockdown like Shanghai.
No more swabs? US approves its first COVID breath test
The InspectIR COVID-19 Breathalyzer is 91.2 per cent accurate at identifying positive samples and 99.3 per cent accurate with negative samples, according to the FDA.
Why are US authorities still advising people not to travel to Europe?
Travel restrictions are easing across the EU but US authorities are still advising citizens not to visit Europe.
Sweden is the latest EU country to scrap all entry rules
The government has dropped Covid certificate and test rules for even unvaccinated tourists.
UK day 2 tests to be scrapped before half term, PM confirms
It follows the removal of pre-departure tests, while the rules for unvaccinated travellers will also ease significantly from 11 February.
Spain removes Genrui antigen tests over false positives spike
Questions have already been raised about the antigen tests after a spike in complaints of false positives in Ireland and schools in Hamburg.
Pre-departure tests for travellers scrapped in the UK
Travellers will no longer be required to take a PCR test or self-isolate, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.
Demand for COVID-19 self-test kits skyrocket in Europe
In France, the leader in rapid diagnostic tests, Biosynex, has hired 200 temporary staff to meet soaring demand, amid record case numbers and end-of-year holidays.
Finland is set to impose new travel rules - is your holiday affected?
UK travellers now have to take a COVID test at the border, with more rules for non-EU citizens to be announced later today.
No swab needed for 97% accurate COVID saliva test, researchers say
The test is not yet in commercial production, but its inventors claim it could make regular testing a part of everyday routines.
Everything you need to know about Christmas travel and avoiding scams
With PLF forms being advertised for €85 and “scandalous” behaviour from test providers, how well do you know your travel admin?
Developing countries get free access to Spanish COVID testing tech
Spain's public medical research body and the World Health Organization struck a deal that could make COVID testing cheaper and more accessible for poorer nations.
Explained: COVID-19 travel rules for children and teenagers
If you're planning to travel with children don't get caught out by the vaccination requirements and other restrictions that are still in place in some countries.
Greece pushes people to get COVID jab as number of infections rise
Greece registered a record number of new infections on Monday.
What happened to the tourists stuck in Disneyland on Halloween?
Almost 34,000 visitors to the Shanghai theme park were locked in and tested on Sunday after one COVID-19 case at the weekend.
Explained: Half of holidaymakers confused by England’s new day 2 tests
England is now accepting lateral flow tests instead of more expensive PCR ones, but what does the new system involve exactly?