Madeira declared safe for British travellers | News

Madeira and Porto Santo Islands have been included in the global list of destinations exempt from the Foreign & Commonwealth advice against ‘all but essential’ travel. The duo is included alongside the Azores as the only two Portuguese territories to make the list. Madeira has had a strong track record in dealing with the global outbreak of Covid-19, recognised internationally as a success story. The destination implemented restrictive measures to contain the outbreak, even before the first cases arrived in Portugal. The region closed to all tourism in March. Due…

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Madeira declared safe for British travellers | News

Madeira and Porto Santo Islands have been included in the global list of destinations exempt from the Foreign & Commonwealth advice against ‘all but essential’ travel. The duo is included alongside the Azores as the only two Portuguese territories to make the list. As a result, travellers returning from a trip will not be expected to self-isolate for 14-days in England. Madeira has had a strong track record in dealing with the global outbreak of Covid-19, recognised internationally as a success story. The destination implemented restrictive measures to contain the…

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Ras Al Khaimah declared safe from Covid-19 | News

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has been certified as a safe destination by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. The move comes as the city completes its ‘Safeguard Assurance’ program.  Through a strategic partnership with Bureau Veritas, the authority has led the way in implementing stringent health, safety and hygiene measures across all Ras Al Khaimah hotels to mitigate any possible risks for employees and guests and providing complete confidence in the destination. Through an ongoing series of independent audits of all its…

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UNWTO calls for safe reopening of hospitality sector | News

As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of Covid-19 on the sector. After several months of unprecedented disruption, the World Tourism Barometer reports that the sector is beginning to restart in some areas, most notably in northern hemisphere destinations. At the same time, restrictions on travel remain in place in a majority of global destinations, and tourism remains one of the worst affected of all sectors. Against this backdrop, UNWTO has reiterated its call for…

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Businesses Who Borrowed Under $2 Million Get ‘Safe Harbor’ From Audit

Businesses who borrowed less than $2 million from the Paycheck Protection Program will probably not face a federal audit. In the latest update to its frequently asked questions document, the Small Business Administration clarified that if companies borrowed under the $2 million, they will be given “safe harbor” and won’t face any scrutiny from the SBA or the U.S. Treasury Department. “Given the large volume of PPP loans, this approach will enable SBA to conserve its finite audit resources and focus its reviews on larger loans, where the compliance effort…

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Family courts ‘not safe space’ for domestic abuse survivors

Image copyright Getty Images A women’s charity has criticised a family court judge for a “misogynistic and legally inaccurate” rape ruling. Judge Robin Tolson dismissed a woman’s allegation she had been raped by her then partner, saying she did “nothing physically” to stop him. The woman argued the judge’s approach led to her losing the legal battle with the man, which centred on their son. Women’s Aid told the BBC family courts were not safe spaces for domestic and sexual abuse survivors. The case had started when the man asked…

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Australia fires: Firefighter’s UK family send ‘stay safe’ message

Australians are bracing themselves for another difficult and dangerous weekend as soaring temperatures and high winds cause bush fires to burn out of control. One of the worst affected areas is New South Wales, where a week-long state of emergency has been declared. Former British Army officer Jules Vitoria, who moved there 11 years ago, is serving as a volunteer firefighter. He was delivered a special message while out on duty, after his family contacted BBC Breakfast. Source link

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Ipswich scrapyard to donate thousands from safe to charity

Image copyright Sackers scrap metal and waste recycling Image caption The haul was made up of some legal tender and some old notes Staff at scrap metal dealer who found about £20,000 while cutting up safes to recycle will donate the money to charity after no-one claimed it. The safe was being opened at Sackers, near Ipswich, when staff noticed one was stuffed with notes and coin bags. The money has been in police stores since April waiting for the “rightful owner” but they did not come forward. It will…

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