Luhut to reopen tourism in Banyuwangi, Bali next week

Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan is set to reopen Banyuwangi in East Java and Bali for tourism in the next few days, as part of the government’s efforts to “gradually” revive the tourism sector

Peru plans to reopen Machu Picchu on July 24

Peru's ancient Inca citadel Machu Picchu will reopen to tourists on July 24, the local governor announced Monday.Cusco governor Jean Paul Benavente said details were still being finalized but "in principle, July 24 is the confirmed date fo

Bali beaches reopen under ‘strict health protocols’

The Bali provincial administration reopened beaches in Denpasar and Badung regency on Thursday, under “strict health protocols”.Bali COVID-19 task force spokesperson I Dewa Gede Rai said that the number of visitors to each beach would b

Machu Picchu to reopen at 50% capacity, but no date set

Peru's iconic tourist attraction Machu Picchu will reopen at half capacity following a coronavirus-forced closure, the Peruvian government said on Tuesday, although it didn't set a date."Admission to Machu Picchu will be 2,244 visitors

Coronavirus: No singing as churches reopen - so worshippers get creative to express themselves

"Welcome to church," the pastor proclaims and a round of applause erupts.One hundred people spread out inside Cornerstone the Church, in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, for the first time in more than three months. Once the building of a car showroom

Coronavirus: No singing as churches reopen - so worshippers get creative to express themselves

India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

Visitors to the Taj Mahal will have to wear masks at all times, keep their distance and not touch its glistening marble surfaces when India's 17th-century monument to love reopens on Monday after a three-month COVID-19 shutdown.Only 5,000 touri

As museums reopen across the world, are people ready to go back to cultural institutions?

As museums and galleries are emerging from their coronavirus lockdowns, most are still puzzling over how to reconfigure their spaces in line with new health and safety regulations. Uncertainty also remains whether people will actually visit cultural

Cyprus to reopen to UK tourists on Aug. 1

Cyprus decided Friday to welcome tourists from Britain, its largest market, from Aug. 1 if that country’s coronavirus outbreak remains on a downward trend.Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said Britain would fall into a higher risk band of

Bars, restaurants reopen in Brazil's hard-hit Rio

Rio de Janeiro's bars and restaurants reopened Thursday after more than three months of coronavirus lockdown, despite criticism by health specialists in Brazil, one of the world's worst-hit nations.As part of a phased return to normality, b

Thailand to reopen bars and allow in some foreign travelers

Thailand will allow pubs and bars to reopen on Wednesday and plans to let in some foreign travelers after recording five weeks without any community transmission of the coronavirus, a government official said.Pubs, bars and karaoke venues will be a