Sweden Reopening, EU Updates, Bali Delays Reopening

Written and Published July 5, 2021

Latest COVID-19 Travel and Airline News


The Council of the European Union announced that even more countries and will be added to the Safe List, meaning that passengers from these countries will be allowed entry for non-essential reasons. The new countries on the Safe List are as follows: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Jordan, Montenegro, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, and Saudi Arabia. You can read more here!


Great news! Like many of the other European countries, Sweden will be reopening for international passengers. The Swedish government announced that passengers from the USA, Serbia, Taiwan, North Macedonia, Macao, Lebanon, Hong Kong, and Albania would be allowed to enter the country. You can read more here!


The government of Indonesia announced that the Bali reopening will be delayed due to a surge in COVID-19 numbers. According to Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, Bali will not reopen until August. You can read more here!

Interesting Loyalty Program Promotions

Air France – KLM Flying Blue

Air France – KLM Flying Blue announced its latest promotional awards that will be valid for travel through December 31, 2021. During the promotional period, members can get up to a 50% discount on the usual number of miles required. You can read more here!

Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors just announced a promotion during which members can buy points with a doubled limit and 100% bonus. Members can buy points with this offer through July 8, 2021. You can purchase Hilton Honors points here!