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Double-jabbed UK tourists could skip amber-list quarantine under proposals

Ministers looking at loosening travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers returning to EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish travellers who have had two Covid vaccines could be allowed quarantine-free entry into England under plans being considered by ministers, the Guardian understands.As the government grapples with allowing more trips abroad while trying to prevent the importation of new variants, changes are being considered to the traffic light ...
Tags: Travel, Health, UK, England, Society, Guardian, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

UK excluded again from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US added

British tourists face continued restrictions as bloc opens up to other vaccinated travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish tourists face continued restrictions on travelling to the EU this summer even as the bloc opens up to others, including residents of the United States.Eight countries are to be added to a list of countries from where the EU says non-essential travel is safe, but the UK has not been included. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, United States, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

UK again excluded from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US added

British tourists face continued restrictions as bloc opens up to other vaccinated travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish tourists face continued restrictions on travelling to the EU this summer even as the bloc opens up to others, including residents of the United States.Eight countries are to be added to a list of countries from where the EU says non-essential travel is safe, but the UK has not been included. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, United States, Coronavirus

Royal Caribbean postpones cruise after 8 crew members on board test positive for COVID-19

The Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of The Seas arrives at Port Everglades on June 10, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Royal Caribbean International is delaying its first passenger cruise on the Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship after eight members of the crew tested positive for COVID-19, the agency's CEO said in a statement on Facebook.The ship was supposed to set sail on July 3, but will now set sail on July 31."During routine testing, eight crew members received a ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Royal Caribbean, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Port Everglades, Michael Bayley, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Speed desk, Fort Lauderdale Florida Joe, Raedle Getty Images Royal Caribbean International

Gov. Newsom Announces ‘California Dream Vacations’ COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative

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Gov. Newsom To Announce ‘California Dream Vacations’ COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative

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As travel picks up, hotels are looking for ways to cut labor costs by removing daily room cleanings

Chambermaid Alina Teaca prepares a room at the Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg Airport for the next guest. Marcus Brandt/picture alliance via Getty Images Hotels want to permanently reduce daily cleanings and breakfast, The Washington Post reported. The new business model comes as hotels look to cut labor costs after the pandemic. Housekeepers said no daily cleaning during the pandemic was more dangerous for them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hotels are considering cuttin...
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‘Americans are heaven for us’: the surge in US visitors throwing Greece a lifeline

Country confounds post-Covid predictions as transatlantic holidaymakers flood in ready to spendCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA fresh wind blows down Adrianou. Seated in front of his rug store on the street that cuts through the heart of ancient Athens, Theo Iliadis takes in the scene. At 47, he’s seen “a lot of bad stuff” in recent years. The global pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time for Greece, already gutted by prolonged economic crisis.But barely a month...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, US, World news, Athens, Coronavirus, Theo Iliadis

‘Raring to go’: Australia’s ski resorts prepare for a post-pandemic comeback like no other

After a muted 2020 ski season, alpine towns are hoping heavy snowfall will bring back travellers and revive businessesThe ski season has arrived, and anticipation is high after the muted, pandemic-affected season in 2020 and the dumping of snow brought by this week’s cold snap in eastern Australia.For Cam Barton, who runs Alpine Sports in Jindabyne, the first snow of the season is always special. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Snow, Australia news, New South Wales, Victoria, Australia Weather, Australia Holidays, Skiing Holidays, Jindabyne, Coronavirus, Cam Barton

Overseas travel permits rising despite Coalition pledge on tightening rules amid Covid

Guardian analysis shows more than 10% rise in monthly exemptions after state push to tighten approvals Almost 12,000 Australians received permission to travel overseas in May, a higher rate than the preceding three months, despite the federal government promising to look at tightening exemptions.According to a Guardian Australia analysis of Australian Border Force (ABF) statistics, some 11,879 citizens and residents were granted exemptions in May, a jump of more than 10% on the average of 10,353...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Australian Border Force ABF

Walmart is quietly plotting to expand its virtual medical services

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Walmart Health's medical provider has quietly filed to operate in 16 more states;We just got more evidence both vaccine doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 shot may be needed to protect against variants;Your guide to traveling safely this summer.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... A Wa...
Tags: Travel, UK, India, US, Trends, Walmart, Healthcare, Helix, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Fauci, Archie, Newsletters, MEGHAN MARKLE, Pete Bannan

My dream of a holiday abroad this summer alas was just magical thinking | Emma Brockes

When I discovered the dreadful toll of the pandemic in Costa Rica, I realised there were worse things than holidaying at homeI’d been aware, for a while, that wealthy friends had resumed travelling, and a few months ago – in the first flush of vaccination optimism and with Covid rates in New York plunging – it looked easy. Perhaps we can do this, I thought. Countries reliant on tourism dollars were reopening. Airline prices were still low. It was, I told myself, safer to go to Costa Rica than to...
Tags: Travel, England, New York, Massachusetts, Americas, US, World news, US news, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, Emma Brockes, Coronavirus, Florida If Jet Blue

Anger on the streets of Porto as Britain shuts down free flow of travel

Tourism chiefs slam the ‘unfair’ downgrading after invasion of football fans Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s decision to relegate Portugal to the amber travel list left Francina Pinheiro totally exasperated. “We’ve done everything by the book here,” said Pinheiro, the owner of a cafe beside Torre dos Clérigos, one of Porto’s landmark sights, as customers arrived for lunch on Friday.“We sanitise everything, we’ve reduced our table numbers. All so we can welco...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Travel & leisure, Britain, Portugal, Porto, Torre, Pinheiro, Travel safety advice, Coronavirus, Francina Pinheiro

Holidays abroad: many Britons plan to press on despite government advice

Tui says half of its passengers booked to visit Portugal in June are still planning to travelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs recriminations continue over the UK government’s decision to remove Portugal from the travel green list, many Britons have decided to press ahead with overseas holiday plans, even if that means going against official advice.At 4.45pm on Sunday 6 June, Pont-Aven, one of Brittany Ferries’ flagship cruise liners, will leave Plymouth for Santande...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Money, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, Consumer affairs, Portugal, Tui Travel, Tui, Brittany Ferries, Coronavirus, Plymouth for Santander

A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
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'Safety first': Grant Shapps on Portugal's removal from travel 'green list' – video

Portugal has been removed from the government’s ‘green list’ of destinations from which people can return to England without having to quarantine, and no extra countries have been added.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases in Portugal, adding the UK had to put ‘safety first’ ahead of a national reopening on 21 JunePortugal removed from ‘green list’ of Covid travel destinations Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, UK News, Portugal, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus

Covid travel: Portugal removed from England ‘green list’

No countries added to quarantine-free list, a decision likely to dismay travel industry and holidaymakersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePortugal has been removed from the government’s “green list” of destinations from which people can return to England without having to quarantine, and no extra countries have been added, it is understood.The decision, set to be confirmed later on Thursday with an updated list of countries on green, amber and red lists, will dismay ho...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Politics, England, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Air transport, Portugal, Transport, Transport policy, Europe Holidays, Balearic Islands holidays, Coronavirus

Ireland: life under one of the harshest lockdowns in the world

‘The mood was edgy, even a little paranoid …’ As Ireland moves out of lockdown, our writer recounts what it’s been like over the past year‘Are you over from England?” Just five words. A simple enough question. Yet delivered by a supermarket manager in a small town in County Kerry last year, shortly after Ireland had been forced into the first of its many lockdowns, the innocent question seemed to take on a new dimension.People had been ordered to stay within 2km of their homes, but there were ru...
Tags: Travel, England, Britain, Ireland, Ireland Holidays, County Kerry, Cork holidays, Coronavirus

Victorian woman banned from Flight Centre for 10 years after being given ‘prohibition notice’

Businesswoman Elmas Saliba denies behaving badly towards travel agent staff after seeking refund for Cook Islands holiday cancelled by Covid A businesswoman says she has been banned from using travel agent Flight Centre for 10 years after complaining to the company about a refund for a holiday cancelled due to Covid-19.Elmas Saliba, who had been a customer of Flight Centre for over 15 years, says she received the “prohibition notice” last week informing her she was banned from attending and tran...
Tags: Travel, Australia news, Consumer affairs, Air transport, Consumer Rights, Cook Islands, Coronavirus, COVID, Elmas Saliba

Virtual reality tourism can boost travel in a post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the travel and tourism industries; Businesses in this sector must build infrastructure and practices that allow people to travel safely in a post-pandemic world and support local communities that benefit from tourism; Augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies can offer alternative ways to travel the world and an exciting new model for the industry. The tourism industry has hit a nadir owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will continue to feel the eff...
Tags: Travel, Public Health, Innovation, Dubai, Virtual Reality, Un, Faroe Islands, Pacific Ocean, Burj Khalifa, Jammu, Kashmir India, Global Issues, Gurez Valley, Coronavirus

Australians travelling overseas should be forced to have Covid vaccine, doctors say

Exclusive: Australian Medical Association wants the federal government to toughen controversial decision to fast track vaccines for people approved to travelA controversial national cabinet decision to fast track vaccines for Australians approved to travel overseas should be strengthened to make vaccination mandatory prior to departure, the Australian Medical Association has said.The cabinet decision, aimed at protecting both Australians while overseas and the quarantine system from leaks upon t...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Australian Medical Association, Coronavirus

Some flight attendants said they didn't get sick nearly as much during the pandemic due to extra cleaning and mask-wearing - and they hope airlines keep sanitation a priority as travel rebounds

Flight attendants they have gotten sick less due to pandemic-era cleaning protocols. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Flight attendants said they got sick less during the pandemic due to increased airline sanitization. Airlines began overhauling cleaning in early 2020, when many experts thought COVID spread through shared surfaces. As more people get vaccinated and start traveling, workers hope airline cleanliness will remain. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Chicago, New Jersey, Airplanes, Delta, Airline Industry, Qantas, Airlines, Detroit, Southwest Airlines

Airline and holiday firms hit out at UK’s ‘utterly confusing’ travel advice

Bosses of easyJet, British Airways, Ryanair, Jet2, Tui UK and others write to Boris Johnson over situationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAirline and holiday firm bosses have joined in attacking the UK government’s “utterly confusing” advice on foreign travel, accusing ministers of “moving the goalposts” and lacking transparency over decisions on safe destinations.The UK was being left behind Europe and throwing away the success of its coronavirus vaccination programm...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Boris Johnson, Easyjet, Tui Travel, British Airways, Coronavirus, TUI UK, easyJet British Airways Ryanair

Memorial Day travel by Southern Californians will increase 64%, most going by car

Southern Californians will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend in large numbers, buoyed by sharp decreases in coronavirus cases, increased vaccinations and spurred by pent-up demand from 15 months of safer-at-home orders, polls show. More than 2.8 million Southern Californians will take a trip, a 64% increase over the same period last year when the pandemic was in the early stages, the Automobile Club of Southern California is predicting. “Travel is back in a big way,” said Marie Montgomery, ...
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Britons should not be holidaying in Spain yet, says UK minister

Anne-Marie Trevelyan urges people not to travel to country on coronavirus amber list ‘unless you have to’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritons have been urged not to travel to Spain after Madrid opened the doors to tourists from the UK.Spain has lifted its restrictions on holidaymakers from the UK but the business minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan has urged people not to go there unless there is an urgent reason. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Spain, UK News, Madrid, UK Spain, Anne Marie Trevelyan, Coronavirus

Spain to drop Covid restrictions on British visitors from 24 May

Spanish PM says negative test not needed even as Boris Johnson warns against travel to amber list countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSpain will allow British holidaymakers into the country without the need to provide a negative Covid test from 24 May.In a move aimed at restarting the country’s battered tourist industry, the Spanish government has announced that visitors from the UK will be free to enter Spain “without restrictions and without health requirements...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Politics, UK, Spain, UK News, World news, Boris Johnson, Spain Holidays, Europe Holidays, Pedro Sanchez, Coronavirus

European countries will soon accept vaccinated US travelers. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images EU representatives voted Wednesday to allow fully vaccinated US travelers to visit soon. Americans will need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hold on to yo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Greece, Cdc, France, Germany, Boston, Nbc News, US, Trends, Eu, Spain

Coalition in talks with international airlines on digital vaccine passport for travel

Controversial tech has already been adopted by some countries despite privacy concernsThe Australian government is in talks with the International Air Transport Association about a new digital certificate that could unlock quarantine-free overseas travel for vaccinated Australians.In recent days, the prime minister Scott Morrison has begun talking up the idea of a new digital vaccination passport that could be used for domestic travel, saying this would be the “next most achievable step” as more...
Tags: Travel, Australia news, Australian politics, Airline Industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, International Air Transport Association, Coronavirus

British tourists to EU may have to quarantine even if vaccinated

Covid travel document says EU states can take into account whether their own citizens can freely access UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFully vaccinated Britons could still be told to quarantine at their EU holiday destination due to concerns over the Covid variant first detected in India and a failure to allow Europeans to visit Britain freely, according to a policy agreed in Brussels.Representatives of the 27 member states provisionally approved a change of policy...
Tags: Travel, Europe, India, Eu, European Union, Travel & leisure, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Europe Holidays, Coronavirus

Travel confusion risks letting in more Covid variants, says Starmer

Labour leader says PM has lost control of the messaging after contradictory guidance on amber list travelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters have been accused of using “confused and contradictory” language over foreign travel, with Keir Starmer using prime minister’s questions to say this risks allowing more new variants of coronavirus into the country.Amid particular criticism about seemingly contradictory guidance on travel to amber list countries, the Labour ...
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