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Air New Zealand to trial Covid vaccine passport on Sydney flights

Airline aims to ‘streamline health verification’ for travel as vaccinations begin Air New Zealand will trial a digital vaccine passport in April on flights between Auckland and Sydney.As vaccination begins in Australia, attention has turned to the potential resumption of international travel and how Australia could track whether potential visitors have been vaccinated. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, World news, Australia news, Air transport, Sydney, New Zealand, Auckland, Air New Zealand, Coronavirus


UK's Ordnance Survey to launch mapping app in Australia

Project aims to help outdoor enthusiasts plan walks, cycles and hikes on and off beaten pathOrdnance Survey, the UK’s national mapping agency, is eyeing an international expansion as it launches its first app in Australia.In the UK, OS Maps was first released in 2016. The free app, aimed at walkers, cyclists, and campers, lets users plot detailed walking, running and cycling routes, and also follow ones laid down by others. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Apps, Maps, UK, Technology, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, Ordnance Survey


'An eyesore': thousands protest against Spanish cathedral's new doors

Planned update to Burgos Cathedral prompts online petition signed by more than 31,000 peoplePlans to mark the 800th anniversary of Burgos’s magnificent gothic cathedral with three enormous new bronze doors have ushered in an unholy row, with Unesco advising against the project and critics attacking the €1.2m portals as an “artistic outrage”.Cathedral authorities in the northern Spanish city say the new doors, designed by the renowned, award-winning artist Antonio López, are a work of contemporar...
Tags: Europe, Religion, Spain, World news, Culture, Unesco, Heritage, Christianity, Burgos, Antonio Lopez, Burgos Cathedral


The Guardian view on Europe by train: virtue signalling | Editorial

A continent-wide rail renaissance can play a vital part in the battle to meet net zero climate targetsThe avant garde German band Kraftwerk understood perfectly the special pleasures of cross-border train travel. The spare lyrics to their 1977 classic Trans-Europe Express celebrated the frissons that come with being stylishly on the move: “Rendezvous on Champs-Élysées / Leave Paris in the morning with T-E-E / In Vienna we sit in a late-night cafe / Straight connection T-E-E.”Cool, sleek and, in ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Music, Climate Change, Berlin, Environment, European Union, World news, Vienna, Britain, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Rail Travel, Ryanair, Transport, Channel Tunnel


Canada’s stricter travel restrictions: Quarantine upon arrival, suspension of some flights

By Rob Gillies | Associated Press TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus — including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30. Trudeau said in addition to the pre-boarding test Canada already requires, the governme...
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, US, Toronto, Sport, World news, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Associated Press, University of Toronto, Caribbean, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Blair


Life in hotel quarantine: 'I'm on day two. It's around day 11 things get difficult'

Ian Samson, originally from Edinburgh, describes his experience of Hong Kong’s strict isolation rules for travellersI have a pile of 20 bananas in my hotel room here in Hong Kong, a spin bike I’ve had delivered and some rapidly dying flowers that the hotel gave me on the first day as a morbid reminder of how little sunlight I would be getting for the next 21 days. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Scotland, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Edinburgh, Ian Samson, Coronavirus


Fabled ark could be among ancient treasures in danger in Ethiopia’s deadly war

Tigray’s rich heritage is ‘highly endangered’, experts warn, as the conflict escalates near key cultural sitesIt has been hidden from view for thousands of years, and its whereabouts never proved. But if the Ark of the Covenant indeed rests in a chapel in northern Ethiopia, this extraordinary religious treasure could be at grave risk from fighting in the area.The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, which reputedly houses the ark – a casket of gilded wood containing stone tablets inscribed with the ...
Tags: Books, Africa, Religion, World news, Culture, Unesco, Heritage, United Nations, Ethiopia, Archaeology, Tigray, Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, Paralympics 2012: archery


Vaccine passports essential for resumption of international travel

The World Tourism Organisation says international coordination, standardised certification and harmonised testing protocols all needed for safe travel to restartVaccine passports must become essential travel documents in order to restart international tourism.The recommendation comes from the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, which met in Madrid this week to discuss measures to ensure the safe resumption of international travel. It called for international health and travel bodies to step up the ...
Tags: Travel, UK News, World news, Transport, Madrid, Flights, World Tourism Organisation, Coronavirus, Global Tourism Crisis Committee


Festivals, holidays, Euro 2020… will summer's big events still go ahead?

Burgeoning hopes for a normal sporting and cultural calendar are now in question again as infections increaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Covid-19 cases rise across the world, hopes that life could get back to some semblance of normality by summer are fading. What chance do we have of going to a festival, flying off for a holiday or attending a major sporting event? Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Football, Sport, World news, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Festivals, Olympic Games, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Euro 2020, Coronavirus


Covid: arrivals to UK will need to show a negative test before entry

New control will apply in England from next week, with devolved nations expected to follow suitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInternational travellers will need to show a negative Covid-19 test before being allowed into the UK, the government has announced, in a significant toughening of border controls to try to stem the spread of new coronavirus variants.The new rules will take effect next week and apply to returning UK nationals as well as foreign citizens. Passen...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, England, Africa, UK News, World news, Heathrow, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus


Arrivals to UK will need to show a negative Covid test before entry

New control will apply in England from next week, with devolved nations expected to follow suitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInternational travellers will need to show a negative Covid-19 test before being allowed into the UK, the government has announced, in a significant toughening of border controls to try to stem the spread of new coronavirus variants.The new rules will take effect next week and apply to returning UK nationals as well as foreign citizens. Passen...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, England, Africa, UK News, World news, Heathrow, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus


21 things to look forward to in 2021 – from meteor showers to the Olympics

From finally seeing the back of Donald Trump to being in a football stadium – the new year is full of promiseYou probably found a few things to enjoy about last year: you rediscovered your bicycle, perhaps, or your family, or even both, and learned to love trees. And don’t forget the clapping. Plus some brilliant scientists figured out how to make a safe and effective vaccine for a brand new virus in record time. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Space, Music, Politics, Science, Television, Film, Sport, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, History, Culture, US politics


UK passengers flying United or Delta to USA must show negative COVID-19 tests

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines will require all passengers on flights from the United Kingdom to the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. From Reuters: The decision follows the emergence of a highly infectious new coronavirus variant in Britain that has prompted many countries to shut their borders to travelers from there. — Read the rest
Tags: Travel, Post, Usa, UK, News, Air Travel, World news, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, United, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Reuters, Coronavirus


Singapore street food added to Unesco heritage list

The city-state’s cosmopolitan ‘hawker culture’ has been added to the prestigious list – welcome recognition after a tough year for vendors. Plus five of the best food centres to visitOne of Singapore’s most-loved institutions has been given a timely boost, with the country’s hawker culture being added to the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.The award took place at a virtual ceremony on 16 December and it sees the culture join the likes of yoga in India and the tango in Arg...
Tags: Asia, Restaurants, Singapore, India, World news, Unesco, Asia Pacific, Argentina, Food And Drink, Street Food, Singapore Holidays


EU to hold crisis talks as countries block travel from UK over new Covid strain

WHO tells members to redouble efforts to stop spread as Israel turns away UK passport holdersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU ambassadors are to hold a crisis meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss travel restrictions on the UK as multiple countries began closing their doors to travellers from Britain after the discovery of a fast-spreading strain of Covid-19.As the World Health Organization called on European members to step up measures, Belgium, France, Germany,...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Israel, Eu, World news, Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Air transport, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Brussels, Coronavirus, Belgium France Germany Ireland


European countries ban flights from UK over new Covid strain

WHO tells members to redouble efforts to stop spread as Israel turns away UK passport holdersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEuropean countries have begun to close their doors to travellers from the UK after the discovery of a fast-spreading strain of Covid-19 in England.As the World Health Organization called on its members in Europe to step up measures, countries including France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands announced bans on travel from the UK. Continue r...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Israel, World news, Italy, Netherlands, Air transport, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, France Germany Ireland, Coronavirus


Multiple European countries ban travel from UK over new Covid strain

WHO tells members to redouble efforts to stop spread as Israel turns away UK passport holdersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEuropean countries have begun to close their doors to travellers from the UK after the discovery of a fast-spreading strain of Covid-19 in England.As the World Health Organization called on its members in Europe to step up measures, countries including France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands announced bans on travel from the UK. Continue r...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Israel, World news, Italy, Netherlands, Air transport, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, France Germany Ireland, Coronavirus


Should I stay or should I go? The people planning a trip abroad this Christmas

Last chance, or life-enhancing - for some in the UK this festive season the need to get away overrides the potential risksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith people across the UK grappling with different local restrictions over Christmas, for some the lure of travelling abroad for the festive season has proved too great. The Guardian spoke to those who have – or had – trips planned. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus


Of course Brits can be banned from travel to the EU in 2021. Why the surprise? | Giles Tremlett

If Europe wants to enforce non-member Covid rules after Brexit, it can – it’s just one of consequences of lost citizenshipNo one expects a joyous new year in 2021. Covid-19 will ensure that. Yet news that a collision between the pandemic and Brexit may also see Britons barred from entering the European Union for nonessential travel from 1 January has now added to the misery.As things now stand, EU rules that ask member states to ban citizens of high-risk Covid countries from entering should be a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Brexit, Ben, Giles Tremlett, Coronavirus


Austria set to bow to pressure on Covid risk with ski holiday ban

Country has faced calls from European neighbours over spread of virus at its resortsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustria’s government appears to have bowed to pressure from Germany, France and Italy and will ban skiing holidays over the Christmas break in an attempt to control the pandemic, Austrian media is reporting.The decision, expected to be officially announced on Wednesday, follows heated disagreements between Berlin and Vienna. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Berlin, World news, Austria, Vienna, Italy, Ski Resorts, Skiing Holidays, Germany France


'If the EU says we can’t open, they should pay': Italian ski resort awaits Covid ruling

Sestriere’s residents agree with Austria that EU should foot bill if Christmas skiing season cancelledCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePaolo Di Bendinoni’s grandmother Adelina began the family’s ski hire business in the winter of 1964, when she kept a few pairs of wooden skis and boots in her home that she would rent out to tourists as they got off the bus by the square in the alpine village of Sestriere.In the early days her trade came only at weekends, when a smatter...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Austria, Italy, Turin, Skiing Holidays, Sestriere, Adelina, Coronavirus, Bendinoni


Inside the world's most golden hotel - in pictures

The Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, is billed as the first in the world to be golden both inside and out Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Hotels, World news, Asia Pacific, Vietnam, Hanoi Vietnam, Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake


Cruise ship 2.0: setting sail into the new normal – photo essay

In the midst of the pandemic, cruise ships are back with swab tests, socially distanced mini-golf – and the same old environmental damage. Can the bubble stay intact?Italians are warm people but we have put aside, for a while, the handshakes and hugs that are our dearest habits. We are on the MSC Grandiosa, the major first cruise ship to depart since lockdown began in Europe.It’s 16 August 2020, the day after an Italian ministerial decree that allowed cruises to restart, and the Grandiosa has al...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, Environment, World news, Oceans, Italy, Genoa Continue, MSC Grandiosa, Coronavirus, Grandiosa


Will Scotland become the new ski destination?

With British skiers nervous about booking holidays in Europe, travel specialists are predicting an exodus to the northCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Scottish mountains may be an unlikely beneficiary of the Covid-19 pandemic. With British skiers nervous about committing to a package holiday with a tour operator in one of the main European destinations, travel specialists are predicting the rise of the DIY ski trip, which could be good news for the Cairngorms.“Ther...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Scotland, Sport, UK News, World news, Skiing, Cairngorms, United Kingdom Holidays, Europe Holidays, Skiing Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays, Rob Stewart, Coronavirus, Ski Press PR


Tripadvisor warns users over Thai hotel that sued guest for bad review

Site adds notice to resort’s listing setting out details of dispute that led to defamation arrestTripadvisor has placed a warning on a Thai resort’s listing after the resort sued an American expat over a negative review, briefly landing him in police custody.In July, Wesley Barnes wrote of encountering “unfriendly staff” and accused the Sea View hotel and spa on Koh Chang island of “modern-day slavery”, following a dispute over a corkage fee. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Tripadvisor, Travel websites, Thailand Holidays, Koh Chang, Wesley Barnes


Japan's 'love hotels' accused of anti-gay discrimination

Same-sex couples say hotels make excuses to turn them away despite 2018 law changeIn May this year, at the height of the coronavirus’s first wave, two gay men living together in Amagasaki, western Japan, thought they would ease the boredom of the country’s soft lockdown with a visit to a love hotel, where couples pay for short stays to have sex.But rather than the carefree time they had anticipated, the couple, in their mid-30s, did not even get as far as the door to their room. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Sex, Hotels, Life and style, World news, Asia Pacific, LGBT rights, Amagasaki


Nearly 200 airports in UK and Europe could go bust due to collapse in air travel

Industry body says 193 of the continent’s 740 commercial airports face insolvencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNearly 200 airports across the UK and Europe are at risk of going bust within months due to the dramatic collapse in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the European airports trade body warned on Tuesday.Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), which represents airport operators, said it estimated that 193 out of Europe’s 740 commercia...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, UK News, World news, Air transport, Transport, Airline Industry, Heathrow Airport, Airports Council International Europe ACI Europe


A decade in the building, Madrid's showpiece hotel has everything ... except guests

Spain’s tourist sector – including the new Four Seasons hotel – is bearing the brunt of Covid, with the capital’s occupancy rates at 15%Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMadrid’s first new grand hotel in almost half a century has more than enough to recommend it to even the most discerning and demanding of visitors.As well as a presidential suite for VIPs and their bodyguards, there is a spa, a handy branch of Hermès, and a restaurant by the three Michelin-starred chef ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Hotels, Spain, Barcelona, Travel & leisure, World news, Michelin, Hermès, Madrid, Dani Garcia, Coronavirus, COVID


Rapid one-hour Covid tests begin at Heathrow airport

Coronavirus tests that cost £80 offered to travellers to Italy and Hong KongCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePassengers flying from London Heathrow to Hong Kong and Italy will be able to have a rapid Covid-19 test at the airport before checking in from Tuesday.The test costs £80 and results will be available within an hour. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Business, UK News, World news, Italy, Heathrow, Airline Industry, Flights, London Heathrow, Coronavirus, Hong KongCoronavirus


Huge cat found etched into desert among Nazca Lines in Peru

Feline geoglyph from 200-100BC emerges during work at Unesco world heritage siteThe dun sands of southern Peru, etched centuries ago with geoglyphs of a hummingbird, a monkey, an orca – and a figure some would dearly love to believe is an astronaut – have now revealed the form of an enormous cat lounging across a desert hillside.The feline Nazca line, dated to between 200BC and 100BC, emerged during work to improve access to one of the hills that provides a natural vantage point from which many ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Unesco, Peru, Archaeology, Nazca Lines, Nazca



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