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3 international travel ideas for your summer trip

Details: So you’re ready to hit the skies for an international flight after more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions, but where can you go? Some countries are reopening to Americans, but the degree of reopening varies.

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Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Details: DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.

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EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Details: BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is recommending that its 27 member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the United States. EU members agreed Wednesday to add the U.S. to the list of countries for which they should gradually remove restrictions on non-essential travel.

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How to travel safely and cheaply this summer

Details: Getting fully vaccinated is the first step toward travel safety, but it’s not the last. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued updated guidelines for vaccinated travelers, giving the go-ahead to domestic travel. Yet it still recommends following the familiar protective protocols: wearing a mask, maintaining social distance

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Countries eager to reopen to travel as pandemic recedes

Details: Countries reliant on tourism are racing to reopen borders and revive economies decimated by the pandemic. The World Travel & Tourism Council estimates that the sector lost nearly $4.5 trillion and 62 million jobs last year. Airlines alone lost $126 billion last year and are on track to lose another $48 billion this year, according to their

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Summer travel forecast calls for longer waits, fewer choices

Details: Summer travel forecast calls for longer waits, fewer choices. A server carries rolls to a table of customers seated outside at Legal Sea Foods, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Boston. America’s tourist destinations are facing a severe worker shortage just as they try to rebound from a devastating year lost to the pandemic.

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US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Details: NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirement expands on a similar one announced late last month for passengers coming from the United Kingdom. The new order takes effect in two weeks.

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Airlines urge the G7 nations to help international travel

Details: Airlines urge the G7 nations to help international travel. By The Associated Press June 2, 2021. FILE - In this June 2, 2014 file photo, Willie Walsh, chief executive officer for International Airlines Group, speaks during a panel discussion of the 70th International Air Transport Association (IATA) in …

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Travel numbers climb as Americans hit the road for holiday

Details: Travel numbers climb as Americans hit the road for holiday. Henry Hernandez, his wife Karina Gonzalez and their children Jose Sebastian, 2, and Laura, 6, of Colombia, walk towards the baggage claim area at Miami International Airport, Friday, May 28, 2021, in Miami. The couple were surprised to be offered the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

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EU lawmakers OK virus pass, boosting summer travel hopes

Details: EU lawmakers OK virus pass, boosting summer travel hopes. People sunbathe on the beach in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Spain is jumpstarting its summer tourism season by welcoming vaccinated visitors from most countries as well as European visitors who can prove they are not infected with coronavirus. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel

Details: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Which COVID-19 tests are required for international travel

Details: Group 8. Which COVID-19 tests are required for international travel? It depends on where you’re going. In an effort to limit the spread of new coronavirus variants, many countries are requiring incoming travelers to show a recent negative test.

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Scottish leader, Manchester mayor spar over virus travel ban

Details: LONDON (AP) — Scotland's leader has defended a ban on nonessential travel between the country and the northwest English city of Manchester after its mayor lambasted the decision and called for compensation.

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Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

Details: The new guidance says: — Fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S., without getting tested for the coronavirus or quarantining. People should still wear a mask, socially distance and avoid crowds, the agency says. — For international travel, the agency says vaccinated people do not need to get a COVID-19 test before leaving, unless

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Connecticut governor unveils plan to cut travel time to NYC

Details: 11 hours ago · Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's administration unveiled an $8 billion to $10 billion plan Monday that aims to reduce commuter rail times from Connecticut to New York City by as much as 25 minutes by 2035, while pledging in the meantime to make the trip from New Haven to the Big Apple 10 minutes faster as early as 2022.

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US to restrict travel from India over COVID starting Tuesday

Details: WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will restrict travel from India starting Tuesday, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden’s administration made the determination on

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Australian court upholds ban on most international travel

Details: CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the federal government’s draconian power to prevent most citizens from leaving the country so that they don’t bring COVID-19 home.

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EU takes big step toward relaxing travel for vaccinated

Details: The European Union on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 took a step toward relaxing tourism travel for visitors from outside the bloc, with EU ambassadors agreeing on measures to allow fully vaccinated visitors in. They also agreed on easing the criteria for nations to be considered a safe country, from which all tourists can travel.

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US rescinds global 'do not travel' coronavirus warning

Details: The State Department invoked the blanket warning against all international travel on March 19 as the pandemic spread. The revised country-specific travel advice is available at https://travel.state.gov. However, Americans still face travel restrictions across the world because of the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in the country.

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UK to ease holiday travel ban yet keeps most quarantines

Details: All but essential travel from Britain remains barred to “red list” countries with severe outbreaks, including India and South Africa, and people returning from them face 10 days of mandatory quarantine in a supervised hotel. On Friday the British government added Nepal, the Maldives and Turkey to that list.

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Israel says foreign minister will travel to the United

Details: 20 hours ago · JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says foreign minister will travel to the United Arab Emirates next week, first such visit by top Israeli diplomat.

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EXPLAINER: Will you need a 'vaccine passport' to travel

Details: EXPLAINER: Will you need a ‘vaccine passport’ to travel? Travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Salt Lake City. Airlines and others in the travel industry are throwing their support behind vaccine passports to boost pandemic-depressed travel, and authorities in Europe could embrace the

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Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

Details: Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother's Day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.7 million people were screened at airport checkpoints on Sunday, the highest number since March 2020, when travel was collapsing because of the coronavirus outbreak

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Japan says US travel warning for virus won't hurt Olympians

Details: Japan says US travel warning for virus won’t hurt Olympians. People wearing masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk in front of a screen showing the news on U.S. warning against visits to Japan Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Tokyo. U.S. health officials and the State Department on Monday warned Americans against travel to

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EU eyes revamp of ID check-free zone to improve travel flow

Details: EU eyes revamp of ID check-free zone to improve travel flow. BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled plans Wednesday to revamp Europe’s ID check-free travel area after national coronavirus restrictions placed new strains on tourism, travel and business throughout the bloc over the last year. The travel zone, known as the “Schengen

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Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

Details: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on most non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders. He also added South Africa to the list. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said South Africa was added to the

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Danes present digital coronavirus passport for travel abroad

Details: COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish government on Friday presented its digital coronavirus passport enabling people to travel abroad or, in Denmark, go to the hairdresser, a tattoo parlor, dine inside a restaurant or wherever else it is needed. “The corona passport we present today can be used from July 1 when you can travel within the EU

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The Latest: Hawaii eases virus rules for inter-island travel

Details: The Latest: Hawaii eases virus rules for inter-island travel. FILE - In this April 17, 2021, file photo, people check in for a flight to Miami at Silvio Pettirossi Airport, in Luque, Paraguay. Vaccine seekers who can afford to travel are coming to the United States to avoid the long wait, including people who have come from as far as Paraguay.

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Germany eases travel rules for vaccinated as vacations loom

Details: German Health Minister Jens Spahn arrives for a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) BERLIN (AP) — The German government has agreed to let travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from infection avoid testing and quarantine when entering the country, unless they come

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Asia Today: Philippines allows foreign travel to resume

Details: Asia Today: Philippines allows foreign travel to resume. Nepalese devotees wearing protective gear as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus carry the chariot during Pachali Bhairav festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The festival which is usually celebrated in the night time during Dashain festival was celebrated

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Millennial Money: How my travel credit card saved me $1,388

Details: In my case, trip cancellation insurance saved me $1,388. As you make travel plans in the vaccination era, get to know how these benefits can protect your travel fund. Trip cancellation and interruption insurance are often found on travel credit cards. A quick look through your card’s benefits can confirm whether you have them.

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Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air

Details: The coronavirus can hitchhike on these particles. The advice about staying at least 6 feet apart is based on the idea that the larger particles drop to the ground before getting very far. But some scientists have also focused on tinier particles called aerosols. These can linger in the air for minutes to hours, and spread through a room and

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CP: NHL working on Canadian travel exemption for playoffs

Details: OTTAWA (AP) — The NHL and health authorities are reportedly working on a travel exemption that would let the winner of the all-Canadian North Division and an American opponent cross the border during the final two rounds of the playoffs, including the Stanley Cup Final. The exemption would let teams enter Canada for games without having to

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Canada grants NHL cross-border travel exemption for playoffs

Details: The NHL received an exemption from Canadian health officials allowing cross-border travel for teams starting in the semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the league announced on Sunday. When in Canada, teams will be required to stay in a bubble and be tested daily for COVID-19, similar to the tight restrictions that allowed the NHL to stage and complete its playoffs in two hub cities

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As virus cases rise, Navy limits sailors' travel, activity

Details: As virus cases rise, Navy limits sailors’ travel, activity. NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Navy bases and personnel in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region were ordered Tuesday to limit travel and other activities as coronavirus cases rise. The Navy said in a statement that the order was issued by Rear Adm. Charles W. Rock of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic.

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The Latest: Hawaii imposes new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Details: HONOLULU — Anyone flying to Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday. Until now, passengers flying to the islands using a pre-travel testing program were permitted to arrive and

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Kauai businesses struggle under coronavirus travel policies

Details: Kauai businesses struggle under coronavirus travel policies. January 20, 2021. HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai ended a tourism shutdown earlier this month by allowing interisland travelers to return to the island, but the impact of the coronavirus on the economy is having devastating consequences. The head of Hawaii’s lodging and tourism association

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Turkey to require negative COVID-19 test result for travel

Details: ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is enacting precautions for international travel, requiring a negative COVID-19 test for passengers to enter the country starting Monday until March. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted a statement Friday saying travelers would need to present a negative result from a PCR test taken in a 72-hour window to board international flights en route to Turkey.

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German Greens want more rail travel, fewer domestic flights

Details: Annalena Baerbock, the German Green Party's candidate for chancellor, addresses the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 17, 2021. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens party wants to boost rail travel at the expense of domestic flights to help the country achieve its goal of

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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

Details: White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on

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Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures, travel bubble unlikely

Details: Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures, travel bubble unlikely. People wear masks and observe social distancing while lining up to pay at a supermarket in Singapore, Friday, May 14, 2021. Singapore further tightened its COVID-19 measures as it sought to control an increase in untraceable coronavirus infections in the city-state. (AP Photo/Zen Soo.

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Australia's pandemic travel ban brings family heartbreak

Details: Australia has sought to prevent new coronavirus cases from reaching its shores by banning most of its residents from leaving in the first place. But the ban on overseas travel creates a heartbreaking burden on a multicultural nation such as Australia, where around half the people were born abroad or have an immigrant parent.

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California woos in-state travelers with safety campaigns

Details: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians starved for travel aren't welcome in New York and can't even land in Europe because of the surging coronavirus outbreak in their home state so they are being wooed by local tourism boards promising safe and clean lodging, dining and sightseeing in a bid to boost their devastated economies. Sonoma County's tourism bureau rolled out its “Life Opens Up

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The Latest: Malaysia extends ban on foreign tourists

Details: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia has extended its pandemic movement restrictions including a ban on foreign tourists until the end of the year. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a televised address late Friday that global cases have been rising and the country has seen sporadic virus clusters even though the situation was under control.

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Thailand reduces quarantine, paperwork for vaccinated

Details: Thailand reduces quarantine, paperwork for vaccinated. A surfer carries his board ashore as the sun sets over Kata Beach on the resort island of Phuket, Thailand on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Thailand hopes to first fully reopen the island of Phuket, its most popular destination, by July 1 for vaccinated visitors without quarantine.

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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male consent

Details: The new rules, approved by King Salman and his Cabinet, allow any person 21 and older to travel abroad without prior consent and any citizen to apply for a Saudi passport on their own. The decrees, issued Wednesday, were made public before dawn Friday in the kingdom’s official weekly Um al-Qura gazette. The government said Friday the new

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