For Families in Europe, U.S. Travel Ban’s End Is a New Beginning

Plans to lift the restrictions were met with relief by those who have been unable to visit loved ones. Others, though, are coping with lost jobs and lost opportunities.

#europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #travel-warnings

U.S. to Lift Travel Ban on Vaccinated Visitors

Travelers who provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before boarding a flight will be able to fly to the United States.

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Yellowstone National Park Sets August Record for Visitors

The park had more than 920,000 recreational visits in August, surpassing its previous busiest August on record, in 2017, when crowds came out to watch a solar eclipse.

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Help! We’re Going to Europe and Haven’t a Clue Which Masks to Pack.

Mask mandates exist to varying degrees throughout Europe, and the details — inside, outside, fabric, N95 and more — are dizzying.

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The Delta Variant and China’s Need to Change Its Covid-19 Policy

The benefits of the zero-infections policy have dropped in relation to the costs of implementation, and there are signs it is becoming counterproductive.

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The Return of the Dream Honeymoon

Mini-moons and short road trips to explore local destinations may still be trending, but couples are also back to booking proper romantic getaways in faraway places.

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To Enable Travel, the World Needs a Vaccine Certification System

We need a global vaccine certification system to ease international trade and trips.

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E.U. Travel Restrictions: What U.S. Travelers Should Know

The bloc dropped the United States from the list of countries considered safe and recommended restricting travel for unvaccinated American travelers. But changes, if any, won’t be immediate. Here’s what you need to know.

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Passenger Arrives Taped to His Seat After Assault of 3 Flight Attendants

Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said.

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Pandemic Surges Again in Many Parts of the World, Fueled by Variants

The highly contagious Delta variant is on the rise, and countries that hoped they had seen the worst of Covid-19 are being battered again.

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Next Year, Brits Will Fly Abroad. For Now, It’s Bognor Bingo.

With flying discouraged, vacation spots that had been fading and unfashionable are having a moment.

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E.U. Recommends Opening to Americans to Rescue the Summer

The European Union recommended its 27 member nations lift a ban on nonessential travel from the United States, but each country will decide for itself.

#european-union, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

CDC Travel Guidelines: What You Need to Know

In updated recommendations, the federal health agency said both domestic and international travel was low risk for fully vaccinated Americans. But travel remains far from simple.

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Can Travel Be Fun Again?

For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation, the author and psychologist argues.

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With Tokyo Olympics Weeks Away, U.S. Warns Americans Not to Travel to Japan

The move’s effects are likely to be minimal, as Japan’s borders are largely shut because of the pandemic and American athletes are expected to participate in the Games regardless.

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The Youth Prepare for #Summer2021, a Glorious Summer They’re Unlikely to Get

After a traumatic year, it’s hard to simply flip a switch toward fun. But have teenage summers ever lived up to expectations?

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Can I Keep My Husband From Visiting India Amid Its Covid Surge?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing staying safe against traveling to care for family members abroad sickened by the coronavirus.

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They Live in the U.S., but They’re Not Allowed to Come Home

Thousands of immigrants who live in the United States on temporary visas and traveled to India in recent weeks have been stranded there under the Biden administration’s travel ban.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #indian-americans, #state-department, #travel-warnings, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas

As India’s Covid Crisis Rages, Nearby Countries Brace for the Worst

Vaccine shortages, porous borders and fleeing migrant workers have nearby countries fearing that they will share India’s fate.

#bangladesh, #bhutan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #nepal, #oli-k-p-sharma, #pakistan, #poverty, #south-asia, #sri-lanka, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid and Travel: Why an Estimated 100,000 Americans Abroad Face Passport Problems

Consular appointments for U.S. citizens overseas are nearly impossible to come by as many embassies, plagued by Covid restrictions and staff reductions, remain all but closed.

#americans-abroad, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #immigration-and-emigration, #passports, #state-department, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #visas

The Dream: International Travel. The Reality: Chaos and Confusion.

The world beckons, especially for those who have been vaccinated, but would-be travelers face a difficult moment when travel possibilities are at odds with the facts of a still reeling world.

#canada, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #europe, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Australia Bars Its Citizens in India From Coming Home Amid Covid Crisis

Critics condemned the move to temporarily bar Australians, including children, as unnecessarily harsh, a violation of citizenship principles and a cultural double standard. Officials say the policy is necessary.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #india, #politics-and-government, #travel-warnings

Biden Bans Travel from India

As they discussed the decision this week, top health officials warned the White House about uncertainty over how vaccines might respond to a homegrown virus variant in India.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #humanitarian-aid, #india, #indian-americans, #medicine-and-health, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Vaccinated American Tourists May Soon Travel to Europe

The head of the European Commission said the bloc would switch policy, under certain conditions, after more than a year of mostly banning nonessential travel.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-commission, #european-medicines-agency, #greece, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #von-der-leyen-ursula

Help! I Want to Go to Europe in August. Is This a Pipe Dream?

Much of the continent remains closed to Americans because of the virus, but many travelers want to visit this summer. Will their plans materialize?

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When There’s One Covid Rule Book for Locals, and Another for Tourists

In Spain, residents have to stay put while visitors from abroad face fewer travel restrictions. The dichotomy underlines the trouble European nations face balancing public health and economic recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #italy, #politics-and-government, #spain, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

Cautiously, Britain Begins Relaxing Strict Lockdown Rules

The move to allow larger gatherings outdoors and reopen some sports centers came as many countries in Europe are tightening restrictions as their coronavirus cases shoot up.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #quarantines, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

Europe’s Plan to Save Summer: A Covid-19 Travel Certificate

The document would allow European residents to travel across the bloc with proof of Covid-19 vaccination, a negative test result or evidence of recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

Get Outside and Safely Visit a National Park

Now is the time to start looking ahead, to spring and summer excursions in the great outdoors.

#camps-and-camping, #federal-lands, #forests-and-forestry, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

The Relief Bill Will Save Tens of Thousands of Airline and Airport Jobs

Aviation workers will be protected from furloughs through September under the bill President Biden signed Thursday, but a full travel recovery could take years.

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Japan’s Travel Ban Has American Baseball Players in Limbo

With the Nippon league’s spring training already under way, U.S.-based players are trying to stay ready despite being barred from entering the country.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cron-kevin, #japan, #nippon-professional-baseball, #quarantines, #rea-colin-1990, #thames-eric-1986, #travel-warnings, #yomiuri-giants

Enduring Miles and Months Apart to Keep the Love Alive

Long-distance — especially international long-distance — relationships have always been difficult. The pandemic has made spending Valentine’s Day together even more elusive.

#dating-and-relationships, #immigration-and-emigration, #love-emotion, #online-dating, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #travel-warnings, #valentines-day, #visas, #weddings-and-engagements

Britain Will Make Citizens Quarantine at Hotels at Their Own Expense

The move, which comes as Britain is swamped by a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus, will require British citizens arriving from 22 high-risk countries to quarantine for 10 days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #travel-warnings

Testing Requirement Is the Latest Curveball for the Travel Industry

The United States now requires a negative coronavirus test for all arriving international travelers, which has hotels adding testing suites and airlines enhancing mobile apps with health features.

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Biden Raises Daily Vaccination Target and Extends Travel Bans

President Biden now says he hopes to administer 1.5 million coronavirus vaccinations a day, a 50 percent increase from his initial target, and he extended and expanded virus-driven travel bans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #travel-warnings, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands.

#budget-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costa-rica, #istanbul-turkey, #medical-tourism, #medicine-and-health, #mexico, #pandemic, #surgery-and-surgeons, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #united-states

Trump Orders Lifting of Virus Travel Ban, but Biden Aides Vow to Block Move

The president’s proclamation, which would not take effect until Jan. 26, after Joe Biden assumes office, was part of a flurry of orders that Mr. Biden is likely to reverse.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #presidential-transition-us, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Coronavirus Travel Ban: Trump Orders Lifting While Biden Aides Vow to Block Move

The president’s proclamation, which would not take effect until Jan. 26, after Joe Biden assumes office, was part of a flurry of orders that Mr. Biden is likely to reverse.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #presidential-transition-us, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

52 Places You Cherish

Instead of its traditional list of destinations, the Travel desk asked readers about locales with special meaning to them.

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Art World Sets Plans for 2021 Fairs (in Pencil)

Exhibitors and collectors are looking cautiously forward in the coming year, knowing that their schedules will be at the mercy of the coronavirus.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Timeline

The outbreak of the virus has sickened more than 80 million people. At least 1.7 million people have died. Here’s how the year unfolded.

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Truck Jam Eases at U.K. Port Days After France Reopens Border

Even with new restrictions around the world to try to stop the transmission of a virus variant sweeping rapidly across Britain, the mutation has already spread to France, Spain and Japan.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #english-channel, #great-britain, #travel-warnings

New York’s Pandemic Christmas: Muted Cheer, but Some Stick to Traditions

Bus terminals and train stations were all but empty and restaurant owners said business was slow. Still, the city’s resilience was evident.

#christmas, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-warnings

U.K. Increasingly Isolated as U.S. Restricts Travel

America’s requirement that passengers coming from Britain provide negative Covid-19 tests is just the latest woe to strike the country this Christmas period.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #travel-warnings

Travel After the Coronavirus Pandemic Might Be Different

The future of travel will involve fewer selfies from Icelandic spas.

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The U.K.’s New Coronavirus Strain and How to Stop It

Travel restrictions might make sense, but what America really needs is better disease surveillance.

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Why Experts Think Travel Bans Won’t Stop Coronavirus Variant Spread

It isn’t clear how widely the variants are already circulating. So the latest moves by countries to bar international travelers may again be too little, too late.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #south-africa, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe

Dozens of countries banned air and rail links to Britain, foreshadowing what a “no deal” Brexit could look like in 10 days.

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Covid Guide: How to Get Through the Pandemic

Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it.

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The Endless Debate: Cancel or Rebook?

Would-be travelers this year have spent hours on hold, learning the ins and outs of refund policies.

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