As China Doubles Down on Lockdowns, Some Chinese Seek an Exit

Inquiries to immigration consultants have surged; social media users trade tips on how to get abroad. But the government aims to “strictly restrict nonessential exit activities.”

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Testing Positive for the Coronavirus Overseas: What You Need to Know

Extending your vacation as you wait for negative test results — it’s a luxurious thought. But the reality can be expensive and stressful. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Would Covid Being Endemic Mean For Travel?

A growing call to consider the coronavirus a permanent fixture in our lives is resonating among travel operators. But that would not necessarily mean the virus is no longer dangerous.

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Omicron Deepens Uncertainty Surrounding Beijing Olympics

With the opening of the Winter Games three weeks away, officials in China are on high alert amid coronavirus outbreaks around the country.

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Novak Djokovic, Kyrie Irving, Aaron Rodgers and the Problem With Anti-Vax Star Athletes

Some star athletes seem to think you don’t have to follow public health policy — as long as you win.

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C.D.C. Says to Avoid Cruises, Regardless of Vaccination

The move came as the number of outbreaks on ships has grown in recent weeks.

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Travel Between U.S. and Southern Africa Will Resume, White House Says

Biden is lifting the ban at midnight on Dec. 31, reversing widely criticized restrictions imposed last month.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #south-africa, #travel-warnings, #united-states

Covid Spoils Another Christmas in the Holy Land

Israel’s strict border controls have largely barred foreign tourists from entry, but the traditional Jerusalem Santa is managing to bring some local cheer.

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London Faces a Dimming Holiday Travel Season

Amid a rising number of coronavirus cases attributed to the new variant and testing rules that travelers find onerous, the holiday season suddenly looks a lot less bright for the traditional Christmas destination.

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Revoke the Omicron Travel Ban Against African Countries

And don’t make the same mistake again.

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International Travel During Covid: The Documents You Need

The pandemic has created a whole new checklist of what you should bring on your trip. Here’s the essential paperwork you need to have in your bag.

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Britain Introduces ‘Plan B’ Covid Measures to Tackle Omicron

Under the so-called Plan B, people in England will be urged to work from home and will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter some venues.

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

Travelers to U.S. Now Must Test Negative for Covid a Day Before Flying

Inbound travelers must now show a negative result from a test taken no more than a day before departure, a requirement some say may be hard to satisfy.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #united-states

Spike in Omicron Variant Cases Puts Europe on Edge

With cases of the Omicron variant rising in Europe, there are worries that even tougher restrictions are looming over a holiday period that many had hoped would be a return to some normalcy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #denmark, #europe, #great-britain, #quarantines, #travel-warnings

Travelers to U.S.: Can They Get Their Tests Back in Time?

New travel restrictions announced on Thursday by the White House over fears of the spread of the Omicron variant have many worrying that their trips may not happen.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #europe, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #united-states

U.S. Reports Its 1st Omicron Case, in a California Traveler

The discovery in San Francisco County prompted the Biden administration to renew calls for everyone to get fully vaccinated and receive a booster, if eligible.

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W.H.O. Scolds Rich Nations for Travel Bans and Booster Shots

As wealthy countries react to the new Omicron virus variant with travel bans and booster shots, the World Health Organization scolded them, calling the steps ineffective and unfair.

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Omicron Variant, in 20 Nations, Spread Earlier Than Was Known

With evidence growing that a worrisome new coronavirus variant is highly contagious, health officials issued warnings that vulnerable people should not travel.

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Amid Variant Fears, U.K. Discovers Limits to Its Virus Strategy

Britain’s approach to coronavirus-related restrictions has been looser than other European countries, but the Omicron variant has spurred swift action on mitigation measures.

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What We Know About the New Covid Variant, Omicron

Intense research into the new coronavirus variant first identified in southern Africa, has just begun. World leaders have urged people not to panic — and to get vaccinated, if they can.

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With Scant Information on Omicron, Biden Turned to Travel Ban to Buy Time

“Here’s what it does: It gives us time,” President Biden said of the flight restrictions. He called the new variant a cause for concern, not panic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #south-africa, #travel-warnings, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Fear and Uncertainty Over the Omicron Variant

Readers discuss travel bans, globalism and “variants of kindness.”

#africa, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #travel-warnings

South Africa’s Omicron Work Deserves a Prize

Rewarding the nation for detecting and reporting the Omicron variant would give other countries an incentive to report new variants.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #internal-sub-only-nl, #johnson-sirleaf-ellen, #south-africa, #travel-warnings

Will the Vaccines Stop Omicron? Scientists Are Racing to Find Out.

A “Frankenstein mix” of mutations raises concerns, but the variant may remain vulnerable to current vaccines. If not, revisions will be necessary.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #europe, #immune-system, #north-america, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Omicron Variant Surfaces Amid an Airline Travel Rebound

With several countries imposing new restrictions, the question now is whether travelers will be deterred.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #delta-air-lines-inc, #travel-warnings, #united-airlines

We Got a Head Start on Omicron, So Let’s Not Blow It

South Africa gave the world an early warning. Decisive action on containment and surveillance could help us control it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #quarantines, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

As Omicron Variant Circles the Globe, African Nations Are Blamed and Banned

With countries trying to close their doors to the new coronavirus variant, southern African officials note that the West’s hoarding of vaccines helped create their struggle in the first place.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #europe, #south-africa, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

Omicron Variant Prompts Travel Bans and Batters World Markets

Scientists do not yet know how dangerous the new Omicron variant is, but its many mutations set off alarms, lowering hopes of putting the pandemic in the past.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #europe, #south-africa, #travel-warnings, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Vaccinated Travelers From Abroad Can Enter U.S. on Nov. 8.

The date helps clarify the end to restrictions that had walled off tourists and relatives seeking to visit their families in the United States.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Concert Halls Are Back. But Visa Backlogs Are Keeping Musicians Out.

Visa delays are causing tumult in the classical music industry, leading to a wave of cancellations just as live performances are finally returning.

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Border With Canada to Open, Businesses ‘Could Not Be Happier’

Businesses along New York State’s northern border were celebrating the news that fully vaccinated Canadians would soon be allowed into the United States again.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buffalo-ny, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #plattsburgh-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-warnings, #united-states

As International Travel Returns, Confusion Over Coronavirus Vaccines Reigns

Fragmented rules about which vaccines will be accepted and what documentation is needed, as well as a lack of compatibility between vaccine apps, have left many travelers frustrated.

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #johnson-boris, #travel-warnings, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #honeymoons, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-olympic-committee, #japan, #olympic-games-2020, #state-department, #suga-yoshihide, #travel-warnings, #united-states

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