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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #great-britain, #new-york-state, #states-us, #travel-warnings, #united-states

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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

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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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #england, #europe, #european-union, #ferries, #food, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #roads-and-traffic, #shortages, #travel-warnings

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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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California Travel Restrictions Ban Short-Term Rentals. Why Can’t Travelers Get Refunds?

The state’s latest travel restrictions make most hotel or short term lodging illegal. But Airbnb and Vrbo, the biggest home-sharing companies, are sticking to no-refund policies.

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Why This Force of 150 Sheriff’s Deputies Is Enforcing Virus Rules

The New York City Sheriff’s Office, a law enforcement team unknown to most New Yorkers, has been thrust into the spotlight during the pandemic.

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The Receding Horizon of Travel’s Return

Every time it looks like recovery is close, a new surge of the coronavirus pushes back the timeline. Now, even as vaccines raise hopes, for those who rely on tourism for their livelihoods, it might be too late.

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How the Virus Swept Through a Corner of Queens

During the spring, as the first wave of the coronavirus caused havoc, five neighborhoods were the hardest-hit place in the country.

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People Will Travel For the Holidays Despite Covid-19. Stop Judging Them.

Shaming others might make you feel good about yourself, but it rarely corrects bad behavior.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-warnings

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Forget Long Weekends: During the Pandemic It’s All About Short Weeks

Trips that might have been two or three nights last year now feel too brief — not worth all the hoops, not quite enough time away.

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No, New York Isn’t Putting New Jersey on the Quarantine List

The governor said he would not restrict travelers from New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania, despite virus spikes in those states.

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Virus Cases Spike in New Jersey, Threatening ‘Lurch Backward’

Gov. Philip D. Murphy said that residents should refrain from all but necessary out-of-state travel.

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A 30-Mile Canoe Trip Through Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.

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China Threatens to Detain Americans if U.S. Prosecutes Chinese Scholars

American officials said China had insisted that the Justice Department not proceed with cases against the arrested scholars, who are in the Chinese military and face charges of visa fraud.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #justice-department, #state-department, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘If No Tourists Come, I Have No Business’: New York’s Tourism Crisis

International arrivals to New York are down as much as 93 percent, and the people and businesses of the city’s tourism industry are on the brink.

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The Island Brokers Are Overwhelmed

The wealthy want to escape the pandemic to a private, isolated paradise. The people who sell islands have to explain: It’s complicated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Pandemic Travel, With Another Family or Maybe Three

If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel.

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Ski, Party, Seed a Pandemic: The Travel Rules That Let Covid-19 Take Flight

The World Health Organization said open borders would help fight disease. Experts, and a global treaty, emphatically agreed. But the scientific evidence was never behind them.

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Cruise Ships Can’t Sail. But the Behemoth Vessels Are Still a Draw.

Empty cruise liners idling in the English Channel have become a tourist destination of their own, drawing cruise fans temporarily stuck on land.

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Travel Warning for Hong Kong Could Worsen U.S.-China Relations

The measure is unlikely to have much of an immediate effect because of the city’s coronavirus restrictions, but it could worsen fraying U.S.-China ties.

#china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #travel-warnings, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Summer Jet-Setters Turned Sardinia Into a Coronavirus Hot Spot

Silvio Berlusconi was there in August. So was his friend, the club owner Flavio Briatore. Now both are among hundreds of Covid-19 cases linked to the Italian island, a favorite of rich partygoers.

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Capri, Famous Vacation Spot, Touched by Coronavirus

Visitors from the United States make up the largest share of foreign tourists on the Italian island, and this year their absence is denting local businesses.

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To Many Travelers, 2020 Was the Summer of 1965

Driving over flying. Domestic destinations. Though the conditions and causes were different, certain midcentury travel preferences experienced a revival this year.

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Mothers, Babies Stranded in Ukraine Surrogacy Industry

Virus travel bans are wreaking havoc on surrogacy agencies that help same-sex couples build families.

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We Didn’t See Our Kids for 109 Days

Two Manhattan doctors sent their girls to Singapore while they worked the front lines — and then the country closed its borders.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #parenting, #quarantines, #singapore, #travel-warnings

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Here’s What Happened This Week

The city is trying to figure out how to reopen schools. It’s also trying to spread the message that some out-of-state visitors are required to quarantine. 

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The New College Drop-Off

A bittersweet family tradition has become an exercise in risk assessment, logistics and trying to understand ever-changing rules.

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Coronavirus: U.K. Quarantine Order Attacked by Spain’s Prime Minister

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Britain should not have required all arrivals from Spain to go into quarantine, arguing that his country’s Covid-19 surge has spared some regions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #madrid-spain, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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