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U.K. Removing Almost All COVID Restrictions, Including Masks and Vaccine Passports

The U.K. Returning To Normality For Travelers The United Kingdom is scrapping most COVID-19 restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers and almost all COVID-19 restrictions within the country—including mask-wearing—after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ended Plan B restrictions yesterday.  So what does this mean for travelers visiting the United Kingdom?  Quite a lot.  England, Scotland, Northern …

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United Kingdom Ending All Testing Requirements For Vaccinated Tourists

No More Tests For Fully Vaccinated Travelers Entering The U.K. The United Kingdom will scrap all testing requirements for vaccinated travelers at the end of January. The Times understands that Grant Shapps, Britain’s Transport Secretary, is in favor of ending the testing regime. The British government has scheduled an announcement from January 26. That’s the …

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CDC Issues ‘Very High-Risk’ Warning For Three European Nations

The CDC has added three European countries to its ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ category this week. Subsequently, they advise against all non-essential travel to these nations. This week the CDC has added Sweden, Malta, and Moldova to its ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ category. In previous weeks, the CDC has added France, …

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EU Will Require Booster Shot After 9 Months To Qualify For Travel Pass

Travelers will need a booster shot to use Europe’s COVID-19 Health Pass 9 months after their second vaccination dose. On Tuesday, the European Union declared that COVID-19 vaccine certificates would only be valid for 9 months without a booster shot. As a result, travelers who were fully vaccinated in early 2021 would need a booster …

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5 New Travel Restrictions Sweeping Europe

As Omicron cases surge across Europe, more countries are adding travel restrictions and re-implementing testing requirements. This post will look at the latest travel restrictions across Europe impacting travelers. France Is Banning UK Travelers Today, France announced they will ban non-essential travel to and from the United Kingdom from the weekend to slow the spread …

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IATA Criticizes France After Going Against EU And Using Stricter Entry Requirements

Since the Omicron variant was detected in South Africa last month, it’s set a wave of new travel restrictions across the globe, and particularly within Europe. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has criticized the latest restrictions from France, urging them to harmonize their approach with the rest of the European Union. IATA Criticizes France …

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Switzerland Removes Quarantine For All Travelers

After enforcing quarantine on November 27, Switzerland has reversed the decision and dropped quarantine for all arrivals. The news is a massive relief to U.S, British, and Canadian travelers visiting Switzerland this winter. A statement said, “In order to continue to prevent the new Omicron variant from entering the country as far as possible, a …

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France Issues New Travel Restrictions For U.S, U.K, and Canadian Tourists

France has increased COVID-19 entry restrictions on all third party countries, including the U.S, U.K, and Canada, because of fears over the Omicron variant.  Gabriel Attal, a spokesperson for the French government, told Bloomberg, “We are getting more worried by the day.” “We are not panicking but we have to be as careful as possible, …

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Spain Planning To Close Hotels As Cases Continue To Rise

Many countries in Europe are starting to reimpose travel restrictions as cases continue to climb across the continent. Now, Spain is set to debate the closure of hotels which could impact tourists with holidays booked over the next few weeks if plans go ahead. This post will look at the latest travel and Covid-19 restrictions …

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EU Proposes 9 Month Time Limit On Vaccines For Travel Before Booster Requirement

The European Union will recommend a 9-month time limit on the validity of COVID-19 vaccines for travel into the bloc, meaning many travelers will require booster jabs to enter.  The European Commission will propose that all EU member states should continue to welcome all travelers inoculated with shots approved by the EU. The proposals also …

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