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EU Announces Plans For Digital Vaccine Passport Ahead of Summer

The European Union has announced it will be outlining its proposal for a digital vaccine passport late this month, in time for the summer tourism season. While EU leaders have clashed over the proposal in recent weeks, EU commission president Ursula Von der Leyen said she would put forward legislation for a ‘digital green pass’ …

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Top 10 European Destinations From Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel

As European countries have shifted in and out of travel bans, movies that make us feel like we’re touring Europe have been a great escape. They took us all across Europe and added place after place to our lists of must-see locations. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next European vacation, check out this …

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Cyprus Covid-19 Entry Requirements For Travelers

Cyprus originally started reopening its borders in June 2020 for tourism but saw a shrinking list of permitted countries as the year went on. Now, the updated entry requirements as of May 2021 includes visitors from more countries, bringing a positive change to Cyprus’ tourism industry. The introduction of a new 4-tier color-coded entry system …

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Norwegian Permanently Cuts All Long-Haul Flights

In a major blow to low-cost travel in Europe, Norwegian has announced the permanent cancellation of its long-haul flight routes as the company attempts to deal with the fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   Norwegian is the latest airline to announce major changes to its flight schedule as the travel restrictions implemented to control …

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Cruise Lines Extend Suspensions Further Into 2021

Several major cruise lines have announced that they will continue to pause their operations until later in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions continue to limit cruise trips. Liners including Carnival Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and P&O have all announced further cancellations and suspensions in recent days, with most extending to …

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More Countries Ban UK Due To New Virus Strain

The emergence of a new strain of COVID-19 in England has prompted several European countries to ban flights arriving from the UK, causing travel chaos as the Christmas holiday period begins. The flight cancellations and travel restrictions come as Europe prepares for a Christmas in lockdown, with most countries discouraging travel over the holiday period …

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New Germany Lockdown Will Affect Christmas Travel Plans

A new ‘hard’ lockdown coming into force in Germany from today (December 16) will put a dampener on Christmas celebrations and travel plans, with restrictions only being slightly eased for the holiday. The German federal government announced the new lockdown amid a continued surge in infections which a ‘soft’ lockdown in place since the start …

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UK’s New Test To Release Program: Step by Step Guide

The UK government has officially launched the ‘Test to Release’ program for arrivals into England as of December 15, 2020. The Test To Release program allows arrivals into England to perform a PCR test in order to shorten quarantine times from the standard 10 days, down to as short as 5 days. However, participating in …

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New Sleeper Train Services Announced Across Europe

The national railway companies of Austria, Germany, France and Switzerland have announced new overnight train routes linking some of Europe’s largest cities. The new routes are intended to offer a more sustainable option for travelers to enjoy the continent’s beautiful and historic metropolises.   In a press conference on December 8 the railway operators Deutsche …

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UK Shortens Quarantine To 10 Days For All Travellers

The mandatory 14-day quarantine for all passengers arriving into the UK from non-corridor countries will be shortened down to 10 days, starting on December 14, 2020. Since the start of the pandemic the UK has required all travelers, both citizens and tourists, arriving from high-risk areas to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, which has …

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Brits Could Face New Travel Restrictions To Europe In January

In a blow to winter holiday hopes, the EU Commission has indicated that UK travelers could face restrictions on non-essential trips to European countries from January 1. When the UK leaves the Brexit transition period at the end of the year, it will join a list of third countries from which visitors to the EU …

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Greece Lockdown Essentially Shuts Down Tourism

All summer long Greece enjoyed one of the best tourism rebounds in the world, all while keeping case levels comparatively low to fellow EU nations. However, November brought a massive surge in cases, prompting Greece to enter a lockdown that was only expected to last one month. credit: Worldometers Now, the government of Greece has …

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