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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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Europe Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions: What Travelers Need To Know

As COVID-19 cases surge in Europe, the continent is increasing restrictions. In the previous 24 hours, Germany has recorded 23,607 new cases, Hungary has recorded 21,060 cases, France has recorded 12,508 cases, and Austria has recorded 11,227 cases.  Amid the rise in cases, various nations are imposing tighter COVID-19 restrictions, which is impacting travelers visiting …

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U.S. Issues New Travel Advisories Affecting European Destinations

The US Department of State has issued an updated range of travel advisories for several countries around the world, some of which are European destinations. With Europe expected to be a popular destination for American travelers in light of the recent easing of restrictions by the US, the update could force many travelers to reconsider …

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Amsterdam Will Ban Tourists From Entering Cannabis Cafes

Amsterdam is notorious for its excellent food, canals, architecture, and world-class nightlife. But the city is also world-famous for its coffee shops, otherwise known as cannabis cafes. If you see a ‘coffee shop’ in Amsterdam, you’re probably not going to get your daily fix of caffeine. Amsterdam has 166 coffee shops, and they attract millions …

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