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    • UK to ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries

      UK to ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries

      The British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end the coronavirus quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so that people can go on holiday, The Daily Telegraph reported. According to the outlet, the ban on non-essential travel will be lifted for nearly all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda and Gibraltar, as well as Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

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    • EU's external borders will remain closed to most foreigners

      EU's external borders will remain closed to most foreigners

      Only 14 countries made it onto the list of states that will be allowed into the EU beyond July 1. The European Union will, however, continue to ban travellers from the United States, Russia, Brazil and most other countries, EU diplomats told dpa. Chinese citizens will be allowed in principle - but only once China lifts its ban on EU citizens.

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    • EU nears agreement to reopen borders

      EU nears agreement to reopen borders

      European Union countries are close to reaching an agreement on the reopening of the bloc's external borders, stipulating a set of criteria that would continue to ban most travellers from the United States and Brazil beyond the end of this month, EU diplomats told dpa.

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    • No more AirBnB rentals in Amsterdam's old centre

      No more AirBnB rentals in Amsterdam's old centre

      Amsterdam announced on Thursday that it would ban vacation rentals including those on the home-sharing site Airbnb in three areas that make up the central old town from 1 July. In the other neighbourhoods of the Dutch capital, vacation rentals will be allowed only with a special permit, and only for up to 30 days a year, to groups of no more than four people, Reuters adds.

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    • Germany finally bans single-use plastic products

      Germany finally bans single-use plastic products

      The German government finally agreed to ban sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds, cutlery, plates, stirring sticks, balloon holders and food containers from July 2021, news wires reported. The move brings the country in line with an EU directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic waste.

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    • EU countries may bar US travellers

      EU countries may bar US travellers

      Eager to revive their economies and re-open borders, European countries are prepared to bar Americans from entering because the US has failed to control the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times reported from Brussels on Tuesday, citing draft lists of acceptable travellers. The US, which has the most coronavirus cases in the world and is experiencing a surge in new infections, would be in the same category as other Covid-19 hot spots such as Brazil and Russia, according to the Times.

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    • Romania bans gender studies

      Romania bans gender studies

      Romanian academics and students expressed outrage on Wednesday over MPs' support for a ban on the teaching of gender studies in schools and universities, following a similar move in neighbouring Hungary, news wires reported. "We are astounded that an academic theory could be banned by the law,” read a statement from the Babes-Bolyai University, Romania's second largest.

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    • EU aviation safety list updated

      EU aviation safety list updated

      The Commission updated on Tuesday the EU Air Safety List, which compiles the airlines that are subject to an operating ban or restrictions within the European Union as they do not meet international safety standards, the EU press service reported. The list is aimed at ensuring the highest level of air safety for all passengers travelling in the EU.

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