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    • EU removes US from 'safe travel' list

      EU removes US from 'safe travel' list

      The European Union recommended on Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the US because of rising coronavirus infections there, news wires reported. The guidance is nonbinding, however, the EU has no unified Covid-19 tourism policy and national EU governments have the authority to decide whether they keep their borders open to US tourists, AP noted. Possible restrictions could include quarantines, further testing requirements upon arrival or even a total ban on all nonessential travel from the US.

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    • Romania adds US, Turkey to its Covid-19 travel red list

      Romania adds US, Turkey to its Covid-19 travel red list

      Romania's National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated on 12 August the lists labeling the countries’ epidemiological risk. The updated Red List now includes Israel, Montenegro, Turkey, United States, Puerto Rico, and Morocco, among others, Romania-Insider.com reported. Netherlands, Malta, Kuwait, and Panama were moved to the Yellow List, alongside Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico, Finland, and others. Luxembourg and Oman are now on the Green List.

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    • New Covid-19 wave cripples Airbnb business

      New Covid-19 wave cripples Airbnb business

      The popular platform for short time rentals Airbnb announced that the rising new wave of Covid-19 infections worldwide seriously affects its business and the prospects for recovery seem to fade away. The new Delta variant of the virus and the slowing vaccination in US and other developed countries are the main factors behind the negative expectations, Reuters reported.

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    • UK drops quarantine for vaccinated travelers from US, EU

      UK drops quarantine for vaccinated travelers from US, EU

      UK introduced new rules related to arrivals from different countries. As of 1 August all vaccinated arrivals from US and EU excluding France may enter UK without quarantine which was mandatory until now, BBC elaborated. The UK government confirmed that the change will help to reunite family and friends whose loved ones live abroad. Airline bosses welcomed the move but are calling for more countries to be added to the UK's green travel list.

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    • UK airlines, holiday companies plan actions against travel restrictions

      UK airlines, holiday companies plan actions against travel restrictions

      Britain's airlines and holiday companies are planning a "day of action" on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on the government to ease travel restrictions, Reuters reported. Travel companies, whose finances have been stretched to breaking point during the pandemic, are desperate to avoid another summer lost to Covid-19. But with Britain's strict quarantine requirements still in place that now looks likely.

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    • EU updates the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted

      EU updates the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted

      Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council announced on Friday that it updated the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed every two weeks and, as the case may be, updated, EC Press service reported.

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    • EU countries agree on revised guidelines for travel during summer

      EU countries agree on revised guidelines for travel during summer

      European Union countries agreed on Friday to an easing of travel restrictions over summer that will allow fully vaccinated tourists to avoid tests or quarantines and broaden the list of EU regions from which it is safe to travel, news wires reported. Ambassadors from the 27 EU member states approved a modified European Commission proposal that people who have been fully vaccinated for 14 days should be able to travel freely from one EU country to another, current EU president Portugal said, cited by Reuters.

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    • US eases travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories

      US eases travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories

      The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan just ahead of the Olympics. The CDC's new ratings, first reported by Reuters and posted on a CDC website on Monday, include 61 nations that were lowered from its highest "Level 4" rating that discouraged all travel to recommending travel for fully vaccinated individuals, the agency confirmed on Tuesday.

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