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Team Lioness: Meet Maasai female rangers who are up to the challenge in Kenya

(CNN) — Packing her bags to go home for the first time in over four months, Maasai ranger Purity Lakara — who patrols lands in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, known for its free-roaming elephants and views of Mount Kilimanjaro — is overjoyed to be seeing her family for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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UK had ‘no choice’ but to add France to quarantine list

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said there “has to be a cut-off” in regards to a time period for those being mandated to self-isolate on their return to the UK from abroad. Mr Shapps was asked why it is the case that those who return to the UK from France before 4am on Saturday will […]

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Huge change to travel quarantine for NHS workers will come into force tomorrow

NHS and care workers returning to the UK from high-risk countries will no longer be exempt from quarantine rules from tomorrow. New guidance – slipped out by the Government on Thursday afternoon – said healthcare staff will have to self-isolate for 14 days from Friday if they come back from visiting countries such as Spain. […]

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Germans flock to Spain after Britons banned

With Spain back on the quarantine list, David Sheppard, an employment lawyer at Cardiff and London-based Capital Law, answers some key questions: Can those under quarantine claim statutory sick pay (SSP)? At the moment, no. The government has made clear that employees cannot claim SSP if they are self-isolating after entering or returning to the UK […]

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Air travel expected to not recover before 2024

FRANKFURT — Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and will take until until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, the trade association for the airline industry said Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association pushed back its prediction by one year due to the slow containment of the outbreak in the U.S. and […]

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Travel ban lifted: Government announces list of 59 countries exempt from quarantine, including France, Spain and Italy

The government has finally revealed its list of 59 countries where restrictions no longer apply for those travelling from England, including France, Spain and Italy. Previously, a “double lock” prevented nearly all international travel: the Foreign Office (FCO) advised against all non-essential travel abroad, invalidating Britons’ travel insurance, and a mandatory 14-day quarantine period was […]

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Madeira to reopen on July 1 with free tests for tourists

Ski Dubai, the city’s state-of-the-art indoor ski resort is among a number of major tourist attractions that have reopened today as the popular holiday destination reboots after lockdown, writes Lucy Aspden.  The city’s Olympic-size ice rink and the Green Planet indoor rainforest have also been given permission to reopen, as well as aquariums, observation decks and […]

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What it’s like to travel on a plane in the era of COVID-19

CALGARY — The one small pleasure of flying during the ‘Time of COVID’ is immediately evident just after checking in. Gone is the Bataan Death March that normally snakes around the dividers at security screening. One simply walks directly up to the bored Canadian Air Transport Security Authority screeners for inspection. Hand sanitizer was scanned […]

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Australia, New Zealand Float Coronavirus Travel Bubble

Earlier on Tuesday, Ardern addressed reporters in Wellington, New Zealand, explaining mandatory quarantine at either end of a trans-Tasman domestic tourism market would defeat the purpose of the bubble. “People wouldn’t travel if they had to stay on either side in quarantine for a two-week period,” Ardern said. “I think everyone would acknowledge it would […]

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