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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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NASA and private sector have big plans for space travel — and they’re recruiting

Amid all the coronavirus worries, here’s a positive development: NASA this month began taking applications for new astronauts. You probably won’t qualify: Candidates must have STEM backgrounds, and the odds of being accepted in the last round were 50 times worse than those for Harvard applicants. Plus NASA’s at least four years away from getting […]

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Storm Ciara: Floods and travel disruption as UK hit by severe gales

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStorm Ciara has brought severe gales and flooding in its wake Heavy rain and gusts of wind reaching more than 90mph brought widespread flooding and travel disruption as Storm Ciara hit the UK. Trees were toppled, buildings were damaged and some homes had to be evacuated as […]

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10 of the best rural rail lines in Europe: readers’ travel tips | Travel

Winning tip: S-bahn around Freiburg, Germany You’d usually only find an S-bahn network (commuter train) in a big metropolis in Germany, but just outside Freiburg im Breisgau in the Black Forest, a small S-bahn network connects the medieval towns of the Kaiserstuhl hills. The S-bahn grid across the Kaiserstuhl runs in a circle, with stops […]

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How will the new visa-free European travel system work – VoxEurop (English)

Set to enter into force next year, the ETIAS scheme aims at speeding up traveling authorisation for travellers from countries which do not require a visa. In this regard, it looks pretty much like the US ESTA. But there is still some confusion on how it works, so here we have a closer look at […]

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Best budget hotels in Bristol

This cosy, old-fashioned and very British b&b is located in a classic Georgian townhouse in the genteel suburb of Clifton, with views over the River Avon, verdant parkland and the world-famous suspension bridge. With its Georgian features and antique furniture, the house feels full of heritage: tall sash windows let in the light, oil paintings […]

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The best canal hotels in Amsterdam

On an attractive stretch of canal within the central canal belt, just around the corner from the Negen Straatjes shopping area. Expect luscious fabrics, deep purples, rich colours, soft chairs, dark carved wood, subtle lighting and chandeliers. Mysterious and womb-like, The Toren is set in a couple of grand canal houses, and seems to suck […]

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