Month: April 2021

France

France reopens Cafés, hotels, and cinemas

  Cafés, hotels, cinemas, and other cultural venues and businesses in France that were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic will reopen in stages beginning May 19, according to President Emmanuel Macron.   Museums, theaters, cinemas, and concert halls will reopen on May 19, as will non-essential shops and outdoor seating at cafes and restaurants, […]

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EU

EU will open soon to American visitors

  More than a year after the European Union limited travel to the 27-nation bloc to a bare minimum to contain the coronavirus, American tourists could soon be able to visit continental Europe again. EU officials said Monday that, based on the outcome of the epidemic on both sides of the Atlantic, they are nearing […]

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Greece

Greece is top trending travel destination for UK travellers

  Following the announcement made by the British Government in February, travel analytics company ForwardKeys has seen an increase in released tickets to Greece from the UK.   Greece, along with Cyprus and Spain, is one of the most resilient destinations in the EU, as stated by ForwardKeys.   According to Olivier Ponti, VP of […]

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France

France to end state of emergency by June

  At a press conference, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the upcoming exit from the state of health emergency in favor of a transitional regime. The text will propose new measures.   The plan will allow the government to keep emergency powers over people movement and shop closures until October 31 if sanitary conditions warrant […]

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Italy

Italy: Milan’s opera house reopens in May

  After the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Italy, Milan’s fabled La Scala theatre will reopen to the public on May 11 with a concert by the WienerPhilharmoniker, conducted by Riccardo Muti.   The exhibition will only be open to a maximum of 500 participants.    The Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala was established […]

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Cyprus

Cyprus opens its doors to vaccinated visitors from 65 countries

Cyprus announced on Monday that it would open its doors to vaccinated tourists from 65 countries beginning May 10, with visitors not required to pass a Covid examination or undergo quarantine. “From the 10th of May, we will inform our partners in approximately 65 countries that entry will be facilitated for travelers who have completed […]

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Spain

Spain: Pamplona bull-running festival cancelled for second year

  The popular bull-running festival in Pamplona, Spain’s northern capital, will be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Pamplona’s mayor. This will mark the second year in a row that the event has been canceled. “I am obliged to formally cancel the San Fermin festival for the year 2021 with regret,” Enrique Maya […]

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Germany

Germany: Lockdown until June due to high covid positivity rate

Despite tighter controls, Germany‘s coronavirus infection rate increased over the weekend, and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said he did not foresee any changes until the end of May. “We need a timeline for getting back to normal life,” Scholz told Bild amSonntag, “because it has to be a roadmap that won’t have to be reversed […]

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Italy

Italy: India Coronavirus variant detected in Veneto

  Two cases of the India variant of COVID-19 have been found in the Veneto region, according to Governor Luca Zaia. He said the cases involved a father and daughter from India who had recently returned to Bassano del Grappa.   Due to the high contagion rates in the Asian nation and concerns about the […]

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Malta

Malta COVID-19 vaccination campaign gains momentum

  Malta‘s COVID-19 vaccination campaign has gained such momentum that it is on the verge of overtaking the United Kingdom, which has been Europe‘s undisputed vaccine pioneer for months.   According to recent figures, about 48% of the Maltese population has received at least one vaccine injection, putting them only one percentage point behind the […]

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Portugal

Portugal cinemas reopen their doors to the public

  On Monday, April 19, exhibitors posted around 27,000 Euros in box office revenue, according to the Audiovisual Institute (ICA), which collects monthly data on cinema exhibition in the region. However, not all cinemas reopened their doors.   ICA reports that it received box office data from 333 cinemas, including independents and multiplexes, housed mostly […]

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EU

EU will open to US travelers this summer

  Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be allowed to fly to EUcountries this summer, according to a top European Union official, relaxing current travel limits. According to The New York Times, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that “all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are licensed” by the […]

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