Day: April 19, 2021


Portugal: Madeira Islands to reopen next October

Madeira‘s government anticipates a full resumption of operations in October. “The Flower Festival, which is intended to be held in the first week of October, will be the first major event and the reopening, as it were, of normality,” Miguel Albuquerque said. “About 70% of the population will already be vaccinated.”   At Praça do […]

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Greece revokes quarantine requirement for US and EU travelers

  The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) announced on Monday that quarantine prohibitions have been lifted for travelers from the European Union and five other countries who have been completely vaccinated or screened negative for Covid-19. According to the amended Covid-19 aviation directive (NOTAM), beginning Monday, April 19, travelers from all EU member states and […]

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EU to receive 100 million Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine doses

   BioNTech and its US partner Pfizer have announced that they would supply the European Union with an additional 100 million doses of their coronavirus vaccine this year. The 27-nation group’s executive Commission exercised an option to buy the extra doses, raising the cumulative amount of shots to be supplied to the EU in 2021 […]

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Mercedes-Benz launches EQB, the latest battery-powered model

  Mercedes-Benz has launched the EQB, the latest battery-powered model, only days after introducing the first hybrid vehicle for the US market, the elegant EQS sedan. The compact electric SUV was unveiled by Mercedes at the Shanghai Auto Show on Sunday. When it arrives in the United States in 2022, the EQB will bring another […]

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France allows visits for vaccinated Americans

  Vaccinated Americans and others who screen negative for Covid-19 would be allowed to fly to France “with a special pass,” according to French President Emmanuel Macron.  Macron told CBS News’ “Face the Country” this morning that Americans who have been vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test result will be able to fly to […]

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Italy expects 80 percent of population to be vaccinated by autumn

  Mario Draghi, the Italian prime minister, has stated that he expects 80 percent of the Italian population to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the autumn. “The government believes that the goal of vaccinating 80% of the population by autumn is feasible,” according to a study to parliament submitted by Draghi and […]

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