Day: May 2, 2021

Greece

Greece: Organized beaches will open mid May

  Greece’s organized beaches will open on May 15 as the country opens to tourists, according to Panagiotis Stampoulidis, the Greek Secretary General for Trade and Consumer Protection.   Stampoulidis said the Greek government is “moving forward and expanding the market in very deliberate and precise measures” in an interview with state broadcaster ERT. Concerning […]

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Italy

Italy: Quarantine extended until mid May for EU travelers

  All travelers coming to Italy from the European Union or the Schengen Zone must adhere to quarantine laws upon arrival, since the country’s government has extended those precautionary steps until at least May 15. Travelers from the EU or Schengen Area must present a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of entry, then […]

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Europe: Five countries open to American tourists

  The majority of Europe remains closed to American travelers, or is too difficult to access due to coronavirus prohibitions that travel will be more of a chore than a vacation.   Travel amongst European Union countries is being made smoother for those who have been vaccinated, screened, or recovered from the outbreak, although it […]

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Portugal

Portugal: Air traffic restrictions extended until mid May

  Portugal has extended flight restrictions on non-essential travel from countries with high coronavirus incident rates, such as Brazil, until May 16, and has added India to the list due to the dramatic increase in infections there. Travellers from countries with 500 or more cases per 100,000 people registered in the previous 14 days, such […]

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France

France gets ready to welcome American tourists

  Following the announcement that the European Union will open its doors to Americans this summer, a slew of European countries have announced their own concrete reopening plans.   France reported last week that starting in May, it would gradually lift its travel restrictions. Now, French President Emmanuel Macron has given further information, including the […]

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The cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

  The European Commission‘s representative, Ursula von der Leyen, declared on April 25 that fully vaccinated Americans would be able to travel. As a result, the travel app Hopper saw a 47 percent increase in airfare requests for summer travel from the United States to Europe. Following von der Leyen’s announcement, Hopper’s analysis team looked […]

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