Day: June 16, 2021

Netherlands

Netherlands relaxes travel restrictions to 8 countries

  The Dutch Ministryof Foreign Affairs said on Thursday that travel recommendations for a number of European nations and areas will be reduced or withdrawn entirely. Warnings for Iceland, Poland, and Romania will be canceled, and the advisory level will be reduced from cautious yellow to green, meaning that there is no reason to be […]

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Germany

Rules for travel to and from Germany

Since July 2020, Germany has begun to allow entry from a number of nations. Non-EU nationals, on the other hand, are now unable to visit the country for tourism reasons. According to the German Federal Ministry of Interior, Building and Home Affairs, European Union Member States and Schengen-associated nations, such as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and […]

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Portugal

Portugal revokes PCR test requirement for UK travelers

  Visitors from the United Kingdom are no longer needed to show negative Covid-19 PCR tests while entering Portugal, while the UK’s effective “safe travel” restriction remains in force.   The British Foreign Office has verified the news, which was first reported by UK media. This isn’t to say that PCR testing aren’t useful. It […]

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Spain

Spain to include Ceuta, Melilla in Europe’s Schengen area

  On Tuesday, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya announced her administration is contemplating completely integrating Spain’s enclaves in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, into Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone.   Moroccans from the towns around the enclaves can now visit without a visa, but they will require one to travel to mainland Spain or other […]

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Italy

Italy: 5.6m pushed below poverty line

      According to ISTAT, more than two million households in Italy were living in absolute poverty in 2020, accounting for 7.7% of the total population, up from 6.4 percent in 2019. Individually, over 5.6 million people lived in absolute poverty in Italy last year, accounting for 9.4% of the population, up from 7.7% […]

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Greece

Greek tourism affected by UK Covid-19 Lockdown Extension

The decision by the British Prime Minister to postpone the relaxation of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in England for up to four weeks, until July 19, has alarmed the Greek tourism industry.   The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced the extension of the country’s lockdown during a news conference on Monday, citing the Delta variety […]

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