Day: July 12, 2021

Malta

Malta allows entry only to fully vaccinated travelers

  Only arriving travelers with an authorized vaccination certificate will be permitted into Malta as of Wednesday, July 14. A negative PCR test is required for children aged 5 to 12. Children under the age of five years old would be excluded. Every kid must be accompanied by an adult who has a valid vaccination […]

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Italy

Italy: A prison to become hotel and tourist attraction

An island-based Italian jail will be refurbished and transformed into a tourist attraction with a museum and private tours. The jail will be decommissioned, comparable to Alcatraz in the United States, and accommodation and an on-site bar will be available.   Only scuba divers and fishermen have access to the small island, which is located […]

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Bulgaria Romania

Bulgaria and Romania to join passport-free Schengen zone

According to the European Parliament, Romania and Bulgaria should be granted full membership in the Schengen passport-free zone.   The request was included in the yearly report on the operation of the Schengen region by the European Parliament.   Croatia likewise satisfies all technical conditions to be part of the controls-free travel region, according to […]

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Portugal

Portugal: Lisbon among top 10 best quality life

Monocle is still keeping a close eye on Portugal. Porto was already ranked among the finest small cities in the world by 2020. Lisbon takes the top spot in the British magazine list this time. The Portuguese capital is ranked seventh in the “Monocle” list of cities with the highest quality of life, with Copenhagen, […]

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Spain

Spain: Canary Islands to reimpose curfews to curb rising cases

The Canary Islandsare demanding for the night curfew to be reinstated in order to combat a rising COVID-19 infection rate among unvaccinated children, which is jeopardizing the summer tourism season.   After UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that fully vaccinated visitors can escape quarantine, Brits are hoping to return to the amber-list location later […]

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Portugal

Portugal: All Mainland regions “on elevated virus risk”

  According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) maps, every location on mainland Portugal is now at “elevated risk” for SARS-CoV-2 transmission . Portugal’s latest 14-day rolling average of positive tests and findings has put the country into the red after months on “orange” (having never reached “green”).   A cumulative […]

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