Month: November 2021

Lithuania

Latest travel rules to enter Lithuania

  Lithuania continues to be open to foreign and EU tourists. This is because vaccination rates are still very high in most areas, suggesting that the virus is relatively unlikely to spread among vaccinated people.  For those looking to visit Lithuania this winter, best known for its landscapes, forests, lakes, museums and other historic sites, […]

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Italy

For first time, Italy allows assisted suicide

The ethics committee of the Marche regional health authority has authorized the practice of assisted suicide in Italy for the first time, Right-to-death activistsannounced Tuesday. Enjoyed this post? Never miss out on future posts by following us. The case involved a quadriplegic man who was bedridden after being paralyzed from shoulder to toe in a car accident 11 years […]

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Portugal

Portugal among top 10 Thanksgiving destinations for North Americans

According to data from ForwardKeys, Portugal is among the 10 most popular international destinations where North Americans spend a few days over Thanksgiving. The list is led by El Salvador, a destination that is up 51% year-on-year in 2019 (tickets confirmed November 5, 2021 for travel from the United States November 18-24 compared to November […]

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Hungary

COVID-19: Long queues for vaccines in Hungary

  People line up to get a shot of COVID19 outside major hospitals in Budapest on Monday as Hungary first offered a vaccine without pre-registration amid a surge in new infections. Europe is once again the epicenter of the pandemic, accounting for half of the world’s cases and deaths, and protests turned violent in the […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand joins Digital COVID-19 Certificate system

  After meeting all the requirements to be part of the main system used for travel to Europe, the European Commission has announced that New Zealand has officially joined the EU’s COVID19 digital certificate. “We are now accepting COVID19 certificates issued by New Zealand! And New Zealand recognizes our #EUCovidCertificate”, revealed the European Commission on […]

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Greece

Greece: Significant increase in passenger volumes compared to last year

  Greek tourism marked another successful month, as the number of passengers welcomed and flights operated in October increased further, authorities said.  According to data provided by the Greek Aviation Authority (CAA), in the first 10 months of 2021, the country welcomed 32,057,627 passengers and 339,187 flights were operated, of which 200,843 were international. Enjoyed this […]

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Italy

Italy fines Apple and Amazon €200m for alleged collusion

  Italy’s competition watchdog imposed fines totaling more than 200 million euros ($225 million) against Amazon and Apple on Tuesday in the latest action against US tech giants in Europe for their business activities. The watchdog ordered Apple to pay 134.5 million euros and e-commerce company Amazon 68.7 million euros for violating EU law through restrictions […]

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Portugal

Portugal makes several changes to Golden Visa program

  The Government of Portugal has confirmed that the country’s Golden Visa program will have a number of new changes, effective January 1, 2022. As previously announced, among the new changes for Portugal’s Golden Visa program will be the removal of Lisbon, Porto as the Algarve as eligible territories for the purchase of houses and […]

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London UK

UK: New travel regulations to Europe

  Like most EU member states, the UK government announced the repeal of its color coding system which had until then defined entry rules for those arrivals based on the country of origin. However, the red list of countries and territories is still evident as no regions have been added to this list. As a […]

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Spain

Spain: Electricity prices to fall by the weekend

  While the wholesale price of electricity is expected to drop by more than 10 euros on Saturday, 20 November, this is still a consolation for most consumersas it will mark the third consecutive day the cost has exceeded. more than 200 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). This is also the third highest value seen […]

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Madeira Portugal

Portugal: Madeira bans the unvaccinated from more indoor places

  The regional government of the Madeira Islands has announced new strict regulations for those who have not been vaccinated against Covid19. From tomorrow (November 20), unvaccinated people will be banned from “attending or working at public or private events”. In other words, they can no longer attend or work at cultural or sporting events […]

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Austria

Austria: Nationwide full lockdown and vaccine mandate

Austria will become the first Western European country to re-impose a full coronavirus lockdown this fall to combat a new wave of infections, and will requires all its citizens to be vaccinated from February, his government announced on Friday. About two-thirds of Austria‘s population is fully immunized against Covid19, one of the lowest rates in […]

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