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Germany Eases Travel Restrictions for American Tourists



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Germany lifted travel restrictions on American tourists on Sunday, saying willkommen to travelers once again.

To enter the country by air, U.S. travelers 6 and older must show proof they’ve been fully vaccinated or show proof they contracted COVID-19 and recovered between 28 days and six months before their trip, the German National Tourist Office shared with Travel + Leisure. Travelers can also show proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their arrival or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours of arrival.

Those who choose to use their vaccination card must show a written or digital version of it, but a cellphone photo is not sufficient. Only vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency are accepted, including Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson.

A few days after Germany eases travel restrictions for U.S. travelers, the country plans to

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UK Travel & Leisure sector under pressure as UK set to delay reopening By

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By Samuel Indyk – The sector was underperforming on Monday after reports suggested the UK government was set to delay the final stage of their lockdown roadmap, which was set to see a removal of all Covid restrictions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to hold a press conference at 18:00BST where he is expected to announce a four-week delay to  the easing of restrictions, which were originally pencilled in for 21st June.

Aviation and travel

Although the easing of restrictions was not expected to bring any changes to international travel, airlines and aviation stocks are still trading lower as the spread of the ‘Delta’ variant across the UK is slowly leading to increased hospitalisations, despite what seemed an impressive vaccination programme.

Susannah Street, senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown (LON:) suggests there is an expectation that increased domestic restrictions will mean quarantine will

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Southwest Computer Outages Force Airline to Cancel, Delay Hundreds of Flights

Passengers check-in for a Southwest Airlines flight

Passengers check-in for a Southwest Airlines flight

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Flight cancellations and passenger frustration continued on Wednesday as Southwest Airlines continued to deal with the fallout from a computer outage on Tuesday, a day after the carrier experienced issues with a third-party weather data provider.

The issues started Monday after a problem with the weather data provider forced the airline to delay about 1,500 flights, The Associated Press reported. Then on Tuesday, the airline was forced to cancel hundreds more flights and delay more than 1,000 after a technology-related issue grounded planes.

At one point, the Federal Aviation Administration held all Southwest departures for about 45 minutes, an agency spokeswoman told the AP.

On Tuesday night, Southwest tweeted it was “in the process of resuming normal operations after a system issue this afternoon that created flight disruptions throughout our network.”

However, by Wednesday morning, a

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14 Countries Where You Can Travel if You’ve Been Vaccinated

Aerial drone view of beautiful caribbean tropical beach with palms and straw umbrellas. Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Vacation background


If your passport is burning a hole in your pocket, good news: The world is reopening to international tourists in fits and starts — especially if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. Several popular destinations will wave in American travelers who can show proof of immunization, but take note: Wherever you go, you’ll still need to get tested no more than three days before flying back to the U.S. and show the negative results to the airline, or you’ll be denied boarding.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Information on COVID-19 travel restrictions is changing rapidly; be sure to double-check regulations in your potential destination before booking.

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Skyline of Paradise Island with colorful houses at the ferry terminal. Nassau, Bahamas.


Craving some island time? Fully vaccinated travelers who received their last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to travel can enter the Bahamas without testing. You’ll have to apply for

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