COVID19

Traveling to Italy Just Got Easier With Easing of COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Italy has dropped its pre-arrival testing requirement for vaccinated travelers, becoming the latest European country to ease entry protocols.

The new rules, which went into effect on March 1, allow international travelers to enter the country by simply showing they have been fully vaccinated within nine months or received a booster shot, according to the National Tourist Board. Alternatively, unvaccinated travelers can show they have either recovered from COVID-19 within six months, or choose to enter with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their trip.

Unvaccinated travelers can also show proof of a negative rapid test taken within 48 hours of their trip.

All travelers will also have to fill out a Passenger Locator Form before arriving in the country. Travelers who enter without one of the required documents will have to undergo a five-day quarantine before testing out of it.

In Italy,

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This Website Is Keeping Track of Broadway’s Sudden Closures Amid COVID-19

As several of Broadway’s biggest shows have abruptly canceled performances due to COVID-19, The Broadway League is keeping tabs for ticketholders.

Theatergoers that have tickets for a Broadway show within the coming weeks, will want to bookmark this website with up-to-date information on each show scheduled to take place over Christmas and New Year’s weeks.

Audiences should also continue to check their show’s websites for the most up-to-date information regarding performances. Information can also be found on the Broadway app on iOS or Android and keep track of cancellations by visiting the “Today on Broadway” section.

“Dear Evan Hansen” announced on social media that shows through Dec. 26 have been canceled “out of an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19.” Performances will resume on Monday, Dec. 27, and ticket holders for the canceled shows will receive a full refund.

Shows including “Hamilton,” “Ain’t Too Proud,” and “Hadestown.” “Aladdin” have also canceled

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France Implements New COVID-19 Test Policy For All Foreign Travelers Due to Omicron Variant

As the omicron variant continues to surface throughout the world, the European Union is starting to implement new restrictions.

France will now require all visitors from outside the European Union to provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of their planned arrival in addition to proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The change comes as countries around the world are reevaluating their entry procedures in light of the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus. The variant has several mutations scientists worry may impact the efficacy of current COVID-19 vaccines.

“We are getting more worried by the day,” Gabriel Attal, a spokesman for the French government, told reporters on Wednesday. “We are not panicking but we have to be as careful as possible, ” he said, according to a Bloomberg report.

France also is requiring a negative COVID-19 test from

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CDC Adds Germany, Denmark to Highest Travel Warning Level As Europe’s COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Berlin: An excursion boat sails on the Spree against the backdrop of Berlin Cathedral.

Berlin: An excursion boat sails on the Spree against the backdrop of Berlin Cathedral.

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A pair of popular European destinations were placed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest travel warning list, the latest European countries to be added to the advisory.

The agency is warning Americans to “avoid” traveling to Germany and Denmark amid rising coronavirus cases in the two countries. The CDC, which updates the list each week, classified both countries as “Level 4” destinations, indicating a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission there.

The agency classifies destinations as “Level 4” if they are experiencing more than 500 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last 28 days.

The CDC has continually added countries from Europe to its highest warning level in recent weeks, including Iceland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Croatia, and Norway.

Overall, the COVID-19 situation seems to

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