COVID19

Spain and Greece Tighten Local COVID-19 Restrictions As Delta Variant Spreads

Anticipating an influx of British tourists next week, Spain and Greece are tightening local COVID-19 restrictions as the Delta variant spreads around the world.

Evening curfews have been reinstated in more than 30 Mediterranean towns, including charming Valencia, set where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea.

In the Catalan region, a measure to close bars at 12:30 a.m. and prohibit eating and drinking in public areas is being considered, Reuters reported. Dr. Rafael Bengoa, cofounder of Bilbao’s Institute for Health and Strategy, told the news service that he believed the country was becoming an expert in the premature easing of restrictions.

Coronavirus infection rates in Spain have tripled in the past couple of weeks, and major tourist destinations aren’t being spared. The week of July 5, Spain reported 120,351 new cases of COVID-19, according to the latest available data from the World Health Organization — a more

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Iceland Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions for Locals and Visitors

As Iceland’s vaccination rates continue to soar, the government has decided to lift all COVID-related restrictions at the border and within the country.

As of midnight on Saturday, June 26 both visitors and residents of Iceland are no longer required to wear face masks, social distance, or limit the number of attendees at gatherings.

Additionally, starting July 1 vaccinated travelers who submit valid vaccination certificates or certificates of prior infections will not need to be tested at the border. Children born after 2005 and fully vaccinated travelers will also no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Only travelers with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency will qualify for this change in regulations.

“We are regaining the kind of society which we feel normal to live in and we have longed for,” Iceland’s Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir said in an announcement on Friday,

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Puerto Rico Waives COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Fully Vaccinated U.S. Travelers

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What Are “Vaccine Tourists”? Here’s What To Know

PORTER RANCH, CA – MARCH 15: PORTER RANCH, CA – MARCH 15: Dylan McDougall, 18, of Granada Hills, receives the Pfizer vaccine from medical assistant Leyda Sampayo during a two-day Center For Family Health & Education pop-up COVID-19 vaccine site at the Shepherd Church parking lot in Porter Ranch as more people become eligible for the vaccine on Monday, March 15, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A year into the global coronavirus pandemic, things are looking up for many people as vaccines have become widely available across the country. But as a result of that access, the U.S. has also seen a surge of “vaccine tourism.” As international demand for the vaccine is on the rise, tens of thousands of people are traveling to the U.S. for a COVID vaccine in hopes of speeding up their own

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Despite COVID-19, resort revenue booming in states such as Florida



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Ask anyone from Florida, Georgia or South Carolina if they feel the highways or beaches have been more congested now than in 2020 in their state and you’re likely met with a predictable look of accordance. We know that eager travelers have been flocking to warm destinations where outdoor activities are abundant and dining outside is common during the coronavirus pandemic, but likely no state has welcomed more visitors seeking a respite from the winter blues and those tired of being cooped up at home than Florida.

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Though we know Florida has always been a

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