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Travel & Leisure stocks edge lower following new UK restrictions By Investing.com


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By Samuel Indyk

Investing.com – The sub-index edged lower on Thursday following the announcement of new COVID restrictions by the UK government after market on Wednesday.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a press conference where he outlined new measures to attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 and particularly the new Omicron variant.

The key measures announced by Johnson include guidance to work from home, a new mask mandate in most indoor public venues (including cinemas), and the need for the NHS COVID pass for places where large crowds gather. The COVID pass will be required at unseated indoor venues with more than 500 people, unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people and any venue with more than 10,000 people.

Two doses of any approved vaccine or a negative lateral flow test would be sufficient for entry under the new rules.

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Travel & leisure stocks come under pressure as UK restores some restrictions By Investing.com


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By Samuel Indyk

Investing.com – The sector was under selling pressure on Friday after a new COVID variant was discovered in Southern Africa which has been described as the “most significant” seen yet.

The UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced new travel restrictions from six countries in Southern Africa as a precautionary measure. From 12pm today, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Namibia have been added to the UK’s Red list, where people arriving in the UK must take quarantine measures.

The UK has also placed a temporary flight ban on arrivals from those countries for the weekend.

The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is proposing, in close coordination with member states, to activate the emergency brake and stop are travel from the southern African region.

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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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