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The destinations that have scrapped all travel restrictions – regardless of vaccination status

On 22 June, South Africa announced that it would drop all remaining Covid travel restrictions, becoming one of a handful of long-haul destinations to do away with its lingering traces of travel admin attached to the virus.It joins a string of mainly European destinations to end all restrictions, with some of the earliest being Iceland, Norway and Sweden.If you’re looking for the simplest possible holiday, these destinations - although not all the usual big hitters for summer holidays - might be your best bet.All of these countries have now removed both entry requirements such as tests and proof of vaccination,...
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Dropping Covid travel rules led to surge in overseas visitors, stats show

Scrapping coronavirus travel rules led to a 27-fold year-on-year increase in the number of overseas residents visiting the UK, new figures suggest.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said 2.1 million inbound visits were made in April, up from 81,000 during the same month last year.Spending by overseas residents in April hit £1.7 billion, 14 times more than in April 2021.This is a major boost for the UK’s tourism sector, which has been badly affected by the virus crisis.We’ve published the latest data on Overseas travel and tourism https://t.co/jcKnokcEVsThere were 2.1 million visits to the UK by overseas visitors in April...
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Risk of further BA strikes as more staff consulted

Industrial action at British Airways could spread further across the UK as unions consult with more workers over whether to stage strikes over pay. About 700 mostly check-in staff at Heathrow Airport have already voted to strike over the summer holidays. But the GMB and Unite unions are also consulting...
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Ryanair, Brussels Airlines Strikes Disrupt Europe Air Travel

Strikes by staff at Ryanair and Brussels Airlines over pay and working conditions forced the cancelation of dozens of flights in Europe on Friday as the busy summer travel season gets underway. The strikes are adding more headaches to passengers and the aviation sector, which has struggled with staff shortages...
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What countries require a COVID-19 test to enter?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — International travel will be a lot easier as the United States lifted its requirements for people to get a COVID-19 test before entering the US. What about other Countries?. Our Sources:. COVID-19 Travel information. No Covid-19 Test needed:. You need to show a negative test if...
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Louisiana Man Charged with Failure to Report International Travel as a Sex Offender, Faces up to 10 Years if Convicted

Louisiana – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Gene Murray, age 49, of St. John The Baptist Parish in Louisiana, was charged on Thursday, June 23, 2022, by grand jury indictment with one count of failure to report international travel as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) 18 U.S.C. § 2250(b).
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