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Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News for the week of April 26th, 2021
European Travel News
“E.U. Set to Let Vaccinated U.S. Tourists Visit This Summer”
– via The New York Times
Get your vaccine, get your ticket and get ready to head back to Europe! “American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer, the head of the bloc’s executive body said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a year after shutting down nonessential travel from most countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus.”
“EU expands on ‘coordinated approach’ to reopening to Americans”
– via CNN
While decisions will be made on a country-by-country basis, the EU is looking to come forward with a coordinated approach to opening the borders to US travelers and those who provide a negative PCR test within 48 hours of their flight across the pond.
Travel Trends News
“Travel agents flooded with calls as European travel to open”
– Via Boston25News
“We are getting a surge, it’s as if the dam has burst,” said Dominique Callimanopulos, president and CEO of Elevate Destinations.
“Want to travel to Europe this summer? Here’s what you need to know”
– via The Points Guy
Check out this great overview of the main points of Europe opening up for the summer. Bookmark as they continuously update with new info!
COVID-19 Travel News
“Coronavirus: EU sues AstraZeneca over vaccine delivery delays”
– via BBC
“The European Commission – the EU’s executive branch – said it was suing the company for not respecting its vaccine supply contract, and for not having a “reliable” plan to ensure timely deliveries.”
“Europe Has Finally Turned a Corner on Covid-19 Vaccinations”
– via Bloomberg
“The EU’s vaccine program is benefiting from faster production by the Pfizer Inc./BioNTech SE alliance, which now plans to deliver 600 million doses to the bloc this year. Pfizer is also bringing forward the timing of some deliveries to this quarter.”
“Even after being fully vaccinated, many still wrestle with a fear of catching Covid”
-via NBC News
“A survey released last month by the American Psychological Association found that 48 percent of adults who have been vaccinated said they felt “uneasy” about returning to in-person interactions once the pandemic is over.”