Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News (Week of February 22, 2021)

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Scroll through to get overviews of the latest travel news, European travel updates, travel trends, COVID-19 updates, and more.

European Travel 

“Holiday bookings surge after lockdown exit plans”
– via BBC

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this week that the government would release a report on a report by the 12th of April on how they plan to return to international travel. The announcement led to a surge of bookings by UK travelers.

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“February EU Travel Restrictions By Country: Quarantine, Covid-19 Tests And Vaccination Passports”
– via Forbes

Review European travel restrictions for each EU country and how things are changing in the ever-evolving landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Inflation Anxiety Awaits Europe as Businesses Ponder Prices”
– Bloomberg

Economists predict there will be a surge in consumer prices from transport to leisure and tourism, taking advantage of pent-up demand due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Travel Trends

“Where you can go with a vaccine passport; A country-by-country guide”
– via The Points Guy

As more of the world’s population gets vaccinated, travel could really make a comeback as countries begin to welcome back tourists.

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“Inside The Race To Create A Covid Passport And Change Travel As We Know It”
– via Forbes

The world is desperate to find a pathway to opening travel back up – enter COVID passports. Will we travel the same again soon?

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“The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal.”
-via The Atlantic

The timeline for the end of the pandemic seems within reach, but when will that time come? Check out what one writer predicts we can anticipate for the rest of 2021.

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“Greece issues COVID vaccine certificates to those who have had both doses”
– via Euronews


With an aim to facilitate travel, Greece has become one of the first countries in the European Union to issue digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates.

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“What Penalties Travellers Face for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions Throughout Europe”
– via SchengenVisaInfo News

Think you can violate your quarantine in these European countries? I would think again. Check out the penalties these countries are implementing for those who believe the rules don’t apply to them.

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“With heavy hearts, Italians mark year of COVID-19 outbreak”
– via AP News

In the town of Codogno in northern Italy, where the first known COVID-19 case in the West in a patient with no links to the outbreak in Asia was first diagnosed in February 2020, a monument to COVID-19 victims was unveiled.

Study Abroad

“Temple University Students Have Returned To Rome”
– via Temple Update

After more than a year, Temple Students have returned to studying abroad at the university’s campus in Rome, Italy.

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“Canada reigns supreme as top study abroad destination: survey”
– via Study International

Canada ranked number one in study abroad followed by Australia and Germany – find out who else made the top 10.

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