Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News (Week of March 1, 2021)

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Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News for the week of March 1st, 2021

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European Travel News

“Virus Variants Deliver Fresh Blow to Europe’s Open Borders”

– via The New York Times
“Countries are again rushing to limit travel. That’s become a standard measure in the face of Covid threats, raising questions about whether a pillar of European Union integration can survive.”

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Travel & Tourism Sector in Europe Requests From EU Governments to Outline Restart Plan in Time for Summer

– via SchengenVisaInfo.com

The European Travel Commission has announced that the European Tourism Manifesto alliance has requested that the EU disclose how to bring back travel and tourism in Europe in time for summer 2021.

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13 Affordable Places to Visit in Europe — From Country Escapes to Stunning Cities

– via Travel + Leisure

Dreaming of your next trip but don’t want to break the bank? Check out these 13 affordable destinations for your next European adventure.

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A ‘Lamborghini’ Of Chariots Is Discovered At Pompeii. Archaeologists Are Wowed

– Via NPR

The researchers at Pompeii announced this week that they have uncovered an intact ceremonial chariot from a villa.

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COVID-19 Travel News

“EU Vaccine Passports for Travel Are Months Away, Memo Shows”

– via Bloomberg

The European Union is still months away from issuing Covid-19 immunity certificates, will the program be ready for summer travel?

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“Airline industry app could open up quarantine-free travel”

– via CNN

The IATA Travel Pass is being developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), with over 290 airline members, in an effort to open up the world to travel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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What it’s like to live on Italy’s Covid-free islands

– Via CNN

These few Italian islands have managed to remain COVID-free for more than a year. Find out what it’s been like for residents since last March.

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Study Abroad Travel News

US faces biggest drop in international scholars in 20 years: survey

– via StudyInternational.com

According to the IIE Open Doors survey, the number of international scholars in the US fell by 9.6% in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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