Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News (Week of May 17, 2021)


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Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News for the week of May 17th, 2021

European Travel News


“EU agrees to open doors to vaccinated foreigners”

– via Reuters 

“European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, a move that could open the bloc’s door to all Britons and to vaccinated Americans.”

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“Italy Is Reopening to Travelers—Here’s Everything You Need to Know”

– via Afar

“An Italy-based writer on what travelers need to know and whether Italy really is ready to relax its borders.”

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“Thinking of a summertime trip to Europe? 5 factors to weigh”

– Via The Points Guy

A resource for determining if a summer trip to Europe is the right choice for you this year.

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Travel Trends News


“Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going”

– Via CNBC

“Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents.

Here’s who is booking, where people are traveling, and what’s beckoning travelers from their homes again.”

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“As Restrictions Loosen, Families Travel Far and Spend Big”

– Via The New York Times

With chartered planes,  private tours, and luxury resorts, some families are willing to spend big for their post-pandemic travel plans.


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“How to take PTO in the post-vaccine travel boom”

– via The Washington Post

Don’t let your vacation days go unused this year, find out how to take your well-deserved time off this year.


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“The 11 Best Travel Essentials for Safe Travel During COVID-19, According to Shoppers”

– Via Travel & Leisure

These are the must-have gadgets for your first post-pandemic trip!


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COVID-19 Travel News


Coronavirus in the US: Latest Map and Case Count

– via The New York Times

All the up-to-date information about the spread of COVID-19 in the US.


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“CDC Acknowledges Airborne Transmission”

 – via The Washington Post

“Federal health officials revised coronavirus guidance on Friday to acknowledge that people can get infected by inhaling very fine, aerosolized particles carrying the virus, following warnings from health experts since last year.”


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