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Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News for the week of May 24th, 2021
European Travel News
“A Country-by-Country Guide to Reopened Europe”
– via The New York Times
“Members of the European Union are welcoming vaccinated travelers, including Americans. But there are still rules and restrictions to abide by. Here’s how to navigate them and what to expect.”
“Americans Can Now Travel to Italy — Here’s How to Book a Flight”
– via Travel + Leisure
Want to head to il bel paese this summer? Find out everything you need to know about COVID-Free flights and how to plan your Italian escape.
“6 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe This Summer”
-via The New York Times
Planning a trip to Europe this summer? These are 6 things you must know before heading abroad.
Travel Trends News
“U.S. prepares for summer air travel spike, may allow more foreign visitors”
– Via Reuters
“U.S. airlines and agencies are preparing for increased domestic air travel this summer even as the government continues to debate whether to allow more foreign travelers to visit.”
“Travel is back — and so are travel scams”
– via CNN
With the return of travel, there has been a return of scammers who are posing as airline ticket brokers and travel agents via telemarketing calls. “Spoofing” has increased 300% in the last year.
COVID-19 Travel News
“The CDC’s new mask guidelines could actually increase risk of spreading Covid at work and in public, scientists say”
– via CNBC
“There was no information on how to apply the guidance in practice, particularly related to the inability to verify vaccination status,” Duchin said. The CDC also didn’t provide any guidance on whether people should continue wearing masks in areas of high transmission or low vaccination rates, he said. “What the CDC did though was sub-optimal and allowed for misimpression that the mask mandates have been lifted.”
“Half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid”
– via ABC News
“The latest milestone in the sweeping effort for the U.S. to inoculate its way out of the pandemic comes as infections and deaths from Covid fall to lows the nation has not seen in nearly a year.”