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Wanderer’s Weekly Travel News for the week of May 31st, 2021
European Travel News
“EU’s COVID Travel Certificate Has Launched for Summer Travelers”
– via Travel + Leisure
Travel certificates are officially in use in several countries across the EU to kick off summer travel. Is a European destination on the horizon for you this summer travel season?
“Europe Is Opening: June EU Travel Restrictions, Covid-19 Test Requirements, Quarantine By Country”
– via Forbes
All of the latest news for European travel for the month of June so that you can plan accordingly if you’re traveling this month.
“European Countries Begin Using Digital Coronavirus Travel Certificate”
– via US News & World Report
“The Digital Green Certificate began operating ahead of schedule this week in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Croatia, and Poland. The digital record stores whether a person has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has recovered from the virus or has tested negative for the virus within 72 hours.”
Travel Trends News
“Europe tourism bodies unveil €1.5m marketing campaign”
– Via Travel Weekly
The new campaign which is being run by the European Travel Commission is called ‘Open up to Europe’ and is being co-funded by the European Union.
“EU to add Japan to safe travel list, leave UK off for now”
– via Reuters
“The European Union is set to add Japan to its small list of “safe” countries from which it will allow non-essential travel, but will hold off opening the door to British tourists for now, EU sources said on Tuesday.”
“U.S. air travel reaches pandemic high as peak season kicks off”
– Via CNBC
“The Transportation Security Administration screened an average of 1.78 million people from Friday through Monday, hitting a peak of 1.96 million on Friday. Those volumes are more than six times higher than a year ago, but still 22% below Memorial Day weekend in 2019.”
COVID-19 Travel News
World Health Organization approves China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use
– via CNN
“The decision will allow CoronaVac to be used in WHO’s vaccine-sharing program, COVAX, which seeks to provide equitable global access to immunizations. It is the second Chinese vaccine given WHO approval after Sinopharm was approved in early May.”
“Moderna seeks full FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine”
– via CBS News
“American pharmaceutical company Moderna says it has begun the process to win full U.S. regulatory approval for the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in adults. Moderna announced Tuesday it has begun a “rolling submission” to the Food and Drug Administration of data from its studies of the two-dose vaccine.”