France Is Reopening to Travelers: What You Need to Know

That said, the government has since announced a phased reopening schedule. This week, the 10-kilometer (or 6-mile) limit on movement that had been placed on residents has been lifted, allowing people to travel more freely around the country, and on May 19, the curfew will move to 9 p.m. (up from 7 p.m.). Restaurants and bars will be allowed to

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Hike to See Iceland Fagradalsfjall Volcano Eruption in 2021

Home > Travel inspiration > Outdoor Adventure What It’s Like to Hike to See Iceland’s Erupting Volcano. By Laura Dannen Redman . Jun 8, 2021. share this article . Photo by Laura Dannen Redman. On May 24, 2021, hikers could watch the Geldingadalsgos eruption in Iceland from just hundreds of feet away.

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CDC Approves At-Home COVID Tests for International Travel

T raveling to the United States from abroad, or returning to the U.S. from another country, just got a little less complicated thanks to new guidance from the CDC regarding its testing requirement for international travel.. In a May 7 update the agency stated that “international air passengers traveling to the United States can use a self-test (sometimes referred to as home test).”

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Iceland Has Reopened to Travelers: What You Need to Know

The CDC warns: If you must travel to Iceland, get fully vaccinated before travel. All travelers should wear a mask, stay six feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash their hands. By comparison, the U.S. State Department currently lists Mexico and the United Kingdom as Level 4 (Do Not Travel) while Australia, Japan, and French Polynesia are Level 3.

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Greece Has Reopened to Travelers: What You Need to Know

Masks are required throughout Greece, indoors as well as outside. There ’ s also a ban on travel between different regions of the country, set to lift on May 15, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in a televised address on April 21. Until then, you can only cross between regions for health, business, or family reasons.

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Italy Now Open to All Americans with Negative COVID Test

T he wait is over to seek la dolce vita—leisure travelers from the United States can now travel to Italy.. On May 14, the Italian government issued a new decree stating that Italy will be expanding the availability of what it calls “COVID-tested flights” to all American passengers effective May 16. Until now, these flights have only been available to those traveling for approved

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How Can I Get A Vaccine Passport

For now, governments and travel companies that are accepting vaccinated travelers have said that the paper certificate will suffice. But who knows for how long that will be the case and whether the ability to counterfeit these paper certificates will become a large enough issue to make the paper version essentially obsolete.

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RIP Hipmunk, the Travel Booking Site That Took the “Agony

The travel comparison and booking site is shutting down on January 23, 2020, according to a statement provided by SAP Concur, which acquired Hipmunk four years ago. Travel media site Skift reported that Hipmunk’s cofounders, Adam Goldstein and Steve Huffman, made an offer to buy back the company, but that SAP Concur refused the offer.

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Is Quarantine Required for Entry into the U.S.

T he past month has been a bit of whirlwind. Between a new administration that implemented a record number of executive orders—including mask mandates and new and canceled travel bans—and an ongoing roller coaster of tightened and relaxed COVID-19 travel restrictions in response to the ebb and flow of the pandemic, it’s been tough to keep up.. Amid this onslaught of …

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Should You Travel With Unvaccinated Kids

Jessica Griscavage, CEO of Runway Travel, says her family travel clients are not shunning international travel completely, opting for vacations in the Caribbean and Mexico. Travelers to Mexico from the United States do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination, or quarantine.

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Puerto Rico Travel Is Open, With COVID Restrictions

U pdated May 25, 2021, 8:55 p.m. ET: Due to a change in the executive order, the waived test for vaccinated travelers goes into effect on May 25, while the local curfew is lifted as of May 24.. Starting May 25, fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to present negative COVID-19 test results to travel to Puerto Rico if they are arriving on a domestic flight from the U.S. mainland.

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The Bahamas Is Open for Travel, With Restrictions

On April 20, 2021, the State Department issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory to the Bahamas due to COVID-related conditions. The CDC currently says, “Travelers should avoid all travel to the Bahamas.”. It ranks the destination as a Level 4 (Very High Level of COVID-19) in a travel notice that was last reviewed on April 19.

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Things to Know Before Traveling to South Africa in 2021

I spent three weeks there [in February 2021], managing marketing and social media projects for SmartFlyer and enjoying some personal leisure travel. South Africa is currently open to American travelers, with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 …

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These U.S. and International Airports Have COVID-19 Testing

A growing number of U.S. airports has begun introducing COVID-19 testing options in an effort to help spur safer domestic and international travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. These tests can assist passengers heading to or arriving in destinations where proof of negative COVID-19 test results are required, such as Hawaii, New York, and Alaska.And they can also be used for travelers …

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Can I Travel After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) recently warned, however, that relying on the vaccinations as a passport to entry for travel simply excludes too many travelers. The organization is instead pushing for more and better testing protocols.

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WTTC Safe Travels Stamp: What Is It and How It Changes

The World Travel and Tourism Council’s new Safe Travels stamp makes it easier for people to plan trips now. The World Travel and Tourism Council’s seal of approval helps identify destinations and businesses that have adopted a new set of global safety and hygiene protocols. It’s hard enough staying COVID-safe in our own neighborhoods

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The Ethics of Traveling after Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

E arlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave travelers the news they’d been waiting to hear: Fully vaccinated people “are less likely to get and spread” COVID-19, the CDC said in an April 2 update.They “can now travel at low risk to themselves.” Suddenly, the United States—considered a virus hot zone for much of 2020—now has more than a

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How Travelers to the U.S. Can Get COVID Tests Abroad

Travel companies, including airlines and travel planners, are also stepping in to help international travelers either actually get tested or find testing sites in their destination. Making sure you have access to relative quick and reliable testing abroad is just one piece of the international travel puzzle, however.

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A Travel Manifesto: 5 Ways to Be a Better Traveler

Travel Purposefully Traveling for leisure is a relatively recent phenomenon. For most of human history, people traveled to flee a war (or to start one), to seek God or treasure, to chart new sea routes, or to explore new wonders.

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Americans Can Travel to Mexico with Restrictions—Here's How

A ban on nonessential land travel across the border between the two countries went into effect on March 21, 2020, and continues to get extended—the latest deadline to reopen the U.S.-Mexico border was pushed to May 21, 2021. (How exactly nonessential travel is defined is problematic in and of itself—in short, there is no set-in-stone

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The Best Interactive Maps for the Latest COVID Travel

United Airlines’ Destination Travel Guide Launched in September, United’s interactive map is available online as well as on the United mobile app. There is a United States and global version of the carrier’s Destination Travel Guide , a color-coded digital map that lets travelers know whether each state or country is closed, partially

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The Complete Guide to Online Travel Agencies

An online travel agency, or OTA, is a website or mobile app that allows users to search for and book travel services such as flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and activities. The booking is made directly with the online travel agency but confirmed by the service provider, such as an airline or a hotel.

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Contact Us – AFAR Media

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Europe Travel Guides AFAR

Comprehensive travel guides for destinations within Europe. Discover the best hotels, restaurants, and unforgettable things to do, curated by the travel experts at AFAR.

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The 44 Best Podcasts for Road Trips and Long Drives

Travel Tales by AFAR. Yes, AFAR has a podcast—and season two launches June 10. Join us each week as we dig into stories from people who took a trip—and came home transformed. Travel Tales by AFAR brings some of our favorite journeys to life. Head to the Philippines with a Hawai‘i-born Filipino chef in search of his grandmother’s adobo

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A Guide to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Refund for Travelers

Travel with family. The United States allows $800 per person of duty-free goods. If you travel with a family of four, that’s $2,400 collectively of U.S. tax–free import. Don’t try to avoid U.S. customs tax authorities if your purchase is over $800. This is tax fraud, and you can be fined a major penalty and lose Global Entry status.

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Australia’s Qantas Aims to Resume International Flights in

Q antas Airways does not expect to resume international travel apart from New Zealand until late October after the Australian population is vaccinated for COVID-19, the airline’s chief executive said on Thursday, February 25.. The Sydney-based airline had been selling seats on international flights from July 1. But there has been a huge surge in COVID-19 cases around the world since those

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Black Travel Is Not a Monolith

I n September 2011, content creator Evita Robinson founded Nomadness Travel Tribe, which centers on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BI-POC) and was born in response to the severe lack of representation across the travel industry. Nearly a decade later, Nomadness has an active membership of more than 25,000 people across the globe, serving not only as a space for travel but …

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A Coronavirus Glossary for Travel Terms in the Time of

Nonessential travel. We included the definition of “nonessential travel” in our glossary of coronavirus terms like “lockdown” and “self-isolation,” but it’s worth revisiting this one again since we’ll be hearing it more as other countries and states begin to reopen in the coming weeks. When Italy entered into Phase 2 of its

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France Could Reopen to Americans on June 9

France to Open to Vaccinated Travelers on June 9. Paris has been closed to most international visitors since March 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has laid out a detailed plan for when the country will start lifting restrictions and open its borders. P rior to the pandemic, France was the most-visited country in the world.

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Delta Offers Quarantine-Free Travel to Italy and the

Currently, travel between the United States and Europe, including to Italy and the Netherlands, remains highly restricted—and is off limits for many. However, citizens and residents (and their family members) of Italy, the European Union, and the European Schengen zone are still allowed to travel to Italy; so are students and those traveling

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California Travel Restrictions: What You Need to Know

On January 6, the California Department of Public Health issued a travel advisory recommending that Californians avoid nonessential travel anywhere beyond 120 miles of their home. On April 1, the advisory was updated and the 120-mile limit was lifted. But the state is still asking Californians to avoid nonessential travel outside of the state.

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Puerto Rico Travel Guide AFAR

For daytime travel, public transit services exist within individual cities, but they are limited. Taxis are clean and reliable—look for white cabs with Taxi Turístico on the front doors. The shared cab (public) system goes around the island for a small fare, but it …

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The Big Issues Facing Travel Advisors Today

Travel advisors still sell airline tickets—and more than you might think. But it’s still a low-margin point of sale, depending on how the agency structures it. Shillinglaw notes that roughly 50 percent of travel agencies and advisors are selling airline tickets. The best travel agencies do a great job of selling high-end business-class and

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The 10 Best Travel Backpacks for Any Budget in 2021

But travel backpacks also liberate your arms for other tasks. And without wheels that bounce and jam on cobblestones or gravel, they let travelers cruise easily across any terrain. No longer reserved for adventure travel, some backpacks feature chic styling that works in San Francisco or Buenos Aires. Still, the best travel backpacks take a

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2019 Travel Horoscope: Where to Go in 2019 Based on Your

Significantly for 2019, Jupiter is traveling through its Sagittarius “home” for much of the year, making for more enriched travel experiences. Sagittarius is the partygoer, the student traveling abroad, and the learned, wise philosopher—which, in turn, cosmically encourages us, on our own travels, to more fully enjoy life at the party

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The Power of Women in Travel

The Power of Women in Travel. By Katherine LaGrave. Mar 4, 2021. Photos by Vonecia Carswell and Ricardo Gomez. Women hold a majority of the travel market shares across a number of categories. Women make up a majority of travelers and the lion’s share of the tourism workforce. As the travel industry rebuilds, it is time to put the so-called

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CDC’s New Advice for International Travel: Get Two COVID Tests

Airlines and the global travel industry have been pushing for countries to use coronavirus testing as a method to safely open up borders and travel until a coronavirus vaccine is widely distributed. These new guidelines could help further pave the way for such initiatives.

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How a Travel Tax Credit Could Help U.S. Citizens Get Back

The travel industry has been disproportionately hit by the coronavirus pandemic: 51.8 percent of the 15.8 million jobs in the sector have been lost, according to the USTA, with the organization’s president and CEO Roger Dow insisting that “our national economy is in a recession, but the travel industry is already in a depression.” Tourism

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