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Rural residents, American Indians travel farthest for certified stroke care. The distance a stroke patient must travel to receive care at a certified stroke center differs by race, age, income and

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Q&A: Expert weighs in on traveling after getting

Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, answers questions about traveling at this point in the pandemic. Q. What is the most important step to ensuring safe travel?

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Rural residents, American Indians travel farthest for

The distance a stroke patient must travel to receive care at a certified stroke center differs by race, age, income and insurance status, with the largest disparities found among rural residents

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EXPLAINER: Will you need a 'vaccine passport' to travel

Technology companies and travel-related trade groups are developing and testing various versions of the vaccine passports, also called health certificates or travel …

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EU pushes hassle-free travel for vaccinated residents

The EU executive's update to its non-binding travel recommendations was unveiled a week before EU legislation on a Digital EU COVID Certificate is …

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A million Europeans already have EU COVID certificate

More than one million Europeans have received the new EU COVID health certificate being rolled out to unlock travel within the bloc, the European Commission said on Tuesday. EU Justice

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Which COVID-19 tests are required for international travel

Which COVID-19 tests are required for international travel? It depends on where you're going. In an effort to limit the spread of new coronavirus variants, many countries are …

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EU deal on Covid pass paves way for summer travel

The European Parliament and EU member states reached a deal Thursday paving the way for a Covid-19 certificate that will help open up travel in Europe for the key summer season.

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How quickly can the COVID-19 vaccine make travel possible

Travel health requirements may soon start to resemble the past. In the 1970s, having appropriate vaccinations and health clearances was essential for travel to and from many countries.

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A short guide to quarantining after holiday travel

Specifically, if you went out of state, California has issued a travel advisory recommending that you quarantine for 14 days. If you had prolonged exposure to anyone outside of …

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Do COVID-19 travel bans work

The coronavirus was still a far-away problem in Wuhan when U.S. President Donald Trump announced a ban on travel from China in late January …

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Game time and direction of travel are associated with

A study of NCAA Division I college football games found a significant association between the performance of away teams and both their direction of travel and …

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Domestic air travel does not appear to have been an

Fear of flying and catching COVID-19 led to a massive decline in air travel in 2020. But an interesting question emerges: How much did air travel contribute to the early, and uneven, spread of

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Have to travel during spring break

(HealthDay)—If you must travel during the spring break, be sure to follow recommended COVID-19 pandemic safety measures, an emergency medicine doctor advises.

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Travel restrictions must be used in a targeted way to be

The new study also suggests that travel restrictions can be effective in countries close to a tipping point for exponential growth—with a reproduction number, or R …

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Vaccines stop variants but overseas travel still not safe: WHO

Progress against the coronavirus pandemic remains "fragile" and international travel should be avoided, a World Health Organization director …

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Germany eases quarantine rules with eye on summer travel

Health Minister Jens Spahn said relaxing the rules made sense because Germany generally has "a very similar infection situation" to countries classed as risk areas, and it would make travel …

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New COVID-19 model reveals need for better travel

Travel restrictions enacted by other nations, including entry bans, global travel bans, and lockdowns, also helped to reduce the global spread. However, the Rensselaer team found that these

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EU agrees common virus rules in bid to end travel chaos

The travel industry, which has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, is hoping the measures will be widely adopted and help to make travel within Europe less chaotic.

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Superbugs are hitchhiking in the guts of international

An in-depth genetic analysis identified high-risk AMR genes which are resistant to common and last resort antibiotics. Six of the ten high-risk genes identified were present after travel …

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US, Canada, Mexico COVID-19 travel ban extended

The US Department of Homeland Security said Friday that a COVID-19 ban on non-essential travel through border crossings with Canada and …

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New Zealand halts travel bubble with Australian state

New Zealand suspended quarantine-free travel with Australia's Victoria state over a new coronavirus cluster Tuesday, the fourth time the trans-Tasman travel bubble has been disrupted since it

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France, Belgium ease virus curbs as US decision boosts

France and Belgium further relaxed their COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday, allowing restaurants and cafes to serve indoors, while the United States eased travel …

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China's virus vigilance trashes travel plans for millions

The travel plans of millions were thrown into disarray Thursday by cancelled trains, flights and Chinese government 'advice' to stay at home ahead of the Lunar New Year, a sign of China's

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US rescinds global 'do not travel' coronavirus warning

The State Department invoked the blanket warning against all international travel on March 19 as the pandemic spread. The revised country-specific travel advice is available at travel.state.gov

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Greece launches tourism season, eyes pandemic recovery

Greece kickstarts its tourism season on Friday, with both the government and travel operators hoping the lure of sun, sand and sea will bring a sorely needed revenue boost after last year's

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How to use COVID-19 testing and quarantining to safely

How to use COVID-19 testing and quarantining to safely travel for the holidays. by Claudia Finkelstein, The Conversation. Credit: CDC With …

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UK to announce new international travel rules

The UK has set a tentative date of May 17 to relaunch foreign travel, currently banned except for a handful of permitted reasons. This has created massive pent …

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COVID-19 travel plan will let new variants into the UK

Virologists Jangu Banatvala and Deenan Pillay urge caution over plans to implement a traffic light system, permitting international travel to resume dependent upon the COVID-19 status of

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WHO says against proof of vaccination for travel

The World Health Organization's emergency committee said Monday it was against international travellers being required to have proof of vaccination, partly …

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Greece to allow vaccinated tourists in next week

This includes limiting travel between regions, she said. There are currently between 2,000 and 4,000 new coronavirus cases in Greece daily, more than …

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NYC begins registering travelers at COVID-19 checkpoints

A traveler arriving on a train that originated in Miami gets directions from a porter, right, at Amtrak's Penn Station, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York.

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More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant

A growing list of European Union nations and Canada barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid …

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As U.S. vaccinations rise, are 'vaccine passports' for

With tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses going into American arms, pressure is mounting for a U.S. "vaccine passport" that would allow the fully immunized to travel …

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Study reveals where first cases of COVID-19 outside China

Travel to Italy was linked with half (3/6 cases) of the first-reported cases in Africa, and over a third (36%, 16/45) in Europe and the Americas (38%, 5/13). Travel to mainland China accounted for

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EU's COVID health pass to be operational in June

The EU's health pass will initially be used only for travel within the European bloc. But the European Commission is working on it being mutually recognised with …

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Ireland eases pandemic restrictions

Ireland on Monday lifted domestic travel restrictions and began a phased reopening of non-essential retailers in the most significant loosening of pandemic curbs so far this year.

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EU to ban most foreign travelers for 30 days to curb virus

The leaders of European Union nations have agreed to institute a travel ban that prohibits most foreigners from entering the bloc for 30 days to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus.

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France to reopen cafes, end domestic travel limit

France on Thursday announced the long-awaited nationwide reopening of bars, restaurants and cafes from June 2, albeit with restrictions, and lifted limitations on domestic travel …

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Spain ends COVID state of emergency

While intra-regional travel bans have ended and curfews have been lifted, not all of the restrictions are being relaxed in Spain, one of Europe's hardest …

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Restrictions easing in US and Europe amid disaster in India

Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago, while European Union officials are proposing to ease restrictions on visitors to the continent as the

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'Roadmaps' of the brain reveal regions vulnerable to

Much like a supply truck crossing the countryside, the misfolded proteins that damage neurons in Alzheimer's disease travel the "roads" of the brain, sometimes stopping and sometimes re …

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FDA approves third COVID-19 antibody treatment for

The travel advisories, one issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one that came from the U.S. State Department, don't …

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Ireland to begin easing virus restrictions next month

Ireland entered into its third coronavirus lockdown in late December, closing restaurants, pubs, and non-essential shops and asking people to stay at home or limit non-essential travel …

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Israel severely restricts entry from Europe due to virus

Israel on Wednesday imposed tough new travel restrictions on five European nations due to fears of coronavirus, barring entry to almost all non-residents of the Jewish state arriving from these

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China rushes to stamp out virus outbreak in city of 11 million

Travel has been restricted in a northern Chinese city of 11 million as authorities Wednesday moved to snuff out a COVID-19 cluster, while health officials in …

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Repeated coughing seriously degrades face mask efficiency

Without a mask, droplets travel twice as far, however, so wearing a mask will help. A mask also decreases the number of droplets that leak out the side of …

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Making good decisions about COVID-19

"These decisions range from simple questions, such as the safety of grocery shopping in person or air travel to the complex, such as government policies dealing with mandatory quarantines and

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