Posts Tagged ‘tourists’

Vietnam welcomes first tourists since borders were closed due to COVID-19

More than 200 foreign tourists arrived on Vietnam’s largest Phu Quoc island on Saturday, the first to visit the Southeast Asian country after nearly two years of border closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fully vaccinated travelers from South Korea will spend their holidays in hotel resorts without a mandatory 14-day quarantine. They were […]

Australia Won’t Welcome Foreign Tourists Until At Least 2022

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Foreign tourists won’t be welcomed back to Australia until at least next year, the prime minister said Tuesday as he outlined plans for lifting some of the toughest and longest COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed by any democracy. The country will instead prioritize the return of skilled migrants and students after it […]

SpaceX launches four space tourists into orbit

SpaceX launches four space tourists into orbit Posted on Thursday, 16 September, 2021 The launch was a success. Image Credit: SpaceX The ambitious manned mission represents the most significant advancement in space tourism to date.Earlier today, four ‘ordinary people’ blasted into space aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule – marking the first time that a crew […]

European Union Recommends Restricting U.S. Tourists As Coronavirus Cases Rise

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there. The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel reverses advice that it gave in June, when the bloc recommended […]

Iranian artist says teahouse paintings appeal to foreign tourists  

Iranian artist says teahouse paintings appeal to foreign tourists   – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian artist Narges Eshqi has said that foreign tourists find Iranian teahouse paintings more appealing than do her compatriots. As one of the few Iranian artists who have adopted this style, she showcased her latest paintings at Tehran’s Phi Café in […]

Tourists and locals on the hunt for water in Rome heatwave

Italy is being hit this week by a heatwave causing wildfires in the south of the country, particularly in Sicily and Calabria, where a UNESCO-listed natural park is under threat. Meanwhile in Rome, tourists and locals hunt for fountains to refresh themselves and cope with the high temperatures. Source

Tourists told to leave Martinique ‘immediately’ amid new COVID lockdown

Martinique will enter a strict lockdown for three weeks as COVID-19 infections surge in the French overseas territory. The island’s prefect, Stanislas Cazelles, advised tourists to “leave the territory” as soon as possible, as Martinique has one of the highest COVID incident rates in France with almost 1,200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. All shops except […]

Unvaccinated tourists won’t be allowed into Canada ‘for quite a while,’ Trudeau says

Restrictions on fully vaccinated tourists are expected to be relaxed in the coming weeks CBC News Posted: July 08, 2021Last Updated: July 08, 2021 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that while the country is ‘eager to move forward’ with its border reopening, it can do so only if the safety of Canadians is not jeopardized. […]

Henry III’s Rediscovered Westminster Abbey Sacristy Opens to Tourists

The long-lost Great Sacristy of Henry III, built nearly eight centuries ago and rediscovered in 2020, will be open to the public for the first time this summer. The 13th century king ordered this sacred building be constructed for use by Benedictine monks, who would be assigned to his then under-construction Westminster Abbey church in […]

An erupting volcano in Iceland is drawing tourists from around the world

A volcanic eruption that has been underway in Iceland for more than 50 days is offering an impressive new spectacle. Periods of calm followed by giant geysers of lava, hundreds of metres high, can be seen from the capital Reykjavik about 40 kilometres away. Security fencing has been put in place to stop curious observers […]

EU aims to open up to more foreign tourists this summer despite COVID-19

The European Union’s executive has recommended easing COVID-19 travel restrictions next month to let foreign travelers from more countries enter the bloc, hoping to boost the stricken tourism industry this summer.Under current restrictions, people from only seven countries, including Australia and Singapore, can enter the EU on holiday, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated […]

EU Finalizing Plans To Allow Vaccinated American Tourists Back

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is finalizing plans to allow tourists from the United States to travel to the 27-nation bloc this summer, officials said Monday. More than a year after the EU restricted travel to the region to a bare minimum in a bid to contain the pandemic, the European Commission said it […]

‘Risk of transmission negligible’: Iceland opens borders to tourists vaccinated against Covid-19

Iceland has become one of the first countries in the world to let in foreign visitors without mandatory quarantine or Covid-19 testing upon arrival since the pandemic hit. However, only vaccinated tourists are welcome. The North Atlantic nation, whose economy relies heavily on its tourism industry, has fully opened its borders to those vaccinated against […]

Israel and Greece sign deal to allow vaccinated tourists to travel

Israel and Greece agreed on Monday to pave the way for vaccinated tourists to travel between their two countries in an effort to boost their economies amid the coronavirus pandemic. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the agreement in Jerusalem on Monday. The deal is designed to allow tourists […]

Chew on this: European Tourists FORCED to take Covid Tests but Immigrants Not

    While dispatching soldiers to assist the police in monitoring the national border and upholding the government’s entry ban due to a mutated COVID-19 strain, Sweden exempted asylum seekers from the new restrictions for humanitarian reasons. Starting 6 February, all foreign citizens must produce a fresh negative COVID-19 test when entering Sweden, Prime Minister […]

Bali Police Force Tourists Caught Not Wearing Masks to Do Push-Ups

Academics from Duke, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins have concluded that there could be around a million excess deaths over the next two decades as a result of lockdowns. A NBER working paper titled The Long-Term Impact Of The Covid-19 Unemployment Shock On life Expectancy And Mortality Rates suggests that “For the overall population, the increase […]

Seychelles Reopens To All Tourists That Have Had Their Covid Vaccines

New covid measures from the Seychelles indicates that so called ‘vaccine passports’ could become a standard method for opening up the tourism industries. The Seychelles is re-open to tourists worldwide, but only those who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. According to The London Telegraph: “Visitors must provide an authentic certificate from their national […]

Out of puff: Amsterdam mayor pushes for ban on marijuana-loving tourists visiting coffee shops

Tourists could soon be barred from Amsterdam’s famous cannabis-dealing coffee shops as Mayor Femke Halsema, continues her battle to rid the city of its image as a drug and prostitution haven. The patronage of coffee shops would be limited to Dutch residents only, according to the plan submitted by Halsema to Amsterdam’s city council on […]

First Plane with Israeli Tourists Lands in UAE After Peace Deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The first flight carrying Israeli tourists to the United Arab Emirates landed Sunday in the city-state of Dubai, the latest sign of the normalization deal reached between the two nations. FlyDubai flight No. FZ8194 landed at Dubai International Airport just after 5:40 p.m., bringing the tourists to the skyscraper-studded […]

Israel targets 100,000 UAE tourists, eyes further potential

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Greece opens to Israeli tourists, lifts restrictions on numbers and destinations

Greece will no longer cap the number of Israeli tourists allowed in the country or limit their movements to a handful of cities, the Foreign Ministry announced on Monday. Israeli tourists will still require a negative coronavirus test 72 hours before traveling to Greece and will be required to take an additional test upon landing. […]

A Dubai vacation for Israeli tourists? Don’t pack your bags yet

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Few tourists show up to watch migration of Kenyan wildebeests amid COVID-19 pandemic

It’s one of the seven wonders of the world — the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It’s a breathtaking sight that draws tourists from across the world. But this year, few are witnessing the spectacle, as the coronavirus outbreak […]

Tourists Urged To Avoid ‘Filthy’ San Fransisco Due To Disease Epidemic

Tourists have been warned not to travel to San Fransisco in California, due to extreme unsanitary conditions that have left most parts of the city disease-ridden.  As one of America’s most expensive cities to live in, it is also quickly becoming the filthiest in the world, according to an NBC investigation. From Daily Mail: NBC Bay Area journalists […]

Heaviest snow in decades: Evacuations underway as 13,000 tourists trapped in Alps (PHOTOS)

The snow blocked road and rail links on Sunday, AFP reported. Local authorities are working under “high pressure” to resolve the situation, according to Zermatt’s official website. However, stranded tourists will be unable to hit the slopes due to a high risk of avalanche. “It is not possible to do downhill or cross country [skiing], […]

1 dead, 12 injured after hot air balloon carrying tourists crashes near Egypt’s Luxor

Egypt’s health ministry reported that the tourist killed in the accident was a 26-year-old woman. Twelve people were also reportedly injured in the accident and were transported to Luxor International Hospital for treatment. Two of the injured tourists are said to be in a serious condition, according to state-run news agency MENA. Poor weather conditions were blamed […]

Tourists to participate in rally between Iran’s Mashhad, Iraq’s Karbala

IFP- A tourist rally is slated to be held in late February, 2018, along a 2,000-km route between two holy cities in Iran and Iraq. Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) has announced that the tourist rally will be held on a route from the northeastern holy Iranian city of Mashhad to the […]

‘Travelling butts’ tourists arrested in Thailand for stripping in front of religious temple

     Two US tourists were detained at an airport in Thailand on November 28 for having taken a photo exposing their buttocks in front of one of Bangkok’s most famous Buddhist temples. The pair, who were on their way out of the country, were identified as Joseph and Travis Dasilva, both 38 years old. The […]

Western tourists see Iran as new ‘bright star’

Press TV – Iran saw the number of Westerners visiting the ancient country with a treasure trove of historic artifacts grow more than five percent last year, data provided by leading travel intelligence analyst ForwardKeys show. Iran’s official figures were not immediately available but according to ForwardKeys CEO Olivier Jager, the political opening following the 2015 […]

Dolphins & tourists evacuated as Cuba braces for hurricanes Irma & Jose (PHOTOS)

READ MORE: Hurricane Irma on track for direct hit on Miami (LIVE UPDATES) Hurricane Irma barrelled into the island’s northern coast early Saturday, fresh from claiming 21 lives as it roared across the eastern Caribbean and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The Category 4 storm hit Cuba’s Ciego de Avila province shortly […]

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