Here are the attractions opening their doors, the destinations relaxing entry rules, and the places where Covid spikes have forced authorities to pull down shutters.
The European Union and UK work out plans for summer vacations, Broadway theatre tickets go on sale for the fall, and Germany cancels Oktoberfest for the second time. Here's what happened in travel news this week.
.Travelers are advised that countries'"green list" status can be withdrawn at any time and to not book non-refundable trips.Two ofNew York's most legendary hotels have opening dates lined up: The Plaza, the French Renaissance-inspired monolith beside Central Park, is slated to reopen on May 20, while The Peninsula, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, will welcome guests on June 1.
The European Union couldopen by the end of June to fully vaccinated vacationersfrom countries with low Covid infection rates, under a plan revealed on Monday.The proposals, published by the European Commission, advised that arrivals must have been inoculated 14 days before arrival with a vaccine from its approved list.
St. Helena, the tiny island island in the middle of the Atlantic where Napoleon was once exiled and which only got an airport in 2017, is now fully vaccinated and will reopen to visitors from June 21. Its remoteness kept it untouched by travelers throughout the pandemic. headtopics.com
Strangest Covid measure of the weekYou've got to be squidding me.YOUTUBE@TheTonarinopoti/REUTERSA town in westernJapanwas criticized on social media for directing some of its coronavirus relief funds into building a statue of agiant squid, in a bid to boost tourism.
The 13-foot-high cephalopod which has popped up in Noto, Ishikawa Prefecture, has eight pink arms and zero protection against airborne viruses. Read more: CNN »
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Moroccan Chicken BrochettesGetting all of our favorite grilling recipes in order is like our version of switching over your winter and summer closets. Very nice!
How We Can Start Fixing Our Brains After Living Through the Trauma of COVID-19Just as we adapted at the start of the pandemic, we'll adapt again to post-quarantine life—but we'll need to lean on each other to heal.
Lily James, Sebastian Stan Are Unrecognizable as Pam Anderson, Tommy LeeLily James and Sebastian Stan leaned into their roles as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in the first photos from ‘Pam & Tommy’ — see more Is There Anything That Lily James Can't Do or Turn Into? She's on the Meryl Streep path. (Yes, I know 'Pam & Tommy' is NOT 'Out of Africa').
As Italy Reopens, Stay At This Newly Transformed Umbrian CastleA nearly thousand year old castle in Italy’s Umbrian hills is opening as a 36 room hotel just as the country begins to open to international travelers. I just moved to your city, who wouldn't mind showing me interesting places? Sorry, it needs to be at least 1,000 years old for me to stay there!