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    One in five people are checking off bucket list trip post-pandemic: KAYAK

    The post One in five people are checking off bucket list trip post-pandemic: KAYAK appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the world begins to re-open for international travel, KAYAK, the world’s leading search engine, has analysed the impact that Covid-19 has had on people’s travel habits. Findings show that 69% of people said the pandemic has made them re-evaluate the types of holidays they now wish to go on. After over a year of cancelled plans and constantly changing travel restrictions, KAYAK’s survey found people in the UK have missed out on average of two planned holidays since the initial lockdown, and it appears many are…

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    Abu Dhabi announces new ‘Green List’ tourist destinations

    The post Abu Dhabi announces new ‘Green List’ tourist destinations appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has issued the updated ‘Green List’ of destinations. Vaccinated travellers arriving from these destinations will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in the emirate and will be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as well as another PCR test on day 6. Unvaccinated travellers arriving from these countries are exempt from mandatory quarantine but will also need to undergo PCR testing on arrival, as well as two further PCR tests on…

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    What it’s like to be stranded in the Maldives after Qatar placed on ‘red list’

    With just a few days’ notice, it was announced that major Middle Eastern hub Qatar would be placed on the UK government’s ‘red list’ at 4am on Friday March 19. Currently on assignment in the Maldives, Olivia Palamountain was scheduled to transit through Doha airport in Qatar after this deadline, to face compulsory airport hotel quarantine. The only sensible answer to swerving Covid prison? Extend her stay in paradise. As Covid has captured travel and grounded global free movement, I’ve been on the journalistic front line, reporting news, views and trends on the fiasco in real time, as they unfold. So while I guess it’s fair to say I know…

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    EU adds US to safe travel list

    The post EU adds US to safe travel list appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. European Union governments in a meeting in Brussels have agreed to add the United States to their list of countries from which they will allow non-essential travel, EU diplomats said. Ambassadors from the EU’s 27 countries approved the addition of the United States and five other countries at a meeting on 16 June, with the change to take effect in the coming days. The ban on non-essential travel for American tourists is expected to be lifted on 18 June, just in time for the summer travel season and more than a year…

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    Heathrow Airport reopens terminal 3 for red list arrivals

    The post Heathrow Airport reopens terminal 3 for red list arrivals appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. London’s Heathrow Airport has reopened Terminal 3 as a dedicated facility for all arrivals from red list countries into the UK. Hotel quarantine for arrivals from the most vulnerable destinations has been required for nearly four months, and there had been concerns of passengers mixing in queues during immigration. At present, there are 43 countries on the red list but direct flights are permitted from only a few of them, including India. Only British and Irish nationals or UK residents are allowed to travel from countries on the list. Anyone…