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China toughens Covid-19 response as Omicron hits ahead of Lunar New Year holiday | Travel

Omicron has breached the political, financial and technology centers of China for the first time, putting pressure on the country’s response to the more transmissible variant as it awaits the Winter Olympics starting in less than three weeks. China has detected locally-transmitted omicron infections in the capital Beijing, the financial center Shanghai, and Guangdong, where …

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Hong Kong to extend travel curbs until after Lunar New Year to stem Omicron | Travel

The Covid-19 travel extension or the ban on bars, beaches, gyms and cinemas, as well as dining-in after 6 pm to curb Omicron spread will be in place throughout the Lunar New Year holiday and continue until Feb. 3 Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz Hong Kong extended social distancing measures and the city’s …

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Anusha Dandekar is ‘breathing, climbing mountains, laughing’ – A page from her trip diaries | Travel

Anusha Dandekar recently celebrated her birthday in the most beautiful way – she took off to the hills with her best friend Rhea Chakraborty, sisters Shibani Dandekar, Apeksha Dandekar and Shibani’s boyfriend Farhan Akhtar. The actor, video jockey is currently in the hill station and having the time of her life. Anusha, since she took …

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Travellers, skiers cheer as France eases UK travel curbs | Travel

British tourists and French ski resorts reacted with delight on Thursday after the French government announced an easing of coronavirus travel restrictions that had blocked all non-essential trips over the year-end holidays. A blanket ban on non-essential travel from December 18 caused British holiday-makers to cancel planned trips at the end of the year, particularly …

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Sunny Leone in stunning bikini chills on the beach and enjoys a swim in the sea at Maldives: Watch videos | Travel

Actor Sunny Leone is having a blast in the Maldives, and her daily posts are proof enough. The TV show judge has been sharing back to back snippets from her scenic holiday – going for an underwater swimming session in the sea, clicking pictures with sharks, chilling on the beach and more. Her latest post …

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South Africa’s tourism industry pins hope as EU removes it from Covid red list | Travel

South Africa’s tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the decision by EU countries to remove South Africa from red lists, but simultaneously lamented the loss of over a billion rand in much-needed tourism revenue during the peak December holiday season. The loss was incurred after massive cancellations because Britain and over 20 other countries imposed …

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France eases UK border restrictions for vaccinated travellers amid Omicron scare | Travel

Vaccinated UK travellers will no longer need an essential reason to enter France from Friday, ending almost a month of restrictions. With the omicron variant now widespread in both countries, the curbs are no longer needed, a statement from French Prime Minister Jean Castex’s office said on Thursday. Coming at a peak point for holiday …

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Covid-19 travel update: Thailand to charge foreign tourists an entry fee of $9 | Travel

Thailand plans to start collecting a 300 baht ($9) entry fee from foreign holidaymakers as the tourism-reliant nation predicts a recovery for the pandemic-hobbled travel industry once the current Covid wave eases. The fee will help fund the development of local tourist attractions and an insurance program for visitors, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, said in …

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Dubai Expo 2020 boosts tourism growth even as Omicron spreads globally | Travel

Dubai’s business conditions accelerated last month, before the omicron variant started to spread, as easing travel restrictions and the Expo 2020 exhibition helped boost the city’s key tourism industry. Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz Dubai’s business conditions accelerated last month as easing travel restrictions and the Expo 2020 exhibition helped boost the city’s …

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Thailand opens 3 more beach destinations to tourists amid Covid spike | Travel

Thailand added three popular beach destinations to a visa program that allows foreign visitors to bypass a mandatory isolation, throwing a lifeline to its Covid-hit tourism industry seen as key to a nascent economic recovery.   Starting Tuesday, vaccinated foreign tourists can enter Krabi, Phang Nga, and Koh Samui in addition to Phuket under the …

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