Where can digital nomads work? Croatia, Dubai, Estonia and tropical islands

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People working from home have more options for making their living abroad than ever before.

In addition to the countries that initially opened to remote workers last year, new destinations have launched programs to tempt workers to ditch their home offices for tropical shores and year-round sun.  

What’s necessary? Employment outside of the intended destination (a must), proof of sufficient funds to support a long-term stay (usually required), medical insurance (a good idea even if it isn’t compulsory) and negative Covid tests, of course. Add in application fees and a few other perfunctory requirements — travelers can secure beachside workplaces

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Here’s the pitch: Lie-flat seats in premium economy: Travel Weekly

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A San Francisco-based startup is vying to revolutionize widebody, premium economy cabins.

Zephyr, the vision of inveterate traveler Jeff O’Neill, has developed a prototype premium-economy sleeper seat that offers in excess of six feet of lie-flat length. More than that, he and co-designer Matthew Cleary say they can fit the seats into the same footprint as existing premium-economy seat designs, a key business consideration for airlines.

“If sleep could be made more financially accessible or affordable to all types of travelers, there would be demand on long-distance flights,” O’Neill said. “There is just so much demand from travelers, quite frankly,

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What Canada’s cruise ban and Alaska’s now-optional traveler screenings could mean for summer travel

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Lots of folks are asking questions about how best to explore Alaska this summer.

Earlier this month, Canada extended a ban on large cruise ships, dealing a huge blow to the Alaska tourism industry. American federal law prohibits foreign-registered ships — including most of the cruises that visit Alaska — from sailing between two American ports unless they stop at a foreign port in between. To comply with the rule, large cruise ships bound for Alaska either start their voyages in Canada or stop in Canada en route.

While there are some U.S.-flagged vessels that can dodge the ban (including

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CDC to impose travel measures for Ebola-hit countries

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday announced new travel measures for those coming to the United States from countries that have been hit with an Ebola outbreak.

Starting next week, passengers traveling from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be redirected to six U.S. airports so the CDC can track and follow up with them.

Airlines will collect and transmit passenger information to CDC for public health follow-up and intervention for all passengers boarding a flight to the U.S. who were in DRC or Guinea within the previous 21 days,” the announcement

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East Cleveland councilwoman issues ‘travel advisory’ due to uptick in police chases

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*The video above shows a chase and crash that just happened this week.*

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — An East Cleveland councilwoman has issued a “travel advisory” due to a high number of police chases that resulted in crashes.

“Due to the high number of Police chases that have resulted in crashes in the City of East Cleveland over the past several weeks, I feel it is my duty, as an Elected Official as well as a concerned resident of the City of East Cleveland to

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Texas ranked among top RV travel destinations during pandemic

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Roll out that iconic Airstream or Winnebago on a true Texas road trip. That’s what so many Americans did during the onset pandemic. Road tripping through America in an RV became a new trend in 2020.

“Road tripping in an RV has reached its heyday during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to SatelliteInternet.com. “And it makes sense. With RV travel, you can sate your wanderlust and maintain social distancing guidelines at the same time.”

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It’s no surprise to any Texan, the Lone Star state was ranked as one

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Airline stocks are most overbought in years, chart analyst says

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Airline stocks are the most overbought they’ve been in years, chart analyst Matt Maley said Thursday.

Travel stocks were swept up by a broader market sell-off in Thursday’s trading session, with airline, hotel and cruise line names paring back after substantial year-to-date rallies.

The reversal could mark the start of a larger setback, particularly for airline stocks, Maley, who is chief market strategist at Miller Tabak, told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Thursday.

Up more than 180% from the March 2020 lows and 30% just this month, the NYSE Arca Airline Index is “really getting stretched here,” Maley said.

“It’s getting

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I need to travel abroad for a family emergency. How do I handle it during the pandemic?

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Welcome to Pandemic Problems, an advice column from The Chronicle’s engagement reporters that aims to help Bay Area residents solve their pandemic-related conundrums — personal, practical or professional. Send your questions and issues to [email protected]

Today’s question is fielded by The Chronicle’s Kellie Hwang.

Dear Advice Team: I am 63 and live in Santa Clara County. My sibling, who was living abroad in a country with a high level of coronavirus, unexpectedly passed away. It’s become clear that I will have to travel there to deal with the burial and other logistics as I am the closest living family member.

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CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola

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Next week, the US government will start directing travelers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo to six US airports, according to the CDC. Airlines will collect information from all passengers boarding flights to the US who were in either country within the previous 21 days, and share the data with the CDC and local health departments for monitoring purposes.

The measures come as the US and other nations grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, with increasing concern that variants could send rates spiking once again. It also follows two previous outbreaks of Ebola in Africa that began in 2014

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Retirees eager to travel should check their Medicare coverage

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For Covid-vaccinated individuals in the 65-and-over crowd, hitting the road (or sky) may become more alluring than it’s been in nearly a year.

Be sure to consider whether your Medicare plan will travel with you. 

While coverage when you’re away from home depends partly on your destination, it also hinges on the specifics of your Medicare plan. Whether the care you receive is routine or due to an emergency also can play a part.

In other words, it’s worth knowing what to expect so there are no surprises. 

What to know

Basic, or

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