Israel issues ‘severe’ COVID travel warning for UAE


The Health Ministry on Wednesday issued a “severe” warning against travel to the United Arab Emirates, adding the Gulf state to a list of countries which Israelis are advised not to visit due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

It also removed Peru from the list, which now includes the UAE, Uganda, Uruguay, Seychelles, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica and Tunisia.

A ministry statement said if there is not a “significant improvement” in morbidity figures in those countries, they could be added to another list of countries deemed “maximum risk” to which Israelis are barred from traveling. That

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KLM to resume 95% of routes in 2021 amid international travel recovery


Dutch airline KLM said it intends to reinstate almost all of its international routes this year as vaccine rollouts offer hopes of revival for the travel industry.

KLM’s president and CEO Pieter Elbers told CNBC the carrier will also add a new route to Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, even as the capacity and frequency of all flights remain limited.

“We do expect to be back in roughly 90-95% of all the destinations we were flying to prior to Covid,” Elbers told “Capital Connection” Wednesday.

“However, we must say there’s going to be less capacity, so the frequency levels will be

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Hong Kong Approves Plan to Ease City’s Strict Travel Quarantine


Hong Kong will shorten hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers from most places to seven days as long as they pass an antibody test, people familiar with the matter said, easing a border policy which has been criticized by residents and the city’s powerful finance industry for being among the strictest in the world.

Authorities are now trialling various antibody tests — which are meant to confirm that a person has been vaccinated or has recovered from Covid-19 — like those that require a prick of the finger, said the people, who asked not to be identified as they’re not

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Airbnb, Vrbo Battle for More Vacation Cabins as Travel Rebounds


Vacation-rental brands are jostling to persuade owners to list homes on their sites as properties are in short supply in certain outdoor destinations.

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Vrbo have rolled out features designed to make it easier to become a host. Demand for homes near beaches, national parks and other nonurban areas has been high during the pandemic, but it is accelerating as the economy reopens, vaccinations rise and some companies have announced plans to keep flexible work arrangements in place.

Airbnb in May said it eased the sign-up process for

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Electric Flying Taxis Could Transform Air Travel by 2024


Flying taxis to help you skip a morning traffic jam? Sounds like a thing of the future, but the future might be closer than you think.

With new backing from American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Microsoft, UK electric aircraft manufacturer Vertical Aerospace is innovating to make environmentally-friendly, accessible urban air travel a reality.

The startup created a zero-emissions vertical takeoff aircraft called the VA-X4 that can travel over 200 miles per hour and be “near-silent” in flight, the company said, CNN reported. A prototype of the electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) with a range of over 100 miles is

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Best makeup bags and toiletry cases for travel



Packing is one of the more stressful parts of travel, but finding the right bag for your toiletries and makeup can make the process much smoother.

To get you started, we talked to travel experts about the best bags, pouches and containers that will help you transport your products securely and keep you organized once you’ve reached your destination. Whether you’re heading on an epic vacation or just a quick weekend getaway, read on to make sure both you and your favorite products get there in one piece.

When it comes to travel, clear containers are a must.

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Britain, pressed by airlines, may ease rules for vaccinated travellers

  • Ryanair launches legal action over restrictions
  • UK may make changes for vaccinated travellers
  • Airlines want unfettered travel for those vaccinated
  • British Airways, other airlines shares rise
  • Government policy reviews due later in June

June 16 (Reuters) – Britain is considering easing travel rules for double vaccinated people, a move that would placate airlines which have launched legal action against the government’s curbs on trips abroad.

Airlines are desperate for restrictions to be relaxed in time for July and the peak season when they make most profits, while Britain has for now stuck to quarantine rules that deter travel.

Europe’s biggest

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Thailand Tourism: Phuket Reopening Offers Model for Asia as Travel Bubbles Burst


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Thailand’s plan to reopen the tourist haven of Phuket could become a model for other vacation hotspots in Asia to prise open their borders and bring in visitors as strategies such as travel bubbles falter, according to the founder of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd.

Tourism-reliant Thailand aims to allow quarantine-free travel to its prime destination from July 1 for the first time in more than a year, provided visitors are inoculated against Covid-19 and aren’t coming from high-risk countries.

The so-called Phuket Sandbox plan is dependent

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I’m a Travel Editor, and This Is Everything I Pack for a Beach Vacation


Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

At Travel + Leisure, we’re dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products to meet your needs on the road and at home. The T+L Top Picks seal is awarded to items our editors have determined to be the best buys in their category.

As a southern California native, current New Yorker, and Rockaway Beach’s self-proclaimed biggest fan, I’d like to think I know a thing or two about beach vacation essentials.

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The Best Luxury Watches of 2021


A valuable timepiece is one of the most tacit expressions of style and opulence that we can adorn ourselves with. Rolex, Patek Philippe, Hublot, Cartier, and a limited few more have been perfecting the wristwatch for decades. And as time ticks by and technology becomes more complex, these labels have not only kept up with global tech developments, but also continued with their own respective ingenuity. In doing so, luxury watch purveyors have a track record of leading the progression of the design-meets-tech world.

Even after years of design development and progression towards perfection, this industry still pays homage to

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