Spain and Greece tighten restrictions as cases rise

Guests dining at a waterfront restaurant in Loutro, Crete - Getty

Guests dining at a waterfront restaurant in Loutro, Crete – Getty

Spain and Greece are tightening restrictions in tourist hotspots in response to a rising number of infections driven by the Delta variant.

Night curfews are to be reimposed in more than 30 towns in the Mediterranean region of Valencia, including in the city of Valencia and popular coastal destination of Benicassim. Social gatherings of more than 10 people will also be banned.

Spain said it had seen its coronavirus case rate triple in just two weeks.

In Greece, unvaccinated people will be banned from bars, cinemas and theatres, after

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Travel industry protests against Covid restrictions

Travel industry demonstration

Travel industry demonstration

Travel industry employees are holding a series of protests around the country against coronavirus restrictions.

Airlines and travel companies say current limits on travel have had a devastating impact on the sector.

Ministers are due to update the traffic light system for international travel on Thursday amid calls for more countries to join the green list.

The government said it continued to explore how it could open international travel safely.

Most holiday destinations, including Spain, Greece and Italy, are on the government’s amber list, meaning travellers have to quarantine when they return to the the UK.


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Hawaii Sets Plan to Lift All Travel Restrictions Based on Vaccine Rates



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The end of Hawaii’s travel restrictions is in sight after the state’s Gov. David Ige last week laid out a step-by-step plan to lift COVID-19-related travel protocols.

Starting June 15, all restrictions on inter-county travel will end and fully-vaccinated residents who received their COVID-19 shots in Hawaii will be able to travel back to the state without the need to get a pre-travel test or quarantine, Ige announced.

Later, when Hawaii reaches a 60% vaccination rate, the state will lift pre-arrival testing and quarantine requirements for domestic U.S. travelers who were

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Travel leaders call for an end to draconian restrictions

But it is not just in the UK where the problem ends. This directly impacts our partners in Africa who are struggling even more, without the support mechanisms we enjoy here. All their efforts are focused on providing for their staff, maintaining a presence in vital wilderness areas and supporting communities on their peripheries, who are critical to wildlife survival at this time.  

It’s estimated that each tourist job in Africa supports a further eight people and whilst we’re right to be sensibly cautious in our approach to safe travel, it’s equally important that we move away from the

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