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France’s new travel restriction bans unvaccinated US tourists

France is joining the list of European travel destinations tightening restrictions on U.S. tourists as COVID-19 cases surge due to the delta variant.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 12, only vaccinated visitors will be allowed to visit for vacation, the French embassy confirmed Friday. Non-vaccinated travelers can only visit for essential reasons and need a negative COVID-19 test. They also must isolate for seven days upon arrival. Currently, unvaccinated tourists just need to show a negative COVID test to enter France.

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Tourists forced to evacuate Turkey as wildfires rage

Thousands of tourists in Turkey were forced to evacuate Sunday after wildfires, which erupted last Wednesday, encroached on popular travel destinations, NBC reports.

Why it matters: More than 100 wildfires broke out near southern and western Turkey this week, with at least six people, including two firefighters, reported to have died in the fires.

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  • Five fires remain active near the coastal cities of Antalya and Mugla, per NBC.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited affected areas on Saturday, later saying the Turkish government would help cover rent

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Hawaii Is Flooded With Tourists. Here Are 5 Less-Crowded Tropical Destinations to Try

After spending much of 2020 at home, more people are traveling in 2021, and there are now a record number of travelers heading to airports to take much-needed vacations.

One destination flooded with tourists is Hawaii. Local businesses throughout the state are struggling to meet the needs of tourists and locals alike. That’s why, if you’ve been thinking of visiting Hawaii, you may want to save that trip for the future. In the meantime, there are many other beautiful, less-crowded tropical destinations to visit. Keep reading for some exciting trip ideas.

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Hawaii’s residents are speaking out against tourists behaving badly

When visitors think of Hawaii and social media, they usually think of capturing the kind of images that make the state a popular hashtag on Instagram: beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and picturesque landscapes.

For Hawaii’s residents, it’s far different. It’s a woman proclaiming that she’s from New York as she allegedly assaults a resident of Nanakuli in western Oahu. It’s a visitor without a mask screaming and then reportedly spitting on a kupuna, a Native Hawaiian elder, in a supermarket. It’s tourists blocking highways to take photos, and reportedly refusing to move when asked.

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