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The CDC Says Don’t Visit These Popular Destinations Right Now

U.S. travelers have been jet-setting around the world this summer, after largely being unable to travel for more than a year. But if you’re planning a last-minute island vacation somewhere warm as summer transitions to fall, know that the Delta variant is not only causing an uptick in the contiguous U.S. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) placed some popular vacation destinations on its top-tier list for places to avoid traveling right now because of COVID, including Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. And now, more beloved island destinations have been added to the list.

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Can Americans visit Europe this fall after EU decision? It’s complicated. What travelers need to know.

Travel to Europe has been complicated this summer due to a hodgepodge of COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements. Some countries are only allowing vaccinated visitors, others are open to all with a negative COVID-19 test or and/or proof of recovery and still others are throwing quarantines into the mix.

The European Union’s decision Monday to remove the United States from its list of safe countries due to a spike in COVID cases, essentially recommending a ban of nonessential travel such as vacations, adds more confusion to the mix for travelers with plane tickets or plans in the works

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What do I need to visit the country?

France will move to the UK’s amber travel list from 4am on Sunday 8 August, getting rid of its contentious “amber plus” status.

The government announced several changes to the rules for international travel on Wednesday night, with some destinations being moved into the green list and others into the red.

All travellers returning from countries on the amber list must show proof of a negative Covid test before departure to the UK and must self-isolate at home for 10 days, unless they are under 18 or have been double vaccinated in the UK, EU or the US.

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8 reasons Portugal is the perfect place to visit






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I spent six weeks in Portugal last summer as the U.K. government announced its former travel corridor policy. I didn’t stay that long because I couldn’t travel anywhere else. I stayed because I loved it. It was a perfect destination, for both a vacation and remote working.

While Americans aren’t able to travel to Portugal just yet, hope is on the horizon as the European Union is

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