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Fully Vaccinated Travelers from the EU and US are Now Quarantine Free in the UK

News Good news for travelers from the European Union and the United States who have planned to visit the UK this summer. Starting from August 2, fully vaccinated people from these regions are allowed to enter the UK and enjoy their stay in the country without any quarantine requirement. Eligible travelers must be vaccinated with the authorized vaccines, which are approved by either European or American drug regulators. Will we finally see higher occupancy at London and Edinburg hotels?

The new rule applies to most of the European Union, including Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway. Travelers coming from France, however, are exempt from the rule and are still required to self-isolate for 10 days after the arrival. Additionally, these travelers still need two negative coronavirus tests – one before the trip and another test taken right after the arrival.

Although travel restrictions are not fully lifted, this is a huge step forward for tourism in the UK. This is one of the most important sectors in the country’s economy, and it provides jobs for more than half a million people across the UK. Inbound tourism gives £28 billion to the country’s economy, so it is important to help the sector survive in this tough period. Businesses that traditionally targeted foreign tourists have almost stopped working since March 2020. With weak summer 2021, they are at risk of not surviving through winter.

The government also allowed cruises that depart from the UK. This is also an important decision as the cruise industry found it extremely hard to prevent bankruptcy. Airlines are looking forward to more transatlantic flights that were popular before the pandemic. In 2019, travelers from the US contributed more than £4 billion to the economy of the UK.

However, some experts point out that these measures will have little effect until countries coordinate to reopen borders and enable safe international travel for vaccinated people or people with negative COVID-19 tests. The United States Travel Association welcomed the decision of the UK to let the borders open for fully vaccinated US travelers and pointed out that the States also need to reopen national borders and offer similar rules for travelers from the EU, UK, and Canada.

30.07.2021

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Individual City Guides

Chisinau
Chisinau travel guide
First mentions of this city appeared in 1466. For a long time Chisinau has been a boyar patrimony. Today this is a large historical and cultural center. For convenience the city is divided into Low and High. You can see ancient buildings built in medieval times in Low Chisinau, while High Chisinau is considered the business center of the city. Each year new modern buildings appear here. Probably, Organ Hall and National Drama Theater located opposite to it are main cultural sights of the … Read further
Menton
Cuisine of Menton
Italy has profoundly influenced culinary traditions of Menton. During the tour over historical part of the city travelers will come across numerous cozy bistros. The best one among them is considered to be the Le Chaudron bistro offering its visitors the most popular ethnic dishes. The specialities of the eating house are considered to be different sea foods. Expert cooks prepare grilled fish and serve it with fantastic accompaniments. The visitors will love fluffy desserts and the wine list of … Read further
Alkmaar
Traditions and festivals in Alkmaar
The city of Alkmaar welcomes guests with a decent choice of destinations and traditional cordiality. Prepare yourself for a variety of pleasant surprises and multifaceted experiences from this stunning destination. Alkmaar consists of stair-step bridges, canals, ancient paved bridges, gabled roofs, crowned Gothic cathedrals, narrow streets, which suddenly end in historical squares, and the atmosphere of an ancient place typical for the old-fashioned towns of the Netherlands. But the real heart … Read further
Saarbrucken
Saarbrucken cultural sights
The Saint Johannes Market is considered to be a true center of city life as this area concentrates numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment establishments. Scenic age old streets start right from the market. Most of them are completely closed for transport. Not far from the Saint Johannes Market tourists will discover Der Schlosskirche – the Palace Church being a marvelous landmark of gothic style architecture. The church was built in the 15th century. Though its long history the church … Read further
Groningen
Groningen attractions and entertainment
Groningen concentrates many canals that give it an extraordinary beauty. People might want to stay here forever, and it must be said that sometimes it turns out that way. Tourists falling for narrow streets ideal for cycling, beautiful houses, as if enveloping city streets and amazingly picturesque embankments, decide to stay here for the rest of their lives. However, the city is attractive not only for this - thus, active recreation enthusiasts feel great here, being offered all sorts of … Read further
Denpasar
Denpasar for families and kids
The main entertainment for guests of the popular Balinese resort is a beach relaxation and walks in picturesque places. Nevertheless, you can diversify leisure with children in Denpasar, with other interesting events. With older children, you can go to the Bali Wake Park. This is a kind of marine entertainment park located right on the picturesque coast. It differs from the usual centers of water sports in that, its visitors are offered a lot of unusual entertainment. There are special training … Read further
Luanda
Shopping in Luanda
The largest shopping and entertainment center in town is Belas Shopping where you can not only buy new clothes and souvenirs but also have fun. This shopping center attracts travelers with a variety of inexpensive shops and boutiques selling beautiful beach outfits and accessories, casual clothes and shoes of world-famous manufacturers. Several large shopping pavilions offer nice souvenirs. After shopping, visitors to the center can relax at one of the cozy cafes or go to the cinema. No … Read further
Bern
Extreme and fun in Bern
Ropetech Ropes Course. Ropetech Ropes Course is located near the Bern railway station, namely in the forest Dalhoelzli. You can reach it by trams № 7 and № 8 or by buses № 19 and № 28. You should get off at the "Thunplatz" stop. If you like outdoor activities, then adventure and fun are waiting for you here. The ticket price is 38 francs. The park is a complex consisting of 7 crossings. Their height is from 4 to 23 meters above the ground. You will choose the appropriate level of … Read further
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