Cuba will start to reopen its borders in November
Cuba's state-run media has announced that the island will begin to reopen borders in November, despite a recent surge in Covid cases.
Cuba has been closed for much of the pandemic, which has hit the local tourism industry hard.
According to Cuba's Ministry of Health, more than four million people on the island have been fully vaccinated with the island's home-grown vaccines.
A statement from the Ministry of Tourism that was published on Monday in the Communist-party newspaper Granma said that Cuba will gradually reopen borders starting November 15 and will no longer require travelers to take a PCR test upon arrival.
Israel will reopen to small groups of tourists this month
An Israeli pilot program to kick-start tourism will allow small foreign tour groups from selected countries, reports Reuters.
Fully vaccinated tour groups of between 5 and 30 people from countries on Israel's green, yellow and orange lists will be allowed to enter the country, the tourism ministry said on September 5.
Individual tourists will still not be allowed to enter outside of a tour group, with exceptions being made for people visiting family members.
The Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc will reopen next month
Vietnam has taken a tough line with its Covid restrictions -- this week a man was jailed for five years for spreading the virus -- but there are still plans to revive its tourism industry.
Authorities hope to reopen the island getaway of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month, for a trial period of six months.
The 222-square-mile island is known for its stunning beaches, including Sao Beach, Long Beach and Ong Lang Beach.
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Australia will put in place a travel corridor with New Zealand to allow quarantine-free tourism, with flights likely to begin within weeks -- but there's a catch.
Travelers eager to fly again may want to consider Italy as their next destination.
They won't just be for airlines and hotels anymore -- Maldives is on track to become the first country in the world to have its own hospitality loyalty program.
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For most people, the coronavirus pandemic has meant fewer travel options. Not so for super-rich families who are increasingly using their money to cross borders that would otherwise be closed to them.
Just weeks after many countries opened their borders to travelers within the continent, some are closing again, often at such short notice that people are left scrambling to get home before quarantine orders are put in place.
Although hotels and resorts around the world remain closed because of Covid-19, many have continued with a different order of operations.
Accommodations with farms, whose produce is typically used to feed guests fresh, seasonal meals, have continued to tend their gardens. These efforts help feed furloughed staff for free and serve as a hyperlocal farmers' market for the community. They're even donating excess produce to those in need.
For $250,000, Little Palm Island, a resort off the coast in Florida, can be yours.
The entire island -- at least, for a limited period.
On Monday, the 4-acre Florida Keys island, said to be is the only private island resort in all of the United States, will begin welcoming guests of a decidedly exclusive nature.
Just weeks after restarting domestic flights, Indonesian carrier Lion Air has canceled them again, citing issues with passengers not following Covid-19 regulations.
The Lion Air group, which also includes Batik Air and Wings Air, began slowly reintroducing short-haul flight routes on May 10. But the restored flights did not last long.
There's nothing like diving into a cool swimming pool on a scorching hot summer day. Unfortunately, most of us don't have our own pools and worse, the pandemic has kiboshed most public pools.
Observing celestial sights could connect us during a time when we're forced to be physically apart.
Travel bans and closed borders have put wanderlust on hold, and as the United States and other countries grapple with a surge in coronavirus cases, even domestic travel is increasingly unlikely.
For more than 30 years, Mauro Morandi has been the sole inhabitant of a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. For the past few weeks his hermit's hut has been an aptly isolated location from which to watch the global coronavirus crisis unfold.