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Canada to welcome vaccinated Americans from Aug 9

Kolkata, India: The government in Ottawa announced Monday that fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents will be permitted to cross the border into...

Thailand throws open 3 more islands for vaccinated travelers

Bangkok, Thailand: Three more Thai islands opened to vaccinated foreign tourists on Thursday despite a nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases propelled by the Delta...

Bali kicks out tourists breaking Covid rules

Bali, Indonesia: Several international tourists were thrown out of Bali on Monday for violating the Indonesian holiday island's harsher virus laws, as the country...

India increases domestic air travel capacity for airlines

Kolkata, India: Domestic airlines get GOI to greenlight to increase passenger capacity to 60% from the earlier restricted capacity. The report comes as several...

European vacation: car rentals complicated and expensive

Paris, France: After long months of lockdowns and curfews Europeans are looking forward to jetting off for a bit of sun and sand --...

Tourism impact from Covid could top $4 trillion: UN

Paris, France: According to a UN analysis released on Wednesday, the economic impact of the tourism slump since the pandemic began last year might...

France adds Russia to Covid red list

Paris, France: France joined Russia to its list of countries where non-essential travel is prohibited on Wednesday, citing an increase in cases in Moscow...

Yemen’s unique ‘dragon’s blood’ island under threat

Centuries-old umbrella-shaped dragon's blood trees line the rugged peaks of Yemen's Socotra -- a flagship symbol of the Indian Ocean archipelago's extraordinary biodiversity, but also...

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China’s Hou wins first weightlifting gold of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo, Japan: China's Hou Zhihui took the first weightlifting gold of Tokyo 2020 on Saturday as she dashed India's...

Tokyo Olympics rowing rescheduled over tropical storm

Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Olympic organizers brought forward rowing events as a "protective measure" Saturday as a tropical storm heads...

Lebanon can’t handle next Covid wave: hospital chief

Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave...

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