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Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s......

Here’s a complete list of destinations opening to vaccinated travelers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The list of places that’s welcoming vaccinated people is growing by the week. Proof of vaccines is easing travel restrictions to some places, and is the only way travelers can gain entrance to others. Yet from health forms to testing......

Norway to lend unused AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Sweden, Iceland

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A box of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is seen as syringes are filled at the Skane University Hospital vaccination centre in Malmo, Sweden, February 17, 2021. TT News Agency/Johan Nilsson via REUTERS Norway will lend 216,000 doses of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine it has in stock to Sweden and......

United adds summer flights to Iceland, Greece and Croatia in hopes vaccinations spur travel rebound

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew | Getty Images United Airlines on Monday said it is adding flights to Iceland,......

International travel is getting easier — except for the unvaccinated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traveling abroad is getting less complicated for vaccinated travelers.   A growing list of countries is reducing or eliminating quarantine and Covid-19 testing requirements for those who have been fully vaccinated, while keeping restrictions in place for those who haven’t.......

25 Fun Facts About Iceland That Most People Go Their Whole Life Without Knowing

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Iceland is an island country in the north of Europe. It has a population of about 360,000 people and its official language is Icelandic. Iceland’s capital and largest city is Reykjavik, with a big part of the population living here. These are some of the general, but kind of boring......

How to Watch Germany vs. Iceland

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5ODMzNjE0NjUxODkzNzQ5/jogi-germany-low.jpg Andrew Gastelum Germany’s road to World Cup redemption begins on Thursday with a highly anticipated matchup against Iceland. Germany has never failed to qualify for a World Cup and it still has two players from the 2014 World Cup-winning team in the squad (Manuel Neuer and Mattias Ginter). But......

More countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears: What we know so far

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneneca vaccine at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province on the outskirts of Bangkok. Chaiwat Subprasom | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images LONDON — The coronavirus vaccine developed......

Mexico says will continue using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: Health workers administer a dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to an elderly woman, at a nursing home in Mexico City, Mexico, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Romero MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Thursday that Mexico will continue applying doses......

In Iceland, 18,000 Earthquakes Over Days Signal Possible Eruption on the Horizon

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Similar tremors have been observed ahead of volcanic eruptions in the past, and the Icelandic Meteorological Office said that magma movements were a likely cause for the continuing activity. The agency has warned that an eruption could occur......

Did a Viking Woman Named Gudrid Really Travel to North America in 1000 A.D.?

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More than 1,000 years ago, a woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the map with her husband and a small crew, landing in what the Vikings called Vinland and what is now Canada. She lived in and explored Newfoundland and the surrounding environs for three years, bearing a......

Person Describes Iceland’s Summonable Evil Whales, And Their Thread Goes Viral

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Recently, linguist Mx. Leah Velleman tweeted an interesting fact. They said one theory suggests Europeans started saying “brown one” or “honey-eater” instead of “bear” to avoid summoning them. Turns out, Icelanders also believed this. The nation’s folklore wants people to avoid saying the names of the evil whales that lurk......

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