Omicron is spreading across Europe. The United States is fully preparing for winter holiday travel. And Australia and the Caribbean island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis are easing visitor restrictions.
Here are the latest developments in travel this week.
Omicron is spreading as the holidays
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In the United States, vacation travelers head to New York City and destinations throughout the country.
Danielle Slim / AFP via Getty ImagesMost of the countries that first explored the region after a travel ban against southern African countries were placed in the UK, with one notable exception: it abandoned its brief resumption. “red List” on 15 December.
Countries where the risk level is increasing
All have moved to “Level 4: COVID-19 Very High,” which applies to destinations that have reported more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days. More than 80 destinations are now on level 4.
In Southeast Asia, Malaysia has dropped from Level 4 to Level 3, while Jamaica, the Philippines and the Republic of the Congo have dropped from Level 3 to Level 2.
Caribbean island nation Of St. Kitts and Nevis Restrictions have been eased for international air travelers ahead of the holiday season, with fully vaccinated visitors no longer required Testing or Quarantine on Arrival. and islands tourism authority The week starting 12 December is expected to be the busiest for cruise travel since 2020.
The last superjumbo ever delivered
Nearly three years after the announcement of the closure of Airbus, last seen Airbus A380 – The world’s largest passenger plane – delivered to its customer airline Emirates on Thursday in London.The day before delivery, the pilots took the craft on its final test flight over northeastern Germany and left a love messages in the sky, following a route map in the shape of a heart.However, there should still be plenty of opportunities to fly on the A380 in the coming years. As the aviation analytics firm reports, there are 76 superjumbos in service, 165 in storage, and only eight retired so far. Cerium,
A tourism powerhouse just admitted 45 international visitors in 2021
Almost all small tourists arrive on the island by private ferry, as the island’s Ngura Raya International Airport is closed to international flights almost throughout the year. While the airport officially reopened for international flights in October, so far it only handles domestic flights, mainly to and from Jakarta.
To come to Bali, foreign visitors must obtain a $300 business visa, undergo several PCR tests, and purchase special health insurance.
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A 19-year-old woman will embark on a solo flight around the world with a mission to close the gender gap in aviation and potentially be the first person to orbit the world in a microlight aircraft. CNN’s Kim Brunhuber report.Zara Rutherford, 19, landed in seoul From Russia this month, as part of her effort to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world.
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Top image: Almost empty beach in Kuta on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia. (Photo by Sonny Tumbelka/AFP via Getty Images)