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Travelers react to UK restriction on travel from Spain

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Some travelers are expressing anger after the UK ordered a 14-day quarantine to people coming from Spain, where there is a recent rise in Covid-19 cases. CNN's Atika Shubert reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3f3TdzP

Whipped cream, fly and drone sculpture unveiled in London

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A giant swirl of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone has become the latest artwork to sit atop Trafalgar Square's sought after Fourth Plinth. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/336GB8R

Traveling while Asian during the pandemic

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There has been a rise of anti-Asian hate incidents since the start of the pandemic. CNN Travel spoke to Asians who travel for a living to see how they've been affected. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2CJuHH2

Here's why it costs $100,000 to paint an airplane

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Most airplanes start out beige or green before they go through a two-week process involving decals, paint and stenciling in dedicated facilities. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2EbWCQB

The world's best places for swimming

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From isolated English beaches to plunge pools in the Costa Rican cloud forest. When the time's right to get traveling again, these are some of the planet's best places to take a dip. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jlXjqu

Amsterdam's 'prostitute hotel' plan to uproot red light district

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The Dutch capital's legal sex industry relies heavily on tourists and their absence during the Covid crisis has had a major impact. But as Amsterdam looks to a future without overtourism, there's controversial talk about replacing its red light district to an out of town location. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2CNSup2

One woman, four men and weeks in Norway's Arctic ice

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The summer before I turned 40 -- with my fertility ebbing, as everyone with a vested interest in such things felt the need to remind me -- I decided to set sail on the biggest adventure of my life. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZBMPvn

The world's best vineyard revealed

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The first-ever World's Best Vineyard Awards has named 2019's leading wine destinations. Vineyards from France, Germany and Spain were among the best, but the top prize went to a New World producer. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2OpjYDU

'It's the fear factor.' English pub owner installs electric fence to keep customers at a safe distance

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Businesses have had to embrace social distancing during the pandemic, and perhaps none more so than an English pub which installed an electric fence to keep thirsty customers at bay. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gX6mfy

What it's like sailing to the top of the Earth

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Travel writer Terry Ward spent four months sailing from mainland Norway to the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic. In a crew of five, she was the sole American and only woman. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/32mjtTq

Australian island once won in a poker game is up for sale

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A fully serviced private island in Australia's Southern Great Barrier Reef is now on the market -- just in time for those who want a place to ride out the Covid-19 pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jaUXL0

Can travel incentives lure visitors back?

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Ever since the world went into lockdown back in March, many of us have been furiously making a mental list of all the places we'll go once we're finally able to travel again. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eB5iw4

Disneyland Paris reopens with new Covid-19 measures

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Europe's only Disney theme park has been closed for four months, but it's now cautiously reopening to the public, with new measures to try to keep Covid-19 in check. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2B0PXr7

The Maldives is now open to all global tourists. Here's how they're doing it

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Though border restrictions and quarantine measures are keeping people from visiting many of the world's most popular travel destinations at the moment, one country famed for its natural beauty is now welcoming all guests -- the Maldives. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Zunqn8

The handful of countries still welcoming US tourists

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Most of the world has been shut off to American tourists as US coronavirus cases continue to spike. These are the destinations where a US passport still opens doors, albeit usually with some Covid-19 testing requirements. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3er8z11

Hotels are selling out in popular US vacation spots this summer

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If there was any doubt whether travel-starved vacationers would stay in hotels after months of lockdown due to Covid-19, it should be gone now. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ewJC4i

Penguins take a field trip to Chicago's Field Museum

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Penguins from the Shedd Aquarium spent the day at the Field Museum checking out their ancestors, like the T. Rex. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3etfPcY

It's National Hot Dog month, so grab a "red hot"

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From Germany to Coney Island, here's a history lesson on the hot dog, an American icon from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eXYlq7

California struggles to slowly reopen for tourism

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As counties reopen for much needed tourism dollars, state health officials urge caution while new covid cases are on the rise. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gtJFiy

Americans denied entry into Italy due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

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Five Americans who flew by private jet to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia were refused entry to Italy due to new EU travel restrictions on countries with high coronavirus infection rates. CNN's Barbie Nadeau reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38p72qV

Taiwan's first 'pretend to go abroad' tour takes off with fake flight

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Sixty eager "travelers" showed up to Taipei Songshan Airport on Thursday, boarding passes in hand, to take a rather unusual trip. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dV4ems

Meet the women helping to restore a national park in Mozambique

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The revival of Gorongosa National Park is creating new opportunities for women and tackling Mozambique's entrenched gender inequality. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dPNQUk

Puerto Rico will require Covid-19 test results from visitors

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Puerto Rico will have some stringent new rules for people traveling to the island amid the coronavirus pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VC0GiP

Japan debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake

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Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gvIbVp

Face shields AND face masks now mandatory on Qatar Airways

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Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies, but Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, announcing that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield -- in addition to a face mask or face covering. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Zvg0Po

With Europe off limits, US travelers look to the Caribbean

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North American travelers may not be able to head to the Mediterranean, Greek Isles or other iconic European destinations this summer for that idyllic beach vacation, but a dreamy seaside escape isn't out of reach. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2BdU5nQ

Main TSA checkpoint closed at Atlanta airport because of coronavirus case

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Days before the July 4 holiday weekend, the main security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport -- the world's busiest airport -- has been closed for cleaning after an employee there tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Transportation Security Administration. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2BYW8fe

Archaeologists find ancient Aboriginal sites underwater, off the coast of Australia

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Researchers have found the first confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites off the coast of Australia, and predict that there are many more to be discovered. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VBKBJW

Giant dinner held at 1,600-foot table to celebrate easing of virus restrictions

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People in Prague, the Czech capital, celebrated the country's eased coronavirus restrictions with a giant dinner at a 1,600-foot long table. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VzO3Vk