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Sri Lanka is now open to travelers — no quarantine, but no mingling with locals too

To quarantine or not to quarantine — that is the question. Or at least it has been for countries deliberating how to handle incoming international travelers. But that changed last month when Sri Lanka reopened its borders with a requirement unlike any country that had opened...

Is Dubai’s party over? Record Covid cases, countries raising barriers spark fears of new lockdown

Fireworks emanate from the Burj Khalifah tower in Dubai during the Dec. 31, 2020 New Year's Eve celebrations, which attracted thousands of tourists and saw relaxed restrictions on social gatherings, allowing up to 30 people to gather per household. AFP via Getty Images DUBAI, United...

Here’s why Amsterdam wants to restrict tourists from its marijuana shops

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In an effort to clean up its image, Amsterdam aims to restrict a key tourist attraction: its coffee shops. Only Dutch residents would be allowed...

Majority people want suspension of flights from countries with new virus strain: Survey

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As India resumes flights to the UK from Friday, though in a restricted manner, after keeping them suspended for about a fortnight in the wake...

Tourists trickle back to Havana despite tough Covid-19 protocols

Cuba, like other Caribbean countries, depends heavily on tourism, which represented about a tenth of its gross domestic product in 2019.
Cuba is slowly opening Havana and other cities to tourism after doing the same with beach resorts in November, eager to breathe life into...

Pandemic drives down Tunisia’s tourism revenue by 65%

Tunisia’s tourism revenue plunged by 65% in 2020 compared to 2019, to around $746 million, official figures showed on Thursday, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic dealt a severe blow to the country’s economy.
Tunisia’s tourism revenue plunged by 65% in 2020 compared to 2019, to around $746 million, official figures showed on Thursday, as the impact of...

Sidharth Malhotra’s scuba diving and seabob adventure makes us crave for a Maldives vacay

Sidharth’s scuba diving, seabob adventure makes us crave Maldives vacay
Raising the bar of beach holiday goals right at the onset of New Year 2021, Bollywood hunk Sidharth Malhotra has made the exotic Maldives...

Egypt eyes slow return for tourism after revenues dive in 2020

Egypt’s tourism sector is eying a gradual recovery after revenues plunged by nearly 70% to $4 billion in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism minister and travel companies said.
Egypt’s tourism sector is eying a gradual recovery after revenues plunged by nearly 70% to $4 billion in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Ishaan Khatter adds to Maldives diary with exotic video of ‘muse’ Ananya Panday, sunsets and dolphins

Ananya Panday, sunsets and dolphins feature in Ishaan’s Maldives video
From twinning in classic boater hats with elegant ribbon trims to watching the last sunset of 2020 by the beachside and ringing in the...