Canary Islands release important information for Irish tourists hoping to visit this summer

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While the prospects of an outdoor summer have been boosted by the recent reopening of pubs and restaurants for outdoor services, holidaymakers have also received a recent boost.

While the Government have asked people to spend locally when necessary, the European Parliament’s decision to pass the Digital Green Cert proposal is significant.

This will allow for travel across the bloc and the cert will officially be implemented on July 1 and it’s expected that the Green Cert will be introduced in Ireland on July 19.

The pass will show if a passenger has been vaccinated, tested negative for Covid, or

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Have American tourists been missed? ‘You have no idea,’ say European hotel owners

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LONDON — They have a reputation for being loud and obnoxious, but as Europe looks set to reopen its borders to foreign visitors in time for the summer travel season, it’s hoping American tourists will make a comeback.

The European Union signaled last week that it will ease restrictions for vaccinated travelers from outside the bloc, including the United States. The E.U. shut its borders last year in a bid to stop Covid-19 from spreading, but many member states that are heavily reliant on tourism are desperate for foreign travelers to return.

International arrivals to Europe dropped by 70 percent

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Maldives will offer Covid jabs to tourists

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Fancy combining a vaccination with your next vacation? Head to the Maldives and you could receive the Covid jab in paradise. Olivia Palamountain reports 

The Maldives is the latest destination to promote “Vaccine Vacations”, with a plan offer Covid jabs to tourists in a bid to entice visitors back to the islands. At the moment it has not been confirmed whether they will be free or paid-for.

Maldivian tourism minister Abdulla Mausoom said: “‘Visit, Vaccinate, Vacation’, will provide tourists with a convenient way to access shots, but the scheme will only go live once the native population has been vaccinated.

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Two foreign tourists banned from China’s Great Wall after trespassing on undeveloped section

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The two men, both from Senegal, were reported by other visitors on April 30 for having ignored a “no crossing” sign and climbed onto a part of the wall beyond Watchtower 20, which is still being redeveloped.

In a statement on the official Mutianyu Great Wall WeChat account, the operator said much of the wall in this area is unstable and in need of repair. “From a safety point of view, the Wild Great Wall is steep and the bricks are loose, so if you are not careful, you will get lost or get injured,” the statement said. “It is
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Portuguese hotels ‘excited’ to welcome back UK tourists from Monday

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Portugal will allow holidaymakers from Britain to enter from Monday, the national tourism board said, prompting a sigh of relief from hotel owners already inundated with bookings after Britain’s go-ahead for travel from that day.

Britain added Portugal, whose economy heavily depends on tourism,particularly from the UK, to a “green” list of foreign destinations a week ago, allowing Britons to travel there without needing to quarantine for COVID-19 when returning home. read more

European Union rules prohibit non-essential travel from outside the bloc, making Portugal’s decision to allow in UK tourists an exception.

“We’re very excited about this news. The

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The Tourists Are Back. In Rural Hana, The Residents Aren’t Happy

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HANA, Maui — Tourism — Hawaii’s most lucrative, and at times overwhelming, leading industry — was outlawed in Hana for several months last year as the public health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic loomed large over the 800 residents of this rural hamlet on Maui’s far eastern edge, where medical resources are scarce.

National Guard soldiers blocked virtually all nonresidents from entering the area from mid-March to July, making Hana, one of the most isolated communities in the state, nearly locals-only.

Gone were the swarms of sunscreen-slicked bodies. And residents, feeling as though they’d entered a time portal to

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