(CNN) — A brand new airport has been named the easiest on the planet. New Zealand says it should begin to reopen its borders subsequent yr. And dolphins have returned to Lisbon waters.
This is what we realized in pandemic journey this week.
1. The US has added extra locations to its ‘don’t journey’ checklist
The white sands of Oranjestad, Aruba, are ill-advised for US vacationers in the meanwhile.
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Which means it is seeing greater than 500 new circumstances per 100,000 individuals prior to now 28 days and neither aged Californians, nor anybody else, ought to be touring there, the CDC says.
Elsewhere on the Seashore Boys itinerary, Jamaica and the Bahamas stay at Degree 3 (unvaccinated vacationers ought to keep away from pointless journey), whereas Bermuda is down at Degree 1 (low danger for vaccinated vacationers).
2. New Zealand will slowly reopen its borders subsequent yr
Tongan rugby star Samisoni Taukei’aho recieves his Covid-19 jab at Peppers Clearwater Resort on July 29, 2021 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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It is lonely on the high.
New Zealand has recorded one of many lowest charges of Covid-19 infections on the planet, with simply 3,000 circumstances in a inhabitants of just about 5 million individuals.
That is due partly to the federal government’s choice to shut New Zealand’s borders to all non-residents in March 2020, a transfer which has saved residents secure but additionally saved them comparatively remoted from the remainder of the world.
The federal government has not but confirmed which nations which be categorized as low, medium or excessive danger.
3. Canada has reopened to US vacationers
Fathom 5 Nationwide Marine Park in Tobermory, Ontario, seen throughout a partial photo voltaic eclipse on June 10, 2021.
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North America simply acquired a complete lot extra neighborly.
Canada reopened its border to the US on Monday for people who find themselves absolutely vaccinated.
Individuals have been barred from making nonessential visits for the reason that starting of the pandemic, however leisure journey is now allowed as soon as extra.
4. Qatar has the brand new world’s greatest airport
5. France and Italy have rolled out well being passes
Nathalie Loiseau, French Member of European Parliament, talks about President Macron’s robust new covid well being cross.
7. Three US airways will skip vaccine mandates
Southwest Airways is not going to be mandating Covid pictures for its staff.
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Southwest Airways, American Airways and Delta Air Strains are all strongly encouraging their workers to get vaccinated, however haven’t modified their stance on mandates presently.
8. Two Hawaii guests have been arrested for falsifying vaccination playing cards
Beachgoers having fun with an August day in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2018.
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Governor David Ige stated that the 2 had falsified vaccination playing cards with a purpose to keep away from taking a Covid take a look at or quarantining upon arrival to the islands.
The governor stated the 2 had been arraigned and will face a tremendous of as much as $5,000 and/or as much as one yr in jail.
9. Practically 30 Covid circumstances have been reported on board a Carnival cruise ship
The cruise ship Carnival Vista is seen moored at a quay within the port of Miami on December 23, 2020.
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All 27 contaminated people are vaccinated and most are asymptomatic. Belize tourism officers met just about with Carnival Vista officers on Tuesday to debate the scenario earlier than passengers disembarked in Belize Metropolis.
10. Dolphins have returned to Lisbon
Dolphins swim in Lisbon’s Tagus River on August 7, 2021.
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This summer season’s disastrous excessive climate circumstances have put paid to the lie of all these “nature is therapeutic” memes, however there may be some optimistic information out of Lisbon, Portugal.
Dolphins have been noticed within the Tagus River since Roman instances, however have been not often seen in recent times. Nevertheless, the pandemic led to a drop in maritime site visitors, a discount in air pollution and a rise in fish — prompting dolphins to return.
CNN’s Marnie Hunter, Kay Jones, Religion Karimi, Jane Levere, Lilit Marcus, Pete Muntean, Carly Walsh and Ben Westcott contributed to this story.