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Editor’s note – Coronavirus cases are constantly evolving around the world. Health officials warn that staying home is the best way to stem transmission until you are fully vaccinated. Below is information on what to know if you are still planning to travel, last updated January 14.

(CNN) — If you plan to to travel in Spain, here’s what you need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The basics

Spain suffered greatly from Covid-19, with a high number of cases and deaths.

What is offered

Spain, which is one of Europe’s biggest hits for good reason, attracts millions of tourists with its warm climate, laid-back vibe and great food and wine. Plus, of course, there are some of Europe’s best resorts, mountains and cultural cities such as Madrid, Seville and Barcelona.

who can go

Fully vaccinated travelers from anywhere in the world can enter Spain for holidays without proof of a negative Covid test, including travelers from countries that Spain has classified as “at risk” destinations, but at the excluding travelers from countries that Spain has classified as “high risk”.

All non-EU and non-Schengen countries are considered “at risk” countries, except for an exempt list which currently includes Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia. Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Travelers from these countries can enter Spain without proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test.

This list non-EU and non-Schengen exempted destinations is updated weekly, and this current iteration is valid until January 16.
Some EU/EEA countries and areas are also considered risky destinations by Spain — the list of European countries at risk is currently extensive, but also changes regularly and should be checked before travelling.
Spain has listed Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe as “high risk” countries. Spain has suspended flights between these countries until January 31 and travel from these countries is only allowed in certain exceptional circumstances – see details of these exceptions via the map here.

People with special dispensation to travel from the designated high-risk Spanish countries must present both proof of vaccination or recovery and a negative Covid test. They must also be quarantined for 10 days upon arrival in Spain in their place of residence or accommodation. Travelers can take a test on day 7 of this quarantine. If it comes back negative, travelers can cut their quarantine short.

Young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who have received a single dose of a vaccine and who are traveling from EU or Schengen countries marked as “at risk” can enter Spain with a PCR or antigen test.

Young people between the ages of 12 and 18 traveling from a country outside the EU and the Schengen zone can only travel to Spain for vacation if they are fully vaccinated. Children under 12 do not need to present any health certificate, regardless of their country of origin.

What are the restrictions?

As mentioned above, fully immunized travelers from anywhere in the world can enter Spain for holidays without proof of a negative Covid test, including travelers from Spanish countries classified as “at risk” destinations, but excluding travelers from Spanish countries classified as “high risk”. ”

Travelers from countries classified as “high risk” by Spain must present a negative test, regardless of their vaccination status.

From February 1, Spain will not accept proof of vaccination if the last vaccination dose was more than 270 days ago.

If you are an unvaccinated traveler from a country that is not part of the EU or the Schengen zone – and one of the exempted non-EU and non-Schengen countries listed above – you cannot visit Spain only if your trip is considered essential.

Unvaccinated travelers from at-risk countries must complete a PCR test within 72 hours of departure and present proof of a negative result upon entry.

All travelers – wherever they come from and regardless of their vaccination status – must complete a Health Check Form (HCF), which can be completed via the Spain travel health website or app. It will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in the country.

Health assessments take place on arrival in Spain, with a temperature check and visual examination as standard.

What is the Covid situation?

Spain has recorded over 7.9 million Covid infections and over 90,600 deaths as of January 14, 2022. There are currently concerns about the Omicron variant in Spain.

As of January 14, more than 86.3 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Spain and more than 80.9% of the population has been fully vaccinated.

What can visitors expect?

Face masks were previously only required in indoor spaces or where social distancing was not possible – since December 24 they are now also required outdoors. See details and exemptions here.
Different regions of Spain have slightly different Covid measures. It is best to check in advance what the individual restrictions are in each region before planning a visit – Spain official tourism website is a useful resource for this.

Travel between regions of Spain is allowed.

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Joe Minihane, Julia Buckley and Francesca Street contributed to this report

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Spanish doctors win lawsuit over lack of protection against COVID-19 https://fyl-unex.com/spanish-doctors-win-lawsuit-over-lack-of-protection-against-covid-19/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 14:25:22 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/spanish-doctors-win-lawsuit-over-lack-of-protection-against-covid-19/ Spain’s medical community has won a victory after a court ordered a regional government to compensate medics up to 49,000 euros ($56,000) for having to work without personal protective suits during the devastating first months of the coronavirus pandemic. pandemic Through JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press January 12, 2022, 4:46 p.m. • 3 minute read Share […]]]>

Spain’s medical community has won a victory after a court ordered a regional government to compensate medics up to 49,000 euros ($56,000) for having to work without personal protective suits during the devastating first months of the coronavirus pandemic. pandemic

BARCELONA, Spain — The Spanish medical community has scored a victory after a court ordered a regional government to compensate doctors up to 49,000 euros ($56,000) for having to work without personal protective suits during the first devastating months of the pandemic.

“This decision is revolutionary in Spain,” Dr. Víctor Pedrera, general secretary of the Valencian Doctors’ Union CESM-CV, who filed the complaint, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Pedrera, a family doctor, said he fell ill with COVID-19 shortly after it hit Spain in March 2020 and spent two months at home “quite badly and without no idea what was being done for the treatment”.

The judge ordered compensation of between 5,000 and 49,000 euros to be paid to the 153 doctors who were part of the lawsuit.

Doctors who were forced to work without adequate protection but who were not infected or forced to self-isolate will receive 5,000 euros. The compensation increases to 15,000 euros for doctors forced into isolation, 35,000 euros for people infected but who did not need hospital treatment, and 49,000 euros for doctors who required hospitalization.

Valencia’s government will appeal the decision, but regional chief Ximo Puig has issued an apology to medical workers while saying the initial impact of the pandemic was “completely unexpected”.

The decision said the region’s health administration had failed in its duty to protect doctors “from the moment it became aware of the existence of COVID-19 and, in particular after the declaration of the ‘national state of emergency’.

Spain, like many countries, struggled to provide its health workers with personal protective suits and face masks during the first months of the pandemic. The national government imposed strict home confinement for several weeks after declaring a state of emergency in March 2020.

The decision comes as Spain’s healthcare system is once again strained by the new wave of infections caused by the highly contagious variant of omicron, even though deaths are now much lower thanks to the rate of country‘s high vaccination.

Nearly 25% of intensive care units are occupied by patients with COVID-19, primary health care clinics are pressured to continue dealing with the onslaught of new cases and emergency workers say they can at barely follow.

“We are exhausted. Rescuers are at the limit,” said Dr. Tato Vázquez-Lima, president of the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine.

Pedrera said more lawsuits are coming from other groups of doctors in Valencia and he expects more lawsuits to come from health workers of all types across Spain.

“I’m sure other groups of health workers and doctors from other areas will be encouraged to bring their own lawsuits,” Pedrera said. “It will be on whoever opens the door.”

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Irish holidaymakers will need a reminder nine months after the first jab to travel to Spain, Italy and other EU countries https://fyl-unex.com/irish-holidaymakers-will-need-a-reminder-nine-months-after-the-first-jab-to-travel-to-spain-italy-and-other-eu-countries/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 18:08:59 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/irish-holidaymakers-will-need-a-reminder-nine-months-after-the-first-jab-to-travel-to-spain-italy-and-other-eu-countries/ IRISH holidaymakers will need their booster dose at least nine months after their first vaccines to travel through the EU. The new rules are expected to take effect on February 1 and will affect those traveling from Ireland across Europe. 2 Covid digital certificates will be updated from January 6 for those who have the […]]]>

IRISH holidaymakers will need their booster dose at least nine months after their first vaccines to travel through the EU.

The new rules are expected to take effect on February 1 and will affect those traveling from Ireland across Europe.

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Covid digital certificates will be updated from January 6 for those who have the reminder
New Covid digital certificates are currently being issued

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New Covid digital certificates are currently being issued

In December, the European Commission changed the validity of the vaccination passport to nine months after a person completed their primary vaccination course.

That means EU countries are expected to adopt the new rule, requiring passengers entering their country to have had their injection within the past nine months, or 270 days, or a recall.

Austria was one of the first countries to adopt the booster injection requirement at the end of December.

RULE CHANGE

While the Netherlands will shorten the validity of their European passport to nine months on February 1.

According to euronews: “Croatia, Switzerland and Greece have previously indicated their intention to make the booster dose mandatory for travelers.”

This means that from February 1, Irish holidaymaker favorites like Spain, Portugal and France will need a booster after the initial nine-month period for travelers to be fully vaccinated.

Most read in The Irish Sun

European Union countries are scrambling to update their Covid digital certificates so fully boosted citizens can travel freely.

The UK will also be updating its NHS covid pass which is accepted in all EU countries.

From January 6, Ireland began issuing updated digital COVID certificates to those who have already received their booster shots.

These certificates will be automatically sent to those who submitted for the over 2.2 million who submitted their extra shot over the next few days.

People who expect to receive their new DCC are encouraged to check their emails for the certificate.

NEW CERTIFICATES

Minister of State for Government Procurement and E-Government Ossian Symth said: “New COVID digital certificates will be issued to all who have received a reminder, starting tonight.

“The implementation of the booster vaccine has been a great success with over 2 million people in Ireland to date.

“An updated DCC will be on its way for all of those who have benefited from the booster dose.

“This is an important document to ensure a smooth travel experience for anyone leaving the country in the months to come.

“The updated DCC will contain a QR code, as before, and the certificate can be stored on the COVID Tracker app, replacing the old certificate.”

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Spain exceeds 7 minutes with nearly 90,000 deaths https://fyl-unex.com/the-number-of-covid-19-cases-in-spain-exceeds-7-minutes-with-nearly-90000-deaths/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 01:46:00 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/the-number-of-covid-19-cases-in-spain-exceeds-7-minutes-with-nearly-90000-deaths/ Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain have passed the 7 million mark and the death toll is expected to soon reach 90,000, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health. The data, which was released late Friday evening, showed that 7,164,906 people have been infected with COVID-19, with 2,440,440 new cases reported […]]]>

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain have passed the 7 million mark and the death toll is expected to soon reach 90,000, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health.

The data, which was released late Friday evening, showed that 7,164,906 people have been infected with COVID-19, with 2,440,440 new cases reported during the 48-hour period between 2:00 p.m. Wednesday and the same time Friday. .

The same period also saw the confirmation of 97 more deaths in the country from the virus, bringing the death toll since the start of the pandemic to 89,934.

Spain suffers from the sixth wave of infections from the Omicron variant, with the last million confirmed cases in just 10 days since the country crossed the 6 million case mark on December 28 and with an increase of 46 % of cases in the past week.

The 14-day incidence of the virus continued to increase and hit a new record of 2,722 cases per 1,000,000 residents on Friday.

The children returned to school on January 10, with the Department of Health agreeing on Friday that if five cases of COVID-19 are detected in a classroom, then all children in the class will be quarantined.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Pablo Carreno Busta puts Spain on the brink of ATP Cup final | ATP circuit https://fyl-unex.com/pablo-carreno-busta-puts-spain-on-the-brink-of-atp-cup-final-atp-circuit/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 07:34:44 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/pablo-carreno-busta-puts-spain-on-the-brink-of-atp-cup-final-atp-circuit/ Pablo Carreno Busta put Spain on the brink of their second ATP Cup final on Friday night with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Pole Jan Zielinski. Kamil Majchrzak went 3-0 for second in singles for Poland in Group D, helping his country get this far. But the 25-year-old announced earlier on Friday that he had […]]]>

Pablo Carreno Busta put Spain on the brink of their second ATP Cup final on Friday night with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Pole Jan Zielinski.

Kamil Majchrzak went 3-0 for second in singles for Poland in Group D, helping his country get this far. But the 25-year-old announced earlier on Friday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, forcing him to quit competition and undergo health protocols, including isolation.

“When you expect to play against a player and at the last moment they change him, [it is tough]. They were unlucky, so sorry for that, ”Carreno Busta said. “But I had to do my tennis, my job and I think I played really well, [I was] very focused on my game. It is important to always be a [for the team]. “

Zielinski stepped in for the biggest game of his life, but he had never played a tour-level singles match before. The doubles star failed to put pressure on Carreno Busta, who remained solid during his 54-minute triumph.

The world number 20 has been on big stages throughout his career, and that experience manifested itself at the Ken Rosewall Arena. Zielinski drew roars from the crowd in the closing moments of the game with flashy winners, but that wasn’t enough to make a serious comeback.

Carreno Busta protected his serve – he didn’t face a breaking point – to move to 4-0 in this year’s event. The former world number 10 hasn’t lost a set in this year’s ATP Cup.

“It’s always very important at the start of the year [to find] rhythm, for confidence, ”said Carreno Busta. “I’m happy with this tournament, I’m playing really well,” said Carreno Busta. “I feel very comfortable here in Australia, in Sydney on this court. I would like to continue like this. “

Roberto Bautista Agut can end the tie and seal his country‘s second place in the ATP Cup final with a victory over 2021 Nitto ATP Finals contender Hubert Hurkacz. In 2020, Spain lost the league game in Sydney to Serbia.

“Now we have to continue. We still have two matches, ”said Carreno Busta. “Hurkacz against Roberto is a very close, really tough game, so we’ll see. Either way, I have to be prepared for double.


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Spain: in divorce cases, shared custody of cats and dogs – General news https://fyl-unex.com/spain-in-divorce-cases-shared-custody-of-cats-and-dogs-general-news/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:10:00 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/spain-in-divorce-cases-shared-custody-of-cats-and-dogs-general-news/ (ANSAmed) – ROME, JANUARY 5 – A Spanish law from Wednesday grants the right to shared custody of pets, establishing them as “sentient beings” and no longer just “things”, in case divorce of a couple. The new measure, sponsored by the ruling coalition of PSOE and Podemos, clarifies that in the event of divorce, a […]]]>

(ANSAmed) – ROME, JANUARY 5 – A Spanish law from Wednesday grants the right to shared custody of pets, establishing them as “sentient beings” and no longer just “things”, in case divorce of a couple.

The new measure, sponsored by the ruling coalition of PSOE and Podemos, clarifies that in the event of divorce, a judge will now have to consider the future of pets, taking into account the interests of family members and the welfare of the family. be of the animal, distributing care and care.

A cat, dog, turtle, fish or pet bird could therefore be the subject of shared custody.

Until now, the custody of pets in the event of divorce had been the subject of controversy in the courts, hence the decision to amend the Spanish Civil Code.

The law also obliges owners to “guarantee the welfare” of their animals.

If they are unable to do so, or if a person is found to have a history of animal abuse, custody can be refused or revoked by a judge.

Spain is not the first European country to recognize animals as “sentient beings”.

Similar laws have already been in force in France since 2015, but also in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Portugal. (ANSAmed).


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Art Industry News: Why ‘Vigilante’ Restorers Keep Tearing Up Heritage Sites Across Spain + More Stories https://fyl-unex.com/art-industry-news-why-vigilante-restorers-keep-tearing-up-heritage-sites-across-spain-more-stories/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 14:29:08 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/art-industry-news-why-vigilante-restorers-keep-tearing-up-heritage-sites-across-spain-more-stories/ Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here is what you need to know this Monday, January 3. Good year ! NEED TO READ MoMA to mandate COVID-19 boosters for staff –As workplaces around the world struggle to design vaccination policies, the […]]]>

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here is what you need to know this Monday, January 3. Good year !


NEED TO READ

MoMA to mandate COVID-19 boosters for staff –As workplaces around the world struggle to design vaccination policies, the Museum of Modern Art in New York has made a decision. A leaked email reveals that the museum will require COVID-19 booster injections for all staff. It also extended remote working until January 31 for some employees, although frontline workers in retail, security and visitor services are still required to work on-site. They will receive a daily bonus of $ 50. (Hyperallergic)

The story of Bill de Blasio’s checkered monument – The monuments were believed to be an important part of the legacy of former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York City. But at the end of his administration in late 2021, none of the seven new historical women sculptures he promised had materialized. During this time, many of the city’s existing public monuments continued to collapse due to long-standing neglect. (New York Times)

Vigilant restaurateurs strike again in Spain – In November, a 750-year-old Romanesque church in the Spanish village of Castronuño suffered the fate of too many other valuable works of Spanish cultural heritage: a botched restoration. A self-defense restorer appears to have poured very modern cement into an ancient archway to prevent the east flank from collapsing. The home-made work has made some wonder if the country just has too much history to nurture to handle everything professionally. As one heritage professional put it, referring to viral restoration of a character now known as “Beast Jesus”, “The story of” Ecce Homo “keeps repeating itself across the country.” (NYT)

Wikipedia sells part of its history – At Christie’s, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales sold two items related to the origins of his online encyclopedia: his 2000 Strawberry iMac and an NFT of the first edition of Wikipedia, which Wales created on January 15, 2001, the day of the launch of the website. The computer ultimately made $ 187,500, while the NFT skyrocketed to $ 750,000. Profits will go to Wikipedia and “charities working in the world of free culture,” according to the auction house. (Hyperallergic)


MOVERS AND IMPROVERS

New Los Angeles Cultural Center opens – Wallis Annenberg’s GenSpace, an extension of the Wilshire Boulevard temple supported by the late Eli Broad and designed by OMA, has opened to the public. The $ 95 million project received a final financial boost thanks to the $ 30 million donated by Audrey Irmas from the sale of her “chalkboard” painting Cy Twombly. GenSpace will provide programming for the elderly in an effort to address the isolation of the elderly. (NYT)

Cincinnati Art Museum takes a break – The Cincinnati Art Museum makes an unorthodox decision: to close its doors for a week and a half to allow employees to focus on “healing and community service.” In a press release, the museum said the pandemic was only an indirect factor in its decision. It will be closed from January 3 to 12. (Local 12)

VAC Foundation Director resigns – Teresa Iarocci Mavica, longtime managing director of the nonprofit contemporary art association with spaces in Moscow and Venice, will step down after more than a decade to focus on the location of the foundation in Italy. Mavica will be replaced on an interim basis by Artem Bondarevsky, who is deputy director general for administrative matters. (ARTnews)

India Art Fair postponed – The India Art Fair will postpone its 2022 edition, initially scheduled for February 3-6, until later in the spring, from April 28 to May 1. The move follows new restrictions implemented by the Indian government to help curb the spread of the Omicron variant. . (The arts journal)


FOR THE LOVE OF ART

Million pound facility finds new home – Elyn Zimmerman’s iconic rock and water installation Marabar has new life. Once threatened with destruction, it will now be moved from the grounds of the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, where it was erected in 1984, to the American University campus. The deal ends a debate that began almost three years ago, when the company told the artist it no longer wanted the work. (NYT)

Elyn Zimmerman, Marabar (1984) at the headquarters of the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. Photo courtesy of Elyn Zimmerman.

Elyn Zimmerman, Marabar (1984) at the headquarters of the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. Photo courtesy of Elyn Zimmerman.

Elyn Zimmerman, Marabar (1984) at the headquarters of the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. Photo courtesy of Elyn Zimmerman.

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Only one EU country signs deal to save post-Brexit music tours, despite Boris Johnson vow to ‘fix’ crisis https://fyl-unex.com/only-one-eu-country-signs-deal-to-save-post-brexit-music-tours-despite-boris-johnson-vow-to-fix-crisis/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 18:13:05 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/only-one-eu-country-signs-deal-to-save-post-brexit-music-tours-despite-boris-johnson-vow-to-fix-crisis/ Only one of the 27 EU countries has reached an agreement to save post-Brexit musical tours despite Boris Johnson’s wish to resolve the crisis, protests an industrial group. The prime minister took the pledge under pressure nine months ago – but only Spain has signed a deal since, leaving artists to drown in costly ‘mountains […]]]>

Only one of the 27 EU countries has reached an agreement to save post-Brexit musical tours despite Boris Johnson’s wish to resolve the crisis, protests an industrial group.

The prime minister took the pledge under pressure nine months ago – but only Spain has signed a deal since, leaving artists to drown in costly ‘mountains of red tape’.

Today, the Incorporated Society of Musicians urges Liz Truss, the new Brexit minister, to reject the hard-line approach of her predecessor, David Frost, who failed to make ‘progress’.

“All problems first identified in the creative sector due to the TCA [the Brexit trade deal] still remain, ”said a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

In an article for The independent, opera singer Sarah Connolly describes the grim plight of touring artists as “a weeping, pale, undercooked, slippery slick.”

“2022 is a year that many players in the creative industries will view with concern,” writes Dame Sarah.

“Omicron is on the rise and the problems with the Brexit deal from 12 months ago are still on the rise today. My message to the government for the new year is ‘listen to us’.

The trade deal saw the UK – as The independent revealed – rejecting an EU offer to keep touring visa-free and permit-free, breaking a promise made to music organizations last year.

In March, Mr Johnson, facing serious problems getting documents to carry and transporting equipment across EU borders, told MEPs: ‘We have to fix this’.

But Lord Frost – the minister he appointed – appeared to wash his hands of the crisis and refused to say it would be resolved, before leaving cabinet.

Ministers were then attacked, including by Elton John, for falsely claiming that 21 of the EU’s 27 countries offer visa-free and work-permit-free access, while severe restrictions still exist in nearly all of them.

In its letter, the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), representing 11,000 members, urges Ms Truss to change course and relaunch negotiations with EU states, while calling for a visa waiver deal with Brussels.

“The industry is now faced with mountains of red tape, which are both expensive and time consuming,” warns Deborah Annetts, its CEO.

“The proposed solutions such as bilateral agreements with EU states have not materialized, with the exception of Spain, and there are serious problems with cabotage, carnets and designated ports.

“All of these issues have a negative impact on the UK music industry and the creative industries at large, which account for £ 116 billion a year, along with finance or construction.”

To add anger, Nadine Dorries, the Culture Secretary, quickly claimed credit for the deal with Spain, allowing British musicians to work 90 days out of 180.

But industry insiders insist that organizations like the Association of British Orchestras and their Spanish counterparts have done most of the negotiation – and that doesn’t cover transport.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has been asked to respond to the criticisms made in the letter.


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TUI, Jet2, easyJet, Ryanair, BA: Ministry of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Spain, Greece, US, Australia and more https://fyl-unex.com/tui-jet2-easyjet-ryanair-ba-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-updates-travel-advice-for-spain-greece-us-australia-and-more/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/tui-jet2-easyjet-ryanair-ba-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-updates-travel-advice-for-spain-greece-us-australia-and-more/ The Foreign Office has updated its guidelines for several countries as more people begin to travel abroad. Coronavirus restrictions meant many people missed such vacations 12 months ago. But data shows that the number of people going abroad is currently higher than last year. READ MORE: TUI warning still in place as Spain updates travel […]]]>

The Foreign Office has updated its guidelines for several countries as more people begin to travel abroad.

Coronavirus restrictions meant many people missed such vacations 12 months ago.

But data shows that the number of people going abroad is currently higher than last year.

READ MORE: TUI warning still in place as Spain updates travel advice

Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport has said it expects around 40,000 passengers to transit between Christmas Eve and January 3, which is around 40% of pre-pandemic levels.

The airport was hoping demand would be around 70 to 80 percent of normal before the new restrictions were introduced.

But it is important to know which countries have recently updated their entry requirements through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

United States

According to the Foreign Office, most fully vaccinated travelers can enter the country.

They advised British travelers who were considering visiting the United States to familiarize themselves with the new travel requirements. CDC website before booking any trip to the country.

Current US-based visa holders leaving and re-entering the country will need to follow entry requirements for vaccines, with some exceptions, reports Essex Live.

Before boarding a flight to the United States, most passengers – regardless of their vaccination status – must test negative for COVID-19 taken no more than 1 day before travel.

Upon arrival, fully vaccinated travelers:

  • do not have to quarantine
  • It is recommended that you have a viral test within three to five days of arriving in the United States.

If you have recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days (regardless of your immunization status):

  • you don’t need to take a test three to five days after travel

The United States will accept proof from the United Kingdom of COVID-19 vaccination, in which the final dose of vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel.

However, the NHS Vaccination Center Appointment Card is not intended to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccination status.

If you have not been fully vaccinated but have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past year, you still cannot enter the United States unless you meet one of the exceptions detailed on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Embassy Websites.

If you have an exception to enter the United States, you must present the airline with a negative result or documentation showing that you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past three months before boarding.

Greece

To be able to travel to Greece, you will need to fill in a Passenger Tracking Form (PLF) before arriving in the country.

Additionally, you would need one of the following:

  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, carried out within 72 hours of arrival in Greece; Where
  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an accredited laboratory, carried out within 24 hours of your arrival in Greece

Travelers may also be required to take a prompt COVID-19 test upon arrival and if travelers test positive upon arrival, they should self-isolate in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state. The length of time required for self-isolation depends on the vaccination status.

Spain

Travelers planning to visit Spain must complete and sign an online form Health check form before traveling to the country and must show the QR code (paper or digital) upon arrival.

They must also prove that they are fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) at least 14 days before arrival.

If you are fully vaccinated and are traveling from the UK, you can enter Spain without having to be tested or quarantined, regardless of the reason for your trip. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people cannot enter for tourism purposes under the country‘s current measure.

The NHS Vaccination Center Appointment Card is not intended to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccination status.

However, travelers cannot use the UK proof of COVID-19 recovery record certifying that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months if they plan to go on vacation.

Persons who fail to comply with the requirement may be fined a minimum of € 3,000.

Ghana

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, any adult arriving in Ghana are required to prove that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Ghana Health Service defines a fully vaccinated person as someone who has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana.

This is one dose of Johnson and Johnson, or two doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, or Sputnik V.

Passengers traveling to Ghana should additionally:

  • undergo a COVID test 72 hours before departure
  • complete additional health declaration forms upon arrival
  • undergo another COVID test upon arrival.

Australia

Entry into Australia is only available if you are exempt or if you have been granted an individual exemption.

Exempt categories include Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia, immediate family members of Australian citizens or permanent residents, and (as of December 15) fully immunized eligible visa holders.

Travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of travel and must be provided to your airline upon check-in.

In addition, they must complete a Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) at least 72 hours before departure. The ATD includes a statement about your vaccination status and you will be asked to upload your vaccination certificate.

If you are not vaccinated, you may need an exemption to enter Australia.

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Live updates: Spain excludes new restrictions for omicron https://fyl-unex.com/live-updates-spain-excludes-new-restrictions-for-omicron/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 12:22:30 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/live-updates-spain-excludes-new-restrictions-for-omicron/ MADRID – Spain’s Prime Minister has ruled out any immediate national restrictions in response to the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said official data shows that although omicron is spreading faster, it has generally caused milder symptoms and therefore put less pressure on Spanish hospitals than previous strains. He also cited […]]]>

MADRID – Spain’s Prime Minister has ruled out any immediate national restrictions in response to the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said official data shows that although omicron is spreading faster, it has generally caused milder symptoms and therefore put less pressure on Spanish hospitals than previous strains. He also cited the country’s high vaccination rate of over 80%.

“It is clear that we are in a radically different situation,” Sánchez told reporters at his year-end press conference. “We are better and better prepared to take on the omicron variant.”

Sánchez has confirmed that a panel of regional leaders and central health authorities will debate a proposal to shorten the period of mandatory isolation for people who test positive but show no symptoms of COVID-19.

Spanish authorities plan to reduce the timeframe from 10 to five days, following the United States, Greece and other countries. Staff absences due to the virus have canceled trains and resulted in further service disruptions in Spain.

Data from the Ministry of Health showed that Spain confirmed 100,000 new infections on Tuesday, bringing the 14-day infection rate to 1,360 cases per 100,000 population, nearly double the level of a week or so. early.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC:

Asia keeps omicron at bay, but a push may be inevitable

– WHO: Global COVID cases up 11% last week, high omicron risk

California 1st United States state at top 5 million cases amid increase in omicron

Stricter Canadian Rules complicating the NHL’s push through the pandemic

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Follow AP’s pandemic coverage on https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic

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HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS TODAY:

PARIS – The French government is moving forward in efforts to increase pressure on unvaccinated people to receive coronavirus injections, as the omicron variant is fueling a record increase in infections.

In a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday afternoon, the Minister of Health plans to defend a plan by the French government to allow only fully vaccinated people to access places such as restaurants, cinemas, theaters, museums and sports arenas.

Speeding up the introduction of the so-called ‘vaccine pass’ is part of a government strategy to use vaccinations, rather than new blockages, in an attempt to mitigate the impact of the omicron variant. rapidly spread to already overcrowded hospitals.

France reported nearly 180,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a daily record, and is preparing for the number to continue to rise, with forecasts warning of more than 250,000 probable daily infections by January.

France has vaccinated more than 75% of its population and is accelerating booster injections, but more than 4 million adults in the country are still not vaccinated.

The government wants the vaccine pass requirement to be in place by mid-January. If approved by parliament, the plan would mean that unvaccinated people will no longer be able to use negative test results to visit places where the pass is required.

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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea is extending protective measures against the omicron variant of the coronavirus for an additional four weeks.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Wednesday that short-term foreign travelers from 11 African countries will continue to be banned from entering the country, while all other international arrivals will be subject to a quarantine. 10 days until February 3.

The agency says South Korea has reported 109 new daily cases of COVID-19 involving the omicron variant, the highest 24-hour tally since the country confirmed its first omicron case on December 1.

The delta variant still accounts for the vast majority of new cases in South Korea, but experts say omicron could become the dominant strain in the country in the coming months.

South Korea recorded 5,409 new cases on Wednesday, and the number of critically and critically ill patients hit a record 1,151.

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JERUSALEM – Israel has lifted its travel ban to dozens of European and African countries, including Italy and Germany, even as the country’s coronavirus infection rate continues to rise.

But the Israeli government’s Corona cabinet on Wednesday approved Mexico’s redlisting, adding it to a travel ban that includes the US, UK and Canada.

Israel has largely closed its borders to travel following the emergence of the highly infectious variant of omicron last month. It has seen new daily infections more than double over the past week, despite a successful vaccination campaign.

More than 4.2 million of the 9.3 million Israelis have received a coronavirus booster since they were cleared in July. Earlier this week, a large hospital began a trial to study the effect of a fourth dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine on medical staff.

Israel has recorded at least 8,243 deaths from the coronavirus since the pandemic began almost two years ago.

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BERLIN – Germany’s Minister for International Development has said her country plans to donate an additional 75 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to poorer countries.

Minister Svenja Schulze told press group Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland in comments published on Wednesday that Germany had reached its goal of giving 100 million doses by 2021.

She added: “But we can’t stop there. For next year, we are planning a new donation of at least 75 million doses.

Schulze said she agreed with Germany’s health minister that donations could not come at the expense of the country’s own vaccination campaign, which officials are working to keep up to speed higher as the new omicron variant progresses.

But she said “we agree that we can do both things: provide our own people and those of the poorest countries”.

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SYDNEY – Coronavirus cases rose across Australia on Wednesday as an epidemic of the omicron variant exploded, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to schedule an emergency national cabinet meeting.

The wave has already swamped testing stations, prompted new vaccine mandates and prompted at least one state to cut back on elective surgeries.

New infections in Sydney and surrounding areas of New South Wales state soared to more than 11,000, from 6,000 a day earlier. Victoria state also reported a record 3,700 cases, up more than 1,000 from the previous record set on Tuesday.

Morrison said the country’s leaders would meet earlier than scheduled on Thursday.

“As omicron continues to move forward, we will see new pressures, but states and territories are working closely together on their plans to address these challenges,” Morrison told reporters.

He said he hoped the meeting would help give a clearer definition of what constituted close contact and what tests should be used in different circumstances as the number of cases skyrocketed.

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NEW YORK – The Broadway cover of “The Music Man” was one of the city’s most popular tickets and it limped without co-star Sutton Foster. But now the show is closed until the New Year because Hugh Jackman has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Jackman took to social media on Tuesday to announce he had tested positive. He says although his symptoms are mild with only a sore throat and runny nose, he should be quarantined.

Some Broadway shows have been closed for several days and some have gone down completely due to virus cases “Thoughts of a Colored Man” joined “Waitress” and “Jagged Little Pill” as shows that closed this winter in part due to increased rates of infection.

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HONOLULU – The University of Hawaii will primarily run online classes during the first two weeks of the spring semester as the state sees an increase in cases of the omicron coronavirus.

Hawaii has seen a record breaking daily COVID-19 count in recent days. University of Hawaii officials said island campuses will temporarily move many classrooms to online education.

In an email to students and staff, University of Hawaii President David Lassner said only classes that can be “actually taught online” will change.

The other courses will be given in person but with physical distancing, wearing of the mask and health screenings in place

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ATLANTA – The president of Emory University said on Tuesday that the school was switching to virtual classes to start the spring semester due to a nationwide increase in COVID cases fueled by the omicron variant.

In a letter to the college community, President Gregory Fenves said Emory will return to in-person learning on January 31 if conditions permit.

The shift to distance learning applies to undergraduate, graduate and professional courses. University residences will remain open, although students are encouraged to delay their return to campus.

COVID-19 infections in the Atlanta area, where Emory is located, are increasing rapidly.

The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in Georgia rose to nearly 8,700 per day on Monday, according to the state’s public health department. This is approaching the peaks Georgia saw in the number of infections in early January and early September.


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