Caribbean islands, you need to earn $70,000 to enter

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(CNN)— Whether you are a vaccine queen, PCR prince or quarantine king, you must have many requirements when you travel today. Fortunately, CNN Travel will provide you with the latest news at any time. This is what we learned during the pandemic trip this week.

1. The United States is opening its air borders

The Washington Monument in Washington, DC will reopen to visitors in July 2021. Soon, foreigners who have been vaccinated can also visit.

The Washington Monument in Washington, DC will reopen to visitors in July 2021. Soon, foreigners who have been vaccinated can also visit.

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So far, the biggest travel news this week is that after an 18-month ban, the United States will finally reopen its borders in November to foreigners who have been vaccinated.

In order to gain entry, all foreign citizens must present a vaccination certificate and a negative test within three days before travel, and abide by the strengthened contract tracking measures.

It is not yet certain which vaccines will be accepted, how the United States will assess and verify the status of vaccination, or when the border will open. CNN writer, Blane, bachelor pair What we know so far.

2. But its land border is still closed

Canada has opened its land borders to the United States, but it still needs to repay.

Canada has opened its land borders to the United States, but it still needs to repay.

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More than a month ago, Canada reopened its land border with the United States, but it is still waiting for a welcome return.

The White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator, Jeff Zients, announced on Monday that it will impose non-essential travel restrictions on land border crossings with Canada and Mexico. Extended to October 21.

3. Three new destinations have been added to the US “Do Not Travel” list

Recently, there has been a surge in Covid cases in Bermuda.

Recently, there has been a surge in Covid cases in Bermuda.

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Three other destinations-Bermuda, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda-have Add to “very high” risk category A list of travel advice regularly updated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 90 destinations are now classified as the highest risk category, including popular tourist destinations such as France, Greece and Thailand. According to CDC standards, there were more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in destinations classified as “Covid-19 Very High” 4 in the past 28 days.

In response to its Covid surge, Antigua and Barbuda also Update its travel agreementFrom October 1st, all arriving passengers must receive at least one dose of vaccine approved by the World Health Organization.

4. Australia is expected to reopen “before Christmas”

    On August 27, 2021, a staff member guided people to the Qudos Bank Arena NSW Health Vaccination Center in Sydney, Australia.

On August 27, 2021, people arrived at the Qudos Bank Arena NSW Health Vaccination Center in Sydney.

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The government has set a series of goals that need to be achieved first, one of which is to achieve a national vaccination rate of 80%. As of September 22, approximately 38% of Australians had received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

When the border reopens, international visitors to Australia will also need to verify that they have been vaccinated before entering.

5. Oakland police say they have captured two KFC smugglers

No one knows exactly what Colonel Sanders’ secret blend of 11 herbs and spices contains, but it may not be $70,000 in cash and some empty ounce bags.

Two suspected gang accomplices were arrested on September 19 when they tried to enter Oakland with the trunk of a car “filled with KFC” and those dollars and personal belongings. According to the police. Restaurants in New Zealand’s largest city, including takeaway services, remain closed.

The two men, aged 23 and 30, will appear in court for violating New Zealand’s strict coronavirus lockdown regulations. The police added that “further charges may be filed”.

6. Abu Dhabi cancels Covid-19 testing requirements for domestic entry

Starting September 19, citizens, residents and tourists travelling to Abu Dhabi from other emirates of the UAE will no longer need to show a negative Covid-19 test result to enter the country.

The decision was made after the emirate’s Covid infection rate dropped and the introduction of a green pass system to enter some public places. Abu Dhabi Media Office.

7. Experts warn that Southeast Asia may open prematurely

On September 17, passengers scanned an app to monitor their health before boarding a yacht in Langkawi, Malaysia.

On September 17, passengers scanned an app to monitor their health before boarding a yacht in Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Countries including Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are abandoning their “zero coronavirus” policy and hope to revive the tourism industry by reopening borders and public places.

However, experts worry that the low vaccination rate in most parts of Southeast Asia and the widespread use of inefficient vaccines such as Kexing in China may lead to disasters. Jessie Yeung and Ben Westcott of CNN report.

8. The Vatican will require a green pass to enter the country from October 1st

St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican as seen from Via della Conciliazione in Rome in June 2020.

St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican as seen from Via della Conciliazione in Rome in June 2020.

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It may be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, but Reuters report If you want to enter the Vatican after October 1st, you need to show a green pass health certificate proving vaccination, negative test or recovery from Covid-19.

Previously, the Italian government announced last week that from October 15th, all workers in the public and private sectors must obtain green passes.

9. A Texas couple was asked to leave the restaurant for wearing masks

On September 10th, Texas couple Natalie Wester and Jose Lopez-Guerrero spent one night in Rowlett, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas, when they were driven out of a restaurant. Refused to take off the mask.

The couple said that they did not know this policy when they entered the restaurant and often wore masks when they went out because they had a four-month-old son with a weakened immune system.

“I spend my money on this business, I put my blood, sweat and tears into this business, and I don’t want to wear any masks here,” the owner of Hang Time Sports Grill & Bar, only Tom, told CNN The subsidiary company KTVT Camera.

10. Entry fees to Caribbean islands will be significantly reduced

According to reports, only 21 people have visited Montserrat since March 2020. This situation may be about to change.

According to reports, only 21 people have visited Montserrat since March 2020. This situation may be about to change.

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Little British Overseas Territory MontserratWith a population of less than 5,000, a novel approach was adopted during the pandemic to keep its tourist numbers reassuringly elite.
When it reopened to international remote workers earlier this year, it has been closed since March 2020. Entry restrictions It is strict: You must have an annual income of at least $70,000 to be considered. So far, only 21 passengers have been exempted. New York Times this week.

But for those with shallow pockets, there is good news: from October 1st, this small volcanic island will be reopened to vaccinated tourists. There is no minimum wage requirement, but you need to undergo a five-day quarantine and a PCR test on the 4th day.

11. Scandinavia becomes more attractive

Soon after Denmark lifted most of the restrictions on daily life, Norway announced a similar move this week, despite being cautious about the outlook for Covid. At the same time, Sweden will lift travel restrictions on all countries from October 1, which means its citizens now have multiple options when booking an escape.

However, travel to Sweden is still restricted. Most travelers need to show proof of a negative test, and most non-EU countries are still banned.

CNN’s Priscilla Alvarez, Blane Bachelor, Alisha Ebrahimji, Jason Hoffman, Marnie Hunter, Lilit Marcus, Rhea Mogul and Carly Walsh, Ben Westcott and Jessie Yeung contributed to this report.

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