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1. Bahamas, Sint Maarten and more have been added to US ‘do not travel’ list
The CDC now advises Americans to not plan Bahamas vacations.
They moved to the top tier on August 23, along with Sint Maarten, Haiti, Kosovo and Lebanon. The recommendation for these destinations is to avoid all nonessential travel.
2. Seven new destinations have been added to the UK’s ‘green list’
Canada, including Niagara Falls, has been added to the UK’s “green list.”
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Thailand and Montenegro have moved to the UK’s “do not travel” red list.
3. Denmark will lift all Covid restrictions on September 10
A Hans Christian Andersen museum opened in his hometown of Odense, Denmark, in June 2021.
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Denmark is in the top 10 of the world’s most vaccinated countries, and it’s marking this pandemic success by lifting all of its remaining Covid restrictions on September 10.
4. Hawaii is asking tourists to stay away
Hawaii Governor David Ige speaking at a news conference in 2020.
Covid cases are at a record high, with close to 5,000 new cases reported in the past week.
“We know that it is not a good time to travel to the islands,” said Ige. “The visitors who choose to come to the islands will not have the typical kind of holiday that they expect to get when they visit.”
5. Venice is employing armed guards to deal with crowded ferries
Canalside houses on Burano island in Venice Lagoon.
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The tourists have returned to Venice, with up to 80,000 visitors a day pouring into the city of 50,000 inhabitants, according to local media.
6. Unruly passengers are risking flight safety
A Federal Aviation Administration public service announcement video released Tuesday, and first to CNN, shows actual recordings of flight crews informing air traffic controllers of emergency situations in the passenger cabin, interspersed with audio of in-flight altercations.
7. A European international airport is now the world’s busiest
This video explores a luggage’s journey at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.
8. Air Canada is mandating Covid-19 vaccines for staff
Toronto’s Pearson International Airport pictured in August 2020.
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9. Iceland has had no Covid deaths since May
CNN’s Gary Tuchman looks at how Iceland has been able to lower deaths from Covid-19 to zero, and maintain it since May.
10. Disney Cruise Line has issued a vaccine mandate for sailings to the Bahamas
The Bahamas has joined the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” travel risk list — and while Disney Cruise Line is still running sailings there, from September 3 all passengers 12 and older will have to be fully vaccinated.
Guests who choose not to provide proof of vaccination won’t be permitted to board the ship, according to the cruise line. The mandate will be effective until at least November 1.
CNN’s Julia Buckley, Gregory Wallace, Eric Levenson, Pete Muntean, Rebekah Riess, Kristen Rogers, Andy Rose, Francesca Street and Gary Tuchman contributed to this story.
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