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Travel Bans and Restrictions Within and Outside US

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. This single announcement has changed our lives drastically. For our safety, we were advised to stay inside our homes, which makes perfect sense as the virus is highly contagious. Just a few minutes of contact with an infected person or a carrier could expose a person to the virus. A factor why COVID-19 keeps spreading is that most of the time, the virus is transmitted unknowingly. A person could be asymptomatic and yet highly contagious. This is why a travel ban and certain travel restrictions are being imposed, not only in the United States but also in almost every corner of the earth. On their website, the USA Department of State advises against travel to a long list of foreign countries. American citizens are either totally barred, restricted, or conditionally allowed to travel to a foreign country, depending on the situation in the country they wish to visit. There will be no travel for Americans into 54 countries including China, Brazil, …

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Hagia Sophia: Turning This Turkish Treasure Into a Mosque Is at Odds With Its UNESCO Status

The Hagia Sophia has just opened to receive Sunni Muslim worshippers for the first time since 1931. The decision to convert the building in Istanbul, Turkey from a museum back into a mosque has divided opinion. Many Turkish inhabitants commend the transformation while mostly secular Turkish inhabitants and much of the international community find it inconceivable.

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The Sun Is Setting on Unsustainable Long-Haul, Short-Stay Tourism — Regional Travel Bubbles Are the Future

James Higham, University of Otago Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the tenuous nature of tourism employment have been exposed. While New Zealand’s handling of the pandemic has been hailed as a global masterclass, and the prospect of travel bubbles promoted as a way to restart the tourism economy and save jobs, it is clear there is no quick fix. The inherent dangers of reinfection from travel to and from countries with uncontrolled community transition, and the challenge of protecting New Zealand’s borders, mean international tourism is grounded for the time being. Nevertheless, planning for recovery is underway. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) wants to restore confidence and restart tourism without delay. The European Union recently opened its borders to travellers from certain countries, including New Zealand. But the proposed trans-Tasman and Pacific bubbles will likely be among the first safe international travel zones in the world. A Tasman-Pacific bubble …