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Germany urges EU COVID variant checks for China arrivals

Germany currently sees no need to impose routine tests on arrivals from China, but is seeking a coordinated system to monitor variants across European airports, said health minister Karl Lauterbach on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thailand reimposes quarantine as concerns grow over omicron

Thailand on Tuesday decided to immediately reimpose a mandatory quarantine for visitors and suspend a "test-and-go" scheme for fully vaccinated arrivals as concerns grow over the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, ...

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Munich cancels Christmas market over 'dramatic' COVID surge

Munich on Tuesday became the first major German city to cancel its upcoming Christmas market, which usually draws some three million visitors, blaming the "dramatic" coronavirus resurgence.

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US to reopen borders to vaccinated travelers Nov 8

The United States will reopen its land and air borders on November 8 to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against Covid-19, ending a more than 18-month ban on travel from much of the globe that separated families, hobbled ...


UAE's Abu Dhabi offers COVID vaccines to tourists

The UAE has quietly launched vaccine tourism, with the emirate of Abu Dhabi offering visitors free jabs after approving the inoculation of all those with visas issued by its authorities.

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