Covid

Costa Rica’s Tierra Magnifica Offers On-Site COVID Test, Travel Insurance

In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for passengers entering the U.S., Tierra Magnifica in Nosara, Costa Rica is offering a vacation package that covers the cost of COVID-19 testing and mandatory travel insurance.

To provide a vacation aligned with the “Pura Vida” mantra of Costa Rica, the “Peace of Mind” package offers room credits to cover on-site COVID-19 testing and Costa Rica’s mandatory travel insurance, based on stays 10 days or longer in Vista-category rooms. Guests booking the package receive a credit of $495, which

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Countries on UK travel ‘red list’ have ten times lower Covid case rates than Britain

Namibia is one of 33 countries from which visitors are banned - Getty
Namibia is one of 33 countries from which visitors are banned – Getty

Just two of the 33 countries on the UK’s travel “red list” have a higher Covid case rate than the UK, The Telegraph’s analysis has shown, while several are seeing more than 10 times fewer infections than Britain.

Under tough new border rules, citizens of red list countries are banned from visiting the UK, while British residents returning from these destinations will soon be forced to spend 10 days under guard in a quarantine hotel.

However, the latest data suggests that the chance of an infected

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Brisbane enters three-day lockdown over single infection with UK Covid variant

Police officers patrol in Brisbane (Getty Images)
Police officers patrol in Brisbane (Getty Images)

Brisbane has gone into a three-day lockdown after the discovery of a single case of the new coronavirus variant from the UK in the city.

Resident’s in Australia’s third-largest city will be barred from leaving their homes for all but essential purposes after a cleaner working at a hotel used by people in quarantine tested positive for the mutation.

Australian health officials have found several cases of the variant among people in quarantine – but this is the first case to appear in someone outside the country’s strict quarantine system.

The lockdown

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‘Hotel Impossible’ Host Anthony Melchiorri’s Travel Tips for COVID

The last year has been full of change: face masks, hand sanitizer and staying feet away from strangers have become common practice. As society has shifted to respect the coronavirus boundaries, so has the travel industry. But unfortunately, the ever-present danger meant many canceled vacations, work-from-home routines and a simple decision to stay home.

The travel industry certainly isn’t dead, though. Some friends and family have chosen to safely gather for Christmas, while others are already planning post-COVID vacations. And hotels, airports and more travel necessities have already added COVID-friendly practices to their daily routines. If you choose to travel

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