European Commission Proposes Easing Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers | Health News

The European Commission outlined plans on Monday that would allow people who are fully vaccinated to travel to the European Union.

The commission proposed that member states ease the current COVID-19 restrictions that are in place on non-essential travel into the EU “to take into account the progress of vaccination campaigns and developments in the epidemiological situation worldwide.”

The current restrictions, which ban travel from all but seven countries to the bloc, have been in place since July 1, 2020.

The proposal includes allowing entry to the EU for non-essential reasons to not only people from countries with “a good

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City of Austin to convert Candlewood Suites hotel to homeless housing despite lawsuit to stop it

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin has a thorough plan to house the homeless — but some feel it’s coming without community input.

Days after voters approved the camping ban be reinstated, the city’s Housing and Planning Committee released documents discussing its housing blueprint, getting spaces to house up to 3,000 people by 2024.

In this blueprint, Candlewood Suites is still listed as part of the process, where there will reportedly be 80 converted rooms available for housing as early as August.

But the the city is still facing a lawsuit, lead by a local small business,

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Mass. has one of the best family beach vacation destinations in the U.S.

Many travelers have scrapped international plans this summer in favor of getaways closer to home due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Conde Nast Traveler, and a Massachusetts island is among the best destinations in the nation for family trips to the shore.

Nantucket was recently named among the best family beach vacations in the U.S. by the travel publication, a list of 15 destinations “centered around great amenity-rich hotels and resorts.”

The best family vacations are about “finding the right place to plop down, so you can unplug from Zoom meetings and e-learning, and instead spend your

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Richmond’s summer recreation guide released | Life

The 2021 Richmond Recreation Department Summer Activity Guide is a little smaller this season due to the pandemic, but there will still be fun activities for local children to enjoy.

A shortage of applicants to serve as camp counselors has meant the cancellation of Camp Richmond. The outdoor day camp for children ages 6 to 13 has been a staple of the parks and recreation department’s offerings for many years.

The city’s pool will open this summer, but there will be limited programming, hours and days, also due to a lack of employees.

“We are having a really hard time

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Rockies name Bill Schmidt as interim GM following Jeff Bridich’s departure

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced Monday that Bill Schmidt, the team’s vice president of scouting, will be their interim General Manager following the ouster of Jeff Bridich late last month.

“After discussions with the baseball department heads, we have come to the conclusion that Bill is the right person for interim GM,” said President Greg Feasel in a statement. “Bill’s experience and his relationships from top to bottom throughout our organization, including the players, coaches and staff on the field, more than qualify him for this role.”

As interim GM, Schmidt will oversee all aspects of the organization’s baseball

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Singapore to Review Hong Kong Travel Bubble as Virus Returns

Singapore’s government said it’s assessing any potential changes to a planned travel bubble with Hong Kong after a flareup of Covid-19 infections triggered fresh restrictions in the city-state.

Singapore late Tuesday announced it would impose a three-week crackdown, including limiting social gatherings to no more than five people and tightening border curbs, to stem the spread of a new variant first identified in India. The tighter rules come a little more than a week after an agreement to open an air-travel corridor with Hong Kong on May 26.

“We will monitor the situation and we will review and assess whether

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