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UAE could stay on UK’s travel red list indefinitely, stoking confusion

Dubai is known for its modern architecture, including the Burj Khalifa, which at 2,700 feet tall is nearly twice the height of the Empire State Building.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates’ potentially indefinite status on the U.K.’s “red list” for travel has stoked anger and confusion, made more uncertain by the latest statements coming from the British government.

Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps indicated the UAE might stay on the U.K.’s red list due to its status as an international transit hub, despite its falling infection trends

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Paso Robles, Cambria inns make magazine’s best new hotels list

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Stables Inn in Paso Robles, California was honored by Travel + Leisure as one of the world’s best new hotels in its 2021 It List.

Two San Luis Obispo County inns have landed on Travel + Leisure magazine’s It List 2021 of the best new hotels in the world.

Stables Inn in Paso Robles and White Water Cambria were among 73 properties worldwide that opened this year and 30 in the United States selected by the magazine’s editors. They were also among six from California to make the list.

The 16th annual list names “experiences that are sure

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These 5 Massachusetts hotels made Travel + Leisure’s worldwide ‘It List’

After an especially difficult year in the hospitality industry, several Massachusetts hotels have come out on the other side triumphant. They endured the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, months-long closures, and a devastating dip in tourism. And now, five — yes, five — of the 73 hotels on the Travel + Leisure annual It List are in the Bay State.

The magazine’s unranked list placed the local spots among other notable accommodations around the world, including a Botswana safari lodge, a boho-chic waterfront spot in Mexico, and 19th century Indian mansion.

So if you decide to venture out for a

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U.S. Adds 116 Countries to Its ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory List | Top News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. State Department has added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list, putting the UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.”

On Monday, the State Department said it would boost the number of countries receiving its highest advisory rating to about 80% of countries worldwide.

Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.” The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. It declined to say when it

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U.S. adds 116 countries to its ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory list

By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. State Department has added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list, putting the UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.”

On Monday, the State Department said it would boost the number of countries receiving its highest advisory rating to about 80% of countries worldwide.

Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.” The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. It declined to

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Canada added to State Department ‘do not travel’ list | Local News

Meanwhile, Nova Scotia closed its borders to visitors from several Canadian provinces, including Ontario and Quebec. And officials in British Columbia reported that a virus variant that overwhelmed India had appeared in that Canadian province.

Variants from the United Kingdom and Brazil have fueled the third and worst wave of the pandemic in Canada.

And while Canada’s vaccination rate has increased recently, its reliance on hard-to-get imported vaccines slowed the start of its vaccination effort. According to the Our World in Data Covid-19 Data Explorer, only 2.54% of Canadians had been fully vaccinated as of Wednesday. That compares to 26.1%

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