Experts call for travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge in India

New Delhi — The coronavirus is spreading much faster in India than in any other country in the world, worrying experts about the threat posed to the rest of the world. 

India has been reporting an average of nearly 150,000 new cases daily over the past week. On Tuesday, the country reported nearly 162,000 new infections — slightly lower than an all-time high of 168,912 fresh cases from a day earlier, raising the total number of cases in the country to nearly 13.6 million. 

Experts believe the surge of infections in India poses a threat to other parts of the

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Book early due to shortage, COVID travel surge

Maria Ball hasn’t been on a plane in more than a year, so she and her husband booked a flurry of flights as soon as they were vaccinated against COVID-19.

First up: a visit to Maryland to see family they haven’t seen since Christmas 2019.

Ticket prices to Washington, D.C., for the late April trip were reasonable, but the 29-year-old California woman did a double take when she shopped for a rental car.

Costco Travel, her go-to source for rental car deals, wanted $750 for a three-day full-size car rental in Washington, D.C., more than four times the

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Luxury Hotel Openings Surge in 2021

Though the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the travel industry, 2021 brings a litany of hotel openings globally, as hospitality giants and boutique properties make their debuts in major cities and off-the-grid locales. When Covid-19 wanes and tourism creeps back, luxury accommodations aim to entice travelers, offering idyllic settings, delicious food, and culture aplenty.

One of the year’s most anticipated properties, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is scheduled to premier mid-year. Located in Calistoga, Calif., a small town known for its hot springs history, the hotel is Napa’s first to be set in a working winery. The

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Get ready for travel prices to surge, experts say

Long-grounded travelers are revving their engines.

With Friday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully vaccinated people can travel again at low risk to themselves, millions of Americans got the green light to start planning their next trips.

And while CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during a news briefing Friday that the agency is still not recommending travel due to the rising number of coronavirus cases, travel numbers are already up steeply in recent weeks – an upward trend expected to accelerate before the announcement even came.

The Transportation Security Administration has screened more than 1

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COVID travel should be avoided, CDC continues to advise as trips surge

As the United States hit another milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic Monday, with more than 30 million COVID-19 cases, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reiterated during a White House COVID-19 briefing that Americans should limit travel.

Travel, she explained, only exacerbates the spread of COVID-19. 

“What we’re seeing now is more travel than we saw – than we saw throughout the pandemic, including the Christmas and New Year’s holidays,” she said. “I think people have taken advantage of what they perceived as a relative paucity of cases, a relative lull in where

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Montana’s outdoor recreation surge won’t subside this summer, officials predict | Montana Untamed

Whether the numbers reflect those trying a new outdoor activity for the first time or someone rediscovering a former pursuit, Lemon and others believe there will be some staying power.

At the same time Montana’s hotline for reporting fish, wildlife and other recreation violations — 1-800-TIP-MONT — has seen a steady increase in calls and online reporting in recent years, said FWP Enforcement Chief Dave Loewen.

Reports that resulted in law enforcement action increased from about 3,700 in 2019 to nearly 4,100 in 2020, a jump of nearly 11%. Total reports increased by about one-third, from about 5,100 to 6,800.

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