Russia is Officially Open to Tourists From These 25+ Countries
Russia has reopened its borders to nationals and residents of 25+ countries, allowing tourists to visit. Russia grounded most international flights on March 27, with only a handful of special repatriation flights and other government-approved flights bringing passengers to and from Russia over the past few months.
The British Virgin Islands Is Easing Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers
Another Caribbean destination has announced eased restrictions for vaccinated travelers: the British Virgin Islands. Beginning May 15, the British Virgin Islands will be reducing its quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers. Fully vaccinated travelers will have to take a test upon arrival; once they get a negative test result (typically within 24 hours), they’ll be free to roam the BVI — and can forego the four-day quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers.
First Britons receive Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the pandemic
The United Kingdom has become the world's first nation to begin vaccinating its citizens with a fully vetted and authorized Covid-19 shot, a landmark moment in the coronavirus pandemic. The first Briton to get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine -- 90-year-old Margaret Keenan -- received the first of two doses at 6:31 a.m. local time on Tuesday at University Hospital in Coventry, less than a week after the UK became the first country to approve it.