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Amid Outbreak, Australia Donates 8,000 COVID-19 Shots to PNG

Australia has announced that it is donating 8,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to Papua New Guinea’s frontline health workers, as the Pacific nation battles a COVID-19 outbreak. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the doses would be sent next week to Papua New Guinea from Australia’s own stockpile of AstraZeneca vaccines, which would be used to ... read more

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EU to propose ‘green pass’ vaccine certificate this month

Brussels will propose a law on setting up a “green pass” scheme for vaccination certification. However, it says, all member states would need to be on board. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday said the EU executive would propose a digital vaccination passport later this month. Members states will then decide whether ... read more

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Tourism in a Post-Pandemic World

By Aleksandra Babii and Sanaa Nadeem If you are hesitant to hop on a plane these days, you are not alone. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), tourist arrivals are estimated to have fallen 74 percent in 2020 compared to 2019. For many developing countries in the Asia-Pacific and Western Hemisphere—small island ... read more

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts Continue to Fuel Travelers’ Optimism

The latest Longwoods International tracking study of Americans’ collective sentiment towards travel has shown that roughly 80 percent of travelers have established travel plans during the next sixth months. That figure has remained steady since the study’s last wave, published two weeks prior, and represents an all-time high in pandemic-era travel planning—even approaching pre-pandemic levels. This increase ... read more

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