A health worker takes a nucleic acid sample for Covid-19 coronavirus at arriving passengers terminal at the Zhuhai train station in Zhuhai, in southern China's Guangdong province on September 27, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

A call to end travel discrimination caused by certain vaccines not being recognized across the world has come from the World Medical Association.

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Most European citizens will need to show a valid passport to be allowed to enter the United Kingdom from Friday, as the UK government will stop accepting national identity cards as a travel document following the country's departure from the European Union last year, the Home Office announced.

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A caravan trip is the dream summer for many. Every year, more families, friends, and lone riders discover the joy of bringing their own home with them. Still, the first caravan vacation is intimidating. There are so many things to sort out! Roadmaps, essentials, budget, the list goes on. Don't worry, though. This article will help you through the dos and don'ts on your first trip.

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Are you planning to come to Helsinki this Autumn? If not, think twice. Autumn is a magical season here, and visitors will be greeted with a profusion of colours and mild weather. Indeed, the Finnish have a word for such a rich palette: ruska. What else is on at Pearl of the Baltic Sea this season?

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Entrance of Nesebar, one of the tourist attraction of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

As more people are vaccinated and countries open to cross border travel for those with a Covid certificate, Bulgaria emerges as one of the first places ready to accept international tourists. Covid  infection rates in the country have been low to moderate and the local vaccination program is ongoing. The country has had two waves since the beginning of the pandemic, but the average number of new cases in July for the whole country remained under 70 which compared to Finland’s July average of 300 is rather tolerable.

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The majority of Finnish citizens can get the COVID-19 certificate easily from My Kanta Pages. However, still last week, some certificates of recovery were not produced, but the situation is now significantly better due to technical updates. In July, a total of 420 400 people have retrieved the EU Digital COVID Certificate from My Kanta Pages.

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Whether you are planning a vacation or a staycation, be sure to practice sound holiday hygiene

Summer is finally here. Tourist spots are opening up and the school year is drawing to a close.  As the vaccination programs proceed and countries “turn green” one after each other, airlines and tour operators are rebooting their activities. One thing is certain: the travel industry will never be the same.

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Picture from Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 - Messukeskus

The largest travel fair in Northern Europe, Matka Nordic Travel Fair is rescheduled to January 2022 due to the prolonged Corona situation and authorities’ restrictions. Despite of this, the travel industry is still anticipating the future with hope. To support the rapid recovery of the industry, Matka Workshop Day for professionals will be organised as a virtual event on 20 May 2021.

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Lapland is one of the most popular destinations for domestic tourists / Lehtikuva

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed how people travel. Pohjola Insurance investigated what travel plans Finns have for the coming year. Of those surveyed, just over one in three dreams of going on a trip abroad when the situation permits, but a similar percentage also plan on travelling more domestically. 

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