Greece To Welcome Vaccinated And COVID-Negative Tourists From May
Reuters reports people who are vaccinated against COVID-19, have antibodies or test negative can travel to Greece this summer, Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said on Tuesday. Tourism is a major income earner for Greece, which has led calls for an EU-wide vaccination certificate to help unlock travel. The industry accounts for about a fifth of the Greek economy and employs one in five workers, but arrivals collapsed last year because of the pandemic. Greece is aiming to kick off its vital summer season by mid-May, said Theocharis as he addressed the ITB Berlin trade show from the Athens Acropolis Museum, home to sculptures from Greek antiquity. “Greece is ready with a complete protocol for summer 2021,” he said. “Tourists will be welcome if before travel they are either vaccinated, or have antibodies, or test negative. All tourists will be subject to random testing.” He said the authorities would prioritise the vaccination of people working in the hospitality sector once the most vulnerable were vaccinated, and were mandating the frequent testing of employees. Greece has imposed a lockdown in several parts of the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic after a surge in new infections piled pressure on its health system, but it has still fared better than most of Europe with almost 7,000 deaths since the pandemic began.
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Hi everyone! Many of you came out last week to our South America Night and found it very helpful. It was so nice to see you and we're glad you came! Julia Block mentioned that she talked personally to many of you and recommended a blog that she thinks is an excellent resource for shopping in Buenos Aires. You can find it here.
17 Reasons to Visit Buenos Aires, the Paris of the South
1 WARM WEATHER!
The average temperature in Buenos Aires is 60 degrees Fahrenheit year round. We will be there in November which is their Springtime. The historic average temperatures are highs around 72 degrees and lows around 62 degrees! Translation: No heavy coats needed!
2 BIRTHPLACE OF THE TANGO
Buenos Aires is a place that attracts tango dancers from all over, and the dance is still very much alive - danced by the young and young-at-heart well into the early hours every night of the week. Although it is often seen as one of the hardest dances to learn, our Travel Haus women will be well on their way after our included 1-hour tango lesson! We will also enjoy an authentic Tango Dinner Show.
3 WIDEST BOULEVARD IN THE WORLD
Avenida 9 de Julio is one of the most remarkable sites in Buenos Aires. The avenue has 7 lanes in each direction, runs south to north through the city and is 460 feet wide. It's name translates to July 9th and was given to commemorate the day when Argentina won its independence from Spain in 1816. Here you will find the Obelisk, a prominent landmark in Buenos Aires.
4 LA RECOLETA CEMETERY
The La Recoleta Cemetery is the most famous cemetery in all of Latin America. It opened in 1822 and spans four city blocks. perhaps most well-known as the final resting place of Eva Peron, "Evita". It is the perfect setting for a stroll admiring the ornate mausoleums given to many famous Argentinians.
5 THE STEAKS!
Can you imagine eating over 220lbs of steak in a year??? That is the average beef consumption per capita in Argentina making it the 2nd highest in the world! Why do they consume so much beef you may ask...many of the cattle farmers still use the older methods of pasture and their cattle are still grass-fed which makes their beef much tastier! Be sure to try one while you are there!
Our WW2017 group to Edinburgh has now arrived back home. Liza and Cheri from Travel Haus escorted this group of 38 ladies as together they had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful city of Edinburgh as well as the breathtaking country of Scotland. On the day of arrival they did a panoramic bus tour of the city of Edinburgh and ended with touring the Edinburgh Castle in time to experience the daily firing of the cannon at 1pm.
Day 2, 20 of us ventured out on a bus tour through the Highlands including a stop at Loch Ness where we explored Urquat Castle and then enjoyed a boat ride across the lake. Unfortunately we cannot report any sightings of Nessie. 😉 It was a wonderful day!
Day 3, a group of 18 did an excursion to Rosslyn Chapel and the Borders. We stopped at Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Scott's View and Jedburgh Abbey. We again had great weather and the views were magnificent!
On our last day, 24 ladies got a "Behind the Ropes" private tour of Holyrood Palace and then enjoyed The Scotch Whiskey Experience. We had some free time in the afternoon to do some further exploring and souvenir shopping before we headed out to our Spirit of Scotland dinner.
Thanks to many of the ladies who left these kind words in their trip evaluations:
"I was lucky enough to travel with the group to Italy last year and was pleased with the quality of that experience. This year's Scotland trip was equally well done.I'm looking forward to joining the group next year to whatever destination is chosen.Thanks for planning a great schedule of activities!"
"I have been on 4 Women’s Get away weekends and enjoyed every one. Love the destinations."
"Once again, Women's Weekend did not disappoint! The hotel accommodations were modern, and centrally located with ample sized public areas for breakfast and evening group get togethers. The excursions were well planned, and in particular, I enjoyed the "behind the ropes" tour of Holyrood Palace. The group congeniality is something I look forward to each year!"
"Loved Scotland, looking forward to the next city."