Latest Holiday travel News

We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

Apr. 14, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again. Under the government's new...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country's traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel. Health officials reported 559 new infections on Friday, following increases over...

Iran sets new record for virus infections amid holiday surge

Apr. 07, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran shattered its daily record for new infections for the second consecutive day on Wednesday as cases soared to 20,954, a worrisome trend after more than a year of the country battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East. Iran's severe surge...

Italy enters 3-day Easter lockdown amid vaccination snags

Apr. 03, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy entered a three-day nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday to deter Easter travel and get-togethers even as the country's variant-fueled spike in new infections began to wane. The government had announced last month that it would place all regions...

Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party's on at sea

Apr. 02, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

ABOARD THE MSC GRANDIOSA (AP) — Italy may be in a strict coronavirus lockdown this Easter with travel restricted between regions and new quarantines imposed. But a few miles offshore, guests aboard the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship are shimmying to Latin music on deck and sipping cocktails by...

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Mar. 31, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Last race: Joey Logano became the seventh different winner in as many races, leading the last 61 laps to win a rain-delayed race on the dirt at Bristol. Fast facts: After seven races last...

Spanish resorts languish while Madrid hosts Europe's parties

Mar. 30, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — In Madrid, the real party starts at 11 p.m. after the bars close — and curfew kicks in. That's when young, polyglot groups of revelers from Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and, most noticeably, France, join their Spanish contemporaries in Old Madrid's...

The Latest: Metro Manila, outlying provinces go on lockdown

Mar. 28, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials placed Metropolitan Manila and four outlying provinces, a region of more than 25 million people, back to a lockdown Monday at the height of the Lenten and Easter holiday travel season as they scrambled to control an alarming surge in coronavirus...

Many Brazilians disregard the pleas to stay at home

Mar. 28, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro begged the population to stay home, but thousands of Brazilians are traveling to coastal cities and ignoring recommendations on the first weekend of a 10-day holiday period decreed to contain the increase in COVID-19...

Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise

Mar. 22, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has extended its lockdown measures by another month and imposed several new restrictions, including largely shutting down public life over Easter, in an effort to drive down the rate of coronavirus infections. Speaking early Tuesday after a lengthy...