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Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Jun. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the...

South Korea hits dozens with travel bans amid crypto probe

Jun. 22, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have barred dozens of people connected to Terraform Labs from leaving the country as they expand an investigation into a $40 billion collapse of the company’s cryptocurrency that devastated traders around the world. The Seoul...

EU: Turkish Cypriots must curb migrants arrivals to Cyprus

Jun. 18, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Breakaway Turkish Cypriots on ethnically-divided Cyprus must do their share in stemming migrant arrivals, a senior European Union official said Saturday, as the number of asylum-seekers has shot up significantly so far this year. European Commission Vice...

EU: Schengen travel restrictions badly checked amid pandemic

Jun. 13, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union auditors said Monday that the bloc's executive arm should have checked more carefully the restrictions on free movement imposed by EU nations during the COVID-19 pandemic. EU nations struggled to coordinate travel restrictions during the coronavirus...

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

Jun. 10, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international travelers test negative for COVID-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the United States, ending one of the last remaining government mandates designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Venezuelan leader, barred from US summit, arrives in Turkey

Jun. 08, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was welcomed in the Turkish capital on Wednesday just as the foreign minister of Russia, a key ally of the ostracized Latin American regime, was also visiting the city. Maduro is on a Eurasian tour after being rebuffed by...

US media face Russian visa denial due to US restrictions

Jun. 06, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry called U.S. news media to a meeting on Monday to warn that their accreditations and visas could be withdrawn if the United States does not rescind measures limiting Russian journalists there. The warning from ministry spokeswoman Maria...

Sanctioned Abramovich files lawsuit at EU general court

May. 31, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Roman Abramovich has filed a lawsuit at the EU's general court against the European Union Council, which imposed sanctions on the former Chelsea owner as part of measures targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s close allies. The EU in March included the...

Tunisian court bans travel for Islamist party chief, others

May. 28, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A court in Tunisia has issued a travel ban on 34 people, including the head of the moderate Islamist Ennahdha party, all suspected of involvement in an alleged parallel security service reportedly put into place after the 2011 Tunisian revolution. Ennahdha...

Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer

May. 27, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. Many forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even exceed...