This is not how we imagined our van trip.
Uruguay will allocate 200,000 doses of the US Pfizer vaccine to foreign tourists from December 1, date on which they will be able to get an appointment for its administration, announced Friday the Secretary of the Presidency, Alvaro Delgado.
At a press conference held at the Executive Tower, headquarters of the Uruguayan Government, together with the Minister of Tourism, Tabaré Viera, Delgado explained that the availability of vaccines for non-residents was opened when the Executive of Luis Lacalle Pou (center-right) guaranteed the necessary amount for the country’s citizens.
A maximum of 4 visitors per household is advised and teleworking is encouraged during full working hours. The measures will come into force in the early hours of Sunday morning and will be applied until December 18, although the Executive will announce earlier whether the measures will be lifted or maintained or reinforced during Christmas, based on the epidemiological situation.
The Ministry of Health has reported 9,912 new infections on this day, an increase compared to Thursday, when it recorded 9,258 positives, a figure not seen since the beginning of September.
Two cases of the Omicron variant confirmed in Germany
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Germany bans entry to travelers
In this country, a temporary confinement of the population is in force until December 12. For tourists, travel to Austria, which will implement mandatory vaccination by February 2022, will only be possible after that date.
However, yesterday the Johnson government announced that it will reintroduce mandatory PCR two days after arriving in the country (plus quarantine until a negative test is confirmed) in response to the new alert for the omicron variant.
In Italy, the health passport is the tool that allows people not only to travel, but also to access jobs, schools, universities, health centers and places offering catering services. It also enables participation in numerous cultural, recreational and sporting activities.
Catalan ski resorts, with catering outlets in their facilities, will also ask for the health passport to access them. “It will affect us in all the interiors of the restoration, not the exterior. We will ask for it and make the necessary checks, like any restaurant in Barcelona,” wields Joaquim Alsina, director of the Associació Catalana d’Estacions d’Esquí i Activitats de Muntanya.
Study and work* in Germany
In 2002, participating in a meeting of young Germans, I visited the north of Germany and the small town of Aurich. Nothing touristically very remarkable except for the fact that it was probably the worst trip of my life.
In 2019, I returned to one of my favorite European capitals but this time much, much more calmly doing a home exchange. I stayed for 2 weeks living in the capital and also discovered the cities of Potsdam, Quedlinburg, Dresden and Weimar.
In 2021 I was in Luxembourg doing housesitting (taking care of a beautiful kitten named Jerry) for 2 weeks and took the opportunity to visit the cities of Koblenz, Trier and Cochem along the Moselle river.
Bicycles are a very common means of transportation in Germany. There are many cyclists and as many German cities tend to be flat, the streets are usually well paved and it is common to find bike lanes to ride on. The rental company Nextbike has a network of forty cities across the country.