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Asia opening up
The city is still mostly off limits to tourists, but it is a major airport hub for destinations throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Meanwhile, many countries in Asia are now embracing the “living with the virus” approach.
South Korea is ditching quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated visitors beginning April 1, while Indonesia has dropped its quarantine rules for international guests following a successful trial on the popular island of Bali.
Islands and the southern tip of Africa
It’s not only Asian destinations that are relaxing Covid regulations.
The Pacific island country of Fiji has eliminated a “soft quarantine” policy requiring visitors to spend three days in a government-approved facility, provided they are — you guessed it — fully vaccinated. The new guidelines come into effect April 7.
That’s the good news. The less-good news is that there are still about 120 destinations listed at Level 4.
What would Garfield think?
Not unusual enough for you? The restaurant also serves zebra — although in a more traditional cutlet-type format.
Say hello to Elizabeth
Named after Queen Elizabeth II, Crossrail is set to partially open in 2022 as the Elizabeth line. It will connect East and West London like never before.
London’s new Crossrail transit system, officially known as the Elizabeth Line in honor of the Queen, will begin ferrying passengers as soon as May.
Although the full schedule won’t be active until 2023, travelers will welcome being able to go from the airport to the city center in as little as 38 minutes.
A cult candy goes global
It has expanded beyond its roots to White Rabbit-flavored ice cream in Los Angeles, branded socks in NYC, ice pops in Hong Kong and even an art installation in Shanghai.
If you want to sound like you’re in the know, ask for da bai tu, Mandarin for big white rabbit.
In case you missed it
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Return to flying in style
Flying again for the first time since the pandemic?
Top image: A view of the Singapore skyline captured on June 14, 2021. (Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images)