Nepal to reopen for foreigners, but what should hikers consider for ethical travel before heading into the mountains? | Outdoor & Extreme

Nepal is reopening to foreign visitors on October 17 after nearly eight months of lockdown and while there are rules in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, at least one expert believes you should go beyond the mandatory requirements.

Visitors will need a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travelling. They will then have to quarantine in a hotel for seven days at their own expense.

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5 Tips to Maximize COVID-19 Testing and Reopen with Confidence

As schools, office buildings and tourist destinations open their doors once again, leaders continue to look for guidance on how to do so as safely as possible, for as long as possible and with as little threat of transmission as possible.

Rapid testing can help.

Over the last few months, NIC has been working with our partners, Impact Health and Next Marketing, on a turnkey, rapid COVID-19 testing solution, TourHealth.

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Two Latin nations re-open, United to China; TAP, Hawaii flights

In route news, United plans to revive some transpacific passenger service from San Francisco and add more flights to Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America; Two new Latin American countries open to Americans, American will bring back Beijing service to that city’s new airport; TAP returns to SFO and Qatar Airways is coming soon; Southwest is resuming Bay Area-Hawaii routes and adding new Oakland-Palm Springs flights; a luxury small jet … Read More

DHS taking steps to let border cities decide individually if bridges should reopen to non-essential travel

The Department of Homeland Security has instructed Customs and Border Protection offices along the border to begin engaging the elected officials in their communities about reopening land ports of entry to non-essential travel, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar told reporters on Thursday.

In a letter to DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, Cuellar suggested reopening bridges to non-essential travel on a localized basis.

“If a community feels that they can safely open

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30% restaurants, hotels reopen in Maharashtra on Monday; shortage of staff and monetary issues plaguing the sector





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Approximately 30% of hotels and restaurants in Maharashtra reopened on Monday after being shut since the lockdown was announced at the end of March.

On Saturday, the state-issued Covid-related guidelines for hotels and restaurants to reopen. The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI), an apex body of hoteliers, said approximately 1.20 lakh hotels of the total 4 lakh in the state opened on

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Only 30% of restaurants reopen, transportation and accommodation of staff biggest challenges



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Head chef of Madras Diaries in Bandra, K Murugan, spent the better part of 2020 in his hometown Chennai. On Monday, he was back at work to resume his pre-Covid routine of prepping fresh masalas at 4.30 am.

After readying masala dosas for two customers who came in around noon, Murugan said, “It’s all about getting used to a new routine. Wearing masks and

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Budget 2020 hints Aussie state’s border reopen still months away

The Federal Budget has hinted at when Western Australia will reopen its borders to the rest of the country.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s figures were based on the opening of the mining state by April 1, according to The West Australian.

Despite borders in other states gradually opening, Premier Mark McGowan has remained firm in blocking entry to visitors from interstate.

“We are not prepared to set a date at this

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Travel agents wait for the world to reopen from COVID shutdowns; here’s how they’re staying afloat with travelers wary of cruises and flights

NORTHAMPTON — The DRI-Voyage, as travel agent Martha S. Borawski describes it, is the travel option for people who normally like a cruise but are not getting on a plane — much less a cruise ship — anytime in the foreseeable future due to the risk of coronavirus.



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2 Philippine tourist spots partially reopen

MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions.



People wearing masks and face shields wait for their turn to pick up student electronic tablets as online classes are scheduled to start next week in the Dona Rosario High School in Quezon city, Philippines, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Public schools will hold online classes using electronic gadgets and educational materials provided to students as the opening got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


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People wearing masks and face shields wait for their turn to pick up student electronic tablets as online classes are scheduled to start next week in the Dona Rosario High School in Quezon

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Maharashtra Extends COVID Lockdown Till October 31; Hotels, Bars to Reopen With 50% Capacity



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With no respite in the rising coronavirus cases, Maharashtra government decided to extend the lockdown in state with further relaxations till October 30, officials said. Hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars can operate from October 5 with capacity not exceeding 50 per cent or as prescribed by local authorities. A separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the tourism department
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Japan Begins to Reopen Its Borders for International Travel

Japan plans to begin lifting its pandemic-related international travel restrictions Oct. 1, starting by welcoming foreigners with approved long-stay visas, Nikkei reports. Nikkei said the government plans to prioritize entrance for people traveling from countries where the spread of COVID-19 has been limited, a list that includes Australia, New Zealand, and Vietnam.



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Japan has reported 83,000 cases of COVID-19

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Renovated Four Seasons Hotel plans to reopen Thursday in the middle of a pandemic. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look.

In this, the fall season, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is set to reopen Thursday after its largest renovation since opening in 1989.



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A package containing hand sanitizers, antiseptic wipes and face masks is just one of the COVID-19 protections/safety precautions that customers can expect when booking their stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

The hotel, which was ranked No. 9 nationwide by

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ANZ banker says hospitality could get ‘kick’ if borders reopen

“Getting back to 100 per cent is going to take some time, but I suspect that if we watch Queensland, and Sydney and Melbourne as borders open up, that industries that look like they’re in concerning times at the moment might have a bit of a kick.”

Mr Hand said he supported the strategy of trying to minimise the spread of the virus as much as possible and he thought

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Florida will let bars, restaurants and hotels reopen at full capacity

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that Florida, hard hit by coronavirus pandemic this summer, was moving into Phase 3 of reopening, lifting all restrictions on restaurants and businesses.

DeSantis, a Republican, said restaurants, hotels and bars across the state can immediately reopen at full capacity. A staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, DeSantis has been widely criticized in the past for reopening Florida early in the pandemic —

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Trump says Canada wants to reopen borders after travel ban extended

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Vacation rentals allowed to reopen | News, Sports, Jobs

Vacation rentals will be allowed to operate starting Tuesday, though they will be limited only to guests who are not subject to the 14-day quarantine, Maui County officials announced Friday.

Managing Director Sandy Baz said during a news conference that condominium units that are zoned hotel or that are on the short-term occupancy list, bed and breakfasts and short-term rental homes “could potentially rent to interisland travelers, residents and guests

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