France will require from Sunday PCR tests or antigen to covid-19 with a maximum of 24 hours for unvaccinated travelers from Portugal and other European countries, in contrast to the 72 hours in force.
Spain, the Netherlands, Greece and Cyprus are the other countries that will have the control system reinforced, which also applies to travelers from the United Kingdom, who had to submit a negative test done 48 hours earlier and who will now also pass to 24 hours, with the measure taking effect at 0:00 on Sunday (local time).
The announcement was made through a statement issued by the office of the Prime Minister of France, Jean Castex, which justifies the same with the increase in cases of covid-19 in Gallic territory and worldwide, mainly due to the delta variant.
The French government, on the other hand, has reduced from 14 to seven days the period after taking the second dose of the vaccine, after which it will be possible to enter the country without a detection test, whereas, in the case of the Janssen vaccine, it is only a dose, or for those who have already contracted the virus and only took a single dose, this period is effective in 28 days.
The French government has warned that it will strengthen the country’s land, air and sea border controls to ensure compliance with these measures.
“Dive in another world” – this is how the world’s deepest diving pool inaugurated in Dubai is presented. Professional or amateur divers can descend up to 60 meters, going through the floors of a kind of submerged building — where even table football can be played.
Dubai, known for being a business hub and scorching summer temperatures and with a reputation for extravagant and record-breaking attractions, has already opened this pool with a capacity equivalent to six Olympic-size pools.
The well has been verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s deepest diving pool: Deep Dive Dubai is 15 meters deeper than any other.
The oyster-shaped facility is also the region’s largest underwater movie studio, the promoter company said.
Visitors can go scuba diving or snorkelling. On the way to the bottom, through a “city” submerged with sound and lighting, there are two “dry” rooms for a break.
This July 29, the new Warner Media platform arrived, with an attractive catalog of productions from HBO, DC Comics, Cartoon Networks, Max Originals and a battery of films by Warner Bros., including films that were only available until recently. weeks in theaters. What to see again on HBO Max? Next Friday, July 16, Godzilla vs. King Kong, one of the WB tanks, which can be seen without any extra payment.
The debut of the film joins El Conjuro 3, which premiered on Friday the 9th, to compete with Black Widow (which came to Disney Plus) or Tenet, which will premiere on Friday 23rd. The case of Tenet is particular, since in the trailer what to see again in HBO Max In July, Christopher Nolan’s movie is promoted, but there are no other references yet on the platform. Will it be for selected markets?
Warner also announced that at least until 2022, movies will be released on HBO Max a few weeks after they hit theaters, since -on the one hand- the pandemic situation is far from over and many cinemas are still closed and -for other- seeks to add subscribers to more planted platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus.
Godzilla vs. King Kong is a new installment of the MonsterVerso from Legendary Pictures that pits the two colossi in an epic battle, which means a direct sequel to “Kong: Skull Island” and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”.
Kong and his protectors set out on a journey to find their true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphan with whom he formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the world.
The King of the Kaiju and the giant gorilla face each other because some humans are trying to find the center of the Earth, the place of origin of the monsters. Therefore, they take King Kong out of his confinement, which provokes Godzilla and seeks to attack him. Thus will begin the fight in which when the smoke clears, only one will remain standing.
“Godzilla vs. Kong ”is the latest installment in an everlasting list of films about the two monsters. In total there were 36 Godzilla productions and 12 King Kong productions. The director affirmed that his film has a series of nods and tributes to the original kaiju film that brought these two monsters together for the first time in 1962, while he promised that the film will have a clear winner, but it will not be the end.
After the arrival in Latin America of HBO Max, this week, and silently, without any bombastic announcement, Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s streaming platform, a service more similar to Pluto TV, was launched.
Although the service had already been available on Samsung televisions and Android cell phones, now it can also be viewed online in any internet browser by entering www.samsungtvplus.com.
However, for now, not all of us will be able to see it. The service can be seen in countries like the United States, but not in Latin America, at least for now.
Unlike HBO Max o Disney Plus o Netflix o Prime Video, is more like Pluto TV. It is completely free (sponsored by advertising) you do not have to subscribe or enter credit cards.
The contents of Samsung TV Plus are extensive, with topics ranging from movies, sports, children, comedies, gastronomy, gamers and more.
As we indicated, Samsung TV Plus has been available on Samsung televisions since 2016, but now it is also possible to enjoy the service from a browser, although in selected markets. Latin America, you will have to wait (or enter via a VPN application).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, to travel it became an almost impossible mission. On the one hand, in the beginning, many countries they closed their borders What preventive measure to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and, on the other hand, those who traveled had to (and must) go through a cumbersome system of procedures, with papers, PCR tests Y insulation included. Argentina, given the increase in covid cases and fear for the new Delta variant -much more contagious and resistant to some vaccines-, tightened restrictions on flights and reduced the number of passengers that can enter the country. The allowed quota is 600 people per day (before 2 thousand entered), which must be fulfilled mandatory isolation (in charge of the traveler) by ten days in places determined by the provincial governments and the City of Buenos Aires.
A lots of Argentines who traveled for work or tourism (some went to the United States to get vaccinated), they were stranded in those countries and expect a “Reprogramming” of their flights to be able to re-enter the country. And upon his return, if the breach of isolation, they will settle criminal complaints for violation of measures against epidemics and disobedience to public authority, sanctioned with prison from six months to two years and from fifteen days to a year, respectively, in addition to the financial penalties that in some cases can reach 4 million pesos.
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However, many countries that had initially applied the border closure as a successful and functional preventive measure, they managed to reduce very little virus transmissibility and the entry of new variants and this was demonstrated in the numbers of cases that continued to increase despite the low income of tourists. Is that travelers must undergo at least two PCR tests to be able to leave and enter a country, with which the risk of being infected unknowingly it is significantly reduced, despite being asymptomatic.
At the beginning, and in the absence of scientific knowledge Regarding the virus, it was undoubtedly an effective measure that accompanied a combo of other prevention of spread and, consequently, greater transmissibility and emergence of variants. At this point, in which it was found that the vaccination is the essential tool to stop the pandemic, flight restrictions It opened a debate in the country, generated discomfort and is harshly questioned by many Argentines who traveled or had planned to do so, either to get vaccinated, visit relatives or for work reasons.
But What do infectologists say about these recent government measures? Can the restrictions on flights and the entry of Argentines / tourists to the country really slow down the advance of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) that spread to more than 85 countries and that is 50% more contagious than Alpha? Along with what other measures should this decision be accompanied to be really effective? The reality is that yesterday 576 deaths and 18,389 infections were reported in just 24 hours in Argentina and the vaccination plan It was activated quickly in recent months.
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With Bienestar he spoke with several specialists who study the coronavirus behavior in the country and in the world. The infectologist JosephMarcó del Pont (MN 50056), head of Infectology at the Italian Hospital, told this media that these restrictions They are a measure that you will have “Little impact and yes many drawbacks “, since thinking that this variant can only be entered through Ezeiza is “little verifiable and credible.” For its part, Gerardo Laube (MN 51,819), infectologist, pediatrician and head of the Muñiz Hospital guard, said: “It is one more measure which tends to hinder the potential income of the Delta variant. In any case, it will not be adequate if, basically, the need for control of each individual who enters the country is not established, be it home isolation or in hotels. If those were fulfilled strict control regulations, with PCR at the time of travel and subsequent control of arrival with at least seven days of isolation and PCR included, then there should be no income limit of tourists or Argentines to the country ”.
In this sense, he argued: “From the infectological point of view, just as the 600 people that will enter the country per day, it is then possible to control to a greater number, that is, to expand it. Limit the number Has no sense and the malaise that is being generated in the population would be avoided ”.
The specialist also warned that, unfortunately and without a faster vaccination, there is going to be a increase in covid cases and mortality from the disease. “This was already said by the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós. The third wave is unstoppable. This reminds me of last year’s famous flattening of the curve that all it did was prolong the problem and throw the ball forward, that the only thing that produced is social stress Y exhausted of health personnel. It was envisaged that something could be stopped that, in fact, could not be stopped. So, if such an exhaustive control of entry into the country is going to be carried out in 600 people a day -with hotels, etc.-, it can be done quietly to 2000, as established and can even be increased. In this context, appeal should also be made to the social conscience that is not easy. However, the penalty It is an effective tool that is available and that can be applied to those who fail to comply with basic health measures. With this restriction, the inexorable entry of the variant into the country will not be cut off ”, he launched.
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On the other hand, the infectologist Antonio Montero (MP 8.249) supported the government measure by stating: “The Delta variant is responsible for an important new outbreak in England, Moscow and the United States. That the people who return to the country have a Negative PCR, gives a certain margin of safety. However, there are false negatives in those who have just been infected. That those who enter the country are vaccinated Nor does it offer much guarantee since vaccines prevent those inoculated from becoming seriously ill by SARS-CoV-2, but they do not prevent contagions”.
Finally, he concluded: “It is very important to vaccinate in the context of a campaign, to carry out a simultaneous mass vaccination, so that inoculated and infected people are not able to transmit the virus. The government measure tends to restrict mobility of people across borders with diverse prevalence and incidence of virus variants, with the aim of gain time to vaccinate most of the population. I think the measure can help in that sense ”.
While the tourism attempts to take flight in recent months -especially in countries where the epidemiological risk decreased-, the restrictions and reopening of borders is constantly changing.
Thanks to the internet, there are some pages that offer updated information about the whole world and that can be useful when making a decision to take a ticket. Such is the case of the THERE IT IS for everyone or specific to the European Union.
In simple terms, countries could be classified as: countries with open borders without restrictions or requirements for tourists, countries with open borders but with restrictions, and countries with closed borders.
–Colombia: Argentines can enter and must present a negative PCR test within 96 hours before the flight. If you cannot do it, you must take the sample upon arrival in Colombia and keep isolation until the negative result or mandatory isolation for at least 14 days.
–Peru: They can enter and must present a negative molecular test of at least 72 hours prior to the flight, and carry out a 14-day quarantine.
–Brazil: they can enter with a PCR test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, with a negative result.
–Uruguay: they can enter only being residents. It admits some exceptions such as: family reunification, humanitarian, labor, economic, business or judicial reasons. In addition, you must download and complete an affidavit through the Coronavirus Uy application (and activate bluetooth for follow-up) and prove a negative result of a PCR of no more than 72 hours.
–USA: they can enter with a negative COVID-19 certificate upon arrival, made up to three days before departure from the first boarding point.
–Canada: They cannot enter unless they are excepted (Canadian spouse, resident in Canada, for the exercise of some professions, among other exceptions). In this case, the negative result of a PCR test for coronavirus carried out maximum 72 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to Canada must be submitted.
–Germany: does not allow the entry of Argentines, except for relatives of Germans or specific exceptions or for urgent reasons.
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-Spain: does not admit the entry of Argentines, except for essential reasons.
–France: does not admit the entry of Argentines, unless it has some compelling reason.
–Britain: does not admit Argentines, except for British, Irish or legally resident nationals.
–Italy: does not admit Argentines, except for work, study or health reasons of absolute urgency or if they are legal residents, or in transit to another country.
–Norway: does not admit Argentines, with some exceptions such as being residents of Norway.
After removing Portugal from the list of safe countries, the UK is calling on its citizens to take holidays “at home” this year. All citizens who decide to travel to destinations that are not considered safe will be required to be quarantined on their return.
In an interview with Sky NewsUK Environment Minister George Eustice encouraged Britons to visit the “great places” the country has to offer. And he added that he will be one of the people who will not go on holidays abroad.
I’ll stay home. I have no intention of traveling or vacationing abroad this summer”, said the ruler.
Some people can do it, but they have to realize that there are obviously risks to doing it because of this dynamic situation. But I think most people will decide to stay at home this year,” considered.
Remember that the UK only advises on essential travel.
Last Thursday, the British Ministry of Transport announced that Portugal, including the Madeira and Azores archipelagos, would leave the British Government’s ‘green list’ of international travel on Tuesday at 04:00.
According to the ministry, Portugal moves to the ‘yellow list’ to “safeguard public health against worrying variants” and protect the British vaccination program.
In a statement, the British Government said that, according to the European database GISAID, 68 cases of variant B1.617.2 were identified in Portugal, identified for the first time in India, named by the World Health Organization as Delta variant, “with an additional potentially harmful mutation.”
The decision caught British tourists in Portugal off guard, which caused, throughout the weekend, long lines at Faro airport.
With the growing wave of coronavirus cases, in some parts of the North American country the requirements have been tightened in recent weeks to be able to travel without quarantine or test. Although, it is expected that for Christmas there will be some type of release, at the moment, we review to which cities or states in the United States you can travel with or without restrictions.
The number of states with restrictions increased from 18 to 22 from November to December, including California, Minnesota, Oregon and the state of Washington. But, on the contrary, 28 states still have no travel restrictions, even with some of the highest infection rates in the country (for example, North Dakota).
And as infection rates increased in the US, so did the number of states that were placed on “high risk” lists; in many cases, now only visitors to Hawaii can get to any state unhindered.
However, there is no uniformity between the current travel restrictions: some quarantines are voluntary, others mandatory, and in others a negative COVID-19 test is required.
And although some states do not have restrictions, such as Florida, which attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world, it is necessary to wear face masks in public places, limit the capacities in closed places as well as the number of people in public and social gatherings.
The following states (in alphabetical order) do not currently have statewide travel restrictions: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska , Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
And these 22 states (in alphabetical order) have travel restrictions: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington State, and Wisconsin. (Washington DC also has travel restrictions.)
Remember that these data may change from one moment to another and it is best to check with the official websites of each state and / or city.