Corona COVID-19 travel ban in Italy

So far Italy has reported 368 cases infected with corona virus in which the patient has died in the last 24 hours.

Italy has been one of the worst countries after China that has been hit by this virus. If reports are to be believed, over 1800 people have been killed in Italy which makes the total number of cases hitting nearly 25000.

On Sunday alone, Italy reported 368 new death cases from the corona virus outbreak in the country which makes the death toll hit the count of 1809 people. Additionally, the number of people who have been found with positive symptoms of the case has risen from 21157 on Saturday to 24747 on Sunday, according to the country’s civil protection authority report.

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COVID-19 Pandemic

Governments around the world have declared COVID- 19 infections as a rapidly spreading pandemic. Due to this, they have put restrictions on the movement of the citizen inside and within the country to reduce the spread of the virus which has nearly killed 5800 people across the globe. Over 1, 53, 000 people have been affected globally by this virus according to WHO reports.

Spain

Spain has become the second European country to announce the worldwide lockdown as more than 200 new cases have been confirmed. Moreover, the number of deaths reported also doubled up.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has informed that there has been extending restrictions on the travel from the north to the entire country, to stop the spread of the virus.

Moreover, Conte informed Monday night that a new government decree will require all people in Italy to demonstrate a need to work, health conditions and other limited resources to travel within the country.

As per the new figures, the rise in the number of COVID-19 infections in Spain has totaled to 7,753. Its death toll totals 288. Afterward, the government has imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown. This lockdown has banned people from leaving home except for crucial works like to go to work, get medical care or buy food.

Milan in Confusion

Confusion has prevailed in Northern Italy among the citizen over where they could go and who could go where under what circumstances. The government of Italy has locked down vast areas with more than one-quarter of the Italian population, in an attempt to control the spread of pandemic corona virus in the country.

Owing to the ever-growing number of patients, Italy has been declared as the Global virus hotspot. Earlier restrictions were laid on 11 towns in Italy which have now extended to the entire Lombardy region and 14 provinces in the Piemonte, Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions.

Milan has been Italy’s financial hub and is the main city in Lombardy is now seen unseasonably numb which can be observed from the city’s main train station to travel destinations. It is mandatory for the people at Milan Central main train station to sign a police form which is a self-certifying form, that they are traveling for the proven work needs or situation of necessity including health reasons for are returning to their homes.

Italy Government Steps

The number of cases in Italy is high at an alarming rate which has created serious problems as the hospitals are at the point of collapse. People who are circulating inside the city without any valid reason for being out has been subjected up to 3 months in jail or fine of 206 Euros. This means the Italian government is increasingly spreading the message of stay at home.

With the increasing number of corona infected patients totaling 29, 172, Italy has again overtaken South Korea as the country with most cases outside China. Death number has also increased from 97 to 463 in Italy.

A decree has been signed early Sunday by Italian premier Giuseppe Conte that attempted to lock down 16 million people in Italy prosperous Northern part for nearly a month to control the virus spread across Europe. Certainly, this is an extraordinary measure that will also apply to the city of Venice until April 3.

This number is more than a quarter of Italy’s total population.

Under the new decree, casual errands are banned. The bar closes at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Conte described the measures as “I stay home” – with people forbidden to gather in public. “No more nightlife; we can’t allow this anymore since they are occasions for contagion,” he said.

As per the decree, all sporting events, inclusive of football matches are suspended nationwide. Schools and universities will remain closed until 3 April.

The most affected areas by the decree are the most productive in Italy as all the business has shut down and the commercial deliveries of export are on hold.

The civil protection agency has emphasized that commercial freight was not affected by the crackdown. But there is no information regarding the drivers who leave the containment area. It has been made mandatory that they would be subjected to 14 days quarantine once they returned from trips outside the red zones.

For travelers and casual commuters, the procedure for checking for virus infection has been tightened significance at the main train station since Sunday morning decree. People are being now checked for tickets and documents of arriving and departure by the pair of police officers in masks backed by the pair of masked army soldiers.

Under the government placed orders for the country lockdown, 3 passengers with a temperature higher than 99.5 degrees were not allowed to board flights to the United States. All travelers flying into Italy are subject to temperature screening in Italy’s major airports and the flights from China and Taiwan have been suspended by the country.

Corona Worldwide

Spain became the second European country having being imposing a nationwide lockdown. Anew cases 2000 cases have been detected here and the number of reported deaths has doubled up.

In Iran, an announcement has been made for more than 100 people who died in the past 24 hours owing to the diseases. This confirms the case count to nearly 14,000. Tehran has blamed that its fight against corona virus is being severely handicapped by US sanctions.

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila has been sealed off. There its 12 million residents have been told to avoid traveling for a month. Schools and universities have been closed in the city. No large events are allowed to be held.
In the United States, there are tightened and increased screening measures for people returning from Europe. This has created have caused chaos at airports.

Efforts by Governments in Different Countries

Governments in different countries are limiting travel – both inward and outward – to control the movement of people that causes the spread of the virus.

International arrivals in both China and South Korea have been tightened for the fear of importing diseases via infected people.
The cases being reported of infection outside China are on the high rise. The viruses were first originated late last year, then inside in China.
According to the WHO reports, globally, the virus has now infected more than 168,000 people and is responsible for killing at least 6,610 people.

WHO Instructions

According to the World Health Organization warning, the corona virus pandemic is a “defining global health crisis of our time”. It has urged countries to test all suspected cases.

As the precautionary measure, the United States and countries across Europe have closed schools, entertainment venues and all public places except for the essential services. This drastic step is an effort to fight back the virus.

31 - The 8 Best Old Towns in Europe

The 8 Best Old Towns in Europe

Europe brings with itself a rich and deep-rooted heritage, narrating the tales of an era where things worked differently leaving an eternal historical significance for us to unravel. Europe offers some of the world’s best-preserved old towns that are placed within a modern city, although being distinct and historical in its own way.

 

If you are a history connoisseur, this old town will entice you for sure. To help you decide what all places to visit in Europe, here are a list of some of the best old towns in Europe, for to you narrow it down:

 

  1. Edinburgh, Scotland

Home to an old and a new town, Edinburgh has history and tales cobbled in every corner of every street. The Old Town has to offer the Royal Mile and one of the most colorful, hilly and happening market places, called Victoria Street. The best part about this good old town is that you can locate the Edinburgh Castle from almost anywhere, looking upon the picturesque city. Scotland is a must-visit and the archival satisfaction is to the fullest. 

 

  1. Krakow, Poland

Rich in history and the remarkable architecture makes Poland a hotspot for ancient culture. The delightful sight of the ancient buildings are bets enjoyed in the day when the light hits the beautiful surroundings. This entire old town is encircled by a park and you’re sure to fall in love with the place. Don’t forget to visit the Jewish area of Kazimierz and how it has changed over the years. 

 

  1. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Won’t you kill for a melodious drive down the Montenegrin coast just to find the wonderful city of Dubrovnik appears before you? That is a definite yes. Popularly known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, it truly is a phenomenal town with a rich history and the exciting tales of the famous HBO show, Game of Thrones. 

 

  1. Tallinn, Estonia

A walled city with appeasing pastel buildings, church steeples almost everywhere and cobblestone streets. This town has everything you can expect out of a European old town. Tallinn will also most likely be your cheapest trip given the easy access and friendly neighborhood. 

 

  1. Prague, Czechia

The colorful candy houses of Prague have a story to tell about the richness and the ethnic climate of the old town. The locals opted to let the invaders march in instead of fighting them and thus was destroyed by many. Yet, this piece of land has managed to go on to become one of the most wonderful sights in all of Europe. 

 

  1. Florence, Italy

Being home to more than 50 percent of the art treasures worldwide, Florence has more to it than its artistic buildings and world-class museums. Also known as Centro Storico, the place is filled with warm colors and tones of art.

 

  1. Stockholm, Sweden

The Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm is utterly breathtaking. Their multi-colored substations, maritime museum having a mysterious history from the seventh century and exquisite cuisine are the highlights of the pretty old town.

 

  1. Kotor, Montenegro

Placed on the Bay of the Kotor, Old Kotor is a small walled town giving you all the fairy tale feels. Set in a spectacular natural setting, it is engulfed by lush mountains and blue waters. The climb to the San Giovanni Fortress offers beautiful views of both the Bay of Kotor and the city and the magnificent fortress itself is tons of fun as well. 

 

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32 - The Things to Do in Bern: Switzerland’s Capital of Surprises

The Things to Do in Bern: Switzerland’s Capital of Surprises

Switzerland’s fifth-largest city, Bern has been the capital city for more than 170 years. The city is built on the foundations laid down from the 15th century, and therefore, it has a rich history of heritage features and Swiss traditions. Placed in the heart of the country, it is a perfect place to jump-start your adventure or journey to explore the depths of Switzerland.

 

Declared as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1983, the old of Bern has preserved its medieval culture. Opposed to the assumption of modern Zurich as the capital city, the Old Town of Bern can just bring you by surprise. Being in this mystical town, you might wonder what all to capture within your memory, here is a list of things to do to help you explore Switzerland the right way.

 

The Zytglogge:

Among the plenty of things one can do in Bern, you can start by exploring their timeworn treasures. A favored meeting spot and the very of the city, The Zytglogge Clock Tower is a must show. Home of the iconic clock since its installment in 1530. One of the oldest in Switzerland, its mechanical features and well-constructed museums take you back through history. 

 

Museum of Arts:

The oldest art museum of the country can be found in Bern, with over 3,000 paintings and sculptures and over 50,000 pieces of art. Just ahead of Helvetiaplatz, is the only communication museum in all of Switzerland dedicated to historic coaches and postage stamps. A visit to this museum can enable you to check out their area of telecom, telephones, and telegraphs where you can decipher Morse code and much more.  

 

Architecture:

The medieval streets and narrow side alleys will give you a typical old town feel in Bern. 

 

Climb Higher:

Rose Garden is said to be one of the nicest viewpoints over the city up high, filled with over a hundred kinds of roses spread over historical brickwork of the old town Bern. 

 

Bern Bears:

Popularly known as the “City of Bears”, this town believes in a legend that the founder of the city once hunted a bear and thus the significance. The symbols are all over the place, flags, murals, decorations, and important monuments, etc. 

 

Albert Einstein’s City:

Home to the scientific genius Albert Einstein, Bern was where he theorized and slipcovered his study of relatively. If your inner geek is pushing it, you must check out the remains of Albert Einstein’s life. 

 

Adventure Activities:

A dip into the Aare River is highly recommended with their U shaped playground for what is called by the UNESCO list of Swiss traditions as “urban swimming”. Do pay a visit to Gurteen Peak and the famous Emmental valley, where the cheese with the holes got famous. 

 

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All That Will Come Handy To Book Cheap Flights from Boston

Boston, the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is one of the most populous cities in the United States. The city with narrow and crowded streets around the city center is more suitable for walking than driving. This made Bostonians fall in love with jaywalking and exploring places on their feet. To extend their joy for exploration, Bostonians love to fly too, to destinations like Florida, Fort Myers, Orlando, Miami, Caribbean, and other cities.

Cheap Flights from Boston - All That Will Come Handy To Book Cheap Flights from Boston

Vacationers can save on lots of their expenses incurred on flight tickets if they can lay their hands on Cheap Flights from Boston to their favorite destination. In this article, we’ll explore the best and the cheapest flights, and best destinations for flying from Boston.

  • Airlines Flying From Boston
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Spirit Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Emirates Airlines
  • TAP Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Qatar Airways

Major airports around and in Boston include:- 

  • Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
  • Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC)
  • New Bedford Regional Airport (EWB)
  • Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD)

Boston airports 

1) Logan International airport is the busiest airport in the Boston area serving as a hub for flights like Cape Air, JetBlue Airways, and Penair.

Also from this airport, many major domestic airlines and international Carriers take off and land.

Some of the favorite destinations from this airport preferred by travelers’ include places like:

  • Chicago
  • San Francisco in the United State
  • London
  • Paris
  • Frankfurt
  • Washington DC
  • Atlanta
  • Toronto
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia, and Africa

2) Manchester Boston regional airport (MHT) is located at a distance of about 50 miles towards the north of Boston City. The airport became popular in 1990 when Southwest Airlines began flying from this airport.

Today, Delta Airlines / Delta connection, United Express, and US Airways Express also use this airport services for their arrivals and departures.

If you are looking for cheap flights to destination in Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa or Atlanta don’t forget to search for flights flying from this airport.

3) T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is located in Warwick, RI, about 60 miles southwest of Boston. This is an alternative airport to Boston Logan, particularly for Massachusetts residents living around the south of Boston

Numerous flights taking off and arriving at this airport include:- 

  • Delta
  • Jetblue
  • US airways
  • United / United Express
  • Southwest

Cheapest destinations to fly to from Boston

Everyone loves to enjoy vacations and this enjoyment can double up if you can save a significant amount of money on your air tickets.

Air tickets can cost you less if you book them smartly. Also if you choose the cheapest places to fly to, from the city of Boston during a particular season like summer, it will render you the pleasure of exploring new locations without burning a big hole into your wallet. Airfares would come at a reasonably lower rate during non-peak season.

Let us explore a few cheap destinations from Boston where you can plan your vacations:-

1) Chicago

With the flight distance of less than 3 hours, Chicago is the perfect destination for a vacation. You can fly with the low-cost flights here. This will leave you with the extra room in your budget that you can utilize in other areas like food or shopping.

Driving to Chicago from Boston will take you around fourteen and a half hours which is neither economical nor time-efficient. So, save both on your money and time efficiently and book cheap flights, following tips mentioned later in the article.

2) Orlando

Flights are available from Orlando ranging from 105 dollars to 150 dollars depending upon the flights. Flights from Boston to Chicago take only 2 hours against the driving distance of 18 and a half hours. So, you have all the justification by your side to bargain for the cheapest flight tickets which you can find with a little search online assisted by the flight search engines.Explore beautiful theme parks in Orlando especially around summers, saving upon your traveling expenses.

3) Atlanta

Flight to Atlanta, GA for as little as approximately $90 from Boston ( the price 2 fluctuates depending upon the flights).Choose wisely on your flight it option and the days when you are flying so that you can buy tickets at lower prices.

Make sure you invest proper time in searching ahead of time before your flying day so that you can catch up with really good deals ahead of crowded peak season.

4) Québec city, Canada

This French-speaking city in Canada is famous for its historical and scenic beauty. Fly from Boston to the city for around $200-$300 throughout the year. This affordable trip to Europe with shorter flight distance will give you the benefit of no jet lag.

5) Madrid, Spain

This is one of the cheapest places to fly I from Boston and is worth visiting. Flights to Madrid are reasonably priced from the Boston City making it a perfect vacation destination. you can choose from less than $600 to a high as $ 400 to this city in Spain.

6) Miami

Travelers may find the cheapest round-trip tickets with Delta (for around $91), American Airlines (for around $91) and Frontier (as low as $97) for Miami from Boston. The prices are variable depending upon the circumstances and time. As flying between Miami and Boston does not require a passport, look for the cheapest days to make your trip more lucrative. Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average from Boston to Miami, whereby Friday is the most expensive.

While flying back to Boston from Miami, land with the best deal available on Wednesday and Thursday being the most expensive.

Also, you may choose destinations countries like:- 

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland

Booking a direct flight from Boston within the very affordable price range to explore the natural scenic beauty E and picturesque you locations of these places to make your vacations memorable.

As an Icing on the cake, look for cheap flight tickets using below listed hacks. These hacks will help you save on flights rent from Boston so that you can enjoy more, travel comfortably, and paying moderately:-

1) Join loyalty programs of renowned flights

It is always advisable to join loyalty programs of the flights and earn points Every time you travel with them. You can redeem these points on plane tickets from Boston.

2) Try off-season traveling

As peak tourist season commands for higher travel fair, it is advisable if you can shift your vacation plans to off-season traveling. This will help you fetch the best deals not only on the flights but also on the hotels, food bills and other amenities. Low seasons traveling renders enjoyment with the peace and there are greater chances of fetching unbelievably cheap flights from Boston.

3) Subscribe for newsletters and set alerts

You can subscribe to the newsletter of airlines and aggregator sites which keeps on floating frequent updates on flight deals from Boston, on their portals.

4) Go for booking beforehand

It is always advisable to book in advance for your traveling plans because airfare keeps on fluctuating. With pre-booking, you would be avoiding last minute hassles. There would be no need to accommodate for unexpected price hikes.

In case you have to book at the last minute, you have the option of choosing from the last-minute deals offered by carrier flights. Since this is a miss or a hit methodology, take chance only if there is no alternative left.

5) Red-eye flights – An Option

If you want to save on traveling expenses you can choose wee hours for flying and save money on airfare. During these hours, airfares are the lowest due to their lesser demand.

6) Choose from the budget Airlines

While choosing for the flight from Boston, look for the budget airlines that offer comparatively lower airfare as compared to major flights.

7) Book round trip tickets

Booking round trip tickets is a cheaper option than a one-way ticket because you got to save traveling expenses from this traveling scheme.

Need assistance in finding cheap flights from Boston

If you think you need assistance in booking cheap flights from Boston, you can simply call your travel agents or contact the online portal’s customer care which is available 24/7. These people take care of your traveling needs right from the booking of the flights to the packages including hotels, sightseeing, and car rentals. You may ask for details about deals available on flights from Boston. Sate all your travel-related inquiries and have assistance from these customer care executives.

These tips would come handy for affordable booking of flights

  • Book at least 2 weeks before the departure date. This will help you fetch a below-average ticket price.
  • Although no specific rule applies, March, April, and May are considered as high/peak season for tourism. January is considered as the cheapest month to fly.
  • On average, early morning departure is around 8% cheaper than an evening flight.
  • Nonstop flights from Boston to your vacation destination with leading/major airlines like American Airlines are costlier than flights with stop/s and carrier flights (like Delta Airlines offers economically priced flight tickets).

Now that you have a lot of information regarding destinations and how to get the cheap booking done for your flights from Boston, enjoy hassle-free vacations anywhere around the world!

29 - Where to Go in Vietnam: 5 Cool Places You Won’t Want to Miss

Where to Go in Vietnam: 5 Cool Places You Won’t Want to Miss

Vietnam is popular as a country with a rich and troubled past that has been consistently attracting more and more international tourists since the cessation of hostilities that took place in the ‘70s. The place is well-known for its diverse cultures and a wide array of ethnic groups who reside within its borders. This is the safest destination to travel to Southeast Asia, and also one of the most beautiful one. Having a lot to offer, both in natural and cultural beauties often makes Vietnam quite an overwhelming location for first-time visitors. 

So, here are 5 cool places you must not want to miss when out exploring Vietnam:

  1. Hanoi 

For the first-timers in Vietnam, Hanoi is always the best base to begin a tour in the north. The capital of Vietnam has burst into the 21st century as one of the world’s major tourist destinations. There will be no trouble reaching this incredible destination. 

What to do

If you’ve often watched tourist shows on Travel Channels, then a guided street food tour in Hanoi is always the first watch. The tour lasts three to four hours and treats the tourists to a dizzying and exotic collection of authentic dishes that are the mainstays of the locals. 

  1. Sapa

Encircled by unbelievable beauty on all sides, the rice paddies of Sapa are world popular and are a vision that tourists are sure to never forget. Located high in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, Sapa is used as a starting point for trekking tours. Also, mountain bike tours are well-renowned here, with routes that explores one through waterfalls, rice paddies, and around local villages. 

  1. Hue

If you love culture or have some historical flair, then you certainly can’t go wrong with the former Vietnam capital and modern-day city of Hue. The Imperial Citadel here is UNESCO-listed and is definitely worth exploring and realizing the grandeur of the former royal family. A night here is undoubtedly one of the finest things to do in Vietnam if you feel like relaxing. 

  1. Hoi An 

Situated on Vietnam’s east coast just south of Da Nang, Hoi An is a picturesque town of more than 1 lakh people. The six-hour market tour and cooking class is famous and led by an English-speaking guide and also includes a boat ride along the waterways. The place is also popular for its textile industry, where one can have a very own tailored suit made to fit perfectly. This is a perfect souvenir to take back home. 

  1. Halong Bay

One of Vietnam’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Halong Bay is really something that shouldn’t be missed. The only means to visit Halong Bay is by taking a tour. In Hanoi, there are numerous companies that offer that service. Beautiful limestone karsts burst out of the water every which way one looks, making Halong Bay a paradise of our world. When it comes to bucket-list ticking, this is absolutely one of the top things to do in Vietnam as a tourist. 

 

With this list of major places to visit in Vietnam, you now have a small base for an itinerary. Vietnam is a land that will fill you with wonders at every turn and you must definitely go explore it. If you desire to see all of these amazing places in Vietnam, connect with us at Travel Gooru today. We help clients search for cheap hotels and rental cars at their vacation destination. We instantly compare prices and provide precise details to make it easy for our clients.