(CNN) — Among the clouds over 2022, we’re finding silver linings. Some popular countries for tourism are relaxing entry restrictions, and the world’s safest and most punctual airlines have been revealed.
How flying will change in 2022
Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ is now a CNN podcast
One of CNN’s best-loved travel shows is now available as a podcast.
Starting in 2013, late chef and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain took us on extraordinary journeys to “Parts Unknown,” from beautiful temples in Myanmar to meals shared with trailblazers on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The United Kingdom and Ireland are easier to visit
It’s a policy of why shut the gate when the horse has bolted?
Wales “reluctantly agreed” to the move, expressing concern about the speed of reopening international travel and the possibility of importing new variants and adding strain to the nation’s health services.
Hate to make a ‘plain sailing’ pun, but …
Cruising has hit choppy waters.
CDC warns against one Caribbean getaway
In its first update of travel advisories for 2022, the CDC added only one new destination — the Caribbean island of Aruba — to its highest-risk “Level 4” category.
The landlocked West African country of Niger had the biggest drop of all, going all the way from high-risk Level 4 to “Level 1: Covid-19 Low,” a category reserved for destinations where fewer than 50 new cases per 100,000 residents have been logged over the past 28 days.
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John Walton, Marnie Hunter, Tamara Hardingham-Gill, Francesca Street, Livia Borghese, Teele Rebane, Forrest Brown, Jen Rose Smith, Yong Xiong, Karla Cripps and Kris Fordham contributed to this report.