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    How Safe Are You From Covid When You Fly?

    As vaccines become widely available and restrictions are eased, millions of people are flying again, raising questions about just how safe it is now to board a flight.

    By Mika GröndahlTariro MzezewaOr Fleisher and

  2. PhotoAn Eastern bluebird at the Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, Conn. Eastern bluebirds are found in the East and Midwest; at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, for instance, sightings of them spike beginning in late April.
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    Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade

    For birders across the United States, it’s a rite of spring: heading out to woodlands and waterways to track down a favorite warbler, vireo, tanager or other bird, many of them migratory.

  1. PhotoThe Heliix Health Passport is only one of many developers are working on as a way of sharing coronavirus vaccine and testing information quickly and securely. 
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    What Are the Roadblocks to a ‘Vaccine Passport’?

    Creating a digital certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus is one of the hottest debates right now. What’s keeping it from happening, and why are some people opposed?

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    Make Way for the Travel Agents. Again.

    After a devastating year, the travel industry is hoping for a rager of a rebirth this summer. Travel agents are planning the festivities.

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  3. PhotoTourism is the one — and only — industry in Skagway, Alaska, where the main thoroughfare, Broadway Street, above, is now empty. 
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    A Year Without Travel

    The pandemic closed borders, halted air travel and emptied destinations of tourists. As its first anniversary nears, we look at how six places dependent on the industry have adapted to the disruption.

    By Patrick ScottPeter KujawinskiElaine SciolinoTacey RychterSui-Lee Wee and

  4. PhotoThe Plaza de Armas in Lima. Peru requires coronavirus testing for those entering the country.
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    I’m a U.S. Citizen. Where in the World Can I Go?

    For Americans eager to resume international travel, here are the countries that currently allow U.S. citizens to enter, though there may be restrictions, including vaccine requirements.

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The New World of Travel

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  1. PhotoAfter a grueling year working as an emergency-room physician in Arizona, Svetlana Reznikova-Steinway plans to travel with her husband and other health-care workers to Alaska.
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    Looking to Travel for a Sense of Renewal

    Some travelers believe that their first vacations will be about restoration — recovering from the losses, both large and small, of the past year.

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  2. PhotoRoller skaters in the French Quarter are a sign of tourism picking up in New Orleans.
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    ‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

    With vaccinations picking up, warmer weather and increased business reopenings over the last week, tourism has picked up in these destinations.

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  3. PhotoLike many tour companies, DuVine Cycling Duvine Cycling + Adventure Co. is emphasizing domestic trips, rather than international. Above, a cycling trip in the Hudson Valley in New York.
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    How About a Luxury Tour of Your Own Backyard?

    Many group tour companies are trading their international itineraries for souped-up domestic trips aimed at nature-loving Americans.

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Tripped Up

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