QUIZ: Which of these life-changing places should you visit?

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QUIZ: Which of these life-changing places should you visit?

Travel is transformative – it has the power to change you and the way you see the world. Together with Lufthansa, The Local has picked five life-changing places to inspire your next trip. Take the quiz to find out which one best suits your personality. 

<section> <h2>  </h2> <p> Which of these life-changing places should you visit?</p> </section><section> <h2>  </h2> <p> Lofoten Islands</p> <p>  </p> <p> It would be no exaggeration to describe Norway’s Lofoten Islands as breathtaking. Think dramatic mountains, colourful fishing villages, sheltered bays and the vast open sea, all illuminated by the unique Arctic light. Enjoy the slower pace in this picturesque archipelago and return to your regular life with new perspective.</p> </section><section> <h3>  </h3> <p> Mexico City</p> <p>  </p> <p> Each of Mexico City’s many neighbourhoods has its own distinctive character, like cool Condesa with its sidewalk cafes or Polanco with its world-class restaurants and the superb Soumaya Museum. Whatever you’re looking for, with a little research you’re bound to find it. It’s a city that will shake up everything you think you know about Mexico and open your eyes to the country’s abundance of culture and culinary delights.</p> </section><section> <h3>  </h3> <p> Bordeaux</p> <p>  </p> <p> This elegant, picturesque ‘wine capital of the world’ is one of France’s most celebrated gems. Bordeaux has the peaceful pace of the countryside as well as a busy city centre packed with restaurants and bars. It’s unmissable and just one small sip of its world-famous wine could change your palate forever.</p> </section><section> <h3>  </h3> <p> Cape Town</p> <p>  </p> <p> <span style=”color: rgb(33, 33, 33);”>Also known as the ‘Mother City’, Cape Town is breathtakingly beautiful with a trendy twist. The coastal city in South Africa is cosmopolitan but also quintessentially African. With its craggy mountain ranges, exquisite beaches and stunning scenery, it’s truly one of the world’s most life-changing places.</span></p> </section><section> <h3>  </h3> <p> New York City</p> <p>  </p> <p> Fast-paced and diverse with some of the world’s best cuisine and culture, New York City deserves its nickname ‘the city that never sleeps’. Just being in NYC, soaking in its electric atmosphere and experiencing everything it has to offer will no doubt leave its mark on you for good.</p> </section><section> <h2>  </h2> <p> When visiting somewhere new, you most enjoy…</p> </section><section> <h3>  </h3> <p> Pick a dish.</p> </section><section> <h3>  </h3> <p> What do you do at parties?</p> </section><section> <h3>  </h3> <p> Plan a first date.</p> </section><section> <h3>  </h3> <p> Describe your personal style.</p> </section>

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US to end Covid testing requirement for travellers from Europe

Authorities in the USA have announced the end of the Covid-testing requirement for arrivals from Europe, meaning that fully vaccinated people will soon be able to travel between Europe and the US without needing pre-travel tests.

US to end Covid testing requirement for travellers from Europe

Most of Europe had dropped the testing requirement for fully-vaccinated arrivals in the spring, but the US has maintained the requirement to show proof of a negative test for all arrivals.

However on Friday, the Biden administration announced that it would not renew the testing requirement.

The new rule is expected to come into effect at 12.01 Sunday EDT, until then passengers will still need to show a negative Covid test before they can board a plane to the US.

The US currently bars unvaccinated travellers from entry – although this does not apply to US citizens, US residents or those travelling for essential reasons – there was no announcement on lifting this restriction. 

The CDC said that testing requirements could be reinstated if new variants of Covid emerge, and added that it continues to recommend pre-travel testing. 

Covid travel rules vary between individual countries in Europe, but most countries now only require pre-departure tests for unvaccinated travellers. Check the rules of the country you are travelling to for full details. 

To be counted as ‘fully vaccinated’ travellers must have received both doses of an EMA-approved vaccine – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (or a single dose of Janssen).

If their vaccination was more than nine months ago, they need a booster shot in order to be considered fully vaccinated – people who have had a booster do not need a second, even if their booster shot was more than nine months ago.