WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions at the land borders with Canada and Mexico starting in November for fully vaccinated travelers, reopening the door of the United States to tourists and separated families that had been sealed from the country during the pandemic. Those who provide proofContinue Reading

San Francisco plans to ease face-mask requirements in limited settings, health officials announced on Thursday. The change, set to take effect on Oct. 15, is dependent on coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates remaining stable or declining. In settings such as offices, gyms, fitness centers, religious gatherings and college classes, peopleContinue Reading

Greece will, starting on Saturday, begin a two-week test of lifting some pandemic restrictions in regions where coronavirus cases have been the highest — but for the most part, only vaccinated people will be able to enjoy the heightened freedom. The restrictions being lifted — notably a curfew from 1Continue Reading

JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday introduced new rules for determining coronavirus vaccination status, making a booster shot a requirement for full inoculation and vaccination passports. After pioneering booster shots for everyone 12 and older, Israel is believed to be the first country to condition the validity of vaccination passports onContinue Reading

A Qantas plane taxies on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia in 2015. Australia has outlined plans to lift its pandemic ban on its vaccinated citizens traveling overseas from November but no date has yet been set for welcoming international tourists back. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption toggle captionContinue Reading

British officials noted that the United States had not imposed a similar ban on people from Caribbean nations, which had a higher rate of infection than Britain, or from Argentina, which had a lower percentage of its population vaccinated. About 82 percent of people in Britain above the age ofContinue Reading

The United States announced a new international air travel system Monday, opening travel to all foreign nationals vaccinated in early November, including those currently impacted by the US travel ban. “This vaccination requirement uses the best tools we have in our arsenal to keep people safe and prevent the spreadContinue Reading