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Allan Wright

Omicron Variant

How to Fly Safely During COVID & Omicron

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We have not recovered from the Delta variant yet, only to enter a new phase with the onset of the Omicron variant. While we don’t yet know whether the new variant is more severe (the initial evidence is that it is not) or whether it can more easily get around the vaccines, we do know it is much more infectious.

Many of you are likely considering a flight for the upcoming holidays or for a winter vacation. After all, news outlets (and we at Taste Vacations) have been talking about living with the pandemic and moving on with our lives. So how do you fly safely during COVID, especially with the more contagious Omicron variant?

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COVID Vaccine Card

Changes to Europe Travel Restrictions

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Today, August 30, the EU made a non-binding recommendation to its member countries to ban non-essential travel from a handful of countries, including the United States.

The EU had added the US to its “safe travel” list in June but, because of increasing COVID cases, the US was really outside the parameters of that list for the past month or so. This move had been expected.

Because the EU decision today is non-binding, it will be up to each country to determine its own rules and there are excellent indications vaccinated travelers will continue to be allowed.

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Mindi Abair Wine & Music Adventure

Wine & Music Adventures

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We recently completed our first Wine & Music Adventure, an extraordinary five-day tour in Sonoma County filled with amazing wines, wonderful music, outstanding weather, and a very fun group of 40 people.

This tour was the brainstorm of professional musician Mindi Abair and her husband, wine industry veteran Eric Guerra. And while we had worked with Mindi and Eric for well over a year to set up this vacation, even we were blown away by how great it was.

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