Kashmir receives season’s first snowfall and early arrival of winters, Europe’s last Covid travel restrictions have just been dropped and more in top stories of the day.
Kashmir receives season’s first snowfall and early arrival of winters
Kashmir has already received the season’s first snowfall, and tourists are elated with this sudden development and early arrival of winters. Snowfall in higher reaches of the valley, including some of the popular tourist destinations including Sonamarg and Gulmarg, and rain in the plains have brought wintry conditions earlier than usual in the valley.
More than two inches of snow has already accumulated in the Gulmarg bowl, while the snowfall was heavier in higher reaches of the valley. The Zabarwan mountain range has also received traces of snowfall during the night. Also, Srinagar city and other areas of the valley received moderate rainfall since the early hours of Thursday, which further brought the temperature down by several degrees.
Europe’s last Covid travel restrictions have just been dropped
As of today, you can now travel throughout the whole of Europe without any Covid-related border restrictions.
The final European country to require Covid tests or vaccinations was Spain. Until literally yesterday, all arrivals had to present proof of full vaccination, a recent negative test or recovery from Covid. But at midnight last night, those final restrictions were dropped, bringing Spain in line with every other European country. That’s right: you no longer need to have been vaccinated, tested negative or recently recovered from Covid to travel to Spain – or anywhere else in Europe. Which feels like a bit of a moment.
One of Europe’s busiest airports to cap passengers through early 2023
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport — one of Europe’s busiest — announced plans Thursday to continue capping the number of travelers departing from the airport through early 2023. “Schiphol has made this choice to provide travelers a reliable travel experience, and predictability and stability for airlines,” the release said. “At the same time, the airport is hard at work to improve capacity at security.”
Schiphol Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports for international passenger traffic. It was the world’s No. 3 airport in 2021 for international passengers, behind airports in Dubai and Istanbul, according to figures from Airports Council International.A passenger cap was first introduced at the airport in June, with Schiphol blaming a higher-than-expected demand for travel and a tight labor market leaving too few employees to cope with it. In September, the number of passengers departing the airport was limited to 67,500, the airport said in a statement. That number was increased to 69,500 per day in October.
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