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    Pakistan Reports 1,425 Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours

    Courtesy PID Confirmed infections of COVID-19 reach 1,000,034, against 923,472 recoveries and 22,939 deaths, leaving 53,623 active cases Pakistan on Friday reported 1,425 new infections of COVID-19 after conducting 25,215 tests—a positivity ratio of 5.6 percent. In line with guidelines issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), authorities in Pakistan’s tourist destinations turned away any visitors who did not provide proof of coronavirus vaccination. According to a report issued by police in Murree, around 55 percent of visitors had vaccination certificates, while 20 percent had only received a single dose. These people were allowed to enter the hill […] More

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    Gilgit-Baltistan’s Karakoram Highway cleared of landslides after 3-day closure

    Karakoram Highway opens after 3-day closure due to landslides; stranded tourists and passengers to slowly return home. Karakoram Highway had been closed at nine places from Tatta Pani to Lal Pari, according to Chilas assistant commissioner. Rain continues across Gilgit-Baltistan intermittently, damaging houses and crops and blocking communication roads. CHILAS: Countless tourists and locals who had been stranded due to the three-day closure of the Karakoram Highway following landslides in Gilgit-Baltistan will take hope after the highway was cleared of debris Thursday evening. The Karakoram Highway had been cut off at nine places from Tatta Pani to Lal Pari, including […] More

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    Sohnisar unexplored tourist place

    MANSEHRA: The visitors have demanded the construction of a road to Sohnisar, which is called the land of lakes. According to them, Sohnisar is largely an unexplored tourist place as an arduous trek across the mountains is required to reach there. Nayyar Shahzad told Dawn that he recently visited the area along with a group of trekkers and found it to be picturesque. He said Sohnisar was located at over 13,000 feet above sea level at the foot of the Himalayan mountain ranges and only the trekkers could go there. “From Mundi area in Siren valley, which is 50km from […] More

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    The Gay Locals: The Parisian LGBTQ Tourism Company Offering a Different Side of France

    Shutterstock / Alexandre Rotenberg Bryan Pirolli didn’t have your typical expat story. The Philadelphia native wasn’t a diehard francophile with rosy visions of living in Paris. In fact, when got a job in the French capital in 2008 after studying journalism at NYU, he wasn’t completely sold on the city. He’d started running walking tours to support himself and make connections, but felt that there was something missing amidst all the history. “I didn’t feel like I was a part of it,” he explains. “I am a gay man, and here I am harping on Hitler and Marie Antoinette all […] More

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    US facilitates tourism warning for India, urges residents to reevaluate voyaging – Headlines of Today

    The US has overhauled its tourism warning for India and asked residents to reexamine heading out to the country considering the Covid infection (Covid-19) cases. The tourism warning has been brought down from the most elevated Level 4 to Level 3. The Level 4 limitation prohibits any movement from the predetermined nation and the Level 3 limitation urges individuals to rethink travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for India because of COVID-19, demonstrating a significant degree of COVID-19 in the country, the State Department said on Monday. The most […] More

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    South Korean missing after fall while scaling Pakistani peak

    A famous South Korean climber fell into a crevasse and went missing over the weekend in bad weather after scaling another mountain peak in northern Pakistan. Kim Hong Bin was descending after having reached the 8,047 metre high Broad Peak in Pakistan’s north Karakoram Range on Sunday, said Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Pakistan Alpine Club. With the summit, the 57-year-old Kim had scaled all of the world’s 14 highest summits, becoming the first person with disability to do so. In 1991, while climbing in Alaska, he suffered severe frostbite and had all his fingers amputated. Pakistan Alpine Club […] More

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    CPEC & Revival of Ancient Silk Route | By Dr Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan – Pakistan Observer

    CPEC & Revival of Ancient Silk Route CHINA-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has brightened the chances of greater regional connectivity. It seems that revival of the ancient Silk Route has been further consolidated after the successful international conference themed “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity, Challenges and Opportunities” in Tashkent. Moreover, Pakistan’s paradigm shift from “geopolitics to geo-economy” and Uzbekistan’s “regional connect policy” are now bearing their socio-economic fruits. While addressing the “Pak-Uzbek Business Forum” Prime Minister Imran Khan showcased the strategic orientation of CPEC which would be used for achieving the desired goals of greater connectivity, socio-economic integration, eradication of […] More

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    LankaWeb – Sri Lanka exempts fully vaccinated travellers from quarantine as vaccination drive gains steam

    Sri Lanka is now allowing fully vaccinated international travellers to enter the country without undergoing quarantine, as the country looks to restart its tourism engine. Vaccinated tourists are required to only spend 24 hours in a dedicated hotel facility to await their on-arrival PCR test results. Once they test negative, they will be allowed to leave the hotel and go about their activities. On the other hand, non-vaccinated tourists have to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a safe and certified hotel. Sri Lanka eases quarantine rules for fully vaccinated foreign visitors; Colombo Airport in Sri Lanka pictured Meanwhile, tourism authorities […] More

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