(CNN) — Austria has introduced unprecedented new Covid measures, Ireland’s under a midnight curfew, but India has reopened to vaccinated tourists.
Here are some of the biggest developments in travel this week:
It’s beginning to look a lot like … lockdown
One silver lining during lockdown: Ski lifts will continue operating, according to a spokesperson for Austria’s ministry of health. People exercising on the slopes will have to show proof of either vaccination or a certificate of Covid recovery. FFP2 masks are also mandatory on the slopes, the spokesperson said.
Austria also plans to become the first country in the continent to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for all eligible people.
Visitors explore Vienna’s Christmas market on November 15 before Austria went back into lockdown.
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But things are picking up in Asia
Ireland is now a Cinderella state
Ireland will impose a midnight curfew on bars, restaurants and nightclubs from November 18 as the country sees a new surge in Covid-19 cases, despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. CNN’s Becky Anderson sits down with Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister, to discuss.
Thanksgiving travel will near pre-pandemic levels
This is what you could be sitting on in 2025
Thailand’s Maya Bay is set to reopen
It’s not me, it’s you: Maya Bay needed some recovery time and a break from tourists.
Mladen Antonov/AFP/Gety Images
A chance encounter
Aircraft hangar, but make it bouncy
Airport hangars can take years to build, but these inflatable models can be set up in a matter of hours. They have many benefits compared with the traditional design, and can be used for disaster relief.
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CNN’s Nina Avramova, Natasha Chen, Karla Cripps, Stephanie Halasz, Tamara Hardingham-Gill, Niamh Kennedy, Lilit Marcus, Artemis Moshtaghian, Rob Picheta, Nadine Schmidt, Kristina Sgueglia, Francesca Street, Manveena Suri and John Walton contributed to this report.