In March, Earl J. Williams, executive director and CEO, International News and Media Association, wrote an article exploring the possibility of COVID-19 transmission on printed surfaces. It was a thoroughly researched story, citing four main sources and several secondary sources.
There were four main points in conclusion:
1. There has never been a reported case of COVID-19 transmitted via newsprint.
2. Scientific research indicates transmission via inanimate surfaces present the lowest risk for the shortest time.
3. The ink and printing process make publications even more sterile.
4. Publishers are taking extra precautionary steps throughout the printing and distribution process.
Three months later, more is known about the transmission of COVID-19, but the conclusion remains the same. Scientists and other experts confirm publications are not transmitters of COVID-19.
Virologist George Lomonossoff spoke on BBC Radio Scotland, “Newspapers are pretty sterile.” Health broadcaster Dr. Hilary Jones stressed the importance of obtaining information through newspapers. The National Health Service and World Health Organization agree.
With this in mind, fear not when you get your subscriber copy of Global Traveler or when you see it in a hotel, airport or other distribution point. Rest easy as you delve into all the travel news and info GT provides.
— John Wroblewski, online writer
As more destinations around the globe reopen to travelers, we are ready to get back to one of our favorite activities. Join us over the next several weeks as we take you to places around the world saying #WelcomeBacktoTravel. Take a visual journey through New Jersey’s beach towns with us.
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While travel looks a bit different this year, TripAdvisor still named the top beaches in the world in anticipation of 2020 spring and summer travel. As people take to their cars to visit U. S. locales this summer, what is the top beach in the United States? According to the travel platform, Siesta Beach, located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, in Sarasota County. On an international scale, Siesta Beach ranked No. 11.
Travelers arriving at Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania will find themselves walking along a trail of pink spots on the floor — dubbed “cold pink” by the country as it matches the distinct color of the country’s national šaltibarščiai soup. The trail ends at a 10-foot replica of the famed dish.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Phase 2 of The Bahamas’ Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan begins today, July 1, and will allow for the resumption of international travel to The Bahamas, with the exception of travelers from China, Iran, Italy and France.