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Which cities are canceling NYE events?   General Travel Discussion

Started Dec-28 by Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 139 views.

Cities that are canceling their big New Year's Eve events -- and those still going forward

— For awhile there, it appeared we might be able to ring in New Year's Eve in major cities across the planet with something resembling the huge celebrations of yore.
Another Covid-19 surge and the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus have dashed those hopes -- at least in some part of the world.
In New York City, the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be "scaled back," with fewer revelers and everyone required to wear a mask, Mayor Bill de Blasio's office said Thursday.
 
But some major cities in Europe, where the spread of Omicron has been startling, have already announced they're flat-out canceling plans.
Other cities around the world with traditionally iconic celebrations still plan to host their events but with safety precautions in place.
People should avoid large New Year's Eve gatherings where they don't know the vaccination status of guests, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday, December 27.
Small gatherings of vaccinated family or close friends will be safe, but not larger, mixed gatherings, Fauci told CNN's New Day.

Canceled events

The following cities (or nations) have already announced they're canceling their big shindigs:
ATHENS
No fireworks show over the Acropolis this year. Health Minister Thanos Plevris said during a news briefing on Thursday, December 23, that all public Christmas and New Year celebrations planned by municipalities are canceled.
All travelers arriving in Greece will be strongly advised to take Covid-19 tests on the second and fourth days after their arrival, on top of the existing requirement to provide a negative test result to enter Greece.
Starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, December 24, masks will become mandatory again in both indoor and outdoor spaces. For supermarkets and public transport, a double mask or a high protection mask will be required.
The measures will last until January 3, when according to Plevris, more restrictions might be put forward concerning sport and entertainment venues.

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https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/new-years-eve-2021-celebrations-cancellations-pandemic/index.html

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