Here’s what happened in travel news this week.
Travel chaos in Europe
There was a sharp rise in Covid infections in the United Kingdom after restrictions were lifted at the beginning of March, although this has begun to decline. British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic are among the UK airlines that have relaxed their mask mandates.
Covid rates and restrictions
Reflecting on Anthony Bourdain
A new CNN Films and HBO Max documentary about Anthony Bourdain premieres on CNN this Sunday, April 10.
A rendering showing Condor’s new candy-colored striped aircraft.
China is getting into the hypersonic flight game with a new plane by Beijing-based Space Transportation, which hopes to be transporting passengers at twice the speed of Concorde by the 2030s.
World’s biggest plane destroyed
A CNN team first saw wreckage of the largest plane in the world after the Russian military withdrew from a strategic airfield outside Kyiv.
In case you missed it
Before you think “karaoke and Prosecco,” note that it’s alcohol- and technology-free.
Think you could maneuver a 300-meter (984-foot) vessel across stormy seas and through narrow waterways?
Where the journey is part of the adventure.
Get set, travel
Packing for vacation can take a lot of preparation — and even more so if you’re currently carrying an extra passenger.
Top image: Travelers sit outside the Covid-19 test center at Terminal 3 of London Heathrow Airport on April 6, 2022. (Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images)