(CNN) — As Omicron grips the world, the only person enjoying frictionless global travel this Christmas is Santa, thanks to his very well-ventilated sleigh.
Here are the biggest developments in travel this week.
Omicron is hammering holiday travel
Destinations climbing to the top of the CDC’s risk list
The microstates of Monaco and San Marino — two of the world’s wealthiest countries — shot straight up to the highest-risk Level 4 on Monday, having previously been categorized “Unknown.”
The US is cracking down
Asia-Pacific is cautious
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Some are getting spruced up or extended to make them better than ever when they do welcome guests, but for others it’s a permanent farewell.
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