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Two women wear masks to the beach in Valencia, Spain.

11 tourist hot spots planning to reopen this June

Despite many places still discouraging nonessential travel, a lot of tourism-reliant economies plan to reopen for business as soon as June 1.
A visit to Iceland's Blue Lagoon is a bucket list item for many people.

Iceland plans to reopen for tourists by June 15, with free COVID-19 tests available for every arrival

Iceland, which has a population of about 364,000, has had just 1,803 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 10 related deaths.
Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir.

Iceland had the most-downloaded contact-tracing app for its population size. Authorities there say it hasn’t made much difference.

Iceland launched its app in early April, a little over a month after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 hit Iceland on February 28.
One Icelandic Forest Service worker embraced the elements for a hug.

The Icelandic Forest Service is encouraging residents to hug trees instead of people

While we might not be able to visit friends or gather with loved ones, the Icelandic Forest Service reminds us that we can still hug trees.
A medical worker performs a mouth swab on a patient to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a new tent extension of Danish National Hospital Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark (file photo).

Iceland is allowing everyone in the country to be tested for the coronavirus. The government says it spent years perfecting its approach.

Iceland, an island country home to about 364,000 people, has taken a different approach to the coronavirus than many other countries.
I landed in Iceland to learn that Trump had announced travel restrictions to get back.

I was a tourist in Iceland when the US travel ban was announced and it felt like the world was ending. Here’s how I made it home.

Moments after this reporter's flight landed in Iceland, she learned President Trump had announced a travel suspension from most of Europe to the US.
A B-2A Spirit bomber is escorted by F-15C Eagles, and Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35A aircraft in support of Bomber Task Force Europe 20-2 over Keflavik, Iceland, March 17, 2020.

US B-2 stealth bombers teamed up with Norwegian F-35s for another flight over Iceland

The stealth bomber's second trip to Iceland's airspace comes as NATO focuses more on the Arctic.
Crowds converging on Machu Picchu in Peru.

22 destinations that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

From Machu Picchu to Venice and Burning Man, here's a look at some of the destinations we're loving to death.
The wealthy are traveling everywhere from France and Turkey to India and Japan in 2019.

These were the 15 hottest destinations billionaires couldn’t get enough of in 2019

The ultrarich headed everywhere from France and Turkey to India and Japan in 2019, from sabbaticals to brief vacations.
The space-themed sleeping pods have futuristic blue lights.

An Iceland hostel’s space pods let ‘Star Wars’ fans feel like they’re sleeping in a galaxy far, far away

The futuristic accommodations at the Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland, will transport "Star Wars" fans to another galaxy.