You’ll be charged to visit Europe from 2023

(CNN) — It’s finally here: the end of fee-free travel to the European Union.

The EU has announced the launch of its long-awaited visa waiver scheme, ETIAS, to debut in May 2023.

While ETIAS is not the same as a visa — it is quicker, done online, and requires no biometric information — there is still a procedure and a cost to acquiring it, rather like the United States’ scheme, ESTA.

ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System, had previously been slated for a late 2022 debut.

EU travelers are exempt, and have freedom of movement around

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Abu Dhabi Fossil Dunes: A beautiful frozen landscape created by climate change

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Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi (CNN) — Drive an hour or so southeast out of the city of Abu Dhabi toward the emirate’s empty deserts and you’ll hit a landscape full of unexpected man-made creations.

The region of Al Wathba is home to a beautiful oasis-like wetland reserve created, so the story goes, by an overspill from a water treatment facility.

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The world’s most liveable cities for 2022

(CNN) — Considering a big move this year? You may want to think about Canada or western Europe.

The annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities has just been released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and 2022’s Global Liveability Index shows some marked differences from the previous year.
The EIU, which is a sister organization to The Economist, ranked 173 cities around the world on a variety of factors, including health care, crime rates, political stability, infrastructure and access to green space.

The Red Cross and European Union’s presences helped Geneva place highly on the list.

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Yellowstone reopens south loop with limited capacity after unprecedented floods

Visitors are now able travel through the south loop — accessed through the East, West and South entrances of the park — based on an alternating license plate system, with some exceptions, the National Park Service said.

That system means vehicles with license plates ending in an odd number will be able to enter the park on odd days of the month, while even numbers (including zero) will be granted access on even days of the month, according to the service.

That’s in place to slow down visitor traffic, the park service said. While there were “major backups” Wednesday morning,

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The adventurer twins exploring the most remote parts of the world

(CNN) — They’ve already rowed across the Atlantic, flown over Australia with paramotors and traveled to some of the world’s most remote places.

Now UK adventurers Hugo and Ross Turner, also known as the Turner Twins, are heading off on a brand new adventure — a 100% emission free expedition to the Atlantic Pole of Inaccessibility (POI).

Known as the Blue Pole Project powered by Quintet Earth, the voyage, likely to take around six weeks, will see the pair set sail from the UK, via the Canary Islands and the Azores archipelago, to the point in the Atlantic Ocean furthest

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