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A global travel divide is deepening as some countries ditch COVID-19 restrictions — including quarantines, isolation and even mandatory testing — for good, while others cling to yearsold curbs.

Lingering barriers to travel in Asia, in particular, are isolating the region and its tourism-reliant economies, just as the recovery in Europe and the U.S. accelerates. In the U.K., authorities are dumping unpopular preflight tests and now only require proof of vaccination as they strive to normalize international air traffic.

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