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Where Can You Fly Right Now? Vaccine-Driven Comeback Skips the U.K.

Border policies trump inoculations when it comes to restarting air travel 

Magaluf Beach on the Spanish island of Mallorca

Magaluf Beach on the Spanish island of Mallorca

Photographer: Jaime Reina/AFP

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At the start of the summer, countries that were quicker to vaccinate their populations against Covid-19 were expected to be among the first to hit the beaches once international travel began to pick up.

It hasn’t always worked out that way, according to flight-tracking firm OAG. While some nations like the U.S. and Spain have followed up swift inoculation campaigns with a corresponding uptick in air travel, others such as Canada and the U.K. have been more cautious.