The European Union (EU) Commission is proposing new guidelines for overseas tourists who hope to visit Europe this summer.
The aim of the Commission's proposal is to ease restrictions on non-essential travel "to take into account the progress of vaccination campaigns and developments in the epidemiological situation worldwide."
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted on Monday that it's "time to revive the tourism industry" with a proposal to "welcome again vaccinated visitors [and] those from countries with a good health situation."
"Member States should allow travel into the EU of those people who have received, at least 14 days before arrival, the last recommended dose of a vaccine having received marketing authorization in the EU," states the proposal. To prove vaccination status, the EU is working on implementing a vaccination certification program.
The four COVID-19 vaccines are currently authorized in the EU are Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV.
However, an emergency brake system is also included in the proposal to "suspend all inbound travel by non-EU citizens" if variants emerge and cases worsen.
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On Saturday night, Elon Musk's SNL monologue featured jokes about his own Twitter account, his son's unusual name and even included an appearance from his mom!
Taking to the Saturday Night Live stage on May 8, the Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder opened his monologue by mocking his own monotonal voice, before going on to reference some of the tweets that have landed him in hot water.
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"Look I know I sometimes say or post strange things, but that's just how my brain works," he said.
In a message to those he may have offended, Musk added, "I just want to say, I reinvented electric cars and I'm sending people to Mars in a rocket ship … Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?!"
"He was there when Barack and I needed a break, sauntering into one of our offices like he owned the place, a ball clamped firmly in his teeth," she wrote. "He was there when we flew on Air Force One, when tens of thousands flocked to the South Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll, and when the Pope came to visit."
"I will always be grateful that Bo and the girls got to spend so much time together at the end," wrote Michelle, before urging people around the world to "hug the furry members of your family a little closer tonight—and give them a belly rub from us."
I used to be a huge fan of frozen raspberry lemonade at Timmies, but they seem to have replaced it with this new beverage. While I don't think it tops the OG one I knew and love, I do like this one.
There's not an overwhelming lemon taste, which in this case is nice. There is some obvious acidic flavour in there but it's not sour.
What I loved most about this one is it kind of tastes like a virgin strawberry daiquiri, which is my go-to beach drink. So if you're missing tropical vacations, I would recommend this one.
McDonald's Pink Lemonade Slushie
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There are two new slushies on McD's summer menu. There's a raspberry drink and this pink lemonade one.
Unlike Tims, McDonald's doesn't specify what the pink part is and it was kind of hard to tell from the taste. However, this one is a lot more prominent with the lemon flavours, making it sourer.
I hate to say it but somehow, this one did taste a bit more artificial than Tim Hortons' did. That being said, I still found it to be very refreshing and it would be great on a hot summer day!
As a bonus taste test, I did also try their other new slushie, the raspberry one, recently and found it to be delightful. So if you're torn between the two, I would give that a go.
Which one's better?
My overall winner here has to be Tim Hortons. On top of it reminding me of my favourite vacation drink and tasting more like actual fruit than Mcdonald's, the Timmies version costs less where I live, coming in at $1.98 for a small, while the same size at McD's costs $2.69.
Plus, the coffee chain recently switched to using paper straws, so they get the environmental win here. Surprisingly, the straws even their own in the wet, icy drink!