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The USA Travel Ban Against The UK Needs To End

I'm curious if anyone can provide a reasonable explanation for this... Here in the USA, the State Department publishes travel advisories, putting countries into one of four categories based on perceived risk: Level 1 is “exercise normal precautions”…

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Priority Pass Expanding Network By 20% In 2021

Priority Pass is the world's largest network of independent airport lounges. We recently learned that most Plaza Premium lounges will no longer be accessible with Priority Pass as of this summer, leaving many of us wondering how Priority Pass will fill…

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Awesome: Priority Pass Adds Airport Spas

Priority Pass members can now enjoy complimentary spa treatments at select airports in the United States, which is pretty cool. Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 locations around the world. While…

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Ouch: Australia’s Borders To Remain Closed Until Later In 2022

Australia's international borders have largely been closed since March 2020, and the country has by all accounts done a great job minimizing coronavirus cases and deaths. Now the big question is when Australia plans to reopen international travel. There's…

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My Experience: How Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program Works

Aloha from Hawaii! Hawaii has been an extremely popular destination for people to travel to in recent months, though traveling there without having to quarantine requires pre-travel testing, as part of the Hawaii Safe Travels program. This isn't as easy…

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Is All Travel Fair Game If You’re Fully Vaccinated?

All American adults have had access to coronavirus vaccines for a couple of weeks now. A lot of people were waiting for the vaccine before they felt comfortable traveling again, so hopefully anyone who is eligible is choosing to get vaccinated. Everyone…

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Revealed: European Union’s Plan To Allow Vaccinated Travelers

About a week ago the president of the European Commission hinted that the European Union would open to vaccinated travelers. With today's announcements, that's one step closer to becoming a reality. While a couple of European Union countries (including…

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Hawaii Plans To Exempt Vaccinated Travelers From Testing (Update)

If you're considering traveling to Hawaii anytime soon, there are a few updates regarding testing and vaccination. There have been discussions about these changes for quite a while, but I wanted to provide an update to account for the latest info. Hawaii…

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Australia’s Harsh India Travel Ban

With coronavirus cases in India surging, we're seeing countries add some travel restrictions. For example, yesterday it was announced that the United States would introduce an India travel ban, though that doesn't apply to Americans. Well, Australia…

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USA Will Introduce India Travel Ban As Of May 4

A few days ago I posed the question of why the United States hasn't yet introduced an India travel ban. It goes without saying that the situation in India is heartbreaking and the USA needs to do everything it can to help, though that doesn't mean travel…

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Logistics Of Traveling With Two Passports (And Dual Citizenship)

I'm lucky enough to have dual citizenship, as both of my parents were born in Germany, and I was born in the United States. A reader emailed me a question about the logistics of traveling with dual citizenship, and I figured it was worth addressing in…

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Can Americans Transit European Airports?

International travel is really complicated right now, and in this post I wanted to address one aspect of planning transatlantic flights that seems to be causing quite a bit of confusion. With all American adults now having access to vaccines, understandably…

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Will The US Introduce An India Travel Ban?

The situation unfolding in India right now is tragic, with coronavirus cases surging, ICU beds full, and hospitals even running out of oxygen. With that in mind, I can't help but pose a question about (the lack of) travel restrictions. The US has a variety…

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European Union Opening To Vaccinated Americans This Summer

We've seen individual European Union countries (like Croatia and Greece) open to vaccinated Americans. Well, there's some very exciting news on that front, as the European Union has finally revealed plans to open to vaccinated Americans this summer.…

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US Adds “Do Not Travel” Advisory For 137 Countries

Yesterday there were reports that the United States was in the process of updating guidance to tell Americans not to travel to a vast majority of countries. A full list has now been published broken down by country. In this post I wanted to take a look…

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Norway Green Party Proposes Personal Flight Quotas

The Green Party of Norway (MDG) has revealed a series of initiatives targeting the aviation industry. This comes ahead of September's national elections -- while there won't be a Green Party Prime Minister, the party could play an important role in building…

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US & Canada Border Closure Extended (Again)

The border closure between the US and Canada has just been extended again, through at least May 21, 2021. I think it's worth revisiting this topic, given both the US vaccination timeline, as well as the rumors of President Biden's plans to lift travel…

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Yay: Greece Is Now Open To Americans!

While this had been discussed for a while, it's now official. Americans are allowed to visit Greece as of today. This isn't even the only place in Europe that Americans can travel to this summer, as Croatia and Iceland are also open, and it looks like…

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France Plans To Welcome Vaccinated Americans This Summer

It looks like a trip to France this summer might not be totally out of the question for Americans. A majority of the European Union has been closed to most outsiders (including Americans) for about a year now. We've seen individual European Union countries,…

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Details: Maldives Border Miles Loyalty Program For Visitors

In September 2020, the Maldives announced its plans to become the first country in the world to launch a loyalty program for visitors. It's an intriguing concept -- loyalty programs can influence consumer behavior, and 69% of the country's GDP comes…

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Thailand Outlines Plan To Restart Tourism (Update)

Thailand has just revealed its plans to reboot tourism. I wouldn't take it as a sure bet that this plan will stick, but it's as close to a sure bet as we've seen from the country. Thailand at least deserves credit for constantly providing updates on…

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Maldives Plans To Offer Vaccines To Tourists

The Maldives is heavily reliant on tourism, as the sector makes up 67% of the country's GDP. The country briefly shut down due to coronavirus in early 2020, and then reopened in July 2020 with limited restrictions. Ultimately the Maldives is a relatively…

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Wow: Florida Resort Revenue Up 36.1% Compared To 2019

We know that domestic travel is booming, and that we're seeing an incredible number of people traveling to Florida. So while hotels in Florida are doing better than hotels just about anywhere else, how do those numbers compare to 2019 levels? Travel…

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