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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 March 21, 2021. The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21, 2020. The border closure has consistently been extended…

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UK Outlines Plans To Ease Lockdown, Resume Travel

Despite the risk of new coronavirus strains, overall there's a lot of optimism out there. For example, here in the US coronavirus cases are way down, and deaths are also starting to decrease significantly (though with a lag of several weeks, as you'd…

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Travelers Arrested For Attempted $3,000 Hawaii Entry Bribe

While we've seen all kinds of incidents of travelers trying to skip Hawaii's testing or quarantine requirements, this is a new one... Two visitors were arrested last Friday at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Hawaii, as they're accused…

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JetBlue Flight Attendant Vacationing In Jamaica Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Causes Hostage Scandal

A JetBlue flight attendant on vacation in Jamaica tested positive for coronavirus, and then caused quite a headache for the country. Kalina Collier is a 22-year-old JetBlue flight attendant who decided to go on vacation in Jamaica in late January. She…

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How Virtuoso Can Score You Perks At Luxury Hotels

While I ideally like staying at hotels with robust loyalty programs, the reality is that there are lots of charming independent hotels out there that don't have a loyalty program. Often there's a tradeoff for staying at these properties, though -- you…

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Four Travelers In China Eat 66 Pounds Of Oranges To Avoid Bag Fees

Global Times reports on a story that took place in Kunming, which is in China's Southwest Yunnan Province. This is apparently true, bizarre as it may sound. Four travelers were on a business trip, and had purchased 30 kilograms (or about 66 pounds) worth…

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US May Require COVID Testing For Domestic Flights

As of this week the US is requiring pre-travel testing for all international travelers arriving in the US. Could this requirement soon be expanded to domestic flights? Reuters is reporting that the Biden administration is "actively looking" at introducing…

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Official: United States Adds New South Africa Travel Ban

Not only is President Biden extending former President Trump's travel bans, but he's also adding another country to the list. This was rumored yesterday, and has been made official today. This update is in addition to the US requiring pre-travel coronavirus…

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US Will Require International Travelers To Quarantine

It looks like the US may be significantly ramping up restrictions surrounding international travel. President Biden today outlined his administration's plans for tackling coronavirus, and this includes an executive order that mandates a quarantine requirement…

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What Could Biden’s New International Travel Restrictions Be?

Tomorrow is President Trump's last day in office, at which point President-Elect Biden will take his place. Last night we learned that President-Elect Biden plans to introduce new international travel restrictions, and in this post I wanted to discuss…

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Not So Fast: Trump Travel Bans Unlikely To End

Well this is going to get interesting. President Trump plans to end some of the travel restrictions he put into place last spring, but it would appear that President-Elect Biden plans to reinstate them. Reuters is reporting that President Trump will…

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Man Scared Of Coronavirus Lived At Chicago O’Hare Airport For Months

A man was arrested at Chicago O'Hare Airport this weekend after having allegedly spent three months airside in the terminal without being detected. A 36 year old man was arrested Saturday, and has been charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted…

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Official: United States To Require Coronavirus Testing For International Travel

It's official -- for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the US will introduce a consistent testing protocol for travelers. While we first learned about this yesterday, the exact details of the testing requirement have now been published,…

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England Will Require Coronavirus Testing For Travel

England has added a new restriction for international travelers. Is this a step in the right direction, or just kind of pointless at this stage? Starting next week, passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a…

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Canada Requiring PCR Test & Quarantine For International Travel

Since March 2020, Canada has been requiring a 14-day quarantine for arriving international travelers. Well, the country is now adding a further requirement, coinciding with fears of a new faster-spreading COVID-19 strain. As of January 7, 2021, Canada…

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American Teen Jailed For Violating Cayman Islands Quarantine

An American teen is facing significant jail time in the Cayman Islands for violating quarantine requirements. I first wrote about this yesterday when her sentence was increased, though in the meantime her sentence has been reduced, so let's go over the…

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Why The US Likely Won’t Ban Flights From The UK

While there's a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to coronavirus, the past couple of days has thrown us for a loop. Since yesterday we've seen dozens of countries impose UK travel bans through a variety of measures. Let me share why I don't…

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I’m Skeptical: Australia & New Zealand Travel Bubble

We've seen many places that largely have coronavirus under control consider the concept of travel bubbles. Australia and New Zealand have done among the best jobs of keeping coronavirus under control, so could we finally see a travel bubble between the…

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Now Open: Escape Lounge Palm Beach Airport

Prior to 2020, Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) had just one lounge, which was the Delta SkyClub. While that was great for Delta flyers, it didn't exactly help others, both in terms of access requirements, and in terms of the location of the lounge.…

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Go Glamping At Singapore Changi Airport

"Mommy/daddy, can we go glamping at the airport?" That's probably not a question that has been asked too often, but then again, Singapore is also a different place in many ways... Coronavirus has been under control in Singapore more than in most other…

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United Kingdom Reduces Self-Quarantine To 10 Days

Those in the UK (and in particular England) will have a much easier time traveling to "high-risk" destinations as of next week. Back in May, the UK introduced a mandatory 14 day quarantine for all travelers arriving from “high-risk” areas (last week…

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Couple Arrested For Knowingly Flying To Hawaii With Coronavirus

Hawaii is one of the strictest states when it comes to testing and quarantine requirements for travelers. Those traveling to Hawaii either need to get tested within 72 hours of traveling to Hawaii, or need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. It goes…

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UK Will Exempt “High Value Business Travelers” From Quarantine

The UK's current quarantine requirement for travelers from high risk areas will soon no longer apply to certain business travelers, journalists, athletes, and more. The Department for Transport has announced a new set of exemptions for passengers arriving…

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