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New Bali ‘Green Zone’ Will Be First To Open For Tourism

Bali has started preparations to reopen for mass tourism with what it calls ‘The Green Zone’. The scheme entails specific areas of the island with minimal presence of COVID-19 and increased health and safety measures to be accessible to international tourists.  Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced the COVID-free zone initiative to safely allow international travelers …

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Customs and Border Protection Launches App For Entry Into The United States

The CBP One™ Mobile App enables travelers to expedite travel requirements prior to or during their arrival or departure to the U.S. It also enhances transparency for CBP stakeholders through virtual access to service requests, real-time status updates, and direct chat options.  As the features and uses of the app continue to evolve, users can …

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Israel Opens Airways to U.S. Carriers Upon Complaint From Washington

Following an official complaint from Washington, Israel has agreed to reopen airways to U.S. carriers, Delta and United. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) filed a complaint to its Israeli counterpart, alleging improper behavior of airlines as only two carriers were permitted to operate rescue passenger flights, both being Israeli airlines, El …

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Why Americans Are Still Flocking To Mexico For Vacation

It’s fair to say that the global pandemic has been nothing short of merciless to the global travel industry, crippling tourism businesses, airline carriers, and national economies. With setbacks thrown in every direction, one thing remains strong: the persistence for travel. The aforementioned statement is exemplified in the TSA’s checkpoint screening data, a witness to …

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Air New Zealand To Trial Vaccine Passport On International Flights

How it works Users will be able to create a digital health wallet connected to their e-passport. Once tested or vaccinated, labs will securely transfer the results to the user’s app. The information can then be used to determine whether the traveler fits the health and safety standards of the country they are planning to …

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American Airlines and JetBlue Partnership Adds 33 New Flight Routes

American Airlines and JetBlue will be officially launching their partnership by offering nearly 80 codeshare flights and 33 new routes to their customers.  The partnership, concentrating predominantly on the Northeast markets of the U.S, will be offering codeshare flights and new routes to and from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport …

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WestJet Suspends Routes to Four Canadian Cities

Sweeping government restrictions relating to travel have sternly impeded operations of Canadian airline carriers. In the most recent development, Calgary-based WestJet has announced it will be moving to temporarily suspend the services for four routes. Destination cities which will be affected are St. John’s N.L, London Ontario, and Lloydminster and Medicine Hat in Alberta. Route suspensions are …

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JetBlue Announces New Changes to Carry-on and Cancellation Policies

JetBlue airways has announced changes it will be making to its fare and fee structures, with a significant modification being applied to its most inexpensive tickets, in which allowances for a full-size carry-on will be excluded. The airline has also revealed modifications to their change and cancellation policies, as the current policy to waive fees is set …

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U.S. Expands Facial Recognition To Customs Locations In Canada

The U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the expansion of ‘Simplified Arrival’ for eight pre-clearance locations throughout Canada. The ‘Simplified Arrival’ program is used by the CBP to automate the document checking process, currently done manually, which is required for admission to the U.S. In addition to automating the process, the CBP notes that the process …

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