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Norwegian Permanently Cuts All Long-Haul Flights

In a major blow to low-cost travel in Europe, Norwegian has announced the permanent cancellation of its long-haul flight routes as the company attempts to deal with the fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   Norwegian is the latest airline to announce major changes to its flight schedule as the travel restrictions implemented to control …

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UK Bans Arrivals From 16 Countries Over New Strain

The British government has announced a ban on new arrivals from all South American countries as well as Cpae Verde and Portugal over fears that a new COVID-19 variant has emerged in Brazil. The ban will come into effect on Friday January 15 and will apply to all non-resident arrivals. UK residents returning from the …

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Air Canada Announces More Flight Cancellations

In further unfortunate news for Canadian travelers, Air Canada has announced that it will be making further cuts to its flight schedule as the pandemic continues to hit the company’s operations. The company has made the decision as further restrictions on international travel have been implemented by the Canadian government since the new year, and …

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Canadian Travelers Can No Longer Claim COVID Benefits For Quarantine

Canadians hoping to take vacations abroad over the coming months have been dealt another blow from the news that they will no longer be eligible to claim government COVID benefits during the quarantine period on return to Canada. The news comes on the back of the introduction of mandatory PCR tests for all arrivals in …

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Cruise Lines Extend Suspensions Further Into 2021

Several major cruise lines have announced that they will continue to pause their operations until later in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions continue to limit cruise trips. Liners including Carnival Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and P&O have all announced further cancellations and suspensions in recent days, with most extending to …

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WestJet Cancels Hundreds of Flights As New Testing Requirement Begins

WestJet has announced a significant reduction in its flight capacity as the introduction of new COVID-19 testing requirements for all arrivals to Canada continues to wreak havoc on the air travel industry. The decision by WestJet to slash its operations follows a sharp fall in new bookings and an increase in cancellations since the Canadian …

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US Airlines Now Requiring Negative COVID Tests For UK Passengers

US carriers Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will now require all passengers from the UK to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result in order to fly. The decision follows the discovery of a new strain of the virus in Britain which is believed to be more contagious. The airlines have made these …

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Americans Are Postponing Travel Plans For 2021

A recent survey by Longwoods International highlighted the continued disruption the COVID-19 pandemic is causing to travel plans in 2021. The survey showed that many American travelers are postponing vacations until later next year, and expect to have to change their travel plans as a result of the pandemic. The survey shows the long-lasting impact …

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Australian States Announce New Travel Bans On Sydney

An outbreak of COVID-19 in Sydney’s Northern Beaches has prompted several Australian states to issue travel bans on the city, disrupting Christmas travel plans for many residents. Australia has used strict lockdowns and travel restrictions to largely supress transmission of the virus and state governments have been quick to act to prevent the latest outbreak …

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Canadian Provinces Begin Lockdowns: What Travelers Need To Know

Canadians hoping to travel across the country to visit friends and family over Christmas have been dealt a blow from the news that the two largest provinces, Ontario and Quebec, will tighten lockdown rules over the holiday period. With just a few days to go until Christmas, the two provincial governments have decided to use …

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More Countries Ban UK Due To New Virus Strain

The emergence of a new strain of COVID-19 in England has prompted several European countries to ban flights arriving from the UK, causing travel chaos as the Christmas holiday period begins. The flight cancellations and travel restrictions come as Europe prepares for a Christmas in lockdown, with most countries discouraging travel over the holiday period …

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British Airways Permanently Cancels These International Routes

Travelers have been left disappointed by the news that British Airways (BA) will be axing flights to a number of long-haul destinations in 2021 as the airline deals with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision represents another sign that travelers will see less freedom of choice in flight options next year even as …

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