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Skiers Now Require Negative COVID Test To Visit Aspen

Winter sports enthusiasts hoping to visit Aspen’s world-famous ski resorts this winter will now have to plan for taking a COVID-19 test before traveling. Authorities in Pitkin Country, Colorado, where Aspen’s four ski resorts are located, will require all overnight visitors from outside the county to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The new …

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New Germany Lockdown Will Affect Christmas Travel Plans

A new ‘hard’ lockdown coming into force in Germany from today (December 16) will put a dampener on Christmas celebrations and travel plans, with restrictions only being slightly eased for the holiday. The German federal government announced the new lockdown amid a continued surge in infections which a ‘soft’ lockdown in place since the start …

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Travelers Allowed To Return To France As Lockdown Ends

Travelers from selected countries will be allowed to visit France without COVID restrictions from today (December 15) as the country’s strict lockdown is partially lifted. France has been under one of the most severe lockdowns in the world since the beginning of November as the country attempted to halt a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. …

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Ontario Ends Free COVID Tests For International Travelers

Canadians considering taking a vacation abroad have been dealt a blow from the news that free COVID-19 tests will no longer be available to them in Ontario. The decision represents a step back for Ontarians wanting to travel to visit family or vacation abroad during the winter holiday season. The announcement by the government of …

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New California Lockdowns Won’t Allow For Holiday Ski Vacations

Americans hoping to visit some of California’s best ski resorts this Christmas have been left disappointed by the imposition of new stay-at-home rules by the state authorities to control rising cases of COVID-19. The regional stay-at-home order, which came into effect earlier in December, is likely to last until at least January 1, covering the …

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U.S. Airports Offering Covid Tests For Travelers

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, U.S. travelers will be relieved that many airports around the country are now offering COVID-19 testing both before flying and on return from vacation. The ability to take a test and obtain a COVID-negative result will provide peace of mind for travelers during the holiday season and …

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New Sleeper Train Services Announced Across Europe

The national railway companies of Austria, Germany, France and Switzerland have announced new overnight train routes linking some of Europe’s largest cities. The new routes are intended to offer a more sustainable option for travelers to enjoy the continent’s beautiful and historic metropolises.   In a press conference on December 8 the railway operators Deutsche …

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Brits Could Face New Travel Restrictions To Europe In January

In a blow to winter holiday hopes, the EU Commission has indicated that UK travelers could face restrictions on non-essential trips to European countries from January 1. When the UK leaves the Brexit transition period at the end of the year, it will join a list of third countries from which visitors to the EU …

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American Airlines New At-Home Testing Boosts Hopes For Holiday Travel

American Airlines will now offer at-home testing for domestic flights to US destinations with COVID-19 travel restrictions or quarantine requirements, boosting hopes for safe travel options over the Christmas holidays. The airline announced that from December 9 customers would be able to book an at-home test – through the company’s partner LetsGetChecked – for flights …

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WestJet Expands New Hawaii Testing Program To BC and Ontario

More Canadian travelers will soon be able to enjoy quarantine-free vacations in Hawaii thanks to WestJet’s decision to expand its pre-flight testing program to more provinces in the country. On December 7 the company announced that it would be offering customers from British Columbia and Ontario the opportunity to book a pre-flight COVID-19 test through …

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Montreal Airport To Offer Travelers New Rapid COVID Tests

Montreal International Airport (YUL) will become the latest Canadian airport to offer passengers a pre-flight COVID-19 test, following on from similar pilot programs launched at Calgary and Vancouver. The trial represents increased availability of COVID tests for travelers in Canada, improving access for Canadians to visit countries requiring proof of a negative test result and …

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New Travel Restrictions In Europe For Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, people across Europe are attempting to make plans to visit friends and family while navigating COVID-19 travel restrictions, lockdowns and curfews. Rules for gatherings over Christmas vary considerably from country to country, with some governments yet to decide exactly what kinds of travel and celebrations will be allowed. Here …

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