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U.S. Bans Entry From 8 Countries Over New Variant Concerns

New Strain “Omicron” is Prompting Travel Bans Across The World The United States is set to heavily restrict travel from South Africa and 7 other Southern African countries. Beginning Monday, only US citizens and legal residents will be able to travel into the US from the countries. Passengers must still show a negative PCR test …

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United Airlines Brings Back In Flight Cocktails But Flyers Beware

In Flight Hard Alcohol Has Returned But The FAA IS Heavily Fining Unruly Passengers United Airlines have now fully resumed in-flight alcohol sales on domestic, Canadian, and some Latin American flights.  As of November 15th, passengers are now able to purchase beer, wine, or cocktails in flight. The drinks are only offered on flights longer …

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Costa Rica’s Vaccine Passport Suspended

Tourism Industry Pushbacks Stall The Program Costa Rica’s new vaccine passport program has been temporarily suspended as the courts deliberate its implementation. A decision on the ruling is set to be made by Thursday at the latest. The country does not currently have any restrictions on entry, but the new QR code based passport will …

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Mexico To Launch Tourist Protection Army in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum

1500 Strong National Guard Division In Place To Help Keep Tourist Hotspots Secure  The Mexican state of Quintana Roo is to implement a so-called “Tourist Battalion” to alleviate security concerns for visitors to the area. Quintana Roo is the heart of Mexico’s tourism industry, and includes major hotspots like Cancun, Tulum, and Playa Del Carmen …

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Tourism Suspended In Austria Starting Monday As Full Lockdown Begins

A Full Lockdown Will be Imposed Until December 13th.  Austria has announced it will return to a full lockdown on Monday the 22nd of November. The restrictions are set to last until December 13th, but could be as short as 10 days, before returning to the current restrictions. The measures have been enacted to help …

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First Ever Direct Flights Between Vietnam and The U.S. Will Launch This Month

Vietnam Airlines Will Be Operating The Flights Starting November 28th The first ever direct flight between the United States and Vietnam will begin operations this month. The twice weekly flights will run between Ho Chi Minh and San Francisco. The inaugural flight will depart from Ho Chi Minh on the 28th of November, at 8:40PM, …

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American Airlines Resumes Direct Flights To India After 10 Years

JFK to New Delhi Flights Started This Week With Seattle to Follow in March American Airlines has resumed direct flights to India after a ten year absence. Flights between New York JFK and New Delhi started this week, and will be running daily, year round. Previously, American had facilitated flights between Chicago and New Delhi, …

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El Salvador Removes All Travel Restrictions and Entry Requirements

As Of November 17th, No Vaccination Or COVID Test Required For Entry To the El Salvador El Salvador has removed all entry requirements relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of November 17th, travelers to to the Central American country will no longer have to provide evidence of vaccination, or negative COVID tests. It joins a …

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Unvaccinated Americans Can Travel to Germany Starting November 14

No Quarantine Or Multiple Test Requirements Required for American Travelers  Unvaccinated American travelers can now travel to Germany. Since August 16th, US visitors were required to be vaccinated if they hoped to avoid a ten day quarantine in the European country. Under this new facilitated entry, any travelers from the US will now only be …

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New Direct Flights From U.S. To Madeira, Portugal Announced

Flights Will Begin on November 29th from JFK Madeira is getting its first direct flight from the US. On November 29th. Weekly flights will begin from New York JFK to the capital city of Funchal. Azores Airlines will be facilitating the route, who also run direct flights to Lisbon and the Azores. Madeira is an …

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Americans Could Face Massive Delays As 53 Million People Plan Thanksgiving Travel

Combined With New International Regulations, Airports and Roads May Be Severely Impacted 53 Million Americans are projected to be traveling this Thanksgiving. The estimate brings numbers to within 5% of pre-pandemic levels. The figure, calculated by AAA Road Group, came with several warnings and advice for those braving the journey to see loved ones. These …

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Royal Caribbean Receives World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Wonder Of The Seas Inaugural Voyage Set For March 2022 The world’s largest cruise ship has been delivered to Royal Caribbean in the past week. The gargantuan ship is currently in Marseille where it will be receiving some final details before heading across the Atlantic for its maiden cruise. The new ship, named Wonder of …

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