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UK’s Controversial Vaccine Rules For Entry Frustrate Many Global Travelers

A set of controversial rules relating to Covid-19 vaccinations that were included by the UK as part of their travel restriction shake-up just last week has caused outrage around several parts of the world. The rule sees travelers heading to the UK – who have been vaccinated in most countries around the world – treated …

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Test Shortage Delays UK’s Easing of Travel Restrictions

A shortage of Covid-19 tests in the UK has led to the country’s planned travel restriction updates being delayed for a few weeks. The updated rules, which were only announced days ago, were warmly received by both the UK’s holiday starved travelers and its customer starved travel industry – but now both parties will be …

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Thailand To Delay Reopening of Popular Tourism Destinations Until November

Because of a slower than expected vaccination rollout, Thailand is considering delaying reopening many of its major tourist destinations in October.  Reports from Thailand suggest that the Thai government will delay the reopening of five provinces as each province’s vaccination rate still lags behind the 70 percent coverage required to open up next month.  The …

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Portugal Eases Entry Requirements For U.S. Travelers

Portugal is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, and they’ve just taken another step towards facilitating wider travel to the country by recognizing third-country vaccination certificates. This post will look at the current entry requirements for Portugal as well as the Covid-19 situation and plans to reduce restrictions further amid high vaccination rates. Portugal …

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Australia On Track To Reopen For Tourism By Christmas At Latest

Australia has some of the world’s strictest travel restrictions, banning all foreign tourists and not allowing citizens to leave for non-essential reasons since the pandemic began. But after almost two years of closed borders, Australia says they will reopen by Christmas at the latest. This post will look at the latest statement from Australia’s tourism …

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Scotland Updates Rules For International Arrivals

Travel rules are changing in Scotland starting next month. The country will amend the travel traffic light system that’s been in place for months, and eligible international arrivals will still have to undergo pre-departure and arrival tests for travel. Many of the updates will go into effect from October 4th. Scotland’s Travel Traffic Light System …

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U.S. Issues Level 4 ‘Do Not Travel’ For Top Cruising Destinations

Some of the top destinations for cruises that depart the US for sailings around the Caribbean are amongst those affected by the latest US travel advisory warning updates. Yesterday’s updates saw a handful of travel destinations given Level 4 travel warnings – the most severe travel warning level that the US currently hands to countries …

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India Prepares Reopening To International Tourists

After closing to the world for over 18 months, the Indian government has begun preparations to reopen the border for international tourism in the coming weeks.  The news comes as cases continue to fall as the vaccination rates rise nationwide. The pandemic has hit the nation’s tourism economy hard, and the border reopening will be …

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U.S. Extends Land Border Restrictions With Canada and Mexico

In an official announcement, the United States extended its ban on non-essential travel across the land borders with Canada and Mexico for another month. These updated restrictions are set to be in place until at least October 21, 2021. After being limited to essential traffic only since March of 2020, the U.S./Mexico/Canada land border restrictions …

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U.S. Ends Travel Ban On UK And EU Citizens

The United States has decided to lift travel restrictions for British and EU travelers in November after an 18-month travel ban because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The move comes as British Minister Boris Johnson was set to head to Washington D.C. tomorrow and make a passionate plea for Joe Biden to allow non-essential travel from …

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International Flight Routes Resuming From Canada Amid High Demand

As Canadians become more confident about traveling internationally again, airlines are resuming international flight routes to keep up with demand. Air Transat has announced that it will be resuming its service to the United Kingdom and Portugal, while Air Canada has announced flights to Australia starting in December. Air Transat Resuming Flights To Portugal and …

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