Skip to Content

Travel

IATA Calls For Pre-Flight Testing to Replace Quarantines

Could testing before flying internationally become the new norm? IATA would like to see it that way.  The International Air Transport Association, or IATA, is reporting that international travel in 2020 is down a whopping 92% from last year and that massive decrease is crippling economies and livelihoods on every corner of the planet. As …

Read More about IATA Calls For Pre-Flight Testing to Replace Quarantines

U.S. Drops Level 4 Travel Advisory For Egypt

The United States has dropped its travel advisory for Egypt from a level 4 ‘do not travel’ to level 3 ‘reconsider travel’. After Egypt successfully flattened its curve of COVID-19 cases, the U.S. State Department has now reduced the advisory. Under the current COVID-19 entry requirements for Egypt, Americans are permitted to travel to the …

Read More about U.S. Drops Level 4 Travel Advisory For Egypt

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Plan To Test All Cruise Ship Passengers

The healthy sail panel create by Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD announced a 72 Step plan to protect passengers when cruising returns including mandatory COVID-19 testing. The Healthy Sail Panel is group made up of experts in the fields of medicine, science, infectious diseases, biosecurity, hospitality and maritime operations that was …

Read More about Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Plan To Test All Cruise Ship Passengers

First Large Cruise Line With 2 Ships Back in Operation

One thing’s for sure. Cruising is back and it’s here to stay. After what seemed like a rocky restart for some smaller cruise ships, it appears large cruise lines have had the recipe for success so far in a COVID-19 world.  Costa is officially the first large cruise line to have 2 ships back in …

Read More about First Large Cruise Line With 2 Ships Back in Operation

Cancun Has Become One Of Top Destinations in The World During the Pandemic

While the world continues to be plagued by economic shutdowns, border closures and travel bans, Cancun has defied all the odds. As most airlines continue to cancel flights around the world due to low demand, it’s the opposite in Cancun. Airlines are scrambling to take advantage of Cancun becoming one of the top tourists destinations …

Read More about Cancun Has Become One Of Top Destinations in The World During the Pandemic

MSC Completing 5th Cruise As Company Sets Standard For Industry

MSC is setting the standard for large cruise lines as it’s about to complete its fifth successful cruise onboard the MSC Grandiosa without any confirmed cases of COVID-19.  As other large cruise lines continue to sit back and watch, MSC is setting the stage for large ship cruising and making a name for itself in …

Read More about MSC Completing 5th Cruise As Company Sets Standard For Industry

Canada and U.S. Land Border Will Remain Closed Until At Least Oct 21

The Canada and United States land border will remain closed to all non-essential traffic until at least October 21st. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced the update on his Twitter on Friday stating, “We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until October 21st, 2020. We will continue to base our decisions on …

Read More about Canada and U.S. Land Border Will Remain Closed Until At Least Oct 21

The U.S. and Mexico Land Border Will Not Open Until At Least October 21

The land border between the United States and Mexico will not open for non-essential traffic until at least October 21st. Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement on Thursday amid concerns about the growing number of cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. “After reviewing the development of the spread of Covid-19, Mexico proposed to …

Read More about The U.S. and Mexico Land Border Will Not Open Until At Least October 21

Colombia Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism on Sept 21

Colombia officially reopened its borders for international tourism on September 21, 2020. Colombia’s airports reopened on the 21st, initially connecting the nation with the USA, Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Guatemala, as announced by the Ministry of Transportation. Bogota cityscape of big buildings and mountains On September 11, we published an article called …

Read More about Colombia Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism on Sept 21

Hawaii Officially Reopening For International Tourism On October 15

Hawaii will be reopening for tourism to national and international tourists on October 15 without the need for a mandatory 14 day quarantine. Hawaii Governor David Ige confirmed the news in a new proclamation on September 23rd. Incoming travelers must have a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 72 hours of boarding their …

Read More about Hawaii Officially Reopening For International Tourism On October 15

Air Canada and WestJet’s Free COVID-19 Insurance Is Not Travel Insurance

The COVID-19 travel era is difficult enough with mandatory PCR tests, quarantines, forms and health protocols. Many Canadians are celebrating a recent announcement after media outlets published stories on Air Canada and WestJet’s free ‘COVID-19 travel insurance’.  Lets get things straight. COVID-19 Insurance is NOT travel insurance. Two of Canada’s largest airlines, Air Canada and …

Read More about Air Canada and WestJet’s Free COVID-19 Insurance Is Not Travel Insurance

South Africa Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism October 1

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the country will officially reopen borders for tourism on October 1, 2020. South Africa’s reopening news will include both inbound and outbound tourism, allowing nationals to travel abroad and tourists to enter once again. “We will gradually and cautiously ease restrictions on international travel… allowing travel into …

Read More about South Africa Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism October 1