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Japan Declares State Of Emergency – What Travelers Need To Know

The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency for its capital city Tokyo as the country struggles to control the spread of the virus. The declaration follows days of deliberation and will see the government request its citizens to obey a series of commands designed to reduce the possibility of the disease spreading further, …

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Cuba Creates New Vacation Program For Canadian Tourists

At a time when travel rules have become the most restrictive for Canadians since the start of the pandemic, Cuba makes major changes to more easily welcome Canadian visitors without over-complicated requirements. Cuba announced two updates this week that greatly simplify the process of visiting as a Canadian tourist. Firstly, they are removing the pre-flight …

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American and Alaska Airlines New Service Animal Policies

Last month, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) finalized a ruling amending the requirements US airline carriers have to follow in relation to service animals.  The central adjustment in this ruling dealt with the classification of a service animal.  Specifically, the DOT’s new definition of a service animal does not recognize emotional support animals.  Under …

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British Travel Agencies Cancel Thousands of Vacations

The idea of booking a holiday during a global pandemic is a gamble that many travelers have taken, with some finding success. However, for many British travelers, it’s one that hasn’t paid off. Following the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the UK is to head into its strictest lockdown yet, several British travel …

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Cancun Has Seen 6.4 Million Tourists During The Pandemic

According to Mexican airport operator ASUR, Cancun has registered over 6.4 million tourists since reopening during the Covid-19 pandemic. Of that, over 2.7 million were American travelers on vacation.  The resort city continues to be one of the top destinations in the world during the pandemic and is showing no signs of slowing down.  Cancun …

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Italy and Germany Extend Lockdowns As Case Numbers Remain High

Following the news that the UK is entering its toughest lockdown yet, Italy and Germany too have decided to extend their lockdown restrictions further into the New Year. However, whilst Italy’s system will change to a tiered system that changes rules dependent on the day, Germany is set to continue with a hard, national lockdown …

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Qatar Airways To Launch New Flights To Seattle This Month

Qatar Airways has recently announced the launch of four weekly flights to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) beginning in January 29 2021, ahead of schedule, as the airways expansion into the region was initially scheduled for March of this year.  The new launch will see four-times weekly service operated by the airline’s Boeing 777, featuring 42 …

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Americans Can Still Vacation In These 3 Countries Without Testing

Once again international travel is coming to a standstill worldwide as cases surge and a more contagious variant of Covid-19 has emerged. Proof of negative Covid-19 tests and quarantines continue to keep many travelers at home but there are still a few countries where Americans can travel without restrictions.  Here are the last 3 countries …

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Qantas Airlines Opens Flight Bookings To The U.S. This Summer

Australians finally have a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel for the resumption of international travel. For the first time since March 2020, Australian carrier Qantas Airlines has reopened bookings for international flights to the United States starting in July.  The carrier has also reopened bookings for flights to the UK starting …

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New UK National Lockdown – Everything Travelers Need To Know

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a national lockdown for the UK that prevents all citizens from leaving the country unless they have a legal reason to do so. Recreational travel or tourism is not permitted.  “It is clear that we need to do more to bring this new variant under control,” Johnson stated in …

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U.S. Travel Sets Record As Experts Predict Surge in Cases

US air travel numbers have surged and set new pandemic-era highs in the days following Christmas and into the new year.  With more than half a million Americans traveling on Christmas day, TSA reported the highest number of screened travelers since mid-march two days later on December 27th, at nearly 1.3 million.  This past Saturday …

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