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Brazil Reinstates Face Mask Requirement As Country Refuses To Move Forward From Health Crisis

Three months after scrapping mandatory masks, Brazil is taking a step back and reinstating the controversial requirement for travelers. Being one of a handful of destinations that are yet to fully reopen their borders, the country has repeatedly refused to move forward from the health crisis in spite of high vaccination rates and low mortality …

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Hong Kong Tourism Reopening Will Fail Due To Ridiculous Testing Requirements

News emerged over the weekend that Hong Kong, along with a number of other Asian countries, was finally opening. But is the news as exciting as some headlines would assume? The new rules in place as of September 26th are not as big of a step forward as assumed. The short and frank answer is …

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Random Testing On Arrival In Canada Could Force Tourists To Quarantine

Although a majority of the Western World has dropped all of their entry requirements already, tourists visiting Canada still risk being sent to quarantine when randomly selected for testing on-arrival and given a positive Covid result – even if no longer infectious. Whether you’re vaccinated or recovered, Canada makes no distinction. From the onset of …

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France Ends All Covid Restrictions For Travelers

Beginning today, August 1st 2022, France has officially ended all Covid restrictions for international travelers. As the country reopens completely, travelers will no longer need to test before arrival. Travelers will also not need to present proof of recovery from Covid-19 and will not require proof that they have been vaccinated. Travelers will no longer …

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These Countries Have Removed Mask Mandates For Travelers

Countries Without Mask Mandates We’ve all become accustomed to wearing masks in the last two years—especially when we’re traveling. However, some countries have already removed their mask mandates.  As a result, travelers are free to make their own decisions on wearings masks in these nations: The United Kingdom  The United Kingdom has removed its legal requirement …

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Hawaiian Islands Remove Several Covid Entry Requirements

Two of the most popular islands for travelers in Hawaii have recently removed several of their long-standing Covid-19 related restrictions, making a visit to the famous islands even more appealing for travelers. The decision to do so follows a general pattern across the United States and the wider world, with several of the country’s states …

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Southwest Airlines Announces The Return Of Alcohol Sales

While Southwest Resumes Liquor Service, American Airlines Is The Only Major Airline Holding Out On Return To Booze Southwest announced that they will be resuming the sale of alcohol in-flight, leaving American Airlines as the sole airline not shifting back to its pre-pandemic stance. The move will be pleasing for many customers, but airline unions …

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Sweden Ends All Internal Vaccine Passports and Mask Mandates

Sweden has become the latest country in the EU to remove almost all of its Covid-19 related restrictions, including the use of a vaccine passports and the mandatory mask requirement. The move follows a trend of countries in Europe slowly beginning to peel back their restrictions – a move that is bound to prove popular …

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Netherlands To Remove Quarantine Requirement For Travelers With Boosters

The European Country Will Also Be Reopening Bars, Restaurants, And Other Businesses The Netherlands has announced that it will be removing its quarantine requirement for travelers who have received a booster shot. The news came with further announcements of restrictions being lessened inside the country. The Netherlands had imposed some of the strictest entry requirements …

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Ireland Ending Almost All Restrictions Including Health Pass And Curfew

Just over a month after announcing some of the strictest measures in Europe in tackling the spread of Omicron, including the implementation of a curfew right before Christmas, the Republic of Ireland has now decided to lift most of them. It follows in the footsteps of the neighboring United Kingdom, which has recently scrapped mandatory …

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What To Do If You Test Positive Right Before Your Trip?

What Happens If You Contract COVID-19 Before Your Trip? Testing positive before your trip is a nightmare, yet with the transmissibility of Omicron and the U.S. topping 1 million cases today, it’s not unlikely. Most countries still require a 24 to 72 hour PCR test in order for tourists to enter, so many American travelers …

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Further Cruise Outbreaks Threaten Future Sailings Prompting New Restrictions

Mandatory Masks, Cancelled Ports, And More As Cruise Lines Scramble To Deal With Omicron Royal Caribbean were dealt another blow to their winter season as 55 passengers aboard an eight day sailing on the Odyssey of the Seas. It’s the latest in a number of cruise related outbreaks in December, prompting some heavy reshuffling of …

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