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France To Remove Testing Requirements For Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Local news sources in France reported on Tuesday that the EU nation will drop all Covid testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers that are currently in place by next week. The change will affect all international arrivals aged 12 and over to France from outside of the European Union and Schengen Area, which includes those …

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White House Urged To Lift Testing Requirement For Americans Flying Home

The American Society of Travelers (ASTA) has formally requested the White House to exempt Americans flying to the United States from the pre-departure testing requirement. Currently all travelers, irrespective of nationality or residence, must present a negative Covid test within 1 day of travel to the North American country. The measure, which was enacted in …

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IATA Urges All Countries To Remove Restrictions For Vaccinated Travelers

Citing a supposed ineffectiveness of overly strict border measures, IATA (an acronym for International Air Transport Association) has called on all countries to remove restrictions for travelers, especially those who are vaccinated. The association joins the World Health Organization (WHO) in slamming travel bans, and particularly testing regimes which place a disproportionate burden on passengers. …

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UK To Officially Remove All Testing Requirements For Vaccinated Travelers Feb 11

Officials in the UK announced early on Monday that the region will be scrapping all testing requirements for fully vaccinated international arrivals starting February 11th. According to the latest report by the BBC, those arriving to England and Scotland will not be subject to the testing requirements if they are fully vaccinated. This week’s news …

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Bahamas Drops PCR Test Requirement For Vaccinated Travelers

From January 7, fully vaccinated travelers to The Bahamas won’t be required to show a negative PCR test for entry. Instead, a rapid antigen (or a PCR test) will be accepted as the pre-departure test.  Officials in the Caribbean nation updated the entry guidance this week, just as the testing requirement has scheduled to take …

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Aruba Tightens Entry Requirements For The U.S. And Canada Over Omicron Concerns

Starting Monday, December 27, 2021, residents from the U.S., Canada, and other high-risk countries traveling to Aruba will need to complete a Molecular COVID-19 test two days (48 hours) before departure and will no longer have the option to test upon arrival. Regardless of vaccination status, residents traveling from high-risk countries will no longer qualify for three-day (72-hour) PCR testing. Travelers …

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Canada Lifts Ban On Direct Flights From India

Following months of a ban from Transport Canada, direct flights between Canada and India are back. Due to a huge influx in coronavirus cases earlier this year throughout India and the surrounding region, Transport Canada made the decision back in April to halt all direct commercial and private flights from India and Pakistan to Canada …

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