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Customs and Border Protection Launches App For Entry Into The United States

The CBP One™ Mobile App enables travelers to expedite travel requirements prior to or during their arrival or departure to the U.S. It also enhances transparency for CBP stakeholders through virtual access to service requests, real-time status updates, and direct chat options.  As the features and uses of the app continue to evolve, users can …

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Israel Opens Airways to U.S. Carriers Upon Complaint From Washington

Following an official complaint from Washington, Israel has agreed to reopen airways to U.S. carriers, Delta and United. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) filed a complaint to its Israeli counterpart, alleging improper behavior of airlines as only two carriers were permitted to operate rescue passenger flights, both being Israeli airlines, El …

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American Airlines and JetBlue Partnership Adds 33 New Flight Routes

American Airlines and JetBlue will be officially launching their partnership by offering nearly 80 codeshare flights and 33 new routes to their customers.  The partnership, concentrating predominantly on the Northeast markets of the U.S, will be offering codeshare flights and new routes to and from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport …

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American Airlines Announces New Routes for Summer

American Airlines has recently unveiled new routes it plans to operate this summer from Miami International Airport (MIA), intending to introduce two new international routes, as well as two new domestic routes.   The airline’s new international routes, scheduled to commence in June, will allow it to become the only U.S based carrier to provide …

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VeriFLY Health Passport Now Offered By More U.S. Airlines

Recent U.S. travel regulations and restrictions, specifically those relating to the requirement of international arrivals presenting a COVID-19 test result, have created a heightened demand for software and technologies to assist travelers. Subsequently, Alaska airlines has moved to offer VeriFLY, a would-be health passport to provide travelers with expedited check-in and verification for arrival into …

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Borders Currently To Open American Travelers In February

The inauguration of President Biden led to reinstated travel bans that were formerly lifted by President Donald Trump just before his departure from office. While the current administration is tightening travel restrictions and considering testing requirements for domestic travel, more than 27 million Americans have received one or more doses of vaccine. Amidst ongoing interstate …

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Two U.S. Cruise Lines Will Require Passengers To Be Vaccinated

Two U.S cruise lines have recently announced that they will be moving to make vaccinations mandatory for passengers to sail aboard. American Queen Steamboat Company, as well as its sister company, Victory Cruise Lines, will effectively become the first North American cruise operators to officially require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all crew-members, passengers and …

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United Airlines Makes Travel to Hawaii Easier For Americans

United Airlines is making travel to Hawaii easier for its customers by allowing them to show proof of negative tests at United’s hub airports, allowing them to avoid document screening processes upon arrival in Hawaii. The new pre-clearance program began this month and is available for United travelers on 110 of the airline’s weekly flights …

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U.S. Gov. Signs $231 Million Contract With At Home COVID Test Manufacturer

The US Government has approved a $231 million contract with an at-home COVID-19 test manufacturer to scale up production and make the test kits more accessible to Americans.  The manufacturer, Ellume, was the nation’s first provider of over-the-counter at home tests after being given an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

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Delta Is Launching New Technology To Make Travel Requirements Easier

Delta Airlines is working in overdrive to navigate through pandemic-era travel and make things easier for travelers.  The Atlanta-based carrier is working on enhancing accessibility of COVID-19 testing kits for travelers and building digital tools to enable travelers to directly upload and verify health documents. Delta will also be launching the first domestic digital identity …

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US Travel Association Urges Biden To Start ‘Next Chapter Of Travel’

Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, recently addressed the current state of travel and outlined a bold strategy and call to action for the Biden administration to pursue. During the annual State of the Travel Industry speech delivered via live webcast from the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Wednesday …

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U.S. Looks To Expand Testing Requirements For Domestic Travel

With mandatory testing requirements in full effect for international travel into the US, the Biden administration is now considering the testing requirements to regulate domestic travel as well.  In an executive order on COVID-19 safety in domestic and international travel signed by President Biden last week, the document outlines the possibility to “impose additional public …

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