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CDC Urges Americans To Wear Face Masks When Flying

Even though a US judge struck down the federal mask mandate, again allowing passengers to board flights without face coverings, the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is adamant people must not let their guards down just yet. In fact, the entity has issued a statement on May 3 urging Americans to continue …

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U.S. Travelers Will Need REAL ID Cards To Board All Flights Starting Next Year

Starting May 3, 2023, Americans will need REAL ID Cards to board domestic flights in the United States, as the federal government seeks to address security issues and further improve identity checks at U.S. airports. Essentially, those who do not meet the one-year deadline will be denied boarding from next year. With domestic travel having …

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Southwest Airlines Launches New Fare Class With Various Benefits For Travelers

Southwest Airlines will add a fourth category fare to attract more business travelers and revenue this year. The new fare will cost slightly more than Southwest Airlines’ cheapest tickets but below the airline’s top two fare categories. Southwest Airlines hopes the fare will offer more flexibility to travelers. The airline will call the new fare category …

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U.S. Won’t Push Vaccine Mandate for Domestic Air Travel At This Time

In a statement to the press, U.S. President Joe Biden said that he doesn’t see the need to mandate vaccination proof for domestic air travel at this time. The president’s comment was made following a press briefing about the U.S. travel updates, Biden was asked by a reporter if he was considering any requirements for …

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U.S. National Park Service Enforcing Mask Mandates For Visitors and Employees

The National Park Service announced August 16th that it is enforcing mask mandates immediately for all visitors and employees. This is due to the surge of COVID-19 cases that emerged from the highly contagious Delta variant. Plus, the pandemic forced many Americans to choose domestic vacations, and as a result, many popular United States National Parks have seen record …

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Germany Adds New Restrictions For U.S. Travelers

The United States was added to Germany’s “high-risk” list over the weekend resulting in new restrictions for American travelers. The announcement comes amidst a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks across the U.S. The new guidance states that travelers who have spent time in the U.S. within 10 days before arrival …

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Israel Delays Reopening For Vaccinated Travelers

Israel was planning on reopening to vaccinated tourists on July 1st. However, thanks to a growing rise in cases of the Delta variant, travelers will have to wait longer.  The world regards Israel as one of the world’s greatest vaccination success stories. The nation took the lead in the global vaccination drive in the early days. However, …

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Top 25 Trending U.S. Travel Destinations For 2021

More than a year of being grounded, Americans are eagerly planning their escape for spring and summer vacations. Seeing that the U.S. recently issued more than 115 “do not travel” advisories, reciprocated with international travel restrictions, and not to mention, the requisite of testing upon return, the best bet right now appears to be domestic …

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Major U.S. Airlines Returning To Normal Passenger Boarding

The aviation industry, much like the rest of the world, has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Carriers were forced to cut jobs, reduce frequencies, and impose substantial restraints on travel. More than a year later, some form of normalcy has been restored, at least when it comes to boarding flights. In a bid to …

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U.S. Looking To Lift International Travel Bans By May

Americans are ready to travel, airlines are picking up, and vaccination counts are increasing. Meanwhile, travel bans and restrictions are still in place – limiting the scope of movement for over a year – with no end in sight. Amidst the obscurity of when travel will return to how it once was, there is now …

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U.S. Government Urged To Reopen For Tourism To All Countries By May 1

“The risk of COVID-19 transmission while flying is low,” reads the letter. It further states that the current health protocols, such as mask-wearing and physical distancing, paired with industry-standard air filtration on planes and contact tracing systems are effective in combating the spread of COVID-19 during travel and that this claim is affirmed by scientific …

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American Airlines Launches Touchless Technology For Travel

American Airlines says it is “revolutionizing the travel experience” by launching digital tools and increasing contactless points of entry. The Fort-Worth-based carrier announced the initiative as the U.S. sees a significant uptrend in aviation activity.  In the coming months, American Airlines passengers can look forward to digital travel tools, touch-free check-in and bag drop, as …

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