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U.S. To Increase ESTA Fee For Incoming Tourists

U.S. Issues First ESTA Price Increase Since 2015 The United States is increasing the cost of the ESTA waiver visa for incoming tourists. There have been rumors of a price increase for several months, but the final rule is effective from May 20, 2022.  The ESTA is an online system whereby nonimmigrant visitors planning to …

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Top Domestic U.S. Destinations For Travelers This Summer Revealed

A recent study has revealed the top domestic destinations in the US for travelers to visit this coming summer. With the cost of both international air travel and hotel bookings abroad reaching expensive new highs over the past few weeks, domestic travel around the US is the perfect way to enjoy a great trip without …

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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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Low Cost Carrier Avelo Announces 5 New U.S. Routes Starting at $29

Travelers can also participate in the airline’s “1 Year Anniversary Sweepstakes” to earn free flights for a year Avelo Airlines, the ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Houston, recently announced 5 new routes in the United States as part of their anniversary celebration.  In June and July, the airline will be offering non-stop flights on the East …

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Mask Mandate Confusion Spreads Across the U.S.

As if traveling isn’t confusing enough already, it may just have gotten a bit more puzzling for Americans traveling throughout the country. This is in large due to the removal of the federal mask mandate, which was struck down by a federal judge on April 18. The removal of the federal mask mandate should in …

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The U.S. Is One Of The Last Countries To Still Enforce Pre-Arrival Testing

As Covid recedes and the epidemiological scenario improves, we have been following a number of nations that have reinstated their pre-pandemic border rules. From several Caribbean islands to the once-strict European nations, travel is again restriction-free across most of the world, especially for those who are vaccinated. Contrastingly, there have been a select few nations …

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U.S. To Allow Gender-Neutral Passport Applications From April 11

The White House and State Department have announced from April 11, 2022, all U.S. citizens have the option of gender-neutral passport applications. The move will enable transgender U.S. citizens to select “X” as a gender marker on their passport applications.  The White House said in a statement: “Every American deserves the freedom to be themselves,” …

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Top 10 Adventurous Things To Do Near Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is full of fun, exciting, and memorable things to do. This list looks at 10 great options – either in Los Angeles or nearby – for adding some adventure to your next trip to the city.  1. Go Surfing Nothing says Southern California quite like surfing, and trying to catch a wave yourself …

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United Launches New Ultra-Fast Bag Check-In Under 1 Minute

United Cuts Airport Wait Times Are you tired of waiting in lines at the airport? You wouldn’t be alone; millions of people hate airport waiting times. And, sadly, airport waiting times have increased tenfold since the pandemic started because of travel restrictions and document checks.  However, United Airlines is the first airline to start an …

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U.S. Issues Special New Health Alert For Mexico

The United States has issued a new special health alert for travel to Mexico for Spring Break. The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) has listed various precautions for all American tourists this year.  OSAC says: “Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during spring break. While the vast majority travel safely, visitors should consider …

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Disney World Removes Mask Mandate For Vaccinated Guests

US Disney resorts have removed their mask mandates nationwide for vaccinated guests. From now on, mask usage will be an individual choice for anyone who’s fully vaccinated.  Disney made masks mandatory at US Disney resorts in 2020. They removed mandatory masks in June 2021 after COVID-19 cases decreased, but they brought the mask mandate back …

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