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U.S. Travelers Await Clarification Over Biden’s New Quarantine Order

American travelers and tourism operators from around the world are waiting for clarification on Biden’s new controversial quarantine order. On Thursday, Joe Biden signed an executive order that requires Americans returning from abroad to follow CDC “recommended periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation.”  Is The Quarantine Recommended or Mandatory? The wording in the executive order has …

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Cruise Lines Extend Suspensions Further Into 2021

Several major cruise lines have announced that they will continue to pause their operations until later in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions continue to limit cruise trips. Liners including Carnival Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and P&O have all announced further cancellations and suspensions in recent days, with most extending to …

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US Airlines Now Requiring Negative COVID Tests For UK Passengers

US carriers Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will now require all passengers from the UK to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result in order to fly. The decision follows the discovery of a new strain of the virus in Britain which is believed to be more contagious. The airlines have made these …

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Americans Are Postponing Travel Plans For 2021

A recent survey by Longwoods International highlighted the continued disruption the COVID-19 pandemic is causing to travel plans in 2021. The survey showed that many American travelers are postponing vacations until later next year, and expect to have to change their travel plans as a result of the pandemic. The survey shows the long-lasting impact …

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Skiers Now Require Negative COVID Test To Visit Aspen

Winter sports enthusiasts hoping to visit Aspen’s world-famous ski resorts this winter will now have to plan for taking a COVID-19 test before traveling. Authorities in Pitkin Country, Colorado, where Aspen’s four ski resorts are located, will require all overnight visitors from outside the county to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The new …

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U.S. Airports Offering Covid Tests For Travelers

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, U.S. travelers will be relieved that many airports around the country are now offering COVID-19 testing both before flying and on return from vacation. The ability to take a test and obtain a COVID-negative result will provide peace of mind for travelers during the holiday season and …

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American Airlines New At-Home Testing Boosts Hopes For Holiday Travel

American Airlines will now offer at-home testing for domestic flights to US destinations with COVID-19 travel restrictions or quarantine requirements, boosting hopes for safe travel options over the Christmas holidays. The airline announced that from December 9 customers would be able to book an at-home test – through the company’s partner LetsGetChecked – for flights …

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Alitalia To Offer COVID-Free Flights Between Rome And New York

Italian flag-carrier Alitalia has announced an extension of its COVID-19 testing program which will run on its three weekly flights between Rome and New York. The trial opens up another COVID-free flight route between Europe and the US, following on from similar programs recently announced by Delta Airlines and British Airways, and aims to encourage …

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CDC Announces New Shorter Quarantine Times For Travelers

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) has officially announced that quarantine times can be reduced safely without greatly impacting the community. This means travelers could face shorter quarantine times soon. The CDC made the recommendation that based on local circumstances, communities can choose to follow ‘alternative’ guidelines with shorter quarantines that are acceptable.  New Quarantine …

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American Airlines Tests New Health Pass For International Travel

American Airlines has launched a trial of a new digital health pass which, alongside pre-flight COVID-19 PCR testing, will enable its customers to easily travel internationally again. The program represents a welcome move for travelers, as the airline attempts to open up tourism to countries and territories which require new arrivals to prove that they …

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New Proposed Bailout For U.S. Airlines Keeps 2021 Travel Hopes Alive

A proposed bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill, which would provide USD$17 billion in support for the beleaguered aviation sector, offers hope to US travelers planning vacations in 2021. While the passage of the bill into law is not yet certain, the news provides a timely boost to US airlines, which have been placed under significant financial …

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U.S. Sets New Record For Busiest Travel Day Since Pandemic Began

This Thanksgiving has seen a spike in air travel unprecedented during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sunday November 29 seeing the highest number of passenger screenings during a single day at US airports since the start of the outbreak. The lead-up to the holiday had already seen air passenger numbers reach new pandemic-era highs, with four …

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