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Argentina Lockdown Extended: Border Remains Closed

Argentina’s lockdown has been extended once again, scheduled to last until at least October 11, 2020. President Alberto Fernández’ announcement of the quarantine extension will effectively suspend international flights that were hoping to resume on October 1, and will keep borders closed for international tourism. Police force controls quarantine in Buenos Aires Decree 754/2020 issued …

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IATA Calls For Pre-Flight Testing to Replace Quarantines

Could testing before flying internationally become the new norm? IATA would like to see it that way.  The International Air Transport Association, or IATA, is reporting that international travel in 2020 is down a whopping 92% from last year and that massive decrease is crippling economies and livelihoods on every corner of the planet. As …

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U.S. Drops Level 4 Travel Advisory For Egypt

The United States has dropped its travel advisory for Egypt from a level 4 ‘do not travel’ to level 3 ‘reconsider travel’. After Egypt successfully flattened its curve of COVID-19 cases, the U.S. State Department has now reduced the advisory. Under the current COVID-19 entry requirements for Egypt, Americans are permitted to travel to the …

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Zimbabwe is Reopening for Tourism on October 1

Zimbabwe officially reopened borders for international tourism on October 1, 2020. The government of Zimbabwe held a cabinet meeting on September 8 and made the decision to reopen international airports and resume inbound tourism on October 1, 2020. Sept 19 – The Vice President of Zimbabwe toured airports to see their reopening plans. Credit: Zimbabwe …

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Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Plan To Test All Cruise Ship Passengers

The healthy sail panel create by Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD announced a 72 Step plan to protect passengers when cruising returns including mandatory COVID-19 testing. The Healthy Sail Panel is group made up of experts in the fields of medicine, science, infectious diseases, biosecurity, hospitality and maritime operations that was …

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First Large Cruise Line With 2 Ships Back in Operation

One thing’s for sure. Cruising is back and it’s here to stay. After what seemed like a rocky restart for some smaller cruise ships, it appears large cruise lines have had the recipe for success so far in a COVID-19 world.  Costa is officially the first large cruise line to have 2 ships back in …

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Cancun Has Become One Of Top Destinations in The World During the Pandemic

While the world continues to be plagued by economic shutdowns, border closures and travel bans, Cancun has defied all the odds. As most airlines continue to cancel flights around the world due to low demand, it’s the opposite in Cancun. Airlines are scrambling to take advantage of Cancun becoming one of the top tourists destinations …

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MSC Completing 5th Cruise As Company Sets Standard For Industry

MSC is setting the standard for large cruise lines as it’s about to complete its fifth successful cruise onboard the MSC Grandiosa without any confirmed cases of COVID-19.  As other large cruise lines continue to sit back and watch, MSC is setting the stage for large ship cruising and making a name for itself in …

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Canada and U.S. Land Border Will Remain Closed Until At Least Oct 21

The Canada and United States land border will remain closed to all non-essential traffic until at least October 21st. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced the update on his Twitter on Friday stating, “We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until October 21st, 2020. We will continue to base our decisions on …

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The U.S. and Mexico Land Border Will Not Open Until At Least October 21

The land border between the United States and Mexico will not open for non-essential traffic until at least October 21st. Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement on Thursday amid concerns about the growing number of cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. “After reviewing the development of the spread of Covid-19, Mexico proposed to …

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Colombia Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism on Sept 21

Colombia officially reopened its borders for international tourism on September 21, 2020. Colombia’s airports reopened on the 21st, initially connecting the nation with the USA, Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Guatemala, as announced by the Ministry of Transportation. Bogota cityscape of big buildings and mountains On September 11, we published an article called …

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Ireland Cuts ‘Green List’ Down to 7 Countries: RyanAir Fumes

The Government of Ireland made an update to their ‘Green List’ on September 17 that will see the approved countries cut from 10 down to 7, effective Monday September 21st, sparking outrage from Europe’s largest airline, RyanAir. Ireland’s ‘Green List’ includes countries that do not have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival into the …

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