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For health and safety guidance and information about travel restrictions, visit the following websites:

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Florida, Texas Governors Ban Vaccine Passports

The governors of the states of Florida and Texas have banned businesses and government agencies from requiring citizens to show a ‘vaccine passport’ to utilize their services. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week issued an executive order “prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions,” according to Travel+Leisure, as well as businesses that receive public funds from…

Yosemite Reinstating Reservation System To Control Summer Crowds

California’s Yosemite National Park announced yesterday that it will reinstate an advanced reservation system, which it has intermittently relied upon during the pandemic, to manage park visitation levels and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread this summer. “The basic plan is to protect human health and safety and provide as much access as we can,”…

Should You Get Your Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card Laminated? How To Protect It

So you’ve finally gotten your Covid-19 vaccine record card. What should you do with it now? (Photo … [+] by: Michael Siluk/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Now that you’ve finally gotten that Covid-19 vaccine record card verifying that you’ve been vaccinated, should you do what you do with anything important in your life:…

Facebook Report Shows Travel’s Small Businesses Still Hurting From COVID-19

A new report shows how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact small businesses, which are still vulnerable and need support. According to Facebook’s Global State of Small Business Report, 26 percent of small businesses globally reported they were closed in February, which increased from 16 percent in October 2020. In the United States, 22 percent…

Italy Bans Cruise Ships From Venice’s City Center

The Italian government has taken measures to protect Venice’s historic city center from potential damage cruise ships could cause. An article from Reuters explained that the motion was passed on March 31, 2021, and called for the construction of a ship terminal outside the lagoon near the famed Saint Mark’s Square for all passenger ships…

UK to impose hotel quarantine for returning Britons

British citizens returning home from roughly 30 countries deemed at “high risk” from new coronavirus variants could soon have to quarantine in hotels, reports said on Wednesday. Beefed-up rules will require travellers to stay in hotels near airports for 10 days, according to the Times and BBC. Non-UK arrivals from the targeted destinations, which include…

Vaccinated health-care workers share their dream trips once travel is safe again

Since the coronavirus disrupted everything from the way we shop to the way we date, we hoped for the arrival of a vaccine to return life back to normal. After nearly a year of waiting, watching and hoping, the coronavirus vaccine has now reached more than 10.6 million Americans and counting. Unfortunately, its arrival hasn’t…

New York–London Travel To Open For Holidays, If New Testing Plan In Place

Dow Jones reported in The Wall Street Journal that U.S. officials are investigating the possibility of opening up travel between New York and London, ideally in time for the holiday season. Officials at the U.S. Transportation Department, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies are in talks to increase availability of Covid-19 testing in the…

Canadian Airline WestJet Now Offering Free COVID-19 Insurance For International Travel

WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, is now offering complimentary COVID-19 insurance for eligible passengers for travel to and from the US, Europe, the UK, Mexico and the Caribbean until August 31, 2021. The carrier joins Air Canada in offering free Covid-19 insurance in an effort to boost sales as more Canadians elect to stay home…

Stop Trying To Live Like We Aren’t In A Pandemic

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us had high hopes for the summer: “Maybe by the time the kids are off for summer break, the virus will be under control and we can still go on vacation.” “Maybe the warm weather will drastically slow the spread of COVID-19.” If only. Nearly…

Travel Smart

Whether your next trip is for leisure or for business, use this checklist to make sure you’ve covered the essentials. ❑ Consider staying close to home and exploring drivable destinations. ❑ Check reputable health information sources. It’s important that you do your own research and make your own determination about whether travel at this time…

Travel Safe

Traveling, especially in the time of COVID-19, has inherent risk. We’ve compiled travel guidelines from health organizations around the world to help you make informed choices and reduce your risk when you travel. This list is not exhaustive, and there might be special precautions you should take based on your personal health history. Please consult…

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