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U.S. drops Covid testing requirement for international travelers

A man checks in at a Covid-19 testing site in the international arrivals area of Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California on December 22, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration is dropping Covid-19 testing requirements for inbound air travelers from abroad, the White House said Friday. Airlines […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : June 10, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Gas prices and inflation overtake Covid as top travel worry

After more than two years of largely staying home due to the pandemic, most Americans are ready to hit the road. Yet inflation and record-breaking gasoline prices are weighing on would-be vacationers, even more than Covid concerns, according to a report by Morning Consult. Roughly 60% of Americans said they would take more trips this […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : June 5, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Singapore moves closer to pre Covid living, lifts most pandemic measures

Singapore is set to ease most Covid measures from April 26, authorities said. Lauryn Ishak | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore is set to remove nearly all virus safety measures from Tuesday as the city-state seeks to return to pre-Covid living, authorities announced on Friday. There will be no more social distancing or […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : April 22, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Covid masks work even if others around you aren’t wearing one

People concerned about getting Covid can still protect themselves by properly wearing masks, like an N95 or KN95, even if nobody else around is, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Wednesday. Gottlieb’s comments come two days after a federal judge in Florida nullified the Biden administration’s Covid mask mandate for public transportation, including airlines. Many mask […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : April 20, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Barclays expects GDP growth after lifting of Covid measures

SINGAPORE — Singapore is set to reopen its international borders and ease Covid restrictions next week, and that’s going to be its “biggest economic driver for growth,” according to Brian Tan, senior regional economist at Barclays. “By our estimates, if we get mobility at places like recreational areas and workplaces going up by just 10%, […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : March 25, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
5 charts show the stages of global economic recovery since Covid hit

Commuters on a train in Hong Kong on March 2, 2022, amid the Covid pandemic. Dale De La Rey | AFP | Getty Images Oil prices plunged, travel came to a halt and unemployment rates spiked when the coronavirus hit in early 2020. Then, signs of recovery emerged. Stock markets rebounded and quickly surpassed 2019 […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : March 11, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Europe’s travel rules are dropping as fast as its Covid cases

Travel restrictions are quickly disappearing in Europe, with new announcements coming by the week — and, more recently, by the day. Changes to eliminate Covid-related travel rules gained momentum in January, as a wave of omicron-related infections engulfed the continent.   But parts of Europe didn’t wait to act. Citing high vaccination rates and the […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : February 28, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
U.S. air travel surges as Covid cases continue to drop

Lines of people wait to get through TSA airport screening. Getty Images U.S. airports were the busiest since Thanksgiving over Presidents Day weekend, a sign that leisure travel continues to recover as Covid cases fall further. The Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 8.4 million people from Friday through Monday, more than double the number from […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : February 22, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
What it’s like to self-test for Covid when flying home from abroad

Images By Tang Ming Tung | DigitalVision | Getty Images While scores of American spring breakers will soon descend on Florida hot spots like Daytona Beach and Panama City as well as other balmy U.S. destinations, many will instead opt for some fun in the sun in the foreign climes of Mexico and the Caribbean. […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : February 22, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
Singapore hopes to ease Covid measures after omicron peaks: Lawrence Wong

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said the country is “quietly confident” about handling the highly transmissible omicron variant, despite the recent surge in Covid cases the country recorded last week. The city-state may even consider easing restrictions when the latest wave blows over, said the minister who is also co-chair of the nation’s […]

By : ILIAS ELABDI Date : February 22, 2022 Category : Travel News & Insights Comments :
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