Day: February 6, 2021

Canada will require travelers to quarantine, halts flights south

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus – including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30.

Trudeau said that in addition to the pre-boarding test Canada already requires, the government will be introducing mandatory PCR testing at the airport for people returning to Canada.

“Travelers will then have to wait for up to three days at an approved

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“I won’t fly with them.” 10 months after COVID-19 first upended air travel, Frontier Airlines still the focus of ire

Five months ago, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser put one of the state’s most recognizable companies on blast.

In a letter to then U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Sept. 1, Weiser urged an investigation into Frontier Airlines‘ flight change policies and customer service practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and pushed for fines if misconduct was confirmed.

Weiser said his office had received more than 100 complaints about Frontier from people in 30 states, including Colorado, since the COVID-19 pandemic began upending American life and shredding flight schedules in March. Flash forward to late January. Pete Buttigieg

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Prime Minister ‘optimistic’ about summer holiday chances

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is “optimistic” when it comes to our chances of a summer holiday this year.

“I don’t want to give too much concrete by way of dates for our summer holidays. I am optimistic – I understand the reasons for being optimistic – but some things have got to go right,” he said during a visit to Batley, West Yorkshire.

“The vaccine programme has got to continue to be successful. We have got to make sure we don’t get thrown off course by new variants, we have got to make sure that we continue

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The Implications Of The Pandemic On Travel Today

Head at Travelpayouts, the largest affiliate marketing network focused on the travel market.

Journalists and travel bloggers are questioning how to talk about travel these days and whether to talk about it at all. Social media users are shying away from posting their locations in fear of being shamed. In the meantime, the travel industry continues to struggle and is experiencing the largest downturn in its history

After months of stay-at-home orders, many people have slowly started reuniting with their loved ones, getting out of their hometowns and visiting tourist sites. Some would consider this irresponsible

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