Day: February 7, 2021

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday 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 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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Travel advisory issued for truckers traveling on I-77 at VA/NC border

<a href="" data-internallinksmanager029f6b8e52c="1" title="travel">Travel</a> advisory issued for truckers traveling on I-77 at VA/NC border

a truck parked on the side of a snow covered road

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The Virginia State Police and Virginia Department of Transportation have issued a travel advisory for commercial truckers on Interstate 77 at the Virginia, North Carolina border.

The Fancy Gap area is experiencing sustained winds  of 35-40  mph with gusts up to 70  mph.   So far, four tractor-trailers have overturned there. 

The first big rig was blown over at 5:58 a.m. No one was hurt. 

A second commercial vehicle overturned

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Everything You Need to Know About Travel in 2021

Just because we haven’t been traveling doesn’t mean our favorite destinations weren’t busy creating new adventures, thinking more sustainably, and capitalizing on the pandemic-driven outdoor boom. There’s a lot to be excited about this year. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve got you. Here’s everything (give or take) in the adventure travel world worth knowing about this year.

1. Sustainability Is the Future

A ski trip with Bella Coola Heli Sports
A ski trip with Bella Coola Heli Sports (Photo: Bella Coola Heli Sports/Eric Berger)

We all know that some of the planet’s most beautiful places are being loved to death. COVID-19’s forced pause on

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Japan Government Calls for Release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Restoration of Democracy in Myanmar | World News

By Elaine Lies and Eimi Yamamitsu

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan called on Myanmar on Monday to release Aung San Suu Kyi and others arrested after the military seized power from a democratically elected government, adding it had long supported democracy in the nation and demanded it be promptly restored.

Japan and Myanmar have close ties, with Tokyo a major aid donor over the years and scores of firms engaged in business activities there.

Myanmar’s army declared a state of emergency on Monday and said it had detained senior government leaders, accusing Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) of winning

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