travelers

Cuba to quarantine travelers amid COVID-19 surge

HAVANA (Reuters) – Most travelers entering Cuba as of Feb. 6 will be quarantined for up to a week, the government announced on Saturday, and flights from the United States and some other countries reduced to no more than one per week per airline.



a group of people walking on a sidewalk: FILE PHOTO: Tourists trickle back to Havana and other Cuban cities


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FILE PHOTO: Tourists trickle back to Havana and other Cuban cities

Tourists will have to remain in hotels at their own expense and residents in special centers free of charge until a test at five days comes back negative.

Visitors already must arrive with proof of a negative test for the new coronavirus

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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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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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CDC issues rule requiring travelers to wear face masks

All travelers using public transportation will now be required to wear a face mask, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated in a new order issued late Friday aimed at containing Covid-19 case counts across the country.



a group of people standing on a subway train: Commuters wearing masks step on and off a subway in New York.


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Commuters wearing masks step on and off a subway in New York.

Passengers will be required to follow the new rule while “boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel” on planes, buses, subways, trains, ferries and ride-share vehicles, the guidelines say.

The new order states masks must completely cover a traveler’s nose and mouth. Face shields,

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