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Canada Eases Travel Restrictions For Vaccinated Citizens

USA Today reports: Pandemic restrictions on travel between Canada and the U.S. began to loosen Monday for some Canadians, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said plans to totally reopen the border would be announced over the next few weeks. Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have had a full dose of a coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Canada can …

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Trudeau Discussed US Border With Biden, No Deal Yet

The Globe And Mail reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he has spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden about how to lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries but made clear no breakthrough has been achieved. U.S. and Canadian business leaders have voiced increasing concern about the ban on non-essential travel in light of COVID-19 that was …

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Ireland To Launch Vaccine Passport System By Mid-July

Reuters reports: Ireland plans to adopt a COVID-19 certificate to help citizens move more freely across the European Union from mid-July, but is not yet in a position to allow unencumbered travel from neighbouring Britain, senior ministers said on Friday. Ireland now has the strictest travel curbs in the EU. It advises citizens against non-essential travel, imposes fines on people …

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FAA Seeks Record $52K Fine For Disruptive Passenger

ABC News reports: An unruly passenger on a Delta flight in December is now facing the largest proposed fine from the Federal Aviation Administration this year — a whopping $52,500. According to the agency, the passenger tried to open the cockpit door on the flight from Honolulu to Seattle before striking a flight attendant in the face and pushing them …

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EU: Vaccinated Americans Can Visit By Summer

The New York Times reports: American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer, the head of the bloc’s executive body said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a year after shutting down nonessential travel from most countries to limit the spread of …

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CDC: Fully Vaccinated Americans May Travel Freely

The Washington Post reports: Federal health officials gave the green light Friday for fully vaccinated people to resume travel as an estimated 100 million Americans have had at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and evidence mounts of the shots’ effectiveness. The long-awaited guidance from the CDC is welcome news for the growing number of vaccinated adults who want greater …

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Trudeau: US-Canada Border To Remain Closed For Now

The Hill reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday it is too early to make a decision on reopening his country’s border with the U.S. Asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd how soon border restrictions would be listed, Trudeau responded: “I think there’s an awful lot of different metrics we need to look …

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Feds Mull Domestic Travel Restrictions Over Variants

The Miami Herald reports: The Biden administration is considering whether to impose domestic travel restrictions, including on Florida, fearful that coronavirus mutations are threatening to reverse hard-fought progress on the pandemic. Outbreaks of the new variants — including a highly contagious one first identified in the United Kingdom, as well as others from South Africa and Brazil that scientists worry …

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SURVEY: Only 16% Have Booked Vacations For 2021

Reuters reports: Of the 16 percent who have booked trips, more than one-fourth of those are people aged 18 to 24. Twenty-one percent of those respondents are millennials, and only 10 percent are 41 to 56. Nineteen percent of those planning a trip said they have already been vaccinated, and 21 percent said they plan to get vaccinated “whenever I …

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Marriott To Require Masks In Lobbies, Public Spaces

USA Today reports: Marriott hotels will require guests to wear masks in lobbies and other public spaces starting July 27. The Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel giant — which has more than 7,300 hotels worldwide — has been requiring employees to wear masks for several months. But in a video message released Monday, CEO Arne Sorenson said the mandate is being extended …

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Cruise Lines: No Travel From US Ports Until Sept 15th

From the Cruise Lines International Association: “Due to the ongoing situation within the U.S. related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations. The current No Sail Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expire on 24 July, and although we had hoped that cruise …

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Hertz Declares Bankruptcy In US And Canada [VIDEO]

Yahoo Finance reports: Global car rental company Hertz became the latest economic casualty of the coronavirus pandemic Friday, filing for bankruptcy in the US and Canada after more than a century in business. “The impact of COVID-19 on travel demand was sudden and dramatic, causing an abrupt decline in the Company’s revenue and future bookings,” Hertz said in a press …

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Hertz Shares Plunge On News Of Imminent Bankruptcy

MarketWatch reports: Shares of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. fell more than 30% in the extended session Friday after The Wall Street Journal reported the car-rental company’s bankruptcy could come as early as Friday night. Hertz has failed to reach a deal with top lenders, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Nationwide restrictions on travel put in place …

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Amtrak: Masks Required On Trains And In Stations

NPR reports: Amtrak is the latest transportation provider to require all passengers to wear facial coverings or masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, beginning Monday. The intercity passenger rail agency joins most of the nation’s passenger airlines and many public transit systems in requiring coverings or face masks on passengers. Customers will have to “wear a facial …

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Hertz Granted Two Week Reprieve On Bankruptcy

Yahoo Finance reports: Lenders granted Hertz Global Holdings Inc. an eleventh-hour reprieve from a potential bankruptcy, giving the struggling rental-car company more time to work out a rescue plan after it missed debt payments. The forbearances and waivers give Hertz until May 22 to “develop a financing strategy and structure that better reflects the economic impact of the Covid-19 global …

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China Bans Entry By Foreign Nationals Effective Today

Via press release from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs: In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 march 2020. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business …

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US To Citizens Abroad: Come Home Now If You Can

Here’s the official warning I reported was coming: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Trudeau Closes Canada’s Borders To All But Americans

Global News reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that Canada will be closing its borders to foreign travellers in an attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Speaking to reporters from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Trudeau said Canada is taking “increasingly aggressive steps” and will be closing its borders to people who are not Canadian citizens …

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Cruise Industry Floats Restrictions On Those Over 70

CBNC reports: The cruise industry has submitted a proposal to the White House that would impose restrictions on travelers over the age of 70 as well as those with chronic medical conditions as the coronavirus spreads, two sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. The proposal would restrict people over the age of 70 from getting on a ship unless …

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Thousands To Disembark Cruise Ship Hit By Virus

The Associated Press reports: Federal and state officials in California were preparing Monday to receive thousands of people from a cruise ship that has been idling off the coast of San Francisco with at least 21 people aboard infected with the coronavirus. Fences were being installed at an 11-acre site at the Port of Oakland, as authorities readied flights and …

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