Travel Week in Review – April 1st, 2022

Travel Week in Review – April 1st, 2022

American citizens can now return from abroad on expired passports through June 30, the State Department has announced. The temporary measure, which last extended in December, had been set to expire on March 31. “This extension will lessen ongoing travel difficulties created by the global Covid-19 pandemic,” the State Department said. The measure does not apply to travel from the U.S. to another country. Read More…

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees crowd the streets of Warsaw, Poland, stepping off border-crossing trains and into the unknown. Makeshift shelters have sprung up everywhere, and housing droves of incoming Ukrainians who are fleeing Russia’s invasion is proving to be a massive task for the city. After weeks of reading the headlines, it became too hard for former Husker football player Steve Glenn to stand idly by. Read More…

The 10 members of trade group Airlines for America reiterated their call for the federal transportation mask mandate to be lifted in a letter to President Joe Biden. The carriers appeared to be calling for a quicker end to the mask mandate than they asked for in February, saying that “now is the time.” The airlines also repeated their call for the immediate lifting of the pre-departure Covid-19 testing requirement for travelers entering the U.S. Read More…

Going through airport security is about to get a little more streamlined thanks to a new partnership between Apple and the TSA. On Wednesday, the two organizations rolled out technology that allows some fliers to upload their state-issued ID to their Apple Wallet app and then use their iPhone or Apple Watch to swipe through security. The new technology first went live on March 23 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). Read More…

After vowing to “disrupt” the traditional taxi business, Uber soon will list New York City taxis on its app after reaching an agreement with two app providers that the city’s roughly 14,000 taxis use, according to The Wall Street Journal. The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission’s licensed technology partners—Creative Mobile Technologies and Curb Mobility—will integrate their taxi-hailing app software with Uber’s, according to the report. The taxi option is expected to become available later this spring. Read More…


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