Travel Week in Review – August 20th, 2021

Travel Week in Review – August 20th, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday extended a federal transportation mask mandate until January 2022 as the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread throughout the United States. The mandate has been extended until at least January 18. The mandate, first reported by Reuters, requires face masks be worn on all public transportation like on planes, in airports, on trains, and on buses. Read More…

The National Park Service today immediately began requiring visitors to every National Park to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels. Cases of COVID-19 have surged across the country the last two weeks led by the delta variant. All visitors, employees, and contractors must now wear a mask inside all National Park Service buildings and in “crowded outdoor spaces.” Read More…

Germany declared the United States a ‘high-risk’ country on Sunday, requiring American tourists to either be fully vaccinated or show proof they contracted COVID-19 and recovered to enter the country. Travelers arriving from the U.S. can skip quarantine if they show proof they have received their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before their trip or recovered from the virus, according to the German Missions in the United States. Read More…

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) giving a green light for travel after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, many vaccinated Americans are eager to start planning trips abroad. Countries are once again welcoming international visitors, too—some, with unique rules for vaccinated travelers. But there’s still a lot to consider before deciding to travel to another part of the world, especially as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread. Read More…

Jamaica has imposed tighter Covid-19 restrictions due to the rapid surge in case numbers and hospitalizations since June 1, said Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a press conference on Aug. 10. The new restrictions are in effect through Aug. 31. Curfew hours run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday; 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday. Beaches are closed from 6 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Read more…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.