Travel Week in Review – August 27th, 2021

Travel Week in Review – August 27th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning older travelers or those with underlying conditions against going on a cruise, even if they are fully vaccinated. The latest guidance warns passengers who would be “at increased risk for severe illness,” to avoid cruises. The recommendation, meant for elderly people and those with certain medical conditions, applies to large ship cruises and smaller river cruises. Read More…

The US is extending non-essential travel restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico through at least September 21, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday, citing the Delta variant of the coronavirus. “In coordination with public health and medical experts, DHS continues working closely with its partners across the United States and internationally to determine how to safely and sustainably resume normal travel.” Read More…

COVID-19 cases are rising heading into fall with the more contagious Delta variant emerging as the most prominent strain of the virus. While travel restrictions have come and gone and come back again in the nearly 18 months since the pandemic was first declared, there are a handful of basic tips that travelers can follow to ensure a safe and enjoyable getaway in the last third of 2021. Read More…

Airbnb announced on Tuesday morning that its nonprofit, Airbnb.org, will provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees, as the U.S. and its allies race to find ways to home thousands of people fleeing Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover. The company said in a statement that it had become “abundantly clear” that the refugees are facing a “significant humanitarian crisis.” Read More…

Federal authorities want passengers to know that thousands of violent outbursts on commercial flights are not only a problem for flight attendants, but they distract pilots from keeping the entire flight safe. In a Tuesday public service announcement video, the Federal Aviation Administration says, “You don’t want your pilots distracted. Unruly behavior doesn’t fly.” The FAA says the dramatic video features actual recordings of flight crews informing air traffic controllers of emergency situations in the passenger cabin. Read More…


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