Travel Week in Review – January 15, 2021

Travel Week in Review – January 15, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it will start requiring a negative COVID-19 test from all air passengers who are entering the United States, beginning January 26. Since the U.S. is already in the midst of a nationwide surge, testing requirements to prevent the import of fresh infection should help to slow the spread. With the virus cropping up around the world, the agency has deemed pre-and post-travel testing to be an important precautionary layer for curbing the new strains.  Read More…

With cases of Covid-19 reaching new heights in the United States, some states are having to adapt rapidly with their rules and regulations as the new year begins. If you wish to travel to another state, it is important to be updated on the latest statewide regulations. While some US states have no restrictions on travel, all their sites have important Covid-19 safety information, including possible face mask mandates in public settings. States without travel restrictions might still have mask mandates. Read More…

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying have given United the highest possible certification – Diamond – in the new APEX Health Safety audit powered by SimpliFlying. The new science-based certification is designed to create a recognized, global standard for health and safety across the aviation industry. United is the first U.S. carrier to achieve the status. Read More…

Dubai is the land of superlatives and over-the-top everything from the world’s tallest building to the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab — the world’s only seven-star hotel. And now new plans have been unveiled to build the city’s latest in unique accommodation options: a floating resort. Read More…

The borders between the United States and Mexico and Canada have been closed for at least another month due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The current travel restrictions have been in place since March when the COVID-19 outbreak began in North America. The 30-day extension maintains the order set to expire on January 21. As for the border between Mexico and the U.S., government officials have also asked to extend non-essential travel restrictions. Read More…


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