Travel Week in Review – July 30th, 2021

Travel Week in Review – July 30th, 2021

On Tuesday the CDC recommended fully vaccinated individuals once again wear face masks in public indoors settings when in areas of “substantial or high” rates of COVID-19 transmission. This includes cities and regions that are popular with summer tourists: Southern California, New York, New Orleans, and destinations throughout the entire state of Florida. Read more…

England will allow fully vaccinated visitors from the European Union and United States to arrive without needing to quarantine from next week, in a huge and long-awaited boost for airlines and travel companies. Now, from Aug. 2, travelers with U.S. and EU-approved vaccines will not have to quarantine. The new rule applies to England and devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales. Read More…

Given the rise in cases and the inability to vaccinate young children, many parents are concerned about the safety of traveling this summer. The risk of COVID-19 associated with travel is largely determined by how you will travel, where you’re going, who will be there, and what you will do there. By assessing these variables, parents can make informed decisions about their travel plans. Read More…

A bit over a week ago, President Joe Biden met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and during a press conference, he was asked about US-imposed travel bans being lifted. For context, the United States has a variety of travel bans preventing non-Americans from entering the country if they’ve been in certain foreign countries in the past 14 days. Currently, there are travel bans against Brazil, China, India, the Schengen Zone, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, among other countries. Read More…

Canada has announced it will allow fully vaccinated US citizens into Canada on 9 August and those from the rest of the world from 7 September. The 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived as of 9 August for eligible travelers who are currently residing in the US and have received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada. Canadian officials also announced that children who aren’t vaccinated but are traveling with vaccinated parents won’t have to quarantine, but will have to avoid group activities. Read More…


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