Travel Week in Review – June 18th, 2021

Travel Week in Review – June 18th, 2021

The European Union is recommending that its 27 member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the United States. EU members agreed Wednesday to add the U.S. to the list of countries for which they should gradually remove restrictions on nonessential travel. The recommendation is non-binding, and national governments have authority to require test results or vaccination records and to set other entry conditions. Read More…

Most Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, with protocols in place to protect visitors and residents against Covid-19, but the entry requirements for several islands have been changing as Covid cases rise or fall. In addition, several islands have begun adopting two-track entry regulations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. to each Caribbean country. Read More…

The beginning of the recovery of demand in the car rental industry after the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked one consequence for business travelers: a lack of availability for shorter, last-minute rentals, a result of changing travel patterns, car rental revenue management strategies, and, in some areas, a rental car shortage. “That’s so frustrating for corporate clients, especially our field teams that truly only need a one-day rental,” said one. Read More…

Frequent flyer program customers of Star Alliance member airlines will soon be able to use their biometric identity across any participating airline at any participating airport following a new agreement between the world’s largest airline alliance. The agreement announced this week is aimed at accelerating the availability of biometric self-service touchpoints across member airlines while delivering a faster, touch-less airport experience. Read More…

Use this guide to be sure to get the right travel documentation and understand up-to-date travel requirements for your next trip.


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