Travel Week in Review – September 24th, 2021

Travel Week in Review – September 24th, 2021

The Biden administration has revealed that the United States will finally be ending its nonsensical travel bans, instead replacing them with a new vaccination requirement for foreign visitors. Furthermore, unvaccinated Americans who are traveling internationally will be required to undergo more testing. The United States’ current travel bans will be coming to an end as of early November 2021, instead replaced by a system that requires visitors to be vaccinated. Read More…

The busy summer travel period has come to a close but the start of fall signals the arrival of shoulder season, an opportune time when travelers with flexibility can find excellent deals on autumn getaways. While the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to complicate matters, the vast majority of destinations across the country remain open with no or limited restrictions. Nonetheless, some places may be safer than others. Here’s a look at some of the safest domestic destinations you can visit this fall. Read More…

The COVID pandemic has brought stark travel inequalities to light. When the world came to an abrupt halt, most travel plans were flushed down the drain, and much hope was lost while we were all confined within our borders. But amid the global chaos and confusion of differentiating rules for travel, high-risk travelers ventured into hard-hit travel destinations—putting themselves as well as the destination’s population at risk, and again, their home population upon returning. Read More…

A lot has happened since COVID-19 emerged at the end of 2019, with nearly every country in the world having been touched by the virus, and more than 205 million confirmed cases and 4.3 million deaths in total. Even destinations in Asia such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore, that handled the virus containment well early on, have endured multiple outbreaks and shutdowns over the past 1.5 years. As a whole, Asia travel restrictions continue to err on the side of caution. Read More…

The Netherlands will welcome fully-vaccinated American tourists without a quarantine next week, a reversal of its earlier decision to require all visitors to self-isolate upon arrival. Starting Sept. 22, the country will welcome travelers who have received the second dose of either the BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines, or who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks before their trip. Read More…


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