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Thailand will let vaccinated visitors from 46 countries forgo COVID-19 quarantine from next month, up from 10 previously announced, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday. The Southeast Asian country is poised to introduce the new quarantine-free travel arrangements on Nov. 1 as it seeks to revive its vital tourism industry. Prayuth said the visitors could skip mandatory quarantine as long as they arrive via air, have been fully vaccinated and have a document to show they are virus-free.
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SkyWest Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights, and passengers across multiple major airlines are feeling the impact.
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The previous travel advisory was posted in March 2020 and told all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of the country “until further notice.”
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The National Park Service said it made contact with a man who was spotted hitting a baseball into the Grand Canyon.
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The throwback to a golden era of train travel will only be available for certain routes.
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Royal Caribbean's Ultimate World Cruise will take travelers to 150 destinations in 65 countries starting in 2023.
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Thailand is accelerating plans to reopen the country to foreign tourists, slashing mandatory quarantines beginning Nov. 1 for fully vaccinated visitors arriving by air from 46 countries and territories, officials announced Friday. The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration also announced a loosening of local restrictions, including cancellation of a curfew in some areas where risks have lessened and tourists can move freely. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced earlier this month that Thailand no longer planned to require visitors from at least 10 low-risk nations to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
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OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada has scrapped an official advisory urging its citizens to shun non-essential foreign travel, given its successful campaign to inoculate people against COVID-19, the country's top medical officer said on Friday. Hours later, Canada's most populous province, Ontario, issued a timeline to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions, with the aim of removing all proof of vaccination and mask requirements by March 2022. Canada's travel warning was issued in March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic erupted.
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Travellers with a 14-day travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be allowed to enter and transit through Singapore from 11.59pm on Tuesday (26 October).
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One hundred and thirty Piedmont Airlines flight attendants are based at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
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Of those who did submit their status, "a supermajority" are vaccinated, Kelly told CBS News.
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The "Spectrum of the Seas" ship was scheduled to begin its "cruise to nowhere" journey in nearby waters, restricted to half capacity and only for fully vaccinated residents who tested negative for the virus 48 hours prior to the trip.About 1,000 passengers out of a total of 1,200 had already boarded the ship before the four-night trip was cancelled.All have to undergo compulsory testing but were allowed to leave the ship as they did not have direct contact with the crew member.The 40-year-old crew member tested positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia in July and then tested negative more than 10 times since returning to Hong Kong in August.He was fully vaccinated with China's Sinovac vaccine.Hong Kong has some of the most stringent travel restrictions in the world and is virtually COVID-19 free.The Chinese-ruled city has reported just over 12,300 cases since the start of the pandemic, mostly imported, and 213 deaths.
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It marks a softening of Southwest's stance on COVID-19 vaccines. It said early October that staff must be fully vaccinated "to continue employment."
Two major U.S. airlines and the White House said they do not think the Biden administration's executive order mandating federal contractors require employee vaccinations by Dec. 8 will impact holiday travel or result in employees leaving. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines announced earlier this month they would comply with the mandate that employees be vaccinated by Dec. 8 unless they receive a religious or medical exemption.
By now, die-hard wanderlusters can feel more comfortable jetting off on adventures. The CDC’s summertime announcement that fully vaccinated people can safely travel at low risk to themselves fueled the urge among those who want to take off after a year of social distancing and life spent behind closed doors. If this is you but you're a bit, shall we say, out of practice in the packing department, then consider this your refresher. There are a number of nifty buys out there to make trips feel a b
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Miami International Airport expects to hit two records this holiday season, one of them welcome.