EU COVID-19 vaccine passport to provide data on immunization, recovery, tests – National

The European Union’s executive will propose next week that new COVID-19 certificates combine information on vaccination, recovery from the sickness and test results to avoid discrimination between citizens, a senior official said. Southern EU countries reliant on tourism hope such “passports” would help unlock its summer season this year but ran into opposition from […]

Why COVID-19 travel insurance is turning into a vacation staple – National

COVID-19 insurance policies are increasingly joining passports and sunscreen as vacation staples, creating opportunities for insurers as more countries require mandatory coverage in case visitors fall ill from the coronavirus. Airline bookings are on the rise in some regions, driving cautious hopes of a revival in summer traffic, but also raising fears among tourist […]

4 major Canadian airlines halt flights to Mexico, Caribbean to slow spread of COVID-19 – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2021 7:27 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Four of Canada’s major airlines have suspended service to Mexico and the Caribbean as of today. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Pope Francis criticizes people travelling to escape coronavirus lockdowns – National

Pope Francis condemned on Sunday people who had gone abroad on holiday to escape coronavirus lockdowns, saying they needed to show greater awareness of the suffering of others. Speaking after his weekly noon blessing, Francis said he had read newspaper reports of people catching flights to flee government curbs and seek fun elsewhere. Read […]

Holiday travel expected to attract millions in the U.S., worrying health experts – National

Tens of millions of people are expected to travel to family gatherings or winter vacations over Christmas, despite pleas by public health experts who fear the result could be another surge in COVID-19 cases. In the U.S., AAA predicts that about 85 million people will travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, most of […]

Denver mayor travels for Thanksgiving after urging others to ‘stay home’ – National

There are many husbands and fathers in the city of Denver, but only one gets to ignore COVID-19 guidelines because of his role in his family. That’s the message Denver Mayor Michael Hancock sent on Wednesday when he defied his own advice that people should stay home during U.S. Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus. […]

Australia allows flights from New Zealand without quarantine as coronavirus cases fall – National

Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the epicentre of Australia’s coronavirus outbreak. In a tentative re-opening to international tourism, travellers on the approved flights won’t be required to quarantine in Sydney, […]

Coronavirus: Germany lifts world travel warning but keeps it for many EU countries – National

Germany lifted its blanket warning against travelling to all countries outside the European Union early on Thursday, although little is likely to change for most travellers under the new regulation. The cautious reopening, agreed by the German cabinet three weeks ago, comes as Europe faces an uptick in COVID-19 cases, with many warning the […]