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  • Qantas CEO: Must Have COVID-19 Vaccine to Fly Internationally, It's a 'Necessity'

    11/23/2020 12:54:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    A Current Affair ^ | 11 23 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    In an interview with Australia's A Current Affair, the CEO of Qantas airlines said his company is looking at changing its rules to require that people flying internationally must be vaccinated against COVID-19. "We think that's a necessity," he stressed. During the Nov. 23 interview, host Tracy Grimshaw asked CEO Alan Joyce, “When there is a vaccine, are you going to require all of your passengers to being vaccinated before they get on a plane?” Joyce said, “Yes, we are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say, for international travelers, that we will ask people to have a...
  • CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel amid COVID-19 surge

    11/19/2020 12:06:56 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/19/2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    Scrap your Turkey Day travel plans — even if it’s only a short distance, the Centers for Disease Control urged Thursday. The public health agency released new holiday guidelines warning people to stay home for Thanksgiving festivities — and to mask up at the dinner table — due to sky-high national coronavirus infection rates.
  • Travelers turning to fake, black market COVID-19 test results to dodge restrictions

    11/13/2020 6:20:51 AM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12, 2020 | Sarah Polus
    Multiple incidents of people using counterfeit tests results to work around coronavirus restrictions laid out by various countries have been reported in recent weeks. Last week, French police arrested six men and one woman who were selling falsified negative test results at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. All seven were charged with forgery, use of forgery and complicity in fraud. The fake testing certificates showing a negative coronavirus diagnosis were allegedly going for about $180 to $360 a piece.
  • Travel to Connecticut/Massachusetts advice needed (Vanity)

    11/11/2020 5:49:09 AM PST · by bort · 30 replies
    November 11, 2020 | bort
    I am travelling from Maryland to either CT or MA next week. When I tried to book a flight, an alert came up about China Virus travel restrictions. 1) Question: Are CT and MA questioning arriving passengers at their airports? Are they taking your information, etc.? 2) If you travel by car into CT, do they stop you? 3) How about Amtrak? Bottom line: I don't fear the China Virus, but I fear that I could get stuck in some leftist state b/c of their travel restrictions.
  • Need Travel Recommendations - Northeast Florida, Florida Panhandle and Coastal Georgia (VANITY POST)

    10/15/2020 8:35:22 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 71 replies
    10/15/20 | MplsSteve
    I apologize in advance for the Vanity Post. I am planning on spending about a week in north Florida and maybe coastal Georgia. Possibly even go as far west as Pensacola. I have been in Jacksonville before (including Amelia island and Fernandina Beach) and liked it. My itinerary is leaning towards historical but at the same time I wanna get outside and maybe see Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia. Go to the Folkston Funnel. I just need to decompress and head south for a while. Rural areas are fine with me. I'm looking for any kind of recommendation such...
  • Who Was The Real Christopher Columbus?

    10/09/2020 9:32:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | uploaded October 2020 | Timeline
    Was Christopher Columbus born in Genoa, Italy? Most definitely not, say an unlikely collection of experts from European royalty, DNA science, university scholars, even Columbus's own living family. This ground breaking documentary follows a trail of proof to show he might have been much more than we know.Who Was The Real Christopher Columbus? | Secrets and Lies of Christopher Columbus | Timeline
  • Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions.

    10/06/2020 11:22:43 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/5/20(updated) | Karen Schwartz
    Nearly half of the states have measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.
  • New Normal: British MP Urges Mandatory Corona Vaccination to be Allowed to Travel; No shot, no mobility rights.

    09/29/2020 7:49:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    SUMMIT NEWS ^ | 09/29/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    A Conservative MP has called for mandatory coronavirus vaccination certificates distributed by the Army that will determine whether people will be allowed to travel internationally. During a debate in the British Parliament last night, MP Tobias Ellwood urged the Prime Minister to have the British Armed Forces oversee that COVID-19 vaccination roll out process. Noting that a coronavirus vaccine was potentially six months away, Ellwood said, “Mass vaccine roll out is an enormous responsibility and we need to get it right.” Ellwood said he had written to Boris Johnson urging him to give the power to a Ministry of Defence...
  • VANITY: Advice on travelling through New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts

    09/21/2020 2:37:06 PM PDT · by farming pharmer · 126 replies
    Me ^ | 09/21/2020 | Me
    Looking for travel advice from Ohio to New Hampshire. I will be going through: New York: Buffalo South of Rochester Syracuse Utica Schenectady Massachusetts: Springfield Worcester Way west of Boston to Lowell: New Hampshire:Salem Looking for information on places to avoid due to ANTIFA/BLM activity. We will be day travelling only. Do any of our east coasters have any advice?
  • Global Entry Is About to Get More Expensive

    09/15/2020 3:27:54 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 4 replies
    Traveler ^ | Sept 14, 2020 | Megan Spurrell
    On September 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection shared plans to implement changes to the Global Entry program. The proposed changes are intended to "harmonize the fees and application procedures" of three expedited entry programs, including Global Entry, the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection program (better known as SENTRI, it monitors the U.S.-Mexico border), and the NEXUS program (used at the U.S.-Canada border). And yes, these changes will have a direct impact on travelers. Most notable among the proposed changes is a fee increase for the Global Entry program, which the CBP intends to raise from the current...
  • Renting an RV during a pandemic showed me how road trips are different right now. Here's what to expect before you go.

    09/11/2020 1:55:33 PM PDT · by libstripper · 82 replies
    MSN ^ | Sept. 11, 2020 | Sophie-Claire Hoeller
    Pre-pandemic, road trips were as simple as making a great playlist, hopping in the car, and seeing where the wind takes you. But, as I found on a recent road trip in an RV, the coronavirus has complicated things. Public restrooms are few and far between, getting gas and eating out can be a risk, and planning ahead is imperative. The CDC still warns that "travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19."
  • Biden Flipped on the China Travel Ban (April)

    09/11/2020 10:25:06 AM PDT · by bort · 15 replies
    Ceres Courier ^ | April 8, 2020 | Robert Romano
    Former Vice President Joe Biden now says he supports travel bans to contain the Chinese coronavirus after all – after he previously called the China travel ban issued by President Donald Trump in late January “xenophobia.”.... Biden not only didn’t support the ban, he explicitly opposed it, repeatedly saying it was unscientific, even though it turns out it ultimately was backed up by the science....
  • CDC drops 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for out-of-state, international travelers

    08/24/2020 11:48:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 08/24/2020 | Amy McGorry
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday dropped its recommendation for travelers to quarantine for 14 days upon returning from trips overseas or out of state during the coronavirus pandemic. The CDC updated its guidelines on its website. Though the two-week recommendation was changed, the federal agency did caution travelers that they can still contract the novel coronavirus while traveling. “You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others," the agency warns. "You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends,...
  • Living in Venice / A trip to the supermarket

    08/08/2020 4:22:37 PM PDT · by NRx · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02-13-2016 | Fudoobeer
    Living abroad. A quick trip to for some groceries. This brings back memories as I was stationed in Italy back in 86-88. (short video)
  • Coronavirus: Campsites in Wales reopen with strict regulations

    07/27/2020 7:48:25 AM PDT · by Beinglis23
    BBC ^ | 25 July 2020 | BBC
    Holidaymakers can once again carry on camping in Wales - but it won't be as you remember it.From Saturday sites with shared facilities are allowed to open, with strict rules and regulations, having missed most of the high season. Businesses said they had been inundated with inquiries but it would not make up for lost trade during lockdown. There had also been the expense of deep cleaning, adding social distancing and reducing pitch numbers, some said. Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford warned holidaymakers they "must get used to some changes" to protect everyone from coronavirus. "It's the responsibility of all of...
  • Bahamas closes borders to U.S. tourists after COVID-19 cases spike; others still welcome

    07/20/2020 1:47:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | JULY 19, 2020 | JACQUELINE CHARLES
    Less than three weeks after reopening its borders to international visitors, the Bahamas on Sunday announced that it is closing all of its airports and seaports to tourists from the United States, effective Wednesday. Bahamasair, the country’s national carrier, will cease all outgoing flights to the United States immediately, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said in a national address Sunday.
  • FCO advises against cruise ship travel (England)

    07/09/2020 1:06:32 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 11 replies
    Cruise Adviser ^ | July 9, 2020 | cruise adviser
    FCO advises against cruise ship travel Statement follows advice in March about over 70s and chronically ill The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released a statement advising against cruise ship travel. The move is being seen as the government reinforcing the message that the cruise industry is not part of the wider travel industry being opened up from tomorrow. “The Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against cruise ship travel at this time. This is due to the ongoing pandemic and is based on medical advice from Public Health England. “The government will continue to review its cruise ship travel...
  • Polynesians, Native Americans made contact before European arrival, genetic study finds

    07/08/2020 9:31:46 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 52 replies ^ | July 8, 2020 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Through deep genetic analyses, Stanford Medicine scientists and their collaborators have found conclusive scientific evidence of contact between ancient Polynesians and Native Americans from the region that is now Colombia—something that's been hotly contested in the historic and archaeological world for decades. (snip) Before the study brought scientific evidence to the debate, the idea that Native Americans and Polynesians had crossed paths originated from a complex—both in its structure and origins—carbohydrate: the sweet potato. It turns out the sweet potato, which was originally domesticated in South and Central America, has also been known to grow in one other place prior...
  • Chicago Enacts Quarantine On Travelers From 14 States

    07/02/2020 8:21:52 PM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 50 replies
    city of Chicago ^ | 7/2/20 |
    On Thursday, July 2, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., issued an Emergency Travel Order directing travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. The Order will go into effect on Monday July 6, 2020, at 12:01am. Below you will find answers to common questions regarding the Emergency Travel Order and how it applies to Chicago residents and visitors. States Currently Covered by the Order When the order goes into effect on July 6,...
  • How COVID-19 Will Permanently Change the Way TSA Operates

    06/28/2020 6:16:55 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 12 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 06/28/2020 | Kelly Hoggan
    The COVID-19 virus is remaking society in ways both large and small. Did we all shake our last hand in March, for example? How many people, now that their employers have them working from home, will be willing to endure the daily grind of a commute when they’ve seen how life is like away from the cubicle farm? Also, will we ever again be willing to join a long, tightly packed line or bunch up in front of a TSA security checkpoint? Let’s not forget, as well, the TSA security screening process, one in which you and your luggage may...