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    cdwheatley | E+ | Getty Images Millions of Americans have altered their travel plans amid the pandemic, with some switching to road trips this summer and others postponing long-haul air and sea travel till next year or beyond. But one demographic — the affluent vacationer — appears to be more optimistic, making plans and holding onto reservations made pre-coronavirus. Industry experts see this resilience among luxury travelers as an encouraging sign a rebound might be just around the corner. How the wealthy are traveling, however, is evolving, too. "Affluent travelers tend to be a little more comfortable with the wait-and-see scenario," said Misty Belles, managing director at Virtuoso, a global network of 1,100 travel agencies and more than 22,000 travel...
    By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 days. Chicago and Washington, D.C., have each singled out travelers from about two dozen states. Other states have their own lists. Some have an option for visitors to get tested instead. "Complicated doesn’t begin to describe it. I feel sorry for people. They just want to go to Cape Cod. They want to go to Vermont....
    PORTLAND, Maine — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 days. Chicago and Washington, D.C., have each singled out travelers from about two dozen states. Other states have their own lists. Some have an option for visitors to get tested instead. “Complicated doesn’t begin to describe it. I feel sorry for people. They just want to go to Cape Cod. They want to go to Vermont. I don’t know what to tell...
    Eleven states and Washington D.C. now require travelers from Tennessee to undergo two weeks of quarantine upon arrival. As Tennessee’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has risen, many states have implemented travel restrictions to prevent spread of the virus from out-of-state travelers. Most New England states, along with Alaska and Hawaii have now imposed restrictions on travelers from Tennessee. Tennesseans travelling to Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington D.C. are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, with limited exceptions. Illinois has not implemented statewide travel restrictions, but travelers entering or returning to Chicago from Tennessee are required to quarantine for 14 days. In some...
    College football ticket dilemma: For every two seats that are put together, I’m killing 20 seats My Two-Year-Old Tested the New Lovevery Play Kit Subscription Box Airlines got travelers comfortable about flying again once before -- but 9/11 and a virus are a lot different The US airline industry has generally faced two obstacles in enticing more people to fly: fear and fares. © Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 20: Passengers onboard an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, NC at San Diego International Airport on May 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. Air travel is down as estimated 94 percent due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, causing U.S. airlines to take a major financial hit with...
    Las Terrenas, a resort town in the Dominican Republic, is known for its waterfalls. Fabien Burgue/EyeEm/Getty Images Many Caribbean destinations are searching for ways to reopen to tourists safely. About a dozen islands are currently welcoming American tourists under certain conditions. For example, many islands require travelers to bring negative coronavirus test or undergo a mandatory quarantine.  Travelers should research the destination beforehand since rules and regulations are constantly changing.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding all nonessential international travel during this time. If you decide to travel, follow the CDC's recommendations in its Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From tropical rainforests to pink-sand beaches, the hundreds of islands across...
    Three more states as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. have been added to the tri-state travel advisory as coronavirus cases continue to soar across the country.  The governors of New York and New Jersey announced on Tuesday that Illinois, Minnesota, Puerto Rico and D.C. are now on the list of states that face a 14-day quarantine under a joint travel order issued last month.   The additions are based on whether a region's seven-day rolling average of positive tests exceeds 10 per cent, or if the number of positive cases exceeds 10 per 100,000 residents.  A total of 36 states and territories are now included in the tri-state travel advisory as coronavirus cases continue to soar across the...
    Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday those traveling from coronavirus hotspots will need to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the nation's capital. The order, which begins Monday, does not include Maryland or Virginia. Every two weeks the city will publish an updated list of high-risk areas on its official coronavirus website, Bower said during a press conference. The list of high-risk areas is expected to go up Monday. “High-risk areas are locations where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 people,” the mayor’s presentation explains. Anyone returning from performing an essential service or coming to the city to perform an essential service is told only to leave home...
    More states are imposing coronavirus restrictions on travelers and visitors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Restrictions vary by state, with some calling for self-quarantine upon arrival and others advising visitors to take certain precautions. Here are the states with travel rules in place. Alaska Visitors to Alaska are required to complete a travel form that requests specifics on COVID-19 testing. Travelers who have not been tested in the previous 72 hours must be tested upon arrival. They must then quarantine until the results are available or for 14 days, whichever is sooner. Travelers who show proof of a negative test within the previous 72 hours are required to take a second test after 7 to 14 days. Visitors who...
    New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will now require travelers from 31 states to self-quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of coronavirus as cases continue to surge across the country.   Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that 10 new states had been added to the list: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington.  The travel order - first issued in June by Cuomo and the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut - already had restrictions for 21 other states where the positive test rate is higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average.  Cuomo said he is planning to impose a $2,000 fine for travelers arriving from states on the list...
    The Maldives will welcome international visitors starting July 25. jannoon028/Shutterstock Countries are slowly reopening to international visitors. Each country's reopening plan varies, and some destinations have limited where visitors can travel from.  With the US' high coronavirus numbers, many countries have continued to restrict American travelers. However, other countries have announced that US citizens are welcome to visit and vacation.  Each country has outlined a plan to reopen, and it often requires visitors to bring a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Some countries are requiring visitors to have medical insurance and complete online health questionnaires.  It's important that travelers research the destination before visiting and understand how their trip might be different.  UPDATE: July 20, 2020: This story was...
    In 2015, I was standing in an elevator with long golden-brown braids down my back, silver dangling earrings, a nude lip, and thrilled about experiencing my first night out in Dublin, Ireland, as a college student.   However, before I could even step outside of the elevator, my mood shifted as an older white man began to yank on my braids, pulling my head into a backward motion. I looked at him puzzled, as he continued to tug on my hair. He said very little, and I quickly shrugged him off and walked away.  It wasn't the first time a white person invaded my space to touch my hair without permission, but it was the first time I experienced racism abroad,...
    By Jane Ross (Reuters) - Travelers are hitting the road again and taking vacations even as the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of abating in many countries, a survey on Tuesday showed. About 51% of people in North America and Latin America plan to book trips in the next six months, compared with 38% in Asia and Europe, according to the survey by software maker Oracle Corp . However, travelers want to stay close to home, preferring to drive and to avoid international trips. Due to travel restrictions and lengthy lockdowns in many countries to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, tens of thousands of hotels have closed and occupancy levels have fallen below 20% for weeks, said...
    swissmediavision The seemingly endless nationwide pandemic lockdown has resulted in a lot of pent-up travel demand. As the second major long holiday weekend of summer gets underway, people looking to celebrate Independence Day are getting in their cars and campers for road trips — deemed by many a safer bet than air or cruise travel.  "After weeks of being home, many Americans want a change of scenery," said Giorgos Zacharia, chief technology officer of travel site Kayak.com. "But, with international travel restrictions still in place and safety top of mind, road trips are most enticing to U.S. travelers right now." Kayak found that car rental searches for the July 4 weekend were up 20% compared to last year. Brittney Castro,...
    Coronavirus — While the airlines that work in Central America and the region wait for the green light to resume operations, they have already established the travel protocols that users must comply with when using the service to avoid the spread of the virus, which has caused large losses in the sector. Avianca, American Airlines, Copa Airlines and Spirit have published on their websites the measures that travelers must comply with before the flight, while at the airport and during the trip. These airlines, which operate in Nicaragua, They recently reported that they will resume operations until August. Avianca airline requests that passengers with symptoms such as fever, nausea, headache, body ache, or difficulty breathing avoid travel. -Passengers must...
    The Maldives will welcome international visitors starting July 25. jannoon028/Shutterstock Countries are slowly reopening to international visitors. Each country's reopening plan varies, and some destinations have limited where visitors can travel from.  With the US' high coronavirus numbers, many countries have continued to restrict American travelers. However, other countries have announced that US citizens are welcome to visit and vacation.  Each country has outlined a plan to reopen, and it often requires visitors to bring a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Some countries are requiring visitors to have medical insurance and complete online health questionnaires.  It's important that travelers research the destination before visiting and understand how their trip might be different.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
    BOSTON (CBS) — There’s high interest among vacationers for a New England getaway this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Airbnb says the Berkshires in Massachusetts and coastal New Hampshire are “trending search destinations.” “Over the past month, when compared to the previous month, Airbnb has seen more travelers exploring our site, an increase in interest that corresponds with an increase in searches for the destinations that travelers are looking at for a getaway this holiday weekend, which highlight the desire to visit less urban and more rural destinations,” the vacation rental company says. New Hampshire is allowing short-term rentals to residents and out-of-state visitors who been quarantined for at least 14 days before arriving in the state. Massachusetts is advising...
    With the Fourth of July approaching, Airbnb on Monday released data trends on holiday bookings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The company said most people are “looking for listings in places with things to do outside, like nearby trails and other outdoor activities.” A host welcomes guests at an Airbnb House Rental / Bed and Breakfast Accommodation.  Guests are also looking for places that offer private homes away from crowded areas and hotel districts with more space. The data reflects travelers' desire to go on vacation while adhering to local officials’ safety guidelines to curb the spread of the virus, Airbnb said. WHICH US AIRLINES ARE RESUMING SERVICE IN JULY? Other trends revealed...
    Coronavirus — This pandemic changed the way of traveling abroad, said Jorge Baruch Díaz, head of the Clinic for Preventive Care of the Traveler of the UNAM Currently 163 countries have travel restriction: they limit the entry to travelers until they do not have quarantines or a medical certificate that certifies them free of SARS-CoV-2. Is pandemic change the way to Travel abroad, he claimed Jorge Baruch Díaz Ramírez, responsible for the Traveler’s Preventive Care Clinic (CAPV) of the UNAM. Given the situation, it is important to promote responsible tourism, which implies the need for travelers to comply with checking their health before traveling, to contribute to collective health, he said during his participation in the program UNAM...
    Coronavirus — British tourists returning to their country from Spain will no longer have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine, to avoid an eventual spread of coronavirus, starting next July 6. Nor should foreign citizens visiting the United Kingdom from Spain do so.. The decision was made by the Boris Johnson government, after strong pressure from the tourism sector. This Tuesday, the Executive will announce its “traffic light system”, with which it will classify countries into red, amber or green zones, depending on the number of infections in them. The countries that are located in the amber and green zones will not have to quarantine, but the red ones will. They include, among others, the United States, Brazil, Argentina,...
    Fears seem to ease as infection rate falls Despite being deemed “essential” under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide shutdown order of nonessential businesses that took effect on March 22, The Pig Hill Inn on Main Street in Cold Spring sat mostly empty for weeks. The guests who checked out on March 15 were the last until May 8, according to owner Vera Keil. She said nearly 80 reservations for the spring and summer were canceled and her business was reduced to “a room here, two rooms there.”  “I guess people were scared to come,” she said. Those fears seem to be easing as businesses slowly reopen on the heels of a dramatic reduction in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths.  With the...
    By James Frater, Vasco Cotovio and Laura Smith-Spark | CNN Travelers from the United States are “unlikely” to be allowed into the European Union, as ambassadors of the 27 members states have agreed “in principle” to criteria as the bloc begins to open up to international travel, several EU diplomats told CNN on Friday. The agreement is not final, as the ambassadors will need to consult with their respective governments. Under the current criteria — which, among other parameters, takes into account the number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days — US travelers would likely be excluded. The development was first reported by The New York Times. The US has the highest number of...
    CROMWELL, Conn. — Sure, there are 36 holes still to play. Sure, there’s a star-studded leaderboard to overcome in the next two days. Sure, he’s won just two tournaments in the past seven years. And sure, he’s 50 freaking years old. But the Travelers Championship is Phil Mickelson’s to win. Mickelson, who turned 50 on Tuesday, takes a one-shot lead into Saturday’s third round at TPC River Highlands after shooting a 7-under 63 on Friday to get to 13-under par. Right behind Mickelson are 23-year-old Will Gordon, who’s playing in his eighth career PGA Tour event and posted an 8-under 62 on Friday, and Mackenzie Hughes, who followed his 10-under 60 in the first round with a more modest 68...
    Coronavirus — Unlike insurance, specialized travel assistance products cover all expenses without the need to spend money on-site or pay deductibles and coinsurance Travelers should be more careful with unforeseen events related to their health during the “new normal”, especially those traveling in the coming months, since care for patients with COVID-19 they are the medical priority in Mexico and other countries. The unforeseen exist and it is something that we cannot handle or foresee. Today, a traveler can not only have COVID-19, he can also walk and twist his foot, or being in a different culture and food, he may have indigestion, or he may suffer from appendicitis, which will require surgical intervention ”, said Carlos Bricka,...
    Air travelers who refuse to wear face masks on planes to protect passengers and crews from COVID-19 are not only being stopped from flying now, but may also be banned from flying commercially in the future, U.S. airlines are warning.  “We take the requirement to wear a mask very seriously,” Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said in a staff note Thursday, reports CNBC. “Customers who choose not to comply with this or any other safety requirement risk losing their future flight privileges with Delta. So far, there have thankfully only been a handful of cases, but we have already banned some passengers from future travel on Delta for refusing to wear masks on board.” Last week, American Airlines blocked...
    The Polynesian Cultural Center, an attraction located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, has been closed since March 16 – when the coronavirus pandemic started to make its impact on the state. [ READ: Hawaii to Ease Quarantine for Travelers in August ]Previously, the longest stretch during which the center – which opened officially in 1963 – shut its doors was three days. And it was due to a hurricane, according to Greg Maples, the center's director of restaurant services. Now, Maples says the current closure will likely continue until at least September. "The bottom line is, without tourism, we are in a world of hurt," says Maples, who is also the incoming chairman of the Hawaii Restaurant Association. While the state...
    Coronavirus — A total of 700 million trips are planned this summer, almost 15 percent less than in the same period of 2019 The pandemic of COVID-19 will spoil almost 150 million trips during the months of July to September next in U.S, and the movements that are maintained will be 97 percent by road, according to projections of the American Automobile Association (AAA). A total of 700 million trips are expected this summer, almost 15 percent less than in the same period of 2019 and the first decrease since 2009, according to an analysis released this Thursday by the AAA. If it weren’t for COVID-19, which has caused the spread of more than 2.3 million people in...
    The Metropolitan Airports Commission launched a health safety program Thursday in an effort to protect travelers moving through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The program, called Travel Confidently, contains a set of safety measures that have been implemented across the airport in the last few months in cooperation with airlines, concessionaires and federal agencies like the Transportation Security Administration. “What we’re really trying to do is promote a touchless journey as much as possible, so we’re engaging in innovative and technologically advanced initiatives,” MAC Chief Executive Officer Brian Ryks said. Travel Confidently will assist travelers during an expected uptick in air travel come July, as MSP plans to add more than a dozen domestic destinations to their flight schedule next month....
    Travelers wearing protective masks walk through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. airlines are cracking down on travelers who refuse to wear face masks on board, a requirement that aims to protect passengers and crews from Covid-19. The federal government recommends but doesn't mandate face coverings like masks for air travelers and for other situations where physical distancing is difficult. So last month, U.S. carriers began requiring passengers to wear them on board, with some exceptions such as medical issues or if travelers are eating or drinking. "We take the requirement to wear a mask very seriously," Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said in...
    By Tamara Hardingham-Gill | CNN Although most governments are still advising against “nonessential” international travel, a host of popular destinations are beginning to ease their Covid-19 lockdown measures and border restrictions and are moving toward welcoming tourists back. Back in May, the European Union unveiled an action plan to reopen its internal borders in time for summer, while countries such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have formed “travel bubbles,” lifting restrictions for each other’s citizens. Some Caribbean islands are already beginning to open their doors to foreign visitors again, while destinations such as Mexico and Thailand are planning to reopen region by region in the coming weeks. If you’re one of many travelers eagerly awaiting news on where you can...
    New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, beginning Thursday, the three governors said. “We now have to make sure the rates continue to drop,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday at a video briefing with Govs. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Ned Lamont of Connecticut, both fellow Democrats. “We also have to make sure the virus doesn’t come on a plane again.” What was presented as a “travel advisory” affects three adjacent Northeastern states that after time were able to check the spread of the virus this spring as New York City became a hot spot for the pandemic.
    A woman puts on a protective mask as is instructed by Miami-Dade County Social Distancing Ambassadors as beaches are reopened with restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., June 10, 2020.Marco Bello | Reuters As coronavirus outbreaks surge in several states across the country, public officials in the New York tri-state region — once the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak — are now imposing a 14-day quarantine on travelers coming from several hot spots in the U.S.  The virus hit the tri-state region hard in March and April, when New York state was reporting around 10,000 new cases every day. At the peak of the outbreak in the northeast, Florida, Texas and other states issued mandatory quarantine...
    A woman puts on a protective mask as is instructed by Miami-Dade County Social Distancing Ambassadors as beaches are reopened with restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., June 10, 2020.Marco Bello | Reuters As coronavirus outbreaks surge in several states across the country, public officials in the New York tri-state region — once the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak — are now imposing a 14-day quarantine on travelers coming from several hot spots in the U.S.  The virus hit the tri-state region hard in March and April, when New York state was reporting around 10,000 new cases every day. At the peak of the outbreak in the northeast, Florida, Texas and other states issued mandatory quarantine...
    (CNN)Europe is thinking seriously of barring all Americans from visiting over what many abroad see as an all but unchecked spike in Covid-19. If the US fails to meet the criteria being considered by the European Commission, member states could treat Americans as they might people from Russia and Brazil, driving the US even deeper into pariah status. Travelers from China, the nation where the pandemic began, would likely not be banned. Even if the US somehow manages to avoid a blanket ban, its arrival on such a list is a recognition of just how bad off America is and how it looks to the rest of the world.Trump is not kidding, hes lyingHow much better off are Europe or...
    New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose a 14-day quarantine on travelers from states that are experiencing significant community spread of coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. “We worked very hard to get the viral transmission rate down. We don’t want to see it go up because a lot of people come into this region and they can literally bring the infection with them,” Cuomo said during a joint press conference with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont. Cuomo said that the mandatory quarantine will be subjected to travelers from states that exceed a certain number of coronavirus infections per 100,000 residents on a seven-day rolling average, or if 10% of the state’s total population...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday that requires people arriving from Flroida, other states with high coronavirus rates to quarantine for 14 days. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said the travel advisory applies to anyone coming from a state with a transmission rate above 10 per 100,000 people on a seven-day rolling average or 10 percent of the total population testing positive on a seven-day rolling average. Download The New CBS4 News App Here “We have to make sure the virus doesn’t come in on a plane,” Cuomo said. “We worked very hard to get the viral transmission rate...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “We now have to make sure the rates continue to drop," Cuomo said. “We also have to make sure the virus doesn’t come on a plane again.” Cuomo announced what was called a “travel advisory” at a briefing jointly via video feeds with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, both fellow Democrats. The states’ health departments will provide details of how the rule will work, Murphy said. The announcement comes as summer travel to the states' beaches, parks and other attractions — not to mention...
    NEW YORK  — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “We now have to make sure the rates continue to drop,” Cuomo said. “We also have to make sure the virus doesn’t come on a plane again.” Cuomo announced what was called a “travel advisory” at a briefing jointly via video feeds with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, both fellow Democrats. The states’ health departments will provide details of how the rule will work, Murphy said. Related Articles The COVID-19 gym experience: Exercise ‘pods,’ hand sanitizer and lots of social distancing ...
    Coronavirus — New travel guidelines in the European Union 0:33 Washington . – As European Union (EU) nations continue to ease coronavirus restrictions, member states are discussing the ban on visitors from various countries, including the US, senior European officials told CNN. These sources, who are participating in the talks, say they have not seen any lists that mention specific countries. Amid a surge in coronavirus infections in some parts of the world, the EU has been working with member countries to agree on which travelers could be considered safe to visit the block from July 1. The guidance will be based on how the countries of origin are doing with the coronavirus pandemic. “The criteria will focus...
    DENVER (CBS4)– According to the U.S. Travel Association, tourism jobs account for one-third to one-half of unemployment claims nationally. Colorado’s tourism industry also took a devastating hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. (credit: CBS) “Colorado tourism spending hit bottom in mid-April. At that point, traveler spending was down 89% compared to the same week a year earlier,” said Cathy Ritter, Director of the Colorado Tourism Office. “Everyone from restaurant workers, to hotel workers, to attractions are impacted.” Rather than share a message nationally that states, “Come one, come all to Colorado,” the Colorado Tourism Office is starting their 2020 Summer marketing campaign close to home. As popular destinations being to open with restrictions, Colorado’s Tourism Office is encouraging residents to support...
    The European Union may initially exclude Americans from visiting the EU as it reopens to international travelers following months of restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned.  Officials say they’ve made no final decisions about the ability of Americans to enter EU member states, which will depend on coronavirus conditions in the United States. Nations in the 27-member bloc are negotiating between two lists of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter based on how their governments are handling COVID-19. A European Union official told Fox News that according to criteria issued by the European Commission earlier this month, "... it is difficult to see how U.S. citizens could qualify" for entry beginning in July. DC SCHOOLS ASKED TO CONSIDER OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS IN WAKE OF...
    The EU is currently weighing whether to ban American travelers from entering Europe due to the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. European Union officials are in the process of drafting lists to determine who can enter the bloc as of July 1 based on how countries are faring with their current COVID-19 cases, the New York Times reports. According to one draft list, Americans will be banned from entering the EU because the US has failed to control the COVID-19 pandemic.     The United States, which has the most coronavirus cases in the world and is experiencing a surge in new infections, would be in the same category as No.2 hotspot Brazil and Russia. There was no...
    One need only review Johns Hopkins University data to see how destructive the coronavirus pandemic was earlier this year in Europe, where the death counts on Tuesday afternoon ranged from 34,675 in Italy to 28,325 in Spain to 29,666 in France. But as staggering as those numbers are, the U.S. is now worse off: according to Hopkins, more than 120,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. — a larger death toll than Italy, Spain and France combined. And the New York Times’ Matina Stevis-Gridneff is reporting that the European Union is considering a ban on travel from the U.S. this summer because it “has failed to control the scourge.” The Times reviewed the EU’s “draft lists of acceptable...
    Washington (CNN)As European Union nations continue to ease coronavirus restrictions, the EU is considering recommending that member states block American visitors from visiting their countries due to the surge of coronavirus cases in the US, according to two EU diplomats."The criteria will be focused on circulation of the virus," said one EU diplomat, adding that Brussels is looking to keep out travelers from countries "where the virus is circulating most actively."No final decisions have been made and it is ultimately up to individual members to decide who can enter each country.The New York Times was first to report on the possibility. The EU diplomats had not seen the draft lists of acceptable travelers the Times reported on, but they said...
    BRUSSELS — European Union countries rushing to revive their economies and reopen their borders after months of coronavirus restrictions are prepared to block Americans from entering because the United States has failed to control the scourge, according to draft lists of acceptable travelers seen by The New York Times. That prospect, which would lump American visitors in with Russians and Brazilians as unwelcome, is a stinging blow to American prestige in the world and a repudiation of President Donald Trump’s handling of the virus in the United States, which has more than 2.3 million cases and upward of 120,000 deaths, more than any other country. European nations are currently haggling over two potential lists of acceptable visitors based on how...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Travelers are returning to the skies, albeit slowly. But is it safe? The TSA check at the Philadelphia International Airport is still quiet. Just a handful of passengers are coming through every few minutes. But there has been an uptick in travelers here and across the country for the first time in months. The Philadelphia International Airport is anticipating more than 400,000 passengers to travel through the airport in the month of June. That’s much greater than the number of passengers PHL served in the month of April, which was 120,000. Still, airport officials also anticipate that June passenger numbers will be down approximately 85% compared to June 2019. “We strongly believe that it’s safe to fly...
    The Travelers Championship is on the clock. When the RBC Heritage Championship concludes play on Sunday, the Travelers becomes the third of the first four PGA Tour events on the 2020 reschedule due to the COVID-19 crisis to be played without spectators. And, like the RBC Heritage and last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge, the Travelers will benefit from its strongest field in tournament history. After three months with no tournaments because of the pandemic, the players have been hungry to return to competition. And tournaments like the Travelers, which always battled a difficult slot in the schedule as the next event after the U.S. Open, have been the beneficiaries. The Travelers, which begins Thursday at TPC River Highlands, will treat...
    The Travelers Championship is on the clock. When the RBC Heritage Championship concludes play on Sunday, the Travelers becomes the third of the first four PGA Tour events on the 2020 reschedule due to the COVID-19 crisis to be played without spectators. And, like the RBC Heritage and last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge, the Travelers will benefit from its strongest field in tournament history. After three months with no tournaments because of the pandemic, the players have been hungry to return to competition. And tournaments like the Travelers, which always battled a difficult slot in the schedule as the next event after the U.S. Open, have been the beneficiaries. The Travelers, which begins Thursday at TPC River Highlands, will treat...
    (CNN)New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus cases in more than three weeks after two women who traveled to the country from the UK were found to have Covid-19.The infections are the first instances of coronavirus in New Zealand to be reported in 24 days, according to the country's Ministry of Health.The women are from the same family and had traveled to New Zealand from the UK and through Australia.They were placed in an isolation hotel in Auckland upon arrival but were permitted to leave it on compassionate grounds.With no active Covid-19 cases, New Zealand is lifting almost all its coronavirus restrictionsThey then traveled to Wellington in a private vehicle to visit a relative who has since died, Director-General of...
    For anyone who’s hoping to have an adventure in The Last Frontier this summer, good news: Alaska recently did away with its coronavirus-prompted 14-day quarantine requirement for out-out-state travelers — albeit under certain circumstances. “Interstate and international travelers are welcome to come to Alaska,” reads a statement from the office of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy. CORONAVIRUS FACE MASKS SHOULD BE WORN IN PUBLIC, WHO SAYS IN UPDATED GUIDANCE However, other restrictions have taken the place of the 14-day quarantine. Starting June 5, any travelers to the state must be tested “within 72 hours to five days” before heading to Alaska, and the test must show the traveler is negative for COVID-19 before they can enter the state. (Travelers are required...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has signed an emergency order Friday implementing more stringent coronavirus-related restrictions on out-of-state travelers compared to state regulations. Travelers from outside Alaska are now able to avoid a statewide mandatory 14-day quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 but the city of Anchorage has imposed additional regulations that limit some visitors’ interactions with residents, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Under the current state mandate, out-of-state travelers will need to show proof of their negative COVID-19 results upon arriving in Alaska. Once in the state, travelers are urged to limit interactions until 14 days have passed, until they test negative again in a second test taken seven to 14 days after arrival or...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.People are making their way back to airports as travel starts to pick back up. And if you find yourself in the TSA line, you may be getting some extra help staying six feet away from others. “We're adding technology that can add value to ensure the safety, the health and the well-being of the traveling public,” said Maurice Jenkins, the information systems director at Miami International Airport. Miami is one of the first seven airports in the country to roll out motion analytics technology called “Safe Distance.” The system will help airports practice safe social distancing and gather data from movements in line....