Articles tagged “borders”

Airlines

U.S. Air Marshals Cite Airline Security Concerns in Refusing Deployment to U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. air marshals declining deployments to the U.S.-Mexico border puts them in a better position to provide much-needed airline security during the holiday crush.

U.S. Air Marshals Cite Airline Security Concerns in Refusing Deployment to U.S.-Mexico Border

News Blog

New EU ID Checks Could See Much Longer Wait Times in 2023

Just when travelers thought that travel disruptions seen earlier this year may be easing, in May 2023 the European Union plans to introduce new fingerprint and biometric checks at external borders for third-country nationals that could lead to significantly longer wait times. Just in time for the the peak summer travel season in 2023, the…

News Blog

Japan Mulls Scrapping Pre-Arrival Test for Inbound Travelers

Japan is finally considering to end the pre-arrival Covid tests for vaccinated travelers coming from foreign countries, according to local media. Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, also hinted at eased border controls in a virtual news conference on Monday. The decision to ease restricstions would depend on the daily Covid count being reported in the country.…

Tourism

New Zealand Fully Reopens Borders to Tourists For the First Time in Two Years

August is off to a great start as New Zealand has finally reopened its borders fully after March 2020. However, travelers would still need to take two tests after arriving — not too much to ask, considering it’s New Zealand.

New Zealand Fully Reopens Borders to Tourists For the First Time in Two Years

Tourism

Japan Doubles Daily Entry Cap for Foreign Arrivals to 20,000

Even as reticent Japan kicked off "test tours" from this week onwards, the authorities haven't yet decided on full-scale resumption of inbound tourism. A rise in Covid cases may lead to a rollback of the current easing.

Japan Doubles Daily Entry Cap for Foreign Arrivals to 20,000

Coronavirus

U.S. Extends Vaccine Requirement for Non-Citizens at Land Borders

The Biden administration made a sensible decision to extend the requirement for foreign visitors crossing land and maritime borders to be vaccinated. The surge in Covid cases means there's no time for the U.S. to let down its guard in the fight against the virus.

U.S. Extends Vaccine Requirement for Non-Citizens at Land Borders

Coronavirus

Australia Reasserts Its Strict Travel Rules by Telling Djokovic No Exceptions

Australia is right to play hardball with Novak Djokovic because granting him a medical exemption from its strict from coronavirus vaccine requirements would encourage other anti-vaxxers to employ the same tactics.

Australia Reasserts Its Strict Travel Rules by Telling Djokovic No Exceptions

Tour Operators

Travel Restrictions Force Tour Operators to Run More Single-Country Trips

Considering how much the appetite for single-country trips has grown in recent years, why go through the constant hassles of grappling with widely divergent protocols and testing requirements in a Covid era?

Travel Restrictions Force Tour Operators to Run More Single-Country Trips

Tourism

U.S.-Mexico Border Reopens After 20-Month Hiatus

Confusion over Covid rules and long lines of cars slowed family reunions on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico but this will sort itself out in coming weeks.

U.S.-Mexico Border Reopens After 20-Month Hiatus

Coronavirus

Australia Slightly Reopens for International Travel

The door is barely opening for international travel in Australia, but it won't be a silver bullet to reviving the country's tourism industry until a broader reopening takes place.

Australia Slightly Reopens for International Travel