Articles tagged “borders”

Tourism

U.S. Customs to Hike Global Entry Program Fees by 20%

While Global Entry fees will increase to account for "continuation and management of the programs," U.S. Customs and Border Protection will eliminate application fees for minors.

U.S. Customs to Hike Global Entry Program Fees by 20%

Cruises

Cruise Lines Not Ready for Europe’s Upcoming Border Controls

Cruise lines have work to do to prepare for the European Union's new border control measures coming this year and next.

Cruise Lines Not Ready for Europe’s Upcoming Border Controls

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.…

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

Canada’s Tourism Leaders Push U.S. Border Reopening

Canada's draconian restrictions will likely ease in the coming weeks, but what they'll consist of and whether a clear reopening plan will come as fast as tourism officials want remain unclear.

Canada’s Tourism Leaders Push U.S. Border Reopening

Airlines

Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

Many border security agencies aren't ready to cope with a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel if they have to track additional pieces of information like traveler health. Blame the holdup on a debate about tactics and tech, not just budgetary shortfalls.

Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

Online Travel

Managing Foreign Visitor Data Is Getting a Pandemic Rethink Across Travel

New tech launched today in Seychelles spotlights the issues many border agencies will face when collecting coronavirus-related health data from travelers.

Managing Foreign Visitor Data Is Getting a Pandemic Rethink Across Travel

Tourism

The Resilience of the American Vacation in Mexico

The relationship between American tourists and Mexico is nearly a century old and has weathered ups and downs. Today's drug-related violence, mounting border tension, and political rhetoric won't stop these trips, but are clearly disrupting them.

The Resilience of the American Vacation in Mexico

Tourism

The Peace Bridge is becoming a source of New York-Canada conflict

The irony is not lost on watchers of this story, but it does still represent the sad state of border relations in what was previously one of the more easy-going trans-national relationships.

The Peace Bridge is becoming a source of New York-Canada conflict