Articles tagged “cdc”

Airlines Still Don’t Think New CDC Mask Guidelines Go Far Enough

Airlines Still Don’t Think New CDC Mask Guidelines Go Far Enough

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

New federal guidelines recommending masks on public transport are helpful but don't have the force of law. This continues to place the burden of enforcement on frontline employees.

1 day ago

U.S. Set to Relax Enhanced Covid Screening Measures for Some International Passengers

U.S. Set to Relax Enhanced Covid Screening Measures for Some International Passengers

David Shepardson, Reuters

The CDC's current strategy for screening international arrivals has become unsustainable as traveler numbers grow, according to reports. Changes are expected.

1 month ago

Cruise Lines’ Booking Practices in a Pandemic Are ‘Astonishing’: CDC Official

Cruise Lines’ Booking Practices in a Pandemic Are ‘Astonishing’: CDC Official

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Cruise lines have been selling tickets for cruises all spring and summer long, despite it now being quite clear they were not ready to safely resume sailing. What gives?

3 months ago

CDC Extends No Sail Order Banning Cruises Until October

CDC Extends No Sail Order Banning Cruises Until October

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The CDC's extension to its no sail order isn't entirely surprising, but it will make certain more financial pain for major cruise lines that are furiously raising cash to survive.

3 months ago

Airline Industry Tangles With Trump Administration Over Temperature Checks

Airline Industry Tangles With Trump Administration Over Temperature Checks

David Shepardson and Tracy Rucinsk, Reuters

Airlines need all the help they can get in restoring consumer confidence to fly, but the White House may not be aligned with that mission.

4 months ago

Carnival Plans to Set Sail Again, or Does It? Behind the Confusion and Controversy

Carnival Plans to Set Sail Again, or Does It? Behind the Confusion and Controversy

Rosie Spinks, Skift

This isn't the first time Carnival has announced a return to cruising in the last month. What's needed here is specifics on how things will be different (and safer) when ships set sail again.

6 months ago

A European Travel Ban to the U.S. Came At Least 5 Weeks Too Late: Here’s a Timeline of the Fallout

A European Travel Ban to the U.S. Came At Least 5 Weeks Too Late: Here’s a Timeline of the Fallout

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If airlines and travelers are counting on airport screenings and quarantines to be a effective counter-measures in the absence of a coronavirus vaccine, the CDC said these tactics will "have less impact" when transmissions are widespread. Everything depends on effective vaccines.

6 months ago

Cruise Industry Defies New 100-Day ‘No Sail’ Order

Cruise Industry Defies New 100-Day ‘No Sail’ Order

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry appears to be taking a contrarian stance to U.S. public health officials, a move that's baffling given the industry's need to rehabilitate its image.

6 months ago

Norovirus Sickens 4% of People Onboard Princess Cruises Ship

Norovirus Sickens 4% of People Onboard Princess Cruises Ship

Tim Higgins, Bloomberg

Norovirus usually impacts a relatively small portion of passengers and crew onboard a cruise ship, but the frequency with which it happens is troubling for any traveler considering the trip.

6 years ago

Airlines, Airports and Cabin Crews Responding to Ebola Crisis

Airlines, Airports and Cabin Crews Responding to Ebola Crisis

Michael Sasso and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Airlines and airports have been slow to respond to the Ebola crisis, but appear to now be getting their responses in gear.

6 years ago

CDC Rejects Lawmakers’ Calls for Ebola Travel Ban

CDC Rejects Lawmakers’ Calls for Ebola Travel Ban

Mark Drajem , Bloomberg

If there are any more cases of Ebola in the U.S., it will heighten some lawmakers' calls for a travel ban even though experts say such a move would be counter-productive.

6 years ago

JFK Airport Begins Ebola Screening for Visitors From 3 West African Countries

JFK Airport Begins Ebola Screening for Visitors From 3 West African Countries

Allyson Versprille , Bloomberg

JFK gets about half of the U.S. arrivals from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea so the airport, along with Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty, Chicago O’Hare and Atlanta Hartsfield, will be a focus of Ebola monitoring. Fewer than 1% of U.S. arrivals hail from the three countries where Ebola has made its largest mark.

6 years ago