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Norwegian Cruise Will Drop Covid Test Requirement

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd will no longer require vaccinated travelers to take a Covid test before sailing on its cruises, effective September 3. Unvaccinated travelers will have to provide proof of a negative Antigen or PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to boarding. “The relaxation of protocols coupled with continued easing of…

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CDC No Longer Tracks Cruise Ship Covid Outbreaks

The Center for Disease Control has retired its Covid-19 Program for Cruise Ships, effective Monday. Under the program, the CDC monitored Covid outbreaks on cruise ships. Under the program's color-coding system, cruise ships were coded with colors indicating the number of positive Covid-19 tests among the crew who boarded within a 14-day span.  "While cruising…

Airlines

U.S. Justice Department Calls to Overturn Order Lifting Mask Mandate on Planes

If the ruling is overturned, it remains to be seen if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will reinstate the requirement for masks.

U.S. Justice Department Calls to Overturn Order Lifting Mask Mandate on Planes

Coronavirus

CDC Recommends Travelers Still Wear Masks on Planes and Trains

The CDC is steadfast that passengers wear masks on planes and trains because all indications point to a major Covid surge this summer as travelers increasingly ditch masks.

CDC Recommends Travelers Still Wear Masks on Planes and Trains

Airlines

U.S. Planes, Trains Mask Mandate Ruled Unlawful by Federal Judge in Florida

The judge's decision is a bitter blow for the Biden administration, which had argued that the mask mandate was needed to slow the spread of Covid. But the issue is far from settled because it's unclear if the ruling will take immediate effect.

U.S. Planes, Trains Mask Mandate Ruled Unlawful by Federal Judge in Florida

Tourism

CDC Pares Back Countries on U.S. ‘Avoid Travel’ List

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it will be further shrinking its travel avoidance list. A welcome news for destinations that have been waiting for American tourists for far too long.

CDC Pares Back Countries on U.S. ‘Avoid Travel’ List

Coronavirus

Extending Transit Mask Mandate Beyond April 18 Being Debated by White House

The increase in Covid cases — including an outbreak among prominent U.S. politicians — comes at an inopportune time for those calling for the transit mask mandate to be lifted. It also makes it difficult for the Biden Administration to justify ending the mandate so soon when the country is facing another surge.

Extending Transit Mask Mandate Beyond April 18 Being Debated by White House

Airlines

U.S. Extends Mask Rules for Planes, Trains Through April

Mask rules for travelers are not going away yet with the Biden administration extending them into April. But the one-month extension signals that new rules easing the controversial mandate are in the works.

U.S. Extends Mask Rules for Planes, Trains Through April

Coronavirus

CDC Declines to Lift Airplane Mask Mandate Despite Easing Covid Guidelines

Lifting the airplane mask mandate would've been an awfully premature victory lap considering the fight against Covid is far from over.

CDC Declines to Lift Airplane Mask Mandate Despite Easing Covid Guidelines

Coronavirus

Texas Top Cop Sues White House to Overturn Airplane Mask Mandate

The continuing anger expressed by many surrounding the federal mask mandate always led to the possibility of political figures seeking allies in courts to get it thrown out. Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton - who is a spotlight of a criminal probe – is leading the charge.

Texas Top Cop Sues White House to Overturn Airplane Mask Mandate