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Articles tagged “testing”

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.…

Airlines

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers

Airlines had been clamoring for the government to drop the pre-departure testing requirement for a long time, since they viewed it as a significant impediment to a complete recovery. Travelers aren't too sad about this development either.

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers

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

Airlines

Airlines Press U.S. to Lift Covid Testing Requirements

Good for the airlines.

Airlines Press U.S. to Lift Covid Testing Requirements

Tourism

Greece to Drop Negative Covid Test Demand for Travelers

The relaxed testing rules will cheer the country's tourism industry, which is like an ailing Spartan infant that's somehow survived a harsh winter. Expect airlines to release extra capacity to cater to a spike in demand.

Greece to Drop Negative Covid Test Demand for Travelers

Coronavirus

Ireland to Drop Covid Test Requirement for Vaccinated Visitors

More governments will likely follow the lead of Ireland - especially as they realize increased testing of prospective foreign visitors won't stop Omicron's spread.

Ireland to Drop Covid Test Requirement for Vaccinated Visitors

Coronavirus

Germany to Mandate Quarantines on Travelers From UK

It's going to be a long winter as Omicron triggers lockdowns, and hospitals in some destinations get overwhelmed.

Germany to Mandate Quarantines on Travelers From UK

Tourism

Vaccine Passports Need to Be Paired With Testing to Be Effective, New Data Shows

The truth hurts sometimes: Vaccine passports would be a relatively convenient way to boost international travel, but Israeli data suggest that requiring PCR testing, as well, would be prudent.

Tourism

Panama Will Vaccinate Visitors to Help Restart Tourism

Are we veering into dangerous territory when the line between a tourist board and health authority blurs to this extent?

Panama Will Vaccinate Visitors to Help Restart Tourism

Business Travel

Biden Relaxing Outdoor Mask Guidance Offers More Potential for Travel

President Biden echoing the new CDC guidance on masks outdoors is one more step toward a pandemic recovery and instilling confidence in travelers looking to take it outside this summer.

Biden Relaxing Outdoor Mask Guidance Offers More Potential for Travel