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UK Government Not Clear if Covid Travel Restrictions Worth $585 Million Worked

Despite spending around $585 million on implementing its traffic light system as part of its wider response to manage travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government does not know whether the system worked or whether the cost was worth the disruption caused, according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee of the House…

Tourism

U.S. to Lift Travel Ban on 8 Southern African Countries Starting December 31

Twenty-six days after putting a misguided travel ban in place on eight southern African nations over Omicron fears, the White House reverses course. Great travel news to start the new year.

U.S. to Lift Travel Ban on 8 Southern African Countries Starting December 31

Coronavirus

U.S. Boosts Warning Against Travel to Spain and Finland

Expect more strongly worded travel advisories like this over the winter to accompany the Omicron case surge around the world.

U.S. Boosts Warning Against Travel to Spain and Finland

Coronavirus

European Hotel Recovery Threatened by Lockdowns

Hotels in Europe were only just getting the wind back in their sails, and now it looks like the recovery momentum could quickly stall over governmental responses to the Omicron variant.

European Hotel Recovery Threatened by Lockdowns

Coronavirus

U.S. Advises Against Travel to Southern African Countries Due to New Covid Variant

Porous borders, despite all the pomp and circumstance around travel bans, fueled prior case surges around the world. A strongly worded advisory without ramifications won't do much to curtail spread while countries like the U.S. look to buy time to better understand Omicron.

U.S. Advises Against Travel to Southern African Countries Due to New Covid Variant

Coronavirus

India’s Covid Nightmare Leaves Its Travel Industry Reeling

India's devastating second wave of the pandemic is arresting the pace of the travel recovery, at least for the short-term. It's too early to tell if the shrinking industry will be able to cater to the vast pent-up demand once Covid is under control.

India’s Covid Nightmare Leaves Its Travel Industry Reeling

Coronavirus

UK to Ramp Up Travel Restrictions With Quarantine Hotels and 10-Year Jail Threat

Travel restriction enforcements like quarantine hotels in the UK shouldn't be seen as such a novel concept. They're a necessity in preventing the spread of new variants of the coronavirus — and should have been in place much earlier than now.

UK to Ramp Up Travel Restrictions With Quarantine Hotels and 10-Year Jail Threat

Tourism

Biden Adds South Africa to List of Travel Ban Countries With New Covid Strain Spreading

Five days in office and President Joe Biden is wasting no time tightening up travel restrictions to get Covid-19 and all its variants under control. Short-term pain now for hopefully a better second half to 2021.

Biden Adds South Africa to List of Travel Ban Countries With New Covid Strain Spreading

Tourism

President Biden Ends Discriminatory Travel Ban

Despite the travel industry's continued growth from the Obama administration into the first three years of the Trump era, its leaders found themselves apologizing for the president's offensive comments, discriminatory policies and lack of planning. The hopeful normalcy of a Biden administration will be a welcome relief.

President Biden Ends Discriminatory Travel Ban

Coronavirus

New Covid Strain in UK Prompts Travel Bans Across Europe

A harsh reminder that recent cheers for vaccine deliveries does not mean this pandemic is over yet. New travel bans are being put in place as the UK grapples with the spread of a new coronavirus strain.

New Covid Strain in UK Prompts Travel Bans Across Europe