Articles tagged “vaccines”

Coronavirus

U.S. Extends Vaccine Requirement for Non-Citizens at Land Borders

The Biden administration made a sensible decision to extend the requirement for foreign visitors crossing land and maritime borders to be vaccinated. The surge in Covid cases means there's no time for the U.S. to let down its guard in the fight against the virus.

U.S. Extends Vaccine Requirement for Non-Citizens at Land Borders

Coronavirus

Hong Kong Eases Travel Curbs and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Hong Kong will reopen to travelers from nine countries in April, the war in Ukraine is delaying world health officials' review of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, and family trips are expected to make a big rebound this year.

Hong Kong Eases Travel Curbs and More Top Stories This Week

Coronavirus

Ukraine War Delays Approved Travel With Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

The review process by world health officials of the Russian jabs was postponed by the war, so travelers are requesting to get vaccinated with approved brands. Other destinations with fewer stringent health requirements are managing to seize the moment.

Ukraine War Delays Approved Travel With Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

Tour Operators

Israel Hopes to Offer Tour Operators a Model for No-Proof-of-Vaccine Destinations

Tour operators are largely supportive of destinations easing travel curbs since most of them already require their own clients to be vaccinated. That doesn't mean they're getting complacent in the fight against Covid as many countries are still struggling with a surge in cases.

Israel Hopes to Offer Tour Operators a Model for No-Proof-of-Vaccine Destinations

Coronavirus

Japan Reopens to More Vaccinated Tourists But Excludes Some Shots

Japan is clearly taking steps to prepare for a reopening to foreign tourists — not just the gradual border easing that will take place next month. But the country's refusal to include vaccines developed by Chinese makers is a sign Japan isn't expecting visitors from China anytime soon.

Japan Reopens to More Vaccinated Tourists But Excludes Some Shots

Business Travel

Business Travel Shakeout Begins as Pfizer Axes Staff on Virtual Meetings Rise

As more companies are unveiling plans to send less staff on the road in years to come, corporate travel hitting pre-pandemic figures anytime soon is increasingly looking inconceivable.

Business Travel Shakeout Begins as Pfizer Axes Staff on Virtual Meetings Rise

Coronavirus

South America’s Vaccine Success Should Be Watched Closely by Travel Industry

Global travel industry leaders should take note of the incredible turnaround and success in South America against coronavirus, now becoming the most vaccinated region in the world. While it deserves plaudits, the Omicron variant presents new challenges, even in a part of the world with a long history of "cultura de vacinacao."

South America’s Vaccine Success Should Be Watched Closely by Travel Industry

Tourism

European Union Proposes 9-Month Vaccine Certificates and Considers Adding Boosters

Booster verification indeed will become an important component of entry approvals in destinations around the world.

European Union Proposes 9-Month Vaccine Certificates and Considers Adding Boosters

Tourism

Coronavirus Vaccine Booster Shot Requirement Urged for European Travel

Oh, the booster shot requirement for travel is coming, guaranteed. It will be yet another flash point to divide already polarized populations.

Coronavirus Vaccine Booster Shot Requirement Urged for European Travel

Tourism

Disney World Puts Worker Vaccine Mandate on Hold

Whether it's the political divide over mandates, or a just a comfort level with 90 percent of its employees vaccinated now, Disney is pulling back on mandates at its showcase Orlando, Florida, park. Will it begin to loosen up at its other amusement parks, too?

Disney World Puts Worker Vaccine Mandate on Hold