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Tourists and Locals Will Soon Have to Pay a Departure Tax to Leave the Maldives

Tourists and Locals Will Soon Have to Pay a Departure Tax to Leave the Maldives | Travel + Leisure

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Jeff Bezos and Crew Land Safely After 10 Minute Trip to Space

Jeff Bezos and Crew Land Safely After 10 Minute Trip to Space | Travel + Leisure

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US-Mexico, Canada border reopening: Travel restrictions through August

The United States has extended border restrictions on nonessential travel yet again as COVID-19 infections rise in every state. 

U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed through Aug. 21, according to documents to be published in the Federal Register. The previous U.S. border restrictions were set to end Thursday.

The extensions come on the heels of Canada’s Monday announcement that it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents Aug. 9, with plans to allow fully vaccinated travelers from any country on Sept. 7.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday: “Any decisions

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IBM and Amadeus Integrate Travel Health Platforms Amid Travel Rebound | Technology News

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Amadeus will integrate IBM’s digital health pass into its Traveler ID platform in a bid to simplify the verification of passengers’ health credentials during the boarding process, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.

The aviation, tourism, and tech sectors have deepened their collaboration since the pandemic began, with a host of new digital applications and products springing up in response to a global patchwork of restrictions and requisites to travel.

IBM’s system – which uses encyryption and blockchain technologies to authenticate diagnostic tests such as antigen or PCR – assigns passengers a QR

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Canada border reopening to fully vaccinated US citizens Aug. 9

Canada will reopen to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents next month.

“On August 9, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States (U.S.), currently residing in the U.S., will be permitted to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel,” Canada said in a statement.

A COVID-19 vaccination must be complete at least 14 days prior to entry. 

Children under the age of 12 or who are not yet eligible for vaccination in the U.S. or unvaccinated dependent children will be allowed to enter the country with a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent,

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Hawaii urging people to avoid traveling there as worker shortage continues

Hawaii is a popular destination right now, but maybe it is a little too popular.

As Americans hit the road again this summer, after the long pandemic, many are making plans to visit Hawaii, but Hawaiian One Island is now asking airlines to slow down because they cannot handle the tourist boom.

Normally, Hawaii welcomes tourists, a major source of the island’s state income, but the mayor of Maui County is asking airlines to pause their return to full flights.

The mayor says the island is being overrun by tourists this summer and says there aren’t enough hospitality workers to

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What you need to know

Los Cabos, Mexico, has always been a popular tourist destination — particularly among West Coast travelers — and that remains true in a post-pandemic world. When the Mexican borders reopened to tourists, hotels started booking between 48.7 percent and 61.5 percent occupancy for the summer season, which has been a welcome change for the resort town — the local government itself claims 90 percent of the local population depends on tourism.

I recently got back from Los Cabos and it was my first time traveling to Mexico since Covid. Before my trip, I checked the number of active cases in

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US extends Covid-19 travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico through August 21

The US has been limiting non-essential travel along both borders since the start of the pandemic and extending those restrictions on a monthly basis. The restrictions don’t apply to cross-border trade, US citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as people traveling for medical purposes or to attend school, among others.

RELATED: Canada surpasses US vaccination rate as country prepares to reopen its borders

But over recent weeks, the administration has come under fire for continuing to keep restrictions in place, more than a year into the pandemic, and after Canada announced it was reopening to vaccinated Americans.

In notices

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What you need to know before Canada travel

Canada is set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. travelers next month, but travelers will notice a few differences compared to their pre-pandemic trips.

From COVID testing and vaccination requirements to lodging prices, a number of things have changed up north since nonessential border travel between the two countries was first shut down in March 2020. Since then, only essential trade and travel have been permitted.

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be permitted to enter Canada for nonessential travel starting Aug. 9 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, even as the U.S. continues to enforce strict travel

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Airlines Issue Travel Waivers As Tropical Storm Elsa Approaches Florida

Airlines Issue Travel Waivers As Tropical Storm Elsa Approaches Florida | Travel + Leisure

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