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UNITED STATES: State of Vermont to lift COVID-19 quarantine requirement for vaccinated arrivals

Since November, people travelling in or out of Vermont have been subject to a strict, state-mandated quarantine; travellers must isolate for two weeks on entering or when preparing to leave the state, or for a week if they receive a negative COVID-19 test result. However, the rules are changing for people who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine - from 2 March, travellers who have been vaccinated may come or go freely without isolating.
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EMIRATES: Airline to resume flights to New York's Newark in June 2021

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will resume daily flights to New York's Newark Liberty International Airport, via Athens, from 1 June. The addition of Newark via Athens will take Emirates’ U.S. network to 10 destinations following the resumption of services to Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Washington DC, Dallas and San Francisco (to resume on 2 March).
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UNITED STATES: Borders with Canada and Mexico to remain closed until at least 21 March 2021

The U.S. government has announced that its land borders with both Mexico and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month until 21 March. The land border restrictions, aimed at controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, were first announced in March and have thus far been renewed monthly.
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UNITED STATES: U.S. airlines to collect contact tracing information for all international arrivals

It has been announced that major U.S. airlines are set to assist public health officials by asking for the personal information of passengers arriving in the country, in a bid to speed up potential contact tracing needs. The information that the airlines will be asking of its US-bound international passengers is as follows: legal name, two phone numbers, email address and the address of where travellers will be staying in the US - or address of permanent residence in the US. Submitting the information is voluntary, with passengers not obligated to pass on such information when asked to do so.
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CANADA: Country's government clarifies COVID-19 testing requirements and new hotel quarantine measures

The country's government has published further guidance for incoming travellers to Canada, including on new hotel quarantine measures, which will come into effect from 22 February. All travellers are to be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained no more than 72 hours prior to their departure, and must only arrive via airports in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. Passengers will also be subject to PCR testing upon arrival, and must complete a three-night stay in a government-authorised hotel followed by 11 days of self-isolation; hotel stays must be booked in advance from 18 February, when the portal opens. The cost of the hotel quarantine will be the responsibility of the traveller and will stand at up to $2000 (CAD) per person. From 22 February, travellers entering Canada at the land border will also be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival as well as toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.
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MEXICO: Country's government updates COVID-19 travel restrictions for some regions

The country's government has published updated COVID-19 travel restrictions for some regions; among them, the entire state of Quintana Roo (including Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum and Isla Mujeres) is open for tourism. There are also no limits on the numbers of tourists that arrive to Cancun's international Airport. Travellers are not required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before they travel to Cancun, or to quarantine upon arrival. However, hotels and restaurants are limited to 50% capacity, and masks are required in all public areas including resorts.
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UNITED STATES: COVID-19 testing for Hawaii-bound passengers launched at San Jose Airport

U.S. low-cost airline Southwest Airlines has announced a partnership with COVID-19 testing provider CityHealth Urgent Care, to bring pre-flight testing to California's San Jose International Airport for passengers bound for the state of Hawaii; testing will be available for as little as $20 (USD) via the airline, who are one of three carriers now providing this service from the airport.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government introduces fines for passengers refusing to wear face masks

The United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) has announced that passengers in the U.S. can now be fined for refusing to wear face masks during transit to limit the transmission of COVID-19; passengers will be fine between $250 and $1500 (USD) if in breach of these new measures on aircraft and other forms of public transportation such as trains and buses. Exempted from the requirement are children under two years old and people with a disability or medical exemption. The mask mandate is effective until at least 11 May.
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CANADA: Country's government suspends cruise ship operations until February 2022

The country's government has announced that a suspension on cruise ships carrying more than 100 passengers will now remain in place until at least 28 February 2022. Also extended is an order prohibiting pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters, except for those used by residents of the region.
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CANADA: Province of Ontario mandates COVID-19 testing from 1 February 2021

The government of the Canadian province of Ontario is mandating COVID-19 testing for all arriving international passengers, as part of what they call a six-point plan to battle COVID-19 variants. This new measure took effect as of 00.01 (local time) today, 1 February.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government mandates face masks on flights and public transportation from 1 February 2021

The country's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a mandate for travellers on aircraft and other forms of public transport to wear face masks from 1 February, in a bid to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
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CANADA: Country's government announces updated COVID-19 entry restrictions

The country's government has announced that all Canadian passengers returning from international travel will now be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival, followed by three days of monitored hotel quarantine at their own expense while awaiting the results. Those with negative tests will then be permitted to quarantine at home for the remainder of a two-week period. Non-essential travel into Canada by most foreign nationals has been banned since the pandemic first began in March 2020.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government updates travel restrictions for Europe, Brazil and South Africa

The country's government yesterday, 25 January, signed an order suspending entry to most non-U.S. citizens who have previously been in South Africa, which will be effective from 30 January. Also signed was an order extending an entry ban on nearly all non-U.S. travellers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe.
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UNITED AIRLINES: Airline delays the start of a new Johannesburg to New York flight route until June 2021

The U.S. airline has confirmed that the start of a new, direct flight route between South Africa's Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport and New York's Newark Liberty International Airport has been delayed until 3 June. It was previously due to start from March 2021 - however the decision to delay has been made in response to current demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UNITED AIRLINES: Airline updates mobile app to accept COVID-19 testing and vaccination records for travel

The airline has unveiled updated capability on its mobile app, ahead of a new requirement from 26 January for passengers arriving in the U.S. to show either a negative COVID-19 test result from within 72 hours of departure, or proof that they have recovered from the virus within the previous 90 days. United Airlines passengers can now upload the required documentation directly to the app for verification prior to their airport arrival.
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UNITED STATES: State of California expected to lift regional stay-at-home orders from 25 January 2021

The government of the U.S. state of California is reportedly expected to lift its current, regional stay-at-home orders across the state from today, 25 January, instead opting to move individual counties back into a tier-based re-opening framework. Most regions across California are expected to move into the 'purple' tier, meaning personal care services like hair salons can re-open with modifications, and restaurants can open for outdoor service.
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QATAR AIRWAYS: Airline announces resumption of U.S. flights to Atlanta from 1 June 2021

The middle-eastern airline has announced that from 1 June it will resume flights to Atlanta, which will be it's twelfth U.S. destination, with four weekly flights. Qatar Airways has also said that it will significantly increase flight frequencies, adding an additional total 13 weekly flights to its U.S. destinations, this operating a total of 83 weekly flights.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government to require passengers to quarantine on arrival nationally

The country's new president yesterday, 21 January, signed an executive order requiring quarantines for individuals entering the U.S. - this is in addition to a raft of requirements including the wearing of masks for all interstate travel, and follows on from a previous announcement of the introduction of mandatory COVID-19 pre-testing for international arrivals from 26 January. The president did not specify how long people will be required to quarantine upon U.S. arrival; the executive order says only that the quarantine period will be in accord with CDC guidelines. On its website, the CDC recommends that in most cases individuals stay home for seven days after arriving from abroad.
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CANADA: Country extends suspension on most international arrivals until 21 February 2021

The government of Canada yesterday, 20 January, announced a one month extension to a suspension on non-essential international travel to the country, stretching the restrictions until 21 February. Passengers eligible to enter Canada despite the suspension, which has been in force since March, must still quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
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AMRESORTS: Luxury resort brand to begin in-house COVID-19 testing from 26 January 2021

The brand has announced that from 26 January it will begin on-property COVID-19 antigen testing across the majority of its properties, with guests able to schedule an onsite departure test via their concierge. Tests will be administered by international private hospital network 'Hospiten', with results available the same day. The Hospiten testing program will be available across most AMResorts destinations, except for Costa Rica, Curacao, St. Martin and Acapulco, Ixtapa and Huatulco, Mexico. AMResorts' portfolio, located throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama and Spain, includes 67 properties under the Breathless, Zoetry, Secrets, Dreams, Now, Reflect, Sunscape and Alua brands.
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