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ALASKA AIRLINES: Airline to add flights to Belize from June 2021

The airline has announced that it will make Belize the fourth international destination outside of the U.S. that it flies to, joining Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines plans to put tickets on sale in early June for Belize City; although specific route information has not been provided, it is anticipated that the service will be offered from more than one of its West Coast hubs of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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ISRAEL: U.S. airlines cancel flights to country's capital of Tel Aviv amid escalating tensions

A number of U.S. airlines including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines have canceled flights between the U.S. and Israel's capital of Tel Aviv, according to data from online flight trackers; the cancellations have been made in response to escalating conflict in the region. Passengers should check their flight status carefully prior to travelling to the airport.
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TURKISH AIRLINES: Airline to begin U.S. flights to Newark from 21 May 2021

The airline has announced that it will debut a new service from Istanbul to Newark Liberty International Airport, serving the New York metropolitan area, from 21 May; the airport will be the 10th U.S. gateway for Turkish Airlines joining Atlanta, Boston, Washington Dulles, Houston Bush, LAX, JFK, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare.
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HAWAIIAN AIRLINES: Airline begins non-stop flights to Honolulu from Austin, Texas

The airline has started twice-weekly non-stop flights between Austin, Texas and Honolulu; the service between the two state capital cities is scheduled to expand to three times per week from 28 May to 3 August to meet expected higher summer volume. The flights are operated with 278-seat Airbus A330 aircraft featuring 18 first-class, lie-flat leather seats, 68 premium economy seats and 192 main cabin seats.
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DELTA AIR LINES: Airline to begin flights from New York JFK to Dubrovnik, Croatia from 2 July 2021

The U.S. airline has announced that from 2 July it will offer flights from New York JFK to Dubrovnik for the first time; the service will depart four times weekly. The decision was made as a result of Croatia's decision to open to U.S. passengers who can provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, proof of recovery from the virus or a negative COVID-19 test result.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government restricts most travel from India from 4 May 2021

The U.S. president has imposed new travel restrictions on India in light of recent surges in cases of COVID-19, preventing most non-U.S. citizens from entering the United States; the new restrictions take effect on 4 May at 00.01 Eastern Time (ET).
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UNITED STATES: Country's government extends domestic transit face mask requirements until 13 September 2021

The country's government has announced that it is extending face mask requirements across all domestic transportation networks through 13 September, to address the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements that took effect on 1 February were to set to expire on 11 May; they cover workers and passengers at airports, on board commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses and on commuter bus and rail systems.
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UNITED STATES: New York mayor hopes to remove all of the city's COVID-19 restrictions by 1 July 2021

The major of New York has said that the city aims to 'fully re-open' and remove all COVID-19 restrictions by 1 July following more than a year of closures and capacity restrictions. Earlier this week it was also announced that a current curfew within the city, forcing restaurants to end their bar and food services by midnight, will end on 17 May for outdoor dining areas and 31 May for indoors; capacity limits on a number of venue types, both in the city and the wider state of New York, will also start to increase from 15 May.
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BAHAMAS: Country to relax COVID-19 entry restrictions for U.S. passengers from 1 May 2021

The government of the Bahamas has updated its COVID-19 entry restrictions for U.S. passengers from 1 May, meaning that those arriving with proof of full vaccination against the virus will be exempt from testing requirements. However, un-vaccinated passengers must upload a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained a maximum of five days prior to arrival in the Bahamas.
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UNITED AIRLINES: Airline to add over 480 domestic U.S. flights in June 2021

The U.S. airline has announced that it will add more than 480 daily flights to its domestic schedule in June, bringing its total number of daily domestic departures to more than 3,100. The increase will put the Chicago-based carrier at 67% of its June 2019 domestic schedule and 60% of its total June 2019 flying. Among the new routes the airline will introduce in June are Hawaii services from Chicago O'Hare to Kona, and from Newark to Maui.
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BRUSSELS AIRLINES: Airline to resume flights to 43 destinations in Europe, Africa and the U.S.

The national carrier of Belgium has said that it will start of resume flight services to 43 destinations throughout the spring and summer, including its first flights across the North Atlantic in more than a year; once added, the airline will serve a total of 79 destinations.
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EMIRATES: Airline to resume Mexico City connections in July 2021

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will resume four weekly services to Mexico City via Barcelona from 2 July; the route will be operated with a two-class Emirates Boeing 777-200LR aircraft which offers 38 business class seats in a two-two-two configuration and 264 seats in economy. Emirates flight EK255 will depart Dubai at 03.25, arriving in Barcelona at 08.35, before departing again at 10.50 and arriving into Mexico City at 16.05 the same day (all local times).
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FRENCH POLYNESIA: Tahiti's islands to re-open to U.S. passengers from 1 May 2021

The government of the islands of Tahiti has said that they will re-open their borders from 1 May to U.S. passengers, and will waive quarantine requirements for those who are vaccinated for COVID-19, or can show proof of recent recovery. However, all passengers will still have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within three days of departing for Tahiti, and take another test on arrival. Arrivals without proof of a vaccine or antibodies, as well as children under 16 who currently aren't eligible for vaccines, will have to quarantine for 10 days on arrival.
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UNITED STATES: U.S. government adds 116 countries to its 'do not travel' advisory list

The U.S. State Department has added at least 116 countries this week to its 'Level Four: Do Not Travel' advisory, putting the UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others on the list, citing a 'very high' level of COVID-19. Previously the department said it would boost the number of countries receiving its highest advisory rating to about 80% of countries worldwide; after multiple updates throughout the week, it now lists a total of 150 countries out of an approximate total of 200. It is not known when the updates will be completed.
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CURACAO: Caribbean national increases COVID-19 entry restrictions for U.S. passengers

The island's government has announced the addition of an entry requirement for U.S. passengers; a rapid COVID-19 antigen test on the third day of a stay in Curacao is now mandatory, in addition to the existing entry requirements of a Digital Immigration Card and a Passenger Locator Card (PLC) uploaded within 48 hours of travel - and proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of departure. Passengers typically will receive their antigen test results within 20 minutes to one hour, on average. The antigen tests in Curacao vary in price but typically start at $20 USD.
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SABA: Caribbean island to welcome visitors from 'high-risk' countries from 1 May 2021

The Caribbean island has said that it will begin to welcome visitors from countries deemed 'high-risk' for COVID-19, including the United States, from 1 May; However, passengers need to obtain approval before arriving in Saba via info@sabagov.nl. Fully COVID-19 vaccinated adults must present proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival and are not required to quarantine. Non-vaccinated travelers must quarantine for five days and take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test on day five.
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CANADA: Country's border with the U.S. to remain closed until at least 21 May 2021

The Canadian government has announced that its land border with the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month until 21 May. The land border restrictions, aimed at controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, were first announced in March 2020 and have thus far been renewed monthly.
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GREECE: Country lifts COVID-19 quarantine requirement for EU Countries, U.S. and others

The country's government yesterday, 19 April, lifted COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travellers from most European countries and the United States, as well as Israel; the easing of measures come as it prepares to re-open tourism services from next month. Air travelers from exempt countries will no longer be subject to a seven-day quarantine requirement if they hold a vaccination certificate or negative PCR test issued within the previous 72 hours. Other exempt countries include the United Arab Emirates, Serbia, Iceland, Liechstenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
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UNITED STATES: State of Alaska to offer COVID-19 to tourist visitors from 1 June 2021

The government of the U.S. state of Alaska has said that COVID-19 vaccines are due to be made available to visitors at key airports from 1 June, in a further attempt to bolster the state's tourism industry, which has been heavily affected by the pandemic. The state plans to offer vaccines at airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan, with the clinics outside the security area; they will be available to anyone passing through from 1 June. State health officials are also encouraging travelers to test for COVID-19, although it's no longer mandated.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government to boost 'do not travel' guidance to 80% of countries globally

The U.S. state department said yesterday, 19 April, that it plans to boost its 'do not travel' guidance for citizens to include 80% of destination countries worldwide, citing the risk to travellers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently around 34 our of 200 countries are listed under the level four guidance, implying that this will shortly increase to around 130 countries. So far, no indication has been given as to when the measures will eventually ease.
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