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MSC Cruises’ Cruise with Confidence Program to Run Through Summer 2022

MSC Cruises' Cruise with Confidence program that confirms its health & safety protocol, will apply to all sailings through summer 2022.

Aruba’s New Service Eliminates PCR Result Wait Time

Aruba has launched a new service that eliminates the need to make travelers wait for their PCR test results to be manually verified as well as the need to upload test certificates.

Anguilla Updates Entry Protocols for Day Trippers

Anguilla has announced new protocols as she reopens her borders to day trippers and passengers on one-day cruise excursions to the island. 
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New Rules for Entry to the United Kingdom

The rules for international travel to the United Kingdom have changed. Starting on Tuesday, Dec. 7 all travelers (fully vaccinated or not) must take a PCR or LFD Covid-19 test two days before traveling to the UK.

Chile Updates Entry Requirements Due to Omicron

The Chilean government placed new measures for entering the country, in anticipation of the possible effects of Omicron detected in South Africa. 

Grenada Removes 48-Hour Quarantine for Vaccinated Travelers

Grenada has updated its Pure Safe Travel protocols to remove the requirement for fully vaccinated travelers to quarantine for 48 hours
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St. Kitts and Nevis Update Protocols for Vaccinated Travelers

Effective today, Nov. 23, 2021, St. Kitts and Nevis have updated the protocols for fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air.
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Disney Cruise Line to Require Vaccine for Kids 5+

Disney Cruise Line has updated its sailing protocols to include that all guests ages 5 and over will be required to be fully vaccinated.
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Costa Rica to Require Proof of COVID Vaccine for Establishments

Beginning Jan. 8, 2022, all commercial establishments in Costa Rica will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to protect locals and visitors.
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U.S. to Reopen Borders to Fully Vaccinated on November 8

The U.S. announced it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated, nonessential travelers at land and ferry crossings on Monday, November 8. 

Singapore Reopens to Vaccinated Travelers

The Singapore Tourism Board announced that vaccinated U.S. and Canadian tourists are now able to visit the destination once again.
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Travel Insurance Demand Soars Due to Pandemic

New data shows that a growing number of travelers are turning to travel insurance to protect their vacation investments.

Princess Cruises Extends Pause for Australia & New Zealand

Princess Cruises is extending its pause in cruise vacations in Australia/New Zealand to Jan. 27, 2022 due to the uncertainty in the region.
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The U.S. Reopens in November to Fully Vaccinated Travelers

The United States will reopen in November to fully vaccinated air travelers from 33 countries and most of Europe.

USTOA Active Members React to EU Removal of U.S. from Safe List

USTOA released new findings from a survey following the European Union’s announcement to remove the United States from its “safe list.”
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Saint Lucia’s Rebound Amidst the Covid Pandemic

During a press briefing this week, Hon. Ernest Hilaire, Minister of Tourism for Saint Lucia reported on the island’s rebound amidst the Covid pandemic.
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Sandals Resorts Launches Sandals Vacation Assurance

Sandals Resorts International has launched Sandals Vacation Assurance, a comprehensive vacation protection program for guests impacted by COVID-19 related travel interruptions. 

Chile Reopens to Vaccinated Travelers

As of Oct. 1, 2021 Chile will once again be welcoming travelers from around the world after over a year and a half with closed borders and restrictions.
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High Expectations for Holiday Travel

MMGY Travel Intelligence's 2021 “Fall Edition” of its "Portrait of American Travelers" survey shows strength in traveler sentiment and expectations for holiday travel.
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Global Trade Discusses the State of International Travel

Today, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) hosted a discussion via Facebook Live on the State of international Travel.