Coronavirus

Nine Things You Need to Know About Coronavirus Testing and New U.S. Entry Requirements

The United States is introducing new requirements for entry into the country for international travelers that go into effect on Tuesday in accordance with President Joseph Biden’s executive order.
In concert with that, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new set of regulations that travelers must abide by before arriving into the United States.
Here are nine key points that individuals need to be aware of before traveling or …

More Countries Add Travel Restrictions to Combat New Coronavirus Variants

Prospects for fewer restrictions on global travel diminished greatly as more reports of new variants of the coronavirus surfaced and President Joseph Biden of the United States banned non-U.S. citizens traveling from Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Schengen Area, and South Africa from entering the country.
The Belgian government banned non-essential travel in and out of the country through March 1 to stem the spread of the virus. The action applies …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 25: Merck Ends Vaccine Efforts, France Considers Third Lockdown

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 25: Merck Ends Vaccine Efforts, France Considers Third Lockdown

President Biden will reinstate coronavirus-related travel restrictions on non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and much of European continent. He also extended the restrictions to travelers who recently were in South Africa. The move came one week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have lifted them on Jan. 26.
In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested that more needs to be …

What You Need to Know About President Biden’s Mask Mandate and Air Travel

Masks are in the news this week, to say the very least.
Not only did several European countries ban cloth masks, but President Joseph Biden promulgated a new rule requiring anyone on an airplane, train, bus, or at an airport, as well as employees and visitors on federal property, to wear a face mask.
The rules came in the form of two executive orders: One for lands and buildings controlled by the …

Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss to Ban ‘Everyday’ Face Masks on Flights

Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss to Ban ‘Everyday’ Face Masks on Flights

Lufthansa Group said it would ban what it termed “everyday” face masks and require passengers to don a medical-grade mask in keeping with new regulations in Austria and Germany intended to stem the spread of new coronavirus variants.
The action covers Austrian Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa, and Swiss International Air Lines and effectively bans the wearing of cloth face masks.
Passengers must wear “either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 24: Biden Speaks of ‘a Dark Winter,’ U.K. Variant Possibly More Deadly Than Thought

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 24: Biden Speaks of ‘a Dark Winter,’ U.K. Variant Possibly More Deadly Than Thought

“We’re in a dark winter of this pandemic,” said President Joseph Biden at the end of the week, warning that the situation in the United States will get worse before it gets better. He warned that the death toll could rise to over 500,000 this month alone.
As the number of cases of the coronavirus across the globe passed the 99 million mark, with 25.5 million of those in the United …

KLM Cancels Long-Haul Flights As Netherlands Tightens Travel Restrictions

KLM Cancels Long-Haul Flights As Netherlands Tightens Travel Restrictions

Officials in the Netherlands announced new travel restrictions that are the strictest in the European Union.
The move prompted KLM to cancel all long-haul flights while the restrictions are in place.
The new regulations come one week after KLM, in conjunction with joint-venture partner Delta Air Lines, began to offer a testing program that would allow travelers to the Netherlands to bypass quarantine requirements entirely.
Among the new restrictions are a requirement to …