Category: Health News

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CDC issues framework for resuming safe cruise ship operations
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CDC issues framework for resuming safe cruise ship operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased ... Read More

Medjet expands COVID-19 transport benefits to include travel in Costa Rica
Costa Rica travel news

Medjet expands COVID-19 transport benefits to include travel in Costa Rica

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

As of November 1, 2020, Costa Rica will open its borders to U.S. travelers, and no longer require a negative COVID-19 ... Read More

United Airlines launches free transatlantic COVID-19 testing program
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United Airlines launches free transatlantic COVID-19 testing program

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 29, 2020

United Airlines today announced the world's first free transatlantic COVID-19 testing pilot program for customers. From November 16 through December ... Read More

France goes into nationwide quarantine on October 30
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France goes into nationwide quarantine on October 30

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron announced during a televised address to the nation today, that France will go into the second ... Read More

Harvard study: Air travel presents lower COVID-19 risk than shopping and dining out
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Harvard study: Air travel presents lower COVID-19 risk than shopping and dining out

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

A new gate-to-gate study by scientists from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health is the most comprehensive research to ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism down 70% in all regions
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UNWTO: International tourism down 70% in all regions

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit global tourism hard, with the latest data ... Read More

With 1000 new COVID-19 cases each day Georgia moves to ‘red zone’
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With 1000 new COVID-19 cases each day Georgia moves to ‘red zone’

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Georgia's Health Minister Ekaterina Tikaradze announce that the Transcaucasian country has moved from 'orange' to 'red' COVID-19 pandemic zone. The ... Read More

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel
Hong Kong Travel News

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 26, 2020

A spotlight is shining on concerted efforts by Hong Kong Tourism Board public and private sectors in preparation for tourism ... Read More

Up to 100,000 new cases daily: Second COVID-19 wave hits France
France Travel News

Up to 100,000 new cases daily: Second COVID-19 wave hits France

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

On Sunday, France registered a record 52,010 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, more than any other country ... Read More

Liar! American College of Emergency Physicians to President Trump
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Liar! American College of Emergency Physicians to President Trump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

Since 1968, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has united and amplified the collective voice of emergency physicians across ... Read More

COVID-19 Official Update by the Chief Public Health Officer
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COVID-19 Official Update by the Chief Public Health Officer

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking ... Read More

President of Poland tests positive for COVID-19
People in Travel & Tourism

President of Poland tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

The President of Poland has become the latest world leader to be infected with the COVID-19 virus. Polish presidential spokesman Blazej ... Read More

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements
Costa Rica travel news

Costa Rica announces border reopening and tourist entry requirements

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

On November 1, Costa Rica will reopen its air borders to all international countries, as long as they meet the ... Read More

France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar
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France expands COVID-19 curfews after new cases soar

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The government officials in France announced that COVID-19 curfews will be extended after the country reported a record 41,622 new ... Read More

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US
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First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the ... Read More

Belize introduces updated tourism industry protocols
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Belize introduces updated tourism industry protocols

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

As Belize moves forward to fully reopen and rebuild our tourism industry, the health and safety protocols for tourists continue ... Read More

UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end
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UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

As soon as vaccines are licensed for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine, said ... Read More

Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates
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Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 19, 2020

Ugandan aviation police and the Entebbe airport health team arrested 23 travelers for forging COVID- 19 test results.  Detained passengers ... Read More

Qatar Airways: 99.988% of passengers COVID-19-free
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Qatar Airways: 99.988% of passengers COVID-19-free

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Qatar Airways reports extremely low numbers of COVID-19 cases on board its aircraft after operating more than 4.6 million passenger ... Read More

Sao Paulo Governor: COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all residents
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Sao Paulo Governor: COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for all residents

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 17, 2020

Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria has announced that the vaccination for coronavirus will be mandatory for all residents of the ... Read More

Lockdown: Belgium re-imposes COVID-19 curfew
Belgium travel news

Lockdown: Belgium re-imposes COVID-19 curfew

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

The authorities in Belgium have decided to introduce a COVID-19 curfew in the country from October 19, according to the ... Read More

IATA: US Military confirms low risk of catching COVID-19 on flight
Aviation News

IATA: US Military confirms low risk of catching COVID-19 on flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release of the results of testing by the United States Transportation Command ... Read More

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists
Cuba travel news

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Cuban authorities announced that the country has updated the conditions of entry for foreign tourists. Tourists will have to fill ... Read More

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble
Aviation News

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed in principle to create an air travel bubble between them that will not require ... Read More

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport
Airline News

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Today, customers traveling on United Airlines from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii were the first to experience the airline's ... Read More

Cruise Industry Flunks Safety Tests
Cruise Industry News

Cruise Industry Flunks Safety Tests

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 13, 2020

Seasick A recent study of the global cruise industry and tourism crises revealed a systematic failure within the industry to ... Read More

Netherlands closes bars and restaurants, makes masks mandatory as COVID-19 cases spike
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Netherlands closes bars and restaurants, makes masks mandatory as COVID-19 cases spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the “partial lockdown” on tonight, after the country's health officials reported a record 7,393 new cases ... Read More

Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol
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Hong Kong Tourism Launches Hygiene Protocol

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 13, 2020

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today the launch of a standardized COVID-19 hygiene protocol in partnership with the ... Read More

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19
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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

The Portuguese Football Federation GOIH ComB announced that Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19. The ... Read More

Beijing limits new daily arrivals to 500 people to curb COVID-19 spread
China Travel News

Beijing limits new daily arrivals to 500 people to curb COVID-19 spread

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Beijing city authorities announced that they will limit the number of people entering the city daily. According to reports, no ... Read More

Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!
Airline News

Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 10, 2020

According to the Flight Safety Foundation getting on a plane is safe again. Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president, and CEO of ... Read More

Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19
Thailand travel news

Thailand Tightens Myanmar Border Control Due to COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 10, 2020

Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control for the Ministry of Health in Thailand, said that ... Read More

Jamaica updates its pre-testing requirement
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica updates its pre-testing requirement

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020

Jamaica has announced revised measures for international travelers visiting the island with arrivals beginning October 10. These new processes make ... Read More

How high is the risk to catch Coronavirus on a plane? IATA’s secret
Airline News

How high is the risk to catch Coronavirus on a plane? IATA’s secret

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published ... Read More

Record COVID-19 outbreak ever today
European travel news

Record COVID-19 outbreak ever today

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

According to the latest data from the World Health Organization, Europe is currently reporting more COVID-19 infection cases than India, ... Read More

Are face masks required now for visitors in the Florida Keys?
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Are face masks required now for visitors in the Florida Keys?

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

The Governor of the State of Florida is still not making wearing of masks a requirement in the Sunshine State. ... Read More