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    Hawaii Is Working Out The Details Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

    Hawaii officials are moving forward with a plan to allow fully vaccinated Hawaii-bound travelers to avoid quarantine and COVID-19 testing, and are poised to launch a pilot version for interisland travelers as soon as next month, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Monday. The Hawaii Safe Travels pass is the latest addition to a list of quarantine exemptions allowed by the state. To qualify, travelers will be asked to upload valid vaccination documents to the already mandatory travel and health form online via the Hawaii Safe Travels program. The other quarantine bypass option is to take a COVID-19 test and upload […] More

  • Industry Waits to See on Biden's Infrastructure Plan

    Industry Waits to See on Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

    The business travel industry for the most part is taking a wait-and-see approach to President Joe Biden’s plan, announced March 31, to spend about $2.3 trillion on infrastructure improvements in the United States. Some of that spending, according to the White House, is planned for travel infrastructure, including commercial airports and Amtrak. Neither the Global Business Travel Association, the U.S. Travel Association nor the American Hotel & Lodging Association as of Friday had taken a public stance on the plan, at least for now. The plan, not yet legislation, calls on Congress to invest $25 billion in commercial airports, including […] More

  • Cebu Pacific flights continue during MECQ; only essential passengers allowed

    Cebu Pacific flights continue during MECQ; only essential passengers allowed

    MANILA – Cebu Pacific said Monday it would continue to operate domestic and international flights during the modified enhanced community quarantine but reminded the public that only essential passengers are allowed to and from Manila during the period.  “Cebu Pacific will continue to operate its domestic and international flights as scheduled. However passengers who wish to postpone their flights and those traveling for non-essential reasons may select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal on the Cebu Pacific website,” the carrier said. Passengers who wish to postpone their flights can avail of unlimited bookings at no extra cost and […] More

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    Germany: Politicians blamed as summer vacation bookings plunge | News | DW

    The German tourism industry is showing few signs of recovery with the travel forecast for the upcoming summer looking gloomy, sector chiefs said on Sunday. Bookings for 2021 are already down on last year’s poor figures, Michael Frenzel, the president of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW), told Welt am Sonntag. “For the summer season,” Frenzel began, “bookings are 76% below the figures for the same period last year in terms of turnover.” Indeed, in spring, cancellations had even begun to exceed bookings, according to the BTW. There may be a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel, though, with shoots […] More

  • Here's what tourists will find when they return to Singapore post Covid-19 curbs

    Here’s what tourists will find when they return to Singapore post Covid-19 curbs

    With vaccinations against the Covid-19 well underway around the world, many are hoping that leisure and regular business travel will soon resume. According to government data compiled by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford, as of April 9, 6.2 per cent of Indians have received at least one vaccination shot whereas Singapore has vaccinated 19.3 per cent of its 5.8 million population with at least one dose of the vaccine as of April 6. Singapore will have the capacity to vaccinate its entire population by the third quarter of this year but expect that the […] More

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    Opinion: Why The US Will Not Have A Government Vaccine Passport

    As countries worldwide look at the possibility of creating some kind of COVID-19 passports to help get people flying again, it might have traction in some countries but will never fly in the United States. Following the vaccination of more than half its population, Israel has introduced what it calls a “Green Pass” for anyone who has been fully vaccinated or has recovered from the coronavirus. Available as an app or a paper certificate, Israeli citizens have to show the Green Pass to access public facilities such as theaters, hotels, and gyms. With its Green Pass in place, Israel has […] More

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    Expect delays on McClure Pass for rockfall mitigation work | News

    The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Geovert will begin a project on Monday, April 19, to mitigate the risk of rockfall along Colorado Highway 133 between the McClure Pass summit and Carbondale. Work will take place at five separate sites and is scheduled for completion by mid-October 2021.  The project will include rock scaling (bringing loose surface material down with pry bars or other equipment) and stabilization; rock excavation and blasting; rockfall wire mesh installation; and construction of a rockfall catchment structure. This project also includes erosion control and localized highway repair at each of the five sites between […] More

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    Vaccine Passports: What Are They, and Who Might Need One?

    With Covid-19 vaccinations accelerating, attention is turning to tools for people to prove that they have been inoculated and potentially bypass the suffocating restrictions used to fight the pandemic. Though the idea is meeting some resistance over privacy and equity concerns, several types of coronavirus vaccination records, sometimes called “vaccine passports,” already exist, in paper and digital form. Hundreds of airlines, governments and other organizations are experimenting with new, electronic versions, and the number grows daily, although so far their use has been very limited. Portable vaccine records are an old idea: Travelers to many parts of the world, children […] More

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    Mbalula urges SA airlines to begin using Iata mobile travel pass

    The pass is a mobile application for travellers to help manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests and vaccines. FILE: Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula at the Cape Town International Airport. Picture: @MbalulaFikile/Twitter CAPE TOWN – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said that local airlines should move to begin using the International Air Transport Association (Iata) mobile travel pass. The pass is a mobile application for travellers to help manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests and vaccines. The Civil Aviation Authority is virtually hosting the national aviation conference, where the app was discussed. The technology consists of a global registry of […] More

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    How Can I Get A Vaccine Passport?

    The Biden administration won’t be providing digital vaccination certificates at the federal level. So it’s up to individuals to create their own. share this article First comes the extreme jubilation of scoring a coveted COVID-19 vaccination appointment (for those who can get vaccinated). Then, some of the nerves start to settle in about a possible reaction to the doses (we’ve all heard the stories). Next, the inevitable selfies of getting the jabs or of the CDC-issued vaccination certificate (privacy-compromising details omitted, of course). And then, then, all that you have to show for what is hopefully the denouement of this […] More

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