Qantas to require COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers

SYDNEY: Australia’s Qantas will insist in future that international travelers have a COVID-19 vaccination before they fly, describing the move as “a necessity”. “We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say, for international travelers, that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft,” Chief Executive…Continue Reading

Flight Experts Weigh In on Traveling During Covid: Here’s How to Stay Safe

Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Whether you’re planning an essential trip or a post-pandemic getaway, one thing’s for certain: traveling will change because of the coronavirus. After months…Continue Reading

Thanksgiving travelers give U.S. airports their busiest weekend since March

TSA screened 1.047 million passengers on Sunday — the highest number of any day since mid-March, along with 984,369 on Saturday and 1.019 million on Friday.There have been just three days since March 16 that the number of U.S. airline passengers screened topped 1 million.Amtrak Chief Executive Bill Flynn told reporters Monday that demand at…Continue Reading

Airline body IATA develops mobile apps for COVID-era travel

A plane prepares to land at the Nantes Atlantique airport in Bouguenais near Nantes, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane MahePARIS (Reuters) – Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers to navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments, it said on Monday.The…Continue Reading

Covid 19 coronavirus: Qantas facing outrage over vaccination rule for travellers

Travel24 Nov, 2020 02:00 AM5 minutes to readVideo will play inPlay nowDon’t auto playNever auto playQantas CEO Alan Joyce confirms that you must be vaccinated for Covid-19 for international air travel on-board Qantas aircraft. Video / Nine NetworkOutraged customers have vowed never again to fly with Qantas after the airline’s boss said vaccinations against Covid-19…Continue Reading

Hear Mumbai Artist Utsavi Jha’s Travelers’ Ode on Debut Single ‘Amsterdam / Thousand Miles’

The song is part of the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming three-track EP ‘Crowded & Comfortable’ David Britto Nov 23, 2020 Mumbai singer-songwriter Utsavi Jha. Photo: Sushant Kulshrestha Mumbai singer-songwriter Utsavi Jha openly admits that it took her a while to give music a chance. Although she’d been singing in school, trained in Gujarati folk music and Western…Continue Reading

Japan to suspend domestic travel campaign in two cities – minister

TOKYO — The Japanese government is preparing to pause its domestic travel campaign in two cities following sharp rises in COVID-19 cases, the minister handling the government’s coronavirus response said on Tuesday.The move would be a blow to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s aim to use the Go To Travel campaign to prop up regional economies,…Continue Reading

Global airline body claims it has the solution that will allow international travel to resume

Image: Screenshot/IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it has reached the final development stage of a standardised digital platform that it claims would enable international borders to reopen safely and allow overseas travel to resume.According to the IATA, the IATA Travel Pass would incorporate four open-sourced and interoperable modules that could be combined…Continue Reading

Catch-all travel insurance booms as US flyers take Thanksgiving risks

Business Passengers depart Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov 23, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry) 25 Nov 2020 02:30AM(Updated: 25 Nov 2020 04:36AM) WASHINGTON: US websites have seen a surge in travellers seeking expensive ironclad insurance this Thanksgiving, as Americans desperate to break the…Continue Reading

China, Japan to resume two-way business travel by month’s end

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi bump elbows at the start of their talks in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters The countries agree to resume business travel through a programme allowing visitors to engage in limited activities during their 14-day quarantine periods Motegi and Wang also discuss their dispute over…Continue Reading