COVID-19

Canada announces new COVID-19 testing requirements for all arriving air passengers

The Canadian government announced new COVID-19 testing requirements this week for all air travelers flying into Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the new requirements adds to the country’s existing “draconian COVID-19 border control regimes.” Effective midnight on January 7, 2021, regardless of citizenship, all travelers five years of age or older must provide […]

Hawaii reopens to tourism using new pre-travel testing protocols

Tourism dependent Hawaii reopened to trans-pacific visitors on October 15, allowing travelers who pre-test for COVID-19 to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine that has been in effect since March 26. The pre-travel testing for trans-pacific travel program states that those who do not want to be subject to the state’s 14-day mandatory travelers quarantine must take […]

More than 50% of global destinations ease travel restrictions

More than half of the destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Though many remain cautious in view of the development of the pandemic, the seventh edition of the UNWTO “COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global […]

Cabeau develops solution to increase safety and comfort of masks

Cabeau has developed Cabeau Tape, an innovative new PPE solution designed to increase comfort and safety for mask-wearing customers as they begin to travel again. Patent-pending Cabeau Tape, FDA approved and dermatologist-recommended, are medical-grade adhesive strips that seal the gaps that form around a mask’s perimeter and are compatible with all face coverings. Gaps cause eyeglass fogging and are an indication […]

Aviation industry groups look for alternatives to restrictive quarantines to control spread of COVID-19

Industry organization ACI is calling on governments to replace quarantine measures with robust testing programs to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus through air carriers. Airports Council International (ACI) World is requesting a “robust and consistent protocol for testing,” which the group says should be implemented only when necessary and as an alternative to […]

IAADFS petitions airport partners for relief in face of COVID-19 passenger collapse

Washington, D.C.-based industry trade group IAADFS (International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores) today sent a letter to its airport partners throughout the region, requesting that airports suspend guarantee payments that are based on minimum passenger numbers for the duty free and travel retail stores that operate in the airport, resulting from the “rapid freefall […]