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All passengers boarding international flights to Canada will have their temperatures checked at their departing airports.

Screening for passengers on domestic flights and for those travelling from Canada to other countries will be in place at the country's four largest airports by the end of July, followed by the next 11 largest airports by the end of September.

Screening will be conducted at security checkpoints by Canadian Air Transport Security Authority staff. If a first check finds a would-be traveler has a fever, his or her temperature will be taken again in 10 minutes. Anyone found with a fever in both checks will not be allowed to fly unless they have a medical document providing a rationale.Passengers prevented from boarding will have the opportunity to re book their flights at no extra cost — as long as the re booked flight departs at least 14 days later.Transport Minister

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Latest Entry Requirements For Traveling To The Caribbean

Most Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, and several islands have begun adopting two-track entry regulations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. to each Caribbean country.




Alitalia Prepares To Close

Italy's Alitalia will halt operations effective Oct. 15 and has stopped selling tickets for any dates after Oct. 14.



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Turkish Airlines New Route To Dallas Fort Worth

Beginning September 24, 2021, Turkish Airlines will be flying to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, making it the 11thU.S. gateway. The airline will offer four flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) between Istanbul and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), its 327th global destination and the second gateway in the “Lone Star State,” following Houston.



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Process toward reopening U.K.-U.S. air travel underway

President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson have agreed to establish a U.K.-U.S. Expert's Working Group geared toward reopening international travel.



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WestJet’s new ‘Travel Ready’ videos have useful tips for travel’s return

CALGARY — In anticipation of travel’s return, WestJet has launched a new seven-part video series that highlights how travel will be different and what guests can do to prepare for their journey.



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Ottawa Scraps Hotel And 14-Day Quarantines; Could Happen “1st Week Of JUL,” But Not To Tourists

Fully-vaccinated Canadians will no longer be required to stay in a hotel quarantine or to self-isolate for 14-days.


The changes to Canada’s border restrictions were announced Wednesday at a news conference with Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Health Minister Patty Hajdu, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand and public health officials.




Canada’s Border Restrictions Could Change By Friday: Reports

Friday could be a red-letter day for the Canadian travel industry, regarding border restrictions.


After, as Open Jaw reported, PM Justin Trudeau revealed the federal government is taking steps towards a phased border reopening beginning with vaccinated travellers,




Provinces working with Ottawa on plan to reopen U.S.-Canada border

B.C. Premier John Horgan says premiers have been working on a plan to restart travel between the United States and Canada.



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Airlines prepared for unruly passengers ahead of return to air travel

HALIFAX — Some Canadian airlines and flight crew members say they’re prepared for the resumption of air travel in Canada despite reports of increased in-flight disturbances.


Air Line Pilots Association Canada president Timothy Perry says flight crews have noticed an increase in unruly behaviour since the start of the pandemic but airline training and protocols should be enough to mitigate any issues.



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Hotel quarantine secrets revealed: A travel agent’s tell-all

You’ve read the scathing headlines, you’ve scoffed at the prices, you’ve Facebook’d about constitutional rights.


But how well do you really know Canada’s mandatory hotel quarantine program for international travellers?



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Launching during pandemic could give Breeze and Avelo a boost

When Breeze Airways took to the skies on May 27, that meant that two discount U.S. airlines launched in the spring that follows a devastating year for commercial aviation.


But while Breeze and the new Avelo Airlines doubtlessly hope for successful launches, buoyed by the surging demand of the domestic U.S. leisure travel market, they face a challenging road ahead, said aviation analyst Bob Mann of R.W. Mann and Co.




E.U. Reopening Borders To Vaccinated Travelers, Those From “Safe” Countries

On Wednesday, the European Union announced its decision to reopen its borders to visitors who have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine or those who are coming from a list of “safe” countries from a COVID-19 perspective. According to The New York Times, the list of “safe” countries is still be finalized but is expected to be announced by Friday. The new measures could be implemented as early as next week.




American Airlines expands Verifly app for vaccination documentation

American Airlines has expanded the capabilities of its Verifly health pass app to accept vaccine documentation.




JetBlue reveals details for its New York-London flights

JetBlue has put the suspense over the launch of its planned London service to rest.

The discount carrier will fly daily to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports from New York JFK, answering the longstanding question of where, exactly, it would fly to in the British capital. Heathrow service will lead the way, beginning Aug. 11. Gatwick will follow Sept. 29.




Canada Allows Vaccination Travel – But Conditions Apply

Advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada is catching up with a growing trend among some Canadians.

And it could open a floodgate of cross-border traffic for many more looking to get vaccinated against COVID-19.




U.S. Border Closure Extended To 21JUN As PM Seeks 75% Vaccination Rate To Reopen

Hopes for an imminent reopening of the Canada-U.S. border were dashed this week. Just days before the closure agreement was set to expire, Ottawa announced an extension by one month, to 21JUN.