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Vacation Updates

As the world begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more destinations are welcoming back visitors.

Airlines, hotels, resorts and ground handlers have invested heavily in health and safety protocols and are eager to welcome travelers back.

That said, the federal government’s advisory warning Canadians against non-essential travel to destinations outside of Canada is still in place. That’s an issue for getting travel insurance.

Also, under current federal regulations it is mandatory that all Canadians returning to Canada self-isolate under quarantine for 14 days.

We have ALL the latest updates to help you plan your next vacation.

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Puerto Rico requires hotel guests be vaccinated or tested

U.S. travelers headed to Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated or, if unvaccinated, travelers over the age of 2 must show proof of a PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of arrival and be tested weekly for stays longer than a week.

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Hawaii’s Governor Asked Monday That Visitors And Residents Reduce Travel To The Islands

Hawaii’s governor asked Monday that visitors and residents reduce travel to the islands to essential business only while the state struggles to control COVID-19 as the highly contagious delta variant spreads in the community.

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Mexico's first Nickelodeon resort

It's been several years in the making, but the doors have finally opened on Mexico's first Nickelodeon-branded resort. The Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya rolled out the "orange carpet" on Aug. 2 with ultimate pomp and circumstance. The resort is part of the Karisma Hotels & Resorts family and is not far from the Generations Riviera Maya property.

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This Amtrak Rail Pass Lets You Tour the U.S. for Just $299The USA Rail Pass, which allows up to 10

Good news for anyone interested in booking an extended domestic trip this summer:

 

The Amtrak rail pass is back—and it's discounted for a limited time. This week, Amtrak announced it would relaunch its USA Rail Pass, a multi-ride ticket that allows passengers to book 10 segments of travel over 30 days while paying one low fare.

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How to Travel to Thailand

Entry Requirements

 

Initial Information – Phuket Sandbox The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to provide the initial information on the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ model to safely reopen Phuket to fully vaccinated international travellers from 1 July, 2021.

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Safest US Travel Destinations To Visit This Summer

A Safe and Sound Summer

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many travelers to give extra consideration to safety when planning their summer vacation.

While there's no way to completely eliminate risk from your next getaway, here's a look at some of the safest destinations across the nation based on COVID-19 infection and crime rates as well as some other important metrics.

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Everything That Makes Chicago a Great Summer Destination for LGBTQ Travelers

Chicago, like most major cities, normally attracts millions of tourists throughout the year with its incredible culture, architecture, live entertainment — not to mention a stunningly beautiful lakefront that beckons people to run, bike, and host barbecues.

 

Now that the world has started to come back to life, Chicago is throwing open her arms to visitors once again this summer. As a lifelong Chicagoan, and someone who loves exploring the city, it has brought me so much joy to feel every neighborhood reenergize and seeing restaurants, which have suffered painfully over the last year, get packed again.

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EU unveils plans to improve travel flow in Schengen Area

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union unveiled plans Wednesday to revamp Europe’s ID check-free travel area after national coronavirus restrictions placed new strains on tourism, travel and business throughout the bloc over the last year.

 

The travel zone, known as the “Schengen area,” is made up of 26 countries: 22 EU nations plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Normally, people and goods move freely between these countries without border checks.

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State Department Issues Travel Warning to Japan

The U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning Americans against traveling to Japan.

 

The guidance comes less than two months before the July 23 beginning of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, although organizers have already said there will be no international tourists at the Games.

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The U.S. Virgin Islands has reopened to travel with enhanced health and protocols

The US Virgin Islands Is Open

 

The U.S. Virgin Islands has reopened to travel with enhanced health and safety protocols in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to being one of the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean, the USVI—consisting of the main islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas—is among the most accessible to Americans, who won't need a passport to visit or a negative COVID-19 test result to return home to the mainland U.S. after their trip. Nonetheless, there are some important things tourists should know before they venture to America's Caribbean Paradise in 2021.

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What You Need To Know About Traveling To Jamaica This Summer

Jamaica Is Open

 

Jamaica continues to welcome international travelers with enhanced health and safety protocols in place. The Caribbean country was one of the first to reopen to foreign tourists last year, implementing resilient corridors that allowed for the safe reopening of a majority of the country's top tourist attractions. More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica continues to be one of the most exciting and easily accessible destinations in the world. But before you go, here are some important things to know.

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What You Need To Know About Traveling to Hawaii This Summer

Traveling to Hawaii in 2021

 

For the first time since 2019, Hawaii is a real possibility for summer travelers, who are showing plenty of interest in the Aloha State. Hawaii's Safe Travels pre-travel testing program makes it both safer and easier to visit the islands in the time of COVID-19 as travelers can test out of quarantine. Airlines have resumed flights from the mainland United States and are making it simple to secure an accepted test result within the 72-hour window while hotels, resorts and the destination's renowned beaches and natural and cultural attractions are once again welcoming back visitors. But before you book your trip to Hawaii in 2021, here are some things you should know.

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