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Cruise ship COVID status

If you’re about to take a cruise, it may be a good idea to see if your ship is safe from COVID. The CDC has a color code chart, much like the traffic light chart that Mexico has for tourists to judge safety from COVID. The CDC website states, “While …

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Holland America Line ship not allowed to dock due to COVID

As you probably know, my wife of 37 years Marty, and I have sailed on Holland America Line over 150 days. News reports are stating that the Koningsdam was not allowed to dock in Puerta Vallarta. NBCNews.com is reporting, “A Holland America Line cruise ship was on its way back …

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Cancun Riviera Maya increase Health Protocols

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 rages on, Cancun and Riviera Maya officials are working hard to keep tourists healthy. RivieraMayaNews.com is reporting, “With zero cases of Omicron in the state of Quintana Roo, the governor is asking people to take precautions and continue with health protocols. His message came …

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Carnival cruise line adds facial recognition at port of New Orleans

A recent press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) states that Carnival cruise line is adding facial recognition technology at the port of New Orleans. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with Carnival Cruise Line, expanded the use of facial biometrics into the debarkation process at the …

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Cost of US passport increasing

As prices rise for gas, food and electricity, the U.S. State Department wants to join in by raising the price of new, and renewal of passports by $20. TravelPulse.com is reporting , “The U.S. Department of State will begin raising the cost of new and renewed passports by $20 beginning December …

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Cancun, Riviera Maya Predicts 1.5 Million Tourists for Holiday Season

Over the last 15 months, I’ve traveled to Cancun several times and enjoyed staying at TRS Coral, TRS Yucatán and Grand Palladium Riviera Maya (White Sand). TravelPulse.com is reporting that Cancun and Riviera Maya is expecting 1.5 million tourists this holiday season. “As many as 1.5 million tourists are expected …

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Resorts in Mexico adapts to US one day COVID testing rule

  As a frequent traveler to Mexico, when the U.S. mandated the one day COVID test requirement, I had doubts, but TravelWeekly.com is reporting all is going well with the new requirement. “As the omicron Covid variant makes its way around the world, travel requirements are starting to tighten up. …

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Mexican state of Quintana Roo safe according to Governor

Recent news reports have been published that random acts of violence have been occurring in Quintana Roo, Mexico, but the Governor says all is well. TravelPulse.com is reporting, “The governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said the popular tourism destination remains safe and secure for visitors despite a …

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