CDC says cruise ship buffets must go

CruiseIndustryNews.com is reporting that the CDC will eliminate cruise ship buffets and require organized shore excursions. “For cruise lines wanting to operate from a U.S. port, they will need to adhere to a number of new regulations released on Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …

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Norwegian Cruise Line honoring teachers

According to a press release from NCL, Norwegian Cruise Line is celebrating teacher appreciation week by “Giving Joy” to educators across the U.S. and Canada. ‘Norwegian’s Giving JoyTM’ Contest is Now Open and Accepting Nominations at www.nclgivingjoy.com from May 3 – June 4, 2021 “In recognition and celebration of the countless …

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis bans Covid Passport

On Monday, May 2nd, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis banned Covid passports and took aim at arbitrary lockdowns. Keep in mind if the Biden administration does mandate a so-called Covid or Vaccine passport (which I have been predicting for months now), federal law may override state law. “St. Petersburg, Fla. …

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Interview with travel reporter Mark Chesnut

One of the perks of sharing my perspective on travel is meeting amazing journalists. I recently listened to Mark Chesnut on a Travel Pulse Podcast and asked him if he could share some insight on travel during COVID. Scott Lara: Like me, you’ve been traveling overseas during the pandemic. What’s been …

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Port Canaveral begins vaccinating cruise ship crews

FloridaToday.com is reporting, “Port Canaveral on Friday became the first U.S. port to coordinate COVID-19 vaccine distribution to cruise ship crew members, in advance of a possible return to cruising in July. The U.S. cruise industry has been shut down since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The vaccination …

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Jamaica changes COVID test requirement

As you may recall, I visited the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa the first week of March, 2021. Before I left, I was required to receive an antigen COVID test 10 days prior to my departure day. News reports are now saying that Jamaica has changed the COVID …

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REAL ID deadline extended to May 3, 2023

  News outlets are reporting that United States citizens will now have an additional 19 months to make sure they have a REAL ID. The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it would delay enforcement of the REAL ID until May 3, 2023, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Homeland …

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Palladium Hotel Group encourages employees to receive Covid vaccine

  “Palladium Hotel Group takes another step towards revitalizing travel by encouraging employees at its Dominican Republic properties to receive vaccination. The hotel group plans to administer vaccination to all employees who wish to receive it by Friday, April 30. Vaccination efforts have begun at all six Dominican Republic properties: …

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People in England could get Covid passports for foreign travel in May

For months I’ve been saying that governments will be issuing so-called “COVID passports.” TheGuardian.com is reporting that people in England could get Covid passports for foreign travel in May! “Millions of people in England could be provided with so-called Covid passports by 17 May to let them take holidays abroad this …

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