Canada Launches COVID Vaccine Passport for Travel

Canada will launch a COVID-19 vaccine passport for travel abroad, according to announcements made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The standardized digital document will include a QR code for scanning at airports, train stations, and other points of entry throughout the country. The valid vaccination certificate – known colloquially as a "vaccine passport" – will comply with all major international smart health card standards, government officials confirmed. The document will include the person's name, date of birth, and COVID-19 vaccination history — including which doses they received and when. Starting November 30th, the vaccine certificate will be a requirement to board a plane for foreign or domestic travel. For the time being, Canadians are able to travel with a photo

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The U.S. will Reopen Land Borders for the Fully Vaccinated

A few weeks ago, the United States announced plans to ease up on pandemic travel restrictions for vaccinated international travelers from 33 countries arriving via air travel. Now, the Biden administration announced it will offer the same policy to travelers at its Canadian and Mexico land borders. The new policy kicks off sometime in November (specific dates are forthcoming). It will require travelers to show proof of vaccination before crossing. Border agents have some discretion within the policy and can send travelers for secondary screening if they feel it is warranted. This new policy will now lift restrictions that, in some cases, kept families apart who live along the border. It essentially signals a return to travel and tourism. Some

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The World’s Most Haunted Places

It’s that time of year again! The spookiest time – when we share some of our favorite creepy, haunted and otherwise unexplainable destinations to you. Here’s what we’ve come up with – guaranteed to put you in the Halloween spirit! Wind Phone, Ōtsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Stefanie | Death Trends Expert (@___goodgrief___) When Itaru Sasaki lost his cousin in 2010, he didn’t know where to put his grief. So he came upon the idea to put a phone booth in his garden where he could “call” and have a one-way conversation with his cousin. Then, in 2011, a massive Tsunami and earthquake decimated the town he lived in, killing

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Difference Between TSA PreCheck and Clear

Any traveler will agree: Being stuck in a long line to get through airport security is one of the biggest pitfalls of flying. While you’re stuck fiddling with those gray plastic bins, it’s impossible not to notice the line of travel VIPs, zipping through TSA security checkpoints with ease. Who are they, and how can we join them? Luckily, there are a few options available to make the experience more streamlined: TSA PreCheck and a newer service called Clear. These both help expedite the screening process, but they’re not exactly the same. If you’re wondering what the difference is between TSA PreCheck and Clear, read on for the details. The Difference Between TSA PreCheck and Clear TSA PreCheck Photo via

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10 of the Cheapest Destinations to Visit in December and January

It’s a myth that there aren’t any affordable destinations to visit in December and January. Savvy travelers know that sometimes the end of the year and holiday seasons are the best time to snag deals and visit incredible places around the world. All it takes is a little research, some creativity, and an open mind – you’ll be having the time of your life before you know it! Read on for our roundup of 10 of the cheapest destinations to visit in December and January. 10 Affordable End-of-Year Destinations Amsterdam Photo via Lonely Planet The capital of the Netherlands is one of the most affordable European cities to spend the year-end holiday season. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it

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The U.S. is Relaxing Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Foreign Visitors

It’s been a rocky road for international visitors hoping to visit family, vacation or conduct business in the U.S. Luckily, the clouds are starting to clear! The U.S. will ease tough, pandemic travel restrictions for vaccinated international visitors from 33 countries in early-November. The new policy requires non-citizens of these countries to show proof of vaccination before boarding U.S.-bound flights. Visitors will also be expected to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure. Why will the U.S. relax travel restrictions? The U.S. was under increasing pressure to relax restrictions for months, especially since many of these countries have already welcomed Americans back. The U.K. and E.U. countries relaxed restrictions for vaccinated U.S. travelers since

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Qantas Will Ban Unvaccinated Travelers from International Flights

Australian flagship carrier Qantas will prohibit unvaccinated travelers from international flights, CEO Alan Joyce announced last week. The news is less than surprising. Back in November 2020, speaking to a national news program, Joyce said: “For international travelers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft.” This was months before vaccines against COVID-19 were widely available to the public, either in Australia or elsewhere. Nearly two years after the onset of the pandemic halted international travel, effectively closing borders around the world, Qantas plans to stick to its guns. Reopening at the global level has occurred in fits and starts, with different countries requiring different criteria to allow foreign visitors entry, from negative PCR

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