Canada Will Welcome Back Fully Vaccinated U.S. Citizens in August

Our neighbors to the north are rolling out the welcome mat to American travelers once again. It’s been a long 16 months since Canada first implemented a travel ban, but that cold shoulder is starting to thaw. Starting on August 9, U.S. travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may cross the border once again. As a reminder, you’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final vaccine dose. U.S. citizens who meet the requirement will not need to quarantine upon arrival. In addition, unvaccinated kids under 12  traveling with their vaccinated parents are okay to skip quarantine as well. This is certainly great news, but vaccinated travelers will still face some rather strict requirements on entry. You should provide

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The EU Digital COVID Certificate: What You Need to Know

What is the EU Digital COVID certificate and how does it impact American travelers visiting Europe? The 27 nations that comprise the European Union are reopening to tourists this summer, including those from the United States. To make it easier for them to move around, EU countries are issuing EU Digital COVID Certificates. Also referred to as Digital Green Passes, Digital Green Certificates, or even “vaccine passports,” here’s what you need to know about traveling to the EU as a tourist this summer What Is the EU Digital COVID Certificate? The EU Digital COVID Certificate provides proof that its holder has either received a COVID-19 vaccine, tested negative for the virus, or has recovered from COVID. In this case, these

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Official Rules For Leisure Travel To Phuket In 2021

The Thai Government has, as of 29 June, published the final rules for quarantine free leisure travel to Phuket. The hope and plan is simple – the beauty and peace of Phuket far outweighs the boredom of being stuck in your home for the last 18 months. The government imposed rules for Phuket Sandbox are aggressive and hopefully over a period of time, will be eased up. The rules, as published in the Government Gazette, are as follows: Measures before entering Thailand 1) Avoid risk areas or community places for at least 14 days. 2) Traveling from a country/region that the center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) or the center for operations measures for traveling and taking care of Thai

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Avoid Airfare Scams By Using These Tips

  With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more available and other restrictions lifting, countries are once again welcoming international visitors. However, this also presents an opportunity for cyber attackers to target new victims. Take a look at some of the most popular airfare scams: Tips to avoid airfare scams How an Airfare Scam Works While searching the web for cheap flights, you may spot a website that offers great deals with a major airline. After booking that flight through the website, you’ll receive a message that the credit card transaction was declined, instructing you to wire funds for tickets directly. Another version of the scam involves receiving an error message at the end of the transaction, notifying you that there is a

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12 Routes to Europe for Vaccinated Americans

Good news: There are many new routes to Europe for vaccinated Americans looking to travel this summer and beyond. As the region opens up just in time for warmer weather, lower COVID-19 case numbers, and rising vaccination rates, people are eager to pack their bags and discover Europe’s incredible destinations. With countries like Iceland, Greece, and Croatia leading the way in easing restrictions, more of their EU neighbors are following suit and making it easier for vaccinated travelers to enter as well. As a result, demand for flights has skyrocketed seemingly overnight since official announcements have been made. In turn, airlines are adding new routes to these re-opened countries, which is great news for eligible travelers. 12 Routes to Europe

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How to Cope with a Terrible Traveler on Your Flight

Now that people are getting back to more regular air travel, is it any surprise that reports of rude and aggressive behavior on flights are on the rise? Last month the FAA reported a surge in passenger altercations. To put it in proper perspective, there are usually a handful of “aggressive or disruptive” passenger reports annually, and this year the number has already hit more than 1,300 reports! This may seem like an astounding number, but keep in mind this has been a very unusual year and people have been feeling unprecedented levels of stress. We want to share some ideas about how to cope since irritating behavior from air passengers is not really anything new. The best coping techniques

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International Flights To Phuket Set To Resume On July 1

All eyes are on Phuket as the first South-East Asian holiday destination opens up to fully vaccinated leisure travel this July. This is a welcome sign to the region that has suffered closures and lockdowns for well over 18 months, with the devastating impact felt most acutely by the most vulnerable in the region. The volume of passengers and flights heading into Phuket is expected to increase gradually over the coming weeks, starting from July 1. Vaccinated leisure travellers from the Middle East and Europe will be among the first to take advantage of these open skies and head to Phuket to enjoy the tropical island’s hospitality, beaches, marine adventures, culture and culinary treats. Phuket’s monsoon season will peak in

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