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National Travel Inc has selected for its 3% Travel Solution, the management product Deem Online Booking Tool. The CEO of NTI stated the selection was made based on Deem’s quality, flexibility, and simple onboarding process. NTI will retain GetThere for its government accounts and continue to support other online booking platforms as well.
US to Require COVID Testing
Beginning January 26th, pre-departure COVID-19 testing will be required for all inbound travelers coming to the United States, including U.S. passport holders. Prior to boarding flights to the U.S., passengers will be required to provide either a negative test result obtained within three days prior to departure, or proof of having been infected with the virus and recovered. This procedure is already in place for travelers coming from the U.K., and comes after evidence of multiple COVID-19 variants have surfaced around the world. Experts believe that the variants may prove to have a higher transmission rate, and so the new restrictions aim to combat increased infection rates.
The World Travel and Tourism Council has recently called for the removal of “unnecessary quarantines,” and has suggested they be replaced with new travel measures, including testing. The WTTC feels that negative test results ensure safe travel and the organization also suggests that rapid testing be made available at airports worldwide at an affordable price.
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Countries With Most and Least Restrictions
Many International destinations have varying levels of travel restrictions leaving many travelers unsure of where they can go on their next trip. While some counties may only require a symptom declaring form or proof of a negative COVID test result, others may require a mandatory quarantine period. Some of the currently least restrictive counties for U.S. travelers include Mexico, Costa Rica and Haiti.
One US Airline Makes Top 10 Safest
Airlineratings.com has released their list of the world’s “Top Twenty Safety Airlines for 2021,” and only one U.S. airline made the top ten.
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Puerto Rico Eases Restrictions
- As of January 8th, Puerto Rico has reopened beaches and eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions