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CDC Will Now Accept At-Home COVID-19 Tests
As of January 12, 2021, the CDC has mandated that all international travelers, including U.S. citizens, entering the U.S. provide a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from the virus in order to enter the country. According to a recent announcement from the CDC, at-home test kits will now be accepted for entry.
Tests must be either nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) or antigen, and must be remotely supervised in real-time by a telehealth provider.
Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida Ports
After enacting legislation that prevents businesses from requiring proof of vaccination in exchange for services, the State of Florida is now facing threats from Norwegian Cruise Line, to skip their ports. The Florida-based cruise line plans to require all crew members and passengers be vaccinated.
Florida provides an enormous amount of opportunity for U.S. cruises. In 2019, 60% of all U.S. cruises embarked from Florida ports, including Tampa, Miami and Key West. Moving cruise operations elsewhere could have a large impact on the state’s economy.
Return of Basic Economy Change Fees
Fee waivers on Basic Economy fares have expired for most airlines, including American Airlines. JetBlue Airways is set to let theirs expire on May 31st.
Senators Pressure Airlines on Ticket Validity
Two lawmakers are pressing airlines to make sure credits issued for flights cancelled during the pandemic never expire.
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The Magic is Back!
Nearly a year after closing its doors, California’s Disney Parks are open again, although only to California Residents.
With more restrictions lifting in the coming months, the parks aim to be fully open soon!
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Is Your Passport Valid?
If you plan to travel internationally in 2021, now is a great time to check your passport validity!
As a general rule, passports should be valid for at least 6 months after the intended date of travel, but these rules may also vary depending on your destination.
The current normal processing time for passports is 10-12 weeks, so there is no time like now to get started on your renewal.
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