Covid-19 vaccination, testing proof should only be ‘temporary’ travel requirements, IATA says

In this photo illustration, a message saying “COVID-19 PCR test result has been verified, of Travel Pass app mobile application by IATA (International Air Transport Association) seen displayed on a smartphone screen in front of IATA logo.

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Travel restrictions that require proof of Covid-19 vaccines or negative tests should be lifted once the pandemic is under control, the new head of the International Air Transport Association said Wednesday.

“These are measures that may be necessary as temporary arrangements while we go through this crisis, but once we’re through it, we want to see

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Restrictions, Safe Travels, additional testing announcements expected this week

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Oahu’s seven-day case average stood at 59 on Sunday and state officials say there are discussions of moving back to Tier 2.

Oahu has been in Tier 3 for about five weeks, and the seven-day case average continues to rise.

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Under the current system, the case average has to be above 50 for two weeks to snap back to Tier2. Last week, Oahu was at 58.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi has been clear that he doesn’t want to have to move backwards when it

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Newsroom – American Introduces More Quarantine-Free Travel and Pre-Flight COVID-19 Testing Options

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is further streamlining and helping customers travel with confidence when they are ready to fly. Through collaboration with airport authorities in Italy and coronavirus (COVID-19) testing partner GoHealth Urgent Care, American is leading the way in safe travel.

  • Airline opens quarantine-free travel on flights from New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) and Rome (FCO).
  • Customers from several U.S. states, including the airline’s hubs in Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT), and New York City (JFK), will have convenient access to preflight testing through GoHealth Urgent Care.

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is further

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COVID-positive tourists stranded under CDC testing rule

Korey Mudd wasn’t fazed by the cleaning crew outside his Mexico hotel room when he and his wife returned from the pool.

“There was someone wiping down the door and the handles and stuff,” he said. “They asked me if it was my room, and I said, yes.”

The 30-year-old control room operator didn’t grow concerned until a hotel manager and other officials pulled up in a golf cart. 

They delivered bad news: Mudd’s COVID-19 test, taken that morning at the hotel so he could board his flight home to Michigan under new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rules

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Digital passports as proof of vaccination or testing

All travelers who want to fly to the U.S. are required to present proof of negative Covid-19 tests. For now, proof takes the form of a printout of a test result or a photo of the result — creating opportunities for misunderstandings or potential fraud. Newly launched digital initiatives hope to clear up any ambiguity, standardize information and share the information securely.

International travel is likely to be the first industry to use new digital passports. One of the first flights to trial a new “digital passport” embedded with vaccination information and test results took off Thursday morning, a Qatar

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African airlines are testing their own Covid-19 passport

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  • Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines are testing a Trusted Travel Pass developed by the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • The digital health passport allows travellers and airport authorities to authenticate Covid-19 test certificates prior to departure.
  • If successful in its test phase, the digital pass will be rolled out to all African Union Member States in an effort to standardise travel protocols throughout the continent.
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Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines are testing a new digital Covid-19 passport system.The digital health passport allows travellers and airport authorities to authenticate Covid-19

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