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Gauging the Prospects for International Travel

If 2020 was the summer of the pandemic-enforced road trip, many people seem to be hoping that 2021 will be the summer they can travel overseas. But that’s a big “if.” Roadblocks abound, among them, the rise of variant cases in popular destinations like Europe and confusion about the role that vaccine “passports” will play as people begin crossing borders. The recent pause on Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine adds a new wrinkle.

Still, there is reason for optimism. The number of vaccine doses administered each day in the United States has tripled in the last few months, and President

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New York lifts quarantine on international travel. Steps you must take

ALBANY – New York has lifted its COVID-19 quarantine and testing requirements for international travelers.

The move, which was announced Saturday, follows New York’s decision April 1 to end its quarantine on visitors coming to the state from another state or U.S. territory.

“Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another country, U.S. state, or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine as of April 10, 2021,” the state Department of Health announced on its website.

The state said that a quarantine, consistent with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, is still recommended for all travelers who

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New York updates travel advisory, quarantine no longer required for international travelers

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State updated its travel advisory Saturday, no longer requiring international travelers to quarantine.

The updated guidance can be found here and on the state’s website here.

As of April 10, the updated NYS guidance says asymptomatic travelers from another country, U.S. state, or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine.

Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, the state recommends quarantine for those who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the previous three months.

You can find the exact

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Tahiti To Reopen To International Travel in May

Tahiti will reopen to international visitors on May 1, French Polynesian president Edouard Fritch announced during a press conference on Wednesday.

The popular South Pacific destination reopened amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic last summer but temporarily closed to tourists in February to slow the spread of the virus.

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“We are going to put in place a protocol at the entry of our borders using virological testing, serological testing, vaccine and ETIS (Electronic Travel Information System),” said Fritch. “We will explain this protocol in detail with the High Commissioner in the coming days.”

Currently, only travelers who can

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As international travel returns, El Al offers flight discounts

As Israel seeks to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and return to as normal a life as possible, El Al has said it will offer significant discounts on 25,000 tickets for flights to New York, Miami and Los Angeles during the spring, summer and High Holy Day season.

The sale, which runs through April 15, offers tickets starting at $649 in economy class, $1,149 in premium economy and $2,399 in business class for flights scheduled through December 31. Frequent flyer club members will be offered special rates for bonus points and points that combine payment in cash and points, the

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International travel, events begin to pick up in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Slowly but surely, the city and the region are beginning to open up, with conventions and leisure travel picking up.

At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 2,500 high school female athletes, their parents, coaches, and others were in town for the 2021 Northeast Qualifier volleyball tournament.

“We’re really excited to be able to play and show our skills to recruiters as well,” said Savannah Gonzales of Princeton, New Jersey.

“To play like top-level volleyball with my teammates, I think it’s just going to be a fun experience,” said Shakthi Sreenivas of Princeton.

While the convention is closed to

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