Air Canada Pleads With Trudeau for Plan to Ease Travel Rules

Flush with bailout funds, Air Canada called on the government of its home country to lay out a plan for reopening borders as vaccination progresses.

Canada’s biggest air carrier is in a position to ramp up operations after reaching a deal for nearly C$5.9 billion ($4.8 billion) in debt and equity with the federal government last month. Chief Executive Officer Michael Rousseau said it’s now “essential” for officials to follow the U.S. in easing rules that have stopped most air travel.

“Starting with replacing blanket restrictions with science-based testing and limited quarantine measures where appropriate, Canada can reopen and

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City of Marquette administration balances rules with the need for dog-friendly recreation

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – Nothing like your best four-legged friend joining you on the walk along sunny Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, only to come upon a sign reading: ‘NO DOGS PERMITTED IN PARK EXCEPT IN ENCLOSED VEHICLES’

There are growing complaints of dogs seen out in off-limit areas like lifeguarded beaches (including McCarty’s Cove) and nature preserves like Presque Isle Park.

“Generally, with nature preserves, dogs aren’t allowed for numerous reasons. Mostly with the wildlife. Second is the unwanted dog interactions with other park visitors,” explained City of Marquette Assistant Director of Community Services Andrew MacIver.

There have also

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ASTA asks CDC to lift reentry rules for travel to Europe: Travel Weekly

ASTA president and CEO Zane Kerby said he applauds the news that the European Union (EU) plans to reopen to fully vaccinated U.S. travelers this summer and noted that the Society is now calling for the CDC to exempt travelers returning from the EU from having to provide a negative Covid-19 test.

Current CDC guidance requires all international travelers to provide a negative test before entering the U.S.

“Doing so will help the travel industry make the most of this development while protecting public health and reducing the risk of Americans stranded overseas at their own expense,” Kerby said in

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Vacation rentals take a hit: County looks to revise rules

The Big Island’s vacation rental industry took a hit during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving county government unsure how it would pay for the extra staffers hired to process permits in the department.

The program was to be self-sustaining through permit and renewal fees and fines. But the county’s prohibition of short-term rentals during the height of the pandemic’s first wave and its continuing ban on the rentals’ use as quarantine facilities, coupled with families returning to live in their formerly rented units, led to an attrition of units on the short-term rental market.

The number of short-term vacation rentals requiring

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Schools split on holiday break travel rules

For school kids in Massachusetts, April break kicks off this weekend and some families are planning to go out of state for the first time in a long time.A few weeks ago, the state eased its travel policy from a requirement to a recommendation. But not all school districts are ready to do the same.Whether on snow-covered highways or aboard freshly de-iced planes, many Massachusetts families are eager to get away from New England and use next week’s school break to finally take a real vacation.At Logan Airport, New Englanders were setting their sights on Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, Miami … read more

Maui Changing Its Rules For Travelers By End Of April

An extra layer of protection against coronavirus is being added for anyone traveling to Maui in the near future.

Travelers from the mainland headed to Maui are already required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure. In the coming days, they also will be subject to a coronavirus test once they arrive at Kahului Airport.

Anyone refusing the test will be forced to quarantine for 10 days after arrival.

Mayor Michael Victorino said the number of infected residents on the island is on the rise again, and he and health officials would like to

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