What COVID-era travel changes are likely here to stay?

(NerdWallet) – The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the world works, eats, communicates and, yes, how it travels. Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen a myriad of changes in the travel industry, from in-flight meal service adjustments to the outright banning of travel to certain regions, and everything in between.

Even as the vaccine rollout continues in the U.S. and around the world, the travel experience you knew in 2019 won’t be the travel experience you encounter in 2021.

But the question now is: Which of these changes are simply pandemic-era sidesteps and which

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UAE could stay on UK’s travel red list indefinitely, stoking confusion

Dubai is known for its modern architecture, including the Burj Khalifa, which at 2,700 feet tall is nearly twice the height of the Empire State Building.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates’ potentially indefinite status on the U.K.’s “red list” for travel has stoked anger and confusion, made more uncertain by the latest statements coming from the British government.

Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps indicated the UAE might stay on the U.K.’s red list due to its status as an international transit hub, despite its falling infection trends

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Kansas City OKs funding for homeless to stay in hotels for up to 90 days

In the battle to end homelessness in Kansas City, the city council approved funding Thursday for every homeless person to stay at a hotel or motel for up to 90 days.Buses began loading people and their property up Thursday outside city hall and Westport. The homeless now have a place to stay.”If you are somebody who is experiencing homelessness and you are on the streets, we have a place for you to go,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said.The mayor said that this offer is for people in any of the city’s 170 camps. The plan was the result of … read more

Is it safe to stay in a hotel in a pandemic? Your guide

Editor’s Note — There are few no-risk activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are ways to mitigate risks. Fully vaccinated people are, of course, at much lower risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus than people who haven’t been vaccinated. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen advises approaching your activity decisions with that in mind.

(CNN) — After a long year or more of sticking close to home, escaping to a stunning destination and a fancy hotel room may rank high on your to-do list.

Staying in a hotel is very low-risk if you’re vaccinated, separated from other people, and
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