Vaccinated Travelers Face Chaos and Confusion

Governments, tourism boards, airlines, hotel companies, travel agencies and cruise operators, along with tour bus drivers, housekeepers, local guides, pilots, restaurateurs, museum operators, bed-and-breakfast hosts, entertainers, caterers, fishermen, shopkeepers and bar owners — in short, all the people standing to profit from tourism dollars — are facing extreme economic pressure not to lose out on another tourism season. The past year without travel, when international arrivals dropped from 1.5 billion to 381 million, was devastating. For many, another similar year would be unthinkable.

And so an already stressed system has been forced to confront an existential quandary: Do

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European Commission Proposes Easing Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers | Health News

The European Commission outlined plans on Monday that would allow people who are fully vaccinated to travel to the European Union.

The commission proposed that member states ease the current COVID-19 restrictions that are in place on non-essential travel into the EU “to take into account the progress of vaccination campaigns and developments in the epidemiological situation worldwide.”

The current restrictions, which ban travel from all but seven countries to the bloc, have been in place since July 1, 2020.

The proposal includes allowing entry to the EU for non-essential reasons to not only people from countries with “a good

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U.S. Travelers Say ‘Aloha’ Again, Bringing Relief to Hawaiian Hotels

HONOLULU—Hawaii’s hospitality industry is slowly returning to life, belatedly joining the mainland’s rebound as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and fewer travel restrictions are helping to fill the state’s restaurants and hotel beds.

Waikiki Beach is crowded with surfers. Farther north, families with toddlers are playing on the shoreline at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Long lines form outside nearby restaurants and shaved-ice stores.

Occupancy rates in Hawaii’s hotels reached 49% for the week ended April 24, according to hotel data tracker STR.

That is still below the 57% occupancy level nationwide, STR said. Hawaii has experienced a slower

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St Kitts and Nevis Shortens “Vacation in Place” for Vaccinated Travelers

Another Caribbean destination has begun easing its travel requirements for vaccinated visitors. 

Effective May 1, fully vaccinated air travelers to St Kitts and Nevis will have their “vacation in place” period reduced from 14 days to nine days. 

Fully vaccinated travelers can move freely throughout their approved hotel, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities. 

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed since receiving their second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine. 

Travelers need to show their official vaccination card. 

Vaccinated visitors still need to complete

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Hawaii May Require Vaccine Passports For All Travelers Starting This Summer

Traveling between the Hawaiian islands is about to get easier — at least for Hawaiian residents who were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hawaii.

Starting May 11, as long as at least 14 days have passed since their second COVID-19 vaccination, state residents who were vaccinated in Hawaii will be able to bypass the state’s 10-day travel quarantine without going through the Safe Travels Hawaii pre-testing program or post-arrival county testing, Governor David Ige explained in a press conference. This exemption will make it easier for people to conduct business and see family members.

“This phased approach will allow us to

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Hawaii to ease restrictions for vaccinated travelers, starting with inter-island visitors

The vaccine exception to the state’s “Safe Travels” program will go into effect for visitors from the continental United States later in the summer; a date has not yet been announced. International travel will follow eventually. Officials in Hawaii announced the plan at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

“I have every expectation we will be able to extend this policy to mainland travel sooner rather than later, but we need to first implement it here,” Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green said in an interview. Green, a physician, has been working on the plan for months. He

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