Day: February 2, 2021

Travel bans extended and hotel quarantine for travellers introduced in UK

The UK government’s travel ban has been extended to the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda in order to prevent the importation of a new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa.

The UK government has announced that it has taken the urgent decision to ban travel to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda in order to prevent the spread of the new variant, which was originally identified in South Africa, into the UK.

From 29 January 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda in the last 10 days will no longer be granted access to the UK. There will also be a flight ban on direct passenger flights from the UAE.

This does not include British and Irish nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK, who will be able

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No Changes To Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order; Negative COVID Test Or Quarantine Required Upon Arrival From All States Except Hawaii

CHICAGO (CBS) — Travelers coming to Chicago from anywhere in the U.S. except Hawaii remain subject to the city’s COVID-19 restrictions, meaning they either must test negative for the virus before arriving or quarantine for 10 days once they get here.


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The city did not make any changes to its “emergency travel order” this week, meaning 48 states and two territories (Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.) are still in the “orange” category, meaning travelers headed to Chicago from those locations must either obtain a negative coronavirus test no more than 72 hours before arrival in Chicago or quarantine for 10 days when they arrive.

Only Hawaii is listed in the “yellow” travel category, meaning travelers from that state face no test or quarantine mandate, but must still follow social distancing and masking requirements while in Chicago.

The city’s travel order applies to both Chicago residents returning home from

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Rita Ora taken into mandatory quarantine by armed police after arriving in Australia

Rita Ora taken was taken into her mandatory 14-day quarantine by armed police after arriving in Australia.

The singer has travelled Down Under ahead of her stint as a judge on the Australian version of The Voice and has to follow the country’s guidance on arrivals from abroad.

The Sun reports Rita, 30, entered quarantine after landing in Sydney after her flight in from the UK.

She will have been escorted by police officers, customary for all travellers being taken into quarantine, driven to her designated hotel and told to stay put for 14 days.

Australian officials provide transport and arrange the accommodation, while the process is overseen by border agents and Australian Federal Police.

Travellers quarantining will need to have a Covid test within the first 48 hours after arrival and then again between days 10 to 12.

a young girl sitting on a bed: Rita Ora has gone into quarantine after landing in Australia

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Rita Ora has gone into quarantine after landing in

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Travel group, airlines oppose quarantine for U.S.-bound air passengers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Groups representing the U.S. travel industry and airlines on Friday voiced opposition to mandatory quarantines for air passengers arriving in the United States from overseas a day after President Joe Biden signed an order to take that step.

Biden on Thursday issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival. His administration also is implementing effective next Tuesday a requirement that all U.S.-bound passengers ages 2 and above get negative COVID-19 test results within three days before traveling.

The U.S. Travel Association, an industry group representing businesses including hotels and airlines, said the mandatory negative test requirement eliminates the need for quarantining returning passengers, a step that it said “could be extremely difficult to enforce.”

The group represents a range of travel-related businesses including hotels, car rental firms, tourism agencies and entertainment companies.

At a briefing on Friday, White

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