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U.S. to require quarantine for all international travellers – National

Everyone travelling into the United States will soon be required to complete a quarantine upon arrival as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

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U.S. President Joe Biden signed an order mandating the change Thursday, one day after he was sworn into office. The new travel-specific order also requires masks on all airplanes as well as some other forms of public transportation.

Starting Jan. 26, all travellers into the U.S. will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test.


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What travellers need to know about pre-flight COVID-19 testing – Jan 21, 2021

With a burst of executive orders, Biden served notice Thursday that the nation’s COVID-19 response is under new management and he’s demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year.

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the countries welcoming immunised travellers

The Seychelles is opening its borders to vaccinated visitors (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Seychelles is opening its borders to vaccinated visitors (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

International travel may be off the menu for most of us during England’s third lockdown, but there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

For those lucky enough to have received an approved coronavirus vaccine, some tourism-hungry countries have announced that their borders will be flung wide to the immunised traveller.

The airline industry is getting in on the action too, and is pushing for the World Health Organization (WHO) to confirm that it’s safe for people to fly without quarantining if they’ve had a Covid-19 vaccine. Getting the go-ahead from the WHO is a key step towards developing a global “digital travel pass” to enable safe international travel, according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata).

Vaccine or no, Britons are currently still banned from all leisure travel, whether domestic or international, while the UK struggles

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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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Covid-19 tests may cost travellers an extra S$800

Singapore — Leisure travel between Singapore and Hong Kong is expected to begin again soon, with officials from both sides working on a travel bubble that will allow people to fly in and out safely. However, the cost of testing for Covid-19 could add as much as S$800 to each traveller’s expenses, according to a report in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Tuesday (Oct 20).

Therefore, there is a need for less expensive testing methods for Singapore to revive its travel and tourism industries, which are among the hardest-hit by the pandemic.

Under the travel bubble, visitors will no longer be required to serve a quarantine period or only be allowed to go to specific places, but they will most likely need to take polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which cost around S$200 per test in Singapore.

How many tests each traveller will need to take has not

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