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Europe scrambles to contain rise in coronavirus cases

Political pressure grew Monday for European governments to tackle the rising number of coronavirus case without resorting to a spring-style lockdown that would hit the continent's struggling economies.
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Air Canada, Sunwing add COVID insurance as coalition urges CEWS extension for industry

The travel industry is rallying as never before, with two major players - Air Canada and Sunwing - adding their names to a growing list of suppliers offering COVID-19 insurance coverage.
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International tourist numbers down 65% in first half of 2020, says UNWTO

The month of June, typically a high-traffic time for global travel, saw international tourist arrivals plunge 93% compared to 2019, says UNWTO.
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What it’s like travelling to Cancun during COVID-19

With six months of quarantine firmly under my belt, to say “wanderlust has set in,” would be a dramatic understatement. Try downright cabin fever.
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US will end current health screening of some travellers

WASHINGTON — The United States plans to end enhanced health screening of travellers from certain countries next week, and those visitors will no longer be funneled through 15 large U.S. airports.
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Ontario premier says federal govt. is failing to enforce 14-day quarantine

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the quarantine system is “broken” because federal health officers are not charging people ignoring self-isolation orders for COVID-19.
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Fall bookings for Europe “remain abnormally low”, says EC

Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic city hall and there was nothing but silence.
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“Above and beyond”: Feedback for Air Canada’s COVID-19 testing

After a long international flight, most passengers just want to get though customs and head home. But a quick (and voluntary) COVID-19 test at Air Canada’s new testing facility at Pearson Airport offers peace of mind and could also help boost the case for finding alternative measures to the current 14-day mandatory quarantine.
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Transport Canada issues first $1,000 mask fines

Transport Canada has issued the first fines in Canada for contravening the Interim Order to Prevent Certain Persons from Boarding Flights in Canada due to COVID-19.
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Deep industry frustration, says IATA, as restrictions keep travel demand down

The health and safety of a country’s citizens are always the top priority but “too many governments are fighting a global pandemic in isolation with a view that closing borders is the only solution,” says IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac.
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Corporate travel seeing a slow but steady rebound, says new survey
Corporate travel seeing a slow but steady rebound, says new survey
Corporate travel is bouncing back slowly but surely, and with a few stipulations.
Healthy Sail Panel submits first phase of protocols to CDC
Healthy Sail Panel submits first phase of protocols to CDC
By “relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures” – including the testing of guests and crew members...
Canada-U.S. border closure extended to Oct. 21
Canada-U.S. border closure extended to Oct. 21
Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend the temporary restriction of all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S....
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