MGM Resorts Return to Capacity

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has granted permission to MGM Resorts to operate their Casino floors at 100% capacity with no further social distancing rules. Outside of the gaming areas the 80% capacity restriction will still apply. This includes restaurants and pool areas. It seems that at last Las Vegas is bidding farewell to Covid-19. MGM Resorts was granted the waiver after it agreed to … Continue reading MGM Resorts Return to Capacity

Coronavirus – UK puts USA on Amber

The UK announced a traffic light system of countries that UK residents will be allowed to travel to from 17 May 2021. The travel industry and most of the population of the UK was very disappointed with the results. The decisions were analysed by data that included the rates of infection of Covid-19 as well as the success so far of the countries vaccination programme. … Continue reading Coronavirus – UK puts USA on Amber

Coronavirus – Delta Removes Middle Seat Ban

Delta Airlines announced yesterday, 31 March 2021, that it will be removing the spare MIDDLE SEAT that introduced due to social distancing measures from 01 May 2021. Delta was the only US Airline that was continuing with this measure. Reports are that US Air Travel is at it’s busiest since the Pandemic started, one year ago. Airlines are insisting that even with a full passenger … Continue reading Coronavirus – Delta Removes Middle Seat Ban

Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Disney is testing OPTIONAL facial recognition technology for entry to the Magic Kingdom. The experiment is being assessed between 23 March and 23 April. Guests must remove hats, visors and sunglasses but their MASKS must be worn. Apparently the image taken converts to a number which is then associated with the point of entry to get into the park. There is a dedicated lane for … Continue reading Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Coronavirus – Vaccination Passport?

As the world is coming to terms with the impact of Covid-19 the light at the end of the tunnel has to be the roll out of the vaccination. Putting the politics aside is this going to be the key to the travel door? As it stands currently most countries that are allowing travellers to enter their borders require a recent PCR test with a … Continue reading Coronavirus – Vaccination Passport?

Coronavirus – White House Considers Lifting Travel Bans from Europe

Whilst in Europe Thanksgiving remains an American holiday, news is breaking that President Trump and his administration are considering rescinding entry bans for most non U.S citizens in Europe. Can European travellers give thanks? Although most European countries have banned U.S visitors do European travellers want to enter America at this time. Covid-19 appears to out of control in America and the numbers are still … Continue reading Coronavirus – White House Considers Lifting Travel Bans from Europe

Coronavirus – New Orleans – Mardi Gras 2021

Just announced from the Mayor of New Orleans that MARDI GRAS PARADES in 2021 are cancelled. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the gathering of expected crowds is going to be a super spreader event. Apparently Mardi Gras cannot be cancelled because it is a religious holiday but the mayor insists that the holiday is going to look very different in 2021. Both Bourbon St and … Continue reading Coronavirus – New Orleans – Mardi Gras 2021

Coronavirus – New York State

Two items about New York caught my attention. First is that Governor Andrew Cuomo for the State of New York has changed the 14 day quarantine rule for arriving visitors from Red Zones. Now you need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result and then take another test four days after arriving into the state. Quarantine must be observed until the second test is also … Continue reading Coronavirus – New York State

Coronavirus – CDC to allow US Cruise Sailings

For the first time since March 14 the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) is to all sailings for cruise ships that operate with more than 250 passengers – WITH CONDITIONS. Cruise lines are going to have to build lab capacity onboard to be able to test for Covid-19 on crew members that are allowed to disembark in the USA. Ships also need to prove that … Continue reading Coronavirus – CDC to allow US Cruise Sailings