Coronavirus – Omicron Impacting Cruising

After the world had started to return to a reasonable level of normality it has been hit by the new variation Omicron. The strain is highly transmissible and thought to be less impactful than the Delta variant. Outbreaks on Cruise ships have prompted the CDC in America to advise that regardless of a vaccination status that going on a cruise should be avoided. The CDC … Continue reading Coronavirus – Omicron Impacting Cruising

New York – New Years Eve Times Square

In London revellers flock to the banks of the River Thames to see the firework display around the London Eye to herald the start of a new year. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the 2022 fireworks have already been cancelled. New Yorkers on the other hand can see the traditional ‘Ball Drop’ on 31st December in Times Square in person. Revellers will have to buy … Continue reading New York – New Years Eve Times Square

Coronavirus – Negative Test 24 – 48 hours before arrival in UK

Families plans and budgeting have been thrown into disarray with the new Covid-19 travel requirements that have been introduced to restrict the spread of the new Omicron variant. Now a PCR or LFD test taken between 24-48 hours before departure is a requirement to fly back to the UK. Children under 11 do not need to take a test.  After multiple searches for how to … Continue reading Coronavirus – Negative Test 24 – 48 hours before arrival in UK

Coronavirus – PCR Tests 24 hrs Before Arrival into USA

The world’s travellers have been thrown into turmoil once more on the discovery of the new Omicron variant. Even though the world reacted swiftly it seems all precautions have failed to stop the spread of it’s path. Travelling to the USA only just reopened to over 35 countries and an LFT was an acceptable proof of being negative for COVID-19 with vaccinations having been taken. … Continue reading Coronavirus – PCR Tests 24 hrs Before Arrival into USA

TSA – US Domestic Flyers near Pre-Pandemic Levels

The TSA – Transportation Security Administration that screen all passengers at America’s airports announced near pre-pandemic numbers for this Thanksgiving weekend. In a tweet TSA said that their officers screened 2,207,949 individuals at checkpoints across America. This represents 91% of the numbers for the same day in 2019. TSA recommend that travellers arrive early at the airport and masks must be worn at all times … Continue reading TSA – US Domestic Flyers near Pre-Pandemic Levels

International Travel to USA

From 08 November 2021 America will open up again for the first time since March 2020 to International travellers from 33 countries. The Coronavirus Pandemic has stopped travel to America and the land borders with Canada and Mexico have only just re-opened again. Only double vaccinated travellers will be allowed to travel. A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours is also required. During the … Continue reading International Travel to USA

Coronavirus – US/Canada Land Border Still Closed

All non-essential travel by land between USA and Canada has been closed since the Global Coronavirus Pandemic took hold in March 2020. It was due to open again on 21 June 2021 but once again has been pushed back by at least another month. Apparently double vaccinated Canadians might be allowed to cross into America if they can show their vaccine status by way of … Continue reading Coronavirus – US/Canada Land Border Still Closed

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 – 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