CDC says unvaccinated young foreign travelers do not need to quarantine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday that unvaccinated foreign nationals under the age of 18 traveling to the United States by air do not have to self-quarantine upon arrival. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Saturday signed a revised order clarifying that foreign national children who have not been vaccinated against […]

Fully vaccinated travellers to Canada can be released early from quarantine

Canada’s phased approach to easing border measures will begin on July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, for fully vaccinated travellers who are exempt from travel restrictions, which now includes approved permanent residents. Fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a […]

Accepting Vaccinated Passengers Should be Global Best Practice to Reopen Borders

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) applauded the growing number of countries making data and evidence-driven decisions to open their borders to vaccinated travelers. The latest data collected by IATA, including its Timatic service, shows that more than 20 countries have wholly or partially lifted restrictions for vaccinated travelers. IATA supports unrestricted access to travel […]

American Airlines Welcomes All Customers on Quarantine-Free Flights to Italy

American Airlines has offered customers quarantine-free flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Milan (MXP) since April 2 and on flights from JFK to Rome (FCO) as of May 8. With the recent change in Italy’s travel restrictions, any customers, whether traveling for leisure or essential business, are eligible to fly on American’s […]

IATA Welcome US Pre-Departure Testing Order

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it will require all travelers to the US to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test undertaken within three days prior to their departure to the US, effective 26 January. “Systematic pre-departure testing is […]

Curaçao Lifts Travel Restrictions for All American Travelers

Curaçao has re-opened the country’s borders to American travelers from every U.S. state and waived the previously required 14-day visitor quarantine, government officials said Monday. Curaçao had previously limited inbound travel to residents of the New York tri-state and Florida upon the launch of its phased reopening in October. The Curaçao Tourist Board, the Ministry […]

Delta announces ‘quarantine free’ flights from Atlanta to Rome

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic swept across Europe and the United States, a pilot program will allow a limited number of passengers to travel across the Atlantic from Atlanta to Italy without having to quarantine upon arrival, according to a Delta Air Lines news release on Thursday. The airline said it had […]

IATA AGM Calls for Reopening Borders with Testing and Without Quarantine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders to travel. IATA is proposing systematic testing of international travelers which would permit the lifting of border restrictions and provide an alternative to current quarantine rules. Quarantines essentially kill demand for air travel and […]

Steps Forward for Testing to Reopen Borders Without Quarantine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This document provides governments a risk-based assessment tool for using testing programs that could alleviate quarantine requirements. It is a critical output produced by the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement […]