Airport Chaos: European Travel Runs Into Pandemic Cutbacks | Business News

By KELVIN CHAN and MIKE CORDER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Got European travel plans this summer? Don’t forget to pack your passport, sunscreen and plenty of patience. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the terminal and into … Read more

North Korea ends COVID-19 travel restrictions as ‘fever cases’ subside — Radio Free Asia

North Korea has lifted COVID-19 travel quality restrictions, a sign the government may soon claim victory over the coronavirus pandemic, RFA has learned. After two years of denying the virus had penetrated its closed borders, North Korea in May acknowledged COVID had begun to spread participants of a large-scale military parade the previous month and … Read more

Saudi Arabia lifts Covid-19 travel restrictions for India, 3 other nations

Saudi lifts Covid travel curbs for India, other nations Earlier this month, the kingdom lifted measures imposed to prevent the spread of the virus Reuters, Jun 20 2022, 16:47 ist updated: Jun 20 2022, 16:58 ist Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus travel restrictions on Monday on its citizens traveling to Turkey, India, Ethiopia and Vietnam, state … Read more

UK rail strike strands commuters, pits workers against govt

LONDON — Tens of thousands of railway workers walked off the job in Britain on Tuesday, bringing the train network to a crawl in the country’s biggest transit strike for three decades. About 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff held a 24-hour strike, with two more planned for Thursday and Saturday. Compounding the … Read more

Here’s what is changing with Canada’s COVID travel vaccine rules

Starting Monday, travelers will no longer have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to board a plane or train in Canada. In an announcement last week, the government announced plans to suspend vaccine mandates for both domestic and international travelers, as well as crown-regulated transportation workers and federal government employees. It was well-received … Read more

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 108 Migrants; 4 Missing | Business News

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Sunday they have rescued 108 migrants from a sailboat that was found rudderless and leaking water in the Aegean Sea in near gale force winds. The rescued survivors — 63 men, 24 women and 21 children — have told authorities there four other people are missing. Reports of … Read more

Arrivals to Egypt No Longer Need to Worry About COVID-19 Restrictions

Arrivals to Egypt No Longer Need to Worry About COVID-19 Restrictions In line with worldwide measures progressively lifting COVID-19 related restrictions, the Egyptian government has decided to lift all constraints pertaining to travel to the country for both nationals and foreigners. The decision, taken by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and the Supreme Committee for the … Read more

Profit-driven insurances are hampering access to healthcare

Fifty-two percent of registered voters said they approved of President Joe Biden’s handling of COVID-19, according to a recent Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll. I, too, approve. This is excellent news for the president. However, what is not reflected in this poll is how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some of the ugliest issues in America’s healthcare … Read more

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel | Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international air boarding travelers to the US take a COVID-19 test within a day before their flights, easing one of the last remaining government mandates meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus. A senior administration official said Friday that the mandate will expire … Read more

Canada travel restrictions: What to know

With the COVID-19 restrictions at the border to remain in place for at least another month, some Canadians may need a primer on what those rules are. Public Health Agency of Canada announced that several pandemic restrictions will be extended at Canadian airports and land borders, including vaccine mandates, random COVID-19 tests and the mandatory … Read more