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South Africa Reopening For Tourism As 5 International Airports Resume Operations

South Africa Moves To Lowest Lockdown Level, Opens International Airports

Share The Article Last Updated 1 min ago As pandemic-induced restrictions continue to affect travelers around the world, it’s heartening to hear news stories that suggest international travel might be soon making a return. Though such stories are few and far between, one such story has emerged in the past day in the form of […]

Heathrow Airports adds USD12 departure fee per passenger

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The pandemic seems no to spare anyone not even busy and rich airports. London Heathrow airport announced yesterday will charge passengers an extra GBP 8.90 (USD 12.37) a flight to keep check-in desks, baggage system and lights going after losing GBP 1.5billion in nine months due to Covid. These costs are normally covered by annual […]

Mexico Airports Offering Testing For U.S. Travelers Returning Home

Mexico Airports Offering Testing For U.S. Travelers Returning Home

Cancun International Airport The Cancun International Airport now has on-site antigen testing at both departure gates for American travelers returning home.  The cost of the test is $290.00 pesos ($14.35 USD) The clinic is open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily and results take about 30 minutes.  There are no PCR tests available.  The […]

Bangkok Airways to reopen passenger lounges at Chiang Mai and Phuket airports

Bangkok Airways to reopen passenger lounges at Chiang Mai and Phuket airports

In a bid to boost domestic tourism in the country, Bangkok Airways is reopening its passenger lounges at Chiang Mai Airport and Phuket Airport to facilitate passengers starting from 15 September 2020. The Boutique Lounge and Blue Ribbon Club Lounge at Chiang Mai Airport and the Courtesy Corner and Blue Ribbon Club Lounge at Phuket […]

These 3 Major Airports Now Require Testing For Transit

These 3 Major Airports Now Require Testing For Transit

Dubai Airport Dubai’s new test requirements for transiting passengers currently only includes travelers from 50 specific nations, but if cases continue to rise, that could soon change. The UAE’s other major airports in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah require PCR testing for transits from all nations, signaling that Dubai may also be next.   Currently, Dubai […]

U.S. Airports Offering Covid Tests For Travelers

U.S. Airports Offering Covid Tests For Travelers

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, U.S. travelers will be relieved that many airports around the country are now offering COVID-19 testing both before flying and on return from vacation. The ability to take a test and obtain a COVID-negative result will provide peace of mind for travelers during the holiday season and […]

WTTC stresses on implementation of testing on departure at airports across Europe

WTTC stresses on implementation of testing on departure at airports across Europe

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has highlighted the need for rapid and cost-effective testing on departure regime at airports. Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said: “It is very encouraging to see the door beginning to open to allow airport testing on departure. We have been calling for […]

CDC Says Temperature And Symptom Screening Ineffective At Airports

CDC Says Temperature And Symptom Screening Ineffective At Airports

In addition, the CDC noted that the screening measures in the program were flawed, as they required cooperation and honesty from travelers, without a verification process. Communication New Strategy Upon cancellation of the screening program, the CDC shifted towards promoting guidelines and recommending preventative measures in order to combat the transmission of the virus.  The […]

Canada’s airports expect massive fee increases and service reductions

Canada’s airports expect massive fee increases and  service reductions

The failure of government and the airline industry to embrace a holistic approach to aviation support during the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving the regional and community airports of this country on the brink of financial collapse and airlines facing massive rates and fees increases in 2021. Despite a dramatic decline in airline passenger traffic since […]

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins

As the holiday travel season approaches, travel experts and consumer advocates are repeating their calls for Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to protect travelers by adopting mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports. While the DOT issued safety guidance over the summer for air travel, these recommendations are strictly voluntary and compliance has varied […]

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