Traveling amid Omicron: What COVID-19 tests are needed to get to Canada, US – National

In an effort to curb the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Canada, the United States and many other countries have rushed to enforce new testing requirements at their borders — leaving Canadians and many other international travelers scramble to find out their vacation travel plans. On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced sweeping changes … Read more

NYC Is #1 Tourist Destination This Holiday Season Since Covid Start – NBC New York

New York City is back on top as the number one traveler destination this holiday season — for the first time since the start of the pandemic. More than half of Americans (55%) plan to travel this winter, a 50% increase from 2020, according to Tripadvisor’s Winter Travel Index. An overwhelming majority of bookings remain … Read more

Fauci says he ‘felt really bad’ about ‘difficult choice’ over travel bans

Top expert infectious disease Anthony FaucicAnthony Fauci New variant raises questions about air travel mandates Auschwitz Museum, Jewish groups condemn Lara Logan’s Fauci comments Lara Logan compares Fauci to Nazi doctor MORE said Wednesday he felt “very bad” about the Biden administration’s “difficult choice” to impose travel bans on South Africa in particular after authorities … Read more

NYC Is #1 Tourist Destination This Holiday Season Since Covid Start – NBC New York

New York City is back on top as the number one traveler destination this holiday season — for the first time since the start of the pandemic. More than half of Americans (55%) plan to travel this winter, a 50% increase from 2020, according to Tripadvisor’s Winter Travel Index. An overwhelming majority of bookings remain … Read more

Covid NSW: 11 sites exposed to Omicron in Sydney, Central Coast

A slew of major stores have been identified as Omicron exposure sites, with a sixth person in NSW likely to have the variant. A man is expected to be confirmed as the sixth case of the Omicron Covid variant in NSW, which has registered 251 new cases. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said early indications from … Read more

Canada takes action against Omicron, conducts COVID-19 testing at airports and extends travel ban

OTTAWA—Canada is ramping up its defense against the Omicron strain of COVID-19 with new testing and quarantine requirements for inbound air travelers from all countries except the United States. It also bans foreigners who have been to three more African countries from traveling to Canada just days after travel from seven other countries was banned … Read more

Canada takes action against Omicron, conducts COVID-19 testing at airports and extends travel ban

OTTAWA—Canada is ramping up its defense against the Omicron strain of COVID-19 with new testing and quarantine requirements for inbound air travelers from all countries except the United States. It also bans foreigners who have been to three more African countries from traveling to Canada just days after travel from seven other countries was banned … Read more

Irish tighten pandemic controls on passengers, including from Britain – POLITICO

DUBLIN — People traveling to Ireland must carry proof of a negative COVID-19 test even if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease, the government announced Tuesday evening in a major tightening of travel restrictions. The new document checks will come into effect on Friday and will be mandatory for all passengers over the … Read more

‘Unjustified, counterproductive’: South African health minister reacts to travel ban due to ommicron Covid-19 variant | world news

With multiple countries imposing travel restrictions or bans on passengers arriving from South Africa due to the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant ommicron, Health Minister Joe Phaahla has called the move “unwarranted” and “counterproductive”. “We want to assure South Africans and other people elsewhere in the world that we believe that some of the … Read more