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These 5 countries have the toughest lockdowns in the world

The USA recently dropped all Covid-19 travel restrictions, and life for both residents and travelers has largely gone back to normal. But in many places around the world, Covid-19 restrictions including curfews, testing and masks remain a daily reality. Developed by Oxford University researchers, the Covid-19 government response stringency index scores countries on the strictness

2022-07-26T14:35:39+00:00July 26th, 2022|News|

Think a European summer trip is a walk in the park? We’ve got your guide here

For the first time in two decades, the dollar and the euro have reached parity. This is great for American travelers headed to Europe this summer… but those heading to the airport will have to deal with chaos first. In recent weeks, lines at airport security checkpoints across the world have reached record lengths.

2022-07-18T15:25:49+00:00July 18th, 2022|News|

Ever wondered about the parts of the plane that are off limits to passengers?

On wide-bodied airplanes, there are hidden spaces that are off limits to passengers. Recently, CNN dived in, giving a view into Crew Rest Compartments, or areas where crew can take breaks throughout the flight. On newer airplanes like Boeing 787s or Airbus A350s, they tend to be above the main cabin, but in older planes

2022-06-30T08:05:51+00:00June 30th, 2022|News|

The USA has lifted all travel testing — here’s what that means

While Europe has largely lifted all Covid-19-related requirements for international travelers for some months, the United States has kept restrictions, including pre-departure testing.  Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the testing requirement will end, but will continue to monitor the pandemic and reassess the need for testing if the situation

2022-06-22T06:36:23+00:00June 22nd, 2022|News|

Post-Covid travel anxiety: 3 tips for managing it

Covid-19 has had lasting effects on most industries — and arguably one of the biggest on travel. Between the forms and new health risks, this has led to new levels of anxiety for many people. According to Dr. Charlotte Russell, Covid-19 has led to uncertainty for many, leaving travellers stressed or uncomfortable with the idea of

2022-05-29T21:40:43+00:00May 29th, 2022|News|

Covid mask rules are being dropped across many European airlines

Following new guidance from the EU to drop certain Covid-19 restrictions, many airlines across Europe are dropping their mask mandates, joining the UK and USA. France is one such country to drop requirements for airplane passengers to wear masks, but 13 countries still require them, including Portugal, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands and

2022-05-29T20:46:50+00:00May 20th, 2022|News|

Skip the barbecue: We’ve got your Memorial Day plans here

Memorial Day is coming up quick! Sure, you can celebrate it in the backyard with a barbecue, but if you want to go a bit further afield, we’ve got a list of the top weekend destinations for the long weekend. Plymouth is a historic town in Massachusetts and is home to sites like Plimoth Rock

2022-05-11T22:26:12+00:00May 11th, 2022|News|

Want to go to Greece? Now you can with no restrictions

As of May 1st, the popular holiday destination Greece has dropped all coronavirus pre-travel restrictions. While Covid-19 rates are still on the rise, the Greek health minister Thanos Plevris says the situation has stabilised enough that tourism can resume for the summer season. Perhaps unsurprisingly, travel between the U.S. and Europe is estimated to rise

2022-05-06T10:33:38+00:00May 6th, 2022|News|

When will the USA scrap travel testing requirements? Here’s the latest

Countries across Europe and globally have been scrapping Covid-19 testing requirements for incoming travelers. And while the United States has relieved a lot of its Covid-19 restrictions regarding masks and businesses, a negative test is still required for all travelers entering the United States, regardless of their vaccination status or citizenship. Currently, a PCR or

2022-04-26T23:51:18+00:00April 26th, 2022|News|

Pack your swimsuit: These warm-weather destinations dropped Covid travel restrictions

As the world slowly pulls out of lockdown restrictions, new travel destinations are opening up and dropping their testing requirements for entry. So what are you waiting for? Grab your bathing suits, towels, sunglasses, sunscreen and passport. Italy dropped its ‘state of emergency’ and eliminated all restrictions starting April 1st The Canary Islands lifted all

2022-04-04T14:59:32+00:00April 4th, 2022|News|
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