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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:45 pm

Hong Kong bans Indian flights as 47 pax test positive on Vistara flight from DEL.
https://simpleflying.com/vistara-covid-positive-flight/
New variants in India are leading to surges in Covid positive pax.
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:07 pm

Travel for most people from India into UK will be banned from 04:00 BST on Friday 23 April. UK residents will need to isolate in a government approved hotel for 10 days.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56806103
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:03 am

It's about to go from bad to worse for international travel to/from US. State department to issue Do Not Travel guidelines that would include 80 percent of countries throughout the world

https://nypost.com/2021/04/19/us-to-up- ... -to-covid/
 
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Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:49 am

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4181961

From the report:
2 Taiwanese cargo crewmen test positive for COVID, source of infection uncertain
131 Taiwan contacts have been identified

Report in Chinese: https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/life/breakingnews/3505761
 
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Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:45 am

Aurigny and Blue Islands announce flight sharing between Channel Islands and UK.Jersey and Guernsey are both anticipated to begin lifting travel restrictions from 26 April.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe ... y-56804020
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Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:37 pm

Airline support laundry and cleaning staff can catch covid without going near passengers.
In Auckland one Sky Chef laundry worker and one aircraft turnaround cleaner have contacted covid whilst performing their duties supporting international flights.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19- ... 3UZFYGKUU/
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:54 pm

Canada banning all passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/flight ... -1.5997880
 
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:24 pm

American's may be able to travel to the entire EU this summer.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/25/worl ... &smtyp=cur
 
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:26 am

Hong Kong and Singapore are going to try their travel bubble again starting 26 May.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... g-14696014
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:43 pm

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Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:41 am

This has not made to worldwide headline yet. However it is very significant to travel and airline. Germany recently removed few countries out from Risk Zones which including most of United Kingdom, St Lucia, Antigua and Dominica. This could pave ways for Germen to holidays in those islands and allow British to visit Germany without more paperwork.

I think USA could be the next soon. The list of the restricted countries are as low. Please select the latest update PDF for reference.
https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/N ... N-Tab.html
 
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Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:54 pm

France to reopen to non EU travelers June 9th.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom ... 98f931dd2a
" Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness ... Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. ” - Mark Twain, 1869
 
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Sat May 01, 2021 9:50 pm

Canada to create vaccine certificate to allow Canadians to travel https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... N9&ampcf=1
 
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Tue May 04, 2021 6:59 pm

Saw this today, thought it was a cute reminder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXh4RTejHGM
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Wed May 05, 2021 2:45 am

UK's green list of countries may have been inadvertently published a little early. Rather limited, and airlines will likely be disappointed
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 41702.html
 
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Wed May 05, 2021 8:08 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
Saw this today, thought it was a cute reminder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXh4RTejHGM


I travel to LA almost weekly and stay at hotel that looks almost straight down the 24s and I see this same a/c almost every week. The light isn't great at LAX for much of the day but that blue nose is definitely noticeable even if landing on 25L.
 
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Fri May 07, 2021 8:20 am

Tui is to subsidise Covid testing for customers who book its package holidays.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57015468
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Fri May 07, 2021 4:57 pm

Updated Traffic light system for travel from England - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-a ... ng-england
AA AM BA BM BY DP DY EK MH PG RJ TK U2 VS Y2 ZB Z2 5J 9W

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Fri May 07, 2021 9:25 pm

Ryga wrote:
Updated Traffic light system for travel from England - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-a ... ng-england


Well, I'll be fully vaccinated by end of May, but I didn't see any rules regarding folks
who have been fully "jabbed" ?????
 
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Sun May 09, 2021 4:16 pm

DXB-based EK will ship aid from the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9559135/Dubais-Emirates-airline-ship-aid-India-free.html
 
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Mon May 10, 2021 3:36 pm

 
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Wed May 12, 2021 5:49 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57091061

Heathrow are angry at the lack of UK boarder staff causing long delays, now say they may divert inbound flights.
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Fri May 14, 2021 3:07 am

Delta requiring new hires to have the covid vaccine

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1393 ... 94980?s=20
 
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Fri May 14, 2021 5:56 pm

smokeybandit wrote:
Delta requiring new hires to have the covid vaccine

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1393 ... 94980?s=20


Courtesy: The Hill

Delta to require new employees get vaccinated

https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/553580-delta-to-require-new-employees-get-vaccinated
 
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Fri May 14, 2021 9:27 pm

Southwest is now sponsoring mass vaccination clinics in Colorado:


To our valued Customers,
If you are looking to get vaccinated, please join us to not only get the vaccine, but to also celebrate the moment at our Destination: Vaccination experience as you depart the site after your shot. The event will take place at the following vaccination site:


Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City
Sunday, 5/16 —Thursday, 5/20
9 am – 5 pm
No appointments are necessary, and drive-ups are welcome.

At Southwest®, we know the decision whether or not to get vaccinated is a personal one, and we respect your choice. For more information about the vaccine, please visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine. We're taking a proactive approach in the Denver area, partnering with the State of Colorado to help get as many Coloradans vaccinated as possible—allowing us to get back to the things we love. It's our way of showing we have Mile High Heart for Denver and its surrounding communities.


In the spirit of Southwest, we're turning the moment that follows your vaccination into a celebration with the Southwest Getaway Tunnel.

Exciting sights and sounds will make the drive-through event an inspiring and immersive experience, with the Tunnel giving you a glimpse of the places you can go and the people you can see once you've been vaccinated. The celebration moment will include other fun pieces such as a selfie backdrop, so you can share your big moment with friends and family!
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Fri May 14, 2021 9:51 pm

Vaccine tourism has fueled a jump in air travel from Latin America to the United States.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/want-covid-19-vaccine-have-us-visa-latinos-travel-north-shot-2021-05-11/
 
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Sun May 16, 2021 10:00 pm

British Airways cabin crew have not been showing up for flights to India amid concern over Covid-19 surge. BA still operates seven flights a week to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9584765/Scared-British-Airways-cabin-crew-failing-flights-India.html
 
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Wed May 19, 2021 11:57 am

Europe to re-open borders to some next week.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/05/19 ... ors-travel
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Wed May 19, 2021 12:26 pm

FRA will reopen runway 07L/25R on 01 June 2021, after using it as a parking area for aircraft from March 8 - July 23 last year, and again since December 16.
https://www.fraport.com/en/newsroom/pre ... une-1.html
 
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readytotaxi
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Fri May 21, 2021 8:36 pm

Heathrow Airport will open a dedicated terminal for passengers arriving from countries with a high risk of Covid.But from 1 June, those travelling from red list countries will transit through Terminal Three, which has been closed for the past year.
They will then travel to a hotel where they will quarantine for 10 days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57206018
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Wed May 26, 2021 3:01 pm

France requires 10 days of quarantine / self-isolation for arrivals from the UK
https://www.reuters.com/business/health ... 021-05-26/

News article mentions:
"France follows Austria, which on Tuesday said it was banning direct flights and tourist visits from Britain, and Germany which on Friday said anyone entering from the United Kingdom would have to quarantine for two weeks on arrival"
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:18 pm

Today Frankfurt Airport has reopened Terminal 2. Terminal 2 has been closed since March 2020. In the meantime some upgrades, repairs and moderdizations have been carried out.

Frankfurt Airport: Terminal 2 Reopening on June 1
 
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Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:04 pm

Brisbane-based Alliance Airlines is making COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory for all employees and contractors.
https://simpleflying.com/alliance-vaccination-requirement/
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:22 pm

SQ22 wrote:
Today Frankfurt Airport has reopened Terminal 2. Terminal 2 has been closed since March 2020. In the meantime some upgrades, repairs and moderdizations have been carried out.

Frankfurt Airport: Terminal 2 Reopening on June 1

I am surprised, I have travelled on Sunday on the highway along Terminal 2 and was sure, Terminal 2 will no open soon, as they were still hard working at the "Skyline" station and the Skyline rail at and around Terminal 2. There is little bit to do before the rail and station can/will be reopened. And two days later...Yes I am now really surprised.
And also the Skyline has been reopened today. And the runway "Landebahn Nord-West", since last year used as parking place for planes, is on duty again.
https://www.t-online.de/region/frankfurt-am-main/news/id_90135414/flughafen-frankfurt-terminal-2-oeffnet-wieder-mit-flug-nach-griechenland.html
Auch die beide Terminals verbindende Bahn Sky-Line ist von Dienstag an wieder in Betrieb. Auch die Landebahn Nordwest, die monatelang als Parkfläche für Flugzeuge genutzt worden war, wird wieder in Betrieb genommen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkyLine_(Frankfurt)
 
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Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:14 am

Reopening of terminal 2B at CDG on June 2nd. Relocation of certain flights operated at 2E and 2F.

Article in French.
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:09 pm

People hoping for an overseas trip this summer - and those hoping to sell them that break - are furious after the UK government announced changes to the list of approved destinations.


https://news.sky.com/story/passengers-a ... t-12324103
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Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:33 pm

This is a reference, not a discussion topic. Please post a link, your words, and if appropriate, a brief quote.
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Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:59 am

BA and Ryanair investigated for refusing refunds.
"British Airways and Ryanair may have broken consumer law in not offering refunds to customers who couldn't legally take flights due to Covid lockdowns, a watchdog has said."

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57410459
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Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:57 pm

Canada to end 14 day quarantine, hotel stay, and pre departure testing for fully vaccinated Canadians after well over a year of these restrictions. Citizens will still need to isolate until their arrival test comes back negative

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-en ... -1.5462527
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:35 am

US and UK finally moving toward reopening:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-john ... 1623275277
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:09 am

Teresa May, ex U.K. PM, criticism of U.K. Covid aviation policy.
https://youtu.be/HGLxda98bVY
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:42 pm

TSA numbers finally above two million on 6/11/2021:
https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput

That is about 80% of 2019 travel. We are starting a return to normalcy.
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:11 pm

Cslculated risk did a nice plot of 2019 vs. 2020 vs. 2021 TSA numbers, same data, better presentation:
https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2021 ... 4.html?m=1
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:22 am

LAX772LR wrote:
US and UK finally moving toward reopening:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-john ... 1623275277


covid delta variant:
GB lockdown easing is delayed for 5 more weeks to the 19th of july

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57476776
 
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Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:33 pm

Federation of Indian Pilots have filed a petition to the Mumbai High Court requesting greater insurance benefits and compensation for pilots and bereaved families. They have 5000+ members

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/14/indi ... index.html
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Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:53 am

Ryanair and Manchester Airports Group take legal action over travel traffic light system

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57505736

Further signatories to the challenge are set to be revealed on Thursday. They are demanding a fast response as the crucial summer season edges closer.
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:40 am

US travelers with both vaccine shots 2 weeks old or 4 weeks for J&J can now travel to Europe without a PCR test. Flights are already overbooked and new capacity is coming back online fast.

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/16/10071390 ... s-tourists
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:48 pm

Canada extends US border restrictions until July 21st.........there goes any chance of a summer....again

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavir ... -1.5476103
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:00 pm

European Union ambassadors voted to lift travel restrictions between Europe and the U.S., along with several other countries. The vote means that U.S. travelers can go to EU nations quarantine free, regardless of vaccination status.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/things ... 1624016852
 
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:15 pm

Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be able to return from foreign travel without quarantining for 14 days or needing to be tested. But non-essential visits by non-Canadians are still not allowed.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federa ... rs.html?rf
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