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What’s Going On With The Testing Requirement For Travel?

Covid vaccine and testing requirements for international travel have become less onerous overall, but not for everyone, notably inbound travelers to the United States. It’s more to know before you go, causing confusion and upping stress levels — for travelers and service providers. The rules also continue to stymie tourism and trade, according to groups…

Your Face Is, Or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

Many see biometrics-based systems for security screening and other airport processes as a way to build travel infrastructure for the expected volume recovery. That should mean shorter lines and more productive time during trips. This article by Elaine Glusac runs down the latest developments. If it’s been a year or more since you traveled, particularly…

The Trouble With Airports, And How To Fix Them

By Elaine Glusac, a travel writer for The New York Times. During this summer of frequent flight delays and cancellations, many travelers spent more time in airports than expected, often subjected to blaring TV news, rock-hard seats and scarce electrical outlets. Add anxiety over Covid-19 and disagreements regarding mandated masking, and it’s little wonder incidents…

Eyeing Program Expansion, TSA Expects New Providers To Begin PreCheck Enrollment This Year

Most travelers probably don’t know or care that a private-sector company is behind the enrollment process for TSA PreCheck. They might soon. To expand the program’s membership, TSA last month said it expected two new authorized enrollment providers to begin PreCheck services by year-end. This won’t change how members use the program to get through…

Big Airlines, Card Companies Build ‘Airport Lounges Of Tomorrow’

With unruly passengers, fears of virus transmission and understaffed airport concessions, a quiet place to sit, work and eat can go a long way. American, Delta and United airlines within the next few months will reopen nearly all domestic airport lounges. Card companies Chase and Capital One are preparing brand new airport clubs, competing with…

Changed And Inconsistent Airport Experiences Await Business Travelers

Business travelers who haven’t seen the inside of an airport in over a year may wonder what changes await them. Many are obvious in the Covid era, including new policies on face masks and social distancing, but inconsistent enforcement leaves some people feeling uneasy. In general, travelers likely will notice “how things are being run…

Movement For Quarantine-Free U.K.-U.S. Travel Faces Tests

Business travel is an important economic enabler and New York-London is a critical business travel route. If authorities on both sides can confirm negative Covid tests by incoming travelers and limit their stays, why not exempt them from quarantine rules? Organizers of a pilot program intend to find out starting this month. A Switzerland-based nonprofit…

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