vaccine

How Two Flights To Europe May Have Spurred Spread Of New Variant

A confounding array of Covid rules and lax enforcement of mask wearing may have sent infected passengers on two KLM flights from South Africa on to “who knows where.” By Jason Horowitz, with reporting by Claire Moses, Emma Bubola and Heather Murphy. For the hundreds of passengers traveling from South Africa to Amsterdam on Friday,…

As World Shuts Borders To Stop Omicron, Japan Offers A Cautionary Tale

Japan, which has been very cautious throughout the pandemic, is again barring all nonresident foreigners. There is an economic and human cost. By Motoko Rich and Hikari Hida, with reporting by Hisako Ueno and Makiko Inoue in Tokyo; Dera Menra Sijabat in Jakarta, Indonesia; Richard C. Paddock in Bangkok; John Yoon in Seoul; Raymond Zhong…

Reporter’s Notebook: Universities Turn To Policy Mandates

The pandemic was a wake-up call not only for corporations with loose or non-existent travel policies but also for collegiate travel, an area notorious for lagging program compliance. Some universities enacted travel policy mandates or found strong rationale to maintain them, and adjusted program rules to match their vaccine requirements. Like in the corporate world,…

As More Companies Require Vaccines Internally, Corporate Travel Pros Support Government Mandates For Travel And Dining

About three in four corporate travel suppliers, intermediaries and buyers believe that for international flying, governments should require passengers to prove they have been fully vaccinated against the virus that causes Covid-19.  In the Global Business Travel Association’s October survey of 503 business travel professionals around the world, 69 percent said they supported vaccine mandates…

Should Passengers Be Vaccinated Or Tested To Fly Within The U.S.?

By travel writer Heather Murphy. By the holiday season, flying will have changed dramatically for Americans returning to the United States from abroad. They will be asked to show proof that they are vaccinated, to commit to two coronavirus tests if they are not and to participate in a new contact-tracing system. For Americans traveling…

Will Required Hotel Guest Vaccinations Hit Corporate Travel?

While there are plenty of Covid vaccine mandates for indoor places around the country and the world, there are few for hotels. In the United States, they’re limited to a handful of smaller boutique hotels and leisure/resort properties — for now. A few other countries already enacted rules requiring proof of vaccination for lodging guests,…

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