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Israel is launching Covid immunity passports. Here’s what they allow you to do

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine at Clalit Health Services, in the ultra-Orthodox Israeli city of Bnei Brak, on January 6, 2021. JACK GUEZ | AFP | Getty Images Israel has been lauded for deploying what is currently the......

Biden cancels plans to travel by Amtrak to inauguration amid security concerns

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden will no longer take an Amtrak train to Washington ahead of Inauguration Day next week, according to a person familiar with the plans. It is not yet clear how Mr. Biden will travel to the inauguration.......

Airlines ban DC-bound travelers from checking firearms ahead of inauguration

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Most major U.S. airlines on Thursday said they will prohibit passengers flying to major airports serving the Washington, D.C., to check firearms, further tightening security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration. Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines,......

The U.K. bans travel from Latin America and Portugal, citing concern about a Brazilian variant.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Britain said on Thursday that it would ban arrivals from Latin American countries and Portugal over fears of a coronavirus variant discovered in Brazil. In recent weeks, British authorities have already struggled to contain the spread of a......

South America travel ban ‘a precautionary approach’

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The transport secretary says the government is banning UK-bound arrivals from South America and Portugal because it doesn’t want to “trip up at this late stage” in its duel with Covid. Grant Shapps says the ban will come into force, from 04:00 GMT on Friday, as a “precautionary” measure. He......

Delta halves cash burn in the fourth quarter, narrows losses to cap worst year ever

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Delta Air Lines plane lands at Los Angeles International Airport Mario Tama | Getty Images Delta Air Lines halved its cash burn and narrowed its losses in the fourth quarter as the coronavirus pandemic drove the carrier to its......

‘No vaccine, no service:’ How vaccinations may affect travel plans in the future

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here While interest in getting vaccinated for Covid-19 might vary, the desire to travel largely does not. A study released by Hilton last October indicated that 95% of Americans miss traveling. But those who either can’t or won’t take a Covid......

Airlines, airports beef up security ahead of Biden inauguration

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person walks at Reagan National Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arlington, U.S. November 25, 2020. Hannah McKay | Reuters Airlines and airports are stepping up security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration next week. The measures come......

Boeing’s 2020 aircraft cancellations worst on record, despite December Max orders

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Boeing had its worst year for net aircraft sales on record in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic added to the company’s woes, but more interest for its beleaguered 737 Max planes cropped up at the end of the year. The......

European stocks rebound as oil, travel stocks jump

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks steadied on Tuesday after declining in the last session, as investors looked to the upcoming earnings season and focused on the prospect of larger......

Key House Democrats urge FAA to crack down on unruly travelers, rioters ahead of Biden’s inauguration

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People walk at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. Hannah McKay | Reuters Two key House Democrats on Monday urged the Federal Aviation Administration to crack down on unruly travelers and ensure that participants in last week’s riot at the......

FAA chief issues stern warning to travelers after politically motived flight disruptions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A flight attendant gathers trash on a flight aboard a Boeing 737 Max from Dallas Fort Worth Airport to Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 2, 2020. Carlo Allegri | Reuters The head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday said travelers will......

Travel, trade may resume within a week to Qatar, says UAE

Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) – Arab states boycotting Qatar could resume travel and trade links with Doha within a week under a U.S.-backed deal, but restoring diplomatic ties requires more time as parties work to rebuild trust, a United Arab Emirates official said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: UAE Minister of State for......

Flight attendant union wants pro-Trump rioters barred from flights

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A flight attendant gathers trash on a flight aboard a Boeing 737 Max from Dallas Fort Worth Airport to Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 2, 2020. Carlo Allegri | Reuters The country’s largest flight attendant unions on Wednesday expressed safety concerns over......

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