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American Spends Two Nights in Thai Jail After Posting Review on TripAdvisor

If you think you're having a bad day, you might want to reconsider after reading this story. At the end of June, Wesley Barnes left a review after having a not so great dinner at the resort. He left a negative review, where he went a little bit too far. Thailand has extremely sensitive defamation laws, and Barnes spent the weekend in a Thai jail, and will soon be facing 2 years in prison...
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The CDC is Lifting its No Sail Order

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leaving it's No Sail Order to expire on October 31, 2020. This was the planned date, though there have been many planned dates that have been pushed back - so the news came somewhat unexpectedly. It's to be assumed that this is to open the door for the resumption of cruising for the US. This is a developing story and...
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The Smithsonian Museums and National Zoo are Closing Today

Due to a second wave of COVID-19 sweeping across the USA two iconic Washington attractions will be temporarily closing starting today, November 23, 2020. Overall, the closures that have been announced are going to affect eight famous attractions in the DC area. They include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the...
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The Bahamas Are Opening With New Entry Requirements

Ahead of their October 15th reopening date, the islands of The Bahamas have announced new entry requirements for travelers looking to catch some rays this fall. The Bahamas have been greatly hurt by the loss of tourism dollars and American travelers, and they're trying to put safety measures in place that will balance out staying healthy and tourism. Here's a look at their plan...
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A New Zealand/Australia Travel Bubble is In the Works

There are big things happening down under. It looks as though New Zealand and Australia, two countries with relatively low COVID-19 cases, are opening their doors to each other in the not so distant future, quarantine free. The agreement is going to start in one direction, with New Zealanders being able to fly into Australia and explore parts of the country without any quarantine period...
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Quarantine Rule Changes in the UK are Coming

Since June 8, anyone returning to the United Kingdom has been required to quarantine for 14-days. Now, the UK government says that they're cutting that quarantine period down - way down, in fact. In a recent announcement, the government has indicated that as of December 15, the UK will be shortening the quarantine period and allowing people returning home to take a test and....
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There is No Quarantine Required in These Caribbean Countries

The Caribbean is opening its doors to tourists faster than most areas of the world, with several countries not requiring a quarantine for foreign travelers anymore. Most of these spots still require negative tests to be shown either upon arrival or before traveling, and online applications to be filled out, but none require any sort of quarantine once you get off the plane. Here are the...
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Curaçao is Opening to Three US States

The tiny Caribbean island nation of Curaçao is opening its borders to American travelers this week, but they might not be the American travelers you'd expect to see visiting on vacation. The country has approved travelers from three specific states, and is increasing flights with United and JetBlue to encourage new tourists to visit. Here's what to expect, and the three...
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The White House is Considering Lifting Travel Restrictions on Europeans

The Donald Trump Administration is considering lifting its current ban on allowing non-US citizen European travelers into the USA. Brazil and the UK are also being considered for the lift, though it should be noted that nothing has been changed yet. It seems unlikely that in return European nations would open their doors to US travelers, which could throw a wrench into the plan...
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CLIA Announces That Cruise Lines Will Be Testing 100% of Passengers

Cruise Lines International Association, the largest trade group in the industry, has introduced mandatory requirements on testing passengers for COVID-19 in an attempt to get back on the waters. The association represents 95% of the industry, and their latest announcement says they'll be testing all passengers before boarding any ocean-going cruise line with more than 250 passengers...
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