(CNN) – While our passports haven’t received many stamps since March 2020, at least our vocabularies are growing. Variants, mandates, quarantines and requirements – who would have thought 2021 would be so polysyllabic?
CNN Travel has, as always, kept tabs on the week’s developments and here is our recap of what we’ve learned from Covid travel over the past seven days.
1. American Airlines will not serve alcohol on coaches until 2022
American Airlines said in a note to employees that it “is doing everything possible to help create a safe environment for our crew and our customers.”
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It turns out that AA has a problem with alcohol.
2. Hong Kong has strict quarantine rules – but not if you’re Nicole Kidman
Australian actress Nicole Kidman has been granted a Hong Kong quarantine exemption.
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Hong Kong has some of the strictest Covid-19 quarantine rules in the world – but Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has been granted a special exemption.
3. A confined tourist office rather promotes vaccination
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said anti-lockdown protesters are “selfish” for breaking social distancing rules. Meanwhile, Hanoi, Vietnam is under lockdown in an attempt to contain a spike in new cases there. And in Indonesia, the restrictions have been extended for a week. CNN’s Michael Holmes reports.
4. The United States has extended border restrictions and adds more countries to the “do not travel” list
The United States has restricted non-essential travel along both borders since the start of the pandemic, except for cross-border trade, US citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as people traveling for reasons such as medical reasons. medical or to go to school.
A landscape sculpted by nature has carved out a unique identity for itself in the heart of Turkey.
In happier news, Chile, Mozambique and Uruguay have all moved up to Level 3, which urges unvaccinated travelers to avoid non-essential trips to these places.
5. Man Sentenced to Six Weeks in Jail for Violating Mask Laws
A man reading a newspaper sits on an unmarked safety distance marker at a train station on April 21, 2020 in Singapore.
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Having previously undergone a psychiatric assessment due to his behavior and remarks in court, Benjamin Glynn was convicted on four counts of his repeated failure to wear a mask, as well as causing public nuisance and using threatening language towards officials.
6. Coast to Coast, Major US Cities Introduce Vaccination Mandates
Proof of vaccination is required to enjoy indoor New York City entertainment venues.
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City residents aged 12 and over are now required to show their vaccine credentials to enter restaurants, bars, gyms and indoor theaters, as well as large event spaces of at least 1,000 people.
7. Turks and Caicos will require all visitors to be fully immunized
Cardinal Arthur, a native of Middle Caicos, shares the quiet magic of his Caribbean birthplace, where visitors can find a peaceful beach without the crowds.
From September 1, all travelers aged 16 and over will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering, with vaccinations being given at least two weeks prior to arrival.
8. Canada announced a vaccination mandate for air travel
Passengers checking in at Toronto Pearson International Airport in April 2020.
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The vaccination requirement “includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on interprovincial trains and passengers on large marine vessels with overnight accommodation such as cruise ships,” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport of Canada, at the time. a virtual press conference on August 13.
9. Face masks will be needed in US national parks.
An influx of visitors is forcing Arches National Park in Utah to temporarily close its doors almost daily. And disappointed visitors aren’t the only consequence of overcrowding. The National Park Service is expecting one of its busiest summers on record, so Arches won’t be the only popular park where crowds might be an issue. CNN’s Lucy Kafanov reports.
This applies regardless of your vaccination status or levels of transmission within the community and the requirement will be in effect until further notice, the NPS said on Monday.
12. The Navajo Nation reopens its parks and monuments
US Highway 163 crosses Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Utah.
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The Navajo Nation – the Native American reservation that stretches across parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico – gradually reopened its parks and historic monuments on Monday.
Most businesses, including restaurants, casinos, museums and parks, are now allowed to operate at 50% capacity.
CNN’s Priscilla Alvarez, Forrest Brown, Marnie Hunter, Faith Karimi, Diksha Madhok, Lilit Marcus, Pete Muntean, Paula Newton, and Gregory Wallace contributed to this story.