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    Ontario unveils pilot programme for free Covid test of international passengers

    The post Ontario unveils pilot programme for free Covid test of international passengers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Canada’s Ontario government said it is launching a pilot programme that will test international travellers returning to the province for COVID-19 at Toronto Pearson International Airport as a way to identify and stop the spread of the virus. “Beginning today, the province, in partnership with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, will offer free and voluntary COVID-19 testing for international travellers arriving and staying in the province for at least 14 days,” the government said. Testing will be conducted in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The announcement comes…

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    UK makes pre-departure testing mandatory for all inbound passengers from 15 January

    The post UK makes pre-departure testing mandatory for all inbound passengers from 15 January appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. From 15 January, UK will introduce pre-departure testing requirements for all inbound passengers to England. Passengers arriving by ship, plane or train will have to take a test up to three days before departure and provide evidence of a negative result before they travel. This will be an additional requirement that applies to all passengers, including those travelling from a travel corridor country, other than those on a very short list of exemptions. This extra layer of protection is in addition to existing self-isolation requirements. Robert Courts…

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    US to require incoming passengers to quarantine upon arrival

    The post US to require incoming passengers to quarantine upon arrival appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Passengers flying to the US will be tested for COVID-19 before boarding a flight into the country, and they would need to undergo quarantine upon arrival, US President Joe Biden has announced. Unveiling his national strategy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden, during his remarks at the White House, said this strategy was created in response to address the past administration’s failure to act with ‘the urgency and focus and coordination we needed’. “In light of the new COVID variants that we are learning about we are instituting new measures…

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    Emirates passengers offered chance to purchase adjoining seats

    The post Emirates passengers offered chance to purchase adjoining seats appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. With demand for air travel still low following the Covid-19 pandemic, Emirates has begun offering passengers a chance to snap up empty seats in economy class. Up to three adjoining seats on a flight and will be offered to all economy class customers holding a confirmed booking. Customers will not be able to pre-book empty seats, however, as these are subject to availability. Empty seats will only be offered for purchase at the airport check-in counter prior to flight departure, and costs range from USD 55-USD 165 per empty seat, plus…

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    Why passengers can rely on Qatar Airways for a safe journey

    The post Why passengers can rely on Qatar Airways for a safe journey appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Bennet Stephens Words cannot even fathom the veracity of how the coronavirus pandemic decimated the airline industry. The lockdowns and stay-at-home restrictions seem to have brought the airlines into obsolescence. Some airlines were left with no choice but to raise the white flag; they either went bankrupt or sought a bailout from the government. However, here is a story of an airline that embraced the change and immediately adapted to the “new normal” while keeping the mission of “connecting families” at its core. Travel Daily had a chat…