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    Americans struggle to get their passports renewed

    The post Americans struggle to get their passports renewed appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. After a year and a half of a global pandemic that closed all international borders and kept people at home with movement restrictions, many passports have expired. Now that some countries are reopening, and Americans are finally taking their long-awaited vacations, a surprising number of them are realising that they must renew their passports before they can travel abroad. Hundreds of thousands of Americans let their passports expire during the most extensive travel shutdown in modern history. Others are only now discovering that their documents are about to expire. Despite the State…

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    Fake vaccine passports threaten travel recovery

    The post Fake vaccine passports threaten travel recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As quarantine-free travel in the UK has resumed for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries including Europe, the problem with fake vaccine passports is once again in the spotlight. Just as the mantra “no one is safe until everyone is safe” is being promoted to foster global collaboration through vaccinations a long-lasting solution to this problem will need to involve collaboration between governments, law enforcement organisations, online marketplaces and the media. The rise in popularity of counterfeit products has been fuelled by the accessibility and sophistication of the online marketplace, with…

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    Japan to start accepting applications for vaccination passports from 26 July

    The post Japan to start accepting applications for vaccination passports from 26 July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Japan will start accepting applications for vaccination passports from July 26 for people who have been fully inoculated against Covid-19 to travel internationally, chief cabinet secretary Katsunobu Kato said. Whether to use such certificates for domestic economic activities as business circles request is under consideration by the Japanese government, the chief cabinet secretary said, adding that people should not be discriminated against or forced unfairly due to whether they have been vaccinated or not. The vaccination certificates will be official records issued by municipalities. It will show information…

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    Pandemic weakens premium passports

    The post Pandemic weakens premium passports appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The latest results from the Henley Passport Index have revealed that cross-border travel is still significantly obstructed. Although some progress has been made, between January to March 2021, international mobility had been restored to just 12% of pre-pandemic levels, and the gulf between theoretical and actual travel access remains significant. With the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics just weeks away, and the country in a “quasi” state of emergency, Japan nonetheless retains its hold on the number one spot on the Henley Passport Index — which is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport…

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    Get Covid vaccine passports in Iceland now

    The post Get Covid vaccine passports in Iceland now appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Iceland has issued its first vaccination certificates to ease international travel for those inoculated against Covid-19, authorities said, with EU countries still haggling over using such documents. All the 4,800 Icelanders who have received two doses of the vaccine are eligible for the digital certificates, said the health ministry, which has set up a website to handle their distribution. “The aim to facilitate the movement of people between countries so that the individuals can show a vaccination certificate during border checks and be exempt from border restrictions,” the ministry said. However, the…