Italy, Iceland, Greece and Spain now allow or are opening their borders to people who’ve been vaccinated or who recently tested negative for Covid-19.
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Covid Vaccine Passports: Everything We Know So Far
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May 22, 2021 via CNBC

Italy, Iceland, Greece and Spain now allow or are opening their borders to people who’ve been vaccinated or who recently tested negative for Covid-19. The European Union has agreed to open its borders to more vaccinated tourists, including from the U.S.

The question is: How will individuals prove their vaccine or Covid status?

As of Wednesday, almost half of the total U.S. population had received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose. New Covid infections in the country continue to drop. As of Thursday, the seven-day average of daily new Covid infections is at its lowest level since June 22, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.'s ConvergeBlog
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Global and Domestic Threat Brief May 2021 – Mitigate Risk & Operate Safely

May 25, 2021 via ConvergeBlog

While some countries, such as the U.S., UK, Israel, and the UAE are using mass vaccination campaigns to combat the spread of COVID-19, others in the less developed world remain in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. New, more contagious and vaccine-resistant strains of the coronavirus are likely to blame for the surge in cases in Brazil and India.
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How Travel Visas and Assessing Risks Changed During the Pandemic

May 18, 2021 via Skift

Travel risk intelligence is evolving. And like constantly changing destination rules and restrictions, keeping up can be hard. But there are a few trends starting to emerge as borders reopen and corporate travel agencies look to guide hesitant business travelers.
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Rental Car Firms Face Shortage as Travel Demand Revs Back Up

May 14, 2021 via Travel Weekly

As summer leisure travel ramps up, travel industry insiders predict the rental car shortage currently gripping the U.S. is likely to worsen before it gets better.
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wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of germs during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID Reaffirms Employers' Duty of Care to Business Travelers
May 5, 2021 via Insurance Business Magazine

Business travelers are itching to get going again. Results from a new global travel survey conducted by Chubb revealed that 84% of business travelers cannot wait to travel again for work.... Despite this yearning for travel, the Chubb survey, entitled: ‘Time to Fly: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Present and Future of Business Travel,’ also found significant concerns among business travelers about contracting COVID-19, with 87% of respondents saying they have taken steps to protect themselves, including wearing masks and social distancing. The majority of business travelers (85%) do trust that airlines are doing everything they can to be safe, but nearly nine out of 10 business travelers (88%) expressed concern that their fellow travelers are not responsibly following COVID protocols.
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