Special Dogs Could Sniff Out COVID-19

Targeted research and trials are already underway in the United Kingdom to see whether specially-trained airport sniffer dogs could detect COVID-19 among travelers, even before they begin to display symptoms. The research is being conducted by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Durham University and charity organization, Medical Detection Dogs. The […]

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Airlines to Fly Long-Haul Routes in June

U.S. airlines continue to slowly add back long-haul international routes. June is typically a banner month for international travel as schools are out and people take off on summer holidays, but not currently as mandatory quarantines and travel restrictions are keeping most would-be travelers near home. American Airlines was expecting to make its first foray into Africa in June. Now […]

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Experts Predict How Airports Will Change

Even prior to COVID-19, the airport experience was usually unpleasant. Travelers had to contend with smudge-screened check-in kiosks, snaking security lines, crowded terminals, overpriced retail and dining outlets, and a frenzied boarding procedure — all before they even got on an airplane. Due to new health concerns, traveling to, from, or through airports is about to get a lot more stressful. The U.S. Travel Association recently released […]

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Six Countries Cautiously Reopening

After months of lockdowns, European leaders are preparing to lift some coronavirus-related travel restrictions and allow tourism to resume — with caution. “Our message is we will have a tourist season this summer,” European Union economic affairs commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told the BBC last week, “even if it’s with security measures and limitations.” Those measures include updating […]

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Temperature Screenings Endorsed by US Airlines

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, has announced that its member airlines are supporting the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines and will begin checking the temperature of the traveling public and customer-facing employees. Temperature checks are one of several public health measures recommended by the CDC amid the […]

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