For those claiming health issues, Delta to require pre-flight evaluation for exceptions to mask policy

USAToday.com Airline passengers are required to wear face masks, and Delta is no exception. Starting Monday, anyone who books a Delta flight who requests an exemption from the mask requirement must undergo a medical evaluation at the airport before boarding. In a statement, Drake Castañeda, a Delta spokesman, said the airline encourages passengers who can’t wear aContinue reading “For those claiming health issues, Delta to require pre-flight evaluation for exceptions to mask policy”

Disney’s Epcot Center, Hollywood Studios reopen: All major Orlando theme parks up and running

ORLANDO, Fla. – Days after reopening two theme parks amid a spike in coronavirus cases, Walt Disney World welcomed back visitors Wednesday to two more theme parks that had been shuttered since March because of the coronavirus. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopened, completing a rolling opening of Disney World’s theme parks that started last weekend at MagicContinue reading “Disney’s Epcot Center, Hollywood Studios reopen: All major Orlando theme parks up and running”

COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/coronavirus-cruise-ship Warning – Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Ongoing Transmission Key Points CDC recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide.  Widespread ongoing spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been reported in some countries. Other countries have reported sustained community spread. Cruise passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and outbreaksContinue reading “COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel”

CDC extends ‘no sail’ order for cruise ships as industry ravaged by the coronavirus

USAToday.com — Cruise ships won’t be hitting the high seas again anytime soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a “no sail order” Thursday that it imposed last month to help quell the spread of the coronavirus. While the March 14 order was intended as a voluntary measure to stay in place for 30 days,Continue reading “CDC extends ‘no sail’ order for cruise ships as industry ravaged by the coronavirus”

Southwest retreats on boarding fee refunds after backlash

Southwest Airlines wasn’t offering refunds or credit for some EarlyBird fees, but the airline announced a temporary change Thursday. Robert Lawson was supposed to visit his son and newborn granddaughter in Las Vegas in late March but canceled his flight a couple weeks ago when the coronavirus spread “got real hairy.” Southwest Airlines quickly put the frequentContinue reading “Southwest retreats on boarding fee refunds after backlash”

Carnival Cruise Lines

Good morning Key Account Partners, In light of the ongoing global response to the COVID-19 situation, we continue to work with governments and port officials about our operations and itineraries. We now know with certainty that we will need to cancel some additional cruises, including the following sailings: All Alaska sailings through and including JuneContinue reading “Carnival Cruise Lines”

REAL ID Deadline Extended to October 1, 2021

n a White House briefing on March 23, President Trump said he is extending the deadline for Americans to obtain REAL IDs to fly domestically. The new deadline is now October 1, 2021. The reason for the extension, Trump explained, is to encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic and prevent a rush of people from goingContinue reading “REAL ID Deadline Extended to October 1, 2021”

CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19 Per Apple Vacations

March 23, 2020 Return to Coronavirus FAQ Anguilla – connecting via St. Martin All bookings that connect via SXM (St. Martin/St. Maarten) will be affected by the travel restriction imposed by the Governments of St. Martin/St. Maarten, for travel 3/17/20 through 3/31/20. Aruba All hotels in Aruba will be closed for travel 3/17/20 through 3/31/20. TheContinue reading “CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19 Per Apple Vacations”

Don’t want to fly during coronavirus crisis? Don’t rush to cancel that ticket. Here’s why

USAToday.com— The surge of passengers trying to change or cancel plane tickets as travel grinds to a halt during the coronavirus crisis is overwhelming airline and online travel agency reservation centers. Hours-long waits, dropped calls and don’t-call-us-we’ll-call-you messages are the norm. Airlines have taken to their websites, Facebook and Twitter accounts to advise travelers to hold off on calling unless their plans areContinue reading “Don’t want to fly during coronavirus crisis? Don’t rush to cancel that ticket. Here’s why”

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida suspending operations beginning Monday through end of month

FOX35Orlando.com —- LAKE MARY, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is suspending operations due to coronavirus concerns. Disney says it is proceeding with the closure of theme parks at Disneyland Paris Resort as well. “In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure ofContinue reading “Walt Disney World Resort in Florida suspending operations beginning Monday through end of month”

Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close due to coronavirus

USAToday.com —- LOS ANGELES — Disneyland announced Thursday it would be shutting its doors starting Saturday through the end of March in the wake of growing concerns in the U.S. and around the world about the coronavirus pandemic.  Another big southern California attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood, is also closing for two weeks. The Disneyland Resort, the name for the largerContinue reading “Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close due to coronavirus”

Canceling a cruise due to coronavirus? Here’s a list of updated policies

Today.com — Just like the cancellations of airline flights to Asian and European countries, travelers with reservations on several cruise lines may be worried by the growing spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. And it’s no wonder. Vice President Mike Pence confirmed on March 6 that 21 passengers on the Grand Princess Cruise ship hadContinue reading “Canceling a cruise due to coronavirus? Here’s a list of updated policies”

Coronavirus travel: See list of US airline cancellation and fee waiver policies (UPDATED)

Today.com — COVID-19, the disease caused by a member of the coronavirus family, is spreading rapidly around the world, and airlines are under extreme stress as the outbreak continues to reach new countries. The World Health Organization officially labeled the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, and airlines are taking precautions to protect passengers from catching andContinue reading “Coronavirus travel: See list of US airline cancellation and fee waiver policies (UPDATED)”

CLIA Announces Voluntary Suspension in U.S. Cruise Operations

Washington, DC (13 March 2020)—CLIA ocean-going cruise lines will be voluntarily and temporarily suspending cruise ship operations from U.S. ports of call for 30 days as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address COVID-19. “CLIA cruise line members are voluntarily and temporarily suspending operations from the U.S. as we work to address thisContinue reading “CLIA Announces Voluntary Suspension in U.S. Cruise Operations”

Trump’s European travel restrictions take effect tonight. Here’s what you need to know

If you’re trying to get home to the U.S. from Europe, life becomes more complicated at the stroke of midnight EDT Friday night. Foreigners from most European nations – but not the United Kingdom and a handful of other countries  – will be banned from coming to the U.S. under President Donald Trump’s announced travel restrictions dueContinue reading “Trump’s European travel restrictions take effect tonight. Here’s what you need to know”