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Disney World reopens: Take an inside look at the Magic Kingdom today

Maintrip July 12, 2020

After closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, Walt Disney World Resort officially reopened two of its four parks -- Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom -- on a scorching Saturday. (Epcot and Ho ...

Connecticut mayor sues Delta Airlines over dog bite

Maintrip July 12, 2020

Bridgeport’s mayor is suing Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight. A suit filed in state Superior Court alleges Mayor Joe Ganim was sitting in his seat on a Delta fli ...

Heathrow set to be the first airport in the UK to trial COVID-19 tests

Maintrip July 08, 2020

Passengers arriving at Heathrow may have the option to bypass quarantine with coronavirus tests upon arrival. London's Heathrow will be the first UK airport to offer medical COVID-19 tests, if ...

Some US airlines will start operating full flights

Maintrip July 07, 2020

Even though COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in the United States, American Airlines and United Airlines have said they will now operate flights without any blocked-off seats.  Since Apr ...

Chicago Orders Quarantines for Travelers From 15 States

Maintrip July 04, 2020

Hoping to keep the lid on the coronavirus outbreak, the city of Chicago will require visitors from states with a surge of cases to quarantine for 14 days. Effective July 6, the order applies to sta ...

Puerto Rico Outlines Plan to Reopen to Travelers on July 15

Maintrip July 04, 2020

Puerto Rico is planning to reopen July 15 to inbound travelers with proof of a negative molecular COVID-19 test. Commercial flights have been diverted to Luis Muñoz Marín Internationa ...

Qatar Airways will require you to wear a face shield and mask

Maintrip July 03, 2020

Those flying Qatar Airways should be aware that passengers are now required to wear a face shield throughout their flight, in addition to a face mask or covering. The Qatar-based carrier has increased ...

More flights to Hawaii once quarantine not mandatory

Maintrip July 02, 2020

After three months of encouraging tourists to stay away from Hawaii, the state will begin easing its mandatory quarantine on August 1. "Now is the time to work together as a community to ens ...

Main TSA checkpoint closed at Atlanta airport because of coronavirus case

Maintrip July 02, 2020

Days before the July 4 holiday weekend, the main security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport -- the world's busiest airport -- has been closed for cleaning after an emp ...

Tokyo Disney parks reopen after 4-month closure due to coronavirus

Maintrip July 02, 2020

All of Disney's Asia parks have now officially reopened, with Tokyo Disney Resort welcoming visitors to its two theme parks from July 1. Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have been clos ...

Broadway shows will remain closed for the rest of 2020

Maintrip July 01, 2020

Broadway performances in New York City have been suspended for the rest of the year and will not resume until 2021. Touring Broadway performances across North America have also been affected. Ann ...

Lufthansa will link COVID-19 test results with passengers' tickets so they can bypass quarantine

Maintrip July 01, 2020

Lufthansa is opening special test facilities at airports in Germany to test passengers for COVID-19 and provide them with results in four to five hours that are linked to their flight tickets. Lu ...

EU set to lift travel ban on 14 countries but US not included yet

Maintrip June 29, 2020

Travelers from the US are unlikely to be allowed to enter the European Union anytime soon as member states prepare to lift the external travel ban on July 1. EU officials have drawn up a ...

Belize announces reopening date

Maintrip June 27, 2020

Belize prime minister Dean Barrow announced that the Philip Goldson International Airport will reopen on Aug. 15 effectively jumpstarting international tourism to the country once again.  &ldq ...

Hawaii is set to relax its travel rules for out-of-state visitors

Maintrip June 27, 2020

Hawaii is relaxing its travel rules in late summer by opening its borders to out-of-state travelers, provided they present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test when they arrive. From 1 August, ...

The reopening of Disneyland has been postponed

Maintrip June 25, 2020

In what will undoubtedly be disappointing news for travelers to California, Disneyland has announced that it will not welcome back guests on its 65th anniversary, 17 July, as previously ...

Idyllic Maldives set to reopen to international travelers

Maintrip June 25, 2020

The idyllic Maldives is reopening its resorts, liveaboards and hotels on uninhabited islands to visitors from outside the country from 15 July. Guest houses and hotels on inhabited islands w ...

These are the US states that require or recommend travelers to quarantine

Maintrip June 25, 2020

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are now requiring visitors from states with significant coronavirus infection rates to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.  Lockdown de-escalation efforts ...

Uzbekistan is offering visitors compensation if they catch COVID-19

Maintrip June 25, 2020

Uzbekistan is reopening to international tourists with a big promise: if they become infected with COVID-19 during their trip, they will receive US$3000 in compensation.  ‘We want t ...

Dubai prepares to welcome international visitors back in July

Maintrip June 23, 2020

Dubai, renowned for its luxury resorts, designer shopping malls, pristine beaches and futuristic architecture, is preparing to welcome tourists back on 7 July with conditions. International visitor ...

Puerto Rico will reopen to international visitors on 15 July

Maintrip June 22, 2020

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is gearing up to welcome international travelers again on 15 July, after it closed to visitors when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. It is now in t ...

Egypt is welcoming back travellers in July - but only at some hotels

Maintrip June 20, 2020

Egypt is reopening its borders to international tourists on 1 July, but many parts of the country will remain off-limits. Visitors will be limited to staying overnight at the country’s coas ...

These US airlines may ban travelers who don’t abide by mask rules

Maintrip June 20, 2020

US airlines have revealed the consequences for passengers who won't wear face masks on flights, and these may include being placed on their restricted lists. This doesn't include those wh ...

International tourism is not likely to return to Australia until 2021

Maintrip June 18, 2020

International travel to and from Australia may be off the cards until 2021, according to the country's tourism minister. Australia has been successful in managing the coronavirus ...

The US extends travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico

Maintrip June 18, 2020

Border restrictions between the US, Canada and Mexico are being extended until 21 July to curb the spread of COVID-19, officials have announced.  Current restrict ...

More than 60% of flights to Beijing canceled amid new coronavirus outbreak

Maintrip June 17, 2020

China raised its emergency warning to its second highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital — a sharp pul ...

Estonia is launching a digital nomad visa

Maintrip June 17, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has forced companies to rethink their policies on remote work, Estonia has amended its laws to create a new visa to invite in digital nomads who aren’t tied ...

These Caribbean countries are reopening for tourists this month

Maintrip June 16, 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions ease all over the world, a few Caribbean countries have begun the process of reopening to tourists for the summer months. Each country has instituted a series of strict guidel ...

Belgium gives residents free train journeys and cultural vouchers to boost domestic travel

Maintrip June 16, 2020

Belgium is giving all residents free train journeys and cultural vouchers in an effort to boost domestic tourism as lockdown ends. The Belgium government announced last week that it would prov ...

Spain marks 21 June as the start of tourism season

Maintrip June 15, 2020

It's a summer of sun, sea and social distancing in Spain as the country pushes forward the official start date of its tourism season to 21 June.  Spain had originally intend ...

Alaska will require travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test

Maintrip June 15, 2020

Travelers interested in visiting Alaska now have to abide by a public health order with certain requirements such as presenting proof of a qualifying negative COVID-19 test. Having taken ...

France will begin to lift travel restrictions on 15 June

Maintrip June 15, 2020

As France continues to ease its lockdown measures, the government has announced it will lift border restrictions with European countries on 15 June. France's move is in line with reco ...

Tunisia is reopening to international tourists this month

Maintrip June 15, 2020

In hopes of salvaging summer along its thousands of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, Tunisia is reopening its borders to international visitors at the end of the month. Algerians and E ...

Ryanair removes flight change fees for July and August

Maintrip June 15, 2020

Budget airline Ryanair has announced that it will waive its flight change fee for travellers who book to travel in July and August. This allows people to book their summer holidays with peace of mind, ...

United Airlines wants to know your health history before you can fly

Maintrip June 15, 2020

United Airlines will address coronavirus concerns by requiring passengers and crew to submit a health assessment before flying. United is one of the first major US airlines to i ...

India's hotel industry steps up to redefine business after lockdown

Maintrip June 15, 2020

India has entered the third phase of the lockdown period raising hopes that it will soon be over. But many will need support to navigate the pandemic for months. Among those who have truly risen to th ...

Venice postpones introduction of tourist entry fee until 2021

Maintrip June 15, 2020

The once busy streets of Venice have been deserted amid coronavirus lockdown. The streets and squares of Venice are deserted due to the coronavirus outbreak and the situation is a cause of great worry ...

The paradise islands of French Polynesia are opening up to visitors again

Maintrip June 15, 2020

Those who dream of visiting the paradise islands of French Polynesia will be glad to learn that the South Pacific archipelago will be reopening to international visitors from 15 July. Quaran ...

Iceland is opening to tourists on 15 June with COVID-19 tests upon arrival

Maintrip June 15, 2020

Iceland will begin welcoming tourists on 15 June, but residents from some countries may have to wait until July to visit.  Last month, Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir has an ...

Travellers from outside Europe could visit the continent as early as 1 July

Maintrip June 15, 2020

Europe could restore its free-travel zone by mid-June, and begin the process of lifting its travel restrictions to countries outside the European Union by 1 July.  Almost all European cou ...

Disneyland plans to reopen its parks July 17

Maintrip June 11, 2020

Disneyland Resort plans to reopen Disneyland and sister theme park Disney's California Adventure on July 17, the 65th anniversary of Disneyland's opening. The Anaheim, Calif., theme parks w ...

Thailand might close its national parks regularly to protect wildlife

Maintrip June 09, 2020

While the human world has been under lockdown during coronavirus, animals have been reclaiming the now-empty spaces, from the canals of Venice to entire towns in Wales. To further prote ...

South Africa likely to remain closed to tourists until 2021

Maintrip June 08, 2020

Countries around the world are reopening following restrictions, and trying to put in place phased plans for sustainable and safe tourism. South Africa has become one of the latest countries to outlin ...

American Airlines outlines severance packages for high-level employees

Maintrip June 08, 2020

American Airlines has recently detailed severance packages for high-level employees if they are laid off when the terms of federal aid expire in the fall, people familiar with the matter said. ...

Could a 20-minute coronavirus test replace 14-day quarantines for travellers?

Maintrip June 04, 2020

With countries all over the world beginning to open their borders, the conversation has inevitably turned to how freedom of movement can be implemented once again without resulting in a spike of COVID ...

India's airports begin to reopen again

Maintrip May 26, 2020

After two months of closures, airports across India begin reopening at 25th of May 2020. At Indira Gandhi International Airport, which serves the national capital of New Delhi, travelers are now re ...

Qatar Airways gives away 100,000 flights to health care workers

Maintrip May 12, 2020

Qatar Airways is saying thank you to frontline health care workers with 100,000 free airline tickets. "Your tremendous efforts and incredible resilience have given us hope in these times of un ...

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