Insider Report 3/25/2021

This week, we bring you news about the Travel Industry's plea to remove travel restrictions, our top 5 airline updates and more! We have our office open 24/7 so if there are any questions or thoughts we can help with feel free to give us a call

Trending Travel News

Travel Industry Groups Lobby for Removal of Restrictions
 

     Travel industry groups, including U.S. airlines and more than 2 dozen other groups, are urging the Biden administration to form a plan by May to lift international travel restrictions.  The groups specifically want the CDC to update their guidance to say that vaccinated people can safely travel and should be exempt from international testing requirements.  The members of the group feel that social distancing measures, mask mandates and inbound testing requirements are enough to safely remove travel restrictions. 
 

Airline Updates

Check out our weekly ‘Top 5 Airline Updates’ below!
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ANA Receives 5-Star Safety Rating

 

All Nippon Airways is the first airline in Asia and the fourth airline in the world to receive the distinction.

Delta Adds More Service to Vacation Destinations

 

The airline will introduce 9 new routes and add flights to more than 20 leisure destinations, including Montana, where the airline will offer more service than any other airline this summer.

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11 Days of 1 Million-Plus Travelers

 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently reached a new high of passenger screenings since March 13, 2020.

 

Southwest Returns to Pre-Covid Boarding Procedures

 
During the Pandemic, the airline modified their boarding practice to only board 10 passengers at a time.  They will now return to their previous standard of boarding 30 passengers at a time.
 
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Delta Brings Back Inflight Service

 
Beginning April 14th, the airline will offer a brand new snack and beverage service.
 
 

Is Your Passport Valid?

 

If you plan to travel internationally in 2021, now is a great time to check your passport validity!  

As a general rule, passports should be valid for at least 6 months after the intended date of travel, but these rules may also vary depending on your destination.  

The current normal processing time for passports is 10-12 weeks, so there is no time like now to get started on your renewal.

Need assistance with renewing or applying for your passport?

Give us a call today!

Now Open in Travel

Iceland Welcomes Vaccinated Travelers!


As of March 18th, U.S. and Canadian travelers are permitted to enter the country with proof of a full vaccination.  Travelers who were previously infected and recovered, will also be permitted to enter.


Click here to read more from Travel Market Report

 
 
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Need to find a testing center before your next trip?

National Travel is closely monitoring the ever-changing testing requirements and restrictions for destinations all over the world.  We are pleased to assist our clients in finding their closest testing site and staying up to date on the latest travel requirements for their next trip.  Currently, testing is only required for international travel, but for our travelers’ safety and convenience, we are able to provide information on the closest testing facilities for a number of different tests, including Rapid Molecular, PCR, and Antigen testing.

Your safety and peace of mind while traveling is so important to us.  National Travel will continue to empower our clients with information and resources to help you feel as safe as possible when you travel with us.
Click here to find testing near you!

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