UK’s new travel testing plan will boost flying, minister says

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said on Wednesday that his coronavirus testing plans would get more people flying in the months ahead, sounding an optimistic note at a time when travel companies are struggling to survive.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps in London, Britain, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

A 14-day quarantine for arrivals from most countries could be replaced by an as-yet unspecified shorter isolation

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The state releases its list of ‘Trusted Testing and Travel Partners’ – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

The state of Hawaii will only accept test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners listed here: AFC Urgent Care, Bartell Drugs, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care, Color, CVS Health, Discovery Health MD, Kaiser Permanente, Quest Diagnostics, Vault Health and Walgreens.

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Airport Becomes Certified Testing, Travel Partner With Hawaii

Oakland International Airport and CityHealth Urgent Care will open a second coronavirus testing facility at the airport as it becomes a certified testing and travel partner with the state of Hawaii.

The testing facility, expected to open Thursday in front of the airport’s main passenger terminal, will be able to offer results in roughly 15 minutes for airport passengers prior to their flight, according to CityHealth.

Airport officials said the

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To Revive Air Travel, Bring COVID Testing to the Airport

The air travel industry is on the ropes, losing billions each month. Airlines and their employees’ unions are pleading for more federal aid to counter massive layoffs and potential bankruptcies. Air transport is a key driver of both the national and regional economies, and the travel slump has crushed thousands of local businesses.

The No. 1 problem for the airline industry is customer demand. The reluctance to travel often has

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5 Tips to Maximize COVID-19 Testing and Reopen with Confidence

As schools, office buildings and tourist destinations open their doors once again, leaders continue to look for guidance on how to do so as safely as possible, for as long as possible and with as little threat of transmission as possible.

Rapid testing can help.

Over the last few months, NIC has been working with our partners, Impact Health and Next Marketing, on a turnkey, rapid COVID-19 testing solution, TourHealth.

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US authorities exploring use of testing to ease air travel restrictions between NYC and London

By Geneva Sands, CNN

(CNN) — After months of stringent international travel restrictions, efforts are underway to open travel between London and New York City, according to sources familiar with the plans.

There is ongoing planning for a pilot program that would use a combination of testing and quarantines to help get international air traffic moving again, according to one of the sources familiar with the plans. The NYC-London route

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DOT provides P8-M budget for COVID-19 testing in Boracay

The Department of Tourism (DOT), through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), will provide a total of P8 million to the provincial government of Aklan to cover the cost of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for the island’s 4,000 tourism workers, as it expects more local tourist arrivals in the coming months.

“By supporting RT-PCR testing among workers in Boracay, the Department reiterates that safety is the unparalleled priority

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The lowdown on Covid-19 testing for international travel

By Clinton Moodley Time of article publishedSep 28, 2020

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If you are travelling to an international destination, Covid-19 testing is mandatory. The requirement is one of the ways the government aims to curb the spread of the virus.

Here’s the lowdown on Covid-19 testing for international travel:

The test

According to a representative at the COVID-19 Public Hotline, travellers will need to visit

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Ireland planning airport COVID-19 testing to enable travel: minister

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland plans to introduce coronavirus testing at airports as part of a possible alternative to quarantine for some arriving passengers, although it is not clear when the capacity will be ready, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said on Sunday.

Airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus have heavily criticised the government for imposing some of the strictest travel restrictions in Europe, with 14-day quarantines advised for almost all incoming travellers.

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Business trip during pandemic: testing, empty airports, lonely takeout

  • Alan Kearl is a beauty industry executive experienced in operations, finance, and strategy.
  • After losing his job during the pandemic, he was sheltering in place in Maine.
  • So he had mixed emotions when he was offered a consulting gig that would require travel.
  • Overall, he’s felt safe traveling, but has noticed a lot of big changes in airports and hotels.
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As a C-level

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U.S. Testing Plan Aims to Open New York-London Travel, DJ Says

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a group of people standing in front of a sign: NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: A Port Authority police officer stands watch on the day the new COVID-19 testing facility XpresCheck became available for passengers at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B on September 8, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey. Previously, the facility administered tests only to airline employees and related parties. The facility's focus on testing for communicable disease highlights the switch parent company XpresSpa Group has been making from spa services at airports in the midst of the global pandemic. Newark Liberty XpresCheck, which is the second to begin services after New York's JFK Airport, can administer more than 350 COVID-19 tests per day. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)


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NEWARK, NJ – SEPTEMBER 08: A Port Authority police officer stands watch on the day the new COVID-19 testing facility XpresCheck became available for passengers at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B on September 8, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey. Previously, the facility administered tests only to airline employees and related parties. The facility’s focus on testing for communicable disease

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Hawaii vacation? COVID-19 hassles abound amid tourist testing program

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Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers. (Oct. 7)

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Hawaii is going to start providing an alternative to its mandatory quarantine rule next week, but don’t pack your swimsuit without knowing the details.

Visiting the islands still won’t be as carefree as

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Amid U.S. Golf Boom, Struggling Hawaii Courses Look To Pre-Travel Testing For Needed Boost

Anyone who’s played Ko’Olau Golf Course on Oahu has surely regaled fellow golfers with stories of playing one of the most difficult and visually stunning courses in the world – soaring mountains, lush green

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COVID-19 travel insurance, unique testing sites in Travel Tips

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Xherdan Shaqiri to travel to Spain after testing negative for coronavirus

Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri will fly to Spain for Switzerland’s Euro Nations tie after testing negative for Covid-19.

The 28-year-old had been self-isolating, along with team-mate Manuel Akanji, after testing positive for coronavirus ahead of Wednesday’s friendly defeat to Croatia.

However, having received medical reports from the latest round of tests the Swiss Football Association revealed Shaqiri had subsequently tested negative.

“On Thursday morning the Swiss Football Association received the

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Rapid COVID Testing Coming To Airport Near You, XpresCheck Test Could Boost Air Travel

KEY POINTS

  • XpresCheck rapid COVID tests began at JFK and Liberty airports Wednesday
  • The company hopes to expand nationwide
  • The test delivers results in 13 minutes

The airline industry, devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, is about to get a boost: Health and wellness company XpresSpa Group Inc. began conducting rapid COVID-19 testing at Kennedy International Airport in New York and Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, with plans to expand

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CommonPass hopes to become the testing standard that will kickstart travel: Travel Weekly

Trials are starting this week for CommonPass, a digital health screening tool that may eliminate the need for quarantines and provide confidence for governments to open borders that are now sealed by the pandemic.

It’s being developed by the nonprofit Commons Project Foundation and the World Economic Forum. Thirty-seven countries, along with the CDC and Customs and U.S. Border Protection, are participating in the project.

With CommonPass, travelers would take

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Virgin Atlantic Trials Pre-Flight Covid Testing for Air Crews

(Bloomberg) — Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. will carry out rapid pre-flight coronavirus testing for cabin crew and pilots from its base at London’s Heathrow airport, the company said on Monday.



a close up of a cage: A security fence stands near grounded passenger aircraft, operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., at Manchester Airport, operated by Manchester Airport Plc, in Manchester, U.K., on Monday, June 1, 2020. More than 200 U.K. travel and hospitality executives, including the head of London’s iconic Ritz hotel, joined a chorus of airlines and airports calling for the government to introduce air bridges to boost tourism and scrap contentious plans to quarantine visitors.


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A security fence stands near grounded passenger aircraft, operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., at Manchester Airport, operated by Manchester Airport Plc, in Manchester, U.K., on Monday, June 1, 2020. More than 200 U.K. travel and hospitality executives,

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Irish COVID testing company teams up with American Airlines to kickstart international travel

An Irish coronavirus testing company has teamed up with American Airlines to launch a new pre-flight COVID-19 testing program that could kickstart international tourism. 

LetsGetChecked will begin offering a home coronavirus testing program for passengers traveling from Dallas Fort Worth to Hawaii, which will be rolled out on other routes if the trial program is deemed successful. 

The program is part of an initiative from the airline that could lead

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The Government Of The Bahamas Introduces New Travel And Testing Protocols Designed To Eliminate The Need To Quarantine

NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Islands of The Bahamas remains committed to welcoming visitors to its shores and providing an exceptional tropical vacation coupled with our world famous warm and friendly hospitality, while, responsibly enforcing public health and safety measures to protect residents and visitors alike.

While October 15 is still set for the reopening of the tourism sector, until October 31 all incoming visitors must “Vacation

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