Here’s some of what we are watching this week
- Canadian travel restrictions remain in place and the Mandatory Isolation Order is extended to November 30th
- Rapid Covid – 19 testing has begun at Calgary airport; with the goal of shortening and then perhaps alleviating the required isolation period. Ottawa is also investing in a project at Toronto Pearson, and there is some domestic travel testing happening in Vancouver as well
- Air Canada Rouge has returned to the air
- The CDC’s “no-sail” order has expired and cruise lines are working to abide by the stringent rules that accompany their ability to open up. This is going to be a process that requires many steps and tests along the way, resulting in a certificate that will allow the cruise line to resume sailing. From the outside, this is looking like a marathon, not a sprint.
- The UK has banned leisure travel thru December 2nd. This includes a mandate that hotels be open only for work-related trips and other exemptions to the ban
- Costa Rica and Machu Picchu have re-opened, along with many destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. All destinations have requirements and protocols, many of which are evolving.