Mask Mandate Extended for Air Travel through May 3

Federal officials extended the mask mandate for commercial airline flights and other modes of transportation until at least May 3, while health officials continue to monitor rising COVID case counts in the Northeast. While major cities have largely rolled back local mask mandates, the Biden administration has faced growing pressure to lift the mask requirement… Read more »

White House to End COVID Travel Ban

The White House confirmed this week that, starting Nov. 8, international visitors from 33 countries that had been barred from entering the U.S. because of the pandemic will be able to enter if they are fully vaccinated and show proof of negative COVID-19 test results. Airlines will be responsible for verification of travelers’ vaccination status…. Read more »

U.S. Preparing for Summer Travel Demand

With Memorial Day weekend ahead, officials with the Department of Homeland Security held a press conference this week with travel industry executives to discuss preparations and expectations for the summer travel season. With COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise and a pent-up demand for travel, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Transportation Security Administration Acting Administrator… Read more »

White House Extends Real ID Deadline Amid Crisis

The Trump administration said this week it will push back the Oct. 1 deadline for Americans to have a Real ID to board domestic flights. At a White House briefing Monday, President Trump said the COVID-19 crisis has forced many states to reduce or completely shut down motor vehicle services as part of their response… Read more »