Travel

Big fines for travelers entering Canada with fake Covid tests

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Using bogus Covid-19 pre-departure tests has proven expensive for two airline passengers who flew to Toronto earlier this year. The first passenger has been fined $6,500 for presenting an altered …

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Honolulu’s airport to simplify international arrival procedures ahead of busy summer travel

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) — Effective immediately, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection will implement the Simplified Arrival Program at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). This will eventually replace the Automated Passport Control …

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Canadians may be able to safely travel internationally by summer: Trudeau

By Thomas I. Likness Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — An international vacation may become a reality for some Canadians this summer, Prime Minister Trudeau hinted Tuesday. But Trudeau says it will likely require some form of a vaccine passport. …

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Ontario premier says tighter border controls needed to prevent fourth wave of pandemic

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — A frustrated Ontario Premier Doug Ford railed against the federal government Friday for what he calls weak border measures that have allowed variants of the Covid-19 virus to come into …

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Canada hints it may adopt vaccine passports

By Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stops short of saying Canada will require people coming into the country to produce proof of vaccination. Trudeau did not give a definite answer when …

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Philippines imposes travel ban on India where double mutant COVID variant is fueling surge in cases

  (Eagle News) — Malacanang has imposed a travel ban for those with travel history to India amid the emergence of more infectious variants there that caused an unprecedented spike in cases there. The travel ban will be in effect …

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Flights from India and Pakistan banned from landing in Canada

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Flights from the Covid-19 hotspots of India and Pakistan will not be allowed to land at Canadian airports, the Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra announced Thursday. “Effective 11:30 p.m. eastern time …

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US advises against travel to the Philippines amid surge in COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The US State Department has advised against travel to the Philippines. In issuing the advice in its April 20 advisory, the US State Department noted for one, that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had issued …

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Hawaii expands pre-travel testing program to Taiwan

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Starting on Saturday, April 17, travelers from Taiwan may bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner, Governor David Ige announced. …

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Hawaii expects busy summer travel season while still dealing with pandemic

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has advised prospective visitors to prepare for a busy summer travel season at all of Hawaii’s airports. Visitor statistics have shown an average …

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Canada-US border to remain closed to non-essential travel for foreseeable future: Trudeau

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians are looking forward to the day when the Canada-US border reopens to non-essential travel but it won’t be anytime soon. “We’re all going …

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Consumer spending in Canada bounces back as second wave subsides: Report

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Household spending in Canada in February is up from the same month a year ago according to an economics report from the Royal Bank of Canada released Tuesday. Core spending …

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