Travelers who refuse to wear a mask aren’t a new problem. But at a time when we’re so close to getting the pandemic under control, they’re an increasingly urgent problem.
“We’ve always had people who feel that the rules don’t apply to them,” says Adeodata Czink, an etiquette consultant who runs a company called Business of Manners. “So many months after the pandemic started, even people who normally behave have had enough of more and more restrictions. And they’ve just plain quit following any rules.”
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Can you travel without a vaccine? A lot of people are starting to wonder, and for good reason. Some airline and cruise lines have announced they will only serve inoculated passengers.
Most airlines currently allow passengers to fly unvaccinated. But some require a negative coronavirus test. Qantas, the Australian carrier, has announced that it will begin mandating proof of vaccination for international flights. Read more “Traveling without a vaccine? Here’s what you need to know”
If you like to cruise, you’re probably losing your patience by now. Last March, the cruise industry all but shut down and remained beached for the rest of 2020. Now, passengers are eager to know when they can take a cruise again.
In November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order, which defined the requirements for resuming operations in U.S. ports. Most major cruise lines won’t start their schedules until late spring.
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Where’s Rick Pedersen’s Vantage refund? The company canceled his tour of Portugal and Spain but there’s no sign of his money.
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NCL cancels William Boucek’s Hawaii cruise after the COVID-19 outbreak and offers him a refund. But can he get a refund instead of a credit on United Airlines?
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