Traveling without a vaccine? Here’s what you need to know

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”

My Alitalia ticket is not refundable. Why not?

When Alitalia rejects Ahmed Seloma’s ticket to Italy, he asks for a refund. But his Alitalia ticket is not refundable. Why not?
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Here’s how to get dual citizenship and a second passport

Paul Conolly is American and Irish. He’s also lucky: Dual citizenship — and second passport — may be the most coveted travel accessories for 2021. And he has them.

“Both of my parents are from Ireland, and most of my extended family is in Ireland,” says Conolly, a vice president for an IT services company in Rochester, N.Y. “I’m proud of my Irish heritage. Having an Irish passport is a tangible reminder of all that my parents gave me.”
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This is how to find the best travel agent during the pandemic

Finding the best travel agent used to be easy. There were a lot of qualified and experienced travel advisers out there.

But then covid-19 happened. No one knows how many travel agencies closed during the pandemic. But last year, the American Society of Travel Advisors predicted that a stunning 72 percent of agents would go out of business within six months if they didn’t receive government aid.

Even with government help, the outlook is grim. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of travel agents will decline by almost 30 percent over the next decade.

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This is where travelers want to go after the pandemic

Harry Wenkert has big travel plans after the pandemic. He and his wife just booked a cruise to Venice, the Greek Islands, Turkey and Croatia for September.

September 2022, that is.

As the COVID-19 lockdowns continue, a lot of Americans are asking: Where will I travel when the pandemic ends? And when can I go?
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