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EU Recommends Reinstating Travel Restrictions on U.S. Tourists
With COVID-19 cases surging across the globe, the European Union (EU) has just officially recommended that all member states reinstate travel restrictions for tourists from six countries, including the United States.
JetBlue Flights to London Now On Sale | Airfarewatchdog
The long wait is over, and you can now book flights to London on JetBlue. Departing from JFK, flights arrive at London Gatwick (LGW). JetBlue has introductory fares starting at $599 nonstop, roundtrip.
JetBlue Takes Away Overhead Bin Access for Blue Basic Fares
Good news and bad news from JetBlue on the carry-on bags front. The airline announced that for Basic Blue fares (JetBlue’s cheapest ticket category), they will be eliminating access to the overhead bins, and ticket-holders will only be allowed to bring on carry-on luggage that will fit underneath the seat in front of them. Read more from the linkin bio.
COVID-19 Travel Options: What You Need to Know
The 2020 coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic, has been a moving target when it comes to travel. Nobody knows how long it will continue, whether and which areas it might hit next, when and where it will plateau and start to ease off, or when the travel world might return to something like normal.
5 Magic Words and Phrases to Know in Every Language
Thanks to improved translation apps and the growing prevalence of English speakers around the globe, it’s easier than ever for English-speaking travelers to get by without cramming a new language into their heads before every trip. But it’s still a good idea to memorize a few basic words and phrases in the local language to […] The post 5 Magic Words and Phrases to Know in Every Language appeared first on SmarterTravel.
9 Surprising Passport Facts You Need to Know | SmarterTravel
Did you know the U.S. government recommends you send your passport application in a special envelope? Or that losing a lot of weight may trigger the need for a renewal? Would you be surprised to find out that some people’s passports are longer than short novels? Here are nine impressive, surprising, and vital facts about U.S. passports. You never know when one might apply to you.
10 Surprising Countries That Are Risky for Travel, According to the State Department
In an overhaul of its travel advisory system, the U.S. Department of State recently assigned every country in the world a travel safety rating. The safest places are ranked Level 1, while the places that Americans are advised to avoid are considered Level 4:
The 12 Best and Worst Days for Holiday Travel in 2019 | SmarterTravel
How do you figure out which are the cheapest and least crowded dates around the holidays to fly? There are, thankfully, some predictive travel insights that suggest the busiest travel days of the year—and by comparison which holiday travel dates are going to be more affordable. Based on the days of the week that the holidays fall on this year and holiday-season airfare data from Hipmunk, here are the dates you’ll want to avoid to steer clear of packed planes and sky-high airfare.
Juice Jacking: The Travel Scam That Hacks Your Phone | SmarterTravel
“Juice-jacking,” as the travel scam is called, targets desperate travelers in need of a charge. Attackers can use fake charging stations to trick unsuspecting users into plugging in their device. Once the device is plugged in the user’s data and photos could be downloaded or malware can be written onto the device. The Los Angeles County district attorney warned “avoid using public USB power charging stations in airports, hotels, and other locations because they may contain dangerous malware.”
The Airbnb Scam That Could Happen to You| SmarterTravel
I was packed and ready to board my red-eye, transatlantic flight to England when I got the e-mail: My Airbnb had been canceled 11 hours before I was set to check in. There had been a “plumbing issue at the property,” the host told me, and staying there would be impossible given the lack of running water and necessary repairs.
How to Buy Hurricane Travel Insurance
Booking a tropical Caribbean or seaside vacation during hurricane season is always something of a gamble. The statistical chances of a hurricane impacting your trip are rather slim, but certainly not zero. And while some years are quiet, with only a handful of named storms threatening tourism areas, overall the trend appears heading toward an increase in hurricane frequency and intensity.