EU Travel Update, Israel, Barbados, Anguilla welcoming tourists, Alaska Airlines
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The 27 EU member states have agreed on key amendments to the Digital Green Certificate proposal, making travel easier. These certificates will use QR codes to provide digital proof that a person has either recovered from COVID-19, been vaccinated, or that they received a negative test result. You can read more here!
Starting May 8, 2021, passengers that received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be welcomed to the country with minimal quarantine requirements. The government of Barbados announced that they will recognize AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer and additional brands might be added on a later date. Passengers will still need a negative PCR test taken no more than 3 days before departure and an additional PCR test upon arrival. Those who are not vaccinated will be required to quarantine for 7-8 days. You can read more here!
Great news! Starting May 23, 2021, Israel will be welcoming passengers that received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Until then, a negative PCR test before and after arrival will be required. You can read more here!
Anguilla is yet another country that will be welcoming fully vaccinated passengers! The government of Anguilla announced that starting they are in the process of a phased reopening. Starting April 12, 2021 passengers that are fully vaccinated, with the final dose administered at least 21 days prior to arrival, will have the quarantine period reduced from 14 days to 7. The plan is to fully remove the quarantine period for fully vaccinated passengers as of July 1, 2021. However, PCR testing will be mandatory for everyone. You can read more here!
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Alaska Airlines announced another Mileage Plan miles sale, during which members can purchase miles with up to a 60% bonus. This offer will be available through May 22, 2021. Non-elite members can purchase 150,000 miles every calendar year, while MVP, MVP Gold, and MVP 75K can purchase miles without any limits. You can purchase Mileage Plan miles here!