Germany updates, Netherlands eases entry restrictions, New Zealand

Written and Published June 29, 2021

Latest COVID-19 Travel and Airline News


Great news! The German government announced that they will be allowing people from countries outside the EU to visit if they have been fully vaccinated. However, some countries are excluded due to variant concerns, like United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil. You can read more here!


More great news! Netherlands is officially reopening for passengers from the US, Albania, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The entry requirements are also eased as no vaccination or PCR tests will be needed! You can read more here!

New Zealand

The government of New Zealand just announced that the trans-Tasman COVID-19 travel bubble with Australia will be paused for 3 days. The pause on the travel bubble between the two countries follows a series of COVID-19 cases in Australia. You can read more here!

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Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards Americas announced that members can earn both double elite qualifying nights and stays in order to get their elite status faster. This offer will be valid for all stays during 2021! You can read more here!

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines announced that they will extend their 50% Bonus Elite Miles offer for another 3 months! During the promotional period, members can earn 50% more Elite Qualifying Miles or EQM. Keep in mind that the bonus will only apply to flights operated by Alaska Airlines. No registration is required for this promotion. All active Mileage Plan members will receive a 50% bonus on elite-qualifying miles earned on flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines through September 30, 2021. You can read more here!