England eases restrictions, Hawaii now accepts vaccination & Finland, Netherlands updates

Written and Published July 15, 2021

Latest COVID-19 Travel and Airline News


Great news! Like many of the other European countries, Finland will be reopening for international passengers from certain countries. The Finnish government announced that passengers can skip PCR testing and other COVID-19 restrictions if they show proof of vaccination upon entry. You can read more here!


More great news! The Netherlands officially reopened for passengers from the US, Albania, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan a few weeks back. Now, the government announced that starting July 8, 2021, the country will welcome passengers from 11 more countries, including Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar! The entry requirements are also eased as no vaccination or PCR tests will be needed! You can read more here!


The British government announced that starting July 19, 2021 citizens returning from Amber list countries that received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will no longer need to quarantine upon arrival. This is just the first step, and we will probably see the UK ease more restrictions in the following weeks! You can read more here!


Since July 8th fully vaccinated passengers can now skip quarantine and testing. You are still required to upload proof of vaccination and bring the physical card before/ after travel. Details can be found on the State of Hawaii Covid 19 page.

Interesting Loyalty Program Promotions

World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt launched once again their very popular summer global promotion called Bonus Journeys. The promotion will be available for a limited amount of time only, for stays between July 20 and September 15, 2021. During the Bonus Journeys promotion World of Hyatt members can earn triple points from the second stay. The maximum number of bonus points earned under this offer is 120,000. Keep in mind that in order to participate in the promotion you will need to register between July 7 and August 20, 2021. You can read more here!

Emirates Skywards

Emirates just announced a brand new promotion during which members can purchase miles with up to a 45% discount! This offer will be available through July 17, 2021. You can purchase your miles here!