Huge Canada Updates, Qatar & Slovenia Reopens

Written and Published July 18, 2021

Huge Canada Updates, Qatar & Slovenia Reopens

Latest COVID-19 Travel and Airline News


Finally good news coming from Canada! After over a year of closed borders, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a possibility of reopening the border! According to Trudeau Canada might start welcoming fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents for non-essential travel in mid-August, and the rest of the countries by September. You can read more here!


Even more great news coming from Qatar this week! The government of Qatar announced that passengers that received a full dose of a vaccine approved by the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar can enter the country without the need to take a PCR test or quarantine. Approved vaccines include Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm (conditionally approved). All passengers will still be required to register on Qatar's Ehteraz website. You can read more here!


Slovenia is yet another European country that will be reopening to vaccinated passengers! On July 15, the Slovenian government announced that the requirements to enter Slovenia are now either a negative PCR test not older than 72, a certificate of recovery, or proof of vaccination. You can read more here!

Interesting Loyalty Program Promotions

Avianca LifeMiles

Avianca just announced a new buy miles promotion that will be available for a limited time only. During this promotion, LifeMiles members will be able to buy miles with up to a 140% bonus. Miles must be purchased in multiples of 1,000. Also, members can buy a minimum of 1,000 miles per transaction. Keep in mind that in order to buy miles with the bonus you should purchase them between July 13, 2021, and August 3, 2021. You can read more here!

JetBlue TrueBlue

JetBlue announced a new buy and gift points sale, during which members can purchase points with up to a 50% bonus. This offer will be available through July 28, 2021. You can purchase JetBlue TrueBlue points here!