The UK, Saudi Arabia, Finland reopens for vaccinated passengers

Written and Published August 2, 2021

Latest COVID-19 Travel and Airline News

Saudi Arabia

Great news! After over a year and a half of restrictions, Saudi Arabia will finally be welcoming passengers from 49 countries, including the USA! Passengers that are received a single dose of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson will be allowed to enter without the need to quarantine. However, all passengers will still need to bring proof of a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72h prior to travel. You can read more here!


More great news coming from Finland! After an initial delay in reopening plans, Finland will now be welcoming fully vaccinated passengers! Passengers that have proof of vaccination will now be able to skip the PCR test and 14-day quarantine! You can read more here!

The UK

The UK government announced that starting August 2, 2021, England will be welcoming passengers from the US and Europe that are fully vaccinated without a mandatory quarantine. You can read more here!

Interesting Loyalty Program Promotions and Updates

Delta SkyMiles

Delta Air Lines announced some very positive changes for Medallion members! SkyMiles Medallion members will now be able to retain their status through January 31, 2023! Also, all Medallion Qualifying Miles or MQMs earned in 2021 will roll over to 2022, and they will count toward the 2023 elite status. You can read more here!

IHG Rewards

IHG just announced a new offer for members staying at the Avid branded hotels between August 2 and November 30, 2021. Members can earn quadruple points for stays consumed during the promotional period. In order to participate members will need to register which they can do here!