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US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

Dec. 01, 2021 17:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday — in a vaccinated traveler who returned to California after a trip to South Africa — as scientists around the world race to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is...

Discount airlines Allegiant and Viva Aerobus seek alliance

Dec. 01, 2021 13:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Budget airlines Allegiant and Viva Aerobus said Wednesday they will seek antitrust immunity from the U.S. and Mexican governments to work together on setting prices, schedules and routes on flights across the border. Las Vegas-based Allegiant said it...

US moving to toughen testing requirement for travelers

Nov. 30, 2021 22:39 PM EST

Washington (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to toughen testing requirements for international travelers to the U.S., including both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease...

Canada bans more countries amid fears over omicron variant

Nov. 30, 2021 17:32 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced a ban Tuesday on foreign nationals from three more countries because of concerns with the omicron COVID-19 variant. Canada is banning all foreigners who have traveled through Nigeria, Malawi and Egypt. Dr. Theresa...

Joyful reunions as Malaysia-Singapore land border reopens

Nov. 29, 2021 03:53 AM EST

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysians working in Singapore held joyful reunions with their loved ones after returning to their homeland on Monday following the partial reopening of a land border that has been shuttered for nearly two years due to the pandemic. Buses...

Morocco halts all incoming flights because of virus variant

Nov. 28, 2021 16:33 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel from around the world starting Monday for two weeks because of the rapid spread of the new omicron variant, the government’s committee in charge of monitoring COVID-19 announced Sunday. The Foreign...

Morocco halts all incoming air travel from around the world because of rapid spread of new omicron variant

Nov. 28, 2021 09:37 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — Morocco halts all incoming air travel from around the world because of rapid spread of new omicron variant.

The EU's executive proposes stopping air travel from southern Africa to counter spread of new COVID-19 variant

Nov. 26, 2021 02:41 AM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's executive proposes stopping air travel from southern Africa to counter spread of new COVID-19 variant.

On the road again: Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving

Nov. 24, 2021 21:55 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family. The number of air travelers this week is...

EU urged not to forget Belarus as bloc prepares sanctions

Nov. 24, 2021 12:20 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya appealed Wednesday to the European Union not to forget the plight of ordinary citizens and political prisoners in the former Soviet country. Tsikhanouskaya's plea came as the EU prepares new sanctions in...