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Court blocks order lifting CDC virus rules on cruise ships

Jul. 18, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships will remain in place after a federal appeals court temporarily blocked a previous ruling that sided with a Florida lawsuit challenging the regulations. The one-paragraph decision by a...

UK's France curbs irk travelers; health chief tests positive

Jul. 17, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tourists and the travel industry vented frustration and anger on Saturday after Britain reversed a plan to ease travel restrictions on France just two days after they were due to start, citing concerns about a variant of the coronavirus. The move comes...

Dallas resident returns from Nigeria with case of monkeypox

Jul. 16, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas resident has been hospitalized in stable condition under isolation after returning from Nigeria with the first-ever Texas case of monkeypox, health officials revealed Friday. In a statement, federal and state health officials said the traveler...

Norwegian cruises sues Florida over virus vaccination law

Jul. 14, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is challenging a new Florida law that prevents cruise companies from requiring passengers to show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Miami federal court, contends that the law jeopardizes...

Judge: Man physically able to face 1980s sex assault case

Jul. 02, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former New York police detective who said poor health prevented him from traveling to Vermont to face allegations that he sexually assaulted a girl in the 1980s is physically able to stand trial, a judge ruled. Leonard Forte, 79, was charged...

A traveler's checklist for Thailand's Phuket sandbox program

Jun. 30, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Starting Thursday, Thailand will welcome back international visitors — as long as they are vaccinated — to its famous southern resort island of Phuket without having to be cooped up in a hotel room for a 14-day quarantine. Those planning to...

The Latest: LA County urges indoor masks even if vaccinated

Jun. 28, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Health officials in Los Angeles County are recommending, but not making mandatory that people wear masks indoors in public places regardless of their vaccination status. The recommendation in the nation’s most populous county is aimed at preventing the...

Disney delays test cruise over 'inconsistent' virus results

Jun. 28, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Disney Cruise Line is postponing its first test cruise since the pandemic brought the cruise industry to a standstill after a handful of participants had inconsistent test results for COVID-19, the company said Monday. The Disney Dream had...

1st cruise ship to sail from US as industry seeks comeback

Jun. 25, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The first cruise ship to board passengers at a U.S. port in 15 months is set to sail Saturday from the industry’s South Florida hub in a symbolic stride toward normalcy that will be watched closely by health experts as vaccines curb the coronavirus' spread in the country. ...

New Zealand on edge after virus-infected Australian visits

Jun. 23, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — After enjoying nearly four months without any community transmission of the coronavirus, New Zealanders were on edge Wednesday after health authorities said an infectious traveler from Australia had visited over the weekend. New Zealand...