Latest Travel laws and regulations News

The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

Jun. 5, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, people sit surrounded by empty seats as they wait for the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. The crippling grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sports world has forced universities, leagues and franchises to evaluate how they might someday welcome back fans. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

The Latest: Angels to pay minor leaguers at to end of June

Jun. 5, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Angels are the latest team to confirm it will pay minor leaguers through at least the end of June. The Angels’ $400 weekly stipends could go longer, possibly depending on whether minor league baseball is...

Moviegoers watch the movie

EU wants borders free of virus restrictions by end of June

Jun. 5, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe could have its free travel zone up and running again by the end of this month, but travelers from further afield will not be allowed in before July, a European Union commissioner said Friday after talks among the bloc’s interior ministers. Panicked by Italy’s...

A medical worker wearing gear to protect against coronavirus infection disinfects a driver of his ambulance after escorting a patient to a hospital for COVID-19 patients in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Jun. 4, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MANILLA, Philippines — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is glad “Filipinos are really law-abiding” and that the Philippines is not going through unrest like America, which would make the coronavirus quarantine enforcement formidable. Duterte made the remarks during a...

World Dairy Expo canceled in 2020 over COVID-19 restrictions

Jun. 4, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Organizers of the World Dairy Expo in Madison have canceled this year's event because of the coronavirus pandemic. It's the first time the annual trade show has been canceled in its 53-year history. Event organizers said they made the decision Thursday because of COVID-19 travel...

Indiana State Fair called off over coronavirus worries

Jun. 4, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — This summer's Indiana State Fair has been called off because of concerns over the coronavirus, organizers announced Thursday. Indiana had about 24,000 people apply for unemployment benefits last week, which was fewer than in recent weeks but far more than it was getting before the...

Hawaii tourism chief to retire as virus fallout continues

Jun. 4, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The head of Hawaii's tourism agency announced he plans to retire as the industry continues to experience the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic that has significantly reduced travel to the state. Hawaii Tourism Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Tatum informed...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, a Nigerian port health official, right, uses a thermometer to screen Ethiopian Airline cabin crews for the coronavirus, upon arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Questions are swirling in Africa and elsewhere over the financial wisdom of sustaining prestige carriers that have a tiny share of an aviation market that sees no recovery in sight as sub-Saharan Africa faces its first recession in a quarter-century amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Virus has been 'very devastating' for many African airlines

Jun. 3, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A “new baby” was born with the revival of Uganda Airlines, the country's president announced last year. But now its four new jets sit idle, business suspended indefinitely because of coronavirus-related travel restrictions. Questions are swirling in Africa and elsewhere...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

Jun. 2, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronavirus epidemic. Trump last week said he would halt funding and a decades-long U.S. relationship with WHO,...