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Vaccination, recent negative test rules in place in Honolulu

Sep. 13, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Proof of vaccination or a negative test was required as of Monday to visit most Oahu businesses and state facilities. The move comes as the delta variant has caused COVID-19 case counts to rise dramatically across the state in the...

Cruise lines require vaccinations, tests, amid virus surge

Aug. 26, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Joel Steckler was eager for his first cruise in more than a year and a half, and he chose the ship that just two months ago became the first to accept passengers again after a long pandemic shutdown. Steckler was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that...

UK health chief sees 'unfair' pricing for COVID travel tests

Aug. 08, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s competition watchdog said Sunday it will look into the cost of COVID-19 testing for travelers after Health Secretary Sajid Javid complained that high prices for the government-mandated tests were preventing some people from going on vacation. ...

6 people test positive for COVID-19 after Caribbean cruise

Jul. 30, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

Six passengers who sailed on a Royal Caribbean ship tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of their cruise and were immediately quarantined, the company said Friday. The passengers – four adults and two minors – were on the Adventure of the Seas ship for a 7-day...

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...