Travel News: June 27th 2021

UAE continues to ban entry for travelers from india

According to the Reuters, the United Arab Emirates will continue to ban on entry from India, South Africa and Nigeria, the federal aviation authority confirmed on Sunday, after Dubai had announced it would ease entry restrictions from those countries.

Dubai, which is a famous business and tourism hub, is the most populous of the UAE’s seven emirates. Throughout the pandemic the UAE’s seven emirates have set some of their own COVID-19 policies.

In a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) on Sunday, the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) referenced a June 21 GCAA document stating entry from 13 countries, including Pakistan, was banned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dubai had said on June 19 that an entry ban on those who in the past 14 days had visited India, Nigeria and South Africa would ease from June 23.

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Hawaii is easing entry requirements for vaccinated US tourists

According to Sasha Brady from Lonely Planet, Hawaii is canceling testing and quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists from the US mainland from July 8, Hawaii’s governor David Ige announced on Thursday. Therefore if you’re a US citizen or permanent resident traveling from a US state or territory, you can get prepared for traveling to Hawaii. However before that you must upload your CDC-issued vaccination record card to Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program website and have that card with you upon arrival in Hawaii. You must be fully vaccinated—meaning it has been two weeks from your final jab.

For non-vaccinated travelers is Hawaii is currently closed. However non-vaccinated domestic tourists and tourists from approved destinations including Japan, Canada, South Korea, and Taiwan are permitted to travel to Hawaii—provided they participate in the state’s pre-testing program.

Hawaii since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic did reduc its mandatory hotel quarantine from 14 to 10 days back in December. Visitors aged five-years and older from the US and the approved destinations can bypass quarantine if they present a negative PCR result from a test taken from an approved provider, no more than 72 hours before departure.


etihad airways will launch new flights to vienna

According to the official press release from Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi based carrier, the national airline of the UAE, will launch flights to Vienna this summer with fares from AED 1,995. The service will operate twice weekly using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from 18 July 2021.

The new service has been conveniently timed to arrive early morning in Vienna to provide travellers between the UAE and Austria an ideal weekend getaway. Travellers visiting Vienna will enjoy centuries old culture and breathtaking scenery. The Austrian capital has been consistently voted the world’s most livable city.

For Etihad Guest Members wanting to redeem their well-earned miles, Vienna is the ideal destination. Members have access to best value seats with their miles, plus countless hotel and car partners to suit their travel needs.

Austria is currently open to nationals and residents of Austria, residents of Schengen-member states and Switzerland, business travellers and students. Visit for more details and exemptions. To simplify the travel experience and provide additional peace of mind, Etihad recently launched… for the rest of the press release, please continue reading on Etihad Airways.


Delta Flight Museum reopens July 1 for tourists

According to the official press release from Delta Airlines, tThe Delta Flight Museum will reopen to visitors starting July 1. Since 1995, the museum has welcomed visitors from around the world to explore aviation history, celebrate the story and people of Delta and discover the future of flight.  The museum will be open on a temporarily modified basis, Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum’s Boeing 747 will be open to visitors on the same days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Face masks will be required in museum buildings and aircraft.   

The Delta Flight Museum has been closed since March 14, 2020, because of COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, it has been a socially distanced Delta Air Lines reservation call center and a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site for Delta employees. A GEMA-run mass vaccination site, for the public, operated in the museum parking lot.  

“We’re excited to open our doors to visitors after 15 months,” Tiffany Meng, Director – Operations, said. “The museum will be open modified hours, but as we continue to monitor COVID-19’s progression, we hope to add Mondays and Tuesdays back to the schedule in August.”  

In the heart of Delta’s Atlanta headquarters,…for the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading here on Delta airlines.


Vietnam Airlines wins rights to fly to Canada

According to, Vietnam Airlines is only the second Vietnamese airline this month to gain traffic rights to fly to North American cities following approvals granted to Bamboo Airlines. Transport Canada awarded a foreign air operator’s certificate to Vietnam’s national airline that would allow it to fly direct passenger and cargo services as early as next month.

The decision by Transport Canada to award a Foreign Air Operator Certificate allows the airline to carry passengers and cargo to any point in the country.

Routesonline, last week, said the first repatriation service would fly to Vancouver. Currently, the airline does not operate direct commercial scheduled flights to cities in North America. However, it does offer services to Los Angeles and San Francisco with an intermediary stop in Taipei, Seoul or Narita Tokyo using either Boeing 787s or Airbus A350s.

Under the traffic rights secured from Transport Canada, it can now fly direct services to Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

Earlier this month, Bamboo Airways gained… for the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading on


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