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Delta to launch quarantine-free testing trial in Italy

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recently joined hands for a transatlantic COVID-19 testing program with the hope the scheme will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government. The airline has engaged expert advisors from Mayo Clinic, a global leader in serious and complex healthcare, to review and assess the customer-testing protocols needed for Delta to execute a COVID-tested flight program.
Delta also worked closely with the Georgia department of public health...
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Wizz Air introduces discounted COVID-19 tests and travel certificates from today

Wizz Air introduces discounted COVID-19 tests and travel certificates from today

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Wizz Air will start offering British passengers Covid tests and Covid-free travel certificates from November 27. The Hungarian airline's “Fit to Fly” package, which includes a PCR swab test and certificate, will be available for £85.
The £85 cost is offered through a deal between the airline and partner, Confirm Testing, and is cheaper than the £110 cost without the Wizz discount. Wizz Air flies to a range of countries from the UK, including Spain, Greece, Portugal, Turkey and Dubai.
Several countries including Spain now ask tourists to provide evidence of a negative COVID test on arrival...
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Experts say cleaning surfaces excessively could be overkill for COVID-19, despite a $30 million increase in cleaning product sales

Experts say cleaning surfaces excessively could be overkill for COVID-19, despite a $30 million increase in cleaning product sales

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Cleaning supplies.
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Experts say that over-cleaning surfaces could have diminishing returns for preventing COVID-19 infections.
Early on in the pandemic, scientists thought the coronavirus might spread well on surfaces.
Despite a wealth of evidence now that the virus spreads mainly through the air , and during face-to-face contact, cleaning supply sales are still spiking.
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As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the US , experts say that wiping down groceries and surfaces may not be...
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The Prince of Sweden and his wife Princess Sophia both tested positive for COVID-19, as their country struggles under a brutal second wave of infections

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia are isolating at home, after testing positive for COVID-19.
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Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sophia, have both tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms of the coronavirus.
The pair attended a funeral with the reigning King of Sweden and other members of the royal family on Friday, and they showed negative test results then.
The king, queen, crown princess and her husband have all been tested for the virus since the two infections were discovered. So far, their tests results remain...
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Singapore Airlines set to launch COVID-19 testing trial

Singapore Airlines set to launch COVID-19 testing trial

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NZ Tourism finding it hard to fill $6b hole left by missing int'l travellers

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Marriott signs to bring Ritz-Carlton to Zermatt

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