EU proposes extending its travel ban until June 15

A German border police officer stop a car in May. | Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images By HANNE COKELAERE 05/08/2020 12:41 PM EDT The European Commission today asked Schengen countries to extend a restriction on nonessential travel to the EU for another 30 days, until June 15. Although several countries are slowly starting to ease restrictions, the […]

Plane travel is smoother now, but ‘it’s definitely not the friendly skies’

“It was very quiet, very somber. I think everybody was very afraid and concerned,” said Greg John, a Boston public affairs consultant who flew north from a second home in Florida in April on a plane with fewer than 20 people. “The first thing the flight attendants did was offer you Lysol wipes if you […]

Amid COVID-19 Travel Bans Airlines Resume Europe Flights-How Is That?

Despite Europe’s COVID-19 travel bans on all international tourists, airlines are selling flights to … [+] a host of European destinations. Wizz Air, Ryanair and British Airways are from May 1 starting flights to places including Lisbon, Budapest, Nimes and Bologna, all of which are still in lockdown. (Photo by Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto) NurPhoto via Getty […]

TripAdvisor expected to slash staff as the coronavirus stalls travel

An airline pilot walks in front of a Tripadvisor store in Toronto Pearson airport. (Photo by Geovien So/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Geovien So | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images TripAdvisor is reportedly laying off more staff as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on the travel industry.  It’s the latest […]

50 Million Travel Industry Jobs May Be Lost, 50 Percent Of Travel Cut — Due To Coronavirus

Tourists view azalea flowers in Huangling Village in Anshan, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, … [+] April 21, 2020. Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Tourism has been a tireless, growing economic engine, an $8 trillion industry based on a rosy future whatever the world’s setbacks. And it has has surmounted challenges in the past, such as after […]

Coronavirus Can Travel Further and Longer in the Air

Research on the new coronavirus and how coughs spread suggest the virus can travel further, and linger longer in the air, than previously believed. So far, the consensus has been that the virus that causes the disease Covid-19 is mostly transmitted through large droplets that are created when people cough, sneeze or talk. That consensus is […]