Israel Publishes List Of Orange And Red Countries; El Al Will Allow Free Changes With Waived Fare Difference

Starting for arrivals on Wednesday, August 11th, Israel will include the US and many other countries on their orange list.   Countries on the orange list...

NYC Will Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Gyms, And Entertainment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining, gyms, or entertainment. The "Key to...

[Update: Reportedly Pushed Off To Next Wednesday] Effective Friday, The US Will Be Added Back Onto Israel’s List Of High Risk Countries

Update: Israel's channel 13 reports that the changes have been pushed off from Friday to next Wednesday. https://twitter.com/newsisrael13/status/1422549873682010115 Israel's list of high risk countries will expand...

[Effective August 2nd] England And Scotland Will No Longer Have A Quarantine Requirement For Fully Vaccinated Travelers From The US And EU!

Update: The new rules have been officially announced and will go into effect on August 2nd, they include England, Scotland, and Wales! Travelers will...

Israel Will Remain Closed To Most Foreign Nationals Through At Least August 23rd, More Red Countries Added

Update: Israel has updated their NOTAM (notice to airmen) extending restrictions on foreign nationals through at least August 23rd. Israel had hoped to open...

Finally! Canada Is Set To Open Borders To The US On August 9th!

Canada will finally be open its borders to fully vaccinated US citizens on August 9th who have completed the full course of Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna,...

Some People Are Getting Quick Approvals From Israel’s New Entry Application Form!

For the past few months Israel had a messy process to apply for permission to enter the country. You had to email your request...

Israel Cuts Quarantine Time To 7 Days, Still Closed To Tourism

Despite rising COVID cases due to the Delta variant, Israel's coronavirus cabinet has voted to decrease quarantine time from 10-14 days to just 7...

Finally! United Details Their United Club Network Reopening Dates

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EL AL Finally Allowing Travel Agents To Process Refunds For Cancelled Flights

EL AL, along with many other airlines, took away the ability for travel agents to process refunds on cancelled flights in March of 2020. But...

United Restoring Kosher Meals Between Newark-London, But Continues To Leave Most Kosher Travelers Hungry. Here’s What You Can Do!

While many airlines cut the ability to request kosher meals during the pandemic, nearly all have restored that option. Except United. That's surprising to me as...

[June Credit Ends Today, Get A Free AirTag!] AMEX Consumer Platinum Card Offering $30 Monthly Paypal Credit For The Next 6 Months!

Update: Don't forget to use your $30 June credit today if you haven't used it yet! Donations via Paypal will work, you can donate...

Hawaii Ditches COVID Testing Requirements If You’re Vaccinated

Effective on 7/8, Hawaii will ditch their onerous Safe Travels Hawaii testing program for people who upload their US issued CDC vaccination card before...

Israel Won’t Reopen To Tourists In July, When Do You Think Israel Will Reopen?

Unfortunately, Israel has reportedly decided not to move forward with plans to reopen their borders to tourists on July 1st. The hope is to...

[6 Pack Tests Can Be Used For 6 Different People] You Can Now Purchase COVID-19 Self-Tests For Use When Traveling Abroad In Order To...

Update: Readers have reported to me that they were able to order this set of 6 tests for one person and then use them...

Israel Will Remain Closed To Most Foreign Nationals Through At Least July 26th

Update: The Israeli NOTAM banning foreign nationals from entry without special permission has been extended through at least July 26th. A line item has also...

Finally! Israel Plans On Reopening To Vaccinated Tourists On July 1st!

A few weeks ago I wrote that Israel was hoping to reopen in July. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri confirmed today that Israel is moving forward...

Israel Now Charging For COVID-19 PCRs For Travel, Ditches Outbound Health Forms; El Al Lounge Reopens

The ever changing rules when flying to or from Israel continue to change. COVID-19 PCRs are required before your flight to Israel and again...

Hilton Extends Expiration Of Free Night Certificates Again!

Last week, IHG extended certificates through 12/31/21. Last month, Marriott extended certificates and more through 1/3/22. Last October, Hyatt extended free night and other...

Get Free Lyft Or Uber Rides To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

Lyft and Uber are offering free rides to get a COVID-19 vaccine from now through 7/4. Uber is offering 4 one-way rides up to $25...

Puerto Rico Drops COVID PCR Requirements For Vaccinated Travelers

Puerto Rico has been requiring a negative COVID PCR in order to enter without needing to quarantine. Effective today, fully vaccinated passengers flying within the...

United “Your Shot To Fly” Sweepstakes: Upload Vaccine Card And Win 52 Business Class Flights And $275,000 To Offset Income Tax On The Prize!

United is launching a creative "Your Shot To Fly" sweepstakes. If you upload your vaccine card on United.com here or on the United mobile app under...

Finally! Israel Will Reopen To Vaccinated Tour Groups In June And To Individual Tourists In July

COVID cases in Israel have dropped close to nil and the country is continuing its reopening process. As of June 1st nearly all restrictions will...

Sleuthing Out Which United Clubs Will Reopen By Labor Day

United was fast to close down their United Club and Polaris lounge network when the pandemic hit. They have also been much slower to...

After Ohio’s Vaccine Lottery Success, New York And Maryland Add Vaccine Lotteries

Last week Ohio Governor Mike DeWine thought up and announced a lottery for people who get vaccinated or are already vaccinated. Adults 18 and older...

Hotel Chains Begin To Loosen Mask Requirements If You’re Vaccinated

In light of the CDC's announcement that vaccinated people don't need to wear masks anymore, stores like Best Buy, CVS, Costco, Home Depot, Macys,...

IHG Extends Anniversary Night Certificates And Points Expiration

IHG previously extended credit card anniversary night certificates from 12/31/20 to 8/31/21. They did that by giving a bonus free night certificate. IHG tells me...

Italy Is The Latest European Country To Reopen For Americans

As of today, American, Delta, and United are operating quarantine-free flights from the US to Italy for all passengers, including tourists. Vaccination is not...

BREAKING: Finally! CDC Guidance Will Allow Fully Vaccinated People To Ditch Masks In Most Circumstances!

Thanks to Israel's rapid vaccine rollout, we've known that mRNA vaccines work fantastically well to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However the CDC has stubbornly...

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program: Eligible Households Can Now Apply For $50 Off Their Monthly Internet Bill!

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program: Eligible Households Can Now Apply For $50 Off Their Monthly Internet Bill! As part of the December 2020 COVID-19 stimulus...

El Al Finally Reopens Israeli Call Center!

El Al closed their call centers when they suspended service last March. For a while it was nearly impossible to reach them, but they reopened...

Pfizer’s Vaccine Is Now Authorized For 12-15 Year Olds, Will You Vaccinate Your Kids?

The FDA extended their EUA today, authorizing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in 12-15 year olds. 2,260 participants in that age group were...

Israeli Consulate Of NY: Check The Status Of Your Application And Get Sent To The Back Of The Line!

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Senators To Airlines: Provide Refunds Or Remove Travel Credit Expiration Dates

US airlines have received incredibly generous bailouts over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic that have been the envy of airlines across the globe. Incredibly,...

Israel Will Allow Student Visa Holders To Fly Nonstop From The US To Israel Without Needing An Entry Permit

Israel remains closed to most foreign nationals, but is slowly opening back up again. According to Chaim V'Chessed, starting tomorrow, student visa holders will be...

Marriott Extends Expiration Of Free Nights, Travel Packages, And Points Again

Marriott previously announced that they would extend free night awards from credit cards, travel packages, choice benefits, or promotions that expire in 2020 until...

Finally! Members Of Congress Ask The CDC Why They Picked 2 Years Old As The Age To Require Masks; When Will Airlines Stop Kicking...

Early on in the pandemic, the CDC wrote “Masks should NOT be worn by children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing,...

[Update: Apostille No Longer Required] Finally! Israel Begins Reopening With Entry Allowed For Vaccinated Or Recovered Relatives And More!

Update, 4/21: DDF member Solma and Amudim report that Israel has dropped the onerous requirement for an Apostille certified documents for most applications. Going...

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