Finally! Israel Will Drop In-Flight Masking, Pre-Flight, And Arrival COVID Testing And Quarantine!

Update, 5/16: Starting on 5/23, Israel will remove the in-flight mask mandate on flights to and from Israel. The only remaining Israeli COVID rule...

DOJ Will Appeal To Reinstate Mask Mandate After CDC Rules It Necessary To Continue Masking On Public Transportation

The DOJ has filed an appeal to reverse the decision that struck down the CDC's mask mandate. That comes just after the CDC asked the...

Mask Confusion: Required At JFK, Optional At Newark. Required On El Al, Optional On US Carriers

Yesterday, the Biden administration gave US airlines and airports the green light to drop mask requirements after a federal judge vacated the CDC mandate....

Pack Of 20 NIOSH Approved N95 Mask Respirators For Just $6.99-$7.99 Shipped From Amazon

Pack Of 20 NIOSH Approved N95 Mask Respirators For $6.99-$7.99 From Amazon Clip the 10% off coupon on the product page Use the following...

[Lyft Matches] Uber Drops Mask Requirements, Removes Front Seat Ban

Update: Lyft has now announced that they will also drop mask requirements and will allow riders in the front seat once again. 25 months of...

Celebrations Break Out In Mid-Air As Mask Requirements Are Removed; Is This The Ideal Mask Off-Ramp For The Biden Administration?

US Airlines raced to remove mask requirements today after 35 year old Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle vacated the CDC mandate based on the agency...

All US Airlines Have Dropped Mask Requirements!

Update, 4/18 at 10:30pm ET: Avelo, Breeze, JSX, Hawaiian, and Sun Country have now dropped their mask requirements.  Update, 4/18 at 9:20pm ET: Spirit writes...

United Matches Delta In Extending Ticket Validity, Allowing Changes On Basic Economy Tickets For A Fee

Update: United confirmed the basic economy fees below with me, but they note that the fees on one-way basic economy tickets will be half...

With No US Plans To Drop Pre-Flight Testing Requirements, Don’t Forget To Order And Claim Insurance Reimbursement For eMed Travel Antigen Tests!

Despite countries across the globe dropping pre-flight COVID testing requirements, the US has no plans to do so: https://twitter.com/TPostMillennial/status/1511428127909683207   Everyone 2 and older needs to take...

Israel Removes Pre-Flight PCR Testing Requirements For Visa Holders, But Not For Tourists

Chaim V'chessed reports that Israeli A-class visa holders, such as permanent residents, students, and their families, can now travel to Israel without a pre-flight...

Canada Will Drop Pre-Arrival COVID Test Requirement, Will The US Or Israel Follow?

CBC News reports that Canada plans to drop their requirements to provide a negative COVID test before flying to Canada, by the end of...

UK Will Drop COVID Travel Measures, British Airways And Virgin Atlantic Will Drop In-Flight Mask Requirements, But Not On US Flights

Despite a recent surge in COVID cases over the past 2 weeks, the UK is going ahead and dropping all COVID travel measures starting...

Hawaii Lifts Safe Travels Restrictions, Will Keep Indoor Mask Mandate In Place

Hawaii has had some of the strictest COVID entry rules in the US over the course of the pandemic. They had a mandatory quarantine requirement...

[New Requirement Announced] Finally! After 2 Years, Israel Will Reopen To Unvaccinated Tourists!

Update, 3/2: The Israeli Ministry of Health site now says that starting on March 8th, foreign nationals will need to have travel health insurance...

Mazel Tov: Israel Is Now Open For All Tourists! How Did You Do With Your Poll Guesses?

As previously reported, as of today Israel is open for all tourists for the first time since March 2020! Tourists do still have to take...

[NYC Mandates Will Be Lifted!] NYC Will Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Gyms, And Entertainment

Update: NYC mandates on vaccine requirements for indoor dining, gyms, and entertainment as well as school mask mandates will be lifted on Monday, March...

Iceland Removes All COVID Restrictions As Of Today, Aims for Herd Immunity

Iceland has lifted all COVID restrictions as of today. You no longer need to prove vaccination status or take any COVID tests to enter the...

CDC Drops Universal Indoor Mask Guidelines, Do You Think The Transportation Mask Mandate Will Be Removed?

The CDC announced today that most Americans can be safely unmasked indoors. The CDC published a tool to see if you're in a county...

Finally! Australia And Singapore Reopen Today To Vaccinated Adults And Unvaccinated Children

After 2 years of strict entry rules, Australia and Singapore are loosening their entry rules. Australia is now welcoming fully vaccinated tourists who have had...

Flying With Little Ones To Israel? Consider Flying Via Canada To Avoid The US Mask Mandate On Young Children

With Israel finally slated to reopen to families with young children for the first time in 2 years, the next problem to tackle is...

Finally! Israel Will Reportedly Reopen To Unvaccinated Children In 2 Weeks!

Israel has been effectively closed to families with young children since March 2020. But the country will reportedly reopen to unvaccinated children under the age...

US Adds Vaccine Requirement For Land Entry By Foreign Nationals

Since November 8th, foreign nationals 18 and older have been required to be fully vaccinated to enter the US by air. That allowed for a...

[Expiration Date Extended!] Check Your Email To See If Your Healthcare Hero Won Free JetBlue Tickets!

Update, 1/16/22: These certificates were set to expire on 1/31/22, but have been extended to expire on 5/31/22, with travel complete by that date....

[Chaim V’Chessed Posts Updated Entry FAQ] A Reopening Israel Launches COVID Information Tourist Site, But Don’t Expect All The Information You Need

Update: After I wrote this yesterday, Chaim V'Chessed decided to put out their own updated FAQ of Israel's entry rules as they acknowledged the...

Starting 1/15, US Health Insurers Must Reimburse COVID-19 Home Tests

The White House announced today that US health insurers must reimburse at home COVID tests for purchases starting 1/15. You can find the FAQs...

[Israel Expected To Abolish List Of Red Countries, Allow Vaccinated Tourists Again] 4 Weeks After Partially Reopening, Israel Closes The Doors To Non-Citizens Yet...

Update, 1/6: Delta and United announced that they will delay their flights from Tel Aviv to JFK/Newark tonight until after midnight so that Israelis...

US Will Reopen Borders To African Countries

Last month, the US closed their borders to foreign nationals that were in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi due...

Exclusive: United Will Finally Restore Kosher Meals Systemwide! Plus, All Kosher Meals From Newark Get An Upgrade!

Update, 12/11: United tells me that they are currently in the process of looking for local purveyors that can supply kosher meals in each...

[Mandate Extended To All Private Employers, New Requirements For Kids 5 And Up] NYC Will Require All Private School Employees To Get Vaccinated Within...

Update: In the country's most sweeping vaccine mandate, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that he will extend the vaccine mandate to cover all...

Israir Ad Trolls Prime Minister’s Family For Family Vacation Abroad After Country Closes To Tourism; Is There Any Sanity Left In The Holy Land?

Earlier this week Israel closed their borders to foreign nationals in response to the COVID-19 omicron variant. The country was open for just 4...

Starting Monday, COVID Testing On Flights To The US Will Be Required Within 1 Day Of Departure; Israel Now Enforcing Airport Entry Testing Requirements

Update: The new rules requiring a test within 1 day of departure will begin Monday at 12:01am ET. The White House today announced a series...

Transportation Mask Mandate Will Be Extended Through March 18th, When Do You Think It Will Be Removed? Will The US Ever Get Sensible Toddler...

On the day after he was inaugurated, President Biden signed an executive order requiring masks for everyone on all modes of public transportation and the CDC...

[Flight Landed, No Entry Issues, But 3 Day Quarantine For Passengers] What Happens When The Airline Doesn’t Get The Memo From Israel? Behind The...

Update: The flight has landed and passengers have entered Israel without issue. However, Israel is emailing vaccinated passengers that arrived today that they will...

[Entry Confirmed For Tomorrow!] Could It Actually Be Happening?! Israel Plans On Reopening To Recently Vaccinated Tourists On November 1st!

Update: This is now confirmed and entry will begin tomorrow for anyone who meets the requirements! Israel's Health Website lists all the details here. US Citizens...

[More Guidelines Published, Stricter Rules For Non-Vaccinated Citizens] The US Will Lift Air And Land Entry Restrictions On Vaccinated Foreign Nationals!

Update, 10/25: Guidelines have been published that starting November 8th, all US citizens who are not vaccinated will need a negative COVID test within...

Israel Will Remain Closed To Most Foreign Nationals Through At Least November 15th

Update: Israel has updated their NOTAM (notice to airmen) extending restrictions on most foreign nationals through at least November 15th. Foreigners with first degree relatives...

[Plan Cancelled] WOW! Sydney, Australia Plans To Reopen To Vaccinated Tourists In Just 2 Weeks!

Update: Australia's federal government has rejected NSW's plans to reopen to foreign nationals. Australia has seen some of the harshest lockdowns and travel bans in...

United Continues To Leave Kosher Travelers Hungry. Here’s What You Can Do Now!

Update: It has now been 19 months since United has stopped offered kosher meals on most routes for "safety reasons." The airline has added...

[More Details Announced] Canada Will Require All Air, Train, And Cruise Passengers To Be Vaccinated

Update: Canada will require proof of full vaccination from all domestic travelers ages 12 and up, effective October 30th. There will be a grace...

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