Daily News Brief – August 18, 2020

TSA Notches Two Straight Sundays of 800k+ Passenger Screenings

TSA Notches Two Straight Sundays of 800k+ Passenger Screenings

Passenger screenings surpassed 800,000 in one day for the first time since March on August 9th. A week later, on August 16th, the TSA again notched over 800,000 travelers. While this is still a new milestone, the slow growth in passenger numbers indicates that it is still a long way until the TSA screens over one million passengers in a day. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

US Company to Begin Second Phase of Human Trials in South Africa for COVID-19 Vaccine (VOICE OF AMERICA)

Belgium COVID Numbers Decline (VOICE OF AMERICA)

Coronavirus Latest: Greece Hopes to Have Vaccine by December (EURO NEWS)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s GBTA Canada Town Hall!
Wednesday, August 19 | 2:00pm EST

This session will be rich with insights on looking forward, supporting our travel industry, and understanding how we can embark on the Canadian journey towards re-starting travel. Learn More and RSVP Today >>

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – Heavy Rainfall and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Tasmania Through at Least Aug. 21

China – Authorities Extend Gathering and Business Restrictions in Hong Kong

Turkey – Authorities Maintaining Coronavirus Disease Restrictions

United Kingdom – Activists to Protest in Central Glasgow

United States – Officials in Vermont Extend Business and Travel Restrictions Through Sept. 15

United States – Activists Likely to Hold Protests in Several Locations in Seattle, Wash., Through Late August to Demand Police Reform


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