Daily News Brief – July 22, 2020

Airlines Ask EU, White House to Adopt COVID-19 Testing Program for Passengers

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Airlines Ask EU, White House to Adopt COVID-19 Testing Program for Passengers

Major U.S. and European Union airlines asked the EU and White House on Tuesday to consider a joint U.S.-EU program to test airline passengers for COVID-19 as a way to allow people to travel once again between the United States and Europe. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

Tests, Home Quarantine as Qatar Reopens Borders on August 1 (ALJAZEERA)

Canada: Phase Three of Manitoba’s Reopening Plan (MONDAQ)

New COVID-19 Vaccine Trials under Way in Brazil (ALJAZEERA)

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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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Trending Industry News 

Aviation Industry News

United Passengers Must Wear a Mask in the Airport, Too, or Risk Being ‘Banned from Flying’ amid COVID-19 (USA TODAY)

Which Airports Are the Most Efficient in the World? (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

ANA Preps for the Return of Its Airbus A380 (SIMPLE FLYING)

Ground Transportation Industry News

Uber Rival Gett Raises $100 Million as It Pivots Toward the Business Travel Market (CNBC)

More Industry News

Sabre and Mindsay Partner to Create Chatbot to Automate And Enhance Customer Service for Travel Brands (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Hospitality Industry News

Hyatt Announces Face Coverings Requirement for Guests at Hotels in the US and Canada (4HOTELIERS)

Marriott to Require All Guests in U.S. to Wear Face Masks (HOSPITALITY NET)

New Holiday Inn Express for Budapest (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Australia – Several States Adjusting Restrictions due to Coronavirus Disease Outbreaks

Europe – Storms with Heavy Rain, Strong Winds, and Hail Developing Across Central Europe

North Korea and South Korea – Consecutive Storm Systems to Bring Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms to Parts of Peninsula

South Korea – Authorities Permit More Public Facilities to Reopen in Seoul

United Kingdom – Authorities Maintaining Coronavirus Disease-related Restrictions

United States – Officials in New York State Add More States to Mandatory Traveler Quarantine List


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