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Hawaii To Eliminate COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers

The state of Hawaii will require all international travelers to be vaccinated against hepatitis A before they can board an airplane or ship. The state will no longer require that individuals show proof of vaccination prior to traveling, as it had prior to the enactment of Hawaii’s COVID-19 law in 2016. It’s great that the state of Hawaii is eliminating requirements for travelers who have been vaccinated against most of the leading infectious diseases with a novel and less invasive “cold chain” approach to prevent outbreaks and save lives. InRead More

More Than 2,000 Royal Caribbean Crew Members Vaccinated in One Day

A few weeks ago, a press release came out that 2,000 Royal Caribbean employees had been vaccinated against the H1N1 virus, a strain of swine flu which has gained international attention. However, a number of people were left scratching their heads, asking themselves why the vast majority of the company’s employees had been vaccinated, but not their supervisors.  As it turns out, the reason Royal Caribbean’s crew isn’t vaccinated against H1N1 is because they’re not employees. During a routine medical examination, more than 2,000 Royal Caribbean employees in the United StatesRead More

Portugal Soon To Reopen To Vaccinated US Tourists

A new bill recently passed by Portugal’s parliament that will modify a law that was put into place back in 2006. The vaccination law stipulates that foreign visitors coming to Portugal will only be allowed to enter the country with a full set of vaccinations. Previously, visitors were allowed to enter Portugal with a single vaccination, but this new law will require travelers to have their shots before they cross the border. The Zika virus outbreak, which has affected thousands in Latin America and the Caribbean, has continued to spread,Read More