Transportation Department Secures Refunds for Pandemic Flight Cancellations

The agency took action against Lufthansa, Dutch Airways, and South African Airways. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced enforcement actions against Lufthansa, South African Airways, and KLM Royal…

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The U.S. Urges Citizens to Leave Haiti as Gangs Seize Control

The U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince currently has limited operations. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, issued an updated security alert for U.S. citizens after armed gangs broke thousands…

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State Department Implements Visa Restrictions on Migrant Transportation

The agency is expanding restrictions under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Department of State expanded visa restrictions to include flight, ground, and maritime transportation companies that are…

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FBI Asks SCOTUS to Maintain No-Fly List Secrecy

Justices heard arguments in the case of an Oregon man who was previously barred from flying. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to…

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Commerce Secretary Responds to China Lifting Travel Restrictions

She expresses hope that this will encourage tourism between the two nations. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo commended China’s decision to restore group travel permissions to foreign…

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DOT Announces Rule for Airplane Restroom Accessibility

Inaccessible lavatories are an issue for disabled passengers. The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule requiring airlines to install fully accessible bathrooms in all new single-aisle…

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House Bill Addresses Chinese Exploitation of Congolese Children

China uses children to mine the cobalt used in EV batteries.  U.S. Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey introduced legislation that would ban products containing minerals secured with…

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U.S. Tells Americans in Russia to Leave Immediately

The top-level advisory cites Russian instability.  The State Department issued an alert for American citizens to immediately leave Russia and cease all travel in that country.  The alert…

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White House Opposed to Ending Foreign Traveler Vaccinations

The House of Representatives passed the legislation this week. President Biden’s administration released a statement this week expressing opposition to legislation that would end the COVID-19 vaccine requirement…

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All Travelers from China Face Mandatory COVID Test

U.S. will implement COVID screening starting January 5. President Biden’s administration has announced that passengers on flights coming to the U.S. from China, Hong Kong, or Macau will have…

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