South Korea Announces Ease of Pandemic Restrictions and Increase in Flights to US and Europe

Fourth EstatePassenger jets at Seoul Incheon airport terminal

The South Korean government has announced that the number of international flights will be increased weekly and that international flights will resume at regional airports in May. In a report by the country’s state news Korea.net, Minister of the Interior …

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Hawaiian Governor Urges Tourists to Stay Away as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Hawaiian Governor David Ige urged tourists to voluntarily stay away from the islands as local COVID-19 cases surge. In a press conference on Aug. 23, Ige warned tourists, as well as residents, that it was “a risky time to be …

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Virgin Galactic Sells Space Flight Tickets for $450,000 a Seat

Virgin Galactic announced that it’s reopening ticket sales, with a starting price of $450,000 per seat. The action follows Unity’s fourth spaceflight, which took place on July 11 from Spaceport America in New Mexico. Unity’s first fully crewed voyage to …

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US Extends COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for Canada and Mexico

The United States extended COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential travel at the country’s borders with Mexico and Canada until July 21. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the decision in a posted tweet on Sunday. “To reduce the spread of …

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French Government Seeks to Ban Short-Haul Domestic Flights to Limit Climate Damage

French regulators voted to abolish domestic flights on routes that can be covered by train in under two and a half hours, as the government seeks to “lower carbon emissions,” amid the pandemic travel restrictions. The voting happened on Saturday …

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