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Germany plans to drop mask-wearing mandate on planes

The German government plans to drop a requirement for people to wear masks on flights to and from the country, though the health minister said Tuesday that it could be reimposed if coronavirus cases rise sharply.

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Uber, Lyft join airlines in ending US mask mandate

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft removed mask requirements on riders and drivers on Tuesday following a federal ruling striking down the mandate.

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Is COVID-19 on airplane air filters?

Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become more interested in how well airplane cabins filter and circulate their air.

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What the Omicron variant means for your holiday travel

Since the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus was dubbed "a variant of concern" just after Thanksgiving, a number of countries around the world began imposing new travel restrictions in response to its spread. And, while ...

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Australian state to end quarantine for vaccinated travelers

Sydney will end hotel quarantine for vaccinated passengers when scheduled international flights restart in Australia within two weeks, officials said on Friday, while maintaining some restrictions on foreigners entering the ...

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Australia to lift 18-month COVID-19 travel ban next month

Australia has outlined plans to lift a pandemic ban on its vaccinated citizens traveling overseas from November. But no date has yet been set for welcoming international tourists back.

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