Travel Alert – Unites States: International Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test

On January 12, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an Order requiring all air passengers (2 years and older) arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present a negative PCR/antigen viral result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This Order will go into effect at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on January 26, 2021.

Passengers planning to travel internationally into the United States are required to get tested and show proof of a recent viral test with a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel, or they will be denied to board by the airline.

If you need to change your flight: Many airlines currently have flexible rebooking options that allow changes to your reservation free of charge. For those who have a reservation with any restrictions, the airlines may announce additional flexible policies due to this Order. Please use the below links to review some individual Order policies and for additional CDC information, or you may contact your respective airline directly:

CDC: U.S. Testing Announcement CDC: Airline Testing Order American Airlines Delta Air Lines JetBlue Airways United Airlines
Travel Alert – United States: Kaua'i Advisory for December 02, 2020-March 03, 2021

Due to a concerning increase in COVID-19 cases on the island of Kauai, effective December 2nd, the island of Kauai will be removed from the recent State of Hawaii pre-travel testing program. This means all returning Kauai residents, residents from other Hawaiian Islands, and out of state guests traveling to Kauai will need be follow a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Customers traveling to or from Lihue, Kauai on December 02, 2020-March 03, 2021 may experience flight time schedule changes or flight cancellations.

Passengers traveling to or from Lihue Airport, Kauai, Hawaii (LIH) are requested to re-confirm their flights directly with the airlines prior to departure.

If you need to change your flight: Many airlines currently have flexible rebooking options that allow changes to your reservation free of charge. For those who have a reservation with any restrictions, the airlines may announce additional flexible policies due to this restriction. Please use the below link to review their individual policies, to check your current flight status, or you may contact your respective airline directly:

County of Kaua'i Alaska Airlines American Airlines Hawaiian Airlines Southwest Airlines
Travel Alert – Coronavirus: Advisory and Entry Restrictions by Country

Due to the global Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), specific entry restrictions and travel advisories have been enforced. Many airlines have created flexible policies to allow changes to your current flight bookings free of charge. Please visit our dedicated site "COVID-19: Airline Travel Waivers" below to review your airline’s current travel advisories, operational updates, and restrictions due to this pandemic.

Some airlines are requiring passengers to complete Health Declaration forms, to be filled out at the airline's check-in counter. Please allow extra time at the airport, prior to your departure, to complete these forms.

For more information on COVID-19, please reference the below links:

COVID-19: Airline Travel Waivers Entry Restrictions by Country COVID-19 Tracker World Health Organization US Homeland Security GOV.UK
Travel Alert – Porter Airlines: Suspended Operations until March 29, 2021

Porter Airlines supports the efforts of the Canadian, U.S. and global authorities in their responses. Government actions make it apparent that restricting activities by people in all communities is what's required to keep everyone healthy, and ultimately to end this fast-spreading pandemic.

As a result, Porter will continue aligning its approach with the public health response and government advisories and are actively working to prepare for resumption of service. However, with quarantine measures, customer demand, the continued closure of the Canada-US border and the Atlantic travel bubble which are key factors impacting Porter Airlines to extend their restart date until March 29, 2021.

If you have an upcoming flight booked, Porter Airlines has waived change and cancellation fees for all their flights. Changes and cancellations can be made online referencing the “Manage My Booking” link below. **Note: you’ll need to have your Porter Airlines confirmation number handy to look up your reservation.

Porter Airlines- Announcement: Porter Airlines- Manage My Booking:
Travel Alert – Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA: Filed for Reorganization Proceedings on November 18, 2020

Following the government of Norway’s decision to withhold further support from the airline, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian”) has decided to initiate an examinership process in Ireland relating to its subsidiary Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI), its wholly-owned asset company Arctic Aviation Assets DAC (AAA) and some of AAA’s subsidiaries. Norwegian will continue to operate all flight routes (currently limited due to the Covid situation) during this process, and plans to return to the skies fully once the COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted.

Customers with future travel on Norwegian are requested to re-confirm their flights and reservation status directly with the airline prior to departure.

Norwegian's Press Release:

Norwegian has chosen an Irish process since its aircraft assets are held in Ireland. Norwegian has taken this decision in the interest of its stakeholders.

The purpose of the process is to reduce debt, right-size the fleet and secure new capital. This reorganization process protects the assets of the Norwegian group while allowing the company to focus on the rightsizing of the group. The process is estimated to take up to five months.

Jacob Schram, Norwegian CEO, said: “Seeking protection to reorganize under Irish law is a decision that we have taken to secure the future of Norwegian for the benefit of our employees, customers and investors. Our aim is to find solutions with our stakeholders that will allow us to emerge as a financially stronger and secure airline.”

For more information and local/international contacts for Norwegian, please review the below links:

Norwegian: Reorganization Announcement Norwegian: Full Press Release Norwegian: Help and Contacts

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