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Canada Limits International Arrivals to Just 4 Airports

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An Air Canada plane taking off from Vancouver International Airport. Canada imposed stricter rules on travel in order to better contain the spread of coronavirus. Air Canada

Skift Take: For a country as large as Canada, limits on air travel have a significant impact, which certainly speaks to the seriousness of the government to better contain the spread of the coronavirus.

— Jason Clampet

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Digital Health Passports Gain Traction as Countries Take Cues From Airlines

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Airport technology provider SITA has successful trialled a new system with the Australian government that help airlines, airports and passengers share information on health tests or vaccinations. Caroline Voelker / Unsplash

Skift Take: It’s reassuring to see several destinations, including Australia with its hard-line stance on border restrictions, warm to the idea of digital health passports.

— Matthew Parsons

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Airlines Want All International Travelers Tested Before Flying to the U.S.

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Delta Air Lines is trialling mandatory Covid-19 testing in place of quarantines on select flights to Amsterdam and Rome. Courtesy of Delta Air Lines / Delta Air Lines

Skift Take: U.S. airlines support a CDC recommendation to mandate negative Covid-19 tests for all arriving international travelers. It’s a bet many think will allow the industry to restart grounded flights and boost their moribund businesses.

— Edward Russell

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