CNN: US-Canada border closure to be extended another month, officials say

CNN: US-Canada border closure to be extended another month, officials say. “The US border with Canada border is expected to remain closed until at least August 21, two Canadian government sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN, extending the ban on non-essential travel between the two countries for another month.”

Coronavirus Update: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut add 4 states to mandatory isolation list (WABC)

WABC: Coronavirus Update: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut add 4 states to mandatory isolation list. “New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have added four states to the list from which travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin. Delaware has been removed.”

Motherboard: This Guy Is Crossing the Country In Google Street View, One Click at a Time

Motherboard: This Guy Is Crossing the Country In Google Street View, One Click at a Time. “On June 19, Uday Schultz hit the road. The 19-year-old rising sophomore at Harvard decided to spend part of his summer break fulfilling a dream he has had since middle school. He was going to drive across the country. But without a car and the pandemic in full swing, he decided to do it all from his Brooklyn house. So Schultz fired up Google Street View, plugged in Seattle, and started clicking his way back home.”

Phys .org: Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away

Phys .org: Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away. “Even before the virus arrived in Kenya mid-March, tourism revenues had plummeted, with cancellations coming in from crucial markets such as China, Europe and the United States. According to the tourism ministry, the sector has lost $750 million this year—roughly half of the total revenue in 2019.”

Washington Post: A closed border, pandemic-weary tourists and a big bottleneck at Glacier National Park

Washington Post: A closed border, pandemic-weary tourists and a big bottleneck at Glacier National Park. “As Montana warily reopened last month to pandemic-weary tourists, an isolated community held firm with closures and stay-at-home orders. Few outsiders would have paid much attention but for one detail: The Blackfeet Nation borders Glacier National Park, and its decision blocked access to much of the vast wilderness there. The result this month has meant throngs of visitors crowding into a tiny corner of Glacier — a crown jewel of the park system — with long lines of cars at what is now the only entry point.”

NBC News: European Union bars travelers from U.S. citing coronavirus concerns

NBC News: European Union bars travelers from U.S. citing coronavirus concerns. “Most travelers from the United States will be barred from entering the European Union after it reopens its borders Wednesday because the coronavirus is still far too prevalent in the U.S., European officials announced Tuesday.”

Colorado Travel Office: Colorado Tourism Office Spotlights State’s 26 Scenic And Historic Byways Through New Microsite

Colorado Travel Office: Colorado Tourism Office Spotlights State’s 26 Scenic And Historic Byways Through New Microsite. “Colorado has the most America’s Byways® – the highest designation a byway can receive – of any state in the nation. A newly-launched microsite developed by the CTO features each of the 26 byways with a collection of traveler resources including an overview video, travel itinerary, trip tips, side-trip recommendations and a photo slideshow.”

Washington Post: Is it safer to fly or drive this summer? 5 health experts weigh in.

Washington Post: Is it safer to fly or drive this summer? 5 health experts weigh in.. “With more than 100,000 deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus, Allison Walker, a senior epidemiologist in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travelers’ Health Branch, says ‘there’s really no such thing as safe travel.’ Whether you’re driving or flying, there may be health concerns because of a variety of factors.”

Skift: Google Is Providing Search Data to Air France, Lufthansa, Other Airlines Looking to Decide Which Routes to Restart

Skift: Google Is Providing Search Data to Air France, Lufthansa, Other Airlines Looking to Decide Which Routes to Restart. “Google is rolling out a new tool that provides airline partners with search data that carriers are using to help decide which routes to restart and when. Unlike existing data from Google for airlines about their own performance across Google products, the newly provided data provides a market-wide view of consumer intent based on flight searches regardless of airline.”

Washington Post: Is entirely contactless travel possible? I planned a trip to find out.

Washington Post: Is entirely contactless travel possible? I planned a trip to find out.. “What if I cut out the parts of travel that made it problematic during the pandemic? The parts like going through airports, sitting on planes, interacting with hotel guests, congregating at bus terminals or contaminating a gas station? Convinced I could make contactless travel a thing, I booked a campsite, went to Target and bought the cheapest tent and sleeping bag I could find. Then I hatched a plan to bike 42.8 miles to a national park carrying all of my gear and supplies.”

ABC 7: Is it safe to fly now? SoCal doctor lists extra precautions to take before and after boarding flight amid COVID-19 crisis

ABC 7: Is it safe to fly now? SoCal doctor lists extra precautions to take before and after boarding flight amid COVID-19 crisis. “From the new California mask mandate to what you need to know before getting on a plane this season — Dr. Anthony Cardillo, CEO of Mend Urgent Care and ER specialist, joined ABC7 via Skype to discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.” Includes abbreviated text article.

Deseret News: American Airlines passenger removed from flight for not wearing a mask

Deseret News: American Airlines passenger removed from flight for not wearing a mask. “American Airlines removed a passenger from a recent flight after the passenger refused to wear a mask onboard, a sign the national airline company is looking to enforce strict mask-wearing policies, according to multiple reports.”

Slate: “You’re Starting to Get Vacation Travelers Who Are Just Willing to Risk It.”

Slate: “You’re Starting to Get Vacation Travelers Who Are Just Willing to Risk It.”. “Demand for flights is picking up. While the airline industry is still struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, there have been reports of packed flights, filled primarily with vacation travelers defying warnings from public health experts. This development has been met by complicated feelings from those working in the industry: more flights means better job security, but also greater potential for exposure in the airports and staffing the planes. Slate spoke to a 34-year-old flight attendant with one of the ‘Big Three’ airlines (American, Delta, and United). He spoke on the condition of anonymity out of concern for his employment. His answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.”

European Commission: Travel and transportation during the coronavirus pandemic

European Commission: Travel and transportation during the coronavirus pandemic. “On 15 June, the European Commission launched ‘Re-open EU’, a web platform that contains essential information allowing a safe relaunch of free movement and tourism across Europe. To help people confidently plan their travels and holidays during the summer and beyond, the platform will provide real-time information on borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures such as on physical distancing or wearing of facemasks, as well as other practical information for travellers.”