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2 Reliable Resources of Countries With Travel Entry Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Keeping up with the latest information pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — pandemic can be as daunting a task as the proverbial drink of water out of a fire hose at full power, as it either tends to change by the minute, or new information tends to be released…

…but keeping apprised of what are the latest restrictions pertaining to countries and territories worldwide is easier, thanks to two reliable sources…

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Quarantine: Who Pays the Hotel Bill?

“But in fairness the only reason I’m cautious on traveling is getting stuck somewhere in quarantine. I’m not afraid of the virus I’m not afraid to travel I’m simply afraid of getting quarantined in a hotel room ship etc outside the United States. However I’m still going to Madrid in a few weeks and my trip to Tokyo in August is still on”…

…is this comment which was posted by…

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Are Masks Effective Against 2019 Novel Coronavirus That People are Stealing Them?

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — has people around the world in a widespread panic and taking measures to protect themselves. One thing people are doing is purchasing masks for their faces…

…and some people are so desperate to obtain masks — whose supplies have been depleted in many stores — that they have plotted to steal them from the offices of doctors, hospitals, and medical research facilities.

“Not just people taking a couple or three, I mean just actual thefts of those products…

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Flybe Update: Other Airlines and Rail Companies to the Rescue; Two Airlines Announce Replacement Routes

“Airlines with competing routes sometimes offer special airfares to customers who are displaced or stranded by an airline which ceased operations; and as Flybe had a fleet of 63 airplanes, this scenario could possibly happen — a spokesperson for the government of the United Kingdom reportedly asked bus and train operators to accept Flybe tickets and other airlines to offer reduced rescue fares to ensure passengers are able to complete their journeys as smoothly as possible — but do not count on it.”

The paragraph you just read was from this article which appeared yesterday here at The Gate pertaining to the sudden demise of all operations of Flybe which have ceased as of yesterday, Thursday, March 5, 2020, leaving tens of thousands of passengers either stranded or scrambling as to what to do.

Several airlines and rail companies have thankfully come to the rescue for both passengers and employees of Flybe…

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Flybe Ceases Operations Effective Immediately — and What to Do

After greater than 40 years of service, all operations of Flybe — which was the largest independent regional airline in Europe that has served the United Kingdom since Thursday, November 1, 1979 — have ceased as of today, Thursday, March 5, 2020, leaving tens of thousands of passengers either stranded or scrambling as to what to do.

Despite numerous attempts in recent months to secure enough additional funding while simultaneously attempting to reduce expenses in order to continue operations and flights of the troubled carrier — which was to rebrand as Virgin Connect at one point — the…

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Should You Be Concerned About Coronavirus?

At least 26 of the greater than 900 people who have been infected with what is known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus have died; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the second known infection in the United States has been detected in Illinois — which leads to the question: should you be concerned about coronavirus?

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, which is located in the Hubei Province of China. In addition to confirmed cases of this strain of coronavirus in…

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Watch Out For Juice Jacking of Your Portable Electronic Device

When public places — such as at the gates and lounges of airports, aboard public conveyances such as buses and airplanes, and the lobbies of hotel and resort properties as five of many examples — started offering power charging stations equipped with Universal Serial Bus ports into which anyone may plug their portable electronic devices to recharge them when their batteries are running low on power…

…but the office of…

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Doing This Ruins Recycling. Please. Don’t Do This.

As I was sitting while having breakfast at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry, PA hotel property, a conversation started between me and an employee who worked at that hotel property — and she told me something about recycling which I had never thought pertaining to lodging…

…and that is to…

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14 Tips to Fight Jet Lag

Upon arriving at your destination from a long international trip by airplane, you feel tired and are ready to go to bed for the night — but the time is only 1:00 in the afternoon. Why might this happen — and how do you combat the potentially significant discomfort to your mind and body which is caused by what is known as jet lag?

The term jet lag is…

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