More Posts On: Safety and Security

Travel Advisory Issued For the United States May 2020

“There have been numerous protests across the USA since 27 May 2020, some of which have turned violent, most notably in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Louisville, Kentucky; Atlanta, Georgia; and Los Angeles, California. There is potential for further protests and curfews may be enforced as a result. You should avoid demonstrations and protests, and follow the instructions of local authorities.”

The paragraph you just read was…

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Temporary Closure of Trusted Traveler Program Enrollment Centers Extended Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The temporary closure of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers of Customs and Border Protection of the United States has been extended by another month as a precautionary measure to mitigate exposure of both personnel and the public to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, as they are now currently closed throughout the United States through at least Monday, July 6, 2020.

The initial date of when the suspension of enrollment would possibly expire was originally Friday, May 1, 2020; and then it was postponed through at least Monday, June 1, 2020.

The good news is that…

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Updated Security Procedures Announced From Transportation Security Administration May 2020

Five changes to the process and procedures pertaining to security across the United States were announced from the Transportation Security Administration through this official press release earlier today, Thursday, May 21, 2020 as a result of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic — and those changes are expected to be completely implemented at the security checkpoints of all airports throughout the country by the middle of June of 2020.

The main purpose of the aforementioned changes is to limit physical contact while simultaneously increasing physical distance between people as much as possible in order to reduce the potential for cross-contamination at the security checkpoints of airports as part of an overall effort to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — and the implementation of these changes is already underway, as the Transportation Security Administration has reported experiencing a steady growth of travelers coming through airport checkpoints within the month of May of 2020.

As a result of the five changes to the process and procedures being implemented at security checkpoints at airports throughout the United States, you should expect to…

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Update: Passengers Must Wear Face Coverings or Masks With These Airlines Based in the United States

Steve Cohen — who is a Democratic member of the House of Representatives of the United States serving the ninth district of Tennessee and a senior member of the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure — is one of the lawmakers who wrote a letter urging that passengers should be required to use face masks while aboard airplanes to mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in air travel to key people who head four departments of the federal government of the United States…

…but action as a result of that letter may not be necessary, as several airlines which are based in the United States have already enacted their own policies of requiring passengers to wear face coverings or masks that cover their mouths and noses while aboard their airplanes.

At the time this article was written, the airlines which have announced these requirements include…

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Passengers Must Wear Face Coverings or Masks With These Airlines Based in the United States

Steve Cohen — who is a Democratic member of the House of Representatives of the United States serving the ninth district of Tennessee and a senior member of the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure — wrote a letter urging that passengers should be required to use face masks while aboard airplanes to mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in air travel to key people who head four departments of the federal government of the United States…

…but action as a result of that letter may not be necessary, as several airlines which are based in the United States have already enacted their own policies of requiring passengers to wear face coverings or masks that cover their mouths and noses while aboard their airplanes.

At the time this article was written, the airlines which have announced these requirements include…

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Examples of Hypocrisy With 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

Ever since the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic started to spread around the world, facial coverings and masks have become de rigueur — especially after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory with the recommendation of covering your face with a simple cloth face covering on Friday, April 3, 2020…

…but as wearing masks and facial coverings are supposed to aid in reducing the chances of more people dying from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, is doing so while simultaneously willfully engaging in a activity which is also dangerous considered examples of hypocrisy?

At first glance, the photograph shown above of…

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Temporary Suspension of Enrollment in Most Trusted Traveler Programs Extended Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The temporary suspension of enrollment in at least four of the five Trusted Traveler programs of Customs and Border Protection of the United States has been extended by a month as a precautionary measure to mitigate exposure of both personnel and the public to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, as all public access enrollment centers are now currently closed throughout the United States through at least Monday, June 1, 2020.

The initial date of when the suspension of enrollment would possibly expire was originally Friday, May 1, 2020.

All public access Global Entry enrollment centers, NEXUS enrollment centers, SENTRI enrollment centers and FAST enrollment locations — as well as…

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Extension Offered to Departing Visa Waiver Program Travelers by Customs and Border Protection of the United States Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

If you are visiting the United States from one of 39 countries which participate in the Visa Waiver Program and you are unable to depart prior to the conclusion of the lawful period of admission because of restrictions and impediments resulting from the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, you may apply for an extension to stay up to an additional 30 days of your admission period if you have been granted satisfactory departure…

…but you…

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Murder Allegedly Committed by Inmate Released Early Because of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Second-degree murder was allegedly committed by an inmate on the day after he was released from the Hillsborough County Jail in Florida — as part of an effort to slow the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus — and he has now returned to jail after being arrested for the incident.

“The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Joseph Edward Williams, 26, for a homicide that occurred on the 8000 block of Ash Avenue in Tampa on March 20”, according to…

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