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New Zealand opens up travel bubble with neighboring Australia

“Those undertaking travel on either side of the ditch will do so under the guidance of flier beware,” she said, using a colloquial term for the Tasman Sea that separates the two island nations. That could include an unexpected stint in mandatory hotel quarantine if conditions change midflight.

Passengers traveling to New Zealand in the bubble will be required to have spent the 14 days before the flight in Australia. Airline crews will be required to work only on routes considered low-risk.

Australia and New Zealand owe their success in suppressing the coronavirus in large part to having some of

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CDC to release new COVID air travel guidance for vaccinated Americans, officials say

The Biden administration is finalizing new travel guidance for vaccinated Americans that addresses air travel and may issue it as soon as Friday morning, two federal officials told McClatchy.

One official said that leaders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were preparing to release the guidance “imminently,” and were still deciding Thursday evening exactly when to issue the highly anticipated recommendations. “They’re very close,” the official said.

A second official said that Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, planned to outline the guidance at a White House coronavirus briefing on Friday morning.

The new guidance comes amid rising

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A health expert says you can travel after the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine, but you should still avoid crowds

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  • People want to know if they can travel after getting the first dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

  • An expert told Insider that it’s relatively safe for partially vaccinated people to travel.

  • You should avoid crowded tourist destinations, continue to wear a mask, and social distance.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As more Americans receive the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which both require two doses, people question what is and isn’t safe to do in between shots. One question that comes to mind: Is it safe to travel after the first shot?

Insider’s health reporters Andrea Michelson and

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Biden heads to Ohio to highlight 11th anniversary of Obamacare

By Jarrett Renshaw

(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Ohio on Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act and tout his moves to reverse many Trump-era measures aimed at weakening the landmark health reform law.

Biden will visit Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital to mark the anniversary and promote a $100 million grant the hospital received under the program, known as Obamacare, to upgrade its radiation oncology department, according to White House officials.

The visit comes as Biden and other top White House officials are hitting the road on

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Philippines Bans Non-Essential Travel Into and Out of Capital

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Philippine authorities limited travel into and out of the capital and its surrounding regions for about two weeks as coronavirus cases reached records.

Metropolitan Manila and adjacent provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal will be placed in a “bubble” from March 22 to April 4, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a live-streamed briefing on Sunday. Travel within the bubble will be unimpeded, he said.

Religious gatherings and indoor dining in restaurants are prohibited,

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