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Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel

Brisbane Airport in April as people flew out of the city prior to its lockdown

Australians will now able to take holidays in New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two nations without having to quarantine from 19 April.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the move on Tuesday.

Since October, New Zealand travellers have been allowed to enter most Australian states without quarantine, though this had not been reciprocated.

Both nations have since contained Covid outbreaks and kept infection rates near zero.

The countries shut their borders in March last year and brought in compulsory quarantine for returning nationals.

When outbreaks have emerged, both Australia and

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Is It Time to Start Using Your Travel Rewards Cards Again?

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With the end of pandemic travel restrictions seemingly in sight, you might be wondering if it’s once again a good time to sign up for a travel rewards credit card. Some companies are offering bigger-than-ever welcome bonuses, but safe travel may not be a realistic option until the end of 2021. Can you make do with the available perks until then, or is it worth holding off until there’s more certainty?

Reasons to get a travel rewards card now

Since credit cards can be a risky debt trap, there’s really no need

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The TSA could start airport temperature screenings as early as next week despite concerns the agency doesn’t have the authority to conduct them

A general view of the departure hall of Terminal 1 at JFK airport on May 15, 2020. There are virtually no travelers during COVID-19 pandemic at the airport.
A general view of the departure hall of Terminal 1 at JFK airport on May 15, 2020. There are virtually no travelers during COVID-19 pandemic at the airport.

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  • The White House is moving forward with a plan to have the Transportation Security Administration administer temperature checks to air travelers despite concerns from lawmakers and the agency that it does not have the authority to conduct them.

  • Those who have a recorded temperature of 100.4°F or higher be directed toward the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the report from The Wall Street

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