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NBA distributes protocols for players traveling without team

As the NBA begins welcoming teams to ESPN Wide of Sports Complex near Orlando this week for the resumption of the 2019-20 season, the league has reportedly set the protocols for players unable to travel with the rest of their team.

Citing a memo sent to teams from the league, ESPN on Sunday reported that players must arrange for their own travel to the Orlando area if a) they miss a scheduled coronavirus test in the two days prior to their team’s scheduled departure date, or b) have “extenuating circumstances” previously disclosed to the league.

According to the memo, ESPN

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The best credit cards if you love traveling but hate flying

If you prefer trains over planes, you can still save with the right credit cards.
If you prefer trains over planes, you can still save with the right credit cards.

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Flying is a great option for many travelers, but it isn’t for everyone. Ground transportation can sometimes save you time, money, and frustration, and a car or train might be the best

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Choosing the window seat can help lower your risk of getting sick when traveling by plane

Choosing the window seat could reduce your risk of infection.
Choosing the window seat could reduce your risk of infection.

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  • Nonessential travel is still not recommended in many countries, including the US, where the Centers for Disease Control warns against it.

  • Though it doesn’t recommend traveling, the CDC says that “most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes.”

  • Some experts agree and say that there are certain things you can do to minimize the risk of infection on flights.

  • Frequent handwashing, wiping down the tray table, wearing a mask, and having the vent above you

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What to know about traveling to the US at this stage of the pandemic

The Trump administration this week issued new limits on travelers coming to the U.S. from Brazil in the latest rollout of flight restrictions intended to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Brazil became the first Latin American country named in a series of COVID-19 proclamations President Donald Trump has signed since the end of January which block travel of non-citizens coming to the U.S. The list of restricted countries also includes mainland China, Iran, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe’s 26-country Schengen region.

MORE: Trump and Brazil’s Bolsonaro both downplayed coronavirus. Now Brazil faces a US travel ban

Most foreign nationals

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