With the news of the new Omicron variant, it's probably not a surprise that so many of this week's travel stories focus on this latest bump in the road for the travel industry.
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Issue #33 - Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2021 View online
Mark Stachiew Travels Friday Five

Welcome to this week's installment of the Friday Five, a quick collection of the most interesting travel stories I shared in the past week on Mark Stachiew Travels. With the news of the new Omicron variant, it's probably not a surprise that most of these articles focus on this latest bump in the road for the travel industry.

Will global travel be grounded for three months?

If you are wondering how severe the impact of Omicron will be on global air travel, follow the money by taking a look at how traders are pricing oil on the futures market. (MarketWatch)

Travel restrictions by country following the Omicron variant outbreak

Here's a country-by-country list of travel restrictions following the Omicron variant outbreak. These moves are probably too late because it's popping up in more and more places. (CNN)

Feds imposing testing requirement for air travellers

On the same day that it's lifting COVID testing requirements for travellers coming from the US, Canada is reimposing them on everyone else. Seems logical. (CP24)

Canada approves Covaxin for travellers

In some good news, Canada adds India's Covaxin to its list of approved vaccines for travellers entering the country. (Times of India)

Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and trains in Canada

The grace period is over. Unvaccinated travellers are now barred from planes and trains in Canada. (CTV News)

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Mark

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