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U.S. Plans to Relax COVID Restrictions on International Travel Starting November 2021

Updated: Sep 21, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

The White House announced on Monday, September 20, 2021, that it plans to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated airline passengers from 33 nations early in November. The list includes most European, ESTA eligible nations, as well as Brazil, China, and 5 other countries. Although unvaccinated individuals will no doubt be unhappy with the announcement, it was nevertheless widely welcomed because it…

Duty Free Purchases in the U.S.

Updated: Jan 21, 2024 | Tags: Customs Duties, Travel Restrictions

Duty-free shopping offers international travelers the opportunity to purchase goods without paying the local import taxes or duties that would normally apply. In the United States, duty-free shops are commonly found in international airports, border towns, and cruise ship ports. Understanding how duty-free shopping works in the U.S., including what can be purchased, the limits on duty-free allowances,…