Quarantine

A First-Hand Look Inside Canada’s Travel Quarantine Hotels Paints A Dismal Picture

Throughout the pandemic different countries have had drastically different reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The countries playing it safest (such as New Zealand) virtually locked down their country.  In the specific case of New Zealand, I can recall seeing pictures of a sporting event there a number of months ago where the stands were packed and nobody wore masks.  They were able to do so because there were literally no COVID-19 cases in the country at that time. The United States has consistently been on the opposite end of the […]

UK Will Institute Government-Supervised Quarantine For Passengers Arriving From High-Risk Countries

On the heels of the United States announcing that travelers will have to quarantine upon arrival in the US, there has been a development overseas.  The United Kingdom has been dealing with plenty of COVID-19 issues, including a nasty outbreak of a more virulent strain.  After instituting a list of high-risk countries, the UK is taking things a step further.  They have announced that visitors from 22 countries will need to submit to a mandatory, government-supervised quarantine in a hotel. The United Kingdom hasn’t confirmed the list of 22 countries, […]

Travelers To The US Will Be Required To Quarantine Upon Arrival

It was just last week that we learned a negative COVID-19 test result would be required for all passengers entering the US.  This is applicable to US citizens and visitors alike, with airline crews one of the only groups largely exempted from the rule.  Now, it appears that the United States will institute a requirement to quarantine upon arrival as well. There aren’t a ton of details on what the quarantine requirement will look like just yet.  For better or worse, I expect it won’t be nearly as restrictive as […]

Hawaii Not Messing Around: Jails Man Over Breaking Quarantine

The COVID-19 crisis has lead to lots of different reactions by government agencies.  Hawaii, for one, is not messing around. Yesterday they announced that they had jailed a man who violated the mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors. They made a point to put out a press release, which has been widely covered in the news.  It clearly states the crime, and that the individual, Tarique Peters, had posted pictures of his actions on Instagram.  I believe I found the correct Tarique Peters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAJA0cvALlm/ According to CNN, violating the […]