Puerto Rico, Ireland, and Hungary Lift All Travel Restrictions and The British Impound Russian Oligarch Jets!

Puerto Rico will eliminate all pandemic-related border protocols for domestic travelers this week, opening the door to much easier travel between the island territory and mainland United States. Starting March 10, travelers heading to Puerto Rico on a domestic flight won’t be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, nor will they be required to complete a travel declaration form before their trip

In addition to new entry protocols, the island will eliminate the requirement that people show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter businesses like hotels and restaurants, but individual venues will be allowed to implement their own rules.

Ireland and Hungary have decided to lift all of their COVID-19 restrictions. This means that all travelers, regardless of whether they are traveling from an EU or a non-EU country, can now enter Ireland without having to present a vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative COVID-19 test result. In addition, travelers reaching Ireland are now also exempt from the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form prior to their arrival.

Similar to Ireland, the Hungarian authorities have revealed that all incoming travelers, even those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus, are now permitted entry without having to follow any entry rules.

The British government has closed a loophole that allowed Russian oligarchs to bypass existing aviation sanctions by chartering a private jet registered outside of Russia. British authorities can now impound any aircraft chartered by anyone connected to Russia and the first private jet has already been seized at Farnborough airport.

The United Kingdom was the first country in the world to ban Russian aircraft from its airspace but, until now, the ultra-wealthy Russian elite could simply charter a private jet and fly to and from Russia with impunity.

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