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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. At this point it seems hard to understand why/how a scheme that required a PCR test 72-hours prior to departure coupled with a 15-min antigen test upon arrival wouldn’t catch the vast majority of cases coming into the country. This would allow quarantine-free travel, the benefits of which would far outweigh the miniscule number of cases that might slip through the cracks. The only exception would be countries such as New Zealand which are actually CoVID free. CoVID is now widely endemic in much of the world, so taking economically disastrous moves (14-day quarantine) to keep out a handful of new cases doesn’t make any sense from a public policy standpoint.

  2. Doug, would the traveler be willing to pay for such a test? Alaska has had the 72-hour PCR test as a prerequisite for entry but still very few tourists have been going there.

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