Here’s something that Hertz so bad: rental car prices are expected to be very expensive while companies try to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plus, New York will officially lift is quarantine order for visitors from within the United States.
Those are some of today’s travel headlines that caught my eye. I thought you, too, may enjoy them.
“A Car Rental Apocalypse”
“Remember the good old pre-pandemic days,” muses Forbes’ Laura Begley Bloom, “when you could plan a trip somewhere, then show up at the airport car-rental counter upon arrival and find a cheap last-minute vehicle for your trip? … Those days are gone.”
Many car rental companies sold off inventories and/or declared bankrupcty when travel plunged because of COVID-19. But now that more people travel again, the supply apparently can’t keep up with demand.
New York Ending Quarantine Requirement for US Travelers on April 1
Travelers to New York who arrive from another US state or territory won’t be subjected to the Empire State’s 14-day quarantine rule. The new rule goes into effect on April 1.
Self-imposed quarantines are still encouraged, though. International travelers are still required to quarnatine upon arrival.
Curious that this all starts on April Fool’s Day…
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