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Hurricane Lorenzo Impacting Travel Around Azores

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Hurricane Lorenzo may not be heading toward the United States, but the storm is expected to skirt past the western Azores this week and impact cruise itineraries as a result.

According to Weather.com, Lorenzo remained a Category 2 hurricane Monday with 105 mile-per-hour winds as it moved north toward the central Atlantic Ocean and the Azores island chain, where it is expected to arrive Wednesday.

Government officials in the Azores have issued hurricane and tropical storm watches, with National Hurricane Center forecasters expecting high winds and heavy rain on some of the islands by Wednesday morning.

While Lorenzo is not believed to get close enough to the U.S. for the rain or wind from the storm to cause a direct impact, the hurricane will churn up big waves and rip currents along the East Coast.

As for Lorenzo’s impact on travel, the three international airports located in the Azores are on high alert and will be ready to make the necessary adjustments when the storm hits. So far, flight delays and cancellations are at a minimum.

According to Cruise Critic, ships serving the region where Lorenzo is carving a path have been forced to make itinerary changes, including Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas and Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess.

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IATA Releases Interactive Coronavirus Global Travel Map

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Need information on which countries are opening up, still closed, or have travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Here’s a good start.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has made it as easy as a mouse click.

The airlines’ leading trade group, IATA has introduced an interactive map in association with Timatic that allows you to click on a country to get the updated news.

You can use the map right here.

IATA says the information is only provided during the COVID-19 crisis as a service to the industry, and the information is correct to the best of its knowledge at the time of publication. It is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis by IATA staff, given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

IATA cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any errors or omissions. IATA reserves the right to add or change information at any time. Links to third party websites of third parties are offered as a courtesy. IATA expresses no opinion on the content of the websites of third parties and does not accept any responsibility for third-party information.

Please make your own independent inquiries before relying on any information or materials.

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