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Prevue has created the Guide to Restarting Events, with all the latest news and expert advice for post COVID-19 meetings.

Click here for the Guide to Restarting Events or take a look below to see some of the most recent highlights around reopening meetings:

Which Countries’ Borders Are Open?—A just-released version of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Travel Restrictions Report shows that while some destinations—Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic—have reopened with no restrictions, one in three international countries’ borders are still closed to visitors.

How to Develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan—Precautions to take in today’s landscape including liability waivers and attendee agreements, on-site check-in procedures, attendee communications, meeting room setups, safe food and beverage and much more.

NYC, Vegas First to Roll Out Digital Passport—New York and Las Vegas are leading the country in their creation of a digital vaccine passport.

New Bill Seeks to Overturn CDC Cruise Guidelines—A new bill introduced by three U.S. Senators—two from Florida and one from Alaska—seeks to override the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s existing recommendations for resuming travel on cruise ships.

New No-Cost Testing for Events—AIM Meetings and Events has teamed up with Inspire Diagnostics and Unisys Corporation to offer a COVID-19 testing program for meetings and events with no out-of-pocket costs.

California Opens to Meetings of 5,000—The U.S. state with the biggest population—at 39.37 million residents—will open to meetings of 5,000 starting in June, raising hopes that other states will soon follow.

CDC: Vaccinated People Can Now Fly—Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its travel guidance giving the green light for fully vaccinated people to fly, it has still not changed its recommendations for everyone else to avoid nonessential travel.

Hotels Offer COVID Testing on Site—For pre-meeting safety, several hotel groups have taken steps to provide on-site COVID-19 testing at their properties.

Pre-Meeting Safety Protocols—Consider these safety protocols you can take before the meeting even starts, which were introduced during our recent webinar, How to Develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan, featuring Desi Whitney, CEO of Emergency Concierge International.

Meeting Settings Post-COVID-19—When we do resurface, what will our industry, and meeting setups, look like, and what will change?

Pandemic Training for Planners—Pandemic training is the latest skill in the meeting professional’s toolkit. We took a look at the options.

WTTC’s Safe Travel Measures—The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has created “Safe Travels” global safety and hygiene certification, backed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and more than 200 CEOs in the tourism sector.

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.

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