D.C.’s Hard Stop on Tourism Ahead of the Inauguration

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Fewer tourists are expected for D.C.’s inaugural week as security heightens after last week’s riots and major sights, like the Washington Monument (pictured) and indoor dining remain closed. rabesphoto / Flickr

Skift Take: Though already restricted due to Covid, Biden’s presidential inauguration week was expected to boost tourism in the nation’s capital. Those hopes are now dashed on the heels of last week’s domestic terror attack — a sad plight for a city trying to revive from the pandemic.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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International Air Passengers Entering U.S. Will Need Negative Covid Test Results

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Passengers of a flight from Amsterdam wearing protective face masks arrive at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, following the easing of measures against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Athens, Greece, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

Skift Take: Is this the centralized boost needed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. or will this turn out to be much ado about nothing without enforcement at the border entry points?

— Ruthy Muñoz

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