Stuck inside for the foreseeable future? Us too.While we at TPG are avid travelers and supporters of the travel industry, now is simply not the time to be traveling, due to the fast spreading coronavirus pandemic. Health officials agree the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others, and sadly, that means ceasing any nonessential travel.
The US Department of State updated its Level 4 Travel Advisory for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela regarding civil unrest and the arbitrary arrest of U.S. citizens.This Do Not Travel Advisory was published on December 2, 2019, recommending that U.S. citizens avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela.
California has added Oklahoma to the list of states under its travel ban, prohibiting nonessential state funded travel to states with anti LGBT laws.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the addition Friday, due to Oklahoma s recent enactment of a law allowing religiously affiliated adoption and foster care agencies with state contracts to turn away prospective parents who pose a conflict with their faith tenets which will allow for discrimination against LGBT people, interfaith couples, and more.
In a letter to state employees Saturday, Dayton said the restriction is in response to North Carolina's new law that limits protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in that state. "That law blocks local governments from passing anti discrimination rules to grant protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women and men. It violates the values and the laws of our great state. In my view, it is destructive to the progress we have made to provide equal rights and protections to our LGBT community," Dayton said in the letter.