EU to propose COVID-19 vaccine passport to allow free travel by summer

The European Union’s executive body has presented a proposal that would allow EU residents to travel freely across the 27-nation bloc by the summer as long as they have been vaccinated, tested negative for COVID-19 or recovered from the disease. SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated Press

Gas prices jump 25 cents in two weeks

The price spike is partly because of the power outages that caused several Texas refineries to shut down or reduce operations last month and surging prices on credits for a renewable fuel. The highest average price in the nation is $3.86 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest average is $2.48 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Airline industry pushes US to standardize health papers

Leading airline and business groups are asking the Biden administration to develop temporary credentials that would let travelers show they have been tested and vaccinated for COVID-19, a step that the airline industry believes will help revive travel.

Airlines adding flights as interest in travel soars

At this time last year, airlines were canceling flights. Now, they’re adding them back because people's interest in flying is on the rise with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decreasing and vaccinations increasing.