25 Aug Where Can I Travel?
The answer to “Where can I travel?” has been much anticipated. The time has come when resorts, cruise lines, and countries around the world are starting to open up their doors to international travelers. Many health plans have been devised or have already been set in place to keep travelers as safe as possible. There is a list of approximately 30 countries that are currently open for tourists. Below are a few of the highlights. The next question now is, where are you going to next?
Many destinations require a negative Covid-19 test with-in 72 hours of travel (some may provide the test upon arrival) as well as proof of travel insurance. There are a few different kinds of COVID-19 tests. Some Walgreens locations have access to rapid tests where you can get results in 1 – 4 hours (appointment needed). For more information on types of COVID-19 tests visit the FDA COVID test information page.
Most airlines and hotels require face masks and have social distancing restrictions. We do not endorse or encourage traveling against government and health travel advisories. The decision to travel is your responsibility.
The following list was updated on September 21, 2020 and can change at any time. Updates will be made on a regular basis.
Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo reopened in early June! A phased opening to resume tourism in resort area of Mexico between began on June 10th, 2020. No covid-19 test required to enter but strict face masks and social distancing are required in public spaces. Destinations in Mexico including Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos were among the the first destinations to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council “Safe Travels” certification. Additional Information: U.S. Embassy in Mexico
BLOG POST: My Trip to Cancun During Covid
As of November 1st Costa Rica is open to guests from the United States. A covid-19 test is not required, but you do need to complete an online health questionnaire before departure and purchase approved travel insurance before entry is allowed. for more information visit Costa Rica Tourism.
As part of the standard immigration and customs forms, US passengers traveling to the Dominican Republic will have to fill out a Health Affidavit to confirm they have not had any coronavirus symptoms within 72 hours of travel. Starting on September 15th authorities will randomly administer a quick Covid-19 breath test to between 3% to 10% of passengers upon arrival. Also starting on September 15, all tourists visiting a hotel will be granted during the check-in process a temporary, free travel assistance plan that will include coverage for emergencies, COVID-19 testing, lodging for prolonged stays and costs for changing flights in the event of an infection. Additional Information: Go Dominican Republic
Hawaii will start welcoming guests back on October 15. Travelers will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of flight to board and fill out a health questionnaire prior to arrival. Additional Information: Hawaii Tourism
Prior to departure travelers must complete an online travel authorization health questionnaire. Due to the increase in coronavirus cases in the United States, passengers arriving from high incidence states are required to upload a negative Covid-19 PCR test result to receive travel authorization. The test date must be within 10 days of arrival. Each passenger must present the travel authorization along with their passport at the point of departure. Additional Information: Visit Jamaica
Travelers will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of flight to board. Travelers will be required to have travel insurance to enter the country. Travelers will also need to provide a medical certificate (information to be provided at a later time). Additional Information: Air Tahiti Nui
Travelers are required to download the Belize Health App (to be available in August) and complete the health questionnaire. A COVID-19 test must be administered within 72 hours of departure and proof of those results uploaded to the app along with a paper copy brought with traveler. Traveler must book their accommodations at a property approved by the government for their health and safety protocols. Additional Information: Belize Tourism Board
Travelers are required to complete the online Immigration and Customs Form which will be available 72 hours prior to arrival in Barbados. It is STRONGLY recommended that a COVID-19 test be administered within 72 hours of departure and proof of those results uploaded to the online Immigration Form along with a paper copy brought with traveler. Additional Information: Discover Barbados
Before arrival, visitors must: complete an online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card; submit a self-health declaration form 72 hours prior to travel; wear a mask on the flight to Aruba; and take a PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours before travelling (depending on your U.S. state of residency) and to upload the test results within 12 hours of departure to a new digital platform or bring their test proof with them. Aruba also requires all travelers to purchase a healthcare policy upon entering Aruba. Additional Information: Aruba Tourism Authority
Those traveling to St. Lucia from the United States are required to provide a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test, taken within seven days of travel. Visitors must also complete a Pre-Arrival Registration form — and travel with a printed, completed form. Additional Information: St. Lucia Tourism
Turks and Caicos:
A negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken within five days of travel is required of all travelers aged 10 and older. In addition, travelers must have a completed health screening questionnaire, and medical or travel insurance that covers medevac. Insurance companies providing the prerequisite insurance are available on the pre-travel portal. Once travelers register on the TCI Assured portal and complete the requirements as outlined, a travel authorization notification will be given. The TCI Assured travel authorization should be presented at the time of check-in to the appropriate airline; airlines will not be able to board passengers without this authorization. Additional Information: Turks & Caicos Tourism
Travelers must have a hotel reservation for their entire stay in a registered tourist facility. Passengers must complete a self-declarative health declaration 24 hours prior to arrival. Effective from 10th September 2020, all tourists and other short-term visitors are required to have certificate of negative PCR test result for COVID-19, with the sample taken (maximum) 72 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives. Additional Information: Visit Maldives
Tourists must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken no more than 48 hours before arrival, or undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. It is necessary to present a confirmation of the reservation for paid accommodation upon arrival. Foreign nationals with confirmed permission to enter are advised to announce their visit by completing an online immigration form to shorten the waiting time at the border. Additional Information: Croatia Ministry of Health
Individuals entering Ecuador must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within the previous 72 hours prior to travel. Additional Information: U.S. Embassy in Ecuador
All inbound travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours. Within 48 hours of departure, traveler must complete the Bermuda travel authorization process online which gathers important information for the island’s health and immigration officials; a $30 fee per traveler is required, which includes the cost of all COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. Additional Information: Bermuda Tourism Authority
Foreign visitors to Egypt must have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, at most 72 hours before arriving on Egyptian territory (Some destionons the requirement is 96 hours due to the long transit time). Beaches and public parks are closed and some areas are limiting movement. Additionally, incoming tourists must show proof of health insurance upon arrival. Additional Information: U.S Embassy in Egypt
US Virgin Islands:
Travelers from states with a high incidence of COVID-19 are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result not older than five days. Additional Information: U.S.V.I Dept of Tourism
All inbound travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result not older than 72 hours. Additional Information: Discover Puerto Rico
RESORTS & OTHER
The Karisma property family include El Dorado Spa Resorts, Generations Riviera Maya, Azul Beach Resorts, Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, and so much more. Providing a gourmet inclusive experience, Karisma Resorts bring a whole new meaning to luxury travel. Karisma is currently providing booking flexibility, an easy rebook process anytime in 2020 or 2021, and limiting inventory as a health precaution.
Resorts such as the Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Jamaica, and the Hilton La Romana in Dominican Republic are now open for visitors.
Sea World Resorts in Florida:
Three SeaWorld parks opened on June 11, 2020. SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove are open with capacity limitations and temporarily modified hours of operation. Reservations are required.
Walt Disney World Resorts:
Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resort Hotels are open for visitors. Reservations are required. To learn about what Walt Disney World’s plans are for reopening, click on the link below.
Many cruise lines plan to resume limited operations starting November 1, 2020. Pre-embarkation health screenings and implementing the use of onboard health protocols are just a couple of the things many cruise lines are doing to provide a safer environment and decrease the spread of disease. For more information on what each cruise line is doing click the links below:
TSA SCREENING BY WEEK
Before COVID-19 hit the world, TSA screening had well over 2 million people per day pass through. While the numbers have significantly dropped since the pandemic began, the amount of people traveling now is increasing each week. To get a full list of traveler numbers going through TSA, click the link below.
We do not endorse or encourage traveling against government and health travel advisories.
The decision to travel is your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities before booking travel.
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