Where Can I Travel?

Where Can I Travel?

Destinations, resorts, cruise lines, and countries around the world are starting to open up their doors to international travelers. Many health protocols and plans have been devised or have already been set in place to keep travelers as safe as possible. 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. For information regarding Covid testing for travelers click here.

The CDC now requires a negative Covid test for all travelers returning to the U.S. from international destinations.  Additional information can be found on our blog Where Can I Get a Covid Test for Travel and the CDC order can be found here.

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.

For a full list of countries and their travel requirements Click Here.

TOP DESTINATIONS

The following list was updated on May 13, 2021 and can change at any time. Updates will be made on a regular basis.

Mexico:
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

NOTE: You can pre fill out the Immigration and Customs forms before you travel. All travelers upon arrival and before departure must fill out a health questionnaire. links are below:

Mexico Immigration From
Mexico Customs Form
Mexico Health Questionnaire (filled out 12 hour or less prior to arrival and departure from Mexico)

Cancun also has instituted a Departure Tax.  That should be pre-paid before you arrive at the Cancun Airport.  Click here to pay the Cancun departure tax.

BLOG POST: My Trip to Cancun During Covid

Hawaii:
Travelers to Hawaii will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of flight to board from an approved testing partner (Click Here)

  • Prior to travel all travelers must receive a QR code from the Safe Travels Hawaii App.
  • To receive a QR code you fill out basic trip information flights and hotel information, upload your negative Covid test and fill out the heath questionnaire.
  • To start the process click here.

NOTE: For interisland travel you must also provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of flight. Additional Information: Hawaii Tourism

Costa Rica:
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.

Dominican Republic:
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. Upon arrival authorities will randomly administer a quick Covid-19 test to between 3% to 10% of passengers.

  • All visitors are required to fill out the electronic form for entry and a separate form for exit.  The form can be found here.
  • An instructional video can be found here.

Additional Information: Go Dominican Republic or click here

Jamaica:
Prior to departure travelers must complete an online travel authorization health questionnaire. Travelers are required to upload a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken with in 72 hours of flight 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 or click here.

Bahamas:
Everyone travelling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, travelers must apply for their required Bahamas Travel Health Visa. The cost of the Health visa is dependent on the length of stay and includes required insurance. Additional Information: Bahamas Tourism

Tahiti/French Polynesia:

Unvaccinated travelers are required to quarantine for 10 days. All travelers vaccinated or not will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of flight to board. Travelers need to obtain two travel authorizations 6 days or more prior to travel (within 6 days you are not able to obtain this authorization).

  1. The travel authorization travel authorization to enter Tahiti/French Polynesia can be found here.
  2. The second form is and ETIS Authorization which can be found here.
  3. Travelers will need to fill out a health questionnaire and affirm they will abide by the current health and sanitization recommendations.
  4. Travelers will be required to have travel insurance to enter the country.

Additional Information: Air Tahiti Nui or Click here

Greece:
Travelers must have a negative Covid PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival to Greece. Fully vaccinated travelers may bypass the Covid test as long as they are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccination and can show proper government issues proof of vaccination.  Travelers must also complete a PLF for (Passenger Locator Form) the form can be found here.  Additional Information: Welcome to Greece or click here

Belize:
Vaccinated travelers may enter Belize Official Vaccine Card reflecting the receipt of the dual or single dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to arrival.

  • Non Vaccinated travelers need negative Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of travel, OR Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Biosensor, ABBOTT (Panbio) test taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel. If neither is presented, you can take a Covid-19 test upon arrival.
  • Traveler must book their accommodations at a property approved by the government for their health and safety protocols.

Additional Information: Belize Tourism Board or Click Here

Barbados:
Travelers are required to complete the online Immigration and Customs Form which will be available 72 hours prior to arrival in Barbados.

  • All Travelers must take a COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of departure and proof of those results uploaded to the online Immigration Form at least 24 hours prior to travel. To upload the test click here.
  • Between 72 and 24 hours complete a mandatory authorization form found here.
  • Unvaccinated and travelers from high-risk countries will also need to take a second test 5 days after their first test after arriving to Barbados.

Additional Information: Discover Barbados or Click Here

Aruba:
Before arrival, visitors must:

  • take a PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours before travelling and to upload the test results within 12 hours of departure,
  • Complete an online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card (found here)
  • Submit a self-health declaration form 72 hours prior to travel.
  • Aruba also requires all travelers to purchase a healthcare policy upon entering Aruba (found here).

Additional Information: Aruba Tourism Authority

St. Lucia:
Those traveling to St. Lucia from the United States are required to provide a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test, taken within 5 days of travel. Visitors must also complete a Pre-Arrival Registration form (found here) — and travel with a printed, completed form. Additional Information: St. Lucia Tourism or click here

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 (found here), 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 or click here

Maldives:
Travelers must have a hotel reservation for their entire stay in a registered tourist facility (see approved hotels and resorts here).  Passengers must complete a self-declarative health declaration 24 hours prior to arrival (found here). Visitors are required to have certificate of negative PCR test result for COVID-19, with the sample taken (maximum) 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives. Additional Information: Visit Maldives or click here

Ecuador:
Individuals entering Ecuador must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within the previous 10 days hours prior to travel or proof of Full vaccination. Additional Information: Ecuador ministry of Tourism or Click here

Bermuda:
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 $75 fee per traveler is required, which includes the cost of all COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. Additional Information: Bermuda Tourism Authority or click here

US Virgin Islands:
Travelers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result not older than five days. Travelers must also complete the Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal which can be found here. Additional Information: U.S.V.I Dept of Tourism

Puerto Rico:
All inbound travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result not older than 72 hours and fill out a travel authorization form found here. Additional Information: Discover Puerto Rico

CRUISE LINES

Many cruise lines plan to resume limited operations. 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.

For information regarding Covid testing for travelers click here.

For CDC Guidelines requiring a negative Covid test to re-enter the U.S. click here.

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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