05 Jun When Can I Travel Again?
The answer to, “When can I travel again?” 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 are being devised or have already been set in place to keep travelers as safe as possible. 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. 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 will be updated as more announcements are made.
Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo reopen early June! A phased opening to resume tourism in resort area of Mexico between began on June 10th and 15th. Hotels have set opening dates between June 15 and July 15. Ancient ruins, outdoor adventure, and soft, sandy beaches all await!
Costa Rica is ready for travelers and so is the Diamante Eco Adventure Park! The country is scheduled to reopen on July 1, 2020. “…Costa Rica was named the Happiest Place in the World, and today Costa Rica is viewed Worldwide as one of the top countries managing the Covid-19 crisis. Costa Rica was also just recognized as the best country to visit post-Covid-19.”
For the safety of all visitors, enhanced sanitation measures are being set in place. From a superman zipline to viewing exotic animals, your time in Costa Rica can provide one of the most remarkable travel experiences.
The Caribbean is a tropical paradise and its reopening will be a welcome relief. U.S. Airlines have announced flights to the Caribbean starting back between June 1 and 15 to select destinations.
Saint Lucia: will begin a phased reopening on June 4, 2020. The first phase includes welcoming visitors from the United States arriving to the Hewanorra International Airport.
Aruba: Plans to reopen between June 15 – July 1, 2020.
St. Maarten: Plans to reopen between July 1, 2020.
Turks and Caicos: Borders & Providenciales Airport will reopen on July 22.
Florida began welcoming Tourist back ion June 1. Resorts and restaurants are allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Beaches and attractions are slowly opening with some restrictions. Walt Disney World Resort will begin a phased opening on July 11 (see below).
Bring on all things lush and green for the government has announced Jamaica will reopened its borders for international travelers on June 15th. All travelers are required to complete a Travel Authorization form within 72 hours of departure to JamaicaYear-round sunny weather and stunning landscapes makes it an ideal vacation destination.
Head to the Bahamas where beaches are in abundance and the underwater life is quite enchanting. It has been announced that borders will reopen to travelers on July 15th. If you haven’t started planning to go, you should!
International tourist will be welcome starting July 15. 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)
Hawaii will start welcoming guests back on September 1. Travelers will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of flight to board.
US Virgin Islands:
Opened on June 1. New health and safety protocols for all tourism areas have been rolled out in conjunction with the Department of Health and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The US territory is opening up to tourism on July 15. The Puerto Rico National Guard is conducting health screenings at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which includes rapid COVID-19 tests. However, passengers may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, regardless of their symptoms.
Bermuda plans to welcome tourists arriving by air from July 1. They will have to show proof of health insurance, and present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure or take a test upon arrival.
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. Beginning June 15, 2020, Karisma will undergo a phased reopening. The first phase will include hotels such as the El Dorado Maroma and Generations Riviera Maya, both located in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The wonderful Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic will not open up until phase 2 on July 8, 2020.
The time is near when Playa Resorts will soon be welcoming travelers once again! 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 will resume operations beginning July 1, 2020.
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:
One of the most exciting news we’ve received is the reopening of Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resort Hotels, which will begin on July 11, 2020. 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 September 16, 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 other cruise lines and the start of their phased reopening dates, please see below.
- Royal Caribbean – Limited departures will resume on September 18, 2020
- Norwegian Cruise Line – October 1, 2020
- Princess Cruise Line – Limited departures will resume on September 19, 2020
- Disney Cruise Line – Limited departures will resume on October 4, 2020
- Celebrity Cruise Line – Limited departures will resume on September 16, 2020
- Holland America Cruise Line – Limited departures will resume on September 27, 2020
- Carnival Cruise Line – Limited departures will resume on September 25, 2020
- Viking Ocean Cruises – September 5, 2020
- AmaWaterways Cruise Line – August 20, 2020
- The Globus Family of Brands (including Avalon Waterways and Globus Escorted Tours) – September 1
- Viking River Cruises – September 5, 2020
- American Queen Steamboat Company – First sailing is scheduled for August 15, 2020
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. Currently, there is an average of about 550,000 people going through TSA screening per day. 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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