The summer travel season has reached its peak now. As a result, many countries are easing Covid-19 travel restrictions as the world returns to normal this year. Below are the current entry protocols for many popular destinations.
There are no restrictions on travel within the United States, which makes it easy to visit the beautiful beaches.
One exception is for unvaccinated Americans visiting the US Virgin Islands who need a negative entry test result.
If traveling outside the United States, returning citizens of at least two years of age must have a negative pre-arrival test result for the return flight. But airlines are calling for an end to this rule, so it may soon be gone.
TSA Mask Authorization Suspend
The wearing of masks on planes and for other forms of public transportation is also optional. However, local and carrier authorizations can still apply.
For example, these New York City airports still require masks indoors:
Depending on the airline and destination policies, a mask may still be necessary for specific flights departing or flying into the United States.
Canada is only open to vaccinated visitors by plane, craft or boat. Fortunately, they do not need to submit a negative test prior to arrival. Masks can also be ordered indoors and outdoors.
Mexico does not have any entry requirements for international visitors who arrive by plane or car.
Entry requirements are generally loose across the Caribbean as it is relatively common to enter without the need for a test or proof of vaccination. Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are two more popular destinations that do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test before arrival.
The Bahamas requires adults to take a negative test before arriving and obtaining a visa. The entry visa fee also includes Covid-19 travel insurance for travel dates.
Some countries are still closed to travelers. For example, the Cayman Islands remain open only to vaccinated guests, while Montserrat is closed to all outsiders.
Entry requirements vary between Latin American countries and depend on vaccination status. Almost every country in Central and South America is open to vaccinated tourists without restrictions. However, the government may require you to carry travel health insurance.
However, it is more difficult for the unvaccinated because most states require a negative test before arrival. Costa Rica does not require testing prior to arrival.
Brazil does not allow unvaccinated travelers to enter, but fully vaccinated guests can visit it.
Most European countries have eliminated vaccination and pre-arrival testing requirements. However, local mask mandates can still be applied in congested areas and on aircraft.
Unvaccinated travelers must still take a negative entry test to visit France, Spain or Portugal. The Netherlands currently bans unvaccinated travelers.
Australia is open to fully vaccinated travelers only, and no pre-arrival testing is required. However, you may still need an in-country transit test.
Another popular destination in Oceania, New Zealand, is closed to most non-essential travel.
For some good news, the country plans to reopen its doors to international visitors in July 2022. Fully immunized travelers with negative pre-departure testing can enter at this time.
Asian countries have begun to resume non-essential international travel, but entry requirements are relatively strict.
In many cases, it is necessary to be fully vaccinated and to have a negative test before arrival. Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia can be the easiest Asian countries to reach.
The Philippines is also open but requires a negative test before arrival.
Unfortunately, Japan is still closed to tourists.
The world is mostly open again for the first time in two years. In addition, there are almost no domestic travel restrictions. Traveling abroad is relatively easy, but reviewing a destination’s hiding and testing guidelines is wise.