Country Travel Restrictions: This is the place Americans can visit this summer
Data: Sherpa; Chart: Tracking / Ax You have your COVID vaccine, and the CDC says it’s okay to travel even internationally this summer. However, you may find that foreign options are limited by border restrictions in many countries. Important reason: If you do not do your homework before your trip, you may get stuck at a foreign airport or be quarantined in a hotel room. Stay up-to-date on market trends and economic insights at Axios Markets. Applying for free Resuming overseas travel is not a one-sided decision. The United States outperforms most of the world in vaccination, but other countries like France are waiting for more vaccines to become available, resulting in a new blockade amid a surge in new COVIDs. I am imposing. In particular, knowing when and where you can travel safely can be confusing. The rules change frequently. Catch up quickly: First, it’s important to understand the latest CDC travel guidance published on April 2. Fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to be tested before going abroad, avoiding quarantine on their return. However, you must take the test 3 days before boarding the plane back to the United States. You will also need to monitor yourself for symptoms and take the test 3-5 days after returning to Japan. When traveling in the United States, fully vaccinated people do not need to be tested before or after the trip and do not need to be quarantined. In either case, travelers should wear a mask, be 6 feet away from others, and wash their hands frequently. What’s happening: Many airlines and travel agencies are bending backwards to help people sift through the rules and manage all new requirements. Sherpa, which specializes in international visa requirements, has created an interactive map showing the levels of restrictions that Americans encounter in each country. A British travel consultancy, PC Agency, has created a signaling system that designates countries as red, yellow, or green, depending on the level of regulation. Lonely Planet has also created a guide listing countries that vaccinated Americans can visit without major restrictions. What they are saying: If you want to go to Albania, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, or Tanzania, you can. There are no restrictions on people who have not been vaccinated. At other destinations, including the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and much of Africa, visitors must have a negative COVID test before arrival. Some, such as Iceland, have created new exemptions for vaccinated travelers, while others require forced quarantine even if the test is negative. Many popular travel destinations, such as France, Germany, Spain and Greece, are off limits to visitors. Catch: The hardest part of traveling abroad may be going home. All travelers, including vaccinated Americans, must test negative before boarding the return flight. “This is one of the major obstacles to resuming travel, which is why some consumers are restraining it,” Paul Charles, founder of the PC agency, told Axios. Note: Charles hopes that a safe travel corridor will soon open between the United States and the United Kingdom, while other parts of Europe will be open to Americans by early July. And the cruise operator is turning backwards so that the passenger can manage everything. American Airlines will confirm the travel requirements of the destination and arrange a pre-flight COVID test if necessary with VeriFLY. Assists in securely uploading documents to a mobile health passport app called. United Airlines provides similar assistance through the Travel-Ready Center. Adds a full-fledged PCR test lab to all marine vessels on the cruise line. Part of a plan to resume the cruise in June for vaccinated passengers, starting in Bermuda, Iceland and the United Kingdom. Conclusion: Reassuring passengers as travel resumes slowly Creating is the primary focus, says travel consultant Shashank Nigram. CEO of Simpliflying. “This will be part of the future travel spirit.” Like this article? Get more out of Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.