This is where Americans can go this summer


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You have your COVID vaccine, and the CDC says it’s okay to travel even internationally this summer. However, you will 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 for two weeks.

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Resumption of overseas travel It 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.

Catch up quickly: First, it’s important to understand CDC’s updated travel guidance, Published April 2nd.

  • 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 Travel in the United StatesFully vaccinated people do not need to be tested or quarantined before or after their trip.

  • 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 specializing in international visa requirements Interactive map This shows the level of restrictions that Americans encounter in each country.

  • PC agencyA British travel consultant has created a signaling system that designates a country as red, yellow, or green, depending on the level of regulation.

  • Lonely Planet We have also created a guide listing the 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, Tanzania, you can. There are no restrictions on non-vaccinated people.

  • 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 compulsory quarantine even if the test is negative.

  • Many popular travel destinations, including France, Germany, Spain and Greece, remain off-limits to visitors.

catch: The most difficult part of traveling abroad may be going home. All travelers, including vaccinated Americans, must test negative before boarding the return flight.

  • PC agency founder Paul Charles told Axios, “This is one of the major obstacles to resuming travel, which is why some consumers are holding back.

Notable points: Charles hopes that a safe travel corridor will soon open between the United States and the United Kingdom, and that other parts of Europe will be open to Americans by early July.

Meanwhile, airlines and cruise operators are turning backwards to give passengers control over everything.

  • American Airlines helps passengers review their destination travel requirements, arrange pre-flight COVID tests as needed, and securely upload documents to a mobile health passport app called VeriFLY.

  • United Airlines provides similar assistance through the Travel Ready Center.

  • The Vikings are the first cruise line to add a full-fledged PCR test lab to all marine vessels. This is part of a plan to resume cruises in June for vaccinated passengers, starting in Bermuda, Iceland and the United Kingdom.

Conclusion: As travel resumes slowly, reassuring passengers is paramount, says travel consultant Shashank Nigram, CEO of Simpliflying. “This will be part of the future travel spirit.”

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