INTERNATIONAL COVID NOTE: The ability to purchase a ticket does NOT mean you will be allowed to enter a particular country.
US citizens are currently prohibited from entering these popular destinations for tourism (short list):
Travel restrictions change frequently due to COVID-19 so it is recommended that one keeps apprised of the latest requirements for their destination(s). Check with your destination country's immigration or consulate for specific requirements. Here are some good resources to get started:
Negative test result or proof of recovery required to enter the US by air effective January 26th:
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Pre-Travel Testing/No-Quarantine Option - December 18th: Hawaii will allow out-of-state arrivals to forego the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine when they are able to provide proof of a negative COVID test result received within 72 hours prior to arriving in Hawaii.
- Applies to Oahu, Maui and the Big Island (NOT Kauai).
- Travelers must have their negative test results prior to boarding their Transpacific flight to the Hawaiian Islands.
- Anyone who arrives without such proof will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days.
- Tests will NOT be provided at Hawaii airports for arriving passengers; they must be taken prior to departure from the mainland.
- Tests must be performed by a Hawaii-approved lab.
- Kauai: All those arriving to Kauai must complete a mandatory quarantine of 10 days or the duration of their stay (whichever is shorter). However, Kauai has two options to forego the 10-day quarantine.
- 1) Visit a different Hawaiian island for at least 72 hours and then get a negative COVID test result before continuing on to Kauai.
- 2) Quarantine at a Kauai "resort bubble" property for at least 72 hours (able to use all of the resort's amenities, but not leave the resort property) and then get a negative test result to break resort quarantine and be free to enjoy the entire island. This option allows the pre-travel COVID test to be from any FDA-approved lab and does NOT have to be from a Hawaii-approved lab.
- US: November 1st - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Conditional Sail Order that introduces a phased approach for the safe and responsible resumption of passenger cruises. The Order establishes a framework of actionable items for the cruise line industry to follow so they can resume passenger operations with an emphasis on preventing the further spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships and from cruise ships into communities, and to protect public health and safety.
- Canada: All Canadian ports are closed to cruise ships until February 28th 2022. This means all Alaska cruises and Canadian New England cruises for 2021 are effectively cancelled.
- Voluntary Suspensions Until...:
- Azamara: April 30th 2021
- Carnival: Most sailings April 30th 2021; Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise and Carnival Valor will not re-enter service until November 2021
- Celebrity: April 30th 2021
- Crystal: April 30th 2021
- Cunard: Queen Elizabeth, June 4th 2021... Queen Mary II, May 28th 2021... Queen Victoria, May 16th 2021
- Disney: April 30th 2021
- Holland America: All sailings through April 30th 2021... Alaska through mid-May... Europe through early June... All sailings from US ports more than 7 nights until November 1st 2021
- NCL Group (Norwegian, Oceania & Regent Seven Seas): May 31st 2021
- Princess: May 14th 2021... Australia & New Zealand, May 31st 2021... Japan, June 25th 2021... All sailings from US ports more than 7 nights until November 1st 2021
- Royal Caribbean: April 30th 2021, except for Quantum of the Seas which is operating out of Singapore
- Seabourn: Ovation, April 18th 2021... Encore, May 28th 2021... Quest, May 10th 2021... Odyssey, November 5th 2021 (select sailings, not Alaska or Pacific Coast)
- Viking: May 31st 2021
- Virgin: May 9th 2021
- Windstar: March 24th 2021
- Tourists arriving by air and sea are allowed. COVID-19 tests are NOT required for entry.
- Land crossings between the US and Mexico for tourism/recreational purposes are prohibited.
- Passengers and aircrew members arriving at Mexican airports may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Those exhibiting symptoms may be subject to additional health screening and/or quarantine.
- January 26th - Passengers returning to the United States via air must present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to boarding their flight to the US. The test must have been taken with 72 hours of departure. Lack of such documentation will result in denied boarding.
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES
- Visitors: With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. No end dates have been announced.
- Europe's Schengen Area
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Ireland
- South Africa
- US State Department: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html
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