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What's Open?

Countries, states, and destinations are preparing to welcome back visitors after being closed to travel for nearly two months in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Please NOTE, this is meant to be a guide.  What we know is that some are tentative reopening’s dates and subject to change.  We will do our best to maintain the most current notifications and announcements.

Almost all will require temperature checks, health declarations OR Covid Test results for travelers. 

In the meantime, all travel related industries  have unveiled new enhanced cleanliness and hygiene standards that are highlighted on our SAFE TRAVELS page.

USA Travel and Tourism Information, by State

Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay is  Open. Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park open on July 11, and EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios open on July 15. 

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) unveiled plans for a phased reopening of national parks across the country.  To get information on exactly what parks are open and when, visit www.nps.gov All Grand Canyon National Park Lodges operations are anticipated to open on a rolling basis starting on June 5 and The Grand Canyon Railway Returns June 15, 2020.

Florida Keys is open to visitors.   
Beginning June 6, Alaska will allow visitors to forgo a 14-day quarantine, provided they can prove they have tested negative for coronavirus.

Las Vegas is open.

Hawaii extended the 14-day quarantine for all visitors and residents entering the state through 6/30/20.

CANADA : Borders closed for travel by land to Canada until July 21, 2020.


Open Now:  U.S Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Antigua, Jamaica, St. Barths,  Cancun and the Riviera Maya  
 
Plans to open in July:  

Bermuda’s government plans to reopen the international airport starting on July 1. They will have to show proof of health insurance, and present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure

The Dominican Republic will officially welcome travelers back to its shores starting July 1.

Turks & Caicos, will begin welcoming guests on July 22.  Aruba plans for July 10 
Puerto Rico to Open to Travelers on July 15

The Bahamas will reopen its borders to international travel starting July 1. Atlantis Paradise Island Announces Reopening On July 7.  The Bahamas will need to submit a "travel health certificate" — an online form with questions about their health — and must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 10 days prior to arrival.

Click to see chart on when airlines will resume service to islands in the Caribbean & Mexico.


Other sun & fun..

Tahiti is re-opening July 15th to all foreign travelers

 

 

 

 

American Cruise Lines: The American Song will launch on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest on June 20 and the American Harmony will sail on the Mississippi on June 28.
American Queen's the American Duchess will resume service on July 20

ICELAND PROCRUISES has cancelled its entire 2020 season

A crucial part of the cruise restart: Lines and ports must agree on health protocols, 
SeaDream Yacht Club resumes operations on June 20 from the picturesque city of Bergen, Norway.

Paul Gauguin Cruises  will resume  its seven-night “Tahiti & the Society Islands”  on July 11 and 18.

Cruise Lines International Association announced an extension in the pause of North American cruise operations. Consequently, Carnival has cancelled all cruises through September 30, 2020.  Cunard will look to restart its operations after Nov. 1, 2020


Backroads will begin running trips in the US starting the third week of June.  5-Nights Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Tour4-Nights North Carolina's Blue Ridge & Tennessee's Smokies Walking

INSIGHT VACATIONS | LUXURY GOLD  will resume domestic guided vacations on September 1, limited to 22 passengers. 

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Departures now suspended until August 30, 2020.


 

The European Union (EU) has joined together for a united response to Covid-19.  The European Union is preparing to reopen its external border to 15 countries outside of the bloc as early as Wednesday. However, one country that won't be featured on the proposed list is the United States of America, according to two EU diplomats.The EU is expected to review the decision every two weeks.

Spain will do-away with its mandatory two-week quarantine  starting in July.
Greece to Begin Welcoming International Tourists June 15 (not to USA)
Malta’s international airport will reopen to all flight destinations from July 15, according to the Malta Tourism Authority 
Flights to Portugal From the U.S. Will Resume June 4
 UK opens June 8, BUT you must self-isolate for 14 days at the place you are staying.

 


Egypt will reopen its airports on July 1 and begin welcoming to beach resorts 

In Rome One of Europe's great cultural glories is viewable by tourists once more - the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo from 1508. Pompeii Archaeological area opened on May 26th

The Louvre in Paris, possibly the world's most famous art museum scheduled to open on 6 July. 

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum and the Rembrandt House also reopened June 1