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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.

USA Travel and Tourism Information, by State (click) 

Travel & Leisure's list of updates for United States openings and restrictions. (click)

Theme ParksUniversal Studios Florida, Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park , Dollywood.  National Parks

Popular Destinations: Alaska with proof tested negative for coronavirus in last 10 days.  Las Vegas.  Hawaii Will Allow Incoming Travelers to Skip Quarantine Starting on Oct. 15

CANADA : Closed to all discretionary travel at the Canada-U.S. border that was initially implemented on March 21, 2020, was extended until October 21, 2020. This applies to all foreign nationals with some exceptions for immediate family members (see section below). Potential travellers should consult the Border Information Service for information.


Open Now with Covid Test  St. Lucia, Antigua, Jamaica, St. Barths,  Puerto Rico, Aruba, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, & Turks & Caico.

Open Now, currently no test Cancun and the Riviera Maya,  Los Cabos, Domincan Republic , San Miguel de Allende. 

 


Tahiti is re-opening July 15th to all foreign travelers.. Prior to boarding: Proof of a negative Covid-19 test carried out within three days prior to their international air departure. Present the printed receipt of the health registration on the Etis.pf  platform   During the stay: Self-test 4 days after arrival in The Islands of Tahiti.

Kenya will be one of the few countries accepting U.S. travelers when it reopens to tourism on Aug. 1

Rwanda: Rwanda restarted international flights on August 1 

Mainland Ecuador with a  negative PCR test

Turkey: Borders open to all travelers with temperature check upon arrival 

Egypt with a negative PCR test 

For the full list of countries open to U.S. travelers, please visit this website.

 

 

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.  AmaWaterways has resumed in Europe for European guests only.

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 until October 31, 2020
  Cunard will look to restart its operations after Nov. 1, 2020.  Princess and Holland America will not resume operations until Dec. 15, 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. 


Croatian National Tourist Board - Croatian Government has confirmed that leisure travelers from around the world - US included! - are allowed to visit with a negative coronavirus test result or quarantine.

The European Union (EU) has joined together for a united response to Covid-19.  The EU has a website to check current reopen status, requirements, etc. by country.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.

 

TIPS FOR TRAVELING DURING COVID-19

With new health and safety protocols in place, travel in 2020 looks quite a bit different years past. There are plenty of incredible destinations you can explore closer to home, and we can help find the perfect spot for you! But before you grab your suitcase, read our tips for traveling during COVID-19.

Use a Travel Advisor:  There are more logistics than ever to consider with your travels, so using a travel advisor is even more beneficial. A knowledgable, well-connected travel advisor can help you navigate the nuances of traveling during COVID-19, design an itinerary that is custom for you, be your advocate before, during, and after your trip, and add extra perks and upgrades along the way.

Get a COVID test 72 hours prior to traveling: Some destinations require a negative COVID test for entry and some don’t – yet. The rules for each spot are fluid and can change at a moment’s notice, so avoid the risk of getting caught without one and go ahead and get that negative confirmation.

Make Appointments: Walk Ins      Passport Health     ARCpoint Labs of Covington     U.S. Biochem 

Mail In Test :  Click for details.

Don’t forget your mask: Many hotels are starting to require masks in public spaces, even if the destination itself doesn’t have those requirements. Play it safe, and bring a mask (or two!) for everyone’s benefit.

Ask Questions: If something is on your mind, ask your travel advisor. We may not know the answer to everything, but we will help you find the best source for your questions. From getting the latest updates from your hotel to talking to our on-the-ground partners, we can help you get information so you can confidently make your travel decisions.

Reconfirm any and all reservations prior to departure: Double-check your dining reservations, tours, and activities before you leave as things can change day-to-day. You and your advisor can come up with a new plan so you still make the most of your time away.

Protect yourself: Maintain social distancing when possible, wear your mask, wash your hands…you know the drill. It’s easy to let your guard down when you’re {finally!} on vacation, but keep the standard safety precautions top of mind.

Check and Recheck the Local Rules and Regulations: Things can change quickly in each destination, from mandatory quarantines to what’s open, so regularly check the latest local rules and regulations. This COVID page has links to domestic and international travel information sources.

Be Flexible: If you’re used to eating dinner at 7PM but you want to avoid peak times, be prepared to make concessions. Consider dining earlier or later, working out at a different time, and adjusting “normal” schedules to avoid more crowded areas.

Proof of insurance: Some destinations require that you show proof of travel insurance that covers medical costs. Your advisor (and our in-house insurance guru) can help you navigate the different types of travel insurance so that you can choose the option that is best for you.

Be Patient: Things are going to be different, and we are all working through the changes. If the airplane boarding process or dining experience takes longer or isn’t what you’re used to, be patient and understand everyone is trying to keep you, your fellow travelers, and the employees safe.

 

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