Countries, states, and destinations are preparing to welcome back visitors after being closed to travel for nearly 9 months in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This information is sourced from the US Department of State’s Embassy links, Tourism Board websites, and airline websites (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines). It is subject to frequent change without notice. Be certain to review the Embassy and/or Tourism Board websites links provided for the most current details. We will do our best to maintain the most current notifications and announcements. Find latest travel and health restrictions by destination (click)
USA Travel and Tourism Information, by State (click) Travel & Leisure's list of updates for United States openings and restrictions. (click) All USA states are now open but with some still having traveler' restrictions in place. Please click here to get updated information.
CANADA : The Canada-U.S. temporary border restriction continues. All discretionary/optional travel remains prohibited.
Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Los Cabos, Domincan Republic, San Miguel de Allende, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Antigua, Jamaica, St. Barths, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Bermuda, Belize, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Barts, Turks & Caico, Bahamas, Barbados ,Dominica, Martinique, Belize, Bahamas & St. Vincent and Grenadines. Cuba has reopened the Havana airport to international travelers.
Open: Albania, Armenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Turkey & Serbia.
Open May 1 for vaccinated travelers: Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Iceland, Poland, Romania
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.
BREAKING NEWS! Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Princess will sail in the Caribbean in summer, 2021 Celebrity Cruise Line will sail from Greece in July.
Ponant Cruise is sailing in Europe, Tahiti & Iceland. Paul Gauguin Cruises is sailig it's 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands”. American Cruise Lines & American Queen Cruise: sailing Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest & Mississippi.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lifted its no-sail order for cruise ships operating in U.S. waters. But the CDC still has still not agreed to or recommended protocols that allow ships to sail from the United States.
Latin America: Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala & Nicaragua
South America : Chile, Colombia, Equador, Brazil & Peru
South Africa, Botswana, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia & Uganda
With new health and safety protocols in place, travel in 2021 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! The CDC has added a new page with their recommendations for before, during and after travel. CDC Order and Frequently Asked Questions.
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. Please click here to learn more about Travel Central's advisors.
Get a COVID test 72 hours prior to traveling: Some international 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.