Where Can I Travel?
Updated: May 28, 2020
As restrictions start to ease around the world we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. And I don’t know about you but at the end of the tunnel I see travel! Read my Travel Update below to learn when you can travel where.
Travel is a moving target these days, changing daily as countries around the world start to make decisions about tourism and safety. Many counties around the world have lost billions of dollars in tourism and the best way to help is it visit them again once it is safe to do so.
When you travel will depend on your own comfort level as well as restrictions. please be sure to note the following:
- U.S. citizens are urged “to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19” by The State Department. We are still in a Level 4 Global do not travel advisory. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.
- As mentioned above the situation around the world changes daily so be sure to do your own research on a location before booking and traveling. Also, just because you can enter a country does not mean restaurants, museums and other attracts will be open.
Below is a country and location travel update on major decision that have been made, although; many specifics are still unknown for many locations. One if the best things you can do currently is to wait, to stay home but you can plan for future travel and in some circumstances the near future.
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The Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council announced the reopening of the state for travel June 1, first focussing on regional tourism with international following. This does not mean all resorts will be open or all airlines will be flying there. This area is home to some of Mexico’s most visit cities of Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. Upon arrival, travellers could be subjected to testing such temperature and thermographic cameras and could be turned away if they are symptomatic.
Mexico, Los Cobos
The Los Cabos Tourism Board announced the reopening staring June 1 with limited national and international arrivals. By July the destination will open the international terminal of the airport. Again not all resort will be open and there have been strict new cleaning and social distancing guidelines put in place.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone will begin to slowly reopen on May 18 starting with the parks south and east entrances in Wyoming. Reopening plans are limited two Wyoming at this time.
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon Nation Park will partial reopen the South Rim Entrance May 15-18. What is open: Day hiking on inner canyon trails, limited food and beverage services, the rim Trail and Greenway Trail systems and Desert View Drives as far eat as Navajo Pint. Please check The Grand Canyon’s official park page for details.
Zion National Park
The Park began reopening on May 13 with restrictions. No groups larger than 12, abide by social distancing guidelines and stay on trails. No overnight stays, climbing or canyoneering. There is also no shuttle service at this time in the park and there is limited parking available.
Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will begin a phased reopening on July 11. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios will begin a phased reopening July 15. Visitors and employees must wear masks at all times and be subject to temp checks. There will be reduced capacity at all parks and parades and fireworks are temporarily suspended. ??
Starting June 4 Las Vegas will open casinos as part of their phase 2 reopening plan. Some casinos will be checking temps and handing out face coverings. there are restrictions on capacity for all business’ opening. ??Night and day clubs along with live performances remain closed.
While travel to Hawaii is not banned it is discouraged at this time. If you do travel to any of the Hawaiian Islands you must self-quarantine for 14 days, this will continue until at least May 31.
Visitors from Schengen countries, EU but not Spain or Italy, UK, USA, Canada, Brazil and other Portuguese speaking countries are allowed. There is no quarantine period. June 1 some hotels will begin to open, June 6 beaches will open. Social distancing will be informed and mask are required when in public transport.
If going to the Azores must show proof of negative COVID-19 test up to 72 hours prior to flight or perform test upon arrive and stay isolated until test results come back or perform 14-day quarantine.
No official date but the Prime Minister is hoping to open to travel on July 1, at the earliest but may be closer to fall 2020. He did mention that the potential opening will be with social distancing restrictions on hotels and beaches and probably no bars will be open. Travel to Greece may start with specific countries as well, not clear if U.S citizens will be welcome.
Iceland is officially opening to tourism in June. Upon entering visitors will be given a free COVID-19 test. If found negative visitors will not have to complete a 14-day quarantine.
Italy announced it will open to tourist on June 3 with no quarantine restrictions, although some regions may impose their own quarantines. To start only residence from the 26 other European Union, Schengen Zone members Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City will be allowed to travel to Italy. We should no more my June 14, when the current rules are set to expire.
The Prime Minister announced Spain will begin welcoming back foreign tourist in July with out a quarantine period. No other news yet but most likely US citizens will not be allowed until a later date.
Opening borders to travellers beginning June 15 and possibly international travellers by July 1, although; we do not know what countries citizens will be allowed.
Antigua & Barbuda
The country announced its plan to open borders on June 1. Guidelines are still being worked out but visitors will likely have to pay for a rapid COVID-19 test open arrive that must prove negative
Announced plans to reopen the island’s tourism beginning June 4. The first phase will allow international flights from Hewanorra International Airport and the USA. Visitors will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of boarding the flight. Once visitors arrive they will be subject to health screens and masks and social distancing will be informed on the island
US Virgin Islands
Starting in June hotels will begin to slowly reopen on the islands. As of this past week restaurants are open at 50% capacity. All beach are open. There will be a questionnaire and temp checks at the airport, if a traveler shows signs/symptoms of COVID then they will have to compete a 14-day quarantine.
The Tourism ministry discussed plans to potentially open to tourism by October but no official date has been set.
There is no outright ban on foreign travel and the policies for entrance are unclear. There are talks about a 14-day quarantine, an official entrance card foreigners would fill out and testing at airports but nothing is official at this time.
Estonia’s borders are still open and it is allowing tourist into the country but they are recommending visitors put off trips. They are asking visitors to self quarantine for 14-days upon arrival.
Georgia’s Prime Minister announced the country will open to domestic tourism June 15 and hopes to begin receiving international tourist by July 1.
Nicaragua never closed its borers, in fact they have not put any measures into place in the country against COVID-19.
Will be reopening to visitors from USA, France, Iran, Italy, Germany and Spain only. Visitors must show a negative test for COVID-19 within 3 days of arrival, quarantine for 14 days and show proof of minimum $50,000 worth of health insurance coverage.
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