Latest COVID Travel News:
05MAR21 - Barbados Could Begin Vaccinating Visitors By End Of April. Barbados has announced it is in the process of a mass COVID-19 vaccination program, following the donation of 100,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India.
05MAR21 - Anguilla Declares Itself Virus-Free Anguilla has confirmed that there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 since February 15. It also appointed a new Destination Experience Manager.
05MAR21 - Tokyo Olympics Likely to Forgo International Fans. While it's not official yet, it’s seems very likely that the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will not have international fans in attendance.
04MAR21 - Australia Extends International Travel Ban The country banned international travel until June 17TH, 2021
04MAR21 – Jamaica stiffens Covid test entry requirement. For travel on or after March 10, arriving passengers must produce a negative PCR test result or an antigen test result taken within three days of the travel date.
03MAR21 - Virgin Voyages Cancels Scarlet Lady's Cruises Through June 30, 2021. Virgin Voyages has cancelled all cruises through June 30, 2021, and provided details on FCCs and refunds for guests booked on those voyages.
19FEB21 - River cruise lines continue to push back 2021 cruise dates. Viking announced it was suspending all cruises through the end of May.
18FEB21 - San Juan Airport Now Offering PCR Testing for All Passengers. The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico has is now offering PCR molecular COVID-19 tests for all passengers.
18FEB21 - Crystal to Require All Guests to Be Fully Vaccinated Before Sailing. Crystal will now require all guests to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their Crystal cruise.
16FEB21 - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, Norwegian Cruise Lines have made the decision to further suspend all voyages through and including May 31, 2021.
16FEB21 - Royal Caribbean Group will require crew to be vaccinated. The company said in a letter to crew members that it intended to make vaccines a "key component" of its return to service.
12FEB21 - Royal Caribbean Group to vaccinate all crew members It applies to all Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Silversea ships
12FEB21 - Cathay Pacific suspending most long haul routes All Australia flights except Sydney axed
11FEB21 - Turks and Caicos Adds COVID-19 Testing Sites to Meet CDC Requirements. With 12 testing facilities across three islands, Turks and Caicos makes it easy for travelers to meet the new CDC rules.
11FEB21 - Etihad Vaccinates 100 Percent of Onboard Crew. Etihad Airways says it has become the first airline in the world with all its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
05FEB21 - Canada extends cruise ban for one year, dealing a blow to Alaska season. In a huge blow to the Alaska cruise season, the government of Canada extended its cruise ship ban for one year, until February 2022.
05FEB21 - Sweden to launch digital coronavirus 'vaccine passport' to allow travel. The certificate will likely be required for other activities when Sweden reopens.
05FEB21 - Saint Lucia Updates Arrival Protocols. Saint Lucia announced arriving visitors must now obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test five days before arrival, effective February 10.
05FEB21 - Jamaica International Airport Picks COVID Testing/Vaccination Passport App. The TPT Global Tech QuikLAB and QuikPASS technology platforms will store traveler’s COVID testing and vaccination records.
02FEB21 - French government shuts down Caribbean, Polynesian islands. St. Barts and French Polynesia are among the country's overseas territories that have had their borders closed due to Covid concerns.
29JAN21 - Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights to Mexico and the Caribbean. It will be mandatory for travelers arriving in Canada to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense, and airline service to Mexico and the Caribbean will be suspended until April 30.
29JAN21 - Punta Cana Resorts to Offer Free COVID-19 Antigen Testing to All US Passengers
29JAN21 - Nassau Paradise Island Resorts Offer On-Site Free COVID-19 Tests
28JAN21 - Jamaica Increases Testing Capacity to Accommodate International Travel Requirements. Jamaica increased in destination-wide COVID-19 testing capacity, bringing the island into readiness with the new rules and testing requirements for U.S.-bound travelers.
28JAN21 - United Expands COVID Testing and Pre-Clearance Program for Hawaii Travel. Customers traveling to Hawaii can save time by showing proof of negative tests at United's hub airports and skip document screening upon landing.
22JAN21 - Dominican Republic to Offer Free COVID-19 Antigen Testing. The on-site testing will be available to all international visitors.
22JAN21 - President Biden Mandates Masks on Federal Land and Onboard Public Transportation
22JAN21 - Singapore to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests for Travelers.
22JAN21 - President Biden Says Travelers Arriving in the US Will Have to Quarantine according to CDC’s guidelines.
21JAN21 - Riviera Maya Hotels to Offer Free COVID-19 Tests to International Travelers. The popular Mexican tourism hotspots are enticing travelers back.
21JAN21 - Bermuda Meets COVID-19 Testing Requirements For U.S., U.K. and Canada. Bermuda said it has sufficient testing capacity to meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Protection's new COVIDS Restrictions.
19JAN21 - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, Norwegian Cruise Lines have made the decision to further suspend all voyages through and including April 30, 2021.
19JAN21 - The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is welcoming back North American travelers now that there will be direct flights from Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Newark in February. The island also is prepared to meet travelers’ viral testing needs required by the CDC with both convenient and private options for a seamless and safe visit.
18JAN21 - American Airlines is rolling out the VeriFLY 'health passport' app for all inbound flights to the US. It follows a successful trial period on limited routes to South America and the Caribbean.
18JAN21 - All UK travel corridors, which allow arrivals from some countries to avoid having to quarantine, have now closed. Travelers arriving in the UK, whether by boat, train or plane, also have to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test to be allowed entry. The test must be taken in the 72 hours before travelling and anyone arriving without one faces a fine of up to £500. All passengers will still be required to quarantine for up to 10 days. The isolation period can be cut short with a negative test after five days. The Government has said the travel corridor closure will be in force until at least 15 February.
18JAN21 - Thailand's National Tourism Policy Committee has approved the proposal for a THB300 (US$10) fee payable by all arriving international travelers.
16JAN21 - Royal Caribbean International: Royal Caribbean will be suspending sailings through April 30, including Spectrum of the Seas from Feb. 16 through Feb. 28 and excluding Quantum of the Seas.
16JAN21 - Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity will be suspending sailings through April 30, including the May 1 trans-Atlantic cruise on Celebrity Apex, and May through October 2021 Europe and trans-Atlantic cruises on Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Constellation will also be suspended.
16JAN21 - Silversea Cruises: Silversea will be suspending sailings through April 1, 2021.
16JAN21 - Azamara: Azamara will be suspending sailings through April 30, 2021.
12JAN21 - Curacao opens its doors to more Americans. Until now, only U.S. visitors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida were allowed to enter.
What is Open?? What is Not??
Last Updated on Dec 10th., 2020
Caribbean Islands Open - Arrival restrictions applies;
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, St. Kitts and Nevis,
- All travelers are required to complete an online Pre-Travel Authorization and/or a negative COVID test results within 3 days - 10 Days before arrival.
Caribbean Islands Not Open to US Visitors;
Guadeloupe, Martinique, Monserrat.
Mexico destinations Open for US Tourists by Air only;
* Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo St. Lucus
All Visitors to any Hawaii Islands will require a 14 Days Quarantine on arrival;
* 22SEP20 - Hawaii will forgo the mandatory 14 day quarantine beginning Oct 15th. 2020, by providing a valid negative COVID-19 test result up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
* Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Lanai, Molokai
* Kauai opted out, requires a 14 day quarantine upon arrival
01OCT20 - COVID-19 October Travel Restrictions: Latest Quarantine Rules for US States.
Countries Open to US Visitors with arrival restrictions and/or Pre-COVID test requires
United Kingdom, Ireland, Costa Rica, Dubai, Brazil, Egypt, South Korea, Columbia, Croatia, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Grenada, Honduras, Kosovo, Maldives, Montenegro, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Puerto Rico, French Polynesia, Rwanda, Serbia, St. Barts, Turkey, Ukraine, Belize, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tahiti, Uganda, Belize, Canada, Panama.