Latest COVID Travel News:
18MAR22 - Air Canada applauded Canada’s announcement to remove pre-departure testing requirements as of April 1, 2022 for fully vaccinated travellers.
17MAR22 - Canada is reportedly set to announce it will eliminate pre-arrival Covid testing for vaccinated arrivals. It will be lifted by the end of March, according to government sources. Current rules require travellers to present proof of a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival or a PCR test taken within 72 hours.
16MAR22 - Starting on April 12, New Zealand will allow vaccinated travelers from Australia to enter without quarantine, in time for that country’s school holidays. A few weeks later, on May 1, vaccinated tourists from countries that do not need a visa, including Canada and the United States, will then be allowed to enter.
16MAR22 - British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are dropping compulsory mask-wearing and London Heathrow Airport is also ditching its mask mandate from today. Masks are still required on flights to Wales and Scotland as well as other destinations such as the US. Virgin said flights to Delhi, Islamabad, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lahore, Lagos, Mumbai, Shanghai and Tel Aviv require masking up.
15MAR22 - South Korea becomes the latest Asian nation to welcome back international travellers quarantine-free. It will allow travellers entry from 1 April. It applies to arrivals whose final vaccine dose is less than six months old or who have had a booster shot. They are required to upload their vaccine status to Korea’s Q-CODE system. Travellers must also present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.
15MAR22 - Australia will allow the return of international cruise ships to its ports starting April 17, according to a joint media statement from the Ministers for Health; Home Affairs; and Trade.
15MAR22 - The United Kingdom will officially wind down the rest of its COVID-19-era travel rules starting a 4 a.m. on March 18. Starting then, all international travelers, whether they are vaccinated or not, will be able to enter the U.K. without providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test or completing a passenger locator form.
15MAR22 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is again lowering the advisory for cruise ship travel. On Monday, the CDC dropped its cruise ship warning from Level 3: High to Level 2: Moderate, the second major change this year after last month’s lowering from Level 4: Very High to Level 3.
14MAR22 - U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), which announced that it would no longer require vaccinated U.S. travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. The territory, which includes St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, is one of the more popular Caribbean destinations for North American travelers. Effective immediately, unvaccinated domestic passengers will still have to show proof of a negative test, taken within five days of travel, and international travelers will still be required to abide by the U.S. entry rules, which includes a test taken within 24 hours of arrival.
08MAR22 - International cruise ship calls are returning to Canada after more than two years. Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced the ban is ending and Caribbean Princess will be the first call in Victoria, BC on April 6. Cruise lines must follow strict guidelines to operate in Canadian waters. It includes Covid-19 testing and reporting,, and all eligible passengers and crew must be fully jabbed.
08MAR22 - The Maldives is the latest holiday destination to ease entry requirements, by removing Covid-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers.
08MAR22 - Saudi Arabia has lifted all Covid-related curbs for arriving tourists. Effective immediately, visitors to Saudi will no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a PCR test to enter the country.
07MAR22 - Covid regulations for arriving passengers to Ireland have now been removed. It became effective on Sunday and allows travellers in without having to present proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test. They no longer have to fill out a passenger locator form It marks the end of ‘the last remaining Covid regulations.
07MAR22 - Oman has started of easing its Covid-19 travel rules for international travellers. The Supreme Committee, in charge of dealing with the pandemic, and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that travellers over the age of 18 traveling to Oman are required to present a vaccination certificate (with a QR code) indicating that they have received at least two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.
07MAR22 - Malaysia’s borders will be opening again soon. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob confirmed a decision has been made to reopen.
04MAR22 - Italy, which has long been one of the top international destinations for North American travelers, will no longer require those who are fully vaccinated to show a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country. Those who are not fully vaccinated can still show a negative rapid test taken within 48 hours of arrival in order to enter freely without quarantine.
03MAR22 - The Government of Saint Lucia is updating its international arrival protocols, creating a simplified experience for travellers. Starting on Saturday, March 5, 2022 fully vaccinated travellers and in-transit passengers aged 5 and over must have a negative rapid Covid-19 antigen test or a Rapid Covid-19 PCR test taken one day prior to entering Saint Lucia. Travellers may also provide a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken up to five days prior to arrival. All unvaccinated travellers must present a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test, taken up to five days prior to entering Saint Lucia.
03MAR22 - Hawaii Gov. David Ige confirmed this week that the state’s Safe Travels program will come to an end after March 25, allowing domestic visitors to travel to Hawaii without having to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result, and without having to quarantine upon arrival.
28FEB22 - The Cayman Islands is gearing up to welcome cruise ship calls again. It has been nearly two years since the last cruise ship called. Ships will be able to dock from March 21, subject to government approval. In a phased restart, ships will be limited to 40% of previous passenger volumes. All passengers and crew are required to be fully vaccinated.
28FEB22 - The Caribbean island of St. Maarten recently outlined a phased transition to move from pandemic protocols to an endemic strategy. This will be followed by a change in the entry requirements beginning March 1, with all travelers who are fully vaccinated, as well as those who have recovered no longer required to show proof of a negative test upon arrival. Unvaccinated individuals, however, must still provide a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to arrival or an antigen test taken 24 hours prior to arrival.
27FEB22 - Government of Barbados announced new updates to ease travellers’ entry process into the country. Travellers to Barbados can now use rapid antigen tests for entry, administered by a healthcare provider no more than one day prior to arrival in Barbados.
27FEB22 - Italy is easing entry restrictions for arrivals from all non-European countries. Starting from March 1, only a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or negative test result is required for entry, talian Health Minister Roberto Speranza said.
24FEB22 - Jamaica is continuing its path towards normal travel. Starting March 1, Jamaica is dropping its pre-travel authorization requirement, removing another barrier to the island’s full return to travel. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement this week explaining that while the pandemic is not over, it was time to start to remove some COVID-19-era protocols.
22FEB22 - Israel Will Welcome All Tourists, Regardless of Vaccination Status, Starting March 1.
17FEB22 - Japan is expected to relax strict border controls in March, countering strong criticism some Japanese nationals, students, and foreign workers are effectively barred from the country. Japan has strict limits on arrivals into the country.
17FEB22 - Canada is moving to wind down some of its inbound testing requirements. Starting Feb. 28, all inbound travelers to Canada will be allowed to travel into the country with a negative rapid antigen test result taken within 24 hours of departure. Previously, Canada had required a PCR test in order to enter.
16FEB22 - The Vietnam government has agreed to fully reopen borders from March 15 for international travellers. Foreign visitors won’t need to book tour packages as is the case now for limited travel to certain tourist areas. All arrivals aged 12 and above are required to be fully vaccinated or be Covid recovered, and also show a negative test result within 24 hours after arrival. Hotel self-isolating is required until receipt of the negative test result,
07FEB22 - Australia will fully reopen its borders to all vaccinated visa holders from Feb 21, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday (Feb 7), after nearly two years since he shut it to non-citizens to mitigate the threat of the new coronavirus.
25JAN22 - UK Dropping COVID Testing for Arriving International. Travelers The country is rolling back many of its coronavirus-related restrictions.
25JAN22 - Cayman Island Ministry of Tourism officials also narrowed traveler quarantine requirements from 10 to seven days and revised the island’s testing protocols. Travelers in the territory are now required to submit a lateral flow test (LFT) on days two, five and seven of their stay. Day 10 testing is no longer required under the revised protocols. Children ages five to 11 are required to undergo identical testing requirements as adults, while children under age five are not subject to pre-arrival or on-site testing. Inbound travelers aged five and above must provide proof of a negative pre-departure test, either a certified rapid test/LFT or PCR test, taken no earlier than the day prior to departure.
24jan22 - England to Remove Arrival Testing for Vaccinated Travelers. Fully vaccinated travelers to England will soon no longer be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. No start date has been set yet.
21JAN22 - Spain to Require Travelers Receive Booster Shots. Spain will require travelers whose last vaccine dose was at least 270 day ago to receive a booster shot 14 or more days prior to arrival.
21JAN22 - Belize Tourism Board Announces New Safe Travel Requirements. All visitors to Belize will need to apply for a mandatory insurance effective February 15, 2022.
21JAN22 - Crystal Cruises Suspends Operations Through April. Crystal suspended operations for its Ocean/Expedition ships through April 29, with River cruises suspended through the end of May.
21JAN22 - Quarantine-Free Travel to Queensland Begins January 22.The new regulations are limited to "Working Holiday Makers," students, fully vaccinated Australians and permanent residents and their families.
21JAN22 - The Irish Government has announced today (21 January) that almost all Covid-19 public health restrictions will come to an end. From tomorrow, restaurants and bars can resume normal trading hours; and restrictions on indoor and outdoor events, including sporting fixtures, will be lifted.
21JAN22 - Effective Monday, January 3, 2022, all domestic air travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands are required to present a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to travel to the territory.
05NOV21 - Thailand Lifts Mandatory Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Travelers. Thailand is ready to welcome fully vaccinated visitors, including returning Thais and foreign residents, from approved “low risk” countries.
05NOV21 - Argentina Begins Welcoming Fully Vaccinated Foreign Travelers. Entry to Argentina will not require a quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers who can provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.
04NOV21 - U.S. CDC Lowers Jamaica to Level Three Designation, The level 3 designation applies to destinations that have had between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.
04NOV21 - Israel Reopens to International Travelers For the first time in more than 18 months, vaccinated individual and group travelers from the United States can travel to Israel.
02NOV21 - Argentina reopens to vaccinated visitors. American, Delta, United and Argentinian Airlines are all flying between the U.S. and Argentina.
23SEP21 - Netherlands lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated U.S. travelers. Effective Sept. 22, vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and other "very high-risk areas" for Covid-19 no longer have to quarantine.
22SEP21 - Australia Aiming to Reopen Before Holiday Season. Australia is on track to reopen its borders to international travelers by the holiday season.
17SEP21 - Netherlands lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated U.S. travelers. Effective Sept. 22, vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and other "very high-risk areas" for Covid-19 no longer have to quarantine.
17SEP21 - France, Austria Instate Quarantines for Unvaccinated Americans. Late last week, both France and Austria announced they will require unvaccinated Americans to quarantine upon arrival.
17SEP21 - Chile Reopening Borders to Foreign Travelers on October 1. International visitors will be able to travel to Chile from October 1, although they must still isolate for five days upon arrival.
16SEP21 - Netherlands Drops Quarantine Requirement for Vaccinated Travelers. Starting September 22, vaccinated travelers from the United States will no longer have to self-quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands.
16SEP21 - Chile Reopening Borders to Foreign Travelers on October 1 International visitors will be able to travel to Chile from October 1, although they must still isolate for five days upon arrival.
13SEP21 - France, Austria Instate Quarantines for Unvaccinated Americans. Late last week, both France and Austria announced they will require unvaccinated Americans to quarantine upon arrival.
09SEP21 - Ireland to Drop Almost All COVID-19 Restrictions Next Month. Ireland’s PM says the country’s high vaccination rate (90% in adults) will allow it to drop almost all COVID restrictions.
09SEP21 - Netherlands Will Now Require Quarantine Regardless of Vaccination Status. The quarantine is currently set at 10-days, with a possibility of a shortened quarantine if the travelers provide a negative COVID-19 test after five days.
04SEP21 - E.U. Confirms Removal of United States from Safe Travel List. The recommendation means that the E.U. is advising all of the countries in its 27-nation bloc to reinstate restrictions against Americans
04SEP21 - Italy Tightens Entry Requirements for American and Canadian Travelers. The Italian government announced new COVID-19 testing and self-isolation requirements for American and Canadian travelers.
04SEP21 - Portugal to Remain Open to American Travelers. The decision comes just one day after the European Union recommended that member states reimplement travel restrictions on US travelers.
03SEP21 - Anguilla Eases Quarantine Requirements For International Visitors Visitors will be tested on arrival and retested on the fourth day of their stay.
03SEP21 - Report: U.S. Considering Opening to Vaccinated International Travelers The new rules were not finalized and the restrictions remain in place.
02SEP21 - Italy's new policy, all travelers coming from the U.S. are now required to present proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of arrival, regardless of vaccination status. Children under age 6 are exempt from this testing rule. Peschici, Italy scramble The EU Council's decision to remove the U.S. from its safe travel list has left concern and confusion in its wake. American travelers are also required to show either a certificate of vaccination (with the final vaccine dose having been received 14 days prior to travel) or a medical certificate confirming recovery from Covid, dated no more than six months before departure.
01SEP21 - Despite E.U. Suggestion, Portugal Remains Open to Americans. Portugal announced it will remain open to all Americans with proof of a negative COVID test or a vaccination card.
26AUG21 - Fiji on Track to Reopen by December With 92 percent of the target population receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Fiji is progressing towards its goal of reopening by December.
20AUG21 - Bahamas mandates full vaccinations for all adult cruise guests. Ships must show proof of guests' vaccination status.
04AUG21 - Bahamas Implements New Travel Requirements Effective August 6. All fully vaccinated travelers, as well as children ages two through 11, will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a rapid antigen test or PCR test) taken no more than five days prior to the date of arrival to the Bahamas (or date of travel within the country). Unvaccinated travelers ages 12 and older must still obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than five days prior to the date of arrival (or date of inter-island travel). All children under the age of two are exempt from any testing requirements.
03AUG21 - Royal Caribbean says USVI prohibiting ships with unvaccinated passengers. Because of the new policy, Royal Caribbean is now requiring that all eligible passengers must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 if the cruise includes a USVI port call.
03AUG21 - Princess Cruises Completes First Voyage Following Extended Pause. With the conclusion of Majestic Princess' voyage to Alaska, Princess Cruises completed its first U.S. sailing since the pause of operations due to COVID.
02AUG21 - Royal Caribbean will require negative Covid tests from most guests. The policy change comes the same week that six passengers on the Adventure of the Seas tested positive for Covid-19; four of the guests were vaccinated.
30JUL21 - Disney Parks & Resorts To Require Face Masks Indoors Again Starting Friday, July 30 both resorts will require face coverings.
27JUL21 - US won't lift inbound travel restrictions, citing delta variant concerns
20JUL21 - Canada to Open US Border August 9: Quarantine Hotel Program Ends Same Day. The Canadian government says it will open the border to fully vaccinated...
16JUL21 - Canada lifting cruise ban on Nov. 1. The date effectively means that cruising won't begin in Canada until spring 2022 since the summer Alaska season and the summer/fall Atlantic Canada season will be over by November
15JUL21 - Vaccinated Individuals, Minors Can Visit Costa Rica Without Travel Insurance. Beginning August 1, Costa Rica will allow tourists fully vaccinated against COVID and minors under 18 to enter the country without travel insurance.
13JUL21 - Anguilla now requiring PCR test upon arrival. Travelers must remain at their hotel or villa while awaiting test results, which are usually delivered within 12 hours.
13JUL21 - Hawaii Adopts CommonPass Digital Health App to Bypass Quarantine. U.S. travelers to Hawaii with SMART Health Cards can use the CommonPass app to verify their vaccination status, bypassing select visitor requirements.
09JUL21 - Anguilla Open Only to Vaccinated Travelers; On-Island Restrictions Lifted Only fully vaccinated adult travelers are allowed entry to Anguilla, with exceptions for children under 18 and pregnant women. Learn more here.
08JUL21 - Switzerland is open again! The following entry regulations apply: from the U.S., when fully vaccinated, or recovered or by showing a proof of a negative Covid-19 test to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada
08JUL - U.K. to Drop Quarantine for Britons Returning From Amber Countries. Starting July 19, fully vaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom will no longer have to quarantine upon returning home from amber list countries.
06JUL21 - Americans Can Visit Ireland Without Quarantine From July 19. As of July 19, U.S. visitors will not need to quarantine upon arrival with proof of a vaccination or recent negative test or recovery from COVID.
06JUL21 - Sweden to Open to U.S. Travelers Starting June 30. Starting June 30, Americans will be able to visit Sweden with only a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours of travel
04JULK21 - Hawaii about to lift all entry restrictions for vaccinated U.S. visitors. As of July 8, all domestic travelers who have been fully vaccinated can forgo pre-arrival Covid testing and a 10-day quarantine.
01JUL21 - Sweden Opens Borders to Americans Starting June 30. Starting June 30, Americans will be able to visit Sweden with only a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 48 hours of travel.
01JUL21 - Ireland to Remove Quarantine Requirement for Americans July 19. From July 19, U.S. visitors who have been vaccinated, have a negative PCR test or have recovered from COVID will be able to visit Ireland without quarantining.
25JUN21 - The German government is lifting all travel restrictions for persons residing in the United States, effective Sunday, June 20, 2021,” the German Mission of the United States announced. “So starting Sunday, travel to Germany for all purposes will be permitted again. However, a proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or negative test result is still required for entry via air travel.”
25JUN21 - Beginning July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travelers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day 8 after entry. In addition, fully vaccinated travelers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel.
25JUN21 - Austria Reopening to Americans From June 24. Austria is opening to U.S. travelers on June 24, requiring proof of vaccination, recent recovery from COVID or a negative COVID test result.
25JUN21 - Czech Republic Labels U.S. as “Low-Risk,” Opens to U.S. Travelers. The United States joins the list of low-risk countries, allowing U.S. tourists to enter to the Czech Republic.
25JUN21 - Hawaii will allow vaccinated mainland travelers to skip pre-travel Covid testing. It marks the biggest step yet in fully reopening the state. It takes effect on 8 July, which is the same date Hawaii is relaxing other curbs. This includes restaurants to move to 75% capacity and allowing social gatherings of 25 people indoors and 75 outdoors. The easing of protocols comes as Hawaii inches toward its target of 60% of the population being fully vaccinated.
24JUN21 - Austria Welcoming Back U.S. Travelers From June 24. The Austrian Tourist Office announced the country is reopening to Americans who are vaccinated, negative for COVID or recently recovered.
24JUN21 - Americans Can Now Visit the Czech Republic. As of June 21, U.S. citizens can travel to the Czech Republic with a negative test result, proof of vaccination or recent recovery over COVID-19.
22JUN21 - Italian health minister Roberto Speranza announced that Italy will allow the entry of travelers from the United States under the requirements of the E.U.'s Green Certificate. That means U.S. travelers who can provide proof of vaccination, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative PCR- or rapid-antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival can travel to Italy without observing an isolation period on arrival. The new entry requirements are effective as of June 21.
22JUM21 - Germany Eases Travel Restrictions for American Tourists. U.S. travelers 6 and older must show proof they've been fully vaccinated or show proof they contracted COVID-19 and recovered between 28 days and six months before their trip.
18JUN21 - Princess Cruises to resume U.S. departures in September. The line will deploy eight ships between Sept. 25 and Nov. 28, sailing from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale.
17JUN121 - Portugal reopens to U.S. leisure travelers. American visitors must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
17JUN21 - Portugal Reopens to American Travelers With Negative COVID Test. Portugal, as of June 15, is welcoming all travelers from the United States with proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
16UN21 - Portugal reopens to U.S. leisure travelers. American visitors must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
16JUN21 - Monaco Has Reopened to North American Travelers. Travelers from North America can again visit the city-state, following France’s reopening on June 9.
15JUN21- Royal Caribbean is back sailing the Caribbean. The Adventure of the Seas set off on the cruise line's first Western Hemisphere sailing in more than 15 months on Saturday.
13JUN21 - USVI governor requests cruise exemption to Florida ban on 'vaccine passports'. Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the Florida law "could impact the health and well-being of millions of Caribbean residents when cruises resume to the region."
11JUN21 - US, UK to Announce Plans to Reopen Transatlantic Travel The air travel corridor has been shut down since 2020.
09JUN21 - Canada Could Reopen Border to U.S. June 22 Canada is looking to ease COVID-19-related travel restrictions at the U.S.-Canada border as soon as June 22.
08JUN21 - Hawaii Sets Plan to Ease Travel Restrictions for Visitors Once the state reaches a 60 percent vaccination rate (it's currently around 55 percent), it will allow vaccinated Americans to visit sans quarantine.
08JUN21 - St. Barth’s Reopening June 9 As part of France's reopening on Wednesday, St. Barth's will be open to travelers from select countries who are fully vaccinated.
08JUN21 - Spain Opens to All Vaccinated Travelers as of June 7 As of Monday, Spain is allowing the entry of travelers from outside of the E.U. or Schengen Area who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
08JUN21 - Hawaii to Ease Travel Restrictions From June 15. From June 15, people vaccinated in Hawaii can bypass quarantine without a negative test result. Further plans to fully reopen were also announced.
07JUN21 - Carnival sets dates for restart, says guests must be vaccinated Carnival president Christine Duffy said the CDC requirements for a cruise ship with an unvaccinated passenger base "will make it very difficult to deliver the experience our guests expect."
07JUN21 - St. Lucia gives vaccinated visitors more options.Visitors who get the Covid-19 shot can book a rental car and dine at more local shops and restaurants.
07JUN21 - St. Barts is reopening to fully vaccinated visitors .The measure is effective the same day that France reopens its borders.
07JUN21 - Puerto Rico Eases Entry Protocols. Government increases capacity at restaurants, museums and hotel pools
05JUN21 - Covid test is no longer required on arrival on Hawaii's Big Island Visitors are still subject to the statewide requirement of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of their departure or a mandatory quarantine period.
04JUN21 - France Reopening to Foreign Tourists, Including Americans, June 9. France today rolled out a plan to begin once again welcoming international leisure travelers as of June 9, effectively restarting transatlantic tourism following a 15-month hiatus. At that time, it will lift COVID-19 testing entry requirements for fellow Europeans who’ve been fully vaccinated and will also allow vaccinated tourists from most other parts of the world, although non-Europeans will need to be carrying a negative test.
03JUN21 - Saint Lucia Eases On-Island Protocols for Vaccinated Travelers Vaccinated travelers can stay at more hotels, dine at more local restaurants and take part in additional leisure activities.
01JUN21 - St. Kitts and Nevis is closing its borders to nonvaccinated travelers There is no timeline as to how long this regulation will be in effect.
28MAY21 - St. Kitts & Nevis Will Now Be Open Only to Fully Vaccinated Travelers With Exceptions For Kids.
27MAY21 - Puerto Rico Drops COVID Test Requirement for Vaccinated Travelers. Puerto Rico has relaxed entry protocols for inbound domestic travelers, including eliminating negative COVID-19 test requirements for those fully vaccinated.
27MAY21 - St. Kitts and Nevis Opening Only to Fully Vaccinated Travelers May 29 Effective May 29, only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry into St. Kitts and Nevis.
27MAY21 - The CDC has approved the first cruise to depart from U.S. in more than a year: The Celebrity Edge, scheduled to set sail on Saturday, June 26 from Port Everglades.
27MAY21 - Hong Kong gears up for cruise restart. The Hong Kong government is giving the green light to two cruise lines to resume short sailings from the city.
25MAY21 - Puerto Rico will relax entry protocols for inbound domestic travelers who are fully vaccinated, including the elimination of a negative Covid-19 test result, effective May 28. Those travelers must present a valid vaccination card upon entry.
21MAY21 - Spain Reopening to All Vaccinated Travelers June 7. Spain will reopen on June 7 to all people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of country of origin.
13MAY21 - New York's Times Square Edition hotel will reopen in June
13MAY21 - Tourism minister says Spain will be ready for COVID travel certificate in June
13MAY21 - The German government has agreed to let travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from infection avoid testing and quarantine when entering the country, unless they come from areas where variants of concern are prevalent.
13MAY21 - Israel opens to tourists from 14 destinations, Israel is set to open its borders to vaccinated and recovered tourists from 14 destinations starting May 23,
07MAY21 - Italy Readies Itself For Reopening In Second Half Of June
30APR21 - Vaccinated Americans Will Be Able to Visit E.U. This Summer Fully vaccinated Americans will be able to visit the European Union, according to the head of the European Commission. No reopening date has been set.
30APR21 - France to Reopen Borders June 9. France has detailed its reopening plans, which includes allowing the entry of visitors from outside the European Union from June 9.
30APR21 - Cruising From U.S. Waters Could Restart by Mid-July, CDC Says. In a letter to the cruise industry by the CDC this week, it said that cruising could restart by mid-July in U.S. waters.
30APR21 - Bahamas travel: Vaccinated Americans can skip the Covid-19 test. Unvaccinated travelers must continue to upload a negative PCR test result, taken within five days of arrival.
29APR21 - France to Reopen Borders June 9. France has detailed its reopening plans, which includes allowing the entry of visitors from outside the European Union from June 9.
29APR21 - Cruising From U.S. Waters Could Restart by Mid-July, CDC Says. In a letter to the cruise industry by the CDC this week, it said that cruising could restart by mid-July in U.S. waters.
29APR21 - Spain Could Reopen to Americans. This June Spain could reopen to American travelers this summer with a digital health certificate program in place.
29APR21 - New York City on Track to Fully Reopen July 1. New York City is planning to fully reopen July 1, which includes retail, bars and restaurants, theaters, offices and more
27APR21 - B.V.I. Drops Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Travelers. Fully vaccinated travelers must still take a test prior to travel and upon arrival but can then enjoy their vacation throughout the territory.
27APR21 - Hawaii governor expects vaccine passport to expand to all U.S. visitors by summer, The expansion hinges on how quickly Hawaii can have a verification system in place for those vaccinated outside the state, Gov. David Ige said.
26APR21 - Grenada outlines its protocols for vaccinated travelers. The island will have different requirements for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
26APR21 - EU Looks To Welcome Vaccinated American Tourists This Summer
26APR21 - Hawaii governor expects vaccine passport to expand to all U.S. visitors by summer. The expansion hinges on how quickly Hawaii can have a verification system in place for those vaccinated outside the state, Gov. David Ige said.
22APR21 - Greece Reopens International Tourism to Select Countries. This week, Greece reopened international tourism sans quarantine restrictions for travelers from the U.S, E.U. and other countries.
22APR21 - Nevada to Fully Reopen June 1. The path has been set for Nevada to fully reopen at 100 percent capacity by June 1.
22Aapr21 - France to “Progressively Lift” Travel Restrictions Starting in May. French President Emmanuel Macron says France will "progressively lift" travel restrictions, including for Americans, starting at the beginning of May.
22APR21 - Hawaii will begin allowing state residents who've been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to bypass COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements when they travel between islands beginning May 11.. The option will only be available to Hawaii residents who are at least 14 days past their final vaccination shot and received their shots in Hawaii.
21APR21 - The United States and Canada today announced the further extension of their mutual ban on non-essential land-border crossings through May 21.
21APR21 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has elevated its Travel Health Notice for the Bahamas to a Level 4, advising Americans to avoid all travel to the country due to the threat of COVID-19.
20APR21 - Anguilla: All visitors must be vaccinated, starting in July In the meantime, the island has lowered the required quarantine period for fully vaccinated visitors from 14 days to seven days.
16APR21 - Israel to Reopen to International Tourism May 23. On May 23, 2021, Israel will begin welcoming vaccinated groups of international travelers through a phased approach.
15APR21 - Anguilla: All visitors must be vaccinated, starting in July. In the meantime, the island has lowered the required quarantine period for fully vaccinated visitors from 14 days to seven days.
15APR21 - EU countries officially agree to digital health pass use to restart summer travel
14APR21 - New York lifts quarantine and testing requirements for international travelers. On Saturday, New York state announced that it was lifting its COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements for inbound international travelers, which arrives on the heels of another policy change, which ended New York’s quarantine mandate on visitors arriving from other U.S. states and territories as of April 1.
13APR21 - Nevada Will Return To Full Capacity on June 1.
12APR21 - U.K. to ease lockdown next week, will test vaccine passports. The government will test out a contentious "Covid-status certification" system as a tool to help travel and large events return safely.
11APR21 - Tahiti to Reopen to Tourism May 1. The Islands of Tahiti will officially reopen to international tourism on May 1, 2021, the president of French Polynesia announced this week.
07APR21 - For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has signaled that some cruising could restart from U.S. sometime this summer.
07APR21 - Norwegian Cruise Line will restart sailing from outside the U.S.. Norwegian's Jade, Joy and Gem will sail from Athens, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, respectively, starting in July.
07APR21 - Carnival president says the line may have 'no choice' but to sail outside the U.S. .The statement from Christine Duffy came on the day Carnival extended its U.S. operations pause through June.
05APR21 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on Friday said fully vaccinated people can now travel safely if they adhere to additional COVID-19 protocols.
03APR21 - American Airlines customers traveling from New York City (JFK) to Milan (MXP) and from JFK to Rome (FCO) will enjoy quarantine-free travel when service returns in the coming days and weeks. Prior to travel, customers will need to provide proof of the required negative COVID-19 test. Based on current Italian rules, upon arrival in Milan or Rome and after taking a second test at the airport producing a negative result, travelers will be able to forgo the local post-travel quarantine requirements, enabling customers to maximize their time while in Italy.
01APR21 - Delta Air Lines Will No Longer Block Middle Seats. The change will take place starting May 1st.
03APR21 - Delta Offers More Service to Iceland, First European Destination Open to Vaccinated Americans.
03APR21 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday that Americans who have received an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine can travel safely within the United States.
03APR21 - Croatia Latest Country To Waive Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers, The popular Eastern European destination has announced that fully vaccinated international travelers are now exempt.
31MAR21 - Disneyland Will Reopen on April 30th., 2021
31MAR21 - With Iceland reopening, airlines ramp up flights. Icelandair is expanding existing service to the island, while Delta and United will resume flights soon.
31MAR21 - Florida to ban vaccine passports. Theme parks will be banned from seeking proof of vaccination.
31MAR21 - Japan introducing digital vaccine certificates. It will allow people to upload proof of vaccination.
31MAR21 - New York becomes the first state to offer a Covid-19 vaccination digital pass (New York Times). New York State has introduced a digital app that allows individuals to prove they have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recently tested negative.
29MAR21 - Hawaii gets tourism surge as coronavirus rules loosen up. Tourists are traveling to Hawaii in larger numbers than officials anticipated, and many are wandering around Waikiki without masks, despite a statewide mandate to wear them in public.
29MAR21 - Several cruise lines are requiring vaccines, but not everyone is on board. Some travel advisors say many of their clients are disappointed with cruise line vaccine requirements for sailing.
19MAR21 - Disney Cruise Line plans its first summer sailings from Miami. Cruises from Miami aboard the Disney Dream will begin on June 7, 2022.
19MAR21 - Iceland opens its borders to vaccinated travelers. The country has opened its borders to all travelers who have been vaccinated against or can show proof of a previous Covid-19 infection
12MAR21 - Required Quarantine for Domestic Travel to New York Ending April 1ST.. While no longer required, quarantine after domestic travel is still advised. Mandatory quarantine for international travelers remains in effect.
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.
07JAN21 - Americans Still Visiting Mexico Despite COVID-19 Concerns. Over 500,000 Americans arrived in Mexico in November.
07JAN21 - Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause in Operations Until March 31.
07JAN21 - Holland America once again extending its pause of cruise operations for all departures through April 30, 2021.
07JAN21 - Princess Extends Pause of Cruise Operations Through May 14, 2021.
06JAN21 - U.K. air travelers to Newark will need negative Covid-19 test.
06JAN21 - Canada-bound flyers will need proof of a negative Covid test. Only results from molecular PCR tests taken within 72 hours of departure will be accepted.
06JAN21 - Kauai reopens to tourists, with caveats. Visitors arriving from stays on the state's other islands can now skip the required quarantine -- as long as they produce a negative Covid test.
05JAN21 - Curaçao Lifts Border Restrictions; All U.S. Travelers Able To Visit. American residents from every state will be allowed entry without the previously required 14-day quarantine so long as they adhere to the entry protocols.
04JAN21 - Dr. Fauci Says COVID-19 Vaccine Could Become Mandatory for Travel. It could also be required for in-person school attendance.
04JAN21 - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is now offering onsite, standard COVID-19 PCR testing, with results available within just three to five hours. The lab is housed in a shipping container next to Parking Structure 6, across from Terminal 6 on the lower, ‘Arrivals’ level.
31DEC20 - Turks & Caicos is now requiring a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken within five days of travel, rather than the previous requirement of a test to be taken within three days of travel.
29DEC20 - American Airlines Now Offering At-Home Testing, Health App for Chile Travel. American Airlines now offers a mobile app designed to help travelers understand COVID-19 documentation requirements for travel to Chile.
29DEC20 - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, Norwegian Cruise Line have made the decision to further suspend voyages for Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Joy with embarkation dates through and including March 31, 2021. March sailings on all other vessels were previously suspended.
29DEC20 - Sunday was no day of rest at U.S. airports The TSA said it screened more flyers that day than on any other day since the pandemic began.
29DEC20 - U.K. air travelers to Newark will need negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure will be required for United flyers arriving from across the pond.
28DEC20 - US Airlines Now Requiring Negative COVID Tests For UK Passengers.
28DEC20 - United and CDC Launch Contact Tracing Initiative on All Flights. United Airlines with the support of the CDC announced a program to collect customer contact information for all international and domestic flights.
28DEC20 - CDC Removes 14-Day Quarantine Recommendation When Returning From Travels. The CDC dropped the recommended 14-day quarantine for those returning from international destinations or from areas with a high concentration of COVID-19 cases.
28DEC20 - Hong Kong extends mandatory quarantine to 21 days Quarantine extended to contain new Covid strain.
28DEC20 - TSA screens pandemic record number of travelers Average of nearly one million a day at US airports.
28DEC20 - Los Cabos Keeps on Track for Tourism Recovery in 2021. Mexico remains one of the last places on Earth that Americans can travel to without threat of quarantine or even a COVID-19 testing requirement. We’ve reported on the surge in travel to Cancun and the Riviera Maya, but other regions of Mexico are also on the comeback trail.
26DEC20 - U.S. to Mandate Negative COVID-19 Test for All Air Travelers from the U.K.
25DEC20 - Kenya Airways resumes direct U.S. flights. The carrier is operating two weekly flights from New York JFK.
23DEC20 - New Covid test requirements for U.K.-U.S. flights. Delta and Virgin Atlantic customers will have to show proof of a negative test prior to departure; BA now requires negative test for U.K.-New York flights.
22DEC20 - Beaches Turks & Caicos Officially Reopens Doors on Dec. 21.
22DEC20 - New virus strains prompt travel restrictions with Britain. More and more countries around the world are restricting travel from Britain and elsewhere amid concerns about new strains of the coronavirus, as their governments analyze test results and try to find ways to protect their populations and hospital systems.
21DEC20 - The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the government of Bermuda have teamed up with U.S. wholesale chain Costco to provide Covid-19 testing that will soon be available to Bermuda-bound travelers.
21DEC20 - Virgin Atlantic kicks off six-week Covid testing trial. All 173 passengers and crew on Barbados flight return negative result.
18DEC20 - Hawaii shortens length of quarantine for arriving travelers. The new 10-day period is in line with guidance from the CDC issued at the beginning of this month.
17DEC20 - United and CDC Work on Contact Tracing for All International and Domestic Flights.
16DEC20 - United and CDC Partner on Contact Tracing Initiative for All Flights. The program for all international and domestic flights is designed to collect detailed, real-time information that will better support CDC efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
14DEC20 - Alaska Airlines offering Covid preclearance on Hawaii flights.
14DEC20 - US, Canada and Mexico Land Border Restrictions Extended to Jan 21st., 2021
11DEC20 - Anguilla to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in January 2021. Anguilla will receive COVID-19 vaccinations by January 19, 2021 as part of the U.K.'s procurement. Here's what it means for locals and travelers.
11DEC20 - United Airlines Eliminates Change Fees on All Flights Through March 2021.
10DEC20 - Delta and United eliminate change fees on international travel. The permanent no-change-fee rule applies to all tickets for travel originating in North America to anywhere in the world.
10DEC20 - Royal Caribbean Forced to Cut Singapore Cruise Short Due to COVID-19. The voyage to nowhere was forced to turn back early.
09DEC20 - American Offers Preflight COVID-19 Testing for U.S. Destinations with Travel Requirements.
09DEC20 - Royal Caribbean Has COVID Scare in Singapore; Dec. 10 Cruise Cancelled. Royal Caribbean is dealing with a COVID-19 scare involving one Singaporean guest onboard Quantum of the Seas this week.
08DEC20 - Chile to Reopens Borders With Strict Protocols.
08DEC20 - Machu Picchu Reopens to Tourists. Peru is beginning its tourism reactivation on November 1, including the opening of Machu Picchu and the resumptions of flights from the U.S.
08DEC20 - Italy to quarantine UK arrivals over Christmas.
07DEC20 - British Virgin Islands Reopens to Travelers With Comprehensive Protocols.
07DEC20 - Disney Cruise Line Cancels Sailngs Through February 2021.
07DEC20 - Delta and KLM to Offer COVID-Tested Flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam.
07DEC20 - Kauai makes two-week quarantine mandatory. Tourism to the Garden Isle is effectively shut down with the temporary opt-out from Hawaii's pretravel testing program.
04DEC20 - Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Most Itineraries Through Feb. 28, 2021.
02DEC20 - Royal Caribbean Group's brands have, in most cases, suspended voyages through at least February 28, 2021.
02DEC20 - Norwegian Cruise have made the decision to further suspend all voyages with embarkation dates through and including February 28, 2021, as well as voyages aboard Norwegian Bliss, Breakaway, Epic, Gem, Getaway, Jade, Jewel, Pearl, Pride of America, Sky and Sun with embarkation dates through March 31, 2021. March sailings on Norwegian Dawn, Spirit and Star were previously suspended. March sailings on Norwegian Encore, Escape and Joy remain intact.
02DEC20 - US-Canada Border Won’t Reopen Anytime Soon, Says Canadian PM Trudeau.
01DEC20 - Delta Launches Quarantine-Free Travel To Rome With New Testing Program. Starting December 19, Delta’s dedicated trial will test customers and crew on newly relaunched flights from Atlanta to Rome. The tests will exempt from quarantine on arrival in Italy all U.S. citizens permitted to travel to Italy for essential reasons, such as for work, health and education, as well as all European Union and Italian citizens.
01DEC20 - Kauai makes two-week quarantine mandatory.
01DEC20 - Canada Extends Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Looks like we won’t be able to travel to Canada anytime soon, nor will Canadians be able to travel here without quarantine.
30NOV20 - Kauai Drops Out of Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program.
29NOV20 - Millions Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday, Ignoring CDC’s Health Warnings.
29NOV20 - Delta to Launch New COVID-19 Testing Protocols For Quarantine Free Travel to Italy.
25NOV20 - P&O Cruises Extends Pause in Operations into April 2021.
25NOV20 - BA, American Airlines plan voluntary Covid-19 testing plan. The pilot program will offer voluntary testing starting Nov. 25 for passengers flying to Heathrow from New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
25NOV20 - Thailand announced a new tourist visa for U.S. travelers to apply in advance to visit safely for up to 60 days.
24NOV20 - Covid-19: England arrivals to be able to cut quarantine with private test (BBC.com) . People arriving in England from abroad will be soon able to reduce their quarantine by more than half if they pay for a Covid test after five days, the transport secretary has announced.
24NOV20 - Hawaii tightens Covid test and quarantine rules for visitors To avoid quarantine, visitors must have their test result uploaded to Hawaii's Safe Travels system or in hand at the time of their flight's departure.
24NOV20 - Qantas says Covid vaccination will be mandatory for international passengers.
24NOV20 - Disney Cruise Line Cancels Departures Through January 2021.
23NOV20 - South Africa Is Now Open to All International Travelers
23NOV20 - Hawaii makes mask wearing mandatory in all public spaces statewide.
23NOV20 - Princess Cruise Extends Pause of Cruising Through March 31, 2021.
23NOV20 - Holland America Cruise Extends Cruise Pause Through March 31, 2021.
23NOV20 - Seabourn Cruise Cancels More 2021 Voyages Pending a Cruising Restart.
23NOV20 - Delta Airlines Set to Keep Blocking Middle Seats Through March 30, 2021.
20NOV20 - Princess Cruise pause in global operations extended into 2021. All cruises sailing through March 31, 2021 and all cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of U.S. ports through November 1, 2021
19NOV20 - Delta will continue seat blocking through March.
18NOV20 - Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Through January 31 And Beyond. Additional sailings from Baltimore, Charleston, SC, Jacksonville, FL, Long Beach, CA, Mobile, AL, New Orleans and San Diego through February 28 are cancelled. Embarkations through March 26 by Carnival Legend from Tampa are cancelled
18NOV20 - FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again after 20-month grounding spurred by deadly crashes.
18NOV20 - Coronavirus testing before flying could become the norm as airlines try to boost confidence and woo travelers.
18NOV20 - BA, American Airlines plan voluntary Covid-19 testing plan. The pilot program will offer voluntary testing starting Nov. 25 for passengers flying to Heathrow from New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
18NOV20 - SeaDream Cancels All Caribbean Sailings in 2020 After 9 Test Positive for COVID.
18NOV20 - Chile to Reopen Borders November 23 With Strict Protocols. Chile is reopening its borders to international travelers arriving at Arturo Merino Benítez Airport beginning November 23rd.
17NOV20 - Botswana to Reopen Borders; International Flights Resume December 1st.
17NOV20 - Thailand Unveils Compulsory Medical Insurance for Visitors. Foreign visitors to Thailand are now able to purchase compulsory COVID-19 insurance policy online prior to visiting the country.
16NPV20 - Thailand to Require Medical Insurance for Foreign Visitors. Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission now allows overseas travelers to purchase Thai-based COVID-19 insurance online.
16NOV20 - Cruise Lines Continue to See Strong Bookings for Future Cruises due to vaccine news.
16NOV20 - United Airlines trials Covid-tested transatlantic flights. All passengers tested at Newark Airport before departure
16NOV20 - Barbados Partners With Medical Firm for Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test.
16NOV20 - American Airlines will begin offering customers a mobile app to make travel to international destinations easier, dubbed VeriFLY.
14NOV20 - Disney World Parks Increase Capacity to 35 Percent.
13NOV20 - Disneyland Resort hotels will remain closed through 2020.
13NOV20 - American Airlines set to roll out app to aid with Covid-era travel. The Verifly app will debut on Nov. 18 for passengers on select flights originating in or connecting through Miami.
13NOV20 - South Africa opens its borders to all travelers. Visitors must present negative Covid-19 test results upon entry or they will have to quarantine.
12NOV20 - South Africa will lift restrictions on all international travel.
12NOV20 - Aruba Teams up With JetBlue for Pre-departure COVID-19 Testing.
11NOV20 - Atlantis Paradise Island reopening in December 10th., with the Baha Mar complex also set to resume operations, the two largest resorts in the Bahamas will be open for the holiday season.
11NOV20 - Irish study links Covid cases to international flight. The Ireland Health Service study says 13 people linked to one flight over the summer went on to infect 46 others in the country.
10NOV20 - Second Wave of COVID-19 Threatening European Tourism Recovery A new surge in coronavirus cases and the reintroduction of travel restrictions have halted European tourism recovery.
10NOV20 - All Four Couples Resorts in Jamaica Will Finally Be Open on Dec. 1st.
10NOV20 - Austrian Airlines has announced that it will be moving into the second phase of its mandatory coronavirus testing pilot program. The scheme will see it become mandatory for passengers on certain Austrian flights to produce a negative COVID-19…
10NOV20 - Britain is making good progress with a plan to allow COVID-19 tests to cut a 14-day quarantine period for those returning from abroad, a change which could help fuel a travel recovery once current lockdowns end, the transport minister said.
09NOV20 - St. Kitts & Nevis Revises Requirements for Visitors Yet Again.
06NOV20 - AA to offer Covid testing for flyers to Belize, Grenada, St. Lucia, but its planned testing collaborations with the governments of Jamaica and the Bahamas are on hold.
06NOV20 - Global air traffic improves slightly in September, IATA says It was still down 72.8% year over year.
06NOV20 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control let its "No Sail Order" expire Saturday night, and issued a framework for conditional cruise restart.
06NOV20 - The Bahamas Revises Travel and Entry Protocols. The mandatory "vacation-in-place" requirement was replaced by COVID-19 health insurance, monitoring procedures and on-island rapid testing.
05NOV20 - MSC Cruises suspends more voyages until mid-December.
05NOV20 - World's six largest airlines have lost USD110 billion in revenue. Delta hardest hit with USD22.4 billion in lost revenue.
05NOV20 - Japan's cruise ships sail again under strict protocols.
05NOV20 - JetBlue Airways will continue limiting seats sold on each flight into early 2021.
04NOV20 - Mexican state of Jalisco, the resort town of Puerto Vallarta in lockdown through Nov. 13,th. as Covid spikes.
04NOV20 - JetBlue Airways will continue limiting seats sold on each flight into early 2021.
04NOV20 - American Airlines Expands Pre-Flight Testing Program to New Destinations, Belize, Grenada, and St. Lucia starting next month, American will offer travelers tan at-home test PCR test.
04NOV20 - Canada Extends Ban on Cruising Until March 2021.
02NOV20 – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines suspends all sailing to Dec 31st. 2020
02NOV20 - New York dumps travel restrictions, instead announces mandatory COVID-19 tests for tourists. The state of New York is eliminating its restriction demanding that visitors from a list of 41 states – more than three-quarters of the country – quarantine for 14 days after arriving in New York.
02NOV20 - 'Pandemic fatigue': Pent-up demand is driving holiday flight bookings despite COVID-19 spikes.
02NOV20 - Wilderness Safaris Reopening to Guests in Namibia This November.
02NOV20 - The CDC lifted the No Sail Order for cruise ships today, ending a more than seven-month ban on large cruise ship operations in U.S. waters and provides a path for cruising.
02NOV20 - British Virgin Islands’ entry requirements include three-phase Covid testing.
02NOV20 - England Goes on Month-Long Lockdown.
02NOV20 - Mexico, Caribbean 2021 Bookings Gain Momentum. Riviera Maya/Cancun, Los Cabos and the Dominican Republic are top sellers.
02NOV20 - From Norwegian Cruise Line - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, we have made the decision to further suspend all voyages through December 31, 2020.
30OCT20 - United will provide free rapid Covid-19 tests for passengers booked on select flights between Newark and London Heathrow from Nov. 16 through Dec. 11th.
30OCT20 - Canada Extends Ban on Most Cruise Ships Through Feb. 28, 2021.
30OCT0 - Hawaii’s Lanai Closes to Visitors Following Tourism Reopening.
30OCT20 - Jamaica to Begin Charging Visitors for Insurance Coverage. Visitors must pay $40 as part of the island's Jamaica Cares program to cover emergency medical services.
30OCT20 - Disneyland Paris to Close After France Announces Lockdown.
30OCT20 - Hong Kong bans Air India flights again More Covid cases found on inbound flight.
29OCT 20 - The latest Caribbean travel protocols for U.S. visitors.
29OCT20 = Princess Cruises cancels its largest-ever Australia season.
29OCT20 - Peru's Machu Picchu reopening Sunday after pandemic closure.
29OCT20 - Harvard Study: Flying Offers Lower Risk of COVID-19 Than Grocery Shopping.
28OCR20 - Bahamas May Delay Planned November 1 Reopening Tourism minister says travelers unlikely to visit with amenities closed.
28OCT20 - Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Operations in Australia Through May 31, 2021.
28OCT20 - Wilderness Safaris Reopening to Guests in Namibia. This November Wilderness Safaris will start welcoming guests to Doro Nawas, the new Little Kulala and Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp from various dates in November.
27OCT20 - Jamaica made official its plans to launch a mandatory travel protection and emergency services program next month that will cost $40 per traveler.
27OCT20 - Iberostar launches initiative to cover Covid costs Its Travel at Ease initiative is a complimentary program for guests at its resorts in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil.
27OCT20 - Machu Picchu Reopening to International Visitors November 1st.
27OCT20 - St. Kitts & Nevis Announces Travel Requirements For Reopening October 31st. U.S. passengers must complete the Entry Form on the federal website (www.covid19.gov.kn), submit a negative PCR test completed within 72 hours.
26OCT20 - Costa Rica is dropping Covid-testing requirements and fully reopening. The country will open its borders to all international travelers beginning Nov. 1st.
26OCT20 - Hawaiian Airlines will be back to all its mainland gateways in December. The airline's website shows East Coast flights beginning Dec. 18th.
26OCT20 - Spain Declares New State of Emergency to Last Until May 2021.
26OCT20 - Peru Welcomes Back Visitors as Machu Picchu Gradually Reopens.
23OCT20 - The European Union plans to remove Canada, Tunisia and Georgia from its list of countries whose residents should be allowed to visit the bloc amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to EU officials familiar with the matter.
23OCT20 - Southwest Airlines to Stop Blocking Middle Seats on December 1st.
23OCT20 - Carnival Scores Another Win in Battle to Restart Sailings. Due to a favorable ruling by a judge in a federal hearing, the Carnival Corporation could still resume cruise sailings in the United States on December 1st.
22OCT20 - Pleasant Holidays teams with CVS Health to direct travelers to pretravel testing options.
22OCT20 - Survey Says: 95 Percent Want to Travel By the End of 2021.
22OCT20 - Qatar Airways’ Data Shows 99.988% of its Passengers Travel COVID-19-free.
22OCT20 - St. Kitts & Nevis has announced that it will begin Phase 1 of its staged reopening to outside visitors on October 31st. with entry requirements.
21OCT20 - CDC recommends mask-wearing on all transportation systems. The U.S. Travel Association applauded the agency's guidance, which suggests operators refuse boarding to anyone not wearing a mask.
21OCT20 - New California Rules Mean Disneyland Won’t Reopen Anytime Soon.
20OCT20 - Shows about to hit the stage on the Las Vegas Strip, Productions resuming are "Absinthe" on Oct. 28 at Caesars Palace, "Piff the Magic Dragon" at the Flamingo and "X Country" at Harrah's, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino reopened its Delirious Comedy Club on Oct. 15th.
20OCT20 - Canada government Keeping US Border Closed For Another Month.
19OCT20 - In-Flight COVID-19 Transmission Incidence Is Low, IATA Study Finds.
19OCT20 - TSA has tracked 1.03 million passengers on Sunday Oct 18th.
19OCT20 - Thousands arrive in Hawaii on the first day(Oct 15th) of pre-travel testing.
19OCT20 - Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Now Set to Resume Sailings on Dec. 18th.
19OCT20 - United Debuts Eight New Routes and Boosts Flights to Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.
19OCT20 - Dominica Launches “Safe In Nature” Commitment For Visitors.
17OCT20 - Atlantis Paradise Island Aiming to Reopen Before Year End. Phased opening and COVID-19 free “bubble” planned for Paradise Island property.
15OCT20 - COVID-19 Testing Facility at Boston Logan to Open in November.
15OCT20 - The Bahamas Introduces New Testing Protocols For Travel. The new protocols will require visitors and returning citizens and residents to obtain a RT-PCR (swab) test no more than seven days prior to their travel to the Bahamas.
15OCT20 - Curaçao Opens to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Residents.
15OCT20 - American Airlines Boosting Flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
14OCT20 - Spain's government imposes a state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid The action, which took immediate effect and lasts for two weeks, forced Madrid authorities to restore restrictions on travel.
14OCT20 - Delta Air Lines Will Stop Blocking Middle Seats in First Half of Next Year.
14OCT20 - On Sunday, Oct. 11, TSA screened 984,354 passengers at U.S. airport checkpoints, the highest number since April 14 and the third time out of the previous four days that passenger volumes exceeded 900,000.
14OCT20 - Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Delays Reopening.
14OCT20 - European Union countries on Tuesday approved a series of guidelines including a "traffic-light" system aimed at facilitating free movement across the bloc and avoiding further travel disruption during the coronavirus pandemic.
14OCT20 - Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico Added to WTTC’s Safe Travels List.
14OCT20 The COVID Effect Continues: Delta Records Third Quarter Loss of $6.9 Billion.
13OCT20 - Bahamas is dropping the 14-day quarantine requirement, effective Nov. 1st.
13OCT20 - Dominican Republic totally eliminated the entry requirement for proof of a negative test upon entry, substituting a rapid Breathalyzer-style test performed on randomly selected travelers upon arrival.
13OCT20 - Jamaica is planning to launch a new element to add to its entry protocols. The country plans to ramp up its health protection measures for visitors with the introduction of a mandatory comprehensive health insurance program, come Nov. 1st.
12OCT20 - Curacao plans to reopen its borders to U.S. travelers early next month but only to residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
12OCT20 - Spain's government imposes a state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid.
12OCT20 - Aviation Officials Find Low Risk for Coronavirus Transmission on Planes. “The risk of a passenger contracting COVID-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travelers, that’s one case for every 27 million travelers,” Dr. David Powell, IATA’s Medical Advisor.
09OCT20 - Hawaii Moving Forward With COVID-19 Testing Program Despite Resistance The state’s testing program is scheduled to launch on October 15.
09OCT20 - The Singapore Tourism Board has cleared the way for cruising to resume starting in November by two cruise lines that homeport ships in the island-nation – Royal Caribbean International and Dream Cruises.
09OCT20 - Royal Caribbean Cancels Quantum of the Seas Cruises Through March 2021
09OCT20 - Panama Reopens Borders To All International Travelers With Safety Guidelines.
09OCT20 - Hong Kong Tourism Board Launches a Hygiene Protocol for Visitors.
09OCT20 - California in 'no hurry' to allow Disneyland to reopen.
08OCT20 - Hurricane Delta Leaves Resorts in Cancun, Riviera Maya Largely Unscathed Hurricane Delta, a Category 4 level storm, hit the Yucatan peninsula this week, but fortunately no resorts were damaged.
08OCT20 - Major Cruise Lines to Test All Crew and Passengers for COVID-19.
07OCT20 - Big Island is opting out of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, which is set to launch on October 15. The announcement came on Tuesday but Hawaii island major Harry Kim, according to the Star Advertiser. This means that visitors to the Big Island will still be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
06OCT20 - Cancun Airport Reports Surge in Arrivals, New Service From Europe.
06OCT20 - Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises have announced the extension of its suspension of global voyages through November 30th.
06OCT20 - Costa Smeralda Cruise Restarts Oct. 10 From Savona With Italy Itinerary.
06OCT20 - U.S. CDC Extends Its "No Sail Order" Through October 31st.
05OCT20 - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, Norwegian Cruise Lines made the decision to further suspend all voyages through and including November 30, 2020.
05OCT20 - Canada Reopens Borders to Extended Families, Couples, Students.
05OCT20 - Alaska Airlines Launches Rapid COVID-19 Testing on Hawaii Routes
05OCT20 - Bahamas Debuts New Testing Protocols to Eliminate Need to Quarantine.
05OCT20 - Belize Officially Reopens International Airport To Leisure Travel.
02OCT20 - Airlines start furloughing tens of thousands of workers. American Airlines and United Airlines are furloughing a combined 32,000 positions but they could reverse these if an agreement is reached.
02OCT20 - St Kitts ready to reopen to tourists by month-end
02OCT20 - The Bahamas Introduces New Testing Protocols For Travel. Begining Nov 1st., all visitors and returning citizens and residents to obtain a RT-PCR (swab) test no more than seven days prior to their travel to the Bahamas.
02OCT20 - President Donald Trump and the first lady have tested positive for Coronavirus.
02OCT20 - CDC Officially Extends Cruise “No Sail” Order Through Oct. 31st.
02OCT20 - American to Begin Preflight COVID-19 Testing on International Routes, starting with Jamaica and the Bahama.
02OCT20 - Japan Begins to Reopen Its Borders for International Travel.
02OCT20 - Grenada Is Now Open to All International Visitors
02OCT20 - St. Kitts & Nevis to Reopen Borders on October 31, 2020.
02OCT20 - Uganda Reopens Borders October 1 With New Safety Measures.
01OCT20 - Carnival Cruise Line says it's voluntarily canceling all cruises through Sept. 30, 2020, amid concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
01OCT20 - American Airlines announced it is working with international governments to begin offering pre-flight COVID-19 testing for travelers flying to other countries.
01OCT20 - Nevada Approves Plans to Allow Large Meetings, Conventions.
01OCT20 - COVID-19 October Travel Restrictions: Latest Quarantine Rules for US States.
01OCT20 - Ireland Says It’s Ready When COVID Rules Allow International Visitors.
30SEP20 - Trump Administration Reportedly Extends No Sail Order for Cruises. CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield was overruled on extending the “no-sail order” into 2021. The order will extend through the month of October.
30SEP20 - Disney Parks Lay Off 28,000 Employees, Majority Part Time
30SEP20 - Panama said it would reopen its borders to international visitors from all countries on Oct. 12, 2020.
30SEP20 - Cunard Sets Return to Mediterranean Cruising with Queen Elizabeth
30SEP20 - JetBlue Plans a New At-Home Solution for COVID-19 Tests.
29SEP20 - Postpone travels to Canada, as travel restrictions extended till Halloween. Canada has once again extended travel restrictions to foreign travelers till October 31st.
29SEP20 - The Islands of Tahiti are open and prepared to welcome visitors safely, inviting them to enjoy the famous Tahitian hospitality and reconnect with their senses.
29SEP20 - The Cancun International Airport reached three hundred operations in a single day on the third weekend of September, a third of which were international.
29SEP20 - Las Vegas McCarran Airport Traffic Increase is a Good Barometer for the travel Industry, 1.7 million travelers passed through its gates in the month of August.
29SEP20 - Hotel Profitability Is Up in Most Regions, Except the US.
29DEP20 - United Pilots Approve a Deal to Avoid Almost 3,000 Furloughs
28SEP20 - Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Drive-Through COVID-19 Tests at Select Airports.
28SEP20 - The Caribbean continues to be one of the most accessible destinations for Americans as the world slowly reopens in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and as the calendar flips to October, travelers can look forward to a handful of hotel and resort reopenings from Cancun to Guadeloupe.
28SEP20 - U.S. Virgin Island Tourism Commissioner Urges Strict Compliance with COVID-19 Protocols
28SEP20 - All cruise lines are gearing up for pent up demand on 2021 and 2022 sailings.
26SEP20 - US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing in the Americas.
25SEP20 = Europe is at a “decisive moment” in dealing with its second wave of Covid-19 infections, and the buck falls on its citizens to prevent the deaths and economically ruinous lockdowns seen this spring, the European Union’s Health Commissioner warned yesterday.
25SEP20 - Helsinki Airport has deployed sniffer dogs to detect Covid-19.
25SEP20 - United Airlines on Sept. 24 became the first U.S. airline to launch a COVID-19 pilot testing program for travelers that could make it easier for them to manage quarantine requirements and entry conditions of popular destinations around the world. Starting on Oct. 15, customers traveling on United from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Hawaii will have the option to take a rapid test at the airport or a self-collected, mail-in test ahead of their trip.
24SEP20 - British Virgin Island to Reopen to International Visitors December 1, 2020
24SEP20 - Trump Administration Announces New Set of Cuba Restrictions on lodging, meetings and exhibitions in Cuba, in addition to banning alcohol and cigars.
24SEP20 - Curtain Bluff on Antigua will reopen for its 59th season, following a temporary closure, and again begin welcoming guests beginning October 24
24SEP20 - On Wednesday, Missouri officials announced that Gov. Mike Parson and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.
24SEP20 - Greece arrivals down 70 percent, the nation plots its post-pandemic future with a focus on sustainable tourism.
23SEP20 - The Retreat Costa Rica, a wellness boutique resort located on on a mountain in Atenas is again welcoming guests from the United States.
23SEP20 - St. Lucia , regular airlift from the US has resumed with American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue. Marketing efforts focus on the major gateways of South Florida / Miami, Atlanta, the New York tri-state area, as well as key feeder markets of Chicago and Dallas.
23SEP20 - The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 200,000 -- the most fatalities of any country in the world.
23SEP20 - More Caribbean Islands Reopen to Visitors British Virgin Islands announces tourism relaunch as Sint Maarten, arrival restrictions applies.
23EP20 - Disney presses California for guidance on reopening Disneyland. The Anaheim parks have remained shuttered for some six months while other Disney parks around the world have reopened.
23SEP20 - A United States Territory, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI)—a cluster of tropical islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea—began welcoming leisure travelers again on September 19, following a one-month hiatus and with new protocols in place.22SEP20 - Hawaii will forgo the mandatory 14 day quarantine beginning Oct 15th. 2020, by providing a valid negative CPVID-19 test result up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
22SEP20 - Southwest Airlines wiil keep the middle seats open through November 30 to provide Customers more personal space onboard. Customers can pick their seat—if you’re traveling together, you’re welcome to sit together.
22SSEP20 - Hotel Occupancy Rates in Cancun, Isla Mujeres on the Rise Occupancy rates reached 40 percent for the first time since COVID-19.
22SEP20 - 16 Popular Travel Destinations Open to Americans This Fall. Americans aren't limited to domestic getaways this autumn. Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Egypt, French Polynesia, Jamaica, The Maldives, Mexico, Saint Lucia, South Korea, Turkey, Turks and Caicos. Arrival restrictions applies.
21SEP20 - Travel restrictions on the United States’ shared borders with Canada and Mexico have been extended through Oct. 21, acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan announced on Twitter Friday.
21SEP20 - MSC Grandiosa Completes Five Cruises During COVID-19 Crisis.
21SEP20 - AREA15 Opens as First Art & Entertainment Complex in Las Vegas.
21SEP20 - Colombia Reopens International Flight Service as Tourism Restarts.
21SEP20 - Las Vegas Bars Set to Reopen Limited capacity, social distance, face masks in place.
20SEP20 - Execs Say US Cruises Could Restart, Based on Success in Europe With large- and small-scale cruising having already restarted in Europe.
19DEC20 - CANCUN HAS BECOME ONE OF TOP DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD DURING THE PANDEMIC, and more airlines are adding connectivity to keep up with the demand.
18SEP20 - COVID-19 Cases in Europe Rising Faster Than “Peak” in March. The weekly coronavirus cases in Europe are rising faster now than they were during the pandemic’s peak in March, the World Health Organization says.
18SEP20 - Holland America Extends “Save Now, Cruise Later” Promotion. Free drinks, free gratuities, free specialty dining and more are available through September 30, 2020.
18SEP20 - Puerto Rico Reopens Beaches, Casinos and More. Hotel pools are open at 25% capacity, malls and retail stores are operating at 50% capacity. These news measures are currently in effect until October 2, 2020.
18SEP20 - Spirit starts biometric bag drop at LaGuardia, O'Hare. New biometric bag drop machines that Spirit has begun operating at New York LaGuardia and Chicago O'Hare have the potential to be transformative for U.S. flyers.
18SEP20 - Cruise execs: Europe sailings show that U.S., too, is ready. With large- and small-ship cruising underway in Europe, industry stakeholders are encouraged that success there can be replicated in the U.S.
18SEP20 - Hawaii postpones pre-travel COVID-19 testing program to October 15th., 2020. Hawaii Governor David Ige postponed the start of the destination’s pre-travel COVID-19 test program for the third time in three months on Wednesday, saying his plan to welcome trans-Pacific visitors back to the Aloha State will now start Oct. 15th., 2020.
17SEP20 - Senators Introduce Bill to Safely Bring Back Cruising in US. Two United States senators introduced a new act establishing a task force to address the changes needed to allow cruise lines to resume operations. According to an official statement, Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio.
17SEP20 - Hawaii to Allow Travelers to Bypass Quarantine If They Provide Negative COVID-19 Test.
17SEP20 - Walt Disney World is NOW OPEN, as it reopened July 11, 2020. Also, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT and Hollywood Studios are now open to visitors. Please refer to Disney’s health guidelines during your visit.
17SEP20- Mexican Caribbean Announces End to Sargassum Season.
15SEP20 - Quintana Roo Advances Reopening Plan. The tourist destinations of Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres and more increase hotel and tourist capacity to 60 percent.
14SEP20 - American Airlines Introduces Sherpa to Help with Destination Entry Requirements, and the Go-to Tools.
15SEP20 - 36 AMResorts Are Now Open, With More on the Way. As of early September, 36 properties in the AMResorts collection throughout Mexico and the Caribbean are now open, with more reopenings coming in October and November. All properties are expected to be open by November.
10SEP20 - Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to Resume Sailings November 4, 2020
03SEP20 - Alaska Airlines say goodbye change fees, The airline announced on September 1 that they were eliminating change fees permanently on all domestic and international tickets.
02SEP20 - No More Change Fees for American Airlines, except for Basic Economy fares.
01DSEP20 - Delta Eliminates Change Fees with exception of Basic Economy fares.
31AUG20 - United Airlines Permanently Dropping Change Fees, but not applies to Basic Economy fares.
28AUG20 - Costa Rica Adds Six U.S. States To List Of Destinations Authorized To Visit. As of September 1, in addition to residents of New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut, those who live in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. will be permitted to enter. Two weeks later, on September 15, residents of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado will also be permitted to enter.
28AUG20 - Welcome Back to RIU Hotels & Resorts. RIU Hotels & Resorts is ready to welcome you back and 21 of our Hotels are now reopened.
13AUG20 - Southwest Airlines recently announced an update and a clarification to their face covering policy. As of July 27, all passengers on Southwest flights will be required to wear a face covering. The airline made the announcement in a July 22 press release: “Effective July 27, due to the safety risk of COVID-19 transmission.
12AUG20 - Masks Required on Alaska Airlines Flights as of August 7th., 2020.
05AUG20 - How HEPA Filters Have Been Purifying Cabin Air Since the 1990s. The HEPA filters in use on American’s fleet capture at least 99.97% of airborne microbes by circulating the cabin air once every 2 to 4 minutes. Article by American Airlines Vacations
29JUL20 - CDC Extends No Sail Order Again. On July 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) again extended the No Sail Order for cruise ships till September 30th., 2020.
What is Open?? What is Not??
Last Updated on Sep 15th., 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,
- All travelers are required to complete an online Pre-Travel Authorization and/or a negative COBID test results within 3 days ofarrival.
Caribbean Islands Not Open to US Visitors;
Bonaire, British Virgin Islands(Dec 1st. Opening), Cayman Islands, Curacao, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Monserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis,
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 CPVID-19 test result up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
* Oahu, Maui. Kauai, Big Island, Lanai, Molokai
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.