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JANUARY 24, 2021 - Looking forward

The list of international travel destinations that your clients can safely travel to is ever-changing, so all outbound U.S. or Canadian passengers should check with the U.S. Embassy or Canadian Government and their preferred airline before finalizing travel plans.

This week’s highlighted destinations for U.S. & Canadian travelers:

Caribbean/Mexico:

  • Turks & Caicos: Open to Canadians and Americans with restrictions. Due to a rise in cases, a curfew is now imposed on Grand Turk from 8pm to 5am (until January 27, 2021).

  • Antigua: Open to Canadians and Americans with restrictions. All travelers arriving by air must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 7 days of their flight (not required for children under 12 years of age). Fill out an online health form. All arriving passengers will be monitored for Covid-19 for periods of up to 14 days. Curfew in effect from 11pm to 5am.

  • Mexico: Open to Canadians and Americans with no restrictions.
     

Latin America:

  • Costa Rica: Open to Canadians and Americans with restrictions. Our Destination Experts can facilitate PCR testing for clients before their return home to the U.S. or Canada.

  • Ecuador/Galapagos: Open to Canadians and Americans with restrictions. As of January 11, 2021, antigen rapid test can be performed on a random basis to passengers arriving into Quito or Guayaquil.
     

Europe:

  • Montenegro: Open to Canadians and Americans as of January 12, 2021. No test required.

  • Turkey: Open to Canadians and Americans with restrictions. International passengers age 6 years and older traveling to Turkey are required to have taken a Covid-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight. Passengers must submit their test results to the airline at the time of check-in. Borders open to all travelers with temperature check upon arrival. This requirement will remain in effect until March 1, 2021.

  • Croatia: Open to Canadians and Americans. Entry allowed with a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours. Travelers also have the option of being tested upon entry at their own expense, but they must self-isolate until test results confirmed. Travelers must also prove they are traveling for urgent personal/family reasons, business reasons or other economic interest (Tourism is considered to be an economic interest).
     

Africa:

  • Egypt: Open to Canadians and Americans with restrictions. All travelers must present a medical certificate issued 72 hours before entry on arrival proving they are not infected with Covid-19. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from this requirement. Travelers departing from Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America and Canada, as well as London Heathrow, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Frankfurt airports, will be permitted to enter with a negative Covid-19 test no older than 96 hours. Tourists must hold a valid travel insurance to cover medical expenses in Egypt. Health checks may take place at the airport for all travelers entering Egypt.
     

Important Note for Returning U.S./Canada Passengers:

  • U.S.: Starting January 26, 2021, all U.S. passengers over the age of 2 years must provide one of the following before boarding their flight back home:

    • A negative Covid-19 test result (PCR or Antigen) taken within 72 hours prior.

    • Documentation of having recovered from Covid-19 and approved to travel by a doctor.

  • Canada: As of January 7, 2021, all Canadian passengers over the age of 5 years must provide a negative Covid-19 test result (PCR or LAMP) taken within the 72 hours prior.

• Starting 25 January 2021, an FFP2 mask is mandatory on all Austrian Airlines flights to and from Austria. Community (fabric) masks and surgical masks will no longer be permitted. The mask requirement for passengers between 6 and 14 years of age and pregnant women remain unchanged.
• Starting 1 February 2021, a medical protective mask (surgical mask or FFP2 mask or a mask with the KN95/N95 standard) is mandatory on all Lufthansa Group flights to and from Germany. Community (fabric) masks will no longer be permitted

PLEASE LOOK BACK FOR ALL UPDATES OVER THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS.  

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