COVID-19 Considerations for Travel
As time goes on, places all around the world are opening and are once again allowing visitors to enter their borders. With an attempt to go back to normal – most places that are allowing travel are taking precautions to keep everyone safe. Many regulations have been put into place, whether they require travelers to take COVID tests or to wear a face mask. We know that you miss traveling – so we want to keep you updated on where you can go on your next adventure!
Many destinations within the Caribbean are open for travel including Antigua, the US Virgin Islands, Barbuda, and Jamaica. St Lucia, along with several other islands, are requiring a negative COVID test result within 48 to 72 hours before departure to the islands. The Bahamas are currently welcoming in private flights and yachts and starting July 1st everyone will be able to visit. Following the Bahamas, Bermuda is also allowing travel starting July 1st. Turks and Caicos will open their borders July 22nd and Puerto Rico will open theirs on July 15th. Starting July 1, Aruba will be welcoming residents of Canada, Europe, and other Caribbean islands, excluding the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and will allow Americans to enter starting July 10th.
As Jamaica is reopening its borders to international travelers, they have implemented a phased reopening plan with controlled entry. Phase one will take place from June 15th to June 30th and requires travelers to secure a travel authorization which can be obtained online on www.visitjamaica.com. It is important to know that throughout their journey, it is important for individuals to wear masks and take precautions to protect themselves as well as those around them. Travelers that coming from areas with a high presence of COVID or who are at high risk will be tested among arrival. Some popular destinations in Jamaica are Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, and Kingston. Negril is a well-known beach destination and has some of the country’s most stunning sunsets looking over their sea-facing cliffs. For more information on travel to Jamaica, please refer to the US Embassy website: https://jm.usembassy.gov/
The Bahamas, which is constructed of 700 islands, has crystal clear waters and paradise beaches. Entry requirements for the Bahamas differ based on where you are traveling to. They have implemented a phased tourism plan. Like Jamaica, phase one runs from June 15th to June 30th but only allows boaters, yachters, and private aviation. Phase two, which starts July 1st allows commercial travel. For more travel regulations and guidelines, visit https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening. Some well-known Bahamas destinations are Nassau, Grand Bahama, Great Abaco, and Eleuthera. The Grand Bahama is well known for its beaches, reefs, and all-inclusive resorts. For more information on travel to the Bahamas, please refer to the US Embassy website: https://bs.usembassy.gov/
If you are interested in visiting any of these destinations, we can help you! Contact us by calling us at 262-642-2553 or email us at Fiveoclocksomewheretravel@gmail.com.
Many European countries are permitting travel – but only for EU nations and citizens. Currently. no travelers from outside the European Union are restricted from traveling to EU countries. We will post updates regarding travel restrictions as they are lifted.
Greece will allow in international flights to the country starting July 1st. Once arrived, visitors will likely be randomly tested and will need to follow some guidelines regarding virus restrictions and policies.
Parts of Mexico are open for travel and restrictions are being lifted state by state. Quintana Roo is currently allowing travel in destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Tulum.
Puerto Rico will be open to international travelers starting July 15 and will be subjected to testing, screenings, and lower capacities.
In the United States, restrictions are in place and differ state by state. Las Vegas, a big US travel destination is slowly welcoming back visitors. Casinos and resorts such as Caesars Palace, Excalibur, Downtown Grand, and Bellagio are now open with ‘Vegas Smart’ in place, which are regulations that bring light to being mindful and safe when visiting Las Vegas. A very popular attraction that is home to Las Vegas is a two-and-a-half-mile long span of buildings known as The Strip. Its full of entertainment, fine dining, beautiful sights, and hotels. For more information about open casinos, resorts, transportation, and more visit https://lvcva.app.box.com/s/r5rbzqouhrby6dqlifyuavt32rn5bl5p.
Florida Keys opened up to visitors starting June 1st but will implement 50 percent occupancy until at least June 15th.
If you are interested in visiting Las Vegas destinations, contact us by calling 262-642-2553 or email us at Fiveoclocksomewheretravel@gmail.com.
Aruba is in a reopening phase with boarders opening to Europeans on July 1st and later to Americans on July 10th with medical protocols put into place.
For additional information, be sure to check the US Embassy for the country of choice! https://www.usembassy.gov/