The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has so far declined to issue new guidance on travel for vaccinated Americans due to concerns about travel-related surges but is "looking forward" to updating guidance once more people get protected. Updated guidance according to the Biden administration is expected to be made around May 1.
As of now, all air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.
A survey by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) revealed that as many as two-thirds of global destinations are open for tourism of some sort– meaning you might not have to cancel your dreams of a holiday just yet.
The article stated that:
Although most countries are still choosing to keep their borders closed, it is a great and hopeful finding that some are starting to implement new guidelines. A few countries are soon expected to fully reopen to tourists who can prove they have been vaccinated, these countries include Ecuador, Iceland, Greece, Slovenia, Poland and eventually even more.
Right now, the guidelines you’ve become familiar with still apply; masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
New guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can safely visit with other vaccinated people and small groups of unvaccinated people in some circumstances, but there are still important safety precautions needed.
What this means for your upcoming vacation? That there is hope. We can stay optimistic about future travel, and begin looking at what that great #firstripback will be. That all of the current regulations will still apply, in conjunction with any guidance and regulations being mandated at your destination.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory COVID-19 testing requirements, quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk.
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