Group Cruisers

World Travel Reopening Resource Guide

Updated December 29, 2020

Note: Information was sourced from Tourism Boards, Travel Trade News and other government websites. Dates are subject to change.

 Please be advised that this document is only to be used as an initial resource and all information should be cross checked with the latest updates prior to advising customers. You may also want to consider checking with hotel or resort vendors prior to travel for additional information about possible restrictions or traveling guidelines. 

CARIBBEAN
Country Update
Anguilla ·        Border Status: Government accepting visitor entry applications.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within three to five days of arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: All visitors; second test administered on day 10 of visit.

·        Entry Procedure: Visitors must pre-register online at Anguilla Tourist Board website and submit negative PCR test and proof of health/travel insurance policy. Electronic certificate authorizing travel will be issued once application is approved. Guests restricted to accommodations until negative second test result is achieved. Entry fees starting at $1,000 for a single traveler and $1,500 for a family of four to offset deployment of health professionals to ports of entry, surveillance, security and additional PCR testing will be charged.

·        Travel Insurance: Required

 

Antigua and Barbuda

 

·        Border Status: Open to international visitors.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within seven days of arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers subject to assessment for symptoms through temperature checks and completion of health declaration form. Arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 for up to 14 days.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required

·        Resources:

·        Click here for full FAQ and here to see the hotel reopening dates

·        Travel Protocols Video:

 

Aruba ·        Border Status: Open to international visitors.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Strongly encouraged.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Required for travelers who arrive without proof of negative test.

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers required to fill out Embarkation/ Disembarkation card 72 to four hours prior to travel. Travelers from some states must take PCR test 72 hours before departure and upload result at least 12 hours prior flight departure

·        Travel Insurance: Required; must purchase locally, $15 per day

·        Resources:

·        Mandatory Entry Requirements & Aruba Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

·        Complete the online ED Card

·        Purchasing Aruba Visitors Insurance, the policy cost varies depending on length of stay and the traveler’s age, and can be calculated here.

·        Procedures during flights, upon arrival and during one’s stay in Aruba

·        Countries / regions with which Aruba’s borders are open for travel.

 

Bahamas (Nassau) ·        Border Status: Open to international visitors.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within five days of arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Free at airport or $150 including day pass at approved hotel during waiting period.

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers must complete an online ED card prior to arrival and receive a barcode which must be presented at entry. Mandatory 14-day quarantine for all visitors.

·        Travel Insurance: Required; must purchase locally, $15 per day

·        Resources:

·        All entry requirements can be viewed at www.bahamas.com/travelupdates.

·        All travelers must complete a Bahamas Health Visa application at www.travel.gov.bs before departure.

§  Travel Health Visa Application (International) – https://travel.gov.bs/international

§  Travel Health Card Application (Domestic) – https://travel.gov.bs/domestic

 

Barbados (Bridgetown) ·        Border Status: Open to international visitors.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Advised.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Required for travelers without proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test.

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers required to complete online immigration/customs form and submit 24 hours prior to travel. High-risk visitors required to take COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival to be considered for fast-track processing. Traveler’s risk category determined by risk associated with any country he/she has traveled to or through within 21 days of arrival at Barbados. U.S. travelers deemed “high risk;” Canadian travelers “medium risk.”

·        Travel Insurance: Not required

·        Resources:

·        List of travel protocols for safe entry into Barbados.

·        The Embarkation/ Disembarkation card (ED card) form will be available for completion at travelform.gov.bb

·        Barbados Travel Guidelines

 

Belize (Belize City) ·        Border Status: Opens to international travelers October 1.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required for travelers within 72 hours of departure.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Possible for travelers who show symptoms via $50 double rapid COVID-19 PCR test at traveler’s expense.

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers will be required to download a Belize Health App and complete the required information. Visitors must also submit proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their flight; negative results will provide travelers with a “fast track” arrivals process. Travelers will be screened on arrival and may be randomly selected for secondary screening. Visitors will also be subject to a “double rapid test” if necessary, at the traveler’s expense. Cleared visitors will proceed to their hotels via approved transportation and will be allowed to participate in approved tour activities.

·        Travel Insurance: N/A

·        Resources:

·        Learn more about Belize’s Safe Corridors for Tourism.

·        Download the Belize Health App and complete the required information prior to boarding the flight to Belize.

·        Belize COVID-19 Update For Travellers

 

Bermuda (Hamilton, King’s Wharf, St. George) ·        Border Status: Opens to international travelers as of July 1

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result no more than five days before departure. Visitors without a pre-departure test will not be able to obtain Travel Authorization and enter Bermuda.

·        Covid Test on Arrival:

·        Entry Procedure: Within 48 hours of departure, complete the Bermuda travel authorization process online which gathers important information for the island’s health and immigration officials; a $75 fee per traveler is required, which includes the cost of all COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. Each passenger must have a form completed regardless of age.

·        Travel Insurance: Recommended. If this is not obtained, a visitor will be responsible for all health and accommodation costs should they require treatment and/or quarantine.

·        Additional Notes:

·        Effective December 24, 2020, visitors and returning residents travelling to Bermuda from the UK even with a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 PCR test result, will be required to quarantine in their accommodation for four days and cannot be released from quarantine until they have a Day 4 negative test result. This new protocol will also apply to those who have travelled in the UK anytime in the 14 days prior to arrival in Bermuda.

·        Effective December 8, all returning residents and visitors are required to wear a Traveller Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay. Traveller Wristbands will be distributed during testing upon arrival. Travelers who do not wish to wear the wristband will be required to quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days.

·        Travelers must take your own temperature twice per day and report via online application/portal

·        Travelers must take a COVID-19 test, administered on Day 4, Day 8 and Day 14 at testing centers (Perot Post Office, City of Hamilton Mon–Sat; Southside, St. David’s Sun). The location and time of each of your tests will automatically be booked for you, so please do not arrange separate appointments. You will receive email reminders 24 hours before each test.

·        Resources:

·        Click here for a full list of protocols, open hotels, restaurants and health forms.

·        Bermuda travel authorisation process online 

·        Travel authorisation FAQ

·        Information about at home test kit from participating Costco pharmacies at azova.com/costcotravel.

·        For New York City-based visitors, COVID-19 PCR screening service is available through OpenClear’s Midtown Manhattan – see website for most up-to-date testing schedule).

·        A helpful guide for Bermuda travellers’ first 14 days is available here: A Traveller’s First 14 Days

BVI (Tortola) ·        Border Status: Open to international travelers

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Negative PCR Test within 5 days prior to arrival

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Yes

·        Entry Procedure: Apply for BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certification which must be completed with 24 hours of travel. Travelers must BEGIN their application no later than 48 hours before travel. All applicants in PENDING status, who have not completed their necessary requirements 24 hours prior to travelling, will be DENIED. Upon arrival, travelers must Visit BVI Welcome Center for PCR Test, install a tracking system on your phone, and wear a wristband monitoring device. While in BVI visitors must quarantine for 4 days at resort. All visitor’s PCR-tested on Day 4 (children under 5 do not need to be tested). People with a negative test result can travel freely around the island. Cost for COVID-19 Re-entry testing is $175 which includes testing on Day 0 and 4, mobile app, tracking bracelet, other procedures. Anybody who tests positive upon arrival must quarantine for 10 days.

·        Travel Insurance: Must have proof of travel insurance that includes comprehensive medical coverage

·        Resources:

·        Apply here for BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certification.

·        Reopening Page

·        Entry Protocols

Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman) ·        Border Status: Opens to international travelers beginning October 1.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Not required.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required.

·        Entry Procedure: Visitors must register at tourism website to obtain pre-travel authorization and will be subject to 14-day quarantine in pre-approved residential and government facilities, then take another PCR test after 14 days. Cayman is testing a health monitoring device for incoming travelers which may be used when the borders reopen.

·        Travel Insurance: Visitors must submit proof of travel insurance.

·        Resources:

·        For further information, visit the Grand Caymen official website.

·        When US visitors are allowed, they and all travelers must register via www.exploregov.ky/traveltime to receive pre-travel authorization.

·        FAQs: Travel & Tourism

·        Covid-19 Updates

 

Curacao (Willemstad)  

·        Border Status: Open to “low,” “medium-” and “high-risk” countries; Canada deemed medium-risk; U.S. designated high-risk & not allowed entry.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required 72 hours prior to arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required.

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers required to complete digital immigration card online prior to departure and digitally complete Passenger Locator Card (PLC) within 48 hours of departure and carry printed copy of document.

·        Travel Insurance: Required

·        Resources:

·        The Digital Immigration Card is a mandatory form for all visitors to clear immigration in Curaçao and can be filled out online.

·        COVID Protocols

 

Dominica (Roseau) ·        Border Status: Open to U.S. visitors. Entry requirements can be found here.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Must submit a negative PCR test result taken between 24 and 72 hours before arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Visitors will have a temperature check and undergo rapid test screening at no charge, with results available in 15 to 20 minutes.

·        If test result is negative, guests go through immigration and customs and are transferred to a property that has been certified safe by the Environmental Health Department. and quarantine for five days.

·        A PCR test ($40) will be administered on day five; if negative, the traveler is free to move about the island.

·        Entry Procedure: Visitors must upload an online health questionnaire at least 24 hours prior to arrival; submit a negative PCR test result taken between 24 and 72 hours before arrival and receive an email notification from Dominica of clearance to travel. Travelers must present notification of health clearance to travel airlines prior to boarding and upon disembarkation in Dominica.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required.

·        Resources:

·        Health Protocols

·        Click here to learn more about traveling to and around Dominica.

·        Travel Protocols

Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata) ·        Border Status: Open to international visitors.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within  ve days of arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Required for travelers who arrive without proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test or who show symptoms on arrival.

·        Entry Procedure: Passengers screened vis temperature checks; passengers showing symptoms tested at airport; 14-day hotel quarantine for positive travelers.

·        Travel Insurance: Travel insurance plan provided via Dominican Republic through December 2020.

·        Resources:

·        Passengers will be required to fill out and submit a Traveler’s Health Affidavit, which will be provided by the airline or by Dominican authorities upon arrival.

·        Here is a video of what to expect at airport:  https://youtu.be/oFta9w8bgF8

·        The Dominican Tourist Office has launched a new web portal to provide quick and easy updates on all travel concerns and questions along with live private chat assistance.

Grenada (St Georges) ·        Border Status: Open to international travelers.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within seven days of travel for travelers from medium- and high-risk countries.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Required for medium- and high-risk travelers.

·        Entry Procedure: Entry procedure: Travelers must complete and submit a Health Declaration form prior to travel and download Grenada’s Contract Tracing App prior to departure. Visitors will undergo health screenings including temperature checks upon arrival. U.S. travelers are required to book a minimum four day stay for observation and quarantine. *Positive COVID-19 test procedure: Required 14-day quarantine at state-approved facility.

·        Travel Insurance: Required

·        What are the associated costs of traveling to Grenada?

o   First Mandatory Rapid and /or PCR Test: Free

o   Additional Rapid Test: $30.00 USD

o   PCR Tests: $150.00 USD

o   State-approved quarantine: $50.00USD per night (does not include meals and is subject to availability) This depends on the accommodation facility.

·        Resources:

o   Ministry of Health Grenada: All passengers from low, medium and high-risk countries must submit a Health Declaration Form and download and register on Grenada’s Contract Tracing App.

o   See Entering Grenada: A Traveler’s Guide find out more.

o   List of approved safe accommodations

 

Honduras (Roatan) ·        Border Status: Open to international travelers on August 17th.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within 72 hours of travel.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required.

·        Entry Procedure: You MUST have a Covid test administered no more than 72 hours from the time you board your flight in the US. You must have the printed results and must do an online pre-check form. Both documents must be with you at the check in counter in printed form no digital.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required.

·        Resources:

·        Complete this online pre-check form.

·        Responsible businesses

·        Honduras Tourism Bureau

 

Jamaica (Montego Bay, Ocho Rios) ·        Border Status: Open to international travelers.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within two to five days of travel.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required.

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers are required to submit Travel Authorization document no more than five days prior to arrival. Travelers will be notified of approval to enter Jamaica via email and will be required to present their authorization at check-in to board their departing flight.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required.

·        Resources:

·        Arriving passengers are required to complete and submit the online Travel Authorization between two and five days prior to their planned arrival in Jamaica.

·        Travelers from certain designated hot spots in the U.S. must upload the results of a negative Covid-19 test, not older than 10 days before the date of travel, to the visitjamaica.com site prior to departure so that their arrival can be approved before they’ve left the U.S.

Mexico (Cozumel, Costa Maya, Puerto Vallarta) ·        Border Status: All land border crossings remain closed through January 21, 2021, for unessential travel. Tourists can travel to select Mexico beaches by plane. Borders currently closed to all international travelers arriving by cruise ship.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Not required

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required

·        Entry Procedure: All passengers must fill out the questionnaire for the identification of risk factors in travelers, in printed and electronic form There doesn’t appear to be a mandatory quarantine once you arrive in Mexico and don’t display possible coronavirus symptoms. However, you can anticipate a temperature screening and personal interview upon arrival. Traveling while symptomatic may require you to self-quarantine or return to the United States.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required

·        Resources:

·        To learn about the protocols of the Cancun International Airport and Cozumel International Airport please click on the following link: http://www.asur.com.mx/

·        And Chetumal International Airport  https://www.aeropuertosasa.mx/aeropuerto_de_chetumal.php

·        Click here for an FAQ about Mexican Caribbean.

·        Puerto Vallarta Safety Protocols

·        Please check the following video for more information on airport protocols.

Puerto Rico (San Juan)  

·        Border Status: Open to international travelers.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within 72 hours of travel.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Mandatory for travelers who arrive without proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

·        Entry Procedure: Arriving travelers must complete online Travel Declaration Form from the Puerto Rico Health Department, show a negative molecular COVID-19 test result and obtain an Airport Exit Confirmation QR Code. Travelers will automatically receive QR Code when uploading molecular test results to the Puerto Rico Health Department online portal.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required.

·        Cruise operations: All ports are currently closed for cruise ship vessels.

·        Resources:

·        All arriving passengers must complete an online Travel Declaration Form from the Puerto Rico Health Department

·        For further information, visit discoverpuertorico.com.

·        Click here for Travel Guidelines

·        Click here for a full copy of the Health & Safety Measures established by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

St Kitts (Basseterre) ·        Border Status: Opens to international travelers beginning October 31.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within 72 hours of arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required.

·        Entry Procedure: Arriving travelers from outside the CARICOM “bubble” must complete a Covid-19 entry form, present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, and undergo testing at Robert L. Bradshaw Airport. Visitors will be transferred to their approved accommodations to await results. Guests testing negative are restricted to their resort’s grounds. Guests staying over 14 days will take a second test and if positive may travel beyond their resort.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required.

·        Resources:

·        For more information visit: https://covid19.gov.kn/

·        Travel requirements

St Lucia (Castries) ·        Border Status: Open to international travelers.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Required within seven days of arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Required for visitors showing symptoms on arrival.

·        Entry Procedure: Required for visitors showing symptoms on arrival. Entry procedure: Travelers must complete pre-arrival Registration Form. Arriving passengers will undergo screening and temperature checks. Symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested. Travelers testing positive will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their cost. Others will be transferred by certified taxi to approved COVID-19 accommodation. Guests are required to remain on property except to participate in hotel-booked water-based excursions.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required.

·        Resources:

·        For a full list of travel protocols visit: https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/

·        Visitors within the Bubble Countries with a travel history from these areas in the last 21 days will be exempt from quarantine; however, they must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia, and are subject to mandatory screening on arrival.

St Maarten (Philipsburg) ·        Border Status: Open to international travelers.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Must be taken within five days of arrival or a rapid test taken within 48 hours of departure

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required

·        Entry Procedure: A completed health declaration must be uploaded before departing. U.S. visitors must submit proof of a negative Covid test result taken within five days of arrival or a rapid test taken within 48 hours of departure. The border between St. Maarten and St. Martin have reopened to all visitors, and U.S. visitors can stay in hotels in St. Martin.

·        Travel Insurance: St. Maarten requires all visitors to have proof of health insurance coverage. The island also strongly recommends additional travel insurance covering COVID-19 related expenses.

·        Resources:

·        A completed health declaration must be uploaded at stmaartenentry.com before departing.

·        Visit this page for a full list of entry requirements & details

 

St Thomas (Charlotte Amalie) ·        Border Status:

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Yes. Visitors have three options:

·        COVID-19 molecular (e.g., RT-PCR, viral or nucleic acid amplification) test from a nasal or throat or saliva swab sample taken and NEGATIVE result received (both within five days of commencement of travel to the Territory)

·        COVID-19 antigen (rapid) test from a nasal or throat swab sample taken and NEGATIVE result received (both within five days of commencement of travel to the Territory)

·        COVID-19 antibody finger stick or blood draw test taken and POSITIVE result received (both within four months of commencement of travel to the Territory)

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Travelers are subject to COVID-19 health screening protocols, including a temperature scan. Travelers are also subject enhanced screening including COVID-19 testing (or retesting) upon arrival, per the Department of Health.

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers are required to complete the form on the Travel Screening Portal within five days of travel. Travelers should produce their original test result and travel certification received from the Travel Screening Portal upon arrival. Travelers unable to produce the required test result are subject to mandatory self-quarantine of 14 days from the time of entry into the Territory until they are able to receive the required test result.

·        Travel Insurance: Not required.

·        Resources:

·        Travel Advisory

·        Track Your Application Status

Turks & Caicos (Grand Turk) ·        Border Status: Open to International tourists.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof:  Yes, taken within five days of travel

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required.

·        Entry Procedure: Open to U.S. visitors. International travelers will be required to obtain certification using TCI Assured online portal. The portal will require travelers to submit the following information: a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within five days of travel; proof of medical/travel insurance that covers medical evacuation, costs related to quarantine, ambulance care or care at a local hospital; and a completed online health screening questionnaire. Once uploaded, the documents will be verified, and a TCI Assured certification issued. The TCI Assured travel authorization must be presented at time of check-in. Visitors will be able to upload documents within 3 days in advance of their arrival. Children under 12 will not be required to have a test.

·        Travel Insurance: Medical/travel insurance that covers medical evacuation, costs related to quarantine, ambulance care or care at a local hospital

·        Resources:

·        TCI Assured online portal

·        TCI Assured FAQ

·        Travel Authorization Form

U.S. Virgin Islands ·        Border Status: Open to international travelers.

·        Pre-Entry Negative Covid PCR Test Proof: Within five days of arrival.

·        Covid Test on Arrival: Not required.

·        Entry Procedure: Travelers must complete online Travel Screening within five days of departure and upload negative Covid-19 test result if their state has a positivity rate higher than 10 percent. Arrivals who cannot produce required test result will be subject to 14-day quarantine. Arriving travelers will undergo temperature checks; travelers who answer “no” to all Travel Screening questions with temperatures below 100.4 degrees may proceed into the territory

·        Travel Insurance: Not required.

·        Resources:

·        If you are traveling within 24 hours, please complete this form

·        Upon arrival, you must produce the completed form, as well as your test result, if required. Find out more details.

·        Toolkit for Travelers

USA (Key West) ·        Status: The Florida Keys is open to visitors.

·        Resources:

o   Click here https://fla-keys.com/

 

 

PRIVATE ISLANDS
Island Update
Perfect Day Coco Cay (RCL) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/coco-cay-port-392

 

Labadee (RCL) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/labadee-port-824

 

Half Moon Cay (HAL) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/half-moon-cay-port-393

 

Grand Stirrup Cay (NCL) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/great-stirrup-cay-port-1023

 

Harvest Cay (NCL) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/harvest-caye-port-1471

 

Ocean Cay (MSC) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/msc-ocean-cay-port-5231

 

Castaway Cay (DCL) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/disney-castaway-cay-port-811

 

Princess Cay (PCL) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/princess-cays-port-3619

 

Amber Cove (CCL) No ship scheduled at this time.

https://www.cruisemapper.com/ports/amber-cove-port-1936

 

 

EUROPE
Important Links  

·        Useful Info for tourists: Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa

·        Ship passenger rights

 

Country Update
Austria  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Austria is currently in a phase of gradual and secure re-opening. Austria has opened its borders to travelers arriving from EU member states, the Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican.

 

Austria has suspended the entry by third-country nationals, including U.S. citizens, from outside the EU and the Schengen area already since mid-March 2020.Exceptions apply i.a. for:

·        Transit Passengers

·        US-Family members (e.g. spouses, children) of Austrian (and EU/EEA/CH) citizens living in the same household

·        Holders of a D visa or residence permit issued by Austria

·        Members of diplomatic missions and employees of international organizations (including their family members living in the same household)

 

However, any person will only be allowed to enter Austria upon presentation of a medical certificate confirming a negative molecular-biological SARS-CoV-2 test, unless their immediate departure from Austria is secured. The certificate must be issued by a licensed medical practitioner in German or English and must not be older than 4 days at the time of entry.

 

For travelers who may enter the country, the Austrian government has created a list of areas which it considers to be at elevated risk for COVID-19. More information can be found here.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Tourism Austria

National website with coronavirus-related information for TRANSPORT
Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.

National website on the coronavirus
http://sozialministerium.at

National coronavirus helpline
+43800201611

Austrian Consulate General

https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-consulate-general-new-york/

 

Belgium  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. Nationals, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may still enter Belgium from outside of those countries, but will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

 

Travelers entering Belgium from outside the Schengen area or any high risk area must present a completed Health Declaration Form upon arrival.

The form can be found here.

 

Belgium has created a ‘traffic light’ system to track countries and regions which are experiencing high incidence rates of COVID-19. Travelers from “red zones” will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Belgium, while those entering Belgium from “orange” regions are asked to be vigilant. The updated list of regions can be found on this site (in French).

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Visit Belgium

National website on the coronavirus
Info Covid-19

National coronavirus helpline
+32 800 14689
 

Croatia  

U.S. Tourism: Allowed, see below for details

 

Croatia has opened its borders to visitors from the EU/EEA and the UK. Nationals from outside the EU may also apply online for an entry pass.

 

·        As a third-country national coming from outside the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, may I enter this country without exceptional restrictions? YES, WITH LIMITATIONS. Third country nationals may enter the country for business, tourist reasons, other economic interests for Croatia, or pressing personal reasons, if they provide relevant proof. Health supervision with 14 days quarantine is mandatory. This can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does an oropharyngeal swab at his/her expenses seven days after entering Croatia, and gets a negative result for SARS-CoV-2. The intention to cross the state border has to be communicated in advance via e-mail to uzg.covid@mup.hr and requests will be addressed in the shortest possible timeframe. Please note that once you receive confirmation that you may enter the Republic of Croatia, you are advised to fill in the form available at https://entercroatia.mup.hr in order to shorten the waiting time.

o   Recommendations and instructions for crossing the state border

o   Latest information on lifting travel restrictions on Croatian borders

·        May I enter this country without a medical certificate, such as a negative test? Yes

·        May I enter this country by sea transport? Yes, All EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA countries, plus their family members, can enter Croatia freely. However, all travellers are advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA website.

·        Is a mask required in public? The use of masks is required in public transport and shops. The use of masks is strongly recommended for all other public places.

·        Is physical distancing required? Interpersonal distancing of 1.5 metre must be respected.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
UZG COVID

National website with coronavirus-related information for TRANSPORT www.koronavirus.hr

National website on the coronavirus

·        Daily updated news on Corona virus status in the country

·        Croatian Institute for Public Health

·        For updated information on coronavirus status, please follow the official government page or send your inquiry via official social media platforms:

o   Facebook – koronavirus.hr

o   Instagram – koronavirus.sluzbeni

o   Twitter – koronavirus_hr

National coronavirus helpline
Important phone numbers

Useful Info for tourists

·        Useful information for tourists

·        Enter Croatia on-line web page for touristic purposes and registration

 

Denmark  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Denmark has reopened its borders to travelers arriving from most European countries; restrictions remain in place for travelers from outside the EU/Schengen area and UK. For travelers who are not residents or nationals, entry regulations depend on whether they are arriving from an ‘open’ country or a ‘restricted’ country, or if they have a ‘worthy purpose’ to enter. A country’s status can change dependent on its infection rate for COVID-19. The status is updated weekly on Thursdays and can be found here.

 

Travelers arriving from ‘open’ countries can enter Denmark without having to go into a two-week quarantine. If tourism is the reason for the visit, travelers need documentation showing they are staying at least six nights. This could be a stay in a rented summerhouse, at a campsite, at a hotel or at a private home.

 

Travelers returning to their home country may transit through Denmark. All travelers transiting or traveling to/from Denmark must wear masks at all times on flights and inside the airport.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Visit Denmark

National website on the coronavirus
Info Coronavirus

 

National coronavirus helpline
+45 72 22 74 59

 

Finland  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Finland’s borders remain closed to non-resident foreign nationals entering the country, with some exemptions. Travelers arriving from within the EU or a Schengen Member State may enter Finland if they are traveling for work or study in Finland. More information is available at the Finnish Border Guard website. People arriving in Finland will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Under self-isolation, the person is allowed to move between their workplace and place of residence and for other essential reasons.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Visit Finland

National website on the coronavirus
Info Covid-19

National coronavirus helpline
+358 295 535 535

 

France  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

France has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals except those arriving from the EU, UK, Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Foreign travelers who are not nationals of the above countries or arriving from one of the above countries are still restricted from entering France.

 

Travelers arriving from outside of the countries listed above must have an International Travel Certificate to enter and transit France, showing that their travel is of an “essential” nature. This must be obtained prior to departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. Starting from July 18, travelers flying to Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports from such areas will also be required to take a PCR test. They may either provide a negative test result taken less than 72 hours before departure, or will be offered a free RT-PCR test on arrival.

 

All travelers arriving from countries other than the ones mentioned above are requested to comply with a voluntary 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
www.france.fr

National website on the coronavirus
Info Covid-19

 

National coronavirus helpline
+33 800 130 000

 

Germany  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Germany has relaxed its entry restrictions for travelers arriving from the European Economic Area, the UK, and Australia, Georgia, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, and Uruguay. Entry from any third country is possible for travelers who can demonstrate an important reason for their travel, this does not include tourism.

 

Quarantine requirements in Germany differ depending on the German state. All travelers arriving from high-risk areas (over 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) are required to stay in quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Germany. More information can be found here.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM

·        www.corona-navigator.de

·        https://www.germany.travel/de/trade/trade-home/trade.html

·        https://www.germany.travel/en/info/sars-cov-2.html

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TRANSPORT

·        www.deutsche-flagge.de

·        Artikel/K/Corona/corona-uebersicht
Artikel/K/Corona/strassenverkehr-covid-19

 

National website on the coronavirus

Info Coronavirus

 

National coronavirus helpline
+49 30 346 465 100

 

Greece  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Greece has restricted the entry of all travelers with the exception of nationals, residence permit holders, or long-term visa holders of EU countries and UK.

 

Greece lifted its cruise ship ban this week, opening its ports to cruise ships of all sizes starting August 1st. At present, North Americans would still be excluded from such a resumption.

 

From June 15 onward, mandatory testing and self-isolation/quarantine will remain in place for anyone arriving into Greece from airports listed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Travelers arriving from other locations may be exempted from these requirements. All travelers must complete a “Passenger Locator Form (PLF)” 24 hours before check-in at https://travel.gov.gr/#/. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Visit Greece

National website on the coronavirus
Info Coronavirus

National coronavirus helpline
+30 210 521 2054

 

Hungary  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Hungary has begun to relax its entry restrictions. As of July 15, 2020, the Government of Hungary has introduced entry restrictions. Countries are classified into “red”, “yellow” and “green” categories, based on the severity of the COVID situation in each.

 

In the case of non-Hungarian citizens, those coming from a “yellow” country will be subjected to health checks at the border and must be quarantined for 14 days. An exception to this is if they can credibly show two negative coronavirus tests 48 hours apart in the previous 5 days. Those coming from a “yellow” country may be released from quarantine after the first negative coronavirus test. Foreigners may make a request an exception and entry permit with supporting documents on the National Police website.

 

“Yellow” countries include: Bulgaria, Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Japan, China, United States.

 

Foreigners transiting via the airport must have a medical certificate, no older than four days old and signed by a medical professional (from any country), confirming they tested negative for COVID-19, before they may enter. Those passengers must demonstrate they have a valid plane reservation and authorization to enter the destination country before entering Hungary.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Info Coronavirus

National website on the coronavirus
Info Coronavirus

National coronavirus helpline
+36 6 80 277 455; +36 6 80 277 456

 

Ireland  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Ireland is not currently implementing any entry restrictions, but all travelers arriving in the country from areas except Northern Ireland are required to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form and self-quarantine for 14 days.

 

National website on the coronavirus
www.gov.ie/Covid-19

National coronavirus helpline
1850 24 1850 (within Ireland only)

Restrictions on the provision of tourist services at national or sub-national/regional level: Outdoor public amenities are open, including sporting facilities, tourism sites, beaches and mountain walks, where 2m social distancing can be maintained. It is currently planned that museums, galleries, cultural outlets can reopen starting on June 29, Hotels, hostels, caravan parks and holiday parks can reopen starting on June 29. For updates on opening dates please see Ireland’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business on gov.ie/covid19

Useful Info for tourists: All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.Further information on these requirements is available at www.gov.ie.

 

Italy  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Italy has reopened its borders to travelers arriving from the European Union/Schengen zone, Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
www.italia.it

National website on the coronavirus
Covid-19 Information

National coronavirus helpline
+39 1500

Restrictions on the provision of tourist services at national or sub-national/regional level: Regions and autonomous provinces may anticipate or postpone the opening of different activities, taking into account their compatibility with the development of the contagion. The Presidents of the regions decide on the planning of local public transport services (bus, metro, tram), to avoid overcrowding of the means of transport in the daily time slots with the greatest presence of passengers. The minister of infrastructure and transport, in agreement with the minister of health, may order reductions, suspensions or limitations in transport services, including international, automotive, rail, air, sea and inland waters transport.

 

Netherlands  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

The Netherlands has begun to accept tourists arriving from countries in the EU/Schengen area. The Netherlands has restricted the entry of travelers arriving flights from outside of the EU, who are not nationals, residence permit holders, or long-stay visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, or their families. Exemptions exist for some special cases, for example, travelers attending funerals or studying in an institution in the Netherlands. A complete list of exemptions can be found here.

 

Travelers not currently resident in or physically present in the EU are still subject to travel restrictions, and will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands for tourism.

 

National website on the coronavirus
Info Coronavirus

National coronavirus helpline
+31 800-1351

 

Poland  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Poland is now accepting travelers arriving from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Montenegro, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Albania, South Korea, and Ukraine.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Poland Tourism

National website on the coronavirus
Info Covid-19

National coronavirus helpline
+48 800 190 590

 

Portugal  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Portugal has opened its borders to travelers from outside the EU who are traveling for “essential” purposes, such as professional, study, family reunification, health, or humanitarian reasons. Travelers entering Portugal must present a negative COVID-19 test result issued in the last 72 hours. They will also be subject to health screening on arrival. Their temperature will be checked and if it is high or they show symptoms, they will be referred to the health authorities.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Visit Portugal English – Portuguese

National website on the coronavirus
Info Coronavirus

National coronavirus helpline
+351 808 24 24 24

 

Spain  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Spain has reopened its borders to travelers from most EU countries; however, entry remains restricted to travelers arriving from other areas, except for Spanish nationals and residents, and accompanying immediate family members. Travelers arriving from the aforementioned areas no longer be required to present a residency certificate or to self-isolate upon entry into Spain; however they will need to complete an “FCS health control form” 48 hours before arrival at https://www.spth.gob.es/. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. Travelers will also undergo a temperature check and visual health assessment.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
https://www.spain.info/es

National website on the coronavirus
Info Coronavirus

 

National coronavirus helpline
Helpline

 

Sweden  

U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Sweden has restricted the entry of foreign travelers who are traveling from outside the EEA/UK. Sweden has restricted the entry of most foreign travelers arriving from outside of the wider European Area until at least August 31. Swedish nationals and residents may still return to Sweden from countries outside the EEA.

 

On July 2, the Swedish Government announced that citizens and long-term residents of EEA countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, the UK or the Vatican City, people with Swedish residence permits, and their family members may now enter Sweden, regardless of the purpose of travel.

·        Visa holders of Sweden and people with a visa over 3 months for another EEA country may also enter, as may people with an ‘essential purpose’ such as healthcare workers, health researchers and students attending a Swedish institution.

·        More information may be found here.

·        In addition to this, residents of Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay may also enter Sweden.

·        Diplomats, border workers, healthcare professionals, transport personnel, relief workers, and travelers visiting for urgent family reasons may also enter Sweden.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
Visit Sweden

National website on the coronavirus
Info Coronavirus
The following websites provide an overview at european level:
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

National coronavirus helpline
+46 113 13

Useful Info for tourists
Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa

 

Switzerland U.S. Tourism: Not Allowed

 

Switzerland has eased restrictions on travelers from Europe. Switzerland has begun to ease its travel restrictions. As well as nationals/residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein, as of June 15, travelers from countries in the EU, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway may now enter Switzerland. Travelers from other countries who have the necessary visas and permits to enter, and authorized healthcare professionals may still enter the country.

 

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM
www.myswitzerland.com

National website with coronavirus-related information for TRANSPORT
news.sbb.ch

National website on the coronavirus
www.bag.admin.ch

National coronavirus helpline
+41 58 463 00 00

Useful Info for tourists

·        www.myswitzerland.com;

·        www.bag.admin.ch

 

United Kingdom  

U.S. Tourism: Allowed, see below for details

 

The United Kingdom does not have entry restrictions, but a 14-day quarantine is in place for arriving travelers arriving from outside the travel corridor.

 

The United Kingdom has not implemented any entry restrictions, but is monitoring direct flights into the country from certain areas. Several airports have suspended certain services, closed terminals, and reduced transportation schedules, so check the details of the specific airport in advance. Additionally, many airlines have grounded their planes.

 

Certain areas of the UK and Crown Dependencies may have specific travel regulations. Check the relevant page for information related to travel to JerseyIsle of ManShetland, and Orkney.

 

All travelers entering the United Kingdom must present a completed “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” to immigration upon arrival. The United Kingdom announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers which started on June 8. Freight workers, medical professionals traveling to help with the fight against coronavirus, and travelers arriving from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are exempt from the quarantine requirement.

 

The UK government is updating a list of countries from which arriving travelers will not be required to self-isolate upon arrival, unless they’ve visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days. Note: The English, Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish governments may be applying quarantine requirements differently. Check for more information on travel to EnglandScotlandWales, and Northern Ireland.

 

All travelers on flights to the UK must wear face coverings on aircraft and on public transport upon arrival thereafter. Passengers using taxis and private hire vehicles should also use a face covering for the duration of their journey. Drivers may refuse to transport passengers who do not follow guidance for safe travel. Review the UK government’s entry requirements.

 

Links:

·        US Embassy in the UK information for US Citizens in the UK about COVID-19

·        UK Government advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

·        UK Government Foreign Travel Advice

·        UK Government guidance for British people traveling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

·        UK Government information on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

·        UK Government coronavirus FAQs

·        Business Traveller Information on UK Airports

·        UK Quarantine Policy

 

 

 

Other Sources ·        https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions

·        https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SWE

·        Travel Weekly

·        Travel + Leisure

·        Travel Agent Central

·        Cruise Critic

·        Forbes

·        Wimco Villas

·        IATA Travel Center

·        Travel Market Report: Covid Reopening