travel restrictions worldwide

Travel Restrictions: Where Can I Travel To Now?

Kerwin McKenzie Travel Information

Travel Restrictions Worldwide

Updated November 27, 2020

I know many of you want to travel, however, there are many travel restrictions abound right now. It is imperative you read before you make any plans.

The U.K. is under lockdowns now and so are France and Germany. Be sure and check the restrictions before you travel. On the other hand, more airlines and airports are doing testing before flights, so that’s a good thing.

Hawaii is open. You can find more details below. Bali is not re-opening until 2021 and the rules are changing in the U.K. once again.

Some European cities are having quarantines or adding more restrictions due to spikes.

Sandy Lane Beach, Barbados

 

Also, check with the airline you are thinking of taking to ensure that you are knowledgeable of the current non-revenue and revenue travel rules. You can use https://www.passrider.com for the latest travel schedules. Emirates – https://www.emirates.com/us/english/help/covid19-cover/, FlyDubai, Etihad, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and now WestJet are all offering a similar product when you fly with them.

And the U.K. is planning on having a COVID-19 test mandated on arrival if you can’t prove you’ve had one done recently at a cost of 150 GBP!

 

Airline Flight Schedules

Airline Flight Schedules

 

Airports With COVID-19 Testing Facilities

There are more and more airports offering testing reports AFAR magazine. Early on in this pandemic, the Caribbean islands were asking for this and it was not available. So I’m glad to see that it’s now happening. Here are some of the airports that already have testing:

  • Berlin-Tegel, Germany (TXL)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
  • Hong Kong (HKG)
  • Kansai, Japan (KIX)
  • La Guardia, NY (LGA)
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Rome-Fiumicino, Italy (FC)
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)
  • Tokyo-Haneda (HND)
  • Tokyo-Narita (NRT)

EU Travel Restrictions

Europe is opening many of its countries, but only to locals and select countries. Sadly, the U.S. is not one of them. The countries mentioned on June 30, 2020 are:

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity

It’s imperative you check the rules before you travel.

You can read the full report from the EU here.

 

IATA Travel Restrictions

IATA (International Air Transport Association) have taken the travel restrictions data and created a map.

If you want to see the detailed restriction for each country click on the country once you go to https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm.

This is part of the data that airlines use when they check you in and give you permission to travel or not.

Before you travel anywhere internationally you should be looking at this data first as well as the travel restrictions for the country and city from which you are departing.

For the U.S. those restrictions are located at https://travel.state.gov; each country have a similar page.

 

U.S. States Travel Restrictions

Here are some U.S. states that have some sort of travel restrictions. Always check first as the restrictions will change from time to time:

 

International Travel Restrictions

Here are some other countries; if you have links to other countries, feel free to add them in the comments. I’ve tried to at least list the ones I can find for countries/areas that are open for visitors:

 

And please remember to practice good hygiene when you travel.