Travel Restrictions Worldwide
Updated September 18, 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.
Hawaii will be expecting you to take a COVID-19 test before you visit when they re-open in mid October, so bear that in mind. Otherwise, you will have to quarantine for 14 days. Bali is not re-opening until 2021 and the rules are changing in the U.K. once again.
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!
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:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity
It’s imperative you check the rules before you travel.
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:
- Dominican Republic
- [Thanks to my friend Victoria from The British Berliner for this tip]
- Here’s a video of a traveler’s experience – https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBwa53kFMCA/.
And please remember to practice good hygiene when you travel.