What’s Open for Travel
With countries slowly opening, and some now closing their borders to U.S. and Canadian travelers, we want to help keep you updated on the ever-changing entry requirements and restrictions.
See below, the countries that have opened their borders or closed their borders and updates on the travel entry requirements for both U.S. & Canadian travelers:
- Albania: PCR test is not required to enter the country
- Antigua: All travelers arriving by air must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 7 days of their flight. Not required for children under 12 years of age
- Barbados: Borders are open to American and Canadian citizens. Negative PCR must test taken within 72 hours of flight departure. Quarantine in effect
- Bolivia: Negative PCR test taken within 7 days prior to arrival in Bolivia
- Colombia: Negative PCR test must be taken up to 96 hours prior to traveling to Colombia
- Costa Rica: PCR Test is no longer a requirement to enter the country (as of October 26th). Travel insurance including medical and lodge coverage are required
- Croatia: Arrivals must provide proof of accommodation and negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior. Additional documentation is needed. Please discuss with your Destination Expert Montenegro/Bosnia & Herzegovina/Macedonia remain closed
- Dubai: Dubai has opened to all travelers. Negative PCR (valid for 96 hours) upon arrival to Dubai. Passengers must have proof of medical insurance, sign a health declaration form before departure, register all details in a COVID-19 DXB app and undergo a second PCR test at the airport, before immigration and self-isolate until results are ready. Remaining U.A.E borders remain closed
- Ecuador: Open to all international travelers with proof of negative Covid-19 test within 10 days, no quarantine. Galápagos Islands are also open but with proof of negative Covid-19 test within 4 days, mandatory health insurance and health declaration needed
- Egypt: Passengers must submit a fresh PCR test 96 hours before flight and fill out a public health card. Medical Insurance needed.
- French Polynesia: Proof of a negative PCR test carried out within 3-days prior to international air departure, sanitary entry form upon arrival and health registration. Self-test 4 days after arrival (an envelope will be given to each traveler upon their arrival at the airport) containing an oral and nasal swab and instructions
- Ghana: Negative PCR test required within 72 hours of scheduled departure from origin and a second PCR test upon arrival (paid locally) with results in 30 minutes. Face coverings mandatory in public.
- Grenada: Borders are open to American and Canadian citizens. Quarantine in effect
- Guatemala: Negative PCR test required within 72 hours of travel to Guatemala. Passengers need to fill the Health Pass Covid-19 Form
- Hawaii: As of Oct. 15th, Hawaii is opened to Americans (but not to Canadians) with restrictions. Negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to the final leg of departure to Hawaii
- Kenya: Passengers are permitted to enter with a negative PCR-based Covid-19 test conducted up to 96 hours before arrival. Passengers need to complete a form on the plane.
- Mexico (Los Cabos): Borders are open to American and Canadian citizens. No testing requirements in effect
- Namibia: Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival, full travel itinerary to be provided and medical insurance required. On arrival travelers will go through a health screening and will also need to complete a short health questionnaire
- Panama: Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival in Panama. Quick tests are available at the airport for those not able to fulfill the 48-hour requirement (only takes 30 minutes)
- Peru: As of November 1st, the country will open their international borders to Canadians and Americans under the following restrictions: Negative PCR test, antigenic test or medical certificate of epidemiological discharge required and cannot be more than 72 hours old. Children only need a medical certificate of good health
- Rwanda: Borders open with requirement of negative PCR test 120 hours prior to arrival
- St. Lucia: Borders are open to American and Canadian citizens. All arriving passengers 5 years and older must have a negative result from a PCR test done no more than 7 days prior to arrival in St. Lucia, and need to submit it by email before travel. Clients must then print and travel with a copy of their test results, the auto response email from the form submission and the Travel Authorization Letter they will receive
- French Polynesia: Proof of a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to international air departure, sanitary entry form upon arrival & and health registration
- Tanzania: Open to international travel, Mt Kilimanjaro open with precautions
- Turkey: Borders open to all travelers with temperature check upon arrival
- Turks & Caicos: Borders are open. All travelers must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 5 days of arrival in the TCI. Passengers must obtain pre-authorization via the TCI Assured portal
- Uganda: Arriving passengers must show negative PCR test results issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft. Departing passengers must show a negative PCR test results issued within 72 hours prior to departing from Uganda, meaning that if travelers have been in Uganda longer than 72 hours, they will need to be tested again in Uganda
In addition to the above list, here are the latest travel updates for Canadian travelers only.
Update on European Travel: As of Thursday October 22, the European Union has removed Canada from the permissible travel list due to rising COVID-19 cases. This does not mean Canadians are forbidden from traveling in the EU as the approved list is only a recommendation, but further restrictions could be imposed. With these updates Greece and Finland have shut their borders, and this might happen in other countries soon (France, Germany, Spain). Portugal is currently open but this may change at any time. Please reach out to Daly Travel for further details.
- Denmark: Gradually, Denmark’s borders are opened for travellers from countries that meet certain criteria, including a certain number of Covid-19 patients per capita.
- France: Temperature check at airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public. Additional restrictions upon entry.
- Germany: Temperature check at airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public.
- Iceland: Tighter restrictions as of late August, all arriving passengers can choose between a 14-day quarantine or a double testing procedure along with a quarantine for 5-6 days. Arriving passengers must also go through two PCR tests: one upon arrival & another 5-6 days later. During this period, all arriving passengers must stay in quarantine. Those who test negative in the second PCR-test are no longer required to take special precautions.
- Malta: Temperature check at airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public.
- Netherlands: Temperature check at airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public. Additional restrictions upon entry.
- Portugal: Temperature check at airport. No PCR test needed unless the destinations are the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores. Face coverings required in public.
- Spain: Temperature check at airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public. Additional restrictions upon entry.
- Switzerland: Temperature check at airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public.
- Jordan: Negative PCR from within 72 hours upon arrival. PCR test upon arrival with three hour wait time. Medical insurance that covers COVID.
- Seychelles: No PCR test needed. Face coverings recommended in public.
The CDC lifted the No Sail Order for cruise ships today, ending a more than seven-month ban on large cruise ship operations in U.S. waters. The agency established a series of requirements cruise lines will have to undertake to prevent the spread of Covid-19, creating a path to the resumption of passenger operations.
The initial phase will consist of testing and additional safeguards for crew members and ensuring cruise lines have adequate health and safety protections for crew.
Subsequent phases will include simulated voyages to test the cruise lines’ ability to mitigate Covid-19 risk, certification for ships that meet specific requirements, and a phased return to passenger cruises in a manner that, the CDC said, would minimize Covid-19 risk to passengers, crew and U.S. communities.