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European Nations Tighten Entry Requirements

The Delta variant has caused various EU countries to tighten their entry restrictions following rising cases of the new variant.  Europe has opened up this summer, with France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece opening up to U.S travelers after over a year of closure to North America. Unfortunately, because of rising cases of the Delta Variant across …

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Switzerland Reopens To U.S. and Canadian Tourists

Switzerland has reopened for U.S. and Canadian travelers as the country attempts to salvage the summer and attract visitors from North America.   The country first set out a plan to allow vaccinated tourists from “third countries” at the start of June. However, the Swiss authorities didn’t decide on this subject until last week.  The country …

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Sweden Officially Reopens To U.S. Tourists

Sweden has reopened to U.S. travelers as of June 30th, presenting American tourists with another European destination to visit this summer.   The country had banned all non-essential travel from outside EU/EEA nations since March 2020. After February 2021, the ban included a requirement of presenting a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. If you want to …

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Royal Caribbean Now Requires Travel Insurance For Unvaccinated Passengers

Royal Caribbean cruises have set a list of restrictions on board their cruises for unvaccinated travelers this summer. After 16 months of being stationary, Royal Caribbean is offering cruises in the United States yet again. The company restarted North American cruise ships on June 12th, when they set sail out of the Bahamas. However, the …

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Bali Delays Reopening To International Tourists

Bali delays reopening the country for vaccinated tourists because of growing cases of COVID-19.  Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno suggested Bali would reopen in July 2021 to vaccinated tourists. Unfortunately, because of growing COVID-19 cases on the popular island, the government has pushed this back for the foreseeable future.  Uno stated, “We are targeting …

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U.S. and UK Travel Corridor Ruled Out For Summer

Officials have talked down the likelihood of a U.S. and U.K. travel corridor happening this summer.  There were suggestions from officials in the United Kingdom and the U.S. that a travel corridor would begin this summer. However, a combination of rising cases of the Delta variant, complex political issues on each side, and uncertainty over the status …

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Spain Removes Vaccination Requirement For U.S. Tourists

Spain has removed its vaccination requirement for US travelers on Friday in a push to attract more American tourists this summer.  The country has been closed to US travelers since the pandemic began, but it reopened to vaccinated U.S. travelers on June 7th. The European nation also reopened to vaccinated tourists from Canada, U.K, and …

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Israel Delays Reopening For Vaccinated Travelers

Israel was planning on reopening to vaccinated tourists on July 1st. However, thanks to a growing rise in cases of the Delta variant, travelers will have to wait longer.  The world regards Israel as one of the world’s greatest vaccination success stories. The nation took the lead in the global vaccination drive in the early days. However, …

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Hawaii Eases Entry For Vaccinated Travelers Starting July 8

Hawaii is ending mandatory COVID testing requirements for vaccinated travelers entering Hawaii from July 8th. The news comes after uncertainty about Hawaii’s easing of travel restrictions after the Delta variant strain of Coronavirus began spreading around the state. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green wanted the state to drop – as initially proposed – all testing requirements before the July …

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Justin Trudeau Says US-Canada Border Could Open In Weeks

As questions arise about reopening the U.S and Canada border, Justin Trudeau states the border could reopen in weeks, not months. There have been rumors that the Canadian Prime Minister would reopen the border in June, but that didn’t happen. In recent days, Ottawa announced it would allow vaccinated Canadian travelers to return without quarantine, …

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Germany Now Open For American Tourists

Germany will ease restrictions on U.S. travelers from June 20th. The news comes as Europe prepares to open up to American travelers, with Italy, Malta, France, Switzerland, Portugal, and many more EU countries easing restrictions on the U.S. this month.  Until today, U.S citizens needed to prove they had an exceptional or urgent need to …

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Thailand Confirms Entry Requirements For Phuket Reopening In July

The Tourist Authority of Thailand has set out its complete guidelines for the Phuket Sandbox reopening on July 1st and the proposed Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan reopening on July 15th.  The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently confirmed it will open Phuket for vaccinated tourists on the 1st of July. However, until …

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