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Belize Launches New Mandatory Travel Insurance For All International Arrivals

A rising Caribbean destination and one of the most popular sunny getaways for Americans during the Covid pandemic, Belize will now require all international visitors to take out travel insurance before landing in the country. Looking to strengthen policies at the border, especially at a time when the Omicron threat advances, the Central American jewel …

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Laos Begins Reopening Its Borders For Tourism After 18 Months Of Shutdown

The Southeast Asian nation of Laos has begun the process of partially reopening its borders to international tourists after more than a year and a half.  From January 1, fully vaccinated international tourists from certain countries, including the U.S., Canada and the UK will be able to visit Laos for tourism purposes. Among the list …

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Thailand Launches New Tourist Entry Fee Starting In April

Thailand is set to charge foreign travelers an entry free when they arrive from April of this year. The controversial new measure was mooted last year, but looks set to finally become official in just a few months. The decision comes amidst a backdrop of uncertainty regarding the tourism situation in the country, after the …

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Cuba Now Requires Proof Of Vaccination And PCR Test For U.S. Visitors

At the peak of its tourist season, the small island nation of Cuba has decided to tighten entry requirements for U.S. visitors, by requiring proof of vaccination against Covid as well as a pre-departure PCR test. The announcement follows a sharp rise in cases, led particularly by the highly-transmissible Omicron variant. Now, Americans hoping to …

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Southwest Airlines Offering Discounted At Home Test Kits For All Passengers

Discounted COVID-19 Tests For Southwest Airlines Passengers Testing is the biggest hurdle for all travelers right now. If you’ve traveled abroad in the last year, you’ll understand the testing mandate for all travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken one day before flying back to the United States.  But there’s one problem.  …

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The Latest U.S. Covid Entry Requirements For 2022

Whilst Covid-19 has brought about uncertainty to the travel experience, visiting the US is still the same unforgettable experience for travelers that it has always been. Whether visiting the Big Apple, the beaches of California or taking in the beauty of the country’s diverse natural landscapes, the US truly does have something for everyone. Here …

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U.S. Issues 23 New Travel Advisories This Week

The US Department of State has issued a range of new travel advisories this week as part of its ongoing commitment towards keeping Americans safe and informed when traveling around the world. The latest changes represent the State Department’s largest update of the new year so far, with 23 countries from all corners of the …

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Tourists Face Mass Flight Cancelations In Cancun And Other Mexico Hotspots

In a new chapter of the ongoing Omicron saga, Mexico is the latest country to be hit with a wave of mass flight cancelations as more crew calls in sick, threatening the vacation plans of millions flying into popular tourism hotspots across the Mayan heartland. Mirroring a trend first witnessed in the United States during …

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Mexico Removes All COVID-19 Entry Requirements Including Health Form

Mexico Returns To 2019 Normality For Visitors Mexico—the world’s most popular travel destination throughout the COVID-19 pandemic—has now dropped all COVID-19 entry requirements as of January 1, 2022. El Salvador was the world’s first nation to drop all COVID-19 entry requirements in November 2021, with Mexico now joining El Salvador as the world’s second nation …

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Thailand Reopens 3 More Destinations For International Travelers

Thailand Reopens More Sandbox Locations Thailand will reopen 3 more Sandbox destinations from 11 January 2022, after the nation has agreed to extend the ban of the Test & Go system. After making travel easier in late-2021, Thailand has paused the scheme which allowed travelers to skip mandatory quarantine. Thailand plans to treat the virus …

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Jamaica Rules Out More Lockdowns During Tourism Season

Unlike other sunny destinations that have rushed to further strengthen their borders and reinstate now-familiar curbs on social life, Jamaica will not be announcing lockdowns this season, nor in the foreseeable future. As one of the strictest Caribbean states when it comes to pandemic-era travel regulations, many expected Jamaica to tighten Covid mandates, especially at …

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