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Traveling during Covid-19 is a very confusing time, but it doesn’t have to be. Travel Off Path has created countless covid-19 travel guides and resources so you’re able to navigate through all the uncertainty. 

Of course, we have to say: Our guides, articles and groups are for general advice only. The global travel situation changes without notice and all travelers should contact their own country’s embassy before planning or booking any travel. Our general advice should never replace that of any government organization, embassy or immigration expert/lawyer. We do not endorse traveling against government travel advisories. 

How To Travel During Covid

→ Check the entry requirements of the country you want to visit to ensure you are permitted to travel there

→ Make sure you understand change/cancelation policies of your flights, hotels, etc. in the event of a lockdown or change of plans

→ Buy a travel health insurance policy that covers Covid-19

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Tools For Traveling During Covid-19

Get Covid-Travel Insurance

Every traveler, especially during these covid times, should have a travel insurance policy that will cover Covid-19.

SafetyWing, a company that we personally use, has added covid-19 coverage to all their new policies effective August 1, 2020. 

They offer insurance to clients worldwide and they are extremely affordable as well. 

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Join a Community

We have created an online community that is the perfect place to ask questions about travel bans and restrictions, meet other travelers who are also on the road at this time, and just discuss this crazy travel world right now

Travel Advice For American’s

Here are more resources to help American tourists travel the world, despite many covid bans and restrictions currently in place. 

There are a few travel insurance providers that are currently offering American tourists coverage for Covid-19, even with the current travel advisories that are in place. 

Get all the information and instant online quotes for travel insurance for Americans that cover Covid-19

Even though there are many travel bans currently in effect for American travelers, there are still 30+ countries accepting US citizens, without quarantine!

See the FULL list of Countries Now Reopen For American Tourists

Many American’s can’t seem to find required PCR tests in time, so they have been wondering where else they can travel if they have the time/freedom for a quarantine upon arrival. 

Here is a full list of all countries open to Americans WITH only a 14-day quarantine

The current ban on American travelers into the EU is still in effect. It was last renewed on July 30th. 

The next review date is around August 13th. 

Read the latest news on the US/EU ban HERE

Even though the EU has banned American travelers, many major airports within the EU are allowing transits/transfers for Americans on their way to a destination outside the EU. 

As long as you do not need to go through customs, and your flight itinerary has your layover within the same terminal, you may be able to transit through. 

For more detailed info, read “Transiting Through Europe, Airports Americans Can Transit Through”

The land border between the USA and Canada is still closed. No reopening date has been set. 

Residents and Citizens of the USA should always consult government travel advisories, entry requirements and more on the Travel.Gov site

Travel Advice For Canadian’s

We wouldn’t leave out resources for our fellow Canadian travelers! Below are many in-depth guides that will help Canadian tourists travel during covid. 

Thankfully, Canadians have been accepted into many countries, currently 50+ and growing daily. 

Finally there are some companies that have stepped up to the plate and are now offering Canadians coverage for Covid-19, even with the current travel advisories that are in place. 

Get all the information and instant online quotes for travel insurance for Canadians that cover Covid-19

There are currently 50+ countries accepting Canadians citizens, without quarantine! The list keeps growing almost daily as more countries start reopening. 

See the FULL list of Countries Now Reopen For Canadian Tourists

On July 1, the EU made a suggestion of ‘safe nations’ for entry into the EU, which Canada is a part of. 

Most nations in the EU DID accept the suggestion and added Canada to their list of countries allowed to enter. 

We have all the details of Canada’s inclusion in this list, plus which countries added Canada, and which countries did not.  Read more on our “Eu lifts restrictions for Canadians” guide

The land border between the USA and Canada is still closed. No reopening date has been set. 

Residents and Citizens of Canada should always consult government travel advisories, entry requirements and more on the Travel.gc.ca site

Travel Advice For Brits

Here are our covid travel resources for travellers from the United Kingdom

We have found a few policies that will cover Brits traveling abroad right now.

Get all the information and instant online quotes for travel insurance for that covers Covid-19

The government of the UK recently added 60+ countries where residents can travel to and then return to the UK, without needing to quarantine. 

See the full list of UK Travel Corridor Countries

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Jonathan Truong

Sunday 24th of January 2021

I was recently in Haiti this past summer 2020. There was no quarantines nor tests. Luckily, before the pandemic, I took 55 international trips to 62 different international countries. I also visited all 50 states. This happened between July 2013-August 2020! At that time, I didn't need any COVID-19 tests or quarantine. Just some basic shots or travel shots by the doctor.

Kelly Macdonald

Sunday 13th of December 2020

What are the current requirements for Canadians going to CA, specifically Palm Springs? Do we need to do a covid test or anything?

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 13th of December 2020

California has been changing a lot recently, and the stay at home order might effect tourism stays in some areas, so you should check their governement page here: (Click HERE to read)

John Hrbacek

Sunday 6th of December 2020

I have employees fly in from all over the world to Canary Islands and Mauritania. The 72 hour PCR test is most difficult for the Canadian and American employees as airlines are requesting is to board the first flight from their home airport. Do you have a list of clinics/hospitals that have been proven to produce in Canada or USA? Fellow Canadian home cities are Halifax, Kelowna, Deer Lake, and Edmonton.

The only solution so far has been to test in JFK airport.

This site is great, BTW.

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 6th of December 2020

Hi John, We don't have a list of hospitals or clinics, especially in Canada, as most are reserved for 'only symptomatic' people. However, Shoppers Drug Mart just started offering tests for travelers in BC and Alberta.

Vic Wachs

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Istanbul? Gosh.

vic wachs

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

The 72hr result window prior to travel is an issue I have not seen addressed. How can one make any kind of plan without assurance when results will be received. "Rapid" testing doesn't work since it's not a PCR test. For me this is the most vexing thing as everything depends upon it and it has to be affecting many.

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 5th of November 2020

Most people are getting their PCR test done at Istanbul airport before connecting to a country that requires one

More and more cities worldwide (and even airlines) are trying to step up to meet this requirement, but it takes time