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U.S. Bans Entry From 8 Countries Over New Variant Concerns

New Strain “Omicron” is Prompting Travel Bans Across The World The United States is set to heavily restrict travel from South Africa and 7 other Southern African countries. Beginning Monday, only US citizens and legal residents will be able to travel into the US from the countries. Passengers must still show a negative PCR test …

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UK Restarts Travel ‘Red List’ Adding Several African Countries Over New Variant Concerns

The UK has placed a number of African countries on its travel red list. The move comes as fears of a new Covid-19 variant in the region begin to grow, with previous variants of the virus having had a significant impact on the UK’s plans to ease restrictions just last summer. Travelers arriving in the …

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Costa Rica’s Vaccine Passport Suspended

Tourism Industry Pushbacks Stall The Program Costa Rica’s new vaccine passport program has been temporarily suspended as the courts deliberate its implementation. A decision on the ruling is set to be made by Thursday at the latest. The country does not currently have any restrictions on entry, but the new QR code based passport will …

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Israel Set To Remove Local Covid-19 Restrictions From June 1st

The war against Covid-19 has been a costly one, in all conceivable metrics, and looks set to drag on for months to come at a minimum. However, for one country at least, it seems that victory against the virus has already been declared and the struggles of the past are being left behind. Building on …

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U.S. Embassy In Thailand Issues Alert As Thailand Hits Record Case Numbers

Throughout the pandemic, Thailand has been seen as a refuge for many American and international travelers. With cases numbers that are just a fraction of the likes of those seen in other large countries, Thailand was a place that, although it required hoops to be jumped through prior to arrival, allowed travelers to put the …

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U.S. Updates Level 3 Travel Advisory For 13 Countries

Whilst Covid-19 has affected travel around the world, it isn’t the only issue at hand when it comes to deciding where US travelers should and shouldn’t travel to. The US Department of State has been working hard to keep its travel advisory page updated in order to keep its travelers safe and informed, recently issuing …

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UK Reveals Tough New Hotel Quarantine Restrictions

Since it was discovered that the UK was to introduce its own quarantine rules, various commentators spent the weeks speculating about the details and possible scenarios that British travelers might face. Yesterday, the government revealed the details about the UK’s system of quarantine – with the reality being that it is more expensive and tougher …

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U.S. Planning To Mandate Covid Testing For Domestic Flights

In an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 across the country, the United States is considering making a negative test result a mandatory requirement for traveling on a domestic flight. Covid-19 continues to spread across the US at a rate of more than 100,000 cases per day, and so this is one of many …

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UK Government Considers Implementing New Vaccine Passport

Following the lead of fellow European countries Denmark and Sweden, it emerged on Friday that the British government was looking into the prospect of a vaccine passport, that would allow those in the UK to travel abroad once more. As the UK races to vaccinate its population, the news is bound to be warmly received …

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Spain’s Latest Travel Restrictions: Everything Travelers Need To Know

Following the lead of several other European countries, Spain yesterday announced that it is to introduce more travel restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of new strains of Covid-19 in the country. Spain has struggled to control the spread of the virus, particularly struggling over the winter period, and so the ban is hoped to …

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Israel Extends National Lockdown: What Travelers Need To Know

Israel has decided to extends its state of national lockdown rather than relax measures, as the country continues to fight against high daily infection rates. The decision is just one of many renewed restrictions announced by different countries in the past few days, as the world battles to prevent the spread of the virus from …

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UK Announces Hotel Quarantine For 30 Countries

Almost ten months on from the UK’s first national lockdown of the pandemic, the country has introduced its toughest measure yet for travelers hoping to visit the UK. The country has introduced mandatory quarantine for travelers from 30 different “red list” countries, that have been selected due to their high Covid-19 case levels and the …

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