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Panama To Allow Vaccinated Tourists Without Testing

Panama’s Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, announced a decision had been reached at a recent government council that will allow vaccinated tourists to bypass testing and/or quarantine requirements for entry into Panama. He stated as long as travelers can show certification that they’ve received both doses of the vaccine, they can enter Panama without …

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Travel Insurance That Meets Costa Rica’s Entry Requirements

Costa Rica is one of only 6 countries worldwide that is currently open to all during the pandemic with no testing and no quarantines required for entry, making it one of the most popular destinations in 2021, especially for American travelers. However, the government of Costa Rica has a few separate entry requirements, like mandatory …

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Guatemala Allows Vaccinated Travelers Restriction-Free Entry

Guatemala is the first Latin American country to recognize vaccinated tourists. Other nations that have amended their entry requirements to incorporate vaccinated travelers include; Seychelles, Romania, Cyprus, Georgia, Iceland, Lebanon, Poland, and Slovenia. Greece, Israel, and Denmark have also declared their interest in making allowances in the near future for vaccinated tourists. While Guatemala has …

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5 Latin American Countries With New Travel Restrictions

New travel restrictions, including tougher entry requirements, have come into effect all across Latin America this week, that will greatly impact travelers in the area. As Europe saw tough lockdowns and closures throughout the end of 2020, many travelers looked towards Central and South America for their next destinations, as most countries were in the …

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Peru Effectively Shuts Down Tourism With New 14-Day Quarantine Rule

Starting on January 4, 2021, the government of Peru will be reinstating the blanket 14-day quarantine for all passengers entering the country. The implementation of the 14-day quarantine for all arrivals comes from fear of new strains of the virus that originated from the UK and South Africa, that have now found their way into …

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Colombia Removes PCR Test Requirement For Tourists

Effective November 4, 2020, the government of Colombia has removed the PCR testing requirement for entry into the country. Previously, all arrivals (both foreigners and nationals returning home) were required to show proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 96 hours prior to arrival into Colombia. As of November 4th, that requirement …

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Uruguay Keeps Borders Closed For Tourism Until at Least 2021

Uruguay, a nation who’s been held in high regard by many nations for their extremely successful handling of the virus, has made the tough decision to keep borders shut, due to increased risk worldwide. Uruguay’s borders will remain closed for international tourism, until at least 2021. The summer season in Uruguay kicks off in December …

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Argentina Reopening Borders – But Only To Five Countries

Argentina – one of the most locked down countries on the planet is finally starting to show signs of reopening as it makes October 30 the day it will reopen borders for tourism to five of it South American neighbors. Starting on October 30th, residents of Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Boliva and Uruguay can enter Argentina …

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Costa Rica Removes PCR Test Requirement For Tourists

Costa Rica announced today they will be removing the PCR Covid-19 test requirement for incoming tourists effective October 26th.  The current requirement forced visitors to bring proof of a negative test result, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival into the country. With many Americans and Canadians (Costa Rica’s largest tourism base) finding it …

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Finally, Costa Rica Reopens For ALL U.S. States

On November 1, 2020 Costa Rica will extend their tourism reopening to include visitors from ALL U.S. states. Since Costa Rica officially reopened for tourism on August 1, only residents select states have been granted entry, but that will come to an end in less than a month. Starting on November 1, tourists from all …

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Colombia Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism on Sept 21

Colombia officially reopened its borders for international tourism on September 21, 2020. Colombia’s airports reopened on the 21st, initially connecting the nation with the USA, Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Guatemala, as announced by the Ministry of Transportation. Bogota cityscape of big buildings and mountains On September 11, we published an article called …

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Honduras Reopening for Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

Honduras has officially reopened airports and is now allowing international tourism to resume in the country as of August 17, 2020. Honduras, a nation in Central America known for its Mayan ruins, jungle-covered mountains, barrier reefs and being a budget friendly destination, relies heavily on the 2 million tourists it gets yearly. Since the borders …

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