Now, that 2020 has come and gone, we are little wiser and stronger. Don’t you say?
While the pandemic is still around and things are changing day-by-day, we are a bit better prepared in how to navigate life, happiness, and travel.
At least, we’ve learned to deal with these things in our current climate. Including the fact that U.S. citizens are still banned from traveling to the European Union (EU). Ha! *Sad face*
At this point during the pandemic, this question still remains the biggest question besides if it’s safe to travel right now:
Can I travel to (insert country) in 2021?
Well, I’m here to share some Global Travel Restriction resources with you that will help you answer this specific question.
Can I travel to (Insert Country)?
Kayak has provided a useful travel resource that illustrates which countries around the world are completely closed to reopening very soon.
Regardless if a country is reopening soon or is open to tourists, you have to question their safety and health procedures.
- What precautions has this country taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- Am I required to quarantine for 14-days?
- What are the travel restrictions upon arriving at my destination?
- Will I be required to do temperature checks or self-monitor during my stay?
- How will my trip be affected by these restrictions and requirements?
Check out Kayak’s Travel Restrictions by Country to explore which nations are off limits and plan whether you can travel to (insert country).
Psst…I’ve partially answered it for you through an IGTV episode: “Realistically Speaking…Will You Be Able To Travel This Fall.”
Should I be canceling or postponing all travel due to coronavirus?
I’ve changed my tune since the last time I’ve updated this specific guide.
Regardless, ask yourself:
- What precautions have I taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- Have I followed all guidance and requirements at home?
- How will my life be affected not traveling at the moment?
US Citizens have gone buck wild in these streets, especially around the holidays and big events like the NBA All-Star Weekend. No masks, no physical distancing, crowding areas, and spaces, which have caused many states to see spikes in COVID-19 cases.
Whether or not to cancel or postpone your trip, you need to be cautious about the audacity that is happening around the world, including the good ol’ US of A. COVID-19 has no problem infecting children, the elderly, black, brown, or white people, disabled or not. It doesn’t care!! And, it doesn’t care that you’re flying from A to B, so please make sure to ask yourself the questions above because like in the screenshot below, anything can happen. Dare I say that we’ve seen it all…
If you simply can’t follow the guidance in your own country, how can we expect you to follow requirements or restrictions in another country??
Resource: Yale Health
Now, if you’re going to be irresponsible during this time, then no, you shouldn’t travel. If you’re the type who refuses to follow guidelines and wear masks in public, at businesses, whether the grocery store or mall, then STAY HOME!
Considerations for Travelers Traveling in the COVID-19 age
I can’t tell you what to do, but I can provide resources and information that you can make an informed decisión about traveling to (insert country).
Health and Safety
Check out the CDC’s Consideration for Travelers, which provides guidance to things to consider when booking travel around the world.
An American Airlines Passenger recently shared his experience and complaint against the airline regarding their lack of sanitary procedures and poor customer service.
View here: https://bit.ly/Travepreneurairlinesafety