“Pre-COVID, all you needed was a passport,” says
“Conditions for tourist entry are country specific and may include: Proof of vaccination status; documented negative COVID test within a certain timeframe prior to arrival; certification of international medical insurance coverage– which may need to specify trip dates, set dollar amounts (e.g., coverage up to
“Find a list of specific requirements at your destination country’s
The report offers advice on travelling on public transportation, what to expect when flying and answers questions on enjoying a cruise.
With so many more considerations and requirements for post-pandemic travel, in the report, McCarthy provides detailed to-do lists of what one should do before travelling. She says:
- Get Vaccinated with an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Keep proof of your vaccine–make copies of the card or take a picture. If you live in a state that logs your vaccines electronically or has vaccine passports, keep the link and/or download the app.
- List COVID-specific requirements for your destination. Which documents do you need to present upon arrival? Pre-travel COVID test results? Proof of vaccination? Anything else? Be sure to check requirements for each leg of your trip, as they can vary.
- List COVID-specific requirements for returning home. Do you need proof of a negative COVID test prior to boarding your plane back to the
U.S.? Check CDCand State Departmentwebsites for the most up-to-date requirements. If you plan to stay in a small town or village, COVID testing may not be available. Plan extra days to get tested.
- List further testing and self-quarantine requirements. Some destinations may require self-quarantining and/or further testing upon arrival. Check the
U.S.embassy and local tourist board websites for each leg of your trip. You may also need to self-quarantine and/or get tested upon returning home. Check with local authorities.
- Make a list of additional travel recommendations for your destination. Country and region-specific suggestions can be found on the
The report also includes checklists lists for a month before, a week before and a day before travel to ease folks back into a more open world.
The full report can be found, here: Traveling Safely Post-Pandemic
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