The coronavirus epidemic is raging all over the world. Many of the usual tourist destinations are currently unavailable due to the difficult epidemiological situation.
Even though in September last year, many countries opened their borders to tourists, in the last few months the situation has changed for the worse. Some destinations were closed completely, and some countries have greatly tightened the terms of entry.
Travelers Will Need to Follow Entry Policies to Maintain Their Travel Lifestyle
There is little we can do about the current situation – the only hope for global vaccination of people. However, until then, every traveler should carefully study the current entry policy of the country they plan to enter.
We do not recommend going to popular resorts and major cities now because of the large crowd of people. The risk of infection is quite high here. If you still decide to travel, follow the safety measures:
· Keep a social distance (1.5-2 m.).
· Wear a medical mask and gloves.
· Wash your hands regularly.
· Periodically measure your temperature.
· In case of the slightest suspicion of Covid infection, contact the local hospital.
Covid Entry Policies for North America
North America has been s very hard by the new virus. The United States was particularly suffered the most – to date, the largest number of cases from all countries of the world has been registered here (more than 3 million people, of which more than 500 thousand died).
Many countries in North America are forced to introduce total lockdowns – close shops, bars, restaurants, museums, theaters, leisure facilities, stop the transport, transfer employees to remote work and seriously restrict movement in cities.
Canada (Latest Covid Travel Restrictions)
Canada has imposed border crossing restrictions since March 18, temporarily shutting down most international airports, according to a statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
International flights are served only by four Canadian airports - in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary.
The entry restrictions, which will last until June 30, mainly affected foreigners who do not have Canadian citizenship and do not have a residence permit. Non-essential tourist trips to Canada are prohibited. In addition, all foreigners who show symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter the country in any case.
The right to enter Canada during the pandemic have:
· Canadian citizens;
· Permanent residents;
· Next of kin of Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
· Holders of the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR), who received the certificate before March 18, but have not yet entered the territory of the country;
· Foreign diplomats;
· Temporary foreign workers;
· Persons traveling through Canada in transit;
· Foreign students who have a study permit, or who received it before March 18.
To enter the country, all persons must present a mandatory "quarantine plan", which shows how the newcomer will comply with the self-isolation regime for 14 days. The plan must specify:
· Place of residence in the country;
· How the person will get to the destination; will stock up on food; will be able to access basic services and medical care.
Mexico (Latest Covid Travel Restrictions)
Mexico today allows travelers to enter its territory. Unlike the strict Covid entry policies of other North American countries, the Mexican government is much more loyal to tourists, despite the infection that has flooded the world.
Mexico opened its borders to tourists from all over the world last summer. Airports that accept international flights are located in Mexico City, Acapulco de Juarez, and Cancun, etc.
Foreigners arriving in the territory of the Aztec heritage for tourist purposes must have a valid passport, a completed migration card, medical insurance, as well as a visa (electronic version is possible).
You do not need to take a PCR test on an arriving plane - there is no need to spend money on an independent check for the presence of infection.
Bermuda (Latest Covid Travel Restrictions)
Anyone wishing to visit Bermuda must:
· Fill out the Bermuda Travel Authorization form 1-3 days before departure. In this form, you need to provide all the most necessary information for the Bermuda authorities. Regardless of age, every tourist must have a completed Bermuda Travel Authorization form.
· Pass a PCR test and get a negative result no more than 5 days before departure to Bermuda. The test day is day 0. This rule applies to adults and children aged 10 years and older.
Children aged 9 and under are exempt from quarantine. Children aged 10-17 must obtain their parents ' consent to take the test. In case of refusal of consent, the young guest of Bermuda must be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
Visitors without a prior exit test will not be able to obtain a travel permit and enter Bermuda.
United States (Latest Covid Travel Restrictions)
Travelers to the United States today must present a certificate of absence of coronavirus or a previous illness before flying to the States.
The analysis is passed by travelers who cross the border by plane. The innovations do not apply to those who enter the States by land.
If the passenger did not have a coronavirus, he must pass the test within 72 hours before departure. The rule applies to passengers aged two years and older, including American citizens and transit tourists.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC, the certificate with the result can be electronic or printed. If the passenger does not present it, the airline will refuse to board the flight. Additionally, the certificate can be checked upon arrival. If the plane is delayed and the certificate is overdue, you will have to take tests again. It is better to refer with a margin of time.
If the passenger has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, there will be no relief for him. He will still have to get a certificate.
If a passenger has had a coronavirus in the last three months and is cured, the test does not need to be taken: the CDC believes that in such patients, the analysis can give a false-positive result.