International Travel Update

As countries and destinations have started re-opening their borders to inbound tourism more clients than ever have been asking where it is okay for them to travel both now and in the future. It’s been no easy task to keep track of all the rules and regulations put in place by each country but our job for our clients is to stay on top of this ever-changing information so we can give you the best advice for your travel planning.

Last week the US State Department lifted their global coronavirus travel advisory and said they would be going back to their system of country specific travel advice.  Lifting the global advisory was welcome news for those that are ready to travel.  For them and you, we’ve compiled as much information as we can find in an easy reference chart for each country/destination.  Because the information is constantly evolving and changing we’ve also linked the country-specific tourism board or health department websites for the most current information.  You can download our chart here – Perfect Landing Travel Entry Requirements Chart.

In addition to researching entry requirements, we also research the other things that make your travels enjoyable and more complete such as:

  • Are the activities and services you’re interested in available?
  • Does the hotel or resort you’re interested in have any new cleaning protocols?
  • Is there a country-wide curfew that will prevent you from experiencing what you want to?

Below are some additional resources that we have found very helpful during our travel planning process for our clients:

IATA Travel Regulations Map – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has developed an interactive map that gives a rundown of travel restrictions by country.  The map is a great resource but should be used in conjunction with other sites such as tourism board and health department websites for a more complete picture.

Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization – for the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak.

US State Department – for country specific travel advisory information.

FDA Coronavirus Testing Information – to learn more about the types of tests available and the steps involved.

WTTC Safe Travels Stamp – The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has developed a Global Safety Stamp which allows travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

As you can see it’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole when trying to plan travels on your own – that’s why we’re here!  We do all the research and work to ensure you get the most out of your travel experiences whether you’re ready to travel now or just want to dream and plan for travel in the future.

Our last international trip before the pandemic hit the US was to Portugal in February 2020. We’ll be up in the air again soon!