Going Places in Boston

A Travel Blog

22 06, 2022

USA ends Covid-19 test requirement for international travel

2022-06-22T06:38:57+00:00June 22nd, 2022|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that all Covid-19 testing requirements for international travelers coming to the United States have ended.  Europe has largely lifted all travel requirements for some months, but the USA still required all incoming passengers to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken no earlier than one day before the flight. The CDC has said it will continue to monitor the pandemic and reassess [...]

29 05, 2022

3 doctor-approved tips for managing travel anxiety

2022-05-29T21:36:39+00:00May 29th, 2022|

Around 18% of people in the United States have an anxiety disorder — and travel anxiety, which is a fear of visiting an unfamiliar place or anxiety around the travel itself is a common form. Covid-19 and global lockdowns have led to even greater uncertainty for many, leaving travellers stressed or uncomfortable with heading to the airport, remembering all the forms you need, boarding a plane and jetting off to parts unknown, [...]

20 05, 2022

Covid mask rules in the EU: where is it no longer required?

2022-05-29T20:48:23+00:00May 20th, 2022|

As much of the world continues to drop Covid-19 restrictions, European airlines have been some of the steadfast upholders of mask mandates. But this is now changing. Following changing Covid-19 guidance in many countries’ public transport systems, several EU countries now no longer require a mask on flights, including France. But there are certain countries that still require masks on flights, including Portugal, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands and [...]

11 05, 2022

3 Memorial Day weekend getaways in New England to book now

2022-05-11T22:14:24+00:00May 11th, 2022|

Memorial Day is fast approaching — May 30th, to be exact. If you haven’t yet made plans, we’ve got a list of the top weekend destinations where you can enjoy outdoor activities and family-friendly activities in the (finally!) mild weather.  Plymouth, Massachusetts is not only a historical town, but also an ideal place to spend Memorial Day weekend. From historic sites like Plimoth Rock and Plimoth Plantation to the Memorial Day [...]

6 05, 2022

Greece scraps all travel restrictions: Here’s your guide

2022-05-06T10:23:36+00:00May 6th, 2022|

Summer is quickly approaching, and for those looking for their next beach getaway, what better place than Greece? Those interested will be pleased to hear that Greece is one of the latest countries in the European Union to scrap all Covid-19 travel restrictions for incoming travelers. Perhaps unsurprisingly, travel between the U.S. and Europe is estimated to rise 600% from last year. Greece, as a popular holiday destination, will no longer [...]

27 04, 2022

Travelers still need a Covid-19 test to return to the US — here’s what you need to know

2022-04-27T00:36:01+00:00April 27th, 2022|

In recent months, the United States has rolled back many of its Covid-19 restrictions, but when it comes to travel, a negative test is still required. This rule applies to all international travelers, regardless of their vaccination status or citizenship. The current rules are that a PCR or antigen test must have been taken no more than one day before the flight, and the result must be shown to the airline [...]

4 04, 2022

Here are the latest countries to scrap Covid-19 travel restrictions

2022-04-04T15:18:52+00:00April 4th, 2022|

As the world slowly pulls out of lockdown restrictions, new travel destinations are opening up to Americans. And as New England is still chilly, here are some of the places where you can warm up — or are just very cool. Italy dropped its ‘state of emergency’ and eliminated all restrictions starting April 1st Sweden removed its entry ban on non-essential travel from third countries starting April 1st Latvia abolished entry rules [...]

18 03, 2022

Aruba scraps Covid-19 restrictions for travelers

2022-03-18T16:27:18+00:00March 18th, 2022|

As the world slowly pulls out of lockdown restrictions, new travel destinations are opening up to Americans. And as the North East is still getting cold weather, it’ll be a relief to know that a warm getaway to Aruba is now back on the cards. A full two years after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Caribbean island is now doing away with remaining restrictions for visitors. This means visitors [...]

28 02, 2022

Winter is still here: 4 cold-weather activities around Boston

2022-02-28T17:38:50+00:00February 28th, 2022|

New England was hit with freezing temperatures and heavy snow this week, leaving many to wonder: when will winter be over? Well, spring temperatures won’t be here any time soon. Here are just a few of the best ways to beat the arctic funk. It goes without saying — New England is one of the premier places for skiing and snowboarding in the United States. And there are several world-class ski resorts [...]

7 02, 2022

UK drops further travel restrictions — here’s everything you need to know

2022-02-07T14:40:18+00:00February 7th, 2022|

On January 24, the UK government announced it was removing all testing requirements for eligible fully vaccinated arrivals. This will come into effect on February 11. This comes after the UK faced one of the harshest, and longest, restrictions globally, and this new ruling will make it one of the most free-flowing borders across Europe. Within the UK, virtually all restrictions have been loosened, with mask use still being encouraged in [...]

Go to Top