While travel is still strongly discouraged in general, several countries have recently eased restrictions. This means for many Americans, a European summer vacation isn’t as far away as it seems.
Anyone who travels back to the USA, regardless of destination, will be required to show a negative test result before boarding a flight home. Many airlines and airports have started to offer on-site rapid Covid-19 tests, so do check beforehand and plan accordingly.
Travel + Leisure has published a list of countries with not only their level of travel warning according to the State Department, but also additional rules regarding proof of negative test and exemptions. Notably, Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis and Zimbabwe have all been lowered to Level 2 warning, which merely indicates travelers should exercise increased caution.
Additionally, the Europe Union has banned nonessential travel from most countries for the past year, but a recent announcement indicates that under certain conditions, nonessential travel will be open to Americans. Visitors will likely have to show proof of vaccination via vaccine certificates as proof of immunity. Travel between the US and UK remains banned, despite rumors of a vaccine corridor.
Regardless of if you choose to travel, make sure to check all restrictions and warnings beforehand. Keep in mind to exercise caution even if a country’s borders remain open, as visitors may put undue pressure on local healthcare systems. Stay safe, and we look forward to shuttling you to the airport safely for your next adventure!