2021 TRAVEL RULES AND REGULATIONS HAVE CHANGED HAVE CHANGED
New travel regulations for International travel have been implemented starting January 26th. As of that period all travelers arriving back into the United States must have documentation of a valid negative COVID test taken 72 hours before boarding any flight and re-entering the United States. In the Caribbean and Mexico those tests and documentation are being provided by most resorts on-site, a number of them are doing this at no extra charge. Please contact us at (480) 893-6584 for details on which resorts are doing this. We have all of the up-dated information.
Mexico is still fully open and doing a great job with the COVID situation. No reported cases at any of the resorts. Many of the resorts are selling for next year, especially Spring Break and Summer, so make sure you make your reservations as soon as possible. There is great pricing available.
Jamaica has opened up but still requires a negative COVID test within 5 days of travel. Jamaica has instituted a new policy where all travelers have to purchase a Jamaican insurance policy for $50 per person to cover all expenses in case a traveler contracts COVID while on the island. They still require masks when in public.
Other islands in the Caribbean are open but travelers have to meet certain requirements. Contact us to discuss the various rules and requirements for each island. A number of resorts in the Caribbean have delayed their re-openings.
Hawaii has opened its islands but there are some restrictions.Each island has been granted permission to set their own rules so, make sure you understand the different rules for each island. Be careful because Hawaii will only accept test results from certain U.S.laboratories approved by the Hawaiian Government. Please contact us to understand which tests and laboratories have been approved by the state of Hawaii. If you don’t meet these requirements you will still be required to quarantine for 14 days or return home. Hawaii is being very strict in their enforcement of their regulations
Croatia was the only country in Europe to open its borders but they have, again, closed their borders to U.S. travelers.
River Cruises have officially cancelled all their worldwide cruises and they will not resume until later in 2021.
Large ship cruises have been approved by the CDC to resume cruising. It will still be a while because the cruise lines must have a plan for preventing the spread of COVID, approved by the CDC, before they can resume. The major cruise-lines have moved their cruises until Spring of 2021
Remember that even if European cruises are allowed to start, the country that they depart from must be open to U.S. travelers.
Canada has issued an order that they will not allow any cruises to begin from or stop at any Canadian ports until sometime in the Spring of 2021.We expect that until the world gets a handle on this disease the travel rules and regulations will continue to change and evolve. Please contact us for the latest rules regulations concerning travel. Even if you book your own travel, make sure you are up to date on the latest rules and regulations as they change daily and are different for each location or contact us as we stay up to date on all the rules and regulations on a daily basis.