COVID + Travel

News about the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it’s affecting travel around the world.

With almost no public health measures in place and more travelers heading into the skies than during previous pandemic winters, infectious disease experts weigh in on how to best protect yourself and others.
With fewer countries regularly reporting their COVID-19 cases, country-by-country assessments have become less reliable, the agency stated.
The new policy goes into effect on October 1.
The majority of Japan’s most stringent border restrictions will be done away with starting October 11.
A convenient list of the carriers that do and don’t require that passengers and crew mask up.
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We’ve had months to imagine our next trip. Where will we go, who will we meet, who will we be? Now we’re nearly ready to get back out there, and so are our readers. Here, we reveal our collective dreams deferred—family reunions, milestone celebrations, solo escapes—and how we can make up for it in memorable ways.
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Due to a rising number of COVID cases, the National Park Service has reinstated mask policies in indoor spaces for some parks.
Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific, is (finally) reopening to tourism on July 1.
There is now one less hurdle when visiting this beautiful island country.
The testing requirement that created numerous hurdles for international travelers has been scrapped—at least for now. Here’s what you need to know.
The European country’s reopening policy will affect summer travelers.
Travelers need to follow the country’s strict safety measures or risk being sent home.
What happens when you test positive in one of the most remote corners of the world.
The Middle Eastern country is the latest to lift certain pandemic travel restrictions, including predeparture and postarrival COVID testing.
Neither the White House nor the CDC has provided any indication that the mandatory testing rule will be relaxed anytime soon.
The updated advice comes as cases and hospitalizations are back on the rise in the U.S.
With the United States still requiring a negative COVID test within one day of traveling to the U.S., countless travelers are faced with the possibility of getting stuck abroad if they test positive.
After opening to vaccinated travelers from visa-waiver countries, including the United States, in May, New Zealand will open to all international travelers later this summer—ahead of schedule.
Starting May 16, masks will no longer be required on flights within the bloc. However, rules may vary by airline and route, including when flights are traveling someplace where masks are still mandatory.
Travelers can go island hopping minus the proof of vaccination or prearrival COVID test.
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