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Published on 24.09.2021, Delta Airlines :

Delta urges airlines to create a national ‘no fly’ list of problematic passengers.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, :

22.09.2021. Delta - Buy One Ticket, Get One for Taxes & Fees Only For a limited time only, check out BOGO deals to top destinations from Seattle. The details: Book 2 passengers on the same reservation to receive a 50% discount on the base fare portion of Main Cabin travel (including Basic Economy). Travel must start and be completed between October 5, 2021 and December 15, 2021. Travel must originate in Seattle (SEA) and be for non-stop travel within the United States. Passengers will need to pay all government-imposed taxes and fees on both tickets to redeem this offer. This promotion excludes travel to the state of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Travel must be booked by September 23, 2021.

Published on 22.09.2021, American Airlines, JetBlue:

US sues to stop American Airlines, JetBlue partnership.

Published on 21.09.2021, JetBlue:

JetBlue to resume service to Trinidad&Tobago on 26SEP21.

Published on 21.09.2021, American Airlines:

American Airlines and SKY Express sign cooperation agreement.

Published on 18.09.2021, Delta Airlines :

Delta Air Lines is scrapping its back-to-front boarding process

Published on 18.09.2021, Spirit Airlines :

US Will Give Runway Rights at Newark Airport to Spirit Airlines

Published on 18.09.2021, United Airlines :

United Airlines to resume Newark-Shannon service from 27-Mar-2022

Published on 17.09.2021, United Airlines:

United says about 90% of U.S. staff vaccinated ahead of company deadline.

Published on 17.09.2021, United Airlines:

United Airlines announces the start of Lagos, Nigeria services, starting 29NOV21.

Published on 17.09.2021, American Airlines:

American Airlines launches nonstop service from Miami to Paramaribo, Suriname

Published on 17.09.2021, Avelo :

Avelo Airlines Adding Florida Service

Published on 17.09.2021, Southwest Airlines:

Southwest Airlines Announces Largest Schedule Ever from Austin beginning March 2022.

Published on 16.09.2021, United Airlines:

United Airlines resumes selling tickets for SFO nonstop to popular European capital.

Published on 14.09.2021, Alaska Airlines :

Alaska Airlines expects a return to profitability in Q3

Published on 14.09.2021, Breeze Airways:

Breeze unveils first Airbus A220 and orders additional aircraft

Published on 14.09.2021, Hawaiian Airlines:

Hawaiian Airlines resumes flights to Australia from Dec-21

Published on 10.09.2021, Hawaiian Airlines :

Hawaiian Airlines Returns Service To American Samoa

Published on 10.09.2021, Frontier Airlines:

Frontier Airlines adds three additional routes to Nassau

Published on 10.09.2021, American Airlines:

American Airlines Launches Miami-Suriname Flights

Published on 06.09.2021, United Airlines:

United Airlines Adds 3 New Routes to Latin America, Caribbean

Published on 06.09.2021, United Airlines:

United Airlines suspending operations at major Newark hub- CNN

Published on 06.09.2021, Alaska Airlines, Iberia:

Alaska Airlines And Iberia File For Domestic US Codeshares

Published on 02.09.2021, JetBlue:

JetBlue extends London schedule cuts through October

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Self-isolation at own accommodation.

For international arrivals, the CDC recommends that unvaccinated passengers are tested within 3 to 5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Passengers fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine do not have to quarantine but need to take a viral test within 3 to 5 days of arrival. If you are travelling domestically within the US, individual states and territories may have their own quarantine requirements. A full list of local quarantine requirements is available on the CDC website. You should check the list frequently as it is likely to change, sometimes daily, as rates of COVID-19 transmission increase or decrease.

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  • USA The United States administration has finally taken concrete steps towards the removal of the entry ban on travellers who visited the United Kingdom, Ireland, the 26 Schengen Area countries, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil, after the same have been banned from entering the country for over a year now.

    The decision was announced by the White House on Monday, September 20, noting that air travellers from the countries listed above, including the EU countries and ten UK, will be permitted to enter the US in November if they are vaccinated. The same travellers will also be exempt from the requirement of quarantine.

    Children who aren’t eligible to get the vaccine yet will be exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated.

    The decision does not cover land travel from Canada and Mexico.

    While the Coordinator did not specify the exact date when the ban would be removed, he noted that this would happen in early November.

    The news has been welcomed by many, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    “I am delighted that from November, @POTUS is reinstating transatlantic travel so fully vaccinated UK nationals can visit the USA. It’s a fantastic boost for business and trade, and great that family and friends on both sides of the pond can be reunited once again,” PM Johnson wrote.

    The European Commission has also celebrated the news, calling it a “long-awaited step for separated families & friends, and good news for business.”

    “We welcome US announcement that fully vaccinated EU travellers will soon be able to travel to the US again,” reads a tweet on Commission’s official Twitter account, adding that the same will continue working for safe travel.

    Many others have welcomed and celebrated the news, including EU’s Executive Vice-President for Economy and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the European Union Ambassador to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis and more.

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    21.09.2021
  • USA President Joe Biden’s administration confirmed late on Tuesday it plans to extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through Jan. 18 to address ongoing COVID-19 risks.

    A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesperson confirmed the extension, first reported by Reuters. “The purpose of TSA’s mask directive is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation,” the spokesperson said

    Major U.S. airlines were informed of the planned extension on a call with TSA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday, four people briefed on the matter said.
    Reuters

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    19.08.2021
  • USA Canada opening to vaccinated travelers
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has formally announced when the country will be opening to fully vaccinated travelers:

    Canada will be opening to fully vaccinated Americans as of August 9, 2021
    Canada will be opening to fully vaccinated travelers from around the globe as of September 7, 2021
    You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after having received your last dose of a vaccine approved by Canada.

    The United States hasn’t yet made an official announcement about when Canadians will be allowed to visit, though I’m sure that will follow shortly. Furthermore, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the United States open to all Canadians, and not just vaccinated ones, as the US hasn’t implemented any travel policies based on vaccination status up until now.

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    21.07.2021
  • USA Latest News: Canadian government extends its ban on nonessential travel from U.S. until 21 July (Reuters, 18.06.2021). CDC relaxes COVID-19 travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories (France24, 09.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to USA: It is not possible for most British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China, South Africa or India within the previous 14 days. Those arriving from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need.
    US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.

    The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country get a COVID test no more than 3 days before their flight departs and present a negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorised for emergency use by the World Health Organisation, you should also get a viral test 3 to 5 days after travel. Unvaccinated people should get tested with a viral test 3 to 5 days after travel and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Those who have recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the last 3 months, should follow all requirements and recommendations for fully vaccinated travellers, except you are not required to get a test 3 to 5 days after travel unless you are symptomatic. In addition, everyone should follow all state and local guidelines. More details are on theUS Centre for Disease Control and Prevention website .
    On 21 January 2021 President Biden signed an Executive Order requiring masks to be worn on aircraft, trains, buses and at airports.
    *Quarantine requirements: For international arrivals, the CDC requires that unvaccinated passengers are tested within 3 to 5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Passengers fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine do not have to quarantine but need to take a viral test within 3 to 5 days of arrival. If you are travelling domestically within the US, individual states and territories may have their own quarantine requirements. A full list of local quarantine requirements is available on the CDC website . You should check the list frequently as it is likely to change, sometimes daily, as rates of COVID-19 transmission increase or decrease.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: The USA has not yet confirmed that it will accept the solutions for demonstrating your COVID vaccination status. You should follow guidance for alternative entry requirements. Your appointment card vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Entry for Green Card and Current Visa Holders: New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued. However, existing Green Cards remain valid, although individuals who have been away from the USA for a substantial period of time should check their validity with their nearest US Embassy or Consulate before traveling. Further details are on the US Citizens and Immigration Services website.
    Those with existing visas remain valid as long as the holders are in the USA. All current visa holders based in the USA wishing to travel to the UK or any other country covered by the Presidential Proclamation are strongly advised to check before they travel as to whether they would need an exception to re-enter the USA. The US authorities only consider applications for these once you have left the USA, so applying before travel is not possible.
    Students travelling from the UK (and the Schengen Area and Ireland) with valid F-1 and M-1 visas, do not need to seek a national interest exception to travel.
    *Transiting USA: You cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China, or South Africa within the previous 14 days. For further information, please check the advice fromUS Customs and Border Protection website .Those transiting to the USA from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    All passengers transiting the USA by air are asked that they take a COVID test 1-3 days before travelling. All passengers must follow state and local COVID safety requirements, including mask wearing and social distancing.
    For further information, please refer to the US Government’s travel page.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in USA: Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you.
    On 21 January 2021 President Biden signed an Executive Order requiring masks to be worn on airplanes, trains, buses and at airports.
    Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on the CDC website.
    A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site.
    Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations.
    *Public places and services: Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    19.07.2021
  • USA Latest News: Canadian government extends its ban on nonessential travel from U.S. until 21 July (Reuters, 18.06.2021). CDC relaxes COVID-19 travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories (France24, 09.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to USA: It is not possible for most British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China, South Africa or India within the previous 14 days. Those arriving from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need.
    US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.

    The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country get a COVID test no more than 3 days before their flight departs and present a negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorised for emergency use by the World Health Organisation, you should also get a viral test 3 to 5 days after travel. Unvaccinated people should get tested with a viral test 3 to 5 days after travel and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Those who have recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the last 3 months, should follow all requirements and recommendations for fully vaccinated travellers, except you are not required to get a test 3 to 5 days after travel unless you are symptomatic. In addition, everyone should follow all state and local guidelines. More details are on theUS Centre for Disease Control and Prevention website .
    On 21 January 2021 President Biden signed an Executive Order requiring masks to be worn on aircraft, trains, buses and at airports.
    *Quarantine requirements: For international arrivals, the CDC requires that unvaccinated passengers are tested within 3 to 5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Passengers fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine do not have to quarantine but need to take a viral test within 3 to 5 days of arrival. If you are travelling domestically within the US, individual states and territories may have their own quarantine requirements. A full list of local quarantine requirements is available on the CDC website . You should check the list frequently as it is likely to change, sometimes daily, as rates of COVID-19 transmission increase or decrease.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: The USA has not yet confirmed that it will accept the solutions for demonstrating your COVID vaccination status. You should follow guidance for alternative entry requirements. Your appointment card vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Entry for Green Card and Current Visa Holders: New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued. However, existing Green Cards remain valid, although individuals who have been away from the USA for a substantial period of time should check their validity with their nearest US Embassy or Consulate before traveling. Further details are on the US Citizens and Immigration Services website.
    Those with existing visas remain valid as long as the holders are in the USA. All current visa holders based in the USA wishing to travel to the UK or any other country covered by the Presidential Proclamation are strongly advised to check before they travel as to whether they would need an exception to re-enter the USA. The US authorities only consider applications for these once you have left the USA, so applying before travel is not possible.
    Students travelling from the UK (and the Schengen Area and Ireland) with valid F-1 and M-1 visas, do not need to seek a national interest exception to travel.
    *Transiting USA: You cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China, or South Africa within the previous 14 days. For further information, please check the advice fromUS Customs and Border Protection website .Those transiting to the USA from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    All passengers transiting the USA by air are asked that they take a COVID test 1-3 days before travelling. All passengers must follow state and local COVID safety requirements, including mask wearing and social distancing.
    For further information, please refer to the US Government’s travel page.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in USA: Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on theCDC website . A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site . Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations.
    *Public places and services: Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    16.07.2021
  • USA The European Union has reached an agreement to add the United States and several other countries and regions to the list of countries that will be allowed to travel to the block without an essential purpose.

    The recommendation aims to establish unified travel rules within the block and is expected to be finalised during the upcoming days, following the decisions from each Member State, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Non-essential travel from the US and other third countries had been banned due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the European continent and further in the world.

    However, as the vaccination against the Coronavirus speeds up, ambassadors from the 27 countries of the European Union have recommended that the region permit non-essential travel from several additional countries and regions during a meeting held on Wednesday.

    Except for the US, the other countries and regions that will be added to the EU’s safe travel list include:

    Albania
    Lebanon
    North Macedonia
    Serbia
    Taiwan
    Chinese administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau
    The Chinese administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau will be included as long as they remove the reciprocity requirement.

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    17.06.2021
  • USA The European Union has reached an agreement to add the United States and several other countries and regions to the list of countries that will be allowed to travel to the block without an essential purpose.

    The recommendation aims to establish unified travel rules within the block and is expected to be finalised during the upcoming days, following the decisions from each Member State, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Non-essential travel from the US and other third countries had been banned due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the European continent and further in the world.

    However, as the vaccination against the Coronavirus speeds up, ambassadors from the 27 countries of the European Union have recommended that the region permit non-essential travel from several additional countries and regions during a meeting held on Wednesday.

    Except for the US, the other countries and regions that will be added to the EU’s safe travel list include:

    Albania
    Lebanon
    North Macedonia
    Serbia
    Taiwan
    Chinese administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau
    The Chinese administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau will be included as long as they remove the reciprocity requirement.

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    17.06.2021
  • USA The White House is working together with groups of experts to reach a mutual agreement to safely relax the COVID-19 restrictions and resume travel between the US and the European Member States, UK, Canada, and Mexico.

    According to a White House official, it is expected that the working groups will consist of foreign representatives and US experts from the Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Homeland Security and Health and Human Services.

    Decisions regarding the travel restrictions will be based on public health medical experts’ recommendations, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “We heard very clearly the desire of our friends in Europe and the UK to be able to reopen travel across the Atlantic Ocean, and we want to see that happen,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said.

    Although it is improbable for the US to lift the restrictions against most foreign travellers, the establishment of such a working group is a significant shift from the stringent measures on international travel that have been in place for more than a year.

    On Tuesday, the US State Department announced that it was moving 58 countries and territories from the Level Four, also known as the “do not travel” list, to the Level Three or “reconsider travel” list. Consequently, the department relaxed its travel warning for several foreign countries, including popular holiday destinations like Greece, Italy, Spain, Canada, France, and Mexico.

    Furthermore, chief executives of six airlines that operate flights between the US and the UK made a call to US President Joe Biden and the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reach an agreement that would remove the COVID-19 flight restrictions between the two countries.

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    11.06.2021
  • USA American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer, the head of the bloc’s executive body said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a year after shutting down nonessential travel from most countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

    The fast pace of vaccination in the United States, and advanced talks between authorities there and the European Union over how to make vaccine certificates acceptable as proof of immunity for visitors, will enable the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, to recommend a switch in policy that could see trans-Atlantic leisure travel restored.

    “The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines,” Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said Sunday in an interview with The Times in Brussels. “This will enable free movement and the travel to the European Union.

    “Because one thing is clear: All 27 member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by E.M.A.,” she added. The agency, the bloc’s drugs regulator, has approved all three vaccines being used in the United States, namely the Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson shots.

    Ms. von der Leyen did not offer a timeline on when exactly tourist travel might open up or details on how it would occur. …

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    26.04.2021
  • USA The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21, 2020. The border closure has consistently been extended for a month at a time. Until now the border closure was in place through April 21, 2021, while the closure has now been extended through May 21, 2021.

    It has now been 13 months since the border between the two countries has been closed, and with this latest extension the border will have been closed for 14 months.

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    21.04.2021
  • USA As of today (April 19, 2021), Greece is open to visitors from European Union countries plus 11 other countries, including the United States. Travelers from the following countries and regions can now visit Greece without having to quarantine:

    Australia
    European Union
    Israel
    New Zealand
    Rwanda
    Serbia
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Thailand
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    United States

    Greece is opening its borders gradually, in a safe and doable manner. The first stage, from the 19th of April, has some limitations compared to the generalized opening. In the following paragraphs, we describe what applies as of the 19th of April. Information relating to the generalized opening, which will be affected as of the 14th of May, will be announced in due time.

    For the protection of your own health, your family’s, as well as that of all those involved in offering you a safe hospitality, the following general principles regarding the health protocols apply in Greece as of the 19th of April:

    Every traveler coming to Greece from abroad should have a negative PCR test from a diagnostic laboratory. The test has to be conducted no later than 72 hours before arrival. This test is mandatory for all tourists (including children over the age of 5), regardless of the epidemiological situation prevalent in the country of departure.
    If the traveler has completed his/her vaccination (i.e. 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and is in a position to confirm it by presenting the relevant vaccination certificate, then proof of a negative test is not required.
    Vaccination certificates with vaccines Sputnik, Sinovac, etc., which have not been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) also exempt visitors from the obligation of a negative PCR test. For the list of acceptable vaccines, see here: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm
    Every traveler who arrives in Greece, regardless of the certificate he carries, may undergo a random health check. If selected, the check is mandatory. Otherwise we reserve the right to refuse entry in the country. The selection is made through a targeted sampling system, based on the EVA system used in the summer of 2020.
    Attention: We clarify that the entry of tourists in Greece is not subject to vaccination. The presentation of a vaccination certificate greatly facilitates the formalities on arrival. However, in no case is a vaccination or an antibodies certificate considered a “passport”.
    The countries from which entry is allowed, under the aforementioned conditions, without the requirement for isolation are: EU + New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, USA, UK, Israel, Serbia and UAE.
    Passengers are allowed to enter the country through 9 airports (Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Chania, Mykonos, Santorini).
    Travelers are allowed to enter from the land borders of the country through the land entry gates of Promachonas and Nymphaio
    As of the 23rd of April, blue cruising, i.e. cruising with no intermediate stops in ports, and yachting will be allowed with some restrictions, while the same terms and conditions will apply both for Greek and foreign citizens.
    OBLIGATIONS FOR EVERY VISITOR IN GREECE

    Before arrival:

    Every tourist must fill in the special PLF (Passenger Location Form) no later than 23:59 of the day before arriving in Greece. This is done here.
    Before departure, the traveler must ensure that he/she has some kind of certification of his health condition. The alternatives for that are as follows:

    PCR test from a laboratory, maximum 72 hours before entry.
    Vaccination certificate issued by an appropriate authority.
    All certificates must include the critical information in English and the full name must match with that of the passport or other travel document.

    On arrival:

    For travelers arriving in Greece, the following are provided:

    Sampling RAPID antigen tests at the entrance gates, the selection of individuals drawn from a targeted sampling system, based on the EVA system used in the summer of 2020.
    Mandatory isolation for tourists who have tested positive for SARS-Cov-2, following a sampling test. In this case, the travelers and their escorts are transported to quarantine hotels and undergo further PCR tests to confirm the initial diagnosis. Guests will stay in seclusion hotels for at least 10 days, and they will undergo new tests again. The expenses of the accommodation in quarantine hotels are covered by the Greek state.
    Compliance with the health protocols during tourist transport and throughout your entire hospitality in Greece is the decisive factor that will allow for all of us to stay safe and return to our normality. We ask for your understanding and apologize in advance for any additional inconvenience. Thank you for the cooperation, thank you for choosing our country for your vacation and we look forward to welcoming you to Greece.

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    19.04.2021
  • USA Latest News: New York State authorities ease many domestic travel restrictions, including COVID-19 quarantine requirement (WGRZ News, 01.04.2021). U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least 21 April (MetroNY, 18.03.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to USA: Since 16 March 2020, it is not possible for most British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. On 30 January 2021, South Africa was added. Those arriving from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need.
    US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. Further details are on the US Embassy Website.
    Since 26 January 2021, all passengers aged 2 and above arriving by air into the USA from any foreign country are prevented from entry unless they have either a negative pre-departure test result (NAAT or antigen), or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 provided by a licensed health care provider or public health official. It is recommended that you quarantine for at least 7 days after arriving in the USA, and to take a COVID-19 test (NAAT or antigen) 3-5 days after arrival. You can find the full announcement on the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention website.
    On 21 January 2021 President Biden signed an Executive Order requiring masks to be worn on aircraft, trains, buses and at airports.
    Entry for Green Card and Current Visa Holders. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued. However, existing Green Cards remain valid, although individuals who have been away from the USA for a substantial period of time should check their validity with their nearest US Embassy or Consulate before traveling. Further details are on the US Citizens and Immigration Services website.
    Those with existing visas remain valid as long as the holders are in the USA. All current visa holders based in the USA wishing to travel to the UK or any other country covered by the Presidential Proclamation are strongly advised to check before they travel as to whether they would need an exception to re-enter the USA. The US authorities only consider applications for these once you have left the USA, so applying before travel is not possible.
    Students travelling from the UK (and the Schengen Area and Ireland) with valid F-1 and M-1 visas, do not need to seek a national interest exception to travel.
    New Visas and Humanitarian Exceptions. The US authorities are only providing emergency and mission-critical visa services at present and visa appointments remain limited. Due to the impact of COVID-19, their visa services and travel restrictions may change rapidly. If you have an urgent need to travel, you can contact the US Embassy to ascertain if you might qualify for an economic interest, humanitarian, or other exception. However, the criteria for these exceptions are very strict and you should be ready to provide as much information as possible to support your application if you apply for one.
    Further information is available on the US Embassy’s website.
    *Quarantine requirements: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires all arrivals by air into the US to quarantine for at least 7 days, and to take a COVID-19 test (NAAT or antigen) 3-5 days after arrival. If you are travelling domestically within the US, individual states and territories have their own quarantine requirements. A full list of local quarantine requirements is available on the CDC website. You should check the list frequently as it is likely to change, sometimes daily, as rates of COVID-19 transmission increase or decrease.
    *Transiting USA: You cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China, or South Africa within the previous 14 days. For further information, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection website. Those transiting to the USA from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    As of 26 January 2021, all passengers transiting the USA by air will need to show either a negative pre-departure test result (NAAT or antigen), or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 provided by a licensed health care provider or public health official.
    For further information please refer to the US Government’s travel page.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in USA: Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on theCDC website . A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site . Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations.
    *Public places and services: Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    07.04.2021
  • USA The Canadian border (land and air) will remain closed to non-essential travel for yet another month, extending the current measures through at least April 21, 2021.
    To help reduce the spread of #COVID19, the current restrictions for all non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. remain in effect until April 21, 2021. For more information on current entry requirements
    https://bit.ly/3sd9BpD

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    22.03.2021
  • USA The border between the US & Canada continues to be closed through at least April 21, 2021, which represents a further extension of one month.

    This doesn’t come as a surprise, given that not much has materially changed, and the Canadian government is trying to limit travel as much as possible. The much more interesting question will be what happens in May and June, as the US allegedly plans to lift its travel restrictions in the next couple of months.

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    19.03.2021
  • USA The border between the US & Canada continues to be closed through at least April 21, 2021, which represents a further extension of one month.

    This doesn’t come as a surprise, given that not much has materially changed, and the Canadian government is trying to limit travel as much as possible. The much more interesting question will be what happens in May and June, as the US allegedly plans to lift its travel restrictions in the next couple of months.

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    19.03.2021
  • USA The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of noncitizens who were physically present within the Republic of South Africa during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States, is hereby suspended and limited subject to section 2 of this proclamation.
    Sec. 2.  Scope of Suspension and Limitation on Entry. 

    (a)  Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply to:

    (i)     any lawful permanent resident of the United States;

    (ii)    any noncitizen national of the United States;

    (iii)   any noncitizen who is the spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;

    (iv)    any noncitizen who is the parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;

    (v)     any noncitizen who is the sibling of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;

    (vi)    any noncitizen who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications

    (vii)   any noncitizen traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;

    (viii)  any noncitizen traveling as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a C-1, D, or C-1/D nonimmigrant visa as a crewmember or any noncitizen otherwise traveling to the United States as air or sea crew;

    (ix)    any noncitizen

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/25/proclamation-on-the-suspension-of-entry-as-immigrants-and-non-immigrants-of-certain-additional-persons-who-pose-a-risk-of-transmitting-coronavirus-disease/

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    26.01.2021
  • USA Latest News: U.S. president reimposes entry ban on most non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, several countries in Europe, South Africa (Reuters, 25.01.2021). Governor expected to lift COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in California on 25 January (Reuters, 25.01.2021). President Biden signs order to require air passengers to quarantine on arrival in country (Reuters, 21.01.2021). U.S. president reportedly will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for Brazil, much of Europe from 26 January (Reuters, 18.01.2021). CDC will require negative COVID-19 tests for nearly all international air travelers from 26 January (Reuters, 12.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to USA: As of 28 December 2020, all passengers travelling to the US from the UK will be required to test negative, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure. The full announcement from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here. Since 16 March 2020, it is not possible for many British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. Those arriving from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need.
    US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    *Quarantine requirements: Those allowed entry to most parts of the USA are advised by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ‘stay at home’ as much as possible for 14 days following arrival. Those arriving into the District of Columbia on non-essential international travel, and from certain high-risk states, are required to self-isolate on arrival for 14 days. This advisory and the full list of currently affected states is available on the CDC website here. You should check the list frequently as it is likely to change, sometimes daily, as rates of COVID-19 transmission increase or decrease.
    *Transiting USA: You cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection. Those transiting to the USA from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. Further Presidential proclamations may follow, which could place further restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to travel to/from the USA. For further information please refer to the US Government’s travel page.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in USA: Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on theCDC website . A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site . Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings.
    Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations.
    *Public places and services: Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    26.01.2021
  • USA President Joe Biden will impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of COVID-19, a senior U.S. public health official told Reuters.

    Biden on Monday is also reimposing an entry ban on nearly all non-U.S. travelers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe that allow travel across open borders.

    “We are adding South Africa to the restricted list because of the concerning variant present that has already spread beyond South Africa,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principal deputy director, in an interview Sunday.

    She added the agency was “putting in place this suite of measures to protect Americans and also to reduce the risk of these variants spreading and worsening the current pandemic.”

    Then-President Donald Trump directed on Jan. 18 those restrictions on Brazil and Europe be lifted effective Tuesday but Biden’s proclamation will rescind that decision. …

    The U.S. restrictions barring most visitors from Europe have been in place since mid-March when Trump signed proclamations imposing them, while the Brazilian entry ban was imposed in May. The restriction, along with the new South Africa ones, mean most non-U.S. citizens who have been in one of those countries within the last 14 days are not eligible to travel to the United States.

    Permanent U.S. residents and family members and some other non-U.S. citizens are permitted to return to the United States under the order.

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    25.01.2021
  • USA Proclamation Terminating Restrictions on Entry of Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil

    Proclamation 9993 of March 11, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), Proclamation 9996 of March 14, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), and Proclamation 10041 of May 24, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), are hereby terminated effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on January 26, 2021.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-terminating-restrictions-entry-certain-travelers-schengen-area-united-kingdom-republic-ireland-brazil/

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    19.01.2021
  • USA Proclamation Terminating Restrictions on Entry of Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil

    Proclamation 9993 of March 11, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), Proclamation 9996 of March 14, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), and Proclamation 10041 of May 24, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), are hereby terminated effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on January 26, 2021.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-terminating-restrictions-entry-certain-travelers-schengen-area-united-kingdom-republic-ireland-brazil/

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    19.01.2021
  • USA The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that as of January 26, 2021, international air travelers entering the United States will be required to get tested prior to travel:

    This will apply to all international travelers arriving into the US by air, including citizens and foreigners
    Viral testing will be required within the three days prior to a US-bound flight
    Airlines must confirm the negative test results for passengers at the time of check-in
    As the CDC explains in a statement:

    “Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of the pandemic and more efficiently protects the health of Americans.

    Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to emerge in countries around the world, and there is evidence of increased transmissibility of some of these variants. With the US already in surge status, the testing requirement for air passengers will help slow the spread of the virus as we work to vaccinate the American public.”

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    13.01.2021
  • USA Latest News: U.S. government to require negative COVID-19 test for visitors from U.K. from 28 December (Reuters, 24.12.2020). Flights resume at Arkansas’ Little Rock airport after closure because of COVID-19 cleaning at Memphis control center (KAIT 8 News, 21.12.2020). Mayor of San Francisco orders mandatory quarantine for all incoming travelers (ABC7 San Francisco, 18.12.2020). U.S. land borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed to nonessential travel until at least 21 January 2021 (Reuters, 11.12.2020). COVID-19 stay-at-home orders take effect in California; travel is prohibited except for essential activities in several regions of the state; restrictions in place until at least 4 January 2021 (CNN,07.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Some airlines might require travellers, including British nationals, to produce a recent negative COVID-19 test result before flying.
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days.
    US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    Entry for Green card and visa holders: new and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    Transiting USA: you cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection. Those transiting to the USA from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    Quarantine requirements: those allowed entry to most parts of the USA are advised by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ‘stay at home’ as much as possible for 14 days following arrival. Those arriving into the District of Columbia on non-essential international travel, and from certain high-risk states, are required to self-isolate on arrival for 14 days. This advisory and the full list of currently affected states is available on the CDC website. You should check the list frequently as it is likely to change, sometimes daily, as rates of COVID-19 transmission increase or decrease.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in USA: Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on the CDC website. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site . Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations.
    *Public places and services: Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    25.12.2020
  • USA Latest News: COVID-19 stay-at-home orders take effect in California; travel is prohibited except for essential activities in several regions of the state; restrictions in place until at least 4 January 2021 (CNN,07.12.2020). Los Angeles mayor issues emergency ‘stay-at-home’ order to all residents (Reuters, 02.12.2020). Flights in, out of Denver, Colorado, disrupted when air traffic controller tests positive for COVID-19 (AP, 01.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days.
    US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    Entry for Green card and visa holders: new and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    Transiting USA: you cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection. Those transiting to the USA from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    Quarantine requirements: those allowed entry to most parts of the USA are advised by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ‘stay at home’ as much as possible for 14 days following arrival. Those arriving into the District of Columbia on non-essential international travel, and from certain high-risk states, are required to self-isolate on arrival for 14 days. This advisory and the full list of currently affected states is available on the CDC website. You should check the list frequently as it is likely to change, sometimes daily, as rates of COVID-19 transmission increase or decrease.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in USA: Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on the CDC website. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site . Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations.
    *Public places and services: Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    08.12.2020
  • USA Canada closes border to Americans through November 21
    The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21. Prior to this week the border has been closed for non-essential travel through October 21. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but the border closure has now been extended through November 21, 2020.
    onemileatatime.com

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    23.10.2020
  • USA Latest News: U.S. borders with Canada, Mexico will remain closed to nonessential travel until 21 November (Reuters,19.10.20). American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines cut thousands of flights in November (Daily Mail, 06.10.2020). CDC extends No Sail Order for cruise ships through 31 October because of COVID-19 (AP, 01.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days.
    US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    Entry for Green card and visa holders: new and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    Transiting USA: you cannot enter or transit the USA if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection. Those transiting to the USA from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.
    Quarantine requirements: those allowed entry to most parts of the USA are advised by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ‘stay at home’ as much as possible for 14 days following arrival. Those arriving into the District of Columbia on non-essential international travel, and from certain high-risk states, are required to self-isolate on arrival for 14 days. This advisory and the full list of currently affected states is available on the CDC website. You should check the list frequently as it is likely to change, sometimes daily, as rates of COVID-19 transmission increase or decrease.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on the CDC website. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV website. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.
    Hawaii: Hawaii set to welcome Canadians without quarantine restrictions starting 1 September. In Honolulu the Stay-at-home order was extended until 23 September because of COVID-19.

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    19.10.2020
  • USA U.S. advises ‘reconsider travel’ to China, Hong Kong (U.S. Department of State, 14.09.2020). U.S. warns against travel to Sirnak and Hakkari provinces in Turkey, near Syrian border. (U.S. Department of State, 27.08.2020) Tri-state officials add Delaware and Alaska to quarantine list (Steuben courier, 19.08.2020). U.S. will extend ban on nonessential travel at land borders with Canada and Mexico through 21 September (Reuters, 14.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection. Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection. Further Presidential proclamations may follow, which could place further restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to travel to/from the USA. For further information please refer to the US Government’s travel page.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on the CDC website. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV website. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.
    Hawaii: Hawaii set to welcome Canadians without quarantine restrictions starting 1 September. In Honolulu the Stay-at-home order was extended until 23 September because of COVID-19.

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    14.09.2020
  • USA U.S. warns against travel to Sirnak and Hakkari provinces in Turkey, near Syrian border. (U.S. Department of State, 27.08.2020)Tri-state officials add Delaware and Alaska to quarantine list (Steuben courier, 19.08.2020). U.S. will extend ban on nonessential travel at land borders with Canada and Mexico through 21 September (Reuters, 14.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Further Presidential proclamations may follow, which could place further restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to travel to/from the USA. For further information please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on the CDC website [https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html]. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site [https://www.usa.gov/states-and-territories]. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.
    Hawaii: Hawaii set to welcome Canadians without quarantine restrictions starting Sept. 1(CBC, 04.08.2020)

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    03.09.2020
  • USA Flights from California’s Ontario International Airport to Chicago and Houston to resume in August (Aviation Pros, 30.07.2020). Commercial flights to resume at Paine Field Airport in Snohomish, Washington, on 1 August (Intelliguide, 29.07.2020). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday, 16 July the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships until 30 September. (Intelliguide, 17.07.2020). Canada/ US/Mexico Borders closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020)

    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Further Presidential proclamations may follow, which could place further restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to travel to/from the USA. For further information please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. Before travelling you should check the websites of the relevant state governments. Further information can be found on the CDC website [https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html]. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site [https://www.usa.gov/states-and-territories]. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.
    Hawaii: Hawaii set to welcome Canadians without quarantine restrictions starting Sept. 1(CBC, 04.08.2020)

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    04.08.2020
  • USA New York Expands 14-Day Travel Quarantine.
    34 states now subjected to quarantine
    The 14-day quarantine requirement is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 residents in states over the past seven days. This list initially had just nine states on it, then we saw the list expanded to 22 states, then it was expanded to 31 states, and now it’s being expanded to 34 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The 34 states on the list now include the following:

    Alaska
    Alabama
    Arkansas
    Arizona
    California
    Delaware
    Florida
    Georgia
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    New Mexico
    Nevada
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Virginia
    Washington
    Wisconsin
    Three more states and two territories have just been added, and none have been removed.

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    29.07.2020
  • USA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday, 16 July the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships until 30 September. (Intelliguide, 17.07.2020). Canada/ US/Mexico Borders closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020)

    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Further Presidential proclamations may follow, which could place further restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to travel to/from the USA. For further information please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some states have rules in place requiring travellers from other states, with high rates of COVID-19, to quarantine for 14 days or to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site [https://www.usa.gov/states-and-territories]. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.
    Hawaii: Hawaii delayed its plan to allow out-of-state visitors to return by a month because of an increase in coronavirus cases in the state and on the U.S. mainland. (USA Today, 27.07.2020)

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    28.07.2020
  • USA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday, 16 July the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships until 30 September. (Intelliguide, 17.07.2020). Canada/ US/Mexico Borders closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020)

    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Further Presidential proclamations may follow, which could place further restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to travel to/from the USA. For further information please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site [https://www.usa.gov/states-and-territories]. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.
    Hawaii: Hawaii delayed its plan to allow out-of-state visitors to return by a month because of an increase in coronavirus cases in the state and on the U.S. mainland. (USA Today, 27.07.2020)

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    27.07.2020
  • USA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday, 16 July the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships until 30 September. (Intelliguide, 17.07.2020). Canada/ US/Mexico Borders closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020)

    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]. Further Presidential proclamations may follow, which could place further restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to travel to/from the USA. For further information please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site [https://www.usa.gov/states-and-territories]. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    22.07.2020
  • USA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday, 16 July the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships until 30 September. (Intelliguide, 17.07.2020). Canada/ US/Mexico Borders closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020)

    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. New and renewed Green Cards (a Permanent Resident Card) are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. However, existing Green Cards remain valid.
    New and renewed H1-B, H2-B, J and L visas are not currently being issued until at least 31 December 2020. There are some exemptions to certain J visa categories. However, existing visas in these categories remain valid.
    You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, please check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site [https://www.usa.gov/states-and-territories]. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    17.07.2020
  • USA In late June New York announced a travel quarantine, and that has now been expanded.
    22 states now subjected to quarantine
    The 14-day quarantine requirement is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 residents in states over the past seven days. This list initially had just nine states on it, but that has now been expanded to the following 22 states:

    Alabama
    Arkansas
    Arizona
    California
    Florida
    Georgia
    Iowa
    Idaho
    Louisiana
    Kansas
    Mississippi
    Minnesota
    New Mexico
    Nevada
    North Carolina
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Wisconsin

    New York Adds Coronavirus Quarantine Checkpoints

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    15.07.2020
  • USA Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. A Presidential Executive Order of 22 June means that further restrictions on certain visas (H1-B, H2-B, J and L) will be put in place from 24 June. To see if you are affected please refer to the US Government’s travel page. Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival. The new restrictions limit the number of airports to which flights from international destinations can operate to the USA. The 13 airports are: JFK (New York); EWR (Newark)
    IAD (Washington DC); BOS (Boston); ORD (Chicago); DTW (Detroit); MIA (Miami); ATL (Atlanta); DFW (Dallas); LAX (Los Angeles); SEA (Seattle); SFO (San Francisco); HNL (Honolulu). You cannot transit the USA on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Many airports in the USA have implemented safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Check the website of the airport you are flying into or transiting to see how these could affect you. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory Wednesday 24 June that requires people arriving from US states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days. The list of states to which that advisory applies is updated daily and can be found on the websites of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s state governments. A number of US states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public. These will vary from state to state. You should consult the website of the state to which you are travelling. Contact details are found on the US.GOV site [https://www.usa.gov/states-and-territories]. Further restrictions will vary locally with some states relaxing lockdown procedures while others are pausing or reversing their re-openings. Penalties for breaches of regulations will vary between each state and may sometimes vary in different areas in the same state. Hotels are re-opening across the USA but will be operating at capacities dictated by local rules and regulations. Local regulations on shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities will likely be following measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. You should be aware that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice. You should follow local media and any guidance issued by local authorities.

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    09.07.2020
  • USA
    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many travellers to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. A Presidential Executive Order of 22 June means that further restrictions on certain visas (H1-B, H2-B, J and L) will be put in place from 24 June. To see if you are affected please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].
    Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival. The new restrictions limit the number of airports to which flights from international destinations can operate to the USA. The 13 airports are: JFK (New York); EWR (Newark); IAD (Washington DC); BOS (Boston); ORD (Chicago); DTW (Detroit); MIA (Miami); ATL (Atlanta); DFW (Dallas); LAX (Los Angeles); SEA (Seattle); SFO (San Francisco); HNL (Honolulu).
    Transiting the USA is possible on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.
    The US government announced that land border restrictions with Canada and Mexico will be extended through July 21. The measures, which were due to expire on Monday, June 22, limit border crossings to those who are entering for essential work such as truck drivers, healthcare professionals, and airline crew. Connecticut, New Jersey, New York states to require visitors from COVID-19 hot spots to quarantine for 14 days (NBC, 24.06.2020).
    Chicago: mayor orders people arriving from 15 states to quarantine for 14 days. The order is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday 6 July and remain in effect until further notice. (NBC, 03.07.2020)
    New Jersey: NJ Transit restarted operations full weekday service on all of its rail lines and light rail lines on 6 July. NJ Transit buses returned to full service early last month. (Wcbsfm, 06.07.2020)

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    06.07.2020
  • USA Chicago: mayor orders people arriving from 15 states to quarantine for 14 days. The order is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday 6 July and remain in effect until further notice. (NBC, 03.07.2020)

    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many travellers to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. A Presidential Executive Order of 22 June means that further restrictions on certain visas (H1-B, H2-B, J and L) will be put in place from 24 June. To see if you are affected please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].
    Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival. The new restrictions limit the number of airports to which flights from international destinations can operate to the USA. The 13 airports are: JFK (New York); EWR (Newark); IAD (Washington DC); BOS (Boston); ORD (Chicago); DTW (Detroit); MIA (Miami); ATL (Atlanta); DFW (Dallas); LAX (Los Angeles); SEA (Seattle); SFO (San Francisco); HNL (Honolulu).
    Transiting the USA is possible on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.
    The US government announced that land border restrictions with Canada and Mexico will be extended through July 21. The measures, which were due to expire on Monday, June 22, limit border crossings to those who are entering for essential work such as truck drivers, healthcare professionals, and airline crew. Connecticut, New Jersey, New York states to require visitors from COVID-19 hot spots to quarantine for 14 days (NBC, 24.06.2020).

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    04.07.2020
  • USA Chicago’s 14-day travel quarantine requirement
    An Emergency Travel Order has been issued for Chicago, requiring a 14-day quarantine when traveling to Chicago from a state experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases:

    This applies as of 12:01AM on Monday, July 6
    This applies to individuals arriving in the city of Chicago, while they are in the city (it doesn’t matter whether you’re returning home or are visiting Chicago from out of state)
    This restriction will apply to people coming from states that have a case rate greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 resident population, per day, over a seven day rolling average
    The list of restricted states will be updated every Tuesday according to the above methodology
    Essential workers aren’t subjected to this policy
    The order is in effect until further notice
    Those who violate the order are subject to fines of $100-500 per day, up to $7,000
    I don’t see anything regarding how this will be enforced; it doesn’t seem that you have to register where you’ll be quarantining, etc.
    Which states are subject to Chicago’s quarantine requirement?
    Based on the current new COVID-19 cases, travel from the following 15 states is covered under this order:

    Alabama
    Arkansas
    Arizona
    California
    Florida
    Georgia
    Idaho
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    Nevada
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    My take on “domestic” quarantines
    A few thoughts, as we’re seeing an increasing number of cities and states add travel quarantine requirements:

    I’m not opposed to this in general, but at some point the logistics could get complicated, given that in some cases the restrictions are based on city, and in other cases they’re based on state
    This makes planning even domestic travel virtually impossible, since the list of restricted states will constantly be changing
    I do wonder to what extent this will be enforced, and therefore to what extent people will adhere to this policy; Hawaii has done a good job enforcing travel restrictions, but here the greatest risk seems like a $100-500 daily fine
    While testing is challenging again in some areas, it sure would be nice if there were an option to be tested either before or after travel to skip the 14-day quarantine

    Chicago Adds 14-Day Travel Quarantine

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    03.07.2020
  • USA Domestic flights are resuming from July/August from at Memphis International Airport. (Daily Memphian, 01.07.2020)
    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many travellers to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. A Presidential Executive Order of 22 June means that further restrictions on certain visas (H1-B, H2-B, J and L) will be put in place from 24 June. To see if you are affected please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].
    Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival. The new restrictions limit the number of airports to which flights from international destinations can operate to the USA. The 13 airports are: JFK (New York); EWR (Newark); IAD (Washington DC); BOS (Boston); ORD (Chicago); DTW (Detroit); MIA (Miami); ATL (Atlanta); DFW (Dallas); LAX (Los Angeles); SEA (Seattle); SFO (San Francisco); HNL (Honolulu).
    Transiting the USA is possible on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.
    The US government announced that land border restrictions with Canada and Mexico will be extended through July 21. The measures, which were due to expire on Monday, June 22, limit border crossings to those who are entering for essential work such as truck drivers, healthcare professionals, and airline crew. Connecticut, New Jersey, New York states to require visitors from COVID-19 hot spots to quarantine for 14 days (NBC, 24.06.2020).

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    01.07.2020
  • USA Connecticut, New Jersey, New York states to require visitors from COVID-19 hot spots to quarantine for 14 days (NBC, 24.06.2020).
    Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Since 16 March, it is not possible for many travellers to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. A Presidential Executive Order of 22 June means that further restrictions on certain visas (H1-B, H2-B, J and L) will be put in place from 24 June. To see if you are affected please refer to the US Government’s travel page [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html].
    Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival. The new restrictions limit the number of airports to which flights from international destinations can operate to the USA. The 13 airports are: JFK (New York); EWR (Newark); IAD (Washington DC); BOS (Boston); ORD (Chicago); DTW (Detroit); MIA (Miami); ATL (Atlanta); DFW (Dallas); LAX (Los Angeles); SEA (Seattle); SFO (San Francisco); HNL (Honolulu).
    Transiting the USA is possible on an ESTA visa waiver if you have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran or China within the previous 14 days. For further information on the validity of ESTAs, check the advice from US Customs and Border Protection [https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.
    The US government announced that land border restrictions with Canada and Mexico will be extended through July 21. The measures, which were due to expire on Monday, June 22, limit border crossings to those who are entering for essential work such as truck drivers, healthcare professionals, and airline crew.

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    28.06.2020
  • USA Today it has been announced that travelers arriving in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, from regions with high COVID-19 infection rates, will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine.

    Which states will be subject to the quarantine requirement?
    The 14-day quarantine requirement will be based on the number of new cases per 100,000 residents in states over the past seven days. This will be adjusted constantly, but for now visitors from the following states will be subjected to the quarantine requirement:

    Alabama
    Arkansas
    Arizona
    Florida
    North Carolina
    South Carolina
    Texas
    Utah
    Washington
    Not that I’m expecting many people to be traveling to these states for fun right now, but the constant updates of states sure makes it impossible to plan future travel there, since you don’t know if you’ll be subjected to a 14-day quarantine or not.

    It also remains to be seen how enforcement of this 14-day quarantine will work. While everyone will hopefully observe this requirement, up until this point we’ve seen states take very different approaches when it comes to quarantine enforcement.

    For example, Hawaii has been the most consistent state when it comes to travel restrictions, as the state has required a 14-day quarantine for several months now. What has set Hawaii apart is that violating the quarantine has been subjected to a $5,000 fine or one year in prison, which has caused people to mostly actually follow the requirement.

    Given the lack of responsibility some people show, I think it’s safe to say that many people may not obey the quarantine requirement unless the punishments are strict.

    New York Adds Coronavirus Quarantine Checkpoints

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    25.06.2020
  • USA Travelers arriving from the Schengen Area, the UK, Iran, or China, or have transited through these locations in the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter the US as of Thursday, June 18. Nationals, permanent residents, or their spouses, are exempt from this ban. Those exempt must arrive in the US through one of 15 approved airports, which are listed here (please copy and paste into your browser this link): https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public.

    1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.
    -This does not apply to:
    – nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
    – spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
    – parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
    – the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1(as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
    – members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    – passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    – passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
    – B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.
    2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Housten (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).
    3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.
    4. Passports issued to nationals of Belarus which have expired between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020, are considered valid with an extension of 3 months.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.
    The US government announced that land border restrictions with Canada and Mexico will be extended through July 21. The measures, which were due to expire on Monday, June 22, limit border crossings to those who are entering for essential work such as truck drivers, healthcare professionals, and airline crew.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    New York City to begin first phase of reopening in second week of June (Reuters, 28.05.2020).

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    22.06.2020
  • USA Hawaii will continue to require a 14-day self quarantine upon arrival for anyone arriving from out-of-state through at least July 31, 2020. This represents a one month extension over the previous policy. Presumably this has the potential to be extended once again.

    11.06.2020
  • USA Canadian Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended beyond 21 June (CBC, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.
    -This does not apply to:
    – nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
    – spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
    – parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
    – the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1(as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
    – members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    – passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    – passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
    – B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.
    2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Housten (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).
    3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.
    4. Passports issued to nationals of Belarus which have expired between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020, are considered valid with an extension of 3 months.

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    New York City to begin first phase of reopening in second week of June (Reuters, 28.05.2020).

    Read more
    08.06.2020
  • USA Canadian Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended beyond 21 June (CBC, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.
    -This does not apply to:
    – nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
    – spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
    – parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
    – the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1(as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
    – members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    – passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    – passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
    – B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.
    2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Housten (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).
    3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    New York City to begin first phase of reopening in second week of June (Reuters, 28.05.2020).

    Read more
    04.06.2020
  • USA U.S. government expected to suspend passenger flights from China amid escalation in tensions (CNBC News, 03.06.2020). Hawaii to extend 14-day quarantine beyond 30 June for all arrivals (AP, 28.05.2020). U.S. government bans travel to, from Brazil (AP,24.05.2020). U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020).

    1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.
    -This does not apply to:
    – nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
    – spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
    – parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
    – the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1(as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
    – members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    – passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    – passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
    – B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.
    2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Housten (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).
    3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    New York City to begin first phase of reopening in second week of June (Reuters, 28.05.2020).

    Read more
    03.06.2020
  • USA Hawaii to extend 14-day quarantine beyond 30 June for all arrivals (AP, 28.05.2020). New York City to begin first phase of reopening in second week of June (Reuters, 28.05.2020). U.S. government bans travel to, from Brazil (AP,24.05.2020). U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020).

    1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.
    -This does not apply to:
    – nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
    – spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
    – parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
    – the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1(as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
    – members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    – passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    – passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
    – B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.
    2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Housten (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).
    3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.

    Read more
    27.05.2020
  • USA US introduces Brazil travel ban
    Brazil has seen an explosion of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, and is now the country with the second most cases (after the United States).

    The United States will ban non-Americans who have been to Brazil in the past 14 days from entering. This will take effect as of 11:59PM ET on Thursday, May 28, 2020, though anyone onboard a scheduled flight prior to that time will be allowed in. No end date has been given for this yet.

    As the decision is described:

    The potential for undetected transmission of the virus by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States from the Federative Republic of Brazil threatens the security of our transportation system and infrastructure and the national security, and I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Federative Republic of Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

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    25.05.2020
  • USA

    International restrictions:

    US nationals will be allowed to return after ‘appropriate screening’. Those returning from China’s Hubei province are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
    Entry is suspended until further notice for non-US nationals who have been to the following regions in the preceding 14 days:
    Mainland China.
    Iran.
    The Schengen Area of Europe, to include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
    The United Kingdom and Ireland.
    Permanent residents of the US, immediate family members of US citizens and travellers on A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3, E-1, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, and NATO-6 visas are exempt from regional restrictions and will be allowed to return.
    All international travellers who are permitted to enter should expect heightened screening measures and will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days after their return.
    All flights from China are being re-routed through 11 airports: Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW); Daniel K Inouye International (HNL); Detroit Metropolitan (DTW); Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL); John F Kennedy International (JFK); Los Angeles International (LAX); Newark Liberty International (EWR); O’Hare International (ORD); San Francisco International (SFO); Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA); Washington Dulles International (IAD).
    Ground borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until 20 May. Essential travel may continue.
    The Department of State has issued a Global Health Advisory at level 4 (Do Not Travel) advising US citizens to avoid all international travel, and for US citizens already abroad to immediately return to the US unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders.
    Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.
    State by state restrictions:

    Alabama

    Until 22 May: A ‘Safer at Home’ order is in place which asks people to stay home where possible and practice social distancing.
    Until 22 May: Some retail locations are allowed to reopen with social distancing measures as well as sanitisation, but are only allowed to operate at 50% capacity beginning 1 May. Restaurants offering dine-in services must limit party sizes to no more than 8 persons and maintain at least six feet of separation between tables. Most entertainment and athletic activities remain suspended.
    Until 22 May: Non-work related gatherings of ten or more people are banned.
    It is recommended but not mandatory to wear face masks in public. The city of Birmingham requires masks to be worn in public.
    Quarantine is requested for out-of-state visitors.
    Alaska

    Stay-at-home orders have ended but social distancing measures are still in place and those in public spaces are required to stay at least six feet apart.
    Non-essential businesses are allowed to open in a phased approach. Those businesses opening must comply with capacity restrictions as well as sanitisation measures.
    Internal travel is allowed by road and by car
    Large gatherings of 20 people or more are banned
    Face masks are required in public
    Quarantine required upon returning to or arriving in Alaska, violation subject to fine and/or imprisonment
    Arizona

    Stay-at-home orders remain in effect until at least 15 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect will now be allowed to offer take away, or curbside pick-up options from retail locations beginning on 4 May. In-store shopping may be allowed for certain retailers that adhere to sanitisation and social distancing measures starting on 8 May.
    Internal travel is allowed for essential purposes, no documentation or proof is required to conduct these activities
    Large gathering ban: in effect until at least 15 May
    Face masks are recommended only at this time, however certain retailers are requiring that customers wear masks.
    A 14-day quarantine is requested for visitors and residents arriving through an airport from areas experiencing a high amount of COVID-19 cases, including but not limited to Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Violation is subject to fine.
    Arkansas

    No stay at home orders in place
    Non-essential businesses reopen 11 May with cleaning and distancing requirements. These include restaurants, hair salons and gyms.
    Casinos will reopen at 30% capacity and with social distancing requirements on 18 May
    Internal travel: allowed
    Indoor and outdoor gatherings allowed beginning 11 May as long as 6 feet (2 meters) distance maintained between attendees; includes churches and entertainment events.
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors. Travellers from Connecticut, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York and all international locations must follow quarantine directives.
    California

    Stay-at-home recommendation through July. The state has moved into Phase 2 of its reopening plans.
    Non-essential business closures in effect, some businesses can open with modification such as bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores. Dine in will not be available until later Phase 2 – this will be determined on a regional level following a new effort to conduct intensive contact tracing in metropolitan areas.
    Internal travel: for essential purposes only, there is no documentation required for this travel
    Large gathering ban: in effect for ten or more persons.
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Colorado

    Safer-at-home order is in effect; residents are encouraged to stay home but it is not mandatory.
    Non-essential businesses are able to reopen with health precautions.
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Connecticut

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until at least 20 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect
    Beginning on 12 May, non-essential food and alcohol serving businesses will be allowed to operate via outdoor spaces or for take-out and delivery
    Internal travel: No
    Large gathering ban: in effect for five or more persons
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Delaware

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until 31 May
    Non-essential business may reopen on, following social distancing and the government’s guidelines.
    Internal travel: for essential purposes only, no documentation required
    Large gathering ban: in effect
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    District of Columbia

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until at least 15 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect
    Face masks mandatory for employees and patrons in retail food sellers, hotels and taxis/rideshares
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Florida

    No ‘stay at home’ orders in place, however, state of emergency was extended until 8 July
    Non-essential businesses are allowed to operate, but at 25% capacity, in less-heavily impacted areas. In more-heavily impacted areas, such as Miami -Dade county, they will open more slowly. Beaches across the state are slowly re-opening
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban recommendation: in effect for groups of ten or more
    Face masks required/recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Georgia

    ‘Medically Fragile’ and elderly Georgians must shelter in place until 12 June; no stay-at-home orders for others
    Strict social distancing protocols until 31 May.
    Non-essential businesses are allowed to re-open and encouraged to practice increased sanitisation. Bars, live performance venues and nightclubs will remain closed until the end of May.
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect until at least 31 May
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Hawaii

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until 31 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until at least 31 May. Shopping malls and retail may reopen with safe health precautions, excluding Maui and Oahu.
    Internal travel: for essential purposes only
    Large gathering ban for over 10 people
    Face masks mandatory for essential business employees and patrons while on premises
    Quarantine required for out-of-state visitors, violation is subject to fines and/or imprisonment.
    Idaho

    No stay at home orders are in place
    Non-essential business closures in effect until at least 16 May
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect until at least 26 June, unless there is an significant increase in COVID-19 cases following partial state re-opening
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Illinois

    Stay-at-home order or recommendation: in effect until at least 31 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until 31 May
    Internal travel: for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: in effect for groups of ten or more, no non-essential gatherings are allowed
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Indiana

    Local stay-at-home orders remain in effect for Cass county until at least 18 May and Marion county until at least 15 May
    People ages 65+ and at elevated risk in all counties are asked to stay at home
    Non-essential business reopened at limited capacity in all counties besides Cass and Marion
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: gatherings of up to 25 people are permitted following social distancing guidelines
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Iowa

    No stay at home order in effect
    Non-essential business will re- open on 1 May in most counties, but will remain closed in locations of high infection.
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban of 10 or more people until at least 27 May
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Kansas

    Stay-at-home orders expired on 1 May.
    Non-essential business closures have begun the reopening process under Phase One, Wyandotte county will maintain enhanced restrictions on in-person services.
    Phase Two will begin no earlier than 18 May
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban of 10 or more people
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Kentucky

    Stay-at-home guidance is in effect without an end date announced
    Non-essential business closures in effect with a phased opening beginning 11 May; these include religious facilities, manufacturing, construction, government offices, retail and funeral services
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect for gatherings of ten or more
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Louisiana

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until 15 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until at least 15 May
    Internal travel: for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: in effect for gatherings of ten or more
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Maine

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until 31 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until at least 31 may
    Businesses in rural areas will begin a phased reopening throughout the course of May
    Internal travel: for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: in effect for gatherings of ten or more persons until at least 31 May
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Maryland

    Stay-at-home order in effect, no end date has been announced
    Non-essential business closures in effect
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: in effect for gatherings of ten or more
    Face masks mandatory for employees and patrons in grocery stores, hotels and taxis/rideshares
    Self-quarantine requested for Maryland residents returning from out-of-state visits
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Massachusetts

    Stay-at-home guidance: in effect until 18 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect for gatherings of ten or more
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Michigan

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until 15 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until at least 15 May, some businesses will be allowed to operate under specific guidelines
    Internal travel: for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: in effect for all public and private gatherings among persons outside a single household until at least 28 May
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Minnesota

    Stay-at-home order in effect until 18 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until 18 May, however retailers can open for delivery and curbside pickup beginning 4 May.
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect for gatherings of 10 or more
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Mississippi

    Safer-at-home recommendation: in effect until 08.00 on 25 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until 11 May; beginning 4 May, retail businesses may open with social distancing measures in place.
    Increased social distancing measures for seven hotspots: Attala, Jasper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton and Scott counties
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban of 10 or more people is in effect
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Missouri

    Stay-at-home recommendation: in effect until 31 May in Platte county
    Non-essential business open with limited capacity and social distancing measures since 4 May; 6 May in Kansas City
    Large gathering ban:not in effect, people are encouraged to practice social distancing
    Internal travel: allowed
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Montana

    Stay-at-home recommendation is in place for vulnerable populations only
    Non-essential businesses are closed unless they meet specific guidelines. Beginning on 15 May, recreational and leisure businesses will be allowed to reopen following safe health precautions.
    Internal travel: allowed
    It is recommended that gatherings of ten or more be cancelled
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Nebraska

    Stay-at-home recommendation: No order in effect
    Beginning of 11 May, loosened restrictions were implemented:
    Places of worship can open state-wide with social distancing measures
    Other non-essential businesses will be permitted to open, with the 10-person rule and social distancing measures, in the following Health Departments: Douglas County, East Central, Four Corners, Loup Basin, North Central District, Northeast Nebraska, Panhandle, Sarpy/Cass, Southeast District and Southwest Nebraska
    Other non-essential businesses will be permitted to open, with the 10-person rule and social distancing measures, in Lincoln/Lancaster County, Three Rivers and West Central health districts on 11 May.
    Internal travel: allowed
    Gatherings of 10 or more people are banned except in places of worship
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Nevada

    Stay-at-home recommendation in place.
    On 9 May, the first phase of reopening plan started:
    Non-essential business allowed to open under strict social distancing and limited capacity, includes dine-in at restaurants, hair salons, retail businesses, open air malls.
    Transportation services can operate subject to rules of appropriate regulatory authority and social distancing.
    Internal travel: allowed but not encouraged
    Large gathering ban: in effect for gatherings of ten or more including places of worship
    Face masks recommended in public and required to employees interacting to public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    New Hampshire

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until 31 May
    Non-essential business reopening under limited capacity, enforcing social distancing and following specific government guidelines.
    On 11 May, retail stores, golf courses, hair salons and barbershops reopened. On 18 May restaurants will be allowed dine-in option only with outdoor seating. Face masks and social distancing are required.
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban of 10 or more people
    Face masks recommended in public; required on public transport
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    New Jersey

    Stay-at-home order in place until further notice
    Non-essential business closures in effect; State Parks and Forests and golf courses have reopened as of 2 May with social distancing measures in place.
    Car gatherings such as drive-in movies and drive-through farms allowed as of 13 May. Non-essential construction and curbside pickup at retail businesses will be allowed on 18 May.
    All businesses allowed to operate must follow specific government guidelines.
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: in effect for ten or more people
    Face masks required in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    New Mexico

    Stay-at-home order: in effect until further notice
    Non-essential business closures in effect until at least 15 May
    On 16 May, selected non-essential businesses will reopen at 25% occupancy, social distancing and other guidelines; measure exclude northwestern region (Cibola, Mckinley and San Juan counties).
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: Gatherings of five or more people in a single confined space are not allowed
    Face masks recommended in public; from 16 May they will be mandatory
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    New York

    Stay-at-home order until at least 15 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until at least 15 May
    Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North County and Southern Tier Regions will begin phase one of the Government’s reopening plan on 16 May, including construction, manufacturing, selected retail for curbside pickup among others.
    Other non-essential businesses considered low risk, such as landscaping, gardening and drive-in movie theaters, will be allowed to reopen statewide on 16 May.
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: in effect for all non-essential gatherings of individuals
    Face masks required in in all situations when social distancing is not possible; employers must provide to essential workers when directly interacting with the public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    North Carolina

    Stay-at-home order is no longer in effect
    Non-essential business closures: retail locations are allowed to reopen at 25% capacity. Restaurants, bars, gyms and salons remain closed
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    It is requested that gatherings of ten or more people be cancelled
    Face masks required for employees in nursing homes and recommended for all workers
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    North Dakota

    No stay at home order in effect
    Non-essential businesses, including restaurants, have reopened under specific guidelines
    Internal travel: allowed
    It is requested that gatherings of ten or more people be cancelled
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Ohio

    Stay-at-home order in effect until 29 May
    Non-essential business reopening on 15 May following safety measures, among business restaurants and personal care services.
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect for ten or more individuals
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Oklahoma

    Stay-at-home orders were lifted on 24 April
    Non-essential business began re-opening on 24 April
    Internal travel: allowed
    Large gathering ban: in effect for 10 or more people
    Face masks recommended in public
    14 day-quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors/those returning from California, Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and Washington
    Oregon

    Stay-at-home orders are in place with no end date announced
    Non-essential business opening on 15 May on approved counties under government guidelines. Among them restaurants, retail stores, personal services businesses and childcare.
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    It is requested that gatherings of 25 or more people be cancelled
    Face masks/recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Pennsylvania

    The stay-at-home order in the Philadelphia region has been extended until 4 June. Certain counties will be reopening in phases.
    The statewide stay-at-home order has been lifted. A gradual reopening has begun on a county-by-county basis. The counties in yellow phase are: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango and Warren.
    Non-essential business closures in effect until at least 4 June; on 2 May, state parks and golf courses were allowed to re-open with social distancing measures in place
    Internal travel: allowed for essential purposes
    Large gathering ban: in effect for more than 25 people
    Face masks mandatory – essential business employees and patrons while on premises; employers must provide to essential workers
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Rhode Island

    Stay-at-home order was lifted on 8 May. Vulnerable populations, including those 65 years of age or older, are strongly advised to remain home.
    Non-essential retail businesses are permitted to reopen for in-store pick-up and limited browsing. All non-critical retail businesses must follow social distancing guidelines.
    Internal travel restrictions largely remain in place.
    Large gathering ban: in effect for more than 5 people.
    All employees of operating client-facing businesses are required to wear facemasks.
    Out of state visitors are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    South Carolina

    Stay-at-home order was lifted on May 4.
    Non-essential businesses can reopen on 18 May with limited capacity, including close contact service providers, fitness and exercise centers, commercial gyms, and public or commercial pools.
    Restaurants with dine in service can open limited to 50% capacity beginning May 11.
    Internal travel for essential purposes.
    Large gathering ban is not in effect, but social distancing is encouraged.
    Face masks recommended in public.
    14-day self-quarantine requested for anyone showing flu-like symptoms and any out-of-state visitors.
    South Dakota

    No stay at home order in effect.
    Non-essential business reopened with social distancing guidelines.
    Internal travel discouraged but not prohibited
    Large gathering ban: in effect for 10 or more people
    Face masks recommended in public
    14-day self-quarantine requested for anyone who is sick or showing COVID-19 symptoms
    Tennessee

    Stay-at-home recommendation in effect until 29 May
    Non-essential businesses have reopened, obeying social distancing
    Internal travel for essential purposes
    Large gatherings over 10 people prohibited
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors from Atlanta, California, Chicago, Connecticut, Detroit, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Miami, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, New Jersey and Washington.
    Texas

    Stay-at-home order was lifted on 30 April
    Some non-essential businesses have reopened, limited to 25% occupancy.
    Internal travel discouraged
    It is recommended that gatherings be limited to no more than five people
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors arriving through an airport from: California; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Washington; City of Atlanta, Georgia; City of Chicago, Illinois; City of Detroit, Michigan; City of Miami, Florida. Violation subject to fine and/or imprisonment.
    Utah

    Stay-at-home recommendation in effect
    Non-essential business reopened on 1 May with precautions
    Internal travel is discouraged
    Large gathering over 20 people prohibited
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Vermont

    Stay-at-home order in effect until 15 May
    Some non-essential businesses have begun to reopen, following social distancing, capacity limitations and specific sanitary measures
    Internal travel is discouraged
    Gatherings of ten or fewer are permitted; an outdoor setting is preferred
    Face masks required for essential business employees and recommended to everyone when in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Virginia

    Stay-at-home order in effect until 10 June
    Non-essential business closures in effect until 10 June
    Internal travel for essential purpose only
    Large gathering of 10 people are ban until 10 June
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors
    Washington

    Stay-at-home order in effect until 31 May. Counties with low case numbers will be eligible for a variance allowing them to reopen sooner.
    Non-essential business closures remain in effect.
    Internal travel for essential purposes only
    Large gathering ban: in effect for gatherings of ten or more
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    West Virginia

    A safer-at-home order is in effect encouraging residents to stay at home but not requiring it.
    Non-essential businesses have reopened with limited capacity and proper social distancing
    Internal travel: for essential purposes only
    Gatherings of over 25 banned from 4 May until further notice
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Wisconsin

    Stay-at-home order in effect until 26 May
    Non-essential business closures in effect until 26 May
    Internal travel: for essential purposes only. Public transit must comply with social distancing.
    Gatherings of any number of people that are not part of a single household are prohibited until 26 May
    Face masks recommended in public
    Quarantine requested for out-of-state visitors
    Wyoming

    No stay at home order in place
    Non-essential businesses are allowed to re-open with limited capacity and adhering sanitary measures
    Internal travel: allowed
    Face masks recommended in public
    Gatherings limited to 10 people until at least 15 May
    Quarantine recommended for out-of-state visitors

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  • USA Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, China (People’s Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.
    -This does not apply to:
    – nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
    – spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
    – parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
    – the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
    – passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
    – members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
    – passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    – passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
    – B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.
    2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD).

    Internal restrictions:

    All 50 US states, as well as Puerto Rico (US), the US Virgin Islands (US), and Washington (DC) have declared a state of emergency or public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed non-essential businesses and issued ‘stay at home’ orders, which prohibit all non-essential movement within their borders. Most have deployed National Guard personnel to assist emergency responders. Some states have ordered quarantines for travellers arriving from other parts of the US. Non-compliant travellers may face large fines or incarceration.

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    Can U.S. Residents travel around the world in a pandemic?

    The whole world is recovering in small steps after a big epidemic, and, in particular, the tourism sector. Today, several countries have already opened their borders to citizens of the United States and other countries. Nevertheless, many countries still do not accept tourists and introduce their tourist ban.

    What is us travel ban 2020

    A tourist or travel ban implies a ban on entry into the country at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each country has its criteria for a ban.

    Keep in mind: All banned countries have their quarantine requirements, that’s why check all information before traveling.

    US travel ban list

    As the tourism industry begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the rules and regulations for air travel are changing significantly. Not all countries are ready to open their borders yet, so here is the list of countries banned.

    US travel ban to Europe

    Many European countries are closed to the public, no matter where people arrive. But, already a clear picture is emerging, some countries still allow entry. For example, an American can visit Albania. To do this, it will be necessary to pass a PCR test, and only with a negative result, you will be allowed into the country.

    US travel ban the UK

    48 hours before arriving in the UK, you need to fill out a special online form: indicate your passport details, the purpose, and route of the trip, and the address where you will serve the 14-day quarantine. You must go there immediately after passing through customs and border procedures and thermometry. Violation of the self-isolation regime faces a fine of £ 100. If you break the rule again, you may be denied entry to the UK.

    US travel ban Mexico

    The Mexican Foreign Ministry proposed that the United States extend the ban on crossing the common land border for 30 days due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. This restriction does not apply to temporary foreign workers, international students, indigenous Mexicans, and their families.

    US travel ban Nigeria

    Nigeria also has its travel bans. Nigeria is completely open to its citizens and partially to tourists. This means that only people with study or work permits can visit Nigeria. However, upon arrival, everyone must take a COVID-19 test (PCR test) or spend 14 days in self-isolation. Such measures will help to protect the person and public health.

    US travel ban South Korea

    South Korea is closed to tourism, but open to business travel. There are some changes to the usual travel. For example, upon arrival, everyone must spend 14 days in self-isolation and fill out a Travel Record Declaration. Also, there is one more case for crossing the border – when family members want to come to the other member in South Korea (in case if he or she is a resident of South Korea).

    US travel ban Japan

    Japan plans to ease travel restrictions for foreigners from October 1. The softening, however, will not affect tourists. This means that only permanent residents and persons in urgent need can visit Japan (essential traveling). Also, foreign students who receive grants from the Japanese government can come to Japan. Upon arrival, the government asks to spend 14 days at home in self-isolation.

    US travel ban Canada

    Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the federal government has extended the closure of the land border between Canada and the United States for another month until November 21. This is the seventh extension of restrictions on movement across the land border. The US-Canada border has remained closed since March 19 following government emergency measures to halt the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic situation in the United States remains critical and border closures could continue until the situation improves or after the completion of the third phase of vaccine trials.

    US travel ban Brazil

    Brazil is one of the most affected countries in the world from the coronavirus. Now it is on the second line after the United States in terms of the number of people infected during the pandemic. That is why the country is closed to the public and has no plans to open the border yet. Only permanent residents, students, and workers with special documents can come to Brazil. One more reason for crossing the border of Brazil is essential traveling, but the person should have all the necessary documents that proved it

    US travel ban Ireland

    Ireland became the first EU country to return to full quarantine for six weeks due to an increase in the incidence of coronavirus. The government has decided to return to the highest, the fifth level of restrictions, which was last introduced in the spring. Citizens violating the quarantine will be forced to pay a fine, for example, 60 euros for moving away from home more than 5 km or being in a grocery store or public transport without protective equipment.

    US travel ban news

    Not all of these countries have resumed regular direct international communications. Nevertheless, many places can be reached with a transfer, for example, in Istanbul.

    A hundred more destinations around the world are partially open to travelers from the United States: there is either a quarantine, or no direct flights, or very strict entry requirements.

    US travel ban details

    More and more countries are opening borders and easing quarantine measures, but this does not add confidence. The question of whether it is safe to travel now is even more worrisome after the resumption of international traffic.

    The answer depends on many factors: the way of travel (by plane, train, car, or something else), direction, fresh statistics on cases of coronavirus infection in a certain place, quarantine measures, and current prevention methods.

    If you follow the rules of safety and personal hygiene in good faith, the risk of contracting coronavirus on vacation is low.

    Flights restrictions in the US

    Long queues at the check-in counters, security checks at the airport, waiting for departure side by side with a crowd of strangers, several hours in an airplane seat in the same cabin with other passengers – all this raises doubts about the safety of flights during a pandemic.

    Airports and airlines have already adjusted to the new reality. For example, carriers have introduced flexible rules for canceling and transferring air tickets, and large air hubs are closing some of the terminals to provide more effective security measures in a pandemic. There are also far fewer cafes and shops at airports. Some sell the only takeaway.

    The temperature is measured at anyone who enters the airport building: passengers, greeters, crew members, airport staff, and everyone else. In some cases, non-contact thermometers and thermal imagers are used again – just before boarding a flight.

    Social distancing rules are widely followed. Airlines are changing seating positions in aircraft cabins whenever possible, offering self-check-in instead of check-in at counters, and redesigning the queuing system so that passengers are at a safe distance from each other.

    The approach of airlines to in-flight meals has also changed: some carriers no longer serve food on their flights, others have cut down on the menu and offer only individually packed snacks and drinks in cans. It’s safer to take a snack with you from home – just check the airlines’ requirements for food in hand luggage.

    Wherever you are, you will probably have to wear a mask on board the aircraft – until you land at your destination. But in some places, a face mask is also required and while you get to the airport and from the airport to the city.

    According to WHO, wearing masks on board is one way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It has been proven that coronavirus is primarily a respiratory infection, so if you protect your mouth and nose with a mask, you can reduce the risk of transmission from person to person.

    Wearing a mask is especially important during the flight, because in the cabin you are close to other passengers, and masks create a barrier between you and another person’s germs. The mask, when combined with other preventive measures – maintaining a safe distance and careful hand hygiene – helps travelers protect themselves from the coronavirus.

    US travel restrictions

    Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Washington makes decisions on opening borders with certain countries, guided by epidemiological indicators, and not political considerations. The government takes into account the parameters that determine when it is appropriate and safe for Americans to travel to foreigners. The American authorities want to restore international passenger traffic as soon as possible, including with countries in the region such as Brazil.

    US travel ban update

    Before making travel plans, you should be prepared for strict quarantine requirements, testing requirements (PRC test), and documentary delays due to Covid-19. Therefore, having decided to go on vacation, it will only work for those who already have a passport and do not need to make new documents. Of course, you can make a passport and other documents now, but this process will take a little longer, which may shift the dates of the holiday.

    US travel ban countries

    With around 7.4 million coronavirus cases in the United States, many countries continue to look at the United States with apprehension. The European Union has removed the United States from the list of countries that can be visited by tourists. Americans are still unable to vacation in Canada or travel to many Asian countries such as Japan. Where are the tourists from the USA allowed to travel?

    Americans looking for a holiday outside of the United States can try the cruise ship traveling and move to the Caribbean, where islands such as the US Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, and Antigua are already open. It is also possible to visit countries such as:

      • Albania;
      • Aruba;
      • Bahamas;
      • Barbados;
      • Belarus;
      • Brazil;
      • Costa Rica;
      • Czech Republic;
      • Egypt;
      • French West;
      • Tanzania;
      • Dominican Republic
      • The United Arab Emirates, and others.

    US travel restriction

    Remember, each country has its travel requirements. Many countries require a PCR test that lasts 3 days. Some countries have age restrictions, for example, Antigua requires people over 12 years old to complete a medical declaration.

    US travel restrictions list

    Even though borders are opening up, the holiday will never be the same. Major hotel chains and small family hotels are well aware that in the era of the coronavirus, guests’ demands on the hygiene and safety of vacation homes have increased.

    To reduce the risks for guests, many hotels offer contactless check-in and check-out and virtual reception, but almost everywhere they abandoned the buffet and free use of pools and other public areas. In the hotels of large world chains, even the room service has been replaced with an application: you place an order through your smartphone – and it is left under the room door.

    Social markings and machines with sanitizers at every turn are a new reality in the hotel world. Many good hotels use disinfectant mats, ionizers to clean the air, and electrostatic filters, and offer free masks to guests.

    Even when resting, remember to wear a mask, wash your hands often, and keep a distance of 1.5 meters between people.

    After returning from vacation, do not forget to take a coronavirus test (PCR test) or spend 14 days in self-isolation. Such measures will help you understand your health situation, and if your test results are positive for COVID-19, not endanger society.

    US border closing

    Since the whole world is now experiencing the second wave of coronavirus, it makes sense to think about re-closing all borders. US residents are allowed to move from state to state, so why not get to know your country better? Whether you’re planning to travel between states on vacation or a short trip, the situation is constantly changing. Therefore, it is best to check all local travel advice before packing your bags.

    California travel ban

    The California government is currently discouraging long-distance travel to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but as of October, there are non-essential restrictions on travel from another US state. Travelers are encouraged to wear a mask in public, keep 6 feet away from non-family members, check local health guidelines at all points along the route from start to finish, and refrain from traveling if they have been sick in the past 14 days or are living with someone with COVID-19.

    However, you don’t even need to leave your state to reboot. Add spontaneity: it’s not a to-do list but a coin that decides where and how you spend your weekend. Break your habits: drop by a new cafe – without reading reviews, on a whim. Cycle through the city center or hop on the wrong bus route. Travel to an area you haven’t been in for a century, or stay overnight in a pretty village. Or go for a walk in the forest on the outskirts, and then return home without a map or prompts on your phone.

    When will be U.S travel ban canceled

    It is difficult to say exactly when all prohibitions will be lifted. Unfortunately, the incidence rate in the world is growing, and it is still difficult to make any predictions!

    Therefore, take all precautions and care about your and public health.

    FAQ

    1. What is a travel ban?

    Travel ban is a ban on entry into the country at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, people cannot move from country to country, or from state to state. The main reason for the ban is to reduce the level of pandemia. Each country has its own criteria for implementing the travel ban.

    1. Is the travel ban still in effect?

    Yes, the travel ban is still in effect because of the higher level of morbidity. The government will cancel the travel ban only when the level of pandemic goes down. In this case, people will be able to travel from country to country.

    1. Which countries are banned from entering the United States?

    The information about countries changes every day. Nowadays, the banned countries include: Nigeria, European countries, Brazil, Japan, Ireland, Canada, South Korea, Mexico, UK. These countries do not allow people to cross their borders, but only if you have a strict necessity that is proved by documents – you can visit the country. With strict proved necessity, you also should have the PRC test result.

     


    New U.S travel restrictions due to the Novel Coronavirus
    Added to its usual entrance restrictions, the United States has taken serious measures since 2 February in response to the Coronavirus. The U.S. government announced on May 19 an extension of the temporary travel restrictions until June 22, 2020. These measures naturally focus on the spread of the virus and affect the flow of travel between the U.S. and a long list of countries.

    U.S travel restrictions related to health issues before COVID-19
    The “Do Not Board” and “Lockout” lists have been in effect in the United States for years before COVID-19. Both serve to prevent travelers suspected of posing a threat to public health from entering the country. The US has increased travel restrictions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: measures have been updated between 2 February and 19 May.

    U.S. travel advisory regarding land border entries
    On March 21, 2020, the United States imposed temporary travel restrictions on non-essential mobility across the border with Canada. Together with Mexico and Canada, the U.S. agreed on May 20 to extend these restrictions across their shared borders until June 21. Since March, U.S. travel advisory board from State Department has been recommending that citizens remain in place or return home.
    • The United States, Mexico and Canada will limit border crossings to “essential travels”.
    • These are essential cross-border activities, especially those related to current health needs: support health security, supply security, trade and commerce, etc.
    • No action will prevent U.S. citizens from returning home.

    Restrictions on flights: International-USA travel
    Preventive measures on flights are the ones that most affect the flow of international travel to the United States. Residents and non-citizens who have been in a long list of countries since March are not allowed to enter the country. The U.S. maintains severe travel restrictions with nearly 40 countries:
    • China (first country for travel ban usa)
    • Iran
    • European Schengen area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City.

    There are some exemptions to the preventive measures. For example, no U.S. citizen can be denied entry: those who return from these countries may be asked to stay home for 14 days. The procedure is the same for legal permanent residents, foreign government officials and members of the national Armed Forces. Certain family members are received too.
    The news associated with the local measures are being updated very quickly. More changes are sure to come, especially around June 21. At that time, travel restrictions between the United States and this extensive list of countries could be reduced or extended again. U.S. travel restrictions could also be even more severe if infection statistics do not improve significantly in the near future.