Let’s face it, you need a vacation. And while you may think the only getaway you can expect is a walk down to the mail-box, that is simply not the case. With a little footwork to keep ourselves and our fellow person safe, here are five destination spots that those of us from the good ‘ol US of A are welcome to visit. (Note: Trip advisories can change quickly. Be sure to check with the US State Department for up to date information on travel restrictions.)
Turkey is a must-go trip for the food alone! But when you’re done scarfing down kebabs and baklava, there’s plenty of things to do and sites to see. From ancient structures to natural beauty both on the land and under the sea, Turkey is where you go when you want one of those active vacations. You do need to complete an information form and prepare to be checked for coronavirus symptoms upon arrival.
What’s an Egypt trip without going to see those awe inspiring Pyramids. Which you can. You’ll need to procure a visa before traveling. You will be subject to temperature checks and must adhere to social distancing and mask-wearing requirements. Also, as with many other countries, be sure to have a negative Covid-19 test result that’s no older than 48-hours. Proof of medical insurance is also advisable.
Now, if you just want to relax on the beach, the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora are open to you. French Polynesia requires a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure. You must also complete a "sanitary entry form" detailing your current state of health and agree to report symptoms and submit to additional testing if symptoms arise upon arrival or during the stay.
As one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Maldives is where you go when you want a purely aquatic vacation, wth some of the best snorkeling and diving there is. Now, US travelers are not required to be tested prior to departure, but are required to book your accommodations in advance and complete a health declaration once you arrive.
Everything you’ve ever heard that was cool about the Caribbean is happening on St. Barts. You’ll be required to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival. And if you’re staying longer than a week you'll need to pay about $150 for an additional test on the eighth day.
For more advice on places to go and things to do check out our Vive blog.