The Indagare Guide to Travel During Covid

We have always believed that “How You Travel Matters.” During this time of Covid, it has never mattered more. We know global conditions are ever-shifting, and determining when, where and how to travel now is complicated. We are committed to answering your most-asked Covid travel safety questions and to helping you navigate the new landscape safely and responsibly.

To provide you with a one-stop resource, we’ve assembled this catalogue of expert advice and ideas, based on the latest information from trusted institutions like the CDC and the first-hand intelligence-gathering of our founder and our team, who have been traveling in the U.S. and internationally, as well as from our extensive network of partners on the ground, around the world. We’re closely following destination entry and exit requirements, testing protocols, cancellation and insurance policy news, the impact of vaccines and much more, in order to provide you with thorough and thoughtful recommendations. 

As we watch vaccination rates steadily increasing around the world and borders and hotels reopening with thorough Covid safety procedures in place, we feel hopeful again about travel in the months ahead. Our team is here to help you map your lifetime of travels as safely and responsibly as possible—whenever you decide you are ready.

Contact us to answer your travel questions or consult with our expert trip designers to start planning your next trip today.

What to Know This Week

Border Watch: Europe is Set to Open to Vaccinated American Travelers this Summer! Despite new State Department advisories, there’s good news coming out of Europe: president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced on Sunday that, this summer, all 27 members of the European Union will welcome American travelers who have been fully vaccinated by European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines (this includes the Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson vaccines). Further details have not yet been announced, although decisions are expected to be made on June 15—but travelers hoping to plan a summer getaway should start making arrangements now, as we expect availability at our top hotels to sell out quickly (and flight prices to rise). Contact us to start planning a trip.

France, Italy and Spain are all open to vaccinated Americans as of June 9, using a digital travel health pass system. Denmark looks set to reopen on June 26. Other countries that have lately reopened to American travelers include French PolynesiaGreeceIceland, Montenegro, Peru, ColombiaThailand, the Seychelles and Croatia

New York City is Scheduled to be Fully Reopened by July 1. Travelers to New York City can expect all businesses (including restaurants, bars, Broadway theaters, museums and shops) to be open at full capacity starting July 1, if not sooner—as restrictions on capacity thresholds were lifted in May (provided that spaces can maintain six feet of distance between patrons, or require all patrons to provide proof of full vaccination). Many luxury hotels are also reopening, including the Plaza Hotel, the Peninsula, the Ritz-Carlton, Central Park and The Edition Times Square. Bar seating is once again be allowed and the curfew has been lifted on indoor and outdoor dining. The New York State Legislature also voted to lift the emergency requirement that food be purchased in conjunction with alcohol at restaurants and bars.

Vaccination Tracker: Destinations with the Highest Vaccination Rates, Relative to Population, Include the Seychelles (67 percent of the population is fully vaccinated), Israel (59 percent), Bermuda, the United Arab Emirates, Chile, the United States, Monaco, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Uruguay, Turks and Caicos, Malta and the Maldives (32 percent). Source: Our World in DataContact us to start planning a trip.

All American Adults (Aged 16 and Up) in Every U.S. State, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico are Eligible to Receive the Covid-19 Vaccine. As of June 9, 63.8 percent of adults (aged 18 and up) in the U.S. have received at least one dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine, and 53 percent of adults (aged 18 and up) in the U.S. are fully vaccinated. Source: CDC Website. The FDA has also approved the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents ages 12-15.

CDC Declares Travel Low-Risk for Fully Vaccinated People and Lifts Quarantine Restrictions: The CDC has announced that fully vaccinated people (those who have received their last dose of the vaccine two weeks or more prior to a trip) may travel at low risk and do not need to test or self-quarantine when traveling within the U.S. Those traveling internationally do not need to test before departure unless required to do so by the country they are visiting. Many destinations still require proof of a negative PCR test for entry. Negative results from a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of flying (or proof of recovery from Covid within 90 days) are still required upon return to the U.S. Fully vaccinated travelers should take another test within three to five days after arrival home; however, they do not need to self-quarantine. Source: CDC Website. Your Indagare Trip Designer can advise on international testing requirements.

— Last Updated June 9, 2021

Indagare’s Essential Travel Resources

Practical Advice for Travel During Covid

Covid Travel Trends & The Future of Travel

Travel During Covid: Destination and Impact Coverage

Destination Round-Ups

Travel During Covid: Selected U.S. Features

Travel During Covid: Selected International Features

Early Covid Reporting & Reflections

Contact us to answer your travel questions or consult with our expert trip designers to start planning your next trip today.

– Indagare on June 9, 2021

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