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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONOVIRUS AND TRAVEL
It’s important to have the facts when making travel decisions and feel informed. While we can provide facts and resources, ultimately you must make a personal decision about whether to travel to a destination. The situation continues to evolve and the information we provide is likely going to change more over the next few days and weeks to come in advance of your travel.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States.  We always follow the recommendations of the US State Department, the CDC and/or WHO in regards to decisions on the destinations you are travelling to and assess the risks. 

If you choose to travel at this time, be aware that not all hotels nor optional tours, off property restaurants, bars will be open.  There may be limited restaurants and facilities open during your stay at a resort as well with the limits on occupancy. If you are OK with these inconveniences and can accept things are different during this time, just need a time to get away and relax without crowds in most places, take advantage of it and get away now!

Check these links for the latest updates please:

CRUISES:

CDC CRUISE GUIDELINES  Most cruises from the USA are cancelled through Dec 31, 2020 however the CDC lifted the no sail order for select ships to operate shorter cruises.

CRUISE LINE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION UPDATES

PASSPORT OPERATIONS DURING COVID 19

CANADA

CARIBBEAN – Open now with most requiring Negative COVID Test uploaded prior to travel

MEXICO – Open now with no negative COVID Test required 

USA DESTINATIONS

EUROPEAN CDC INFORMATION

EUROPE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

CDC DESTINATION GUIDELINES

We always recommend travel insurance and those of you with Cancel for Any Reason Coverage have options. Most other types of insurance policies do not cover a pandemic such ss Coronovirus. However, many of our travel vendors (Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour operators) are issuing waivers and allowing changes for select time periods based on when you booked your travel and when you are scheduled to travel. Updates may be found on their websites. Here’s to being healthy and to the virus running its course so we can get back to travelling!

 

REAL ID Deadline - May 3, 2023
This date has been extended due to COVID – 19. Remember to get your REAL ID so you can use it to travel Domestically in the USA. Travellers who do not have a REAL ID Compliant Driver’s License must present a valid passport book to travel even domestically beginning May 3, 2023. For more information please review the details on the Homeland Security Real ID website.

 

NEW IMPORTANT NOTE ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES YOU CARRY ON: 
Customers with any electronic or battery powered devices (mobile telephones, tablets, e-books, laptops, etc.) may be required to turn on their device in front of security teams and/or demonstrate the item’s functionality. If, when asked to do so, customers are not able to demonstrate that their device has power, they will not be allowed to take their device with them on their flight.

It will not be possible for customers to place the item in their hand or hold luggage by the time the are in security and sadly you also have no access to your checked luggage at that point either.   You would have to leave it behind rebook an alternative flight at your own expense.

 

NEW HAZMAT NOTICE
Please review the notice of items that will be prohibited on all flights to/from the US as mandated by the FAA and DOT.  In general, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations prohibit passengers and crewmembers from carrying hazardous materials (dangerous goods) aboard commercial aircraft. The table below lists the exceptions that allow passengers and crewmembers to carry a limited amount of hazardous materials in carry-on and/or checked baggage. Though allowable by DOT regulations (see 49 CFR, section 175.10), some of the items listed here may, at times, be prohibited/limited in the aircraft cabin by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules (see www.tsa.gov). Individual airlines and other nations may also have more restrictive rules on what passengers can carry aboard the aircraft. See http://www.faa.gov/go/packsafe for additional guidance on hazmat in baggage or Click here to download a pdf document:  Hazmat Notice »

CURRENT US CITIZEN
PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

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