The epidemiological situation is in constant change since the outbreak of Covid 19 pandemic. Travelers from the US were banned from all European countries for the last 15 months. The travel restrictions have been relaxed and the EU Commission has re-opened its borders for travelers with various safety measures, quarantine and testing requirements. There is also an EU Digital COVID 19 certificate that helps the easy movement of the travelers.
The European government has allowed international l travel to its citizens from July 19 2021.The states of the European Union has gradually lifted the travel restrictions for residents of the below third countries:
Non –Essential travel to European countries -With the ongoing vaccination drives and developments in the pandemic situation across the globe, on 3rd May 2021 the EU Commission proposed to its member states to ease restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU countries. Due to the increase in the covid 19 pandemic in the U K .US has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the UK. The U.S. government continues to have travel restrictions for travelers from the UK to the US. US citizens can travel to UK and European countries
All travelers who are not US nationals will have restriction from entering United states if in the last 14 days they have been in any of the countries which are placed on the travel ban into U.S.A. The countries which are chosen includes maximum of the Schengen and European countries.
All US citizens, green card holders with family will be allowed to enter the United States. They will have to go through further medical screening if they have been in a country in the last 14 days which has been a hotspot for virus contamination.
If you are unable to travel due to the travel restriction placed to the U.S, you may want to check if you have taken a trip insurance with “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage. If yes, you will be able to cancel your flight 48-hours or more earlier to the departure. In the event of this pandemic most airlines are waiving off fees related to cancelling or changing of flights. You can check with the airline that you have booked your tickets to see if these conditions apply to you.
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During 2021 summer, many countries started opening their borders again for international tourism. Unfortunately at this time the Delta variant has become the dominant variant Covid19 across several countries. The CDC in fact believe the Delta variant to be the most contagious variant and may even partially evade the antibodies made by the immune system after a Covid19 infection or vaccination. Early studies indicate that the Delta variant infects younger people in large numbers and even vaccinated people. After a steady decline in the number of cases, the Delta variant has resulted in an increase in cases in the US especially in areas where the vaccination rates are low.
The Delta variant has swept across the globe impacting USA. All international airline passengers more than two years old traveling to the USA must provide a negative COVID19 viral test taken within 72 hours from the start of travel. Alternatively, international travelers to the United States should provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having fully recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days before travel. In this context it is important to have best pandemic travel insurance coverage. International travelers to the USA can compare health insurance plans at American Visitor Insurance to find the best tourist medical insurance.