5 Destinations Americans Can Visit Now

April 9, 2021
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Below you’ll find five international vacation spots and their unique travel requirements and health precautions to help you with your travel planning.

What Makes Hawaii Amazing?

Hawaii is full of cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, rugged canyons, and golden beaches. It’s an American paradise that suits every vacationer.

Below you’ll find five international vacation spots and their unique travel requirements and health precautions to help you with your travel planning.

HAWAII

Waikiki Beach, April 2018

What Makes It Amazing

Hawaii is full of cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, rugged canyons, and golden beaches. It’s an American paradise that suits every vacationer. Whether you’re looking for family fun, thrill-seeking action, or a romantic getaway, this amazing cluster of islands offers just what you’re looking for. Drive on the scenic Hana Highway in Maui, view the highest sea cliffs in the world in Molokai, visit Pearl Harbor in Oahu, marvel at volcanoes in the Big Island… and that’s just the beginning.

Travel Requirements
A pre-travel COVID-19 testing option from a state-approved testing partner allows travelers to bypass Hawaii’s 10-day quarantine. Testing must be completed within 72 hours from the final leg of departure. Only NAAT tests processed by a CLIA-certified laboratory performed through a trusted testing partner will be accepted. All incoming travels must have temperature checks and complete an online health questionnaire before leaving the airport.

Health Precautions
All visitors are required to wear a mask at all airports and until they are inside their resort or hotel room. Museums, attractions, restaurants, and zoos can reopen with 50 percent capacity for indoor areas and groups limited to five people. Parks, beaches, and trails can open for groups of up to five people. Bars, nightclubs, short-term rentals, and helicopter tours remain closed.

MALDIVES

What Makes It Amazing
Every resort in this cherished honeymoon destination is on its own private island, each more unique than the other. With over 100 properties to choose from, you can look forward to a range of breathtaking features and services. From the world’s first underwater hotel to accommodations with personal butlers, private pools, and in-room massages, luxury doesn’t get better than this.

Travel Requirements
All travelers over the age of one must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued no more than 96 hours before departure. In addition, all visitors must complete a Traveler Health Declaration form at least 24 hours before departing to the Maldives. All incoming travels must have temperature checks before leaving the airport. A negative test is also required within 72hrs of your return flight to the USA.

Health Precautions
All visitors are required to wear a mask at all airports and public places. Museums, beaches, shops, and restaurants are all open. However, all excursion activities (such as day trips to picnic islands, fishing, and dolphin watching) from all islands and resorts are not allowed until further notice. Visitors are encouraged to download the TraceEkee app before arrival to help with contact tracing.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, May 2019

What Makes It Amazing
Touted as the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, the Dominican Republic is a lush tropical island filled with rich culture and gorgeous scenery. Spend a day on one of the 600 miles of beaches, dance to the distinct beat of the merengue, explore ancient relics, splash around under a waterfall, or play a round of golf with an epic coastline as your backdrop. From larger cities celebrating Carnival to the 16th-century replica village of Altos de Chavon, there’s so much to do you’ll keep coming back for more.

Travel Requirements
Effective April 1, 2021, all passengers entering and departing the country on commercial flights will be required to fill out and submit their digital forms through the Electronic Ticket Portal either before or upon their arrival to the country. To save time during the arrival procedure, fill out the form 72 hours before the trip, printing or making a screenshot of the QR code, and keeping it on hand until arrival. A negative test is also required within 72hrs of your return flight to the USA.

Health Precautions
Social distancing by residents and visitors is required, including at beaches (which remain accessible). Face masks are mandatory at all indoor public places. All large events are prohibited, and entertainment venues such as casinos, nightclubs, and theatres remain closed.

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SAINT LUCIA

UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Pitons, January 2021

What Makes It Amazing

Did you know Saint Lucia is the only island named after a woman? A trip to Saint Lucia is an adventure of the senses. With landmarks like the world heritage site, Pitons, breathtaking scenery, mountains, jungles, the only drive-through volcano, beautiful waterfalls, warm beaches, and hospitable people. The breathtaking scenery you will find throughout the island is a perfect backdrop for destination weddings. Saint Lucia was voted the world’s leading honeymoon destination nine times by the World Travel Awards.

Travel Requirements

All travelers over the age of five visiting St. Lucia are required to have a negative result from a PCR test within five days of travel, as well as the completion of a pre-arrival registration form completed within three days of travel. All travelers must confirm their stay in a COVID-certified facility. In addition, all arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks. See link for registration form https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/

Health Precautions
Restaurants and bars are open and operating normally, but most close by 9:00pm. Hotels that have completed certification are allowed to reopen. Masks are required in public places, with a few exceptions such as your resort’s pool.

CANCUN

The Grand At Moon Palace, September 2020

What Makes It Amazing
Along with Cancun’s sapphire waters, white sand beaches, and spectacular sunsets, you’ll get to experience markets filled with handcrafted goods, luxury resorts and spas, decadent international cuisine, and countless options for all types of water activities. From exploring the world-famous Mayan ruins (just a day trip away) touring the majestic mangroves, or going to nearby Tulum, your epic adventures await.

Travel Requirements
Mexico’s airports and seaports are currently open however, the land border is closed until further notice. When arriving in Mexico you will be asked to show your completed health declaration form. A Mexican Government usage fee will be applied to all international visitors over the age of 15 entering Quintana Roo, including Cancun. You’ll be required to pay a fee of approximately $10 USD (depending on the exchange rate). This fee can be paid prior to arrival, upon arrival, or during your stay. At the end of the stay, you must show your receipt at the airport before boarding your flight home.

Health Precautions
Tourist destinations in Cancun are opening gradually with the use of face masks being mandatory. Gatherings are limited to 100 people in public places and public transport services, transportation companies, and tour operators are all abiding by the Responsible Tourism Chains guidelines. Within the state of Quintana Roo (where Cancun is located), hotels and parks are permitted at partial capacity.

Please contact me for more information regarding any of these destinations.

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