Thankfully, we can see the end of COVID-19 and worldwide travel is starting to open, especially for fully vaccinated travelers. Now is also the time to check your documents and get ready as there are many great travel deals, events and opportunities to take advantage of for lost time.
With this in mind, make sure your documents and apps are updated, ready and compliant so you're not denied access. FYI, these documents can also make perfect gifts for the holidays as the gift of travel or a shared adventure is always priceless.
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France joins a growing list of European countries banning unvaccinated US travelers.
Beginning Sunday, September 12th, only Vaccinated US travelers will be permitted to enter France on vacation or non-essential travel.
Non-vaccinated travelers can only visit for essential reasons and need a negative COVID-19 test. They also must isolate for seven days upon arrival.
On the positive side, vaccinated US travelers should feel safe once they arrive into France and will enjoy an open and mainly unrestricted country due to the high vaccination rate of citizens and residents.
Visitors will still need to show vaccination proof to visit restaurants and ride on trains as well as visit popular tourist destinations such as museums and the Eiffel Tower but once admitted masks are often not required.
Check out what other European countries are also banning non-vaccinated US travelers.
Hooray and Cheers! Thanks to an approximately 90% adult vaccination rate and low daily COVID19 infection rate, Ireland's Prime Minister announced plans to drop most of their COVID restrictions as of October 19, 2021. After a series of phased easing of restrictions, there will no longer be requirements for physical distancing or wearing a mask while either indoors or outdoors beginning October 22, 2021.
Hooray!! Finally, travel is reopening again globally. Despite some temporary setbacks due to the latest surge in the Delta Variant, travel continues to reopen around the world for fully vaccinated travelers.
We expect this trend to continue as vaccination rates increase internationally. Cruising is also coming back with success thanks to the cruise line’s requirements for 100% staff and guest vaccinations.
If you’re currently unvaccinated your international travel choices are declining daily. However, you can still travel to most US domestic locations on independent travel with fewer restrictions. Check out my favorite countries you can travel to now without many restrictions.
Your Italian Dreams are coming true. This Summer and Fall you can now Live the "La Dolce Vita (Good Life)" in Italy. Effective immediately, Italy has officially reopened to American tourists for quarantine-free travel. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful and fully sanitized epic cities, structures, architecture, cuisine and culture with no crowds.
If Ireland is not on your travel list when travel reopens, it should be. Ireland is a fantastic destination for a first-time visitor to Europe and can easily be combined with a visit to the UK or Paris. English is the native language, Irish hospitality food, drinks, music and dance are legendary, and the green natural landscapes are breathtaking. Over 50 million Americans and over 4 million Canadians can trace their ancestral roots back to Ireland. What are you waiting for? Check out the top things to do in Ireland…
Thought you were finished with holiday sweets right? Not quite, as National Whip Cream Day is January 5th so you can indulge all you want on this day to celebrate this sweet topping that is so delicious with many drinks and deserts.
You may be wondering why this sweet treat has its own holiday and where was Whipped Cream first invented? Enjoy this short read about everyone's favorite desert topping and have fun sharing this nugget of gratifying knowledge at your next dinner or desert party.
Wow!! The last week was unprecedented in the travel industry with the daily policy changes and ultimately a full suspension of cruise operations for 30 days caused by COVID-19. Sorry that so many of you were affected by these changes disrupting many travel and vacation plans. Each cruise line’s policies seem to be changing daily as they figure this out but they have all be pretty flexible in offering generous Future Cruise Credits (FCC) for those that wish to reschedule their canceled cruises or are within their allowed time period for rescheduling booked cruises this year.
Here are 7 tips to help you rebook and secure your best cruise vacation possible using FCC while the cruise lines remain flexible.
Don’t let the Coronavirus ruin your travel plans. With some pre-planning there are some safer modes of transportation to keep you and your family healthy. The key is to control your travel environment as much as possible and exposure to massive crowds and gatherings (always bring your sanitizing wipes). In this blog we’ll concentrate on healthier modes of transportation and in future blogs we’ll explore and list some amazing safer and uncrowded destinations.
Warning: Some of these modes of travel may get you into great shape as well
We, along with many other travel firms and suppliers have been extremely busy changing and amending travel plans, answering questions and assisting our groups and travelers in all manners so wanted to provide an update on the latest that we have learned from this fluid situation.
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