Can i travel internationally during the covid-19 pandemic?

Do not travel abroad until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and need to travel, follow the CDC recommendations for international travel for unvaccinated people. Fully vaccinated travellers have a lower risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. However, international travel carries additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travellers may be at increased risk of contracting and potentially spreading some COVID-19 variants. Unvaccinated travellers, including children travelling with their vaccinated parents, must be quarantined in a hotel for seven days, according to Qatar’s Ministry of Health.

So if you’re itching to travel abroad, or you’ve already booked a trip, you probably have a lot of questions. Only vaccinated travellers are allowed, and they must prove a negative PCR test in the 72 hours before arrival. Because the air on aeroplanes is circulated and filtered, you are no more likely to contract COVID-19 when travelling by air than when travelling by train, according to the Mayo Clinic. People who have recently visited or travelled through countries with Covid-19 mutations, such as Brazil, the UK, India and South Africa, may be denied entry or face additional quarantine restrictions.

All travellers must remain in quarantine for 14 days and undergo two additional PCR tests, according to the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D. Travellers aged 11 and older must present a negative PCR or antigen test within three days before arrival. If you must travel by air, the CDC and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) strongly recommend that travellers wear face masks. Make two copies of all your travel documents in case of an emergency and leave one with a trusted friend or relative.

Travellers aged 12 years and over must provide either proof of vaccination or cure of coronavirus, or alternatively a negative PCR test within 48 hours before boarding the flight, or a negative antigen test within 24 hours. Travellers over 12 years of age must provide proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure. Unvaccinated travellers are asked to pre-test one to three days before leaving the United States, take the mandatory test before returning, and be tested three to five days after returning. The Cuban Embassy informs on its website that another PCR test will be conducted in a hospital or clinic after landing; travellers must self-isolate until a negative result is obtained.

Travellers over 5 years of age need proof of a negative result from a PCR swab taken in the three days prior to arrival. All travellers over 12 years of age require proof of a negative PCR test taken in the three days prior to arrival or a negative antigen test taken in the 48 hours prior to departure. Travellers staying in the country for more than two weeks must spend the first week in quarantine and then undergo another virus test free of charge.


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