By: Samantha Cohen
Travel has been put on hold since the beginning of the pandemic. But now with the Covid-19
the vaccine being distributed to thousands of individuals all over the globe travel in limited
countries has been re-opened to tourists who are vaccinated. So pack your bags and set out on
a new, highly anticipated adventure. Here are a few places open for travel!
Bahamas & Barbados
Swap your surgical mask for a snorkeling mask! The Bahamas as well as Barbados welcomes
both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers as of right now. The only other ——? You must
provide a negative Covid -19 test before travel as well as five days after you reach your final
destination. Social distancing and the usage of masks are still highly advised and implemented
in communal public places.
Visiting the holy land is on just about everyone’s to-do list. With the rise of Covid -19 cases,
recreational travel and organized trips such as Birthright came to a halt. Now that the
vaccine is available, foreigners and other tourists are allowed to safely enter Israel with a negative PCR test
within 24 hours of arrival and you must quarantine in the time frame awaiting the results.
However, with the civil unrest taking place currently, there has been an advisory stating to not
travel alone near the West Bank and Gaza Strip and for your awareness to be heightened in
public places with large crowds.
If you’re considering a trip to Greece during the Covid-19 pandemic, here’s what you’ll need to
know and what to expect. Even while some limitations remain in place, Greece is beginning to
reopen to select tourists without the need for quarantine after a season of lockdown. All
foreign tourists can now visit Greece without having to go through quarantine if they have a
negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel or proof of vaccination. So what exactly is open?
Museums, shops, restaurants, and bars have opened with social distancing and a max capacity
The rules for the British Virgin Islands and the U.S Virgin Islands are similar in terms of the
Covid-19 restrictions placed on travel. To visit the British Virgin Islands, you must provide
proof of vaccination with the final shot at least two weeks before the traveler’s arrival. Travelers
also must receive a PCR test as well as the results within five days prior to their
destination. If you choose to receive a PCR test upon arrival at the airport immediately, there is no
need to quarantine as long as the test is negative. For the U.S Virgin Islands, the same rules apply.
Iceland is now welcoming vaccinated travelers from outside countries but further travel from
Iceland to the rest of Europe is currently not permitted for non-Schengen residents. To enter
Iceland you do not need a PCR test if you have the appropriate documents. Travelers also do
not need to have a PCR test to board the initial flight to Iceland. When landed, you will need to
quarantine while waiting for your Covid-19 test results. This test can be accessed right off the
plane in the airport for convenience.
Say Bonjour to travel! This upcoming month France expects to open up travel for foreigners and
tourists who hold proof of full vaccination. Go get some authentic pastries at Maison
Landemaine and- visit the Eiffel Tower. So live out your Emily in Paris dream and book that
flight to France for a summer getaway.