Travel Tips for Upcoming Vacations in 2022
Where are you heading next?
We are so excited to start moving and exploring our favorite destinations more freely this upcoming summer. Here are a few tips for navigating travel rules in the upcoming months.
1. Choose Countries Open to Americans
Most countries have reopened or eased their border requirements for American travelers. However, ensure you get the most up-to-date information from the country you’re visiting before arranging your trip.
2. Stay Updated On Guidelines
Rules and regulations are constantly updated. Since 2020, we’ve seen regulations removed, reinstated, stricken, and loosened over two years. It can be painstaking to keep up with every possible outcome. Once you've planned your trip, stay regularly posted on your destinations' evolving rules.
3. Ensure Documents Are Up To Date
Depending on your destination, the vaccine date and booster status can affect the places you can enter or visit. Preparation is vital. If you’re unvaccinated, you may be unable to enter altogether. In these cases, it’s best to plan your trip accordingly to enjoy the location.
4. Prepare For Testing
The Transportation Security Administration is no longer enforcing the federal face mask mandate in the United States. Face masks will no longer be required for passengers and team members at U.S. airports and domestic flights. International flights differ, and testing or quarantining before and or after flights is still happening across the board.
5. Prioritize Travel Insurance
Free spirit travelers, get your travel insurance. Due to differing statuses in every country, you always run the risk of not being able to enter or enjoy a vacation destination. This additional perk ensures you're covered in worst-case scenarios, from an unexpected illness in a foreign country to losing passports, being denied entry and more.
- Tahnia Ortega