CRUISE TIPS: With more countries opening for tourists, you may be wondering “Where can I travel to now?” You’ll also need to know what documents you need to travel internationally along with the procedures. Save time with this fast, easy-to-use tool to find out where you can travel to now internationally so you don’t have to surf individual government websites. The tool is constantly updated by 2,000 experts and will save you time.
When searching “Where can I travel to now?” you’ll not only need to know the countries that are open – which can also change with little notice – but what the entry requirements are for all the documents you’ll need, whether there is a quarantine procedure and many other protocols.
For example, where you can travel to now will also require you to know what documents you’ll need such as a:
- Travel visa
- Vaccination certificate
- Health wellness certificate
- COVID-19 test results (and what type of COVD-19 tests)
You will also need to know if there will be a quarantine period and for how long when looking for where can I travel to now?
TIMATIC TOOL from the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
To easily find the latest government entry requirements use the International Air Transport Association IATA’s Timatic website tool.
Select from a drop-down menu:
- Destination Country
- Departure Country
This tool gives you guidance on where you can travel to now and what you need to meet the government entry requirements and many other eligibility requirements such as for flights purchased.
Please note: Government requirements may change with little notice however this tool is CONSTANTLY UPDATED so check back often.
When you use Timatic for ‘”Where can I travel to now?” information, you get information sourced from more than 2,000 government and airline officials all over the world. The company’s team of experts verify conflicting reports and make updates only when they are 100 per cent sure they are accurate.
TIMATIC for COVID-10 information only
If you’re only interested in knowing the rules regarding requirements for COVID-19 such as testing, vaccinations, entry forms and quarantine, use this Timatic Widget to stay informed.
You can also learn more from these two IATA YouTube videos for an overview of the tools:
Here’s more information below from IATA regarding flying safety.
Survey results on flying internationally
When flying internationally, here’s what the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported on July 21, 2021 with regards to safety confidence and mask wearing.
July 21, 2021: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that based on its latest passenger survey conducted in May, most air travelers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near-term. However, a majority are also frustrated with the “hassle factor” around COVID-19 protocols, including confusion and uncertainty about travel rules, testing requirements, and excessive test costs.
The survey of 4,700 travelers in 11 markets around the world shows that:
- 85% believe aircraft are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected
- 65% agree the air on an aircraft is as clean as an operating room
Among those who have traveled since June 2020, 86% felt safe onboard owing to COVID-19 measures:
- 89% believe protective measures are well implemented
- 90% believe airline personnel do a good job of enforcing the measures
Passengers strongly support mask wearing onboard (83%) and strict enforcement of mask rules (86%), but a majority also believe the mask requirement should be ended as soon as possible.
“Air travelers recognize and value the safety measures put in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission during air travel. And they support the continuation of these measures as long as necessary, but they also don’t want the measures to become permanent. In the meantime, we all need to respect the rules and the safety of fellow passengers. It is unacceptable that unruly passenger incidents have doubled compared to 2019, and the increase in physically abusive behavior is a particular cause for great concern,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.
At the same time, participants admit that they struggle with the COVID-related rules and requirements and that this impacts their willingness to travel:
- 70% thought the rules and the accompanying paperwork were a challenge to understand
- 67% saw arranging testing as a hassle
- 89% agreed governments must standardize vaccinations/testing certifications
“These responses should be a wake-up call to governments that they need to do a better job of preparing for a restart. Almost two thirds of respondents plan to resume travel within a few months of the pandemic being contained (and borders opened). And by the six-month mark almost 85% expect to be back to travel. To avoid overwhelming airports and border control authorities, governments need to agree to replace paper-based processes with digital solutions like the IATA Travel Pass for vaccine and testing documentation,” said Walsh.
Almost nine out of ten respondents like the idea of using a mobile app to store their travel health credentials and 87% support a secure digital system to manage health credentials. However, 75% say they will only use an app if they have full control of their vaccine/test data. “IATA Travel Pass enables travelers to receive, store and share their health information with governments and airlines but they always keep control of the information on their own mobile device. Now is the time for governments to facilitate digital solutions like IATA Travel Pass to avoid chaos at airports as travel begins to return,” said Walsh.
- IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic.
- You can follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/iata for announcements, policy positions, and other useful industry information.
- Survey statistics are sourced from IATA/Rockland Dutton passenger survey, which surveyed 4700 travelers across 11 countries from 14-22 May 2021.
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