The Americas

Welcome to the Americas travel page. Here you’ll find the latest updates from airlines, hotels, rail and car hire companies, as well as information on border restrictions. Our traveller resources also have tips, frequently asked questions and useful links to help you plan and prepare for your next trip so you can get back on the road safely.

Rules and restrictions vary by country and are changing regularly, so if you’re travelling from outside the United States, Canada or Mexico don’t forget to check the latest information on your departure and any transit countries.

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Latest News

UNITED STATES: Country excluded from finalised EU travel 'safe list'

The U.S. has been confirmed to be excluded from a finalised list of 14 countries from which passengers are permitted to enter the EU’s 27 member, and four other, nations in Europe’s visa-free Schengen travel zone. The confirmed countries are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. China may also soon be included if they confirm reciprocity. Although the U.S. is excluded for now, the list is set to be reviewed every 14 days.
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CANADA: Country extends international border and mandatory quarantine restrictions

The country's government announced on 30 June that it is extending a global travel ban and mandatory quarantine measures that require most travelers to Canada, including citizens returning home, to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. The mandatory quarantine is now in effect until at least 31 August, while the travel ban for most other foreign travelers is extended to at least 31 July. Travel by U.S. citizens is covered seperately, and was recently extended to keep the U.S.-Canada border closed to all non-essential travel until at least 21 July.
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UNITED AIRLINES: Airline to resume 50 domestic routes in August 2020

The U.S. airline has announced that it's set to operate 25,000 flights in August, including those to over 50 additional resumed domestic routes; this will account for 48% of its 2019 domestic capacity in the same month. Although most services will operate from mid-continent hubs in Chicago, Denver and Houston, the airline will also double its daily flight count from New York's Newark. This will place around 90 aircraft back in service and facilitate more flights to mountain destinations such as Aspen, Colorado and Bozeman, Montana.
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EUROPEAN UNION: Finalised EU travel 'safe lift' released

A finalised list of 14 countries from which passengers are permitted to enter the EU’s 27 member, and four other, nations in Europe’s visa-free Schengen travel zone has been released; they are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. China may also soon be included if they confirm reciprocity. As expected, the U.S. is excluded for now, but the list will be reviewed every 14 days.
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UNITED AIRLINES: Airline to resume 25% of its usual international flight schedule in August 2020

In addition to a number of domestic routes resuming, the airline will also in August fly 25% of its 2019 international schedule for the same month. This includes adding a number of services to the Caribbean and Mexico; in Europe, United will boost its schedule to the connecting hubs of Lufthansa Group partners including Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. Resumed Asian routes will include Tahiti and New Delhi, and the carrier also will add five routes to Canada plus 35 routes to Latin America.
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Traveller Tips

At the Airport

You may be wondering what TSA, CATSA and airport vendors are doing to encourage health and safety for transiting passengers. Here is a handy FAQ that may help guide what you can anticipate when at the airport.

In the Skies

Airlines are taking great strides to adapt to the current environment and implement more stringent cleaning measures. Most North American airlines have CDC-approved cleaning policies in place, including disinfecting and cleaning surfaces in between each flight.

Accommodation

Hotels around the world are implementing new processes and safety precautions in response to COVID-19. To help prepare for your next trip take a look at our frequently asked questions to discover what measures hotels are taking and what the hotel experience will look like post-pandemic.

Returning Home

When returning home from a trip, whether it is local or international, following the quarantine guidelines is of utmost importance. These rules vary by country when returning from international travel and by state, province and city when travelling domestically.