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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UNITED STATES: State of New York lifts all mandated COVID-19 restrictions

The governor of the U.S. state of New York announced yesterday, 15 June, that he had lifted all state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions after reporting that 70% of the state's adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Among many others, industry-specific measures which were immediately lifted included capacity limits of 50% for retailers, 33% for gyms and the lesser of 33% or 100 people for movie theatres.
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PORTUGAL: Country's government re-opens borders to U.S. leisure passengers

The government of Portugal has announced in a press release that effective immediately, its borders are open to all U.S. passengers who can present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure, or a negative antigen test result obtained within 24 hours of departure.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Country's government announces intentions to re-open transatlantic U.S. travel

The UK government released a statement late on 9 June stating in conjunction with the U.S. government, it is expecting to agree to work to open up travel between the two countries 'as soon as possible'. However, U.S. and UK airline officials say that they do not expect Washington to lift restrictions until around 4 July at the earliest.
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CANADA: Country's government expected to lift COVID-19 border restrictions gradually from July 2021

The country's government has set out a timeline for its cautious first step toward easing COVID-19 border restrictions, announcing that it is prepared to relax quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated citizens returning home starting in early July. Canada’s air and land borders have allowed for only essential travel since March of last year, and people returning home are required to quarantine for 14 days. If they arrive by air, they also must stay in a designated hotel until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government eases travel warnings for 110 countries including Japan

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan; the new ratings include 61 nations that were lowered from its highest 'Level 4' rating that discouraged all travel, to recommending travel for fully COVID-19 vaccinated passengers. An additional 50 countries and territories have also been lowered to 'Level 2' or 'Level 1'.
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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.