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

CANADA: Country's government extends international travel restrictions

The federal government of Canada has extended existing international travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, barring entry to most travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for "essential" reasons. In a news release issued on 29 November, it was announced that travel restrictions on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals seeking to enter Canada from the U.S. will be extended until 21 December. Similarly, restrictions on travellers arriving from other countries will be extended until 21 January, as will the mandatory requirement for anyone who is granted entry to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
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ITALY: Rome's international airport to provide transatlantic COVID-19 testing

It’s been reported that Rome’s Fiumicino Airport will begin hosting COVID-19-tested flights to and from the U.S. operated by Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, making it the first European airport to have such facility for transatlantic flights. From December, passengers can be tested 48 hours before departure and on arrival at the airport.
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UNITED STATES: State of Hawaii tightens COVID-19 pre-travel testing restrictions

The government of the U.S. state of Hawaii has announced amendments to its five week-old COVID-19 pre-travel testing program, which come into effect from today, 24 November. From today, those who wish to avoid the mandatory self-quarantine upon arrival in the islands must have their negative test result uploaded to Hawaii's ‘Safe Travels’ system or in hand strictly at the time of their flight's departure.
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CUBA: Havana's international airport re-opens to international flights

The country's government has confirmed that Jose Marti Airport in Havana has now resumed commercial and charter air operations after suspending them in March. Although Cuba does not require travelers to take a COVID-19 test prior to arrival, all arriving travelers must submit a health declaration and take a COVID-19 PCR test, with the results available within 24 hours. Visitors must quarantine until test results are received and must take another PCR test at their own expense on the fifth day of their stay.
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AMERICAN AIRLINES: Airline eliminates most change fees on a long term basis for international flights

The airline has announced that it will extend its elimination of change fees to a long-term basis for all international flights, with the exception of seats booked in basic economy; it’s the first global U.S. carrier to do so. The move follows the August decision by American, along with United, Delta and Alaska, to eliminate change fees long-term on domestic tickets except for basic economy fares.
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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.