While many countries are still closed, some of our favourite destinations are beginning to open their doors to travellers looking for a well-deserved summer break. Here are the latest changes to travel restrictions this month.
- England is welcoming vaccinated travellers from Europe and the US. England has eased its travel restrictions to allow vaccinated tourists from the US and many parts of Europe to visit without quarantining, as long as they’ve had two doses of the same vaccine.
- India has extended its travel ban on international passenger flights. Due to concerns about another possible wave, the existing ban on international flights will now last until August 31st.
- Canada is reopening its borders to vaccinated holidaymakers. Fully-vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the US can travel to Canada from August 9th, while fully-vaccinated tourists from other countries can visit from September 7th.
- The ban on international travel to the US remains. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has confirmed that the ban will stay in place, due to concerns about the Delta variant. However, the US is working on a plan to allow vaccinated travellers to visit soon.
- Many European countries will now require ‘health passes’ to enter bars, restaurants, and cafes. Due to a rise in cases, proof of a COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter all indoor hospitality venues and this will apply to both locals and tourists.
- Australia has published a plan to ease its restrictions. The four-phased plan says that the borders will reopen to tourists once 80% of the eligible population in Australia have been vaccinated.
- Mauritius is welcoming international travellers. Fully-vaccinated tourists can choose to stay at one of 14 ‘resort bubbles’. These hotels have been listed on the Mauritius Tourism website for visitors to choose from when they book their stay.