Covid Travel Requirements Update
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Covid Travel Requirements Update

As of Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Hawaii: For the latest information see: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/coronavirus/ The Hawaii pre-travel testing program for COVID-19 will start Oct. 15, 2020. Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested within 72 hours before their flight to Hawaii departs with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) and can show proof of a negative test result. The State of Hawaii will ONLY accept test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS. Please see list at https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/ Travelers also will have their temperatures checked upon arrival and must fill out the Safe Travels travel and health form. Upon arrival in Hawaii, passengers unable to provide proof of an approved negative test will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days or until they can provide proof of negative test results. For more information and an FAQ please visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/

Hawaii allows Walgreen’s and Walmart to test, but only at specific locations:

Walgreen’s has only three locations in Utah and one in Montana that will do the RT-PCR testing that is the same as the NAAT Test that Hawaii requires. 

  1. Walgreen’s: 2576 South Main Street, Woods Cross, 801-335-3610.
  2. Walgreen’s: 763 North State, Orem, 801-734-1624
  3. Walgreen's: 3250 South 700 East, SLC, 
  4. Walgreen’s: 1150 11th Avenue, Helena, Montana
  1. Walmart/Quest Diagnostics: 1360 East Draper Parkway
  2. Walmart: 4570 South 4000 West, WVC
  3. Walmart: 1707 West State, Pleasant Grove
  4. Walmart: 1710 East Skyline Drive, South Ogden
  5. Walmart: 1356 East Highway 193, Layton
  6. Walmart: 3555 South 8400 West, Magna
  7. Walmart: 5056 West 13400 South, Herriman
  8. Walmart: 1202 West 12600 South, Riverton
  9. Walmart: 898 South 2550 East, Spanish Fork

Costco is now approved for the Hawaii restrictions/test. $139.00. The steps are as follows:

  1. Order your test 1-2 weeks before you need to test at Costco.com, you must test within 72 hours of your trip.
  2. Schedule a video observation call (information will be in the kit you receive).
  3. Take the test while being observed by video.
  4. Ship sample to lab.
  5. You will have results in 12 to 24 hours

Appointment required!!! At Walgreen’s, appointments can be made online at: walgreens.com/covid19testing. Enter your zip code and look for your location. All drive-thru testing locations operate outdoors and patients do not leave their vehicles.

For Southern Utah, CVS in Las Vegas will do the testing, $139 cost, insurance may or may not pay for it.

Inter-Island travel will require a 14 day quarantine, except if you are going to Oahu from the other islands. If your client wants to go to two islands (one of which has to be Oahu), start at the other island first and then fly into Oahu for the last part of the trip. Transiting Oahu on the way from Mainland to others Hawaiian Islands is acceptable.

The island of Hawaii is currently going to do arrival testing in addition to the pre-trip testing, so everyone will be tested upon arrival on the Big Island.

Once the test results are received, the traveler needs to upload negative test results to the Safe Travels website 24-hours before departure to get their QR code. Each traveler must have a valid email and must have a QR code to expedite the verification process when they arrive in Hawaii.

+++Many states are now restricting travel or at least restrictions on eating out, sites, etc. Make sure to look up each state before you book !

UPDATED: New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut Restrictions: Must have negative PCR test within 72 hours, remain in quarantine for 72 hours after arrival, must take test after the 72 hours and if results are negative you can leave quarantine.

Washington DC: Must have negative PCR test within 72 hours or must quarantine if coming from a high risk state (42 states) - Utah and Montana are currently high risk!

Other Destinations Open to US Travelers without Quarantine

Most destinations require a negative Covid-19 Test performed by a CLIA Certified Lab, most do not accept At Home Tests. Some destinations require a pre-registration or a medical evaluation. Make sure to double check all of the details with that country’s website.

IHC will perform the NAAT/PCR test for travel (Hawaii does not recognize this lab yet). You need to make an appointment online then go to any of their testing centers. They will have most results within 24-48 hours, even for travelers. There is a charge of $100 if it is for travel. IHC will NOT bill the insurance company for travel; you must submit the claim on your own.

CRUISING UPDATE:

The CDC is in the process of lifting the cruising ban. Cruise lines will have to follow specific guidelines and will initially need to have “test” cruises with staff/volunteers as passengers to make sure new protocols will be followed. No dates for the first cruises have been announced.

Additional Locations:

Note: many of the Destinations have curfews during the late evenings until early mornings; make sure to check the destination for exact times/conditions.

Mexico is not requiring a Covid-19 Test

  • Albania: PCR test is not required to enter the country

  • Antigua: Borders are open. All travelers arriving by air must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 7 days of their flight. Not required for children under 12 years of age. https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

  • Bahamas: Negative PCR test must be taken within 5 days. Effective November 1st, Must also complete an online Health Visa. Additional test will be given after being in the Bahamas for 5 days. Eff: November 15: Must buy Covid-19 Health Insurance. https://www.bahamas.com/tags/covid-19

  • Belize: Must book a Gold Standard Hotel, within 72 hours download Belize Health Ap, Negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours. https://belizetourismboard.org/belize-covid-19-update-for-travellers/

  • Bermuda: Each inbound passenger (regardless of age) must apply for travel authorization, at the cost of $75 per adult and $30 for flight crew and children 9 and younger. Visitors who do not have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result will not be given authorization to travel to Bermuda. Upon arrival, passengers must present the pre-departure negative test results and submit to an additional Covid-19 test and quarantine until the results are ready. More tests are required after day three, seven and 14. Be sure you read and understand all the requirements before you go. https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers

  • Brazil: No test required, must show proof of health insurance policy.

  • Cambodia: You must pay a deposit of $3000 to cover testing and possible quarantine costs. You must possess a negative Covid-19 test result taken with 72 hours of arrival. You must also take two more Covid-19 tests -- on arrival and day 13 of a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

  • Colombia:  Negative PCR test must be taken within 96 hours of departure. https://colombia.travel/en/covid-19-lockdown

  • Costa Rica: Open to all US states from Nov 1, 2020. No longer need a negative PCR test, Must fill out a Health Pass online. https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements

  • Croatia: Arrivals must provide proof of accommodation and negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior. Additional documentation is needed. Please discuss with your Destination Expert Montenegro/Bosnia & Herzegovina/Macedonia remain closed.

  • Dominican Republic: People traveling to the Dominican Republic no longer have to show a negative PCR Covid-19 test result on arrival. DR authorities will give breath tests to no more than 10% of random passengers plus anyone showing symptoms. You must also fill out a health affidavit. https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/

  • Dubai: Dubai borders have opened to all travelers. Remaining U.A.E borders remain closed

  • Ecuador: Open to all international travelers with proof of negative Covid-19 test within 10 days, no quarantine. Galápagos Islands are also open but with proof of negative Covid-19 test within 4 days, mandatory health insurance and health declaration needed. http://www.ecuador.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Actualizacion-galapagos-ingles.pdf

  • Egypt: Passengers must identify Egyptian cities being visited, submit a fresh PCR test 96 hours before flight. Cruise operations are still closed. Medical Insurance needed.

  • French Polynesia: US travelers are welcome to the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora. French Polynesia requires a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure, to be presented before boarding. Passengers must complete a "sanitary entry form" detailing their state of health and agree to report symptoms and submit to additional testing deemed necessary. https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19/

  • Ghana: Negative PCR test required within 72 hours of scheduled departure from origin. Face coverings mandatory in public.

  • Guatemala: Negative PCR test required within 72 hours of travel to Guatemala. Passengers need to fill the Health Pass Covid-19 Form

  • Honduras: Travel to Honduras is permitted with a negative Covid-19 PCR and/or serology test. There may also be a quarantine requirement for passengers who have symptoms. Honduras is rated Level 4: Do not travel by the US State Department.

  • Jamaica: Negative Covid-19 test within 10 days. Complete a Travel Authorization Form and other possible requirements. May start to require insurance.https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/tas/

  • Kenya: Passengers are permitted to enter with a negative PCR-based Covid-19 test conducted within 96 hours of arrival.

  • The Maldives: has reopened to all international tourists. All arriving tourists must present a negative result for a PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. There is no mandatory quarantine.

  • Montenegro: Montenegro welcomes Americans with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result or a positive coronavirus antibody test result, neither older than 72 hours. Travelers 5 and younger than do not have to show test results.

  • Morocco: This North Africa favorite is open to specific US travelers only. You must have reservations with a Moroccan hotel or travel agency or be invited by a Moroccan company for business, the US Embassy in Morocco says. A printed, negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours and a serological test (can be outside 48 hours) are required. Expect a health screening, but no mandatory quarantines are in place. Limited flights available.

  • Namibia: Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival, full travel itinerary to be provided and medical insurance required.

  • Panama: A Covid-19 PCR or antigen test with a negative result, taken 48 hours or less before arrival time is required.

  • Rwanda: Borders open with requirement of negative PCR test 120 hours prior to arrival.

  • Serbia: You must fill out a self-assessment before entering. One notable exception: If entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria or Romania, US citizens need to provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within the previous 48 hours.

  • St. Barts: The island of St. Barts reopened to international travelers in late June. Visitors are required to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival. Those staying longer than a week will need to pay about $150 for an additional test on their eighth day.

  • St. Kitts/Nevis: Negative PCR Test within 72 Hours, additional PCR test required at 7 day mark and 14 day mark if staying that long. Must stay on hotel property, must download SKN Covid-19 Tracing mobile app. If you are staying less than 14 days you will have to take a test there and receive a negative result before they will allow you to leave the country.

  • St. Lucia: US citizens traveling to St. Lucia must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within seven days of arrival. Visitors must also complete a travel registration form arrive with a printed copy. Visitors must have confirmed reservations at a Covid-certified property for the duration of their trip. And tourists must stay where they have registered unless the hotel has set up an approved excursion.

  • St. Maarten: Has reopened to US travelers on the Dutch side only, you will not be allowed to go to the French side of the island. You must present a negative result from a PCR test for Covid-19 "obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab only and performed within 120 hours prior to departure."

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines: US travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken five days or less upon arrival. You'll need to quarantine in an approved hotel for five days and get a second Covid-19 test.

  • Tanzania: Open to international travel, Mt Kilimanjaro open with precautions.

  • Turkey: Borders open to all travelers with temperature check upon arrival.

  • Turks & Caicos: Borders are open. All travelers must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 5 days of arrival in the TCI. Passengers must obtain pre-authorization via the TCI Assured portal.

  • Uganda:
  • Negative PCR test within 72 hours, must take a PCR within 72 hours of departing home from Uganda

  • US Virgin Islands: Negative Covid test within 5 days if your state shows a positivity rate of 10% or above.

  • Zambia: Zambia is allowing all international travelers to enter. You'll need a negative Covid-19 test result taken at least 14 days before arrival. There's no quarantine requirement unless you show symptoms.