SHARE
travel destinations summer 2021

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and with the world adapting to the pandemic, and the number of people being vaccinated on the rise, international travel is gradually getting back to normal. travel destinations summer 2021

So pack your bags and hop on a plane to one of these gorgeous destinations!

By Farah ElAbd

Greece:

travel destinations summer 2021No need to beat us with a stick here! We love a good Greek holiday. All international passengers must electronically submit the mandatory Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before entering Greece. The PLF details information on your place of departure, duration of prior stays in other countries, and the address you’ll be staying at in Greece.

Travelers can present 1 of 3 things to enter the country: a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before the flight, an official vaccination certificate in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian, or proof of recovery from Covid-19 as of 2 months after the positive Covid-19 test result.

For more information: https://travel.gov.gr/#/

Spain:

travel destinations summer 2021Have a hankering for paella? Spain is now open to touristic travel from all countries for vaccinated travelers. You must present a health certification to enter the country, which can be: a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, a negative Covid-19 test done within 48 hours of your flight, or a record of Covid-19 recovery. travel destinations summer 2021

For more information: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm

France:

travel destinations summer 2021We’ve always said, “vive la France!”. Non-essential travel to France is open to vaccinated travelers; you only need to present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before your flight, or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before your flight.

For more information: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/ 

Switzerland:

travel destinations summer 2021If you’re coming from one of the countries on Switzerland’s high-risk list, you must show a negative PCR test not more than 48 hours before time of flight, and self-isolate for 10 days, this includes vaccinated travelers by the way.

Unfortunately, Egypt is on that high-risk list, but the quarantine period can be shortened if you submit a negative PCR or rapid antigen test on the seventh day of quarantine!

For more information: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html 

Iceland:

travel destinations summer 2021Fancy swimming in a volcanic crater this summer? All you have to do is present a vaccination certificate or proof of recovery from Covid-19. You will then do a mandatory free Covid-19 test upon arrival and wait for the results at your accommodation.

Negative results mean no need to quarantine. Non-vaccinated people will require a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight, and double tests after arrival with a 5-6 day period of quarantine between tests. travel destinations summer 2021

For more information: https://www.icelandair.com/blog/iceland-is-open-faq/#do-i-need-a-negative-covid-19-test-to-board-a-flight-to-iceland-

Mexico:

Bust out your sombrero and head to a fiesta! Mexico is open to travelers from all regions and countries; there are no requirements for negative PCR tests, proof of vaccination, or quarantining after arrival.

Important note though, that the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends travelers to be vaccinated before going to Mexico. 

Belgium:

We can just taste that smooth, velvety Belgian chocolate! Belgium has a color code system; Red includes regions or countries of a high risk of infection, orange includes regions or countries of a moderate risk, and green includes regions or countries of a low risk of infection.

Egypt is currently is in the red zone, which means only essential travel is allowed, however, Belgium is implementing new travel measures starting July 1st, meaning travelers from Egypt will be eligible for non-essential travel and no quarantine if fully vaccinated and with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival.

For more information: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/occ-0406/ 

Morocco:

travel destinations summer 2021Tangier, Blue City, and Casablanca here we come! International flights to and from Morocco were resumed starting last month under conditions set by the Moroccan government. travel destinations summer 2021

The country has classified countries into two lists of A and B; travelers from list A can enjoy the country with a vaccination pass or certificate, while travelers from list B must acquire an exceptional travel authorization beforehand, present a negative PCR test dated within 48 hours of entering the country, and undergo a mandatory 10-day isolation. Lucky for us Egypt is in list A!

For more information: https://www.visitmorocco.com/en/travel-info/covid-19-travel-safely-to-morocco

While this information is correct at the time, travel regulations are subject to sudden change. Please check for any updates when making your plans.

Mohamed Kaoud of Egyliere Travel Talks Post-Covid Tourism in Egypt

SHARE