The world has been in a state of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, and as countries slowly begin to ease restrictions, travelers are beginning to be able to plan trips to other countries. Until recently, many countries had tightened restrictions on travel from the United States. However, these restrictions are slowly beginning to be lifted, which means you can now plan your trip to visit friends or family in other countries. Additionally, Americans are still not able to travel to China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea.
What to do if you are stuck in the US?
With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, international travel has been halted. However, as of March 13, there is still no indication of when travel restrictions will resume in the United States. So what can you do if you are stuck in the US? If you’re here legally, you can extend your visa. If you are a U.S. citizen, you can still apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate in the US. Make sure to arrive at the embassy early to be processed. You can also apply for an emergency passport at a Department of State field office. In some cases, you may have to pay for emergency travel documents. Lastly, you can apply for the Coronavirus Exception Passport, which grants you the ability to travel to Canada, Mexico, or Bermuda. This passport was originally created to travel to Europe.
Can you fly internationally?
International travel has been halted since March due to the coronavirus outbreak. People are worried about being infected on flights, and airlines are concerned that passengers won’t pay for their tickets. There is currently no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, but officials are trying to develop one. Until then, travelers may be able to fly internationally, but it is likely that travel restrictions will remain in place. Many airlines already have provisions in place to avoid spreading the virus to their passengers and crew. They are requiring passengers to wear masks and washing their hands frequently. There are also temperature checks and enhanced cleaning between rows. Some countries are also requiring travelers to provide contact information before they can leave.
When will international travel resume in the US?
As of May 15th 2020, travel restrictions from the U.S. are being lifted for citizens traveling internationally. However, some restrictions may still be in place. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, certain countries have made travel restrictions effective again. These include China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy. Citizens from these countries will not be allowed to enter the U.S. unless they have a passport or travel document. Other countries, such as the UK, have already lifted their restrictions and citizens will be allowed into the U.S. without any restrictions. Citizens from most European countries are still subject to restrictions, but these restrictions are expected to end by the end of July. More countries may be added to the list at any time.
How will I pay for it?
Fortunately, many international travel companies will not charge you upfront fees. Rather, these companies will ask you to pay upfront for your entire trip. The process of paying for your trip upfront can be a little confusing, especially if you have never traveled internationally before. Luckily, many travel companies allow you to pay a deposit and the remainder of the trip when you arrive. This can help you make sure your trip is affordable.
What if you still can’t travel to the US?
The US government issued a travel ban in late January. It prohibited entry into the US for people who had traveled to the three countries affected by the ban — Iran, Syria and Yemen. Countries with limited flights to the US would be allowed to continue sending people to the US. The Department of Homeland Security initially exempted those with existing visas, but it was later extended to people who would have visa-free access to the US. However, the ban was not applied to Canada and Mexico. A week after the travel ban was put in place, the US government began removing exemptions and applying the ban to people who didn’t have a visa but who would have visa-free access to the US.