Where Can U.S. Citizens Travel to During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Americans may enter with proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. Those who arrive with symptoms or without a test will have to quarantine at their own expense for 10 to 14 days, with another test taken in the second week. Additional tests may be required for interstate travel, based on regional requirements. To leave the country, travelers must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled departure. According to the U.S. Embassy in Botswana, testing regulations “are not clearly published or enforced, so expect inconsistent application of rules and sudden unexplained changes in enforcement.” In addition, the turnaround time on PCR tests in the country does not reliably meet the 72 hours needed to board a flight to the United States.
Passengers over age 2 arriving by air must have proof written in Portuguese, Spanish or English of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before their flight and fill out a Traveler Health Declaration. (Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement if all their travel companions tested negative.) Those arriving on land must have authorization from the Federal Police and a note from the U.S. Embassy or consulate and proof of a plane ticket home. Once approved to enter, they must go directly to the airport.
Travelers age 5 and older must have a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken within five days before arrival; another test will be given upon landing at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Visitors must wear a wristband monitoring device and take approved transportation to their accommodations where they will quarantine for four days. At that time, another RT-PCR test will be administered, and, if it’s negative, the quarantine is over. A $175 fee covers the cost of testing and monitoring. Proof of travel insurance with comprehensive medical coverage is required. A Traveler Authorization Certificate must be submitted between seven and two days before the trip.
Visitors must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test in English or French upon arrival in Ouagadougou that is no more than five days old. Those arriving without a test will be given a rapid test at the airport at a cost of $155 and will be detained until results are available. A negative PCR test dated within five days is also required to fly out from the airport.
Americans tourists must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. While a negative PCR test is not requested by the country, some airlines may require it to board.
Americans are allowed to enter with proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of their flight departure. There are no quarantine requirements for those with the pre-test. For those allowed to board their aircraft without the documentation, Colombia will require testing and possibly a quarantine for 10 days, or 7 days with a negative test three to five days after arrival. All passengers must complete an immigration form, according to the U.S. Embassy in Colombia.
The country is open to all U.S. citizens with no testing and no quarantine mandate, however insurance that includes at least $50,000 coverage for medical issues related to the coronavirus is required. There also must be an addition $2,000 coverage for expenses due to pandemic illness or trip interruption or cancellation due to illness. A digital Health Pass must be completed 48 hours before boarding a flight to Costa Rica.
www.nytimes.com 2021-02-13 21:15:03