Our tour operations team is talking to local and federal governments and our local guides and hoteliers in every one of our regions daily. And we’re seeing border updates and new destinations available every time we check.

For information on Classic Journeys tours in the ‘new normal,’ click here.

Travelers have now become accustomed to taking a COVID test before departing on their vacation, which can generally be done pretty seamlessly by having a test Fed Ex’d to your home (see below for which destinations require this).

The CDC requires valid negative COVID-19 tests from all air passengers entering the United States. We’re incorporating testing seamlessly into the end of our tours, so that you can get the tests needed for re-entry without taking away from the enjoyment of your vacation. In many cases, tests will be conducted in the comfort of your luxury hotel, and results are expedited to be faster than what is available to the general public.

EUROPE

Italy
Italy Amalfi village view from sea
When can I travel to Italy? Now. Italy is open to American travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID or who have recovered from COVID. As of August 31, 2021, unvaccinated travelers are not allowed to enter Italy.  
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Italy? Yes. A negative PCR or antigen test result within 72 hours of arrival is required for travelers to enter Italy.Does Italy use a passenger locator form? Yes. Click on the online health form before you arrive to register your travels. The form is in English and the information is used for statistical purposes and health research.
Does Italy require visitors to quarantine? No. Travelers who are vaccinated and test negative have no quarantine requirement.
Which airlines fly direct to Italy? Delta, United, American, British Airways, Air Italy, Emirates.
What are current Classic Journeys guests experiencing in Italy? On tour feedback from the September Amalfi Coast and Capri trip: “It’s ‘fantastical’! Everything is wonderful and every day is more lovely than the last. The restaurants are amazing. Swimming in the sea and exploring Pompeii were highlights. Classic Journeys does such a great job!”

Spain
Spain Seville Plaza De Espana Archway
When can I travel to Spain? Now. Spain is opened to vaccinated American travelers.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Spain? No. Vaccinated Americans do not need to show a COVID test to enter Spain.
Does Spain use a passenger locator form? Yes. Click on the online health form before you arrive to register your travels. The form is in English and the information is used for statistical purposes and health research.
Does Spain require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No.
Which airlines fly direct to Spain? Delta, United, American, Air Europa, British Airways.

Greece
Greece Santorini
When can I travel to Greece? Greece is open now. 
I have had the vaccine, can I travel to Greece? Yes. 
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Greece? No. Fully vaccinated travelers who are residents of the U.S., EU, and certain other countries may enter Greece without a PCR test if they present a vaccination certificate.
Does Greece require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No.
Does Greece use a passenger locator form? Yes. Click on the online health form before you arrive to register your travels. The form is in English and the information is used for statistical purposes and health research.
Which airlines fly to Greece? Delta, America, United, Emirates.
What’s the best way to travel to Greece? With a local guide in the lead, our walking tour showcases the best of the Greek islands, immersing you in local culture along the way. Alternatively, book a private trip: your people, your dates.

IcelandSpain Seville Plaza De Espana ArchwayWhen can I travel to Iceland? Iceland is open now. It leads the way in opening to all travelers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID, or previously infected.
As Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist, Thórólfur Gudnason, said:
“When people are protected against the same disease, with the same vaccines that are produced by the same companies, there is no medical reason to discriminate on the basis of the location where the jab is administered.”
I have had the vaccine, can I travel to Iceland? Yes. Or if you have proof of previously having had COVID-19.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Iceland? Yes. A negative PCR or antigen test result within 72 hours of arrival is required for travelers to enter Iceland.
Does Iceland require visitors to quarantine? No.
Which airlines fly to Iceland? Icelandair, JetBlue, Delta, United, American & airBaltic
What’s the best way to travel to Iceland? With our Viking-descended adventure guides, who royals and governments choose for VIP visits. Our Multisport and Culture + Walking itineraries include boutique hotels, meals in the most authentic restaurants, and activities from glacier walks to soaking in the Blue Lagoon. Alternatively, go private: your people, your dates, our unforgettable itinerary.

Croatia
Europe Croatia tourist woman walking Can I travel to Croatia? Yes. Vaccinated Americans can travel to Croatia now. For those of us craving Europe’s fairy-tale coastal charm, Croatia’s been a leader in welcoming travelers from America. Classic Journeys guests who traveled on a private Dalmatian Coast tour relayed the following experiences: “We nearly have the whole of the country to ourselves which has been pretty extraordinary…We are very fortunate to be here at this moment in history and appreciate Classic Journeys for making it happen.”
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Croatia? No. Vaccinated Americans with a certificate of vaccination no older than 270 days do not have to take a COVID test prior to entry.
Does Croatia require visitors to quarantine? No. So long as you are vaccinated within the last 270 days.  
Which airlines fly to Croatia? Delta, American, United

FranceEurope France Mont Saint Michel Can I travel to France? Yes. Vaccinated Americans can travel to France now.
What travel documents are required to enter France if I am vaccinated? You’ll need a proof of vaccination and your Certificate of international Travel, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website. The form is in English.
Does France require visitors to quarantine? No. So long as you are vaccinated.  
Which airlines fly to France? Delta, American, United, Air France, British Airways, KLM, Emirates, others.
What are current Classic Journeys guests experiencing in France? Guests on tour in the Basque Pyrenees in September relay the following on tour excitement: “Oh my gosh, it’s FABULOUS! We love Frederique, our guide, as well as the experiences and the food. A highlight has been hiking in the mountains and along the coast. It just couldn’t be better!”

Czech RepublicCzech Republic prague
Can I travel to the Czech Republic? Yes. Vaccinated Americans can travel to the Czech Republic.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter the Czech Republic? No. Vaccinated Americans with a European Medicines Agency approved vaccine (currently Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Janssen) need only to upload their certificate to the Ministry of Health website.
Does the Czech Republic require visitors to quarantine? No. So long as you are vaccinated.  Which airlines fly to the Czech Republic? Delta, American, United, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, KLM.

AustriaAustria Durnstein countrysideWhen can I travel to Austria? Austria is open now.
I have had the vaccine, can I travel to Austria? Yes.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Austria? No. Fully vaccinated travelers who are residents of the U.S., EU, and certain other countries may enter Austria without a PCR test if they present a vaccination certificate.
Does Austria require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No.

PortugalAustria Durnstein countrysideWhen can I travel to Portugal? Now. Portugal is open to American travelers. 
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Portugal? Yes. A negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival or an antigen test result within 48 hours of arrival is required for travelers to enter Portugal.
Does Portugal use a passenger locator form? Yes. Click on the SEF Registration Form before you arrive to register your travels. The form is in English and the information is used for statistical purposes and health research.
Does Portugal require visitors to quarantine? No. Travelers who test negative have no quarantine requirement.
Which airlines fly direct to Portugal? Delta, United, American, British Airways, TAP.

Turkey 
Turkey traditional boat When can I travel to Turkey? Turkey is open now. Rich in history, rivetingly pretty, cuisine worth crossing continents for. Turkey has reopened for tourism along the guidelines of the country’s ‘Safe Tourism Certification Program’, which sets in place standards for cleanliness and safe social distancing. 
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Turkey? No. Vaccinated Americans who provide proof of vaccination are not required to take a COVID test to enter Turkey.
Does Turkey require visitors to quarantine? No. So long as you are vaccinated.  
Which airlines fly to Turkey? Turkish Airlines, Delta, American, United, Emirates, British Airways.

Montenegro 
Europe Montenegro Village By Water Mountains Boats
When can I travel to Montenegro? Now. Commercial flights and public transport are operating in beautiful Montenegro, which has been gradually reopening since July 2020. You need to fly direct to Montenegro, or if you’ve stopped at or connecting through another country en route, it must be a country permitted to enter Montenegro. Here is the list of permitted countries.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Montenegro? Yes. You’ll need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours, or a positive antibody test (ELISA serologic test) taken within 72 hours. Children aged under 5 do not need to be tested. There will be additional health screening (such as temperature checks and hand sanitization) at the airport. 
Does Montenegro require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No, unless you contract COVID.
What’s the best way to travel to Montenegro? Form a vacation bubble when you book our tour privately on any date for friends and family, or join one of our scheduled tours where all necessary measures will be taken to adapt to social distancing and cleaning standards.
Which airlines fly to Montenegro? Montenegro Airlines, Air Serbia,  Alitalia, Etihad, and Air France. 

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LATIN AMERICA

Costa Rica
Costa Rica Arenal volcano landscape
When can I travel to Costa Rica? Now. Costa Rica is open to visitors from any country. This follows a staggered opening to U.S. travelers from certain states, since the start of October 2020. 
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Costa Rica?  No. Since October 28, no COVID test is needed (prior to that, a negative PCR test was required).
Each traveler will need to complete an electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form. It has to show proof of valid health insurance that covers medical expenses (for at least US $50,000) and accommodation (for at least US$2000) if they contract COVID-19 while in Costa Rica.
Does Costa Rica require visitors take a 14-day quarantine?  No.
What’s the best way to travel to Costa Rica? On one of our scheduled multisport, family or turtle nesting tours, or a private or custom trip on a date of your choosing. Safe in the hands of your expert local guide, who knows Costa Rica inside out, from its history, to its natural wonders, to how travel has adapted in this ‘new normal’. 
Which airlines fly direct to Costa Rica?  Delta, United, American, Southwest, Spirit, JetBlue

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Ecuador & The Galápagos
Galapagos sealion on white sand beach
When can I travel to Ecuador and the Galápagos? Now! Ecuador and The Galápagos are welcoming visitors once again. 
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Ecuador and the Galápagos? Yes – negative PCR test results must be provided, taken no more than 10 days before entering Ecuador. If you do not have results to provide, you will be required to take a test upon arrival at your own expense, and quarantine while you wait for results. There will also be temperature checks at the airports.
Do Ecuador and the Galápagos islands require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No, unless you test positive for COVID.
Which airlines fly to Ecuador and the Galápagos? American Airlines, Delta, LATAM, United, jetBlue

Belize
Belize underwater barrier reef snorkeler coral and tropical fish

When can I travel to Belize? Now. Flights to Belize have resumed and the country is now welcoming all travelers. Social distancing and mask wearing are still required in public. Travelers must stay in an approved hotel (Classic Journeys only uses approved hotels). There is a mandatory government-owned app that visitors should download onto their smartphones within 72 hours of arrival, to share hotel confirmations, COVID test results and location information.
Classic Journeys’ Travel Experience Manager Kristin traveled to Belize in early 2021 and reports: “I worried that testing to enter Belize, then return to the U.S. would be a hassle, but it really didn’t take away from the wonderful time I had. If anything, testing to return home gave me an extra excuse to relax in the hotel while I waited for results! While traveling, everything was open but there were FAR fewer crowds than normal! The entire country is practicing safe social distancing and wearing masks. I was very impressed. This all meant that I had mayan temple ruins and caves to explore all by myself. I had the reefs to myself too when snorkeling which was an amazing experience. There was a lot more sea life than I was expecting, perhaps because the waters are so quiet. A true once in a lifetime underwater experience!”
I have had the vaccine, can I travel to Belize? Yes.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Belize? Yes. Unless fully vaccinated, every visitor aged over 5 needs to present negative results from a PCR test taken no longer than 96 hours of arrival. Alternatively, you can pay $50 to be tested at the airport. Some travelers will be randomly selected for a second COVID test at the airport. 
Does Belize require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No.
Which airlines fly to Belize? American Airlines, Delta, United, Southwest, Avianca

Peru
South America Peru Machu Picchu White Alpaca Looking Over Inca Ruins
When can I travel to Peru? Now. Direct flights between America and Peru have resumed, Machu Picchu has reopened, and we’ve created a safe travel bubble. Questions? Read our expert Q&A here.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Peru? Yes. A negative RT-PCR test must be presented, no more than 72 hours after it was issued. Other health screening procedures (temperature checks, hand and shoe sanitization) are in place in Peru’s ports of entry. 
Does Peru require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No, unless they contract the virus.
What’s the best way to travel to Peru? Join the Classic Journeys Peru travel bubble, where our Family and Culture + Walking tours have been adapted to social distancing and safety requirements. Or book a private trip exclusively with friends and family.
Which airlines fly direct to Peru? United, Delta, Spirit, American, LATAM, JetBlue, Avianca.

Colombia
Colombia colorful town

When can I travel to Colombia? Now. Colombia is open to all international travelers who have valid negative test results for COVID-19.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Colombia? Yes. Visitors will have to show negative results of a PCR test taken within 96 hours of arrival. You will also need to complete a CheckMig form to enter. 
Does Colombia require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No, this changed on October 1. As long as your test results are negative, you will not have to quarantine. 
What’s the best way to travel to Colombia? Fly in with your preferred airline, then your Colombian guide will meet you and fill your trip with authentic experiences. Travel in a micro group on one of our scheduled tours, or together with friends or family on a private departure.
Which airlines fly direct to Colombia?  American, United, JetBlue, Spirit, Avianca

Panama
Panama rainforest waterfall

When can I travel to Panama? Now. Panama’s borders are open to all visitors. 
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Panama?  Yes. Within 48 hours of arrival. If your results are older than this, you will need to pay for a rapid test at the airport, which will cost around $50. Travelers will also need co complete an electronic affidavit declaring that they will comply with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 safety protocol. 
Does Panama require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? Only if they contract COVID, in which case they will have to quarantine for seven days in a hotel paid for by the government. If they test negative at the end of the quarantine period, they can continue to travel in Panama.
What’s the best way to travel to Panama? Join one of our family, multisport or special edition tours, or ask us to custom make a private Panama trip suited to your dates and needs.
Which airlines fly direct to Panama? United, Delta, Spirit, American, Copa

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AFRICA

South Africa 
Africa South Africa Phinda Mountain Lodge Travelers on Jeep Safari Watching Four Lions

When can I travel to South Africa? Now. South Africa is open to all international travelers.  In a statement, South Africa’s chief of tourism, Sisa Ntshona, said:
“We know that now more than ever, traveler behavior is influenced by trust and confidence so our country has put in place globally-benchmarked health and safety protocols…we look forward to welcoming those tourists that are able to come. They can finally get to enjoy the wide-open spaces, scenic landscape, unique and authentic cultural experiences that South Africa has to offer.”
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter South Africa? Yes. Negative results from a PCR test must be provided, and they must be given no more than 72 hours before your date of departure. You will also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival at the airport, and if you show any symptoms, you will have to take another test at your own cost. 
Does South Africa require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No. Unless you test positive, in which case you will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days.
What’s the best way to travel to South Africa? On one of our expertly planned Culture + Walking, Family or custom-made itineraries, with a local guide who has a phenomenal knowledge of the areas you’ll visit.
Which airlines fly to South Africa? United (nonstop from New York-Newark), Delta, American Airlines, South African Airways, British Airways, Emirates

Morocco 
Morocco Sahara Desert Blue Sky 4 Camel Train
When can I travel to Morocco? Now. Americans who have a reservation with a hotel and travel agency (a Classic Journeys tour has that covered) can now enter and leave Morocco
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Morocco? Yes. All travelers are required to take a test within 72 hours of entering Morocco. Printed results must be presented at check in and arrival. Children aged under 11 don’t need to take a test.
Does Morocco require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No
What’s the best way to travel to Morocco? Our Culture + Walking, Multisport and Family tours are be adapted to the official #SafeTravels guidelines. 
Which airlines fly to Morocco? Royal Air Maroc are running a direct flight from JFK International airport and Casablanca. 

THE CARIBBEAN

St Lucia
St Lucia open to US Travelers
When can I travel to St Lucia? Now. It’s long been legendary for its Piton peaks, but St Lucia’s been praised for its absence of peaks in infection. The island’s phased approach for slow, safe reopening is setting the benchmark for travel in the ‘new normal’. Hotels and businesses are having to qualify for certification by meeting several set criteria for sanitization and social distancing.
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter St Lucia? Yes. For all travelers aged five or older, negative PCR test results must be provided, taken within five days of travel (formerly 48 hours, then seven days). All passengers will be screened and temperature checked and must also complete a pre-Arrival Travel Registration Form and carry a printed copy.
Does St Lucia require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No
Which airlines fly direct to St Lucia? American Airlines (Miami, Charlotte, Philadelphia) JetBlue (New York, Boston) Delta (Atlanta) United Airlines (New Jersey and Chicago)
What’s the best way to travel to St Lucia? Our private St Lucia tours can be arranged on your preferred travel dates. 

FRENCH POLYNESIA

TahitiFrench Polynesia Tahiti Island Luxury Private Tour Vacation Classic Journeys
When can I travel to Tahiti? Now. The off-grid gorgeousness of Tahiti’s islands is open to all travelers arriving by air, and the abundance of outdoor activities—hikes to waterfalls and blue lagoon bike rides, paddle boarding, canoes—makes social distancing second nature. 
Do you have to take a COVID-test to enter Tahiti? Yes, negative PCR test results must be presented, taken no longer than 3 days prior to travel. Then another self-test has to be taken 4 days after arrival (this will be given to travelers at the airport). Each visitor will also need to complete a ‘Sanitary Entry’ form. 
Does Tahiti require visitors take a 14-day quarantine? No
What’s the best way to travel to Tahiti? With a guide—and local islander—in the lead throughout your trip, you’re in safe hands when it comes to recommending restaurants for the best French cuisine, showing you the best sunset spots and much more. 
When can I travel to Tahiti? Tahiti is open now and private tours can be totally tailored to your preferences when it comes to the date you arrive and depart.

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