Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – 01:05
Many countries are still closed to tourism, others are open but require negative PCR, quarantine and certificates, and all blame the traveler himself for the consequences of launching himself around the world when the pandemic has not yet been controlled. If you are going to travel abroad this summer, keep these measures in mind.
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The arrival of good weather and end of alarm state predispose to planning summer vacations and great trips, But the pandemic and the security measures are still in force with more or less rigor in almost all countries. And they change without notice, making planning difficult.
The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a section on Travel recommendations where it is detailed, step by step, the conditions of each of them with the clear warning that the situation is very unpredictable and can change from one day to the next.
Many are still closed to tourism, others are open but require Negative PCR, quarantine and certificates. And all blame the traveler himself for the consequences of setting out to travel the world when the pandemic has not yet been controlled.
These are some recommendations and restrictions for tourists in some of the main destinations chosen by Spaniards:
The entry of foreigners who have been in any country in the Schengen area (to which Spain belongs) in the previous 14 days. Those travelers who, because they are included in the exceptions, or because they have obtained an authorization from the US embassy in Madrid can travel to US territory, must have an negative viral test carried out in the previous 72 hours, or proof of having effectively recovered from the virus.
It is advisable to limit trips to those strictly necessary. Yes OK there are no restrictions To enter, the declaration of a health emergency in the country – with a red traffic light (critical situation) in several states – has led to the introduction of preventive and restrictive measures (closing of hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, and limitations to the circulation on some roads and cities), which vary by state.
The incidence of the pandemic has worsened in the country in the last month, so the authorities have taken measures to reduce infections, although the main airports are open. Negative PCR is required at least 72 hours before flight and comply isolation at designated hotel facilities. A payment PCR test is also required at the airport and a second PCR test on the fifth day of arrival. Hotels and rental houses for tourists in Cuba are open and movements interprovincial for both residents and tourists, although there may be specific restrictions.
Given the extension of the Declaration of Emergency, travelers are recommended to reconsider their travel plans to the island of La Espaola. However, no type of test will be requested prior to entering the country nor will mass tests be carried out upon arrival, but random tests quick application. There is no restriction on interior mobility.
The Government has decreed a health emergency until December 31, 2021, which includes the border closure and prohibition of entry of non-resident foreigners.
It is recommended not to travel to Ecuador except for “exceptional and urgent” reasons. Every traveler must present a PCR test o negative antigen test carried out up to three days before arrival in the country o vaccination card against covid-19.
There are no limitations at the entrance of passengers from Spain. Foreigners who do not have a courtesy visa or are diplomats, must have proof Negative PCR made in a period not exceeding 96 hours before boarding. In case of not having said test, it can be carried out in Colombia and preventive isolation until you have a negative result or perform a preventive isolation of 14 days.
The authorities have suspended air connections between Morocco and Spain until at least the June 10th.
As of today, passenger entries by sea are prohibited, while entries by and area They are subjected to two PCR tests, two forms and a seven-day quarantine in a hotel designated by the Tunisian authorities in charge of the interested party. In addition, a second test PCR the fifth, sixth or seventh day of quarantine.
Travel is discouraged except for reasons of necessity to the entire country except to areas and tourist centers of Cairo, Alexandra, Luxor, Asun, the continental coast of Africa Red Sea and Sharm el Sheikh, and it is recommended to access by air. All travelers must present a negative PCR test, in English or Arabic, carried out no more than 72 hours before the flight upon arrival.
It is recommended not to travel to Kenya unless it is strictly necessary. Travelers from Spain may enter with a Negative PCR made within 96 hours prior to travel and are not required to quarantine.
Travel to Tanzania is “strongly” discouraged due to the pandemic. The contagions due to covid they have soared, especially in tourist areas such as Zanzbar and Arusha and Dar es Salaam. The deficiency of the Tanzanian health system, both public and private, and the shortage of means to carry out medical evacuations from the main tourist areas (PN Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Zone, PN Tarangire, PN Lake Manyara, Zanzbar) to the capital, make inadvisable any non-essential travel.
It is recommended not to travel to India since it is currently the country with the most daily cases in the world. Despite this, the central government has not approved new sanitary measures, although some states have strengthened their containment measures, and have even decreed the population confinement, as in the case of Maharashtra and the country’s capital, Delhi.
China maintains input suspension of foreign citizens without residence permit.
It is recommended not to make unnecessary or non-urgent trips. I know prohibit entry non-Japanese in the country, except for residents or people who are considered exceptional humanitarian cases.
Although the borders remain formally closed, Spaniards wishing to travel to Thailand can do so only for avin, with an entry permit issued by the embassy. In addition, they must fulfill a quarantine of 14 days in officially authorized hotels, even if they are vaccinated. The expenses of stay are paid by the individual, in addition to having a negative PCR, carried out in the previous 72 hours and a medical insurance whose policy covers all medical treatments including those for covid-19 with a minimum value of 100,000 US dollars (82,200 euros).
| More information on the page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.
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