Travellers hoping to make an early-year getaway from Heathrow and Gatwick will need to pay heed to the latest travel regulations if they want to go to the USA, Mexico or Canada.
As the number of Omicron variant cases continues to rise across the globe, more and more countries are reconsidering travel restrictions in order to curb the spread.
Thankfully, rules are relaxing in some parts of the world, and the States might be the perfect place to take a break if you’ve had your vaccine. These are the latest travel rules for Mexico, the USA, and Canada.
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From November 8, 2021, most restrictions for travellers entering the US have eased for anyone who is fully vaccinated.
Those who have had both doses of a vaccine that has been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be allowed to enter the country.
The list of approved vaccines includes the AstraZeneca, BIBP/Sinopharm, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac vaccines.
To find out whether you are allowed to travel to Canada, it’s recommended you use the online tool, ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ to find out if you are eligible to enter the country.
On November 19, 2021, it was announced that that, as of 15 January 2022, the exemptions in entry requirements for certain groups of travellers would change.
Foreign nationals will be prohibited from entering Canada if they have spent any time at all, including in transit, in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Nigeria, Egypt and Malawi.
Mandatory testing on arrival has also been reintroduced for travellers regardless of vaccine status, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, from all destinations except the US. Travellers must also self-isolate while they wait for the result of the test.
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Regardless of where you are travelling from, travellers to Mexico must register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro Platform before boarding a flight to Mexico, and show the QR code upon arrival at the airport.
When passengers arrive in Mexico, they will be asked to fill out a Health Questionnaire, which is available in Spanish and English.
For those travelling from the US, non-vaccinated travellers are not permitted to cross the border between the US and Mexico. Only those who have been vaccinated with WHO-approved COVID vaccines are allowed to travel.
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