When Will International Travel Resume?

published on June 5, 2020 by .

Travelers longing to vacation abroad may have to wait until later this year before many countries re-open their borders…

When Will International Travel Resume?

Although some countries have announced target dates to reopen, most have only released tentative dates pertaining to border re-openings.

Many Americans are itching to travel abroad, although the U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not yet lifted their travel warnings.

“For those looking further to international destinations, the overarching theme [in online searches] seems to be relaxation and beach time, with Mexico and the Caribbean dominating the list,” an Expedia spokeswoman told Travel + Leisure regarding recent travel searches online.

While this is certainly not a complete list, we have compiled a brief update on some of the countries that are most popular with RedWeek members:

Canadian Border Re-open

Canada

The border is not expected to re-open until at least June 23, said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week. However, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa said the restriction does not apply to “air, rail, or sea travel at this time, but does apply to commuter rail and ferry travel.”

Trudeau said Canada is “going to be very careful about reopening any international travel, including in the United States, before we feel that it is time” in order to prevent the infection from spreading.

Mexico Border

Mexico

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced that the land border with Mexico would remain closed through June 22. Similar to Canada, the Mexican restriction does not apply to air, rail or sea travel, except for commuter rail and ferry travel.

Aruba Timeshare Rentals

Aruba

Aruba is expected to open between June 15 and July 1, according to the Aruba Tourism Authority. “The target date is subject to change as we may consider additional precautionary measures,” it cautioned.

Bahamas Border Re-open

Bahamas

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said that the Bahamas are “looking at a possible date on or before July 1 of this year. These dates may change depending on the circumstance…this date is not final.”

Puerto Rico Travel

Puerto Rico

Tourists are already welcome back in the U.S. territory. According to Puerto Rico’s tourism board, all incoming flights are currently directed to San Juan. Travelers must receive a health screening, interview, and temperature check upon arrival. All incomers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Lastly, an islandwide curfew will be in effect from 7pm to 5am through May 25.

International Travel Resumes

Spain

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that international tourism to Spain will resume in July, according to Madrid-based newspaper El Pais and Reuters.

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8 Comments

  • Avatar for royh99
    royh99
    Jun 10, 2020 (1 month ago)

    What about travel to the US from the UK?

    • Avatar for szamosie
      szamosie
      Jun 10, 2020 (1 month ago)

      When can GERMANS travel to US?

      • Avatar for bonnie183
        bonnie183
        Jun 10, 2020 (1 month ago)

        How about Hawaii? Hawaii does not seem to want tourists any longer with no date to get rid of the 14 day quarantine

        • Avatar for barbara1638
          barbara1638
          Jun 10, 2020 (1 month ago)

          UK

          • Avatar for marjean3
            marjean3
            Jun 11, 2020 (4 weeks ago)

            When can Australia travel to the US? Agree with Bonnie 183, this 14 day quarantine when visiting Hawaii stops most people from going, myself included.

            • Avatar for kevind132
              kevind132
              Jun 11, 2020 (4 weeks ago)

              What is the latest on travel to Australia?

              • Avatar for julieb983
                julieb983
                Jun 13, 2020 (4 weeks ago)

                https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfgate.com/travel/amp/Hawaii-Canada-visitors-15333573.php

                July 31st for hawaii

                • Avatar for krisb166
                  krisb166
                  Jul 04, 2020 (1 week ago)

                  When will the border between US and Los Cabos reopen?