Can I soon travel internationally? Below are the countries beginning to reopen for tourists

Are we the only ones who have been bitten by a travel bug? We have found a number of countries who allows international travelers! Check out which ones below.

The UK is one of the countries accepting international tourists

26 countries are open for international travelers. There are no travel restrictions to these countries, but the countries are still monitoring the situation closely. Keep in mind, that there may be some other travel advisories in place.

The countries open for international travelers are;

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Belarus
  4. Ukraine
  5. Portugal
  6. Serbia
  7. Slovenia
  8. Ecuador
  9. Brazil
  10. Nicaragua
  11. Haiti
  12. Dominican Republic
  13. Jamaica
  14. Kuwait
  15. United Arabic Emirates (Dubai)
  16. Egypt
  17. Eritrea
  18. Burkina Faso
  19. Sierra Leone
  20. Liberia
  21. Gabon
  22. Zambia
  23. Tanzania
  24. Kenya
  25. Afghanistan
  26. Lebanon

There are also countries considering reopening their borders to international travelers. The countries have announced a specific date for reopening, but certain entry requirements may still apply.

These countries are;

  1. El Salvador
  2. Belize
  3. Jordan

Before you book your trip you must remember to check with your embassy or a specific country’s tourism department if you are allowed to travel.

For Australians, you must apply for an exemption to travel. You can do this online via this link.

Everything you need to know when traveling in the COVID-19 pandemic

Amid travel restrictions in this pandemic, there are still some lucky travelers who are able to travel via airplanes. But, what do you need to know before getting on the plane? In this post, you will find COVID-19 travel recommendations from Emirates and Singapore Airlines.

Traveling on long distance flights

According to Singapore Airlines and Emirates Airlines, travelers must take a health test 96 hours prior to traveling with both airlines. If you are traveling with Singapore Airlines you must undergo a electronic health declaration via the SG Arrival Card e-Services before proceeding with immigration clearance. You can find the test here.

Emirates Airline travelers from the below countries must take a negative COVID-19 test before flying with Emirates. All Emirates Airlines travelers must fill out this health declaration form.

In both Changi Airport and Dubai Airport, travelers are able to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

All travelers must wear a face mask at all time.

Transiting in Changi Airport

Singapore Airlines have made the following guideline for travelers transiting in Changi Airport. Make sure you read this before starting your journey.

Screenshot from Singapore Airlines. Find more information here

Transiting in Dubai Airport

All travelers who are flying with Emirates Airlines and have a connecting flight in Dubai Airport must wear a face mask at all times. Plus, it’s recommended for travelers to wear gloves. Upon arrival in Dubai Airport, you will pass through thermal scanners to verify you do not have a fever.

In the airport you must adhere to all social distancing regulations and you can get a free travel hygiene kit at the connections desk.

Arriving at your final destination

Upon arrival at your final destination, you must adhere to the country’s health regulation restrictions. Most countries demand that travelers undergo a COVID-19 test to prove a negative test before entering the country. This test is provided in the airport before you are exiting the airport.

The EU Countries Need You Right Now

Sick and tired of the Aussie / Kiwi Winter? As of today 1st July, Australians and New Zealanders are among the lucky citizens on the ‘safe’ list to enter Europe again. Find out how you can start planning your next visit to Europe below.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

14 countries are on the so called ‘safe’ list to enter Europe and can travel around the EU for up to the 3 months with the Schengen Visa. Below is the list of countries who are on the EU ‘safe’ list and can travel to Europe again.

Schengenvisainfo.com

However, as this ‘safe’ list is not legally binding for the EU countries, you must first double check with the EU country you wish to enter, that they are in fact accepting travelers from your country before booking the tickets.

If you wish to find out if a EU country is allowing you to enter, we will advice you to contact your nearest Consulate / Embassy of the EU country.

Find out more about the EU border reopening for international travelers here

Australians, remember to apply for the COVID-19 travel request, as Australia is still in a travel ban. You can apply for the travel request via the Department of Home Affairs. Follow this link to apply

Is three months in Europe not enough?

You may also have the opportunity to work and travel in Europe, if you are aged between 18-30 years old.

Use our Visa Finder to see which EU country you are eligible to spend a year of working and holidaying in.

Visa Finder

4 Countries advising Temporary Visa Holders What to do

Australia, Germany, Canada and New Zealand are helping young travelers who are stuck in their country during this COVID-19 situation.

In this uncertain COVID-19 time, it can be difficult for Temporary visa holders to understand what to do, when you are stuck in a country you were only meant to stay in during your working holiday year / study abroad year.

Below you will find information about what to do next, when stranded in Germany, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Germany

Berlin, Germany

According to Schengenvisainfo.com, Germany has announced that

Holders of expired Schengen visas who are stuck in Germany since March because of the Coronavirus outbreak and unable to go home still, due to existing travel restrictions and absence of travel means, will be able to continue staying in Germany until September 30

Schengenvisainfo.com

If you are a Working Holiday Visa Holder, Schengen Visa Holder or Student Visa Holder and you currently reside in Germany, you can stay in Germany until September 30th 2020. However, it’s unclear if you are able to stay after September 30th 2020 with a visa which was meant to expire after September.

We will therefore recommend you to contact the German Authorities to clarify your visa situation. Find your nearest German Immigration Authority here

Australia

Working Holiday Makers in Australia are able to extend their working holiday visa for another year if they meet the following requirements

Blue Mountains, Australia

If you are not able to return to your home country after the expiry date of your working holiday visa, you are able to apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa. You can apply for this visa here

Canada

Backpackers who are stuck in Canada have the opportunity to extend their temporary visa, if they are not able to travel home. If you wish to find out how to extend your visa, find out more here

Canada

New Zealand

According to New Zealand Immigration Department young travelers must adhere to the following;

Holders of a work, student, visitor, limited or interim visa with an expiry date of 2 April to 9 July 2020 inclusive who were in New Zealand on 2 April 2020 will have had their visas extended to 25 September 2020.

New Zealand Immigration Department
New Zealand

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Where to travel to next in Europe?

Greece , Belgium and Iceland will be reopening their borders for international travelers on 15th June.

International travelers are now able to travel to some European countries as EU countries are starting to re-open their borders after the strict border restrictions and non-essential travel rules.

Europeans will be able to eat their way through Italy, sail along the Albanian Riviera and take a hike in one of Austria’s many national parks as the countries will open their borders for international travelers.

Albania and Italy have reopened their borders for international travelers.

The following countries are likely to reopen their borders on 15th June for EU Citizens:

Austria‘s borders are already open for EU citizens(You must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. It costs 190 EUR)

Spain will gradually be reopening their borders from the beginning of July for international travelers. The exact date is yet to be announced.

You will soon be able to visit Europe’s favorite destinations again

Learn more about the EU’s border re-openings here

**The above information is subject to change due to the uncertainty of the development of COVID-19 in the above listed countries.