Many of us headed into 2021 with hope – the vaccination was here, life was on the upswing – but news of virus mutations, quickly reminded us of our “new normal.” With more contagious forms of the virus on the loose, fresh lockdowns, and new requirements for pre-trip testing, navigating travel – even domestically – will require guidance.

Effective January 26, the CDC will require all passengers entering the US to present a negative test result from within 3 days of their departure to the US. Canada, Colombia, Kenya, and the UK, among countless other nations, will soon require proof of a negative COVID-19 test. In some cases, mandatory quarantines are being replaced with testing procedures, while other countries are enacting both. Following news of the mutation in the UK, nations around the world banned travel and airlines canceled flights.

International travel requirements will continue to rapidly evolve this year. It will be more important than ever to work closely with your FROSCH Travel Advisor and reference GuideMe to plan your trip in accordance with any travel requirements. Travelers will need to ensure they are tested in the proper time frame, using an acceptable test, by an approved lab – in addition to what countries they are transiting and their citizenship. With the right guidance and precautions, international travel is possible – even today. Mexico and many destinations in the Caribbean remain open to American citizens.