Travel Resources

Stay up to date on entry requirements, regulations, and more

Avenue Two Travel understands that verifying multiple entry requirements, Covid-19 rules, and changing airline regulations can be daunting; but it doesn’t have to be. Armed with the correct travel resources, you can feel confident you are accessing the latest, most accurate information.

Our recommendations:

  1. Get vaccinated and take a photo of your vaccination card so you have it accessible on your phone
  2. Use any of the sites listed below to check the entry requirements/travel recommendations for your destination prior to travel and frequently leading up to travel
  3. Download an app for your airline that will alert you of changes
  4. Get a Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure – While a PCR test may not be required for entry to all countries, we recommend having that negative test result handy in case restrictions are tightened while you’re in the air, or if your plane is diverted to another country with stricter requirements. (Better safe than sorry!)
  5. Determine where you will get tested in your destination to ensure you can fly home safely (the concierge at the hotel may be able to help)
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IATA stands for International Air Transport Association. It is the trade association that supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.​ For personalized Passport, Visa and Health requirements advice based on your personal details and itinerary, use the “Passport, Visa & Health” section of their TravelCentre website. To access details on customs import and export regulations relating to items such as pets, airport departure taxes, and currency import and export restrictions, review their Customs, Currency & Airport Information tab.

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Travel.state.gov is run by the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs. This is a great place to get information on obtaining passports/ visas, U.S. entry requirements based on country of origin, travel advisory levels by Country and more. Click on International Travel and search under “Learn About Your Destination” for the correct U.S. embassy websites/ contact details should you run into an issue abroad, safety & security facts on your destination, local laws, and health.

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The CDC still remains one of the best places to search for health and vaccination information. For Covid-19 levels and travel recommendations by destination, international travel based on vaccination, cruise travel, and requirements to re-enter the US, visit the CDC website.

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Many airlines have tools integrated right into their apps to give you the latest updates on travel restrictions. Be sure to download the apps for/recommended by your airline prior to travel and enable push notifications. American Airlines, among other airlines, is partnered with VeriFLY. VeriFLY is a secure health passport app for iOS and Android that makes it easier to manage your destination’s required travel tasks. Upload negative COVID-19 test results, vaccination records and forms to get verified status for travel. From there, you can check in using the app, get your mobile boarding pass and streamline your airport experience, even for international flights. American Airlines is also partnered with Sherpa, which you can use on their website for the latest travel and health restrictions. There is also United Airlines’, “Travel-Ready Center”  and Delta Airlines’, Discover Map.

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The BeWise Travel Entry Guide is powered by CIBT, the global leader in travel visas and US passports. Check specific entry requirements for your destination by entering your trip details. Travel rules are changing daily, stay up to date on the specific health and safety rules.

Also use this webpage to jump to other helpful resources such as the CDC’s Cruise Ship Guidance.

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While the State Department and CDC will pull information from the embassy websites for different countries, you may want to go to those embassy sites yourself. You can find these links on the State Department website, or by googling. You can also search for the destination’s Tourism Board website. Tourism Boards work to bring tourism to their destination. They will be a good resource for what the requirements are, what is open, what life is like there, setting expectations, etc.

Enroll in STEP – The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  • Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  • Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

Consider Travel Insurance: At the end of the day, even with all the tests, documentation, and research, Murphy’s Law is always lurking. Protect your investment by getting travel insurance. As travelers, flexibility and preparation are key. Learn more about travel insurance and get a quote, here. Or contact your Avenue Two Travel advisor to discuss what’s right for you.