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Dear Explorer,


We are so thankful for your loyalty, trust and understanding during these challenging times and wanted to let you know that since  2020  when the pandamic started our team of highly specialized destination experts have been advising, supporting and assisting our clients with their travel arrangements around the world. The health, safety and wellbeing of our clients is always our highest priority and imperative that we do our part in these challenging times.


We have been in close communication with all cruise lines, tour operators, resorts, hotels and airlines in the US and around the globe. We are on top of the latest developments from the CDC and will continue to update, advise and assist our clients on a case by case basis  specific to their destination. Global travel is picking up and as countries reopen it is important to note availabilities may be limited and rates may increase because of the high demand.


This has been a time for us to shine as our clients are experiencing our strength, knowledge and expertise first hand...It is our honor and pleasure to serve you! We want to thank you again for your loyalty and trust and we look forward to continuing to exploring the world with you for many more years to come!


Please stay safe, follow the CDC guidelines and continue to support your local businesses. They need you now more than ever! 


Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us as we are here for you and fully prepared to assist you!

Current requirements and restrictions on travel

Now more than ever, you may be ready to escape from it all with a great vacation. But many questions loom: Is it safe to travel yet? Is it safe to fly? What if I decide to cancel? We have all the answers and resources to help get you started and to help keep you feeling comfortable and confident about any future travel.. Whether you're thinking about exploring the great outdoors, relaxing on the beach, or just planning an upcoming holiday getaway – traveling is on a lot of people's minds during what seems to be the "new normal". But, chances are, you also have a lot of questions before you're ready to book your next vacation. While the travel situation is ever-changing, we are here for you when you are ready!


Covid-19 has transformed international travel and each country has implemented unique entry requirements that are changing constantly.

Below is the list of countries you can currently travel to safely and securely with Sofia's Travel, LLC. We work closely with these destinations to ensure they're ready to accept our clients.


Updated June 30, 2021 

***We will update this page often as we receive new information daily***


AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

  • Israel: Open to fully vaccinated travelers...additional  requirements apply... 
  • UAE: We recommend Dubai arrivals only. Negative Covid-19 PCR taken within 96 hours before flight departure. Travelers must undergo a second PCR test at the airport before immigration, and self-isolate until results are ready. Children under the age of 12 and those with disabilities may be exempted. Passengers must also have proof of medical insurance, sign a health declaration form before departure, and register all details in a Covid-19 DXB app. Entry suspended for travelers who have been in or transited through South Africa in prior 14-days.
  • Egypt: All travelers require Negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 96 hrs before departure of final flight to Egypt. All travelers must also show proof of health insurance.
  • Ghana: All travelers require Negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure from origin and a second PCR test upon arrival (paid locally) with results in 30 minutes.
  • Jordan: All travelers over the age of 5 are required to present a negative covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure. 
  • Kenya: All travelers require Negative PCR-based Covid-19 test conducted up to 96 hours before arrival. Passengers need to complete a form on the plane.
  • Morocco: All travelers require Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the plane. Travel suspended from some transit destinations.
  • Mozambique: All travelers require Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the plane. Screening and Health Questionnaire on arrival.
  • Namibia: All travelers require Negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 7-days prior to check-in for the flight. On arrival travelers will go through a health screening and will also need to complete a short health questionnaire.
  • Seychelles: Open to all (except from South Africa). Requires a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to flight.
  • South Africa: All travelers require Negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate within 72 hours of departure from country of origin is compulsory (72 hours begins from the publishing of the certificate). All travelers are required to fill out an online health questionnaire no less than 2 days prior to departure. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival. 
  • Tanzania: All travelers require Negative  Covid-19. Must complete a Traveler's Surveillance form.
  • Uganda: All travelers require Negative  Covid-19 PCR test results obtained no more than 120 hours before boarding aircraft in-bound to Uganda. 
  • Zambia: All travlers require Negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Screening and health questionnaire upon arrival. 
  • Zimbabwe: All travelers require a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure. Screening and health questioner upon arrival. 

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

  • French Polynesia (Tahiti): Open to fully vaccinated US residents with proof of vaccination, and travelers with proven immunity. Require a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 3 days prior to departure. Travelers will take an Antigenic Test upon arrival and self-Test 4 days after arrival.
  • Maldives: All travelers require negative Covid-19 PCR certificate taken within 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure and must submit Traveler Health Declaration 
  • Thailand: Opening soon....

MEXICO & THE CARIBBEAN

  • Antigua: All travelers require a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 days prior to boarding. Additional requirements apply...
  • Bahamas: All travelers require a Bahamas Travel Health Visa. Fully vaccinated travelers require proof of vaccination. Non-vaccinated travelers require negative Covid-19 PCR test. Additional requirements apply...
  • Barbados: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test within 3 days prior to travel. Additional requirements apply... 
  • Grenada: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination, a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel. Additional requirements apply...
  • Mexico: Open to all travlers. No testing requirements in effect. 
  • St. Lucia: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 5 days prior to arrival. 
  • Turks & Caicos: All travelers require a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 5 days prior to arrival. Additional requirements apply...

LATIN AMERICA

  • Bolivia: All travelers require negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Brazil: Entry only allowed by air (restricted land or sea entry). Requires a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding and two copies of a Health Declaration before boarding. 
  • Colombia: All travelers require negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of plane departure.
  • Costa Rica: No Covid-19 test required. Proof of medical insurance is required along with completed online Health Pass Form 48-hours prior to travel to Costa Rica.
  • Ecuador: Fully vaccinated travelers require proof of vaccination. Non-vaccinated travelers require negative Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test taken within 3 days of  departure. Antigen rapid tests can be performed on a random basis to passengers arriving into Quito or Guayaquil. Galápagos Islands are also open with the same requirements. 
  • Guatemala: Fully vaccinated travelers require proof of vaccination. Non-vaccinated travelers require negative Covid-19 PCR test or negative Antigen test for entry, taken within 72 hours of departure. Testing is available at Guatemala City Airport upon arrival (paid locally). Passengers are required to fill out a Health Pass Covid-19 Form.
  • Panama: All travelers require negative Covid-19 PCR test or negative Antigen test required for entry, taken within 48 hours of departure. Testing is available at Panama City Airport upon arrival (takes 30 minutes, paid locally). Additional requirement apply...
  • Peru: All travelers require a negative Covid-19 test or Antigen test taken within 72 hours prior. A face shield is in addition to a face mask is required at airports, on planes, trains and supermarkets.

EUROPE

  • Austria: Open to fully vaccinated travelers. Additional requirements apply...
  • Albania: Open to all travelers with no testing requirements. 
  • Croatia: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination. Non-vaccinated travelers require  negative Covid-19 PCR test for entry, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival at the border (printed and digital copies of the test result). Additional requirements apply...
  • Czech Republic: Open to fully vaccinated travelers. Additional requirements apply...
  • Denmark: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination. Additional requirements apply...
  • France: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination. Additional requirements apply...
  • Germany: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccine. Additional  requirements apply...
  • Georgia: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination. Also open to non-vaccinated US citizens arriving by air (with a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Also requires non-vaccinated traveler to take a follow-up PCR test on day 3 of their stay, at traveler's expense).
  • Greece: Open to fully vaccinated travelers  with proof of vaccination. Non-vaccinated travelers require negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to arrival. All travelers must complete an online Passenger Location Form within 24 hours prior to arrival.
  • Iceland: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination. Additional requirements apply...
  • Italy: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination. Additional requirements apply...
  • Ireland: Opening to fully vaccinated travelers July 19 with proof of vaccination. Additional requirements apply...
  • UK: Opening in stages to fully vaccinated travelers July 19 with proof of vaccination. Additional requirements apply...
  • Montenegro: All travelers require a negative Covid-19 PCR test for entry, taken within 72 hours prior. 
  • Netherlands: Open to fully vaccinated travelers. Additional requirements apply...
  • Spain: Open to fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination. Additional requirements apply...
  • Sweden: Open to fully vaccinated travelers. Additional requirements apply...
  • Switzerland: Open to fully vaccinated travelers. Additional requirements apply...
  • Turkey: All travelers require a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours and Entrance Form completed prior to boarding.
  • Portugal: Open to fully vaccinated travelers. Additional requirements apply...

***As a reminder, due to the ever-changing requirements of each country travelers should check with their Travel Advisor, the airline, the  CDC and the U.S. Embassy on the country specific information before finalizing travel plans.***


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