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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 January when the first COVID-19 cases were announced 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 difficult 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 any changes and/or travel restrictions that may impact your travel dates. Clients that have been impacted are rescheduling and postponing their travel to later dates as there is no need for cancellations. 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 and we will get through this together!


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 April 8, 2021 

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


AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

  • Israel: Open to fully vaccinated travelers starting March 31, 2021 additional  requirements to follow... 
  • 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.
  • Ethiopia: All travelers over 12 are required to present a negative covid-19 PCR test within 5 days before departure. This does not apply to travellers transiting through the airport for up to 72 hours. All international travelers, other than those in transit, are subject to a 7-day self-quarantine (previously 14 days) at designated hotels at their own expense.
  • Egypt: 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: Negative Covid-19 PCR test required 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. All travelers arriving in Jordan will be required to provide proof of residence in the departing country for at least 14 days before departing for Jordan, have health insurance covering covid-19 treatment for the entire period of the intended trip (not applicable to Jordanian nationals) and complete an online declaration 24 hours prior to departure. Upon completion, the traveller will receive a QR code that they will be required to show upon arrival in Jordan. Curfew currently in effect all-day Fridays, and 7:00pm-6:00am Saturday-Thursday (6:00pm-6:00am for business). Indoor pools closed.
  • Kenya: Passengers are permitted to enter with a negative PCR-based Covid-19 test conducted up to 96 hours before arrival. Passengers need to complete a form on the plane.
  • Morocco: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the plane. Travel suspended from some transit destinations.
  • Mozambique: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the plane. Screening and Health Questionnaire on arrival.
  • Namibia: 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: Borders open. 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. Curfew is currently in effect from 11:00pm-5:00am daily.
  • Tanzania: Open to international travel, Mt Kilimanjaro open with precautions. All travelers whose countries or airlines require them to get tested for Covid-19 as a condition for traveling, will be required to present a negative test certificate on arrival. Must complete a Traveler's Surveillance form.
  • Uganda: Arriving passengers must show negative Covid-19 PCR test results obtained no more than 120 hours before boarding aircraft in-bound to Uganda. All departing passengers present a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken not more than 120 hours before departure. A nationwide curfew is enforced from 9:00pm to 6:00am (arriving and departing airline passengers will be exempt curfew restrictions when their flights take place during quarantine hours).
  • Zambia: Arriving: Negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Screening and health questionnaire upon arrival. Departing: Negative Covid-19 PCR Test taken within last 14 days within country

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

  • Maldives: Negative PCR certificate (taken within 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure). Submit Traveler Health Declaration (THD) within 24 hours prior to travel (electronically via http://imuga.immigration.gov.mv). No exceptions for vaccinated travelers. Some resorts also perform rapid test upon check-in.

MEXICO & THE CARIBBEAN

*UPDATE: Canada's major airlines are suspending all flights to the Caribbean and Mexico from Sunday Jan. 31 to April 30, 2021.


LATIN AMERICA

  • Bolivia: Negative PCR test taken within 7 days prior to arrival in Bolivia.
  • Brazil: Entry only allowed by air (restricted land or sea entry). Requires a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding and two copies of a Health Declaration before boarding. Accompanied Children under the age of twelve are exempt from test.
  • Colombia: Negative Covid-19 PCR test required for entry (as of Jan. 12th), taken within 96 hours of plane departure to Colombia. Air Canada has suspended all flights to Bogota until April 30, 2021 for Canadians.
  • 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: Proof of negative PCR or Antigen test taken within 3 days of airplane departure is required for non-vaccinated travelers. Effective March 22, no test is needed at arrival for fully vaccinated travelers carrying their vaccination card. Antigen rapid tests can be performed on a random basis to passengers arriving into Quito or Guayaquil. Galápagos Islands are also open and require a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of departure to the islands, along with proof of health insurance.
  • Guatemala: Negative Covid-19 PCR test (or negative Antigen [nasal] test) required for entry, taken within 72 hours of plane departure to Guatemala. Testing is available at Guatemala City Airport upon arrival (paid locally). Passengers are required to fill out a Health Pass Covid-19 Form.
  • Panama: Negative Covid-19 PCR test (or negative Antigen [nasal] test) required for entry, taken within 48 hours of plane departure to Panama. Testing is available at Panama City Airport upon arrival (takes 30 minutes, paid locally).

EUROPE

  • Albania: PCR test is not required to enter the country.
  • Croatia: Open to fully vaccinated travelers.  Negative PCR test is required for entry, taken within 48 hours prior to arrival at the border (printed and digital copies of the test result). Other required documents include: Calvados Club voucher, Confirmation Latter, Enter Croatia Submission form, and (if possible) a reply from [email protected]
  • France: Open to fully vaccinated travelers starting June 2021 additional requirements to follow...
  • Georgia: Open to all vaccinated travelers arriving by air (with vaccine certificate confirming receipt of two full doses). Also open to non-vaccinated US citizens arriving by air (with a negative 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 starting June 2021 additional requirements to follow...
  • Iceland: Open to fully vaccinated travelers only (no testing or quarantine requirements.
  • UK: Open to fully vaccinated travelers starting May 17. 2021 additional requirements to follow...
  • Montenegro: Negative PCR test is required for entry, taken within 72 hours prior. Nationwide curfew in place from 9:00pm to 5:00am.
  • Spain: Open to fully vaccinated travelers starting June 2021 additional requirements to follow...
  • Turkey: International passengers age 6 years and older traveling to Turkey are required to have taken a Covid-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight. Passengers must submit their test results to the airline at the time of check-in. Borders open to all travelers with temperature check upon arrival.
  • Bhutan: Borders closed to tourism until further notice.
  • Estonia: Borders closed to tourism for US and Canadian citizens until further notice.
  • Greenland: Borders closed to tourism for US and Canadian citizens until further notice.
  • Tibet: Borders closed to tourism until further notice.
  • Tahiti: Temporarily closed borders to tourism until further notice.

As a reminder, any outbound passenger should check with Travel Advisor , CDC and the U.S. Embassy or Canadian Government on the country specific information and the airline before finalizing travel plans.