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A familiar country thanks to its movies and television, America is symbolized by so many things and offers as much to travelers who make their way to the country - the rugged coastline and redwood sanctuaries of the north west, the snow-covered Rocky mountains, the surfs of California and Hawaii, the bright lights of NYC, Las Vegas and LA, the harsh Death Valley deserts-cape, the majestic Grand Canyon and so much more.

Is it safe travelling to USA after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 situation in the United States is constantly evolving and the jury is still out on when the country will open its international borders to non-essential travelers, especially tourists. As the number of new cases has begun to stabilize, the country has etched out a phased plan of recovery that will allow non-essential travelers to enter the country in Phase 4.

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USA Travel Restrictions Post COVID-19

Most of the US states have entered 'Phase 3' of easing restrictions. Under this, none of the states have issued a stay-at-home order.

The country has opted for a well structured ‘3-phase’ lockdown. Around 48 states have started reopening at a slow pace. As of now, most states in the US have entered 'Phase 2' of easing restrictions while Wisconsin is the only state that has lifted restrictions fully.

What are the quarantine rules and restrictions for international travelers coming to United States of America?

All international arrivals are recommended, but not required, to enter a 14 days self-quarantine. Anyone arriving to to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from other states with high COVID-19 infection rates, will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

Updates on Travel Restriction in United States of America

Current Measures
  • Domestic travel With the country easing restrictions, domestic travel is allowed with high safety measures set in place. People should avoid hard hit cities like California just as a precautionary measure.

  • Are there travel restrictions to the US for international travellers? Yes, The country has made a decision to open its borders for all international travelers steadily by September. The 2 week quarantine rule is confirmed once international travel starts to reopen. At the moment borders are open with Australia, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada (by air).

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Entry and Exit

Local Transport
  • Domestic flights have resumed at limited capacity.
  • International flights are still limited to essential travellers, government officials and repatriated citizens.
  • Airlines are running at limited frequency and capacity. Strict measures have been employed at the airports as well as on board the flights to ensure the safety of passengers and the crew.
  • Quarantine rules still apply to all incoming international passengers.

Where to go in USA

The United States is a vast country and every state and major city has its own unique character. Whether you’re hiking in the Appalachian hills, heading south to experience its indulgent food and music or flying west to relax in the sun or drive up the stunning Pacific coastal highway, there’s something for absolutely everyone.

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  • Chicago
  • Monterey
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Houston
  • Washington
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • New Orleans
  • Atlanta
  • Fort Worth
  • San Antonio
  • Nashville
  • Columbus
  • Wyoming
  • Miami
  • Tampa
  • Las Vegas
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • St. Louis
  • Boston

Things to do in USA

USA is home to many popular attractions and landmarks, most that we’ve all been made familiar with - growing up and seeing it in the movies. But visiting the iconic cities of LA or New York, tasting mouth-watering southern food or discovering the country’s incredible natural landscape is on many a bucket lists.

New Rules and Reopening of Tourist Attractions in United States of America

From the iconic Walt Disney and Universal Resorts of Florida, skyscrapers and museums of NYC to theme parks and aquariums of California, these are some of the most popular tourist attractions in the USA.

New York
Reopening Soon
9/11 Memorial Museum
Niagara Falls tour
Empire State Building
Top of the Rock
Yellowstone National Park
Magic Kingdom Park
Alcatraz Island
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Away from the Crowd

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  • Niagara Falls tour
  • LEGOLAND California waterpark
  • Liberty Bell
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium
  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • The New Hampshire State House
  • Horseman’s Hollow
  • Delaware Children's Museum
  • Brandywine Zoo
  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Post COVID Travel Essentials for USA

You must be wondering about what measures and safety guidelines to follow before and during your trip. This section takes you through everything you need to know to plan a safe trip, including visa and passport essentials, travel insurance, what to pack, etc.

Packing Essentials
  • N-95 masks N95 mask is a global-standard respirator mask that is made from polypropylene and can filter out at least 95% of very small (0.3 micron) particles. N95 masks are also capable of filtering out all types of pathogens, including bacteria and viruses. With mandatory use of masks across airports and all forms of social interactions, it's mandatory that you carry at least 2 masks with yourself.

  • Gloves Non-sterile patient examination gloves, which are routinely used in healthcare settings, are appropriate for keeping your hands from getting contaminated. Remember to carry a bunch due to their disposable nature.

  • Hand sanitizer Hand sanitizers sold in pharmacies typically have an alcohol concentration of around 60%. It has been observed that hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol concentration work effectively and can inactive the novel coronavirus. Though most attractions are reopening with sanitisation stations, it's only beneficial to carry your own in case you run into an emergency.

  • Portable charger We all understand the value of staying connected in these times. As travel in the post COVID world moves towards a more contact-free and digital experience, it’s important that you always carry a portable charger when you travel.

  • Digital thermometer & first-aid kit You can prevent unnecessary trips to the hospital if you carry a first-aid kit with yourself. Take a digital thermometer along as they’re durable and you can keep a regular check on your body temperature.

  • Extra clothes Carry an extra pair of clothes with you that you wear only at the airports or other places with heavy footfall while traveling. While catching the air-borne virus can be prevented by wearing masks and social distancing, carrying an extra pair of clothes just minimises the risk that much further.

  • Ziplock bags Use zip lock bags to isolate pieces of clothing or items that you will not be using again. This will prevent any possibility of cross-contamination.

Health & Hygiene
  • Wash your hands frequently Wash your hands with soap regularly and thoroughly to remove pathogens. You can also use alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol to kill bacteria and viruses.

  • Maintain distance and avoid close contact (6 feet or 2 arms length) Maintain at least 6feet distance between yourself and others. When someone coughs or sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus.

  • Always wear a mask in public Since COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and is air-borne, wear a mask, coupled with social distancing to prevent getting infected and/or spreading it to others.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Cleaning with soap and water reduces the

Travel/Health Insurance

Travel insurance is now going to become even more important than it was. Whether it’s regarding flight cancellations or medical emergencies, insurance while traveling is going to play a major part in our travel planning and expenses. There are 5 major types of insurances available for you to consider:

  • Trip Cancellation These insurances cover you if you were to cancel your trip due to unforeseen events such as illness, injury, or death suffered by the insured or a member of the insured’s immediate family. Some policies however exclude trip cancellation in the event of war or civil disturbance.

  • Flight Delay/Cancellation Flight delay/cancellation insurance pays for new travel arrangements/flight tickets and in some cases, accommodations and meals. This depends on your provider so read your policy carefully.

  • Medical Insurance Medical insurance covers the cost of transportation in case of emergency medical evacuation, due to injury or sickness. Some medical insurances also cover COVID-19 infections should you get infected after the effective policy date.

You may sometimes end up having to pay up front for your medical services, which will then be reimbursed by your insurance company. In other cases, the insurance company will provide “proof of direct payment” to the healthcare provider.

  • Baggage Loss Baggage loss insures you in case your luggage is lost, delayed, or stolen. It sometimes includes a cash payment if your bags are delayed for more than 12/24 hours after you arrive at your destination.

  • Travel Document Protection Travel document protection insurance covers you so that you can replace a lost passport or other travel documents.

What to do in an Emergency

Seek medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Troubled breathing
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you think you have been exposed to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or have any of the symptoms mentioned above, seek medical attention immediately.

Virtually Experience the Best Destinations in USA

Just because we’re staying home doesn’t mean we’ve lost our wanderlust. Join online experiences, from interactive cooking classes to livestream walking tours, no matter where you are in the world.

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  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Broadway shows
  • The National WWII Museum
  • San Diego Zoo

Post COVID International Travel

The word is reopening again. Pockets of movement and travel bubbles have begun to pop up. While the cautious may stick to their own shores and travel domestically, international travel looks to be slowly recovering. In our extensive report linked below, you can learn about each country’s international travel policies, their current status with regards to COVID-19 numbers and the travel regulations in place.

The report also looks at 500+ major tourist attractions around the world and regularly updates their opening dates and rules of visiting in real-time. We also take a close look at how COVID-19 will impact the way we make our travel plans - picking destinations, choosing the right time to visit, packing essentials and more. Click on a link to read more.

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