Hello GradWeek Travelers and Parents,
As we are we’re all looking forward to your 2022 Graduation trip this coming summer! In an effort to keep everyone informed on the latest information regarding their GradWeek trip and destination. We continue to see significant increases in air travel throughout the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean as resort destinations welcome tourists. Airlines, hotels, and other travel partners have made adjustments in order to make travel safe, and people are traveling! We continue to work on your behalf to secure flights, hotel, and travel components for your trip. As new information becomes available regarding travel to your destination, we will continue to update you about your senior grad trip.
Here is what is happening at our destinations:
As of the November 8th update, to avoid mandatory quarantine, the Vaccination Exception Program is now an option for those who have been vaccinated in the United States (those who meet the requirements of the Vaccine Exception Program, do not need to take a COVID-19 pre-travel test). For full details, please visit HawaiiCOVID19.com/travel/faqs. For those who are unvaccinated – The State of Hawaii will ONLY accept Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS, including any tests verified through the State’s Digital Health Pass Partners – AZOVA, CLEAR, and Common Pass. The test will need to be taken no more than 72 hours before your flight departure time. If you have a multi-city flight itinerary, the departure time is from the last city you leave before arriving at a Hawaii airport.
For the full list of Domestic trans-Pacific and airline partners, go to TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS. All travelers regardless of vaccination status are required to create a Hawaii Safe Travel Program account and upload their COVID documentation (either proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test) prior to traveling to the island.
– Information courtesy of: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/getting-to-hawaii/
As of the November 10th update, fully vaccinated persons traveling to The Bahamas from other countries will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days (120-hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas. Unvaccinated travelers, ages 12 and older, entering The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days (120-hours) prior to the date of arrival. All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days (120-hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas. All children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements. Any person (vaccinated or unvaccinated) presenting test results older than 5 days (120-hours) will not be allowed entry into The Bahamas.
All persons traveling to The Bahamas are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs and required to upload negative test results (both unvaccinated and vaccinated travelers) in addition to valid proof of full vaccination (for those who are vaccinated). As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travelers will be required to opt into COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee. The Bahamas Travel Health Visa applications take up to 48-hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time. The cost of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa is dependent on the length of stay and vaccination status. All travelers eighteen (18) years and older are required to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa. All travelers seventeen (17) years and younger are to add a profile within the account of their parent or guardian.
– Information courtesy of: https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates
As of the October 30th update, all persons entering Puerto Rico must complete the online Travel Declaration Form (Travel Safe Program – which produces a QR code to proceed. Passengers are required to present valid ID to ensure alignment with their Travel Declaration Form.). Any traveler 2 years old who is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with either the Moderna, Pfizer, or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccines, must provide evidence of a negative molecular or antigen test for COVID-19 performed within 72-hours prior to your arrival to Puerto Rico.
Fully vaccinated travelers are required to upload an official proof of full Vaccination Card through the Travel Declaration Form portal. Please note that only FDA-approved vaccinations will be accepted. These include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Non-vaccinated travelers (over 2 years old) are required to provide evidence of either a PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72-hours of arrival. Any passenger arriving without a test, must upload either their negative PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test that was taken within 48-hours of arrival or receive a $300 fine, and be required to quarantine at their own expense until negative results are received.
– Information courtesy of: https://www.discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-guidelines
As of November 23, 2021, Mexico still does not require travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country or quarantine upon arrival. Travelers entering the country are required to complete a Health Declaration Form and scan the QR code it generates upon arrival. All Mexico resorts have been open since June 8, 2020, with safety protocols and procedures in place that are beneficial in controlling any outbreaks of COVID-19.
– Information courtesy of: https://www.visitloscabos.travel/covid-19/faq-for-travelers/
As of August 2, 2021, Florida is still open to tourism with minimal to no restrictions or testing requirements. All venues and trip components are open and operating as usual.
– Information courtesy of: https://www.pcbeach.org/news-article/panama-city-beach-chamber-coronavirus-covid-19-updates/
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