Easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions

With Covid travel restrictions easing day by day, many countries are starting to open their borders for travel

The  United States reopened their border on 8th of November, although travellers wanting to visit the USA need to ensure that one of the following travel guidelines have been met:


  • Proof of no COVID-19 infection, by presenting a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken one or three days before  travel 
  • Proof of vaccination 
  • Proof of  having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days.


If travelers are not fully vaccinated, entry to the United States is limited to an “essential purpose.” It is no longer required to self-quarantine upon arrival in the US.

To comply with the new U.S. travel requirements, any 18-aged and above passenger must provide documentation of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Moreover, all travelers aged 2 and older will need proof of a negative result of a COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of boarding a flight to the United States.

Like the United States, many countries are taking various steps towards easing COVID-19 travel restrictions and supporting the return of tourism. 

Whilst  this ease of the international travel restrictions is widespread almost worldwide, measures can vary from a country to another:

In France, unvaccinated travellers need to test negative for COVID-19 within the prior 24 hours before reaching France. In the case of vaccinated travellers and those who have recently been ill with COVID-19, they can enter for non-essential purposes like tourism, by only proving their status, via a ‘vaccine passport’  without being subject to a quarantine obligation.

In Spain, travellers from most European Union and Schengen Area countries are allowed to enter  without being subject to a quarantine requirement. However, travellers reaching Spain from any of the countries considered as high risk, are obliged to present a certificate that proves they have either been: 

  • vaccinated with one of the vaccines accepted by the Spanish authorities as valid proof of immunity for travel, 
  • recovered from COVID-19, or 
  • tested negative for the virus.

To avoid unpleasant surprises, we strongly encourage travelers to review the latest guidelines of their destination country before travelling, since airlines can refuse entry to the aircraft if the wrong or incorrect documentation is presented.

In addition to COVID-19 travel guidelines, anytime you travel, you should be covered by a travel insurance policy.

Fit 2 Trip policies have improved coverage for emergencies related to Covid-19, such as Cover for cancellation if you fall ill with COVID-19 and are unable to travel, you are forced into isolation or quarantine, or medical expenses if you catch COVID-19 whilst travelling.

You can choose between single travel insurance policies or multi-risk policies, in addition to the basic, standard, or premium coverage level. With a Fit 2 Trip policy, you can travel with peace of mind and focus only on having fun during your holidays!