Are you ready to experience new territory this summer rather than trying to recreate another “at-home family vacation”? Are you fully vaccinated and ready to travel? We’ve got some top places you can go this Summer without worry and no quarantining required! Whether you show a proof of vaccination form or show a negative COVID-19 test result, here are some of our top places to visit. We’ve outlined all of the COVID-19 measures for each below.
- Bahamas- As of May 1st, fully vaccinated tourists are permitted to travel to The Bahamas without the need for a COVID-19 test. Travelers who are eligible must provide proof of full vaccination and have passed the two week immunity time period. Other existing protocols, including social distancing and the wearing of face masks, remain in place.
A Must-See in the Bahamas: Meet Exuma’s adorable swimming pigs. Big Major Cay is uninhabited and some say the pigs were left by a group of sailors or they swam over from a shipwreck nearby. Wherever they came from, there are about 20 pigs and piglets living the island life, and they sure do love their daily visitors!
- St. Lucia - All travelers to St. Lucia who are 5 years and older must have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days before arrival. Visitors must complete and submit a Travel Registration Form (18 years and over).
Must-See in St. Lucia: See the Pitons, the most iconic sight in all of St. Lucia. These emerald-colored volcanic mountainous plugs are situated between the towns of Soufrière and Choiseul. You can hike the Pitons and see exotic plants and animals that call the area home, or you can sail around them to see the Pitons from the water, or both!
- Galapagos - All travelers to the Galapagos must present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours previously (a vaccination card will not fulfill this requirement).
Must-See in Galapagos: Sight-see at one of the most popular landing sites in Galapagos, Punta Suarez. Spot Sea Lions, large marine iguanas, with red-colored males in the breeding season, oystercatchers, blue-footed and masked boobies, Galapagos hawks, Galapagos doves, swallow-tailed gulls, and three species endemic to Española: the waved albatross (present only from April to December), the the Española mockingbird, the Española lava lizard.
- New England - Travelers who have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival do not have to quarantine. Going to Maine? If you’re coming from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire, you are exempted from that state’s test or quarantine requirement. Those who have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival or after their arrival do not have to quarantine. There is no travel-quarantine requirement for those traveling to New Hampshire from surrounding New England States.
Must-See in Maine: Go moose watching in Baxter State Park. Commonly seen in the morning or late in the day, these large mammals are magnificent to watch with their big bulbous muzzles and substantial antlers. with Located 90 miles north of Bangor, Baxter State Park encompasses 200,000 acres of Acadian forest and Appalachian mountains. Within its boundaries rises 5,267-foot Mount Katahdin, one of the tallest peaks of the Appalachians and the final stop of the Appalachian Trail.
- Alaska - The state of Alaska has no special entry or travel testing requirements. However, individuals currently positive with COVID-19 cannot travel to Alaska until they have been released from isolation by a medical provider or public health agency. Testing is not recommended for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days.
Must-See in Alaska: Just west of the town of Seward sits Kenai Fjords National Park, where mountains, ice, and glaciers meet. The park covers an area of 669,984 acres with nearly 40 glaciers flowing from the Harding Icefield. View the sights on land or by sea where you may spot vast wildlife like black bears and bald eagles.
Whatever your dream scenery may be, we will set you up with the perfect excursion. Contact us today at All Yachts Worldwide to book the yacht of your dreams to explore the world around you.
Remember: All travelers returning to the United States will still require a negative antigen test to re-enter the US.