LHA Travel Blog

Welcome to the LHA Travel blog. Here you can find travel tips and stories from our community of travelers!

January 2021

  • INTERNATIONAL ROAD TRIP PACKING LIST 2021 - At LHA Travel, we often come across travelers with unique stories. For instance, we interviewed a French/Israeli traveler bicycling from the Artic Canadian region on his way to Ushuaia, Argentina (the southern-most city on earth).  Recently, we were visited by a traveler on a road trip from Miami to Moscow. By this, he was driving from […]
  • Which countries are opening or are taking steps to reopen post-coronavirus? - Last Updated: January 8, 2021 Currently, this information is changing rapidly. While we endeavor to keep this post as up-to-date as possible, the most current information on Covid test requirements, vaccinations, travel authorizations, health forms, and other applicable health related travel information can be found through the API and Web App. The U.S. has suspended […]

December 2020

  • PART 4: Traveling to the EU from third countries - In this last part of our post-Brexit travel series, we will go over what is required of third country nationals (non-UK, non-EU, Non-EEA and non-Schengen nationals) to visit EU/Schengen/EEA countries post-Brexit.   In the post-Brexit world, members of the EU/Schengen/EEA countries will continue to share a common border for the freedom of movement of goods, services, […]
  • PART 3: Update on the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) - Previously we have covered the European Travel Information and Authorization System (“ETIAS”) in our blog section, anticipating its full enforcement by the end of 2020.  However, recent changes have delayed the release of the ETIAS.  In this Part 3 of our Brexit blog, we are revisiting and updating the information relating to the ETIAS, as it affects […]

November 2020

October 2020

  • Current Covid-19 Travel Risk Based on Destination - The United States’ Center for Disease Control (CDC) assigns color-coded risk levels to each global travel destination: Red (risk is high), Orange (risk is moderate), Yellow (risk is low), Gray (no travel notice – risk is very low), and Dark Gray (no information available). The CDC ascertains the level of risk based on the rate […]
  • Renewing your passport in the time of Covid-19 - As a globe trotter, you may be grounded, by Covid restrictions or by choice, so many of you may be turning towards house-keeping matters such as passport renewals. Staycations may be satisfactory temporarily, but you may want to venture off once you feel confident that Covid-19 is behind you. With a passport issued for 10 […]

September 2020

  • Working remotely visas - After many months of working from home, you’ve likely considered that, in the future, working from home could mean working from anywhere. You might have dreamed of moving someplace closer to your birth-home, closer to the beach, or, perhaps, somewhere with a mountain vista. If you are particularly daring, you might have even dreamt about […]
  • Countries Requiring Covid Tests on Arrival - September 20, 2020 Like most people, you are probably grounded and not looking to return to travel soon. However, if you are one of the few who is leaving your home country, it is important to be aware of which countries will require Covid testing on arrival. Whether you are have a voucher that needs […]

August 2020

  • Top trends in visa issuance under Covid-19 - Travel, and therefore visa, restrictions have become a way of life as the coronavirus pandemic continues into the late summer. However, for some, visa-based travel is still a requirement, particularly as countries try to balance the risks of allowing foreigners to enter their countries with the necessity for economic re-stabilization. In this post, we outline […]
  • Travel and Outbreaks: an update - In addition to Covid-19, currently there are ongoing global outbreaks of the Measles, and for certain regions: Malaria, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Polio, Ebola, Dengue, Rubella, Monkeypox, Meningococcal disease, Lassa Fever, Chikungunya, and XDR Typhoid.  Most of these regional outbreaks occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Polio, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal disease, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and […]

July 2020

  • Visas that are still being processed under Covid - Globally, visa-issuance was suspended starting in March as countries closed their borders. Exceptions to this policy were only made for humanitarian and emergency cases, or for essential workers such as cargo crew and medical personnel. As countries are reopening however, many embassies and consulates are resuming visa interviews and issuance to the general public. The […]
  • Summer vacation and covid: where can you go? - You, like many, might be wondering where in the world you can go simply for pleasure — or, perhaps, an escape from your living room? Here we have your comprehensive of countries that are open for tourism and do not require a quarantine — as ‘in quarantine’ would be an awful way to spend your […]
  • United States’ Temporary Suspension of Certain Work Visas (Residency, H-1B, H-2B, J, and L visas) - On June 22, 2020, President Trump’s administration issued a proclamation suspending the entry of foreigners with certain permanent visas and temporary visas, mostly work related. Below we provide a summary of the proclamation, as well as a link to the full document. Why was this proclamation made? Citing the current 13.3 percent unemployment rate in the […]