LHA Travel Blog

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February 2021

  • Who may currently visit the U.S. as a tourist (during Covid-19)? - While it may feel like all the world’s borders are shut, that is not the case. Currently, the U.S. still welcomes tourists visiting on a valid visa or permitted travel document from most countries in the world. However, you must have a valid B1/B-2 visa, or if you are from a visa waiver country, then […]
  • WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE APPROVED COVID-19 VACCINES FOR EMERGENCY USE? - Globally, there are more than 200 Covid-19 vaccines in development at various stages. The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved two vaccines for emergency use: Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca.  There are three other vaccines in the final stages of the WHO’s assessment pipeline; these are SK Bio (in partnership with AstraZeneca), Serum Institute of India, and Sinopharm of China. In the U.S., the Federal […]
  • Which countries are opening or are taking steps to reopen post-coronavirus? - Last Updated: February 3, 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 limited […]

January 2021

  • The United States’ Current Covid-19 In-Bound Travel Bans - Currently there are three main Covid-19 related Presidential Proclamations that affect travels coming into the U.S. We are only discussing in-bound bans because, unlike many countries, the U.S. has not issued travel restrictions which would require authorization for those from the U.S. to depart. We are also not including entry bans that are unrelated to […]
  • 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 […]

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 […]