LHA Travel Blog

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April 2021

March 2021

  • African Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): What is it and how may it affect business travel? - January 1st, 2021 was a historic day for the future of travel and the movement of people in Africa. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which creates the largest free trade area since the World Trade Organization, was signed by all countries in Africa except Eritrea. Initially envisioned in 2012, the AfCFTA aims to […]
  • NAME THAT COUNTRY! Interesting Names and Idioms for People and Places Globally - With Covid-19 vaccination rolling out globally, perhaps you are resuming your travel plans to some foreign, exotic destinations.  In addition to the essentials of your travel planning, here at LHA Travel, we are almost as concerned about the non-essential, frivolity of travel. For instance, do you know that one nickname that French locals and French outer […]

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 […]

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 […]