LHA Travel Blog

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

September 2021

  • The State of Vaccine Passports: The World and the U.S.A. - At LHA Travel, we have been monitoring the Covid-19 passports development globally for nearly half a year. We have come to realize that the Covid-19 passport bears little resemblance to the traditional passport – an official document issued by a nation that is recognizable by all other nations for travel purposes. Currently there is no […]

August 2021

  • Which Country Accepts Proof of Covid-19 Infection in Lieu of Covid-19 Test or Vaccination? - Did you know that if you have been infected Covid-19 and recovered, some countries are giving you special exemptions for your recovery?  While there is much discussion over how vaccination can provide international travelers exemptions from testing or quarantining requirements, less discussed is how your recovery from Covid-19 can afford you similar access or exemptions.  Forms […]
  • What “Fully-Vaccinated” Means Around the World! - With “fully-vaccinated” travelers getting the red-carpet treatment in many countries the world this summer, the Covid-19 vaccine certificate almost feels like a ticket to international travel. At LHA Travel, we’ve rounded up a non-exhaustive list of countries that exempts vaccinated travelers from certain travel or entry requirement, and what these countries deem as “fully-vaccinated” for […]

July 2021

  • What is it like to travel internationally during a pandemic? An Interview with Isa Phillips - Can you introduce yourself?  My name is Isa Phillips. I am from Jamaica, but I am based out of Houston.  What takes you abroad?  I travel for work, business, or fun.   You were one of the few travelers propping up the airline industry during pandemic, can you tell us where you went internationally?  During Covid-19, […]
  • Global Electronic Travel Authorizations – An update - Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is an online registration process that allows a national to enter a country to which he or she is exempt from a visa.  For instance, French nationals are exempt from getting a visa to the USA; nonetheless, they must receive authorization to travel from the U.S.A.’s electronic travel authorization program before they […]
  • Which countries are opening or are taking steps to reopen post-coronavirus? - Updated: July 6th, 2021 With this latest update, we see more countries reopening than in the previous month, mainly to travelers who have been fully vaccinated.  Thailand now permits travelers to Phuket without the need to quarantine if they have been vaccinated; however, this is strictly if the traveler wishes to remain in Phuket for the […]

June 2021

  • Interview with Alex Wester: Travel during a pandemic. - Can you introduce yourself?  I am a track and field athlete from Germany, specializing in long jumps. My Mother is from Ghana, my dad is from Germany, and I was born in Baku, the Gambia. So, I consider myself a citizen of the world! I studied Sports Science at the University of Miami, am still […]
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Updates: Where Covid-19 vaccination facilitates access? - According to Our World in Data, on June 7th, the global doses of Covid-19 vaccination administered reached 2.12B, with 11.8% of the world’s population receiving at least one dose. In the US, 42.6% of the population is fully vaccinated. A few smaller countries achieved the feat of administering at least one shot to all of its […]

May 2021

  • INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WITH PETS: Pet passports and more! - During the pandemic, there is much discussion of vaccine passports. But have you ever heard of the pet passport? As travel has been limited to returning residents and essential travel in many countries, travel sometimes involve bringing not only personal belongings, but also pets for long-term stays. In this blog, we are talking to Marieke […]
  • Covid-19 Vaccination: Where in the world is it accepted or required for travel? - As of May 5th, 2021, over 90 percent of the world’s countries and territories have received at least one shipment of a Covid-19 vaccine and most among these have begun to vaccinate their population.  Currently, the global shots administered reached 1.17B, with the China leading at approximately 270M shots administered, followed by the U.S. at 246M, India at 157M, the EU […]
  • Returning as a Resident During Covid-19 Global trends and procedures for the U.S. - With Covid-19 vaccinations rolling out, and additional precautionary procedures such as pre-arrival Covid-19 test standardizing across world, the prospect of jumping on a flight may feel not only safer, but may be more readily available and affordable.  Now may be the time to travel from where you are, back to where you are a resident (but […]

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 […]