The borders have opened, and tourists are once again jumping on planes as if nothing had happened, not thinking about safety. However, COVID-19 has not yet disappeared, and some things are important to check before traveling.
The material describes five important things that you need to check in advance so that the tourist is not sent home at the most inopportune moment.
Tickets in advance
Some countries require tourists to present return tickets. And if you’ve booked a simple round-trip itinerary, it’s easy to show evidence of onward travel. You can simply present your round-trip plane ticket at the immigration office and go in peace.
But not everyone is booking an easy round-trip route. If you’re flying from a third country, it’s best to make sure you can show proof of your flight to that country. It could also be a train booking, bus ticket, or another form of transport.
For travelers who have not yet planned the next leg of their trip, a common workaround for this onward travel requirement is to book a fully refundable ticket and then cancel it.
Many travelers bought travel insurance during the pandemic because they feared quarantine, cancellation, or getting sick while traveling. But when the world opened up, people stopped thinking about insurance. Travel insurance covers injuries and illnesses, lost luggage, trip cancellations, flight delays, and more.
Although most countries have eliminated all entry requirements, some places still have certain requirements. For example, some destinations still prohibit unvaccinated travelers from entering the country. Some countries may require a negative COVID test, while some places still have general mask-wearing requirements and other internal restrictions.
We study in detail all the requirements of the pandemic but often forget about visa requirements. It is not always possible to obtain a visa in the country of arrival. Often, even travelers with “strong” passports are required to obtain a visa before arriving at the border.
Passport expiration date
Did you know that some countries won’t let you in if your passport is about to expire? Most countries require the passport to be valid for at least 6 more months to enter the country. Some require 3 or 4 months.
So if your passport is expiring anytime soon, it’s worth researching the requirements for the destination you’re visiting beforehand.