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Travel Entry and Exit/Tour Requirements

Last Updated 9.8.21

Travel Entry and Exit Requirements

International and Domestic Guided Tour Entry Requirements:

  • Vaccination required
  • Sign health screening form on first day of tour (provided by your trip guide)
  • Some countries may also require a negative test result and entry forms—see country-specific entry requirements below

International and Domestic Self-Guided Tour Entry Requirements:

  • Vaccination required
  • Some countries may also require negative test and entry forms—see country-specific entry requirements below

Please note: the European Union has recommended that its member countries update entry requirements for international travelers. These recommendations are non-binding and it is up to each constituent country to determine how to interpret them. We anticipate that some EU countries will update their entry requirements in the coming weeks and we will keep you informed of any changes as they occur. In addition, we will keep this page up to date with any new information we receive, including any new requirements for admission to the EU.

ALL DESTINATIONS

Country Walkers requires all participants to:

(1) Provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine course (one or two shots, depending on the brand) completed no later than 14 days before the tour commences; AND

(2) Travel with CDC vaccination card and be prepared to provide proof of vaccine as needed to gain entry to some public spaces such as restaurants, hotels, indoor spaces, outdoor events, etc. This requirement varies by destination.

Participants may not join the tour unless they comply with the requirements. Proof must be provided to Country Walkers by email to [email protected] no later than 14 days before the tour commences. Proof includes the original vaccination record document issued by either: (a) the health authority that administered the vaccination (i.e. US CDC’s Vaccination Record Card); or (b) the participant’s medical provider that administered the vaccination.

There also may be country- and airline-specific requirements for testing prior to travel and as a requirement to enter a country. Participants should monitor these requirements as well so they may make appropriate arrangements for this pre-travel/pre-arrival testing.

Self-Guided Tour participants are not required to complete the health screening form.

Face masks are required for all guests and trip guides on all transfers and as required by local laws and guidelines. As of July 28, 2021, the National Park Service has implemented a mask requirement for all indoor spaces and vehicles within national parks.

If you are traveling on a multi-country tour or are traveling on your own before or after our tour, please check all countries that you plan to visit. See details below for each country.

Before Returning to the US from abroad: All travelers returning to the US are required to show negative COVID-19 test results in order to board their flights back to the US. We do not recommend using a local testing site as wait times may vary and may result in missing your flight. The CDC recently expanded the options to include some self-administered tests, for example: Abbott’s BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kit. Order a rapid-test pack prior to your departure and pack it in your carry-on. All travelers are responsible for the cost associated with this requirement as well as the collection of their test results. Please contact Emed.com directly with questions.

Please note: that the over-the-counter tests with similar names that can be found on Amazon or at CVS, like BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self Test Kit, will not fulfill the CDC requirement for entry back into the US.

Click here to find country specific information:
Canada | Europe | Africa | Asia | South America

Each country section below will note requirements for entry.  Requirements are very specific; please pay close attention to timing for testing requirements.  If you are not within the required guidelines, you may be denied entry into the country.  Information on face mask regulations and protective measures can be found by clicking the link to the country website. This information is subject to change. Please check the country page for up-to-date information and check with the airline operating your flights for specifics. Please be aware that any guests may be subject to random testing in airports.

CANADA  – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Canada and Country Walkers
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Submittal of travel information in Canada’s ArriveCAN travel app. Travelers must be asymptomatic upon arrival. Travelers are encouraged to hand carry original copies of COVID vaccine certificates and PCR test results.
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

EUROPE

Austriaclick here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Belgiumclick here for current requirements

Croatiaclick here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Show proof of hotel booking (final documents booklet should suffice)
  • Complete travel announcement form
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Czech Republic – click here for current requirements 

Denmark – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

England – click here for current requirements

Finland  – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers.
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

France – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • A sworn declaration completed prior to arrival
  • Complete application form and submit prior to travel with other documents requested to receive QR code needed to enter restaurants, museums, and other public areas.
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Germany  – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Complete Digital Registration Form Prior to Departure
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Greece – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Complete a Passenger Location Form within 24 hours of arrival
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Hungary – click here for current requirements  

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival if entering by air
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Iceland – click here for current requirements

Ireland – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Complete a Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours prior to travel
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Italy – click here for current requirements  

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen test within 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Complete Passenger Locator Form
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Latvia – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Lithuania – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Complete questionnaire 48 hours before arrival
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Luxembourg – click here for current requirements  

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

The Netherlands – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers and the Netherlands
  • Complete health declaration provided by your airline
  • Mandatory quarantine for 10 days on arrival
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Poland – click here for current requirements

Portugal – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of boarding or rapid antigen test within 48 hours of boarding your flight to Portugal
  • Upon hotel check-in, rapid antigen self-test carried out on the spot, at the door of the establishment, under supervision of the persons in charge of the premises may be required. Please see section III – General Requirements for details.
  • Complete passenger locator card within 48 hours prior to travel
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Scotland  – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Slovakia – click here for current requirements

Slovenia – click here for current requirements

Spain – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Complete a Spain Travel Health Form within 48 hours of their departure
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Sweden – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Switzerland  – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Complete entry form prior to arrival
  • Register for COVID certificate for entry into restaurants/bars/etc (This can take 1-2 weeks to receive)
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

AFRICA

Botswana – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure from Botswana
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Morocco  – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Complete a Public Health form prior to arrival
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

South Africa  – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test within 72 hours prior to arrival
  • All travelers will be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Zambia – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

ASIA

Japan – click here for current requirements – travel for tourism is currently not permitted

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

New Zealand  – click here for current requirements  – travel for tourism is currently not permitted

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Vietnam  – click here for current requirements– travel for tourism is currently not permitted

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina  – click here for current requirements – travel for tourism is currently not permitted

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Chile  – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Validate vaccination status to obtain mobility pass
  • Fill out the “Affidavit for Travelers” form online, up to 48 hours before departure
  • Mandatory isolation for 5 days after entry
  • Have medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000, which covers any expenses caused by Covid-19.
  • For 14 days after you enter the country, you will receive a follow-up form sent daily to your e-mail. Timely completion is mandatory.
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Ecuador – click here for current requirements

  • Vaccination required by Country Walkers
  • Entry to Galapagos: Obtain a transit control card at the airport prior to departing on your flight to the Galapagos. Your guides will assist with this at the airport.
  • Entry to Galapagos: Present a mandatory negative PCR test no more than 72 hours before entering the Galapagos. Our operator will assist with arranging this test on tour.  Guests are responsible for all testing costs.
  • Return to US: negative antigen test taken within 3 days of departure is required for entry in US. Click here for details.

Peru  – click here for current requirements

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