TRAVEL UPDATES

Traveling back to the US 

If traveling internationally, you must get a COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before you return by air to the United States. You are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States. ETS will help guests on our trips to make sure they are able to get the testing and documentation needed to return home.


Israel

4-21-21 ETS interview with the Israel Ministry of Tourism


4-13-21 Announcement from Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday said it will reopen the country to vaccinated foreign tourists in May, more than a year after closing its borders to most international visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tourism Ministry said a limited number of tourist groups will be allowed to enter the country starting May 23, with individual visitors allowed at a later stage. All foreign tourists entering the country will be tested for coronavirus before boarding flights to Israel and must present a serological test to prove they have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Israel suffered a major economic blow due to the coronavirus pandemic. In recent months, it has carried out highly successful vaccination program that has allowed it to reopen most sectors of the economy. But the tourism industry, limited only to serving Israelis, remains blighted.

“After opening the economy, it is time to allow tourism in a careful and calculated manner,” Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said in a joint statement with the Tourism Ministry.


EU General

4-21-21

"Americans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union this summer" - Ursula von der Leyen, President, European Commission

Von der Leyen did not offer a timeline on when exactly tourist travel might open up or details on how it would occur.


Greece

4-19-21

As of April 19, residents of the European Union, the United States, the UK, Israel, Serbia and the UAE who have been inoculated or present a negative PCR test up to 72 hours prior to arrival are free to enter Greece and must abide by domestic restrictions on movement. 


Mexico

4-21-21

Flights to Mexico are available and there is no testing requirements in place to enter (you can expect temperature checks and other screenings upon arrival).


Egypt

4-19-21

Travelers from the US to Egypt need to present a negative PCR Covid-19 test result, taken no more than 96 hours before flight departure. 

Travelers must present paper copies; digital copies aren't accepted. Children 5 and younger are exempt. You may be required to show proof of health insurance.