Dec 8. December is one of the busiest travel months of the year as people hit the road for Christmas and New Year’s. Thankfully, the travel restrictions are minimal, and it’s easy to get to long-distance destinations to visit family or go sightseeing.
There are no travel restrictions within the United States and its outlying territories, such as Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents traveling abroad won’t need a return entry Covid-19 test or display proof of a coronavirus vaccine to re-enter the country.
Canada remains open to United States residents by air and land crossing for the first Christmas travel season since the pandemic began.
Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States won’t encounter any pre-arrival travel requirements to enter the various Central American and South American countries. However, unvaccinated travelers must obtain a negative pre-arrival test result to enter these nations:
Several nations continue to have indoor mask mandates.
The Caribbean is a pristine destination to visit this month to escape the cold temperatures of the mainland. Additionally, hurricane season is nearly complete, making extreme weather less probable.
With one notable exception, the various islands are open for tourism without getting a pre-arrival test or showing proof of vaccination.