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Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

Travel Restriction Map Worldwide: Entry Requirements Pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Is this a handy and useful tool?

During the height of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, travel restrictions were basically simple for entry to many countries and territories around the world: quarantine for up to 14 days; a valid negative 2019 Novel Coronavirus test; unvaccinated people were unwelcome; a combination thereof — or absolutely no entry or exit permitted at all…

Travel Restriction Map Worldwide: Entry Requirements Pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

…but now that restrictions have been easing and the requirements of different countries and territories vary widely and changes seem to be happening quickly — by the hour at times, as demonstrated by a federal judge ruling that the federal mask mandate for modes of public transportation in the United States was unlawful, which led to most airlines and other transportation conveyances to suddenly no longer require that masks and cloth coverings for the mouth and nose be worn — keeping track of which country and territory requires what may potentially be a daunting task.

A tool called Sherpa allows you to not only customize your travel options to get information as to what will be required of you in almost every country or territory in the world pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus; but you can also view a map of the world at a glance to see which countries and territories have more restrictive policies than others.

For example, if you are fully vaccinated and based in the United States, 104 countries and territories are currently open for travel for you with which neither testing nor quarantine is required; 75 countries and territories require testing; 12 countries and territories require both testing and quarantine; and 16 countries and territories restrict entry, with travel open only to returning citizens and those who meet strict requirements…

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…and  if you are not fully vaccinated and based in the United States, 37 countries and territories are currently open for travel for you with which neither testing nor quarantine is required; 81 countries and territories require testing; 29 countries and territories require both testing and quarantine; and 60 countries and territories restrict entry, with travel open only to returning citizens and those who meet strict requirements…

Map ©2022 Visa Run Incorporated. All rights reserved.

You can also place your cursor over a country or territory to get its name and detailed information at any time — and you can also zoom in on the map to see the names of the countries and territories at a glance.

Map ©2022 Visa Run Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Whether you are fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or unvaccinated, the travel restrictions to 26 countries and territories are currently unknown. All figures and numbers are accurate at the time this article was written.

Final Boarding Call

The Sherpa map tool can be potentially handy for planning trips in an ever-changing world with regard to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic — especially if it is constantly updated with the latest information — but before you book your reservations for flights, lodging, and ground transportation, ensure that you heed its disclaimer: “Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.”

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

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