As of June 2021, the German Government lifted all travel restrictions for persons residing in the U.S. to once again travel to Germany for all purposes. However, a proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test result are still required for entry. Additionally, Germany no longer categorizes the U.S. as a risk area and now permits travelers to enter Germany without digitally registering for entry or quarantine upon arrival. For additional information and current requirements please visit:
Additional information about this program can be found on the below websites:
Store copies of any COVID related documentation such as testing, recovery and vaccination paperwork with your passport so it's automatically in hand when you travel.
Under federal mandate, as of June 2021, face masks are still mandatory on all U.S. domestic flights for any traveler over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status. This rule applies at TSA checkpoint, inside airports, on all U.S. domestic flights and the majority of international flights. PCR tests are usually required for entering a foreign country. It's best to be diligent and assume nothing. Check, re-check and check one last time. Regulations change constantly. Where some destinations may be reducing their requirements, others may increase theirs – don't make assumptions about where you are going based on how things are in your current location. When making your travel plans, review what is needed as your travel departure date approaches in case you need a test or if other requirements have changed.
Air Travel Tips!
Tip #1: TSA now allows bottles of hand sanitizer up to 12 ounces. Take advantage of this increase and take a larger bottle with you. This will give you plenty of juice to sanitize not only yourself, but the places that you sit in the terminal, the plane, your hotel rooms and other public spaces you spend time in during your travel.
Tip #2: In-flight services are still not uniformly available and can be unpredictable. Bring your own in-flight snacks and beverages with you. Some airport shops and restaurants remain closed or have reduced hours (especially early and late in the day), plan ahead for this by bringing snacks from home and an empty water bottle and some drink powder that you can mix when you have cleared TSA security screening.
Your smart phone can be an amazing asset when planning your travel and keeping up to date on any changes once you have embarked on your trip.Consider utilizing the following helpful tools that are offered free of charge by government agencies:
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
STEP is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs and provided enrollees with important information and safety conditions about destination countries allowing you to make informed decisions while planning and during your travel. The program will also make it easy for the Embassy to contact you in the case of an emergency such as a natural disaster or civil unrest and allow family and friends to reach you via the consulate in the case of a family crisis. The Smart Traveler App has recently been added to further enhance the user experience, allowing access via your smart phone.
Smart Traveler App for STEP
Created by the U.S. Department of State, this app provides specific government information such as current travel warnings and alerts for international destinations and contact information for U.S. embassies and consulates.If you belong to the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) can also access this account through the Smart Traveler App.
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CDC TravWell App
Be aware of any potential health risks before and during your travels. Download the free CDC TravWell app to get up-to-date health warnings for locations around the world. This app lets you prepare and plan well in advance by logging your destinations ahead of time, getting the information on necessary vaccines and medications and storing your travel documents and medical records all in one place.
Our team at RTTtravel is available during normal business hours to assist you with your travel plans and answer any questions you may have that can't be found in the resources above.
We look forward to working with you and wish you safe and happy travels!