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The US State Department advises that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Warnings will be designated from Levels 1 to 4 depending on country-specific conditions. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States. (Editor note: The lifting of the global travel advisory is not an endorsement or a green light to travel to a country or nation of your choosing. The original blanket Do Not Travel advisory has now been revised to country-specific warnings. It’s up to each traveler to research and meet the criteria to travel to, and or from that destination.

As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination. You can see the world at a glance on the State Department’s color-coded map.

The CDC offers a handy guide of things to consider before you travel within the United States. The government organization also offers a comprehensive Q & A travel section with common issues such as “Should I cancel my trip?” and “Should I go on a cruise?”

Where can U.S. travelers go now? Currently, there are 55 countries with no entry restrictions (entry may depend on the traveler’s citizenship, point of origin, or other specific regulations) whereas 70 remain completely closed to tourists. Kayak updates the worldwide picture each day with a color-coded global snapshot and/or details for each nation or island.

Europe is now open for travelers from select countries. Here’s a Country-By-Country Timetable Guide from Forbes.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has a tracker with daily updates for each island nation from A (Anguilla) to V (the US and British Virgin Island). Get info on whether airports and cruise ports are open if restaurants are allowed sit-down service and more.

As to domestic travel, restrictions vary by state for outside visitors. Check out this updated state-by-state guide from Travel & Leisure.

The CDC has released new travel guidelines to protect yourself when using public transit, rideshares, taxis, micro-mobility devices, and personal vehicles.
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Today’s HOT Domestic & International Deals from Atlanta:

Thanksgiving & Spring Ski 2021! Denver $77-177 round-trip, one-way permitted

  • Travel dates at $77: Oct 27-Dec 8
  • Travel dates at $137-$177: Jan 5-May 18
  • Airlines: Frontier, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $500+
  • Find cheap hotels in DEN: HotwirePriceline

Think Ski! Steamboat Springs, Colorado $236-$278 round-trip

  • American travel dates: Dec 17-March 24
  • United travel dates: Oct 6-Nov 19; Dec 2-17; Jan 5-May 6
  • Airlines: one connection
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in HDN: HotwirePriceline

Christmas, New Year, Spring Break! Steamboat Springs, Colorado $298-$326 round-trip, or $149-$163 each way

  • Travel dates: Dec 19-April 5 west and east
  • Airlines: Southwest, one connection
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in HDN: HotwirePriceline

San Juan, Puerto Rico $187-$297 round-trip

  • Travel dates: Nov 20-Dec 30; Jan 6-20
  • Airlines: Frontier, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in SJU: HotwirePriceline

Thanksgiving through Summer 2021! Phoenix $237-$307 round-trip

  • Travel dates at $237: Oct 23-Feb 23
  • Travel dates at $307: March 9-August 3
  • Airlines: American or Delta, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in PHX: HotwirePriceline

Thanksgiving through Summer 2021! Palm Springs $258-$288 round-trip

  • Travel dates: Oct 20-Aug 3
  • Airlines: American or United, one connection (1x week each)
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in PSP: HotwirePriceline

Thanksgiving through Summer 2021! St Thomas USVI $365 round-trip

  • Travel dates: Oct 5-August 14
  • Airlines: Delta, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $800+
  • Find cheap hotels in STT: HotwirePriceline

Thanksgiving! Hawaii: Oahu, Kauai or Maui $494-$594 round-trip
The Hawaiian Islands is set to reopen to visitors with no quarantine restrictions eff October 15 (w recent neg test)

  • Travel dates: Oct 12-Dec 9; Jan 4-March 10
  • Airlines: United, one connection
  • Typical fare: $900+
  • Find cheap hotels in LIH: HotwirePriceline

Nairobi, Kenya or Cairo, Egypt $619-$624 round-trip

  • Travel dates: Jan 8-July 5
  • Airlines: Lufthansa, one connection
  • Typical fare: $1,400+
  • Find cheap hotels in NBO: HotwirePriceline

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Today’s HOT Domestic & International Deals from various U.S. gateways:

Christmas, New Year, Spring Break! Dallas – Steamboat Springs $138-$220 round-trip, or $69-$110 each way

  • Travel dates: Dec 19-April 5 west and east
  • Airlines: Southwest, one connection
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in HDN: HotwirePriceline

Thanksgiving through New Year! Miami – Cancun $154-$203 round-trip

  • Travel dates: Oct 4-April 21
  • Airlines: American, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in CUN: HotwirePriceline

Spring & Summer! San Francisco – Barcelona $229 round-trip

  • Travel dates: Jan 11-Aug 7
  • Airlines: TAP Portugal, one connection (free Lisbon stopover)
  • Typical fare: $900+
  • Find cheap hotels in BCN: HotwirePriceline

Thanksgiving through Spring! Boston – Ponta Delgada, Azores $293 round-trip

  • Travel dates: Oct 4-Dec 12; Jan 16-May 26
  • Airlines: TAP Portugal, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $900+
  • Find cheap hotels in PDL: HotwirePriceline

Thanksgiving to Summer! New York – Reykjavik, Iceland $398-$445 round-trips 

  • Travel dates: Oct 5-May 31
  • Airlines: Icelandair, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $900+
  • Find cheap hotels in REK: HotwirePriceline

Thanksgiving & Summer 2021! DC – Zurich $428 round-trip

  • Travel dates: March 5-July 31
  • Airlines: TAP Portugal, one connection (free Lisbon stopover)
  • Typical fare: $1,200+
  • Find cheap hotels in ZRH: HotwirePriceline

Caribbean & Latin/Central America

Miami – Aruba $190 round-trip
Miami – Port of Spain, Trinidad
$197 round-trip
Miami – San Juan PR $99 round-trip
Miami – Punta Cana DR $208 round-trip
Miami – Santo Domingo DR $224 round-trip
Miami – Montego Bay $234 round-trip
Miami – Turks & Caicos
$217 round-trip
Miami – Grand Cayman $225 round-trip
Miami – St. Thomas USVI $243 round-trip
Miami – St. Kitts & Nevis $350 round-trip

  • AUA travel dates: Sept 4-April 20
  • POS travel dates: Oct 7-June 26
  • SJU travel dates: Sept 8-Dec 10; Jan 12-Feb 25
  • PUJ travel dates: Oct 2-April 20
  • SDQ travel dates: Sept 1-April 20
  • MBJ travel dates: Sept 1-April 20
  • PLS travel dates: Oct 3-April 20
  • GCM travel dates: Oct 7-April 20
  • STT travel dates: Sept 4-Dec 16; Dec 31-Feb 2
  • SKB travel dates: Oct 3-July 2
  • Airline: American, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $800+
  • Find cheap hotels in PLS: HotwirePriceline

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In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, most domestic and international airlines are currently offering no-fee changes with varying policies. In many cases, fare differences will apply when rebooking for future travel dates.

Should you even travel domestically? Here’s Clark’s advice: “What I’ve been recommending to anyone with travel plans outside the United States is that you just have to keep watching this. You need to make your own decision now that rebooking policies have become more favorable from most travel suppliers,” Clark says. “And that means making your own decision in terms of your health and how you feel about traveling. Traveling is about fun and getting away from it all, but if you’re going to feel a wall of worry, don’t go right now.”


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