A Guide to Travel in 2022

We know travelers are eager to cross borders that have been closed over the last two years. This page is meant to be a useful tool for identifying which Travel For Teens destinations are open to US travelers and their respective entry requirements.

Non-US Citizens are welcome to join any of our open enrollment programs. Non-US Citizens should contact their respective embassy to determine their eligibility both from a health passport/vaccine requirement stance as well as what Visa documentation is needed.

Unvaccinated travelers are welcome to join our domestic programs in the US, however, they are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.

Due to the ever-changing and unpredictable nature of foreign entry requirements and in-country restrictions for unvaccinated travelers, Travel For Teens cannot accommodate unvaccinated participants on all international programs at this time.

This page will be frequently updated, but as entry requirements are constantly changing please contact us to confirm current information. We encourage all interested families to schedule a time to talk to us here or to call us 7 days a week at 888-457-4534.

Open to Vaccinated US Travelers

Closed to US Travelers

Europe

 

Austria

Fully vaccinated persons and persons who recently recovered from COVID-19 arriving from the U.S. will continue to be allowed to enter Austria without being subject to mandatory quarantine regardless of their travel purpose. Proof of vaccination/recovery must be presented upon entry. No pre-travel registration is necessary.

Programs in Austria

Belgium

According to the Embassy of Belgium in the United States, U.S. residents may travel from the United States to Belgium without an Essential Travel Certificate if they can present a valid vaccination certificate. Travelers from the United States who cannot present a valid vaccination certificate will not be permitted to travel to Belgium for non-essential reasons unless they hold an EU citizenship or residency.

Programs in Belgium

Croatia

Travelers must also complete the following “Enter Croatia” form the day of arrival or prior to arrival, and bring proof of pre-paid accommodation (TFT will provide this for all travelers one week ahead of departure).

All travelers will be required upon arrival to show ”Proof of vaccination card (the actual card) showing you are 14 or more days since your final shot

 

Programs in Croatia

Czech Republic

Travelers must also complete the following Personal Locator Form (PLF) prior to arrival

All travelers will be required upon arrival to show ”Proof of vaccination card (the actual card) showing you are 14 or more days since your final shot

Programs in Czech Republic

Denmark

Effective September 4, the United States is classified as “orange” for purposes of entry into Denmark.  Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States may travel to Denmark for any reason, including for tourism, with proof you have been fully vaccinated with a European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved vaccine and it has been 14 days or longer since your last vaccine shot.  Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States are also exempt from testing and quarantine requirements upon arrival in Denmark. You must present documentation that you are fully vaccinated which includes:  your name, your date of birth, what disease you were vaccinated against, the vaccine name, your vaccination status, and the date of vaccination (both first and second dose if your vaccine had more than one dose). Visit the Danish government COVID-19 website (in English) for detailed information about travel to Denmark by fully vaccinated travelers from the United States.  We recommend you print out and carry with you a copy of the Danish government guidelines to demonstrate to airline personnel that you are exempt from COVID-related travel restrictions in place.

Programs in Denmark

England

If you are fully vaccinated, before you travel to England you must book and pay for a COVID-19 test – to be taken before the end of day 2 in England and complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England. You can choose a lateral flow test or a PCR test. You will need to enter your COVID-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form. If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2. The day you arrive is day 0. You must book this test before you travel.

Fully vaccinated means that you have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England. The day you had your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days. The vaccine must be administered under either:

a) the UK vaccination program
b) an overseas vaccination program with approved proof of vaccination for travel to the UK

Check which vaccines are approved and the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination here.

Proving your vaccination status:
If you are fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination program, you can prove your vaccination status using NHS COVID Pass for England and Wales.

There are different ways to prove your vaccination status if you were vaccinated outside of the UK. Check what proof is required for the country or territory where you were vaccinated here.

If you cannot prove that you qualify under the fully vaccinated rules, you must follow the rules for people who are not fully vaccinated.

Programs in England

 

Estonia

Vaccinated travelers are permitted to enter. Travelers entering Estonia are required to complete a declaration of health prior to entering the country. This form can be completed online, up to 72 hours prior to entry.

Programs in Estonia

Finland

Vaccinated travelers from all countries (including the United States) are now permitted to enter Finland. To qualify as a vaccinated traveler, you must have received the last dose of a valid COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. A list of vaccines accepted in Finland is provided by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Programs in Finland

France

Fully vaccinated travelers need only proof of vaccination; no COVID test or quarantine is necessary. France accepts the CDC card as sufficient proof.

Programs in France

Germany

Entry from any other country for any purpose (including visits and tourism)  is only possible for fully vaccinated people. The traveler must have received the last vaccination dose that is necessary for full vaccination at least 14 days before the date of travel, and the vaccine the person has received must be among those listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute. Travelers who have visited a high-risk area or area of a variant of concern in the last ten days must register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de before arriving in Germany and carry proof of registration with them upon entry.

Programs in Germany

Greece

The Greek Government requires travelers to fill out a passenger locator form (PLF). Complete this form no less than 48 hours prior to departure. You will need an address for accommodation. You only need to add the information for the first hotel during your stay which can be found in your profile in MyTFT on the left side of the dashboard under “Additional Items” then “Accommodations”. For safety and security, we have not published the hotel name here.

Passengers also will be required to show their Proof of vaccination card (the actual card) showing you are 14 or more days since your final shot

To read more about the requirements click here.

Programs in Greece

Hungary

As of August 8, 2021, U.S. citizens may enter Hungary by air with a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours. The test results may be in Hungarian or English. There are no restrictions for entry into Hungary by road, rail, or waterway, regardless of a traveler’s nationality.

Programs in Hungary

Iceland

All travelers – regardless of origin – are welcome to visit Iceland if they can show either a certificate of full vaccination against COVID or a certificate of previous COVID infection. See What do I need on my certificate of vaccination or previous infection?

Do you need to have a negative test result? Yes, most passengers must have a negative test (PCR or rapid antigen) taken within 72 hours of departure when traveling to Iceland. Important notes: Self-tests are not accepted. For passengers flying from England, NHS tests are not accepted.

Children born 2005 or later:

Do not need to pre-register.
Do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.
Do not need to undergo a screening test due to traveling.
Can be pre-registered and tested upon arrival if they wish.

Travelers born in 2004 and earlier:

Are required to fill out this pre-registration before departure.
Are required to present a negative COVID-19 test, that is not more than 72 hours old at boarding. A negative test can be a PCR or antigen.

Programs in Iceland

Ireland

For travelers arriving into Ireland from the United States who present valid proof of vaccination, no travel-related testing or quarantine is necessary.

Programs in Ireland

Italy

To travel to Italy from the US you must fill in the Passenger Locator Form before entering and present a COVID-19 green pass or certificate on arrival issued by the health authority of their country certifying complete vaccination against COVID-19, performed at least 14 days beforehand, using a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Travelers from Canada, Japan, and the United States of America may alternatively present a COVID-19 green pass of successful recovery or certification of successful recovery issued by competent health authorities. You must also present a document certifying that you have performed a molecular or antigenic swab test in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Italy with negative results.
Green Passes must be in Italian, English, French or Spanish and can be presented in digital or printed formats.

Programs in Italy

Monaco

The US is classified by Monaco as an orange zone. Regardless of nationality, anyone aged 16 or over, who wishes to enter the Principality from a foreign country that is classified in the orange zone, must present one of the following documents:
a) A complete vaccination for the “COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen” vaccine, 28 days after the administration of a dose or for other vaccines, 7 days after the administration of the 2nd dose, or the single-dose for people who have had COVID19. Proof of COVID19 recovery certificate: positive PCR test more than 11 days old and less than 6 months old.

Programs in Monaco

Netherlands

Tourists and foreign travelers from countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands can enter the Netherlands. The US is currently considered a high-risk country so travel for tourism purposes from the US to the Netherlands is not allowed.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate the Netherlands will be open to fully vaccinated US travelers by summer 2022. In the unlikely event that the Netherlands remains closed to U.S. Visitors in the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be revised to avoid the Netherlands.

Programs in the Netherlands

Norway

The U.S. CDC vaccine card is not accepted as proof of vaccination upon entry to Norway. If you wish to be counted as a vaccinated person upon entry, your vaccine must be registered in one of the following registries: the Norwegian, Swedish or Danish registries which has a certificate with a QR code that can be verified by the Norwegian authorities, or a COVID-19 certificate following the EU rules for digital corona certificates. The Norwegian government can only advise on how to register the vaccine in the Norwegian system.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate that Norway will revise its position and recognize the CDC vaccine card and will be open to fully vaccinated US travelers by summer 2022. In the unlikely event that Norway fails to recognize CDC vaccination cards by the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be revised to avoid Norway.

Programs in Norway

Poland

Travelers, regardless of their citizenship, arriving in Poland from outside of the Schengen Area or EEA countries (including the U.S.) are subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine. It is not possible to perform a test upon arrival at the airport. Travelers may be released from quarantine only in the event of a negative test result performed no earlier than 7 days from the date of arrival in Poland.

Quarantine is not required for persons who have been issued a COVID-19 certificate of vaccination with a vaccine authorized in the European Union.

Before checking in, a person crossing the state border of the Republic of Poland fills in the Traveler’s Location Card in an electronic form, and if this is not possible – a hard copy of TLC is provided by the cabin crew.

Programs in Poland

Portugal

Visitors from the United States are permitted to enter Portugal with an EU Digital Vaccination Certificate, or a negative SARSCoV-2 lab result of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), for example, a PCR test, performed at least 72 hours before boarding, or a rapid antigen test (TRAg), performed within 48 hours of boarding.
Passenger Locator Card must be completed and submitted.

Programs in Portugal

Scotland

Fully vaccinated travelers can travel to Scotland. Make sure you obtain proof of your vaccination status. Organize your on-arrival test, at least 72 hours before your trip. You can now choose to take a lateral flow test, rather than the more expensive PCR test. You must also fill in a passenger locator form, within 48 hours before your trip. When you arrive in Scotland you must take your on-arrival test by day 2 of arrival in Scotland.

See the further information here for more detail on booking and taking tests and filling out your form.

Programs in Scotland

Slovenia

U.S. citizens on non-essential travel are permitted only if fully vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid-19. Travelers who have completed the vaccine regimen with the following vaccines are accepted for entry: BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Serum Institute of India AstraZeneca, and Chinese Sinovac Biotech and Sinopharm. Note the times required after vaccination for these common U.S. vaccines: seven days since the second dose of Pfizer; 14 days since the second dose of Moderna; 14 days since the first dose of Johnson & Johnson. Generally, U.S. vaccination records are accepted; see the Slovenian Border website for vaccination proof requirements

Programs in Slovenia

Spain

U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain on non-essential travel, (such as tourism) if they show proof of vaccination. Please read the detailed information on the Spain Ministry of Health’s website. All travelers from the United States to Spain must present a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal, obtained through the website or by downloading the SpTH app in Google Play or App Store for each traveler.

Programs in Spain

Sweden

Sweden has removed the United States from its list of countries whose residents are exempted from its entry ban.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate that Sweden will revise its position and will be open to fully vaccinated US travelers by summer 2022. In the unlikely event that Sweden fails to permit fully vaccinated US travelers by the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be revised to avoid Sweden.

Programs in Sweden

Switzerland

Vaccinated travelers are authorized to enter Switzerland provided they present a VALID COVID-19 vaccination certificate proving full vaccination within the last 12 months with an approved vaccine. For more information, see the section entitled Entering Switzerland – Which COVID-19 vaccines allow entry to Switzerland? on the FOPH’s website. All travelers arriving in Switzerland must fill out the entry form before departure (no exceptions).

Programs in Switzerland

 

Latin America

 

Belize

All travelers are required upon arrival to show proof of vaccination card (the actual card) showing you are 14 or more days since your final shot.

Additionally – all travelers will need to present a letter stating that they are participating in a group tour staying at our accommodation which is a “Gold Standard Hotel”. This letter will be sent to Belize travelers one week ahead of departure.

Programs in Belize

Costa Rica

Effective 8/1/21: All tourists under 18 years of age can enter the country without a Costa Rican government-approved travel policy. Additionally, all tourists who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and inoculated with Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson can enter the country without a travel policy. The last dose of the vaccine must have been applied at least 14 days before arrival in Costa Rica.

Vaccinated tourists must attach the vaccination certificate to the Health Pass. As proof, vaccination certificates and vaccination cards that contain at least the following information will be accepted:

1. Name of the person who received the vaccine

2. Date of each dose

3. Pharmaceutical house

In the case of U.S. travelers, the “COVID-19 vaccination record card” will be accepted.

You can find the Health Pass Form here

Programs in Costa Rica

Ecuador

All travelers are required upon arrival to show proof of vaccination card (the actual card) showing you are 14 or more days since your final shot.

All passengers will be required to fill out the following Traveler Health Declaration upon arrival.

Programs in Ecuador

Peru

To travel to Peru complete the electronic health sworn statement here.
You must also have a negative molecular test with a result date no more than 72 hours before boarding at your point of origin.

Programs in Peru

North America

 

Lower 48

As of fall 2021, almost all US States have dropped their travel restrictions. Quarantine and vaccination proof is not required to travel between states that Travel For Teens travels to with the exception of: Hawaii which has its own guidelines, California which requires proof of vaccination for certain activities and indoor dining, and Alaska which encourages testing.

Alaska

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Alaska. Pre-travel testing isn’t required, but it’s highly encouraged and free at participating airports. All travelers to Alaska can get a free Covid-19 vaccine at participating airports. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Hawaii

As of October 4, 2021, Hawaii still had the strictest entry requirements of any state. People who aren’t fully vaccinated still need a negative Covid-19 test to enter from a specific Hawaii Trusted Travel Partner testing center. Check here for all the details in terms of how to register ahead of your visit to Hawaii.

Travelers entering the state from the U.S. and its Territories who have been fully vaccinated in the United States (including its Territories) may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to Safe Travels and printed out prior to departure and the traveler must have a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaiʻi. The State of Hawai‘i will also accept vaccine records that are digitally validated by Digital Health Pass Partners (AZOVACLEAR, and CommonPass). Travelers who use one of the State’s partners to link their digitally validated vaccine records with Safe Travels may enjoy expedited processing at the airport (no secondary visual inspection of paper vaccine records). Travelers who were fully vaccinated in Hawai‘i are already eligible for this exception. Note: Failure to abide by the Safe Travel Hawaii entry requirements will result in a mandatory quarantine at the traveler’s expense for 10 days.

Programs in the USA

Canada

All travelers are eligible to enter Canada if they qualify as fully vaccinated travelers regardless of citizenship. A pre-entry molecular test is required for all travelers, a rapid antigen test will not be accepted. To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler to Canada, you must have received at least 2 doses of a Government of Canada-accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines
or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine have received your second dose at least 14 full days prior to the day you enter Canada. Government of Canada-accepted COVID-19 vaccines are:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler, you must also follow these requirements:

1. Get a pre-entry negative molecular COVID test
2. Quarantine plan in case you don’t qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler
3. Upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
4. Checklist of what you need to have ready at the border
5. Arrival tests – randomized testing and exemptions

Programs in Canada

Asia

 

Cambodia

Cambodia’s government announced plans to reopen the country in several stages to fully vaccinated foreign tourists starting from the end of next month. The program beginning Nov. 30 will allow visitors who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip being quarantined if they stay at least five days in designated areas, the Tourism Ministry announced. The first such areas are two seaside provinces, Sihanoukville and Koh Kong, on the Gulf of Thailand. On arrival, visitors must show proof they have been vaccinated and take a rapid results test for COVID-19. They can proceed without quarantine if the results are negative. Siem Reap province is to be added to the quarantine-free province list in January. Other destinations will then be added if the program is judged successful, with the entire country opening up when the coronavirus is considered under control.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate Cambodia will be open to fully vaccinated US travelers by summer 2022. In the unlikely event that Cambodia remains closed to U.S. visitors in the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be revised to avoid Cambodia or will be postponed to the summer of 2023.

Programs in Cambodia

 

Bali, Indonesia

Foreign visitors who are the holders of a valid visa and/or limited stay permit can now travel to Indonesia for the first time since the doors closed to international travelers. However, visas-on-arrival are still not being granted and the use of visa-free access is still prohibited. Eligible foreign visitors entering Indonesia are required to undergo a mandatory eight days quarantine in designated facilities upon arrival.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate Bali will be open to fully vaccinated US travelers by summer 2022. In the unlikely event that Bali remains closed to U.S. visitors in the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be postponed to the summer of 2023.

Programs in Indonesia

Japan

Japan has signaled that the country will reopen for visitors in waves, the first wave anticipated as early as December 2021 or January 2022 would include fully-vaccinated business travelers, exchange students, and trainees. Quarantine for vaccinated Japanese nationals returning from business trips will also be reduced to just three days, the report said. Furthermore, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi later confirmed that Japan was looking to ease controls.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate Japan will be open to fully vaccinated US travelers by summer 2022. In the unlikely event that Japan remains closed to U.S. visitors in the summer of 2022, all Japan programs will be postponed to the summer of 2023.

Programs in Japan

Laos

Government officials are waiting to reopen borders for tourism until after more than 50% of the population is fully vaccinated. At that time, Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Ounthuang Khaophan, has alluded to plans to open to vaccinated tourists from countries with low COVID-19 risk.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate Laos will be open to fully vaccinated travelers by summer 2022. In the unlikely event that Laos remains closed to U.S. visitors in the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be revised to avoid Laos or will be postponed to the summer of 2023.

Programs in Laos

South Korea

South Korea is open for tourism but with multiple restrictions. Visitors must get tested and undergo a 14-days quarantine after arrival.

Summer 2022 Projection: South Korea has achieved one of the highest vaccination rates of any country in the world as of November 2021. We anticipate South Korea will drop its 14-day quarantine requirement at some point in 2022. In the event that South Korea does not lift its 14-day quarantine requirement ahead of the summer of 2022, our South Korea program will be postponed to the summer of 2023.

Programs in South Korea

Thailand

As of November 1, fully vaccinated travelers who have stayed a minimum of 21 days in one of 63 approved “low risk” countries and territories– including the United States, can avoid a lengthy hotel quarantine for the first time in more than 18 months. Instead, incoming travelers who meet the updated requirements will only need to stay one night in a government-approved hotel while they await the results of a Covid-19 test that will be administered upon arrival. We anticipate Thailand will be open to fully vaccinated US travelers without quarantine by summer 2022.

Programs in Thailand

Vietnam

The Vietnamese government continues to allow pre-approved foreigners and their families in exempted categories, including diplomats, officials, experts, business managers, foreign investors, high-tech workers, and other business travelers to enter Vietnam. Please note that these individuals will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine upon arrival.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate Vietnam will be open to fully vaccinated travelers by summer 2022 without the mandatory quarantine. In the event that Vietnam does not lift its quarantine requirement ahead of the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be revised to avoid Vietnam or will be postponed to the summer of 2023.

Programs in Vietnam

Oceania

 

Australia

Australia has opened its borders for its own citizens to travel abroad as the first step towards reopening since March 2020. Government officials have hinted that fully vaccinated travelers will be permitted at some point in 2022 once the country has achieved country-wide vaccination goals.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate Australia will be open to fully vaccinated travelers by summer 2022 without a mandatory quarantine. In the event that  Australia does not open by the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be postponed to the summer of 2023.

Programs in Australia

Fiji

Fiji is “more than ready” to welcome visitors back, according to its tourism board. Starting Dec. 1, 2021, the islands will reopen to fully vaccinated travelers who test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure, with a PCR test. A rapid test will also be required within 48 hours of arrival.

Programs in Fiji

New Zealand

New Zealand remains closed to foreign tourists but has begun the first phase of letting their own citizens travel abroad. Government officials have hinted that entry requirements are set to ease gradually throughout 2022 with plans to reopen its borders to “low risk” countries first. The timing of the reopening is not clear, and New Zealand has yet to publish a list of countries it considers low-risk.

Summer 2022 Projection: We anticipate New Zealand will be open to fully vaccinated travelers from low-risk countries by summer 2022 without a mandatory quarantine. In the event that New Zealand does not open by the summer of 2022, all impacted program itineraries will be postponed to the summer of 2023.

Programs in New Zealand

 

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