No, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. But the good news is that COVID-19 has seemingly settled into something we will just need to deal with rationally, from now on. If you are planning international travel and you worry about Covid-19, here are some tips.

Essentials for ALL international travelers

  • Protecting yourself and those around you
    • Bring your Covid-19 vaccines up to date before you travel.
    • Although no one requires testing, do consider getting a test before you go.
    • Wear your mask when you travel, especially in public transportation.
    • Get another test after you arrive.
  • Be sure to check entry and exit requirements for the country you are traveling to. CDC country list
  • CDC says: “If you are a non-U.S. citizen or a non-U.S. immigrant, you MUST show proof of being fully vaccinated with the primary series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine before you board your flight to the United States. Only limited exceptions apply.”

Plan Ahead!

International travel and Covid-19 is still a bit complicated

  • Get up to date with your Covid-19 vaccines.
  • Follow all requirements of airlines, cruise lines, buses, etc., including mask-wearing, proof of vaccination, or testing at your destination.
  • If you have a weakened immune system or are at increased risk for severe disease, ask your healthcare provider to help you with additional layers of protection.
  • If you will be visiting someone at higher risk of getting very sick from Covid-19, learn how to protect them.

For thorough information about international travel and Covid-19, read the CDC’s resource.

Call on your trusted doctor, Chaitali Nangrani, M.D., for testing and help with keeping safe while you are on international travel. As part of our Woodlands Functional Family Medicine family, we care for your whole family.

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