While we have a way to go before people can travel wherever they like, the list of destinations travelers can visit is expanding just in time for summer. Here are some of the top places that have recently reopened to international travel:
In the United States some of the top tourist destinations including national parks, Las Vegas, and New Orleans have begun reopening in stages over the past few weeks, with more domestic destinations and iconic sites and attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort and other theme parks, scheduled to welcome back guests in the near future. The U.S. Virgin Islands were among the first Caribbean destinations to reopen when it began welcoming back leisure travelers on June 1.
In Mexico, Cancun, Riviera Maya and the Mexican Caribbean are beginning to open up this summer, while Los Cabos has begun a phased reopening of its own as it anticipates more flights from the U.S. later this month. Although Americans still face obstacles in terms of non-essential travel, it's clear that the destinations are trending in the right direction.
Although Jamaica reopened its borders to international travelers on June 15, under the initial reopening phase, travel will be limited to a "coronavirus-resilient corridor" along the island's northern coast stretching from Negril to Port Antonio. Arrivals will undergo a temperature check and be required to follow local safety protocols in addition to completing a travel authorization application.