The state of travel has changed a lot in the last few weeks and the updates come daily. Some European countries have or are planning soon to open their borders to vaccinated travelers, some require testing, some countries require you to fly on a Covid-Tested flight, others require insurance, and some don’t.
On any given day entry guidance can change, so it’s important to review entry rules both when you book, and again just before you travel. While there are more places Americans can go today, it’s not as simple as it was in early 2020.
Next week I head to Croatia for an American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Destination Expo in Dubrovnik, my first trip to Europe since 2019.
Watch out for those basic economy fares – they are back and non-changeable use it or lose it again. It costs about $50 in most markets for a fare that allows changes without a fee, plus you won’t have to board last! Most tickets purchased between March 2020 and March 2021 will be valid until 12/31/2022. Any tickets purchased after 3/31/2021 will be valid for 1 year from the issue date. Expect the airlines to continue to tighten flexibility rules as the recovery continues.