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COVID-19: Country Reopening Updates

May 27, 2020

As angling destinations around the world begin to reopen, we are updating our programs on a daily basis. Here is an updated list of current and expected openings.

IMPORTANT: dates and parameters can change so please Contact Yellow Dog for the latest angling travel information and to learn of our BACK ON THE WATER promotion.

UNITED STATES

The United States, Canada, and Mexico have extended their agreements to keep their shared borders closed to non-essential travel until June 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Idaho. Open and fishing.

Wyoming. Open and fishing.

Montana. Opened to travel and fishing on June 1st.

Louisiana. Open and fishing.

Alaska. Non-resident 2-week quarantine expired on June 2.

Hawaii. Non-resident and resident 2-week quarantine expired on June 30.

CANADA

Canada. Reassessing non-essential travel until further notice.

CENTRAL AMERICA

Mexico. The Yucatan and Baja Peninsulas are open to international tourists.

Belize. Belize announced on Wednesday, August 5th, that the country will remain closed to international flights. The Prime Minister has not announced a new official reopening date at this time. 

Honduras. Potentially opening in the near future (As of August 2020). 

Guatemala. Please contact Yellow Dog’s Kristen Tripp for the latest updates.

Costa Rica. Open to the European Union, United Kingdom, and Canadian travelers on August 1, 2020. Contact YD for more information.

CARRIBEAN: BAHAMAS AND CUBA

Bahamas. Open to the European Union, United Kingdom, and Canadian travelers. Contact YD for more information.

Cuba. Havana Airport potentially opening in August 2020.

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina. Open for 2020-2021 season.

Chile. Open for 2020-2021 season.

Bolivia. Access to all indigenous areas and fisheries – will be 100% closed for the entire 2020 season.

Brazil. Access to all indigenous areas and fisheries – will be 100% closed for the entire 2020 season.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Christmas Island. Closed indefinitely.

SEYCHELLES, DUBAI, and AFRICA

Seychelles. The good news is that the Seychelles is scheduled to open in the fall of 2021 to citizens of more than three dozen countries. The bad news? The United States is not yet on this list. We do expect an update in mid-September, and we’re hoping that the U.S. will be added to this list. 

Africa Jungle Programs. Planning to run and operate their fall schedule beginning in October!  Emirates and other regional airlines to begin flying in June.

Dubai. Open and fishing.

ICELAND

Iceland. Closed for the foreseeable future.

KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

Kamchatka. Currently in a holding pattern for the 2020 season. We are actively booking trips in the foreseeable future

NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA

New Zealand. Closed until 2021.

Australia. Freshwater and Saltwater. Closed until 2021.

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