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COVID-19: Country Reopening Updates

July 27, 2021

UPDATED: July 27, 2021

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!

UNITED STATES

Idaho: Open and fishing.

Wyoming: Open and fishing.

Montana: Open and fishing.

Louisiana: Open and fishing.

Alaska: Open and fishing.

Hawaii: Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will have the option to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival and show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawaii.

CANADA AND MEXICO

Canada: Reopening to non-essential travel on August 9th, 2021

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

CENTRAL AMERICA

Belize: Open and fishing. Belize Health app is no longer needed. Most major airlines (Delta, United, American, Southwest, Alaskan) have resumed flights to Belize. Testing available at the airport as well as through the lodges for departure

Honduras: Open and fishing. A negative COVID-19 test is required for travelers.

Guatemala: Open and fishing.

Vaccine requirements: Vaccinated individuals ages 10 and up may enter Guatemala by air or land but need proof the last shot was administered at least two weeks before arrival.

Testing requirements: Guatemala will also accept proof of a negative test completed within 72 hours prior to check-in at the airport or documentation from a licensed health care provider attesting the visitor recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days prior to travel. Covid tests are available for return travel to the US.  

Costa Rica: Tourists are required to show proof of medical insurance and complete a health pass with the Costa Rican government prior to trip arrival. Covid tests are available for return travel to the US. 

CARIBBEAN: BAHAMAS AND CUBA

Bahamas: The Bahamian government has announced relaxed travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers. Effective May 1, 2021, international travelers will be exempted from RT-PCR testing prior to arrival once they have been fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period — in line with CDC guidelines. Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated are still welcome to visit the Bahamas, but they will still be required to obtain a negative RT-PCR test to enter The Bahamas. All travelers into the Bahamas are required to obtain a Bahamas Travel Health Visa – https://travel.gov.bs/

(As of April 30th) Effective immediately, the Bahamas Health Visa Portal will be updated to accept proof of vaccination. This is great news for current and future travelers headed to the Bahamas.

Also effective immediately is there will no longer be a need for a PCR rapid test after 5 days in The Bahamas for vacinated travelers. Again, great news for travelers staying in the country for an extended period of time. Testing requirements to come back to the US are still mandatory and must be administered within three days of your departure.

Cuba: It’s complicated. Availability for 2022 is in HIGH demand and we are now booking well into 2023. Please contact Yellow Dog for full updates and the details of near-future travel to Cuba.

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina: Borders are partly open for Argentinian resident travel. Please contact us for more details

Chile: All passengers (including Chileans and residents) must complete an obligatory 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Chile. The first 5 days of quarantine will be conducted at a “transit hotel” designated by the Chilean Ministry of Health. During this 5-day period, all passengers will be required to take a second PCR test. If the test returns negative, passengers will be allowed to spend the second 5-day period of quarantine in their residence or a hotel of their choice. Passengers who test positive will be taken to a “sanitary residence” to complete their quarantine there.

Bolivia: Open and fishing for the 2021 season. Bolivian Visa requirements have been reinstated (and can be purchased upon arrival). Contact Yellow Dog for more information on entry and exit requirements. 

Brazil: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Christmas Island: Closed until the end of June.

SEYCHELLES, DUBAI, and AFRICA

Seychelles: The Seychelles is now welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world! To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be able to show that they have taken the complete dose of the vaccine (i.e., two doses) at least two weeks prior to arrival. Visitors will need to submit an authentic certificate from their national health authority as proof of COVID-19 vaccination alongside a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate, obtained less than 72-hours prior to travel.

Non-vaccinated visitors from Category 1 and 2 countries (see the list here) are still permitted entry when protocols and regulations are adhered to, and private jet passengers or passengers with special permission to fly to Seychelles in First Class between Dubai and Mahe are also allowed entry (including visitors from the United States). Non-vaccinated visitors will need to show a negative PCR test obtained less than 72-hours prior to travel. Read more here.

Africa Jungle Programs: Most are planning to run and operate their fall schedules beginning in October of 2021. Emirates and other regional airlines have resumed services to Tanzania.

Dubai: Travelers 12 and older must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within 96 hours of departure. Even with a negative test, you can still expect a mandatory quarantine and a follow-up test.

ICELAND

Iceland: Open to all vaccinated and previously infected travelers. You must be able to show a certificate of full vaccination of Covid or previous infection.

KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

Kamchatka: Kamchatka will not be open as an option for summer 2021, but we are actively booking trips for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

MONGOLIA

Mongolia: The government of Mongolia recently announced that the country will reopen international travel for all vaccinated travelers on July 1, 2021. You must be able to show a certificate of full vaccination.

NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA

New Zealand: Closed until further notice.

Australia: Closed until further notice.

Cook Islands: Closed until further notice.

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