UPDATED: April 7, 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!
Idaho: Open and fishing.
Wyoming: Open and fishing.
Montana: Open and fishing.
Louisiana: Open and fishing.
Alaska: Requires printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the start of your travel itinerary to Alaska. Both the results and a completed travel declaration need to be submitted upon arrival in Alaska.
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: Reassessing non-essential travel until further notice.
Mexico: The Yucatan and Baja Peninsulas are open to international tourists.
Belize: The Belize Tourism Board announced more friendly testing timelines and options for travelers in the immediate future. Since Belize reopened for international travel on October 1, 2020, Yellow Dog has worked with dozens of anglers to plan and execute straightforward trips to Belize was smooth travel and great fishing opportunities. Travelers that have been administered their final vaccine (at least two weeks prior to arrival) may enter without a negative Covid-19 test. You must bring an official vaccination card that shows you were given your final vaccination at least two weeks prior to your arrival in Belize. Continue reading here.
Honduras: Open and fishing. A negative COVID-19 test is required for travelers.
Guatemala: Open and fishing. Negative COVID test required for travelers.
Costa Rica: Costa Rican authorities recently announced that all residents of the United States, regardless of their state of residence, will be allowed to visit the country starting November 1. As of October 26, 2020, no COVID-19 test required for travelers. However, there are insurance policy requirements and PCR test requirements that will be checked carefully by Costa Rican officials upon entry into the country. Please contact Yellow Dog for additional details.
CARRIBEAN: BAHAMAS AND CUBA
Bahamas: Currently open to the European Union, United Kingdom, and Canadian travelers. On November 1, 2020, the Bahamas entered Phase 4 of their Tourism Readiness & Recovery Plan, which included the reopening of beaches and major hotels as well as the entry of US citizens with proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than five (5) days prior to arrival. Read more about Phase 4 reopening plans by clicking here.
Cuba: It’s complicated. Flights have resumed to Havana (HAV) and many of the fisheries are now technically to anglers. 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.
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).
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: 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 2020 schedules beginning in October of 2020. Emirates and other regional airlines have resumed services.
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: 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: Actively booking trips for the foreseeable future.
Mongolia: The government of Mongolia recently announced that the country will reopen to international travel on May 1, 2021.
NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA
New Zealand: Closed until further notice.
Australia: Closed until further notice.
Cook Islands: Closed until further notice.