REDWEEK TRAVELERS AND COVID-19

Updated August 30, 2021

A resurgence of the virus due to the Delta variant is causing some destinations to re-implement some restrictions. At this point, we aren’t aware of any destinations that have “closed” – but you can expect generally that masks will be required and amenities and services may be limited.

We’ve included some highlights for our top destinations below, but you should also review regional travel websites or a good restriction-tracker such as Sherpa.

  • Canada: Canada is still requiring mandatory testing to enter Canada, but has eased quarantine requirements for fully-vaccinated. After August 9, they are opening 5 additional airports to international flights, and allowing discretionary arrivals for U.S. travelers.
  • United States: The United States is requiring all air travelers coming to the U.S. from a foreign country to provide a negative COVID test, or proof of recovery. This includes U.S. residents returning from abroad, with an exception for travelers coming from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Hawaii: The Safe Travels program is still in effect – with some exceptions. Visitors can bypass the now 10-day quarantine requirement with a negative COVID test pre-flight OR by proof of vaccination status. Inter-island travel is also exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. Travelers should check current requirements before leaving for the islands. UPDATE 8/30: Hawaii is NOT “closed” and has not yet modified entry requirements – Governor Ige asked that travel be reduced as the islands are challenged by reduced hospital capacity, as well as restaurant & car rental services.
  • Aruba: The island is now open to all visitors, provided they comply with entry requirements including a mandatory COVID test, temperature checks, mask usage, and the purchase of a medical insurance policy (between $15 – 21 USD/day/visitor). Quarantines (in a designated facility, not your resort) will be required for visitors that decline or fail screenings. UPDATE 8/30: Aruba is implementing some local restrictions to curtail the spread of COVID – new curfews, alcohol restrictions, group gathering limits, and limitations on dining are in place.  Get details on current requirements here.
  • California: The state is open and welcoming tourists again. Most business restrictions have been lifted, but safety measures like masking still in place. More information on the current restrictions can be found here.
  • Florida: No changes – the state is open with few limitations. See Florida’s Plan for Recovery for more detail.
  • South Carolina: No changes – the state is still open and welcoming visitors. Beaches and pools are open, with safety measures in place. View current information
  • Virgin Islands (USVI): The islands remain open – a negative COVID test is required to avoid quarantine for all travelers. Update 8/30: Travelers vaccinated IN the USVI may be eligible to bypass testing requirements.
  • Cayman Islands: UPDATE 8/30: The islands are in the middle of a re-opening plan. All visitors must apply for entry and comply with testing and quarantine orders. It appears general tourism is very limited, and visitors must have some ties to the island until September.

Most resorts have new procedures and requirements in place. Some amenities may remain closed or limited. Before you book, find out what restrictions are in place in the region and ask about amenity closures – though, keep in mind it could change and owners can’t guarantee amenities at the resort will be fully functional.

Renters:

If you have a rental booking coming up, all owner cancellation policies are in effect. If you would like to discuss the booking with the owner – to ask about rescheduling or refunds outside of the terms the contract allows for – please contact the owner directly. For those booked with our online system, this can be done through the My Trips page within your Account.