REDWEEK TRAVELERS AND COVID-19

Updated December 20, 2021

While we’ve seen California and New York increase masking requirements, destinations remain open. You can expect to keep being asked to wear your masks and encounter some amenity and service restrictions in your travels. Some locations are requiring proof of vaccination or negative tests in order to access entertainment venues and dining facilities.

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. Fully vaccinated travelers may be able to enter for discretionary travel.
  • United States: There are no current requirements for vaccines or testing for domestic travel within the continental United States. International air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizens or immigrants must also submit proof of vaccination, unless approved for a waiver.
  • 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. You may need to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to dine indoors on some islands.
  • 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 (flat $15 for travelers over the age of 14 – younger children do not need a policy). Quarantines (in a designated facility, not your resort) will be required for visitors that decline or fail screenings. Get details on current requirements here.
  • California: The state is open. 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 within one day of travel is required to avoid quarantine for all travelers. All international (non-U.S.) visitors must submit proof of vaccination.
  • Cayman Islands: The islands are in the middle of a re-opening plan. All visitors must apply for entry and comply with testing and quarantine orders. All air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.
  • New York City: Broadway shows are canceled again after a brief comeback. Vaccines are required for dining and entertainment venues.

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.