At the beginning of the year, the health crisis caused by COVID 19 forced many countries to take drastic measures in terms of international displacement. It began with the cancellation of flights from countries with high numbers of infected people, but as the disease spread, entire nations closed their borders and enacted containment measures, killing off tourism worldwide. Now, with the vaccine already in circulation, we are all beginning to wonder when we will be able to travel again and what measures we will have to take in order to do so. Therefore, in this article we are going to analyse how we will travel from 2021 and review travel restrictions from COVID.

How our way of travelling will change from 2021

The arrival of the vaccine has injected some hope for travelers. It seems that towards spring-summer next year, the situation will improve and travel restrictions from COVID will relax. 

Still, the virus that has plagued the entire world population will not go away without affecting the way we view life, including travel. In this sense, travellers’ habits will change, with priority given to safety and hygiene. 

Firstly, there will be a much greater choice of local tourism and the safety measures taken by each country will be decisive when choosing a holiday destination. 

On the other hand, concerns about price will increase considerably as the health crisis will be followed by an economic crisis which will, of course, affect the travel budget. 

Likewise, crowds will continue to be avoided and reduced capacity will be prioritised, so that destinations will be sought out without overcrowding, which will generally be found further inland. 

As far as accommodation is concerned, a certain amount of isolation will be sought in flats or family villas with gardens and outdoor spaces. This will also bring us closer to nature and, as a consequence, the development of a more sustainable tourism. 

Finally, when planning the trip, special importance will be given to taking out insurance due to the feeling of uncertainty that has spread among travellers, and the protocols for cleaning hotels and planes when booking rooms and flights will be reviewed. 

Travel in 2021 – Restrictions from COVID: mandatory prc or quarantine for travel

In view of the disparate situation in the different countries, each government has put in place restrictive measures for crossing its borders in order to slow down the spread of the virus. Thus, while some countries radically prohibit the crossing of their borders, others impose 14-day quarantines on people arriving from abroad and the rest call for a mandatory refusal to enter the country. 

To help you keep informed when planning your next trip, here’s a brief summary of travel restrictions from COVID by country:

  • Travel quarantine
    • Ecuador
    • UK
    • Ireland
    • Norway
    • Finland
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Russia
    • Switzerland
    • Hungary
    • Switzerland
    • Bosnia
    • Ethiopia
    • Iran
    • China
    • India
    • Cambodia
    • Papua New Guinea
  • Mandatory PCR
    • Iceland
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Austria
    • Mali
    • Guinea
    • Sierra Leone
    • Liberia
    • Ivory Coast
    • Egypt
    • Sudan
    • Kenya
    • Tanzania
    • Bangladesh
    • Laos
    • Greece
    • Turkey
    • Croatia

The other countries continue to have their borders closed and do not allow access to new visitors unless they have justified work, family or health reasons. 

For the time being, we will have to wait for the vaccine to be more widely applied before the restrictions are eased. However, whatever the case and whatever the country we are in, our coexistence with the mask will continue for a long time, so even if the borders are opened, we cannot forget it in our luggage. 

Although we will have to learn new ways to travel, no one will take away our excitement of seeing new places and exploring the world. Find the inspiration you need to satisfy your travelling soul at @travelingtheworld.