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Travel To & From Foreign Countries

The maze of planning travel to and from foreign countries is a daunting task. To help with your planning, HSCF would like to provide a travel update on a few frequented countries. Please keep in mind that conditions change frequently, country to country. It is recommended you check for the latest updates before embarking on travel.

US citizens are not allowed entry. For more information:;

US citizens may enter with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure. If you fail to provide test results or show coronavirus symptoms, you will have to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense. Another test will be given on the 10th day. For more details:

Kenya is open to US travelers with a negative Covid-19 test result taken 96 hours or less upon arrival and who pass a strict health screening. No quarantine. Outgoing visitors must comply with the Trusted Travel initiative:

The land border between the United States and Mexico remains closed through at least February 21, US travelers can still fly to Mexico. No testing requirements are in place. You can expect temperature checks and other screenings upon arrival.

Requires a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s not older than seven days. If the test is older than seven days, you will be tested and placed in quarantine at your own expense pending results.

New Zealand
US citizens are not allowed entry. For more information:;

South Africa
South Africa requires a negative Covid-19 PCR and/or serology test result taken within 72 hours of departure. If you do not have a test, you will be required to quarantine at your own cost. Travelers will also be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.

US citizens cannot enter Spain unless they meet specific requirements or have already obtained special permission from the Government of Spain.  Additionally, US citizens travelling from the United States will need to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and complete a Health Control Form. For more information:

Open to tourists. Incoming passengers are required to fill out a health surveillance form and have a health screening. You might also have to take a Covid-19 test if the airline you are flying with requires it.

Requires US citizens to have a negative Covid-19 test result taken 72 hours or less before their flight to enter. This will be in effect until March 1. Passengers must fill out an information form and prepare to be checked for coronavirus symptoms.

Open to US tourists who have a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than 120 hours before departure.

United Kingdom
Technically, US travelers may still travel to the United Kingdom. Travel for leisure is being discouraged because of the new coronavirus variant. Requires a negative Covid-19 test result taken 72 hours before departure to enter and quarantine for 10 days. Also note that rules may vary between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.;

Is allowing all international travelers to enter. Requires a negative Covid-19 test result taken at least 14 days before arrival. Also requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Air Travel Notice
Effective January 26, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days​. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers two years of age and over prior to boarding. ​Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

Before scheduling travel, it is recommended you consult country-specific travel advisories and requirements.  For the latest information from the U.S. Department of State:

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