It’s been almost two years since the start of Covid-19, and there appears to be no end in sight. However, now that vaccines are readily available, most people can agree that it’s time to get on with their lives.
For many Americans, this means going on vacation, but this can still be challenging. Fortunately, there are at least three places where you can travel that don’t require a passport. Even better, they have lax restrictions in place, which means you can truly enjoy yourself!
United States Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands have long been a place to relax and enjoy the beach. Now, with only around 50 active cases out of more than 104,000 people, they’re more than ready to welcome visitors back to the islands!
U.S. visitors can fly to the Virgin Islands without needing a passport. The only Covid rule you need to be concerned about is providing a negative antigen or NAAT Covid test. This can be done up to five days before your arrival, which gives you a lot of wiggle room. You should also upload your results to the Travel Screening Portal.
Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by warm weather, unique shops, and pristine beaches. You can also book a room at the Marketplace Suites to enjoy the very best of St. John. All in all, this is a trip that everyone should take at least once, and what better time for it than right now?
Two people can stay in the Virgin Islands for an average of $209 nightly. For only one person, the price drops to $104.
Guam is known as a relatively safe vacation destination, and it has much to offer to tourists. Before you go, though, there are certain guidelines you should be aware of. For instance, U.S. travelers can receive an exception to the typical passport rules to visit the island in Micronesia. This is perfect if you’ve never traveled outside the country before!
Regarding Covid, there are several different ways to plan your trip. First off, if you’ve been fully vaccinated, you’ll probably be able to avoid quarantine. Simply present your vaccine card and a letter from your doctor, and you should be all set. Alternatively, you can opt to spend five days in quarantine. You may also skip quarantine if you can provide a positive PCR from the last 90 days, along with a negative PCR 10 days prior to your arrival.
Regardless of which choice you make, you’ll be able to have fun in the sun by your sixth day on the island. From there, you’ll be able to relax on white-sand beaches or go diving at one of the many fascinating sites. You can also explore local traditions at the Culture Park and Guam Beach or visit Two Lovers Point to rekindle the fire in your romance.
Guam tends to be a bit more expensive than other places, but it still has hidden gems. You can score a hotel room for as little as $62 per night, but most rooms will range from $90 to $200.
Puerto Rico truly has something for everyone! From the rainforest to an art museum, along with beaches, hiking, casinos, and much more, every member of your traveling group should find something to make them smile.
Puerto Rico does take Covid-19 seriously, but this is no reason not to go there. Instead, choose between proving you’re fully vaccinated or providing a negative antigen or molecular test within 72 hours of traveling. At the present time, everyone must also wear a mask when they’re in public, although beaches are exempt. Please note that small children do not need to prove they’re vaccinated until the end of January 2022.
This country accepts everyone and is one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly islands in the Caribbean. There are also bioluminescent bays, unique shopping, golf, and all the history of Old San Juan. You can dine on traditional Puerto Rican Street food, explore the very best street art in Santurce, and head to nearby islands Vieques and Culebra.
After which, return to your hotel room to unwind. At an average price of only $79 per night, this could be the ideal budget vacation.
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Whether you choose the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, or Puerto Rico, you’ll have a fantastic trip! The best part is that these islands should have a little less traffic than usual, which will make your trip even better.
Be sure to do some research so that you can get a good room at an excellent price. Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands all have specials, which means you’ll be able to stay without breaking the bank. If you choose the Virgin Islands, book a room at the Marketplace Suites for a luxury experience at an affordable price.