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New COVID Travel Restrictions Announced

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December 3, 2021

Travel is back! New travel restrictions have been put in place to confront the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron. At the White House, new travel restrictions announced by President Biden will impact all travelers entering the United States.

Regardless of vaccination status or Nationality, the new CDC order requires all passengers…

Angel is in Rome Italy is open for US travelers


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Entry Requirements into Italy From the USA

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June 18, 2021

UPDATE DECEMBER 16, 2021: The Italian government has announced changes to entry requirements into Italy from the USA. Now to enter Italy you need the following:

A negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival or a negative Antigen test result taken 24 hours befrore arrivalA Green Pass or COVID…

Italy is now open for tourism to Americans who take a COVID tested flight


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What is a COVID Tested flight to Italy?

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June 2, 2021

After over a year of waiting, as of May 16, it was announced that Americans could travel to Italy for leisure. The only catch is that travelers from the USA have to take a COVID tested flight from selected airports. First, Delta made the compliance announcement. Then, it was…

Social distancing on the aircraft by upgrading with points is a travel tip for the new era of travel


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5 Travel Tips for the New Era of Travel

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March 24, 2021

As the vaccine rollout reaches more people, travel is back at the forefront of everyone’s mind. The TSA checkpoint statistics state that over ten days, over a million travelers are going through airports each day. While still at 50% below 2019, that’s the most significant number of travelers since…

How to get a COVID Test Abroad


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How to Get A COVID Test Abroad

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March 23, 2021

As part of a new mandate by the CDC, all passengers returning to the United States must show a negative viral COVID test result upon entering or returning home. So all travelers are wondering how to get a COVID test abroad.

For travelers, that means planning extra time and the…

The best gift guide for travelers


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The Best Gift Guide for Travelers

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December 8, 2020

Everyone always struggles to buy gifts for travelers. Trust me, I know, especially for a minimalist like me. I’m picky in my gear choices, and no two travelers are alike, so finding the best gifts for travel or the traveler in your life can be tricky. I’ve created the…

Safe Travel to Turkey during COVID-19 means social distancing


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Safe Travel to Turkey During COVID-19

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September 18, 2020

Is it Safe to Travel to Turkey?

Turkey is one of the few countries accepting Americans during COVID-19. But does that mean you should travel there? The first thing I do now when considering an international destination is to check the CDC and WHO websites to investigate their COVID statistics….

Angel Castellanos on BBC News discussing travel restrictions during COVID-19


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Travel News & Updates During Coronavirus

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July 27, 2020

The new era of travel is here. It is unstable and unpredictable due to COVID-19. One of the biggest industries in the world is being devastated and hundreds of thousands of jobs are being affected. I’ve been making the news rounds on BBC World News, CBS and FOX discussing…

Flying during the COVID Pandemic


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Flying During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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July 24, 2020

What It’s Really Like Flying During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I made the extraordinary decision to travel outside of the USA during COVID. I needed to explore again, to gain international perspective and to take a break for my own mental health. Coronavirus cases were beginning to surge again in the…

It's easy to social distance while travel to Mexico during COVID-19


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Travel to Mexico During COVID-19

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July 24, 2020

Mexico is one of the few countries accepting American Travelers during COVID-19

I decided to travel as an American to Mexico during COVID-19. I’m grateful they let me into the county and I would not have blamed them if they didn’t. The surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths was becoming…

Angel Castellanos
Pasadena, CA

I'm a US based travel expert and spend my time teaching people how to travel well, smart and often. I'm passionate about travel and helping people save time & money. This blog, or travel lounge, is a collection of my practical travel advice and experiences from traveling 12-14 weeks internationally each year. I believe that travel has never been easier and that everyone can achieve their travel dreams. Happy Travels!

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