Russia is Officially Open to Tourists From These 25+ Countries
Russia has reopened its borders to nationals and residents of 25+ countries, allowing tourists to visit. Russia grounded most international flights on March 27, with only a handful of special repatriation flights and other government-approved flights bringing passengers to and from Russia over the past few months.
Sweden Officially Reopens To U.S. Tourists
Sweden has reopened to U.S. travelers as of June 30th, presenting American tourists with another European destination to visit this summer. The country had banned all non-essential travel from outside EU/EEA nations since March 2020. After February 2021, the ban included a requirement of presenting a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. If you want to travel to Sweden, you need to be covered by one of the entry ban exemptions and prove that your travel is essential and
Japan may reopen international travel with ‘vaccine passports'
It’s been a year of cancelled plans, ticket refunds and long-distance video calls, but with the introduction of Covid-19 vaccines, suddenly the trip you’ve been putting off for so long doesn’t seem too far out of reach now. In order to safely resume international travel, places like the US as well as EU countries are in the process of developing a ‘vaccine passport’ system – and Japan is following suit.