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BEFORE YOU SUBMIT, do any of these scenarios apply to you?
Entering Your Destination: Your destination may have specific COVID testing requirements to *enter* the country. Currently, Mexico is one of the the only countries that does NOT have a COVID testing requirement. If you are traveling elsewhere in the Caribbean, Central America or South Pacific, please make sure that you understand *entry* requirements for your destination.
Returning to the USA: Effective January 26, 2021 and until further notice, ALL travelers returning to the US - regardless of vaccination status - must present a negative COVID-19 test to re-enter the country.
This test must be taken within 3 days of returning to the US, which means you will be required to take a COVID test in your destination. Many resorts are offering this for free, on-site at the resort. It is a very quick and easy, 5 minute appointment.
As of July 2021, this is required for EVERYONE< regardless of vaccination status. For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
A passport is required for international travel, including for children & babies. Many countries (including Mexico, Costa Rica, St Lucia and throughout Europe) require that passports be valid for six months AFTER RETURN DATE OF TRAVEL.
As of July 2021, Passport processing times are extremely delayed due to increased travel demand. To check current processing times, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/processing-times.html
If you have additional questions, please contact me.
Most debit cards have daily charge limits. Depending on your bank, this daily charge limit may be as low as $500.
Please confirm the daily charge limit with your bank prior to submitting a large debit card payment. If you attempt to charge over your daily limit, your card will be declined. Note: Debit Cards are NOT recommended for international travel. Ask me for more details.
Pregnancy Restrictions: Some trips have restrictions for pregnant travelers. For example, cruise lines will not board a passenger after her 24th week of pregnancy. Ask me for more details
Travel Insurance and Pregnancy: Please read the coverage info carefully. In many policies, pregnancy is considered a pre-existing condition and is not a covered cancellation reason. In this case, you may want to consider "Cancel for Any Reason" coverage, an optional upgrade.
Children under 18 years of age not traveling with both parents or legal guardian(s) may need to present a notarized letter from the absent parent/guardian granting permission to travel outside the United States. This letter should also authorize the adult to provide emergency medical care if necessary.
Please refer to this website for more information and sample letters: http://www.globetrektravel.com/minortravelforms.pdf
Alpaca Your Bags Travel is not responsible for lack of compliance to provide proper documentation to airport authorities. It is the responsibility of the traveler & the traveler’s parents/guardians to provide proper documentation to airport authorities.
You may not clear customs if you have been convicted of a felony. Please contact your attorney to review the specifics of your case.
If you are traveling to Canada and have been convicted of a DUI or DWI you will likely not be admitted to the country.
A DUI/DWI is a felony in Canada and entrance to non-residents is tightly controlled. Please contact your attorney to learn more.