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Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest travel rules and restrictions for USA, Mexico and Canada

Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest travel rules and restrictions for USA, Mexico and Canada
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Travelers hoping to take a vacation at the beginning of the year from Heathrow and Gatwick will need to be aware of the latest travel regulations if they want to go to the USA, Mexico or Canada.

As the number of Omicron variant cases continues to rise worldwide, more and more countries are reconsidering travel restrictions in order to limit the spread of the disease.

Fortunately, rules are lax in some parts of the world, and states may be the perfect place to take a break if you’ve had your vaccine. These are the latest travel rules for Mexico, USA and Canada.

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If you want to go on vacation this winter, you need to stay up to date on the latest Covid guidelines

United States of America

As of November 8, 2021, most restrictions on travelers entering the United States for anyone who has been fully vaccinated has been relaxed.

Those who have taken two doses of the vaccine that has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be allowed to enter the country.

The list of approved vaccines includes AstraZeneca, BIBP / Sinopharm, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac.


To find out if you are allowed to travel to Canada, it is recommended to use the online tool, “Find out if you can travel to Canada” to see if you are eligible to enter the country.

On November 19, 2021, it was announced that effective January 15, 2022, waivers in entry requirements for certain groups of travelers would change.

Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Canada if they have spent any time at all, including in transit, in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Nigeria, Egypt and Malawi.

Mandatory on-arrival testing has also been reintroduced to travelers regardless of vaccine status, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, from all destinations except the United States. Travelers should also self-isolate while waiting for the test result.

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No matter where you’re flying from, travelers to Mexico must register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro platform before boarding a flight to Mexico, and show a QR code upon arrival at the airport.

When passengers arrive in Mexico, they will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire, which is available in both Spanish and English.

For travelers from the US, unvaccinated travelers are not allowed to cross the US-Mexico border. Only those vaccinated with the WHO approved COVID vaccines are allowed to travel.

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