Your Ultimate Guide to Traveling Abroad in 2022

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Borders are open, travel is upon us, leaves are greener, airports are stressful.

All of these things are true. So to keep you safe, excited and without even a pinch of pre-trip anxiety, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular travel destinations for 2022 and everything you need to get there.

Read on for your guide to traveling abroad in 2022.

Travel to New Zealand

The borders of our friendly neighbors have opened recently, and many of us are looking forward to rediscovering the hills and the wine region after such a long absence. Here’s what you need to know:

Vaccination obligation: You will need at least two doses to enter New Zealand, but if you have children under 16 they are exempt.

Mask requirement: Put on your mask in indoor public places, on public transportation (including airplanes), in taxis or Ubers, or in any medical or elder care facility. Other than that, you’re golden.

Quarantine: No, unless you are not vaccinated. Then it’s either iso or quarantine before entry.

Tests required: You will need proof of a negative PCR test 48 hours before the flight or a negative RAT test 24 hours before the flight.

Documents needed: proof of vax. And your PCR or RAT results.

Accept work visas: Yes, starting March 14, 2022 on a rolling basis.

Additional Information: Head here for your complete guide to New Zealand.

trip to indonesia

Many of us have struggled to be ballers on a budget in Bali, or other awesome destinations in Indonesia, for years, and now that you’re legally able to do it, here’s how to get there by candy.

Vaccination obligation: You will need at least two doses to enter. Children under 12 do not need to be vaccinated.

Mask requirement: Keep it both indoors and outdoors.

Quarantine: They have removed the mandatory quarantine, but you will need proof and confirmation of your hotel reservation.

Tests required: You will need a printed negative PCR max. 48 hours before your flight. And when you arrive, you will need to take a PCR and self-isolate at your hotel until you get a negative result.

Documents needed: Honestly, a lot. proof of vax, of cours. You can buy a visa on arrival for IDR 500,000 (approximately 45-50 dollars). Other than that, you will need to download Penduli Lindung App, the Indonesian contact tracing system, before departure and fill in your details. You must also complete a eHAC and eCD. And valid travel insurance, don’t forget.

Accept work visas: Yes, but you need a guarantor in Indonesia.

Additional Information: Head here for your complete guide to Indonesia.

Travel to UK/Europe

Oh yes, UK/Europe travel is officially back, and you better believe it’s going to be a busy time in the land of tea and crumpets. There’s very little you need to know before you travel, but here’s the catch:

Vaccination obligation: Minimum of two doses required for anyone over 18. You will need a booster and proof of it if nine months have passed since your second dose.

Mask requirement: There are no requirements in public areas, but do what works for you.

Quarantine: None, free.

Tests required: Nothing.

Documents needed: Always nothing. But you will need vax proof leave Aus.

Accept work visas: Yeah, go do your expat thing.

Additional Information: Head here for your comprehensive guide to the UK (and the rest of Europe for that matter). Also, Monster Munch pickled onion is the best supermarket snack in the UK.

Traveling to the continental United States

Times are returning to normal, so make sure everything is in order before you fly off to the land of the free and the home of the brave (and their absurdly large supermarkets).

Vaccination obligation: Two doses for anyone over 18, please.

Mask requirement: It depends on the state, so be sure to check, but you will need to wear a mask in healthcare facilities, on public transport, and at airports or bus stations.

Quarantine: Any.

Tests required: You will need proof of a negative PCR performed at least 24 hours before your flight.

Documents needed: Your vax proof. And your airline should provide an attestation (contract) that you have had a negative test and that you are fully vaccinated. You also need your ESTA.

Accept work visas: Australians can only obtain a US visa through the Green Card Lottery, which operates as usual.

Additional Information: Head here for your complete guide to the United States.

trip to hawaii

Now that POG juice and sandy toes are within reach, please respect Hawaii’s icy humans and palms and follow the following rules.

Vaccination obligation: Two doses, please.

Mask requirement: On airplanes and at airports. That’s it.

Quarantine: None, go ahead.

Tests required: As usual, you will need proof of a negative PCR taken at least 24 hours before your flight.

Documents needed: Sure, vax proof. Your airline must provide an attestation (contract) that you have had a negative test and that you are fully vaccinated. You also need your ESTA.

Accept work visas: Australians can only obtain a US visa through the Green Card Lottery, which operates as usual.

Additional Information: Head here for your complete guide to Hawaii.

Travel to Canada

The nicest people alive, the abundance of fried pasty products, smothered fries with cheese and sauce, breathtakingly beautiful nature? Yeah, get excited. Here’s what you need to do.

Vaccination obligation: You must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival.

Mask requirement: Always in airplanes and airports. And depending on the city, you may need to wear one in public.

Quarantine: No, go ahead.

Tests required: As of April 1, you no longer need proof of a negative PCR, although your airline may still require one. You may be randomly selected for a test upon arrival.

Documents needed: you will need vax proof. Then download the ArriveCAN app and complete the pre-arrival self-assessment. You will also need a AVE.

Accept work visas: Yes.

Additional Information: Head here for your complete guide to Canada.

Trip to French Polynesia

If you want to travel to Tahiti or any of the other 100 islands in French Polynesia, here are the rules. Stick to them and you’ll be just dandy.

Vaccination obligation: You must be fully vaccinated to enter.

Mask requirement: Masks must be worn on public transport, in airports and on planes.

Quarantine: Only if you are under 18 and not vaccinated.

Tests required: You will need proof of a negative PCR taken no more than 24 hours before your flight.

Documents needed: you will need vax proofand that health declaration form.

Accept work visas: Yes.

Additional Information: Head here for your complete guide to French Polynesia.

Travel to the rest of the South Pacific

Lucky enough to transport yourself to Fiji or one of the other exquisite islands in the South Pacific? Attractive. Here’s what you need to know, then move on.

Vaccination obligation: You must be fully vaccinated, with proof.

Mask requirement: Masks are mandatory in public and on public transport.

Quarantine: You will need to stay at least 3 nights at a CFC (Care Fiji Commitment) certified property (most of them). But don’t worry, you can enjoy the hotel and plenty of local tours and experiences. Then, when you’ve had your negative RAT on day 2, you’re free to explore.

Tests required: Evidence of a negative PCR no more than two days before your flight, then a RAT test on the second day.

Documents needed: you will need vax proofhealth insurance, proof of pre-booked accommodation in a CFC-certified hotel, and you must upload the careFiji app for contact tracing.

Accept work visas: Yes indeed.

Additional Information: Head here for your complete guide to the South Pacific.

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