If you're thinking of traveling internationally soon, you're probably feeling a little nervous. And, that is to be expected in our new "normal" with rules, protocols, etc.
But what do you actually need to get on that flight and to that destination? Ask yourself the following:
Can I even go? Is the country allowing US citizens in?
Do I need a test? Do I need proof of vaccination? Do I need both?
Is there destination-specific paperwork I need to fill out?
If I'm connecting somewhere, does that airport require something additional?
It is a lot to keep up with.
Sometimes travelers get things wrong and airlines give poor advice, so don't rely on them for recommendations. I encourage YOU to do your due diligence before you depart. If you're using a travel advisor, they will help point you in the right direction, but at the end of the day, your travel advisor is not a doctor, the CDC, a government official of a foreign land that's making the rules. It is up to you to become educated and ensure you understand all the requirements. Since things are changing constantly, I recommend you visit the embassy websites for the country (countries) you'll be visiting.
Additionally, you can check out this cool site.
Make it a habit, check frequently.
I wish you well. I wish you safe and happy travels. And I can't wait to see you under a Canopy of Stars.