Vaccination tourism in the new normal
If you are flying to the other side of the world, it is important that you plan your trip well and also take out the right travel insurance. In this post, we will talk specifically about the vaccinations for travel to South America that you need and also those that are recommended.
This is a region full of cultures and traditions to discover. Some of the great wonders of the world await you, such as Machu Pichu, the Panama Canal or the incredible Amazon. However, you should not visit any of these sites without first taking the appropriate precautions.
Brazil is a country that covers a large area of South America, and you will discover totally different cultures wherever you go. However, you have to be careful and take the necessary preventive measures.
The yellow fever vaccine is mandatory in Brazil. Other recommended vaccinations are Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, rabies and influenza. In addition, you should pay attention to dengue and malaria. We recommend you to bring a good mosquito repellent and mosquito nets to avoid contagion.
Traveling to the United States for vaccination
The White House announced that all international travelers entering the United States will be required to be vaccinated and this requirement will begin effective November 8, 2021. FDA approved or licensed vaccines and vaccines on the WHO emergency use list will be accepted for entry into the United States. More information is available here.
For more information about recommendations and requirements before and during a trip to the United States, as well as upon arrival in the United States, visit International Travel to and from the United States.
1. The QR code on a verifiable vaccination record is linked to information confirming that a credential was generated from a vaccination record in an official database, and is protected against tampering attempts.
You must demonstrate that you are traveling on a visa from one of the categories listed above, or traveling with an official letter, for example a letter from the U.S. government or a foreign government. If you were invited by the United Nations, you will need a letter of invitation from the United Nations or other document attesting to the purpose of such travel.
Which countries can I travel to without vaccination?
On March 14, 2022, the presentation of the vaccination passport in those places where it was required (leisure and cultural centers, commercial catering, trade fairs and professional shows, etc.) ceased to be mandatory. Similarly, the health passport ceased to be in force on August 1, 2022.
Since the beginning of the crisis, the health control system has made it possible to preserve our health system and to delay the arrival on French territory of variants with worrying characteristics. This system ceased to be in force on August 1, 2022.
However, in the event of the emergence of a dangerous variant, the entry into French territory of travelers from countries considered to be at risk could again be subject to the presentation of a negative virological test.
For information on health regulations concerning entry into the territory of other countries, please consult the Travel Advice section of the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Vaccination Week in the Americas 2022
Discover New York, visit the beaches of Miami and the coast of Florida or feel like in a movie on a roadtrip along the west coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles are some of the travel options you can consider in 2022.
To apply you must click on this link to start the purchase process and choose the type of coverage you want. In the payment screen you will see that the EXTRA Backpackers Travel discount is applied. Here is an example of coverage for one person for an 11 day trip to the USA:
In the ESTA they will ask you for your details (it is important that you write all the information as it appears in your passport) and they will also ask you some specific questions such as if you have a history of terrorism or drug trafficking among others.
The ESTA has a cost of 14 dollars that you can pay with credit card or PayPal at the moment of filling it and you can do it yourself in the official page of the ESTA form. On the Internet you can find companies or agencies that do this procedure for you although they charge you an additional extra.