Flying This Summer? What to Expect

Depending on your destination, you may need to show a negative COVID test or even prove you’ve been vaccinated.

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As more people start traveling, will they be required to provide proof that they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccination before getting on a plane? I don’t think we’re going to see it as a requirement for domestic travel, because even at the height of the pandemic, you could get on a plane without even proving that you’d tested negative for the coronavirus. I think proof of vaccinations will be required for people who want to travel to destinations that have been off-limits to Americans, such as Japan, Australia and most of Europe.

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Emma Patch
Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Emma Patch joined Kiplinger in 2020. She previously interned for Kiplinger's Retirement Report and before that, for a boutique investment firm in New York City. She served as editor-at-large and features editor for Middlebury College's student newspaper, The Campus. She specializes in travel, student debt and a number of other personal finance topics. Born in London, Emma grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Washington, D.C.