International travel in light of the coronavirus


Hi guys can anyone tell me if you can transit through the US to another country if unvaccinated?
Unless you're a US citizen, no.

  • If you are a non-U.S. citizen who is a nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country.


Trad Catholic
I use this site for the latest travel restrictions. From that site it says this about Chile:

I'm holding a lifelong grudge against countries that had major restrictions against the movement of people (I mean...potential plague rats). I'll never visit places like Australia and NZ, despite a deep longing for both countries. As an avid outdoorsman I really wanted to visit/hike/backpack in Torres del Paine but my principles won't allow me to - unless Chile (and others) reverse course over the coming years which I doubt that they'll do because they're control freaks.

One also needs to consider that the most draconian countries have built up an infrastructure over the past couple of years, and any kind of 'pandemic' may allow them to easily reinstate the lockdowns/etc. E.g. if this monkeypox becomes the 'new thing' for the masses, I'd rather be anywhere than Santiago, Chile.

Chile also has a new Marxist president. He's radically pushing LGBT+123*&^%%##[email protected]#@ and feminism among other Marxist agenda items. I'd avoid.
For a country that was pretty much the bench-mark for high-quality, nationalist right-wing leadership in the 1970s to 90s Chile has hit rock-bottom unfortunately. I saw the writing on the wall in the late 1990s when Pinochet was arrested overseas, they undid his legacy.

Max Roscoe

Orthodox Inquirer
Transiting through the USA was always a pain--they make you pay hundreds of dollars for a "transit visa" through the same process as if you were trying to visit America--often requiring an *interview*. So no surprise there.

In other news, the US is finally ending its illegal "you must pass a medical test before you are allowed to enter your country" test this weekend.

Finally, I will be free to travel again. Started planning a trip to Canada, only to find they are strengthening their rules there. *Boosters* are required in order to be fully vaxxed (less than half of Canadians even have the boost) and I will be required to do tests and possible quarantines if I visit Canada.

What globohomo giveth, globohomo taketh away.


Anyone have any boots on the ground view of South Korea or Vietnam? would like to know how "normal" things are in those countries at the moment.


Gold Member

10,000 Flights Delayed Over Holiday Weekend As Aviation Chaos Concerns White House​

Travel chaos impacted thousands of Americans trying to catch a flight during the Father's Day and Juneteenth holiday weekend.

Flight tracking website FlightAware shows more than 10,000 flights were delayed or canceled nationwide between Friday and Sunday due to pilot shortages and bad weather, which comes days after top airline executives spoke with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about how to resolve flight disruptions.

"That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are paying close attention here to what can be done and how to make sure that the airlines are delivering," Buttigieg told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.

Buttigieg said he could penalize airlines that fail to meet consumer-protection standards.

According to data from the Transport Security Administration, passenger throughput at U.S. security checkpoints at airports topped nearly 2.4 million on Friday, the highest checkpoint volume since the Sunday after Thanksgiving and 100,000 more travelers than the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.


Constant flight disruptions are caused by staffing shortages, bad weather, and reduced flights and come at a time when airlines can barely keep up with demand.

The origins of the shortage began in the early days of the virus pandemic when pilot hiring, training, and licensing came to a standstill. Then airlines forced thousands of pilots into early retirement to reduce labor costs as travel demand cratered.

Recently, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby told investors that the shortage could last for years.

"The pilot shortage for the industry is real, and most airlines are simply not going to be able to realize their capacity plans because there simply aren't enough pilots, at least not for the next five-plus years," Kirby said.

Kit Darby, a pilot pay consultant and a retired United captain, warned that "there is no quick fix" for the pilot shortage.

This weekend, videos posted on social media show long lines and frustrated passengers.


Max Roscoe

Orthodox Inquirer
The route cuts are much more severe than I noted above.

American or United Air service has ended in 33 cities so far this summer. Dubuque, Iowa is losing commercial air service completely.

American Airlines will stop flying to the eastern Iowa city on Sept. 7, the same day it cuts service to Islip and Ithaca in New York and Toledo, Ohio, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.

Fort Worth-based American Airlines flew to Dubuque through its hub at Chicago O’Hare Airport and was the only airport flying to the city.

United Airlines cut service to 29 cities this summer because of a shortage of pilots, too, and it’s unclear when service will return.

Delta has previously cut service to at least 3 cities.

Slightly off topic as this is about domestic travel, but domestic routes to the major international hubs are required for most people to complete an international flight, and it's an issue that will affect all air transportation.


You can also avoid delays and fines without using ArriveCAN by simply walking across the American/Canadian border and posing as a refugee.


Other Christian


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I visited Toronto a few years ago. I wasn't impressed with the city at all. Now, I don't see myself ever going back.

When I think about int'l travel now, I keep mental notes of which countries went authoritarian. Just because many have been dropping restrictions, I consider how easy it would be for them to reintroduce restrictions and lock me down for an indefinite period of time. There's an infrastructure that's been built the past 2.5 years and the controllers can't wait to further those plans. They saw massive compliance so why wouldn't they?

Back to these videos though. In the first clip, you can tell that muppet has nothing going for his life. No purpose. He's happy to be a lap dog for the ruling class who finally gave him some power in his otherwise miserable life.