WELCOME ABOARD, WOULD-BE passengers. This is your author speaking. It’s a lovely day on the metaphorical tarmac. On behalf of the WIRED crew, I ask that you please direct your attention to the guidelines located beneath the introduction. This article is equipped with sections on how to enter various countries, stay safe and healthy, and prove your vaccination status. Take a minute to locate the sections most relevent to you. Please do not turn off all personal electronic devices, including smartphones and tablets, because then you won’t be able to read any further.
The Covid-19 pandemic is not over, but parts of the world are opening up to travelers. Never before has the list of rules and stipulations been so fragmented and conditional. It’s enough to make a traveler’s head spin more than the in-flight booze. Hopefully, this guide on how to safely travel domestically and internationally can help. Remember to secure all baggage—we recommend several great carry-ons—in the overhead compartment.