How to travel abroad for holidays amid Omicron variant

A woman gets her temperature checked at an airport in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Photo by Shutterstock.

With the Omicron variant, the CDC on Monday warned Americans against traveling to popular European destinations, while Israel, Japan, and Morocco have closed their borders to foreigners again. The U.S. now requires all arrivals to show a negative COVID test that they took a day before boarding their U.S.-bound flights. 

“You have to be really on top of your game if you're heading abroad. And even pay attention to the rules while you're traveling because they're changing so rapidly, especially if you're going between countries,” says Wall Street Journal travel reporter Allison Pohle.

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