Last Updated on September 21, 2020
Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?
Good news for travelers from the U.S.A., some countries have begun to reopen and welcome back Americans. Many travel plans have been canceled or put on hold. But after months in lockdown, countries are starting to reopen their borders for tourism.
Here is the full list of countries welcoming travelers from the U.S.A:
Let’s start the list from this charming Balkan in Southeastern Europe. Albania reopened their borders to all nationals on July 15. They are also implementing enhanced screening and quarantine procedures.
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Antigua and Barbuda
The tropical island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda now welcomes American tourists! All travelers coming to Antigua and Barbuda are required to have a COVID-19 test. Travelers can have it on arrival at their own expense or they can alternatively present a valid one that was done within the last 48 hours upon arrival.
On August 12, Armenia has reopened its borders for international visitors, including travelers from the United States. However, all visitors are required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine. The quarantine can be shortened if visitors will undergo a Covid-19 PCR test while on quarantine. If the result turns out negative, they can end their quarantine and start exploring Armenia without any restrictions.
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One of the darlings of the Caribbean is the lush island of Aruba. Travelers must have proof of a COVID-19 test taken 48 hours or less prior to travel or have it on arrival (must book in advance) subject to payment and short (less than 24 hours) quarantine to await the test result.
The Bahamas came up with a two-phase plan for the reopening of its islands to visitors. First, on June 15, those who are traveling on a yacht and private planes can enter. Then, on July 7, it allowed all international visitors to come in, but they must be able to submit a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within seven days of arrival. Americans were initially allowed entry but were banned again after a surge of coronavirus cases in the islands. But on August 3rd, visitors from the United States were allowed to enter again, provided they have to go on a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival.
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The equatorial wonderland of Barbados is not only the birthplace of rum, but it’s also the birthplace of Rihanna! This country has officially reopened its borders to American tourists on July 12 and is requiring tourists a negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours before departure.
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Talking about Americans who are born with a sweet tooth, Belarus right here famous for its variety of sweets. Chocolate, candies, and glazed cranberries! This country is now accepting 75 nations without quarantine requirements! A 48-hours PCR test has been recommended at this point.
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Belize has reopened its borders to foreign tourists on October 1, 2020. Currently, authorities have not imposed travel bans on any country, so visitors from all countries including the United States can visit. However, all travelers must follow the guidelines imposed by authorities. These include downloading the Belize Health App and filling out the required information. All visitors must also present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s taken within 72 hours before boarding. In addition, all tourists must have pre-booked accommodation at an approved “Gold Standard” hotel.
The beautiful country of Bermuda reopened their borders in July 1st. Travelers are required to bring a negative Covid PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding and another test upon arrival.
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Let’s talk about the jungles of the Amazon, Christ the Redeemer, and big and colorful carnival festivals. In a complete surprise move, Brazil as of July 30, 2020, opened its borders to all tourists without any restrictions.
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Home of one of the most amazing discoveries from the ancient world (Hey there, Ankor Wat!) Cambodia is now open to all tourists from all over the world. Travelers who like to go to Cambodia will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours before traveling, proof of medical insurance of at least $50,000, and another COVID-19 test upon arrival.
On September 19, 2020, Colombia has resumed international flights with Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, and the United States. It allows visitors from all countries to enter, which means American visitors can now visit Colombia as tourists. However, all visitors will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than four days prior to the travel date.
Authorities in Costa Rica announced in August that they will start to allow visitors from the United States on September 1st. However, it will only allow travelers from certain states to enter, starting with Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. On September 15, it will travelers from Colorado, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, while travelers from California will be allowed entry starting October 1st. All travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
Croatia reopened its borders for tourism to non-EU citizens including American travelers in July 1st. Travelers going to Croatia will not have to quarantine if they provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours and are asked to fill out an entry online.
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The United States falls under Category C of Cyprus’ categorization of countries based on the epidemiological situation. This means that Americans can enter Cyprus, however, they must go on mandatory quarantine for a full 14 days upon arrival to the country.
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US residents will have to bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding, fill out an online questionnaire, and agree to a rapid test upon arrival.
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The Dominican Republic lifted border restrictions on July 1, requiring temperature checks upon arrival at the airport. Upon arrival in the country, visitors will find protocols in place for hotels, including temperature checks and disinfecting of baggage, as well as social distancing at restaurants on the island and capacity restrictions for tours. Masks are required to enter bars.
On August 16, Ecuador has officially reopened its borders for tourism. Visitors from all countries including the US are allowed to enter without the mandatory quarantine. However, all visitors must submit a negative COVID PCR test, taken no longer than 10 days before arrival. Those who cannot submit a PCR test will be tested on arrival and must go on quarantine while waiting for the results.
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Egypt once again welcomed travelers back when it reopened its borders on July 1. Travelers may require a COVID-19 test showing a negative result taken at most 48 hours prior to arrival to Egypt and must also complete and present a completed health form.
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El Salvador has reopened its doors for tourism on September 19, 2020. It allows visitors from all countries to enter, which means visitors from the United States can now come to El Salvador for a holiday. A negative PCR Covid-19 test result is required, which should be taken 72 hours prior to arrival. There is no mandatory quarantine but all visitors will undergo medical screening.
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French Polynesia (Tahiti and Bora Bora)
The majestic tropics of French Polynesia in the South Pacific started opening their borders for all tourists in July 15, 2020. A COVID-19 has to be carried out by all travelers within 72 hours before the flight to Tahiti (at the passenger’s expense). The results of this test must be negative and will need to be presented to airline staff upon check-in prior to boarding the flight to French Polynesia.
This beautiful island nation in the Caribbean currently has zero cases and they want to keep it that way when they reopened their borders in August 1, 2020. All visitors must fill out a health declaration form and undergo rapid test upon arrival. If the result turns out positive, a PCR test is needed. The traveler will be placed in quarantine at his or her own expense.
On September 18, 2020, Guatemala has reopened its borders to international visitors, allowing travelers from all countries to visit, including those from the US. In fact, several direct flights between the USA and Guatemala will resume this month. All visitors are required to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival.
Haiti has reopened its borders since July 1st. Aside from allowing visitors from all countries to enter, Haiti did not impose any restrictions on all travelers. There is no need to submit any Covid-19 test and quarantine is not needed. However, all visitors will be screened upon entry and anyone showing symptoms will be tested.
On August 17, Honduras has reopened its borders for visitors from the United States. Travelers are required to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival. Unlike most countries that require a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, Honduras will accept even a rapid test.
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Even though the United States is not included in Ireland’s list of “green countries”, visitors from the US can still enter Ireland but must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival.
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The birthplace of reggae, the world’s fastest sprinters, and blue mountain coffee, reopened to international travel on June 15. Travelers can enter Jamaica but may be subject to random testing on a voluntary basis or at the discretion of authorities on arrival. All travelers must complete a travel authorization form.
For July 10, 2020, and later arrivals, all travelers from New York, Florida, Arizona, and Texas in the USA will be required to upload a negative Covid-19 (PCR) test result. The date of the test must be within 10 days of the arrival date in order to obtain a Travel Authorization.
Kenya reopened for tourism on August 1, 2020. On that day, all international flights in and out of the country have also resumed. All passengers, including those from the United States, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. The test result is valid for entry if produced no more than seven days before departure to Kenya.
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Kosovo has already reopened its borders for tourism, allowing visitors from all countries to enter. Therefore, this is one of those countries that Americans can visit right now. What’s great about Kosovo is that they do not require visitors to submit Covid-19 test or undergo quarantine. Still, authorities recommend all visitors to bring proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
The Maldives is officially reopening on July 15th to all travelers to once again enjoy its white beaches, blue oceans, and clear air. Visitors don’t need to submit a proof of negative COVID-19 test on arrival and no mandatory quarantine is required. However, those with symptoms or anyone who has in contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days will undergo testing at their own cost.
Mauritius has recently reopened its borders for tourism, allowing entry of visitors from all countries. This means that Mauritius is one of those countries where Americans can visit right now. A negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s taken no more than 7 days is required. All visitors must also provide proof of accommodation for the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Mexico has no published restrictions, however, the screening will be conducted on all arriving passengers and those found to have symptoms will be subject to quarantine. A special form must be completed on arrival too. The land border between the United States and Mexico is presently closed for non-essential travel but flights going to Mexico have resumed from many American cities.
Montenegro has reopened its borders for American tourists on August 15, 2020. The only requirement for visitors from the United States is a negative result of the Covid-19 PCR test taken 72 hours before the arrival.
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Namibia has already reopened its borders to welcome foreign tourists including Americans. All arriving visitors will be required to test negative for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours before traveling. A second test is then to be taken at most 5 days after arrival into the country.
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Nicaragua will reopen its borders to international visitors on October 1st. The country plans to welcome visitors from all countries, including the United States. Several flights between Nicaragua and the US are scheduled to resume once the country’s borders open this October. All visitors must submit a negative result of the Covid-19 PCR test, taken 72 hours before arrival.
This landlocked country from the Balkans reopened its borders to all nationals with no restrictions.
Puerto Rico has once again reopened its borders for tourism on September 12. The country first opened its borders in July but have to close it again due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. But now that the cases have gone down, authorities have decided to welcome foreign tourists back including visitors from the United States. Visitors must submit a negative result of Covid test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure, and self-quarantine at their own expense upon arrival for 14 days, or the length of the visit, whichever is shorter.
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Renowned as ‘land of thousand hills’, the impeccably beautiful country of Rwanda reopened its borders for tourism on June 17, 2020. Passengers will be asked to submit proof that they tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival. Visitors will be tested again upon arrival, with results delivered within 24 hours.
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Serbia reopened its borders to all travelers on May 22, 2020. Instructions on preventing the spread of the coronavirus to be provided on arrival.
Commonly called as St. Barths, this beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island is officially reopening its borders in June 22, 2020, to most travelers including American tourists. All travelers will need to show proof of a negative result COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours prior to arrival. If staying for 7 days or more you must take another test on the 7th day.
The lush island nation of Saint Lucia reopened its borders to travelers including US citizens on June 4, 2020. Travelers coming to this country must present a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result taken with a few days prior to departure.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Another island paradise from the Caribbean and a haven for boaters, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines officially opened its borders for tourism on July, 1, 2020. All travelers must fill out a health form, have a COVID-19 test taken on arrival and quarantine for 24 hours awaiting the test result.
You might hear travelers call this Caribbean island nation as ‘the friendly island’, and that’s absolutely true! Sint Maarten has confirmed that the Princess Juliana Airport will resume flights coming from the United States on August 1, 2020. All travelers need to complete an online form before arrival, and have certified COVID-19 test with negative result taken no more then 96 hours prior to arrival.
Slovenia has implemented a color-coded three-tier system for assigning restrictions on travel from foreign countries based on their levels of COVID-19 activity. The United States belong to the “Red Countries” list, which means Americans visiting Slovenia will undergo a mandatory quarantine for 10 days upon entry and undergo a COVID-19 test.
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The mountainous African country of Tanzania opened its safaris to all travelers on June 1, 2020. Although there are no direct flights coming from the US flying to Tanzania, there is no mandatory quarantine period is mandated for travelers, however temperature checks, mask-wearing, and social distancing is in effect. All travelers are required to present a valid negative PCR test within 72 hours before travel.
Did you know that Santa Claus is from Turkey? And this country just reopened their air and sea borders in June 12, 2020 for American tourists. Travelers are subject to health screening and random testing may occur.
Turks and Caicos
If you couldn’t get enough of endless white sand beaches and turquoise waters, this is a good news for you because Turks and Caicos reopened to international travel on July 22, 2020. Travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR Test on arrival.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, an emirates of UAE, officially reopened its phenomenal city for tourists on July 17, 2020. Travelers need to register their ‘health declaration’ on an app provided by the government before their trip. A negative PCR test within 96 hours of boarding and a health insurance are requirements to enter.
The UK allows visitors from the United States to visit. However, they must undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon entry.
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Ukraine has opened up their borders for tourists but has categorized certain countries as RED Zones meaning visitors from these countries must quarantine for 14 days or provide a COVID-19 Negative Test Result.
Citizens of the “red zone” countries do not need to undergo self-isolation or observation if they arrive from the “green zone” countries and are able to confirm their stay in the “green zone” area within the last 14 days.
USA is currently listed in the Red Zone so US citizens need to download a health app before arrival, have a proof of insurance that covers COVID-19, take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival at an authorized lab, and quarantine 12-48 hours while pending results. OR they can also choose to bring a negative PCR test within 48 hours of arrival to bypass the above requirements.
US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands have reopened for tourism on June 1, 2020 and Americans don’t even need a passport to explore the serene tropical vibe of this tropical paradise! Travelers arriving from U.S. states with 10% of more infection rates are required to present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. When tourists arrive, they are subject to health screening/temperature checks. If the traveler has no symptoms or high temperatures, they can enter with no mandatory testing and no quarantine period. Random testing may still occur.
Zambia has already reopened its borders to international tourists including those from the United States. All travelers must present a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within 14 days of departure.
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