Last Updated on March 31, 2021
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 its borders to all nationals on July 15. They are also implementing enhanced screening and quarantine procedures.
Latest Update – As of February 11, 2021, the Ministry of Health has imposed a stricter movement restriction that allows the public to move between 6 AM up to 8 PM only. After this time frame, a curfew applies. Commercial establishments such as cafes, restaurants, bars, and similar businesses cannot operate during the curfew hours. Only people who are working are allowed to move during these times as well as for reasons such as medical or emergency needs.
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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 that was done within 7 days prior to departure. There may also be random tests upon arrival as well as mandatory quarantine if deemed necessary when screened by a health doctor upon entering the country.
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.
Latest Update – Travelers including Americans are now exempt from the 14-day mandatory quarantine as long as a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding to Armenia has been presented. In the absence of a negative test result prior to arrival, a visitor may have the test on arrival costing approximately $40 and quarantine until a negative test result is out.
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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 Antigen or PCR test taken 72 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.
Latest Update – As of March 4, 2021, U.S. citizens are not required to go on a mandatory quarantine unless symptomatic or if tested positive. An online Travel Health Visa Application must also be submitted prior to arrival and a negative Covid-19 test along with it. For visitors staying for more than 5 days, a rapid antigen test is required on the 5th day. All travelers should also have mandatory Covid-19 health insurance.
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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. An online immigration and customs form must also be filled out and submitted 24 hours before arrival.
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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 72-hour PCR test has been recommended at this point.
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Latest Update – As of March 2021, visitors who are vaccinated do not need to present any negative Covid-19 test results provided a proof of immunization taken no less than 2 weeks prior to arrival to Belize is presented.
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 its borders on July 1st. Travelers are required to bring a negative Covid PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding and another test upon arrival. Visitors who have already received complete vaccinations are not required to go on a quarantine anymore after a negative test result at the airport upon arrival; however, a re-test must be done on days 4, 8, and 14.
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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.
As of February 18, 2021, all travelers are required to have a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Visitors should also submit a completed health form before entering the country.
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Home of one of the most amazing discoveries from the ancient world (Hey there, Angkor 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 96 hours prior to the travel date.
Latest Update – As of March 29, 2021, travelers from all 50 states including Washington, D.C. are now allowed to enter Costa Rica via air travel and will be permitted via land borders starting April 5, 2021.
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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Latest Update – On March 24, 2021, Cyprus has announced that starting April 1, 2021, the country will accept travelers from all states of the United States of America. All visitors who are tested and can prove to not have any contact with a confirmed case are guaranteed to have a quarantine-free stay.
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.
Since the U.S. is still considered a high-risk country as of March 2021, all travelers need to have a secondary screening which includes a rapid test upon arrival. If the result is positive, it will then be followed by a PCR test and a mandatory quarantine; however, if the test comes out as negative, the traveler will need to check in into a Safe In Nature Property where proper assistance will be provided for the traveler’s stay.
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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.
As of March 2021, Dominican Republic conducts random Covid-19 rapid tests on selected visitors on arrival.
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 3 days before arrival, or present proof of complete vaccination. 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 72 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.
Latest Update – As of March 29, 2021, El Salvador has announced that visitors who can provide adequate proof of complete immunization or vaccination may be exempt from presenting a Covid-19 test result; however, all passengers need to verify the documents and information with their airline prior to travel date to secure boarding.
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French Polynesia (Tahiti and Bora Bora)
Latest Update – As of February 3, 2021, all travelers are prohibited from entering the island to combat the spread of the new Covid-19 variants including those from the U.S. This restriction will take effect until further notice.
The majestic tropics of French Polynesia in the South Pacific started opening their borders for all tourists on 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 on 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.
Latest Update – As of March 2021, all travelers need to book from an approved accommodation for a minimum of 7 days, submit a travel authorization, present a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, and get tested on day 5. Some may be required to undergo quarantine as well.
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.
Latest Update – As of March 2021, all travelers including those from the U.S. need to present a negative Covid-19 test result prior to arrival. Those who are previously infected by the Covid-19 virus need not undergo any Covid-19 test; however, a document showing that the traveler has fully recovered shall be presented.
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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Latest Update – As of March 4, 2021, all travelers including U.S. citizens need to submit a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 3 days of travel as opposed to the previous 10 days period.
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 96 hours before departure to Kenya. U.S citizens who fail to submit ahead of time may be denied boarding.
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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 bring proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
The Maldives is officially reopening on July 15th for all travelers to once again enjoy its white beaches, blue oceans, and clear air. Visitors don’t need to submit 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.
Latest Update – As of March 10, 2021, Mauritius has closed its borders to some countries including the United States of America until further notice. This is to control the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
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.
Latest Update – As of March 21, 2021, the U.S. and Mexico have agreed to restrict its land borders for non-essential travels including tourism and visits for leisure purposes. This restriction is said to last for one month and shall be in effect until April 21, 2021.
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 or a positive result for IgG antibodies test issued by a certified laboratory no more than 30 days prior to the date of travel.
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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 7 days 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 and a health screening must be done upon arriving at the airport.
This landlocked country from the Balkans reopened its borders to all nationals with no restrictions except for those coming from African countries. Travelers including U.S. citizens are also subject to health screening upon arrival.
Latest Update – Currently, U.S. citizens who are asymptomatic, with a complete Travel Declaration Form, negative PCR test result, and an exit confirmation number and QR code may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine; however, those who won’t be able to submit a negative PCR test result on time, may be mandated a 14-day quarantine period.
Puerto Rico has once again reopened its borders for tourism on September 12. The country first opened its borders in July but has 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 the 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.
Latest Update – As of the moment, Rwanda only accepts a negative RT-PCR test results, all other tests such as rapid or antigen are not considered valid.
Here are more details about Rwanda reopening for tourism.
Latest Update – As of December 2020, the Serbian government is requiring all travelers including those coming from the United States to present a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.
Serbia reopened its borders to all travelers on May 22, 2020. Instructions on preventing the spread of the coronavirus to be provided on arrival.
Latest Update – As of February 2021, France has announced the suspension of all non-essential travels and closure of the country’s borders as well as its territories including St. Barths. This suspension is in effect until further announcements.
Commonly called 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 within 5 days before arrival.
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 ‘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 than 5 days prior to arrival.
Latest Update – As of March 25, 2021, Slovenia along with other EU countries have banned non-essential travels from high risk countries including The United States. There is no definite date yet as to when this ban will be lifted.
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 are in effect. All travelers are required to present a valid negative PCR test within 72 hours before travel.
Latest Update – Turkey is currently requiring travelers from the U.S. to present a negative PCR test upon arrival. Health screening are also still in place as well as random testing on arrival.
Did you know that Santa Claus is from Turkey? And this country just reopened its air and sea borders on 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 health insurance are requirements to enter.
Latest Update – Some airlines from the United States to Dubai are requiring a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours only prior to departure. Check with your airline carrier first to avoid refusal on boarding.
Latest Update – As of March 2021, all visitors should present a negative Covid-19 test taken not more than 72 hours of arrival. Travelers from any country including the U.S. shall also undergo a mandatory 10 day quarantine.
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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Latest Update – As of March 2021, all U.S. citizens who are planning to go to Ukraine must show a negative Covid-19 PCR test done within 72 hours prior to arrival and proof of health insurance that covers Covid-19 whilst in Ukraine.
Ukraine has opened up its 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 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
Latest Update – As of March 2021, all passengers older than 5 years are required to check out usvitravelportal.com to obtain a certificate to travel to the US Virgin Islands. A negative test result must be submitted online to get approval.
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 72 hours of departure. Travelers who will present a negative test result that is more than 72 hours on arrival may be required to take a test at the airport before being granted to exit.
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