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Where Can Americans Travel Right Now? | Travel

The current global pandemic has many Americans rethinking the way they travel. Road trips and camping vacations have grown in popularity, as many Americans have discovered the country has more than its fair share of stunning natural landscapes, from the Grand Canyon to Acadia National Park. Some people have even created memorable vacations in their backyards.

However, if you’re itching to leave the U.S., there are several countries around the world that will accept you (and your negative coronavirus test results), though some specific restrictions will apply. If you decide to travel, be sure to evaluate the risks and understand the safest ways to travel. You should also look out for yourself and others by taking necessary safety precautions and investing in one of the best face masks for travel.

Note that due to the pandemic, travel guidelines are constantly changing; you’ll want to check your destination’s official tourism website periodically before your trip. And, consider purchasing travel insurance, so you don’t lose money if your U.S. passport is no longer accepted at the last minute.

Below are the countries that currently accept travelers from the United States. A recent highlight: Vaccinated American travelers can now travel to many countries in Europe and more European countries are expected to ease restrictions throughout the summer. If you decide to travel, you’ll also want to check with the State Department for information on returning from your visit as there are some restrictions in place. As of Jan. 26, the CDC requires all passengers, regardless of vaccination status, traveling to the U.S. from a foreign country (including American citizens) to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days before their flight. Travelers should also be aware that the State Department recently updated travel advisories for more than 100 countries to Level 4: Do Not Travel, warning Americans to reconsider international travel due to the ongoing pandemic. Visit the State Department website for additional details on travel advisories. (Note: All mentions of coronavirus tests refer to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test unless otherwise stated. This information was accurate at the time of publication and will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Albania

U.S. citizens can enter this southeastern European country without a negative coronavirus test. However, they’ll have to oblige by the screening procedures at the airport, which may include sanitization and reduced physical contact. On your Albanian vacation, you’ll have to abide by social distancing guidelines and a curfew. Make note that on your return home, there are restrictions to what countries you can pass through, according to the embassy website.

Anguilla

U.S. citizens can enter Anguilla after receiving approval from the government through an application portal and providing proof of a negative coronavirus test taken three to five days before travel. A fee also applies, depending on the number of travelers in your group. There are currently no differences for vaccinated travelers. However, starting July 1, travelers who can prove they have been fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arriving will be able to bypass the fee and quarantine restrictions. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy in Anguilla website or Anguilla’s tourism board website.

Antigua and Barbuda

Access to this Caribbean gem is contingent on a negative coronavirus test (for those older than 12) taken no more than seven days prior to arrival at the airport. American travelers will be subject to temperature checks and health screenings before being admitted into Antigua and Barbuda, no matter if they’re coming from a plane, a cruise ship or another mode of transportation. Find more specific information on the country’s tourism website.

Armenia

This western Asian country allows U.S. citizens to enter as long as they either present a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or agree to take a $40 test upon arrival and quarantine until they receive negative results. Vaccine documentation cards are also accepted in lieu of a negative coronavirus test. Face masks are required in public spaces throughout the country, but virtually every business is open in Armenia. Learn more about the pandemic atmosphere in the country at the U.S. Embassy in Armenia website or the Armenian government’s travel restrictions website.

Aruba

According to its website, which is updated frequently with information on travel restrictions, Aruba is welcoming U.S. vacationers to the island. However, entrance hinges on travelers’ completion of an online embarkation/disembarkation card and a health assessment, plus a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival (for everyone 15 and older). If you’re flying JetBlue to Aruba, you have the option to take an at-home, saliva-based Vault PCR Molecular COVID-19 test. If you don’t take a test prior to travel, you’ll have to take one upon arrival and quarantine at your accommodation until you receive negative results. All U.S. travelers also must purchase Aruba Visitor Insurance to ensure they are covered if health issues arise during their stay. This insurance cost varies depending on each traveler’s age and length of stay; to find out how much it costs, check out the Aruba Visitor Insurance calculator.

The Bahamas

A popular tourist destination among stateside citizens, the Bahamas are welcoming American visitors to the picturesque islands. Travelers must complete a Travel Health Visa application and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before arrival. Visitors are also required to opt-in to health insurance that will cover them for the entirety of their stay (the cost of which is included in the Travel Health Visa application fee). Those who are fully vaccinated are exempt from testing requirements. Anyone planning to stay on the island for more than five days must take a rapid antigen test on the fifth day. Additionally, those who travel around the Bahamas without wearing face coverings will be subject to fines. Learn more about traveling details on the tourism website.

Bahrain

U.S. citizens may travel to Bahrain as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 48 hours before their departure from the states. They will have to pay about $95 for three more coronavirus tests: a test upon arrival, a second test on day five and a third on day 10 (if applicable). Visitors must self-isolate until they receive negative results from their first test. Any fully vaccinated travelers arriving to Bahrain can bypass quarantine and pre-flight testing requirements, but they must submit to testing on the first and 10th days of their trip. Travelers must also download the BeAware Bahrain app before travel. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Bangladesh

U.S. citizens must take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of traveling to Bangladesh and prove the negative results with the appropriate documentation in order to enter the country. However, a negative test does not mean travelers are exempt from a 14-day quarantine period upon arriving in the country. Visit this website to learn more about Bangladesh’s entry and exit requirements.

Barbados

As long as travelers (older than 5) complete a travel form online no less than 24 hours before their flight and provide a negative coronavirus test result taken within 72 hours of their entrance to the island, they can vacation in this Caribbean paradise. Even with a negative result in hand, travelers must quarantine in an approved hotel or villa for a minimum of five days at which time they can take another test to be released. Fully vaccinated travelers will still need to take a test prior to traveling and provide a negative result, but they can move around the island after receiving a second negative result from their test upon arrival. Visit the Barbados website for more information regarding traveling during the pandemic.

Belarus

U.S. citizens can travel to Belarus with limited restrictions. Travelers need a negative coronavirus test prior to arrival, though the embassy doesn’t specify a test time frame. Travelers will also be subject to health screenings, including temperature checks, at the port of entry. A 10-day self-quarantine is also required. Visit the U.S. Embassy in Belarus website for additional information.

Belize

American travelers (anyone 5 and older) will be required to present a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure to Belize. (Rapid antigen tests taken no more than 48 hours before arrival are also accepted.) If you don’t present a negative test, you’ll have to front a $50 fee (paid in cash) and take a test upon arrival. A negative test means visitors can proceed to their Gold Standard Hotel (as no other lodging options are allowed). Keep in mind, a curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. (midnight until 4 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday). For more information, visit the Belize tourism website or the U.S. Embassy in Belize website.

Bermuda

This Atlantic paradise welcomes Americans (anyone 10 and older) to its pristine beaches as long as the travelers present negative results from a COVID-19 test taken no more than four days before arrival. Everyone will then be tested again upon arrival. As of June 20, all unvaccinated travelers arriving to Bermuda must isolate in a designated quarantine hotel for 14 days. Vaccinated travelers must quarantine in their place of residence or hotel until they receive negative results from their arrival test (which usually takes about 24 hours). All travelers will also be required to submit a travel authorization form and a $75 fee to be approved for entrance to Bermuda. Visit the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda website for additional information. The Bermuda tourism board also has a website that outlines how to travel safely and responsibly to the island.

Bolivia

This country allows Americans to visit as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Masks are required in public spaces, and travelers should expect health screenings at the airport. A 10-day quarantine for all arriving visitors is also required. Check for any updates at Bolivia’s immigration website.

Bonaire

Bonaire requires all visitors 13 and older to provide negative test results taken within 72 hours of arrival. Visitors can either take a COVID NAAT-test 24 hours before arrival or a PCR test 72 hours before arrival and an antigen test upon arrival. Travelers must have travel medical insurance and complete a health declaration form prior to arrival. Additional information is available on the Bonaire crisis website, which outlines specifics for travelers.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Americans who provide proof of negative coronavirus test results taken no more than 72 hours before departure can travel to Botswana. Those who fail to provide test results or those who show coronavirus symptoms will be forced to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Another test will be distributed on the 10th day. Visitors should expect some restrictions on interstate travel between the country’s different zones. For more information visit the country’s U.S. Embassy website.

Brazil

Although the U.S. government advises against travel to Brazil with a Level 4 advisory because of the country’s growing number of coronavirus cases and crime, Americans are still permitted to travel. Travelers from the U.S. (older than 12) will need to show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding the plane. They must also complete a Traveler’s Health Declaration form. There are some health screening procedures in place at airports but no required quarantine period upon arrival. Visit the U.S. Embassy in Brazil website for more information.

British Virgin Islands

These picturesque islands are now open for visitors. Any Americans planning to travel here must first show proof of a negative test taken three to five days prior to arrival. Completion of an online travel authorization certificate is also required, in addition to an entry fee calculated based on vaccination status. Unvaccinated visitors must quarantine for seven days then submit to a second test, the results of which will determine if they can travel around the islands. As of June 15, vaccinated travelers will not need to submit to additional testing upon arrival. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Bulgaria

Americans can now travel to Bulgaria as long as they show proof of full vaccination or provide negative coronavirus test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel (or 48 hours if taking an antigen test). For more information, visit the U.S. embassy in Bulgaria website.


Cambodia

Cambodia recently suspended its e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs until further notice. Keep tabs on updates via the embassy website.

Bulgaria

Americans can now travel to Bulgaria as long as they show proof of full vaccination or provide negative coronavirus test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel (or 48 hours if taking antigen test). For more information, visit the U.S. embassy in Bulgaria website.

Cape Verde

Travelers from the U.S. can visit Cape Verde as long as they provide proof of a negative test (either PCR or antigen) taken no more than 72 hours before travel. There are no quarantine requirements upon arrival. For more information, visit the embassy website.


Chile

Chile is only open to Chilean nationals and remains under a state of emergency through June. Rules are subject to change at any time. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy in Chile website.

Colombia

U.S. citizens no longer need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test to enter Colombia. However, the U.S. Embassy in Colombia website states travelers should be prepared for further health screening upon arrival.

Costa Rica

This Central American country, favored by Americans for its lush landscape and pristine beaches, welcomes all U.S. citizens. (Previously, only residents of select states were allowed entry.) Costa Rica no longer requires visitors to submit a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before their visit. However, visitors are required to purchase or show proof of medical insurance to cover any possible coronavirus-related costs they may incur and complete health pass forms, according to the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica website. The Costa Rican government also holds authority to shorten the length of tourists’ stays. Additional details are available on Costa Rica’s tourism board website as well.

Côte d’Ivoire

As long as American travelers come prepared with a completed Air Travel Declaration Form and proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than five days before travel, they can enter Côte d’Ivoire. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Croatia

Americans are once again allowed to visit Croatia, with some restrictions. You must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours (or 48 for antigen test) prior to arrival, or take a test upon arrival and quarantine while awaiting results. If you’re fully vaccinated, you can provide proof of vaccination instead of a test. Or, if you can prove you have recovered from the coronavirus within the past 11 to 180 days, you won’t need to provide test results. Also, you must provide documented evidence of an accommodation paid in advance. Visit the Croatian government’s specific COVID-19 website to learn more about how the country is dealing with the pandemic.

Curacao

Americans are permitted to enter Curacao as long as they show negative test results taken within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers must also have insurance and complete an online immigration card as well as a Health Department passenger locator card before traveling. Additional details are available on the U.S. Embassy in Curacao website.

Cyprus

Individuals may travel from the U.S. to Cyprus as long as they provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of flying, submit to another test upon arrival at their own expense and have an approved Cyprus Flight Pass. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travelers to this Central African country who are 11 or older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days prior to departure. They will be subject to another test upon arrival in the Congo and must quarantine until they receive another negative result. Proof of health and medical evacuation insurance is also required in addition to completion of a form. There are also exit requirements in place: Travelers must present negative test results taken no more than three days before leaving the country. All required tests will be paid out-of-pocket by travelers. Visit this website for the most up-to-date information.

Denmark

Americans can enter this Scandanavian country as long as they can prove they received their final vaccine dose at least 14 days before traveling. There are no testing or quarantine requirements for travelers arriving in Denmark. As of June 19, unvaccinated Americans can also enter Denmark but must show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and submit to another test upon arrival. For more information, head to the embassy website or to Denmark’s designated COVID-19 protocol page.

Djibouti

Americans traveling to Djibouti must test negative for coronavirus no more than 72 hours before boarding the plane and no more than 120 hours before arriving in Djibouti. Passengers will be subject to health screenings and a rapid COVID-19 saliva test for $30 upon arrival. Only travelers who test negative will be allowed to enter the country; those who test positive will either depart on the next flight or enter isolation and treatment. Learn more by visiting the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti website.

Dominica

Americans are allowed to visit Dominica if they answer a health questionnaire and present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Unvaccinated travelers will be required to quarantine at a government facility or government-approved hotel for five to seven days. They’ll be subject to a test on day five; if negative, travelers will be considered medically cleared and free to explore. Fully vaccinated Americans must also quarantine for a minimum of two days, when they’ll be tested again. If negative, travelers can then move about the island. Additional info on health and safety protocols for travelers is available here. More details are also available on the U.S. Embassy in Dominica website.

Dominican Republic

American travelers are permitted to visit this island nation, whose popular tourism spots include Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo, with few restrictions. While the country doesn’t require a negative coronavirus test before visiting, travelers will be chosen at random for coronavirus tests upon arrival at the port of entry. If you have proof of a negative coronavirus test or proof of vaccination, you will be exempt from these random tests. Health screening procedures, such as temperature checks, are also in place. Travelers must also state they haven’t experienced any COVID-related symptoms in the last 72 hours and provide contact details for the next 30 days in the form of a Traveler’s Health Affidavit. Visitors should know there is a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on weekdays and a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on Saturdays and Sundays. The latest visitor information is available on the tourism board’s website.

Ecuador

American travelers visiting Ecuador must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or rapid antigen taken within three days of their arrival. Testing is also available upon arrival if you can’t obtain one before traveling, but you’ll have to quarantine while awaiting the results. Passengers who show COVID-19 symptoms will be evaluated by health officials (regardless of a negative test) and may be subject to isolation and further testing. Alternatively, fully vaccinated travelers can show proof of vaccination instead of negative test results. Learn more about protocols in Ecuador on the U.S. Embassy website.

Egypt

If you’re visiting Egypt from America, you’ll need to present physical proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken ideally no more than 72 hours before arrival (though because of the long flight time from the U.S., a document no more than 96 hours old will suffice). There is no required quarantine for American travelers. Learn more about specific interstate travel restrictions on the embassy website.

El Salvador

This Central American country requires U.S. citizens to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in El Salvador. Visitors will also be subject to various medical screenings at their port of entry before beginning their travels through El Salvador. There is no required quarantine period for U.S. travelers, according to the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador website.

Equatorial Guinea

U.S. citizens are allowed to visit Equatorial Guinea without any need for quarantine upon arrival as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival in the country, according to the U.S. Embassy website. An exit PCR test is required as well.

Ethiopia

Travelers to this East African country must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 120 hours prior to flying, according to the embassy website. There are health screenings in place at the ports of entry, and if any traveler exhibits coronavirus-like symptoms, they will be taken to temporary isolation. Even with proof of a negative test, travelers must quarantine for seven days upon arrival.

France

Travelers can once again pay a visit to the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, wine regions, beaches and numerous other attractions in France. Entry will be granted to travelers who have completed a full vaccination course and show proof of vaccination at the airport. Unvaccinated travelers from green countries (which includes the U.S.) can also enter France but must provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. For more information, visit the embassy website.

French Polynesia

Idyllic islands like Tahiti, Mo’orea and Bora Bora have reopened to all tourists as of May 1. All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test result to their airline before departure, taken no more than 72 hours prior. Upon arrival, all travelers must also take a rapid antigen test. Vaccinated travelers and those with proven immunity must take an additional test on day four. Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 10 days in Tahiti, regardless of their test result, and take additional tests on days four and eight. Additional forms may also be required. Learn more about the current French Polynesian COVID-19 protocols on the tourism website.

Gabon

Americans can travel to this west African country as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than five days prior to travel. Visitors must also take a test upon arrival at their own cost ($36) and quarantine until they receive a negative result. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy website.

The Gambia

American travelers to The Gambia must provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. They will also be subject to a rapid test upon arrival, as the U.S. is considered a hot spot country. There are no quarantine restrictions. Learn more on the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia website.

Georgia

Unvaccinated visitors to the country of Georgia must provide proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, get a follow-up PCR test taken on the third day (at their own expense) and submit a form with contact info and travel history details. Vaccinated American travelers can enter without proof of a test, but they must show documentation confirming they have received two full doses of the vaccine. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Germany

Travelers from the U.S. and an array of other countries can now enter Germany regardless of their vaccination status. The new rules, implemented June 20, require tourists to show either proof of vaccination or results from a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in Germany. Vaccinated individuals can bypass quarantine requirements. For more information and updates, visit the country’s Federal Foreign Office coronavirus website.

Ghana

Americans looking to travel to Ghana must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before leaving for their trip. Additional health screenings are in place upon arrival in Ghana, and all arriving passengers must take another rapid COVID-19 test for $150 to fully enter the country (paid for at their own expense online; travelers must present proof of this to the airline before boarding). Learn more about what your trip to Ghana will look like on the U.S. Embassy website.

Greece

Travelers from the U.S. will be happy to know they can now enter this scenic country, known for its historic cities and vibrant islands. Travelers older than 5 must present results from a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in Greece. Everyone must also complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to entering the country. Americans who bring proof of vaccination can enter Greece without providing a negative coronavirus test result, as long as it has been 14 days since they received their final dose. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy in Greece website.

Grenada

According to its entry protocol website, Grenada is allowing the arrival of U.S. residents as long as any travelers over the age of 5 present proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within three days of travel. All visitors must also apply for a Pure Safe Travel Certificate online to enter the country. Some of the requirements to obtain this certificate include staying at an approved hotel for a minimum of seven nights. (Travelers whose stays are less than five days must remain at their accommodations for the duration of their trip.) Visitors will be tested again on the fifth day of their trip, which would determine whether they are free to move around Grenada. Restrictions are lessened for fully vaccinated travelers: These individuals only need to quarantine for 48 hours pending a negative coronavirus test on arrival.

Guatemala

In addition to partaking in health screenings at ports of entry and completing a health pass form online, U.S. citizens traveling to Guatemala who are 10 or older must present proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Alternatively, travelers who are vaccinated can enter if they show proof that their second vaccine dose was administered more than two weeks prior. Or, you can bypass testing requirements if you can prove you have recovered from COVID-19 within the last three months. Once in the country, visitors won’t have to quarantine, and there are no restrictions on travel within Guatemala according to the embassy website.

Guinea

Those traveling from the U.S. to Guinea must provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. If a traveler fails to provide proof, they will be tested upon arrival and required to quarantine for two weeks. Learn more on the embassy website.

Guyana

Americans planning to visit Guyana must provide proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before traveling. Before arrival in this South American country, visitors must also complete a passenger locator form to ensure easy contact tracing in the case of infection. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Haiti

Commercial flights from the United States to Haiti are now operating, although keep in mind this island nation is labeled with a Level 4 advisory from the State Department, due to crime, kidnapping and civil unrest. Passengers are required to provide a negative PCR or antigen coronavirus test result taken no more than 72 hours before boarding a flight to Haiti. Travelers are subject to health screenings upon arrival and may be contacted up to three times based on the information disclosed in their health declaration to monitor for signs of disease, according to the embassy website.

Honduras

Americans will need a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel and a completed immigration form to enter Honduras. Visitors should note there will be health screenings in place at the airport, curfews around the country, and restrictions on certain essential activities, such as shopping. Learn more about what your trip to Honduras will look like on the U.S. Embassy website or visit the Honduras government website for additional details.

Ireland

Americans can venture across the pond to Ireland after showing proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Those who enter without a test can face fines and even jail time. Visitors are also required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival unless they take another COVID-19 test (which can be administered 10 days after touching down in Ireland). If the results are negative, visitors face fewer restrictions. Vaccinated travelers with proper documentation are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirements. However, keep in mind Ireland officials advise against all nonessential travel. See up-to-date information on the Ireland tourism board website.

Israel

Israel is open to American visitors who can show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to Israel; they must then submit to an antibody test upon arrival. Vaccinated individuals can bypass isolation requirements once they arrive in Israel. All travelers who do not reside in Israel must obtain a permit from the Israeli government to enter. Keep in mind, the State Department advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel here at the moment due to civil unrest and armed conflict. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Italy

As of mid-May, Italy has reopened to Americans.American travelers can now visit Rome, Venice, the Amalfi Coast and any other dreamy Italian destinations. In order to enter the country, visitors must complete a self-declaration form and present a negative (molecular or antigen) coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. They must then self-isolate for 10 days before taking another negative test. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Jamaica

Anyone over the age of 12 traveling to Jamaica from the U.S. will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test from an accredited medical lab (can be a PCR test, a Nucleic Acid Amplification test, an RNA or molecular test, or an antigen test) taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. A travel authorization application to enter the country is also required for American visitors and must be completed no more than seven days before arrival, as stated on the tourism board website.

Jordan

As long as travelers from the U.S. provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and submit to a second test upon arrival at their own expense, they can enter Jordan. Health insurance to cover any coronavirus related expenses is also required for every visitor. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy in Jordan website.

Kenya

As long as they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arriving in the country and arrive without a fever or cough, trouble breathing and flu-like symptons, Americans can travel to Kenya for touristic purposes. According to the embassy website, there are health screenings, including temperature checks, in place at the Kenyan airports as well.

Kosovo

In recent months, this southeastern European country allowed anyone to visit without testing. However, Kosovo is now urging Americans, and others, not to visit because of climbing infection rates. If you do need to travel to Kosovo, you are encouraged but not required to provide negative COVID-19 test results. Those who do not provide tests must quarantine for seven days. Visitors should also expect medical screenings at the airport. Learn more about travel in Kosovo on the U.S. embassy website.

Kyrgyzstan

Visitors to Kyrgyzstan must provide proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. There are also health screenings in place at airports, but there are no daily restrictions or curfews in place. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Lebanon

Lebanon allows people to travel from the United States as long as they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of traveling to this Middle Eastern country. Visitors must also submit to a second test upon arrival and quarantine for 72 hours. However, there are travel restrictions in place throughout the country as well as a curfew, as stated on the embassy website.

Liberia

To enter Liberia, visitors must complete a health screening arrival form online and pay $75 for a coronavirus test to be taken upon arrival in Liberia. Authorities recommend completing the payment online before arrival. They will also be subject to temperature checks at the Liberian airports. However, there is no required quarantine period nor restrictions on interstate travel. A tourist visa is required for travel, according to the embassy website.

Maldives

Many resorts and hotels have reopened in the Maldives, and American travelers can experience a once-in-a-lifetime vacation here after providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival. For more information, visit the country’s tourism board updates page.

Malta

This picturesque Mediterranean island is a travel option for Americans who adhere to strict guidelines prior to travel. Travel directly from the United States was once banned, but as of June 17, Americans from a select group of states can travel straight to Malta. U.S. tourists from unapproved states must quarantine in a corridor country, such as Turkey, for 14 days, before they can then enter Malta. Check out the list of states, corridor countries and specific travel guidelines on the embassy website. Of course, there are screening measures in place upon arriving on the island as well.

Mexico

Americans can embark on a vacation in Mexico without taking a COVID-19 test prior to traveling. While travel across the land border between the U.S. and Mexico remains limited to essential trips, nonessential travel has resumed via air. Travelers will be subject to health screenings upon arrival and should note there are some cities around the country that have curfews and other health restrictions in place. Additionally, cases are on the rise in some Mexico states, so be sure to travel with caution. Learn more about traveling while in Mexico at the embassy website.

Moldova

This Eastern European country is now open to American travelers as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Those who can provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination are exempt from the testing requirements. There are no quarantine requirements or travel restrictions once in the country. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Montenegro

A negative COVID-19 test or a coronavirus antibody test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival is required for Americans visiting Montenegro. (Those who are vaccinated do not have to take a test but must show proof that vaccination occurred at least seven days prior to traveling. A positive antibody test can also replace proof of PCR test.) Visitors should be careful not to stop in any of the banned countries before arriving in Montenegro, though. Find the restricted countries on the Institute of Public Health in Montenegro website.

Morocco

Morocco, the African country most frequented by tourists, is open to select Americans. Travelers who are either dual citizens of Morocco, or have reservations with a Moroccan tour group or hotel are permitted to enter. They must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their departure and are subject to health screenings upon arrival. Travelers should also be prepared for sudden restrictions once in Morocco, such as curfew implementation or changes in interstate travel allowance. The country is in a “Health State of Emergency” until July 10. Learn more about the rules applying to specific travelers on the embassy website; additional info is available on the Morocco tourism board website as well.

Namibia

Tourists (ages 5 and older) entering Namibia must provide a negative COVID-19 test performed no more than seven days before their initial flight, according to the embassy website. There are additional health screenings in place at airports but no restrictions on travel within the country once a tourist has passed all these tests.

Nepal

As long as you show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding your flight, you can visit Nepal from the U.S. Travelers must also show proof of insurance as well as a tourist visa. Read more on the embassy website.

Nicaragua

Americans are allowed to enter Nicaragua as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test, though the specific testing time frame depends on the airline. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Niger

Visitors to Niger must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to landing in this West African country. The embassy website also states American visitors will be subject to medical screening measures upon entry.

Nigeria

American travelers older than 10 must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken within the previous 96 hours before departure to this country. They must also sign a health declaration before traveling and pay out of pocket for a retest after spending seven days in Nigeria, according to the embassy website.

North Macedonia

This southeastern European country makes it easy for American travelers to visit. No one coming from the U.S. is required to take a coronavirus test before arriving, though they may be subject to medical screening at the airport, according to the embassy website.

Panama

This sunny Central American nation doesn’t place specific restrictions on travel from any country, according to the tourism website. However, visitors must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours of their trip. If the test is expired, travelers will be subject to further testing at the airport at their own cost. Note that upon arrival, there are additional health screening measures in place, including temperature checks, and a Ministry of Health worker can perform random rapid tests on any traveler.

Paraguay

You can travel from the U.S. to Paraguay without any quarantine requirements as long as you provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel. Note there is a curfew in place every night from midnight until 5 a.m. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Peru

Americans can enter Peru as long as they provide results of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 before departure to this South American nation. Health screenings are also in place at airports. There is a 14-day quarantine requirement, but visitors may opt out by taking a negative antigen test. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Portugal

As long as you provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight, you can enter Portugal. However, Americans will still have to abide by social distancing measures and mask requirements throughout their Portuguese vacations. Because of the ever-changing nature of the coronavirus pandemic, this new border opening will be reevaluated every two weeks. Keep up to date on Portugal’s entry requirements by visiting the embassy website.

Puerto Rico

Travelers who are asymptomatic, take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and offer proof of a negative result, and submit a completed Travel Declaration Form are free to explore the island, according to the tourism board website. Fully vaccinated travelers can upload proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Travelers will have to follow rules in public spaces regarding social distancing and mask-wearing.

Romania

Americans do not need tests to enter Romania but will face quarantine requirements after arrival. Fully vaccinated individuals can bypass the quarantine requirement in Romania as long as they provide documentation of vaccination. The proof must come in the form of a document issued by the health unit that administered the vaccine, whether from Romania or another country. Travelers also must wait at least 10 days after their final vaccine dose to travel. For more information, visit the Romania tourism board website.

Rwanda

While American tourists are allowed to visit Rwanda, the country’s government goes to great lengths to reduce the spread of coronavirus from tourism, according to the embassy website. First, tourists must present negative coronavirus test results taken within 72 hours of their trip, and they must fill out a Passenger Locator Form, which details their passport information and travel plan. Upon arrival, Americans will partake in health screenings at their port of entry, and will then travel to a designated transit hotel as they await the results of a second COVID-19 test (paid at their own expense). Self-isolation is required until the results of this second test prove to be negative.

Senegal

U.S. citizens entering Senegal from the states must provide negative coronavirus test results taken no more than five days before their arrival. Health screenings are also in place at Senegal’s ports of entry. Use the guidelines provided on the embassy website to plan your trip to Senegal.

Serbia

This Balkan nation is allowing American visitors as long as they provide results of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival. To curb the spread of coronavirus, many businesses and restaurants operate under restricted hours. Learn more at the embassy website.

Seychelles

This pristine group of islands off the coast of Africa has opened its doors to all travelers who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (as long as at least two weeks have passed since the second dose). Travelers must show proof of vaccination as well as proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before traveling. Visit the Seychelles tourism board website for more information.

Sierra Leone

Before visiting Sierra Leone, Americans must show negative COVID-19 test results received no more than a week before departure. American travelers should also be prepared to take two COVID-19 tests upon arrival – a rapid diagnostic blood sample test and a diagnostic nasal swab test. The tests cost $80 at the traveler’s expense. For more information about Sierra Leone’s policies, visit the embassy website.

South Africa

This popular African vacation destination is once again open to American visitors. Any travelers to South Africa will need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. If they don’t provide test results, they will be required to quarantine at their own cost. There is a nightly curfew in place, and social distancing is strictly enforced. For more information about what your trip to South Africa will look like, visit the embassy website.

South Korea

Travelers from the United States are permitted to visit South Korea as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel. Even with a negative test, visitors must also adhere to the 14-day required quarantine period upon arrival. Starting July 1, select travelers may apply for quarantine exemptions. Travelers must also answer daily health questions through a mobile app to help the government monitor the spread of disease. Learn more at the embassy website.

Spain

As of June 7, vaccinated travelers can now sip sangria and sample tapas in this popular European vacation destination. Individuals must show proof of vaccination to enter (final dose must have been completed 14 days prior to the flight); there are no quarantine requirements or movement restrictions once in Spain. U.S. citizens must also obtain a QR code from the online Spain Travel Health portal to gain entry. Unvaccinated Americans cannot enter the country. For more information and updates, visit the U.S. embassy in Spain website.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is now open to American citizens, providing they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. There will be health screenings in place at the airport and there are curfews in different regions throughout the country. In addition, anyone who is not vaccinated must stay at a certified approved hotel for up to 13 nights (14 days) of their stay. For more information, visit the country’s official protocol website.

St. Barts

As of June 8, fully vaccinated Americans can visit St. Barts as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before traveling. Travelers will also be required to complete a written statement explaining they have not had contact with an infected individual within two weeks of flying. Visit the embassy website for more travel specifics.Visit the embassy website for more travel specifics.

St. Kitts & Nevis

As of May 29, only fully vaccinated American travelers can enter St. Kitts & Nevis. Previously, all Americans could enter but restrictions changed as a result of new coronavirus cases on the island. (Note: Unvaccinated travelers 18 or younger can still enter the country if they’re traveling with fully vaccinated guardians.) Travelers must complete a travel authorization form by uploading proof of vaccination as well as negative coronavirus test results taken no more than 72 hours before traveling. They also must vacation in place for nine days before venturing around the island. The St. Kitts tourism website and the Nevis tourism website are frequently updated with information regarding entry.

St. Lucia

Armed with a negative coronavirus test taken no more than five days before their trip to St. Lucia, Americans (5 and older) can visit this picturesque island nation. Before arrival, travelers will have to fill out a travel registration form, confirm reservations at a certified property and upload their negative test results in an online portal. Travelers must also adhere to the medical screening procedures at the country’s airport and agree to stay in place at an approved facility for at least 14 days or the duration of their vacation. However, fully vaccinated travelers are free to leave their hotels and explore the island. Visit the embassy website or the tourism board website before traveling to learn more specifics.

St. Maarten

This Caribbean nation allows Americans to visit as long as they provide negative test results taken no more than 72 to 120 hours prior to departure, depending on which airport they’ll be flying to. In addition, travelers must fill out a mandatory health authorization application prior to departure. St. Maarten also requires travelers to have health insurance coverage that will cover COVID-19 related expenses. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for seven days upon arrival, but vaccinated travelers can bypass this requirement. Find more details on the U.S. embassy website and the country’s entrance website, which is frequently updated with the most recent travel entry requirements.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Americans looking to visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be subject to many coronavirus tests, according to the embassy website. The first must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in the island nation. Another test will be administered upon arrival and, no matter the results, a 14-day quarantine period in an approved hotel is mandatory. Visitors must take another test between four and seven days after arrival, then continue to vacation in place. Travelers who have been vaccinated must still arrive with a negative coronavirus test result, will be retested on arrival and five days into their trip, and will still need to complete a seven-day quarantine in an approved hotel.

Tanzania

American tourists visiting Tanzania will be required to partake in health screenings upon arrival. They must also provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than three days before arrival in the country. Visit the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania website before planning a trip here.

Thailand

Americans can now enter Thailand provided they have proof of a negative coronavirus test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure. Health screenings are in place upon arrival. Visitors must also quarantine for 14 days after arrival, regardless of their vaccination status. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Tunisia

This North African country, known for its Mediterranean climate, is now open to American visitors. Americans must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Additionally, visitors will be required to complete a 48-hour self-quarantine before setting out to explore Tunisia. Vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine. Travelers should also note there is a nationwide curfew from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. every night. Learn more on the embassy website.

Turkey

All international visitors to Turkey must show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before their flight. Passengers will also be required to fill out an entry form within 72 hours of their flights. Visitors should also expect to see precautions in place, including restricted operating hours for stores and lack of in-person dining options. As of May 31, Turkey imposed a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday through Saturday; there is also a full lockdown on Sundays (from 10 p.m. on Saturday until 5 a.m. on Monday). Learn more about travel to Turkey on the embassy website. Learn more about travel to Turkey on the embassy website.

Turks and Caicos

A popular vacation spot among Americans, Turks and Caicos allows visitors from the states as long as those who are older than 10 provide negative coronavirus test results taken no more than five days before arrival. Travelers also must share health information in the form of a questionnaire prior to arrival. Learn more about COVID-19 in Turks and Caicos on the country’s tourism website.

Uganda

Americans can travel to Uganda if they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 120 hours before departure. They also must take another test upon arrival at their own expense and quarantine until results are available. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Ukraine

Americans entering Ukraine must show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. They must also demonstrate they have adequate health insurance to cover any coronavirus costs before entering the country, according to the U.S. embassy in Ukraine website.

United Arab Emirates

All travelers arriving from the U.S. must still show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival and submit to testing upon arrival. Each emirate has differing quarantine requirements for incoming travelers. However, the U.S. was recently added to the UAE “green” list of countries, meaning vaccinated travelers from the states can bypass quarantine requirements. There are advanced medical screening measures in place at the ports of entry. Additionally, there are varying measures in place depending which emirate you’re traveling to. To help safely plan your trip to the UAE, visit the embassy website.

United Kingdom

Many parts of the U.K. have begun easing lockdown restrictions. Gyms, shops, salons and outdoor pubs and restaurants reopened in mid-April across much of the U.K. More public places will open over the next few months. However, travel to the U.K. is still strongly discouraged. If you must visit, you’ll have to show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than three days before arrival. Quarantine requirements are also country dependent, but most countries require visitors to abide by a 10-day quarantine or self-isolation period as well as subsequent coronavirus testing (which may require advance bookings). The U.K. plans to open fully on July 19, but this is subject to change. Visit the embassy’s website or the U.K.’s coronavirus website for the latest details.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Americans can visit this U.S. territory in the Caribbean after showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within five days of travel and providing their travel authorization certificate from the USVI Travel Screening Portal. Tests are required for all travelers 5 and older. Upon arrival, all U.S. Virgin Islands visitors will have their temperature taken and must complete a traveler screening questionnaire. Visit this website for more information on traveling here.

Uzbekistan

Americans can visit this country in Central Asia after providing proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to traveling. Additional health screenings are in place at ports of entry but there are no quarantine requirements. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Zambia

Zambia now allows all international travelers to enter the country. Those visiting from America need to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of travel. If you exhibit coronavirus symptoms upon arrival, you’ll be subject to a 14-day quarantine period in a government-appointed area. Learn more about travel to Zambia on the embassy website.

Zimbabwe

Americans can travel to Zimbabwe after taking a coronavirus test and receiving a negative result issued no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. All travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, regardless of their vaccination status. There are also restrictions in public spaces like restaurants. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Domestically

Keep in mind, you don’t need to leave the country to have a memorable vacation. While international destinations are tempting, there are plenty of enjoyable places to safely vacation around the U.S. Trade the Maldives for Maui, Hawaii, the Swiss Alps for Vail, Colorado, or an African safari for an adrenaline-filled Jeep ride through the desert of Sedona, Arizona. You can even find many lesser-known destinations around the country – such as St. Augustine, Florida; Leavenworth, Washington; or Holland, Michigan – that feel more like Europe than America.

Choosing a domestic vacation has its perks, especially during a pandemic. You won’t have to worry about visa restrictions, issues with entry or last-minute country closures ruining your trip. (Though note some states are imposing their own travel restrictions and quarantine rules.) Not to mention, you might find a little slice of paradise close to home that you can continue to visit.

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