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The coronavirus pandemic caused international travel to grind to a halt in 2020. In March 2020, the U.S. Department of State imposed a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory instructing Americans “to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.”
The good news is that this advisory was lifted at the beginning of August 2020 and since then, many countries have gradually reopened borders and welcomed tourists back. Some countries currently allow Americans — vaccinated or not — to visit, while the list of countries accepting vaccinated tourists from the U.S. is constantly expanding.
We’ve compiled a regularly updated list of more than 155 countries that are accepting American visitors, along with local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19. We’ve also included the State Department’s individual advisory level for each country to help you make an educated decision about where to go.
Countries Where Americans Can Travel
Many nations have viewed American travelers skeptically because the U.S. was one of the worst-hit globally by COVID-19. However, despite fits and starts, “COVID-19 spikes,” and more, the U.S. has managed to get a sizable portion of the population vaccinated against COVID-19, which has opened up more opportunities for international travel.
In fact, there is a growing list of over 155 countries that are now accepting American travelers.
Many countries require proof of vaccination and/or evidence that you have tested negatively for COVID-19. Each country is different in terms of requirements for when this test needs to be taken, but most require an RT-PCR test. This test requires getting a nasal swab sent to a lab for processing and isn’t the kind that issues rapid results. Plan accordingly as results from these tests can take a few days to come back.
In addition, now that boosters are widely available, many countries are building this into their definition of what it means to be “fully vaccinated.” This could mean that your initial doses are no longer sufficient to qualify if a certain amount of time has passed (usually over 270 days or 9 goths).
Since many young children still aren’t eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, many countries allow children to abide by the same quarantine rules that are applied to parents. Be sure to research the specific requirements by country if you are traveling with children.
Update: As of December 6, 2021, the CDC requires all air passengers arriving in the U.S. from a foreign country to provide a negative COVID-19 test or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days to the airline before boarding the flight to the U.S. Regardless of vaccination status, you must provide a negative test taken within 1 day of departure. This ruling applies to U.S. citizens/residents and travelers alike, though non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants must be fully vaccinated (unless exception criteria are met, such as children under 18 years old). This means that if you’re traveling internationally, you must figure out how to get tested abroad prior to flying back to the U.S.
Read on to see the regulations and other requirements by country, including a link to the official U.S. Embassy website for each country. Be sure to review these pages thoroughly before you leave in case there are any last-minute changes!
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The island requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days before entering (pregnant women and children under 18 years of age are exceptions to this requirement). In addition, you’ll have to apply to be pre-authorized to travel, submit a negative COVID-19 test within 2 days for a rapid test and within 3 days for a PCR test before arriving, and prove that you have health insurance to cover potential medical expenses.
If it has been more than 6 months since your original vaccination and you, have not received a booster, you will also be required to test on arrival, at your own expense.
All visitors 18 and up must be fully vaccinated with a World Health Organization-approved vaccine to enter. Unvaccinated minors (ages 5 to 18) must present a negative result from an antigen or PCR test taken 4 days prior to arrival.
For vaccinated travelers, there is no requirement to test prior to arrival, but if you have COVID-19 symptoms, you may have to isolate yourself upon arrival.
Fully-vaccinated Americans over the age of 18 who are fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry are allowed to travel to Argentina. You must also provide a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before departure and sign a waiver noting that you have insurance that covers COVID-19.
Visitors from the U.S. are allowed to visit Australia if they are fully vaccinated, submit a Digital Passenger Declaration, and provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure for a PCR test or 24 hours of departure for an antigen test.
You may still be required to quarantine on arrival depending on your final destination. Check the rules of the state or territory to find the relevant quarantine requirements.
All travelers (over the age of 1) must provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their flight. In addition, travelers over 18 will be required to provide either proof of full vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19.
All passengers will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival. If you are vaccinated or between the ages of 2 and 11, you can choose between a rapid test or a PCR test. Unvaccinated travelers over 12 must have a negative PCR test.
All travelers 18+ must apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa. The cost of the visa includes insurance coverage and varies with the length of stay and vaccination status of the traveler.
There is no requirement to show a negative COVID-19 test if you are fully vaccinated. If you are over the age of 12 and not unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated), you must provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
All travelers ages 5 and up will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken 3 days prior to arrival for a PCR test and 1 day for an antigen test. Vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantining. If you aren’t vaccinated, you must quarantine at government-approved accommodations for 5 days, then take a second test and wear a monitoring bracelet.
The borders of Belarus are open to Americans who provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of entering the country. Unvaccinated visitors must also complete a 7-day quarantine and will not be allowed to leave the country until it is complete.
Vaccinated travelers can enter without any testing requirements. Unvaccinated travelers (over the age of 5) can show a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours ahead of departure, a rapid test 48 hours ahead of departure, or be tested on arrival for $50. If the results are positive, you will have to quarantine at your own expense.
You will have to prebook your stay at a hotel that complies with the Tourism Gold Standard Recognition Program. These hotels have implemented specific health and safety standards in response to COVID-19 and require health insurance.
Vaccinated travelers ages 12+ will need to provide proof of vaccination and will have to fill out a travel authorization process online. Travelers over the age of 2 must also submit a negative COVID-19 test no more than 4 days before departure for PCR and 2 days for antigen.
Bolivia allows U.S. visitors who have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. This is required for anyone over the age of 5. Unvaccinated travelers are required to undergo another PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and quarantine until they receive a negative result.
Health insurance that covers illness from the coronavirus is required.
The U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 page specifically notes that “travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions affecting international travel to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.”
Travelers over the age of 12 are required to show proof of full vaccination as well as a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours (for a PCR test) or 48 hours (for an antigen test) before scheduled departure.
Vaccinated travelers are allowed to visit the British Virgin Islands with a negative COVID-19 test obtained no more than 5 days prior to arrival. There is also a mandatory test upon arrival if you don’t provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival or 48 hours for an antigen test.
Bulgaria considers the U.S. to be an “orange zone.” U.S. citizens are still allowed to enter Bulgaria. To enter Bulgaria without quarantine, you must provide one of the following if you are over the age of 12:
A vaccination certificate for a completed vaccination course against COVID-19
Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (within 6 months from entry date)
A negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of entry into Bulgaria or a negative antigen test performed within 48 hours of entry into the country
Travelers from the U.S. who cross at the land border or by air are once again allowed to travel to Canada for any reason. If you are vaccinated, there is no need to provide a negative COVID-19 test. No quarantine is necessary.
If you are unvaccinated/partially vaccinated (and over the age of 5), you must provide a negative result from either an antigen test taken within 1 day of travel or a PCR test taken within 72 hours of your flight’s departure or entry via a land border.
Fully-vaccinated travelers (ages 5+) will need to apply for a travel certificate. If you are between the ages of 5 and 12 and unvaccinated, you will need to provide a COVID-19 test taken the day before travel.
Fully-vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter without restriction. Partially vaccinated visitors or those who received their vaccine less than 2 weeks earlier must present a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Colombia. Unvaccinated travelers (over the age of 18) are not allowed to travel to Colombia.
Travelers from the U.S. are allowed to visit Côte d’Ivoire. If you are fully vaccinated, there are no testing requirements in place. If you are unvaccinated, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You must also take a test upon departure (at the same price as the arrival test).
Americans are allowed to visit Croatia, provided you show proof of a reservation for a hotel or other accommodation and fill out an entry form online. Travelers over 5 must also show either show proof of vaccination (including booster), a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours for PCR and 48 hours for antigen, or proof of recovery from COVID-19.
Travelers from all countries are allowed to travel to Cyprus. If you are vaccinated, no testing requirements are in place.
Unvaccinated travelers (12+) must present either a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours of their departure for Cyprus or a negative result from a rapid antigen test from the previous 24 hours. They will also be required to undergo a test on arrival at a cost of €30 (~$35) in Cyprus and self-isolate either at home or at their hotel until they receive a negative result.
Travelers 11 and up must pay at the airport for a test at a cost of about $68, and everyone must quarantine until they receive a negative result. Proof of health and medical evacuation insurance is also required to enter.
U.S. travelers are allowed to enter Djibouti with an eVisa obtained prior to travel, provide proof of vaccination (if over 12), as well as proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding a flight to the country and not more than 120 hours before arriving.
Upon arrival, passengers will be tested again with a saliva test at the traveler’s expense (about $30). Something else to be aware of — if a large percentage of individuals from your flight test positive for the saliva test, you may be required to take a follow-up test.
You do not need a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Dominican Republic, but you must complete an electronic travel form. Random tests will be done on arrival, though if you have proof of vaccination and have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, you can avoid these random tests. Quarantine is only required if you test positive.
All travelers to Ecuador must show proof of completed vaccination (ages 15+ only), have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days before arrival, have a declaration of traveler health, and exhibit no symptoms.
Note that the Galápagos Islands have their own restrictions, including requiring travelers to show either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination.
Visitors (over the age of 6) from the U.S. need to apply for an eVisa through the Egyptian government, and must show either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival — in addition to providing proof of health insurance. The U.S. Embassy advises visitors from the U.S. that their test must include a QR code.
If you want to visit Equatorial Guinea, you must provide proof of vaccination in addition to a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival as well as “proof of residency, employment, or business purpose of visit,” according to the U.S. Embassy. You will also be tested upon arrival
All travelers must quarantine for 3 days, regardless of testing. After 3 days, a test will be given and a negative result must be confirmed.
If you are over the age of 18 and have received the COVID-19 vaccine within the past 9 months (with 2 doses) and 1 year (with a booster), have evidence of successful recovery from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, or are staying less than 24 hours, you can enter without restrictions. If you are unvaccinated, you are not allowed to enter Estonia.
Ethiopia requires arriving U.S. citizens (over the age of 10) to have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is no more than 120 hours old before boarding their flight. Those who can provide proof of full vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 from the previous 90 days are not required to quarantine after arrival.
Note: A negative PCR test is also required before leaving the country.
Vaccinated Americans who have completed the last dose more than 14 days prior to arrival are allowed to visit Finland. Non-vaccinated Americans are currently not allowed. No testing or quarantine is required.
Fully-vaccinated travelers (as well as minor children under the age of 17 accompanied by a fully-vaccinated parent or guardian) can enter France with proof of vaccination and a sworn statement they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine, and 4 weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson jab. No COVID-19 test or quarantine is required.
Unvaccinated travelers may enter with either a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, a negative antigen test from the previous 48 hours, or a certificate of recovery (more than 11 days and fewer than 6 months before travel).
French Polynesia, which includes the honeymoon-friendly islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora, is open to fully-vaccinated U.S. tourists. The timeline varies based on booster status. You are considered fully vaccinated within 9 months of 2 doses, or there is no timeline if you’ve received your booster shot.
All American travelers over the age of 12 need proof of a negative PCR test taken within 3 days before arrival, or a negative antigen test performed no more than 24 hours before departure. An antigen test will be given upon arrival to everyone over the age of 6.
Vaccinated travelers do not need to test prior to entry, but if you show symptoms, you may be subject to testing upon arrival. If you test positive, you will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in government-managed facilities.
Unvaccinated travelers must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and undergo testing on arrival.
If you have been vaccinated, you can enter Georgia without restrictions if you provide evidence of completed vaccination records. If not, you must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the past 72 hours if you are over the age of 10.
To enter Guyana, travelers must have proof of vaccination if they’re over the age of 12. You must also arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your flight. Unvaccinated travelers over the age of 12 are not allowed.
You may enter Haiti by providing a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) completed no more than 72 hours prior to boarding. You can also provide a doctor’s note saying you have recovered from COVID-19.
Travel to Honduras from the U.S. is permitted with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or proof of full vaccination. There is a 14-day quarantine requirement for passengers who have symptoms or who have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Americans are allowed to travel to India as long as they upload proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure (results must be uploaded to the Air Suvidha portal before boarding) or proof of vaccination.
Travelers must also complete and submit a self-declaration form and be subject to random testing upon arrival.
Rules vary depending on your final destination in Indonesia. For example, passengers arriving in Indonesia over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination (with or without a booster) and a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of departure. They must also submit to a PCR test on arrival.
Arrivals directly to the Indonesian islands of Bali, Batam, and Bintan can get a visa on arrival for about $35 if you also provide proof of health insurance that will cover a minimum of $25,000 worth of COVID-relate medical treatment, proof of a booking at a certified hotel, and either a return ticket or a ticket for onward travel to another country.
Vaccinated travelers do not need to test before arrival. Unvaccinated visitors over 5 are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken 72 hours or less upon arrival and are subject to testing on arrival at the cost of $30.
All visitors must apply online for an eVisa before departure. If you are fully vaccinated or under the age of 16, you can enter without a negative test. Unvaccinated travelers may enter, but need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, then will complete a 7-day home quarantine, and then take another PCR test on the seventh day.
If you are fully vaccinated (including a booster), there are no testing requirements in place.
If you are not fully vaccinated and over the age of 12, you must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival. An additional test will also be given to all arriving travelers at a cost of $30 per test, paid by the traveler and collected by the airline.
U.S. citizens can enter Libya with proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of arrival. In addition, the U.S. Embassy notes that quarantine is required, but limited information is available.
Fully-vaccinated U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Lithuania with no additional testing required as long as evidence of vaccination is provided.
Bottom Line: To qualify as fully vaccinated, travelers who have completed only a primary course of vaccination must have received their final dose in the previous 9 months; those who have also received a booster dose are considered vaccinated indefinitely.
Unvaccinated travelers over the age of 16 must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entry.
Visitors with an approved vaccination are allowed to enter Malta with no restrictions. The definition of fully vaccinated includes a booster if the initials doses were given more than 270 days prior.
Unvaccinated people over age 5 must present a negative PCR test from the previous 72 hours or a negative antigen result from the previous 24 hours and quarantine at a designated facility for 14 days after arrival. See the embassy’s page for full details.
Fully-vaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of arrival. If you are over the age of 11, you will also need to have a negative test result in order to exit the country.
If you’ve over the age of 16 and have been fully vaccinated, provide a negative PCR or antigen test taken in the previous 24 hours, or have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 15 days to 6 months, you may enter Monaco without restriction.
Travelers over the age of 12 are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure as well as a valid arrival visa. Additional health screenings, such as temperature checks, are performed upon arrival.
If you are traveling for tourism purposes, note that while visas are available upon arrival with proof of a return ticket and hotel booking, the embassy recommends obtaining your visa prior to arrival.
The U.S. is on the country’s “Very High Risk” list. This means that if you are over the age of 18 and fully vaccinated (or those that qualify for one of the EU Entry Ban Exemption Categories) you are allowed to enter without testing or quarantine.
Starting on May 1, 2022, New Zealand will reopen its borders to vaccinated visitors. You will need to complete an online declaration, provide a negative PCR test within 48 hours of departure or a negative antigen test within 24 hours of departure, as well as self-test on arrival.
U.S. travelers must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and be prepared for additional health screenings upon arrival. Visitors must also complete a form before arrival. No quarantine is required.
Any American travelers 10 and older must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of arrival. Vaccinated travelers must have a PCR test (at their own expense) taken on the second day. Unvaccinated travelers must self-isolate for 7 days and have a PCR test taken on the second and seventh days.
To enter Oman, you must provide proof of completed vaccination of 2 doses if you are over the age of 18. Travelers are also required to purchase health insurance covering at least 1 month of treatment for COVID-19.
If you have proof of completed vaccination, you do not need to be tested. If not, a COVID-19 negative test result is required and must be taken 72 hours or less before arrival time if you are over the age of 17.
Fully-vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine, but all travelers over the age of 12 must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding their flight or of an antigen test taken in the prior 24 hours.
You will also need to complete a traveler’s health declaration within 24 hours of arrival and undergo a second molecular test at an authorized laboratory on day 5.
Vaccinated travelers over the age of 18 must provide proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure, proof of onward travel within 30 days, and $35,000 worth of COVID-related health insurance.
Regardless of vaccination status, travelers over the age of 12 must provide a PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival or an antigen test taken 48 hours before arrival. Visitors must also complete a passenger locator form.
Negative tests are no longer required for those with the EU COVID Digital Certificate or proof of vaccination, but this doesn’t include U.S.-issued vaccination cards.
Hot Tip: Note that other destinations such as the Azores and Madeira may require additional testing.
The Russian Federation issues visas to eligible residents of the U.S. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of arrival is required for entry. Be aware that local jurisdictions set their own quarantine requirements, according to the U.S. Embassy in Russia.
Travelers from the U.S. must complete a Passenger Locator Form before departure and present proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours of departure) upon arrival if you are over age 5. You will also need to complete a test on arrival the cost of about $65.
Visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines have to complete a pre-arrival form. You will also need to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival for a PCR test and 24 hours of arrival for an antigen test.
Unvaccinated travelers may be subject to another test that may be done on arrival. Unvaccinated travelers must complete a 7-day quarantine at an approved government hotel upon arrival at the traveler’s expense and retest on day 5.
All travelers to Senegal over the age of 2 years must present either proof of vaccination, as well a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry into Senegal. No testing will be available upon arrival.
You must present 1 of the following: proof of vaccination, evidence of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 14 days to 6 months, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival. No other health assessments or quarantine will be required.
Vaccinated travelers (including a booster, if eligible) do not need a test to enter. All other travelers are allowed to visit Seychelles with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure. Proof of health insurance is also required.
To enter Singapore, you must provide proof of vaccination and a valid negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or antigen) taken within 2 days before departure to avoid quarantine. You will also be required to complete an arrival card before departure and install the TraceTogether app.
If you are unvaccinated and over the age of 13, you must apply for approval to enter Singapore.
Travelers from the U.S. are once again allowed to travel to Sint Maarten. You must fill out an online immigration card before traveling.
Vaccinated travelers and those over the age of 5 are allowed in without any testing requirements. Those that are unvaccinated (or partially vaccinated) must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival, or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival. Proof of valid COVID-19 health insurance must also be provided.
U.S. travelers can visit South Korea but must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure. Most arriving passengers must quarantine for 7 days.
Additionally, all arriving passengers will experience some combination of temperature screening, health questionnaires, and/or COVID-19 tests, depending on point of departure, visa status, and nationality.
Only fully-vaccinated U.S. citizens (with proof of vaccination, including a booster, if does were received more than 270 days prior) or recovered travelers (within 180 days) can travel from the U.S. to Spain for non-essential travel, such as tourism.
Unvaccinated minors aged 12 to 18 may enter without showing proof of vaccination or recovery if they present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. Children under 12 do not require testing or proof of vaccination.
Fully-vaccinated visitors (and children under 12) have no testing requirements in place. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure. Unvaccinated travelers must also book the first week of their stay in a government-approved “bubble.”
Travelers to Tanzania are expected to fill out a Health Surveillance Form on the plane. Travelers who provide proof of vaccination do not need to pretest. Otherwise, if you are over the age of 5, you must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, but no quarantine requirements are in place.
To enter Togo, you must complete a travel form and upload a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of departure. You will also need to prepay for a test on arrival and self-isolate until results are provided (usually within 24 hours).
All visitors are required to download the Togo Safe app (iOS) and complete exit testing no more than 72 hours before departure.
Vaccinated individuals with official proof of vaccination have no testing requirements in place. All unvaccinated travelers over age 6 will need to show either evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the start of travel or a negative antigen testing within 24 hours of travel.
Fully-vaccinated travelers and those who have evidence of recovery from COVID-19 can enter Turkey without testing or quarantine. All other travelers 12 and older are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.
You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your departure and pass health screenings upon arrival, including temperature checks and potential testing. All travelers (6+) are also subject to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
Passengers will again need to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure from Uganda.
Ukraine requires U.S. travelers to satisfy one of the following requirements:
Self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival
Arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours
Arrive with a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines on WHO’s list of approved vaccines (children under 12 are exempt from the testing and vaccination requirements)
U.S. citizens must also show proof of medical insurance to cover any COVID-19-related expenses in case they get sick.
Fully-vaccinated travelers to the U.A.E. do not have any testing requirements in place. Unvaccinated travelers (over the age of 16) must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of departure. Regardless of status, all travelers will be tested again upon arrival.
To visit Uruguay, you must either be vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 if you are over the age of 6. All travelers must also provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before departure. Proof of health insurance that is effective in Uruguay is required and you must also complete a health declaration form within 48 hours of boarding your flight.
U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uzbekistan, but be aware that you usually need a visa. Vaccinated travelers are not subject to any pretest requirements. Unvaccinated travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the initiation of travel to Uzbekistan.
All travelers to Vietnam must provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before they board their flight or a negative antigen test taken 24 hours before their flight. You must also complete a health declaration before entry and download and use the PC-COVID app (iOS, Android) while in the country.
To travel to Zimbabwe, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival and be tested upon arrival. Fully-vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine, but unvaccinated travelers must complete a 10-day quarantine.
As you can see, many countries require proof of vaccination or have more difficult testing and/or quarantine requirements for unvaccinated visitors. Some have mandatory quarantines in place, and most require a negative COVID-19 test (PCR is normally preferred). The definite of what is considered “Fully-vaccinated” also varies by country — some of which require a booster after a certain amount of time has passed since the initial doses have been given.
Ultimately, which international travel destinations are considered “open” depends on how much time you have to quarantine, ease of access to any required testing, and what you consider to be an advisable location.
It’s also worth pointing out that since the pandemic is ongoing, open access to travel can change at any time and with little warning. Lockdowns have been previously reenacted in countries, including Spain and China, so you should be prepared for this possibility if you decide to travel internationally.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can Americans travel right now?
Yes, U.S. citizens are allowed to travel, but there are requirements in place. Many countries require proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or even a quarantine period. Requirements are constantly changing, so be sure to check back here often for updates.
Can Americans travel to Europe now?
Many European nations have opened their borders for travelers from the U.S. However, requirements are constantly changing, so check this post often for new information.
Where are U.S. citizens allowed to travel?
U.S. citizens can currently travel to more than 155 countries. New countries are opening up constantly.
Can U.S. citizens travel to Mexico right now?
Yes, both the land border and air travel are options for U.S. citizens.
Remember that all travelers must test negative for COVID-19 no more than 1 day before entering the U.S.
After having “non-rev” privileges with Southwest Airlines, Christy dove into the world of points and miles so she could continue traveling for free. Her other passion is personal finance, and is a certified CPA.