Where Can Americans Travel Internationally Right Now? [Requirements by Country]

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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 many countries are gradually starting to reopen borders and welcome tourists back. There are some countries that are currently allowing Americans —vaccinated or not. As of June 2021, the European Union is recommending that all of its member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the U.S. — whether or not you have been vaccinated.

If you have been vaccinated, you can currently visit an ever-expanding list of countries as well.

We’ve compiled a regularly updated list of over 100 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

The U.S. has one of the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the world and many nations are viewing America with caution. Because of this, Americans can no longer jump on a plane and go anywhere they want.

The good news is that if you need to travel for work or family reasons (or are just getting tired of staycations) there is a growing list of over 100 countries that are now accepting American travelers.

Many countries require proof of vaccination and/or evidence that you have taken a COVID-19 test and that it has come back negative. 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 isn’t the rapid result test and requires getting a nasal swab being sent to a lab for testing. Plan accordingly as these can take a few days to get results back from.

Update: As of January 26, 2021, the CDC now requires all air passengers arriving in the U.S. from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs. Travelers must also provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight to the U.S. This ruling applies to U.S. citizens/residents and travelers alike — meaning that if you are traveling internationally, you must figure out how to get tested abroad prior to flying back to the U.S.

We’ll also note that quarantine rules vary wildly, with some taking place at a government facility and others being able to be completed at your choice of residence. Most countries require a negative COVID-19 test to enter, so before you book your ticket, keep on reading! We’ll break down the regulations by country according to these limitations and note other applicable requirements.The links we’ve included for the State Department advisory levels also can direct you to the official U.S. embassy websites for each country, so even after you book your flight, be sure to review these pages thoroughly before you leave in case there are any last-minute changes!

Quick Reference Table

CountryNegative COVID-19 Test or Vaccination Records Required?Quarantine Requirements?Health Insurance Requirements?
AlbaniaNoNoneNone
AnguillaYesYesYes
Antigua and BarbudaYesNoneNone
ArmeniaYesEither negative COVID test or quarantine requiredNone
ArubaYesNoneYes
AustriaYesNoneNone
The BahamasYesNoneYes
BahrainYesNone, if fully vaccinated.None
BangladeshYesYesNone
BarbadosYesYesNone
BelarusYesYesNone
BelgiumNoNoneNone
BelizeYesNoneNone
BeninNoYes, until test results are availableNone
BermudaYesYes, until test results are availableNone
BoliviaYesNoneNone
Bosnia and HerzegovinaYesNoneNone
BotswanaYesNoneNone
BrazilYesNoneNone
British Virgin IslandsYesYesNone
BuglariaYesNoneNone
Cabo VerdeYesNoneNone
CambodiaYesYesYes
ChileN/AN/AN/A
ColombiaYesYesNone
Costa RicaNoNoneYes
Cote d'IvoireYesNoneNone
CroatiaYesNoneNone
CuracaoYesNoneNone
CyprusYesEither negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or quarantine requiredNone
Czech RepublicYesNoneNone
Democratic Republic of the CongoYesNoneNone
DenmarkYesNoneNone
DjiboutiYesNoneNone
DominicaYesYesNone
Dominican RepublicNoNoneNone
EcuadorYesNoneNone
EgyptYesNoneYes
El SalvadorYesNoneNone
Equatorial Guinea YesYesNone
EthiopiaYesYesNone
FinlandYesNoneNone
FranceYesNoneNone
French PolynesiaYesYesNone
GabonYesNoneNone
GambiaYesNoneNone
GeorgiaYesNoNone
GermanyYesNoneNone
GhanaYesNoneNone
GreeceYesNoneNone
GrenadaYesYesNone
GuatemalaYesNoneNone
GuyanaYesNoneNone
HaitiYesNoneNone
HondurasYesNoneNone
IcelandYesNoneNone
IrelandNoYesNone
IsraelYesNoneNone
ItalyYesNoneNone
JamaicaYesYesNone
JordanYesNoneYes
KenyaYesNoneNone
KosovoNoYesNone
LebanonYesYesNone
LiberiaYesNoneNone
LithuaniaYesNoneNone
LuxembourgYesNoneNone
The MaldivesYesNoneNone
MaltaYesNoneNone
MauritiusYesYesNone
MexicoNoNoneNone
MoldovaYesEither negative COVID test, proof of vaccination, or quarantine requiredNone
MontenegroYesNoneNone
MoroccoYesNoneNone
MozambiqueYesNoneNone
NamibiaYesNoneNone
The NetherlandsNoNoneNone
NigerYesYesNone
NigeriaYesYesNone
North MacedoniaNoNoneNone
OmanYesYesYes
PakistanYesNoneNone
PanamaYesNoneNone
ParaguayYesYesNone
PeruYesYesNone
PortugalYesNoneNone
QatarYesNoneNone
RomaniaYesNone unless unvaccinatedNone
RwandaYesYesNone
Saint Kitts and NevisYesYesNone
Saint LuciaYesYesNone
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesYesYesNone
Saint BarthelemyYesNoneNone
SenegalYesNoneNone
SerbiaYesNoneNone
SeychellesYesNone, if fully vaccinated.None
Sint-MaartenYesNoneYes
South AfricaYesNo*None
South KoreaYesYesNone
SpainYesNoneNone
Sri LankaYesYesNone
SwedenYesNoneNone
SwitzerlandYesEither negative COVID test, evidence of vaccination, or quarantine requiredNone
TaiwanYesYesNone
TajikistanYesNoneNone
TanzaniaNoNoneNone
ThailandYesYesYes
TunisiaYesYesNone
TurkeyYesNoneNone
Turks and CaicosYesNoneYes
UgandaYesNoneNone
UkraineYesEither negative COVID test or quarantine requiredYes
United KingdomNoYesNone
United Arab EmiratesYesNoneNone
UzbekistanYesNoneNone
VenezuelaYesEither negative COVID test or quarantine required
ZambiaYesNoneNone
ZimbabweYesYesNone

Country-by-Country Guidelines for Americans

Albania

Street in Albania
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There are no requirements for U.S. citizens to enter Albania, including showing test results or being required to quarantine.

As of October 15, 2020, you must wear a mask in public areas (indoors and outdoors) if you are over the age of 11. Restaurants, cafes, and beaches in the country are open with strict social distancing guidelines in place.

Anguilla

Anguilla Beach
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This island reopened to tourists on August 21, 2020. As part of the process, tourists will have to apply to be pre-authorized to travel. You will also need to submit a negative COVID-19 test within 3 to 5 days before arriving and prove that you have health insurance to cover potential medical expenses.

If you arrive from the U.S., you will be required to complete a mandatory quarantine of 10 days in a government-approved facility. You can be tested for the virus upon arrival and then again on day 10 of your visit and allowed to exit quarantine. If you provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the mandatory quarantine period is reduced to 7 days.

There is also an additional fee for fully vaccinated individuals staying less than 90 days in a hotel or villa — $300 per person and $200 for each additional traveler.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua Barbuda beach
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Antigua and Barbuda opened its airport on June 1, 2020, and allows travelers from the U.S. Visitors are required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours before arrival and must be able to present documentation of negative results. All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and should expect to receive temperature checks upon arrival.

Arriving passengers will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine, however, if you test negative for COVID-19 using a test approved by the government, you may be released from quarantine. You are also required to wear a mask in all public places.

Armenia

Armenia Lake Sevan
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

You may select 1 of 3 options for entering Armenia:

  1. Agree to quarantine for 14 days
  2. Take a $40 rapid result test upon arrival
  3. Present a negative COVID-19 test with results from 72 hours of arrival

Face masks are required in public places, but most businesses are open. See more information on Armenia’s COVID-19 travel page.

Aruba

Aruba beach
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Aruba started welcoming U.S. visitors as of July 10, 2020. All U.S. travelers will have to complete a self-health declaration form, show proof of health insurance, and show a negative COVID-19 test (either at the airport or before departure).

Travelers coming from certain states are required to upload a negative COVID-19 test online taken within 72 hours before their flight and cannot do a test upon arrival. In good news, Aruba has lifted its curfew and all beach restrictions.

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Bahamas

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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Before arrival, you must request an online health visa. You must then upload and later present a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 5 days before travel in order to avoid quarantine. This visa requires purchasing health insurance for the duration of the trip and takes about 2 days to process.

You are also required to wear a mask in all public places, except at the beach.

Bahrain

Bahrain poolside
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

If you have not been vaccinated, you will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure. You will also be tested upon arrival for COVID-19 at your own expense. These tests cost 30 Bahraini dinars (or $80) and you may be required to take up to 3 tests. You will be required to quarantine temporarily until the first test comes back negative.

If you have been vaccinated, you will be given a certification card for use within Bahrain. You will still be required to take a PCR test on arrival and again on the 10th day, but are exempt from quarantine.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh beach sunset
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

U.S. citizens may travel to Bangladesh, however, the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh notes that you must have a “medical certificate with English translation” stating you’re negative for COVID-19, with the test taken within 72 hours of travel. You must also “home quarantine” for 14 days, even with a negative test and no symptoms.

Wearing masks and social distancing is mandatory when outside the home.

Barbados

Barbados beach
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Visitors must take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before departure and be able to present negative results at the airport. Even with a negative test, you will still be required to quarantine at a designated holding hotel or approved villa (at your own expense), or free of charge at a government facility, and will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms.

You will be required to take a second COVID-19 test between 4 and 5 days after the last negative test accepted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Visitors will typically be released once the test result is negative.

Belarus

Belarus Mir Castle Complex
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

The borders of Belarus are open to Americans without any restrictions or requirements in place.

Belize

Belize beach
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Belize is reopened for tourists as of October 1, 2020. Visitors will also need to download the Belize Health App, which can be used for contact tracing and reporting health symptoms, at least 3 days before boarding a flight.

Additionally, you can either take a COVID-19 test 96 hours ahead of departure and show negative results upon arrival or be tested on arrival. If the results are positive, you will have to be quarantined at your own expense. Fully vaccinated travelers who can prove it has been 2 weeks since their final shot are exempt from this.

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.

Benin

Porto Novo Benin Aerial View
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Travelers are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test for entry but will be required to complete a rapid test and a PCR test upon arrival. You must self-quarantine until results are available. If you stay for more than 15 days, you will be required to complete a third test. As a note: U.S. citizens wishing to enter Benin must always apply for a Beninese eVisa.

Bermuda

Bermuda beach
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Bermuda reopened for all international travel on July 1, 2020. You will have to fill out a travel authorization process online, pay a $75 fee, and submit a negative COVID-19 test no more than 5 days before departure.

If you do not submit a negative COVID-19 test, you will be quarantined for 8 days upon arrival and charged $300.

Vaccinated travelers must also follow the same process and quarantine until they receive the results of a COVID-19 test taken upon arrival. Following a negative test result, vaccinated travelers will not have to quarantine but must test on days 4, 8, and 14 of their trip.

Bolivia

Bolivia Flamingos Salt Flats
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

Bolivia allows U.S. visitors who have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 10 days of departure. There are no quarantines currently in place, however, expect a health screening upon arrival.

The 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.”

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Mostar Bridge
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Americans are allowed to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina but must provide one of the following:

  • Show a negative COVID-19 test that is not older than 72 hours from the moment of entry
  • COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing full vaccination completed 14 days prior to arrival
  • Doctor’s certificate of COVID-19 recovery in the period 14 to 180 days prior to arrival

No quarantine periods or other health screenings are in place.

Botswana

Botswana Lion
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Botswana started a phased reopening of international borders starting on November 9, 2020. In order to visit, you must:

  • Present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure
  • Undergo health screening for COVID-19 symptoms at the airport upon arrival

If you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 or do not meet the testing requirements, you will be required to undergo a PCR test and possible isolation/quarantine for 14 days.

Brazil

Brazil beach
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Brazil reopened its borders to international passengers traveling by air as of July 29, 2020. As of December 30, 2020, travelers are required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before scheduled departure and complete a traveler health form.

Bars and restaurants have been permitted to reopen. Be aware that face masks are not required — even in enclosed spaces — and overall daily cases remain high in Brazil.

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Rocky Beach
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

As of May 15, 2021, vaccinated travelers are allowed to visit the British Virgin Islands with more lax restrictions. A negative COVID-19 test must be obtained no more than 5 days prior to arrival. There is also a mandatory test upon arrival. Lastly, if you haven’t been vaccinated, you must complete a 4-day quarantine. You can avoid this if you provide evidence of vaccination.

In addition, you must complete a BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate 48 hours prior to traveling. This application costs $175 and includes the cost of the COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Bulgaria

Plovdiv Bulgaria
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

In order to enter Bulgaria, you must provide one of the following:

  • A vaccination certificate for a completed vaccination course against COVID-19
  • A positive result from a PCR or antigen test for immunity for 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

Cabo Verde

Cape Verde Maio Islands
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

American travelers can visit the 10 islands off the coast of Africa provided they:

  • Complete a health questionnaire
  • Provide a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid Antigen test taken with 72 hours of departure to Cabo Verde (ages 7+)
  • Complete a health screening upon arrival
  • Provide a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid Antigen test taken with 72 hours of departure from Cabo Verde (ages 7+)

Cambodia

Angkor Wat Cambodia
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Travelers from the U.S. are allowed to visit Cambodia, but it will cost you! All visitors are required to:

  • Pay a $2,000 travel deposit before entering to cover any potential coronavirus-related costs
  • Show a negative COVID-19 medical certificate issued no more than 72 hours before the date of arrival
  • Purchase a local health insurance package for COVID-19 treatment for $90, valid for 20 days
  • Undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival and wait in official facilities/designated hotels to receive laboratory results
  • If any other passengers on an arriving vessel/flight test positive, all passengers must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a location designated by Cambodian authorities

For even more detailed information, be sure to check out the website of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia.

Chile

Chile Patagonia Glacier
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

While Chile is opening to all international travelers, including those from the U.S., as of January 4, 2021, all travelers are required to quarantine for at least 10 days. After 7 days, they can leave quarantine with proof of a negative COVID-19 test. This is a reversal of previous guidance which allowed entry with proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

You will also need evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72 hours of boarding your flight to Chile.

Download the health app to report symptoms and other concerns during your stay.

Colombia

Colombia street with colorful homes
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

As of October 1, 2020, international flights have resumed to Colombia’s busiest airports, including popular locations like Bogotá (BOG), Cartagena (CTG), and Medellín (MDE).Per the Embassy’s website, “Colombia opened most land and water borders for travel on May 19 [2021]; the borders with Panama and Ecuador remain closed.”

A negative COVID-19 test is not required, with no quarantine in place.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Waterfall
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Travelers will have to complete an epidemiological Health Pass and show that they have travel insurance that covers medical expenses and accommodations in case they are required to quarantine.

Costa Rica is now allowing residents from all U.S. states to visit as of November 1, 2020.

Côte d’Ivoire

Adjame Market Ivory Coast
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Travelers from the U.S. are allowed to visit Côte d’Ivoire if they provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 120 hours prior to arrival, pay a fee (25,000 F CFA or $45) for and take a test upon arrival, and fill out a travel declaration form. You must also take a test upon departure (at the same price as the arrival test).

Croatia

Croatia Dubrovnik
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Croatia has changed policies regarding U.S. citizens are few times, but as of April 2021, you are once again allowed to visit Croatia (one of the few places in Europe!) as long as visitors show proof of a reservation for a hotel or other accommodation and fill out an entry form online. You must also show either show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or proof of recovery from COVID-19.

Wearing protective masks is mandatory throughout the country on public transportation and at medical facilities, shops, malls, salons, and businesses where face-to-face contact is required .

Curaçao

Curacao beach
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Starting January 1, 2021, visitors from all 50 U.S. states are allowed to visit Curaçao. You must fill out a digital immigration card at dicardcuracao.com, upload negative results to the portal, fill out a passenger locator card online within 72 hours before departure, and present a valid state-issued ID.

A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours is required, but no quarantine is required.

Cyprus

Cyprus Beach Arch
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Vaccinated travelers from all countries are allowed to travel to Cyprus with no quarantine requirements. If you have not been fully vaccinated, you can avoid quarantine by submitting and receiving an approved Cyprus Flight Pass. To get this, you must:

  • Provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Cyprus
  • Complete another COVID-19 test upon arrival (which costs €30) 

Find all details on the Cyprus tourism website.

Czech Republic

Prague Czech Republic
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The United States was recently added to the county’s “green countries” list via Twitter on June 21, 2021. This means that all American travelers can resume travel to the country — even without a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine. The bad news is that if you want to stay in a hotel or visit any tourist sites, you’ll have to provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours,
  • Negative antigen test from the past 24 hours,
  • Evidence of completed vaccination, or
  • Evidence that you have recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months of travel.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Mountains
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

All travelers are allowed to enter the DRC, including Americans. There is no quarantine required, but you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 7 days of departure. There are health screenings in place at the airport that cost approximately $45, and pending the result, you may be ordered to self-quarantine and/or take an additional COVID-19 test after arrival.

Denmark

Nyhavn Denmark Sunset
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Denmark reopened to vaccinated American travelers as of June 5, 2021. There are no pre-arrival testing or quarantine protocols upon arrival as long as you provide evidence that you have been fully vaccinated (more than 2 weeks prior to arrival).

There are exceptions made for children who are not vaccinated but traveling with a parent and women who are unvaccinated because they are pregnant or breastfeeding. These travelers will be required to take a COVID-19 test prior to entry.

Djibouti

Djibouti Africa Wildlife
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Level 2: Exercised Increased Caution

U.S. travelers are allowed to enter Djibouti with an eVisa obtained prior to travel 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 with the saliva test, you may require a follow-up test.

Dominica

Dominica mountain forest
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Dominica reopened its borders to tourists on August 7, 2020. You must submit an online health questionnaire at least 24 hours before arrival and present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival that was taken up to 72 hours before arrival.

Once you arrive, you will also have to undergo a rapid test at the airport that is free of charge. Your accommodation must be COVID-certified and is authorized to perform temperature checks at entrances.

Travelers from the U.S. will be required to take another test 5 days after arrival. This test costs $40 and the results take about 24 to 48 hours to get back.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic pier to beach
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The Dominican Republic lifted border restrictions on July 1, 2020. You do not need a negative COVID-19 test to enter. Random tests will be done on arrival, so prepare for this possibility. Quarantine is only required if you test positive.

There are 2 nationwide curfews in place with various timings depending on your location. Social distancing is in place for “a variety of activities and masks are required by law in public spaces.”

Ecuador

Ecuador Cathedral
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As of March 22, 2021, Ecuador allows you to skip the quarantine period if you can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days before arrival and you exhibit no symptoms or if you can provide evidence that you are fully vaccinated.

Travelers who don’t have a negative test can get one upon arrival and must quarantine at a hotel until they receive negative results. Otherwise, you are still able to get a test upon arrival and quarantine at a hotel until the results are provided.

Note that the Galapagos has its own restrictions, including requiring travelers to show a negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival to the islands.

Egypt

Egypt Pyramids and Sphinx
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Visitors (over the age of 6) from the U.S. must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival and have proof of health insurance.

Health and safety protocols — including electronic check-in, temperature checks, and sanitization of luggage — will take place at hotels.

El Salvador

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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

El Salvador requires all airlines to obtain either proof of completed vaccination or an original negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours of departure for all international passengers before allowing them to board. No quarantine is necessary due to the negative test results being required.

Mask protocols, social distancing, and temperature checks are in place throughout the country.

Equatorial Guinea

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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

If you want to visit Equatorial Guinea, you must provide 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.

There is a mandatory 5-day quarantine, even with negative results. You will be tested again after 5 days and released, if negative.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia river bed
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

Ethiopia requires arriving U.S. citizens (over the age of 10) to have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test that is no more than 120 hours old before boarding their flight. Ethiopia also requires a 7-day quarantine.

France

Paris Eiffel Towel
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

As of June 9, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers from medium-risk countries (including the U.S.) can enter France by providing a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

French Polynesia

French Polynesia Bora Bora resort
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French Polynesia, which includes the honeymoon-friendly islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora, is allowing U.S. tourists that are fully vaccinated (or those with COVID antibodies).

Non-vaccinated travelers will still have to quarantine for 10 days, and anyone who comes to French Polynesia may have to test upon arrival and on the fourth day of their stay.

Gabon

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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

A negative COVID-19 test is required 5 days prior to arrival. You will also be required to take a second COVID-19 test ($36 at your own expense) and quarantine until receiving the results. In addition, if you plan to travel between cities and provinces within Gabon, you will also need a negative test taken within 14 days.

The Gambia

Snake River Gambia
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Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

You will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers from the U.S. will also be tested again upon arrival. If you do not have a negative test result, or the test is older than 72 hours, you will be subject to mandatory quarantine in government-managed facilities.

Georgia

Tbilisi Georgia View of City
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

Travelers from the U.S. are allowed to visit Georgia. If you have been vaccinated, you can entire 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
  • Get a follow-up test on the third day after arrival in Georgia
  • Complete an application form with contact details and travel history

Germany

Brandenburg Gate Berlin Germany
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

As of June 21, 2021, Germany is once again allowing Americans. If you’re unvaccinated (or cannot show evidence of having recovered from COVID-19), you’ll need to provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival or a negative rapid antigen test taken 48 hours before entry.

Ghana

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Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

As of September 1, 2020, Ghana is open to U.S. travelers. You must have a negative COVID-19 test result that’s 72 hours old or less.

Upon arrival, each traveler age 5 and over must undergo a COVID-19 test ($150) conducted at the airport. Test results will usually be available within 30 minutes and if you have a negative result, you will not be required to quarantine.

The Ministry of Health has mandated the use of face masks in public.

Greece

Greece Santorini Skyline
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The tourism sector in Greece is open as of  May 14, 2021. Travelers from the U.S. no longer have to quarantine upon arrival in Greece if they can show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or if they can present a negative result from a test taken within 72 hours before departure.

Grenada

Grenada St. George
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

The Caribbean island of Grenada is welcoming U.S. visitors, but you are required to:

  • Present a negative COVID-19 test result taken with 3 days of travel
  • Have a minimum 7-day reservation at an approved hotel for quarantine
  • Take a second test to be allowed to move about or remain at the hotel for the rest of the vacation
  • Pay $150 test fee
  • Have travel insurance to cover potential COVID-19-related costs

Read more about Grenada’s requirements here.

Guatemala

Guatemala Tikal Pyramid
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

All travelers that are 10 and older must show a negative COVID-19 test taken 96 hours or less upon arrival or proof of completed vaccination. Before you leave, you must complete an online Heath Pass.

No quarantine is required, but the wearing of a face mask in public spaces is mandatory. Most businesses are open, with social distancing measures following specific tiered health alerts based on location.

Guyana

Guyana Waterfall
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

In order to enter Guyana, travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 7 days before arrival and complete an online Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before arrival. If the results are less than 72 hours old, you can enter without further testing. If the results are older, you must take a test upon arrival and self-isolate until the results arrive.

Haiti

Haiti beach
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

As of February 9, 2021, you may enter Haiti by providing a negative COVID test completed no more than 72 hours prior to boarding. You can also provide a doctor’s evidence that you have recovered from COVID-19, as well.

Honduras

Honduras Roatan pier
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Travel to Honduras from the U.S. is permitted with a negative COVID-19 test or proof of full vaccination. There is a 14-day quarantine requirement for passengers who have symptoms.

Per the embassy’s website, “during the week, shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. without regard to an identification number, in all departments.”

Iceland

Waterfall in Iceland
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

On March 16, 2021, Iceland announced new entry requirements that allow fully vaccinated travelers or those who can provide proof of prior infection, including Americans, to visit without quarantine or other testing requirements.

This evidence must be on an approved form, so please refer to the above website for full details.

Ireland

Dingle Ireland
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

Travelers from the U.S. must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival, according to the Irish government. Children 6 and under are exempt.

If you test negative with a COVID-19 test at least 5 days after arriving in the country, you will not need to complete quarantine. Tourists are also required to fill out a contact tracing form. Vaccination does NOT exempt travelers from this requirement.

Israel

Isreal Golden Dome
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

If, and only if, you are fully vaccinated, you can travel to Israel as of May 23, 2021. Unfortunately, due to restrictions on the number of visitors, you will likely only be allowed to visit if you are in a group during May and June 2021. After this, you will likely be allowed to book a trip on your own.

In addition to vaccination, you will also need to take a COVID-19 test prior to arrival and have a quick test upon arrival.

Italy

Venice Italy Bridge of Sighs
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Currently, all Americans can avoid a 10-day quarantine if they take special “COVID-tested flights” or if they provide evidence of completed vaccination. If you are taking one of these approved flights, know that it requires taking a COVID-19 test before and after the flight, as well as submitting a digital passenger locator form.

Jamaica

Jamaica Waterfall
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Jamaica reopened to international travel on June 15, 2020. If you are from a “high risk” area, including the U.S., you have to apply for travel authorization and upload a negative test result less than 10 days from the travel date to Jamaica. Children under 12 years old are exempt. You will also have to undergo a temperature check upon arrival.

Jamaica has developed Resilient Corridors for tourism that allow you to leave your hotel, but only to visit approved places within the area. This quarantine will last 14 days.

Jordan

Jordan Petra Treasury
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Jordan, but must do the following:

  • Show a negative result for COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival in Jordan or evidence of completed vaccination
  • Have valid health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment
  • Complete and submit a passenger health declaration form
  • Pay 40 JOD (~$56) in advance for a COVID-19 test conducted on arrival in Amman
  • Receive a QR code 24 hours prior to boarding the flight
  • Install the Aman.jo tracking app on your mobile device

Kenya

Kenya Elephants
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Kenya reopened to international travelers (including Americans) on August 1, 2020, with a negative COVID-19 test result taken 96 hours or less upon arrival and who pass a strict health screening, including a temperature check. U.S citizens coming from the U.S. are exempt from quarantine.

Kosovo

Kosovo city view
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The Pristina International Airport (PRN) is open to all travelers. Kosovo does not require a negative COVID-19 test for arriving and departing passengers, but travelers without a negative test taken within the last 72 hours are required to self-isolate for 7 days.

The COVID-19 website of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo does specifically note that “the health situation is deteriorating, and public institutions are struggling to keep up with demand. It is possible that border restrictions could be re-imposed with little notice, and the frequent changes are causing confusion at airports and borders.”

Lebanon

Lebanon Ruins
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

U.S. travelers are allowed to visit Lebanon but must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival unless you can provide evidence of completed vaccination or antibodies from COVID-19. An additional test will also be given to all arriving travelers at a cost of $50 per test, paid by the traveler and collected by the airline.

As of January 27, 2021, all travelers who aren’t vaccinated or have antibodies are required to quarantine at their place of residence or accommodation for 3 days after arrival in Lebanon until they receive a negative result.

Liberia

Liberia Sapo National Park Hornbill
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

In order to enter Liberia, travelers must take the following steps:

  1. Complete a Health Screening Arrival Form via the Lib Travel application available on iOS and Android.
  2. Travelers must show proof of payment ($75 for a test) and completion of the symptom tracker form on the travel app.
  3. All travelers must wear a mask during transit and upon arrival in Liberia.
  4. Undergo health screenings upon arrival.
  5. While not required, “it is strongly recommended that travelers who test negative stay home for 7 days and self-monitor their symptoms via the Lib Travel app for a period of 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.”

Maldives

Maldives pier to ocean
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The Maldives reopened to international tourism on July 15, 2020. Effective September 10, 2020, all tourists are required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Additionally, if you don’t have any symptoms, you won’t have to quarantine.

You will need to have a confirmed booking before arrival and submit an online health declaration form within 24 hours before departure.

Malta

Malta statue and street view
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Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

Hot Tip: Malta is only open to U.S. travelers from certain states. See the embassy’s page to get a full list.

A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or a Maltese vaccination certificate is required for entry into Malta. No quarantine is required if entering from a “safe corridor” (like the U.S.).

Mauritius

Mauritius Infinity Pool
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

U.S. travelers are allowed to visit Mauritius, but only for longer stays that include organizing your own flight in as commercial flights are not operating arrivals. This is because there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine in place at an establishment recognized by the authorities, which includes multiple COVID-19 PCR tests.

Mexico

Mexico Puerto Vallarta sunset
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While the land border between the U.S. and Mexico is closed, the air border has remained open. A negative COVID-19 test is not required, however, you may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks.

Mexico has created a color-coded system for each state and it has placed most tourist locations in the “yellow” or “orange” zones. This means that most services are open, but with reduced capacity.

Montenegro

Montenegro Sveti Stefan
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Montenegro is allowing Americans (age 5 and older) to enter if they have either a negative COVID-19 test result, evidence of completed vaccination, or a positive coronavirus antibody test result, neither older than 72 hours. No quarantine period is required.

According to the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro, “Travelers must not have stopped, nor transited through, countries that are not permitted to enter Montenegro within the previous 15 days,” so it is important to check any connections as well.

Face masks must be worn in all public open and enclosed spaces by everyone 8 years and older.

Morocco

Morocco Casablanca Hassan II Mosque
Image Credit: Hans-Juergen Weinhardt via Pixabay

Travelers from the U.S. are allowed to enter Morocco as long as they have a reservation with a Moroccan hotel or travel agency, according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Morocco. Travelers over the age of 12 must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours or proof of completed vaccination.

Upon arrival, you will also undergo a health screening, but no quarantine requirements are in place.

Mozambique

Mozambique Beach Palm Trees
Image Credit: redcharlie via Unsplash

Level 4: Do Not Travel

Travelers over the age of 12 are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to departure as well as a valid arrival visa. Additional health screenings, such as temperature checks, are being 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.

Namibia

Namibia Deadvlei
Image Credit: Nici Keil via Pixabay

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Namibia is now open to U.S. citizens who can provide a negative COVID-19 test result that’s less than 7 days old. There are also health screenings being conducted at the airport.

There’s no mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Mountain
Image Credit: Fabian Wiktor via Pexels

Level 4: Do Not Travel

International flights to Nicaragua have resumed from various carriers as of October 2020. U.S. travelers must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test and be prepared for additional health screenings upon arrival. No quarantine is required.

The Netherlands

Amsterdam Netherlands Canals
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

As of June 24, 2021, the Netherlands is once again welcoming American travelers. Travelers from the U.S. (and the other low-risk countries) will not need to quarantine, show a vaccination certificate, or present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Niger

Niger Africa Hut
Image Credit: David Mark via Pixabay

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Visitors to Niger must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 5 days prior to arrival. Also, be aware that visitors will be subject to medical screening measures upon entry.

A self-quarantine for a period of 14 days is required. A test will be required to exit quarantine; be sure to visit the embassy’s website for more specifics.

Nigeria

Nigeria Lagos City
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Any American travelers 10 and older must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 96 hours before arrival. Passengers arriving in Nigeria must self-isolate for 7 days and then retest.

All travelers must also:

  1. Sign a health declaration before traveling
  2. Register and pay via the online portal for a PCR retest in Nigeria after spending 7 days in Nigeria

North Macedonia

North Macedonia St. John the Theologian
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The country’s Skopje International Airport (SKP) reopened to international flights on July 1, 2020. No negative COVID-19 test is required, and you are only required to complete a 14-day self-quarantine if you have traveled from India.

In North Macedonia, indoor bars, restaurants, and gyms are open. Individuals must practice 2-meter social distancing in public and wear a protective face-covering in closed public spaces.

Oman

Grand Mosque Oman Muscat
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

In order to enter Oman, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of arrival. In addition, travelers must quarantine for 7 days with a second test on the eighth day.

You must also provide an insurance policy that would cover any potential COVID-19-related treatment and quarantine periods. As of March 29, 2021, you must stay at a group of approved hotels that can be found here.

Pakistan

Pakistan mountain range
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

To travel to Pakistan, you must:

  • Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 96 hours before departure
  • Install and register on the Pass Track app within 48 hours of arriving in Pakistan (available for Android and iOS) or use an accessible web-based form
  • Fill out a health declaration form before landing
  • Submit to thermo-screening at the airport

Panama

Panama beach
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Starting on October 12, 2020, Panama began welcoming international travelers again, including those from the U.S. A COVID-19 negative test result is required and must be taken 48 hours or less before arrival time — even with evidence of completed vaccination.

If the test results are older than 48 hours, you must take a rapid test at your own expense at the airport. Read the government’s detailed requirements here. No quarantine is required unless you test positive.

Peru

Peru Machu Picchu
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Travelers to Peru must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before departing on the flight to Peru and fill out Peru’s Electronic Health Affidavit.

As of March 15, 2021, the Government of Peru announced that travelers can take a test a day after arrival. If this comes back negative, there will not be a need to complete a 14-day quarantine. If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine at an approved facility at your own expense.

The wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places, including Machu Picchu, and social distancing measures are in place.

Portugal

Porto Portugal Riverside
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

As of June 15, 2021, Americans can once again travel to Portugal. You will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your departure OR an antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure. Evidence of vaccination is not sufficient. The status will be reviewed biweekly, so keep an eye on this space to monitor the current status!

Hot Tip: Note that other destinations like the Azores and Madeira may require additional testing.

Qatar

Doha Qatar Architecture
Image Credit: Jaanus Jagomägi via Unsplash

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

  1. Vaccinated travelers from all countries are now allowed to visit Qatar starting July 12, 2021, according to recent reports. You will need to register and upload vaccination evidence at least 12 hours prior to arrival.
  2. If you have not been vaccinated, you must book a hotel quarantine package from the listed hotels on the Discover Qatar website before traveling based on the country you are traveling from (7 to 10 days).
  3. If you have recovered from COVID-19, you can provide evidence and avoid quarantine if you are asymptomatic and provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Rwanda

Rwanda Silverback
Image Credit: skeeze via Pixabay

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 before their flight) upon arrival. Visitors will have to quarantine for at least 24 hours in a hotel and undergo a second round of testing until they receive the results, but will still be required to self-isolate for an additional 7 days.

Interestingly, when you are ready to leave the country, you must test negative for the virus once again within 72 hours of your scheduled departure. These exit requirements are definitely unique and something to be aware of.

Saint Barthélemy

St. Barthelemy
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Coinciding with France’s reopening, the island of St. Barths reopened to international travelers on June 9, 2021. Visitors are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result that was taken within 48 hours of arrival.

For more information, check out St. Barth’s website.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts ocean road
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

This Caribbean island federation reopened to visitors on October 31, 2020. The website for the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, notes that all incoming passengers must submit a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival and those that are unvaccinated will be “subjected to a mandatory quarantine period of 7 days at a government-designated quarantine site.”

Further information is light, but we recommend checking out the St. Kitts Tourism Authority website for more information.

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia mountains city sea
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Saint Lucia requires travelers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 5 days before their arrival. Travelers also have to complete a pre-arrival registration form and undergo a temperature check upon arrival.

Saint Lucia has implemented a COVID-19 certificate for hotels, requiring them to meet more than a dozen criteria. You are required to remain on the hotel property for the duration of your stay, except to participate in excursions arranged by the hotel. This does not apply to vaccinated travelers, who are allowed free movement.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent ocean
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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 3 days of arrival or undergo a test upon arrival and arrive with a fully-paid reservation. You must also complete a 14-day quarantine at an approved government hotel upon arrival at our own cost.

If you can provide proof of being fully vaccinated, you will still need to have a test done 3 days before arrival, but your quarantine will only be required for 48 hours.

Senegal

Senegal Dakar Beach
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Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

As of October 22, 2020, all travelers to Senegal over the age of 2 years must present an original COVID-19 test certificate showing a negative result. This test must occur within 5 days of entry into Senegal. No testing will be available upon arrival.

There is no quarantine required, but travelers may be required to complete a passenger location form to provide to public health officials upon arrival.

Serbia

Serbia National Park Djerdap
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Anyone arriving from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours, but if you are not arriving from (or transiting through) those places, you will not need one. No other health assessments or quarantine will be required.

A self-assessment test is required to be completed online upon arrival and again on the 10th day after arrival.

Seychelles

Seychelles Islands Beach
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

If you are a vaccinated traveler from the U.S., you are welcome to visit the Seychelles Islands AND avoid a quarantine period. You must meet a few conditions:

  1. Must have been 2 weeks since receiving the second dose of the vaccine
  2. Have a valid vaccination certificate in English or in French
  3. Have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure

For more information, refer to the Seychelles Islands Travel Authorization website.

Sint Maarten

Saint Maarten airplane landing by beach
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Travelers from the U.S. are once again allowed to travel to Sint Maarten. You must fill out an online immigration card before travel and present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 120 hours of arrival.

Starting January 11, 2021, proof of valid COVID-19 health insurance must also be provided.

South Africa

South Africa Table Mountain
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

As of November 11, 2020, U.S. citizens are once again allowed to visit South Africa. Travelers will need to submit a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or be required to submit to a mandatory quarantine at their own expense.

Travelers will also be required to submit to health screenings on arrival and download the COVID Alert South Africa app.

South Korea

South Korea Gyeongbokgung Palace
Image Credit: Sofia Terzoni via Pixabay

Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

U.S. travelers can visit South Korea, but you must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival — even if you are fully vaccinated. As of January 8, 2021, visitors must also provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Additionally, all arriving passengers will experience some combination of temperature screening, health questionnaires, and/or COVID-tests, depending on points of departure, visa status, and nationality.

Spain

Alhambra Granada Spain
Image Credit: Julio GM via Pexels

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Spain’s borders are reopened to vaccinated Americans as of June 7, 2021. Those who are not vaccinated will be able to enter Spain with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival, provided their country has a low risk of COVID-19 (as defined by the Spanish government), however, this does not include the U.S.

Switzerland

Alpine Village Switzerland
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

As of June 28, 2021, Americans are allowed to enter if you provide (via electronic form) either evidence of completed vaccination from COVID-19 or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days prior to arrival. If you don’t, you will need to be prepared to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

Taiwan

Taiwan Old Town
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Initial plans to allow entry to vaccinated individuals from all countries with a 7-day quarantine as long as they have been fully vaccinated at least 1 month prior to arrival were expected to roll out mid-June 2021 but have not yet been formalized. Currently, you will still be required to quarantine the full 14 days upon arrival.

All travelers will also be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before their flight and another negative test for COVID-19 on the seventh day after their arrival.

Tajikistan

Meadow in Tajikistan
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

In order to travel to Tajikistan, travelers must:

  • Obtain a Tajik visa prior to arrival,
  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival,
  • Take another PCR test upon arrival, and
  • If the result is positive, quarantine in a government-approved facility.

Tanzania

Tanzania giraffes
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Travelers to Tanzania are expected to fill out a Health Surveillance Form on the plane. There is no requirement for COVID-19 tests and no quarantine requirements are in place.

Note that for return trips to America (which now requires evidence of a negative COVID-19 test), the U.S. Embassy says “there are increasing reports of (COVID-19 PCR) test results being significantly delayed and some clinics no longer offering pre-travel testing.”

Tunisia

Tunisia
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

As of January 26, 2021, U.S. travelers are allowed to visit Tunisia. All travelers over 2 will need to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the start of travel to enter. There is also a mandatory 7-day self-quarantine upon entry. Vaccinated individuals with official proof of vaccination are exempt from both of these requirements.

Turkey

Turkey Cappadocia
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Starting on December 30, 2020, upon arrival in Turkey, all travelers 5 and older will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure before boarding their flights unless you can provide evidence that you were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. This applies to transit passengers as well!

Masks are required to be worn in public areas throughout Turkey, including Istanbul.

Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos beach
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To visit Turks and Caicos, visitors must obtain travel pre-authorization via the TCI Assured Portal. Included in this process, travelers over 10 must:

  • Present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 5 days of travel
  • Have insurance that covers medevac
  • Complete a health screening questionnaire

Most retail businesses and restaurants are open and wearing a mask or face-covering in public is mandatory.

Uganda

Uganda Giraffes Under Tree
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Uganda has reopened its borders and national parks to international travelers, including those from the U.S. You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 120 hours of your departure and pass health screenings upon arrival, including temperature checks. Passengers will again need to test negative for COVID-19 within 120 hours of their departure from Uganda.

Ukraine

Ukraine Kiev in Winter
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Ukraine requires U.S. travelers to either:

  • Self-quarantine
  • Arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours
  • Arrive with a negative rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2
  • 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 they have medical insurance to cover any COVID-19-related expenses in case they get sick.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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The United Arab Emirates is allowing visitors. All travelers to the UAE must present a negative COVID-19 test result within 96 hours before their departure. Children under the age of 12 and those with severe and moderate disabilities may be exempted from the test requirement.

You may be required to take up to 4 COVID-19 tests throughout your visit depending on your country of origin.

The website of the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the United Arab Emirates also notes “airlines often request passengers to provide a copy of their health insurance (with coverage in the UAE).”

To visit Dubai, you must also download the city’s COVID-19 DXB app (available on iOS and Android) and register.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Scotland
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

U.S. travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of traveling, finish a 5-day quarantine upon arrival, then take a test to get out of quarantine. In addition, you will have to fill out a Public Health Locator Form.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Blue Mosque
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uzbekistan, but be aware that you usually need a visa. A negative COVID-19 test is also required for entry, taken within 72 hours of the initiation of travel to Uzbekistan. You will also need to take a rapid test upon arrival which costs about $9.

You only need to quarantine if you test positive upon arrival.

Zambia

Zambia Victoria Falls
Image Credit: Leon Basson via Pixabay

Zambia reopened its airports for international tourism. To be allowed entry, tourists must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 7 days of coming to Zambia. A quarantine will only be required if you are symptomatic.

Those flying into Zambia will also be required to fill out traveler health questionnaires and random testing could be performed at the airport. Wearing masks in Zambia is mandatory.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe zebras
Image Credit: James Thompson via Pixabay

Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Zimbabwe restarted international flights on October 1, 2020. According to a government statement, travelers will need to be tested before arrival “by a recognized facility” within 48 hours from the date of departure.

Per the embassy’s website, “all travelers arriving to Zimbabwe from abroad, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are required to quarantine for 10 days.”

Final Thoughts

As you can see, some places have mandatory quarantines in place, while most require a negative COVID-19 test. 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 places like Spain and France, so you should be prepared for this possibility if you decide to travel internationally.


Frequently asked questions

Can Americans travel right now?

Yes, U.S. citizens are allowed to travel but are limited in places where they are allowed to go. Many countries require proof of 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?

As of June 2021, the European Union is recommending that all of its member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the U.S. — whether or not you have been vaccinated. Many changes will be incoming, so keep checking back for more information.

Where are U.S. citizens allowed to travel?

U.S. citizens are allowed to travel to 100+ countries currently. Countries are gradually easing travel restrictions and more are added to our list weekly. Many Caribbean islands are allowing U.S. citizens, along with Central America, Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia.

Can U.S. citizens travel to Mexico right now?

While the land border is closed, U.S. citizens are allowed to travel via air. Mexico has allowed most tourist destinations to reopen hotels and restaurants. Check the state-specific guidance for what is and isn’t allowed in Mexico.

Remember that all travelers must test negative for COVID-19 to re-enter the U.S. 3 days before reentry.

Christy Rodriguez

About Christy Rodriguez

Christy was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but lived in Texas the majority of her life. Now, work has her living in the Bay Area with her husband and yellow lab. Her first international travel experience was for a summer study abroad program in Italy. After that, she knew that she was destined to travel as much as possible. Luckily, her husband worked at Southwest Airlines, so they were introduced to the exciting world of “non-rev” travel.

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  1. I thought Peru removed the quarantine requirement?

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    • Hi Andrew, you’re correct! As of March 15, 2021, the quarantine requirement was removed if you provide a negative test and receive a negative result after their first day of arrival. (You will still need to be quarantined briefly until you get your test result back.) We’ve updated the post to reflect this. Thanks!

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  2. Eric Olsen June 23, 2021

    Germany should be added to this list. Only requires PCR (72) or Antigen (48) for US travelers.

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