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. In exciting news for vaccinated Americans (or as an incentive to get vaccinated), the European Union is expected to welcome travelers this summer according to the New York Times.

Plans to enter the EU aren’t formalized yet, but what is certain is that as long as your vaccine is approved by the E.M.A. (or the European Medicines Agency), you will be allowed to enter. Currently, the E.M.A has approved all three U.S. vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Check back for more information on this exciting development soon!

There are some countries that are currently allowing Americans —vaccinated or not. We’ve compiled a regularly updated list of over 90 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 90 countries that are now accepting American travelers.

Many countries require proof 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 to 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.

  • Albania
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • The Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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 each of these countries down according to these limitations and note other applicable requirements.

Hot Tip: You might be wondering if you can use a country, like Croatia, as a jumping-off point to get around EU travel bans. Unfortunately, this won’t work as countries are using your nationality (based on your passport), to determine if you are allowed to enter or not. Simply, Americans aren’t allowed in the EU — no matter where you enter from.

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
ArmeniaEither Negative COVID Test or Quarantine RequiredEither Negative COVID Test or Quarantine RequiredNone
ArubaYesNoneYes
The BahamasYesNoneYes
BahrainYesYesNone
BangladeshYesYesNone
BarbadosYesYesNone
BelarusYesYesNone
BelizeYesNoneNone
BermudaYesYes, until test results are availableNone
BoliviaYesNoneNone
Bosnia and HerzegovinaYesNoneNone
BotswanaYesNoneNone
BrazilYesNoneNone
British Virgin IslandsYesYesNone
CambodiaYesYesYes
ChileYesYesNone
ColombiaYesYesNone
Costa RicaNoNoneYes
CroatiaYesNoneNone
CuracaoYesNoneNone
Democratic Republic of the CongoYesNoneNone
DjiboutiYesNoneNone
DominicaYesYesNone
Dominican RepublicNoNoneNone
EcuadorYesNoneNone
EgyptYesNoneYes
El SalvadorYesNoneNone
Equatorial Guinea YesYesNone
EthiopiaYesYesNone
FranceUnknownUnknownUnknown
French PolynesiaYesYesNone
GeorgiaYesNoNone
GhanaYesNoneNone
GreeceYesNoneNone
GrenadaYesYesNone
GuatemalaYesNoneNone
GuyanaYesNoneNone
HaitiYesNoneNone
HondurasYesNoneNone
IcelandYesNoneNone
IrelandNoYesNone
IsraelYesNoneNone
JamaicaYesYesNone
JordanYesNoneYes
KenyaYesNoneNone
KosovoNoYesNone
LebanonYesYesNone
LiberiaYesNoneNone
The MaldivesYesNoneNone
MaltaN/AN/AN/A
MauritiusN/AN/AN/A
MexicoNoNoneNone
MontenegroYesNoneNone
MoroccoYesNoneNone
NamibiaYesNoneNone
NicaraguaYesNoneNone
NigerYesYesNone
NigeriaYesYesNone
North MacedoniaNoYesNone
OmanYesYesYes
PakistanYesNoneNone
PanamaYesNoneNone
PeruYesYesNone
RwandaYesYesNone
Saint Kitts and NevisYesYesNone
Saint LuciaYesYesNone
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesYesYesNone
Saint BarthelemyN/AN/AN/A
SenegalYesNoneNone
SerbiaYesNoneNone
SeychellesN/AN/AN/A
Sint-MaartenN/AN/AN/A
South AfricaNo*No*None
South KoreaYesYesNone
SpainYesNoneNone
Sri LankaYesYesNone
TaiwanYesYesNone
TanzaniaNoNoneNone
ThailandYesYesYes
TunisiaYesYesNone
TurkeyYesNoneNone
Turks and CaicosYesNoneYes
UgandaYesNoneNone
UkraineEither Negative COVID Test or Quarantine RequiredEither Negative COVID Test or Quarantine RequiredYes
United KingdomNoYesNone
United Arab EmiratesYesNoneNone
UzbekistanYesNoneNone
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 14 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 4: Do Not 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.

Outdoor restaurants are open and a cleaning and hygiene certification program has been started for tourism-related businesses. Masks must also be worn indoors and where social distancing is difficult.

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Bahamas

The Bahamas swimming pig
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Level 4: Do Not 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. 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.

Bahrain

Bahrain poolside
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

To enter the country, you must 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.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public places. All food and beverage outlets (including restaurants and grocery stores) are available for takeout and delivery services, while most dine-in remains prohibited.

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 4: Do Not Travel

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.

On June 15, 2020, all businesses and beaches were allowed to open.

Belarus

Belarus Mir Castle Complex
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

The borders of Belarus are open to Americans with proof of a negative COVID-19 test. As of October 21, 2020, the Government of Belarus requires travelers from the U.S. to self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival as well.

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 72 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.

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.

Bermuda

Bermuda beach
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

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 upon arrival and charged $300.

Restaurants, bars, gyms, and beaches are open with physical distancing measures in place. Masks are required when traveling by public transportation.

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 4: Do Not Travel

Americans are allowed to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina but must show a negative COVID-19 test that is not older than 48 hours from the moment of entry. No quarantine periods or other health screenings are in place.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and cafes throughout the country are open, along with most other businesses. Restaurants and bars must close by 11 p.m. Social distancing and mask requirements are in place.

Botswana

Botswana Lion
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

Botswana started a phased reopening of international borders starting on November 9, 2020, though limited commercial options are available. 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, 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.

The British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Rocky Beach
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Starting 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, prior to arrival, 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.

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’s land and water borders remain closed until at least June 1, [2021,] and flights are currently suspended between Colombia and Brazil.”

You must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours before departure. You must also complete the Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig immigration form. Travelers are expected to quarantine for 10 days or 7 days with a negative test taken 3 to 5 days after arrival. 

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.

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 48 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.

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 72 hours of departure. There are health screenings in place at the airport, and pending the result, you may be ordered to self-quarantine and/or take an additional COVID-19 test after arrival.

Djibouti

Djibouti Africa Wildlife
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

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 is a nationwide curfew in place from Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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.

Egypt

Egypt Pyramids and Sphinx
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Visitors 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.

Restaurants, cafes, sports clubs, and movie theaters are currently allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity. Health and safety protocols — including electronic check-in, temperature checks, and sanitization of luggage — will take place at hotels.

El Salvador

El Salvador mountain haze
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

El Salvador requires all airlines to obtain 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

Equatorial Guinea Border Cameroon
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

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.

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 4: Do Not Travel

France’s President Emmanuel Macron is “finalizing” plans to allow inoculated Americans to visit in summer 2021 as part of a broader tourism reopening, he told CBS. This plan would allow Americans to travel to France as early as May 2021, but plans aren’t public yet. Check back for more news once it becomes more solidified.

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.

Travelers will have to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before departure and show those negative results before boarding a flight. You will be tested again approximately 4 days after arrival as well, and a 10-day quarantine is required. Travelers will also be required to have a travel insurance policy.

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

Greece

Greece Santorini Skyline
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

The tourism sector in Greece is expected to reopen on May 14, 2021. Travelers from the U.S. will 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. This news will come as a welcome surprise to U.S. travelers who are craving a European summer vacation!

Ghana

Ghana huts
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

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.

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 7 days of travel
  • Have a minimum 4-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

Read more about Grenada’s requirements here.

Guatemala

Guatemala Tikal Pyramid
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

All travelers that are 10 and older must show a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours or less upon arrival. 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 4: Do Not 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 4: Do Not Travel

Travel to Honduras from the U.S. is permitted with a negative COVID-19 test. There is a 14-day quarantine requirement for passengers who have symptoms or have been to a country with active cases (this includes the U.S.).

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

U.S. travelers were never banned from visiting Ireland, but you must finish 14-day quarantine upon arrival and fill out a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Unfortunately, a negative COVID-19 test does not eliminate the requirement for this quarantine period.

The penalty for not abiding by Irish regulations, including wearing a face covering, is up to €2,500 (nearly $3,000) and/or 6 months in prison.

Israel

Isreal Golden Dome
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

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.

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. 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 4: Do Not 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
  • 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
  • Present proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the flight
  • Install the Aman.jo tracking app on your mobile device

Kenya

Kenya Elephants
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

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 4: Do Not 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 4: Do Not Travel

U.S. travelers are allowed to visit Lebanon but must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival. 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 are required to quarantine at their place of residence or accommodation for 3 days after arrival in Lebanon.

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 4: Do Not Travel

Hot Tip: Malta has closed to U.S. travelers unless they have an EU passport or meet the very narrow exceptions detailed here.

While the U.S. is technically banned from entering the EU, Malta notes that people who transit via a “safe corridor country” that allows U.S. visitors (such as Ireland or Turkey) may enter Malta after they’ve been in that country for 14 days.

If you meet these requirements, you must still fill out both the Public Health Travel Declaration and the Passenger Locator Forms before departure.

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. 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. This must be traveler-financed, but no estimates of how much this will cost were available on the embassy’s website.

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 both most tourist locations in the “yellow” or “orange” zones. This means that most services are open, but with reduced capacity. You should also be aware that the CDC has assigned Mexico as a Level 4 “very high” risk location.

Montenegro

Montenegro Sveti Stefan
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

Montenegro is allowing Americans (age 5 and older) to enter if they have either a negative COVID-19 test result or a positive coronavirus antibody test result, neither older than 48 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
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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 and an antibody test.

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

Namibia

Namibia Deadvlei
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Level 4: Do Not 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, but you must be available for a second COVID-19 test on the fifth day of your visit. This test is paid for by the traveler and costs N$850 (~$50).

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Mountain
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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.

Niger

Niger Africa Hut
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

Visitors to Niger must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Also, be aware that visitors will be subject to medical screening measures upon entry.

A self-quarantine for a period of 7 days is required. Specific details are light, but 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, but you must complete a 14-day self-quarantine.

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 4: Do Not 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 4: Do Not 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.

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 4: Do Not Travel

Peru will restart flights and reopen to international visitors starting on November 1, 2020. 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.

Rwanda

Rwanda Silverback
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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 4: Do Not Travel

Note: As of February 3, 2021, the islands are closed to tourists until further notice.

The island of St. Barths reopened to international travelers in late June 2020. Visitors are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result that was taken within 72 hours of arrival. Those staying longer than a week will need to pay ~$150 for an additional test on their eighth day.

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. On the website for the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, it notes that all incoming passengers must submit a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival and will be “subjected to a mandatory quarantine period of not less than 14 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 7 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.

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 7 days.

Senegal

Senegal Dakar Beach
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

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.

In Serbia, masks are required in all indoor locations as well as outdoors when physical distancing is not possible, and there is a ban on public gatherings for more than 10 people.

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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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Note: As of February 3, 2021, the islands are closed to tourists until further notice.

On August 1, 2020, flights resumed between the U.S. and 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 4: Do Not 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 with 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
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

U.S. travelers can visit South Korea, but you must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. 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
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Level 4: Do Not Travel

Spain’s Secretary of State of Tourism, announced this week that Spain will allow tourists to visit starting in June. Specifics are still light, but visitors will be required to show proof that they received the COVID-19 vaccine, recently tested negative for the virus, or recently recovered from the virus.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Train Jungle
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Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

As of January 21, 2021, Sri Lanka resumed international flights, allowing U.S. citizens to enter. All passengers must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72 hours of arrival.

No strict quarantine period is necessary, but anyone coming from abroad must stay in a government-approved hotel or resort for up to 2 weeks upon arrival.

Taiwan

Taiwan Old Town
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Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Starting in “Mid-May”, vaccinated individuals from all countries will be allowed to visit Taiwan with a 7-day quarantine as long as they have been fully vaccinated at least 1 month prior to arrival. If you have not been vaccinated, you will be required to quarantine the full 14 days.

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.

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

Zebras in Tanzania
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Level 4: Do Not 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. You must also self-quarantine for 48 hours self-quarantine at home, after which you will get a rapid test at your own expense.

Turkey

Turkey Cappadocia
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Starting on December 30, 2020, upon arrival at Istanbul Airport (IST), 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. This applies to transit passengers as well!

Turkey requires everyone living in Turkey to present a Hayat Eve Sigar (HES) code while staying in hotels, using inner-city public transport, and at inter-city bus travel rest stops. Some airlines are also requiring a HES code for residents and foreign travelers attempting to purchase airline tickets for travel. 

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
  • Take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the international airports and quarantine until they get the results
  • Arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours

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, including Dubai (DXB) and Abu Dhabi (AUH), 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 4: Do Not Travel

U.S. travelers must finish 10-day quarantine upon arrival and fill out a Public Health Locator Form.

As of March 8, 2021, you will need to carry a new form stating that their trip is permitted under U.K. national lockdown rules. The form must be downloaded, signed before travel, and carried or downloaded onto a mobile phone.

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
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Zambia reopened its airports for international tourism. To be allowed entry, tourists must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours 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
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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.

You will be required to complete a 14-day self-quarantine. If you have symptoms, this quarantine will need to be completed at a government facility.

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. New lockdowns have been 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 you 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?

The European Union is not allowing Americans currently. However, some countries in Europe, such as Croatia and Ukraine, are allowing Americans. The U.K. and Ireland have never banned American visitors, but there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine in place.

Where are U.S. citizens allowed to travel?

U.S. citizens are allowed to travel to upwards of 50 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, and parts of Europe and Africa.

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 both Quintana Roo (where Cancún is located) and Jalisco (where Puerto Vallarta is located) to reopen hotels and restaurants with 50 percent capacity.

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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