When Will International Travel Resume? A Country-by-Country Guide to Reopening Borders
when will international travel resume

When Will International Travel Resume? A Country-by-Country Guide to Reopening Borders

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Editor’s note: This post will be regularly updated with new information about travel restrictions and news. It was last updated on Sep. 23, 2021. 

Are you dreaming of brighter days when you can explore the world again? We are too.

As vaccinations sped up around much of the globe, the world of travel has reopened. After more than a year off-limits, many popular countries across Europe have reopened to vaccinated Americans. Canada finally lifted its travel ban on Americans recently. But it’s not all smooth sailing yet.

Many countries still have major travel restrictions or outright travel bans in place – especially with concerns over the fast-spreading Delta variant threatening to put international travel back on pause. Testing, proof-of-vaccination requirements, and mandatory quarantine periods mean your next international trip could be much more complicated than just a few years ago. And Americans returning from abroad still need to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight home – regardless of their vaccination status. 

So when will international travel resume? Depending on where you’re going, it already has. Here’s a look around the globe, organized alphabetically (click below to jump!)

 

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, Z

 

A

Albania

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Albania is open to travelers who have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure, have proof of being fully vaccinated, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in order to enter the country. 

 

Anguilla

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

U.S. citizens who are fully vaccinated are permitted entry if their Visitor Application Form is accepted. They must have negative COVID-19 test results within five days of arrival. A COVID-19 test is administered on arrival and then a quarantine is required until COVID-19 test results have been processed.

 

Antigua & Barbuda

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than four days before arrival.  All passengers must wear a mask during disembarkation and at all times in public during their stay. Travelers must also complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subjected to health screenings on arrival. 

 

Argentina

Open to American Travelers? No

Anyone who is not a resident of Argentina will not be permitted entrance. The U.S. Embassy has no estimated date for an end to this travel ban. 

 

Aruba

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All U.S. residents may enter Aruba with the option to take a PCR test on arrival at the airport or provide their own certified test within 72 hours prior to travel.

To enter Aruba, you must do the following:

  • Provide basic traveler information
  • Complete a traveler health assessment
  • Negative COVID-19 PCR test result within three days of departure
  • Purchase travel insurance from Aruba’s government for $30.

 

Australia

Open to American Travelers? No

Australia has banned all non-residents and non-citizens from entering the country, and even Australian residents are banned from traveling abroad. Australian officials have recently extended that ban through at least mid-September – but Australian officials have warned they’re unlikely to open the borders until sometime in 2022. 

 

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Austria

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Austria if they have proof of being fully vaccinated. This is the only way to avoid a 10-day quarantine at the moment.

 

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The Bahamas

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry into the Bahamas but must submit a Travel Health Visa Application which will require a negative COVID-19 test result. Testing must be performed within five days of travel. Children under 2 do not need to present test results. Vaccinated travelers must now also follow COVID-19 testing requirements.

 

Bangladesh

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Bangladesh if they have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of travel. A mandatory 14-day quarantine is required for arriving passengers.

 

Barbados

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Barbados officially reopened to travelers on July 12, 2020. U.S. citizens must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be quarantined at a designated hotel and take a second COVID-19 PCR test five days after arrival (at least 120 hours after arrival) in Barbados.

Vaccinated travelers will take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and must remain in quarantine until a negative test result is received.

 

Belarus

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with quarantine

Travelers are allowed entry but will need a negative COVID-19 test result and unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 10 days.

 

Belgium

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with quarantine

Belgium is allowing U.S. citizens to enter. Proof of vaccination is currently required for U.S. citizens along with a self-quarantine and testing upon arrival.

 

Belize

Open to American Travelers? Yes

A negative COVID-19 test result taken within 96 hours of travel or testing on arrival ($50) is required regardless of vaccination status as of Aug. 9.  Rapid tests taken within 48 hours of travel are also accepted.

 

Bermuda

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers have been welcome back to Bermuda since July 1, 2020.

Visitors must obtain a certificate for a negative COVID-19 test within five days before departure. They must also have appropriate health insurance. Travelers will be tested at the airport upon arrival and must quarantine for 24 hours until the results are given. More COVID-19 testing is required on Day 4, Day 8, and Day 14 if your stay is that long.

 

Bolivia

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

According to the Bolivian embassy, U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Bolivia if they have a negative COVID-19 test result within 3 days of travel. A 10-day quarantine is required for all travelers.

 

Bonaire

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted to enter Bonaire if they have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed into Bosnia and Herzegovina, but they’re required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

 

Brazil

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted to travel to Brazil by air with negative COVID-19 test results performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Proof of health insurance is no longer required. Health screenings remain in place at international airports.

 

British Virgin Islands

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers may enter the BVI’s and are not required to quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 test result performed no more than five days prior to departure and have proof of being fully vaccinated.

 

Bulgaria

Open to American Travelers? Yes

The borders are open to most foreign citizens who have either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.

C

Cambodia

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

U.S. citizens are permitted entry but must pay a deposit of $2,000 on arrival for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential medical services. Travelers must possess negative COVID-19 test results issued within 72 hours of arrival. Health insurance must also be purchased for $90 that will cover 20 days in the country.

All visitors will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days even if they’ve tested negative on arrival.

 

Canada

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Canadian borders are open to U.S. travelers who are fully vaccinated as of Aug. 9. Travelers must also present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

 

Cayman Islands

Open to American Travelers? No

Borders remain closed to most travelers until further notice. The government has announced it is hopeful to reopen to tourists starting in October.

 

Chile

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a  quarantine

Non-resident foreigners will be allowed to enter Chile starting on October 1, 2021. A negative COVID-19 test taking within 72 hours prior to arrival is required. Travelers will be required to quarantine for 5 days upon arrival.

 

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China

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with quarantine.

China’s borders are open to U.S. citizens with valid visas and residence permits. They must test on arrival and quarantine for 14 days. More tests are required to be released from quarantine.

 

Colombia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter. A negative COVID-19 test is no longer required to enter Colombia.

 

Costa Rica

Open to American Travelers? Yes.

U.S. citizens and residents are allowed to travel to Costa Rica. And as of Oct. 26, 2020, the country eliminated its requirement for a negative COVID-19 test for entry, according to the Costa Rica Tourism Board.

Travelers will need to fill out a “Health Pass” form and have travel insurance with medical coverage for entry. Medical insurance is no longer be required for vaccinated travelers as of Aug. 1.

 

Cote d’Ivoire

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Air travel is now authorized to Cote d’Ivoire, also known as the Ivory Coast.

Travelers arriving at the international airport are required to fill out an air travel declaration form as well as follow all health measures related to travel. A negative COVID-19 test result must be provided, taken within seven days of departure.

 

Croatia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Tourists may enter with documented evidence of fully paid accommodation prior to arrival. Tourists must also have a negative PCR test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.

Fully vaccinated travelers with a certificate of a COVID-19 vaccination showing their final dose was more than 14 days prior are also approved to enter. Also, those with a medical certificate confirming they’ve recovered from COVID-19 may also enter. The certificate is valid 11-180 days after the positive result.

 

Cuba

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

A negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival is required. Incoming travelers will be given a polymerase chain reaction test upon arrival.  They are then required to self-isolate.  On day five of isolation, they will be required to take a second PCR test. This is expected to change and borders may start to reopen to tourists in November.

 

Curaçao

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted entry into Curaçao. They will need negative COVID-19 PCR test results taken within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers from these states will be required to present a state-issued ID as proof of residency. A COVID-19 test on the third day is also required.

 

Cyprus

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers may enter Cyprus with either a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or proof of being fully vaccinated.

 

Czech Republic

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with quarantine

The Czech Republic is now open to U.S. travelers but they need to present a vaccine card, a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to travel, quarantine for five days, and take another COVID-19 test.

D

Denmark

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Fully vaccinated travelers are now welcome in Denmark. Their final dose of the vaccine must be at least 14 days prior to arrival. No testing or quarantine is required for these travelers.

 

Dominica

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine.

Travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers from high-risk countries, including the U.S., will have a mandatory quarantine at a government-approved facility with the option to take a COVID-19 test after five days. If this test is negative, travelers will be free from quarantine.

Vaccinated travelers will only need to quarantine for two days.

 

Dominican Republic

Open to American Travelers? Yes

There are no COVID-19 testing requirements but authorities will administer random quick breath tests to 3% to 15% of arriving passengers.

 

E

Ecuador

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All arriving passengers must have their results from a COVID-19 test taken no more than three days prior to arrival, or they will be tested at the airport on arrival. Travelers are also welcome if they can present a vaccination card showing they’ve completed COVID-19 vaccination.

Also, travelers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and it’s been more than a month since the onset of symptoms can present a medical certificate proving they have good health and may also enter.

Egypt

Open to American Travelers? Yes

While borders are open to all travelers, a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival must be presented. Health screenings and temperature checks will be administered upon arrival.

 

El Salvador

Open to American Travelers? Yes.

As of Sept. 19, 2020, U.S. citizens are allowed to enter El Salvador. COVID-19 negative test results are required from a test taken within 72 hours of departure to enter. Fully vaccinated travelers are also welcome with no testing required. 

 

Estonia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry but must have proof of being fully vaccinated.

 

Ethiopia

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

Travelers will be required to show negative COVID-19 test results taken within five days of departure. Travelers will also be subject to a seven-day quarantine period at a designated hotel or quarantine center at their own expense.

 

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F

Fiji

Open to American Travelers? No

Fiji’s airport remains closed and the country is slowly reopening activities on the islands. There have been talks with New Zealand and Australia about opening a “travel bubble” which would allow entry between citizens of all three countries. 

 

Finland

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Fully vaccinated travelers are welcome into Finland. Nonvaccinated travelers must have approval to enter for essential reasons only.

 

France

Open to American Travelers? Yes

France is using a ranking system called the “stoplight system,”  assigning countries a color of green, orange, or red based on  COVID-19 health indicators. Currently, the U.S. is designated orange. This means only vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter for tourism. Unvaccinated travelers are still allowed entry provided they have an essential reason for travel, however they’ll need a negative Covid-19 test before travel and must quarantine for seven days on arrival.

And once you’re in France, you’ll need a so-called Health Pass or “pass sanitaire” to prove your vaccination status or show a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to enter bars, restaurants, museums, and other indoor venues. See the French U.S. embassy for more details.

 

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French Polynesia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

French Polynesia reopened its borders on May 1, but some restrictions remain in place.

For vaccinated travelers, a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure and upon arrival will be required. No quarantine is required for vaccinated travelers.

Unvaccinated travelers must have a compelling reason to travel that has been approved by the government. Also, a mandatory quarantine is required for all travelers for 10 days who are not vaccinated. They must test on day one, four and day eight. If both tests are negative they are released from quarantine on day 11.

G

Georgia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted entry into Georgia if they present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate confirming they’ve received two full doses of the vaccine. Travelers arriving without proof of vaccination will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure.

 

Germany

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of June 20, Germany opened its doors to U.S. citizens with proof of being fully vaccinated.

As of Aug. 15, Germany no longer allows easy entry Americans with proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Vaccination – or proof of recovery from a previous COVID-19 infection – is the only way to skip a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Germany.

 

Ghana

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter if they have a negative COVID-19 test result conducted within 72 hours of departure.

Each passenger arriving in Ghana over the age of 5 will be required to take another COVID-19 test at the airport at their own expense ($150). Test results are available within 30 minutes and no quarantine will be required for those who test negative.

 

Greece

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of April 19, 2021, Greece has reopened to U.S. citizens.

Visitors must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival OR have proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival. Random health checks and other safety measures remain in place at the international airport.

 

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Grenada

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

U.S. citizens are allowed entry into Grenada if they are fully vaccinated.  Travelers must quarantine for up to 48 hours and PCR test on arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers will need to remain in quarantine at their accommodation for five days. On day five, travelers can take another COVID-19 test and if results are negative they are allowed into the community.

Guadeloupe

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens may enter Guadeloupe with proof of completing the COVID-19 vaccine course. All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 7 days.

 

Guatemala

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Guatemala if they present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival or have proof of completing a COVID-19 vaccine course.

 

H

Honduras

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Honduras reopened its borders to American tourists on Aug. 17. A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival is required for entry. Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a COVID-19 test.

 

Hong Kong

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine. 

As of Aug. 9,  U.S. citizens who are fully vaccinated are allowed entry into Hong Kong. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure must be presented. A mandatory 14-day quarantine is also required. 

 

Hungary

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted to enter Hungary if they provide negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the past 6 months will also be accepted and will allow travelers to enter.

I

Iceland

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Iceland is now open to all travelers who have been fully vaccinated. But as of Jul. 27, vaccinated travelers and those who have proof of COVID-19 recovery still must also present a negative PCR or antigen test that is no more than 72 hours old before departing to Iceland.

Read our guide to see what it’s like traveling in Iceland in 2021!

 

India

Open to American Travelers? No

Visas to enter India are currently suspended until further notice. Only essential travelers are permitted entry into the country. All travelers seeking entry to India must quarantine upon arrival. Quarantine requirements vary based on the destination in India.

 

Indonesia

Open to American Travelers? No

Indonesia remains closed off to all foreign visitors until further notice. 

 

Ireland

Open to American Travelers? Yes.

According to the U.S. Embassy, travelers are now welcome back into Ireland without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated, have a recent negative COVID-19 test, or have fully recovered from COVID-19. Those who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days.

 

Israel

Open to American Travelers? No

Most U.S. citizens are still not permitted entry. Israel had planned to reopen its borders to foreign visitors over the summer of 2021 but the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has them rethinking.

 

Italy

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Americans can enter Italy but as of Sept. 1, there are more restrictions. A COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival and proof of vaccination (or recovery from COVID-19) are now both required. All arrivals must also fill out the European digital passenger locator form (dPLF).

 

J

Jamaica

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Jamaica reopened its borders to tourists on June 15, 2020. All U.S. travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to their flight to Jamaica.

Japan

Open to American Travelers? No

Japan still bans travel from most countries, including the United States.

Jordan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. A PCR test is also required upon arrival at the traveler’s own expense, about $40 U.S. dollars.

K

Kenya

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry if they do not have a temperature over 99.5 F, do not have a cough or flu-like symptoms, and have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours before travel.

L

Laos

Open to American Travelers? No

All borders in Laos remain closed until further notice.

 

Latvia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Latvia if they can present a vaccine card, proof of recent recovery from COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

 

Lebanon

Open to American Travelers? Yes.

Travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival. A PCR test is also required within 72 hours of arrival at the traveler’s own expense. (about $50 U.S. dollars). Vaccinated travelers will not need to test on arrival. 

 

Lithuania

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens may enter Lithuania if they can provide proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travel. 

 

M

Madagascar

Open to American Travelers? No

There are screening procedures in place at key ports of entry to Madagascar. Travelers from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 may be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine. U.S. citizens are still not permitted entry. 

 

Malaysia

Open to American Travelers? No

U.S. citizens can’t enter Malaysia until further notice.

 

Maldives

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 96 hours prior to their scheduled departure. 

 

Malta

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of July 19, Malta is welcoming back American travelers with proof of full vaccination.

Visitors must show they’ve been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry in Malta. Starting Aug. 1, Malta will require that American visitors provide proof of vaccination through a digitally verified app. Malta hasn’t yet spelled out what that means.

 

Martinique

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Martinique if they are fully vaccinated and have a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

 

Mexico

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Air travel to Mexico has remained open throughout the pandemic, with no restrictions or entry requirements. Passengers arriving at Mexican airports may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks.

 

Montenegro

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry if they have negative COVID-19 results from a test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.

 

Morocco

Open to American Travelers? Yes

According to the U.S. embassy in Morocco, U.S. citizens may enter but must have proof of being fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test result taken 48 hours prior to arrival.

 

Mozambique

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

 

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Namibia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven days before travel.

 

Nepal

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine.

U.S. citizens are permitted entry with a negative COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure and must undergo a 10-day quarantine. 

 

Netherlands

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Starting on Sept. 22, the Netherlands will allow the entry of fully vaccinated Americans without being required to quarantine.

 

New Zealand

Open to American Travelers? No

Most foreign travelers cannot enter New Zealand until further notice. 

New Zealand officials have said they plan to reopen to foreign travelers sometime in early 2022.

 

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Nicaragua 

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry with proof of negative COVID-19 test results on arrival.

 

Nigeria

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

U.S. travelers are permitted entry with proof of negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than four days before arrival. A mandatory seven-day quarantine is required for all travelers.

 

North Macedonia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are welcome in North Macedonia. There are currently no requirements for a COVID-19 test or a quarantine. Social distancing measures remain in place throughout the country.

 

Norway

Open to American Travelers? No

All travelers from the European and Schengen countries with acceptable levels of COVID-19 infection can travel to Norway. U.S. citizens are still not welcome until further notice.

 

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Oman

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

The Omani government has reopened its borders to U.S. citizens  Travelers must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. A seven-day quarantine is required with a second COVID-19 test to exit quarantine.

 

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Panama

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Panama began welcoming back all tourists as of Oct. 12, 2020. A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival must be presented for entry. A rapid COVID-19 test is available at the airport at the traveler’s own expense.

 

Paraguay

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted to enter Paraguay if they present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of travel.  Travelers with proof of previous COVID-19 infection in the last 14-90 days also can also enter.

 

Peru

Open to American Travelers? Yes.

Peru is open for travel. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival is required. 

 

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Philippines

Open to American Travelers? No

Only citizens and permanent residents are allowed entry into the country until further notice.

 

Poland

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed entry, according to the U.S. embassy. Travelers will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated upon arrival. 

 

Portugal

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Portugal is one of the latest countries to welcome back travelers.

All travelers 2 years and older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours of departure – or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure. Travelers with proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection within the last 90 days can also enter Portugal.

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Qatar

Open to American Travelers? No

Non-citizens and non-residents are not permitted entry until further notice.

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Russia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Russian borders are open to U.S. citizens who provide proof of negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

 

Romania

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine.

The borders are open to U.S. travelers but results of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination must be provided to enter. A 14-day quarantine is required for most travelers.

 

Rwanda

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All travelers regardless of nationality will be allowed entry. Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken with 72 hours of departure. They must also take another COVID-19 test upon arrival at the international airport with results available within 8-24 hours. Travelers must stay quarantined at their hotel until results are in.

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Saint Barths

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of June 9, 2021, some Americans and other travelers are allowed to head back for St. Barths, according to its embassy.

Visitors from most countries, including the U.S., must provide proof of vaccination and a recent negative COVID-19 test to get in.

 

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of June 12, only vaccinated travelers are welcome to St. Kitts, according to the Saint Kitts Tourism Authority. Unvaccinated children under 18 are also welcome.

 

Saint Lucia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 taken no more than five days prior to departure and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks at the airport. Face masks must be worn during the duration of your stay.

 

Sint Maarten

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are allowed entry into Sint Maarten with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. You also must complete a health declaration online prior to arrival. Passengers are required to wear masks in the airport at all times and are subject to temperature and health screenings.

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

Travelers were again welcomed on July 1, 2020.

Passengers must have negative COVID-19 test results within five days prior to arrival. You will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the international airport and then required to quarantine for 24 hours while awaiting the results. Travelers from high-risk countries must quarantine for the first five days and will be retested at that point.

 

Saudi Arabia

Open to American Travelers? No

U.S. citizens with residence permits (iqamas) may enter the country. However, tourist visa holders are not permitted entry until further notice.

 

Senegal

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Arriving passengers must present a COVID-19 test certificate showing a negative result taken within five days before entry into Senegal.

 

Serbia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All foreigners are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.

 

Seychelles

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All travelers are allowed entry with a negative COVID-19 test result taken 72 hours prior to travel.

 

Sierra Leone

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry with negative COVID-19 test results taken within seven days of departure. Testing on arrival is also required and will cost travelers $80.

 

Singapore

Open to American Travelers? No

Singapore remains closed to most non-citizens and non-residents.

 

Slovakia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Slovakia if they are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated travelers must still quarantine for 14 days or take a test on the fifth day to leave quarantine.

 

Slovenia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

American citizens are currently allowed entry into Slovenia. They must have proof of being fully vaccinated or provide negative COVID-19 test results.

 

South Africa

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Most travelers, including U.S. citizens, are allowed to enter South Africa.

Visitors are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. 

 

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South Korea

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

U.S. citizens are allowed entry into South Korea but there is currently a mandatory 14-day quarantine period. Travelers will be placed at a government-run facility at their own expense for 14 days, costing approximately $100-$150 USD per night.

 

Spain

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Starting September 6, all travelers will need to be fully vaccinated, present a negative COVID-19 test (NAAT within 72 hours, or rapid within 48 hours), or proof of recovery to enter Spain.

 

Sri Lanka

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Fully vaccinated Americans are allowed entry into Sri Lanka with proof of negative COVID-19 test results. They must also take a rapid test on arrival.

 

Sweden

Open to American Travelers? No

Sweden is not allowing U.S. citizens to enter for travel as of Sept. 6.

 

Switzerland

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Switzerland reopened its borders to travelers as of June 28, 2021, Swiss tourism authorities announced.

Vaccinated visitors will be allowed to enter Switzerland without quarantine or additional testing requirements. Unvaccinated minors up to 18 years old will be allowed to accompany their vaccinated guardians.

All travelers must fill out an online health form prior to entry.

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Taiwan

Open to American Travelers? No

Foreign nationals are not allowed entry into Taiwan unless you hold an Alien Resident Certificate or have official forms proving you meet entry standards.

 

Tanzania

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Tanzania’s borders are open for international travelers. Travelers are required to provide negative results of a COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

 

Thailand

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Most travelers, including U.S. citizens, are banned from entering Thailand for tourism until further notice. However, Phuket reopened to vaccinated travelers on July 1. Thai authorities have announced their hopes of fully reopening the country tourism by early October.

 

Togo

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Passengers arriving in Lome (LFW) must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel. They may also be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport on arrival.

 

Trinidad and Tobago

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Trinidad and Tobago officially reopened to travelers on July 17, 2021. All U.S. citizens must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Vaccinated travelers with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be not be required to quarantine.

Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 14 days and will need to take additional COVID-19 PCR tests.

 

Turkey

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Turkey’s borders are open to tourists. Vaccinated travelers and those who have recovered from COVID-19 will not need to provide a negative COVID-19 test. All other travelers must present a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. 

 

Turks and Caicos

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than three days before arrival. Strict social distancing measures remain in place. Starting on Sept. 1, all visitors must be fully vaccinated to enter the country.

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Uganda

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted entry with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

 

Ukraine

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are may enter if they have negative COVID-19 test results taken within 72 hours of travel or proof of being fully vaccinated.

 

United Arab Emirates

Open to American Travelers? Yes

You must produce a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding a flight to Dubai (DXB).  You must also report any symptoms and have valid medical travel insurance. 

 

United Kingdom

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Starting on Aug. 2, vaccinated travelers to the U.K. are welcome with no quarantine. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a second test after two days in the U.K. are still required.

 

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Uruguay

Open to American Travelers? No

Borders will remain closed to most U.S. citizens until further notice.

 

U.S. Virgin Islands

Open to American Travelers? Yes

It may not be a foreign country, but the U.S. Virgin Islands are open for tourism. A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before travel must be presented upon arrival. Temperature checks and health screenings will also be administered on arrival. No return testing is required for U.S. before their flight back to the mainland.

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Vietnam

Open to American Travelers? No

There is still no word on when Vietnamese borders may open to most travelers.

 

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Zambia

Open to American Travelers? Yes.

Tourists will be permitted entry if they can present a negative COVID-19 test result that was conducted less than 72 hours prior to arrival.

 

Zimbabwe

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Zimbabwe borders are have reopened to travelers. All arriving passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. 

 

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