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 June 7, 2021. 

Are you dreaming of brighter days when you can explore the world again? Same. And those days are coming.

As vaccinations speed up around much of the globe, travel is set to come back sooner rather than later. But international travel could take time, as many countries around have major restrictions in place – if not outright bans. And while proof-of-vaccination and “vaccine passports” may become the norm for international travel, that hasn’t happened yet.

And international travel for Americans has gotten a bit trickier recently. Starting Jan. 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all travelers heading to the U.S. to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight – including citizens returning from abroad.

That means you may have to get tested before heading off on your international trip and will be required to get a test before heading back home. Tests must be taken no more than three days before departure, and be provided to the airline in paper or electronic form. Only children younger than 2 and travelers transiting through the U.S. en route to their final destination will be exempt.

So when will international travel resume? 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

Commercial flights returned to Albania on June 15. There are very few restrictions and no quarantines required for most travelers. 

 

Anguilla

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

U.S. citizens are permitted entry if their Visitor Application Form is accepted. They must have negative COVID-19 test results within five days of arrival. And even then, a 10-day quarantine is required in a government-approved facility.

 

Antigua & Barbuda

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than seven 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

As of Nov. 1, all U.S. residents may enter Aruba and will have 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 3 days of departure
  • Purchase travel insurance from Aruba’s government for $10 per day

 

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-June, but there’s no guarantee it will be lifted afterward.

 

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Austria

Open to American Travelers? No

 Most U.S. citizens are not permitted entry into Austria until further notice.

 

B

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 10 do not need to present test results. Vaccinated travelers are exempt from COVID-19 testing.

 

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, with a quarantine.

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

Travelers from high-risk countries, including the U.S., will have a mandatory quarantine for 14 days with the option to take a COVID-19 test after five days. If this test is negative they will be free from quarantine.

 

Belarus

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are allowed entry and there are very few restrictions with no quarantines required.

 

Belgium

Open to American Travelers? No

Belgium is generally following guidance from the European Union. Countries that are not part of the EU or the Schengen area are not permitted entry for non-essential travel. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

 

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. Fully vaccinated travelers are welcome with no testing required. Travelers should have completed full immunization two weeks prior to travel.

 

Bermuda

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers have been welcomed back to Bermuda since July 1. 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

According to the Bolivian embassy, U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Bolivia if they have a negative COVID-19 test result within ten days of travel. Temperature checks and health screenings will be in place at international airports.

 

Bonaire

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted to enter Bonaire after transiting through Curacao and following its requirements.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are 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.

Bulgaria

Open to American Travelers? No

The borders are closed to most foreign citizens until further notice.

 

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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? No

Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend the ban on non-essential travel across the border through at least June 21, 2021. Travelers entering Canada must present a valid 14-day quarantine plan until further notice. 

 

Cayman Islands

Open to American Travelers? No

Borders will remain closed to most travelers until further notice.

 

Chile

Open to American Travelers? No

Non-resident foreigners will not be allowed to enter Chile until at least the end of April.

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China

Open to American Travelers? No

China is still closed to most travelers but has recently opened its borders to European travelers.

 

Colombia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours prior to departure is required. Travelers must complete Colombia’s Check-Mig immigration form and follow other protocols upon arrival.

Costa Rica

Open to American Travelers? Yes.

Costa Rica slowly opened its borders over the summer and fall, letting in tourists from a handful of countries and then visitors from select U.S. states starting in September.

As of Nov. 1, all U.S. citizens and residents are allowed to travel to Costa Rica. And as of Oct. 26, 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.

 

Cote d’Ivoire

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Air travel is now authorized. 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

As of Nov. 15, commercial flights resumed to Cuba. 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 undergo a second PCR test.

 

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.

 

Cyprus

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Cyrpus is generally following guidance from the European Union and is only allowing visitors from 15 countries. U.S. citizens are not permitted entry unless they have spent 14 days in a country permitted by Cyprus prior to travel. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

 

Czech Republic

Open to American Travelers? No

The Czech Republic is following recommendations from the European Union and is only allowing visitors from certain countries. U.S. citizens are not permitted entry. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

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 will be 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.

 

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.

Also, tourists visiting a hotel will be granted a temporary, free travel assistance plan that will include coverage for emergencies, COVID-19 testinglodging for prolonged stays and the cost for changing flights in the event of an infection. This insurance will be provided at no cost to the visitor until April 30, 2021 and will be 100% paid for by the Dominican State.

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 citizens, 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, 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. 

 

Estonia

Open to American Travelers? No

Estonia is joining the group of countries following guidance from the European Union and is only allowing visitors from a handful of countries. U.S. citizens are not permitted entry. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

 

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 7-day quarantine period at a designated hotel or quarantine center at their own expense.

F

Fiji

Open to American Travelers? No

Fiji’s airport remains closed and the country is slowly reopening activities on the islands. There are 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? No

The Government of Finland is following guidance from the European Union and is only allowing visitors from several countries. U.S. citizens are not permitted entry. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

 

France

Open to American Travelers? No

France is following recommendations from the European Union and is only allowing visitors from a handful of countries. U.S. citizens are not permitted entry. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

But French President Emmanual Macron recently said France plans to open to travelers – including Americans – by June 9.

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French Polynesia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

French Polynesia reopened its borders on May 1, but some restrictions will remain in place.  A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure will be required. Also, a mandatory quarantine is required for all travelers for 10 days who are not vaccinated or do not have proven immunity. They must test on day one, four and day eight. If both tests are negative they are released from quarantine on day 11. Vaccinated and previously infected travelers will still need to test on arrival and on day 4. 

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. For travelers arriving without a vaccine, they will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure.

 

Germany

Open to American Travelers? No

Only allowing visitors from several countries and the EU may visit Germany for the time being. U.S. citizens are not permitted entry. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

 

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, Greece has reopened to U.S. citizens. They 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. A negative COVID-19 result from a test taken no more than three days prior to departure is required. Vaccinated travelers must quarantine for 48 hours and PCR test on arrival. Non-vaccinated travelers will need to remain in quarantine at their accommodation for five days. On day 5, travelers can take another COVID-19 test and if results are negative they are allowed into the community.

 

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.

 

Hong Kong

Open to American Travelers? No

U.S. citizens are currently not allowed entry into Hong Kong.

 

Hungary

Open to American Travelers? No

After previously allowing U.S. citizens to enter with COVID-19 testing required, the government is now declaring that foreigners without a residence permit will be banned from entering Hungary, effective Sept. 1 until further notice.

I

Iceland

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Iceland is now open to all travelers who have been fully vaccinated. They will no longer be required quarantine. A free PCR test is still required on arrival. Travelers are also welcome who can provide proof of being previously infected with COVID-19.

 

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, with a quarantine. 

U.S. citizens are allowed to travel to Ireland. According to the U.S. Embassy, any traveler arriving in Ireland is required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. They are also required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form indicating where they will self-isolate. A negative COVID-19 test result must be held that was taken 72 hours prior to travel.

Starting on July 19, travelers are welcome back into Ireland without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated, have a negative COVID-19, or have fully recovered from COVID-19.

 

Israel

Open to American Travelers? No

Israel is planning on reopening its doors to U.S. citizens on May 23. Travelers must be fully vaccinated and a part of an organized group tour. Isreal is hoping to fully reopen to individual vaccinated tourists this July.

 

Italy

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Italy currently allows all Americans on specific flights with testing requirements. The country is excepted to fully open to vaccinated travelers in May. 

 

J

Jamaica

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Jamaica reopened its borders to tourists on June 15. All U.S. travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days prior to their flight to Jamaica.

Japan

Open to American Travelers? No
Japan still bans travel from most countries, including the United States. Officials are hoping to restart tourism by spring 2021. The 2020 Summer Olympics were delayed until summer 2021, and the fate of those games remains up in the air.

Jordan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers will be 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 remain closed until further notice.

 

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).

 

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

The Maldives will allow vaccinated travelers to enter freely without testing or quarantine requirements starting April 20. All other travelers will still be 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? Only in Certain Circumstances

U.S. citizens are not permitted entry unless they have spent 14 days in a corridor country determined by Malta prior to travel.

 

Martinique

Open to American Travelers? No

U.S. citizens are not permitted entry into Martinique until further notice. 

 

Mexico

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Air travel to Mexico is open, with no restrictions or entry requirements. Passengers arriving at Mexican airports may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks. Popular tourist areas like Los Cabos and Cancun have reopened.

 

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 are allowed entry if they have hotel reservations or tours booked with travel agencies. Travelers entering Morocco must complete a COVID-19 test within 72 hours before travel with negative results.

 

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.

N

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? No

Most U.S. citizens are not permitted entry until further notice.

 

Netherlands

Open to American Travelers? No

The Netherlands is now allowing visitors from select countries and citizens of EU nations. U.S. citizens are not permitted entry. The list of approved countries is updated every two weeks.

 

New Zealand

Open to American Travelers? No

Most foreign travelers cannot enter New Zealand until further notice. However, there are hints at opening a travel corridor across the Tasman Sea with Australia.

 

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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 quarantine requirements

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. 

 

P

Panama

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Panama is again welcoming 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 COVID-19 in the last 14-90 days also may enter with documentation and without a current test. 

 

Peru

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with restrictions.

Peruvian health officials will administer a COVID-19 antigen test to all passengers arriving on flights originating from countries where new variants of the coronavirus have been identified, including the United States. Peruvian health authorities will require that passengers who test positive quarantine for 14 days at a government-run isolation center.  The U.S. government will have very limited access to U.S. citizens in temporary isolation centers.   

All travelers arriving in Peru must quarantine for 14 days either at their home, or a government-run isolation center or at their lodging, after coordination with Peruvian health authorities. This quarantine can be waived if travelers test negative upon arrival in Peru. 

Read more information at the Peruvian U.S. Embassy website. 
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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? No

Polish citizens and citizens of other European countries are allowed entry, according to the U.S. embassy.

 

Portugal

Open to American Travelers? No

Portugal has banned the entry of U.S. citizens for non-essential travel until further notice. They are following guidance from the European Union and are only allowing visitors from select countries. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

Q

Qatar

Open to American Travelers? No

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

R

Russia

Open to American Travelers? No

Russian borders remain closed to all foreigners until further notice.

 

Romania

Open to American Travelers? No

The borders are closed to most foreign citizens until further notice.

 

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 120 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? No

Americans are not permitted to travel to St. Barths until further notice.

 

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Saint Kitts and Nevis began welcoming travelers from the U.S. and elsewhere starting Oct. 31 with strict entry requirements, according to the Saint Kitts Tourism Authority.

All arriving travelers have to provide a negative COVID-19 result from a test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Tests must be from an approved lab, which the Saint Kitts government has not yet provided. Travelers will also submit a health form, complete a health screening upon arrival, and download a contact tracing app.

International travelers must stay at one of just six approved hotels and resorts: Four Seasons Nevis; Koi Resort, by Curio, Hilton; Oualie Beach; Park Hyatt St. Kitts; Royal St. Kitts Hotel; or the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.

Travelers will be required to stay at the hotel for the first seven days. On day seven, they’ll take a second COVID-19 test (for $100 USD), and a negative test will allow them to book select excursions and make certain visits outside the hotel grounds. On day 14, travelers will take a third COVID-19 test (again costing $100 USD). A negative result will allow them to move about Saint Kitts and Nevis.

 

Saint Lucia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

St. Lucia opened its borders on June 4. 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

As of Aug. 1, travelers from the United States have been allowed entry with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 120 hours prior to arrival. 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.

St. Maarten warns that entry for Americans is subject to change and while U.S. citizens are currently allowed this might not continue.

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

Travelers were again welcomed on July 1. 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 be 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

International commercial flights resumed on July 15. 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? No

U.S. citizens are not permitted entry into Slovakia unless their travel is deemed essential until further notice.

 

Slovenia

Open to American Travelers? No

American citizens are currently not allowed entry into Slovenia unless they have residency status in the EU or their travel is deemed essential.

 

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

U.S. citizens are now permitted entry into Spain if they are fully vaccinated. Travelers need to show proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travel. They will also need to upload a QR code generated through Spain’s Health Portal.

 

Sri Lanka

Open to American Travelers? No

All international airports in Sri Lanka remain closed and a date has not been set for re-opening.

 

Sweden

Open to American Travelers? No

Sweden is following recommendations from the European Union and is only allowing visitors from certain countries. U.S. citizens are not permitted entry. The list of approved countries is supposed to be revisited every two weeks.

 

Switzerland

Open to American Travelers? No

On June 15, Switzerland lifted their COVID-19 related entry restrictions for travelers from other Schengen countries. U.S. citizens are still not allowed 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. All passengers should fill in a Health Surveillance Form prior to arrival. Travelers are not required to take a COVID-19 test unless their departing country or airline required a certificate as a condition for traveling.

 

Thailand

Open to American Travelers? No

Most travelers, including U.S. citizens, are banned from entering Thailand for tourism until further notice.

 

Togo

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Passengers arriving in Lome (LFW) must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within five 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? No

Borders are closed until further notice. Any flight will have to be approved by the minister.

 

Turkey

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Turkey’s borders are open to tourists. After months with no testing requirements, all travelers must now present a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. The new testing requirements took effect Monday, Dec. 28. 

 

Turks and Caicos

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Borders reopened on July 22, 2020. You must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before arrival. Strict social distancing measures will remain in place.

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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 required to enter into self-quarantine or take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at international airports. Test results are emailed within 24 hours. No quarantine or testing is required on arrival if travelers can present negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 48 hours before travel.

 

United Arab Emirates

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Dubai opened its doors to U.S. citizens on July 7. You must produce a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours before boarding a flight to Dubai (DXB).  You must also report any symptoms and have valid medical travel insurance. Emirates has resumed operating numerous routes to and from the U.S. and around the globe.

 

United Kingdom

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

The U.K. has also been hit by coronavirus, but its borders remain open – somewhat. Airports and airlines have added additional health screening procedures. The U.K. has implemented a mandatory 10-day quarantine for arrivals from most countries, and visitors will have to test negative for COVID-19 twice to exit quarantine.

 

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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 reopened for tourism on Sept. 19. 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.

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Vietnam

Open to American Travelers? No

Domestic travel has started to return and there are talks of opening a travel bubble with China and South Korea. There is still no word on when borders may open on a larger scale.

 

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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 14 days 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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