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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Are you dreaming of brighter days when you can explore the world freely again? Same here – and while things have been trending in the right direction, it’s not smooth sailing quite yet.

As vaccinations sped up around much of the globe, much of 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 many countries still have major travel restrictions or outright travel bans in place – especially with concerns over the fast-spreading variants 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

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 taken within five days of arrival. Another 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 regardless of vaccination status. 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? Yes

At long last, Argentina is welcoming back travelers. After locking down longer than many of its neighboring countries, the Argentinian Tourism Board confirmed it is open to fully vaccinated travelers as of Monday, Nov. 1. To enter Argentina, you need:

  • Proof of full vaccination at least 14 days before entering Argentina
  • A negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure for Argentina
  • Take a second COVID-19 test with a negative result between your fifth and seventh day in Argentina, though this requirement is set to be eliminated soon.
  • Insurance for COVID-19
  • Fill out a sworn declaration with the Argentinian government 48 hours before your trip

 

Aruba

Open to American Travelers? Yes

All U.S. residents may enter Aruba but need to provide a negative PCR test taken within two days prior to travel.

To enter Aruba, you must:

  • Provide basic traveler information
  • Complete a traveler health assessment
  • Provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than three days prior to departure
  • Purchase travel insurance from Aruba’s government for $30.

 

Australia

Open to American Travelers? No

Australia has plans to reopen its borders to Australian residents and citizens who are fully vaccinated as soon as this month. But while Australia is moving ahead with plans to allow vaccinated Australians to leave the country and return without quarantine, there is no final word yet on a potential opening date for foreign tourists. 

 

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Austria

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Austria is currently in the midst of a nationwide lockdown that has shuttered international travel until at least Dec. 13.

Normally, U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Austria if they have proof of full vaccination. All other travelers are currently required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

Austria has recently implemented a nationwide lockdown until at least Monday, Dec. 13. The lockdown has now ended for now but it is possible that strict measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 will be taken in the future.

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 from a test taken no more than three days prior to travel.

Fully vaccinated travelers must now also follow COVID-19 testing requirements. Children under 2 do not need to present test results.

 

Bangladesh

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Bangladesh if they have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of travel and are fully vaccinated.

 

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 may be selected to take a rapid test upon arrival and must remain at the airport until a negative test result is received.

 

Belarus

Open to American Travelers? Yes

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

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. Travelers are now required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival – or a negative rapid test taken just 24 hours before arrival.

 

Belize

Open to American Travelers? Yes

A negative COVID-19 test result taken within 96 hours of travel or testing on arrival (for $50 each) 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

According to the Bolivian embassy, U.S. citizens are permitted entry into Bolivia if they have a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of travel. A 3-day quarantine is required for unvaccinated 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 full vaccination. Travel insurance is now also required.

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

U.S. citizens are permitted entry in Cambodia if they are fully vaccinated and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. A rapid test will also be conducted upon 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? Yes

Fully vaccinated tourists are now permitted as of November 20. A negative COVID-19 test taken within one day prior to departure is required. Travelers must also possess medical and travel insurance. A rapid test is required on days 2, 5, and 10 of stay. Unvaccinated travelers are still not allowed to enter the country for tourism.

 

Chile

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of Nov. 1, fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Chile. On top of providing proof of full vaccination, travelers will also be tested for COVID-19 on arrival and isolate until a negative result comes back.

But Chile hasn’t yet spelled out many details of getting in and getting around the country as it loosens travel restrictions, so stay tuned.

 

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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 visit Colombia if they are fully vaccinated. Tourists who are not fully vaccinated with not be permitted entry.

 

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 required for vaccinated travelers as of Aug. 1, 2021.

Beginning Jan. 8, 2022, travelers will need proof of vaccination to enter many establishments including bars, restaurants, casinos, hotels, and shops. 

 

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 48 hour of departure. A rapid test will be conducted upon arrival.

 

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. Those certificates are valid 11-180 days after the positive result.

 

Cuba

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Cuba is open to vaccinated travelers. All travelers are now required to provide negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

 

Curaçao

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers are permitted entry into Curaçao. They will need negative COVID-19 PCR test results taken within 48 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 a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival and proof of being fully vaccinated.

 

Czech Republic

Open to American Travelers? Yes

The Czech Republic is now open to U.S. travelers but they need to present a vaccine card and a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to travel.  Those who provide proof of having a vaccine booster do not need to show a negative COVID-19 test.

D

Denmark

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Fully vaccinated travelers are welcome in Denmark. Their final dose of the vaccine must be at least 14 days prior to arrival. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours or a rapid test within 48 hours prior to entry is now required for all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status.

 

Dominica

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival. All travelers will be required to take a rapid test upon arrival. Unvaccinated travelers will be required to quarantine for 5-7 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 departure and show proof of being fully vaccinated.

 

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

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter El Salvador. There are no testing for vaccination requirements to enter. 

 

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

Travelers will be required to show negative COVID-19 test results taken within five days of departure.

F

Fiji

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Fiji has finally reopened to fully vaccinated travelers from several countries, including the U.S.

All travelers must provide proof of full vaccination – plus anyone 12 and up must also show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than two days before departure. Visitors need to stay at a specific Care Fiji Commitment-certified property for the first three nights, testing again 48 hours after arrival.

Finland

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Fully vaccinated travelers are welcome into Finland. Travelers must present a negative PCR or Antigen COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival. Nonvaccinated travelers must have permission to enter for essential travel 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. And you’ll also need to provide a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before departure.

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. Being fully vaccinated is the only way to skip an otherwise 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 and show proof of being fully vaccinated. PCR testing will also be administered upon arrival.

 

Greece

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of Dec. 19, all travelers (regardless of vaccination status) must now provide a pre-travel test: No more than 72 hours prior to arrival for a PCR test or just 24 hours before arrival for a rapid antigen test, according to the Greek government.
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Grenada

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed entry into Grenada. Fully vaccinated travelers no longer need to quarantine for 48 hours. A PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival is required.

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 seven 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 and 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? No

As of Dec. 13, U.S. citizens will not be permitted entry into Hong Kong until further notice. 

 

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 six months will also be accepted.

I

Iceland

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Iceland is now open to all travelers who have been fully vaccinated. But as of July 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 for Iceland.

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

 

India

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

Travelers are permitted entry into the country with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. A 7-day quarantine is required for all travelers.

 

Indonesia

Open to American Travelers? No

Despite hopes of reopening Bali for tourism, 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 COVID-19 testing if they are fully vaccinated or show proof of full recovery. Nonvaccinated travelers must still present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival.

Visitors must also fill out a passenger locator form.

 

Israel

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are now permitted to enter Israel for travel if they are fully vaccinated. A negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure is also required. A PCR test will be administered when you land in Israel and travelers must isolate until negative results are given or 24 hours have passed. Unvaccinated tourists are not welcome.

 

Italy

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Fully vaccinated 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 is not open to tourists until further notice.

 

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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 for nonvaccinated travelers. 

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 72 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 proof of being fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated travelers will not be permitted entry if travel is not essential. 

 

Lebanon

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before departure

 

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? Yes

U.S. citizens are still permitted entry with a negative COVID-19 taken within 72 hours prior to departure. A 3-day quarantine is required with another negative COVID-19 test after arrival. 

 

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. But as of Aug. 1, Malta now requires that American visitors provide proof of vaccination through a digitally verified app.

 

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? No

According to the U.S. embassy in Morocco, on Nov. 29, Morocco has suspended all passenger flights in and out of Morocco until at least Jan. 31.

 

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? Yes.

U.S. citizens are permitted entry with a negative COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure and must be fully vaccinated. 

 

Netherlands

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

The Netherlands allows the entry of fully vaccinated Americans but now is requiring them to quarantine for 10 days. Americans must also provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival or a rapid test within 24 hours. The quarantine can be shortened to 5 days with an additional negative test.

Starting on Dec. 19, the Netherlands has entered lockdown until January 14, 2022. Restaurants are only allowed to offer take-out.  All non-essential shops are closed. Cinemas, museums, theatres are all closed.

 

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 taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

 

Nigeria

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. travelers are permitted entry with proof of negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than two days before arrival.

 

North Macedonia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are welcome in North Macedonia. Travelers must present proof of recovery from COVID-19, proof of vaccination, or negative test results taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

 

Norway

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

On Nov. 26, Norway finally opened its borders to fully vaccinated American travelers. But Norway requires travelers to present proof of vaccination with a verified QR code, something that’s not easily accessible to most Americans with standard CDC vaccination cards.

Norway also requires travelers to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before arrival and test again on arrival. Travelers from red, dark red, purple, and grey-rated countries (this currently includes the United States) must quarantine for 10 days.

 

O

Oman

Open to American Travelers? Yes

The Omani government has reopened its borders to U.S. citizens. Travelers must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. And all travelers must be fully vaccinated in order to enter the country.

 

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Pakistan

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Vaccinated travelers are permitted entry into Pakistan with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. A rapid test will also be required upon arrival in Pakistan.

Panama

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Panama began welcoming back all tourists as of Oct. 12, 2020. Fully vaccinated travelers are now welcome with no testing required. A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival must be presented for entry for nonvaccinated travelers.

 

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.  Nonvaccinated travelers are no longer required to quarantine. 

 

Peru

Open to American Travelers? Yes.

Peru is open for travel. Proof of being fully vaccinated or providing a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure 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

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 48 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? Yes

Non-citizens and non-residents are permitted entry but must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. Proof of being full vaccinated and a rapid test on arrival are also required. 

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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, with a quarantine

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken with 72 hours of departure. A rapid test will be conducted upon arrival and travelers must quarantine for 24 hours and take another COVID-19 test on day-3.

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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. A negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure is also required.

 

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. Unvaccinated travelers are required to stay at their property for the duration of their trip.

 

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. Vaccinated travelers do not need to take a COVID-19 test to enter. Travelers 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

Passengers must have negative COVID-19 test results within three days prior to arrival. Vaccinated travelers can bypass the quarantine and additional testing requirements.

 

Saudi Arabia

Open to American Travelers? Yes

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter for tourism. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure is required. COVID-19 health insurance is also required. No quarantine is required for fully vaccinated travelers. A five-day quarantine is mandatory for unvaccinated travelers.

 

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. Vaccinated travelers do not need to show test results.

 

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? Yes

Starting Oct. 19, U.S. citizens may enter Singapore without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to departure and once again upon arrival in Singapore is required.

As of Dec. 22, there will be no new ticket sales on designated Vaccinated Travel Lane flights for entry into Singapore from all applicable countries until Jan. 20, 2022.

 

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 10-day quarantine period. Travelers will be placed at a government-run facility at their own expense for 10 days, costing approximately $100-$150 USD per night. A negative COVID-19 taken within 72 hour prior to departure is required. 

 

Spain

Open to American Travelers? Yes

As of Sept. 6, all travelers heading for Spain will need to be fully vaccinated to enter Spain. They must also fill out the Spain Travel Health Form prior to entry.

 

Sri Lanka

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Fully vaccinated Americans are allowed entry into Sri Lanka with proof of negative COVID-19 test results. There is no longer a quarantine required for vaccinated travelers. Health insurance is required to enter.

 

Sweden

Open to American Travelers? No

As of Nov. 15, Sweden allowed U.S. citizens to enter for travel with proof of full vaccination, like a standard CDC vaccine card.

But as of Dec. 21, there will be an entry ban in effect for travels to Sweden from all countries except the Nordic countries, until 31 January 2022. From an EU/EEA country, a negative covid-19 test or the EU Covid Certificate is sufficient.

Switzerland

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Switzerland reopened its borders to travelers in the summer of 2021, but it’s getting harder to get in now.

Only fully vaccinated Americans are allowed to enter Switzerland. And as of Dec. 6, all travelers 16 and up must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival – then test negative again between four and seven days after arrival.

Travelers under 16 are exempt from vaccination requirements. 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 96 hours prior to arrival.

 

Thailand

Open to American Travelers? Yes, with a quarantine

Thailand is not accepted new applications for quarantine exemptions under the Thailand Pass scheme. The government mentions that this is a temporary suspension rather than a permanent ban. There is no date set for when the hold might be lifted. Travelers who have been approved for entry won’t be affected by the new regulations.

Travelers are now required to take two PCR tests after arriving and quarantine for seven to ten days.

The “Sandbox” program is available for travelers to Phuket, Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao. Vaccinated travelers with a negative COVID-19 test must remain at those destinations and stay at an approved hotel for at least 7 days.

 

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. As of 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 PCR 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

The U.K. has added a handful of new entry restrictions even for fully vaccinated travelers.

As of Dec. 7, all travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) taken no more than two days prior to departing for the U.K. After arrival, even fully vaccinated travelers must self-isolate for up to two days, take a pre-paid COVID-19 test, and quarantine until they get their results. If the test comes back positive, travelers will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

If you are transiting through London Heathrow (LHR) you need to take a COVID-19 test within three days of departing for England.

 

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Uruguay

Open to American Travelers? Yes

Borders are open to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens who also provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

 

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 three 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. The government has hinted at plans to fully reopen open, but not until June 2022.

 

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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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