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Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?

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This is a developing story. We will continue to update as the world changes. For the latest information on traveling during the coronavirus outbreak, visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization

The European Union has barred U.S. travelers, and Canada and Mexico have closed their land borders until at least January 21: It’s understandable, then, that with all of the rules and restrictions about which countries allow what, one of the biggest questions on American travelers’ minds is where can I go, if anywhere

On August 6, the U.S. lifted its global coronavirus travel advisory, which had been in place since March and recommended U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global coronavirus pandemic. In a press release about the decision, the U.S. State Department said it would be “returning to our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions), in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions.” The decision to lift the sweeping travel advisory was made with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the most up-to-date country-specific advisories are listed on the State Department website.

As AFAR’s Michelle Baran reports, State Department travel advisories are recommendations, and “travelers are not required to abide by them.” Still, they’re worth paying attention to, as this government-backed advice can affect everything from travel insurance policies to destinations travel companies will decide to tour.

While the following countries are open to U.S. travelers, it’s worth doing your homework and reading up on the advisories and rules before booking, and asking the following questions:

  • Are the activities and services I’m interested in available?
  • Do the hotels have any new cleaning protocols?
  • Is there a country-wide curfew that will prevent me from experiencing what I want to?
  • Is there any political instability that could disrupt my trip?
  • Will I be tested for COVID-19 at the airport or have to quarantine when I arrive?
  • How has this country handled COVID-19 spikes in the past?
  • Do I have travel insurance that will cover me if I cancel or get sick while on vacation?
  • Has the travel advisory changed recently?

What countries can Americans travel to right now?

Although many destinations require travelers to quarantine, test, or follow COVID-friendly protocol, as of January 12, the following countries are currently allowing American travelers to visit:

  • Albania
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • French Polynesia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • St. Bart’s
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Marten/Sint Maarten
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia

a boat floating along a river next to a body of water: Ksamil, Albania, is part of Butrint National Park. © Photo by Florian Muharremi/Shutterstock Ksamil, Albania, is part of Butrint National Park.

More details on specific rules and restrictions for each of these countries below:

Albania

  • State Department Level: 3: Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: No COVID tests required; quarantine measures in place
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Albania

On June 15, Albania opened its land borders and commercial airports to international travel. Although travelers do not have to show a negative COVID test upon arrival, they should expect heightened screening and quarantine measures, per the U.S. Embassy in Albania.

Anguilla

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: COVID tests and preapproval from government
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Anguilla

As of August 21, travelers can preregister to visit Anguilla via the Anguilla Tourist Board’s website. To be eligible for travel, among other things, visitors will be asked to fill out their home address and proposed travel dates, and submit negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results taken within three to five days prior to arrival. Though those from low-risk countries will be given preference, travelers from high-risk countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Antigua and Barbuda

“Antigua resumed flights from the United States on June 4, and now travelers from all countries are welcome to Antigua and Barbuda,” reports AFAR’s Lyndsey Matthews. “To be allowed into the country, travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) test taken within seven days of their flight upon arrival at the airport. They will also need to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Traveler Accommodation Form (to assist with contact tracing if necessary). Other health screenings including temperature checks will also take place upon arrival at the airport.”

Armenia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Quarantine or negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Armenia

Travelers entering Armenia must quarantine for 14 days or agree to take a COVID-19 test at one of the approved testing labs.

Aruba

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Aruba

As of July 10, travelers from the United States can visit Aruba. Travelers are required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departing and upload their negative results as part of an online Embarkation/Disembarkation process at least 12 hours before their flight to Aruba. 

Bahamas

All travelers must receive a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than five days prior to the date of arrival. With a negative result, travelers can then apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa, which takes 48 hours to process.

Barbados

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Submit a travel form, wear face masks, and undergo a health screening
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Barbados

Barbados reopened its international airport to commercial flights on July 12, and as of August 5, has been enforcing new travel protocols for all arriving visitors: All travelers must submit an Embarkation/Disembarkation form at travelform.gov.bb at least 24 hours prior to departure, upload a negative COVID-19 test result, wear face masks at the airport, and undergo a health screening upon arrival.

Belarus

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Proof of negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Belarus

U.S. citizens are permitted to travel to Belarus, but according to the U.S. Embassy in Belarus, there are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry.

Belize

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Belize

On October 1, Belize officially reopened to international visitors for leisure travel for the first time since late March. All inbound travelers must provide proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test results within 72 hours of arrival and have reservations at hotels that have been approved by Belize’s new Safe Corridor program.

Bermuda

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Two negative COVID-19 tests
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Bermuda

As of July 1, Bermuda has been open to international travelers. Visitors will need to be tested at least twice for COVID-19: once no more than five days before departing for the country and another upon arrival. All visitors must complete a Bermuda Travel Authorization.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Travelers wishing to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina must present a negative COVID-19 test not older than 48 hours from the moment of entry, according to the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Botswana

U.S. citizens traveling to Botswana must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before departure. When travelers leave Botswana, they will also be required to present another negative COVID-19 test.

Cambodia

  • State Department Level: 2, Exercise Increased Caution
  • Travel requirements: $2,000 deposit and COVID-19 testing
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Cambodia

U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Cambodia, but the rules are myriad: In addition to presenting a valid visa, travelers must pay a $2,000 deposit upon arrival for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential treatment. They must also show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours upon landing and undergo another test at arrival, which they pay for themselves. Finally, they must quarantine for 14 days 14 days at a hotel designated by the Government of Cambodia.

Chile

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test results and a 10-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Chile

As of December 31, travelers to Chile must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight to Chile. Upon arrival, a 10-day quarantine is required. Travelers may take a test on or after the seventh day in quarantine, and will be able to leave quarantine with a negative result.

Colombia

Travelers to Colombia must show a negative results from a COVID-19 test, which can be administered no later than 96 hours before departure. 

Costa Rica

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Provide state ID and negative COVID-19 test results
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Costa Rica

On September 1, Costa Rica began allowing travelers from the United States to fly into the country. Before flying to Costa Rica, visitors will need to fill out an epidemiological ​health​ form online. Upon arrival, they will need to show proof of insurance.

Curaçao

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test before departure and upon arrival
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Curaçao

As of January 1, Americans from any state are allowed to visit Curaçao. Travelers over the age of 11 must show negative results from a test taken within 72 hours of departure. Travelers will also be tested at the airport upon arrival, and should pay for the test before they begin their travel. 

Dominica

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Health questionnaire; proof of negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Dominica

As of August 7, Dominica is open to all international travelers—with stipulations in place: Before departing, all travelers must submit a health questionnaire online at domcovid.19.dominica.gov.dm at least 24 hours before arrival along with negative PCR test results recorded 24–72 hours prior to arrival. Once in Dominica, travelers will also need to undergo a health assessment, including a temperature check and a rapid test screening. 

Dominican Republic

Passengers arriving in the Dominican Republic may be given a breath test and have their temperature taken as they disembark the plane. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.6 degrees Fahrenheit will be given a COVID test. Passengers must also fill out a Traveler’s Health Affadavit.

Ecuador

To avoid quarantine, U.S. travelers to Ecuador must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 10 days before entering the country. To visit the Galápagos, travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 96 hours of entry into the province. 

Egypt

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and proof of health insurance
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Egypt

In July, Egypt reopened major tourist sites, and as of August 15, travelers are allowed in the country with proof of a negative COVID test taken no later than 72 hours before arrival. Arriving travelers must also show proof of health insurance, according to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt. 

Ethiopia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and 14-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Ethiopia 

Upon arrival in Ethiopia, U.S. citizens must present a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 120 hours (five days). They must also quarantine for seven days. 

French Polynesia

Comprising 118 islands, including Tahiti and Bora Bora, French Polynesia is a popular destination in the South Pacific. As of July 15, French Polynesia has reopened to travelers from all countries. Travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before their flight. They must also register with the country’s Electronic Travel Information System and take another test four days after their arrival.

a tree in a forest with Kakum National Park in the background: The canopy walkway in Kakum National Park, Ghana. © Photo by Shutterstock/Linda Hughes Photography The canopy walkway in Kakum National Park, Ghana.

Ghana

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test upon departure and arrival
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Ghana

Passengers arriving in Ghana must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no later than 72 hours before departure. Upon arrival, travelers must also take a second COVID-19 test; those who test negative will be able to enter the country with no quarantine requirement. 

Grenada

  • State Department Level: 2, Exercise Increased Caution
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and proof of reservation
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Grenada

U.S. travelers must submit a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three days of travel. They must also have medical insurance that covers COVID-19, a minimum seven-day reservation at an approved Pure Safe accommodation, and take a test four days after arrival. They must also download a contact tracing app. 

Guatemala

To be allowed entry into Guatemala, all travelers over the age of 10 must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 96 hours before arrival in the country. There are special restrictions for those who have traveled to the United Kingdom and South Africa in the past two weeks. 

Haiti

All passengers arriving in Haiti must quarantine for 14 days; the Ministry of Public Health will check in with passengers three times after arrival. 

Honduras

Those traveling to Honduras must show a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed entry into the country. Anyone with symptoms may be required to quarantine. 

Ireland

All visitors to Ireland are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Though there are no restrictions on flights from the United States to Ireland, the Irish government advises against “all non-essential foreign travel” and that “travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.” 

Jamaica

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Proof of a negative COVID-19 test and a travel authorization
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Jamaica

To be allowed to travel to Jamaica, U.S. citizens must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 10 days prior to their departing flight. Travelers must also have a completed Travel Authorization Form. 

Kenya

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test 
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Kenya

American travelers are allowed into Kenya, but they must produce a negative COVID test taken no later than 96 hours before arrival. They must also not have a temperature above 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit or have a persistent cough or difficulty breathing.

Maldives

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test and confirmation of stay at registered destination
  • Read more: Rules for visiting the Maldives

As of July 15, this island country in the Indian Ocean has been open to international tourism. There are no testing or quarantine requirements, but guests are only allowed on “resort” islands and must have a stay confirmed with one. Travelers must also submit a Health Declaration 24 hours prior to their departure to the Maldives.

Mexico

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Varies by Mexican state
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Mexico

Land borders between Mexico and the U.S. are technically closed until October 21, but American travelers have been allowed to arrive by plane. Mexican states have different timelines for reopening, so be sure to check which ones are open to nonessential—that is, leisure—travel. (The state of Quintana Roo and Los Cabos are on that list.) 

Montenegro

U.S. citizens are able to enter Montenegro with proof of a negative COVID-19 test not older than 72 hours. Anyone without a test must quarantine for 14 days, but can be released from self-isolation if they obtain a negative test result on the sixth day of their stay. 

Namibia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test before departure and upon arrival
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Namibia

Those entering Namibia as tourists must present a negative COVID-19 test result that is not older than seven days. Non-Namibian travelers arriving with a negative result that is older than one week will be placed in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day at their own cost, according to the U.S. Embassy in Namibia.

Nigeria

Those wishing to travel to Nigeria must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no later than 96 hours before departure. Children under the age of 10 are exempt.

Panama

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Panama

U.S. citizens are allowed to travel to Panama, provided they can show negative results from a COVID-19 test administered no more than 48 hours before departure. If the test was done later than 48 hours before departure or the traveler does not have a test, they will have to take a $50 test at the airport upon arrival, at their expense. 

Peru

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test result and 14-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Peru

Passengers to Peru must show a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before the departing flight. Peru also requires all travelers to quarantine for 14 days. 

Rwanda

As of August 1, Rwanda has been open to American travelers. Anyone arriving in the country must present a negative COVID-19 test “taken within 120 hours of departure,” and must undergo a second COVID test upon arrival, with “results delivered after 24 hours during which time they [travelers] will remain in designated hotels at their own cost.”

Serbia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Proof of a negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Serbia

As of December 22, Serbia requires passengers whose travel originates in the United States to provide a negative COVID-19 test, taken no later than 48 hours prior to arrival, or a negative antigen test. 

South Africa

Visitors to South Africa are required to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken no later than 72 hours before departure. If they do not have a test, they will be required to quarantine at their own cost. Travelers will also be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.

South Korea

  • State Department Level: 2, Exercise Increased Caution
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and 14-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting South Korea

As of January 8, U.S. visitors to South Korea must show a negative COVID-19 test, issued within 72 hours of their departure. All visitors to Korea are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a government-designated facility at their own expense. Visit Korea, the country’s tourism board, has a flowchart for travelers arriving into the country—and what they can expect.

St. Bart’s

Visitors have been welcome in St. Bart’s since June 22. Travelers are required to produce a negative COVID-19 test, obtained at least 72 hours before arrival.

If you aren’t able to get tested prior to departure, you’ll have to agree to be tested upon arrival and quarantine at your hotel or vacation rental until the test results are received (typically within 24 hours). If test results come back negative, travelers will not have to quarantine any longer. 

Those who plan on staying in St. Bart’s for longer than seven nights will need to be retested on the seventh day of their trip. If at any point positive test results are received, travelers will be asked to quarantine for 14 nights or until they test negative. Children under the age of 10 won’t need to be tested.

St. Kitts and Nevis

The dual-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis has been open to international travelers since October. Visitors must submit a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of travel, but they can only stay at an approved hotel and must remain there for the first seven days of their vacation until they are tested again. 

St. Lucia

As of early July, St. Lucia reopened to American travelers. Visitors are required to show a negative COVID-19 test and should expect to undergo temperature checks.

St. Maarten/St. Martin

Visitors arriving from the United States must complete a self health declaration form online. All travelers arriving from outside the Caribbean will also need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within five days of arrival, except for children ages ten and under.

Tanzania

Travelers to Tanzania are required to fill out a Health Surveillance Form to submit to Port Authority officials. All visitors can expect “intensive” screening, according to the government. 

Turkey

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Turkey 

Turkey has been welcoming international travelers since June 12. As of December 30, 2020, “all international passengers age 6 years and older traveling to Turkey are required to have taken a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight,” according to the embassy.

Turks and Caicos

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Preauthorization, negative COVID-19 test, online health screening, and medical insurance
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Turks and Caicos

Since July 22, Turks and Caicos has been open to international visitors. To be allowed to enter the country, all international travelers (visitors and residents) must have preauthorization through the Turks and Caicos “TCI Assured Portal.” The following information must be submitted: a negative COVID-19 test, taken within five days of arrival in Turks and Caicos; medical insurance that covers the cost of quarantine or local care; a completed online health screening.

United Arab Emirates

Travelers must take a COVID-19 test within 96 hours of their flight and show their airline a negative result, or they will be tested on arrival and required to isolate while awaiting the results. 

United Kingdom

Anyone arriving from the United States must quarantine for 14 days. Those who fail to do so can be fined up to £1,000 (or approximately US$1,270). Both international visitors and British nationals returning home from abroad will have to provide U.K. border control with their contact details, including their phone number, and the address of their U.K. accommodation where they will self-isolate for two weeks. If you do not provide accurate contact details, you can be fined up to £3,200 (about $4,070).

As of December 15, passengers who arrive to England from destinations not on the government’s travel corridors list can reduce their 14-day quarantine period by more than half if they test negative for the coronavirus. As part of the government’s new Test to Release strategy, travelers from nonexempt countries can opt to take a COVID-19 PCR test after 5 full days of self-isolation, and if the test comes back negative they’ll be allowed to skip the remainder of the 14-day quarantine. 

Zambia

  • State Department Level: 3, Reconsider Travel
  • Travel requirements: Negative COVID-19 test and 14-day quarantine
  • Read more: Rules for visiting Zambia

All travelers entering Zambia must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 14 days of arrival in the country. Symptomatic individuals will also be tested at airports. U.S. citizens must also quarantine for two weeks upon arrival. 

This article was originally published in August. It has been updated with new information. 

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Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on December 26. The US State Department advises that travelers consult country-specific travel advisories via their website or consult the CDC’s latest guidance. Before you make any international travel plans, check these sites first and again before you depart.(CNN) — Once one of the world’s most powerful travel documents, the might of the US passport has shriveled during the Covid-19 pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases topping the 19 million mark, many nations continue to view America with trepidation.

The European Union has omitted the United States from its list of countries whose tourists may visit. Americans still can’t vacation in their neighbor to the north, Canada, nor head to many Asian favorites.

While most US travelers are staying close to home, some still want to go abroad. For those people, there are still popular vacation options such as Mexico.

Whether travel to open international destinations is responsible or advisable is up to you. Nations might change rules dramatically at any time. You may have to adhere to curfews and mask mandates. Rules’ violations might involve stiff fines or even jail time. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US State Department provide Covid-19 risk assessments by country.

What follows is a list of countries, in alphabetical order, where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation:

Albania

UPDATE: Set on the gorgeous Adriatic Sea, Albania remains open. However, key airlines have canceled or curtailed flights because of the coronavirus variant outbreak in the UK and other nations. The US Embassy website states that while there’s no Covid-19 test requirements or quarantine, you can expect a health screening. Mask requirements and new curfews are in place.

Anguilla

This British territory in the Caribbean is accepting international visitors. You must be pre-approved; click here to start the process and read up on extensive Covid-19 testing requirements, including the specific type of test required. The United States is considered a high-risk nation by most places, so Americans might be far down the list.

Antigua and Barbuda

Turners Beach is found on Antigua's southwest coast.

Turners Beach is found on Antigua’s southwest coast.

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US travelers 12 and older to Antigua and Barbuda “arriving by air must present a negative Covid-19-RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test result, taken within seven days of their flight,” according to the country’s tourism website.

Visitors are subject to monitoring by health officials for 14 days and another Covid-19 test may be required, which could mean quarantining while waiting for the result. Masks are required in public spaces.

Aruba

Scroll down to the “Dutch Caribbean” entry below for information on Aruba and other islands in this group.

The Bahamas

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Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the United States — just 50 miles off the Florida coast.

Getty Images/Marie-Ange Ostré

UPDATE: Visitors 11 and older to these sun-kissed islands must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result no more than seven days old before arrival. Once you have the negative result, you can apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa here, where you must opt in for Covid-19 health insurance. Get updates on the islands’ travel website.

Bangladesh

US citizens may travel to this culturally rich South Asian nation. The US Embassy in Bangladesh says you must have a medical certificate with English translation stating you’re negative for Covid-19, with the test taken within 72 hours of travel. You must also “home quarantine” for 14 days even with a negative test.

Barbados

US citizens must complete an online form and submit it 24 hours before travel, the US Embassy reports. You must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival. As the US is designated a high-risk country, you must still quarantine at an approved hotel or resort until you get a second test and negative result. Find out more at the Visit Barbados website.

Belize

Belize, known for its jungle wildlife and diving, is allowing international visitors, including US citizens. To enter, you must download the Belize Health App and have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within three days of arrival. Or you can be tested upon arrival at a cost of $50.

Bermuda

UPDATE: Bermuda requires each inbound passenger 10 and older to apply for travel authorization at the cost of $75 per adult and $30 for flight crew and children 9 and younger. Upon arrival, passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than five days before departure. More tests are required on days 4, 8 and 14 of your visit. Read Bermuda’s extensive requirements here, including a new traveler’s wristband rule.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Old Bridge in Mostar is one of the most iconic places in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Old Bridge in Mostar is one of the most iconic places in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The US Embassy in Bosnia says US citizens may enter with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s less than 48 hours old.

Botswana

NEW: US citizens can enter this safari favorite in southern Africa with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure. If you fail to provide test results or show coronavirus symptoms, you will be forced to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense. Another test will be given on the 10th day. Visitors should expect some restrictions on interstate travel between the country’s different zones. For details, check here.

Brazil

UPDATE: Starting December 30, Brazil will ban entry by land and sea (with a few exceptions) and put stricter measures on visitors by air, who must fill out a health declaration and present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken with 72 hours of boarding the flight. Read the embassy website for more details. The US State Department maintains a “Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) due to Covid-19″ on Brazil.

Cambodia

UPDATE: If you want to go to Cambodia, the rules are quite stringent. You’ll have to pay a $2,000 deposit and you must possess a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. You must also take two more Covid-19 tests — on arrival and on day 13 of a 14-day mandatory quarantine. You must also buy a $90 local health insurance package.

Chile

NEW: This South American country full of amazing mountains and lakes recently opened to US citizens. You must fill out an “affidavit of travelers” form 48 hours or less before boarding, present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure and have proof of Covid-19 health insurance with $30,000 minimum coverage. Click here for more details.

Colombia

All arriving passengers to Colombia should have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before departing. No quarantine required. Find out additional details here.

Costa Rica

UPDATE: Costa Rica is allowing residents from all US states access. Visitors must complete a “health pass” form but are no longer required to take a Covid-19 PCR test. You must have proof of travel medical insurance, which you can get in Costa Rica. Get more details here.

Dominica

This eastern Caribbean island reopened to international tourism in early August. All travelers to Dominica must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, recorded between 24 and 72 hours before arrival, and complete an electronic Immigration and Customs form via Dominica’s online portal 24 hours before traveling. US travelers should expect further testing and screening as it’s deemed a high-risk country.

Dominican Republic

People traveling to the Dominican Republic no longer have to show a negative PCR Covid-19 test result on arrival. DR authorities will give breath tests to no more than 10% of random passengers plus anyone showing symptoms. You must also fill out a health affidavit.

Dubai

UPDATE: Visitors to Dubai must have medical travel insurance to cover any Covid-19 treatment and present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within 96 hours of arrival printed in English or Arabic.. You must complete a “health declaration form” before departing to confirm you don’t have coronavirus symptoms. “Tourists are required to register all their details in the Covid-19 DXB app on arrival,” according to the Visit Dubai website.

Dutch Caribbean islands

Find out the important details on these various Dutch islands in the Caribbean by clicking on the links:

— UPDATE – Aruba: All US visitors 15 and older must fill out a health assessment and have a negative Covid-19 test result. Aruba has eliminated its list of US states that require extra testing. JetBlue passengers can take an at-home, saliva-based test. Check the Aruba tourism site for all the specific health requirements.– Bonaire: It’s possible for US citizens to visit here. You must transit through Curaçao (see below) and comply with a host of testing and quarantine protocols. Find out the details on Bonaire’s tourism website.– Curaçao: Theisland of Curaçao is reopening to US citizens, but only if you’re a resident of Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey or New York. Other US citizens must get additional approval. All visitors must present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of traveling. You must fill out a digital immigration card at dicardcuracao.com. — Saba: This unspoiled island has extensive entry requirements for US citizens, including getting government permission, a negative Covid-19 PCR test result and two weeks of quarantine. Check the details here.

Ecuador

Photographers get to film the wildlife of the Galapagos within inches of their cameras.

Ecuador requires US travelers to present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 10 days of arrival to avoid quarantine. Testing is available for those who don’t arrive with a negative result. You must quarantine at an approved facility while waiting for results.

The Galapagos Islands require visitors to take another Covid-19 PCR test and present negative results within 96 hours of arrival in Ecuador.

Egypt

UPDATE: US travelers to Egypt need to present a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken within 98 hours before arrival. Travelers must present paper copies; digital copies aren’t accepted. Children 5 and younger are exempt. You may be required to show proof of health insurance. Luxor and Aswan governorates are open to international visitors, including temples, archaeological sites and museums.

Ethiopia

Known for its surreal landscapes and ancient culture, Ethiopia requires arriving US citizens to have a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 RT PCR test before boarding their flight that’s no more than 120 hours old. In addition, Ethiopia requires a 14-day quarantine.

French Polynesia

UPDATE: US travelers are welcome to the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora. French Polynesia requires a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of departure, to be presented before boarding. You will also be provided with a self-test kit to take on your fourth day. You must fill out an online ETIS form before you go.

Ghana

A West African cultural jewel, Ghana is open to US travelers. You must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s 72 hours old or less. Arriving passengers then must take a second test that costs $150. There’s also a temperature screening.

Grenada

This Caribbean island is welcoming US visitors, but they must do the following: Present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within seven days of travel; have a minimum four-day reservation at an approved hotel for quarantine; and take a second test to be allowed to move about or remain at the hotel for the rest of the vacation. Read more about Grenada’s requirements here.

Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Antigua, Guatemala, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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UPDATE: All people 10 and older entering Guatemala by air and land must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours or less upon arrival. No quarantine. However, you should check on damage from Hurricane Iota in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and elsewhere in Central America.

Honduras

UPDATE: Travel to Honduras is permitted with a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR or rapid test. You must also fill out an online precheck form.

Ireland

UPDATE: US travelers are still allowed to visit Ireland, but recent restrictions on movement could make it a very limited vacation. You must finish a 14-day quarantine upon arrival and fill out a “passenger locator form.” Note that Ireland is banning flights from Great Britain through at least December 31.

Jamaica

Jamaica requires completion of an online “travel authorization” and the possibility of being tested upon arrival. All passengers arriving from the US 12 or olderare required to upload negative Covid-19 test results to receive travel authorization. The test date must be within less than 10 days of arrival. Read the website’s requirements carefully as it has explicit instructions about taking tests and where you can go.

Kenya

Three giraffes graze with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Kenya is open to US travelers who have proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

Three giraffes graze with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Kenya is open to US travelers who have proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

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Loved for safaris, Kenya is open to US travelers with a negative Covid-19 test result taken 96 hours or less upon arrival and who pass a strict health screening. No quarantine.

The Maldives

UPDATE: The Maldives has reopened to all international tourists. All arriving tourists age 1 or older must have a negative result for a PCR Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival. There is no mandatory quarantine. See the Maldives’ official tourism website for details.

Malta

Travelers wishing to sidestep the EU travel ban and who are willing to quarantine can visit Malta. Passengers who transit via a “safe corridor country” that allows US visitors may enter Malta after they’ve been in that country for 14 days. For example, US travelers can stay 14 days in Turkey and then be eligible to enter Malta. All passengers must fill out Public Health Travel Declaration and the Passenger Locator forms before departure.

Mexico

San Ildefonso Cathedral in Mérida, Mexico, is one of the oldest churches in Latin America

San Ildefonso Cathedral in Mérida, Mexico, is one of the oldest churches in Latin America

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UPDATE: Though the land border between the United States and Mexico remains closed through at least January 21, US travelers can still fly to Mexico. No testing requirements are in place, but the State Department lists numerous states to avoid because of crime. You can expect temperature checks and other screenings upon arrival.

Montenegro

Montenegro welcomes Americans with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result or a positive coronavirus antibody test result, neither older than 72 hours. Travelers 5 and younger do not have to show test results. No quarantine with a negative result, according to the US Embassy in Montenegro.

Morocco

This North Africa favorite is open to specific US travelers only. You must have reservations with a Moroccan hotel or travel agency or be invited by a Moroccan company, the US Embassy in Morocco says. A printed, negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours and a serological test (can be outside 48 hours) are required. Expect a health screening, though no mandatory quarantines are in place. Limited flights available.

Namibia

UPDATE: US citizens can visit the desert nation of Namibia, which requires a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s not older than seven days. If the test is older than seven days, you’ll be tested and placed in quarantine at your own expense as you await the results.

Nicaragua

UPDATE: Home to volcanoes and beaches, Nicaragua is open. You must have a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR or serology test. No time frame is provided for how recent it must be. Before you go, you’ll want to check about damage from Hurricane Iota.

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Panama

Visitors will soon be able to visit Panama City along with the country's wildlife areas.

Visitors will soon be able to visit Panama City along with the country’s wildlife areas.

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A Covid-19 PCR or antigen test with a negative result, taken 48 hours or less before arrival time, is required to visit Panama. If the test results are older than 48 hours, you must take a rapid Covid-19 test at the airport. Read the government’s detailed requirements here.

Peru

Travelers from the United States may enter Peru for tourism with a negative Covid-19 test result less than 72 hours old. Note that the country has a “Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) due to Covid-19” from the US State Department. Peru reopened Machu Picchu on November 1.

Rwanda

All international visitors to Rwanda must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within 120 hours of departure to Rwanda. They also must take a second test upon arrival, shelter in a hotel and receive their results within a day. The national parks are open, including primate tracking. To enter a park, you must have a negative test result less than 72 hours old.

Senegal

Senegal is known for it music, but beaches such as Saly are a draw as well.

Senegal is known for it music, but beaches such as Saly are a draw as well.

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Senegal, known for its beaches and music, is allowing US tourists to visit. To enter, all people 2 and older must present an original Covid-19 PCR test certificate with a negative result that was taken five days or less before arrival. There’s no quarantine.

Serbia

UPDATE: Serbia had been one of the easiest countries to visit with no testing requirements, but that’s changed. Starting December 21, US citizens need to provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within the previous 48 hours or a negative antigen test.

South Africa

NEW: One of the most popular destinations in Africa has reopened to US citizens. South Africa requires a negative Covid-19 PCR and/or serology test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Keep in mind a Covid-19 variant has been discovered in South Africa — check reports closely before you make plans.

South Korea

UPDATE: US travelers can visit South Korea, but you must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Generally, US citizens traveling there on the 90-day visa-waiver program do not need a Covid-19 test before arrival but will be tested after they arrive. You must also submit to health screenings.

St. Barts

UPDATE: The island of St. Barts is open. Visitors are required to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival or a negative antigen test taken within two days of arrival. Those staying longer than a week will need to pay about $150 for an additional test on their eighth day. Find out more here.

St. Kitts and Nevis

This Caribbean island federation reopened on October 31. You must fill out a Travel Authorization Form before arrival and upload a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours or less before you start your trip. Travelers staying seven nights or less must have a second PCR test 72 hours before leaving on hotel property.

St. Lucia

Pigeon Beach in Saint Lucia as seen from Fort Rodney

Pigeon Beach in St. Lucia awaits if you meet the requirements.

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US citizens traveling to St. Lucia must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within seven days of arrival. Visitors must also complete a travel registration form and arrive with a printed copy. You must have confirmed reservations at a Covid-certified property for the duration of the trip.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten has reopened to US travelers,who must present a negative result from a PCR test for Covid-19. It must be 120 hours old or less. Be sure to read the website for very detailed instructions on what type of testing is allowed.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

UPDATE: US travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours or less before arrival. You’ll be retested upon arrival. As the United States is considered a high-risk country, expect a lengthy quarantine up to 16 days and additional testing.

Tanzania

A favorite for safaris, Tanzania is open to tourists. Incoming passengers are required to fill out a health surveillance form and have a health screening. You might also have to take a Covid-19 test.

Turkey

There are no restrictions for US citizens traveling to Turkey, although passengers must complete an information form and prepare to be checked for coronavirus symptoms. You will be asked to take a Covid-19 test if you show symptoms.

Turks and Caicos

Visitors to the Turks and Caicos must fill out a travel authorization form and provide a negative Covid-19 test result taken within five days of arrival. Children 9 and younger are exempt. Travelers must complete an online health questionnaire and carry travel medical insurance to cover any Covid-19-related costs.

United Kingdom

UPDATE: Technically, US travelers may still travel to the United Kingdom with a mandatory, 10-day quarantine. But travel to the United Kingdom for leisure is being highly discouraged because of the new coronavirus variant. You should closely follow news reports and watch for updates on the US Embassy link here before making any plans.

Zambia

Known for Victoria Falls and wildlife, Zambia is allowing all international travelers to enter. You’ll need a negative Covid-19 test result taken at least 14 days before arrival. There’s also a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Recently removed from the list

The following countries had been allowing US citizens to enter but are closed again or removed by CNN Travel for other reasons: Croatia (no Americans allowed to enter until at least January 15) | Belarus (because of mass protests) | Haiti (CNN has been unable to confirm important details on quarantining).

Omitted countries

CNN Travel has omitted certain open countries if they had very limited numbers of US travelers before the pandemic; have ongoing armed conflicts, terrorism or rampant crime and unrest; or have entry requirements so extensive and complicated that they put the country out of reach of almost all US citizens. However, you can click here to check for the status and entry requirements, if any, of any country in the world.

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