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Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?

US News & World Report - Travel logo US News & World Report - Travel 2 days ago Mackenzie Roche
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The current global pandemic has many Americans rethinking the way they travel. Road trips and camping vacations have grown in popularity, as many Americans have discovered the country has more than its fair share of stunning natural landscapes, from the Grand Canyon to Acadia National Park. Some people have even created memorable vacations in their backyards.

However, if you're itching to leave the U.S., there are several countries around the world that will accept you (and your negative coronavirus test results), though some specific restrictions will apply. If you decide to travel, be sure to evaluate the risks and understand the safest ways to travel. You should also look out for yourself and others by taking necessary safety precautions and investing in one of the best face masks for travel.

Note that due to the pandemic, travel guidelines are constantly changing; you'll want to check your destination's official tourism website periodically before your trip. And, consider purchasing travel insurance, so you don't lose money if your U.S. passport is no longer accepted at the last minute.

Below are the countries that currently accept travelers from the United States. Note: As of Aug. 30, the European Union removed the U.S. from its safe list of countries and advised member countries to reinstate travel restrictions. However, it’s up to individual countries to decide on restrictions for incoming travelers, so keep an eye out for official announcements from any European destinations as things are changing quickly. If you decide to travel, you'll also want to check with the State Department for information on returning from your visit as there are some restrictions in place. As of Jan. 26, the CDC requires all passengers, regardless of vaccination status, traveling to the U.S. from a foreign country (including American citizens) to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days before their flight. Travelers should also be aware that the State Department has updated travel advisories for dozens of countries to Level 4: Do Not Travel, warning Americans to reconsider international travel due to the ongoing pandemic. Visit the State Department website for additional details on travel advisories. (Note: All mentions of coronavirus tests refer to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test unless otherwise stated. This information was accurate at the time of publication and will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Albania

As of Sept. 6, U.S. citizens must now submit to testing when traveling to Albania. PCR tests must be taken within 72 hours of travel and antigen tests must be taken within 48 hours; negative results are required for entry. Fully vaccinated travelers can bypass these requirements as long as they show proof of vaccination (as can anyone who can prove they recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months). Expect health screening procedures in airports, and prepare to abide by social distancing guidelines and a curfew. Make note that on your return home, there are restrictions to what countries you can pass through, according to the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Albania.]

Andorra

This tiny country between France and Spain is open to U.S. citizens. In order to enter, you’ll either need to show proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days before arrival, proof of negative test results within 72 hours of arrival or proof of recovery from the coronavirus. For more information, visit the country’s FAQ website.

Angola

Americans can enter Angola as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before traveling. Travelers must also fill out a Travel Registration Form and abide by screenings to enter. Visitors may also be required to test upon arrival and quarantine depending on the results. Find more information at the U.S. embassy website.

Anguilla

As of July 1, only travelers who can prove they have been fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arriving can visit Anguilla. They will have to apply for entry to the island before traveling and upload results from a negative coronavirus test taken two to five days before travel (or 48 hours prior to travel if taking an antigen test). Once on the island, they will be subject to another test and must stay at their accommodation until they receive a negative result. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy in Anguilla website or Anguilla’s tourism board website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Anguilla.]

Antigua and Barbuda

Access to this Caribbean gem is contingent on a negative coronavirus test (for those older than 5) taken no more than four days prior to your flight. As of Oct. 1, all arriving visitors must also prove they have received at least one dose of an approved World Health Organization or Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment coronavirus vaccine. Travelers must also show proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test taken no more than four days before travel (or three days for a rapid antigen test). American travelers will be subject to temperature checks and health screenings before being admitted into Antigua and Barbuda, no matter if they're coming from a plane, a cruise ship or another mode of transportation. They must also complete a Health Declaration Form prior to landing. Plus, masks are required in all public spaces. Find more specific information on the country's tourism website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Antigua.]

Argentina

Americans can visit Argentina for tourism purposes only if they are fully vaccinated. They must also provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Unvaccinated Americans can only enter Argentina under specific circumstances. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Armenia

This western Asian country allows U.S. citizens to enter as long as they either present a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival or agree to take a $40 test upon arrival and quarantine until they receive negative results. Vaccine documentation cards are also accepted in lieu of a negative coronavirus test. Face masks are required in public spaces throughout the country, but virtually every business is open in Armenia. Learn more about the pandemic atmosphere in the country at the U.S. Embassy in Armenia website or the Armenian government's travel restrictions website.

Aruba

According to its website, which is updated frequently with information on travel restrictions, Aruba is welcoming U.S. vacationers to the island. However, entrance hinges on travelers' completion of an online embarkation/disembarkation card and a health assessment, plus a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival (for everyone 12 and older). If you’re flying JetBlue to Aruba, you have the option to take an at-home, saliva-based Vault PCR Molecular COVID-19 test. Fully vaccinated travelers may be exempt from testing requirements if they can show proof of vaccination. All U.S. travelers also must purchase Aruba Visitor Insurance to ensure they are covered if health issues arise during their stay. This insurance cost varies depending on each traveler's age and length of stay; to find out how much it costs, check out the Aruba Visitor Insurance calculator.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Aruba.]

Austria

As of Sept. 15, Americans can enter this European nation without having to quarantine if they provide proof of vaccination. Those who are unvaccinated must present proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before travel and quarantine for 10 days upon arrival at their own expense. If they test negative on day five, their quarantine can end early. For additional info, see the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Austria.]

The Bahamas

A popular tourist destination among stateside citizens, the Bahamas are welcoming American visitors to the picturesque islands. Travelers must complete a Travel Health Visa application and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before arrival. As of Aug. 6, this negative pretesting requirement extends to all travelers older than 2 (including vaccinated travelers). Visitors are also required to opt-in to health insurance that will cover them for the entirety of their stay (the cost of which depends on your vaccination status). All unvaccinated visitors planning to stay on the island for more than five days must take a rapid antigen test on the fifth day. Only travelers who have received full courses of the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines are exempt from fifth day testing. Additionally, those who travel around the Bahamas without wearing face coverings will be subject to fines. Learn more about traveling details on the tourism website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in the Bahamas.]

Bahrain

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens may travel to Bahrain without prior testing. Unvaccinated travelers must present proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel. All traveler regardless of vaccination status will have to pay for three more coronavirus tests: a test upon arrival, on day five and on day 10. Unvaccinated visitors must also self-isolate for 10 days. Any fully vaccinated American travelers arriving to Bahrain can bypass this quarantine, but they still must abide by the testing requirements. Travelers must also download the BeAware Bahrain app before travel. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Bangladesh

U.S. citizens must take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of traveling to Bangladesh and prove the negative results with the appropriate documentation in order to enter the country. Even with proof of a negative test, unvaccinated travelers must complete a 14-day home quarantine period upon arriving in the country. Visit this website to learn more about Bangladesh's entry and exit requirements.

Barbados

As long as travelers (older than 5) complete a travel form online no less than 24 hours before their flight and provide a negative coronavirus test result taken within 72 hours of their entrance to the island, they can vacation in this Caribbean paradise. Even with a negative result in hand, travelers must quarantine in an approved hotel or villa for a minimum of five days at which time they can take another test to be released. Fully vaccinated travelers will still need to take a test prior to traveling and submit to testing upon arrival, but they can skip the quarantine and the fifth day coronavirus test. Visit the Barbados website for more information regarding traveling during the pandemic.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Barbados.]

Belarus

U.S. citizens can travel to Belarus with limited restrictions. Travelers need a negative coronavirus test no more than three days prior to arrival. Travelers will also be subject to health screenings, including temperature checks, at the port of entry. A seven- to 10-day self-quarantine is also required for unvaccinated travelers; vaccinated travelers can bypass quarantine. Visit the U.S. Embassy in Belarus website for additional information.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Belarus.]

Belgium

As of Sept. 1, only vaccinated Americans can visit picturesque cities like Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp. Since the Belgian government does not consider the U.S. to be a “red zone” country, American travelers can enter without taking coronavirus tests. A test upon arrival and a period of self-quarantine pending receipt of a negative test result is also required, as is a second test again on day seven. Travelers will have to complete a Passenger Locator Form and submit to health screenings at the airport. For more information, visit the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Belgium.]

Belize

American travelers (anyone 5 and older) will be required to present a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure to Belize. (Rapid antigen tests taken no more than 48 hours before arrival are also accepted.) If you don’t present a negative test, you’ll have to front a $50 fee (paid in cash) and take a test upon arrival. A negative test means visitors can proceed to their Gold Standard Hotel. Keep in mind, a curfew is in effect from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. (9 p.m. until 4 a.m. in select areas). For more information, visit the Belize tourism website or the U.S. Embassy in Belize website.

Benin

Americans don’t need a test before traveling to this African nation, but they will be subject to a rapid test and a PCR test upon arrival. They must also undergo a third test on day 15 of their stay. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Bermuda

This Atlantic paradise welcomes Americans to its pristine beaches as long as the travelers (ages 2 and older) present negative results from a COVID-19 test taken no more than four days before arrival. Everyone will then be tested again upon arrival, on day four of their stay and on day 10 of their stay. If unvaccinated, travelers will also be tested on day 14. As of June 20, all unvaccinated travelers arriving to Bermuda must isolate in a designated quarantine hotel for 14 days. Vaccinated travelers must quarantine in their place of residence or hotel until they receive negative results from their arrival test (which usually takes about 24 hours). All travelers will also be required to submit a travel authorization form and a $75 fee to be approved for entrance to Bermuda. Visit the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda website for additional information. The Bermuda tourism board also has a website that outlines how to travel safely and responsibly to the island.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Bermuda.]

Bolivia

This country allows Americans to visit as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Masks are required in public spaces, and travelers should expect health screenings at the airport. All unvaccinated visitors must test again 72 hours after arrival and quarantine until they receive negative results. Check for any updates on the embassy website.

Bonaire

Bonaire requires all visitors 13 and older to provide negative test results. Unvaccinated visitors must either take a COVID NAAT-test 24 hours before departure or a PCR test 48 hours before departure and an antigen test upon arrival. Vaccinated visitors can enter with just a test taken 48 hours before arrival. As of Sept. 1, Bonaire has deemed the U.S. a “high-risk” country, so all American travelers regardless of vaccination status must take a rapid antigen test on the fifth day of their stay. Travelers must have travel medical insurance and complete a health declaration form prior to arrival. Additional information is available on the Bonaire crisis website, which outlines specifics for travelers.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Bonaire.]

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The U.S. Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina states the country is open to American visitors as long as they can provide either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from the coronavirus or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry.

Botswana

Americans who provide proof of negative coronavirus test results taken no more than 72 hours before departure can travel to Botswana. All visitors are also subject to a rapid antigen test upon arrival. Visitors should expect some restrictions on interstate travel between the country's different zones. For more information visit the country’s U.S. Embassy website.

Brazil

Travelers from the U.S. (older than 12) will need to show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding the plane to Brazil. They must also complete a Traveler’s Health Declaration form. There are some health screening procedures in place at airports but no required quarantine period upon arrival. Visit the U.S. Embassy in Brazil website for more information.

British Virgin Islands

These picturesque islands are now open for visitors. Any unvaccinated Americans (over age 5) planning to travel here must first show proof of a negative test taken no more than five days prior to arrival. Completion of an online travel authorization certificate is also required, in addition to an entry fee calculated based on vaccination status. Unvaccinated visitors must be tested upon arrival, quarantine for seven days, and submit to a test on day seven, the results of which will determine if they can travel around the islands. Vaccinated travelers must show proof of a negative test taken no more than five days before arrival, but they can bypass quarantine. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in the British Virgin Islands.]

Bulgaria

Americans can once again travel from the U.S. to Bulgaria for tourism purposes. Bulgaria considers the U.S. a “orange zone” country, so Americans must show either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel in order to enter. Unvaccinated visitors must also complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. To see the list of exceptions, visit the U.S. embassy in Bulgaria website.

Cambodia

Cambodia recently suspended its e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs until further notice. Keep tabs on updates via the embassy website.

Canada

As of Aug. 9, vaccinated American travelers can travel to Canada. Visitors to this northern nation must be fully vaccinated with a Canada-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J or AstraZeneca) and submit proof electronically through the ArriveCAN app. They must also show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entering. Select travelers may also be chosen at random to complete a test upon arrival. Americans can fly to Canada or choose to cross at a land border. Anyone who submits false vaccination records can be fined up to $750,000 and potentially face jail time. For more information, check out the Canadian government updates here.

Cape Verde

Travelers from the U.S. can visit Cape Verde as long as they provide proof of a negative test (either PCR or antigen) taken no more than 72 hours before travel. There are no quarantine requirements upon arrival. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Chad

Americans can enter Chad as long as travelers over age 12 show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to traveling. They must also pay $40 for a test upon arrival. Travelers staying for more than seven days must take another test at their own expense. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Chile

Chile has reopened to American travelers as long as they can show proof of a negative coronavirus test (only PCR tests are accepted) taken within 72 hours of boarding the final flight to Chile. They must also obtain a Mobility Pass prior to arrival, part of which includes uploading proof of full vaccination; these passes can take two to three weeks to obtain, so it’s best to apply early. They also need to show a completed Affidavit of Travelers electronic form and proof of health insurance. Travelers must quarantine for five days upon arrival. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy in Chile website.

Colombia

U.S. citizens no longer need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test to enter Colombia. However, the U.S. Embassy in Colombia website states travelers should be prepared for further health screening upon arrival.

Costa Rica

This Central American country, favored by Americans for its lush landscape and pristine beaches, welcomes all U.S. citizens. (Previously, only residents of select states were allowed entry.) Costa Rica no longer requires visitors to submit a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before their visit. However, visitors are required to purchase or show proof of medical insurance to cover any possible coronavirus-related costs they may incur and complete health pass forms, according to the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica website. As of Aug. 1, the health insurance requirements are waived for those younger than 18 and for any American traveler who can provide a vaccination card. The Costa Rican government also holds authority to shorten the length of tourists’ stays. Additional details are available on Costa Rica's tourism board website as well.

Côte d’Ivoire

As long as American travelers come prepared with a completed Air Travel Declaration Form and proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than five days before travel, they can enter Côte d’Ivoire. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Croatia

Americans are once again allowed to visit Croatia, with some restrictions. You must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours (or 48 for antigen test) prior to arrival or take a test upon arrival and quarantine while awaiting results. If you’re fully vaccinated, you can provide proof of vaccination instead of a test. Or, if you can prove you have recovered from the coronavirus within the past 12 to 270 days, you won’t need to provide test results. Also, you must provide documented evidence of an accommodation paid in advance. If you can’t prove vaccination, recovery or a negative test, you must take an arrival test and quarantine for 10 days. Visit the Croatian government's specific COVID-19 website to learn more about how the country is dealing with the pandemic.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Croatia.]

Curacao

Americans are permitted to enter Curacao as long as they show negative test results taken within 48 hours of departure. Travelers must also have insurance and complete an online immigration card as well as a Health Department passenger locator card before traveling. A test on the third day is also required. Keep in mind there is a curfew in place from midnight until 4:30 a.m. every night. Additional details are available on the U.S. Embassy in Curacao website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Curacao.]

Cyprus

Vaccinated individuals may travel from the U.S. to Cyprus as long as they provide proof of vaccination (or recovery from coronavirus). If you are not vaccinated, you must show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel and take another test upon arrival at the airport; you’ll also have to quarantine for five days at your own expense. All travelers must have an approved Cyprus Flight Pass and are subject to random testing upon arrival at their own expense. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has reopened to American travelers as long as they provide proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel. They will also be required to complete a Personal Locator Form and take another test within 24 hours of arrival (self-isolating until a negative result is received). There are no quarantine requirements nor travel restrictions within the country. However, many public establishments require visitors to show proof of vaccination or negative tests. For the most up to date information, visit the Ministry of the Interior website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Czech Republic.]

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travelers to this Central African country who are 11 or older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days prior to departure. They will be subject to another test upon arrival in the Congo and must quarantine until they receive another negative result. Proof of health and medical evacuation insurance is also required in addition to completion of a form. There are also exit requirements in place: Travelers must present negative test results taken no more than three days before leaving the country. All required tests will be paid out-of-pocket by travelers. Visit this website for the most up-to-date information.

Denmark

Americans can enter this Scandinavian country as long as they can prove they received their final vaccine dose at least 14 days before traveling. There are no testing or quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers arriving in Denmark. Unvaccinated travelers must come equipped with a negative coronavirus test and submit to testing upon arrival. For more information, head to the embassy website or to Denmark’s designated COVID-19 protocol page.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Denmark.]

Djibouti

Americans traveling to Djibouti must test negative for coronavirus no more than 72 hours before boarding the plane and no more than 120 hours before arriving in Djibouti. Passengers will be subject to health screenings and a rapid COVID-19 saliva test for $30 upon arrival. Only travelers who test negative will be allowed to enter the country; those who test positive will either depart on the next flight or enter isolation and treatment. Learn more by visiting the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti website.

Dominica

Americans are allowed to visit Dominica if they answer a health questionnaire and present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Unvaccinated travelers will be antigen tested upon arrival and required to quarantine at a government facility or government-approved hotel for at least five days. They’ll be subject to a test on day five; if negative, travelers will be considered medically cleared and free to explore. Fully vaccinated Americans must upload a vaccination certificate and complete an online form in addition to the required testing. They will also submit to antigen testing upon arrival (for $100), and if results are negative, no quarantine is necessary. Additional info on health and safety protocols for travelers is available here. More details are also available on the U.S. Embassy in Dominica website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Dominica.]

Dominican Republic

American travelers are permitted to visit this island nation, whose popular tourism spots include Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo, with few restrictions. While the country doesn't require a negative coronavirus test before visiting, travelers will be chosen at random for coronavirus tests upon arrival at the port of entry. If you have proof of a negative coronavirus test or proof of vaccination, you will be exempt from these random tests. Health screening procedures, such as temperature checks, are also in place. Travelers must also state they haven’t experienced any COVID-related symptoms in the last 72 hours and provide contact details for the next 30 days in the form of a Traveler’s Health Affidavit. There are curfews in place around the island, but times vary by location. The latest visitor information is available on the tourism board's website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Punta Cana; the Best Hotels in Puerto Plata; the Best Hotels in Santo Domingo.]

Ecuador

American travelers visiting Ecuador must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or rapid antigen taken within three days of their arrival. Passengers who show COVID-19 symptoms will be evaluated by health officials (regardless of a negative test) and may be subject to isolation and further testing. Alternatively, fully vaccinated travelers can show proof of vaccination instead of negative test results. If you’re looking to visit the Galápagos Islands, you’ll need proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival (if you are 16 or older), and you’ll need to complete a transit control card. Learn more about protocols in Ecuador on the U.S. Embassy website.

Egypt

If you're visiting Egypt from America, you'll need to present physical proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken ideally no more than 72 hours before arrival (though because of the long flight time from the U.S., a document no more than 96 hours old will suffice). There is no required quarantine for American travelers. Learn more about specific interstate travel restrictions on the embassy website.

El Salvador

This Central American country no longer requires U.S. citizens (2 and older) to take a negative COVID-19 test to enter. Visitors will also be subject to various medical screenings at their port of entry before beginning their travels through El Salvador. There is no required quarantine period for U.S. travelers, according to the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador website.

Equatorial Guinea

U.S. citizens are allowed to visit Equatorial Guinea without any need for quarantine upon arrival as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival in the country, according to the U.S. Embassy website. An exit PCR test is required as well.

Estonia

Estonia is open to Americans with some restrictions. Vaccinated passengers with documented proof can bypass all testing and quarantine requirements. Unvaccinated individuals can only travel to Estonia for an approved purpose (not for tourism), and they will have to undergo testing and quarantine. Visit the embassy website for more information.

Ethiopia

Travelers to this East African country must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 120 hours prior to flying, according to the embassy website. There are health screenings in place at the ports of entry, and if any traveler exhibits coronavirus-like symptoms, they will be taken to temporary isolation. Even with proof of a negative test, travelers must quarantine for seven days upon arrival. Note: Travel to Ethiopia is not advised, as the U.S. has placed the country on the Level 4: Do Not Travel list due to civil unrest and terrorism concerns.

France

Travelers can once again visit France and pay a visit to the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, wine regions, beaches and numerous other attractions. Entry will be granted to travelers who have completed a full vaccination course and show proof of vaccination at the airport. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers from a list of orange countries (which includes the U.S.) can also enter France only if they have a compelling reason for travel. (See details on what is classified as a compelling reason here.) They must provide proof of a negative PCR test performed in the 72 hours before departure or an antigen test performed in the 48 hours before departure. All travelers must complete a French Health Pass as well. For more information, visit the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in France.]

French Polynesia

Vaccinated Americans can visit idyllic islands like Tahiti, Mo'orea and Bora Bora have reopened to all tourists as of May 1. They must present a negative COVID-19 test result to their airline before departure, taken no more than 72 hours prior. They are then subject to an antigen test upon arrival before moving around the island. Vaccinated travelers do not have to quarantine; it’s recommended you bring your vaccination card with you as well. Unvaccinated travelers must have a compelling reason to travel here (tourism doesn’t count) and obtain government permission. Additional forms may also be required. Learn more about the current French Polynesian COVID-19 protocols on the tourism website.

Gabon

Americans can travel to this west African country as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than five days prior to travel. Visitors must also take a test upon arrival at their own cost ($36) and quarantine until they receive a negative result. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy website.

The Gambia

American travelers to The Gambia must provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. They will also be subject to a rapid test upon arrival, as the U.S. is considered a hot spot country. There are no quarantine restrictions. Learn more on the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia website.

Georgia

Unvaccinated visitors to the country of Georgia must provide proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, get a follow-up PCR test taken on the third day (at their own expense) and submit a form with contact info and travel history details. Those who don’t test on the third day run the risk of getting fined more than $600, according to recent reports. Vaccinated American travelers can enter without proof of a test, but they must show documentation confirming they have received two full doses of the vaccine. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.


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Germany

As of Aug. 15, Germany considers the U.S. to be a high-risk country. This means anyone who has been in the U.S. within 10 days of traveling to Germany must be fully vaccinated. If not fully vaccinated, they must have an important reason for traveling to Germany – tourism is not considered important. For more information, visit the country’s Federal Foreign Office coronavirus website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Germany.]

Ghana

Americans looking to travel to Ghana must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before leaving for their trip. Additional health screenings are in place upon arrival in Ghana, and all arriving passengers must take another rapid COVID-19 test for $150 to fully enter the country (paid for at their own expense online; travelers must present proof of this to the airline before boarding). Learn more about what your trip to Ghana will look like on the U.S. Embassy website.

Greece

Travelers from the U.S. will be happy to know they can now enter this scenic country, known for its historic cities and vibrant islands. Travelers older than 5 must present results from a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in Greece. Everyone must also complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to entering the country. Americans who bring proof of vaccination can enter Greece without providing a negative coronavirus test result, as long as it has been 14 days since they received their final dose. Travelers should note that many restaurants, stores and nightclubs in Greece have started requiring proof of vaccination to enter. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy in Greece website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Greece.]

Grenada

As of July 31, all visitors 13 and older to Grenada must be fully vaccinated. Vaccinated individuals still need to show proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours before travel and upon arrival. All visitors must also apply for a Travel Authorization Certificate online to enter the country. Unvaccinated visitors 13 or older will be denied entry to Grenada. Unvaccinated kids 12 and younger will be tested again on the fifth day of their trip; even if results are negative, they will have to continue hotel quarantine until day seven before moving around Grenada. Find out more on the Grenada entry protocol website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Grenada.]

Guatemala

In addition to partaking in health screenings at ports of entry and completing a health pass form online, U.S. citizens traveling to Guatemala who are 10 or older must present proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Alternatively, travelers who are vaccinated can enter if they show proof that their second vaccine dose was administered more than two weeks prior. Or, you can bypass testing requirements if you can prove you have recovered from COVID-19 within the last three months. Once in the country, visitors won't have to quarantine, and there are no restrictions on travel within Guatemala according to the embassy website.

Guinea

Those traveling from the U.S. to Guinea must provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. If a traveler fails to provide proof, they will be tested upon arrival and required to quarantine for two weeks. Learn more on the embassy website.

Guyana

Americans planning to visit Guyana must provide proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before traveling. They must also show proof of full vaccination. Before arrival in this South American country, visitors must also complete a passenger locator form to ensure easy contact tracing in the case of infection. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Haiti

Commercial flights from the United States to Haiti are now operating, although keep in mind this island nation is labeled with a Level 4 advisory from the State Department, due to crime, kidnapping and civil unrest. Passengers are required to provide a negative PCR or antigen coronavirus test result taken no more than 72 hours before boarding a flight to Haiti. Travelers are subject to health screenings upon arrival and may be contacted up to three times based on the information disclosed in their health declaration to monitor for signs of disease, according to the embassy website.

Honduras

Americans will need a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel and a completed immigration form to enter Honduras. (If fully vaccinated, travelers can present a vaccine card in lieu of test results.) Visitors should note there will be health screenings in place at the airport, curfews around the country, and restrictions on certain essential activities, such as shopping. Learn more about what your trip to Honduras will look like on the U.S. Embassy website or visit the Honduras government website for additional details.

Iceland

Vaccinated Americans can enter Iceland as long as they provide proof of vaccination, proof of a negative coronavirus test (either a rapid test or PCR test) and complete a preregistration form. Unvaccinated Americans can still enter Iceland but must show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before travel and quarantine for five days upon arrival. A negative test on the fifth day frees travelers from quarantine so they can explore the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle and all other unique attractions at their leisure. For more information on traveling to Iceland, see the country's guide to travel or visit the government's official website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Iceland.]

Ireland

Americans can venture across the pond to Ireland after showing proof of full vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus within the past 180 days. If you cannot prove either, you’ll have to show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel and commit to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Those who enter without a test can face fines and even jail time. Unvaccinated visitors can take another COVID-19 test (which can be administered five days after touching down in Ireland). If the results are negative, visitors can end the quarantine period. Vaccinated travelers with proper documentation are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirements. However, keep in mind Ireland officials advise against all nonessential travel. See up-to-date information on the Ireland tourism board website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Ireland.]

Israel

As of Nov. 29, U.S. citizens are no longer permitted to enter Israel. Only Israeli citizens can travel into the country. Keep in mind, the State Department advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel here at the moment due to civil unrest and armed conflict. For more information, visit the country’s Ministry of Health website or the U.S. embassy website.

Italy

As of Aug. 30, vaccinated Americans with proof of immunization (or recovery) and a negative (molecular or antigen) coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel can visit Italy. American travelers must also complete a self-declaration form. Those who are not vaccinated must abide by the same testing requirements and quarantine for five days upon arrival. They can leave quarantine if they test negative on the fifth day. For more information, visit Italy’s government website or the U.S. embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Italy.]

Jamaica

Anyone over the age of 12 traveling to Jamaica from the U.S. will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test from an accredited medical lab (can be a PCR test, a Nucleic Acid Amplification test, an RNA or molecular test, or an antigen test) taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. The country has established “resilient corridors” which include destinations like Negril and Montego Bay; if you stay within the corridor, you won’t have to quarantine. Vaccinated tourists staying outside of the corridor must quarantine for eight days then test negative for release. Those who are staying outside the corridor and aren’t vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days, as stated on the tourism board website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Jamaica.]

Jordan

As long as travelers from the U.S. provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and submit to a second test upon arrival at their own expense, they can enter Jordan. Health insurance to cover any coronavirus related expenses is also required for every visitor. For more information, visit the U.S. Embassy in Jordan website.

Kenya

As long as they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arriving in the country and arrive without a fever or cough, trouble breathing and flu-like symptons, Americans can travel to Kenya for touristic purposes. According to the embassy website, there are health screenings, including temperature checks, in place at the Kenyan airports as well.

Kosovo

In recent months, this southeastern European country allowed anyone to visit without testing. However, Kosovo now requires travelers to present results from a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Vaccinated individuals (and those who can present a positive antibody test) are exempt from testing requirements. There are no quarantine requirements. Visitors should also expect medical screenings at the airport. Learn more about travel in Kosovo on the U.S. embassy website.

Kyrgyzstan

Visitors to Kyrgyzstan must provide proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. There are also health screenings in place at airports, but there are no daily restrictions or curfews in place. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Latvia

American travelers coming from the U.S. can only enter Latvia for tourism purposes if they can prove they are fully vaccinated. Testing is not required. To learn more about entrance to Latvia, visit the embassy website.

Lebanon

Lebanon allows people to travel from the United States as long as they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of traveling to this Middle Eastern country. Unvaccinated visitors must also submit to a second test upon arrival. Vaccinated travelers and those who can prove they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 90 days are exempt from arrival testing. However, there are travel restrictions in place throughout the country as well as a curfew, as stated on the embassy website.

Liberia

To enter Liberia, visitors must complete a health screening arrival form online and pay $75 for a coronavirus test to be taken upon arrival in Liberia. Authorities recommend completing the payment online before arrival. They will also be subject to temperature checks at the Liberian airports. However, there is no required quarantine period nor restrictions on interstate travel. A tourist visa is required for travel, according to the embassy website.

Lithuania

Lithuania is welcoming only vaccinated U.S. tourists. There are no testing or quarantine requirements. To learn more about entry into Lithuania, visit the tourism board website.

Luxembourg

U.S. citizens are only allowed to visit Luxembourg if they are fully vaccinated. For the most up to date information, visit the embassy website.

Maldives

Many resorts and hotels have reopened in the Maldives, and American travelers can experience a once-in-a-lifetime vacation here after providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival. For more information, visit the country's tourism board updates page.

[Read: The Most Beautiful Maldives Resorts.]

Malta

Only vaccinated Americans are permitted to visit Malta. Travelers must provide their CDC vaccination card and fill out a public health form. As of Aug. 1, vaccination cards must be approved through the VeriFLY app. If you arrive without a vaccination card, you’ll be subject to testing and forced to quarantine for 14 days at a government-mandated hotel (or otherwise face a fine). Find the most up-to-date information on the embassy website.

Mauritius

Americans can visit this island nation as long as they provide proof of negative test results taken within 72 hours of travel. They must also stay in an approved resort. Unvaccinated visitors must remain in their hotel room (meals will be delivered to you) for 14 days, with tests on day seven and day 14. Vaccinated visitors are allowed to move about the island after testing negative on day seven. After day 14, all visitors can explore the island. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Mexico

Americans can embark on a vacation in Mexico without taking a COVID-19 test prior to traveling. While travel across the land border between the U.S. and Mexico remains limited to essential trips, nonessential travel has resumed via air. Travelers will be subject to health screenings upon arrival and should note there are some cities around the country that have curfews and other health restrictions in place. Additionally, cases are on the rise in some Mexico states, so be sure to travel with caution. Learn more about traveling while in Mexico at the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Mexico.]

Moldova

This Eastern European country is now open to American travelers as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Those who can provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination are exempt from the testing requirements. There are no quarantine requirements or travel restrictions once in the country. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Monaco

Anyone entering this ritzy city-state from the U.S. must show either proof of full vaccination course, proof of recovery from coronavirus (between 11 days and six months prior) or proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. For more information, visit Monaco’s government website.

Montenegro

A negative COVID-19 test or a coronavirus antibody test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival is required for Americans visiting Montenegro. (Those who are vaccinated do not have to take a test but must show proof that vaccination occurred at least seven days prior to traveling. A positive antibody test can also replace proof of PCR test.) Visitors should be careful not to stop in any of the banned countries before arriving in Montenegro, though. Find the restricted countries on the Institute of Public Health in Montenegro website.

Morocco

Morocco, the African country most frequented by tourists, is open to Americans. They must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their departure and are subject to health screenings upon arrival. Vaccination certificates can be presented in lieu of negative test results, but the government still recommends taking a test prior to travel. Unvaccinated visitors will have to quarantine at their accommodation for 10 days following arrival. Travelers should also be prepared for sudden restrictions once in Morocco, such as curfew implementation or changes in interstate travel allowance. The country is in a “Health State of Emergency” until Oct. 31. Learn more about the rules applying to specific travelers on the embassy website; additional info is available on the Morocco tourism board website as well. Learn more about the rules applying to specific travelers on the embassy website; additional info is available on the Morocco tourism board website as well.

Namibia

Tourists (ages 5 and older) entering Namibia must provide a negative COVID-19 test performed no more than seven days before their initial flight, according to the embassy website. There are additional health screenings in place at airports but no restrictions on travel within the country once a tourist has passed all these tests.

Nepal

As long as you show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding your flight, you can visit Nepal from the U.S. Travelers must also show proof of insurance as well as a tourist visa. Read more on the embassy website.

The Netherlands

As of early September, the Netherlands views the U.S. as a “high-risk” country, so American travelers can only enter the country if they can show proof of full vaccination. Unvaccinated individuals can only enter if they qualify for one of the country’s exemptions which can be found here. There are no quarantine measures in place. For the latest information, visit the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Netherlands.]

Nicaragua

Americans are allowed to enter Nicaragua as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. . For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Niger

Visitors to Niger must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to landing in this West African country. The embassy website also states American visitors will be subject to medical screening measures upon entry.

Nigeria

American travelers older than 10 must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken within the previous 96 hours before departure to this country. They must also sign a health declaration before traveling and pay out of pocket for a retest after spending seven days in Nigeria, according to the embassy website.

North Macedonia

As of Sept. 1, American travelers must provide either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel or a certificate of recovery issued within the previous 45 days. They may be subject to medical screening at the airport, according to the embassy website.

Panama

Before jetting off to this sunny Central American nation, travelers must present their Electronic Health Affidavit, according to the tourism website. However, unvaccinated visitors must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of their trip. If the test is expired, travelers will be subject to further testing at the airport at their own cost. They also have to quarantine in a hotel for 72 hours. Note that upon arrival, there are additional health screening measures in place, including temperature checks.

Paraguay

You can travel from the U.S. to Paraguay without any quarantine requirements as long as you provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel. Immunized travelers do not have to quarantine as long as they show proof of vaccination. Note there is a curfew in place every night from 2 to 5 a.m. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Peru

Americans can enter Peru as long as they provide results of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 before departure to this South American nation. Proof of vaccination can be presented in lieu of test results. Health screenings are also in place at airports. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Poland

Americans are allowed to travel to Poland. Exceptions range from being a student to proving Polish heritage, and potential travelers can learn more on the embassy website. Fully vaccinated Americans and anyone who can prove they have recovered from coronavirus are exempt from quarantine. All others will have to quarantine for 10 days (or they can get tested on the eighth day of quarantine to be released early).

Portugal

U.S. citizens can visit Portugal’s charming cities and scenic coastline as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and proof of full vaccination. Unvaccinated Americans can enter Portugal if they show proof of a negative test taken one day before travel. Rules may differ in the Azores and Madeira, so be sure to check for updates on your specific destination. Stay up to date on the regulations – which are reviewed every two weeks – by visiting the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Portugal.]

Puerto Rico

Travelers who are asymptomatic, take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and offer proof of a negative result, and submit a completed Travel Declaration Form are free to explore the island, according to the tourism board website. Fully vaccinated travelers can upload proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Travelers will have to follow rules in public spaces regarding social distancing and mask-wearing. It’s also important to note that proof of vaccination is required at many public establishments across the island.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Puerto Rico.]

Qatar

All travelers to Qatar must take a negative coronavirus test no more than 72 hours prior to boarding. Once in the country, unvaccinated American travelers must quarantine for five days. If vaccinated, you can bypass quarantine requirements. For more information, see the country’s Ministry of Public Health website or the U.S. embassy website.

Romania

As of Sept. 2, Americans visiting Romania must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival even if they come with proof of a negative test. Quarantine can end early if visitors test negative on day 10 day of quarantine. Vaccinated visitors can bypass these testing and quarantine requirements. For more information, visit the Romania tourism board website.

Russia

Americans can travel to Russia as long as they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel and obtain a travel visa. There is no required quarantine upon arrival, but each local jurisdiction can set its own quarantine requirements. Note if not flying directly to Russia, Americans must transit through certain government-approved countries to be allowed entry. Keep in mind, the U.S. State Department still discourages travel to Russia due to terrorism and has placed a Level 4 Do Not Travel warning on the country. For more information on applying for a tourist visa and traveling to Russia, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Rwanda

While American tourists are allowed to visit Rwanda, the country's government goes to great lengths to reduce the spread of coronavirus from tourism, according to the embassy website. First, tourists must present negative coronavirus test results taken within 72 hours of their trip, and they must fill out a Passenger Locator Form, which details their passport information and travel plan. Upon arrival, Americans will partake in health screenings at their port of entry, and will then travel to a designated transit hotel as they await the results of a second COVID-19 test (paid at their own expense). Self-isolation is required until the results of this second test prove to be negative.

Saudi Arabia

Vaccination is now a requirement to enter Saudi Arabia. American travelers can visit Saudi Arabia as long as they also have health insurance that can cover any coronavirus-related costs. Testing is required to enter and unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for a week upon arrival. For the most up-to-date information, visit the embassy website.

Senegal

U.S. citizens entering Senegal from the states must provide negative coronavirus test results taken no more than five days before their arrival. Health screenings are also in place at Senegal's ports of entry. Use the guidelines provided on the embassy website to plan your trip to Senegal.

Serbia

This Balkan nation is allowing American visitors as long as they provide results of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival (or proof of vaccination). To curb the spread of coronavirus, many businesses and restaurants operate under restricted hours. Learn more at the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Serbia.]

Seychelles

This pristine group of islands off the coast of Africa has opened its doors to American travelers who obtain a Health Travel Authorization visa and can show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken 72 hours prior to travel. Visit the Seychelles tourism board website for more information.

Sierra Leone

Before visiting Sierra Leone, Americans must show negative COVID-19 test results received no more than a week before departure. American travelers should also be prepared to take two COVID-19 tests upon arrival – a rapid diagnostic blood sample test and a diagnostic nasal swab test. The tests cost $80 at the traveler’s expense. For more information about Sierra Leone’s policies, visit the embassy website.

Singapore

U.S. travelers with proof of vaccination may enter Singapore without quarantine provided they have a valid visa and negative results to two coronavirus tests – one administered 48 hours before departure and a second upon arrival. They must self isolate until negative results are received. Learn more at the embassy website or on Singapore’s government website.

Slovakia

Americans can travel to Slovakia without prior testing. However, unvaccinated travelers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. (They can stop quarantine if they receive a negative test on day five.) Vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine. Learn more on the country’s immigration website.

South Africa

This popular African vacation destination is once again open to American visitors. Any travelers to South Africa will need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. If they don’t provide test results, they will be required to quarantine at their own cost. There is a nightly curfew in place, and social distancing is strictly enforced. Note: The U.S. Department of State has moved South Africa, as well as some other nearby countries, to the Level 4: Do Not Travel list due to concerns about the omicron variant. For more information about what your trip to South Africa will look like, visit the embassy website.

South Korea

Travelers from the United States are permitted to visit South Korea as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel. Even with a negative test, visitors must also adhere to the 10-day required quarantine period upon arrival. Select travelers may apply for quarantine exemptions. Travelers must also answer daily health questions through a mobile app to help the government monitor the spread of disease. Learn more at the embassy website.

Spain

Vaccinated American travelers can now sip sangria and sample tapas in this popular European vacation destination. Testing is not required, but as of Sept. 6 showing proof of vaccination is mandatory to visit Spain. American travelers also need to obtain a QR code from the online Spain Travel Health portal to gain entry. For more information and updates, visit the U.S. embassy in Spain website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Spain.]

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is now open to American citizens, providing they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. There will be health screenings in place at the airport and there are curfews in different regions throughout the country. Vaccinated individuals must stay at a government-approved accommodation for up to two days while waiting for the results of their arrival tests. Anyone who is not vaccinated must stay at a certified approved hotel for up to 13 nights (14 days) of their stay. For more information, visit the country’s official protocol website.

St. Barts

Fully vaccinated Americans can visit St. Barts as long as they show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before traveling. Visit the embassy website for more travel specifics.

St. Kitts & Nevis

As of May 29, only fully vaccinated American travelers can enter St. Kitts & Nevis. Previously, all Americans could enter but restrictions changed as a result of new coronavirus cases on the island. (Note: Unvaccinated travelers 18 or younger can still enter the country if they’re traveling with fully vaccinated guardians.) Travelers must complete a travel authorization form by uploading proof of vaccination as well as negative coronavirus test results taken no more than 72 hours before traveling. They also must vacation in place for until they receive negative results from their arrival test. The St. Kitts tourism website and the Nevis tourism website are frequently updated with information regarding entry.

[Read: The Best Hotels in St. Kitts & Nevis.]

St. Lucia

Armed with a negative coronavirus test taken no more than five days before their trip to St. Lucia, Americans (5 and older) can visit this picturesque island nation. Before arrival, travelers will have to fill out a travel registration form, confirm reservations at a certified property and upload their negative test results in an online portal. Travelers must also adhere to the medical screening procedures at the country's airport and agree to stay in place at an approved facility for at least 14 days or the duration of their vacation. However, fully vaccinated travelers are free to leave their hotels and explore the island. Visit the embassy website or the tourism board website before traveling to learn more specifics.

[Read: The Best Hotels in St. Lucia.]

St. Maarten

This Caribbean nation allows Americans to visit as long as they provide negative test results taken no more than 72 to 120 hours prior to departure, depending on which airport they’ll be flying to. In addition, travelers must fill out a mandatory health authorization application prior to departure. St. Maarten also requires travelers to have health insurance coverage that will cover COVID-19 related expenses. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for seven days upon arrival, but vaccinated travelers can bypass this requirement. Find more details on the U.S. embassy website and the country’s entrance website, which is frequently updated with the most recent travel entry requirements.

[Read: The Best Hotels in St. Martin – St. Maarten.]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Americans looking to visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be subject to many coronavirus tests, according to the embassy website. The first must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in the island nation. Another test will be administered upon arrival and, no matter the results, a 14-day quarantine period in an approved hotel is mandatory. Visitors must take another test between four and seven days after arrival, then continue to vacation in place. Travelers who have been vaccinated must still arrive with a negative coronavirus test result, be retested on arrival and complete a 48-hour quarantine in an approved hotel.

[Read: The Best Hotels in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.]

Sweden

Americans can enter this Nordic country as long as they show proof of vaccination. There are no quarantine requirements. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Switzerland

This popular tourist destination has revised its entry rules and is now only open to Americans who can show proof of vaccination. For more up to date information, visit the embassy website or the Swiss government website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Switzerland.]

Tanzania

American tourists visiting Tanzania will be required to partake in health screenings upon arrival. They must also provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than three days before arrival in the country. Visit the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania website before planning a trip here.

Thailand

Vaccinated Americans can now enter Thailand provided they have proof of a negative coronavirus test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure. Keep in mind, only select vacation destinations in Thailand are open to travelers. Popular spots Americans can visit include Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phagnan and Koh Tao. Travelers must complete a certificate of entry application and be approved before travel (this could take up to 15 days); travelers must also have health insurance that covers treatment and medical expenses related to COVID-19. Health screenings are in place upon arrival. Visitors will also be required to quarantine for 14 days after arrival, regardless of their vaccination status. Requirements and restrictions are changing frequently, so make sure to check details before you go. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Trinidad and Tobago

As of July 17, fully vaccinated American travelers are permitted to enter Trinidad and Tobago. They must take present a negative coronavirus test result for entry and register for a travel pass at least 72 hours prior to arrival; visitors will be subject to health screenings upon arrival as well. For more information, visit the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Trinidad and Tobago.]

Tunisia

This North African country, known for its Mediterranean climate, is now open to American visitors. Americans must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Additionally, visitors will be required to complete a 14-day self-quarantine before setting out to explore Tunisia (or they can test out of quarantine on the seventh day). Travelers should also note there is a nationwide curfew from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. every night. Learn more on the embassy website.

Turkey

Unvaccinated American visitors to Turkey must show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before their flight. Vaccinated travelers can bypass testing by showing their vaccine cards. Passengers will also be required to fill out an entry form within 72 hours of their flights. Note: Many establishments in Turkey require guests to be fully vaccinated to enter. Learn more about travel to Turkey on the embassy website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Turkey.]

Turks and Caicos

A popular vacation spot among Americans, Turks and Caicos allows visitors from the states as long as all travelers older than 16 are fully vaccinated. Everyone must also show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Travelers also must share health information in the form of a questionnaire. Learn more about COVID-19 in Turks and Caicos on the country's tourism website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos.]

Uganda

Americans can travel to Uganda if they provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 120 hours before departure. They also must take another test upon arrival at their own expense and quarantine until results are available. For more information, visit the U.S. embassy website.

Ukraine

Americans entering Ukraine must show either proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before travel, proof of a negative rapid antigen test or proof of vaccination. They must also demonstrate they have adequate health insurance to cover any coronavirus costs before entering the country, according to the U.S. embassy in Ukraine website.

[Read: The Best Hotels in the Ukraine.]

United Arab Emirates

All travelers arriving from the U.S. must still show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Each emirate has differing quarantine requirements for incoming travelers. There are advanced medical screening measures in place at the ports of entry. Additionally, there are varying measures and interstate travel restrictions in place depending which emirate you're traveling to. To help safely plan your trip to the UAE, visit the embassy website.

United Kingdom

Many parts of the U.K. have eased lockdown restrictions, but American travelers must follow specific requirements to enter. Before you travel, you’ll have to complete a passenger locator form and pre-book and pre-pay for coronavirus tests in England. If you are not vaccinated, you’ll also have to show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than three days prior to travel. Once in the U.K., quarantine requirements are also country dependent, but most countries require visitors to abide by a 10-day quarantine or self-isolation period as well as subsequent coronavirus testing (which may require advance bookings). If not vaccinated, you must quarantine for 10 days and take a coronavirus test on the second and eighth days. If you are fully vaccinated, you can bypass the quarantine requirement but still must get tested on the second day of your trip. As of Oct. 4, vaccinated Americans are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. You’ll also need to show proof of residency in the U.S. as well as a physical vaccine card. Visit the embassy's website or the U.K.’s coronavirus website for the latest details.

[Read: The Best Hotels in England; the Best Hotels in Wales; the Best Hotels in Scotland; the Best Hotels in Northern Ireland.]

U.S. Virgin Islands

Americans can visit this U.S. territory in the Caribbean after showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within five days of travel and providing their travel authorization certificate from the USVI Travel Screening Portal. Tests are required for all travelers 5 and older. Upon arrival, all U.S. Virgin Islands visitors will have their temperature taken and must complete a traveler screening questionnaire. Visit this website for more information on traveling here.

[Read: The Best Hotels in the U.S. Virgin Islands.]

Uzbekistan

Americans can visit this country in Central Asia after providing proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to traveling. Additional health screenings are in place at ports of entry but there are no quarantine requirements. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Venezuela

Americans can now enter Venezuela as long as they come prepared with a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours of arrival in this South American country. There are no curfews or quarantine requirements in place. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Zambia

Zambia now allows all international travelers to enter the country. Those visiting from America need to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of travel. If you exhibit coronavirus symptoms upon arrival, you'll be subject to a 14-day quarantine period in a government-appointed area. Learn more about travel to Zambia on the embassy website.

Zimbabwe

Americans can travel to Zimbabwe after taking a coronavirus test and receiving a negative result issued no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. There is no required quarantine for travelers (in most cases) but there is a daily curfew from 6:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. There are also restrictions in public spaces like restaurants. For more information, visit the embassy website.

Domestically

Keep in mind, you don't need to leave the country to have a memorable vacation. While international destinations are tempting, there are plenty of enjoyable places to safely vacation around the U.S. Trade the Maldives for Maui, Hawaii, the Swiss Alps for Vail, Colorado, or an African safari for an adrenaline-filled Jeep ride through the desert of Sedona, Arizona. You can even find many lesser-known destinations around the country – such as St. Augustine, Florida; Leavenworth, Washington; or Holland, Michigan – that feel more like Europe than America.

Choosing a domestic vacation has its perks, especially during a pandemic. You won't have to worry about visa restrictions, issues with entry or last-minute country closures ruining your trip. (Though note some states are imposing their own travel restrictions and quarantine rules.) Not to mention, you might find a little slice of paradise close to home that you can continue to visit.

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