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Where Can Americans Go In Europe?

*Editor’s Note: Each week, we’ll be covering regions and updating you on which countries are open to Americans for travel and what you need to know before you go. Check  PeterGreenberg.com for all of the latest, weekly updates. This week, we look at Europe.


This list has been updated as of October 1, 2020


International commercial flights to Albania have resumed as of July 1st. There are no COVID-19 test requirements for entry, but travelers can expect health screenings such as temperature checks at the airport. Albania has also increased medical personnel at all ports of entry. Travelers returning to the United States, however, should be aware that they’re limited to transit one Schengen country (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, etc.) on their way home. This could impact layovers and whether or not to fly direct, so plan accordingly.



As of June 25th, Belarus removed the United States from its list of countries where the COVID-19 virus is circulating, meaning that you no longer have to self-quarantine upon arrival. Temperature screening and social distancing measures are in place at Minsk National Airport, but there are no other entry requirements. 


Bosnia and Herzegovina:

All travelers except for Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens and those coming from Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival. While U.S. citizens are permitted to enter, they’re required to have proof of a negative test not older than 48 hours at the moment they get there. There are no further health screening procedures at airports, but it should be noted this can change without advance notice. 



It has been open for tourism since July 1st. Anyone traveling to Croatia will not have to quarantine if they can provide a negative COVID-19 test result at the border crossing point, no older than 48 hours, counting from the time of taking the swab to arrival. If a person has results from over 48 hours before coming to Croatia, they could still enter, however, they would be obligated to self-isolate and re-test themselves at their own expense. Anyone who doesn’t provide negative COVID-19 test results are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. All travelers are advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web page in advance, which will screen addresses, check results, and follow up with automatic replies. In addition, travelers must show proof of paid accommodation, such as a hotel reservation. 



Moldova is not allowing U.S. citizens to enter unless:

1) You are visiting immediate family in Moldova with citizenships.

2) You have residency in Moldova.

3) You are traveling for “professional interests” with a Moldova residency permit.

4) You are a diplomat accredited by the Moldova government.



Ireland has drawn up a COVID-19 Green List of countries from which travelers can enter without restrictions or requirements. The United States, however, didn’t make the list. Anyone coming into Ireland from these locations must not only restrict their movements, but also fill in a Passenger Locator Form indicating where they are self-isolating for 14 days after arrival. Failure to do so would be against Irish law, meaning fines and possible jail time.



Montenegro is open to U.S citizens with a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to traveling. Children under the age of 5 do not need to take the test. There is no curfew and you do not need to quarantine. Clubs are to remain closed and social distancing is in effect. You must always have a face mask. You are also not allowed to organize private gatherings. 


North Macedonia:

U.S. citizens can travel to North Macedonia without any COVID-19 testings and most establishments have been open since June 26th. Social distancing is still at play but you can gather in public as you as you do distance yourself. 



U.S. citizens can enter as of August 14th. You must show a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior. You can also take a self assessment at e-zdravlje.gov.rs and submit that the day of arrival if you are a resident of Serbia. 



Slovenia has a travel ban on citizens from the United States. Only citizens that are residents in the EU can enter. Another option you could do is go to a third country for two weeks prior and you may be granted access into Slovenia. 



Effective September 28th, Ukraine has reopened its borders for tourism. The Ministry of Health is keeping a “red” and “green” zoning for countries. The “red” zone is defined by countries where COVID-19 case numbers in the last 14 days are higher than those in Ukraine – or in countries where new case numbers have increased more than 30% in the last 14 days compared to the prior 2-week period. The ‘Green’ zone is defined by countries with lower rates than Ukraine. Passengers coming from “green” zone countries can enter the Ukraine restriction free, while “red” zone passengers will have to quarantine for 14-days, with the option of COVID-19 testing to end isolation early.



Anyone arriving from the United States must be prepared to isolate for 14 days or face a penalty of up to $1,250. Passengers transiting in an airport are exempt as are those going directly from one port to another. For example, this could be from Heathrow to Eurostar.


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