World Edition: Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?
December 17, 2020
Where can Americans go right now in the world? Take a look at our comprehensive list of places that you can travel as well as the restrictions in place.
UPDATE: U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Anguilla only after applying for pre-travel authorization and providing proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than five days before travel. Travelers must also provide proof of insurance that covers COVID-19 medical costs, doctor visits, prescriptions, air ambulance and hospitalization fees. Once on the island, visitors must take two more tests – one upon arrival and one on day 10. They also must quarantine in a government-approved facility for 14 days.
Bonaire is accepting U.S. citizens who travel through Curacao and comply with the Curacao entry requirements. Bonaire requires visitors provide negative COVID-19 test results taken within 72 hours of arrival. Visitors must also have travel medical insurance and complete a health declaration form prior to arrival.
UPDATE: Access is contingent on a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven days prior to arrival at the airport. 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.
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 (for everyone 15 and older) taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Travelers can get tested before arrival, upon arrival or both for extra precaution. Note that depending on what state you call home, you may be subject to more testing. All U.S. travelers also must purchase Aruba Visitor Insurance to ensure they are covered if health issues arise during their stay.
UPDATE: Travelers must complete a Travel Health Visa application and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before departure. Visitors are also required to opt-in to health insurance that will cover them for the entirety of their stay (the cost of which is included in the Travel Health Visa application fee). While visitors are no longer required to vacation in place, they must comply with the islands’ health measures. Anyone planning to stay on the island for more than five days must take a rapid antigen test. Additionally, those who travel around the Bahamas without wearing face coverings will be subject to fines.
UPDATE: As long as travelers 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. However, U.S. citizens are required to quarantine either at an approved hotel at their own expense or at a government facility for free until they get a second negative COVID-19 test result. Travelers from medium or high-risk countries (which includes the U.S.) must be retested four to five days after being on the island. If they have another negative result, they will then be permitted to move around the island freely.
UPDATE: Travelers must present negative results from a COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before departure from the U.S. Travelers will be tested again upon arrival and be forced to quarantine until negative results come back (normally takes 24 hours). Travelers will also be required to submit a travel authorization form and a $75 fee to be approved for entrance to Bermuda. Throughout the first 14 days of their stay, visitors must wear a traveler wristband. If they remove the wristband, they can face fines.
The island 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.
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.
Curfew has been extended until November 11th. Although you can still enter, there is a level 4 health warning now.
Since July 1st, it has been open to American travelers. As of September 15th, you no longer need to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival. Instead, airports and other ports of entry will administer a quick, aleatory breath test to between 3% and 10% of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival. All passengers will also need to perform a temperature check. Starting August 9th until September 27th, the curfew was reinstated from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday and from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Santiago, San Cristóbal, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Duarte, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romana, San Juan de la Maguana, La Altagracia, Azua, Monseñor Nouel, Sánchez Ramírez y María Trinidad Sánchez; and every day from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in Espaillat, Peravia, Barahona, Monteplata, Valverde, Hermanas Mirabal, Monte Cristi, Samaná, Bahoruco, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, Dajabón, Santiago Rodríguez, San José de Ocoa, Elías Piña, Independencia and Pedernales. The use of public pools, lakes and rivers has been temporarily banned at a nationwide level. Beaches remain open, while still practicing social distancing. Parks are open for recreational and exercise purposes.
UPDATE: According to its entry protocol website, Grenada is allowing the arrival of U.S. residents as long as any travelers over the age of 5 present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within seven days of travel. All visitors must also apply for a Pure Safe Travel Certificate online to enter the country. Some of the requirements to obtain this certificate include staying at an approved hotel for a minimum of four days or participating in a home quarantine for a minimum of seven days. Visitors can stay in place for their trip or opt to take a second test on the fourth day of their trip, which would determine whether they are free to move around Grenada.
UPDATE: Commercial flights from the United States to Haiti are now operating. However, passengers must declare their health in a formal statement and be prepared for check-ins from the Ministry of Public Health throughout their stay. 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. There is no negative COVID-19 test required before arriving, but travelers coming from high-risk states (which are determined by the Ministry of Health) may be required to quarantine.
Jamaica officially reopened for tourism beginning June 15th. All visitors from the United States of America (USA), Brazil, Dominican Republic or Mexico who are 12 years of age or over, are required to obtain and upload a COVID-19 PCR test result from an CAP, CLIA, or ISO 15189 accredited or certified medical laboratory for travel authorization approval. The date of the sample collection must be less than 10 days from the travel date to Jamaica. Example: For a travel date of December 20th, the earliest the test sample may be collected is December 11th. Samples collected using home test kits (ex. Pixel by LabCorp), along with antibody and antigen tests will not be accepted. Applications will be accepted up to 5 days, but NO LESS than two days before the date of intended travel to Jamaica. All U.S. travelers must bring along negative results of a COVID-19 test, dated within 10 days of the date of arrival. You are also required to stay at accommodation under the “Stay in Resilient Corridor” control measure.
UPDATE: Travelers who are asymptomatic, take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in 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. However, travelers will have to follow rules in public spaces regarding social distancing and mask-wearing. There is also a curfew in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m as well as a 24-hour lockdown every Sunday, except for emergencies, through Jan. 7th.
UPDATE: No more than 72 hours before their departure for St. Barths, American travelers must take a COVID-19 test and provide the negative results. They must also sign a sworn statement acknowledging they are healthy and have not been in contact with coronavirus-positive people in the two weeks prior.
UPDATE: Before arrival, travelers will have to disclose health information in a travel registration form and adhere to the medical screening procedures at the country’s airport.
To travel to St Maarten, you must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 120 hours of travel. You must also submit an Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) health form. Children under the age of 10 are exempt from the testing. Travelers staying in Sint Maarten are required to have health insurance coverage. The French side of the island, Saint Martin, has reopened its borders to the Dutch side of St Maarten — meaning U.S. visitors are able to visit both the French and the Dutch side of the island once again.
UPDATE: Americans looking to visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be subject to many COVID-19 tests. The first must be taken no more than five days before arrival in the island nation. Another test will be administered upon arrival and, no matter the results, a five-day quarantine period is mandatory. Visitors must take another negative test approximately four to five days after arrival before continuing to vacation in place for the next nine to 16 days in an approved location.
Curfew has been reimposed until November 16th from midnight to 5 a.m.
You must get pre-authorization from TCI Assured before traveling which requires you to submit a negative COVID testing result taken five days prior to travel. Children under 10 are exempt. You must also show proof of insurance that covers COVID-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and air ambulance. Until September 15th, restaurants had a limit to 10 people, but that may have been increased now. Cruise ships to Grand Turk are banned until January 2021. Resorts and hotels are open but you have to contact them personally as every one of them has their own reopening dates.
As of September 19th, anyone over the age of five must submit a negative COVID-19 test result through the USVI travel screening portal taken five days prior to travel. Travelers from anywhere are allowed to enter, but you can only fly in from the United States. You must go through a temperature checkpoint at the airport. Currently restaurants in USVI are allowed to only take 50% capacity or 50 people, whatever is less. And there can be no more than six people per table. Restaurants must close between midnight and 6 a.m. every day. Bars are to remain closed. Bowling alleys, movie theaters, and casinos are now open. Beaches are closed from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays. You are not allowed to have parties, barbecues, picnics, or bonfires on the beach.
UPDATE: As long as American travelers complete the entry form on the national website and submit a negative test taken from an accredited laboratory within 72 hours of travel, they can visit St. Kitts & Nevis and stay at an approved hotel. Travelers should also be prepared to undergo a health screening at the airport, which includes a temperature check and a health questionnaire, and download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing app. For the first seven days of vacation, visitors will be limited to their hotel but can move about the property and use its amenities. Travelers will be tested again on day seven (for a $100 out-of-pocket fee). If the test is negative, visitors are free to book excursions to select destinations around the island. After taking another COVID-19 PCR test on day 14 (and testing negative), visitors are allowed to fully integrate into the island community.
Americans are allowed to travel to Cuba under 11 different travel categories. On September 23rd, President Trump announced Americans visiting Cuba are going to be prohibited from staying at 433 hotels that are believed to be owned or controlled by the government or “certain well-connected insiders.” U.S. credit and debit cards do not work in Cuba. Bring cash to cover your stay. The Cuban government requires that travelers declare cash amounts over $5,000.
British Virgin Islands are now open to U.S citizens but only if you are in a category of exemption list. Normal citizens still can not get in. You can find the exemption list here https://bvitravel.vg/
Cayman Islands have also opened their doors to certain U.S citizens to enter if they meet the exemption criteria.
Just like with Cayman Islands, if you meet certain criteria, U.S citizens can enter
Wearing a mask in public areas, indoors and outdoors, for any individual 11 years old and above is mandatory. Non-compliance with this rule may result in a fine of up to 3,000 ALL ($28). as well as all cultural gatherings have been cancelled and there can be no spectators for sporting events.
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 countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, etc.) on their way home. This could impact layovers and whether or not to fly direct, so plan accordingly.
UPDATE: U.S. citizens can travel to Belarus with limited restrictions. Travelers won’t need a negative coronavirus test prior to arrival, nor will they have to self-quarantine but will be subject to health screenings, including temperature checks, at the port of entry.
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and cafes throughout the country are open, along with most other businesses. Restaurants and bars must close by 11:00pm. Local restrictions are bound to change with the rise of cases.
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.
UPDATE: Through January 15, 2021, the Croatian Government has prohibited all border crossings to protect the population from the COVID-19 disease, with few exceptions. Entry for tourism is not permitted.
UPDATE: Kosovo is urging Americans, and others, not to visit because of climbing infection rates. If you do need to travel to Kosovo, you must provide negative COVID-19 test results and expect medical screenings at the airport.
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 Ireland and then be eligible to enter Malta. All passengers must fill out Public Health Travel Declaration and the Passenger Locator forms before departure.
There’s not much change for people coming in from red zone countries like the U.S but there are possible restrictions in Moldova due to higher COVID-19 cases.
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.
UPDATE: Americans can now enter Ireland without a prior COVID-19 test. However, they must complete a health declaration form at the airport, and are also required to quarantine upon arrival until they can take a COVID-19 test (which can be administered a minimum of five days after touching down in Ireland). If the results are negative, visitors are then free to leave isolation and move about the country.
Note that there are still some restrictions in place. For example, until Dec. 18th, Irish citizens are not advised to travel outside their counties, and restaurants are only open for takeout or delivery.
UPDATE: 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. Visitors should be careful not to stop in any of the banned countries before arriving in Montenegro. They should also be aware of the daily curfew in place from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
Tighter restrictions for public gatherings. Hospitality businesses are no longer permitted to work past 11 p.m., and passenger capacity has been limited to 50 percent in all public transportation. Ban on groups larger than four persons in public places after 10 p.m. is also in effect.
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.
Ban on public gatherings involving more than 30 people, indoors or outdoors. Visits to patients in hospitals are banned. Visits to elder-care homes are limited to 15 minutes. Cafes, clubs, and restaurants are allowed to operate until 11:00 p.m.
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.
Everything has essentially closed again in Slovenia except essentials remain open with strict restrictions. U.S citizens still can’t go unless they are a resident of the EU.
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.
Adaptive quarantine in place until December 31st based on which zone you are in. There are green, yellow, orange, and red zone and they all have different restrictions.
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.
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland require American travelers to partake in a 10-day quarantine period upon arrival. Failure to quarantine is punishable by fine. Be sure to check each country’s specific requirements as they could change before your trip. For example, different areas of England are imposing different restrictions depending on what part of the country you travel to. Travelers will also have to provide their trip details and contact information in the form of a questionnaire prior to arrival. Travelers to England can participate in the “test to release” plan by paying for a private COVID-19 test. Visitors must self-isolate for five full days before taking the test; if they receive a negative result, they can end self-isolation. The government recommends booking your test before traveling to England.
For Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Poland, and France: U.S. Citizens can only enter if they meet certain exemptions. Mainly you must be a resident of the EU to be able to enter.
On October 25th, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed restrictions that were met soon after by protestors clashing with police in northern Italy. The rules are that theaters, gyms and swimming pools are to remain closed until November 24th. People are not allowed to gather at fairs, events or funerals. The restrictions advise Italians to not leave their homes other than for emergencies or for work. Home visits must also be avoided unless you’re relatives.
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a state of emergency on October 25th. A nationwide curfew is set to last until at least November 9th as people are not allowed to go anywhere between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless for specific reasons like work or medical emergencies. With the state of emergency, some travel is also banned between regions through the banning of free transit. Aragaon and Asturias became the first regions to ban free transits.
Under Belgium’s current lockdown, restaurants and bars are closed. People are only allowed to socialize with one person outside of their household, and it must always be the same person. Only four people are allowed in someone’s home, and it must be the same group throughout the lockdown.
On October 28th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a new lockdown beginning on Monday, November 2nd. Restaurants, bars and clubs will close to “avoid a national health emergency,” she said. Staying home, avoiding travel and keeping contact to an absolute minimum are the advisements. Socialization in public must be kept to two households and a maximum of 10 people. As of right now, these measures will last for four weeks.
After President Duda tested positive for COVID-19, the country is now under a “red zone” lockdown. This includes the partial closure of primary schools (only grades one to three attending classes). Restaurants, cafes and pubs are only open for take-out. Gatherings are limited to five people, and weddings are banned. Poland’s government is also currently turning its national stadium into a field hospital to deal with new cases.
UPDATE: The government of France imposed a stay-at-home curfew on December 15. The curfew is from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., except for December 24th, when families can celebrate Christmas with no more than six adults per household. The curfew holds for New Year’s Eve.
This western Asian country allows U.S. citizens to enter as long as they either present a negative coronavirus test or agree to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Face masks are required in public spaces throughout the country, but virtually every business is open in Armenia.
According to the US Embassy in Bangladesh, 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 to enter the country. You must also “home quarantine” for 14 days even with a negative test.
U.S. citizens may enter. All travelers must present a valid visa issued by a Cambodian Embassy or Consulate. Visitors must also pay a $2,000 COVID-19 deposit at the airport for mandatory testing and potential treatment. Plus, a negative COVID-19 test result is required from no more than 72 hours prior to entry, and you must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. On top of that, you must purchase a $90 local health insurance package for treatment. A positive test means an automatic, mandatory 14-day quarantine in a designated location. Travelers will receive another test on the 13th day. And a negative test still requires you to take a 14-day self isolation at home or lodging option.
UPDATE: As long as you present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your departure from the states, you are able to enter French Polynesia. Another self-test four days after arrival is a requirement for those visiting Tahiti. A “sanitary entry form” is also required, so travelers can give details about their health before arriving. While vacationing on the islands of French Polynesia, visitors will have to abide by the strict face covering and social distancing procedures set by the government.
UPDATE: American travelers can vacation here after providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Travelers will have to show proof of paid accommodation in a tourist establishment to enter. Additionally, anyone exhibiting symptoms upon arrival will be tested and, if positive, be required to isolate. All others are free to explore with minimal restrictions, according to the country’s tourism board updates page.
It has placed countries in green, yellow, and red zones. Green zones require no quarantine upon arrival, yellow and red zones require 14 day quarantine control. Travel history also determines quarantine time.
U.S. citizens can enter Uzbekistan with a visa, and a negative COVID-19 test is required for entry within 72 hours of the initiation of entry. Health screenings will be conducted at airports and entry ports. American tourists are not required to have 14-day mandatory quarantine in Uzbekistan upon their arrival and can freely travel.
It has reduced internal restrictions but U.S visitors coming in is the same.
There is no entry without a Philippine visa, and no prior COVID-19 test is required but there is a mandatory test upon entry. The traveler will have to pay for this COVID-19 test, and there are also various health checks. You must book a hotel beforehand that has been accredited by tourism and health agencies and self-isolate there as you await your COVID-19 test results. It will take at least two days.
You can visit South Korea, but you must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. According to the US Embassy & Consulate in the Republic of Korea, “Generally speaking, US citizens traveling to [South] Korea from the United States as tourists on the 90-day visa-waiver program do not need a Covid-19 test prior to travel but will be tested upon arrival … and may be subject to quarantine in government facilities at their own expense.”
U.S Citizens are not allowed to enter unless they meet certain criteria. Covid testing is required for those who can enter.
U.S. citizens must fill out a health declaration form and apply for an approved visa to Thailand. Travelers must quarantine in a state-approved facility for 14 days on arrival. The visa will be valid for a 90-day visit and can be extended twice for a maximum of just under nine months.
U.S. travelers can enter Jordan, but must comply with a number of restrictions.
Before boarding the flight, they must:
- Have valid health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment for the entire period of their visit.
- Complete a passenger health declaration form found at gov.j and present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
- Receive a QR code.
- Install the jo application on a mobile device.
- Prepare to pay at their own expense for a second COVID-19 PCR test that will be conducted upon arrival.
Non-Jordanian nationals, including U.S. citizens, who test positive for COVID-19 will be subject to the Government of Jordan regulations for quarantine. The Ministry of Health will contact all positive individuals. Those who test positive and have COVID-19 symptoms will be either sent to a hospital or a Government-operated facility near the Dead Sea. Others with no symptoms are allowed to quarantine in their homes for the duration of their illness or go to a government hospital if their symptoms are severe. In the case that a new arrival’s insurance does not cover the complete costs of hospital care for the duration of the illness, the Government of Jordan will return the individual to his or her origin country.
For those arriving in Jordan who test negative for COVID-19, the length of quarantine differs based on a passenger’s country of origin. A passenger’s location over the preceding 14 days before entry into Jordan will determine his or her country of origin.
The Government of Jordan will update the color-coded country classification list every 14 days, with adjustments based on the epidemiological situations of each country. A current list of the color-classifications for countries can be found here.
For those traveling to Jordan from red countries, home-quarantine is mandatory for a period of 14 days. During home quarantine, COVID-19 PCR testing will occur on the seventh and fourteenth days of quarantine.
For those traveling from green and yellow countries, individuals are allowed to quarantine in their homes for one week if they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure to Jordan and a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Jordan.
UPDATE: 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. However, there are travel restrictions in place throughout the country as well as a curfew.
U.S. citizens may only enter Kuwait with a valid visa or residency. Valid visas will need to be requested in advance of travel from a Kuwait embassy or consulate as visas are not being issued upon arrival at the airport or electronically.
Travelers over the age of six must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that’s administered by a health clinic within 96 hours of the flight to Kuwait. Upon arrival, all passengers must quarantine at home for 14 days.
U.S. citizens travelling from the following countries (listed here), must quarantine in a different country for two weeks before entering Kuwait:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China and Hong Kong, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Italy, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Panama, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Spain, Syria, and Yemen.
U.S. citizens do not need to bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test and can receive visas upon arrival into the country. Once in the country, all travelers will need to pay for their own test at a price of 30 Bahraini Dinars ($80). Be prepared to pay double that price as some travelers may be required to take two tests at their own expense. Any positive test results will result in quarantine at a government facility until a clean bill of health is received. Bahrain also requires a second test on any traveller who stays beyond 10 days.
Saudi Arabia is closed for tourism and U.S. travelers are only allowed to enter with:
- Current residence permits (iqamas) with a valid entry/exit visa. U.S. citizens with residence permits can obtain an exit visa online if they have an Absher account or with the assistance of their sponsor.
- Valid business or visit visa. U.S. citizens on visit visas (business or family visit) will not have additional exit requirements but must depart Saudi Arabia before the expiration of their authorized period of stay. A visa extension can be requested on the Ministry of the Interior website or in person through the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat).
- Within 72 hours before entry, a negative COVID-19 PCR test is required for travelers over the age of eight. Following arrival, all travelers must fill out a health disclaimer form and submit it to health personnel at the airport and then download and register on Tataman and Tawakkalna applications and assign a home location through the Tataman app. The app lets travelers complete a daily health assessment to help monitor possible COVID-19 symptoms.
- All Travelers will also be required to quarantine in their homes for two days following their arrival and obtain negative test results.
All U.S. citizens with a valid residency are permitted to enter Oman without prior approval. Upon arrival, travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test for 25 OMR ($64). The PCR tests are pre-booked prior to arrival on Tarassud+ mobile application. If a traveler presents a negative test result and is staying in the country for less than seven days, he or she may go on about their stay as usual following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. Travelers staying more than seven days are required to medical tracking bracelet and follow a 14-day quarantine.
Turkey is open to U.S. citizens for tourism. A negative COVID-19 PCR test is not required for entry into the country. Travelers arriving in Turkey will be required to complete an information form and will be checked for symptoms. If an individual shows symptoms, a COVID-19 PCR test will be conducted. If the test shows positive, that individual will then be subject to quarantine.
United Arab Emirates:
U.S. citizens are permitted, and tourist visas are being issued in all Emirates, including Dubai. All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 96 hours prior to their departure. Children under the age of 12, and those with severe and moderate disabilities are exempt from the test requirement.
To visit Dubai , you 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. 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.
Qatar is not open for tourism but is open to U.S. citizens with restrictions. A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required for entry followed by a mandatory quarantine. The length of that quarantine is determined by whether or not the individual is traveling from a country on the Qatar government’s low risk list. Additional COVID-19 tests must be conducted at the end of the quarantine period. All travelers who test positive for COVID-19 at any point may be sent to an isolation facility.
SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
U.S. citizens are NOT permitted to enter Argentina. Per the latest Argentine government policy, most foreigners who are not a resident in Argentina, including U.S. citizens, will not be permitted to enter Argentina. Argentine authorities are implementing a “tourism pilot program” for citizens and residents of bordering countries traveling to the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area for tourism. This program does not apply to the United States. In addition to the sworn statement required of all passengers entering Argentina, persons entering under this pilot program must also present a negative COVID-19 PCR test within the 72 hours before travel and proof of medical insurance for COVID-19 that covers hospitalization or isolation for the duration of their stay in Argentina. Anyone arriving in Argentina from abroad must self-isolate for 14 days and follow the required health measures. Anyone who does not follow the mandatory quarantine and the health measures may be subject to criminal penalties.
UPDATE: If you’re willing to book a stay at a Gold Standard hotel, you can enter. The hotel requirement ensures travelers are vacationing in spots that place a high emphasis on cleanliness and health. In addition, American travelers will be required to present a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. If you don’t present a negative test, you’ll have to front a $50 fee and take a test upon arrival. A negative test means visitors can move freely around the island. U.S. visitors must also complete health forms on the Belize Health App to gain entry into the country.
International flights are operating to and from Brazil. COVID-19 testing or quarantine is not required for entry, but officials recommend anyone who experiences symptoms to self-quarantine for 15 days. As of October 2nd, the Government of Brazil no longer requires foreign travelers to present proof of health insurance valid in Brazil in order to enter. Even though Brazil no longer requires proof of health insurance, the U.S. Department of State continues to recommend that all travelers purchase insurance before departing the United States. As of October 14th, Brazil also extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least November 12th. The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short stay of up to 90 days is currently permitted. Note: Brazil currently has the third highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests in the world (behind the U.S. and India).
Passengers from all countries are allowed to visit Chile. To enter Chile through the Santiago Airport you will need:
A completed “Affidavit of Travelers” electronic form (available at www.c19.cl and also known as a Sanitary Passport) prepared less than 48 hours before boarding;
Proof of a negative result from a PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to departure; and
Proof of a health insurance policy that provides coverage for Covid-19 and related health issues during the traveler’s stay in Chile.
You will also need to download a Contact Tracing App to keep record of your journey and health status. While in Chile, masks and social distancing are mandatory in all public places.
Between November 23rd and December 7th, non-resident foreigners entering Chile who were in a high-risk country (including the United States) at any time within 14 days prior to their travel to Chile will have to complete a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine upon entering Chile, even with a negative COVID-19 PCR test. If the traveler’s final destination in Chile is outside of Santiago, they will have 24 hours to arrive at their final destination to begin quarantine.
After December 7th, non-resident foreigners entering Chile with the three documents described above will not have to complete a 14-day quarantine.
All non-resident foreigners entering Chile will be subject to a 14-day “Period of Vigilance for Travelers.” During this period, travelers will have to report daily their location and health condition to the Health Ministry through a system that will be implemented for this purpose. (This platform will be launched in the coming days.)
UPDATE: U.S. citizens can now travel to Colombia without proof of a negative COVID-19 test. However, travelers will have to complete an immigration form, and the U.S. Embassy in Colombia website also states travelers should be prepared for further health screening upon arrival.
UPDATE: 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 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.
International flights have resumed as of early June, and you are allowed to enter the country upon providing a negative COVID-19 PCR test that must be taken within 10 days of arrival. If you do not present a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days at your own expense. Also, entry into the Galapagos Islands requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of arrival, and health insurance as well as a health declaration form are required. Travelers entering Ecuador without negative test results will have the option to take a test at the airport, at their own expense, and will need to quarantine at a hotel, hostel, motel, or other temporary accommodation until negative results are received.
International flights are open. To enter the country, you must produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. Masks and social distancing are required in all public settings.
Twenty-four hours before your arrival, you are required to register online via the Guatemalan Health Pass form. Once you have submitted your details, you must print the form and bring it with you. You must also present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test dated no more than 72 hours before your arrival to Guatemala International Airport.
UPDATE: Americans will need a negative COVID-19 test to enter Honduras. Visitors should note there will be health screenings in place at the airport, and certain essential activities, such as shopping, may be restricted.
Note: Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula is closed for the next 30-some days, due to flooding damage from Hurricane Eta.
All Mexican airports are open to Americans. There are health checks at all airports but no testing requirements. The land border, however, is still closed to non-essential travel until at least November 21st.
Many flights have resumed operation as of October. All passengers arriving into Nicaragua must bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test. This also applies to transits. There are no quarantine requirements.
UPDATE: American travelers must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours of their trip. If the test is expired, travelers will be subject to further testing at the airport. Note that upon arrival, there are additional health screening measures in place, including temperature checks, and a Ministry of Health worker can perform random rapid tests on any traveler.
Travelers from the US 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” by the US State Department. Peru reopened Machu Picchu on November 1st.
Uruguayan borders are currently closed to non-Uruguayan citizens and residents, but there are some exceptions:
1) Family reunification between parents and minor single children or adult children with disabilities, or between spouses or common-law spouses.
2) Drivers for international transportation.
3) Airplane pilots.
5) Entrance may be authorized for humanitarian reasons or for labor, economic, business or judicial purposes, as managed by the National Migration Directorate or by the Ministry corresponding to the area of activity involved and based on reasons of urgent need.
If you meet the above-criteria, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the flight, show proof of medical insurance, and if you are staying longer than seven days, you must self-quarantine for 14 days or until you can provide a negative test that has been taken after seven days of quarantine.
Commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed, but land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. All international travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated no more than five days prior to departure to Burkina Faso. You are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Burkina Faso, at a location of your choice and at your own cost.
Cape Verde has reopened sea and air borders, although regular flights are still limited. All arrivals over the age of seven will need to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been taken no longer than 72 hours before the departing flight into the country.
A negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within seven days of arrival is required for all arriving travelers 11 years and older. There is also a curfew taking place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily.
Democratic Republic of the Congo:
UPDATE: Travelers to this African country who are 11 or older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven 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 COVID-19 test results taken no more than three days before leaving the country. All required tests will be paid out-of-pocket by travelers.
There are no pre-flight COVID-19 test requirements for Americans traveling to Djibouti, but 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.
Equatorial Guinea (NEW):
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 COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival in the country, according to the U.S. Embassy website.
UPDATE: 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 (but up to 96 hours) before arrival. There is no required quarantine for American travelers, but there may be some restrictions on travel within the country, which could hinder your travel plans.
On September 23rd, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute issued a letter requiring all incoming travelers to Bole International Airport (BIA) to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 120 hours or five days of departure. The test results certificate must be dated. At this time, Tigray requires any person entering the State to quarantine for seven days unless the traveler presents a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) taken less than 24 hours prior to the time of arrival. All arriving passengers entering Ethiopia must quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine location is determined as set forth above in the Entry and Exit Requirements section.
Accra Kotoka International Airport reopened for regular international passenger travel on September 1st. You must also present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted by an accredited laboratory that took place no more than 72 hours before departure. Upon arrival, each traveler aged five and up must undergo a COVID-19 test conducted at the airport. The test costs $150 fee per person. You can pay the fee online or upon arrival at the airport in Accra. Test results will usually be available within 30 minutes. Travelers who test negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to enter Ghana with no quarantine requirement. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will complete arrival procedures with the help of airport health officials before transfer to Ga East Municipal Hospital for clinical assessment and management. Individuals who depart Ghana and return within one week will not need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test. However, they will still be subject to testing upon arrival at the airport. Ghana’s normal visa requirements are still in effect.
Entry and exit into Guinea-Bissau is permitted only with the presentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test results (within 72 hours of start of travel). Passengers who present fever or other symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 will be subjected to a second health screening and if necessary to a COVID-19 test, after which they may leave the border post. These passengers must remain confined to their destinations until they receive the results of the test carried out and additional instructions from the health authorities. All passengers on a flight in which a suspected passenger of COVID-19 has been detected, will be followed at home by the health authorities for a period of 14 days. COVID-19 tests are free and can be taken at Liceu Agostinho Neto, near the Ministry of Education.
UPDATE: 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 symptoms, Americans can travel to Kenya for touristic purposes. There are health screenings, including temperature checks, in place at the Kenyan airports as well.
For more updated information, visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website.
UPDATE: To enter Liberia, visitors must either take a COVID-19 test upon their point of departure from the United States and provide a valid negative result, or take a coronavirus test upon arrival in Liberia. They will also be subject to temperature checks at the Liberian airports. However, there is no required quarantine period restrictions on interstate travel.
U.S. citizens are permitted to enter. A negative COVID-19 test is required for entry. Flights are limited. COVID-19 testing is available at the old Cardiology Hospital (Transfusion Center) and the public health office across from the morgue entrance to the National Hospital. Antibody tests are available at many labs including Maurilab and Clinique Abiba.
All long-stay arrivals may be approved with a mandatory 14-day quarantine at an establishment recognized by the authorities, which includes multiple COVID-19 PCR tests.
UPDATE: Travelers who are either dual citizens of Morocco or have reservations with a Moroccan tour group or hotel are permitted to enter. 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. Travelers should also be prepared for sudden restrictions once in Morocco, such as curfew implementation or changes in interstate travel allowance.
The city of Casablanca has strict curfews in place:
1.) Everyone must stay indoors between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
2.) Travelers entering or departing the city limits must have a letter of permission from Moroccan authorities.
3.) Local markets must close by 3 p.m.
4.) Cafes and shops are required to close by 8 p.m.
Tourism in Namibia has re-opened as part of the country’s Tourism Revival Initiative. You must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken no later than 72 hours before boarding your flight to Namibia. All travelers who arrive in Namibia with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that is older than 72 hours but not older than seven days will be permitted to enter the country. But they will be required to undergo seven days of supervised quarantine at home or tourism facility. In the event that these environments do not fulfil quarantine requirements, the travelers will be placed under mandatory government quarantine facilities at their own cost. You can obtain a COVID-19 test in Namibia from the private laboratory PathCare, which has multiple locations throughout the country.
UPDATE: 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.
UPDATE: American travelers older than 10 must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken within the previous 120 hours before arrival 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.
To travel to Rwanda, you must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 120 hours before your initial flight. Upon arrival to Rwanda, you will be taken to a designated quarantine hotel. At the hotel, you will be tested again at your own expense for COVID-19.
You will be required to quarantine in your hotel room until you receive a negative COVID-19 result, approximately 24 hours after arrival. Before travel to Rwanda, you must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. To fill out this form, you must be able to provide passport information, travel details, negative COVID-19 PCR test results and a booking confirmation at one of the designated hotels for a 24-hour quarantine upon arrival. As a general rule, bring printed copies of all these forms. Also, the government of Rwanda currently enforces a curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
São Tomé and Principe:
São Tomé and Principe have reopened for tourism. All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to their arrival, plus a 14-day quarantine.
UPDATE: U.S. citizens entering Senegal from the states must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than five days before their arrival. Health screenings are also in place at Senegal’s ports of entry.
The Seychelles is open for tourism, but only from low or medium-risk countries. U.S. citizens are not allowed to enter as the U.S. is a high risk country,
Sierra Leone reopened for tourism. Flights are starting to be rescheduled, but land borders remain closed.
Entry requirements include:
1.) Obtaining a travel authorization card from the government.
2.) A negative COVID-19 PCR test must be taken no longer than 72 hours before departure.
3.) A health declaration card.
4.) Pre-payment for testing on arrival.
5.) A valid visa.
U.S. citizens are permitted to enter South Africa with a valid South African visa or prior approval from the Minister of Home Affairs Office. U.S. citizens may also enter South Africa without a South African visa for tourism purposes if they can prove they have been in a non-COVID-19 high-risk country for at least 10 days preceding entry into South Africa. On arrival, you will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure.
If you have not done a COVID-19 test prior to departure, you will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine at your own cost.
You will be screened on arrival and if you present symptoms, you will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted. You will also be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app. There is a curfew from midnight until 4 a.m. daily. Anyone entering South Africa will be screened upon arrival and required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
UPDATE: American tourists visiting Tanzania will be required to partake in health screenings upon arrival. The necessity for a negative COVID-19 test depends on the airline’s requirements rather than the country’s rules.
Although its airport reopened on August 1st, there have been very limited commercial flights coming in or out. Land borders are still closed.
All travelers must fill out the online immigration form before arriving, as well as have a negative COVID-19 PCR test that’s no older than 72 hours.
Upon arrival, you should expect to spend one to two days under personal quarantine at a hotel or private residence in Lomé. After this period, if the Togo Ministry of Health determines, from your nasal swab, that you may have COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 14 to 21 days at the Eda-Oba Hotel in Lomé at your own expense until being cleared by the Ministry of Health to resume your activities in Togo.
Tunisia is open for tourism and has created a “green” and “orange” list for arriving passengers. Those from “green” countries may enter with no testing or quarantines while those from ‘orange’ countries will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure.
Uganda reopened the international airport for commercial flights. You must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been taken within 72 hours for entry.
U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Zambia. You must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within the previous 14 days prior to arrival to the country. If you do not meet this requirement you will not be allowed into Zambia. You are not required to quarantine at a government-designated facility but must communicate to Ministry of Health officials where you intend to reside and provide accurate contact information for regular follow-ups.
You can enter Zimbabwe with a negative COVID-19 test performed within 48 hours of arrival and you must then quarantine for 14 days.
U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter Australia. Australia has enacted a travel ban on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens entering Australia. Individuals may request exceptions to the entry restriction here. Foreign nationals transiting through Australia to another country do not need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight within 72 hours.
Only New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are permitted to enter New Zealand. If a U.S. citizen is able to enter through such a status, they will be required to quarantine in a government-operated facility for 14 days.