World Edition: Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?
February 14, 2021
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.
**Effective January 26th, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.**
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 3-5 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 10-14 days.
Flights to and from the U.S. have been cancelled with no scheduled date to resume. The borders of Bonaire are currently not open for non-essential travel. For any travel to St. Eustatius, travelers must complete a border screening, travel questionnaire. They will be required to take a COVID-19 test before entering the country and must take a rapid antigen test within four hours of boarding their flight. US citizens do not have to quarantine if they can provide these two negative tests. Entrance must be requested by email 72 hours in advance of the scheduled arrival date.
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. In addition, travelers may be subject to temperature checks, travel history checks, a check if their accommodation is on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Approved List, and completion of a health declaration form. If a visitor is instructed to take a COVID test upon arrival, they may have to pay a fee of $100. All arrivals will be monitored for COVID-19 for up to 14 days, but the Quarantine Authority decides who must self-isolate or quarantine upon arrival. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted.
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 over the age of 18 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 administered on the fifth day. All travelers in quarantine will be required to wear a tracking bracelet. Tampering with the bracelet will alert government authorities. 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. Barbados has noted that they are working through a backlog of PCR tests at their testing facilities which means that travelers may have to wait longer than 24-48 hours to receive the results of their second test.
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 that is a fee of $300. If they remove the wristband, they can face fines.
Throughout the first 14 days of their stay, visitors must wear a traveler wristband. Removal of the wristband is not permitted and can result in a $500 fine.
Effective January 26th, all airline passengers to the US (ages 2 and up) must provide a negative COVID viral test taken with 3 days of travel. OR, travelers to the US may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days of travel.
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. All travelers will be required to take a Rapid Diagnostic Test upon arrival. US travelers should expect further testing and screening as it’s deemed a high-risk country. All travelers are required to quarantine upon arrival and will be administered a COVID-19 PCR test on the fifth day. If the test is negative, the traveler will be free to leave quarantine.
There is a Level 3 travel advisory to the Dominican Republic. Travelers do not have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Instead, travelers will be subject to random COVID-19 testing and other health screenings upon arrival. Curfew is strictly enforced. It is currently in place from 7 p.m. — 5 a.m. on weekdays with a grace period until 10 p.m. for travel purposes and from 5 p.m. — 5 a.m. with a grace period until 8 p.m. for travel purposes on weekends.
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 three days of travel. Travelers must also obtain a Pure Safe Travel Certificate 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 fifth day of their trip, which would determine whether they are free to move around Grenada. All arriving travelers will be required to pay a fee of $150 to cover the cost of their day four test.
The Government of Haiti has announced that beginning on February 9, 2021, it will require negative COVID-19 tests from all passengers prior to boarding flights into Haiti taken within 72 priors to the flight or show proof from a doctor of recovery from COVID-19 in the last three months. Commercial flights from the United States to Haiti are now operating. 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. 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 five 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. Prior to checking into a flight to Jamaica, travelers must obtain approval from the Visit Jamaica website.
UPDATE: Travelers who are asymptomatic, take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to 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. Starting February 8th, the curfew will be in effect from 12:00 a.m. — 5 a.m.
UPDATE: US citizens can not enter St. Barths unless there is a family or personal emergency or business that can’t be postponed. There is a Level 4 travel advisory in St. Barths. 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. Visitors are not required to quarantine upon arrival. If a traveler is staying on the island for more than 7 days they will be required to take a second COVID-19 test at their own expense.
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. All passengers must submit a negative COVID-19 test within seven days in advance of arrival. Visitors must quarantine at an approved hotel or quarantine facility for 14 days before they are allowed to freely travel the island. Beginning February 10th, 2021, all arrivals to Saint Lucia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result no more than five days before arriving in Saint Lucia. Curfew is from 7:00 p.m. — 5:00 a.m.
As of February 2nd, 2021, interstate/intercity travel is prohibited unless it is based on an overriding personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be postponed. 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. If travelers are arriving on the French side of the island, they must submit a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours in advance of arrival and provide a sworn statement saying they have no symptoms and are not aware of being in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 14 days in advance of arrival.
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 three days before arrival in the island nation. Another test will be administered upon arrival and, no matter the results, a ten 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, totaling 14 to 21 days at the discretion of the Port Health Officer. Travelers must also complete a pre-arrival form (located here:https://stv.servicedx.com/formmgmt/travelform).
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. There is no quarantine requirement currently in place for travelers who do not show symptoms. Resorts and hotels are open but you have to contact them personally as they have their own reopening dates.
As of January 26th, anyone over the age of five must submit a negative COVID-19 test result through the USVI travel screening portal taken Three Days prior to travel OR documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. 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.
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 $150 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. Travelers staying seven nights or less are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test at their hotel 72 hours prior to their planned departure.
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. There is currently a Level 4 Travel Advisory in Cuba. All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours in advance of arrival. Visitors will be subject to an additional COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and will be isolated until their results come back. On the fifth day of isolation they will be tested again. Everyone must also complete a health declaration (with the address of where they will be staying).
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/
U.S. Citizens are required to obtain a BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate within 48 hours in advance of arrival. Travelers will be required to pay a $175 COVID entry fee and download a contract tracing app. Travelers need to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within five days prior to arrival. Visitors will be quarantined for four days upon arrival and will be tested again on the fourth day. If the result is negative, the traveler will be able to move freely throughout the territory.
All international flights to and from the Cayman Islands are closed and only people who have been pre-authorized are allowed to enter the territory. Upon arrival, all visitors will be required to quarantine for 14 days in an approved location.
The only people allowed to travel to Montserrat are Montserratian citizens, permanent residents, member of the crew of an aircraft or ship, non-resident technician and owners of a habitable home in Montserrat. Visitors must submit an Access Declaration Form within 3 days in advance of arrival and a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 7 days in advance of arrival. Another PCR test will be given upon arrival. Visitors will be required to quarantine for either 14 days in their residence or 6 days in an approved facility. After 5 days in the facility the visitor must pay for an additional test, and if the results are negative they will be allowed to leave the facility.
As of January 25th, nearly all non-US citizens can not travel from these countries to the U.S.: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
***NEW: Effective January 26th, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. *** (Applicable for all European countries)
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. Travelers will not be required to quarantine upon arrival. 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.
Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions with little to no advance notice. As of January 5th, there is a curfew from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.
It is recommended to book through a travel agency to Belarus to ensure that you are ticketed through to your final destination. Connecting stops to Minsk for U.S. travelers include Amsterdam, London, Paris, Warsaw, Belgrade, Istanbul, and Frankfurt.
Visitors will be required to self isolate for 10 days upon arrival and will only be allowed to leave to go to a pharmacy or grocery store. You must plan to remain in the country for the entire ten days and will not be allowed to depart Belarus until after the quarantine has ended.
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.
There is a nationwide curfew in place from 11 p.m.– 5 a.m.
UPDATE: Through February 15th, 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. A COVID-19 test is not required when departing the U.S en route to Kosovo. However, due to quickly evolving COVID-19 testing requirements worldwide, Kosovo strongly recommends that all travelers obtain a COVID-19 test prior to air travel. Those who do not submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure are required to quarantine for 7 days upon arrival. There is a curfew from 9:30 p.m. — 5 a.m.
U.S. residents may not travel directly to Malta for non-essential travel unless they have an EU passport or meet specific standards. 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 U.S. visitors may enter Malta after they’ve been in that country for 14 days. For example, U.S. 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.
All travelers must complete an epidemiological questionnaire when entering Moldova and sign a statement that they will self-isolate for 14 days.
Under the Level 5 lockdown plan through March 5th, Ireland is restricting travel within the country to within five kilometers of one’s home or residence.
Ireland mandates that any traveler will need a negative PCR test result within 72 hours in advance of arrival. Any traveler visiting Ireland is required to self isolate for 14 days and are required to submit a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form indicating where they will be self isolating.
Nearly all non-U.S. citizens cannot travel from Ireland to the U.S.
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.
All restaurants, grocery stores, and businesses are allowed to be open from 7 am. – 8 p.m. U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Montenegro without a negative test result and are not required to quarantine upon arrival. Masks are required to be worn essentially everywhere but one’s residence.
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 long at it is in groups of 4 or less, unless there is a family with more than 4 members. Travelers are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
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. travelers are allowed to travel to Serbia, but are required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours in advance of arrival. With the negative test result visitors will not be required to quarantine.
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.
All restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters, cafes, malls, stores, and services are required to close at 5 p.m. daily and remain closed completely throughout the weekend from 5 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday. Markets and grocery stores can remain open every day until 9 p.m., including weekends.
Public gatherings with more than five people are prohibited, indoors and outdoors.
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, depending on which country the traveler stays in. There is a curfew from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Travelers who enter Slovenia through a third, non-red country are not required to quarantine.
Adaptive quarantine in place until February 28 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 upon arrival at international airports in Kyiv, Kharkiv, or Lviv to end isolation early. The U.S. is considered a red zone country. U.S. citizens will not be required to self-quarantine or take a COVID-19 test upon arrival if they take a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours prior to traveling to Ukraine.
Beginning January 18th, the UK is requiring a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours in advance of arrival in order to enter. U.S. citizens in the UK are subject to the “stay at home” regulations, which restricts traveling abroad unless it is permitted by the rules. All travelers to England and Wales are required to be tested upon arrival. If you arrive in England from outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, you must self-isolate for 10 days. All travelers to England and Wales are required to be tested upon arrival. Nearly all non-US citizens cannot travel from the UK to the U.S.
New arrivals to the UK are required to submit a Public Health Locator Form no earlier than 48 hours before their arrival
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.
Non-essential travel to Italy from the U.S. is prohibited, but essential travel is allowed. Any traveler entering Italy must provide a self- declaration form. From January 13th-April 30th, there will be a nationwide curfew from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. In addition, movement between regions is prohibited except for essential needs. A negative COVID-19 test is not required for entry, but visitors will be required to self- isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
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.
U.S. citizens are banned from traveling to Spain unless they meet very specific requirements that are approved for entry or have obtained special permission from the Spanish government. All travelers must submit a negative COVID-PCR test within 72 hours in advance of arrival. There is a nighttime curfew and all visitors are required to isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
Effective as of December 22, 2020, Spain has restricted any individuals from the UK from entering the country except for Spanish citizens and residents of Spain.
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.
U.S. Citizens are banned from entering Belgium unless they get special permission from the Belgian embassy. All visitors must test negative within 72 hours of their departure to Belgium and are required to submit a Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours of their departure. All visitors must quarantine for 7 days upon arrival and be tested on day 1 and day 7 of their quarantine. If both tests are negative, they will be allowed to leave their quarantine space. There is a curfew from 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. in Flanders and 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. in Wallonia and Brussels Capital Region.
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.
U.S. citizens will not be allowed to travel to Germany unless they meet specific requirements. A negative COVID test result must be presented within 48 hours of departure, and passengers may be subject to additional testing depending on where they are arriving from. Each state in Germany has their own testing regulations, but in general travelers will be required to isolate for 10 days. However, in most states a negative PCR test taken 5 days after arrival may be enough to allow a traveler to be released from quarantine. Curfews may be in place for certain states as well.
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.
Poland will only allow visitors into the country who are EU citizens, spouses or children of citizens, foreigners holding a Karta Polaka, permanent or temporary residents, employed in Poland, students in Polish institutions, scientists performing research in Poland, athletes or members of an organization participating in athletic events, foreigners who drive a vehicle to transport goods, or holding diplomatic status in Poland. There are no test results required, but visitors must complete a 10-day quarantine.
Travel to France from the U.S. is banned unless a traveler is an EU citizen, France resident, student, spouse of a French citizen, or in some cases doing business that helps the French economy. Travelers are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their departure, and will not have to quarantine upon arrival unless they are exhibiting symptoms. There is a stay at home curfew in place from 6 p.m. — 6 a.m.
Travelers to France will need to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival and test again at the end of the self-isolation period, even if they tested negative prior to boarding.
**Effective January 26th, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. **
This western Asian country allows U.S. citizens to enter as long as they either present a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of arrival or agree to take a COVID test and quarantine upon arrival until the results come back. These tests cost approximately $40 and the results are usually available in 24 hours. Face masks are required in public spaces throughout the country, but virtually every business is open in Armenia.
According to the U.S. 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. Children under 10 are exempt from this requirement. 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.
On December 31, 2020, the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts announced the reopening of museums and movie theaters.
Starting February 3rd, 2021, French Polynesia will not allow entry for tourism. Those who are able to enter must present a negative PCR test within 3 days prior to their arrival. Passengers are required to quarantine for 14 days and must self test for COVID-19 after four days. Police enforce an overnight curfew from 9 p.m. — 5 a.m.
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. A Traveler Health Declaration must be filled out and submitted within 24 hours prior to travel. Maldives will provide a free 30-day tourist visa upon arrival. 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.
There are restrictions on inter-island travel. Islands with confirmed COVID-19 cases are not allowing travel to or from.
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. if US citizens have been in a green country in the last ten days they will not have to quarantine. If they arrive in Uzbekistan directly from the U.S. they will still have to quarantine for 14 days.
It has reduced internal restrictions but U.S visitors coming in is the same.
Starting February 1st, 2021, foreign nationals must have an existing visa and have a pre-booked accommodation for at least seven nights in an accredited quarantine hotel or facility. They shall also be subject to COVID-19 testing at the quarantine hotel or facility on the sixth day from the date of their arrival. There is no test required for entry, but travelers will be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport. Quarantine is required for 7 to 14 days at a government facility upon arrival. Curfews are in place but they vary by region.
You can visit South Korea, but you must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. According to the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the Republic of Korea, “Generally speaking, U.S. 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.”
Travelers to South Korea must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure. Quarantine is at the travelers’ own expense. Visitors may also be subject to additional testing, temperature checks, and health questionnaires upon arrival.
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. Anyone seeking to enter Thailand must obtain a certificate of entry from the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate. All travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. 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.
Some provinces have implemented a curfew and there are also restrictions on interstate travel between certain provinces.
**Effective January 26th, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. **
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 within 72 hours of departure.
- 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.
Passengers with a negative test are not required to quarantine.
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. Upon arrival travelers must take another COVID-19 PCR test and pre-pay for a minimum 72 hour quarantine at an approved location until test results come back. Once a traveler submits a negative test, they may leave the quarantine location and self-isolate for an additional seven days before taking another test. If said test is negative, the traveler will no longer have to isolate. However, there are travel restrictions in place throughout the country as well as a curfew.
Travelers will be required to use an app, developed by the government of Lebanon, to demonstrate compliance with these requirements.
For a two-week period starting on February 7th, 2021, non-Kuwaiti citizens are not permitted to enter Kuwait. There may be exceptions available for first-degree relatives of Kuwaiti citizens, domestic employees traveling with them, governmental medical staff, and private sector medical staff as approved by the Ministry of Health. Passengers must register with the Shlonik application as well.
Travelers over the age of six must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that’s administered by a health clinic within 72 hours of the flight to Kuwait. Upon arrival, all passengers must quarantine at home for 14 days.
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 ($53). 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. Otherwise they must quarantine for seven days.
All U.S. citizens with a valid residency are permitted to enter Oman without prior approval. Travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure. 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 7-day quarantine with a third test administered on the eighth day. If that test is negative, the traveler may be released.
Travelers are required to have a valid health insurance policy.
U.S. citizens are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their departure. Upon arrival, travelers are not subject to quarantine unless they are exhibiting symptoms, but all travelers must complete an information form.
Dining establishments such as restaurants, patisseries, cafes, and cafeterias are no longer open for in-person dining and are offering delivery services between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Shopping malls, supermarkets, barbers and hairdressers are only open for service during the hours of 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Movie theaters, soccer fields, coffee houses, tea gardens, internet/electronic game halls, billiard halls, hookah lounges, Turkish baths, saunas, massage salons, swimming pools, and amusement parks are closed. Curfew restrictions do not apply to foreign tourists.
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. Quarantine requirements are in place for those arriving in Abu Dhabi from the U.S. Travelers may be subject to wearing GPS tracking bracelets for the duration of the quarantine period- typically 10 days for asymptomatic travelers.
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. Travelers do not need to quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test. However if an additional test is required at the Dubai airport, travelers are then required to quarantine until the results are received.
Residents or visitors who enter Abu Dhabi from another Emirate must present a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours. If staying for more than four consecutive days, individuals must take an additional COVID-19 PCR test on the fourth day. Those staying in Abu Dhabi for more than eight consecutive days must take an additional COVID-19 PCR test on the eighth day.
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
**Effective January 26th, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. **
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.
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 COVID-19 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. Belize does have a curfew in place from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. All visitors must wear a mask in public and are limited to gatherings of 10 people.
UPDATE: Brazil has closed its land borders. Most non-U.S. citizens can not travel from Brazil to the U.S.
Brazil requires that travelers complete a Traveler’s Health Declaration agreement as well as submit a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure. With a negative test, travelers are not required to quarantine. Officials recommend anyone who experiences symptoms to self-quarantine for 15 days. 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. Travelers should be advised that Brazil is considered a Level 4 travel advisory.
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.
- 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.
After December 7th, non-resident foreigners entering Chile with the three documents described above will not have to complete a 14-day quarantine.
All travelers must complete an obligatory 10-day quarantine upon their arrival to Chile. They will be able to leave quarantine with a negative PCR result based on a test taken on or after the seventh day in quarantine. If you are quarantining outside of the Santiago Metropolitan Region, you have up to 24 hours to get there before beginning your quarantine.There is a curfew in place from 10pm-5am.
As of December 22nd, foreign non-legal residents who have been in the UK in the last 14 days are not allowed entry to Chile.
In order to enter Colombia, travelers will have to present a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of their departure. However, airlines may allow the boarding of travelers who do not have this test, provided they state under oath that they were unable to take a test or obtain the result within the required timeframe. In these cases, the Colombian government will require testing and/or isolation upon arrival in Colombia. Travelers will not have to quarantine upon arrival but could be subject to additional health procedures at the airport. There are curfews in place that vary by city.
Visitors to Costa Rica are not required to submit a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine upon arrival, but they will have to complete an epidemiological health pass within 48 hours prior to travel. In addition, travelers will need to provide proof of a medical insurance policy to cover any COVID-19 related medical treatment or quarantine lodging while in Costa Rica. “Costa Rican Immigration officials have sole authority to determine the length of stay for tourists entering Costa Rica. Immigration officials are currently limiting the duration of stay to correspond with coverage dates provided by the COVID-19 medical insurance. Tourists are not able to extend their stay while in Costa Rica. Those seeking to extend their stay will be required to exit the country and purchase additional COVID-19 medical insurance prior to reentry.”
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; there are no exceptions to this rule. Regardless of whether or not a COVID-19 PCR test is negative, random rapid antigen testing may be conducted at the airport upon arrival. If positive, the traveler will have to isolate for 10 days at a location chosen by the Ministry of Health. This isolation can not be done at a private residence or hotel. 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. However, no traveler who has been in the UK or South Africa in the last 30 days before travel is permitted to enter the country. U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine upon 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 96 hours before your arrival to Guatemala International Airport. Anyone who has been in the UK or South Africa within 14 days of traveling may be denied access or or required to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days.
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 travelers must complete an immigration precheck form before entering Honduras. Visitors should note there will be health screenings in place at the airport, and certain essential activities, such as shopping, may be restricted. There is a curfew in place from 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. No non-resident citizens are allowed entry if they have been in the UK or South Africa within 21 days of travel.
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 February 21st. Travelers are not required to quarantine, but there are intercity and state travel restrictions as well as a curfew that vary by region.
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. One must demonstrate vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days prior to entering the zone of risk.
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 at the traveler’s expense ($50). Travelers who enter Panama with valid negative tests will not be required to quarantine upon arrival. If tested positive, travelers will be required to quarantine in a designated hotel for seven days before testing again. 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 must also sign a sworn affidavit before entering the country. There is a national curfew from 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. and travel restrictions that vary depending on region.
Travelers from the U.S. may enter Peru for tourism with a negative COVID-19 test result less than 72 hours old. Passengers are subject to health screenings upon arrival at the airport. Note that the country has a “Level 3 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) due to COVID-19” by the U.S. State Department. Peru reopened Machu Picchu on November 1st. Curfew is 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. in the Lima metro area, Lima provinces, and Callao and 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. in Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, and the province of Santa in the Ancash region.
As of January 4th, all travelers arriving in Peru must quarantine for 14 days. This applies even to travelers who plan on being in Peru for shorter than 14 days. Peru has suspended the entry of anyone who has been in Europe or South Africa in 14 days before travel.
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.
In addition, travelers must provide an affidavit stating the absence of symptoms and contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in the 14 days prior to admission, proof of medical insurance with specific coverage for COVID-19, and contact information (phone number) in Uruguay for traceability.
The government of Uruguay considers requests for exemptions for U.S. citizens to enter by submitting a form on the U.S. embassy in Uruguay website.
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. If no negative test is presented, travelers will be administered a rapid test at the airport at their own expense ($155) upon arrival and the traveler will be detained until the results are available. If a traveler tests positive at the airport, they are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Burkina Faso, at a location of their choice and at their 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 72 hours of arrival is required for all arriving travelers 11 years and older. There is also a curfew taking place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily. Any traveler entering Chad and staying for seven days or more must self isolate for seven days at home or in a hotel. In addition, they must be tested in a Chadian hospital with the COVID-19 PCR test at their own expense ($30). Travelers staying less than seven days are not required to quarantine or be tested again but must adhere to safety guidelines. Land borders are restricted.
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 for seven days. 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. Ghana’s land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.
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.
All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test five days in advance of departure before they will be allowed to enter Mauritania. Travelers should keep their test results on them throughout their travels. Thermal cameras at Mauritanian ports will take temperatures of all passengers, and if a passenger is deemed to have a fever they will be subject to an additional test. All passengers also must present a negative COVID-19 test before exiting the country. 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 passengers are required to self isolate for ten days upon arrival. If tested positive, travelers must quarantine for 10 days under Mauritanian government supervision.
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.
Individuals with a physical presence in the UK, South Africa, Japan or Brazil within 14 days are not allowed to enter Mauritius until Feb. 28, 2021.
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. There is a nationwide curfew from 9 p.m.- 6 a.m. until February 16th, 2021. Restaurants, stores, supermarkets and other businesses must be closed 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.
There is a national curfew from 10 p.m. — 5 a.m. daily.
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.
Negative COVID-19 PCR test results taken within 72 hours of departure are required to board a plane to Kigali. This is a change from the prior 120 hour requirement.
You will be required to quarantine in your hotel room until you receive a negative COVID-19 result, approximately 24 hours after arrival ($60). 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 6:00 p.m. — 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.
Travelers must also take two COVID-19 tests upon arrival at their own expense, and RDT and PCR test ($80). If the RDT comes back positive, the travelers must quarantine in a nearby facility until the PCR test results come back 24-72 hours later.
As of January 25th, 2021, there are new inter-district travel restrictions and a curfew from 10 p.m. — 5 a.m. has been reinstated.
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.
Travelers are not required to quarantine unless they have not done a COVID-19 test prior to departure.
South Africa’s land borders are closed until February 15th.
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.
Effective December 23rd, Tunisia has suspended flights to and from the UK, Australia and South Africa.
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.
The Government of New Zealand announced that Auckland will be at COVI-19 Alert Level 3 for three days beginning February 14th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The rest of New Zealand will be at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 during that period. The government will review alert levels in the coming days, but these alert levels are in effect through Wednesday, February 16th, 2021.
For detailed information about restrictions at alert levels 2 and 3 please visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.