World Edition: Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?
May 1, 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.**
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. You can apply here: https://escape.ivisitanguilla.com/apply/. Travelers must also provide proof of insurance that covers COVID-19 medical costs, doctor visits, prescriptions, air ambulance and hospitalization fees.
A traveler from the United States who is at least three weeks out from their final vaccine must pay a $300 entry fee and quarantine for seven days, while additional members of their group pay $200 for the entry fee. An unvaccinated tourist must quarantine for 14 days and pay a $600 fee, with a $200 charge for each additional person in the group. Those traveling in mixed groups made up of vaccinated and unvaccinated people have to quarantine for 10 days.
People are free to move about the island only after their test at the end of quarantine is negative. While under quarantine, they may use some hotel amenities and certain “Safe Environment” certified restaurants and activities.
Flights to and from the U.S. are tentatively scheduled to resume in May 2021. The borders of Bonaire are currently not open for non-essential travel. Travelers will have to present a negative COVID-19 test, and travelers have two options. They can either take a COVID-19 NAAT test within 24 hours of traveling OR take a PCR test within 72 hours of traveling and a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of traveling. For any travel to St. Eustatius, travelers must complete a border screening, travel questionnaire. Travelers will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival and must take a rapid antigen test within four hours of boarding their flight. Travelers must also fill out a health declaration form prior to travel. US citizens do not have to quarantine if they can provide these two negative tests.
Access is contingent on a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken within seven days of travel for all passengers over age 12. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted.
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. All travelers must complete the Health Declaration Form. Quarantine requirements are at the discretion of Port Health Authorities.
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. A curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
UPDATE: Travelers must complete a Travel Health Visa application and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before departure and costs $40-60 depending on the length of the stay. These applications can take up to 72 hours to process, after which each traveler will receive a confirmation regarding their application’s approval. Children under the age of 10 are exempt from this. 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. Curfews vary by location, so be sure to check the rules for where you are staying.
People over age 5 must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. That information should be uploaded to the BIMSafe app or used to fill out an online immigration and customs form, and a copy of the test result should be taken on the trip. After landing, visitors may be required to take a rapid test at the airport to confirm a negative result. Travelers must be transported via a trained provider to their preapproved hotel, resort or villa, where they will be confined to their rooms. Five days after arrival, travelers will be retested and if the result is negative when it comes back, generally about 48 hours later, they are free to leave quarantine.
That protocol will not change for those who aren’t vaccinated when new regulations take effect on May 8th, however the new rules specify that the COVID-19 pretest needs to be oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal. Anyone who refuses the test on day five will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
People who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks, will no longer need to bring their records, but as of May 8 will be able to upload proof of their vaccination, their pretest results, and their travel history for the previous 21 days to the BIMSafe app. They will be tested again upon landing either at the airport or in some cases for a $150 fee, the test can be given at their hotel. They need to take approved transportation to their hotel and await negative results. Once that test comes back negative, which can take up to 48 hours, the vaccinated visitors can move about the island freely. Children under age 18 who aren’t vaccinated but who are traveling with an inoculated parent will follow their adult’s guidelines.
The country will also start using bracelets to monitor visitors during their quarantine period. In-transit passengers must have the pretest and may also be tested at the airport. Curfew is from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.
A negative COVID-19 test is required for entry for visitors. The requirements for a valid test can be found here. Bermuda requires that all travelers apply for a Bermuda Travel Authorization. Visit the Government of Bermuda’s website for information on obtaining a visitor’s extension. All residents and visitors to Bermuda are required to wear a Traveler Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay. The Wristbands will remind travelers to be careful of their movements and follow A Traveler’s First 14 Days guidance in order to minimize COVID spread. U.S. citizens (residents and visitors) are required to quarantine at home or in their accommodation until results from the arrival tests are ready. According to the Government of Bermuda, the turnaround time for the result of the arrival test is approximately 24 hours, though results may take longer depending on arrival time. One to three days before their flight, most visitors must complete an online travel authorization form and pay a $75 fee. Children 9 and younger, who do not have to be tested at any point, pay $30. Proof of a negative PCR test taken in the five days before the flight should be provided. In addition, mandatory COVID-19 tests are given at the airport. Passengers need to quarantine at their accommodation while awaiting results, usually about 24 hours. Additional tests will be given at testing centers on days four, eight and 14. Those who are vaccinated have no movement restrictions if their airport test is negative, though they must still be retested on days four, eight and 14. Those who refuse to wear a wristband must quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days. There is a curfew in place from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.
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. You must fill out a digital immigration card and passenger locator card at dicardcuracao.com. Starting April 20th, people from high-risk countries, which includes the United States, must take a rapid antigen test on day three of their visit. Curfew is from 7 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.
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. They also have to show health clearance to travel. 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 PCR test on the 5th day. If the test is negative, the traveler will be free to leave quarantine. If not, they must remain in quarantine until they test negative.
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. Effective April 1st, travelers must fill out the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. Curfew is strictly enforced. It is currently in place from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. on weekdays with a grace period until 12 am. for travel purposes and tourists and from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. with a grace period until 12 a.m. for travel purposes on weekends. There is no quarantine required unless you test positive.
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. Curfew is from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
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. There is no curfew.
Tourists age 12 and older, even those who are vaccinated, must upload results of a negative test that was taken within three days of travel. All passengers should complete a Travel Authorization screening form within seven days of travel. Additional tests may be given at the airport.
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. They must also obtain their Airport Exit Confirmation Number or QR code when they upload their test results. 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.
US citizens 5 and older must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test that’s taken within five days of arrival. Visitors must also complete a travel registration form and arrive with a printed copy. You must have confirmed reservations at a COVID-certified property for the duration of the trip. There is a curfew from 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
As of February 2nd, with exception to traveling to St. Barthelemy and Dutch Sint Maarten, 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 Saint 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. A seven day quarantine is required upon arrival. A repeat COVID-19 PCR test must be taken at the end of the quarantine.
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 may be administered upon arrival and, no matter the results, a 14 day quarantine in an approved hotel is required. Travelers will have to retest for COVD-19 between day 4 and day 7 of quarantine. If tested negative, travelers must continue to quarantine in an approved home/facility for 9 more days. Totalling in 14 days. Travelers with proof of vaccination (at least 4 weeks from last dose) must also provide a negative PCR test taken within three days of travel and retest upon arrival. Must complete a 7 day quarantine in an approved hotel at their own expense. And must be retested on day 5 of quarantine. 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. Curfew is from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. on all islands until June 30, 2021.
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.
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.
All arrivals will be required to quarantine. Travelers may quarantine at an approved hotel based on the following guidelines:
- 1-7 days: Visitors are free to move about the hotel property, interact with other guests and partake in hotel activities.
- 8-14 days: Visitors will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test ($100 visitors’ cost) on day 7. If the traveler tests negative on day 8, they are allowed, through the hotel’s tour desk, to book select excursions and access select destination sites (list to be announced later).
- 14 days or longer: Visitors will need to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test ($100 visitors’ cost) on day 14, and if they test negative the traveler will be allowed to integrate into St. Kitts and Nevis.
- If the visitor’s stay is less than 14 days, they will be asked to take a PCR-test ($100 visitor’s cost) before departing St. Kitts & Nevis. The test must be negative.
General tourism is not permitted, but Americans are allowed to visit to see family, and under certain professional and humanitarian circumstances. A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken less than 72 hours before arrival is required for entry, as is a completed health declaration card. Incoming travelers will be transferred to a hospital or health clinic for another PCR test upon arrival, and they must self-isolate at their own expense in a Cuban government-approved hotel for five days. At that time, the visitor will be tested again.
U.S. Citizens are required to obtain a BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate 2-7 days 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.
U.S. citizens are only allowed to travel to the Cayman Islands if they are:
*Work permit holders and their families.
*Persons who own residential property within the Cayman Islands.
*Students with a valid visa to study in the Cayman Islands.
*Persons with close family ties to residents or work permit holders; such as spouses, fiancés, parents, grandparents, children and siblings.
*Persons approved on the Global Citizen Concierge Program
*Other visitors approved via the Travel Cayman team.
Travelers over the age of 10 must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel. There is a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
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.
*** 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.
Curfew is in place 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. until further notice.
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. The country does require a negative test result prior to arrival.
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.
U.S. citizens are currently permitted to enter Croatia. However, this may change at any time without notice.
Travel from the US is currently restricted to four categories.
- Persons traveling for urgent personal/family reasons, business, or other economic interest.
- Tourism: Entry for tourism is permitted only with documentary evidence of an accommodation paid in advance and in full, prior to arrival at the border (the accommodation reservation alone is not sufficient for entry). Owners of houses or vessels in Croatia are also permitted.
- Citizens or residents of EU/EEA Member States (including Croatian citizens) and their family members. Learn more about this specific category here: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212
Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) taken within 48 hours of travel. Those staying more than 10 days must get tested again on Day 10 of their stay.
- A certificate of vaccination (any vaccine) for persons whose final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is more than 14 days prior to crossing the border.
- A medical certificate confirming that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 after having a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result. The certificate is valid 11-180 days after the positive test result.
- Perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing immediately upon arrival to Croatia (at the traveler’s own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until receiving a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, travelers must self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
Groups exempt from having to show a negative test include healthcare workers, diplomats, frontier workers, passengers in transit, people traveling for school, people arriving on urgent matters and staying for less than 12 hours, children under the age of seven, people entering under the “Digital Nomad” Visa.
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 no curfew except for economic operators 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 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 the Public Health Travel Declaration and the Passenger Locator forms before departure. Travelers from all countries (including safe corridor countries) are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta. Travelers should also expect health screenings.
Anyone who is entering Moldova must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours.
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.
Americans are allowed to enter with a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old, with proof of having completed their inoculation at least a week earlier, or with a positive test for COVID-19 antibodies from the past 30 days. Americans who have been in a bordering country for at least 15 days may enter without a COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination, but must comply with health measures. U.S. citizens with Montenegrin residency permits may enter without the test, but must quarantine for 14 days.
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 as 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 as long as they are not traveling from countries in Africa.
All restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, malls, stores, and services are required to close at 8 p.m. week and weekends. Markets and grocery stores can remain open every day until 9pm, including weekends. Prohibition of public gatherings with more than five people, indoors and outdoors. Theaters will close at 5 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 (this does not apply to those 12 and younger). With the negative test result visitors will not be required to quarantine.
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. Travelers need to submit a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of travel. Travelers who enter Slovenia through a third, non-red country are not required to quarantine. Travelers from all other countries must quarantine or show proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 within six months.
Adaptive quarantine in place until April 30th 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 PCR test 72 hours prior to traveling to Ukraine and provide proof of insurance that will cover COVID-19 related costs.
Those arriving in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from the United States must complete a passenger locator form and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the previous three days. Also before the trip, the visitor must book and pay about $290 for a travel test package that includes two COVID-19 tests to be taken during a mandatory 10-day quarantine on or before day two and on or after day eight. Violations of policies may result in penalties of up to $13,860 and 10 years in prison.
Visitors to Scotland must adhere to the above, but their 10-day period of self-isolation must be in a government-approved quarantine hotel at their own expense. This also applies to those who have been vaccinated.
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.
The Italian government has extended the country’s lockdown until May 3rd as a third wave of COVID-19 becomes an issue in the country.
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.
People from the European Union, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay are allowed to enter Spain without having to undergo quarantine. Travelers from Brazil and South Africa are restricted from travel until April 13th. All other visitors are not permitted from entering unless given special permission from the Spanish government.
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 one and day seven 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.
All travelers arriving in Belgium from a red zone and staying more than 48 hours, regardless of residency status, must self-quarantine for seven days and have a COVID-19 PCR test on day one of self-quarantine (day one is the day after arrival). They must also test on day seven after arrival and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be released from the seven-day self-quarantine. Travelers entering Belgium from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and South America must undergo a 10-day quarantine and complete a COVID-19 PCR test on the first and seventh days of their quarantine.
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 and health screenings 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. In order to travel from the U.S., a person must be able to prove the travel is essential and they have a compelling reason to travel. Travelers must also fill out a travel attestation form. 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. 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. Those who test negative do not have to quarantine. Face masks are required in public spaces throughout the country, but virtually every business is open in Armenia. Individuals who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive may be required to quarantine for up to 14 days.
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. Individuals who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive may be required to quarantine for up to 14 days.
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.
There is a nationwide travel and business restriction in place from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Starting February 3rd, 2021, French Polynesia will not allow entry for tourism. Those who are able to enter must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test within three days prior to their arrival and fill out the French Polynesia online health questionnaire.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.
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.
Japan has some of the most stringent travel restrictions in the world, with 152 countries on its prohibited list. Visitors from Australia, Brunei, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam may enter the country, although those traveling from China and South Korea can only arrive into the country via Tokyo Narita airport. Additionally, those traveling for study, work or to join family (subject to visa requirements) may enter. That said, there are many exceptions and the rules change constantly. Consult MOFA for the latest information.
Travelers from permitted destinations must undertake a 14-day quarantine, although it is possible to request a PCR test on arrival. A negative result allows you to finish quarantine.
Those traveling under Japan’s revised business travel rules will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, signed and stamped by the laboratory where it was taken. While they will not need to self-isolate, they will need to provide details of their movements for the following two weeks and not use public transport.
Multiple prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka, are strengthening their COVID-19 measures amid a rise in cases in the country in April.
The regulations are set to last until at least May 11th. Under the guidelines, bars and restaurants are required to close by 8 p.m. and will bar entry to customers who aren’t wearing masks.
Visitors over 1 year of age must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken not more than 96 hours before the flight and submit an online Health Declaration Form within 24 hours of departure. A confirmed booking with a registered tourist property is required. Stays at more than one property must be approved by the Ministry of Tourism at least two days before travel. If a person goes from one place to another after 24 hours, they will need to present a COVID-19 PCR test taken in the previous 96 hours.
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.
The Philippine government has suspended the entry of all foreign nationals effective through April 30th. In addition, the number of inbound international passengers has been limited to 1,500 per day. Diplomats, seafarers, medical workers endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, parents, spouse or children of a citizen, or those involved in humanitarian efforts are exempt provided they have an up-to-date visa. There is no test required for entry, but travelers will be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport. 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. Quarantine is required for 7 to 14 days at a government facility upon arrival. Curfews are in place but they vary by region.
Travelers to South Korea must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure. A 14-day quarantine is also required, generally at a government-designated facility that costs about $100 to $150 per night, even for those who are fully vaccinated. During that time, visitors must self-monitor and answer daily questions on a Self-Diagnosis Mobile App. The quarantine must be completed before boarding a connecting flight within the country.
Those entering Korea from abroad will not be permitted to board domestic connecting flights (i.e. to Jeju or Busan) until completing government-mandated quarantine.
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 test upon arrival taken within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers must quarantine in a state-approved facility for 10 days on arrival and will be able to engage in some leisure activities like exercise. Travelers who are over 14 days removed from their final COVID-19 vaccination are only required to quarantine for seven days. 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.
There is a curfew in place from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. for all people and from 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. for businesses.
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 ($50) and pre-pay for a minimum 72 hour quarantine at an approved location until test results come back and download a tracking app. Once a traveler submits a negative test, they may leave the quarantine location. A medical form must be completed before flying. People who were fully vaccinated 15 days before arrival, who have documented proof of testing positive for COVID-19 more than 15 days earlier, or who have an IgG positive test showing sufficient antibodies are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.
Until further notice, 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 undergo an institutional quarantine for seven days in a hotel. If tested negative after the 7 days, travelers may quarantine for the next seven days at home. Curfew is from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. until May 12.
U.S. citizens do not need to bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test and can receive visas upon arrival into the country. Travelers must test upon arrival, on the 5th day, and on the 10th day (if applicable). The three tests cost approx. $95. Travelers must also download the BeAware Bahrain app before arrival. IF you are entering via land from the King Fahd Causeway, you must provide a negative COVD-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Any positive test results will result in quarantine at a government facility until a clean bill of health is received.
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.
Travelers from a country where the new variant of COVID-19 is spreading must fully adhere to self-quarantine for 14 days and complete two COVID-19 tests: one test within 48 hours of arrival and a second test on the 13th day of quarantine. Other travelers 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. All travelers are required to wear a 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.
Children 15 and younger are exempt from COVID-19 PCR testing and the bracelet. Starting on April 24, 2021, travelers who are coming from the below 14 countries, or who passed through them in the past 14 days, cannot enter Oman: Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Until further notice, there will be a curfew and all commercial activities will be closed from 09:00 PM to 04:00 AM. During these hours, residents should remain indoors as the movement of people and vehicles will be prohibited.
The nationwide curfew is from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend daytime curfews have been lifted for the regions deemed as “low” or “medium” risk areas. For areas with “high” and “very high” risk, there is a weekend curfew starting from 9 p.m. on Saturdays that ends 5 a.m. on Mondays. “Low” and “medium” risk areas still have a 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights. Restaurants will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. unless in a “very high” risk area. In high risk areas, certain age demographics are allowed outside during certain times, so be sure to double check where you are traveling.
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.
During the upcoming Ramadan holiday, the Turkish government has announced a lockdown throughout the entire Ramadan holiday and weekend from April 12th until May 16th.
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. “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.
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 at least seven days for a total of 10 days from your negative test and follow the required health measures. Anyone who does not follow the mandatory quarantine and the health measures may be subject to criminal penalties. Starting April 16, there is a curfew from 8pm-6am.
American travelers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure or a Rapid Antigen Test within 48 hours. If you don’t present a negative test, you’ll have to front a $50 fee and take a test upon arrival. Tests upon arrival usually take 72 hours to be processed so be prepared to self-isolate until then. A negative test means visitors can move freely around the island. U.S. visitors must also complete health forms on the Belize Health App no more than 72 hours before arriving to gain entry into the country. All visitors must wear a mask in public and are limited to gatherings of 10 people.
Brazil requires that travelers complete a Traveler’s Health Declaration agreement as well as submit a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of departure. The test must be done by an approved lab. With a negative test, travelers are not required to quarantine. Those arriving on land can only transit and must have authorization from the Federal Police, a note from the U.S. Embassy or consulate and proof of a plane ticket home. Once approved to enter, they must go directly to the airport. 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. Travelers should be advised that Brazil is considered a Level 4 travel advisory. Brazil has extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land and sea for an indefinite period. Travelers coming to Brazil by air can stay for up to 90 days.
Passengers from all countries are allowed to visit Chile. However, this month restrictions are tightening. Chilean citizens and residents will be allowed to enter Chile, but will not be allowed to depart Chile unless they have exceptional circumstances. They must request a permit via Comisaría Virtual. Non-resident foreigners will not be allowed to enter Chile but will be allowed to depart. 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.
All travelers must complete an obligatory 10-day quarantine upon their arrival to Chile. Beginning March 31st, all travelers must complete the first five days of the quarantine in a transit hotel at their own expense. 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. Beginning April 5th, the curfew is in place from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
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.
Beginning March 11th, all passengers arriving from Brazil (or who have been in Brazil within the last 14 days) will be taken to a “sanitary residence” to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing.
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.
Entry to Costa Rica by air, sea, and some designated land borders is permitted.
Those people who enter the country by sea and who have not made a stopover elsewhere, should not be subjected to isolation if they have been sailing for more than 14 days. Tourists visiting Costa Rica are required to observe the sanitary protocols established for carrying out all tourist activities in the country. To enter the country, you must complete the digital HEALTH PASS form within 48 hours prior to arrival, (https://salud.go.cr/) and purchase health insurance.
You are allowed to enter the country upon providing a negative COVID-19 PCR test that must be taken within 72 hours of arrival or show a completed vaccination card. Children under the age of two are exempt. A completed health declaration form must also be presented. Regardless of whether or not a 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 cannot 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 if the traveler can’t show that they have been fully vaccinated. 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 72 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. Otherwise, there are no quarantine restrictions.
All passengers age 10 and over arriving in Guatemala by air and land are required to obtain one of the following:
- A negative COVID-19 PCR or an Antigen test within 72 hours prior to check in at the airport, or arrival at the land border.
- If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months, a medical certificate from the healthcare facility where you received treatment showing evidence of the date of your diagnosis, and confirmation of your recovery.
- Evidence that you have received a complete COVID-19 vaccination course, with the second dose being administered at least two weeks before arrival in Guatemala.
Americans will need a negative COVID-19 test to enter Honduras. All travelers must complete an immigration pre-check 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. No quarantine restrictions unless a traveler has come in close contact with a positive testing person or is showing symptoms. In which case they must quarantine for up to 14 days.
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. 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. It must be a PCR test taken in the 72 hours before arrival. In addition to showing the original result to board the flight, the airline says that it must also be submitted to the carrier electronically at least 36 hours before departure so it can be sent for approval to the Ministry of Health. 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 12 a.m. – 4 a.m. and travel restrictions that vary depending on region.
As of March 13th, all cruise ship passengers are banned from disembarking in Panama. And starting March 6th, movie theaters, casinos and sports fields are authorized to reopen.
Travelers arriving in Panama who have been in or who transited through any country in South America must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 48 hours. Such travelers will also be tested upon arrival at the expense of the passenger. If the person tests positive, he or she will be transferred directly to a hotel-hospital. If the person tests negative, he or she will follow a five days at home quarantine and will be tested again by MINSA at the end of the quarantine period.
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 9 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.
Returning nationals and permanent residents must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and provide a sworn statement confirming the absence of symptoms. They must also confirm that to their knowledge they have had no contact with any COVID-positive patients in the past 14 days.
All arrivals must undertake seven days of quarantine, at which point there is the option to take a further COVID-19 PCR test and be released if it is negative. Those who do not wish to take a second test can quarantine for 14 days instead.
All arrivals must also have insurance covering treatment for COVID-19.
Travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel. “Testing regulations are not clearly published or enforced, so expect inconsistent application of rules and sudden unexplained changes in enforcement.” (US Embassy). No quarantine is required.
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. Travelers also need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days to leave the country.
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. 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:
Travelers to this African country who are 11 or older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days prior to departure. They will be subject to another test upon arrival in the Congo and must quarantine until they receive another negative result. The test costs approximately $45 and takes about 24 hours to process the results. 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.
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.
There is a 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. curfew.
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 for connecting flights) before arrival. You must also show proof of health insurance upon 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. Any traveler entering Ethiopia must quarantine for seven days upon arrival at home or in a hotel.
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.
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. There is a curfew in place from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. and 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. in some areas.
For more updated information, visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website.
Travelers do not have to provide a negative COVID-19 test but they must take one upon arrival in Liberia. They will also be subject to temperature checks at the Liberian airports. However, there are no required quarantine period restrictions on interstate travel. However, it is strongly recommended that travelers who test negative self isolate for seven days and monitor their symptoms for 14 days.
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. If tested positive, travelers must quarantine for 10 days under Mauritanian government supervision.
There is a curfew from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m.
Americans are currently not allowed to enter. All arrivals may be approved with a mandatory 14-day quarantine at an establishment recognized by the authorities, which includes multiple COVID-19 PCR tests. Travelers must present a negative COVID test upon arrival. International flight arrivals have been suspended until further notice.
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. The Moroccan government will be conducting health screenings for all arriving passengers. However there is not a mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers. Restaurants, stores, supermarkets and other businesses must be closed by 8pm. In addition, there are interstate and city travel restrictions that vary by region. There is a curfew from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. until May 14th.
Effective until May 10th, Morocco is in a Health State of Emergency. All businesses must close by 8 p.m. Children under the age of 11 are exempt from having a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arriving in the country. There are COVID-19 tests available for U.S. citizens in Morocco of the antigen and PCR variety. The results for these tests will be made available within 72 hours and are to be paid by the person getting the test. It will cost about $78. Citizens and residents of Morocco and foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries (which includes U.S. citizens) with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business people invited by Moroccan companies are allowed to enter and depart. Special operation flights serving these passengers, including a direct flight on Royal Air Maroc between Casablanca (CMN) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), will continue to operate under the Health State of Emergency. U.S. citizens wishing to return to the United States should book directly with the airlines.
All non-Namibian travelers arriving in Namibia are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from their country of departure which is not older than 7 days. Negative Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test (AgRDT) results for incoming travelers will be accepted at points of entry into Namibia. If the traveler meets this requirement, Non-Namibian travelers arriving with a negative result that is older than 7 days will be placed in quarantine and tested for COVID-19 on the same day at their own cost and will only be released if the results of this test return negative. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 5 years.
There is a national curfew from 10 p.m. – 4 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. Travelers staying for more than two weeks must quarantine for the first week and then get another virus test at no cost. All travelers must submit a negative test result within 72 hours of leaving the country.
UPDATE: American travelers older than 10 must provide negative COVID-19 test results taken within the previous 96 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.
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 traveling 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. Visitors over age 5 must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed in the 72 hours before boarding their flight. Travelers departing Rwanda must receive a negative PCR within 72 hours before their flight. Arriving travelers are required to self-quarantine at home for seven days after leaving the transit hotel. Travelers may also extend their stay at the designated quarantine hotel for this seven-day period. At the end of this period, travelers will receive a text message inviting them to a designated test site for a final test that will be performed free of charge prior to being released from quarantine.
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 five days prior to their arrival and take an additional COVID-19 test upon arrival. Travelers are expected to quarantine until they receive the results. There is a curfew in the capital city of Libreville from 6 p m. – 5 a.m.
U.S. citizens entering Senegal from the US 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. All travelers will have to complete a passenger location form for public health officials. No curfews are in place.
All visitors must apply for travel through the Health Travel Authorization platform at seychelles.govtas.com. Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure and proof of health insurance that will cover COVID-19 related expenses.
COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests are available in Seychelles for U.S. citizens with results being available within 72 hours. Curfew is from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
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.) 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. Departing passengers must provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure, at their own expense ($50).
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, and 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 12 a.m. – 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. All travelers will be asked to download the COVID-19 Alert South Africa mobile app.
As of February 28th, 20 land borders are open and 33 are closed.
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. Passengers must also complete a Health Surveillance Form. There is no mandatory quarantine.
Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, the Department of State’s current travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 4- Do Not Travel.
Travelers must present a valid U.S. passport with at least two available pages, a Togolese Visa and a Yellow Fever vaccination. Upon arrival, travelers should expect to spend one to two days under personal quarantine at a hotel or private residence in Lomé. You should limit your contact with anyone during this time. After this period, if it is determined by the Togo Ministry of Health from your nasal swab that you may have COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for 10 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. The cities of Sokodé, Tchamba and Adjengre are completely closed, and there is a curfew from 9pm-5am in the prefectures of Tchaoudjo, Tchamba and Sotouboua. All passengers traveling to Lomé must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test within three days of traveling. Upon arrival to Lomé, passengers must take a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test. Passengers must also download the TOGO SAFE app. The app will tell the passenger where to self isolate until the results are processed.
All travelers must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of their departure for Tunisia. The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia says visitors may be selected for a rapid test at the airport, and all international passengers must self-quarantine for five days and then take an additional PCR test at their own expense. The Tunisian tourism website says visitors must self-quarantine for 14 days, although they can shorten it by paying for a COVID-19 PCR test on the seventh day. If the result is negative, you are free to leave.
Uganda reopened the international airport for commercial flights. You must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been taken within 120 hours for entry. Passengers must also submit a negative test 120 hours before leaving Uganda.
U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Zambia. You must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within the previous 72 hours 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. There is a nationwide curfew in effect from 10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. Non-resident visitors of Zimbabwe are not required to quarantine after arrival. There is a curfew in place from 10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
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. Those who can enter must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours and quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Starting April 19th, a quarantine free “travel-bubble” will be opened. Anyone going from New Zealand to Australia and back will not be subject to quarantining for 14-days. Anyone who is eligible for this will be on flights called green zone flights, meaning there will be no passengers on the flight coming from anywhere other than Australia. To be eligible for this, people must not have had tested positive for COVID-19 in 14 days prior to traveling and cannot be waiting for a COVID-19 test during that period. Random temperature checks will be administered. Masks must be worn on the flight. You must download the NZ COVID-19 Tracer App while in New Zealand. You cannot be experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms. Green zone flights will be flown by a crew who have not flown to certain deemed high risk routes in a certain period of time.
One loophole is that since there are no border restrictions in New Zealand, as there are in Australia, Australians wanting to go somewhere else can simply be granted permission to go to New Zealand and then from there go on a separate flight to virtually anywhere in the world.
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 and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.
Starting April 19th, a quarantine free “travel-bubble” will be opened. Anyone going from New Zealand to Australia and back will not be subject to quarantining for 14 days. Anyone who is eligible for this will be on flights called green zone flights, meaning there will be no passengers on the flight coming from anywhere other than Australia. To be eligible for this, people must not have had tested positive for COVID-19 in 14 days prior to traveling and cannot be waiting for a COVID-19 test during that period. Random temperature checks will be administered. Masks must be worn on the flight. You must download the NZ COVID-19 Tracer App while in New Zealand. You cannot be experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms. Green zone flights will be flown by a crew who have not flown to certain deemed high-risk routes in a certain period of time.
For detailed information about restrictions, visit: https://covid19.govt.nz/.