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World Edition: Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?

August 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.


 

CARIBBEAN

 

**All airline passengers to the United States aged 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.**

 

 

Anguilla:

As of July 21, 2021, Anguilla is only allowing visitors who have been vaccinated at least three weeks before travel and who can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 3-5 days before arrival. Visitors must apply to travel at https://escape.ivisitanguilla.com/apply/ and receive authorization. There is no curfew, no restrictions on interstate travel, and no quarantine as long as a negative PCR test can be shown. 

 

Bonaire:

As of July 27, 2021, fully vaccinated visitors must provide proof of a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival. Unvaccinated visitors must produce a negative antigen test taken within the last 24 hours of arrival as well as a negative PCR test. All travelers still must complete a health questionnaire.

All travelers to Bonaire must complete a health declaration form, located here: https://bonairepublichealth.org/en/form. It is also expected that you test negative 24 hours in advance of your travels. As of now, the country does not treat vaccinated and unvaccinated persons differently with regards to COVID-19. However, bring proof of vaccination if you are fully vaccinated.

 

Antigua and Barbuda:

As of July 23, 2021, the country is in a state of emergency until September 20, 2021. All arriving passengers over the age of five must have a negative PCR test taken within seven days of their flight. Those who are not fully vaccinated will have to quarantine for fourteen days at COVID-19 certified lodging spaces. Some travelers may be required to wear a monitoring bracelet. Fully vaccinated travelers who can provide a negative PCR test will be allowed to stay in certified accommodation.

Access is contingent on a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel for all passengers over age 12. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. 

Travelers must fill out a health declaration form.

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. Masks are mandatory in all public places. For more details and full requirements, visit: https://bb.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

 

Aruba:

Beginning on July 14, 2021, some U.S. residents who are fully vaccinated and have a SMART health card may be exempted from the test requirement for entry.

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. Some curfews remain in effect in various areas. Masks are required in all public indoor spaces and on public transportation.  

 

The Bahamas:

UPDATE: Travelers must complete a Travel Health Visa application and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before departure. Fully vaccinated individuals do not have to provide a negative COVID-19 test.  Quarantine is not required for those with a negative COVID-19 test. Children under the age of 12 are also exempt. 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).

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. 

 

Barbados:

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, all visitors are  required to take a rapid test at the airport to confirm a negative result. Travelers must be transported via a trained provider to their pre approved hotel, resort or villa, where they will be confined to their rooms. Vaccinated travelers will be released once the negative result is received. Vaccinated travelers will be retested five days after arrival, travelers will be retested and if the result is negative when it comes back, they are free to leave quarantine.

Masks are required at all times. 

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. 

 

Bermuda:

A negative COVID-19 test is required five days before departure for entry. 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. Unvaccinated travelers to Bermuda are required to wear a Traveler Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay and must quarantine upon arrival at a designated quarantine hotel at their own expense for 14 days.. Vaccinated travelers are not required to wear one but must quarantine until their arrival test results are ready.

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. Mandatory COVID-19 tests are given at the airport. Passengers need to quarantine at their accommodation while awaiting results. 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.

 

Curaçao

The United States is considered a low-risk country. Regardless, Curacao requires all visitors to not have been in contact with a person who tested positively for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to arrival. If this is the case, they will be placed in mandatory quarantine. Visitors must carry a printed document of proof of the mandatory steps at all times during travel. They must be adequately insured for medical care and any additional costs if they are quarantined or become ill during their stay. If you do not meet the above conditions, you may be quarantined on arrival entirely at your own expense. There are currently no exemptions for visitors who have been fully vaccinated. Those connecting through an international gateway must adhere to the respective country’s travel regulations.

 

Dominica:

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. Either this, or proof of recovery from COVID within 90 days. 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. Vaccinated travelers will quarantine for a minimum  of two days before another PCR test is administered. If it is negative, they are free to go. For unvaccinated travelers, they will quarantine for 5-7 days and be given a PCR test on the fifth 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. Travelers must fill out a health questionnaire 24 hours prior to arrival. Travelers from high-risk countries must stay at designated “Safe in Nature” certified properties.

 

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. Travelers must fill out the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. Curfews vary across the island. There is no quarantine required unless you test positive.

 

Grenada:

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. Vaccinated travelers must provide proof of vaccination and will be required to quarantine for 48 hours pending a negative result from a PCR test administered on arrival. Unvaccinated travelers must enter quarantine in a government-approved facility and can only leave quarantine after undergoing another COVID-19 test, usually on the fourth or fifth day after arrival. 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. Masks are required in public spaces. 

 

Haiti:

The Government of Haiti will require negative COVID-19 tests from all passengers prior to boarding flights into Haiti taken within 72 prior to the flight or show proof from a doctor of recovery from COVID-19 in the last three months. Travelers are subject to health screenings upon arrival. You will be required to complete a health declaration form on the flight, including contact and location information in Haiti, and present it to immigration authorities upon arrival. Masks are required.

Travelers coming from high-risk states (which are determined by the Ministry of Health) may be required to quarantine. 

 

Jamaica:

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. Quarantine requirements vary depending on nature of travel. Quarantine is not required when in possession of a negative COVID-19 test. Masks are required. For more information, visit: https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/traveller-categories/ 

 

Puerto Rico:

Vaccinated travelers from the U.S are required to upload their official vaccination card.

International travelers and unvaccinated travelers are required to take a PCR test or antigen test within 72 hours of arrival. Without a test upon arrival, the traveler must upload test results within 48 hours or they will receive a fine of $300.

Those who are fully vaccinated, will not be required to wear masks in public areas. 

 

St. Barths:

Effective June 9, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers from zones identified in orange (which the U.S. is), may enter St. Barths. If arriving from an orange zone, proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 rapid Antigen test taken within 48 hours (two days) of arrival OR a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours (three days) of arrival will be required to enter.

 

St. Lucia:

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 an online Travel Registration form and a printed copy of a Health Screening form completed the day of arrival. Visitors are required to wear masks in public spaces. All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. Reservations for either a Government operated quarantine facility or a COVID-19 certified property must be confirmed before travel. All international visitors must stay at a COVID-certified property for 14 days.    

 

St Maarten:

A naso-pharygeal swab is required within 72 hours before departure by travelers from Canada or the United States. An antigen test is accepted within 48 hours before departure.

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. Travelers staying in Saint Maarten are required to have health insurance coverage.

U.S. visitors are able to visit both the French and the Dutch side of the island once again. 

 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines:

Travelers must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test result. Travelers coming from the U.S. must test within 72 hours before arrival. They may be retested upon arrival. Travelers must quarantine for 14 days in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE approved Transition/Quarantine hotel at their cost. They must arrive with proof of quarantine lodging reservation and approved transportation. Finally they must be tested on day four and seven of quarantine.  If tested negative, travelers must continue to quarantine in an approved home/facility for 9 more days — totaling in 14 days. Travelers with proof of vaccination (at least 4 weeks from the last dose) must also provide a negative PCR test taken within three days of travel and retest upon arrival.

Travelers must also complete a pre-arrival form (located here:https://stv.servicedx.com/formmgmt/travelform).

 

Turks and Caicos:

Travellers do not have to quarantine upon arrival. 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. Plan to take a private test and provide a completed health screening questionnaire. Masks are required upon arrival. There is no quarantine requirement currently in place for travelers who do not show symptoms. Curfews extend 11 P.M. – 5 A.M. until June 30. More information can be found here.

 

The U.S. Virgin Islands:

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. 

 

St. Kitts and Nevis:

Only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry into St. Kitts & Nevis. All travelers must 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. They are asked to be tested again on day nine if their trip is more than nine days. 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. Masks are required in public places. 

 

Cuba:

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.

 

British Virgin islands:  

As of July 14, 2021, the British Virgin Islands have adjusted policies due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Fully vaccinated travelers must undergo a rapid antigen test at the port of entry. All travelers must provide a PCR or rapid antigen test within five days of arrival and vaccinated travelers must show proof of vaccination. Any travelers that are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated must quarantine for seven days. All travelers must show proof of insurance that provides coverage for COVID-19 and register on the online portal which can be found at https://bvigateway.bviaa.com/ within five days of their planned arrival to obtain a Traveller Authorization Certificate, which is $35 for the fully vaccinated and $105 for those who are not. Children will be tested upon arrival and then again on day four of their trip.

Travelers will be required to pay a COVID-19 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. Masks are required and violators will be fined. 

 

Cayman Islands:

There is a quarantine of five days for vaccinated travellers and a reinstatement of a 72-hour pre-arrival PCR testing in effect. All international flights to and from the Cayman Islands are closed and only people who have been pre-approved by application are allowed to enter the territory. All travelers above the age of 10 are required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72-hours prior to departure. The test is taken at check-in. Upon arrival, all visitors who are unvaccinated will be required to quarantine for 14 days in an approved location. Fully vaccinated people are exempt from showing a negative pre-arrival test. 

 

Montserrat:

Montserrat is largely closed to travelers unless they own a habitable home in Montserrat or are resident permit holders.

 


 

EUROPE

 

** All airline passengers to the United States aged 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.)

 

Albania:

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. 

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. 

Albania is open to U.S. travelers. There are no testing or quarantine requirements in place. Everyone must wear a mask in all public places. 

Sports championships, the activities of theatres, artistic, cultural performances, and conferences will be allowed with the presence of fans, with a reduced capacity of up to 30% according to the IPH protocol.

 

Belarus:

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.

Entry is only allowed through Minsk National Airport. Land borders are currently closed to U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens must comply with all normal entry guidelines. Travelers must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. A 10-day quarantine is required upon arrival. Masks are required on public transportation and in all indoor public spaces.. 

 

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 if they are arriving from Europe and 72 hours if arriving from the U.S. upon arrival. There are no further health screening procedures at airports, but it should be noted this can change without advance notice. 

Mask wearing is required. Commercial flights are operating to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Foreign nationals, including those with residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours. Some groups are exempt from this rule, including diplomats travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina on official duties. Changes to restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should comply with any screening measures put in place by the authorities. A number of restrictions are in place at border crossing points into and out of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina are publishing regular updates. Countries neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina have also introduced restrictions. 

 

 

Croatia:

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.

  1. Persons traveling for urgent personal/family reasons, business, or other economic interest.
  2. 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.
  3. Seafarers.
  4. 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.

Travellers – regardless of their citizenship – arriving from areas classified as “green” can enter Croatia without being subject to any isolation or test requirement. For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries or regions. Travellers – regardless of their citizenship – arriving from areas NOT classified as “green” can enter Croatia without being subject to isolation or test requirement in the following cases:

  • Full vaccination

A vaccination certificate, proving that the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine (or single dose for Johnson & Johnson) was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border, must be presented;

  • Recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months

A Positive result to a COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen test) performed in the previous 180 days and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate issued by a physician confirming that the holder has recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, must be presented. For a faster border crossing, it is recommended to fill out the form at ENTERCROATIA prior to departure.

U.S. travelers can enter. They must show one of the following: a negative COVID-19 test Antigen taken within 48 hours of arrival or PCR taken within 72 hours of arrival, proof of vaccination more than two weeks prior to travel, or proof of recovery in the last six months. Masks are mandatory in all closed spaces including public transportation. 

 

Kosovo:

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.

A COVID-19 test is not currently required for travel. There is a curfew in some areas of the country. 

 

Malta:

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.

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. 

 

Moldova:

Anyone who is entering Moldova must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours. Masks are mandatory in all public indoor spaces. 

 

Ireland:

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.

Ireland will begin welcoming U.S. tourists regardless of vaccination status on July 19, 2021. Vaccinated passengers will not have to quarantine or provide a pre-departure test. Unvaccinated travelers will have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours and quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Masks are required on public transportation. 

 A person arriving to Ireland without a negative PCR test faces a fine or time in jail.

 

Montenegro:

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. 

Visitors travelling from most countries require a negative PCR test from a registered lab, taken within 72 hours of travel to enter Montenegro, or a positive serology teston IgG antibodies issued by a registered lab not older than 30 days. Children under the age of 5 do not require a test. Alternatively travellers can provide proof of a second dose of COVID-19 vaccination administered at least 7 days ago. Foreign nationals with Montenegrin residence permits travelling from all other countries can enter Montenegro without a valid test or proof of vaccination, but will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can enter with vaccination.

Masks are required in all indoor spaces and outdoor spaces where proper social distancing of six feet can’t be maintained. 

 

North Macedonia:

U.S. citizens can travel to North Macedonia without any COVID-19 testing. 

Travelers are not required to quarantine upon arrival as long as they are not traveling from India. Masks are required in all closed indoor spaces and on public transportation. 

 

Serbia:

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. Masks are required on public transportation. 

 

Slovenia:

Slovenia has a travel ban on citizens from the United States for non-essential travel, but U.S. travelers that are EU residents can enter. 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 within 7 days of the second dose  or recovery from COVID-19 within six months. Masks are required indoors, and outdoors when a distance of three meters (10 feet) can not be maintained. 

 

Ukraine:

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 or a negative rapid Antigen test or a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines on WHO’s list of approved vaccines 72 hours prior to traveling to Ukraine and provide proof of insurance that will cover COVID-19 related costs. Wearing masks is mandatory on public transportation and in indoor public places. Individuals and establishments can be fined.

 

Greece:

Greece reopened to tourists. All travelers can enter without quarantine. The requirements are as follows:

  1. Travelers must  hold a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, issued by a national authority in the English language, and a 14 day period has elapsed since these passengers were fully vaccinated;
  2. They show a negative result to a molecular PCR test for COVID-19, taken within 72 hours before their entry in Greece. Children aged 5 and under are exempted. The certificate should be written in English and must include the name and passport number or national identification number of the traveller.

Before travelling to Greece, all travelers must complete the passenger locator form.

Masks are required everywhere. 

 

U.K.:

The U.K. is currently operating under a traffic light system. The U.S. is currently on the Amber list. U.S. citizens can enter the U.K. as long as they’re not traveling from a red-list country

Those arriving in the U.K. 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. Specific requirements for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales can be found here, 

This also applies to those who have been vaccinated.

 

Italy:

Italy reopened to tourists. Any traveler entering Italy must provide a self-declaration form. A negative COVID-19 test is required from 48 hours prior to entry but visitors are no longer required to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival if they arrive on a COVID-tested international flight, which requires three rounds of testing. Those who do not arrive on a tested flight will have to quarantine for 10 days. Masks are mandatory on public transportation. All persons traveling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide their airline or Italian law enforcement officials with a self-declaration form prior to travel.

 

Spain: 

Spain reopened to vaccinated tourists on June 7th. They must have been vaccinated at least 14 days before they travel and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before departure. All persons traveling to Spain from another country (including children of any age, travelers in transit, and residents in Spain returning home), must complete the Health Control Form associated with their trip. When traveling by air, this can be done via www.spth.gob.es or the Spain Travel Health-SpTH app. When traveling by sea, this can be done through spthm.puertos.es. After finishing the form, you will get a QR code that you will have to present both at the time of boarding and upon your arrival in Spain at the health controls. At the present time, it is not mandatory to present any form if the trip to Spain is by land.

 

Belgium:

According to the Embassy of Belgium in the United States, U.S. residents may travel from the United States to Belgium without an Essential Travel Certificate.

U.S. Embassy Brussels is not responsible for determining if travel by U.S. citizens to Belgium meets airline or Belgian government requirements.  As these policies are subject to change without notice. It recommends U.S. citizens with questions about travel regulations to Belgium contact their airline or their local Belgian embassy. The website is https://www.belgiumintheusa.be/.

Only travelers arriving from a red zone need a PCR test prior to entry. A list of red, orange, and green zones can be found on this page. NOTE: Currently the United States is not a red zone.

All travelers coming to Belgium by air or boat from anywhere, or by train or bus from a country outside the EU, whatever their residency status, are required to complete the Passenger Locator Form at the earliest 48 hours prior to arrival in Belgium.

 

Germany:

Germany allows vaccinated people as of July 1st. Travelers must have a negative test result or have recovered from COVID-19 and must obtain the EU Digital COVID Certificate to provide proof.

Residents of the United States are allowed to enter Germany, unless traveling from a virus-variant area from which entry is banned. A negative COVID-19 test is required to enter Germany. Both PCR and rapid antigen tests are accepted. A PCR test must have been taken less than 72 hours prior to entry to Germany, or a rapid antigen test must be taken less than 48 hours prior to entry. Travelers will not be allowed to board their flights without a negative result. 

The testing requirement is waived for those who are fully vaccinated (15 days after the second shot of a two-dose vaccine or the first shot of a one-dose vaccine) as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months, unless they are entering from a virus variant area.

 

Poland:

Since June 19th, Poland has permitted passengers arriving from the U.S. via international airports, provided that they have a negative COVID-19 test result. Individuals must obtain tests on their own.

 

France:

As of June 17, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United States (as well as minor children under 17 accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian) can enter France with proof of vaccination and a sworn statement they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 nor contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Currently only the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are accepted. Full vaccination occurs two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine, and four weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. No pre-departure COVID test or quarantine is required.

French rules currently state that masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces. Some localities have outdoor requirements.

 


 

ASIA

 

**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. **

 

Armenia:

This western Asian country allows U.S. citizens to enter as long as they either provide proof of vaccination at least 14 days before arrival, present a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival, or agree to take a COVID-19 test and quarantine upon arrival until the results come back.

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.

 

Bangladesh:

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.

 

Cambodia:

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.

Curfews vary across the country. 

 

French Polynesia:

French Polynesia is open to US travelers who have been in the US for 30 days prior to traveling. 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. Unvaccinated passengers are required to quarantine for 10 days and must self test for COVID-19 after four days. Vaccinated passengers do not have to quarantine. Masks are required at all public places. Please note that antigen, antibody, self-testing, home testing or rapid tests of any kind, including rapid RT-PCR tests such as the Abbott ID NOW are not accepted by the Health Authorities of French Polynesia and aircraft boarding will be denied.

 

Japan:

Entrance is very limited. The Government of Japan makes no distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers in its COVID-related entry requirements. Vaccination status has no impact on an individual’s eligibility to travel to Japan, and Japan’s quarantine restrictions apply regardless of vaccination status. 

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.

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.

Masks are required in all public spaces including public transportation. 

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Maldives:

Visitors over 1 year of age must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no  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. Tourists are allowed entry without quarantine upon arrival. Those who test positive will be isolated for 14 days at their own expense.

 

Uzbekistan:

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 taken within 72 hours of the initiation of entry. Health screenings will be conducted at airports and entry ports. Quarantine is not required for Ameicans that provide a negative COVID-19 test. Masks are required in all forms of public transportation and taxis.

A health screening is in place at all ports of entry. 

 

Philippines:

U.S. citizens are currently NOT permitted to enter.  Please see thePhilippine Presidential Communication Operations Office website for more information.  Entry restrictions remain fluid and changing in the Philippines.

 

South Korea:

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.

 

Thailand:

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 14 days on arrival regardless of vaccination status and will be able to engage in some leisure activities like exercise.

Some provinces have implemented a curfew and there are also restrictions on interstate travel between certain provinces.


 

MIDDLE EAST

 

**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. **

 

Jordan:

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. Fully vaccinated travelers do not have to take a second test as long as they provide a negative result on the first test within the designated time frame. 

 

Masks are required in all public places. 

 

Lebanon:

Lebanon allows people to travel from the United States as long as they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of traveling to this Middle Eastern country. 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. Masks are required at all times outdoors and in public spaces.

 

Kuwait:

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. 

 

Bahrain:

U.S. citizens must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure.

Passengers vaccinated in the United States with approved vaccination certificates will be provided with a certification card for use within Bahrain. Those passengers are still required to PCR test at their own expense on arrival and on their tenth day in Bahrain, but are exempt from quarantine.

 

Saudi Arabia:

All travelers coming to Saudi Arabia on Umrah, visit, or tourism visas are required to have insurance covering the risks of coronavirus infection.

Saudi Arabia has suspended travelers from the U.S. and U.S. citizens can not enter Saudi Arabia directly and must enter through another country.  

  • 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.

 

Oman:

Travelers arriving to Oman from any destination will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before their arrival in Oman. 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. 

Masks must be worn in all public places. 

Travelers are required to have a valid health insurance policy to cover their stay in Oman.

 

Turkey:

To enter Turkey, a PCR test must be completed 72 hours prior to departure, medical insurance is required, and masks must be worn at all times. All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form within 72 hours of travel. Vaccinated travels who submit proof of vaccination 6-14 days before traveling do not have to provide a negative test or quarantine. Masks are required on all public transportation. Passengers arriving in Turkey will be required to complete an information form and will be checked for symptoms at all ports of entry. 

 

United Arab Emirates:

U.S. citizens are permitted, and tourist visas are being issued in all Emirates, including Dubai.  All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 96 hours prior to their departure. Children under the age of 12, and those with severe and moderate disabilities are exempt from the test requirement.

To visit Dubai , you must have medical travel insurance to cover any COVID-19 treatment and present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 48 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. Quarantine and additional testing requirements vary based on the Emirate.

 

Qatar:

Hamad International Airport (HIA) remains open for transit flights. U.S. citizens transiting HIA must have an onward flight departing fewer than 24 hours after their arrival. They cannot enter Qatar, but they can depart Qatar. 

The government of Qatar has confirmed that starting on August 1st, non-Qataris may begin to enter Qatar. For those arriving from countries deemed low-risk by the government of Qatar, they are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport and must pledge to quarantine at home for one week. Alternative options for testing before arrival may be available depending on accredited COVID-19 testing centers available in the low-risk country.

For individuals arriving from countries not deemed low-risk, they are required to obtain a test from an accredited testing center less than 48 hours before traveling. One week of home quarantine is required after arrival. If not accredited testing centers are available, the individual may arrive in Qatar but is required to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense, booking the hotel through the Discover Qatar website. A COVID-19 test is required at the end of that week of quarantine. If it is negative, the individual may then quarantine at home for an additional week.

Currently, the United States is not listed as a low-risk country.


 

SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

 

**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. **

 

Argentina:

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.

Masks and face coverings are mandatory throughout the country. 

 

Belize:

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. Fully vaccinated travellers do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test. Health screenings are at all ports of entry. All visitors must wear a mask in public.

 

Brazil:

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. The test must be done by an approved lab.  With a negative test, travelers are not required to quarantine. Masks are required throughout the country. U.S. Department of State recommends purchasing travelers insurance before departure.

 

Chile:

U.S. citizens can not visit Chile at this time.

Non-resident foreigners will not be allowed to enter Chile but will be allowed to depart. Borders will remain closed until June 15th.

 

Colombia:

Travelers do not need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter 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.

Masks are required on public transportation.

 

Costa Rica:

Entry to Costa Rica by air, sea, and some designated land borders is permitted.  The country is not requiring a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine to enter. 

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.

 

Ecuador:

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.

 

El Salvador:

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.

U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine upon arrival unless they show symptoms. Masks and social distancing are required in all public settings.

 

Guatemala:

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. 

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.

 

There are no quarantine requirements for US travelers as long as they do not travel from Brazil, the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), or South Africa.

 

Honduras:

All travelers must still complete the online pre-check form, but fully vaccinated individuals with their original vaccination certificate are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID test upon entry in Honduras.

  1. Proof of Full Vaccination: Passengers must provide the original vaccination certificate documenting complete COVID-19 vaccination (two doses of most vaccines; one dose of Johnson & Johnson) with at least 14 days after receipt of the final dose.
  2. COVID-19 Test: Passengers who can not provide proof of full vaccination must hand-carry the negative test results for a PCR or rapid test taken less than 72 hours before entry into Honduras. Passengers must show the test results at check-in.

 

Mexico:

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.

 

Nicaragua:

All passengers arriving into Nicaragua must bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours before arrival. There are no quarantine requirements. One must demonstrate vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days prior to entering the zone of risk.

 

 Panama:

American travelers must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours of their trip. Travelers must also sign a sworn affidavit  before entering the country. Curfews vary by region. Masks are required on public transportation. If you don’t have a test or your results are older than 48 hours, you will be required to take one at the airport at your own expense ($50).

 

Peru:

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. 

Travelers that have visited Brazil, South Africa, or India within two weeks of arriving in Peru must quarantine for 14 days. 

 

Uruguay:

Uruguayan borders are currently closed to non-Uruguayan citizens and residents, but there are some exceptions which can be found here

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.


AFRICA

 

**All airline passengers to the United States aged 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. **

 

Botswana:

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. Masks are required on public transportation. 

 

Burkina Faso:

Commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. Buy 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 be quarantined 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. Masks are required throughout the country. 

 

Cape Verde:

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. Travelers also need to fill out an Airport Security Tax Form and an International Travel Form prior to arrival in the country. Masks are required in enclosed spaces. 

 

Chad:

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. Masks are compulsory throughout the country. 

 

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 self-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.

 

Djibouti:

U.S. citizens can enter the country with an approved eVisa obtained in advance of travel. Passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken between 72 hours and 120 hours prior to their arrival in Djibouti. Passengers will be subject to health screenings and a rapid COVID-19 saliva test for $30 upon arrival. Only travelers who test negative will be allowed to enter the country. Those who test positive will either depart on the next flight or enter isolation and treatment. Masks must be worn inside all buildings. 

 

Equatorial Guinea:

U.S. citizens are allowed to visit Equatorial Guinea as long as they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival in the country. All passengers must take a rapid test upon arrival and (even with negative PCR test and rapid test) must quarantine for 5 days.  At the end of 5 days they must take another test. Passengers with negative results will be released from quarantine. Masks must be worn on public transportation.  There is also a 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. curfew. 

 

Egypt:

If you’re visiting Egypt from America, you’ll need to present physical proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken ideally no more than 72 hours (but up to 96 hours for connecting flights) before arrival. Health screenings are to be expected at all ports of entry. You must also show proof of health insurance upon arrival. There is no required quarantine for American travelers who present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Masks are to be worn indoors.

 

Ethiopia:

The Ethiopian Public Health Institute issued a letter requiring all incoming travelers to Bole International Airport (BIA) to present a digital negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 120 hours or five days of departure. The test results certificate must be dated and from an approved lab. Any traveler entering Ethiopia should self-quarantine for seven days upon arrival at home or in a hotel. However, passengers entering Ethiopia with a negative RT-PCR test who meet the conditions of the health screening are not required to quarantine per Ethiopian government regulations. Masks should be worn at all times outside a person’s home.

 

 Ghana: 

Accra Kotoka International Airport reopened for regular international passenger travel. 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 requires each passenger to pay $150 before their departure. Results are available within 30 minutes.

Travelers who test negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to enter Ghana with no quarantine requirement. Ghana’s land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Masks should be worn throughout the country.

 

Guinea-Bissau: 

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). Quarantine is not required for asymptomatic passengers. 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.

Masks must be worn on public transportation. 

 

Kenya:

As long as they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arriving in the country and arrive without a fever or cough, trouble breathing and flu-like symptoms, Americans can travel to Kenya for touristic purposes. There are health screenings, including temperature checks, in place at the Kenyan airports as well. Travelers must fill out a Travelers Health Surveillance Form and obtain a Trusted Travel Code. Masks must be worn in public. 

For more updated information, visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website.

 

Liberia: 

Travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival, and 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. Masks should be worn in public places. A negative COVID-19 test result is required to exit Liberia.

 

Mauritania:

All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test three days 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. There is a curfew from 12 a.m. – 6 a.m. Masks are required in public places and Government buildings. Mauritania no longer requires quarantine for any traveler who arrives with a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

 

Mauritius:

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. Masks should be worn on public transportation. 

 

Morocco:

International flights for U.S. citizens to Morocco 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. There is not a mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers unless they are traveling from a  B list country. Masks should be worn on public transportation and in public spaces.

 

Namibia:

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. Quarantine is not required. Masks should be worn on public transportation.There is a national curfew from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. daily. 

 

Niger:

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. Masks must be worn in all public places. 

 

Nigeria:

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. Masks should be worn on public transportation. Anyone who enters the country must follow the protocols at: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/guideline.

 

Rwanda:

Travelers must submit a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure. The only accepted test is a COVID-19 Real Time Polymerase (RT-PCR). Travelers will be retested upon arrival and will be required to quarantine in your hotel room until you receive a negative COVID-19 result. Masks must be worn in public places. Before traveling to Rwanda, you must fill out a  Passenger Locator Form.

 

São Tomé and Príncipe:

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 within five days prior to their arrival and take an additional COVID-19 test upon arrival, which costs about $30. Travelers are expected to quarantine until they receive the results. Masks should be worn. There is a curfew in the capital city of Libreville from 6 p m. – 5 a.m.

 

Senegal:

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. Verification of testing compliance will be undertaken by the airline prior to departure. All travelers will have to complete a  passenger location form for public health officials. No curfews are in place. Masks must be worn on public transportation. 

 

Seychelles:

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, proof of health insurance that will cover COVID-19 related expenses, and stay at an approved hotel. 

Curfew is from 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. Masks must be worn on public transportation. 

 

Sierra Leone:

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 seven days before departure.

3.) A health declaration card.

 Travelers must also take two COVID-19 tests upon arrival at their own expense, and RDT and PCR test ($80).

 

South Africa:

U.S. citizens are permitted to enter 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.

Travelers are not required to quarantine unless they have not done a COVID-19 test prior to departure.

Masks are required in public places.

You will need to complete and produce an online travel health questionnaire on your personal device before arriving in South Africa. The questionnaire is available from the South Africa Department of Health. You should arrange to take a private test.  

 

Tanzania:

All travelers will take an enhanced COVID-19 screening at the airports for $25, including a rapid test. There is no mandatory quarantine. Mask wearing is largely absent.

American tourists visiting Tanzania will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Tanzania and partake in health screenings upon arrival. Passengers must also complete a Health Surveillance Form. There is no mandatory quarantine. Mask wearing is largely absent. 

 

Togo:

Travelers must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of traveling and must show proof of insurance. Upon arrival at 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.

 travelers should expect to spend one to two days under personal quarantine at a hotel or private residence in Lomé. 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. Wearing a mask is required. 

You will need a Yellow Fever vaccination as well.

 

Tunisia:

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 seven days and then take an additional PCR test at their own expense. Fully vaccinated travelers and recently recovered travelers are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. Masks must be worn on public transportation. 

 

Uganda:

Government of Uganda recommends that non-Ugandans from Category 2 countries (including the U.S.) who are not vaccinated to not travel to Uganda.

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 will be retested on arrival. individuals who have received a full COVID-19 vaccination and are asymptomatic will be allowed into Uganda without the need for testing on arrival.  Such travelers will need to show evidence of their vaccination. Masks must be worn in public. Passengers must also submit a negative test 120 hours before leaving Uganda. The 

 

Zambia:

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. Masks must be worn in all public places. 

 

Zimbabwe:

You can enter Zimbabwe with a negative COVID-19 test performed within 48 hours of arrival. Travelers from COVID-19 “hot spots” will be subject to another test at the airport. There is a nationwide curfew in effect from 10:30 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Non-resident visitors of Zimbabwe are required to quarantine for 10 days after arrival. There is a curfew in place from 10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. Masks must be worn in public.


AUSTRALIA

 

Australia:

*Sydney entered its first lockdown since 2020 on June 26, 2021 in order to fight the Delta variant.

U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter Australia. Australia has enacted a  travel ba n 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. Masks must be worn in public. 

Anyone going from New Zealand to Australia and back will not be subject to quarantining for 14-days. 

 

New Zealand:

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. Masks must be worn on public transportation. For detailed information about restrictions, visit: https://covid19.govt.nz/.