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Last updated October 2020

With the coronavirus wreaking havoc on the world, all our 2020 travel plans had been rendered null and void when countries started shutting down their international borders in an effort to control the transmission of infection. The USA has had to bear a heavy brunt of the pandemic, and getting listed as a high-risk country in lists worldwide has made matters worse for travel buffs.

However, numerous countries are now reopening and accepting American tourists. Where can you travel from the USA? What are the travel restrictions and testing/quarantine guidelines at these places which are allowing American travelers to enter? Here’s a list of countries where you can travel from the US now.

List of countries where Americans can travel now for tourism

Travel restrictions are varied. So take a look at this list of places that are now accepting tourists from the USA (list updated as and when changes occur).

Levels indicated are those provided by the US Travel Advisory depending on the COVID-19 situation and other potential issues at the destination country.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

 Flickr Theth National Park, Albania

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Visitors from all nations, including the US, may now travel to Albania without any requirement of COVID-19 test or self-quarantine (neither institutional nor home) on arrival. Health screening procedures are in place at the airport. If you exhibit symptoms, you will have to take a COVID-19 test and quarantine as deemed suitable by the health officials.

During your stay in Albania, note that wearing masks is mandatory in all closed spaces such as markets, malls, public transport, office, elevators, etc. If you flout the rule, you’ll find yourself paying a fine of 2,000 ALL. While all restaurants, cultural centers, museums, swimming pools, beaches, and other popular tourist places are open, there is a restriction on large public gatherings.

Antigua and Barbuda

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

stretch of beach in Antigua and Barbuda

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A negative COVID-19 report is required for entry into Antigua and Barbuda (test cannot be older than 7 days of flight). For those arriving by sea on private yachts or ferry services, Port Health guidelines apply. In line with the Quarantine Authority and the Quarantine (COVID-19) Guidelines, once you arrive, you will be under monitoring for 14 days. This stay, as stated in the Travel Advisory, needs to be at an approved accommodation only. At the discretion of the Health Authority, you also need to undergo a second COVID test on arrival.

Wearing mask is obligatory in all public places. Between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. (the curfew hours), only essential services are available. If you are arriving in Antigua, you may travel to Barbuda on excursion since there is no restriction on inter-state travels.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

A winter view of Yerevan, Armenia, with the backdrop of Masis (Mount Ararat).

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All international passengers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days in Armenia. However, there’s an option to reduce the length of your quarantine stay if you decide to take a PCR test while in self-isolation. Once you get negative test results, you can walk out of quarantine with no further restrictions.

When you leave your quarantine stay, do not leave your masks as it is mandatory in public places unless you have specific health conditions. If you do not adhere to the law, you could be fined up to 10,000 Drams. Gatherings are permitted, but only up to 60 people. Note that direct flights from the States to Armenia are not available as of now. So, you’ll need to transit via other destinations such as Dubai or Kyiv, which have regular flights to Yerevan. Entry by land is also restricted for non-Armenians.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Aruba houses and beaches

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Aruba has an online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) program where you’d be issued an ED card if you wish to travel to Aruba. A COVID-test is also mandatory for entering Aruba. There is provision testing on arrival, in which case visitors will need to quarantine at your booked accommodation until the test results arrive.

However, entry restrictions are not the same for all states in the USA since many are considered as high-risk zones. Travelers from the following list will not be able to avail of the pre-booked COVID testing on arrival: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Travel from the above states in the US requires you to upload negative RT-PCR test results (not older than 72 hours) at least 12 hours before your scheduled journey along with your online ED card. You will also need to purchase a mandatory Aruba Visitors insurance before you travel to the island country.

You can fly to Aruba’s main international airport, Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) on JetBlue, American, Delta, and United airlines. It is quite a safe destination to travel from America and more so with the Aruba Health & Happiness Code, a sign that businesses are all prepped up with the highest level of safety and hygiene norms.


Cityscape in Manama, Bahrain

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Americans can now travel to Bahrain for tourism and all other purposes since the country opened its borders since September 4 to visitors from almost all countries with e-visas and visa on arrivals (the US nationalities have visa on arrival). This is in addition to the previous categories of travelers (Bahraini citizens, residents, and GCC nationals) who were allowed entry into the country.

Travelers no longer need to stay in quarantine for 10 days. Instead, on landing, you will have to take a COVID test and stay in isolation until the results arrive. You will need to shoulder the cost of the test, which is around 30 Bahraini Dinars (USD 80). Those who wish to stay for more than 10 days will need to take a second test before staying and exploring further.

All restaurants and cafes have outdoor services in operation while private in-dining experiences may be enjoyed in groups of 10-20 only if you make a pre-booking. From October 24, this restriction is set to be lifted, allowing all for indoor dining with health precautions. While parks, beaches, and other public places are open, a gathering of more than 5 is not allowed.

The Bahamas

Warwick Paradise in Island Bahamas

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The tropical paradise of the Bahamas is only around 80 km from Florida, thereby posing as a perfect beach getaway for Americans, not too far away from home during this global pandemic. It is now open for visitors from across the States. But before you enter, you need to submit an application for Travel Health Visa by visiting the official website and choosing the International option.

While filling out the application, you will also be prompted to upload your negative RT-PCR test results. Once you get the final confirmation document (it takes around 72 hours max for processing), you’ll need to present it to the officials on arrival. By the time you arrive at the Bahamas, your negative test results should not be more than 5 days old.

Once all documents are cleared, you need to stay in quarantine for 14 days at a rented accommodation, hotel, or private boat. Only after completing the two week period in isolation will you be able to start touring the New Province and other 700 islands in the archipelago.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

 Pixabay Barbados Bridgetown Constitution

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The US Embassy in Barbados mentions that all travelers need to fill out an Online Immigration/Customs form for entry into Barbados (available here). Submit the form anywhere between 72 hours or 24 hours ahead of your arrival. Since the USA is in the high-risk zone of COVID-19 pandemic, you must undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test no earlier than 72 hours 3 days of your entry in Barbados. You not only need to submit the results online but also submit a printed copy at the airport.

After your certificate is checked for validity, you will need to quarantine at any of the approved hotels and villas. Stay is free of cost at government facilities. If you opt for a test on the fourth or fifth day of your stay, and your results are negative, you can leave isolation and enjoy your Caribbean holiday.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Castle in Belarus

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Belarus is one of the few places in the world allowing Americans to enter without any restrictions. No negative PCR certificate is required, no COVID-19 testing on arrival, and no self-quarantine will be imposed. The quarantine guideline has long been lifted since June 26. if any of your close contacts test positive, you’d need to quarantine in Belarus for 14 days.

Belavia Airlines have regular flights to and from several European cities such as London, Frankfurt, Paris, and others. Travel is visa-free for Americans with a permitted extension of stay from 30 days to 90 days. However, when you are flying to Belarus, make sure you are aware of the COVID-19 travel guidelines of whichever European country you wish to transit through.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Belize City

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The entry and travel comes with quite a few restrictions. You must have the Belize Health app downloaded on your phone. Once you register and submit your travel details within 72 hours before your journey, you’ll receive a QR code ID without which you may be denied entry.

While the travel advisory recommends getting a negative antigen PCR test within 3 days of travel, you may also get tested on arrival at Belize at your own expense (costs USD 50). For the latter, results will be sent to you at your hotel, where you’d need to quarantine for 14 days if you test positive. Self-quarantine for 10 days is mandatory for long-stay non-nationals and business travelers.

All tourists will receive Safe Corridor “Welcome to Belize,” wristband, and stay is permitted only at accommodations with Gold Standard Certification. In the current phase of travel reopening in Belize, you may only visit your hotel’s beachfront and take private tours offered by your hotel. The approved accommodations will have all such amenities arranged as a measure to minimize interactions of tourists with local communities and consequently control the virus spread.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel


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Bermuda has been marked as a “Safe Travels” destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council. You can take one of the routine flights and reach Bermuda within a few hours from any of the cities in the US. The US Embassy in Bermuda notifies travelers of the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test certificate. You may take the test somewhere around 72 hours before your departure but no earlier than 7 days. On arrival, you will be tested again.

Before you begin your journey, make sure to fill out the Travel Authorization form without which you will not be permitted to enter the country. A fee of USD 75 is levied upon visitors for the form, and it includes the cost of COVID-19 testing on arrival. You need to stay in quarantine for around 24 hours before your second test results come out to negative. While you may leave your quarantine stay and tour the destination, you must take the follow-up tests on the fourth, eighth, and fourteenth days of your visit.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

 Flickr Bosnia and Herzegovina - Old Bridge

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Bosnia and Herzegovina started reopening its borders in phases since June 1. It is now welcoming American tourists to its world of quaint medieval charm and rugged beauty of the Dinaric Alps. For entry, you must be carrying a negative PCR or serological test for COVID-19.

While touring Bosnia and Herzegovina, in public places wherever social distancing is not possible, you must not forget your masks. For more details on entry, border crossing, and visa requirements, you may visit BiH Border Police (website in Croatian).


Level 4: Do not travel

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Brazil does not currently have any restrictions for travelers. The earlier mandate of health insurance has been scraped with no requirements, either a negative PCR report or a quarantine stay after arrival. Brazil advises a quarantine stay for 15 days, only if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

If you wish to tour Brazil during this time of crisis, do so with increased health precautions. However, unlike any other year, tourists would not be able to participate in the boisterous fun of the next annual Rio Carnival since it has been postponed indefinitely.


Level 4: Do not travel

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The South American country Colombia has it all: towering peaks in the Andes, enigmatic wildlife in the Amazon jungle, pristine beaches on the Caribbean coast, beguiling archaeological ruins, fascinating desert landscape, quaint colonial villages, and bustling cities. The country resumed its international tourism sector on September 19, with the first flight taking off from Fort Lauderdale to Cartagena. Although the COVID-19 situation isn’t under complete control. prompting US Travel Advisory to mark it as a level 4 destination, you may travel to Colombia with increased caution.

The following international airports in Colombia have resumed operations with limited inbound and outbound flights: Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin (Rionegro), Cali, Barranquilla, Armenia, Pereira, and Bucaramanga. Travelers need to present a COVID-19 test certificate, one that is taken no earlier than 96 hours. Symptomatic travelers won’t be allowed to board. For a smooth immigration process, fill out the online form CheckMig around 24 hours before your journey.

Costa Rica

Volcano in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica started welcoming tourists from six states in the US: New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Connecticut from September 1. The privilege has since been extended to more number of states which includes Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Colorado, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, Rhode Island, California, and Ohio. From November 1, Costa Rica would be receiving tourists from all states in the USA.

Since only certain states are allowed currently, travelers must carry valid documents in the form of a driver’s license or state ID card to prove that they are residents of authorized states. In case you are transiting through a non-authorized state, your layover must not be more than 18 hours. A PCR test for COVID-19 is longer mandatory for entry to Costa Rica from October 26. However, health insurance is still a prerequisite.

Within the country, stay updated about local driving restrictions, which keep changing from time to time. United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines are flying passengers from different states in the US to Costa Rica, with Delta to join the tribe soon.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Landscape of croatia

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Unlike much of the EU, which has an embargo on the entry of Americans, Croatia has been open to visitors for business travel and tourism purposes since July 1. All passengers arriving by flight or on a cruise must carry a negative RT-PCR certificate, which should be taken no earlier than 48 hours before your arrival in Croatia.

In case you are traveling without a test report or an expired test, you will have to stay in isolation for seven days and then take another test to confirm that you are COVID-19 negative before you can explore the country’s harbor towns and soak in the Mediterranean sun. The test will cost you somewhere around USD 130 to 300 or more depending on where you are staying. If you refuse the test, you will have to complete your quarantine stay of 14 days.

Note that you also need to present a form of your travel announcement as well as a valid proof of the purpose of your travel while entering Croatia. It can be your hotel reservation or booking of other accommodation. While in Croatia, masks are mandatory in all public places.


Level 2: Exercise increased caution

Roseau, Dominica


The Caribbean Island nation Dominica reopened its borders on July 15 and is now allowing Americans to come and explore its craggy mountainous terrain, tropical rainforests, and natural hot springs.

To get clearance, you must submit an online health questionnaire no later than 24 hours prior to your journey. Take a PCR COVID test within 24 to 72 hours of your arrival time and upload the results online. At the airport in Dominica, you will undergo a second rapid test since the USA is in the HIgh-risk countries category. If you test negative, you’ll need to quarantine for at least 5 days at a government quarantine facility or any approved private property.

On the fifth day of your stay, another PCR test will be conducted, and if the results are negative, you may go on to tour the wonders of the island. Once you are released from quarantine in Dominica, stick to the restrictions and advisories as and when expected of you. Maintain physical distances of 3 ft. when outdoors.

Dominican Republic

Level 4: Do not travel


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While you need not get yourself tested for traveling to the Dominican Republic, the travel advisory states that officials at the airport will randomly conduct rapid tests on select passengers from arrivals. Unless you test positive, there is no requirement for quarantine.

When in the territory, it is advisable that you strictly adhere to the curfew regulations. On weekdays, it is from 9 pm to 5 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 pm to 5 am. Wearing masks is mandatory, while all kinds of public congregations are banned.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

 Andean páramo in Ecuador

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You must be carrying a PCR test report taken in the past 10 days for entering Ecuador, and quarantine is only imposed if you exhibit symptoms. For travelers without a test certificate, you need to take a test on arrival and bear its costs. Entry into Galapagos Islands requires a separate negative PCR test report (shouldn’t be older than 96 hours at the time of entry) from any laboratory recognized by the Agency for Quality Assurance of Services of Prepaid Health and Medicine (ACESS) in Ecuador.

There are local curfews and restrictions in place with quick changes happening. So, keep yourself informed regarding these norms.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

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At Cairo International Airport, all arriving non-Egyptians need to be carrying a negative COVID-19 PCR report in paper copy form. Travelers from the USA get an additional extension of 24 hours due to the long transit nature of incoming flights, so your test should be taken no earlier than 96 hours of your due departure. In case you are flying to resort towns in the Red Sea and South Sinai, the certificate isn’t specifically mandatory.

The US Embassy in Egypt also mentions the need for health insurance for international travelers from the US visiting Egypt. While most places in Egypt have reopened, beaches and public parks have not.

More on Egypt travel restrictions here.

French Polynesia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Houses on Bora Bora island, French Polynesia

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Tourists enticed by the gorgeous beach destination of French Polynesia in the South Pacific can now visit the islands, but you need to plan your journey well in advance since flights are limited. A COVID test report is a must (RT-PCR molecular test is the only accepted test). Three days before you set out, you must complete registration on the French Polynesian registration website. While no quarantine is necessary, you will have to take a test again after the fourth day of your stay in French Polynesia.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Village in Ghana, West Africa

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Africa’s Golden child Ghana has opened its doors for international tourists from the USA. With Scheduled international flights operating to and from Accra Kotoka International Airport since September 1, the country has some entry restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. Pre-testing within 72 hours of your travel to Ghana is a must, in addition to second testing at the airport on arrival. For the latter, you will have to pay a fee of USD 150 either online or when you arrive.

Once you test negative, you are free to go on with your itinerary. If your trip is for less than 7 days, you may not need to carry the pre-testing COVID negative certificate with you.


Level 2: Exercise increased caution

Greana beautiful island and beach

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The country reopened its airport for charter flights from July 1 and commercial flights from August 1. Scheduled commercial flights to the destination from the US were not available up until recently since it considered the US in the list of high-risk countries. JetBlue Airways and American Airlines have now resumed operations from October.

For entry from the US to Grenada, you are not only required to carry a negative RT-PCR report (not older than 7 days before travel) but also stay in quarantine at any approved Pure Safe Travel accommodation for at least 4 days. On the 4th day, however, you may opt for a COVID-19 test, and once the results arrive as negative, you may move on to tour the island. Before you enter Grenada, make sure you have filled out the requisite health form and have the Ronatrac contract tracing app downloaded on your phone.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel


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To enter Guatemala, you must carry a negative PCR or antigen test certificate conducted 72 hours before arrival and you’ll need to fill out the health pass in advance. In case you display symptoms while crossing the land borders or on arrival at the La Aurora International Airport, you may be denied entry into Guatemala.

All businesses and tourist activities are now accessible with social distancing norms in place. Masks are mandatory in public spaces. Even as the previous curfew on movements from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. has been lifted, the US Embassy in Guatemala advises restricting your travel within the daytime hours.


Level 4: Do not travel


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Haiti, an eclectic medley of European, African, and Taino cultures, in the Caribbean Seas, is now accepting tourists. Haiti reopened its international airports and border crossing in July with regular commercial flight operations beginning and expanding since then.

You must declare your COVID-19 health status before entering Haiti, as mentioned on the website of the US Embassy in Haiti. As of July, a self-quarantine of 14 days was supposed to be imposed on all travelers, but there is currently updated information regarding the guideline. So, you may contact your airlines to seek more information.


Level 4: Do not travel

 Pixabay Roatan Honduras Port

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Honduras requires all passengers to carry a negative COVID test certificate conducted less than 72 hours before your entry. A point to note here is that it even accepts a rapid test report. Quarantine is not necessary unless you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. Complete your online immigration pre-check form before traveling within a 48-hour timeframe of your entry. The National Curfew, previously in effect, has been lifted on October 11.

While Honduras can be a great tourism destination, it lacks behind in medical infrastructure to tackle severe cases of COVID-19. So, as warned by the US Embassy in Honduras, take precautions when you’re here.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel


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Ireland isn’t just known for its enigmatic landscapes but also for its people’s passion for literature and art (noteworthy: the capital Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature). During this pandemic, it has its borders open for anyone who wishes to undertake leisure travel even though Ireland’s government has requested passengers to travel for essential purposes. In case you really want to visit the Emerald Isle from the US, you need to keep certain existing restrictions in mind.

Since the US is not included in Ireland’s green list of countries, all travelers must self-isolate for the first 14 days before moving on to other places on their itinerary. You should also complete the online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival in Ireland. There is, however, no requirement to carry PCR test certificate.

More on Ireland travel restrictions here.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Jmaica beach

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In times of COVID-19, luckily, for Americans, most of the Caribbean destinations are open, and that includes Jamaica. It has adopted a program called Resilient Corridors (areas in the country prepped for avoiding coronavirus transmission) to ensure safe tourism, both for visitors and locals. With the latest travel guidelines for international tourists, you can now explore more of Jamaica.

You need to complete the travel authorization process before entering Jamaica from the US. But there is no longer the need to upload your COVID-19 test results (taken within a timeframe of 10 days before arrival) online. You must present them at the airport instead. Note that you have the option to take a PCR or antigen test. Even with the pre-testing, you may be asked to get yourself tested again at Jamaica airport at the discretion of the officers.

Upon arrival, Jamaica requires visitors from the US to stay in isolation for 14 days if your accommodation is outside the travel corridors. Within the corridors, you may stay at multiple accommodations and visit more places without too many restrictions.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Giraffe in the grasslands of Africa

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Kenya resumed international flights from August 1, and with that, its expansive landscape and exotic landscape are now accessible to foreign tourists, including visitors from the US.

To be allowed to enter Kenya, you must not harbor any notable symptoms of COVID-19. Within 96 hours of your travel, you must also have conducted a PCR COVID test. Fill out the Port Health form available on the Jitenge MoH Kenya app. There is no mandatory quarantine regulation, however, a nationwide night curfew is in effect from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am.


Level 4: Do not travel

townscape in Kosovo

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Now over a decade old since its birth, Kosovo in Southeastern Europe is an up and rising tourism destination filled with amazing hiking trails and medical art and architecture. In case you haven’t heard much about Kosovo before, now could be time to start exploring the country. Remember to take utmost precautions, since it is still marked as Level 4 on the US travel advisory list.

Kosovo’s Pristina International Airport is open for all travelers with zero restrictions. No COVID-19 testing and no mandatory quarantine are in place.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

beach resort in Maldives

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For beach lovers, Maldives is indisputably a paradise on Earth. If a luxury resort stay that comes with the taste of Asia is on your mind, Maldives has opened its international borders for tourists from the US. And it also comes with a free 30-day visa on arrival!

Fill out the Traveler Health Declaration (THD) 24 hours before arrival. A negative PCR certificate is mandatory and random testing will also be conducted at the airport. No quarantine is required unless you test positive anytime during your visit. When in Male city, Hulhumale, Villimale, Thilafushi, and Gulhifalhu, take note of the curfew hours.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

fort wall in Malta port

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Officially Malta doesn’t mention the US in the list of countries from where travelers can arrive for tourism. However, there’s a slight loophole in the current procedure, and like many other travelers from the US, you too can leverage it to visit Malta despite the EU’s ban on American tourists.

The Malta International Airport’s website mentions a safe list of countries. Anyone who has spent his last 14 days in any of these countries can travel to Malta by filling out the Public Health Travel Declaration Form and the Passenger Locator Form.

So, if you are willing to take the bullet (in this case, it’s a quarantine for 14 days) in any of the safe corridor destinations, you may enter Malta without producing a negative RT-PCR certificate or facing quarantine upon arrival. But make sure that you aren’t transiting through any country outside the list. Once you reach Malta, no further restrictions apply!


Level 4: Do not travel

Chichen_Itza in Mexico

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While non-essential travels across the Mexican-USA land border still remains in effect, you can fly to Mexico for a holiday. Health screening will be conducted by the officials, but you do not need any COVID certificate for entry into Mexico from the USA. No quarantine regulations are mandated for US travelers either. Make sure to comply with all health protocols, otherwise, you may face the risk of getting fined, jailed, or deported.

More on Mexico travel restrictions here.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel


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Another country to open its doors to American tourists in the Balkan region is Montenegro. You can travel to this tiny country of breathtaking natural beauty if you have a negative PCR or positive antibody test certificate for COVID-19. Neither of them should be older than 72 hours before your journey.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Chefchaouen, blue city in Morocco

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With the cultural richness and pristine landscape, Morocco attracts numerous writers, photographers, and holidaymakers to its enticing land. Now that Morocco’s border has been lifted partially, Americans can visit the destination since Morocco is allowing all travelers from visa-exempt countries.

However, reaching there might be a hassle since only special flights and ferries are operating. Scheduled commercial flights remain suspended as of now. As such, only Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Air Arabia, and Air France. are offering services. You need a negative RT-PCR certificate within 72 hours of your due travel. Within the country, you cannot enter Berrechid, Casablanca, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, Settat, Tangier, and Tetouan unless you receive special permission from local authorities.

North Macedonia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

 Skopje North Macedonia City

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The Balkan country of North Macedonia has reopened for American tourists without any quarantine or testing requirements as such. It is one of the few countries where you can travel from the US without any negative COVID-19 test report. Health screening is done on all arriving and departing passengers at the airport. If your body temperature is above 37 degrees Celsius, the health officials would determine the next steps as per their discretion.


Level 4: Do not travel

Chiriquí, Boquete, cloud forest in Panama

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Cloud forests, coffee farms, sun-soaked beaches, and a remarkable nightlife awaits you in Panama since the country is now accepting tourists from the USA. A relatively recent addition (the US Embassy in Panama website is yet to be updated with the new guidelines), Panama’s borders are open from October 12 to all countries.

Having earned the badge of “Safe Travels” badge from the World Travel & Tourism Council, Panama has several restrictions in effect for tourists. A PCR/antigen is needed for entry (within 48 hours before arrival). If you don’t have one, you’ll need to take a rapid test at the airport, which will cost you around USD 30. Once you leave the airport to tour Panama, always wear your masks. Make reservations at restaurants for meals since it’s now the prevalent practice to contain the crowd.


Level 3: Reconsider travel


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Pakistan offers a unique cultural experience amidst its enigmatic landscape of towering snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and vast meadows. Since August 8, the Gilgit Baltistan region of this off-beat tourism destination is now open for its domestic and international tourists with a “no mask, no tourism” policy. While COVID-19 cases are still being reported, the country has seen a declining trend in the numbers with a successful flattening of the curve.

From October 5, the country is welcoming visitors from all countries, including America, which is considered to be a Category B country by Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority. This means that you will be required to travel with a COVID-19 test report taken no earlier than 96 hours before departure. No mandatory quarantine is in place in Pakistan for arrivals.

Before you set out on your journey, you also need to have the Pass Track app downloaded on your mobile device. Without having your details enters, you won’t be issued a boarding pass (exceptions are children below the age of 12, VIP international delegates, and passengers with disabilities). In case you do not have an Apple/Android device, you can access it via the web. If found symptomatic on arrival, you’ll need to take an RT-PCR test at any lab of your choice, the results of which usually arrive within 48 hours. You’ll also be paying around 6,000 to 9,000 PKR.

Note that the US Government’s Pakistan Travel Advisory asks you exercise increased caution in Pakistan since several regions are under conflict.

Find detailed travel guidelines for Pakistan here.

Puerto Rico

 A Colorful Corner In Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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This unincorporated U.S. territory in the Caribbean is a travel buff’s haven, thanks to its mighty mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, vibrant Spanish colonial buildings, beach nightlife, and a lot more. With tons to offer, Puerto Rico is now open for international tourists (it reopened borders on July 15), and of course, if you are in the US, you can visit the Island.

As stated in Puerto Rico’s Health Department’s website, all travelers (18 years or older) must fill out the Health Declaration form. A negative RT-PCR report is mandatory, and the test should not be older than 72 hours before your arrival on the island. In case you don’t have the certificate, you will have to quarantine for 14 days or until your test results arrive.

All public places, including beaches and natural parks, are open for visitors with social distancing norms being in place. Restaurants and casinos are operating at 50% and 25% capacity, respectively, to evade possible transmissions. You may find other outdoor attractions still closed. Additionally, you also need to adhere to the curfew, which is in effect on the island from 10 pm to 5 am till October 16.


Level 3: Reconsider Travel

 Silverback Gorilla Rwanda


The Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda, and its thrilling wilderness is open for international tourists since June 17. Americans can travel to this East African country by following some mandatory SOPs.

For entry into Rwanda, a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report is mandated for all travelers. The test should be taken within 5 days of departure on the initial flight. On arrival, you will be subjected to yet another COVID-19 test at your own expense (costs USD 50). Until the results are out, you must stay in quarantine at your choice of designated accommodation and leave only after you get a negative result. You must also fill out the Passenger Locator Form where you’d need to show proof of accommodation booking for your 24-hour quarantine stay. Visa on arrival is available for US citizens.

While in Rwanda, a curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. For entry into the national parks, carrying a negative COVID-19 test certificate is obligatory.

Saint Barts

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

houses in St Barts

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The French-speaking Caribbean island of Saint Barts or Saint Barthélemy fascinates tourists with its mix of European sophistication and tropical island beauty. If a stay in boutique hotels or private villas in Saint Barts is on your mind, you can head out for a sun-soaked holiday as the island is open for tourism.

Carrying a negative COVID-19 test report is mandatory, as mentioned in the SOP guideline. The test shouldn’t be conducted any earlier than 72 hours before your arrival. Your airline wouldn’t let you fly unless you also submit a sworn statement that you have no COVID-19 symptoms or are aware of having come in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient in the past 14 days. In case your holiday is for more than 7 days, you will have to undergo a test again on the 7th day, which will cost you 135 euros.

Saint Lucia

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The island destination of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean is open for American tourists who arrive with a PCR test certificate (7 days validity maximum before arrival) and have filled out the Pre-Arrival Travel Registration Form. However, you will need to restrict your visit to water excursions organized by your hotels. At other times, you may also need to stay within your hotel premise.

Sint Maarten

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

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Sint Marteen, the Dutch side of the island, is open for American travelers who wish to visit for leisure and holiday. However, the French collective of Saint Martin is yet to reopen its borders for US travelers. A negative COVID-19 certificate is mandatory for entry, taken within 72 hours of your due travel. You also need to fill out the application form and upload your test results online.

Atlanta, New York, Miami, and Charlotte have frequent flights to the destination.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

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When a global pandemic is on the run with every place mandating social distancing norms, what better thing to do than to bathe in the tropical sun on a private island and go sailing occasionally? Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is allowing the entry of foreign nationals, including Americans, for tourism purposes. Commercial flights are available, including flights by American Airlines, which operates every Saturday.

However, the travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is not without numerous rules and regulations. Since the United States of America falls on the nation’s list of high-risk countries for COVID-19 spread, a negative RT-PCR test is unavoidable, taken at max 5 days before arrival. After landing, you will again have to undergo an RT-PCR test. A mandatory 5-day quarantine will ensue at any quarantine hotel approved by the Tourism Authority/Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (TA/MOHWE).

Between the fourth and fifth days, you will again have to be tested and stay in quarantine until the ninth to sixteenth day as deemed suitable by the Port Health Officer. While all the SOPs are for visitors arriving on commercial flights, only requisite documents are needed for travelers by sea, but no quarantine is imposed.



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In the heart of Balkan lies Serbia, a potpourri of culture, historical spots, and a vibrant nightlife. Once it lifted the state of emergency in May in the wake of a global pandemic, Serbia started ushering in international tourists gradually. It now allows Americans to visit for tourism purposes.

When you visit Serbia, you must take the self-assessment test as this determines what COVID-19 protocols you need to follow once you reach Serbia. On the 10th day of your visit, you need to retake the test. For US citizens arriving in Serbia after transiting via North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania, a COVID-19 test report is mandatory taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival.

While in Serbia, maintain social distancing up to 1.5 meters, and wear your masks. You can travel to Serbia from the US without a visa and stay for a maximum of 90 days.


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Whether it is the wilderness or the mighty Kilimanjaro that has always fascinated you, Tanzania is now open for international tourists. The travel is quite hassle-free since there aren’t any testing or quarantine requirements.

As such, Tanzania doesn’t mandate any COVID test report unless it is a requisite in your country of origin or a guideline introduced by the airline you are flying with. You just need to fill out the Health Surveillance Form.


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Turkey, the confluence of the East and the West, has been welcoming international tourists since June 12. The USA is in the list of countries that currently have scheduled and non-scheduled flights to Turkey. As such, its new travel guidelines do not pose many restrictions on visitors. There is no requirement of quarantine or mandatory tests unless you are showing symptoms.

Wearing mask in public places is mandatory in 81 provinces of Turkey, with a fine of 900 lire (122.5 USD approximately) for those who won’t. Take note of any curfews and restrictions that may be introduced locally.

More on Turkey travel restrictions here.

Turks and Caicos

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Fancy unwinding at a luxury resort and going scuba diving to meet the wonders of the ocean at what is one of the world’s largest coral reef systems? Turks and Caicos in the Atlantic Ocean are allowing Americans to enjoy a quarantine-free holiday on its British territorial islands.

All arriving passengers must have completed a pre-authorization on TCI Assured Portal. You must take the COVID-19 test within 5 days of your departure (antigen/antibody tests not accepted). Additionally, you must have health insurance that covers all COVID-19 related costs. Health screening and questioning will take place at the airport upon arrival. So, all travelers are requested to cooperate with the officers and provide all necessary details.


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Uganda has started ushering in international tourists from October 1, and US citizens are welcome as well.

Take a PCR COVID-19 test no earlier than 72 hours before your departure since it is mandatory for all arrivals in Uganda. If you’re flagged during health screening at the airport, you will need to take a test and stay in an isolation facility before the results arrive.


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Ukraine classifies the USA as a “red zone” country. Therefore, for entry into Ukraine, you need to either opt for a) monitored stay in select isolation centers, b) quarantine for 14 days at any preferred residence/ accommodation with Diy Vdoma app downloaded on mobile, or c) PCR test on arrival at the international airports of Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv. Until the results are out, you’ll need to stay in quarantine. However, if you have already taken a test in the past 48 hours before arrival and have tested negative, you may receive an exemption from all three procedures.

Health insurance with any Ukrainian insurance firm (if it is a foreign company, it must have a branch in Ukraine) that covers COVID-19 treatment costs is also mandatory for entry into Ukraine. Visit the official website to choose any preferred insurance policy. Carry your ID and masks when in Ukraine.

United Arab Emirates

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Dubai welcomed its first batch of international visitors 7 July 2020, thereby marking the reopening of the UAE for tourism. Having any health insurance, the COVID-19 DXB app downloaded on your mobile, Health Declaration Form, and negative RT-PCR test certificate (96 hours validity time) are mandatory guidelines for all visitors in Dubai. You may also need to undergo an additional test at the decision of the health officials at the airport. With the Dubai Assured stamp, you can expect to be in safe hands as long as you too practice COVID-19 health precautions.

In August, Sharjah, too, started welcoming foreign tourists with its Sharjah Safe for Tourism‘ stamp, launched by the World Travel and Tourism Council for reassuring travelers. As in Dubai, Sharjah also mandates any health insurance, a mandatory negative COVID-19 test report, submission of a health disclosure form, and a second COVID test on arrival while you quarantine in a hotel until your results arrive.

For entry into Abu Dhabi, in addition to a mandatory COVID test certificate, you need to self-isolate for 14 days. You will receive a GPS wristband and be registered on the quarantine system during your stay. For a safe travel experience, the Abu Dhabi Government has endorsed the Go Safe Certification.

More on Dubai reopening here.

US Virgin Islands

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American Airlines, Delta, and other aircraft operators are now flying regularly from the mainland US to the Virgin Islands. Travelers need to carry a negative molecular/PCR/rapid COVID-test report, which isn’t older than five days of your arrival. This is applicable to all travelers above the age of 18. An antibody test report conducted in the past four months is also acceptable. For travelers without a COVID-19 test certificate, self-quarantine at own expense is obligatory for 2 weeks.

While bars and nightclubs remain shut, you can dine at restaurants since they are functioning with a cap on 50% of capacity. From 4 p.m. until 6 a.m., you wouldn’t be able to access the beaches.


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Time to get awed by the wildlife and majesty of the Victoria waterfalls in Zambia, which shares its borders with Zimbabwe in southern Africa. Zambia announced the reopening of the tourism sector and international air travel towards the end of June as a measure to revive tourism and economy in the country. And contrary to the confusion circling the entry of travelers from the US, yes, Americans are now allowed to enter Zambia for tourism purposes, as stated in a press release by the Public Relations Officer of the Zambia Department of Immigration.

Whether you arrive through Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) or other international airports or land borders, you must be carrying a negative RT-PCR report conducted within the last 14 days. The US Embassy in Zambia states that a quarantine of 14 days is also mandatory for incoming American travelers at either a government-designated COVID facility or any other preferred choice of residence. In the latter case, regular follow-ups with the Ministry of Health officials are necessary. Passport and visa are essential too (get your e-visa here).


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This wildlife lover and adventure seeker’s destination in Africa has resumed international tourism in the country (as announced by the Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry), with airlines such as Fast Jet, Ethiopian Airlines, and others announcing international scheduled flights from October.

All travelers need to arrive with a negative RT-CR test report not older than 48 hours. While we don’t know yet about any direct flights from the US, you can enter Zimbabwe by transiting through other countries in Africa or the Middle East that accept American tourists. Note that the US Embassy in Zimbabwe’s official website is still reporting on recent developments.