To those who are thinking of traveling outside the U.S., please take a look below at the list of countries that opened up their borders to welcome U.S. travelers.
With its ever-changing international travel restrictions, we advise you to please always check with the U.S. Embassy and your destination tourism website for updates before finalizing travel plans. And, you are always welcome to send us an email to help you navigate through this strange new world.
Open for US Citizens without restrictions
Albania – Be prepared for a health screening and may put travel restrictions with little or without advance notice.
Brazil – US visitors who show proof of health insurance that is valid in Brazil and covers the entire stay.
Dominican Republic – Visitors will no longer have to show a negative PCR Covid-19 test result upon arrival. However, authorities will give a breath test to random visitors You must also fill out a health affidavit.
Serbia – Serbia requires visitors to take a self-assessment test online the day of their arrival and anyone arriving from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania, however, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours.
Tanzania – Visitors arriving on an international flight to Tanzania must complete a health surveillance form, get a screening which includes a possible Covid-19 test.
Turkey – Visitors must complete an information form and prepare to be checked for coronavirus symptoms.
Open for US Citizens with restrictions
Antigua and Barbuda – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
Aruba – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours for travelers from 24 US states
Bangladesh – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result which is taken within 72 hours of travel and you need a 14-day home quarantine.
Barbados – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours. must complete an online form and submit 24 hours before travel.
Bermuda – Pre-departure — A traveler must:
Within 48 hours of departure, complete the Bermuda travel authorization process online, which gathers critical information for the island’s health and immigration officials; a $75 fee per traveler is required, including the cost of all COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. Each passenger must have a form completed regardless of age. NOTE: Children 9 and younger do not have to be tested at any point, and their Travel Authorization fee is $30.
Must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result ideally within 72 hours, but no more than seven days before departure. This applies to adults and children aged 10 and up. Children who are 9-years-old and younger are exempt and are subject to their adult travel companion’s quarantine. Children 10-17 must receive parental consent to be tested. If consent is denied, the young traveler must quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Test results must be entered as part of the online travel authorization process and be presented upon arrival in Bermuda. As of July 11, 2020, such visitors without a pre-departure test will not be able to obtain Travel Authorization and enter Bermuda.
Costa Rica – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours, travel insurance, and health form. ONLY for residents from Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Colorado, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The listed of authorized regions and countries are being revised periodically.
Croatia – Must present a negative Covid-19 test not older than 48 hours presented on arrival.
Note: If third-country nationals have a test older than 48 hours when entering Croatia, they will be allowed to enter Croatia, however, they will be obligated to self-isolate and re-test themselves in Croatia at their own expense. The above can be applied to passengers and crew members on yachts.
Curacao – Welcoming only residents from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in the first week of November. Must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of traveling and fill out a digital immigration card and fill out the passenger locator card within 48 hours of departure. The tri-states residents must show a state-issued ID.
Dominica – Must present a negative Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours.
Ecuador – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days and mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Egypt – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Ethiopia – Negative Covid-19 test result with 72 hours and visitors are subject to a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine at their home and also required to give samples upon arrival. Passengers without a negative Covid test certificate are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days. The first seven (7) days at the government-designated facility at their own expense and the remaining seven (7) days at their home self-isolated and 14 days quarantine.
French Polynesia – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours. Visitors will also be required to have a travel insurance policy.
Note: If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks prior to departure but have an immunity certificate from a doctor, you can bypass testing.
Ghana – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours. Arriving visitors then must take a second test that costs $150.
Grenada – Must present a negative Covid-19 rapid test result on arrival. Have a minimum four-day reservation at an approved hotel for quarantine. Take a second test to be allowed to move about or remain at the hotel for the rest of the vacation.
Haiti – Visitors must complete a health form and self-quarantine for 14 days.
Honduras – Must present a negative Covid-19 rapid result on arrival
Ireland – Self-quarantine for 14 days upon the arrival.
Jamaica – Updated government travel policy requires all U.S. residents age 12 or older to obtain proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 10 days of their visit to enter the country. Visitors to Jamaica are also required to submit a Travel Authorization document, available on the Jamaica Tourist Board website, no more than five days prior to their arrival.
Kenya – Visitors must have a negative COVID-19 test result within 96 hours of their arrival in Kenya.
Maldives – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure.
Malta – Visitors arriving from these countries must have spent at least the previous 14 days in one of the safe corridor countries before reaching Malta. It is also recommended that these visitors undertake a PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival.
Montenegro – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Namibia – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours.
Panama – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours.
Rwanda – All visitors arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 test result and performed within 120 hours of departure (meaning travelers must be tested and get results within 5 days of their first flight).
South Korea – A mandatory 14-day quarantine for all inbound visitors.
St. Barth – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
St. Lucia – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days and all visitors must complete and submit a Travel registration form no less than 3 days before travel.
St. Maarten – must present a negative result from a PCR test for Covid-19 obtained from a nasopharyngeal swab only and perform within 120 hours prior to departure.
St. Vincent and Grenadines – Filling out the ‘Pre-Arrival Travel Form’ prior to arrival. All visitors need to have PCR negative test within 5 days of arrival and those without the PCR test will have a test done upon arrival, and must agree to quarantine for 24 hours to await results Covid-19 test on arrival with mandatory 24 hour quarantine while awaiting results.
Turks and Caicos – Must provide a negative Covid-19 test result and the test must have been taken within five days of arrival. A travel authorization is now required.
United Arab Emirates – All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 96 hours of arrival, must have medical travel insurance to cover any Covid-19 treatment, and must complete a health declaration form before departing to confirm they are not experiencing any coronavirus symptoms.
United Kingdom – A mandatory 14-day quarantine or get a penalty for up to $1250.
Zambia – Must present a negative Covid-19 test result taken at least 14 days before arrival.
NOTE: Please always consult country-specific travel advisories through their website or consult the CDC’s latest guidance before you make any international travel plans.
This post is not by any means encouraging my readers to travel to the places listed above. As a travel professional, I am here to share my expertise in travel and to guide you in every step of the way of your travel adventure. But at the end of the day, it is your final decision to either travel or stay home.
A full list of recent updates to Travel Advisories can be found here: