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It's true. Many countries are not open to having American tourists right now, but there still are some great options out there, especially if you have the time and freedom to isolate. 

For months we have been reporting on all the countries that have now re-opened for American tourists, but since most of them require PCR testing to enter, a requirement that can be tough to get in the USA, our readers have been asking us:

What countries are open to American tourists with a 14-day quarantine?

Countries Americans Can Travel To WITH Quarantine

There are still a handful of countries out there that will allow tourists from the USA to enter, as long as they agree to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This gives some American travelers a few additional options, especially those who can't seem to find PCR testing in their area.

Regardless of what country you decide to travel to, you should ensure you have the proper travel insurance that covers covid, especially during this uncertain time.

Disclaimer: Current world travel rules are ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse travelling against government advisories

Countries Allowing Americans WITH a 14-Day Quarantine

This list is dynamic, and it will shrink and grow depending on ever-changing rules. Be sure to bookmark it and check it often.

Anguilla

Anguilla has announced it will reopen its borders for international tourism starting on August 21, 2020. 

A strict series of 3 Covid-19 tests will be in effect along with a 10 day quarantine at your accommodation and its facilities.

Anguilla written in sand on beach

Entry Requirements into Anguilla for Americans

As of August 21st:

Before traveling to Anguilla all visitors must be granted pre-approval. Here are steps visitors must take to get travel authorization.

  • Apply for Travel Authorization on the Official Anguilla Website which will officially launch on August 21, 2020.
  • Submit a negative PCR test, taken within three to five days prior to arrival
  • Submit a travel insurance policy that covers medical costs including Covid-19 coverage.
  • Once the application is approved a travel authorization ticket will be issued
  • Another PCR test will be performed upon arrival
  • 10 Day quarantine at an approved accommodation and its facilities
  • Another PRC test after 10 days before being allowed to explore the island 

US Travel Advisory for Angilla : Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”

Ireland

Ireland started lifting entry requirements for certain countries on July 21st, but as expected, the USA was not part of the ‘Green List’. However, American tourists can still enter Ireland if they agree to quarantine upon arrival for 14-days.

Ireland

Italy

This one is not for every type of traveler, since it has a few extra steps than normal, but American tourists can enter Italy after they spend 14 days in either:

  • Croatia
  • Ireland
  • UK

More details can be found on our “How Americans Can Travel To Italy” guide

italy

Entry Requirements into Ireland for Americans

  • Fill out the Passenger Locator Form before arriving in Ireland. Failure to complete the form could result in a €2,500 fee.
  • Declare to customs that you will adhere to the 14-day quarantine regulation
Flights to Ireland from the US

Over 10 American cities fly into Ireland directly almost daily. Lots of available flights.

US Travel Advisory for Ireland : Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”

United Kingdom

 

The United Kingdom has been one of the easiest countries for Americans to enter with the quarantine rule. We have dozens of readers who have commented or submitted their travel stories of entry being less stressful and much simpler than they had expected.

American travelers will have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival into the UK

UK To Remove 14-Day Isolation For The Following Countries

Entry Requirements into the UK for Americans

  • Fill out the Passenger Locator Form, between 48 hours and 1 hour before arrival
  • Declare to customs that you will adhere to the 14-day quarantine regulation
  • The fines are up to £100 for not properly filling out the form with correct travel plan and destination information and £1000 for breaking quarantine
Flights to the UK from the US

There are many direct flights from over 15 American cities to many major UK cities happening daily. Too many to list! Tons of availability.

US Travel Advisory for the UK : Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”

Slovenia

As of July 17, 2020, Slovenia has developed a ‘traffic light’ color-coded system that divides countries into different entry requirements based on risk, with Green, Yellow and Red lights.

The USA is classified as “Red” which means all arrivals must complete a 14-day quarantine upon entering Slovenia.

Update October 7: Due to a sudden surge in cases, Slovenia is asking all ‘RED' list arrivals to be essential travelers only. No tourism from ‘red' countries at this time.

Slovenia has reopened for tourism

Entry Requirements into Slovenia for Americans

  • Declare to customs that you will adhere to the 14-day quarantine regulation and provide them with the address of the place you will be quarantining in
  • All arrivals are subject to a health screening, which includes symptoms checks and temperature checks. If the traveler has any Covid-19 symptoms, they will be refused entry
Flights to Slovenia from the US

Currently there are no direct flights from the USA into Slovenia. American travelers may be able to transit through a few other EU airports in order to get there.

US Travel Advisory for Slovenia : Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”

Hungary

Much like Slovenia, Hungary also created a ‘traffic-light’ system that came into effect on July 15th. The USA is currently listed under ‘Yellow’, which allows entry with a 14-day quarantine.

The Ministry of Health says: Tourists arriving from Yellow category countries will undergo medical examination on entry. If a suspicion of infection is established, the foreign passenger is not allowed to enter Hungary. If no suspicion of infection arises, then the passenger is allowed to enter, but it is mandatory for him/her to go to home quarantine or the quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority for 14 days.

Important Update: As of Sept 1, Hungary is re-closing their borders to ALL international tourists until further notice. 

Countries Allowed to Travel to Hungary

Entry Requirements into Hungary for Americans

  • Declare to customs that you will adhere to the 14-day quarantine regulation and provide them with the address of the place you will be quarantining in
  • All arrivals are subject to a health screening, which includes symptoms checks and temperature checks. If the traveler has any Covid-19 symptoms, they will be refused entry.
Flights to Hungary from the US

New York starts flying direct to Budapest on Sept 1 with LOT airlines.

US Travel Advisory for Hungary : Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”

Ukraine

Update Aug 28: Ukraine has suspended all entry for 30 days. 

Ukraine is allowing American tourists!

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has developed criteria for “zoning” countries depending on the spread of COVID-19 per 100,000 population. They have created a ‘RED Zone’ country list and a ‘GREEN Zone’ country list. The USA is on the ‘Red Zone’.

The “Red Zone” countries are defined by having more than 55 active cases per 100,000 population. Tourists entering Ukraine from the “red zone” countries may still be permitted, but need to undergo quarantine for 14 days.

ukraine expat tips

Entry Requirements into Ukraine for Americans

  • Declare to customs that you will adhere to the 14-day quarantine regulation, however, it is possible to end quarantine early if you do a PCR test at an authorized Ukrainian lab once in the country.
  • All tourists, whether on the red or green zone lists, must show proof of Ukrainian health insurance (with covid coverage) in order to be granted entry into Ukraine
Flights to Ukraine from the US

Ukraine International Airlines operates a direct flight from New York into Kyiv

US Travel Advisory for Ukraine : Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”

Haiti 

Haiti reopened their airport on June 30 and removed their state of emergency on July 27, 2020. 

As for the quarantine, we have been getting mixed reports out of Haiti on this. Some sources say a 14-day quarantine is mandatory for all international arrivals, while other sources say this is not in yet in effect. We have reached out for clarity, but concrete information is not easy to get. For travel purposes, assume there is a 14-day quarantine and hope to be surprised otherwise.

haiti

Entry Requirements into Haiti for Americans

  • Declare to customs that you will adhere to the 14-day quarantine regulation
  • Screening– All arrivals will receive a temperature screening when they land
  • Health Declaration Card– All arrivals will be required to fill out a Health Declaration Form to be submitted to customs. This card will be handed out by the airline.
  • Contact Tracing– While there is no app in place, the government is expected to collect the contact information of the place you will be staying during your visit.
Flights to Haiti from the US
  • New York on JetBlue already resumed
  • Boston on JetBlue starting Aug 12
  • Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue already resumed and on Spirit starting Aug 21
  • Miami on American already resumed

US Travel Advisory for Haiti : Level 4  “Do Not Travel”

Ecuador

Ecuador resumed commercial flights all the way back in June. Travelers from the US can enter, but they will be required to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival.

Update August 18: Ecuador is now allowing Americans in WITHOUT quarantine as long as they bring a PCR test (no older than 10 days) See more details HERE

cuenca ecuador is an alternative to florence

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis announced it will be reopening its borders for international tourism in October announced Prime Minister Timothy Harris.

This would allow for the resumption of air and sea commercial traffic carrying international passengers into the Federation’s ports.

St. kitts and nevis

Entry Requirements into St. Kitts and Nevis for Americans

  • Present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • Quarantine for 14 days
  • Take a second PCR test when the 14 days is complete
  • Be released from quarantine upon a negative test result after the 14 days

US Travel Advisory for Ecuador : Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”

Georgia

Okay, the addition of Georgia to this list is a little unconventional, but may apply to many readers who are digital nomads.

Americans are currently banned from entering Georgia (only 5 nations are currently permitted!), HOWEVER, they just launched their “Remotely in Georgia” visa, which allows a stay of up to 1 year for: digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and people who can work from home. 

Americans ARE allowed entry into the country under this program. The visa has no cost. 
Applicants just have to show proof of income at least $2000 USD per month.

Georgia "remotely from georgia" digital nomad visa

Entry Requirements into Georgia for Americans (under the digital nomad program)

  • Quarantine for 12 days at an approved hotel
  • Take a PCR test when the 12 days is complete
  • Show proof of $2000 USD per month income

Where can Americans go WITHOUT a 14-day Quarantine?

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this article was originally published August 10, 2020 



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