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Countries That Allow Vaccinated Americans To Skip Testing

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With almost half of the U.S. adult population having received their first vaccination, more and more Americans are in search of destinations that cater to vaccinated tourists. Some countries are now allowing vaccinated U.S. travelers to enter without the need for Covid-19 testing or quarantine.

Here are the countries that will allow Americans to skip Covid-19 testing if they have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Bahamas

Vaccinated Travelers: Starting May 1, 2021 The Bahamas will make exceptions to allow fully vaccinated passengers to skip PCR testing. The last dose must have been received at least 14 days before entering.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Without proof of vaccination, passengers will need to bring a negative PCR test no older than 5 days to board the flight, plus another rapid test on island if staying longer than 4 nights.

Belize

Vaccinated Travelers: While Belize does require a negative Covid-19 test for entry into the country, vaccinated American travelers are able to skip this requirement. Travelers must have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks before arrival.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Belize will allow travelers who have not been vaccinated if they present a negative Covid-19 PCR/Antigen test no older than 96 hours.

Beach in Belize

Croatia

Vaccinated Travelers: Croatia will allow American tourists who have been fully vaccinated to enter the country without proof of a negative Covid-19 test. U.S. travelers must have been fully vaccinated with either the two dose vaccines or the one dose Johnson and Johnson for a minimum of two weeks before arrival.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Croatia will allow travelers who have not been vaccinated if they present a negative Covid-19 PCR no older than 48 hours. Croatia will also accept proof of recovery from Covid-19.

Sailboats docked in town in Croatia

Ecuador

Vaccinated Travelers: As of March 22, 2021, Ecuador is allowing full vaccinated Americans to skip testing requirements.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Ecuador will allow non vaccinated U.S. travelers to enter the country if they present proof of a negative Covid-19 test no older than 72 hours.

Cathedral in Cuenca Ecuador

Georgia

Vaccinated Travelers: Georgia was the first country to allow vaccinated Americans tourists to enter with no testing, quarantines, or other restrictions.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Non vaccinated US travelers will need to jump through multiple hoops to enter Georgia including:

  • Bring proof of a negative PCR test, performed no longer than 72 hours before arrival
  • Self-isolate for 3 days
  • Take another PCR test on the 3rd day, of which a negative result gives freedom of movement
Svanetian Towers in Ushguli Georgia

Greece

Vaccinated Travelers: Greece has reopened for vaccinated travelers from the USA as of April 19, 2021. Their official government site states “If the traveler has completed his/her vaccination (i.e. 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and is in a position to confirm it by presenting the relevant vaccination certificate, then proof of a negative test is not required.”

Non-Vaccinated Travelers: Americans who are not vaccinated are still welcome to visit Greece for tourism as of April 19, 2021, but they must bring proof of a negative PCR test, performed no longer than 72 hours before arrival.

Guatemala

Vaccinated Travelers: Guatemala has announced they will allow vaccinated American tourists to enter without PCR testing or quarantines. The last dose must have been administered no less than 2 weeks prior to the date of travel.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Americans must provide either a PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 3-days before departing on the inbound flight.

Ruins in the MAya City Tikal in Guatemala

Iceland

Vaccinated Travelers: Iceland has reopened to fully vaccinated American travelers without quarantine or testing requirements.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Iceland is not allowing non vaccinated Americans to enter the country.

Colorful Red Green Blue Yellow Houses Cars Streets Reykjavik Iceland.

Montenegro

Vaccinated Travelers: As of March 15, 2021, Montenegro is now allowing fully vaccinated American passengers to skip testing and/or quarantine requirements.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Montenegro requires that all U.S. travelers who have not been vaccinated to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test no older than 48 hours.

Montenegro, Budva

Nepal

Vaccinated Travelers: Nepal is allowing fully vaccinated American tourists to enter the country without testing as long as they present proof.

Non Vaccinated Travelers: Americans who have not been vaccinated must present proof of a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before boarding.

More Countries To Be Announced

As more countries continue to vaccinate their population, this list is expected to grow on where vaccinated Americans can travel without restrictions. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back often.

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Tayla W Martin

Monday 12th of April 2021

Hi Kashlee -

Thanks for putting this all together. Do you have any information on what specifically countries are requiring to prove vaccination and from what entity to get that from in the US? No doubt the index card they're handing out in the states isn't going to hold water at an intl border.

Thanks

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

So far no countries are requiring vaccination as the only way of entering. The CDC paper card will likely transform into digital vaccination passports or similar apps that require you to upload that card into a database, but nothing has really come into action yet. This is all so new that a global system hasn't been created or agreed upon at this time

Jenn

Sunday 11th of April 2021

This is such a fantastic resource, thank you so much for keeping it up to date! I am fully vaccinated and ready for adventures ahead!!

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 11th of April 2021

Thank you so much and happy travels to you! :)

D

Sunday 11th of April 2021

Malta stated they're opening June 1st for vaccinated tourists (and unvaccinated). Given they're already allowing Americans, I suspect you may be able to add Malta to this list.

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 11th of April 2021

We've got our eye on Malta, but they're not ready yet. Hopefully they will be an addition

J Traveler

Friday 9th of April 2021

Just want to share a recent exeperience to Guatemala. Their Health Pass form still asks about testing for covid and having a negative result, I don't know if they have updated this since I traveled but basically you can't submit the Health Pass form unless these questions are answered. I have not tried showing up without the HealthPass form not completed, but to avoid being turned away I just took the tests. They do have an antigen testing center at the Guatemala city airport, it takes 15 mins for the results.

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Thank you so much for your on the ground experience, very helpful

Mike

Friday 9th of April 2021

Do you know how these rules apply to children? I looked and it seems that Iceland for example will allow only vaccinated adults entry so if you have a child you would not be allowed to enter with the child.

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Iceland's current testing (not vaccine) requirement rules say children under 16 accompanied by an adult with a negative test are okay to enter, so I imagine the vaccine rules would be similar