Where can Americans and U.S. passport holders travel right now? Here’s a full list of countries that have reopened their borders for American tourists.
American travelers are eagerly wondering what countries and cities they can travel to right now, should they choose to!
The good news? As many countries start to relax restrictions and reopen borders, many are now accepting tourists from the United States.
The bad news? Since the United States has been the hardest hit nation, some countries are flat out saying “No!” to American visitors, even though their borders are now re-open to other countries.
We've compiled all the details of where Americans can currently travel domestically and internationally. As rules continuously change, destinations may suddenly reopen or close to American tourists without notice, so readers need to check with local authorities before booking a trip to ensure entry.
Please note: The government of the United States has a level-4 “Do Not Travel” advisory currently in place. Travel Off Path does not endorse travelling against any advisories set by the government. Your decision to travel is your own.
Before we get to the list of countries, let’s clear the air about something else:
Are Americans Allowed To Travel Right Now?
Yes. Even though the U.S. government has a level-4 “Avoid All Travel” advisory in place, American’s are still permitted to leave the country as they wish. However, upon returning to the U.S. some travelers may face a 14-day quarantine, based on the state. Some states have no quarantine requirements.
Where Can Americans Travel Internationally Right Now?
Here is the full list of countries currently open to receiving U.S. tourists. (We are only covering countries that do NOT require a quarantine period.)
Recent Countries Added (week of July 4th): North Macedonia, Puerto Rico
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda reopened to Americans on June 4, 2020.
Upon arrival, American tourists will have to take a covid test at the cost of $100 USD.
Direct flights have already started from Miami on American in June. Come July, New York on JetBlue and Atlanta on Delta will also be flying to Antigua directly.
See all the details for Antigua and Barbuda's reopening
Aruba is reopening to American tourists on July 10th.
U.S. citizens will have to fill out an online health declaration form and upload a negative covid PCR test 72 hours before boarding. This way, no test needs to be done upon arrival.
Some great direct flights from the US to Aruba include: from New York on United and JetBlue, from Atlanta on Delta, and from Miami on American.
Here is everything you need to know about Aruba reopening for American tourists.
The Bahamas are reopening for U.S. tourists on July 1st, 2020.
A negative-PCR test no older than 10 days before arrival is required and travellers are asked to fill out an online health declaration before they fly.
There are tons of direct flights to the Bahamas from all over the US. Flying from Miami just takes 50 minutes! Other direct flights can be found from New York, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte, and Orlando.
See all the details about the Bahamas reopening to American tourists.
Barbados is reopening for American tourists on July 12th, 2020.
Travelers from the United States are considered ‘high-risk', so they will need to bring a negative-PCR test no older than 72 hours before departure.
Direct flights resuming from the USA-
- New York on JetBlue starting July 25
- Miami on American starting Aug 5
- Charlotte on American starting Aug 5
See all the details about the Barbados reopening to American tourists.
Bermuda is officially reopening for American tourists on July 1st.
To be able to head down for a vacation, Americans will need to bring a negative covid PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding AND take another test upon arrival.
Direct flights take just over 2 hours from many US cities! From Atlanta on Delta is 2.45 hrs starting in July, while JetBlue flies from Boston and New York in 2.15 hrs starting in August.
We have all the details about Bermuda's reopening for tourism here
Croatia officially reopened for American tourists on July 1st.
Americans need to fill out an online form before going, and show proof of accommodation or tourist-based activity .
See all the info about Croatia's reopening, including the forms for Americans.
On July 1st, U.S. tourists can travel to the Dominican Republic.
At this time no requirement for tests has been announced.
Miami, Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Charlotte, and Miami all show direct flights in July and August and will increase throughout the year.
See everything we know about the Dominican Republic's reopening for tourism
French Polynesia (Tahiti & Bora Bora)
French Polynesia (think Bora Bora, Mo'orea and Tahiti) will reopen for American tourists on July 15, 2020.
U.S citizens must bring a negative covid PCR test before boarding the flight and they will be tested again on arrival.
San Francisco and Los Angeles both fly directly to Tahiti and Bora Bora in 8 hours. (On airlines United, FrenchBee, Air Tahiti and Air France)
Here is everything you need to know about French Polynesia reopening to American tourists.
Jamaica reopened for American tourists on June 15th!
Jamaica is requiring all American's visiting to first fill out an online Travel Authorization Card before they fly and they will be testing arrivals at the airport.
American Airlines resumed flights from Miami starting June 24th, Jetblue from New York starting June 25th, and Delta from Atlanta starting June 23rd.
Read more about what Jamaica is requesting from inbound American tourists
The Maldives are officially reopening on July 15th and accepting American tourists at that time.
While there are no mandatory testing or quarantine protocols in effect at the moment, U.S. travelers will have their temperatures taken at the airport and be expected to fill out a health declaration card. Pretty easy!
Here is everything else we know about the Maldives reopening to American tourists
Mexico is now open for U.S. passport holders! In fact, it was one of the only countries that never actually really closed its borders to Americans in the first place.
No tests needed.
Flights by American Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country, United and JetBlue have resumed from many American cities.
See all the detailed information about Mexico's reopening for US tourists here.
North Macedonia is now accepting American travelers as of July 1
No tests needed. No quarantine.
The US does not fly directly into North Macedonia, but some EU airlines WILL allow transit. You must call the airline and the airport to see if you can transit through.
Turkey or Serbia is another way to transit, as both accept Americans.
See all the detailed information about North Macedonia's Reopening
Puerto Rico is officially reopening its borders for tourism on July 15th, 2020 – and of course Americans are welcome.
Negative-PCR tests are needed to gain access to the island.
See more about entry requirements and all the details for Puerto Rico's reopening
Rwanda has officially reopened for tourism as of June 17, 2020 and is allowing American tourists to visit.
Americans will need to bring a negative-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and be ready to be tested again upon arrival.
There are currently no direct flights from the USA, but RwandAir is looking into creating a direct NYC to Kigali route.
Here's all the details about Rwanda's reopening
Serbia reopened to American tourists on May 22, 2020
Where is Serbia? It's a landlocked European nation that borders Montenegro, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania.
New York flies direct on Air Serbia to Belgrade, Serbia's capital city daily.
Read all the details about Serbia's reopening for tourism
St.Barths officially reopened its borders for tourism on June 22, 2020 and is allowing American tourists to visit!
Saint Barthelemy, or St. Barths as it’s commonly called, is a beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island known for its white-sand beaches, luxurious hotels, duty-free shopping and stunning views.
American's only need to bring a negative PCR test with them to be admitted. Flights to St. Barths happen directly from San Juan.
Here is everything you need to know about St. Barth's Reopening
The beautiful island nation of Saint Lucia reopened for US travellers on June 4th.
Americans are required to bring a negative covid test, taken no longer than 48 hours before departure in order to board their flight to Saint Lucia.
Direct Flights: from Atlanta on Delta, from Miami on American, and from New York on United and JetBlue.
Here is everything else you need to know about Saint Lucia's reopening for Americans.
Update July 1, 2020 – St. Maarten has decided to postpone all flights from the USA until July 14th, when it will review again. At this time, Americans are NOT welcome on the island. We will update again on July 14.
St. Maarten is officially reopening for international tourism on July 1st
The minister of tourism stated: “the country is ready to receive travelers from Europe and North America as of July 1st”which means the USA is included.
Direct flights from Miami, NYC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale and San Juan are already scheduled starting July 4th.
Here's everything we know about St.Maarten reopening to American tourists.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are officially reopening for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing American tourists to visit.
U.S. citizens will be tested upon arrival.
Direct flights from New York on Caribbean Air start on July 15 and flights from Miami on American Airlines start July 11.
Read more about SVG's reopening
Tanzania reopened to American tourists at the start of June.
Fancy a safari? Or how about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? Maybe just laying on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar? The African nation of Tanzania will allow tourists to come and do all of the above.
Note: There are no direct flights from the USA to Tanzania.
Read more about Tanzania reopening and what there is to do there.
As of June 12th, Turkey has now reopened for American tourists.
Under normal ‘pre-covid' travel rules, Americans need to obtain an e-visa before traveling to Turkey. The visa centres are back up and running to process these.
Direct flights have resumed from 7 American cities already!
At this time, no mandatory testing is required.
See all the details about Turkey reopening
Turks and Caicos
Turks & Caicos will reopen for Americans on July 22.
US travelers can head down to the Turks and Caicos late July, but only by flying in, as the cruise ports are staying closed until at least September.
A negative-PCR test is required before arrival.
Many cities fly directly into Turks and Caicos, including: New York, Charlotte, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, and Chicago.
Read more about the Turks and Caicos reopening for tourism
Dubai, UAE is officially reopening its borders for U.S. tourists on July 7, 2020.
American's need to: register their ‘health declaration' on an app before their trip, bring a negative PCR test within 96 hours of boarding, and have health insurance to be able to enter.
Emirates is flying directly to Dubai from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Washington starting in July.
Read more about Dubai's reopening for tourism, plus which hotels have reopened.
US Virgin Islands
On June 1, 2020 the US Virgin Islands (think St. Croix and St. Thomas) have reopened for tourism. American's don't even need a passport to go!
U.S. citizens can fly to the USVI's directly from Atlanta, Miami, New York, Houston, Charlotte or Fort Lauderdale.
The best part is, tourists don't have mandatory testing on arrival, bringing a negative covid test, or have a quarantine period. As long as you have no elevated temperature and no symptoms, you can easily enter!
Here's more on the USVI's reopening
Sounds crazy to mention, but many states in the USA are open for tourism! If you don't want to travel out of the country just yet, try exploring your own.
Major US Attractions That Have Reopened:
Countries that WILL SOON Permit American Tourists:
These following countries are reopening to American tourists in the very near future:
Belize is reopening its borders to American tourists on August 15, 2020.
Travellers will have to fill out an online health form before they go and get a negative-PCR test 72 before departure or be prepared to be tested and wait for results on arrival.
Direct flights from Miami have already been scheduled to resume on August 18th with American Airlines. While not announced yet, more direct flights are expected to resume from New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and more.
Here's everything else we know about Belize reopening for tourism
Sri Lanka will reopen for American visitors on August 15.
As long as Americans agree to bringing a negative PCR test with them, and agree to have another test upon arrival, they can come for a vacation.
Read more details about Sri Lanka reopening for tourism
Countries that MAY Permit American Tourists:
These following countries may/ may not permit American tourists at this time. Some information is missing which we are trying to clarify for the purposes of this guide. We are currently looking into it and will put them on the main list once we have confirmation.
Bali is planned to reopen for American tourists on September 11, 2020.
After a lot of back and forth, the governor of Bali finally announced on June 17 that he will be reopening international tourism for the island. While no formal country list has been made, American citizens may be able to visit as of Sept 11.
Here is everything we know about Bali reopening to tourists
On July 15th, Americans are projected to be able to take a vacation in beautiful Malta.
This island national sitting in the middle of the Mediterranean has hopes to be able to reopen to tourists from every country on July 15, including the USA. We will update once we have confirmation!
Here is everything we know about Malta's reopening.
Disclaimer: The above countries reopening news is 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 requirements before traveling.
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Complete List Of Where Americans Can Travel Right Now:
- Antigua and Barbuda – June 4
- Aruba – July 10
- Bahamas – July 1
- Barbados – July 12
- Bali (Indonesia) September 1
- Belize – August 15
- Bermuda – July 1
- Croatia – July 1
- Dominican Republic – July 1
- Dubai (UAE) – July 7
- French Polynesia – July 15
- Georgia – July 31
- Jamaica – June 15
- Maldives – July 15
- Malta – July 15
- Mexico – June 8
- North Macedonia – July 1
- Rwanda – June 17
- Serbia – May 22
- Sri Lanka – August 15
- St. Barths – June 22
- St. Lucia – June 4
- St. Maarten – July 14
- St. Vincent and The Grenadines – July 1
- Tanzania – June 1
- Turkey – June 12
- Turks and Caicos – July 22
- S. Virgin Islands – June 1