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Countries all over the world are reopening for American tourists. Travel Off Path has extensively researched every country in the and we update this article daily on where Americans can travel right now!

With the United States being one of the hardest hit nations in the world by the pandemic, many countries originally shut out United States travelers. Now with PCR testing and more insight into the virus, many countries are welcoming back American tourists are  with open arms. 

Some countries have even dropped all COVID-19 entrys requirement for U.S. travelers. 

American Travelers Celebrate countries reopening for tourism

Are Americans Allowed To Travel Right Now?

Yes. The U.S. government has recently lifted the blanket level-4 “Avoid All Travel” advisory, and American’s have always been 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.

Disclaimer: The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. There can be increased risks to your health by traveling internationally during COVID-19. Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government or health advisories. Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  

Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?

Countries That Have Reopened For American Tourists

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2020  
Countries Recently Added: Chile, South Africa
Countries Recently Updated: Colombia

This list only features countries that do not require a 14 day quarantine. 

Albania

Albania started allowing American tourists on July 1, 2020. 

Currently they are just taking temperatures at the airport, but no testing or quarantine periods are necessary. 

Read all the details about Albania's reopening for tourism

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda reopened to Americans on June 4, 2020.

US residents will have to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 7 days before arrival. 

Direct flights have already started from many U.S. hubs, like Miami. 

See all the details for Antigua and Barbuda's reopening

Armenia

Armenia reopened to American Tourists on August 12

While the country does require a 14-day quarantine, they DO allow testing to leave quarantine early, so we were happy to add it to this list!  

Arrivals can go straight to their hotel/rental from the airport, and order a mobile testing unit to come to them, take a PCR test, and upon negative results, leave isolation! 

Here are all the entry requirements and tips for visiting Armenia 

Aruba

Aruba Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism

Aruba is reopened 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.

Bahamas

Americans can travel to Bahamas right now with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 5 days. The test must be uploaded to your online travel health visa before heading to the Bahamas. 

For all stays over 4 nights, a 2nd rapid antigen test will be taken on the 5th day of your stay.

See all the COVID-19 Entry Requirements for the Bahamas

Barbados

Barbados reopened 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. 

See the complete COVID-19 Entry requirements for Barbados

Belarus

Belarus has reopened for American tourists!

The small landlocked nation in Eastern Europe might not be the tourism hotspot of the world, but another option for Americans looking to reunite with loved ones abroad. 

They are accepting over 75 nations with no quarantine, and as of mid-October, a 72-hour PCR test is now required. 

November Update: Recent info out of Belarus is now suggesting a 10-day quarantine may be required for all arrivals. 

Read more about Belarus reopening for tourism

Belize

Belize ocean island

Americans can travel to Belize for tourism as of October 1st, 2020. 

U.S. travelers will need a COVID PCR test within 72 hours of travel for fast track at airport. Passengers who do not bring a negative test will be tested at the airport at the travelers own cost and could face quarantines while awaiting results. 

Here is all the latest information and entry requirements for Belize.

Bermuda

bermuda reopening to tourists

Bermuda officially reopened 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

Bosnia & Herzegovina 

Bosnia and Herzegovina just reopened for American tourists on September 12, 2020.

BiH has actually be open since July 16, but was only allowing EU + Schengen nations to enter. Now they have lifted all restrictions, and American tourists can once again travel to BiH.

All passengers must bring a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours prior to departure. 

We have all the details about BH's reopening for tourism here

Brazil

Brazil is now open for American tourists!

In a surprise move, Brazil reopened its borders, basically without any restrictions, and is allowing American tourists to visit as of July 30, 2020. 

Brazil is only asking visitors to have valid travel insurance that covers covid, and a visa, however US citizens no longer need a visa to visit Brazil for up to 90 days.

Read all the COVID 19 Entry Requirements for Brazil

Chile

Chile is reopening for tourism in December and has stated that American tourists will be permitted to enter. 

A 72-hour PCR test will be required, as well as a contact tracing app, but no quarantines. 

Direct flights are already scheduled from Miami or New York. 

Read all of Chile's reopening news and entry requirements 

Colombia

Colombia reopened its borders for tourists as of September 21st, 2020. 

Americans can travel to Colombia and flights have now resumed.

Americans will need to bring a negative PCR test taken no longer than 96 hours before departure. Important Update: As of November 4, the PCR test requirement has been removed.

Read all the COVID-19 entry requirements for Americans Traveling to Colombia

Costa Rica

costa rica reopens to all of the USA

Americans may travel to Costa Rica as of November 1st, 2020. 

As of October 26th, the PCR test requirement has also been dropped making it easier than ever for Americans to visit. 

Read about Costa Rica opening for Americans and all the latests COVID-19 entry requirements.

Croatia

croatia reopened to tourists

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 . 

Croatia is now requiring Americans to bring a negative-PCR test. 

See all the latest info about Croatia's reopening, including the COVID-19 entry requirements for Americans.

Curaçao

Curaçao Reopens To Select U.S. Tourists

Curaçao is now allowing tourists from 4 U.S. States

Residents of New York, New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut can travel to Curaçao starting in November. 

All passengers will need proof of a 72-hour PCR test.

Read all the info about Curaçao reopening for tourism to the USA

Dominica

Dominica is reopening for American on August 7, 2020

US residents will have to bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding, fill out an online questionnaire, and agree to a rapid test upon arrival. 

See all of Dominica's reopening details and entry requirements 

Dominican Republic

As of July 1st, 2020 U.S. tourists can travel to the Dominican Republic. 

The Dominican Republic does not require COVID-19 testing or quarantines and is also providing American travelers with free COVID-19 insurance until December 2020. 

See all of the information about the Dominican Republic opening to American tourists and entry requirements

Ecuador

Ecuador has now reopened for American tourists

As of August 16, Americans can now travel to Ecuador WITHOUT quarantine, as long as they bring a negative PCR test, no older than 10 days.

Direct flights from Miami, Houston and New York have already resumed into Quito and Guayaquil 

See everything we know about Ecuador reopening for tourism

Egypt

egypt pyramids (1)

Americans can travel to Egypt as of July 1, 2020

Americans traveling to Egypt must present a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, taken at a maximum of 96 hours before their flight departure time

See everything we know about Egypt Reopening for Americans

French Polynesia (Tahiti & Bora Bora)

French Polynesia (think Bora Bora, Mo'orea and Tahiti) reopened for American travelers as of 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.

Ghana

Ghana has reopened for tourism and is allowing Americans to visit, as of September 1st, 2020. 

All passengers must bring results of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure. The test must be taken in the country of origin. Another mandatory test will be performed at the airport upon arrival.

Direct flights to Ghana from New York on Delta resumed on Sept 13.

Read more about Ghana's Reopening for Tourism 

Grenada

On Aug 1, 2020 Grenada will started accepting American tourists.

Entry requirements are strict for Americans and include 2 PCR tests, contact tracing, health declaration forms and more. 

Flights restart from Miami and New York in late August. 

Read more about Grenada reopening for American tourists

Guatemala

Guatemala Reopening For International Tourism Planned For September 18

Americans can travel to Guatemala as of September 18th, 2020. 

Americans will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the flight.

Direct flights from the USA restart in Sept/Oct and first include flying from: Dallas, Houston, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Baltimore and Washington.

Read more about Guatemala reopening for American tourists

Haiti

Haiti reopened for tourism on July 1, but it took us a while to get confirmation!

Many of you know I don't put countries on here that require a 14-day quarantine, but I have been getting mixed reports about Haiti. Some sources say it's there, while others say it's not. Please check before you go!

Otherwise, only a temperature check and a health declaration card will be the only entry requirements. 

Flights have already restarted from Miami and New York, and many resorts have just reopened their doors.

Read more about Haiti reopening for American tourists

Honduras

Americans can travel to Honduras as of August 2nd, 2020. 

US tourists will need to bring proof of a negative covid test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, but it can be either a PCR -or- a Rapid Test. 

Direct flights have already resumed, we have all the flight paths in the link below. 

Read more about Honduras reopening for American tourists

Jamaica

Tourists shold protect themselves from Mosquito bites even in resorts

American tourists can travel to Jamaica as of July 15th, 2020. 

Jamaica is requiring all American's visiting to first fill out an online Travel Authorization Card that includes a negative PCR test for COVID-19. 

American Airlines resumed flights from Miami starting June 24th, Jetblue from New York starting June 25th, and Delta from Atlanta starting June 23rd.

See the latest entry requirement for American travelers headed to Jamaica. 

Kenya

Kenya opened for American travelers as of August 1st, 2020. 

Passengers arriving in Kenya must bring a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours of flying or they will face a mandatory 14 day self-isolation. 

Read everything we know about Kenya's Reopening here

 

Kosovo

Kosovo is open for tourism and allowing American's to visit. 

No testing/quarantine is required!

Pristina airport is reopen, as well as land borders between Montenegro and Albania.  While the USA doesn't fly directly to Kosovo, Americans can transit in London or Istanbul. 

Read everything about Kosovo reopening for tourism and what to know before you go

Maldives

the maldives reopening in July

Americans can travel to the Maldives of of July 15th, 2020. 

Americans will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure.

Here is everything else we know about the Maldives reopening to American tourists

Mexico

Americans can travel to Mexico and 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. 

As of June, many tourist cities like Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta have reopened their hotels and are ready to welcome American guests.

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.

Montenegro

Montenegro is finally open for American tourists!

On August 15th, Montenegro lifted the quarantine restriction for tourists from the USA, and is only requiring a 72 hour PCR test -or- a specific type of positive antibody test! (details at the link below)

Read more information on Montenegro reopening for tourism 

Morocco

Morocco has reopened for American tourists, however, this entry is a little different from the others on the list. 

Morocco is still restricting travel between cities, and most cities have strict curfews in place. Also, when Morocco closed the first time, some foreigners found themselves trapped for months. 

Americans will need to fill out the online health form, bring a 72 hour negative PCR test, show proof of a hotel reservation, and more. 

Read all about Morocco reopening for tourism 

Nicaragua

Americans can travel to Nicaragua as of September 1st, 2020. 

Nicaragua never really closed their borders for tourism in the first place, but flights were suspended, effectively cutting the nation off to Americans.

Direct flights from Houston and Miami resumed Oct 1.

A 72 negative PCR test is needed

Read more about Nicaragua's Reopening for Tourism

North Macedonia

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

Panama

Panama City Skyline at Night

American tourists can travel to Panama as of October 12, 2020. 

However, all U.S. passengers will have to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 48 hours before arrival. 

Some reports are saying if the test is between 48-96 hours old, you can pay for a rapid test on arrival with results in minutes. (Time will tell as they reopen and smooth out entry requirements) 

Read more about Panama reopening for tourism and entry requirements

Pakistan

Americans can travel to Pakistan as of October 5th, 2020. 

All passengers will have to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 96 hours before arrival. 

Read more about Pakistan reopening for tourism

Peru

US resients can travel to Peru as of November 1, 2020. 

All passengers will have to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. 

Flights are authorized from these US cities: Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando 

Read all the details about Peru's reopening and entry requirements 

Puerto Rico

Puerto rico beach

Americans can travel to Puerto Rico as of July 15th, 2020.

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

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

Serbia Has Reopened To Tourists From All Countries

Americans can travel to Serbia as of June 22nd, 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

South Africa

South Africa Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism October 1

Americans can travel to South Africa as of November 12, 2020

All arrivals will need to bring proof of a negative PCR test, administered no more than 72-hours before depature. 

Read all the details about South Africa's reopening for tourism

St. Barths

st.barths reopening tourism on june 22

St.Barths officially reopened its borders for American tourists on June 22, 2020.

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

St Lucia

The beautiful island nation of Saint Lucia opened to U.S. travellers on June 4th, 2020.

Americans are required to fill out an online form, bring a negative covid test, taken no longer than 7 days 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.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten is Reopening For Tourism July 1

After a rather confusing reopening, Americans can now travel to St. Maarten.

A PCR test will have to be taken no longer than 120 hours prior to arrival, with negative results.

Direct flights from Miami, NYC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale and San Juan are already operating.

Here are the COVID-19 Entry Requirements for U.S. travelers headed to St. Maarten. 

St. Vincent and The Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines officially reopened for U.S.  tourists on July 1, 2020.

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 

Americans can travel to Tanzania as of June 1st, 2020.

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.

Turkey

As of June 12th, 2020. Americans can travel to Turkey. 

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 and Entry Requirements

Turks and Caicos

Turks & Caicos opened 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

UAE (Dubai)

dubai open on july 7 for tourism

Americans can travel to Dubai officially as of 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. 

Uganda

On October 1, 2020, Uganda officially reopened both air and land borders to U.S. tourists.

All passengers will need a 72 hour negative PCR test to enter, and another PCR test in order to leave the country. 

Read more about Uganda Reopening For Tourism 

Ukraine

As of September 27th, 2020, Americans can travel to the Ukraine. 

Since Americans are now on the ‘Red Country List' they will need to: download a health app before arrival, have proof of insurance that covers covid, take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival at an authorized lab, and quarantine 12-48 hours while pending results.

Update: As of August 1, US residents can also bring a negative PCR test within 48 hours of arrival to bypass the above requirements. 

The NYC to Kyiv flight has not yet resumed, but Americans can transit through a few airports 

Read more about Ukraine's reopening for tourism 

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!

After a brief shutdown the U.S. Virgin Island are open again for American travelers. 

U.S. citizens can fly to the USVI's directly from Atlanta, Miami, New York, Houston, Charlotte or Fort Lauderdale. 

As of July 10 they have recently updated entry requirements. If you are from a state with over 10% infection rate, you MUST bring a negative PCR test with you.  

Here's more on the entry requirements on our USVI's reopening post

Zambia

Zambia has now reopened for tourism.

Americans need to bring a negative PCR test taken within 14 days of departure, and they do not have to quarantine upon arrival. 

There are no direct flights to Zambia from the USA, but travelers can easily transit through Istanbul. 

See more on Zambia reopening for tourism. 

Where can Americans Travel Right Now? 

  • Albania – July 1
  • Antigua and Barbuda – June 4
  • Armenia – August 12
  • Aruba – July 10
  • Bahamas – July 1
  • Barbados – July 12
  • Bali (Indonesia) September 1
  • Belarus – July 15
  • Belize – October 1
  • Bermuda – July 1
  • Bosnia – September 12
  • Brazil – July 30
  • Chile – December
  • Colombia – Sept 21
  • Croatia – July 1
  • Dominica – August 7
  • Dominican Republic – July 1
  • Dubai (UAE) – July 7
  • Ecuador – August 16 
  • French Polynesia – July 15
  • Ghana – September 1
  • Grenada – August 1
  • Guatemala – September 18
  • Haiti – July 1
  • Honduras – August 17
  • Jamaica – June 15
  • Kosovo – June 28
  • Maldives – July 15
  • Malta – July 11 (pending exception approval)
  • Mexico – June 8
  • Montenegro – August 15
  • Nicaragua – October 1
  • North Macedonia – July 1
  • Panama – October 12
  • Peru – November 1
  • Rwanda – June 17
  • Serbia – May 22
  • South Africa – November 12
  • Sri Lanka – postponed
  • St. Barths – June 22
  • St. Lucia – June 4
  • St. Maarten – August 1
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines – July 1
  • Tanzania – June 1
  • Turkey – June 12
  • Turks and Caicos – July 22
  • Uganda – October 1
  • Ukraine – July 20
  • U.S. Virgin Islands – June 1
  • Zambia – July 
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Disclaimer: The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. There can be increased risks to your health by traveling internationally during COVID-19. Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government or health advisories. Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  

Originally Published: June 28, 2020



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