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Where can Americans 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.

If you are looking for transit rules for Americans, you can find that info in our “Airports in Europe Allowing Americans to Transit” guide.

Please note: 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. 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.

Americans should also ensure they have a travel insurance policy in place that covers covid.

countries now open for american tourists

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 on this list)

(updates week of September 20) 
Recent Countries Added: Colombia, Guatemala
Recent Countries Updated: Dominican Republic 
Recent Relevant Articles: Countries open to Americans WITH a 14-day Quarantine


Albania Has Reopened For Tourism – All Countries Welcome

Albania has reopened borders and is now allowing American tourists as of 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

barbuda and antigua bay

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


tourism is open in Armenia

Armenia has reopened for Americans to visit as of 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 Officially Reopening Borders For Tourism

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.


bahamas resort beach

Important update August

Americans CAN travel to Bahamas right now, but require PCR testing AND a 14-day quarantine, which they are now calling “VIP” or “vacation-in-place”.

After being allowed in July, and then banned, and now allowed again, the Bahamas has had many confusing updates for American tourists. 

Original Bahamas Info…

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 Reopens For Tourism

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. 

Update Aug: Stricter entry rules and requirements have been implemented since first reopening. 

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.


Belarus is reopening for tourism

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 a 48-hour PCR test has been ‘recommended' at this point (of course, we've reached out and will update if we hear back that its mandatory)

Read more about Belarus reopening for tourism


bermuda reopening to 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

Bosnia & Herzegovina 

Bosnia and Herzegovina reopening for tourism

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 BiH's reopening for tourism here


brazil tourism reopening

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.

Direct flights are available in August from: NYC, Miami, Atlanta, Houston.

Read all the details on Brazil Reopening for Tourism


Colombia is reopening borders for international tourism and flights on September 21

Americans are permitted to enter for tourism! In fact, the first flights heading back to Colombia are from the USA. 

Americans will need to bring a negative PCR test taken no longer than 96 hours before departure.

Read all the flights resuming to Colombia, plus all other news about Colombia Reopening For Tourism

Costa Rica

Costa Rica announced that as of September 1st, they will now allow Americans from 6 states to enter. 

Travelers will also need proof of a negative PCR test, taken (with results) no older than 48 hours prior to departure. 

Read Costa Rica's reopening information here


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 . 

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

See all the info about Croatia's reopening, including the forms for Americans.


Dominica is reopening for American tourists starting 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

Dominican Republic Reopening To Tourists July 1st

On July 1st, U.S. tourists can travel to the Dominican Republic. 

As of July 30th, the Dominican Republic is now requiring visitors to present a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed to enter the country. 

Important Update September 15: As of today, the need to bring a negative PCR test for entry has been removed. Border control will instead be randomly testing 3%-10% of arrivals. (great news for people having issues getting tests in time!)

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


quito reopens for tourism

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 pyramids (1)

Egypt reopened borders on July 1, 2020

We originally did not include Egypt in this list, because of lack of official government information if American tourists were in fact permitted entry or not.  

Now, this update is more loose than we like to publish, but we thought important to share:
An American friend of ours (not an essential traveler, just a tourist) travelled from the US to Egypt on August 6th, no test needed, no quarantine measures, not even a temperature check. He said entry was far easier than he ever could have expected. 

Based on his itinerary, we would like to share that at this time Egypt seems to be accepting American tourists with no restrictions. However, please contact local authorities before you go to ensure rules have not changed. 

See everything we know about Egypt Reopening

French Polynesia (Tahiti & Bora Bora)

Tahiti is open for tourism July 15

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.


Ghana has reopened for tourism and is allowing Americans to visit, starting September 1.

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 are resuming Sept 13.

Read more about Ghana's Reopening for Tourism 


grenada tourism restarting

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

The beautiful island nation in the Caribbean currently has zero cases, and they want to keep it that way. 

Entry requirements are TOUGH 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 Reopening For International Tourism Planned For September 18

Guatemala has reopened on Sept 18 for tourism!

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 reopening tourism

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 opening for tourists

Honduras has reopened for Americans as of August 17

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. (The only nation we know accepting rapid tests!) 

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

Read more about Honduras reopening for American tourists


Tourists shold protect themselves from Mosquito bites even in resorts

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 


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


the maldives reopening in July

The Maldives are officially reopening on July 15th and accepting American tourists at that time. 

Americans will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

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.

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 reopening for tourism

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 


On October 1st, Americans can once again head down to Nicaragua.

Nica 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 are scheduled to resume Oct 1.

A 72 negative PCR test is needed

Read more about Nicaragua's Reopening for Tourism

North Macedonia

North Macedonia Has Reopened For Tourism – All Countries Allowed

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

Puerto rico beach

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


visit rwanda tourists

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 Has Reopened To Tourists From All Countries

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

st.barths reopening tourism on june 22

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

St Lucia

saint lucia resort

The beautiful island nation of Saint Lucia reopened for US travellers on June 4th.

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

Update July 1, 2020 – St. Maarten has decided to postpone all flights from the USAuntil July 14th, when it will review again. At this time, Americans are NOT welcome on the island. We will update again on July 14. 

Update July 15: St. Maarten now states they plan to resume flights from the USA on August 1, 2020

*Update July 30, 2020: The government of St. Maarten has confirmed that the Princess Juliana Airport will reopen for flights coming from the USA on August 1st. 

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

SVG reopening tourism

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 opens borders

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.


Dome Architecture in Sultanahmet, Turkey

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 beach with sailboats

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

UAE (Dubai)

dubai open on july 7 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. 


ukraine is open to tourists

AUG 26 UPDATE: Ukraine is shutting its borders for all tourism and foreign arrivals from August 29 to at least September 28to help curb rising cases throughout the nation.

Ukraine is now allowing US citizens entry, of course with some entry requirements. 

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

U.S. Virgin Islands Have Reopened For International Tourism

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. 

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.  

**Important Update August 18: 
The USVI's are shutting down tourism again due to a surge in cases. As of August 19th there is a 30-day prohibition on tourism, and a ‘stay at home' order in full effect. We will update in 1-month to see if they reopen again. 

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


zambia reopening for tourism

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. 

The USA!

Las Vegas Strip at night

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:

Las Vegas Casinos

Universal Studios Orlando

Grand Canyon

New York Central Park

Niagara Falls

Yellowstone National Park

Times Square

Golden Gate Bridge

Countries that WILL SOON Permit American Tourists:

These following countries are reopening to American tourists in the very near future:


belize beach at resort

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.

Reopening Delayed 

The airport was originally scheduled to reopen on August 15th for international travel. However, on August 5th the prime minister of Belize announced that the reopening would be delayed until further notice. No new date has been set. If this affects your travel, we recommend contacting your hotel and airline.

Here's everything else we know about Belize reopening for tourism

Sri Lanka

sri lanka train reopening to tourists

Sri Lanka will reopen for American visitors on August 15.

Update July 24: Due to a surge in cases, Sri Lanka has postponed the reopening, but has not provided a new date. 

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.


Canadians can travel to Bali Indonesia for 30 days visa free

Breaking News Update:

The reopening of Bali to foreign tourists could be delayed until the end of 2020

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment,  Luhut Binsar Panjaitan has stated that the reopening of Bali could be delayed until the end of 2020.

Originally Bali 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


apartments are expensive in malta

Malta Updates July 11:

The bad news – Malta just updated a larger list of countries now allowed to enter, however the USA is absent. 

The good news – There are two ways Amerians can still go. 1) Email the border control to apply for an exception 2) Stay in one of the allowed countries for 14 days prior to entering Malta. (get more info by clicking the link below) 

Here is everything we know about Malta's reopening.

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 – August 15
  • Bermuda – July 1
  • Bosnia – September 12
  • Brazil – July 30
  • 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
  • Rwanda – June 17
  • Serbia – May 22
  • 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
  • Ukraine – July 20
  • U.S. Virgin Islands – June 1
  • Zambia – July 

Need to TRANSIT through an EU airport to get to a country that allows US citizens? We have all the info on which airports in Europe will allow Americans to transit through.

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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