The second wave of the pandemic is causing travel chaos worldwide for Americans as countries change entry requirements with little to no warning at all. There are now only 7 countries remaining that Americans can travel to for tourism without requiring a PCR test or quarantine.
List of Countries Without Travel Restrictions Shrinks
The list of countries open for American tourists without travel restrictions continues to shrink in recent weeks.
Staring December 30th, Americans will no longer be able to enter Brazil without travel restrictions as the country added a testing requirement. All travelers headed to Brazil must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours before arrival.
As of December 28th, Turkey also announced that all travelers arriving in the country will now be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test before arrival.
Travelers that arrive without proof of the test will face a mandatory state ordered quarantine.
Countries Still Open To American Tourists Without Restrictions
There are still countries open to American tourists that do not require a covid test or quarantine period. While some of the destinations are far-flung oddballs, a few just happen to be some of Americans favorite holiday destinations.
For Americans looking to stay close, Mexico is still open for U.S. citizens and does not require proof of a negative COVID-19 test or have any quarantines. However Americans must fill out a health declaration form before arrival.
While there are no mandatory testing or quarantines, there are still some things that travelers need to know. In Costa Rica, beaches will close at 2:30pm daily for all of January and in the Dominican Republic travelers may be selected for a random COVID-19 breath test upon arrival.
Travel In 2021 Will Still Have Restrictions
With vaccines slowly rolling out around the world, many travelers are hopeful of things beginning to return to normal in 2021. Although vaccines will help open borders and could help ease testing restrictions, expect to see countries add new requirements that require travelers to show proof of vaccinations.
The first half of 2021 is likely to remain the same as it is now with countries still enforcing strict entry requirements and lockdowns continuing right through the winter.
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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. 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 traveling against government advisories