The most important thing to know is that the U.S did not close its borders to all countries. They did however suspend tourist visas and banned Europe, Iran, Brazil and China from entering the United States.
Here is everything you need to know about the United States reopening for international tourism.
Who can NOT travel to the United States?
On May 25th, President Donald Trump banned all travelers from Brazil or anyone that has been to Brazil in the past 14 days.
United States citizens are exempt from the proclamation and may return home from Brazil at anytime.
On January 31st, President Trump banned all travelers who have been to China in the past 14 days from entering the United States. The ban is still in place and strictly enforced.
United States citizens are exempt from the proclamation and may return home from China at anytime.
On January 31st, President Trump banned all travelers that have been to Iran in the previous 14 days.
United States citizens are exempt from the proclamation and may return home from Iran at anytime.
As of March 14th, the Trump adminstration closed the U.S. borders to all travelers arriving from Europe.
The ban is still in place meaning all Europen travelers can't travel to the USA at this time.
Anyone coming from Europe or who has visited Europe in the last 14 days will not be permitted to enter the United States.
Euopean Countries included in the BAN:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- Vatican City
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Ireland
No date has been set or projected for when European countries will be able to travel to the U.S. again.
United States citizens are exempt from the proclamation and may return home at anytime.
Non-Essential Travelers Arriving at United States LAND BORDERS from Canada and Mexico.
Both the U.S/Canada and the US/Mexico land borders are closed to All non-essential travel.
Tourists will NOT be allowed entry unless they are returning home to their country of origin.
U.S. Visa Services Suspended
All visa services for the United States have been temporarily suspended meaning that tourist visas will NOT be issued. All countries that require a tourist visa to enter the United States will not be be able to enter the US until visa services are resumed.
Who can travel to the United States For Tourism?
The following countries CAN enter the United States as they do not need a visa and are not included in President Trump's travel ban proclamations:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Canada (Air only)
*Before booking any travel, be sure to check with the U.S. consulate in your country to ensure you will be granted entry into the United States. You could still be denied entry if you do not confirm before traveling.
We do not recommend traveling against your home countries advisories.
Can Canadians Enter the United States For Tourism?
YES, according to the U.S. Embassy official fact sheet. The fact sheet states that while all land borders are closed, the travel restrictions do not apply to air travel.
Our team called Air Canada, United Airlines and American Airlines. All three airlines confirmed their are NO restrictions for Canadians traveling by air to the United States.
However, United States citizens can NOT travel to Canada by air.
Be sure to check with the U.S. consulate in your area to ensure you will be granted entry into the United States.
The United States still has travel and quarantine restrictions in some cities.
Some states are requiring all incoming travelers to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Here are some of the main arrival destinations in the US.
New York: Incoming travelers from Japan and South Korea displaying symptoms of COVID-19 must self isolate for 14 days.
Los Angeles: According to LA County health their are no self isolation measures for incoming travelers.
Miami: Florida Department of Health staff is asking each passenger arriving on direct flights from New York Tri-State area airports (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York) a series of travel questions and notifying them about the executive order’s direction for them to self-isolate for 14 days.
Hawaii: All individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving from out-of-state to Hawaii through July 31st, 2020 are still subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
Houston: There are NO travel restrictions for incoming travelers.
Seattle: There are NO travel restrictions for incoming travelers.
Las Vegas: There are NO travel restrictions for incoming travelers.
United States 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 before traveling.