Countries That Have Reopened For American Tourists

Countries That Have Reopened For American Tourists

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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. Americans have always been permitted to leave the country as they wish.

However, upon returning to the U.S. some travelers do have some new restrictions coming home as of January 26, 2021.

1- All passengers into the USA will now require proof of a negative covid test, performed no longer than 3-days before arrival. The test can be antigen or PCR. We have an entire USA testing for entry Q&A article here. 

2- All passengers into the USA are recommended to quarantine, but some states have mandated quarantines for 10 to 14 days, 

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.  

Countries That Have Reopened For American Tourists

Last Updated: March 7, 2021 
Countries Recently Added/Updated: Jamaica

The below 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 is reopened 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

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. 

Update: Recent info out of Belarus is now suggesting a 10-day quarantine may be required for all arrivals, and as of December 21, a PCR test as well. 

Read more about Belarus reopening for tourism

Belize

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

U.S. travelers will need a COVID PCR test within 96 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 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

Bermuda covid-19 entry requirements

Bolivia

Bolivia is now allowing American tourists to visit. 

If coming from another South American nation, a U.S. citizen will need to bring a negative PCR test done within 7 days of arriving, and if coming from the USA, within 10 days. 

See more information on visiting Bolivia 

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

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.

Important Update: Starting Jan 1, 2021 ALL passengers into Chile must complete a 10-day quarantine.

Direct flights are already scheduled from Miami or New York. 

Read all of Chile’s reopening news and entry requirements 

Curaçao

Curaçao is now allowing tourists from the United States.

As of January 1, 2021 all travelers from the United States may visit. 

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 

Beautiful caribbean beach on Saona island, Dominican Republic

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

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.

Georgia

The country of Georgia is now allowing American tourists as of Feb 1, 2021

US travelers have TWO options to enter Georgia:

1- If vaccinated, they can enter restriction-free

2- If unvaccinated, they will need to bring a negative 72-hour PCR test, isolate for 3 days, and take another test to release. 

Read more information about how to travel to Georgia

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

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!

Starting on February 9, 2021 all passengers into Haiti will require proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival. Proof of recovery is also being accepted. 

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

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

Starting March 11, 2021, all passengers to Jamaica will need proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 3 days before the flight.

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. 

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

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan reopened for tourism in August, but as of December starting allowing American tourists to enter. 

A 72-hour PCR test is needed to enter. 

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

Lebanon

Lebanon reopened in July 2020, allowing American tourists to return. 

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

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

Maldives

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

The maldives

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.

Beach-in-Cancun-Mexico-Hotel-Zone

Montenegro

Montenegro has removed all entry requirements and is now allowing all countries to visit. 

No quarantines, no testing. 

The country is located in Europe along the Adriatic coast and is quite affordable compared to its neighbors on the other side of the sea. 

*Feb 10 update: Montenegro has reinstated the 72-hour pCR test for travelers from the USA for the next 3 weeks due to a surge in cases. 

Read more about visiting Montenegro here

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

Oman

Oman is now accepting American tourists to visit as of December 10, 2020

Testing and contact tracing  along with a long list of other requirements are needed to enter.

Under the current entry rules, US citizens can stay up to 10 days visa-free!

See all the details for Oman’s Reopening 

Panama

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

beach in panama

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

Paraguay

Paraguay has reopened for American tourists as of December 2020.

All passengers will need to bring a 72-hour negative Covid test, but thankfully Paraguay is accepting PCR, LAMP, and Nucleic Acid tests. 

See everything we know about Paruguay reopening for tourism 

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 

Jan 2021 Update: Unfortunately, as of Jan 4, Peru will also require a 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, effectively re-closing tourism. 

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

Puerto Rico

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.
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. 

Note: Due to a sudden surge in cases, Serbia is requiring a 72-hour PCR test from ALL arrivals between December 20 and January 10. 

Read all the details about Serbia’s reopening for tourism

South Africa

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

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St. Barths

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 5 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. 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!

Update December 28: Starting Dec 28, ALL passengers entering Turkey will need to present a 72-hour negative PCR test

See all the details about Turkey reopening and Entry Requirements

turkey mosque istanbul

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)

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 

UK

Finally- the United Kingdom has made this list for American travelers.

Previously the UK was requiring all arrivals to quarantine for 14 days, making it ineligible for this list. 

Now, as of December 15 with the launch of their new ‘test to release’ program, all arrivals have two options:

  • Quarantine for 10 days
  • OR, take a PCR test on the 5th day of quarantine to be released early. 

All passengers into the UK will also have to bring proof of a negative Covid test, taken no longer than 72 hour prior to arrival. 

See all the updated entry requirements for the United Kingdom

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 

Kyiv Ukraine reopens again 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. 

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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: 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

Originally Published: June 28, 2020


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