Countries That Are Open for American Tourists
After months of hunkering down, you might have found that your travel bug did not subside, but perhaps grew bigger as you stayed home in quarantine. The good news is that while the news will make it sound as though the world remains shut, the reality is that there are still a number of countries that are actually open for American tourists.
This has probably left you (amongst all of your fellow travel addicts and adventure junkies) wondering, where can Americans and U.S. passport holders travel to right now?
Let’s take a look at the countries that are open for American tourists right now:
Open Countries in the Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda
Entry requirements: American tourists will have to take a covid test at the cost of $100 USD upon arrival
Get the latest information on Antigua and Barbuda’s reopening.
Entry requirements: U.S. citizens will have to fill out an online health declaration form and upload a negative covid PCR test 72 hours before boarding.
Learn more about how Aruba is open for U.S. tourists.
Entry requirements: Travelers from the United States need to bring a negative-PCR test no older than 72 hours before departure.
Check the latest info on Barbados reopening for tourism.
Entry requirements: Americans must bring a negative covid PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding AND take a second test upon arrival.
Learn more about the details of Bermuda’s reopening for American tourists.
If you’re a digital nomad or a student facing a semester of online coursework? You’re in luck because Bermuda recently started a one-year visa program for remote workers and students. Learn more about the new Bermuda work visa.
Entry requirements: Americans must bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding, fill out an online questionnaire, and take a rapid test upon arrival.
Get the complete breakdown of Dominica’s reopening entry requirements.
Entry requirements: Travelers must bring a negative COVID-19 test result
Learn more about the reopening of the Dominican Republic to U.S. traveler.s
Entry requirements: Americans must provide two PCR tests, contact tracing details, health declaration forms, and possibly more (check with local authorities prior to traveling).
Get more details on the laundry list of requirements for Americans to travel to Grenada right now.
Entry requirements: Temperature check and a health declaration card, but possibly a 14-day quarantine.
Learn more about traveling to Haiti right now.
Entry requirements: American’s visiting to first fill out an online Travel Authorization Card before flying and there will be testing upon arrival.
Read more about what a trip to Jamaica right now will entail.
Entry requirements: No tests needed.
Learn more about traveling to Mexico right now.
Entry requirements: Provide a negative PCR test.
Here’s the latest information on traveling to St. Barths right now.
Entry requirements: Complete an online pre-departure form and provide a negative covid test.
Learn more about traveling to Saint Lucia right now.
Entry requirements: Keeps changing – check with local authorities prior to booking a trip.
Here’s more about St. Maarten’s reopening.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Entry requirements: Travelers will be tested upon arrival.
Get the latest details on SVG’s reopening.
Turks and Caicos
Entry requirements: Bring a negative-PCR test.
Check out the updates on the reopening of Turks and Caicos.
Open Countries in Europe
Entry requirements: Temperature testing upon arrival.
Read all the details about traveling to Albania right now.
Entry requirements: A 48-hour PCR test has been ‘recommended’ (check with local authorities prior to booking to confirm).
Learn more about Belarus’ reopening.
Entry requirements: Complete an online pre-departure form, proof of accommodation, and a negative-PCR test may be required (check with local authorities).
Get the details on traveling to Croatia right now.
Entry requirements: Bring a 72 hour PCR test, or a positive antibody test (specific types-only).
Get more info on Montenegro’s reopening.
Entry requirements: Currently none (check with local authorities to confirm prior to travel).
Note that there are no direct flights from the U.S. to North Macedonia. However, some major airports in Europe that allow U.S. passengers in-transit.
Entry requirements: check with local authorities prior to booking.
Get the latest information from the U.S. Embassy in Serbia.
Entry requirements: Americans need to obtain an e-visa before traveling to Turkey.
Check the current details on the reopening of Turkey.
Entry requirements: US residents must bring a negative PCR test within 48 hours of arrival.
This is one of the more strict countries to travel to right now, so be sure to check the latest entry details from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
Countries Open For Travel in South America
Entry requirements: Visitors must have valid travel insurance that covers covid.
Check for the latest details on the reopening of Brazil.
Entry requirements: Bring a negative PCR test taken within the last 10 days.
Learn more about Ecuador reopening for tourism.
Open Countries in Africa
Entry requirements: Bring a negative PCR test for COVID-19, at most 72 hours before arriving.
Get the latest information from the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.
Entry requirements: Americans will need to bring a negative-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and you will be tested again upon arrival.
Learn more about traveling to Rwanda right now.
Entry requirements: All travelers entering Tanzania are currently required to present a valid negative PCR test within 72 hours before travel.
Read more about Tanzania reopening to U.S. visitors.
Countries Open in the South Pacific & Asia
French Polynesia (Tahiti & Bora Bora)
Entry requirements: U.S citizens must bring a negative covid PCR test to board the plane and travelers will be tested upon arrival.
Check the latest details about French Polynesia reopening to U.S. tourists.
Entry requirements: Temperature test upon arrival, as well as a health declaration card.
Learn more about how the Maldives is open to American tourists.
Entry requirements: You must complete a ‘health declaration’ prior to departure, bring a negative PCR test within 96 hours of boarding, and have health insurance to be able to enter.
Read more about how Dubai is open for tourism and what to expect.
Before You Book
Keep in mind that the rules continuously change, destinations may suddenly reopen or close to American tourists without notice, so be sure to check with local authorities before booking your trip. Given that things change quickly and trips are often booked weeks, even months, in advance, it’s recommended that you book refundable flights (often available with the best airlines) and accommodation that allows you to cancel for a full refund.
If you’re looking for an extended holiday–one that is over two weeks, there are a lot of places you can travel to beyond this list. The list of countries that allow U.S. travelers right now only includes those that do not require a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, though there are a number of countries that allow American travelers with a 14-day quarantine period, so if you’re going for a while and up for bunking down, check out this article on Countries open to Americans WITH a 14-day Quarantine.
Disclaimer: BunkJet does not endorse traveling against any advisories set by the government. You are fully responsible for your decision to travel (duh).