Where can Americans travel now?
Where can Americans travel now?
Our guide to which countries are open to US travelers
As the world gets vaccinated and border restrictions are relaxed. We’ve compiled a list of countries which are open to US visitors again. PCR testing still remains a hot topic and something which is likely to be with us through to at least 2023. Plans are a foot to introduce a globally recognized app by early Summer which allows vaccinated travelers to travel freely again. Until this is launched, countries are creating their own rules regarding the requirement of PCR testing, vaccination certificates and rules governing face mask use.
We will endeavour to keep this list as up to date as humanly possible. The specific rules per country we’ve listed below are based on relevant information sourced via the US State Department. relevant tourist boards and global news outlets including CNN. Airlines may have their own additional requirements. Please speak to our destination specialists regarding specific up to date rules for when you are planning to travel.
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U.S. travelers must provide a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery, or a negative Covid test result taken within 72 hours for a PCR test or 48 hours for a rapid antigen test. The vaccination certificate is valid in Austria for 270 days after the 2nd dose for a 2-dose vaccine. A single dose vaccine is valid for 270 days from the 22nd day of vaccination. Proof of past infection is valid for 180 days after the infection. Your Unforgettable Travel specialist can assist with the organization of testing prior to your return flight back to the United States.
U.S. travelers can enter the country if they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of their departure for Botswana, according to the U.S. Embassy in Botswana. Upon arrival, travelers will undergo screening, and those showing symptoms will be taken for testing and quarantine at the traveler’s expense. Unforgettable Travel specialists can assist in arranging testing before your return flight to the United States.
Sources: US Embassy – Botswana
Costa Rica is welcoming visitors from all U.S. states. Travelers must complete an online Health Pass form within 48 hours of boarding a flight and show proof of travel insurance that covers medical expenses and accommodation in case they are forced to quarantine. Non-vaccinated tourists or those with incomplete vaccination must purchase travel insurance that covers lodging in the case of quarantine and medical expenses due to Covid-19.
U.S. travelers are welcome to Croatia with a certificate of vaccination, a negative viral test result, or proof of recovery. Covid-19 PCR tests must be taken at least 72 hours in advance, or a rapid antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. A certificate of vaccination is valid for up to 270 days from the date of the second dose. All tourists must arrive with evidence of accommodations for the entire trip paid by the time of arrival.
France reopened to certain vaccinated travelers in June, including Americans. Their regulations are based on how your country is doing with COVID-19. Vaccinated travelers from low-risk countries (designated “green” countries) can enter France without taking a COVID-19 test.
Vaccinated travelers from countries with an intermediate level of risk (currently, the U.S. falls under this category) must take a PCR test (and get a negative test result) no more than 72 hours before arriving.
Sources: US Embassy – France
American travelers are welcome in Greece. According to the U.S. Embassy, vaccinated travelers can enter the country without showing a negative COVID-19 test.
However, unvaccinated travelers must present a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry into Greece. All travelers coming into Greece must fill out a Passenger Locator Form completed by 11:59 p.m. on the night before their arrival into the country. Once the PLF is completed, the Greek government will send the traveler a QR code that must be shown to the customs agents when entering Greece.
Iceland is accepting travelers from the U.S. and countries outside the Schengen zone. As of now, they are welcoming only travelers with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (which includes Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson). Arrivals will undergo one test for Covid-19 upon arrival and may proceed to accommodations to await the negative result.
Unvaccinated travelers are required to present negative PCR test results no more than 72 hours old and undergo double PCR screening with a five-day quarantine in between.
Italy announced in late June 2021 that vaccinated travelers coming from the U.S. will not have to quarantine upon entry to Italy.
U.S. travelers are welcome to Italy with a negative PCR taken within 72 hours or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival and a vaccination certificate for Covid-19 received at least 14 days prior to travel or a medical certificate confirming recovery from Covid-19 dates no more than six months before departure.
Travelers unable to present either a vaccination card or proof of recovery must enter a five-day quarantine and PCR or rapid antigen test at the end of isolation.
Fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. are no longer required to conduct a PCR test upon arrival in Jordan. Travelers who are not vaccinated or do not have proof of vaccination must still have proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. All passengers over age five must take a second PCR test upon arrival at the traveler’s cost and have valid health insurance covering Covid-19 care for the length of their stay in Jordan. Unforgettable Travel specialists are working to ensure a smooth experience with booking your Covid test and receiving your results. As of July 1, a daily curfew was put into effect between 1 a.m and 6 a.m.
Travelers from the U.S. are allowed to enter Kenya as long as they present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel, don’t have a temperature above 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and don’t have symptoms of the virus, according to the U.S. Embassy in Kenya.
Travelers will undergo a health screening upon arrival and must complete a Travelers Health Surveillance Form and register for a Trusted Travel Code. Departing travelers must have a negative Covid-19 certificate from an authorized laboratory as part of the Trusted Travel Initiative. Your safari specialist can assist you in which lab to use and plan this into your trip itinerary.
Americans looking to take advantage of the luxury of overwater bungalows need to look no further than the Maldives. Visitors must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their departure, according to the Ministry of Tourism. A online health declaration must be submitted 24 hours before departure, and travelers must have a confirmed booking in an accommodation registered with the Ministry of Tourism. Travelers will undergo thermal screening at the airport upon arrival. Your Unforgettable Travel specialist can assist you with arranging your Covid-19 test for your trip home.
Foreign nationals from countries that Morocco deems safe (and on their “List A”), including the U.S., are allowed to enter Morocco with either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival, according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Morocco. It is unclear what documents will be accepted as proof of vaccination, so we recommend traveling with a negative Covid-19 PCR test in hand. A passenger health form is provided on arriving flights, and arrivals will undergo a health screening.
Americans can enter Peru as long as they have either a negative COVID-19 PCR, negative antigen test, or medical certificate of epidemiological discharge from within 72 hours of departure and do not have any COVID-19 symptoms, according to the U.S. Embassy in Peru. Children under 12 years old can show a certificate of health from a doctor in lieu of a negative test. Travelers may be required to take a rapid antigen test upon arrival. Covid-19 tests are available to ensure a smooth departure home to the United States, and your Unforgettable Travel specialist can assist with how to access your test.
Portugal reopened to American travelers as of June 15, 2021. Americans must show proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of their departure — or an antigen test taken 24 hours before their trip. All tourists must complete a SEF Registration Form before entry. Covid-19 tests are available for return flights back to the United States, and your Unforgettable Travel specialist can assist with those logistics.
Other destinations within Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira) may require additional testing, even for travelers already in the country, so you may need to test multiple times if you’re traveling to the islands or to various Portuguese destinations.
The Portuguese government will review the COVID-19 and American tourism situation every two weeks and determine whether to continue moving forward on this reopening trajectory.
U.S. visitors are welcome to Seychelles with a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before departure, valid health insurance and must apply for a Health Travel Authorization 72 hours before departure to Seychelles. Visitors with physical presence in South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Brazil within the last 14 days preceding arrival are not permitted entry. Appointments are currently available on certain days at approved labs for needed PCR tests to return to the United States, and your Unforgettable Travel specialist can coordinate your appointment within your planned itinerary.
Fully vaccinated U.S. travelers are welcome to Slovenia. Travelers who have recovered from Covid-19 infection can present proof of a positive PCR test result older than ten days but not older than six months. Children under age 15 can enter without quarantine and do not require a Covid test.
South Africa is reopened to all international travel with testing requirements in place. Travelers must present a negative PCR Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours from the time of departure. If unable to prove a negative test, travelers will be required to quarantine at their own expense and must have proof of accommodation. Travelers will be screened on arrival, and those presenting with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat Covid-19 test is conducted.
Spain’s borders are reopen to Americans and other travelers, regardless of their citizenship or country of origin, as of June 7. Those who are not vaccinated will be able enter Spain with a negative PCR test, provided their country has a low risk of COVID-19 (as defined by the Spanish government). All American travelers must fill out an electronic Health Control Form.
The suspension on international flights to Tanzania has been lifted, according to the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania. Travelers are expected to provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival and must complete a Travelers Surveillance Form and submit it 24 hours before arrival. A health form will be completed upon arrival, and travelers may be subjected to screening for Covid-19 with a possible rapid test at the cost of $10 USD to the traveler.
Turkey requires all international passengers 6 years old and older to arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their flight, according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey. All travelers must complete a Form for Entry to Turkey and submit their test results to the airline at the time of check-in.
Uganda has reopened its borders and national parks to international travelers able to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their departure, according to the U.S. Embassy in Uganda. Visitors to Uganda will also have to pass health screenings including temperature checks.
Passengers will again need to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure from Uganda. Uganda is requiring all travelers to wear masks while traveling through its airport or visiting its 10 national parks. Your Unforgettable Travel specialist can assist with the organization of all testing.
Proof of a negative Covid-19 test completed within 72 hours before traveling to Zambia is required for entry. Travelers will need to complete a health questionnaire provided by the airline before exiting the plane and subject to health screening. Anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19 or having a body temperature of 38.0 C or above will be tested for Covid-19 on arrival.
Prior to departure, Americans will need to secure a Travel Certificate from the Ministry of Health, originating from Zambia. To obtain, travelers must present their passports and Covid-19 test results at one of several locations. Your Unforgettable Travel specialist will assist in ensuring a smooth process.
Sources: US Embassy – Zambia
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