COVID-19 has changed so many aspects of our lives, not least of all our travel plans. Although we’re still a ways away from life being back to ‘normal,’ vaccine rollout has been progressing worldwide, and we’re inching that much closer to a global recovery. International travel bans have loosened in many parts of the world; likewise, so have travel restrictions for US citizens.
So where can Americans travel right now in the midst of all this?
Every country has its own rules and restrictions. These can change weekly so it’s really important to check the guidelines yourself and to be cognisant of the risk factors. Keeping yourself and others safe should always be the priority. That said, there are certain places currently open to Americans with no quarantine required.
Here are 30 amazing destinations to consider when planning your next trip.
Ready to eat your way through Italy? American travelers to Italy must now be fully vaccinated and have a negative rapid or PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
All that time indoors has only made our wanderlust for Greece intensify, and thankfully Greece is now open and welcoming Americans to enjoy its white and blue hues. Vaccinated Americans only need to show proof of vaccine, while unvaccinated travelers require a PCR test to visit Greece.
3. Costa Rica
As long as you provide proof of medical insurance that covers COVID-related expenses, Americans can still travel to Costa Rica without quarantine or proof of a negative test. Americans must complete an online Health Pass 48 hours prior to travel though.
If you want to visit Ireland without quarantine, Americans must be either fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID within the last 180 days. Otherwise, a 14-day quarantine is required, although it can be cut shorter with a negative test on day 5.
Jordan is another country where Americans can travel during COVID as long as they satisfy three conditions. Visitors will need proof of a negative test taken 72 hours prior to arrival and will need to be tested upon arrival in Amman. Health insurance covering COVID is also mandatory. If all three are completed, quarantine is not mandatory.
Access to fresh French pastries more than makeup for the testing required to visit France as an American. As long as you’re fully vaccinated, travelers from the USA must only show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival in France.
Croatia has excitingly opened up to tourist travel for 2021, including US travelers with no quarantine required. Visitors must show proof of either a negative PCR or rapid antigen test from the last 48 hours or a certificate of vaccination with the final dose taken more than 14 days before arrival. Travelers can also pay for their own testing upon arrival but must isolate until the results come in.
8. Czech Republic
Have a trip to Prague on your bucket list? Fully vaccinated Americans are permitted to visit the Czech Republic without quarantine or testing.
Americans can travel to the Bahamas but will need to fulfill a few requirements to avoid quarantine. Travelers must complete a health visa that includes proof of a negative test within 5 days prior to arrival. COVID travel insurance is also mandatory. There is a fee associated with the visa which varies depending on how long you stay. If travelers are not vaccinated, they also need to take a rapid test on day 5 of their visit.
There’s a big ol’ beer stein with your name on it, and as an American, you can either be fully vaccinated, have recovered from COVID in the last 6 months, or provide a negative test to visit Germany.
If you’re looking to travel to Turkey in the near future, you’ll be required to provide proof of a negative test within 72 hours of departure if you aren’t vaccinated. Fully vaccinated Americans do not require a test or quarantine at this time.
Iceland was one of the first destinations to begin welcoming travelers back, and they’ve made it a lot easier for Americans to join the party. In order to take a trip to chase those Northern Lights, Americans must be vaccinated and show a negative rapid or PCR test result.
Americans can still travel to Ecuador if they are fully vaccinated, with no testing required. Unvaccinated Americans must show proof of a negative PCR test taken 3 days prior to arrival.
Trips to Scandinavia are super trendy right now, and Denmark is a great place to start. As long as travelers are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, Americans can travel to Denmark without testing or quarantine required.
Guatemala is currently allowing American citizens through its border. Americans must complete a Health Pass and be fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of arrival to Guatemala. As long as those requirements are met, Americans can still travel here without quarantine. Americans are also permitted to enter without testing if they have recovered from COVID within the last 3 months.
We’ve been waiting patiently for Thailand to open its borders, and that day has finally come. Americans can now visit Thailand without quarantine as long as they are fully vaccinated.
One of the most accessible countries where Americans can still travel is Mexico. You won’t need to supply a negative test result but will be subject to potential health screenings at the airport when you arrive. Make sure you keep checking the latest updates for changes to guidelines here.
Have Spain on the brain? Us too. Americans can now travel to Spain as long as they are vaccinated and access a QR code, with no testing or quarantine required.
Americans can still travel to Egypt with proof of a negative test taken within 96 hours of departure. Paper copies of the test are required, and digital copies are not sufficient. Americans will also be required to provide proof of health insurance, but won’t need quarantine.
Portugal is super trendy right now, and American travelers can now visit Portugal as well. Americans must have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure, or a rapid test within 48 hours of departure.
There are currently few restrictions for entry into Zimbabwe. Americans must provide proof of a negative test from the last 48 hours in order to be exempt from quarantine.
Peru is open to American travelers who are either fully vaccinated or have taken a negative molecular test within 72 hours of departure.
23. Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is another country where Americans can still travel subject to a few restrictions. You won’t be required to provide any test results but may be subject to random rapid tests upon arrival. You’ll be required to quarantine only if the test results are positive.
Fully vaccinated Americans are now allowed to travel to the Netherlands. If you aren’t vaccinated and meet the criteria on their exemption list, you must show proof of a negative PCR test within 48 hours, or a rapid test form within 24 hours of departure.
A negative COVID test taken no more than 3 days before arrival is required in order for Americans to visit Tanzania. Travelers will have to undergo health screenings as well.
Americans can still travel to Colombia and the Caribbean coast during COVID. Restrictions have been loosened for Americans, and those traveling to Colombia no longer have to show a negative test or vaccination before entry.
Jamaica is another country where Americans can still travel but its citizens will need to obtain a travel authorization within 5 days of departure. They’ll need to also present results from a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Quarantine is not required as long as travelers remain in the tourist areas.
Americans are welcome to visit this North African gem with either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival in Morocco.
29. South Africa
Americans can still travel to South Africa but will need to provide a negative COVID test 72 hours before departure. Visitors will be screened upon arrival into South Africa, and all travelers are asked to install their local COVID app too.
The Maldives can remain on American’s travel list this year. Thanks to its remote aspects, it’s one of the better places to visit and makes social distancing a lot easier. Americans must complete a Traveler Health Declaration and have proof of a negative test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival into the Maldives.