Table of Contents

Can Americans Travel to Europe Right Now? What You Need to Know

As the world went into lockdown and borders shut down in the blink of an eye, many people pondered when life would return back to normal. Intrepid travelers, on the other hand, also wondered when their favorite countries would open once again.

More than a year later, borders are reopening, flights are resuming their most popular routes, and travelers are making up for lost time by planning a summer full of trips. In fact, the European Union recently announced that all 27 member countries are opening up to Americans just in time for the tourist season.

However, as adventurers dive back into traveling, there are a handful of very important changes that come along with this “new normal.”

Flight landing in Switzerland

Namely, many European countries are asking travelers to undergo extra testing, provide proof of vaccinations, and adhere to new entry requirements for various establishments. Later in 2022, travelers will also need to have a visa waiver (such as the ETIAS Germany for Americans) if they wish to travel to Europe.

Although there are new rules and hurdles to pass through, this hasn’t stopped eager American travelers from booking a ticket and flying across the Atlantic.

For those who are planning to travel to Europe in the near future, this is what you need to know:

Europe has opened just in time for tourist season — however, there are new entry requirements for incoming travelers. Learn more about them here.

Each Country Has Their Own Requirements

As mentioned in the introduction, there are 27 member states of the European Union and, naturally, each country will have their own approach to reopening.

Some countries, such as Greece, allow all eligible travelers to enter as long as they have filled out a Passenger Locator Form and one of the following: a negative PCR test (taken up to 72 hours before arrival), proof of recovery from COVID-19, or proof of vaccination.

Other countries, however, are much more stringent when it comes to visitors. For instance, France only allows vaccinated travelers who can produce a negative test result, while those who are unvaccinated need to have a compelling reason and quarantine once they enter the country.

Due to these distinct differences, it is important to research which countries you plan to visit beforehand and plan accordingly.

Approved Vaccines

As news broke of the European Union reopening, president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen stated that, “All 27 member states will accept, unconditionally, all those who are vaccinated with vaccines that are approved by EMA.”

At the moment, the EMA-approved vaccines include Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson.

Von der Leyen continued, “The Americans, as far as I can see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines.”

Although there are currently four approved vaccines, the European Medicines Agency is currently researching and trialing other vaccines that may soon join the list.

International travel during pandemic

Vaccine Passports

One of the biggest developments in European tourism is the advent of vaccine passports.

These so-called ‘travel passes’ will be digital apps or QR codes that prove travelers and locals have been vaccinated, recovered from the coronavirus recently, or have proof of a negative test.

Many countries, including Australia, Japan, Denmark, and Poland, already have their own local version of COVID certificates, with many more following suit.

Some countries have even started to implement these digital passes. For example, France recently passed a mandate that required people to show their COVID health pass if they wish to enter a restaurant, nightclub, cafe, or take a long-distance train ride.

Tourism experts believe that vaccination passports will be the future of travel, as they save time during passport control, can quickly indicate a person’s COVID-19 status, and ensure seamless border crossings.

Travel to Non Europe Union Countries

Those who are unvaccinated (or simply want a change of scenery) could also look into the possibility of traveling to non-European Union countries, such as those in the Balkans or Eastern Europe.

The majority of these countries only require a negative test, and some (such as Albania) do not have any entry requirements at all.

Albania’s neighbor, Montenegro, has been making waves during the pandemic thanks to its lax entry rules, EU-like infrastructure, and comfortable conditions for digital nomads.

Turkey, a popular summertime destination, is also on many travelers’ radar this tourist season. It’s conveniently located between Europe and Asia, has a global airport hub (Istanbul International Airport), and can keep even the pickiest tourist busy for their entire trip.

Dusk in Paris

Returning to the United States

Although nobody wants their vacation to end, we all need to go back home sooner or later.

When traveling during the pandemic, there are a few things to keep in mind when returning to the USA.

All air passengers must produce a negative test result (or documentation of recovery from COVID-19) before boarding their flight to the United States — including those who are fully vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends getting retested 3-5 days after international travel and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel.

Go World Travel Magazine is a digital magazine for world travelers. Each week, we bring you new travel videos, articles and travel tips on destinations in more than 90 countries.

Here Are The Current Travel Restrictions For Americans Traveling To Europe

Editorial Note: We earn a commission from partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect our editors’ opinions or evaluations.

Here Are The Current Travel Restrictions For Americans Traveling To Europe

Getty

Americans can still travel to European countries, although each country makes their own decisions about who can enter and what precautions are required to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Before deciding to travel to Europe, check the testing and vaccination requirements for your destination. Be sure to also consider any countries you transit as there may be testing or vaccination requirements even if you don’t leave the airport. You’ll also want to travel masks with you at all times, since some forms of transportation as well as public and private businesses may require them to enter. Many European countries specifically call for FFP2 masks (or similar-style masks such as KF94 or N95s).

Here are some of the latest European travel rules and restrictions for U.S. travelers.

Looking for Travel Insurance?

Compare Quotes With Over 22 Travel Insurers

France

U.S. citizens can travel to France with full proof of vaccination , which you may have to show to your airline and to border patrol.

Spain

U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine when arriving in Spain, but proof of vaccination or a recent negative test is required. Your test must be from within 72 hours prior to departure for PCR tests or 24 hours for antigen tests. Spain recently revised their requirements to define fully vaccinated travelers as those who received their final dose 14-270 days prior to arrival. Therefore, some travelers may need to obtain a booster dose prior to travel to Spain.

Before departure, you must complete a Health Control Form (FCS) and obtain and download the QR code to show at boarding and health controls upon arrival in Spain.

Requirements for Traveling to the U.S.

As of June 12, U.S. citizens returning from Europe to the United States no longer need to provide a negative Covid-19 test in order to return home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifted the previous mandate that had required travelers to supply a negative Covid test or documentation of recovery in order to re-enter the U.S.

However, if you’re not a U.S. citizen or are on an immigrant visa, you’ll still need to show proof of vaccination to fly to the U.S. from Europe.

Get Travel Insurance Before Your Next Trip

Compare & Buy Travel Insurance

Was this article helpful?

  • Best Covid-19 Travel Insurance
  • Best Travel Insurance
  • Best “Cancel For Any Reason” Travel Insurance
  • Best Senior Travel Insurance
  • Best Cruise Insurance
  • Group Travel Insurance
  • Best Travel Credit Cards
  • How Much Is Travel Insurance?
  • How To Get Cheap Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Travel Insurance
  • Medical Evacuation Coverage Guide
  • Medical Insurance Guide
  • Reimbursement For A Travel Insurance Claim
  • Trip Cancellation Travel Insurance
  • Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance
  • Making A Travel Insurance Claim
  • Trip Interruption Insurance

More from

Chase Sapphire Reserve: Dining Perks To Tempt Your Tastebuds

Chase Sapphire Reserve: Dining Perks To Tempt Your Tastebuds

By Forbes Advisor Brand Group

Weekly Travel Insurance Costs And Trends: Week Of Nov. 20, 2022—United States, Mexico And Israel Are The Most Popular Destinations

Weekly Travel Insurance Costs And Trends: Week Of Nov. 20, 2022—United States, Mexico And Israel Are The Most Popular Destinations

By Michelle Megna Editor

10 Worst U.S. Airports For Flight Cancellations Last Week

10 Worst U.S. Airports For Flight Cancellations Last Week

By Kelly Anne Smith Forbes Advisor Staff

Best Travel Insurance Companies Of November 2022

Best Travel Insurance Companies Of November 2022

By Amy Danise Editor

Best Covid-19 Travel Insurance Plans Of November 2022

Best Covid-19 Travel Insurance Plans Of November 2022

By Amy Danise Editor

10 Worst U.S. Airports For Flight Cancellations This Week

10 Worst U.S. Airports For Flight Cancellations This Week

By Kelly Anne Smith Forbes Advisor Staff

Travel Insurance Outlook For 2023: Hello, Big Spender

Travel Insurance Outlook For 2023: Hello, Big Spender

By Michelle Megna Editor

Information provided on Forbes Advisor is for educational purposes only. Your financial situation is unique and the products and services we review may not be right for your circumstances. We do not offer financial advice, advisory or brokerage services, nor do we recommend or advise individuals or to buy or sell particular stocks or securities. Performance information may have changed since the time of publication. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Forbes Advisor adheres to strict editorial integrity standards. To the best of our knowledge, all content is accurate as of the date posted, though offers contained herein may no longer be available. The opinions expressed are the author’s alone and have not been provided, approved, or otherwise endorsed by our partners.

Becky Pokora is an avid traveler with a particular love for the outdoors. She’s always looking for new ways to make travel easier, more memorable, and more affordable, particularly by using miles and points.

© 2022 Forbes Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Forbes Advisor editorial team is independent and objective. To help support our reporting work, and to continue our ability to provide this content for free to our readers, we receive compensation from the companies that advertise on the Forbes Advisor site. This compensation comes from two main sources. First, we provide paid placements to advertisers to present their offers. The compensation we receive for those placements affects how and where advertisers’ offers appear on the site. This site does not include all companies or products available within the market. Second, we also include links to advertisers’ offers in some of our articles; these “affiliate links” may generate income for our site when you click on them. The compensation we receive from advertisers does not influence the recommendations or advice our editorial team provides in our articles or otherwise impact any of the editorial content on Forbes Advisor. While we work hard to provide accurate and up to date information that we think you will find relevant, Forbes Advisor does not and cannot guarantee that any information provided is complete and makes no representations or warranties in connection thereto, nor to the accuracy or applicability thereof. Here is a list of our partners who offer products that we have affiliate links for.

Where Can Americans Travel Internationally Right Now? [Requirements by Country]

Island Vacation

We may be compensated when you click on links from one or more of our advertising partners. Opinions and recommendations are ours alone. Terms apply to offers below. See our Advertiser Disclosure for more details.

The coronavirus pandemic caused international travel to grind to a halt in 2020. In March 2020, the U.S. Department of State imposed a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory instructing Americans “to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.”

The good news is that this advisory was lifted at the beginning of August 2020 and since then, many countries have gradually reopened borders and welcomed tourists back. Some countries currently allow Americans — vaccinated or not — to visit, while the list of countries accepting vaccinated tourists from the U.S. is constantly expanding.

We’ve compiled a regularly updated list of more than 155 countries that are accepting American visitors, along with local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19. We’ve also included the State Department’s individual advisory level for each country to help you make an educated decision about where to go.

Table of contents

Table of Contents

Countries Where Americans Can Travel

Many nations have viewed American travelers skeptically because the U.S. was one of the worst-hit globally by COVID-19. However, despite fits and starts, “COVID-19 spikes,” and more, the U.S. has managed to get a sizable portion of the population vaccinated against COVID-19, which has opened up more opportunities for international travel.

In fact, there is a growing list of over 155 countries that are now accepting American travelers.

Many countries require proof of vaccination and/or evidence that you have tested negatively for COVID-19. Each country is different in terms of requirements for when this test needs to be taken, but most require an RT-PCR test. This test requires getting a nasal swab sent to a lab for processing and isn’t the kind that issues rapid results. Plan accordingly as results from these tests can take a few days to come back.

In addition, now that boosters are widely available, many countries are building this into their definition of what it means to be “fully vaccinated.” This could mean that your initial doses are no longer sufficient to qualify if a certain amount of time has passed (usually over 270 days or 9 goths).

Since many young children still aren’t eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, many countries allow children to abide by the same quarantine rules that are applied to parents. Be sure to research the specific requirements by country if you are traveling with children.

Update: As of December 6, 2021, the CDC requires all air passengers arriving in the U.S. from a foreign country to provide a negative COVID-19 test or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days to the airline before boarding the flight to the U.S. Regardless of vaccination status, you must provide a negative test taken within 1 day of departure. This ruling applies to U.S. citizens/residents and travelers alike, though non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants must be fully vaccinated (unless exception criteria are met, such as children under 18 years old). This means that if you’re traveling internationally, you must figure out how to get tested abroad prior to flying back to the U.S.

Read on to see the regulations and other requirements by country, including a link to the official U.S. Embassy website for each country. Be sure to review these pages thoroughly before you leave in case there are any last-minute changes!

Quick Reference Table

CountryNegative COVID-19 Test or Vaccination Records Required?Quarantine Requirements?Health Insurance Requirements?
AlbaniaNoNoneNone
AndorraNoNoneNone
AngolaYesNoneNone
AnguillaYesYesYes
Antigua and BarbudaYesNoneNone
ArgentinaYesNoneYes
ArmeniaYesEither negative COVID test or quarantine requiredNone
ArubaNoNoYes
AustraliaYesMaybe, depending on destinationNone
AustriaYesNoneNone
AzerbaijanYesNoneNone
The BahamasYesNoneNone
BahrainNoNoneNone
BangladeshYesNone, if fully vaccinated.None
BarbadosYesNone, if fully vaccinated.None
BelarusYesNone, if fully vaccinated.None
BelgiumYesYesNone
BelizeYesNoneYes
BeninYesNoneNone
BermudaYesYes, until test results are availableNone
BoliviaYesNone, if fully vaccinated.Yes
Bosnia and HerzegovinaYesNoneNone
BotswanaYesNoneNone
BrazilYesNoneNone
British Virgin IslandsYesNoneNone
BuglariaYesNoneNone
Cabo VerdeYesNoneNone
CambodiaYesNone, if fully vaccinated.Yes
CanadaYesNoneNone
Cayman IslandsYesNoneNone
ChileYesNoneYes
ColombiaNo, if fully vaccinatedNoneYNone
Costa RicaNoNoneNone
Cote d’IvoireYesNoneNone
CroatiaYesNoneNone
CuracaoYesNoneYes
CyprusYesYesNone
Czech RepublicNo, if fully vaccinatedNoneNone
Democratic Republic of the CongoYesYesYes
DenmarkNoNoneNone
DjiboutiYesNoneNone
DominicaNoneNoneNone
Dominican RepublicNoNoneNone
EcuadorYesNoneNone
EgyptYesNoneYes
El SalvadorNoNoneNone
Equatorial GuineaYesYesNone
EstoniaNo, if fully vaccinated.NoneNone
EthiopiaYesNone, if proof of negative COVID testNone
FijiYesNoneNone
FinlandYesNoneNone
FranceYesNoneNone
French PolynesiaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
GabonNoNoneNone
GambiaYes, upon arrivalNoneNone
GeorgiaYesNoNone
GermanyYesNoneNone
GhanaYesNoneNone
GreeceYesNoneNone
GreenlandYesNoneNone
GrenadaNoneNoneNone
GuatemalaYesNoneNone
GuineaYesNoneNone
GuyanaYesNoneNone
HaitiYesNoneNone
HondurasNoNoneNone
HungaryNoNoneNone
IcelandNoNoneNone
IndiaYesYesNone
IndonesiaYesNoneMaybe, depending on destination
IranYesNoneNone
IraqYesNoneNone
IrelandNoNoneNone
IsraelYesYesNone
ItalyYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
JamaicaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
JordanYesNoneYes
KenyaYesNoneNone
KosovoYesNoneNone
KuwaitYesYes, if unvaccinatedNone
LatviaYesNoneNone
LebanonYesNoneNone
LiberiaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
LibyaYesYesNone
LithuaniaNo, if fully vaccinatedNoneNone
LuxembourgNoNoneNone
MadagascarYesYesNone
MalaysiaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedYes
The MaldivesNoNoneNone
MaliYesNoneNone
MaltaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
MauritaniaYesNoneNone
MauritiusNoNone, if fully vaccinatedYes
MexicoNoNoneNone
MoldovaNoNoneNone
MonacoYesNoneNone
MongoliaNoneNoneNone
MontenegroNoNoneNone
MoroccoYesNoneNone
MozambiqueYesNoneNone
NamibiaYesNoneNone
NepalYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
The NetherlandsYesNoneNone
New ZealandYesNoneNone
NicaraguaYesNoneNone
NigerYesYesNone
NigeriaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
North MacedoniaNoNone, if fully vaccinated, recovered, or provide a negative testNone
NorwayNoNoneNone
OmanYesYesYes
PakistanYesNoneNone
PanamaYesNoneNone
ParaguayYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
PeruYesNoneNone
The PhilippinesYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
NoNoneNone
PortugalYesNoneNone
QatarYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
RomaniaNoNoneNone
RussiaYesMaybe, depending on final destinationNone
RwandaYesYesNone
Saint Kitts and NevisYesYesNone
Saint LuciaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
Saint BarthelemyYesNoneNone
Saudia ArabiaYesNoneYes
SenegalYesNoneNone
SerbiaYesNone, if fully vaccinated or provide testingNone
SeychellesYesNoneYes
SingaporeYesNoneNone
Sint-MaartenYesNone, if fully vaccinatedYes
SlovakiaNoneNoneNone
SloveniaYesNoneNone
South AfricaYesNo*None
South KoreaYesYesNone
SpainYesNoneNone
Sri LankaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
SwedenNoNoneNone
SwitzerlandYesNoneNone
TajikistanYesNoneNone
TanzaniaYesNoneNone
ThailandYesDepends on location & vaccination statusYes
TogoYesYes, until test on arrival results are receivedNone
Trinidad and TobadoYesNoneNone
TunisiaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
TurkeyYesNoneNone
Turks and CaicosYesNoneYes
UgandaYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
UkraineYesEither negative COVID test or quarantine requiredYes
United KingdomNoNoneNone
United Arab EmiratesYesNone, if fully vaccinatedNone
UruguayYesNoneYes
UzbekistanYesNoneNone
VenezuelaYesNoneNone
VietnamYesYes, depending on travel circumstancesYes
ZambiaYesNoneNone
ZimbabweYesYesNone

Country-by-Country Guidelines for Americans

Albania

Street in Albania

Image Credit: Ervin Gjata via Pixabay

All Americans ages 6 and up need to provide either:

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Evidence of recovery from COVID-19
  • A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or a rapid test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival

Andorra

There is no limitation on land arrival from Spain. Travelers 12+ departing Andorra for France must provide one of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Evidence of recovery from COVID-19
  • A negative PCR or antigen test taken 48 hours prior to arrival

Angola

  • Complete a registration form
  • Show a negative PCR test administered no more than 72 hours before departure
  • Pay $20 on arrival for a rapid antigen test upon arrival at the airport

Anguilla

The island requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days before entering (pregnant women and children under 18 years of age are exceptions to this requirement). In addition, you’ll have to apply to be pre-authorized to travel, submit a negative COVID-19 test within 2 days for a rapid test and within 3 days for a PCR test before arriving, and prove that you have health insurance to cover potential medical expenses.

If it has been more than 6 months since your original vaccination and you, have not received a booster, you will also be required to test on arrival, at your own expense.

Antigua and Barbuda

All visitors 18 and up must be fully vaccinated with a World Health Organization-approved vaccine to enter. Unvaccinated minors (ages 5 to 18) must present a negative result from an antigen or PCR test taken 4 days prior to arrival.

For vaccinated travelers, there is no requirement to test prior to arrival, but if you have COVID-19 symptoms, you may have to isolate yourself upon arrival.

Argentina

Fully-vaccinated Americans over the age of 18 who are fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry are allowed to travel to Argentina. You must also provide a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before departure and sign a waiver noting that you have insurance that covers COVID-19.

Armenia

You may select 1 of 2 options for entering Armenia. If you are over the age of 6, you must:

  1. Provide proof of full vaccination
  2. Present a negative COVID-19 test with results from 72 hours of arrival

If neither option works, you may also take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. See more information on Armenia’s COVID-19 travel page.

Aruba

Aruba does not require proof of vaccination or testing to enter. All visitors must purchase mandatory insurance for $15.

Hot Tip: With so much of the Caribbean open to U.S. travelers and just a short flight away, it’s easy to plan your next dream vacation. See our tips for the best ways to fly to the Caribbean with points and miles.

Australia

Visitors from the U.S. are allowed to visit Australia if they are fully vaccinated, submit a Digital Passenger Declaration, and provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure for a PCR test or 24 hours of departure for an antigen test.

You may still be required to quarantine on arrival depending on your final destination. Check the rules of the state or territory to find the relevant quarantine requirements.

Austria

U.S. residents are allowed to visit Austria if they provide one of the following:

  • Proof of completed vaccination (and booster if more than 270 days)
  • Proof of recovery within 180 days
  • A negative result from a PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old
  • A negative result from an antigen test that is no more than 24 hours old

Azerbaijan

All travelers (over the age of 1) must provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their flight. In addition, travelers over 18 will be required to provide either proof of full vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19.

Bahamas

All passengers will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival. If you are vaccinated or between the ages of 2 and 11, you can choose between a rapid test or a PCR test. Unvaccinated travelers over 12 must have a negative PCR test.

All travelers 18+ must apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa. The cost of the visa includes insurance coverage and varies with the length of stay and vaccination status of the traveler.

Bahrain

Visitors are no longer required to show evidence of vaccination or a negative test to enter Bahrain.

According to the U.S. Embassy, visitors must download the BeAware Bahrain app before traveling.

Bangladesh

There is no requirement to show a negative COVID-19 test if you are fully vaccinated. If you are over the age of 12 and not unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated), you must provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Barbados

All travelers ages 5 and up will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken 3 days prior to arrival for a PCR test and 1 day for an antigen test. Vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantining. If you aren’t vaccinated, you must quarantine at government-approved accommodations for 5 days, then take a second test and wear a monitoring bracelet.

Belarus

The borders of Belarus are open to Americans who provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of entering the country. Unvaccinated visitors must also complete a 7-day quarantine and will not be allowed to leave the country until it is complete.

Belgium

Travelers from the U.S. can visit Belgium by providing vaccination evidence of vaccination and a booster (if over 270 days.) No testing requirements are in place.

Belize

Vaccinated travelers can enter without any testing requirements. Unvaccinated travelers (over the age of 5) can show a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours ahead of departure, a rapid test 48 hours ahead of departure, or be tested on arrival for $50. If the results are positive, you will have to quarantine at your own expense.

You will have to prebook your stay at a hotel that complies with the Tourism Gold Standard Recognition Program. These hotels have implemented specific health and safety standards in response to COVID-19 and require health insurance.

Benin

Passengers over the age of 2 arriving in Benin must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test administered no more than 5 days before departure or an antigen test taken no more than 3 days before departure.

Note: U.S. citizens wishing to enter Benin must always apply for a Beninese eVisa.

Bermuda

Bermuda beach

Image Credit: Larry White via Pixabay

Vaccinated travelers ages 12+ will need to provide proof of vaccination and will have to fill out a travel authorization process online. Travelers over the age of 2 must also submit a negative COVID-19 test no more than 4 days before departure for PCR and 2 days for antigen.

Bolivia

Bolivia allows U.S. visitors who have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. This is required for anyone over the age of 5. Unvaccinated travelers are required to undergo another PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and quarantine until they receive a negative result.

Health insurance that covers illness from the coronavirus is required.

The U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 page specifically notes that “travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions affecting international travel to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.”

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Americans are allowed to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina but must provide one of the following if you are age 7+:

  • Show a negative COVID-19 test that is not older than 72 hours from the moment of entry (48 hours if traveling from Europe)
  • COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing full vaccination, completed at least 14 days prior to arrival
  • Doctor’s certificate of COVID-19 recovery in the period 14 to 180 days prior to arrival

No quarantine periods or other health screenings are in place.

Botswana

To visit Botswana, you must either be fully vaccinated or complete both of the following:

  • Present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure
  • Undergo a rapid test at the airport upon arrival

If you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 or do not meet the testing requirements, you will be required to undergo possible isolation/quarantine for 14 days.

Brazil

Travelers over the age of 12 are required to show proof of full vaccination as well as a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours (for a PCR test) or 48 hours (for an antigen test) before scheduled departure.

The British Virgin Islands

Vaccinated travelers are allowed to visit the British Virgin Islands with a negative COVID-19 test obtained no more than 5 days prior to arrival. There is also a mandatory test upon arrival if you don’t provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival or 48 hours for an antigen test.

In addition, you must complete a BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate 48 hours prior to traveling. This application costs $175 and includes the cost of the COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria considers the U.S. to be an “orange zone.” U.S. citizens are still allowed to enter Bulgaria. To enter Bulgaria without quarantine, you must provide one of the following if you are over the age of 12:

  • A vaccination certificate for a completed vaccination course against COVID-19
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (within 6 months from entry date)
  • A negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of entry into Bulgaria or a negative antigen test performed within 48 hours of entry into the country

Cabo Verde

American travelers can visit the 10-island nation off the coast of Africa provided they do one of the following:

  • Provide proof of vaccination
  • Provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure to Cabo Verde (ages 12 and up)
  • Provide a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure from Cabo Verde (ages 12 and up)

You must also register, pay an airport fee, and complete a health questionnaire before travel.

Cambodia

Travelers from the U.S. are allowed to visit Cambodia, but are required to do one of the following, depending on your vaccination status:

  • Fully-vaccinated U.S. visitors will not have to undergo quarantine but must provide proof of vaccination
  • Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

For even more detailed information, be sure to check out the website of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia.

Canada

Travelers from the U.S. who cross at the land border or by air are once again allowed to travel to Canada for any reason. If you are vaccinated, there is no need to provide a negative COVID-19 test. No quarantine is necessary.

If you are unvaccinated/partially vaccinated (and over the age of 5), you must provide a negative result from either an antigen test taken within 1 day of travel or a PCR test taken within 72 hours of your flight’s departure or entry via a land border.

Cayman Islands

Fully-vaccinated travelers (ages 5+) will need to apply for a travel certificate. If you are between the ages of 5 and 12 and unvaccinated, you will need to provide a COVID-19 test taken the day before travel.

Chile

To enter Chile, you must do all of the following:

  • Provide proof of completed vaccination
  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding a flight
  • Complete a mobility pass completed within 48 hours of boarding a flight
  • Provide proof of travel medical insurance that covers at least $30,000 worth of costs

Colombia

Fully-vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter without restriction. Partially vaccinated visitors or those who received their vaccine less than 2 weeks earlier must present a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Colombia. Unvaccinated travelers (over the age of 18) are not allowed to travel to Colombia.

Costa Rica

There are no longer any requirements in place to travel to Costa Rica.

Côte d’Ivoire

Travelers from the U.S. are allowed to visit Côte d’Ivoire. If you are fully vaccinated, there are no testing requirements in place. If you are unvaccinated, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You must also take a test upon departure (at the same price as the arrival test).

Croatia

Americans are allowed to visit Croatia, provided you show proof of a reservation for a hotel or other accommodation and fill out an entry form online. Travelers over 5 must also show either show proof of vaccination (including booster), a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours for PCR and 48 hours for antigen, or proof of recovery from COVID-19.

Curaçao

Here’s what Americans need to do to enter the island nation of Curaçao:

  • Fill out a digital immigration card at dicardcuracao.com
  • Complete a passenger locator card online within 48 hours of departure

No testing or insurance requirements are in place.

Cyprus

Travelers from all countries are allowed to travel to Cyprus. If you are vaccinated, no testing requirements are in place.

Unvaccinated travelers (12+) must present either a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours of their departure for Cyprus or a negative result from a rapid antigen test from the previous 24 hours. They will also be required to undergo a test on arrival at a cost of €30 (~$35) in Cyprus and self-isolate either at home or at their hotel until they receive a negative result.

You can find all the details on the Cyprus tourism website.

Czech Republic

Travelers over 12 who have either been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days do not need to test to enter the Czech Republic.

Unvaccinated travelers are not currently allowed.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travelers 11 and up must pay at the airport for a test at a cost of about $68, and everyone must quarantine until they receive a negative result. Proof of health and medical evacuation insurance is also required to enter.

Denmark

Nyhavn Denmark Sunset

Image Credit: Kevin Schmid via Pixabay

There are no requirements in place to visit Denmark. All restrictions have been lifted.

Djibouti

U.S. travelers are allowed to enter Djibouti with an eVisa obtained prior to travel, provide proof of vaccination (if over 12), as well as proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding a flight to the country and not more than 120 hours before arriving.

Upon arrival, passengers will be tested again with a saliva test at the traveler’s expense (about $30). Something else to be aware of — if a large percentage of individuals from your flight test positive for the saliva test, you may be required to take a follow-up test.

Dominica

You must present proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test on arrival that was taken 24 to 72 hours before arrival, based on the type of test.

Dominican Republic

You do not need a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Dominican Republic, but you must complete an electronic travel form. Random tests will be done on arrival, though if you have proof of vaccination and have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, you can avoid these random tests. Quarantine is only required if you test positive.

Ecuador

All travelers to Ecuador must show proof of completed vaccination (ages 15+ only), have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days before arrival, have a declaration of traveler health, and exhibit no symptoms.

Note that the Galápagos Islands have their own restrictions, including requiring travelers to show either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival or proof of vaccination.

Egypt

Visitors (over the age of 6) from the U.S. need to apply for an eVisa through the Egyptian government, and must show either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival — in addition to providing proof of health insurance. The U.S. Embassy advises visitors from the U.S. that their test must include a QR code.

El Salvador

El Salvador does not require visitors to provide a negative test or proof of vaccination. Also, no quarantine is necessary.

Equatorial Guinea

If you want to visit Equatorial Guinea, you must provide proof of vaccination in addition to a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival as well as “proof of residency, employment, or business purpose of visit,” according to the U.S. Embassy. You will also be tested upon arrival

All travelers must quarantine for 3 days, regardless of testing. After 3 days, a test will be given and a negative result must be confirmed.

Estonia

If you are over the age of 18 and have received the COVID-19 vaccine within the past 9 months (with 2 doses) and 1 year (with a booster), have evidence of successful recovery from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, or are staying less than 24 hours, you can enter without restrictions. If you are unvaccinated, you are not allowed to enter Estonia.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia requires arriving U.S. citizens (over the age of 10) to have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test that is no more than 120 hours old before boarding their flight. Those who can provide proof of full vaccination or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 from the previous 90 days are not required to quarantine after arrival.

Note: A negative PCR test is also required before leaving the country.

Americans who are fully vaccinated (12+) may travel to Fiji if they comply with the following:

  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 2 calendar days of departure, a negative rapid test taken within 24 hours, or proof of recovery within 30 days
  • Take an additional test 48 hours after arriving at your accommodation (no need to quarantine)
  • Book a hotel and transportation approved by Care Fiji Commitment

Finland

Vaccinated Americans who have completed the last dose more than 14 days prior to arrival are allowed to visit Finland. Non-vaccinated Americans are currently not allowed. No testing or quarantine is required.

France

F ully-vaccinated travelers (as well as minor children under the age of 17 accompanied by a fully-vaccinated parent or guardian) can enter France with proof of vaccination and a sworn statement they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine, and 4 weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson jab. No COVID-19 test or quarantine is required.

Unvaccinated travelers may enter with either a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, a negative antigen test from the previous 48 hours, or a certificate of recovery (more than 11 days and fewer than 6 months before travel).

French Polynesia

French Polynesia, which includes the honeymoon-friendly islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora, is open to fully-vaccinated U.S. tourists. The timeline varies based on booster status. You are considered fully vaccinated within 9 months of 2 doses, or there is no timeline if you’ve received your booster shot.

All American travelers over the age of 12 need proof of a negative PCR test taken within 3 days before arrival, or a negative antigen test performed no more than 24 hours before departure. An antigen test will be given upon arrival to everyone over the age of 6.

Gabon

There are no testing or quarantine requirements in place.

The Gambia

Vaccinated travelers do not need to test prior to entry, but if you show symptoms, you may be subject to testing upon arrival. If you test positive, you will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in government-managed facilities.

Unvaccinated travelers must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and undergo testing on arrival.

Georgia

If you have been vaccinated, you can enter Georgia without restrictions if you provide evidence of completed vaccination records. If not, you must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the past 72 hours if you are over the age of 10.

Germany

Travelers ages 12 and older must submit proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. There are no testing requirements in place for vaccinated travelers.

Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 48 hours before arrival.

Ghana

Travelers over 18 must provide evidence of completed vaccination. No other testing requirements are in place.

Greece

Travelers from the U.S. no longer have to quarantine upon arrival in Greece if they can show proof of one of the following:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 (valid for 9 months if received 2 doses, indefinite if received a booster)
  • Proof they have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 1 to 6 months
  • A negative result from a test taken within 48 to 72 hours before departure (depending on the type of test)

Greenland

Icebergs in Greenland

Image Credit: Koen Swiers via Pexels

Visitors 12+ must show proof of vaccination (not including a booster). There are no other requirements to test before travel or quarantine after arrival.

Grenada

No testing or quarantine requirements are in place.

Guatemala

All travelers 10 and older must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 prior to arrival or proof of completed vaccination.

Guinea

Visitors must be vaccinated and carry a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before departure.

Guyana

To enter Guyana, travelers must have proof of vaccination if they’re over the age of 12 . You must also arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your flight. Unvaccinated travelers over the age of 12 are not allowed.

Haiti

You may enter Haiti by providing a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) completed no more than 72 hours prior to boarding. You can also provide a doctor’s note saying you have recovered from COVID-19.

Honduras

Travel to Honduras from the U.S. is permitted with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or proof of full vaccination. There is a 14-day quarantine requirement for passengers who have symptoms or who have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Hungary

There are no testing or quarantine requirements in place.

Iceland

There are no COVID-19-specific requirements in place.

India

Americans are allowed to travel to India as long as they upload proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure (results must be uploaded to the Air Suvidha portal before boarding) or proof of vaccination.

Travelers must also complete and submit a self-declaration form and be subject to random testing upon arrival.

Indonesia

Rules vary depending on your final destination in Indonesia. For example, passengers arriving in Indonesia over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination (with or without a booster) and a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of departure. They must also submit to a PCR test on arrival.

Arrivals directly to the Indonesian islands of Bali, Batam, and Bintan can get a visa on arrival for about $35 if you also provide proof of health insurance that will cover a minimum of $25,000 worth of COVID-relate medical treatment, proof of a booking at a certified hotel, and either a return ticket or a ticket for onward travel to another country.

Visitors must apply for a tourist visa and present proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours of arrival.

You must present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken in the previous 72 hours to enter Iraq. Additional testing (requiring payment in cash) may be required at the airport.

Ireland

No testing or quarantine requirements are in place to visit Ireland.

Israel

Israel allows all travelers, regardless of vaccination status. You will need to take a COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Upon arrival, you will need to take a test (at a cost between $26 and $40) and quarantine until you receive a negative result, usually in less than 24 hours.

Italy

U.S. citizens can enter Italy if they have completed a Passenger Locator Form and provide either:

  • Proof of completed vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel (expires 9 months after 2 doses, with no expiration if a booster has been given)
  • A medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 dated no more than 6 months before departure
  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival

Jamaica

Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers over the age of 12 must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 3 days of departure.

Jordan

U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Jordan without any testing requirements but must have valid health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment.

Kenya

Vaccinated travelers do not need to test before arrival. Unvaccinated visitors over 5 are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken 72 hours or less upon arrival and are subject to testing on arrival at the cost of $30.

Kosovo

Kosovo requires all visitors over 12 to provide 1 of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination (including booster if more than 270 days)
  • Certificate of recovery within the past 90 days
  • Negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken in the previous 48 hours

Kuwait

Al Shaheed Park Kuwait

Image Credit: Ahmad Mohammed via Unsplash

All visitors must apply online for an eVisa before departure. If you are fully vaccinated or under the age of 16, you can enter without a negative test. Unvaccinated travelers may enter, but need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, then will complete a 7-day home quarantine, and then take another PCR test on the seventh day.

Latvia

Americans can only enter if they are fully vaccinated or provide a negative test (no time restrictions are noted). No other restrictions are in place.

Lebanon

If you are fully vaccinated (including a booster), there are no testing requirements in place.

If you are not fully vaccinated and over the age of 12, you must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival. An additional test will also be given to all arriving travelers at a cost of $30 per test, paid by the traveler and collected by the airline.

Liberia

To enter Liberia, travelers must take the following steps:

  1. Provide evidence of completed vaccination (if over the age of 18)
  2. Travelers must either show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival (if over the age of 5)
  3. Take a test (at the cost of $75) upon arrival

Libya

U.S. citizens can enter Libya with proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of arrival. In addition, the U.S. Embassy notes that quarantine is required, but limited information is available.

Lithuania

Fully-vaccinated U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Lithuania with no additional testing required as long as evidence of vaccination is provided.

Bottom Line: To qualify as fully vaccinated, travelers who have completed only a primary course of vaccination must have received their final dose in the previous 9 months; those who have also received a booster dose are considered vaccinated indefinitely.

Unvaccinated travelers over the age of 16 must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entry.

Luxembourg

All travelers 12 and older from the U.S. must provide either:

  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure
  • Evidence of completed vaccination
  • Evidence of successful recovery from COVID-19

No quarantine is required.

Madagascar

All arriving passengers must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival (at a cost of $20). If you test positive on arrival, there is a 7-day quarantine.

Malaysia

All visitors must download the MySejahtera app, obtain a negative PCR test within 2 days of departure, have insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment, and take another test within 24 hours of arrival.

If you are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, you do not need to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers will need to complete a 5-day quarantine and test negative before leaving.

The Maldives

Visitors to The Maldives are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test. You will need to have a confirmed booking before arrival and submit an online health declaration form within 48 hours before departure.

You must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 5 days of arrival.

Malta

Visitors with an approved vaccination are allowed to enter Malta with no restrictions. The definition of fully vaccinated includes a booster if the initials doses were given more than 270 days prior.

Unvaccinated people over age 5 must present a negative PCR test from the previous 72 hours or a negative antigen result from the previous 24 hours and quarantine at a designated facility for 14 days after arrival. See the embassy’s page for full details.

Mauritania

Fully-vaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of arrival. If you are over the age of 11, you will also need to have a negative test result in order to exit the country.

Mauritius

There is no pre-testing requirement in place, but a test on arrival is conducted. Unvaccinated travelers must self-isolate for 7 days.

It is also mandatory to purchase health insurance.

Mexico

A negative COVID-19 test is not required, however, you may be subject to health screenings, including temperature checks. There is no quarantine required.

Moldova

U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Moldova with no COVID-related restrictions.

Monaco

If you’ve over the age of 16 and have been fully vaccinated, provide a negative PCR or antigen test taken in the previous 24 hours, or have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 15 days to 6 months, you may enter Monaco without restriction.

Mongolia

There are no restrictions or requirements in place.

Montenegro

There are no testing or quarantine requirements in place.

Morocco

Those who wish to enter Morocco must:

  • Present a vaccination pass (for those 12+ years of age) demonstrating that they have been fully vaccinated (at least 2 doses, unless the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was administered);
  • Present a negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours before boarding the plane (for those 7+ years of age);
  • Submit to rapid antigen testing upon arrival in Morocco; and
  • Submit – if requested – to random PCR testing (for those 7+ years of age) after entry into Morocco

Mozambique

Mozambique Beach Palm Trees

Image Credit: redcharlie via Unsplash

Travelers over the age of 12 are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure as well as a valid arrival visa. Additional health screenings, such as temperature checks, are performed upon arrival.

If you are traveling for tourism purposes, note that while visas are available upon arrival with proof of a return ticket and hotel booking, the embassy recommends obtaining your visa prior to arrival.

Namibia

Namibia is open to fully-vaccinated U.S. citizens or unvaccinated citizens who can provide a negative COVID-19 test result less than 72 hours old. This applies to anyone over the age of 5.

Nepal

Travelers to Nepal must present either proof of completed vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

The Netherlands

The U.S. is on the country’s “Very High Risk” list. This means that if you are over the age of 18 and fully vaccinated (or those that qualify for one of the EU Entry Ban Exemption Categories) you are allowed to enter without testing or quarantine.

New Zealand

Starting on May 1, 2022, New Zealand will reopen its borders to vaccinated visitors. You will need to complete an online declaration, provide a negative PCR test within 48 hours of departure or a negative antigen test within 24 hours of departure, as well as self-test on arrival.

Nicaragua

U.S. travelers must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and be prepared for additional health screenings upon arrival. Visitors must also complete a form before arrival. No quarantine is required.

Niger

Visitors to Niger must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival AND departure.

Nigeria

Any American travelers 10 and older must provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of arrival. Vaccinated travelers must have a PCR test (at their own expense) taken on the second day. Unvaccinated travelers must self-isolate for 7 days and have a PCR test taken on the second and seventh days.

North Macedonia

To enter, travelers must provide one of the following:

  • A vaccination certificate
  • Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure
  • Proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure
  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued in the previous 45 days

Norway

There are no restrictions in place to enter Norway.

To enter Oman, you must provide proof of completed vaccination of 2 doses if you are over the age of 18. Travelers are also required to purchase health insurance covering at least 1 month of treatment for COVID-19.

Pakistan

To travel to Pakistan, you must either be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure (if you are over the age of 12).

You must also install and register with the Pass Track app within 48 hours of arriving in Pakistan (available for Android and iOS) or use an accessible web-based form.

Panama

If you have proof of completed vaccination, you do not need to be tested. If not, a COVID-19 negative test result is required and must be taken 72 hours or less before arrival time if you are over the age of 17.

Read the government’s detailed requirements here. No quarantine is required unless you test positive.

Paraguay

Fully-vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine, but all travelers over the age of 12 must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding their flight or of an antigen test taken in the prior 24 hours.

You will also need to complete a traveler’s health declaration within 24 hours of arrival and undergo a second molecular test at an authorized laboratory on day 5.

Travelers over age 12 must show either proof of completed vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure and fill out Peru’s Electronic Health Affidavit.

The Philippines

Vaccinated travelers over the age of 18 must provide proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure, proof of onward travel within 30 days, and $35,000 worth of COVID-related health insurance.

Poland

No COVID-related requirements are in place.

Portugal

Regardless of vaccination status, travelers over the age of 12 must provide a PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival or an antigen test taken 48 hours before arrival. Visitors must also complete a passenger locator form.

Negative tests are no longer required for those with the EU COVID Digital Certificate or proof of vaccination, but this doesn’t include U.S.-issued vaccination cards.

Hot Tip: Note that other destinations such as the Azores and Madeira may require additional testing.

Qatar

Travelers will need to register and show a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to arrival.

  1. Fully-vaccinated travelers (and children under 11) are exempt from quarantine but must provide a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure.
  2. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 5 days, taking a PCR test on the fifth day.

Various rules and restrictions apply depending on your country of departure and vaccination status.

Romania

There are no restrictions in place to visit Romania.

Russia

The Russian Federation issues visas to eligible residents of the U.S. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of arrival is required for entry. Be aware that local jurisdictions set their own quarantine requirements, according to the U.S. Embassy in Russia.

Rwanda

Rwanda Silverback

Image Credit: skeeze via Pixabay

Travelers from the U.S. must complete a Passenger Locator Form before departure and present proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours of departure) upon arrival if you are over age 5. You will also need to complete a test on arrival the cost of about $65.

Saint Barthélemy

Visitors are required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (PCR or antigen) taken within 48 hours of boarding their flight. Unvaccinated travelers must show a “compelling reason” for travel.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

The website for the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS notes that all incoming passengers over the age of 18 must be fully-vaccinated and submit a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival for a PCR test, and 24 hours before arrival for an antigen test.

Saint Lucia

All travelers also have to complete a pre-arrival registration form and undergo a temperature check upon arrival. Vaccinated travelers do not need to pretest before arrival.

Saint Lucia requires unvaccinated travelers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 5 days of arrival.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines have to complete a pre-arrival form. You will also need to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival for a PCR test and 24 hours of arrival for an antigen test.

Unvaccinated travelers may be subject to another test that may be done on arrival. Unvaccinated travelers must complete a 7-day quarantine at an approved government hotel upon arrival at the traveler’s expense and retest on day 5.

Saudi Arabia

You must be fully vaccinated to enter Saudi Arabia, but testing requirements are no longer in place. In addition, visas include insurance covering illness related to COVID-19.

Senegal

All travelers to Senegal over the age of 2 years must present either proof of vaccination, as well a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry into Senegal. No testing will be available upon arrival.

Serbia

You must present 1 of the following: proof of vaccination, evidence of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 14 days to 6 months, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival. No other health assessments or quarantine will be required.

Seychelles

Travelers need to apply for a travel authorization prior to entry.

Vaccinated travelers (including a booster, if eligible) do not need a test to enter. All other travelers are allowed to visit Seychelles with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure. Proof of health insurance is also required.

Singapore

To enter Singapore, you must provide proof of vaccination and a valid negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or antigen) taken within 2 days before departure to avoid quarantine. You will also be required to complete an arrival card before departure and install the TraceTogether app.

If you are unvaccinated and over the age of 13, you must apply for approval to enter Singapore.

Sint Maarten

Travelers from the U.S. are once again allowed to travel to Sint Maarten. You must fill out an online immigration card before traveling.

Vaccinated travelers and those over the age of 5 are allowed in without any testing requirements. Those that are unvaccinated (or partially vaccinated) must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival, or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival. Proof of valid COVID-19 health insurance must also be provided.

Slovakia

There are no testing requirements in place.

Slovenia

U.S. travelers over age 12 must show that they are fully vaccinated to enter Slovenia.

South Africa

Vaccinated travelers do not have any pretest requirements in place. Unvaccinated travelers will need to submit a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

South Korea

U.S. travelers can visit South Korea but must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure. Most arriving passengers must quarantine for 7 days.

Additionally, all arriving passengers will experience some combination of temperature screening, health questionnaires, and/or COVID-19 tests, depending on point of departure, visa status, and nationality.

Spain

Only fully-vaccinated U.S. citizens (with proof of vaccination, including a booster, if does were received more than 270 days prior) or recovered travelers (within 180 days) can travel from the U.S. to Spain for non-essential travel, such as tourism.

Unvaccinated minors aged 12 to 18 may enter without showing proof of vaccination or recovery if they present a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. Children under 12 do not require testing or proof of vaccination.

Sri Lanka

Fully-vaccinated visitors (and children under 12) have no testing requirements in place. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure. Unvaccinated travelers must also book the first week of their stay in a government-approved “bubble.”

Travelers must purchase COVID-19 insurance at a cost of $12 per month and complete an online health declaration.

Sweden

There are no testing or quarantine requirements in place.

Switzerland

Americans are allowed to enter Switzerland with evidence of completed vaccination (including a booster, if eligible) from COVID-19 or evidence of recovery from COVID-19.

Unvaccinated travelers are not currently allowed.

Tajikistan

To travel to Tajikistan, travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival and potentially take another PCR test upon arrival.

Tanzania

Tanzania giraffes

Image Credit: ramalholore via Pixabay

Travelers to Tanzania are expected to fill out a Health Surveillance Form on the plane. Travelers who provide proof of vaccination do not need to pretest. Otherwise, if you are over the age of 5, you must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, but no quarantine requirements are in place.

Thailand

Fully-vaccinated and recovered travelers to Thailand will need to complete the following steps:

  • Apply for a Thailand Pass certificate before travel
  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test on the day of arrival
  • Have medical insurance with at least $20,000 in coverage for coronavirus-related expenses
  • Provide an antigen test (via a provided self-kit) on day 5 of your stay

To enter Togo, you must complete a travel form and upload a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of departure. You will also need to prepay for a test on arrival and self-isolate until results are provided (usually within 24 hours).

All visitors are required to download the Togo Safe app (iOS) and complete exit testing no more than 72 hours before departure.

Trinidad and Tobago

You will need to provide evidence of completed vaccination as well as a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival. Visitors must also apply for a travel pass before entry.

Tunisia

Vaccinated individuals with official proof of vaccination have no testing requirements in place. All unvaccinated travelers over age 6 will need to show either evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the start of travel or a negative antigen testing within 24 hours of travel.

Turkey

Fully-vaccinated travelers and those who have evidence of recovery from COVID-19 can enter Turkey without testing or quarantine. All other travelers 12 and older are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Turks and Caicos

To visit Turks and Caicos, visitors ages 18+ must be fully vaccinated, as well as:

  • Present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of travel (if over the age of 2)
  • Have insurance that covers medical evacuations
  • Complete a health screening questionnaire

Uganda

You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your departure and pass health screenings upon arrival, including temperature checks and potential testing. All travelers (6+) are also subject to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Passengers will again need to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure from Uganda.

Ukraine

Ukraine requires U.S. travelers to satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival
  • Arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours
  • Arrive with a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines on WHO’s list of approved vaccines (children under 12 are exempt from the testing and vaccination requirements)

U.S. citizens must also show proof of medical insurance to cover any COVID-19-related expenses in case they get sick.

United Arab Emirates

Fully-vaccinated travelers to the U.A.E. do not have any testing requirements in place. Unvaccinated travelers (over the age of 16) must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of departure. Regardless of status, all travelers will be tested again upon arrival.

United Kingdom

There are no testing requirements in place to visit.

Uruguay

To visit Uruguay, you must either be vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 if you are over the age of 6. All travelers must also provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before departure. Proof of health insurance that is effective in Uruguay is required and you must also complete a health declaration form within 48 hours of boarding your flight.

Uzbekistan

U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uzbekistan, but be aware that you usually need a visa. Vaccinated travelers are not subject to any pretest requirements. Unvaccinated travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the initiation of travel to Uzbekistan.

Venezuela

U.S. citizens must apply for a visa to travel to Venezuela. No q uarantine is required if you present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

Vietnam

All travelers to Vietnam must provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before they board their flight or a negative antigen test taken 24 hours before their flight. You must also complete a health declaration before entry and download and use the PC-COVID app (iOS, Android) while in the country.

Zambia

To be allowed entry, tourists must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of coming to Zambia. Testing on arrival will only be required if you are symptomatic.

Zimbabwe

To travel to Zimbabwe, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival and be tested upon arrival. Fully-vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine, but unvaccinated travelers must complete a 10-day quarantine.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, many countries require proof of vaccination or have more difficult testing and/or quarantine requirements for unvaccinated visitors. Some have mandatory quarantines in place, and most require a negative COVID-19 test (PCR is normally preferred). The definite of what is considered “Fully-vaccinated” also varies by country — some of which require a booster after a certain amount of time has passed since the initial doses have been given.

Ultimately, which international travel destinations are considered “open” depends on how much time you have to quarantine, ease of access to any required testing, and what you consider to be an advisable location.

It’s also worth pointing out that since the pandemic is ongoing, open access to travel can change at any time and with little warning. Lockdowns have been previously reenacted in countries, including Spain and China, so you should be prepared for this possibility if you decide to travel internationally.

Frequently asked questions

Can Americans travel right now?

Yes, U.S. citizens are allowed to travel, but there are requirements in place. Many countries require proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or even a quarantine period. Requirements are constantly changing, so be sure to check back here often for updates.

Can Americans travel to Europe now?

Many European nations have opened their borders for travelers from the U.S. However, requirements are constantly changing, so check this post often for new information.

Where are U.S. citizens allowed to travel?

U.S. citizens can currently travel to more than 155 countries. New countries are opening up constantly.

Can U.S. citizens travel to Mexico right now?

Yes, both the land border and air travel are options for U.S. citizens.

Remember that all travelers must test negative for COVID-19 no more than 1 day before entering the U.S.

Your feedback has been sent. Thank you!

We take your comments very seriously as they really help us to improve the site.

If you’d like to add a comment to this article and share your valuable feedback and opinions, please click here to leave your comment.

We really appreciate it!
– Alex & Erin

An error occurred please try again later

About Christy Rodriguez

Christy was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but lived in Texas for the majority of her life. Now, work has her living in San Diego with her husband, daughter, and yellow lab. Her first international travel experience was for a summer study abroad program in Italy. After that, she knew that she was destined to travel as much as possible. Luckily, her husband worked at Southwest Airlines, so they were introduced to the exciting world of “non-rev” travel.

Disclaimer: Any comments listed below are not from the bank advertiser, nor have they been reviewed or approved by them. No responsibility will be taken by the bank advertiser for these comments.

5 comments

I thought Peru removed the quarantine requirement?

Hi Andrew, you’re correct! As of March 15, 2021, the quarantine requirement was removed if you provide a negative test and receive a negative result after their first day of arrival. (You will still need to be quarantined briefly until you get your test result back.) We’ve updated the post to reflect this. Thanks!

Germany should be added to this list. Only requires PCR (72) or Antigen (48) for US travelers.

The date says that this was updated August 31st 2021 but but a ton of the information is completely incorrect. Bulgaria and Portugal have both closed and several other countries are requiring things that are not on here.

Hi Gwen! As of today, U.S. travelers are still allowed in both Bulgaria and Portugal. We just updated Bulgaria’s post to reflect new entry requirements that went into place as of September 1, 2021.

We invite you to check out the links to the embassy’s websites for the most current information. Thanks for reading!

Source https://www.goworldtravel.com/americans-travel-europe-now/

Source https://www.forbes.com/advisor/travel-insurance/travel-restrictions-us-europe/

Source https://upgradedpoints.com/travel/where-americans-can-travel-internationally/

Read Post  The Ultimate Europe Travel Packing List

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *