Are you ready to take a vacation abroad? While much of the world remains shuttered to Americans during the pandemic, there are still plenty of places Americans can travel. And more are opening up all the time! Here’s a guide – broken down by region – with some countries that are currently allowing Americans to help inspire your next trip! Keep in mind, many countries with high infection rates are allowing visitors, but we’re only listing countries ranked by the CDC as Level 2: Moderate Risk and below.
Central American & The Caribbean
· Grenada: You’re allowed to enter the country with a negative COVID test, but you must then quarantine in a government-approved hotel for four days before taking another test.
· Bermuda: You’ll need to complete a travel authorization process online ahead of time (for a $75 fee) and obtain negative test results no more than 5 days before arrival.
Most of this region is open to Americans, either completely or with restrictions. However, this comes with a caveat. Most countries are also considered high risk by the CDC, as places like Brazil are in crisis with surging COVID situations. Therefore, we recommend reconsidering travel to South America at this time.
A lot of Europe is still closed off, and the few countries currently open to Americans are considered high risk. Hope is on the horizon though:
· Iceland: Beginning April 6th, Americans who can show proof of full vaccination can visit the country.
· Uganda: Tourists are allowed to visit without quarantine as long as they provide results of a negative COVID test taken within 120 hours before their flight.
· Sierra Leone: You’ll need authorization before arrival, but US citizens are allowed to travel without quarantine with a negative PCR or serology test taken within 72 hours of travel.
· Rwanda: You’ll need to upload negative PCR test results to an online contact tracing site and then quarantine for one week upon arrival.
The Middle East
While several countries in this region are open to Americans, they’re also considered high risk by the CDC. Therefore, we recommend reconsidering travel to The Middle East at this time.
There are several low-risk countries in Asia where Americans are allowed to enter. You’ll want to have lots of time set aside for your trip, though, as many require a 14-day quarantine period for all foreign arrivals.
· South Korea: You’ll need a negative PCR test within 72 hours before arrival, followed by quarantining for 14 days upon arrival, even if you’re fully vaccinated.
· Thailand: To enter, you need a negative PCR or serology test. Travelers then must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.
· Cambodia: You can enter with a valid visa and negative PCR or serology test. You’ll have to get a second test on the 13th day of a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
While much of Oceania is currently low-risk, countries there are trying to keep it that way by maintaining strict border controls. The area largely remains off-limits to American tourists.
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