These international destinations are open to US tourists
While most US travelers are staying close to home with short-distance car trips, some still want to go abroad. For those people, there are still popular vacation options such as Mexico, Ireland and South Korea. And the list has been slowly growing.
Whether travel to “open” international destinations is responsible or advisable is up to you. It’s worth noting that since the pandemic is ongoing, rules can change at any time. Depending on the country, rules violations can involve stiff fines or even jail time.
What follows is a list of countries, in alphabetical order, where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation:
Antigua and Barbuda
Visitors are subject to monitoring by health officials for 14 days and another Covid-19 test may be required, which could mean quarantining while waiting for the result. Masks are required in public spaces.
Visitors to Aruba will be required to undertake a Covid-19 test.
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All US visitors 15 and older are required to fill out a health assessment. You must also have a negative Covid-19 test result with either a test prior to travel, a test upon arrival or a dual-testing process. You must also purchase specific Aruba visitors insurance.
UPDATE: Visitors to these sun-kissed islands must request an online health visa before travel. You must then upload and later present a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result no more than five days before travel.
Barbados reopened to tourists on July 12.
Travelers will have to pay fees to cover the cost of testing when heading to Bermuda.
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Upon arrival, passengers must present the pre-departure negative test results and submit to an additional Covid-19 test and quarantine until the results are ready. More tests are required on days 4, 8 and 14 of your visit. Be sure you read and understand all the requirements before you go.
Neither a quarantine nor a negative Covid-19 test result is required.
Visitors to Cambodia will need to pay a deposit of $2,000 to cover the cost of testing and quarantine if necessary.
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US passport holders are allowed to visit the gorgeous coastal city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Ignoring the EU ban Americans traveling to Europe, Croatia began welcoming US tourists in July.
Travelers to the Dominican Republic will be temperature-tested.
Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism
Tourism to Dubai resumed on July 7.
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Visitors to Dubai must have medical travel insurance to cover any Covid-19 treatment and present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within 96 hours of arrival. You must complete a “health declaration form” before departing to confirm you are not experiencing any coronavirus symptoms.
The Galapagos islands’ require visitors to take another Covid-19 PCR test and present negative results within 96 hours of arrival in Ecuador.
Billed as Egypt’s gift to the world, the Grand Egyptian Museum is the biggest archeological museum ever created and will house the greatest collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt.
On September 1, Egypt reopened Luxor and Aswan governorates to international visitors, including temples, archaeological sites and museums.
While Ghana is know for its cultural appeal, it has wildlife, too, such as this African elephant in Mole National Park.
NEW: This Caribbean island is welcoming US visitors, but they must do the following:
Arriving passengers must complete a health form and self-quarantine for 14 days.
If you wish to see vistas such as Moll’s Gap in Ireland, you’ll have to quarantine for 14 days first.
Be sure to read the website’s requirements carefully before you plan your trip as it has explicit instructions about taking tests and where you can go. Requirements might also change.
Three giraffes graze with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Kenya is open to US travelers who have proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
Montenegro welcomes Americans with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result or a positive coronavirus antibody test result, neither older than 72 hours. Travelers 5 and younger than do not have to show test results.
A printed, negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours and a serological test (can be outside 48 hours) are required. Expect a health screening, but no mandatory quarantines are in place. Limited flights available.
Visitors will soon be able to visit Panama City along with the country’s wildlife areas.
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St. Kitts and Nevis
Pigeon Beach in St. Lucia awaits if you meet the requirements.
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Visitors must have confirmed reservations at a Covid-certified property for the duration of their trip. And tourists must stay where they have registered unless the hotel has set up an approved excursion.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
US travelers can visit South Korea, but you must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Turks and Caicos
Grace Bay near the town of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos boasts world class beaches and water sports.
Visitors to Zambia canoe the Lower Zambezi River.