We’re not sure about you, but we’re ready to travel again. The Delta variant is spreading around the world, and safety should always be top-of-mind for travelers, but the newest COVID-19 surge doesn’t mean you can’t still responsibly have a vacation abroad this summer.

All over the world, from Spain to French Polynesia to Mozambique, there are dozens of countries now open to US travelers, as long as you follow their safety protocols. Restrictions and requirements are constantly changing, but this regularly updated article will help you track the evolving travel reopenings around the world. These are the countries open to US travelers itching to get abroad in 2021.



North America

Mexico

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US citizens are currently permitted to travel to Mexico by air without proof of a negative COVID-19 test, though travelers should expect health screenings at the airport. (The US-Mexico land border remains closed to nonessential travel.) Note that a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of your departing flight is required to re-enter the US, however.

Canada

As of August 9, 2021, US citizens and permanent residents of the US will be permitted to travel to Canada provided they’re fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) at least 14 days prior to entry. Travelers are also required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test and submit their travel information via the ArriveCAN app or website before arriving in Canada.

Caribbean

Anguilla

As of July 1, 2021, travelers must provide proof of vaccination at least three weeks prior to their arrival in Anguilla to be allowed entry. Visitors must also pre-apply by submitting their traveler information and uploading a negative PCR test taken within three to five days of arrival.

Antigua and Barbuda

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All US travelers over the age of 12 arriving in Antigua and Barbuda must have a negative PCR test taken within seven days of departure, complete a Health Declaration Form, and undergo temperature checks and other health screenings upon arrival.

Aruba

Aruba is allowing US visitors provided they complete a digital embarkation/disembarkation card prior to arrival, including traveler information, a health assessment submitted within 72 hours of departure, a negative COVID-19 test taken 12 to 72 hours before departure, and a declaration of consent to abide by Aruba’s government mandates. JetBlue passengers have the option of taking an at-home Vault PCR molecular test. Purchasing Aruba Visitors Insurance is also mandatory.

Bahamas

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US citizens can enter the Bahamas as long as they’ve submitted a Travel Health Visa Application online. The application requires a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than five days before arrival, or evidence of full vaccination, and mandatory COVID-19 insurance. Health insurance costs are included in the cost of the Travel Health Visa application.

Barbados

US citizens must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival and fill out an immigration and customs form online 24 hours before traveling to Barbados. Incoming passengers will also undergo health screenings at the airport. All travelers will be asked to self-isolate at their pre-approved hotel, resort, or villa, and then get retested five days after the first negative test. If that test is negative they will be allowed to move freely about the island. Fully vaccinated travelers must still take a test prior to traveling, but can move freely around the island after receiving a second negative test upon arrival.

Bermuda

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To enter Bermuda, US travelers are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken more than four days before departure and complete the Bermuda travel authorization form online that comes with a $75 fee. Additional tests will be required on arrival. Vaccinated travelers are required to quarantine in their accommodation for roughly 24 hours while they await the results of their arrival test, which, if negative, grants them the freedom to move about the island. Unvaccinated travelers are required to quarantine in a designated hotel for 14 days.

British Virgin Islands

Travelers must have a negative PCR test taken within five days of arrival to visit the British Virgin Islands. For unvaccinated travelers, a second test will be administered after a seven-day quarantine, which will be lifted pending negative results. Vaccinated travelers are neither required to quarantine nor undergo additional testing on the island. All visitors must also complete an online travel authorization form and pay an entry fee that’s determined by vaccination status.

Bonaire

Bonaire’s requirements for American travelers include taking a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of traveling and providing a negative rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival, as well as getting travel medical insurance and completing a health declaration form between 48 and 72 hours of departure.

British Virgin Islands

Travelers must have a negative PCR test taken within five days of arrival. A second test will be administered upon landing, and visitors will be required to wear a wristband and quarantine until their arrival test results are in. Non-vaccinated travelers must quarantine for seven days, while those who have only received one of two shots must quarantine for four days. In all cases, a negative PCR test is required to be released from quarantine.

Cuba

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Cuba reopened Havana Airport to commercial flights on November 15, 2020. All travelers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival and fill out a health declaration card. Travelers will also be subject to a mandatory PCR test upon arrival and a five-day period of self-isolation, after which they’ll be required to take a second PCR test.

Curaçao

American tourists will be asked to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and fill out an online immigration card and Passenger Locator Card. As of April 20, they’ll also be asked to take an antigen test on day three of their trip.

Dominica

US travelers are required to fill out an online health questionnaire, show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 24 to 72 hours before arrival, and complete an online customs and immigration form to travel to Dominica. Upon landing, travelers will be given a rapid test at the airport and must quarantine (even if negative) at a government-sanctioned quarantine facility for five days. After five days, another test will be given.

Dominican Republic

There are currently no travel restrictions to visit the Dominican Republic. Travelers may enter without providing a negative COVID-19 PCR test, showing proof of vaccination, or quarantining, though health affidavits must be signed as part of the country’s electronic entry and exit form. What travelers can expect is a temperature check on arrival. Breath tests will also be administered at ports of entry, including airports, to three to 15 percent of passengers, as well as those exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Travelers who can provide proof of vaccination are exempt from these tests. Should you test positive, quarantine will be mandatory, though it’s unclear for how long.

Grenada

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To enter Grenada, all travelers must apply for a Pure Safe Travel Certificate, show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, and have insurance that covers COVID-19. On day five of your trip, you’ll be required to take another PCR test, and if you test negative you’ll be allowed to leave your approved accommodation and move freely around the island. Each COVID-19 test costs 410 Eastern Caribbean dollars (approximately $150, which travelers are responsible for covering.

Haiti

Travelers must present a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before entry. No additional details have been released at this time.

Jamaica

Visitors to Jamaica are required to present negative results of a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of their travel date. You can use the online Test Date Calculator to determine when you should take your test before your trip. All passengers must also complete Jamaica’s Travel Authorization form, which is a health screening to be submitted for approval between two and five days before departure. Travelers staying inside the “resilient corridor” are allowed to move freely between certain hotels and transportation providers, while those staying outside the corridor are required to quarantine for 14 days.

Puerto Rico

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Visitors to Puerto Rico should present the results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival, though US travelers are not required to provide a negative test upon reentry to the US. For fully vaccinated travelers, proof of vaccination is accepted in place of a negative COVID-19 test. An online travel declaration form is also required before entry. Note that Puerto Rico currently has a curfew in place from midnight to 5:00 AM daily.

Saba

US citizens over 10 must show a negative COVID-19 test taken more than 72 hours before departure. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to quarantine, but unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for five days and take an additional PCR test before being allowed to roam the island.

St. Eustatius

This island is open to anyone who pre-registers online 72 hours before arrival. All visitors over age 12 must show the results of a negative NAAT test within 72 hours of departure. A 10-day quarantine and mandatory antigen test is also required for anyone arriving from a country not considered low-risk.

St. Kitts and Nevis

To visit St. Kitts and Nevis, US travelers must have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks prior to their trip. They must fill out a Travel Authorization Form before arrival and upload the results of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. (Note that tests conducted by LabCorps are not currently accepted.) You must also stay in an approved hotel for the first seven days of your trip and take an additional test on day seven if you plan to stay longer. A third test is required for stays of 14 days or longer. During the first 14 days of your trip, you are also expected to download and use the SKN COVID-19 app for contact tracing.

St. Lucia

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Like most other Caribbean islands, visitors to St. Lucia are required to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within five days and complete a travel registration form. They must also have confirmed reservations at a COVID-certified accommodation, and be transferred there by certified taxi upon arrival. Health screenings will be carried out at the airport.

St. Martin

US citizens may travel to St. Martin provided they have proof of a negative PCR test taken within five days of departure, or an antigen test performed within two days of departure. (If arriving on the Dutch half of the island, Sint Maarten, a PCR test taken within 120 hours is required.) Travelers must also submit a sworn statement of their health (or health declaration form if arriving in Sint Maarten) and will be expected to quarantine for seven days upon arrival. A second PCR test will be taken after a week of quarantine.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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US citizens must fill out a pre-arrival travel form, as well as show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. You may be retested upon arrival and must agree to a 14-day quarantine in an approved hotel or facility, to be reserved and paid for in advance. Between day four and seven of your quarantine, you’ll be required to take an additional COVID-19 test. Fully vaccinated travelers will be retested at the airport and then quarantined for 48 hours in a hotel approved by the tourism authority until they receive a negative test result.

Turks and Caicos

To travel to Turks and Caicos, you must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of travel and have insurance covering any COVID-19-related costs you may incur. All passengers must also complete the online Travel Authorization Form before boarding their flight. Upon arrival, travelers should expect a health officer to take biological samples by swabbing or other means at the airport. No quarantine is required for those who test negative.

US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands requires visitors to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of arrival.

The US Virgin Islands requires travelers to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test within five days of departure, or proof of recovery from COVID-19, such as a positive antibody test within four months of travel alongside written travel clearance from a healthcare official. Before travel, you must fill out a health form online at the USVI travel portal.

Central America

Belize

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Travelers to Belize have three options upon entry: Present a vaccination card proving that they received full inoculation at least two weeks before their arrival to Belize, present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel, or present a negative rapid test taken within 48 hours of travel. Testing is available in Belize for travelers who need a test to return to their home countries. A list of approved testing centers is available on the Belize Tourism Board’s website.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is now allowing residents of all US states to enter. Visitors don’t have to show a negative COVID-19 test, but they will have to fill out an online health form and purchase travel insurance covering accommodation and medical expenses, in case quarantine becomes necessary.

El Salvador

El Salvador reopened its international airport on September 19, 2020. A negative COVID-19 viral test taken within 72 hours of departure is required, and as long as you fulfill this requirement no quarantine is necessary. Fully vaccinated visitors are not required to present a test.

Guatemala

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US travelers 10 and older must have a negative PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours of arrival or provide evidence of a complete recovery from COVID-19 within three months of their trip. In lieu of testing, fully vaccinated travelers can provide proof of vaccination dated more than two weeks prior to arrival. No quarantine will be necessary if you can provide evidence of one of these three things.

Honduras

US citizens can enter Honduras with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel and a filled-out immigration form. Those who have symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with a confirmed case within the past 14 days, or have traveled to a country with confirmed cases may be isolated in a medical center or the traveler’s residence for 14 days. Some curfews and movement restrictions are also in place, and the details are available online.

Nicaragua

To visit Nicaragua, all you need is a negative test result from a PCR or serology test. No time frame is designated for when the test must be taken, though some airlines do impose a strict time frame on required tests.

Panama

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PPanama requires incoming passengers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their trip. Travelers should expect additional health screening procedures, including random rapid tests administered by a Ministry of Health employee, upon arrival.

Paraguay

All travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entering the country, unless you have recovered from the virus in the past 90 days. Anyone who isn’t a resident of the South American trade bloc must have health insurance covering COVID-19.

South America

Bolivia

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US tourists will be allowed into Bolivia as long as they submit proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Expect health screening procedures, including temperature checks, at airports, and a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. You must also have health insurance that covers COVID-19.

Brazil

Brazil closed its land borders on December 30 but is still open to US tourists traveling by air. The country now requires a completed health declaration and negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Alternately, travelers who have had COVID-19 within three months of their trip are able to provide proof of recovery from a healthcare provider for entry.

Colombia

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Colombia is open to all US citizens without restrictions. Travelers may undergo health screenings at the airport upon arrival.

Ecuador

Americans are allowed to enter Ecuador quarantine-free as long as they have proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within three days before entering the country, which will need to have to be verified before boarding their departing flight. All vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination are also allowed to enter without quarantine. Those wanting to visit the Galápagos Islands must show a negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before entering the Galápagos province.

Guyana

Guyana is accepting US travelers who can provide a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Visitors must also complete a Passenger Locator Form to help with contact tracing in the event of infection.

Peru

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Tourists from the US are allowed to enter Peru provided they take a molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel or an antigen test within 24 hours of travel. In lieu of a test, children under 12 can provide a certificate of health from a licensed healthcare provider.

Venezuela

US citizens can enter Venezuela as long as they have a visa and negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

Europe

Albania

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Albania is welcoming US citizens with no testing or quarantine restrictions, though travelers can expect health screenings at the airport upon arrival.

Armenia

Armenia recently opened to US tourists, as long as you have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or proof of vaccination at least two weeks before arrival. You can also opt to take a test upon arrival for $40 and self-isolate until you receive your results.

Austria

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US citizens can enter Austria with proof of a negative COVID-19 test, full vaccination, or past infection.

Belarus

Belarus is welcoming US citizens who test negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival. A 10-day self-quarantine is also required.

Belgium

Belgium is now open to US travelers with no testing or vaccine required. You must fill out a Passenger Locator Form before entering. Note that restrictions may vary depending on whether you’re coming from an area currently considered “high risk.” Color codes denoting at-risk countries are available online.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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US citizens are permitted to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina as long as they have a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival. You are exempt from testing if you can prove you have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

Bulgaria

US travelers must show proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days before arrival, a negative PCR test from within 72 hours, an antigen test from within 48 hours, or proof of having been infected in the past six months.

Croatia

Croatia is open to US citizens with evidence of paid accommodation and either a vaccine certificate, proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the past 12 to 180 days, or a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours.

Cyprus

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Vaccinated travelers can enter with no restrictions, though they may be chosen for random testing upon arrival. Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight, and must also take an additional $35 test upon landing.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic requires proof of a negative PCR test taken in the previous 72 hours, or a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

Denmark

Fully-vaccinated Americans and those who have already recovered from COVID-19 can enter Denmark without testing or quarantine.

Estonia

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US tourists can enter Estonia with no restrictions.

France

France welcomes all travelers fully vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or AstraZeneca vaccines. A negative COVD-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure, or an antigen test performed within 48 hours of departure, is also required.

Germany

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International visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will now be exempt from mandatory testing and quarantine, as will those who can prove they have been infected with COVID-19 in the past 28 days to six months. Non-vaccinated visitors will also now be allowed to leave quarantine early if they test negative. Germany also expects to unveil a digital immunity certificate by the end of June, making it easier for travelers to prove their vaccination status and for authorities to enforce the new rule.

Georgia

US travelers are allowed to visit Georgia either with proof of vaccination or the results of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours. A second test is also required for non-vaccinated travelers on the third day of their trip. Non-vaccinated travelers must also complete an online application form prior to arrival.

Germany

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International visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will now be exempt from mandatory testing and quarantine. Non-vaccinated visitors will also now be allowed to leave quarantine early if they test negative. Germany expects to unveil a digital immunity certificate by the end of June, making it easier for travelers to prove their vaccination status and for authorities to enforce the new rule.

Greece

Incoming citizens from designated countries, including the US, will not be required to quarantine as long as they have been vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival. They must also fill out a passenger locator form.

Greenland

Greenland is welcoming tourists who show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival, Fully vaccinated travelers must quarantine for one day before taking a COVID-19 test, and will then be released from quarantine.

Iceland

Travelers entering Iceland with proof of full vaccination from an EEA/EFTA country (the 27 EU member states, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) will be permitted to skip the border screening and quarantine. As of March 18, all vaccinated travelers, including those from the US and UK, will also be admitted without any testing or quarantine requirements. Further details are available online. Non-vaccinated travelers must prove that they have previously contracted — and recovered from — COVD-19. All tourists will be tested at the border and must quarantine while awaiting results.

Ireland

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While US travelers are allowed to visit Ireland, they’ll have to show evidence of a negative PCR test upon arrival and still abide by a mandatory 14-day quarantine. If you take another PCR test no fewer than five days after arrival, and obtain a negative result, the quarantine length may be shortened. Take the test requirement seriously as those arriving without a negative PCR test could be fined $3,000 and face up to six months in jail. Travelers with proof of vaccination no longer have to quarantine upon arrival to Ireland, though a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure is required regardless. Those who received the Pfizer vaccine must wait at least seven days before entering the country, those who received Moderna must wait at least 14 days, Astrazeneca must wait 15 days, and Johnson & Johnson must wait 14 days.

Italy

As of May 16, 2021, Italy has reopened to all US travelers arriving on COVID-tested flights. In partnership with Alitalia, Delta is the first airline to provide quarantine-free service for leisure travelers provided they abide by the country’s COVID-19 testing requirements, which stipulate that travelers must take a PCR within 72 hours of their departing flight, take a rapid antigen test at the airport before boarding their departing flight, and take another rapid antigen test upon arrival in Italy. For now, all arriving flights must land in Rome, Milan, Naples, or Venice. These rules apply to all passengers regardless of their vaccination status.

Kyrgyzstan

You must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to enter Kyrgyzstan.

Kosovo

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A negative COVD-19 test, taken within 72 hours of departure, is required to bypass the country’s seven-day quarantine.

Latvia

US travelers 11 and older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. A second test will be given at the traveler’s expense upon arrival.

Lithuania

US citizens must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry, or a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours. Unvaccinated travelers must self-isolate for 10 days.

Luxembourg

Travelers 12 and older must have a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of their flight, or a rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours.

Malta

Only vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Malta, and they must prove it has been at least 14 days since your last dose. Starting August 1, CDC-issued cards must be verified through an app. The country also places state-based restrictions on US travelers, so you should make sure your state is on their safe list.

Moldova

Fully-vaccinated travelers are exempt from showing a negative test. For unvaccinated visitors, a test must have been taken in the past 72 hours.

Monaco

US citizens can enter Monaco if they’re fully vaccinated, or have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 15 days to six months. Those who don’t meet these requirements need a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours.

Montenegro

US travelers can enter Montenegro without quarantining or other restrictions.

Netherlands

No restrictions are in place for travel to the Netherlands.

North Macedonia

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North Macedonia is welcoming US citizens with no testing or quarantine restrictions, though airports are conducting thermal screenings for all travelers.

Poland

US citizens are allowed to enter Poland, as long as they have proof of taking their second vaccine dose at least two weeks prior to their arrival. Anyone who has taken a negative test in the Schengen Area in the past 48 hours, and those who can prove recovery from COVID-19 are also exempt from quarantine. All others must quarantine for 10 days.

Portugal

US citizens with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the past 72 hours, or a negative antigen test within 48 hours, are allowed to enter.

Romania

No restrictions are in place for travel to Romania at this time.

Russia

Russia has resumed issuing tourist visas to US citizens. A negative COVID-19 test performed within three days of arrival is required for entry.

San Marino

US travelers can enter San Marino as long as they have been fully vaccinated, have a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued in the past six months, or documentation of antibodies from April 1 onward. You can also show a negative test taken in the precious 48 hours.

Serbia

Serbia is welcoming US citizens who can show negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours. Negative antigen tests are also acceptable.

Slovakia

US citizens are required to self-isolate for two weeks upon entering the country, though taking a PCR or antigen test on the eighth day can shorten this duration.

Slovenia

Fully-vaccinated US tourists, and those who have recovered from COVID-19, are allowed to enter.

Spain

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US citizens can travel to Spain without any restrictions as long as they have a QR code generated by Spain’s travel health portal.

Sweden

US tourists must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure. Antigen tests are accepted as well.

Switzerland

US citizens who are fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 can enter Switzerland without restriction. All others must present a negative PCR or antigen test.

Ukraine

All travelers older than 12 must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, as well as proof of medical insurance covering COVID-19.

United Kingdom

As of August 2, 2021, anyone who has received both vaccine doses in the US will not need to quarantine when coming to the UK. A COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure is still required, as well as a second test the second day after arrival.

Asia and the Middle East

Azerbaijan

Travelers can enter with proof of full vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, as well as a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the flight. Those ages one to 18 only need a negative test result.

Bahrain

Travelers six and older must pay for a PCR test upon arrival, and on their tenth day in the country. For the unvaccinated travelers, a negative test taken within 48 hours of landing is required, and a 10-day quarantine is still mandated at your personal residence or a government-designated hotel.

Bangaladesh

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US travelers to Bangladesh must show the results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel and quarantine for 14 days (even with a negative test). You also need to have a medical certificate with an English translation to certify your test results.

Cambodia

US citizens can go to Cambodia, but it won’t be cheap or easy. You must pay a $2,000 deposit, show the results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival, and then quarantine for 14 days. You also have to take two additional tests upon arrival, one on your first day and a second on your 13th day. Travelers are also required to buy a $90 local health insurance package.

Jordan

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US citizens are allowed to enter Jordan but must comply with several health protocols. Incoming visitors must have valid health insurance covering COVID-19 treatment for the entire duration of their stay, and present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. As of January 26, 2021, travelers are no longer required to quarantine for seven days provided they also take a second COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense (approximately $40).

It’s also important to keep in mind that a nationwide curfew is in place every night from midnight to 6:00 AM for individuals and 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM for businesses.

Lebanon

All travelers older than 12 must have a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours of boarding their flight. An additional test is required at the airport upon arrival, at a cost of $50, and a three-day quarantine while awaiting results issued required. Fully vaccinated travelers, and those who can prove that they have previously recovered from COVID-19, are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

Maldives

These paradisiacal islands in the Indian Ocean have been open to international tourism since mid-July, with no quarantine requirements. As long as you present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival, and have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist property, you’ll be free to enter the Maldives. Temperature checks and other screening measures will take place at the airport. Random PCR tests may be conducted on inbound travelers.

Nepal

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All travelers to Nepal must either show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight, or a document proving complete vaccination against COVID-19. You will also need a visa or a letter of recommendation from the department of tourism, proof of travel insurance, accommodation, and a barcode from an online application.

Oman

Visitors must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. An additional test will be given upon landing to those over 15, and yet another test is required after a mandatory seven-day quarantine. The second in-country test must produce a negative result before the traveler will be allowed out of quarantine. Health insurance covering COVID-19 is also required.

Pakistan

Travelers must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and take a rapid antigen test at the airport. A positive antigen test will result in a mandatory 10-day quarantine at a government property at the traveler’s expense.

Saudi Arabia

A negative COVID-19 test and insurance covering COVID-related illness are required. Vaccinated visitors don’t need to quarantine, but others must quarantine for one week at government-approved accommodations.

South Korea

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On January 8, 2021, South Korea implemented a new rule requiring US visitors to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours of departure. US travelers must also quarantine for 14 days and submit to a health screening, even with a negative test or full vaccination.

Sri Lanka

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To enter Sri Lanka, all US citizens must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight, and a second test upon arrival. All unvaccinated travelers — even those with a negative test — must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at an approved hotel or resort. Fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to leave quarantine once they receive a negative result from their second PCR test.

Tajikistan

Travelers must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, and can expect additional tests at the airport.

Thailand

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US citizens can enter Thailand as long as they’ve taken a COVID-19 test within three days of arrival, or have received a COVID-19 vaccine within three months of arrival. All travelers must quarantine for 14 days, regardless of vaccination status.

Turkey

Turkey now requires travelers to provide proof of full vaccination, or recovery from COVID-19 in the past six months. All others must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, or a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours.

Turkmenistan

All travelers must show proof of a negative test result, as well as proof of a serology test showing the presence of antibodies. Both must have been taken within 72 hours of departure. A second PCR test must be taken upon landing for $45, followed by a mandatory 21-day quarantine in a government facility, and an additional $45 test afterwards.

Qatar

A negative COVID-19 test is required in the 72 hours before arriving in Qatar. Fully-vaccinated visitors can take an antibody test upon arrival, and if it’s negative, can avoid the seven-day quarantine.

Turkmenistan

All travelers must show proof of a negative test result, as well as proof of a serology test showing the presence of antibodies. Both must have been taken within 72 hours of departure. A second PCR test must be taken upon landing for $45, followed by a mandatory 21-day quarantine in a government facility, and an additional $45 test afterwards.

Qatar

A negative COVID-19 test is required in the 72 hours before arriving in Qatar. Fully-vaccinated visitors can take an antibody test upon arrival, and if it’s negative, can avoid the seven-day quarantine.

United Arab Emirates

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The UAE is open to US citizens, with tourist visas being issued on arrival at the Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports. Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of departure is required before flying to the UAE. Travelers need to have international medical travel insurance before they fly to the UAE. If arriving in the UAE via Dubai, travelers will undergo medical screening and must present a completed health declaration form and a quarantine undertaking form. Travelers may also be tested upon arrival at the airport. Before leaving the airport, travelers are required to download the COVID-19 DXB app for contact tracing. Those arriving in Abu Dhabi are required to wear a GPS bracelet for 14 days and must take COVID-19 PCR test on the sixth day if they are staying six days or more.

Uzbekistan

Travelers to Uzbekistan need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. Those arriving without a test will be given a rapid test upon landing.

Oceania

French Polynesia

All visitors to French Polynesia older than age 11 must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within three days of departure. Arriving passengers are also tested for COVID-19 and given a self-test kit to use on the fourth day. Quarantine isn’t necessary for those who are vaccinated or who can prove immunity with an antibody test, but everyone else must quarantine for 10 days.

Africa

Benin

Benin

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Although no COVID-19 test is required for entry, a rapid test and PCR test must be taken upon arrival. Those staying longer than 15 days must take a third test. Proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours is required before departing.

Botswana

US citizens can enter Botswana with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. A rapid test will also be administered upon landing. If you don’t have test results, or demonstrate symptoms of COVID-19, you will be forced to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense.

Burkina Faso

US travelers must show proof of a negative PCR test upon arrival that’s no older than five days. Anyone arriving without a test will be given a rapid test at the airport at a cost of $155 and detained until the results are available.

Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

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Travelers must have negative rapid or PCR test results from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.

Central African Republic

US citizens must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The country does not require a negative PCR test, but some airlines might.

Chad

Everyone aged 11 and older is required to show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. $40 PCR tests are also required upon arrival at the N’Djamena Airport. Those staying longer than a week must be retested at a hospital for $30.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

All travelers 11 and older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within seven days of departure to the DRC. This same age group must also take a COVID-19 test at the airport upon arrival — it costs $45. Quarantine is required until negative test results are received, usually within 24 hours. Travelers must also provide a World Health Organization (WHO) card with proof of yellow fever vaccination.

To exit the DRC, travelers 11 and older must present negative COVID-19 test results taken within three days of departure — the cost of this test is $30. In certain situations, you may be required to quarantine at a government-nominated hotel for up to a week. Visit INRBCOVID.com for registering and paying for testing before you start traveling.

Djibouti

Djibouti

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Visitors must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight, and no more than 120 hours before arrival. Travelers are given another test upon landing at a cost of $30.

Egypt

US citizens over the age of six must have paper copies of negative test results (not digital), taken within 96 hours of departure for Egypt. Proof of health insurance is also required. Expect health screening procedures in place at airports and at other various ports of entry. You may also be required to show proof of health insurance.

Ethiopia

US citizens are required to have a medical certificate with negative COVID-19 PCR test results before departing on a flight to Ethiopia, and the test must not be more than five days old. There is also a mandatory seven-day quarantine, regardless of test results.

Gabon

Gabon

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US visitors are allowed to enter with proof of a negative test taken within five days of arrival. A PCR test will be administered upon arrival at the cost of $35, and travelers will be required to quarantine until they receive a negative result.

Gambia

Gambia requires visitors to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to avoid a 14-day quarantine. A rapid test is also administered upon landing.

Ghana

This West African nation is open to US travelers with a negative PCR test that’s less than 72 hours old. Upon arrival you must also take a second test at your own expense ($150) and undergo a temperature screening

Guinea

Guinea

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Travelers to Guinea can avoid a 14-day quarantine by showing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Departing passengers need to take a test within three days of leaving the country, at a cost of $65.

Ivory Coast

US citizens with a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of arrival will be allowed to enter the Ivory Coast. Travelers must also fill out a travel declaration form and pay a fee online. A two-week quarantine is encouraged upon arrival, but it is not mandatory.

Kenya

US citizens must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 96 hours or fewer before arrival and pass a standard health check — temperature, flu symptoms, etc. — in order to enter Kenya with ease. Those with symptoms will be referred for a secondary assessment by Port Health staff. Visitors from California, Florida, and Texas must quarantine for 14 days at either a government-designated facility or at their Kenyan residence, regardless of health.

Lesotho

A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure is required for entry.

Liberia

Travelers to Liberia may enter by showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test. A second test will be administered at the airport at the traveler’s expense.

Libya

US citizens can enter Libya with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. A 14-day quarantine at a government site is also required.

Mali

Mali

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Travelers to Mali must show a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of arrival.

Mauritania

Travelers 11 and older must show a negative PCR or antigen test taken within three days before arrival.

Mauritius

Travelers must show a negative COVID-19 test taken three to seven days before the last point of embarkation. You must also have proof of an accommodation package at an authorized resort. Vaccinated travelers are allowed to use beach and hotel amenities for two weeks, and if tests taken on the seventh and 14th days are negative, they can move freely about the country.

Morocco

Travelers to Morocco can enter the country with proof of vaccination, or with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

Mozambique

US tourists older than 11 are allowed to enter Mozambique if they have proof of a negative PCR test that was administered in their country of origin within 72 hours of departure.

Namibia

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Americans are allowed into Namibia with negative PCR test results taken no more than seven days before their flight. Those with negative test results more than seven days old are asked to quarantine for a week at their hotel. Proof of travel insurance, a completed health declaration form, and a completed health surveillance form are required. Note: Most land borders are closed for tourism purposes.

Niger

Travelers must show evidence of negative COVID-19 tests taken within five days of both arrival and departure before entering and leaving the country. Those staying longer than two weeks are required to quarantine for the first week, and then take a second (free) test.

Nigeria

US citizens older than 10 must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel, and pay for an additional test a week after arrival. Self-isolation is required after the second test is taken until a negative result is produced.

Rwanda

Lake Kivu, Rwanda

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To enter Rwanda, travelers must have a negative COVID-19 certificate from a PCR test performed within 72 hours of boarding their flight. Rapid tests are not accepted. You are required to take a second PCR test at the airport and quarantine at your hotel until negative results are received, usually within 24 hours.

You must have negative COVID-19 test results taken within the past 72 hours to enter any of the country’s national parks. Private test centers have been set up; the cost is $50.

São Tomé and Príncipe

Travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. To travel between Sao Tome and Principe, you must take a rapid test within 24 hours.

Senegal

This beachy African country allows US tourists to visit as long as they present a certificate of a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than five days before arrival. No quarantine is required for those with negative tests.

Seychelles

Beach in the Seychelles

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This archipelago off the eastern coast of Africa is now open to all visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Previously, only travelers from a list of approved nations — which did not include the US — were allowed to enter. Now, anyone with proof from a certified health authority of their COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to visit. Note that travelers must have had their second dose at least two weeks before departure. You must also have a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before traveling.

South Africa

South Africa is open to US citizens who show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to departure. Health screenings will be in place at the airport, including temperature checks. Those who do not present their negative test result will need to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Travelers will also need to download the South Africa coronavirus mobile tracing app.

Tanzania

Arriving passengers must have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of landing to enter the country. They must also take a $25 rapid test at the airport. Anyone who has visited a country with variants of concern in the previous two weeks must quarantine for 14 days.

Togo

Togo

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Travelers to Togo must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within three days of travel before boarding their flight. A second PCR test, at a cost of $75, will be given upon arrival at Lome Airport. You must also download the Togo Safe app before leaving the airport to avoid a two-week quarantine in a state facility. Self-isolation is required until the airport test comes back negative.

Tunisia

Tunisia is open to US citizens who can show the results of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the start of travel. You must also quarantine for five days and take a second test upon arrival. Once you test negative a second time, you’ll be free to move about the country. AThose who have been fully vaccinated, or can prove that they were infected with COVID-19 in the previous six weeks, are exempt from testing. All travelers are also required to complete an online questionnaire before arriving.

Uganda

For entry into Uganda, travelers must have negative PCR COVID-19 test results from within five days of entry. Upon arrival, visitors will be given a COVID-19 test at their own expense, and then taken to holding areas or checked into a designated hotel to await their results. To exit the country, you must also have negative PCR test results from within 72 hours of departure. An additional health screening will take place prior to boarding. Masks and social distancing are enforced in all airports.

To enter the country’s national parks, travelers will be required to undergo temperature screenings, wear face masks, and sanitize their hands. Social distancing will also be enforced — visitors must stay 6.5 feet away from each other and a minimum of 32 feet away from primates they may encounter in the parks.

Zambia

Zambia is allowing all US travelers to enter, as long as you show the results of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the last 72 hours. A second test may be given at the airport upon arrival.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

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US citizens traveling to Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 test result from within 48 hours of arrival. A negative test is also required before leaving the country. Travelers coming from countries where Alpha and Delta variants are prevalent will be quarantined at their expense, and tested within the first 48 hours, on day three, five, and 10. If positive, they will be taken to a government isolation center.

A version of this article was previously published on November 6, 2020, and was updated on July 28, 2021, with more information.