We’re not sure about you, but we’re ready to travel again. As the weather warms up, restrictions are eased, and vaccines continue to be rolled out, a vacation seems near. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet, and it’s important to travel safely and responsibly, but it’s finally time to take that long-awaited summer trip.

While Europe hasn’t quite flung open its doors just yet, some countries in the bloc are nudging that door ajar, giving hope to US citizens looking for a summer Eurotrip. All over the world, from Spain to French Polynesia to Mozambique, there are dozens of countries 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.

Caribbean

Anguilla

Entering Anguilla as a US citizen requires you to be pre-approved by applying online. US travelers must also submit a negative PCR test three to five days prior to entry, as well as quarantine for 14 days in a government-approved location upon arrival. Starting July 1, Anguilla will remove the quarantine requirement for visitors who have been fully vaccinated at least three weeks prior to 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. 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. Applications take approximately 72 hours to process, and you must submit the final confirmation document upon arrival in the Bahamas. If you’re planning to stay longer than five days, you must take a rapid antigen test on the fifth day.

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 Barbado. 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 days four, eight, and 14 of your trip. Upon arrival, visitors will undergo mandatory temperature checks, another COVID-19 test at the airport, and must quarantine until results are ready. All visitors will also be required to wear a “traveler wristband” for the first 14 days of their stay.

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.

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. 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 COVID-19 test result 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. 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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Instead of providing a negative COVID-19 test, travelers to Belize now only need to present a vaccination record card proving that they received full inoculation at least two weeks before their arrival to Belize. They must also download the Belize Health App and input the required health information within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers who haven’t received their vaccines yet must still show a negative test to enter, taken within 96 hours of travel. A rapid antigen test, taken within 48 hours of travel, is also acceptable. Failing to produce a test will result in a mandated test upon arrival at the airport, at a cost of $50 per person. Airport testing is also available for travelers who need a test to return to home countries that require it. A list of approved testing sites 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

Antigua, Guatemala

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All travelers 10 and older must have a negative PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours of arrival, evidence of full COVID-19 immunization at least two weeks prior to arrival, or evidence of a complete recovery from COVID-19 within three months of their trip. No quarantine will be necessary if you can provide proof of one of these three things. Those who have recently traveled to the UK or South Africa may be denied entry due to the newer, more transmissible strains of COVID-19 discovered there.

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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Panama requires incoming passengers to fill out an electronic affidavit before checking into their flight and present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure, or else be required to take a rapid test upon arrival at your own expense. If the rapid test is positive, however, you must quarantine for seven days at a hotel in Panama at the government’s expense. To start filling out the affidavit, visit the Panama Digital platform. Note that new curfew and mobility restrictions were implemented on January 14, 2021, the details of which can be found here.

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 14 to 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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As of October 1, all incoming passengers to Colombia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before departing. No quarantine restrictions are in place for those who have a negative test. Travelers without a negative COVID-19 test will be required to quarantine for seven to 10 days once in Colombia and produce a negative test result after three to five days.

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 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

French Guyana’s international airports opened on October 12 to international flights. To enter, you must complete a Passenger Locator Form and have a copy of your negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than a week prior to boarding your flight. If the results are more than 72 hours old, you must pay $85 to be retested at the airport in Guyana and then quarantined at your hotel until the results come in.

Peru

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Tourists from the US are allowed to enter Peru provided they have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or show proof of having recovered from COVID-19 within three months of their travel date from a licensed healthcare provider.

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.

Belarus

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

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.

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

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.

France

As of June 9, France will welcome 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

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 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.

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.

Malta

Malta is one of the few loopholes in the EU travel ban. US travelers can visit Malta if they transit via a “safe corridor country” that allows US visitors, such as Turkey. As long as you stay in that corridor country for 14 days before traveling to Malta, you’ll be allowed to enter the island. Travelers must also fill out a Public Health Travel Declaration and Passenger Locator form before departure.

Montenegro

US travelers can enter Montenegro without quarantining as long as they have evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, a positive antibody test no more than 30 days old, or proof of a second vaccine dose received at least seven days ago.

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.

Romania

In late January, Romania became the first European country to lift quarantine for travelers with both doses of their COVID-19 vaccine. Previously the country required travelers from high-risk “yellow list” countries — including the US — to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Quarantine is no longer required for travelers who can show proof of their vaccine, as long as it’s been at least 10 days since the second dose.

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.

Spain

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US citizens who are fully vaccinated may enter Spain as long as 14 days have passed since their final dose. Those who can prove they have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 11 to 90 days are also allowed to enter. Travelers aged six to 18 without proof of vaccination must have a negative test taken within 48 hours before travel.

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

Travelers to the UK must have a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before departure. They must also book a special package for $290 that includes two tests to be taken during a 10-day quarantine on day two and on (or after) day eight. You can be fined up to $13,860 or imprisoned for violating this rule.

Asia and the Middle East

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.

French Polynesia

All visitors to Tahiti 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.

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.

South Korea

Seoul, 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

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

Starting December 30, 2020, Turkey began requiring US citizens to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. Upon arrival, travelers are asked to complete an information form and will be screened for COVID-19.

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.

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.

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.

Mali

Mali

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

Morocco

US travelers must follow a specific set of guidelines to visit Morocco. You are required to have reservations with a Moroccan hotel or travel agency, or be invited by a Moroccan company, before visiting. A printed, negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure is also required. No mandatory quarantines are in place, but expect to undergo a health screening.

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 hours before their flight. Those with negative test results more than seven days old are asked to quarantine for a week at their hotel. 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 72 hours of 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 96 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

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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

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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 within five days. Upon arrival, visitors undergo health screenings, and those who show symptoms will be transferred to an isolation center. 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.

A version of this article was previously published on November 6, 2020, and was updated on June 11, 2021, with more information.