Finally, Americans can now have options again when it comes to international travel. Whether you want to go sightseeing in Serbia or lounge on different Caribbean beaches, you will be able to travel again country-by-country.
Early this year, international travels have been on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of airlines banned travels coming in and out of the United States, postponing thousands of flights and leaving Americans with no other option but to take road trips and backyard staycations instead.
Months later, COVID-19 cases in the United States are still rising but other countries around the globe are starting to welcome tourists again. Unfortunately, due to the varying levels of restrictions and continuous rise of positive cases in the U.S., a lot of countries banned Americans from visiting.
On July 1st, the European Union announced that it will start welcoming travelers from more than 12 non-EU countries again. However, not all borders will be opened to the United States. On top of that, the State Department also imposed that Americans should avoid international travel due to the pandemic. But, this advisory was also lifted in August.
Note: For those who want to visit other countries from this month onwards, we strongly encourage you to check all local government rules, safety measures, and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 before booking a flight.You should also consider your level of comfort and health condition before leaving the country because starting from the airport, a lot of new protocols are being enforced on all passengers.
Here are the countries where Americans can travel right now. We’ve also created risk levels to help you decide whether you should really travel in that country or not.
Level II: Practice increased caution
- Cambodia – Hefty travel deposit is required for visitors
- Dominica – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus test result
- Grenada – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus PCR test result
- Saint Lucia – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus test result, 7 days before their arrival
Level III: Reconsider Travel
- Albania – Must show negative test result
- Anguilla – Must show negative test result
- Antigua and Barbuda – Take COVID-19 test upon arrival
- Aruba – Must upload negative test result online
- Barbados – Must show negative test result
- Bahrain – Take COVID-19 test upon arrival
- Belarus – No restrictions
- Belize – Book a hotel that complies with their initiative
- Bermuda – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus test result, 7 days before their arrival
- Croatia – Show proof of hotel reservation
- Coracao – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus PCR test result
- Ecuador – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus test result
- Egypt – Must secure a visa and show negative Coronavirus test result
- El Salvador – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus test result
- French Polynesia – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus test result
- Ghana – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus PCR test result
Other Level 3 countries that you should reconsider visiting are listed below. Most of them also require travelers to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, show/upload a negative PCR test result before arriving, reserve a hotel accomodation in advance, and more. Make sure to do enough research to know their regulations, rules, and restrictions before booking.
- North Macedonia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Sint Maarten
- Turks and Caicos
- United Arab Emirates
Level IV: Do not Travel
- Bahamas – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus PCR test result
- Brazil – Cases are still rising in the country
- Colombia – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus PCR test result
- Costa Rica – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus test result
- Dominican Republic – All border restrictions are lifted and no test results are required to visit
- Panama – Travelers must show negative Coronavirus test result
The countries listed below also accept visitors from the United States. However, they will require you to do mandatory self-isolation or quarantine for 14 days:
- South Korea
- St. Barthelemy
- United Kingdom