Which countries are now open to American tourists
With an estimated 7,4 million coronavirus cases in the United States, many countries continue to look at the United States with caution. The European Union has removed the United States from the list of countries that can be visited by tourists. Americans are still unable to vacation in Canada or travel to many Asian countries such as Japan. Where are tourists from the United States allowed, the publication found out CNN.
While most US travelers stay close to home, traveling short distances by car, some still want to go abroad. There are popular holiday options for these people such as Mexico, Ireland and South Korea. And the list is slowly expanding.
It is up to you to decide on the expediency of travel to "open" international directions and the consequences. It's worth noting that as the pandemic continues, things could change at any time.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of State provide estimates of the risk of coronavirus infection by country. The vast majority of these are considered “high risk” on the CDC website.
The State Department categorizes most countries as Tier 3 and advises to "redefine travel."
So where can Americans go on vacation?
Albania has resumed international commercial flights. The U.S. Embassy website says that while there is no COVID-19 test requirement, you can count on a medical examination.
"Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be introduced with little or no prior notice," the document says.
Antigua and Barbuda
Travelers from the United States to Antigua and Barbuda "arriving by air must present a negative COVID-19-RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) test result taken within seven days prior to their flight," the report said. the country's tourism website.
Visitors are subject to monitoring by health authorities for 14 days, and another COVID-19 test and quarantine may be required while waiting for the result. Masks are essential in public places. Violations can result in high fines and even jail time.
Turkey's intriguing neighbor to the east is open to US tourists. Travelers will need to take a PCR test for COVID-19 upon arrival, otherwise they face mandatory isolation for 14 days. Passengers who have passed the test should be isolated until a negative result is obtained. A list of test sites can be found at Zvartnots International Airport website.
All US visitors aged 15 and over are required to complete a health assessment. You must also have a negative COVID-19 test result either before you travel or upon arrival. You must also purchase a special travel insurance for Aruba visitors.
Aruba also has a list of US states that it considers to be high risk, and people from those states will need additional testing. Since Aruba changes from time to time this listyou should check your state here before making plans.
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Aruba travel site provided list of special requirements to the health of arriving passengers.
Visitors to these sunny islands must apply for a medical visa online before traveling. You must then upload and later submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result no more than five days prior to travel.
Hotel guests must undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of the trip, whichever is shorter. But from November 1, the government plans to end the mandatory quarantine. Updates can be found at COVID-19 travel website on islands.
US citizens can travel to this culturally rich South Asian country. The US Embassy in Bangladesh states that you must have a “medical certificate with English translation” confirming a negative COVID-19 test result, which must be taken within 72 hours of travel. It also requires quarantine for 14 days even if the test is negative.
US citizens must complete an online form and submit it 24 hours before travel, according to the US Embassy. You must provide a valid PCR test result for COVID-19 delivered within 72 hours of arrival. As the United States is recognized as a high risk country, you must be quarantined for 14 days at an approved hotel or resort and will be monitored daily for symptoms. Five days after the first test is submitted, visitors can take a second PCR test and exit quarantine if the result is negative. You can also find out more here on the Visit Barbados website.
So far, in the midst of mass protests, the borders of Belarus are open to the Americans. There are no entry restrictions, although passengers should expect a temperature check at Minsk National Airport.
In Bermuda, every arriving passenger (regardless of age) must apply for a travel permit at $ 75 per adult and $ 30 for children ages 9 and under. Visitors who do not have a negative PCR test for COVID-19 will not be given permission to travel to Bermuda.
Upon arrival, passengers are required to present negative pre-departure test results and an additional COVID-19 test, as well as quarantine until test results are available. Additional tests are required after the third, seventh and fourteenth days. Make sure you read and understand all requirements before leaving.
While Brazil has a Tier 4 Travel Advice (Do Not Travel) Due to COVID-19 from the US Department of State, its borders are open to US visitors who will show proof of health insurance valid in Brazil and covering the entire stay.
Due to the pandemic "at the US Embassy in Brazil and Consulate Generals" across the country, "only emergency services are available for American citizens."
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The rules are strict. Visitors must present a negative test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You must then take another COVID-19 test, and if test negative, the remaining funds will be refunded minus $ 160 to cover the cost of the test and full service at the waiting center.
A positive test result has serious financial and social implications, including hospitalization, medical care and 14-day quarantine for all passengers on an arriving flight, as well as additional associated costs.
From October 1, American tourists from 20 states and Washington can enter Costa Rica: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio , Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming. Travelers in these states must have a valid driver's license. This list of states is subject to frequent changes, so check it out before making plans.
Visitors must also complete a health pass form, submit a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 48 hours of travel. You must have proof of travel health insurance, which you can get in Costa Rica.
Ignoring the EU ban on American travel to Europe, Croatia began accepting US tourists in July.
Travelers are required to present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 “no later than 48 hours (from swab to arrival at the border crossing),” according to a warning posted on the website of the US Embassy in Zagreb.
This eastern Caribbean island reopened to international tourism in early August. All travelers to Dominica must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result recorded between 24 and 72 hours prior to arrival and complete an electronic immigration and customs form through Dominica's online portal 24 hours prior to travel. US travelers should look forward to further testing and testing.
People traveling to the Dominican Republic no longer need to show a negative test result for COVID-19 upon arrival. Dominican authorities will test no more than 10% of random passengers plus anyone with symptoms. You must also complete a medical affidavit.
Visitors to Dubai must have travel medical insurance to cover any COVID-19 treatment and submit a negative COVID-19 test result within 96 hours of arrival. Before leaving, you must complete a “health declaration form” to confirm that you are not experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus.
In addition, “Tourists must register all their details on the COVID-19 DXB App upon arrival,” the Visit Dubai website says.
Ecuador is requiring American travelers to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 10 days of arrival to avoid quarantine. Testing is available to those who do not have a negative result. Pending results, you must be quarantined at an approved facility.
The Galapagos Islands require visitors to take another PCR test for COVID-19 and present negative results within 96 hours of arriving in Ecuador.
All foreign travelers to Egypt must present a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival. Travelers are required to provide paper copies; digital copies are not accepted.
On September 1, Egypt reopened Luxor and Aswan to foreign visitors, including temples, archaeological sites and museums.
Known for its surreal landscapes and ancient culture, Ethiopia requires arriving US citizens to have a medical certificate with a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken 72 hours before arrival. In addition, Ethiopia requires a 14-day quarantine.
Travelers from the United States are welcome to Tahiti and Bora Bora. French Polynesia requires a negative COVID-72 test result within 19 hours of departure before boarding. Passengers are required to complete a health form detailing their health status, report symptoms and undergo additional testing if necessary.
Ghana, the cultural pearl of West Africa, is open to US travelers. You must have a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of travel. Then arriving passengers must pass a second test, which costs $ 150. Also compulsory temperature screening.
This Caribbean island welcomes visitors from the United States, but they must do the following:
submit a negative PCR test for COVID-19 7 days before travel. Make a minimum four-day reservation at an approved quarantine hotel. Take a second test to get a travel permit or stay at your hotel for the rest of your vacation. Read more about Grenada's requirements here.
Arriving passengers must complete a medical form and quarantine for 14 days.
According to the US Embassy in Haiti, "The Department of Health will screen passengers three times after arriving in Haiti, using information provided on the health declaration form to determine if they have symptoms of COVID-19."
Travel to Honduras is permitted if a negative COVID-19 PCR test or serological test is required. Quarantine may also be introduced for symptomatic passengers. Honduras is Level 4 (No Travel).
Travelers from the United States have never been banned from visiting Ireland, but you must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and complete a passenger search form.
Jamaica requires an online travel permit and a check-in option on arrival. All passengers arriving from the United States aged 12 and over must test negative for COVID-19 in order to obtain travel authorization. Test date must be less than 10 days prior to arrival.
Be sure to read the website requirements carefully before planning your trip.
Kenya is open to U.S. travelers with a negative COVID-19 test taken 96 hours or less on arrival after undergoing a rigorous medical examination.
The Maldives has reopened to all foreign tourists. All arrivals must submit a negative PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival. There is no mandatory quarantine. See details at official tourism website of the Maldives.
Travelers looking to circumvent the EU travel ban can visit Malta. Passengers transiting through a “safe country” can enter Malta after they have stayed in that country for 14 days.
For example, American travelers can stay in Ireland or Turkey for 14 days and then be eligible to enter Malta. All passengers must complete a Public Health Declaration and Passenger Search Forms prior to departure.
Although the land border between the United States and Mexico remains closed until October 21, American travelers can still fly to Mexico. There are no testing requirements, but the Department of State lists many states to avoid due to crime. A temperature check can be expected upon arrival.
Montenegro welcomes Americans with a negative PCR test for COVID-19 or a positive test for antibodies to coronavirus taken 72 hours before travel. Travelers aged 5 and under do not need to show test results.
According to the US Embassy in Montenegro, "travelers should not stop or cross countries from which entry into Montenegro has been prohibited for the previous 15 days."
This North African favorite is only open to certain US travelers. The US Embassy in Morocco advises that you must have a reservation at a Moroccan hotel or travel agency, or be invited by a Moroccan company to do business.
A printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 48 hours and a serological test are required. Medical examination is pending, but there is no mandatory quarantine.
US citizens can visit the desert country of Namibia, which requires a negative PCR test for COVID-19, which is no more than 72 hours old. Medical examinations are underway at the airport. There is no mandatory quarantine upon arrival, but you should be prepared to take a second COVID-19 test on the fifth day of your visit.
North Macedonia is open to tourists. No tests or quarantines are required, but airports do temperature checks for all passengers.
From October 12, Panama will again start accepting foreign travelers, including from the United States. Requires COVID-19 PCR or antigen test negative 48 hours or less prior to arrival. If the test results expire, you must take a rapid COVID-19 test at the airport. Read the detailed government requirements here.
All foreign visitors must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 120 hours prior to departure for Rwanda. They must also take a second test upon arrival, check into a hotel and expect results throughout the day.
According to the US Embassy in Serbia, a health form must be completed before entry. One notable exception: when entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania, US citizens must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 within the previous 48 hours.
The island of Saint Barthélemy reopened to foreign travelers at the end of June. Visitors are required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. Those who stay longer than a week will need to pay about $ 150 for an additional test on the eighth day.
US citizens traveling to Saint Lucia must submit a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within seven days of arrival. Visitors must also complete the travel registration form in advance, arriving with a printed copy.
Visitors must have a confirmed hotel reservation at the time of travel. Tourists must stay where they are registered unless the hotel has arranged an approved excursion.
Saint Martin is reopened to US travelers who must submit a negative PCR test for COVID-19 "conducted within 120 hours of departure."
US travelers to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines must test negative for COVID-19 seven days or less prior to arrival. You will need to quarantine at an approved hotel for five days and take a second COVID-19 test.
Travelers from the United States can visit South Korea, but you must go through a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
According to the US Embassy and Consulate in the Republic of Korea: “Generally, US citizens traveling to South Korea from the US as tourists under the 90-day Visa Waiver Program do not need to take a COVID-19 test prior to travel, but they will be tested by arrival and can be quarantined in government agencies at their own expense.
Arriving passengers must complete a health monitoring form and undergo a medical examination. You may also need to get tested for COVID-19.
There are no restrictions for US citizens traveling to Turkey, although passengers must fill out an information form and prepare to be tested for coronavirus symptoms. In addition, the US Embassy and Consulate in Turkey states that all US citizens must purchase tickets for onward travel to the United States.
Turks and Caicos
Visitors to the Turks and Caicos Islands must present a negative COVID-19 test within five days of arrival. Travelers must complete an online health questionnaire and have travel medical insurance to cover any costs associated with COVID-19.
Travelers from the United States can travel to the United Kingdom, but subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Go to linkfor more information on England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Famous for the Victoria Falls and its wildlife, Zambia allows entry to all foreign travelers. While the COVID-19 test is optional, travelers need a passport and visa. Quarantine is not required, but expect a medical examination.
The following countries allowed entry to US citizens, but are still closed: Tunisia and Ukraine.
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