Where Can Americans Travel Right Now? A Country-by-country Guide
Last year may not have brought an immediate end to the coronavirus pandemic, but it brought a renewed sense of hope when it comes to traveling. And many Americans are taking advantage of that feeling, looking ahead, and planning their next vacations.
The options for those who want to add another stamp to their passport have steadily grown since the world was first put on hold last year — albeit often with more paperwork, testing, and pre-planning required. Now, foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status and a negative test prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. The United States' new international air travel policy, replaces the existing country-by-country restrictions, putting in place a consistent approach worldwide.
Those who fly back to the United States will also be required to show a negative test before boarding a flight home. To provide even greater peace of mind to travelers, many airlines and airports have started offering on-site rapid COVID-19 tests.
Below is a list of countries currently accepting American travelers along with each destination's travel protocol and their advisory level determined by the State Department. Countries that are accepting American travelers but require visitors to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival are also listed separately.
Vaccinated U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Albania without showing any test results or being required to quarantine, according to the U.S. Embassy in Albania.
Albania requires anyone 11 years old or older wear masks in public, both indoors and outdoors. Restaurants and cafes in the country are open, with an 12 a.m to 6 p.m. nightly curfew.
The Caribbean island is open to pre-approved tourists from certain countries, requiring them to apply in advance and submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test within three to five days before arriving.
Visitors also have to prove they have health insurance to cover potential medical expenses related to treatment of the virus and remain in an approved location for at least 10 days.
Antigua and Barbuda
Travelers 18 and older must present a full vaccination to enter. Visitors to Antigua and Barbuda over the age of 12 are required to arrive with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test from within seven days of their flight, according to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS.
Eligible travelers must have received a completed vaccination at least 14 days before coming and must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entering the country.
Travelers will also have to fill out an "Affidavit of Migration" and show proof they have insurance that covers COVID-19.
Americans can enter Armenia by air and must either arrive with proof of vaccination, negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival or get tested upon arrival at the airport, which will also require self isolation until there id a negative result. according to the U.S. Embassy in Armenia.
Face masks in public places are required in Armenia and those who do not comply could face a fine.
Australia is open to fully vaccinated passengers. Upon arrival, all passengers will need to present a Digital Passenger Declaration within 72 hours of departure for Australia. Travelers will also need either a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel, or a rapid test taken within 24 hours.
Travelers who head to Aruba who are vaccinated may show proof of vaccine including booster may upload proof, unvaccinated travelers must show proof of a negative molecular COVID-19 test taken within two days of their departure as well as complete an online Embarkation/Disembarkation card and purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance, according to the Aruba Tourism Authority.
Travelers to the Bahamas can skip the islands' mandatory quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 within three days before their departure, along with applying for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa after their test. Unvaccinated travelers will then have to take a second, rapid antigen test on day 5 of their visit.
Visitors are then required to opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa.
The Bahamas requires everyone to wear masks in public indoors.
Barbados requires travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days of their arrival to enter, or a rapid PCR test within one day of travel, according to the Barbados tourism website. Fully-vaccinated travelers then have to take a second rapid PCR test at the airport upon arrival and quarantine until their results are available. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for at least five days before taking a second PCR test. Upon return to the United States outbound travelers will be required to pay $100 USD per test.
Travelers must complete an immigration form and download the BIMSafe app, which public health teams will use to check-in. Travelers must also monitor their temperature for seven days after arrival.
Mask wearing is required in public spaces.
Barbados is also welcoming visitors to move to the island for a year for the ultimate remote work experience.
The government has resumed issuing visas upon arrival for eligible nationalities — including the U.S. — and requires passengers to be tested upon arrival for COVID-19 at their own expense, according to the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain. Passengers who test negative are not required to quarantine. Children under six are exempt from testing on arrival.
Passengers must download the BeAware Bahrain app. Travelers who remain in Bahrain for 10 days or longer will be retested on the 10th day.
Vaccinated travelers to Belize will no longer need a negative test to enter. Unvaccinated visitors aged 5 and older will need a negative test to enter. All tourists will need proof of country health insurance and will need to stay in a government approved accommodation.
Bermuda will require all visitors to show proof of current vaccination status and a negative COVID-19 test result (both antigen or PCR tests are allowed) within two days of arriving on the island, according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Travelers will need to complete an authorization form with this information 24 – 48 hours prior to arrival. Up-to-date vaccination status is defined as having received a second dose within six months, or three doses of the vaccine.
No further testing will be required upon arrival. If the country origin requires a negative test to reenter, Bermuda will automatically schedule the test for visitors.
The Bolivian Government requires travelers to arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours if coming from a country in North America, Europe, or Asia, according to the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia. Passengers should also expect to undergo temperature checks, unvaccinated travelers will be tested upon arrival at their own expense.
Face masks are required to be worn in public places.
Vaccinated Americans can travel to Bonaire via Curaçao and must arrive with a negative antigen test taken 24 hours prior to arrival or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their arrival. Unvaccinated tourists must present a negative PCR test within 48 hours of arrival, according to the government. Travelers must also complete an online health declaration form 72 hours to 48 hours before departure. There is no longer a requirement for a test after 5 days on the island, or a self test upon arrival.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
U.S. citizens can travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina as long as they are vaccinated, present a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 48 hours from their arrival, or a doctors certificate of COVID-19 recovery according to the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Restaurants, cafes, and most businesses are open in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but a nightly curfew remains in place. Masks are required in public places.
U.S. travelers can enter the country if they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of their departure for Botswana, according to the U.S. Embassy in Botswana. U.S. citizens who do not meet testing requirements will have to quarantine for 14 days.
Foreign visitors aged 5 and older must be vaccinated and are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding a flight to the country. Travelers will also have to fill out a Traveler's Health Declaration online. Children under 12 years old who are accompanied and all children under 2 are exempt from testing.
All travelers to Cambodia will need a visa to enter. Travelers may enter with a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours, and then test again upon arrival. If the test is negative travelers are free to move about the country.
Cambodia is one of the most inoculated countries in Southeast Asia with approximately 90% of the population vaccinated.
To enter Canada, American travelers must be fully vaccinated for at least two weeks. Vaccinated tourists must test negative for COVID-19 before traveling (via PCR test), carry paper copies of their vaccination records, and upload their documents to the ArriveCAN app or website.
Chile requires travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight, according to the U.S. Embassy in Chile. Travelers must also complete an online "Affidavit of Travelers" and show proof they have health insurance that covers COVID-19 while there. Visitors must also fill out a mobility pass, which reduces their mandatory quarantine period to five days (it's seven days without the pass).
Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Colombia and must complete the Migracion Colombia's Check-Mig immigration form and do not need a negative test according to the U.S. Embassy in Colombia. Quarantine is not required, but travelers may be greeted with other protocols upon arrival. Unvaccinated travelers over the age of 18 may not enter Colombia.
osta Rica is open to visitors without any additional health screenings however, all passengers are required to fill out a Health Pass 72 hours prior to arrival. according to the Croatian Ministry of Interior.
Many restaurants, bars, museums and other attractions require proof of vaccination to enter.
Croatia is requiring all visitors to provide evidence of paid tourist accommodation to enter as well as proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours, a negative antigen test within 48 hours, or proof of recovery.
Travelers must complete an entry form prior to arrival.
While there is no longer a requirement for a pre-departure COVID-19 test, travelers will still need to fill out an online immigration card and Passenger Locator Card within 48 hours of their departure, according to the Curaçao Tourist Board. Travelers must also have medical insurance to cover them if they become ill with the virus while visiting. Travelers will also be subject to a health check upon arrival, according to the Curaçao Tourist Board.
The island, which asks people to wear face masks if they cannot be at least 6 feet apart, has also introduced a "Dushi Stay" app — dushi meaning "sweet" in Papiamentu — to help visitors keep track of everything from entry requirements to which restaurants, attractions, and beaches are open.
Masks are required at airports, shops, all public transportation (including on platforms and stops), post offices, and taxis or rideshares. There are no curfew or quarantine measures in place in the Czech Republic.
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Travelers must also register online before departure and will be tested again at the airport once they arrive at their own expense — about $45 — self quarantining until they receive a negative result (usually within 24 hours). Travelers will also have to get re-tested within three days of their plans to leave the country.
In addition to COVID-19 measures, travelers must show a World Health Organization card with proof of a yellow fever vaccination.
As of April 1, Denmark has removed all preexisting COVID-19 measures.
Travelers must apply for an eVisa online prior to arrival. All passengers must be vaccinated and must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 24 to 72 hours before arrival and submit an online health questionnaire at least 24 hours prior to arrival.
Upon arrival, passengers will be tested again with a saliva test, which costs about $30. If a large percentage of a flight tests positive with the saliva test, the government may require a follow-up nasal swab test. The ministry of health suggests a a five day quarantine for all international visitors.
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to quarantine on arrival. All travelers will be required to complete a health questionnaire at least 24 hours prior to arrival and pay a $40 fee. Travelers will also need a negative PCR test taken with 72 hours, or a negative rapid test taken within 72 hours.
Upon arrival, travelers will also have to undergo a rapid test. If it is negative, travelers will be taken to either a "Safe in Nature" certified property or a quarantine location for at least five days. On the fifth day, travelers will be re-tested and can be medically cleared if that result is negative.
As part of the Dominican Republic's "Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan," visitors are no longer required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country. Additionally, mass testing will not be performed at the airport upon arrival, but will instead be done at random, vaccinated travelers are exempt. Travelers must fill out a Traveler's Health Affidavit online before traveling to the DR.
Travelers to Ecuador are allowed to skip the mandatory quarantine if they show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 10 days before arrival and exhibit no symptoms, according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Ecuador. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival. Travelers must also fill out a Traveler Health Declaration.
The Galapagos has its own restrictions, including requiring travelers to show a negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival to the islands.
U.S. tourists must secure a visa to visit Egypt, according to the State Department. Proof of vaccination is also required, however, the CDC vaccination card is not considered in Eqgypt and U.S. visitors are encouraged to have proof of a negative test as well, according to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt. Travelers must have a paper copy of the results as digital results will not be accepted.
Tourists must also show proof of health insurance upon arrival. Visitors who do go to Egypt will notice health and safety protocols at hotels, including electronic check-in, temperature checks, and sanitization of luggage, according to the country's tourism site.
Americans are allowed to enter El Salvador, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador encourages travelers to check with their airline to avoid any complications. In November 2021 El Salvador stopped requiring visitors to present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination for entry.
Finland has reopened to all vaccinated travelers, no test is required for vaccinated travelers. Unvaccinated travelers must provide reason to travel. At this time, American travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination.
Fully vaccinated Americans may enter France without a negative COVID-19 test, the CDC vaccination card is accepted for entry.
To enter French Polynesia, travelers must provide proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry. Prior to entering French Polynesia, travelers must fill out a ETIS.pf portal and provide proof of vaccination. Travelers who have received their second vaccination more than nine months prior to travel will be required to have a booster shot as well.
Travelers who do not have a vaccination must have to quarantine for 10 days, and provide proof of a compelling reason to enter (tourism does not apply). Anyone who comes to French Polynesia may have to test upon arrival and on the fourth day of their stay (which costs $50).
Travelers to Germany must present a vaccination card with at least two completed doses, or a negative COVID-19 test, both PCR and rapid are accepted. Travelers may also use proof of recovery of covid-19 within the last six months, according to the Ministry of Health.
All travelers 18 and older must be vaccinated. Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure, according to the U.S. Embassy in Ghana. Travelers must then undergo a second test upon arrival at the airport, which costs $150 per person. Face coverings are required in public in Ghana.
American travelers are welcome in Greece. According to the U.S. Embassy, vaccinated travelers can enter the country without showing a negative COVID-19 test. However, unvaccinated travelers must present a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry into Greece.
All travelers coming into Greece must fill out a Passenger Locator Form completed by 11:59 p.m. on the night before their arrival into the country. Once the PLF is completed, the Greek government will send the traveler a QR code that must be shown to the customs agents when entering Greece.
Travelers heading to Grenada must be fully vaccinated and are also required to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of traveling to the island, according to Grenada's Ministry of Health. Travelers entering Grenada will be subject to additional health screenings.
Guatemala requires travelers aged 10 and over to show a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test conducted within 96 hours before their departure, according to the U.S. Embassy. Travelers must also fill out an online immigration pre-check form.
Travelers to Guatemala will also be required to complete a Health Pass online before arriving.
Masks are required in public spaces in the country.
All travelers coming into Haiti must show a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding your flight to Haiti. Not only are commercial flights to Haiti operating, but their land border with the Dominican Republic is open as well.
Vaccinated travelers do not need to present a negative test upon arrival. Unvaccinated travelers can enter Honduras if they possess a negative COVID-19 test, according to the U.S. Embassy in Honduras. Travelers are required to complete a pre-check form prior to travel.
Iceland has rolled back all COVID-19 restrictions.
Ireland has rolled back all COVID-19 restrictions for foreign travelers.
Travelers will then test again on arrival and pay between $26 to $40. Vaccinated travelers can go straight to their accommodation to quarantine until they have a result (approximately 12 hours) while non-vaccinated travelers must quarantine for seven days and test again on day seven, according to the tourism ministry.
International travelers can enter Italy by simply showing they have been fully vaccinated within nine months or have received a booster shot. There is no need for a test for vaccinated travelers.
For vaccinated or unvaccinated U.S. travelers, "COVID-free flights" into the country are still an option — run by Delta currently depart from New York City and Atlanta. Travelers on these flights are required to get tested before departure and again on arrival, regardless of their vaccination status, but are exempt from quarantine.
Jamaica requires arriving passengers to show either a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test from a certified lab taken within 72 hours of boarding a flight, according to the country's tourism board. Children under 12 years old are exempt. Travelers are encouraged to pre-fill out a customs form online.
Fully vaccinated travelers are now exempt from testing. Travelers 18 and older must be vaccinated to enter Kenya. All travelers must fill out a health surveillance form. Once arrived, travelers may subject to random health screenings.
Travelers from the U.S. must be vaccinated, travelers with two doses must also supply a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure. Children under 12 are exempt from testing, according to the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo.
Travelers to Lebanon will need a negative PCR test taken 48 hours before their flight. Passengers must fill out a form online, and upload their results prior to arrival and pay $30.
Foreign travelers can now enter Liberia without quarantining upon arrival, as long as they present a negative PCR COVID-19 test, and test again on arrival ($75). Travelers need a negative test for COVID-19 regardless of their vaccination status. Travelers will also need a negative PCR test within 72 hours to leave Liberia.
Americans looking to take advantage of the luxury of overwater bungalows need to look no further than the Maldives. Visitors must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of their departure, according to the Ministry of Tourism. Travelers must fill out a traveler health declaration form online.
Travelers must also present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of checking out of their destination. Vaccinated travelers may check into any accommodation, however, unvaccinated travelers must stay in accomodations outlines by the Ministry of Tourism:
(a)60% of the island's total population have completed 14 days since receiving the full dosage of vaccination.
(b) 95% of the tourism related service providers in the island have completed 14 days since receiving the full dosage of vaccination.
(c) 90% of the individuals above the age of 65 (sixty-five) living in the island have completed 14 days since receiving the full dosage of vaccination.
Vaccinated travelers may enter Malta without quarantine or testing so long as their have their documents approved via the VeriFLY app. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine in a designated facility upon arrival. All passengers must fill out the Passenger Locator Form
Malta was the first European Union country to reach herd immunity. Americans must upload their vaccination information to a CDC-verified app to enter Malta.
Mexico is open to tourists arriving by air from the U.S. Travelers do not have to show proof of a vaccine or a negative PCR test for COVID-19 to enter Mexico.
Visitors to Montenegro are required to show either proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or proof of recovery according to the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro.
Foreign nationals from countries that Morocco deems safe (and on their "List A"), including the U.S., are allowed to enter Morocco with proof of vaccination a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival, and a completed Health Form according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Morocco.
Children are exempt from vaccination but will also need a negative COVID-19 test and a completed health form.
Travelers to Namibia from the U.S. must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, according to the U.S. Embassy in Namibia. Travelers will also need their test result verified by the Global Haven System or a Trusted Travel Platform. The embassy strongly recommends bringing paper copies.
Travelers to Nepal must be fully vaccinated, if not they must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure will be eligible for a visa onsite, and accommodations are required, according to the Nepal Tourism Board. Travelers must carry a printed copy of the International Traveler Online Arrival Form.
Unvaccinated travelers must obtain a visa prior to travel and quarantine on arrival at their own expense. Unvaccinated children under 18 will follow the same rules are vaccinated adults.
Travelers also have to have insurance that would cover at least $5,000 per person in case they contract COVID-19.
The Netherlands welcomes American travelers for nonessential reasons if they are fully vaccinated, according to the government. As of September, all American travelers, including vaccinated ones, must show proof of a negative test to enter (either a PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure).
Travelers must fill out a Health Declaration form.
Nicaragua allows travelers from the U.S. to come as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test in hand, according to the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua. U.S. travelers are not required to quarantine upon arrival. All travelers are required to fill out a form prior to travel.
U.S. travelers to North Macedonia must present proof of vaccination, show they've recovered from COVID-19 in the last 45 days, or present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of travel, according to the U.S. Embassy in North Macedonia.
Visitors may enter Norway without any COVID-19 restrictions.
At the airport, arriving passengers may be subject to rapid testing, according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Pakistan.
Travelers who are vaccinated can enter Panama without having to test before arrival. However, unvaccinated travelers must present negative COVID-19 test results taken within 48 hours of their arrival. Travelers must also complete an electronic affidavit, agreeing to comply with the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 measures in Panama.
Face masks are required in all public spaces in Panama and electronic payments at shops and restaurants are preferred to reduce person-to-person contact.
Americans can enter Peru as long as they provide proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 PCR, negative antigen test, or medical certificate of epidemiological discharge from within 72 hours of departure and do not have any COVID-19 symptoms, according to the U.S. Embassy in Peru. Children under 12 years old can show a certificate of health from a doctor in lieu of a negative test. All travelers must fill out a Health Affidavit form.
Visitors will need to show proof of vaccination to access indoor areas or densely populated outdoor areas such as beaches or or pools.
Americans must show proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of their departure — or an antigen test taken 24 hours before their trip, according to the U.S. embassy in Portugal. Other destinations within Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira) may require additional testing, even for travelers already in the country, so you may need to test multiple times if you're traveling to the islands or to various Portuguese destinations.
Travelers to Portugal must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. The Portuguese government will review the COVID-19 and American tourism situation every two weeks and determine whether to continue moving forward on this reopening trajectory.
Qatar is now welcoming fully vaccinated U.S. travelers and will not require them to quarantine upon arrival. However, fully vaccinated Americans still have to take a PCR test for COVID-19 prior to their arrival and apply for entry on the country's 'Ehteraz' website 3 days prior to arrival.
Travelers are allowed to go to Rwanda, but must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before their flight, according to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda. Upon arrival, visitors must undergo a second test at Kigali International Airport, which costs $60. All travelers must also fill out a Passenger Locator Form with passport information, travel details, and hotel confirmations prior to arrival.
International tourists must schedule their visit to a national park within 72 hours of receiving a negative test result. When travelers are ready to leave the country, they must test negative for the virus once again before their scheduled departure.
Singapore opened to vaccinated travelers only, as of mid-October 2021, allowing tourists to visit without quarantining. Passengers can apply for entry under the Vaccinated Travel Lane program. Currently, however the program only accepts U.S. travelers who have a SMART Health Card or other approved digital COVID-19 vaccination records.
Level 4: Do Not Travel
Spain's borders are reopen to vaccinated Americans, visitors are now required to have received the booster 14 days prior to entry into Spain. Those who are not vaccinated will be able enter Spain with a negative PCR test, provided their country has a low risk of COVID-19 (as defined by the Spanish government).
Travelers will need to fill out a health control form prior to entry.
Level 4: Do Not Travel
When France opened their borders on June 9 to vaccinated foreign travelers, St. Barts opened with the European nation. While vaccinated travelers are now welcome, they must still come equipped with a negative PCR test for COVID-19, taken within 48 hours of travelers' arrivals.
St. Kitts and Nevis
Travelers to St. Kitts and Nevis over the age of 18 must be vaccinated and submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test 72 hours before arrival and fill out an entry form online, according to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS. Visitors must also download the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing app. Cruise ship passengers must also be vaccinated.
Travelers to St. Lucia are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within five days before their arrival and complete a Pre-Arrival Travel Registration Form, according to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS.
Unvaccinated travelers must then have a confirmed reservation at a COVID-19 certified accommodation for their stay. After 14 days, unvaccinated travelers can partake in activities outside of their hotel and explore the island. Vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine and have access to the entire island upon arrival.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines have to complete a pre-arrival form, which can be accessed online, according to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. Travelers from the U.S. also need to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival — and they may get re-tested upon arrival.
Travelers will then need to complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a Tourism Authority/Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment-approved hotel. Visitors must have a fully paid reservation in advance. Visitors will then be re-tested again between days four and seven of their quarantine.
St. Maarten is open to American travelers, and those who wish to visit must upload a completed health declaration before departing. Vaccinated travelers who have received a booster shot are no longer required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, according to St. Maarten government officials.
Travelers to Senegal are allowed to enter as long as they show a negative COVID-19 PCR test within five days before arrival, or proof of vaccination according to the U.S. Embassy in Senegal. Airlines will check tests before boarding. Children under two years old are exempt.
Serbia requires visitors to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival, according to the U.S. Embassy in Serbia. Children under 12 with a guardian are exempt.
In Serbia, masks are required in all indoor locations as well as outdoors when physical distancing is not possible, and there is a ban on public gatherings for more than five people.
All travelers will need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. Health insurance covering COVID-19 related costs is required, travelers with proof of COVID-19 recovery in the past six months are exempt from testing, according to the U.S. embassy.
South Africa is reopened to all international travel with testing requirements in place. Travelers need to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours from the time of their departure, according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa, as well as install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.
Sri Lanka is open to U.S. travelers — travelers will need to purchase insurance for $12/ day and fill out an online form. Vaccinated travelers and children under 12 do not need to test prior to entry. Unvaccinated travelers will need to present either a PCR or rapid test, and stay at an approved facility for a week.
Vaccinated Americans may enter Switzerland without testing, unvaccinated Americans are not allowed entry, according to the Swiss Government.
Switzerland has rolled back on almost all internal COVID-19 protocols, and mask wearing will only be enforced on public transportation and in healthcare settings, the Swiss Government announced.
Travelers to Tanzania will be required to take a PCR test within 96 hours of arrival, according to the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, and travelers are expected to fill out a Health Surveillance Form on the plane.
Vaccinated travelers to Thailand may now enter without quarantine under the country's test and go program. Travelers must submit a form online and prove they have health insurance that can cover up to $20,000 in medical expenses. Travelers will need to present a proof of vaccination or recovery, and a PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
Travelers will also need proof of payment for accommodations and pay for a PCR test on day one and a second test on day 5.
Vaccinated travelers or travelers who have proof of COVID-19 recovery in the last 6 months are exempt from testing. Turkey requires all other international passengers 6 years old and older to arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their flight, according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey. Travelers need to show the test to the airline during check-in.
Visitors are not required to quarantine upon arrival. A nightly curfew has been implemented, but foreign tourists are exempt.
Turks and Caicos
In order to visit the stunning isles of Turks and Caicos, travelers over the age of 16 must be vaccinated, test negative for COVID-19 via PCR test within three days of travel, have insurance that covers COVID-19 costs, and complete paperwork including a health screening questionnaire and a certificate complying with privacy regulations.
United Arab Emirates
Vaccinated travelers do not need to test before travel. Unvaccinated travelers and travelers under 16 will need either a PCR taken within 48 hours, or a certificate of recovery from the last 30 days, according to the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the United Arab Emirates.
Visitors are also required to have medical travel insurance that covers COVID-19, according to the Dubai Corporation of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. The airport will also implement thermal temperature screenings that travelers may be subject to.
Ukraine considers the U.S. a country with a high incidence of COVID-19, and requires citizens to either self-quarantine, take a COVID-19 test upon arrival to the international airports and quarantine until they get the results, or arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test from within 72 hours of travel, according to the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
U.S. citizens visiting Ukraine must also show they have medical insurance to cover any COVID-19-related expenses. It is mandatory to wear masks in indoor public places, according to the embassy.
Uganda has reopened its borders and national parks to international travelers able to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their departure, according to the U.S. Embassy in Uganda. Visitors to Uganda will also have to pass health screenings including temperature checks.
Passengers will again need to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure from Uganda. Uganda is requiring all travelers to wear masks while traveling through its airport or visiting its 10 national parks.
Vaccinated travelers no longer have to quarantine when entering the UK, and vaccinated travelers can now skip getting tested before entering the country. Travelers must fill out a passenger locator form prior to arrival.
Tourists must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel, according to the U.S. Embassy in Zambia. Travelers may need to test once arrived if they display COVID-19 symptoms.
Those flying into Zambia will also be required to fill out traveler health questionnaires and random testing could be performed at the airport. Wearing masks in Zambia is mandatory, according to the country's tourism agency.
Zimbabwe has reopened its borders for game drives and more, requiring visitors to arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test from 48 hours of their departure, according to the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe. Travelers should also expect to be subject to temperature checks, and masks are mandatory, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority noted. Travelers will also be required to create an account on Global Haven to upload their negative test.
Vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine, but a vaccination card may be needed to enter public indoor venues, according to the embassy.
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Alison Fox is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure. When she's not in New York City, she likes to spend her time at the beach or exploring new destinations and hopes to visit every country in the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram.