For the majority of 2021, Americans have been seeing a constantly changing list of countries that they can travel to. Several changes to international travel restrictions have been made to cater to different factors, like the release of Covid-19 vaccines, or the emergence of new variants like the Delta variant of the Coronavirus.
International traveling destinations have been narrowed down due to a lot of international travel restrictions and countries being overwhelmed by Covid cases, not to mention several US states as well. Although most of the world’s countries are open to tourists from the United States, different variants keep causing Covid-19 cases to spike, and some countries are resuming restrictions like pre-arrival testing, quarantine, and even travel bans.
When booking your trip, here are things to consider and to research for each country:
- Possible exemptions for the fully vaccinated or for people who have recovered from a recent case of Covid-19.
- Curfews, lockdowns, or mask mandates.
- Quarantines (if needed) and health screenings.
- Health insurance requirements.
- Different international travel restrictions if you’re traveling from a third country.
- The time limits to take the test, the different types of tests that are allowed, and additional Covid tests upon arrival that are needed for entry.
At the end of the day, you have the liberty to decide whether you want to go on international travel despite the ongoing conditions. If you still choose to travel, make sure to get tested for COVID-19 for your health and safety and those around you.
“I can’t find a rapid test or a PCR test near me! Where do I go to get tested?”
We recommend using Google’s powerful local search capabilities or you can also contact your local health authorities for more information on COVID-19 testing locations near you.
When traveling, make sure to follow strict curfews and mask mandates, international travel restrictions, as well as country-specific regulations. You may be looking at huge fines and even jail time for violations.
List of Countries
Here is an alphabetical list of countries and territories where US passport holders can visit or go to during the pandemic. See the links attached to each destination for more important information on each country’s specifications. Rules for land entry may be different.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The British Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
This is not a full listing. This site has not listed certain countries if they had very limited numbers of American and international travelers before the pandemic, have ongoing or recent terrorism, rampant crime, or have international travel restrictions that are so extensive that they put the country out of reach for US citizens. You can go here to check for the status, travel restrictions, and entry requirements of any country or destination you wish to visit.