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Which countries are open for US tourists?

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Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back (CNN) - Last updated March 14, 2021.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/us-international-travel-covid-19/index.html

IATA COVID-19 Regulations Map (clickable countries): https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

Partial List of countries that will admit vaccinated tourists here (last updated Feb 22):

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/count...re-vaccinated/


Africa:
Morocco, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya
- all now seem to be open but with a 72/96hr covid cert requirement
Seychelles - previously opened to vaccinated travelers in January, now open to all travelers; Visitors are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, and visitors will still be required to adhere to other public health measures such as mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing. more info
Egypt - Must present negative COVID test taken within 96 hours prior to arrival - PAPER test results required, no digital copies accepted, 14-day quarantine only required if you test positive during stay. Restaurants at 50% capacity and masks required indoors and in public transportation. more info


Middle East
Jordan - negative test taken within 72 hours; complete passenger declaration form & locator form; second PCR test on arrival in Amman with the payment of JD 28 (children under the age of five are exempt); health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment for the entire period of visit. more info here here and here

Caribbean:
Almost-daily updated summary of all Caribbean island requirements: GoogleDocs
Aruba - negative test within 72 hours mandatory for 24 states, while the other states can also take a test beforehand or be tested upon arrival. All visitors will be required to purchase Aruba insurance when filling out their arrival ED card. Any personal insurance will act as a supplement. more info
Bahamas - negative rt-pcr test with-in five days of arrival more info
Bermuda - negative test within five days of arrival along with a mandatory $75 online entry travel authorization form. Re-tested upon arrival, as well as on Day 3, 7 & 14. Temperature must be taken twice daily and reported online. more info
Jamaica - negative test within 3 days of the date of travels and travel authorization
Turks & Caicos - negative test within five days, as well as health insurance required more info

Europe:
Belarus - negative COVID-19 test result. The PCR test must be done no later than three days before the border crossing date (this period includes the date of border crossing); 21 October: required to self-isolate for 10 days upon the arrival in Belarus. more info
Croatia - Entry for tourism is permitted only with documentary evidence of an accommodation paid in advance and in full, prior to arrival at the border. Tourists must have a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours from the time of the swab to crossing the border. more info
Greece - currently CLOSED but plans to open this summer to tourists who are vaccinated, tested or recovered from COVID.
Iceland - The Minister of Justice of Iceland has decided that the previously announced decision to exempt from travel restrictions those who can provide proof of vaccination or prior infection will take effect on 6 April. The change in regulation will allow travellers from non-Schengen countries, who meet the criteria, to travel to Iceland for non-essential reasons. Otherwise mandatory 5-6 day quarantine between 2 tests more info
Ireland - 14-day quarantine (self-isolation) on arrival
Malta - ok after 14-day quarantine in safe country (e.g. EU)
Moldova - entry allowed without quarantine etc if you hold vaccination certificate proof
Montenegro - negative PCR test no older than 72 hours US Embassy in Montenegro
Serbia - foreigners seeking to enter Serbia, U.S. citizens included, will need to provide a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours more info
Slovenia - vaccinated adults or negative test within 48 hours can skip 10-days quarantine (children who accompany adults can also skip quarantine)
Turkey - negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to their flight
United Kingdom - negative test within 72 hours prior to departure plus 10-day self-isolation upon arrival from non-exempt countries (may be shortened after 5 days through Test to Release in England)

Asia:
Armenia - Travelers entering Armenia are asked to present the results of a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or submit to a PCR test at the airport. Individuals who choose to take a PCR test and receive a negative result may be exempted from self-quarantine requirements.
Dubai - bring 96 hour PCR test and free to enter https://www.emirates.com/uk/english/...ling-to-dubai/
Georgia - unconditionally admitted to Georgia if they present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate confirming receipt of two full doses of the vaccine. Unvaccinated: Present a negative PCR test result taken within the past 72 hours; get a follow-up PCR test at their own expense on the third day after arrival in Georgia; complete an application form with contact details and travel history. more info
Kyrgyzstan - United States citizen travelers may now enter the country via international airports in Bishkek, Osh, and Issyk Kul. Requires travelers to have negative PCR test results, with the test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival into Kyrgyzstan. more info
Maldives - required to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. Traveler Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted within 24 hours prior to their travel. more info
Pakistan - get the online e-visa, also check if you need pcr test here: http://covid.gov.pk/intl_travellers/current_policies. For exiting pakistan, pcr test is required by almost all airlines done through specific labs (check airline website).
Thailand - Visa free entry good for 45 days. Also other visas. Need COE (Certificate of Entry) from Embassy, PCR test, insurance, 14-night quarantine at hotel/hospital. Details: https://thaiembdc.org/visas/
Uzbekistan - permitted to enter Uzbekistan but usually need a visa; negative PCR COVID-19 test is required for entry within 72 hours of the initiation of travel to Uzbekistan; arriving passengers must complete a health screening form upon arrival; arriving passengers are also subject to a rapid antigen test at the airport upon arrival regardless of PCR test status more info

North America:
Mexico
- Cancun area - https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/m...rus/index.html
- Puerto Vallarta - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32454183-post317.html
- Land borders open - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32421620-post171.html

Central America:
Costa Rica: does not request coronavirus screening tests nor does it issue sanitary confinement orders as requirements to enter the country by air. Health Pass can only be completed 48 hours before boarding. Tourists must purchase mandatory travel insurance that covers quarantine accommodation and medical expenses due to COVID-19 disease. more info
Panama: open to US resident with negative test within past 48 hours.

South America:
Brazil - the entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short stay of up to 90 days is currently permitted but beginning December 30, all travelers to Brazil by air (Brazilians and foreigners) must present 1) a negative/non reactive COVID-19 test as well as 2) proof of a completed Declaration of Travelerís Health (DSV) to the airline responsible for the flight, before boarding. Level 4 DO NOT TRAVEL warning in effect
Chile - all travelers, including Chileans, foreign residents, accredited diplomats, and foreign tourists, must complete an obligatory 10-day quarantine upon their arrival to Chile. They will be able to leave quarantine with a negative PCR result based on a test taken on or after the seventh day in quarantine. Travelers must remain in quarantine while they await their result. more info
Colombia - travelers arriving to Colombia must present negative results from a COVID-19 PCR test administered no more than 96 hours prior to departure; travelers are expected to quarantine for 10 days or 7 days with a negative test 3-5 days after arrival. more info
Ecuador - all travelers (including minors) arriving in Ecuador must provide proof of a negative COVID RT-PCR or rapid antigen test taken no more than three (3) days before entering the country or present a vaccination card showing the traveler received a complete series of the COVID vaccine more info
Peru - inbound international passengers must have either a negative real-time COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR), negative antigen test result, or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge that is no more than 72 hours old after being issued and before boarding the plane. As of March 15, 2021, the Government of Peru announced that travelers who take an antigen test and receive a negative result after their first day of arrival may suspend the 14-day quarantine requirement. Travelers may take an antigen test at the airport, a local hospital, or any laboratory authorized by the Ministry of Health. ​Travelers who test positive must complete the 14-day quarantine.more info

Official government and airline pages for US travelers (in alphabetical order):
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Old May 22, 20, 10:18 am
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Question Which countries are open for US tourists?

I have been trying to piece together information from various news sites, threads on FlyerTalk, and Google searches but I have not been successful in finding any countries open for foreign tourists either in Asia or Europe.

I read one article that stated Iceland might reopen for tourists in mid-June. Does anyone know of any other countries anywhere in Asia or Europe open for tourists by the middle of June? I'm genuinely curious whether there are any countries open, or whether all countries in these two major continents are closed until at least July.

I'll be traveling back to the United States from southeast Asia, and also for personal reasons I am curious of any stopover countries that could be a potential option to read more about. As far as I can tell.. countries I have looked at so far.. Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, and a few others are all completely closed with no foreign visitors or tourists allowed. If anyone on FlyerTalk knows of an open country in June, I'd really love to know.
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OP if you can rename the title to make this a thread of iinterest for US tourists wanting to go abroad, that'll be great - with the goal to gather info on which countries are open for tourism by US citizens if you don't have family ties/residency, and if you want to avoid the 14 day quarantines (because that defeats the purpose of tourism).

So far, the only two countries I've heard that will be open by late-June-ish are Tanzania and Mexico (cancun area). Nothing in Europe or Asia open to US tourism definitively so far.
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I thought the EU was opening it's borders June 15th?
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Old May 22, 20, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I thought the EU was opening it's borders June 15th?
My understanding is that the blanket ban expires on June 15th but each country can continue it at their discretion.
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My understanding is that the blanket ban expires on June 15th but each country can continue it at their discretion.
Right, and virtually all European countries will maintain bans or strict quarantines on North American visitors throughout the summer so as to not jeopardize intra-European inflows.
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Greece is opening up to tourism from some countries initially in June and potentially more after 01 July. The announcement I saw didn't have a ton of detail. I don't recall the US being specifically listed for June, but wasn't really reading it that intently. Just thought I'd mention it.
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Originally Posted by nomiiiii View Post
OP if you can rename the title to make this a thread of iinterest for US tourists wanting to go abroad, that'll be great - with the goal to gather info on which countries are open for tourism by US citizens if you don't have family ties/residency, and if you want to avoid the 14 day quarantines (because that defeats the purpose of tourism).

So far, the only two countries I've heard that will be open by late-June-ish are Tanzania and Mexico (cancun area). Nothing in Europe or Asia open to US tourism definitively so far.
Done. I changed the title. Thanks!

Out of curiosity, is only Cancun open? I actually had plans to travel from Asia to Mexico back in March. I'm still supposed to visit my friends in Mexico, and I heard that Mexico is open, but I would not go at this time because the COVID numbers in Mexico are sadly going through the roof and the amount of testing is also low too.
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Originally Posted by Seph87 View Post
My understanding is that the blanket ban expires on June 15th but each country can continue it at their discretion.
If you are talking about external Schengen borders, I don't think every country can decide what they will do. Schengen borders open or closed to non-Schengen citizens is a common decision applying to all Schengen member states for obvious reasons. It is opening/closing of each member state border intra-Schengen (e.g. France-Germany, Austria-Slovakia, etc) which remains at each country's discretion.
The current closing of external Schengen borders will likely be extended beyond June 15 IMO.
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Yes, I would be surprised if the external border closures are not extended for another month at least.
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Very few. We are in the early stages of the Pandemic, I wouldn't advise travelling abroad.
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several Caribbean islands are beginning to open to tourists in June. Not much information on whether North American visitors will be welcome. I think the first ones that will be open to US citizens will be the US islands where a passport isn't required (not a huge leap there) but Jamaica as has specifically been targeting US audiences with their information on opening
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I thought the EU was opening it's borders June 15th?
Not to Americans. Why would we? Your president probably won't open his borders to us for months.
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There is a chart on Reuters that shows what is open in each country. You can click on each box for details.

I'm new and can't post URLs yet, but go to Reuters, scroll down half a page, and look for a chart with green boxes.

I'm dying to travel abroad, and am still sitting on 2 sets of international tickets for June and July, but we (the US) don't have the best reputation right now for how we've handled the virus.
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I thought the EU was opening it's borders June 15th?
doubtful and if they do they will have a 14 day quarantine.
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Mexico has no entry restrictions. In Mexico City and most of the country hotels remain closed. Restaurants are takeout only. For Cancun I expect a clear indication of when they reopen but for the rest of the country there may be many last-minute decisions and lack of clarity. In Mexico City all measures are voluntary, so you can go out and about if you like.

While the government is generally assuming a June reopening, even with very limited testing the curve keeps getting steeper, so it may be best to wait.
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