Where U.S. Citizens Can Travel Right Now

These countries are allowing U.S. citizens to enter but may require coronavirus testing or self-quarantine.
Elina GellerSep 16, 2021
where us citizens can travel right now

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues and because the United States was one of the hardest hit places, U.S. citizens continue to find themselves blocked from entering many countries.

If you're hoping to do some international traveling, don’t despair. You still have some options, and we’ve compiled maps that show the entry requirements for U.S. tourists. Generally, you will have more options if you can prove your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Here’s what you need to know about which international destinations are open and closed to U.S. citizens.

Important notes: The and the have issued fairly wide ranging "Do Not Travel" advisories for the majority of countries worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The maps and information below do not take into account these travel warnings. Make sure you check both organization's websites for the latest travel safety recommendations for a specific country before making plans. The information that follows is based on the requirements to enter a country, not what is recommended by the U.S. State Department or CDC.

In all instances, it's important to remember that if you plan on traveling, consider getting . This coverage can help protect your nonrefundable deposits if things don’t go according to plan.

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Hover over the country you’re interested in to see what is required for admission. The countries you’ll want to focus on are those colored in green or yellow as they are the ones that accept U.S. citizens for tourism. “Yes, with conditions” denotes that that country has entry requirements, such as a negative COVID test result, a COVID test upon arrival, a mandatory quarantine and/or another prerequisites.

Entry requirements can change unexpectedly, so it's best to check with each country’s embassy or tourism board before booking your trip.

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Not surprisingly, not every country in this region is open to tourists. Those who want to travel domestically may be required to quarantine if the state they are coming from has surging COVID numbers.

The features several vacation options, although some of the requirements include presenting a negative COVID test result or quarantine restrictions.

Antigua and Barbuda: Yes, with conditions — COVID test, curfew and quarantine requirements all in effect.

Aruba: Yes, with conditions — COVID test and quarantine requirements all in effect.

Barbados: Yes, with conditions — COVID test and quarantine requirements all in effect.

Cayman Islands: Yes, with conditions — COVID test and quarantine requirements all in effect.

Curaçao: Yes, with conditions — COVID test and quarantine requirements all in effect.

Dominica: Yes, with conditions — COVID test and quarantine requirements in effect.

Grenada: Yes, but only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter, and COVID test and quarantine requirements are also in effect.

St. Barts: Yes, with conditions — COVID test and quarantine requirements in effect.

St. Kitts and Nevis: Yes, but only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter, and COVID test requirements are also in effect.

St. Lucia: Yes, with conditions — COVID test and quarantine requirements all in effect.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Yes, with conditions — COVID test and quarantine requirements in effect.

Turks and Caicos: Yes, but only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter, and COVID test requirements are also in effect.

South America does not present many options, with very few countries accepting U.S. citizens.

Unfortunately, much of Europe may not be in the cards for many U.S. tourists in the near future. If you’d still like to make your way over to the region, you'll have better luck in Eastern Europe.

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Most of Africa is technically open to U.S. travelers with proper COVID-19 testing and/or quarantining. However, be sure to check the  and the  recommendations for health and safety guidance on traveling to the region.

Within this massive region, you won't find any countries that will just let you in unconditionally. Only a handful are even letting U.S. tourists travel there with negative COVID test results.

Given the constantly changing landscape around which countries are permitting U.S. tourists, consider getting travel insurance before booking your trip. Between flight cancellations, border closures and the risk of getting sick, travel insurance is a good way to protect yourself in case something goes wrong. Depending on where you travel to, different travel insurance options can make sense for you.

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Although COVID-19 continues to impact travel options for U.S. citizens, a decent number of countries are allowing U.S. citizens in as tourists. Each country likely has a COVID-19 test requirement, and may also ask for completed health declarations, and possible quarantine.

Given the constantly changing requirements, it's always best to check the U.S. Embassy site for the country you’re planning to visit before booking your trip. Keep in mind that some travel insurance providers may nullify coverage if the country has a Level 4 Do Not Travel advisory.

Although many countries are not welcoming U.S. tourists this fall, there are still options. Regardless of where you choose to go, consider protecting your trip with a travel insurance policy as it can be extremely useful if a cancellation or border closure derails your trip, and of course check both U.S. State Department and local resources online before making any official plans.

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