If you're anything like us, you've been a bit overwhelmed by the barrage of news surrounding travel opportunities this summer. Americans are officially banned from visiting Europe in the coming months, but spots in the Caribbean and beyond are welcoming tourists in the near future, for example.
Needless to say, rules are constantly changing. So we figured: why not group all the destinations that U.S. citizens are actually allowed to visit this summer? Below, find our list, which we will update as more information becomes available.
Albania reopened its borders on July 1, including to American tourists. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival, but a negative test and/or quarantine are not required.
Upon arrival, you'll have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, fill out a health declaration form and traveler accommodation form. At the airport, free of charge, you'll also undergo health screenings, temperature checks and antibody tests.
You'll be able to visit the country starting July 10. Prior to arrival, you'll have to complete an embarkation/disembarkation card, show proof of a negative COVID-19 test that you've taken within 72 hours of arrival and have health insurance that covers COVID-19. If you haven't taken a test before flying, you can opt to pay for one at the airport and quarantine for 24 hours while waiting for the results.
You will have to fill out an Electronic Health Visa and upload a negative COVID-19 test before you even embark on your flight. After receiving a confirmation, you're going to have to print it out and show it upon arrival alongside your negative test results. As of July 7, the test you present cannot be more than a week old.
You'll be able to visit the country starting July 12. You are required to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to your departure. If you land without proof of a negative test, you'll have to pay for one upon arrival and quarantine for 48 hours while the results are being processed.
You'll be able to travel to the country starting August 15. You will have to present the negative results of a COVID-19 test upon arrival and also download the Belize health app that will track your movements throughout the nation. You'll also only be able to book pre-approved accommodations.
To travel to Bermuda, you'll need to buy health insurance that covers any COVID-19-related illness and also show proof of a negative test upon arrival. No matter your test results, you'll be required to take another test at the airport and subsequent ones one days three, seven and 14 (there are pop-up testing centers all around the country). That's not all: twice a day, you will be required to take your own temperature and record the results on an online portal. Last but not least: within 48 hours of your departure from the United States, you will have to complete a Bermuda travel authorization process online which will cost $75, a price that includes all testing fees.
Americans and other non-EU travelers must present a negative test no older than 48 hours (or self-isolate for 14 days) in addition to completing a travel registration form on the country’s tourism website and providing proof of paid local accommodations (like a hotel receipt) or an address if you're staying with relatives or friends.
To travel to Cambodia, you'll have to take a coronavirus test at the airport and quarantine overnight while waiting for the results. You also must have medical insurance that covers a minimum of $50,000. If anybody on your flight tests positive for the virus, you will be forced to quarantine for two weeks. Most importantly: you'll have to drop $3,000 as part of a "coronavirus deposit" upon arrival. The money will cover any potential medical expenses and it will be refunded to you, minus the cost of airport testing, if you test negative.
The country hasn't properly announced requirements for travelers, but you can expect temperature checks and, potentially, COVID-19 tests upon arrival.
You'll be able to enter Dubai starting July 7 as long as your health insurance plan covers COVID-19. Also expect to show proof of a recent negative virus test. If you lack the latter, you'll be able to take a test at the airport and, if the results are positive, you'll have to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense.
Upon arrival, you'll be given a temperature check. If you do happen to have a temperature, you'll have to take a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine until the results are available.
You will be able to travel to the Maldives starting July 15. Requirements upon arrival: filling out a health card and taking a COVID-19 test at your own expense only if experiencing virus-like symptoms.
Tourist cities like Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta have reopened their hotels and are welcoming American visitors.
North Macedonia is open without needing to present a test or quarantine.
You can visit Puerto Rico beginning July 15. Upon arrival, you are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. If you weren't able to get tested before your trip, you'll have to submit yourself to one at the airport. Regardless of your test results, you'll be asked to quarantine for 14 days. Heads up: until July 22, everyone (except for essential workers) will have to abide by a curfew that requires all to stay indoors between 10pm and 5am.
Americans will need to bring a negative-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and be ready to be tested again upon arrival.
Serbia reopened to American tourists back in May. There is no mandatory testing or quarantine for travelers.
Sri Lanka will open to American tourists starting August 1. You'll have to take a total of four tests throughout your stay: the first within 72 hours of your departure, the second at the airport (it'll be free but you'll have to quarantine for 24 hours while waiting for the results), the third between four to five days upon your arrival (you'll be able to take one on mobile units around the country) and the fourth on the tenth day of your stay. If any of your results turn out to be positive, you'll have to quarantine for 14-21 days. There's more: a tourist visa will cost you $100 and you will have to provide proof of medical insurance in addition to your itinerary, booking details and return ticket information while applying for said visa.
Once in town, you'll have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of your arrival. If you can't get your hands on one, you'll have to get tested at the airport and quarantine for 24 hours until the results are available. If your visit lasts longer than a week, you will have to take a second test on the seventh day of your stay. If you test positive then, you'll have to quarantine for 14 nights.
If visiting St. Lucia, you will have to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of boarding your flight. You'll also have to undergo a temperature check.
Upon arrival, be prepared to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of your arrival and also undergo a temperature check. If you happen to exhibit virus-like symptoms, you will likely have to take an additional test at your own expense.
Tanzania allowed tourists starting in June, but there are currently no direct flights from the US to the African country.
As of June 12th, Turkey has reopened to American tourists. Testing is not required, but Americans need to obtain an e-visa before traveling to Turkey.
You will be able to enter the country starting July 22. Before flying, you'll have to undergo a pre-certification process by TCI Assured and present it upon arrival. To be certified, you'll have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of your arrival.
Upon arrival, you'll have to undergo a temperature check and a health screening.
In a unique approach, Uzbekistan has vowed to pay you $3,000 to be used towards medical expenses if you become infected with the virus while visiting. To be eligible for the cash, you must prove that you're visiting through a group tour that was organized by a local operator.
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