Where can Americans and U.S. passport holders travel right now? Here’s a full list of countries that have reopened their borders for American tourists.
American travelers are eagerly wondering what countries and cities they can travel to right now, should they choose to!
The good news? As many countries start to relax restrictions and reopen borders, many are now accepting tourists from the United States.
The bad news? Since the United States has been the hardest hit nation, some countries are flat out saying “No!” to American visitors, even though their borders are now re-open to other countries.
We’ve compiled all the details of where Americans can currently travel domestically and internationally. As rules continuously change, destinations may suddenly reopen or close to American tourists without notice, so readers need to check with local authorities before booking a trip to ensure entry.
If you are looking for transit rules for Americans, you can find that info in our “Airports in Europe Allowing Americans to Transit” guide.
Please note: Travel Off Path does not endorse travelling against any advisories set by the government. Your decision to travel is your own.
Before we get to the list of countries, let’s clear the air about something else:
Are Americans Allowed To Travel Right Now?
Yes. The U.S. government has recently lifted the blanket level-4 “Avoid All Travel” advisory, and American’s have always been permitted to leave the country as they wish. However, upon returning to the U.S. some travelers may face a 14-day quarantine, based on the state. Some states have no quarantine requirements.
Americans should also ensure they have a travel insurance policy in place that covers covid.
Where Can Americans Travel Internationally Right Now?
Here is the full list of countries currently open to receiving U.S. tourists. (We are only covering countries that do NOT require a quarantine period on this list)
(updates week of August 17)
Recent Countries Added: Montenegro, Ecuador, Armenia, Honduras
Recent Countries Updated: USVI, Costa Rica (allowing American’s from 6 states only)
Recent Relevant Articles: Countries open to Americans WITH a 14-day Quarantine
Albania has reopened borders and is now allowing American tourists as of July 1, 2020.
Currently they are just taking temperatures at the airport, but no testing or quarantine periods are necessary.
Read all the details about Albania’s reopening for tourism
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda reopened to Americans on June 4, 2020.
Upon arrival, American tourists will have to take a covid test at the cost of $100 USD.
Direct flights have already started from Miami on American in June. Come July, New York on JetBlue and Atlanta on Delta will also be flying to Antigua directly.
See all the details for Antigua and Barbuda’s reopening
Armenia has reopened for Americans to visit as of August 12
While the country does require a 14-day quarantine, they DO allow testing to leave quarantine early, so we were happy to add it to this list!
Arrivals can go straight to their hotel/rental from the airport, and order a mobile testing unit to come to them, take a PCR test, and upon negative results, leave isolation!
Here are all the entry requirements and tips for visiting Armenia
Aruba is reopening to American tourists on July 10th.
U.S. citizens will have to fill out an online health declaration form and upload a negative covid PCR test 72 hours before boarding. This way, no test needs to be done upon arrival.
Some great direct flights from the US to Aruba include: from New York on United and JetBlue, from Atlanta on Delta, and from Miami on American.
Here is everything you need to know about Aruba reopening for American tourists.
Important update August
Americans CAN travel to Bahamas right now, but require PCR testing AND a 14-day quarantine, which make it for a very hard vacation spot.
After being allowed in July, and then banned, and now allowed again, the Bahamas has had many confusing updates for American tourists.
Original Bahamas Info…
The Bahamas are reopening for U.S. tourists on July 1st, 2020.
A negative-PCR test no older than 10 days before arrival is required and travellers are asked to fill out an online health declaration before they fly.
There are tons of direct flights to the Bahamas from all over the US. Flying from Miami just takes 50 minutes! Other direct flights can be found from New York, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte, and Orlando.
See all the details about the Bahamas reopening to American tourists.
Barbados is reopening for American tourists on July 12th, 2020.
Travelers from the United States are considered ‘high-risk’, so they will need to bring a negative-PCR test no older than 72 hours before departure.
Update Aug: Stricter entry rules and requirements have been implemented since first reopening.
Direct flights resuming from the USA-
- New York on JetBlue starting July 25
- Miami on American starting Aug 5
- Charlotte on American starting Aug 5
See all the details about the Barbados reopening to American tourists.
Belarus has reopened for American tourists!
The small landlocked nation in Eastern Europe might not be the tourism hotspot of the world, but another option for Americans looking to reunite with loved ones abroad.
They are accepting over 75 nations with no quarantine, and a 48-hour PCR test has been ‘recommended’ at this point (of course, we’ve reached out and will update if we hear back that its mandatory)
Read more about Belarus reopening for tourism
Bermuda is officially reopening for American tourists on July 1st.
To be able to head down for a vacation, Americans will need to bring a negative covid PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding AND take another test upon arrival.
Direct flights take just over 2 hours from many US cities! From Atlanta on Delta is 2.45 hrs starting in July, while JetBlue flies from Boston and New York in 2.15 hrs starting in August.
We have all the details about Bermuda’s reopening for tourism here
Brazil is now open for American tourists!
In a surprise move, Brazil reopened its borders, basically without any restrictions, and is allowing American tourists to visit as of July 30, 2020.
Brazil is only asking visitors to have valid travel insurance that covers covid, and a visa, however US citizens no longer need a visa to visit Brazil for up to 90 days.
Direct flights are available in August from: NYC, Miami, Atlanta, Houston.
Read all the details on Brazil Reopening for Tourism
Costa Rica announced that as of September 1st, they will now allow Americans from 6 states to enter.
Travelers will also need proof of a negative PCR test, taken (with results) no older than 48 hours prior to departure.
Read Costa Rica’s reopening information here
Croatia officially reopened for American tourists on July 1st.
Americans need to fill out an online form before going, and show proof of accommodation or tourist-based activity .
Update: Croatia is now requiring Americans to bring a negative-PCR test.
See all the info about Croatia’s reopening, including the forms for Americans.
Dominica is reopening for American tourists starting on August 7, 2020
US residents will have to bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding, fill out an online questionnaire, and agree to a rapid test upon arrival.
See all of Dominica’s reopening details and entry requirements
On July 1st, U.S. tourists can travel to the Dominican Republic.
As of July 30th, the Dominican Republic is now requiring visitors to present a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed to enter the country.
Miami, Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Charlotte, and Miami all show direct flights in July and August and will increase throughout the year.
See everything we know about the Dominican Republic’s reopening for tourism
Ecuador has now reopened for American tourists
As of August 16, Americans can now travel to Ecuador WITHOUT quarantine, as long as they bring a negative PCR test, no older than 10 days.
Direct flights from Miami, Houston and New York have already resumed into Quito and Guayaquil
See everything we know about Ecuador reopening for tourism
Egypt reopened borders on July 1, 2020
We originally did not include Egypt in this list, because of lack of official government information if American tourists were in fact permitted entry or not.
Now, this update is more loose than we like to publish, but we thought important to share:
An American friend of ours (not an essential traveler, just a tourist) travelled from the US to Egypt on August 6th, no test needed, no quarantine measures, not even a temperature check. He said entry was far easier than he ever could have expected.
Based on his itinerary, we would like to share that at this time Egypt seems to be accepting American tourists with no restrictions. However, please contact local authorities before you go to ensure rules have not changed.
See everything we know about Egypt Reopening
French Polynesia (Tahiti & Bora Bora)
French Polynesia (think Bora Bora, Mo’orea and Tahiti) will reopen for American tourists on July 15, 2020.
U.S citizens must bring a negative covid PCR test before boarding the flight and they will be tested again on arrival.
San Francisco and Los Angeles both fly directly to Tahiti and Bora Bora in 8 hours. (On airlines United, FrenchBee, Air Tahiti and Air France)
Here is everything you need to know about French Polynesia reopening to American tourists.
On Aug 1, 2020 Grenada will start accepting American tourists.
The beautiful island nation in the Caribbean currently has zero cases, and they want to keep it that way.
Entry requirements are TOUGH for Americans and include 2 PCR tests, contact tracing, health declaration forms and more.
Flights restart from Miami and New York in late August.
Read more about Grenada reopening for American tourists
Haiti reopened for tourism on July 1, but it took us a while to get confirmation!
Many of you know I don’t put countries on here that require a 14-day quarantine, but I have been getting mixed reports about Haiti. Some sources say it’s there, while others say it’s not. Please check before you go!
Otherwise, only a temperature check and a health declaration card will be the only entry requirements.
Flights have already restarted from Miami and New York, and many resorts have just reopened their doors.
Read more about Haiti reopening for American tourists
Honduras has reopened for Americans as of August 17
US tourists will need to bring proof of a negative covid test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, but it can be either a PCR -or- a Rapid Test. (The only nation we know accepting rapid tests!)
Direct flights have already resumed, we have all the flight paths in the link below.
Read more about Honduras reopening for American tourists
Jamaica reopened for American tourists on June 15th!
Jamaica is requiring all American’s visiting to first fill out an online Travel Authorization Card before they fly and they will be testing arrivals at the airport.
American Airlines resumed flights from Miami starting June 24th, Jetblue from New York starting June 25th, and Delta from Atlanta starting June 23rd.
Read more about what Jamaica is requesting from inbound American tourists
The Maldives are officially reopening on July 15th and accepting American tourists at that time.
While there are no mandatory testing or quarantine protocols in effect at the moment, U.S. travelers will have their temperatures taken at the airport and be expected to fill out a health declaration card. Pretty easy!
Here is everything else we know about the Maldives reopening to American tourists
Mexico is now open for U.S. passport holders! In fact, it was one of the only countries that never actually really closed its borders to Americans in the first place.
No tests needed.
As of June, many tourist cities like Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Cabo, and Puerto Vallarta have reopened their hotels and are ready to welcome American guests.
Flights by American Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country, United and JetBlue have resumed from many American cities.
See all the detailed information about Mexico’s reopening for US tourists here.
Montenegro is finally open for American tourists!
On August 15th, Montenegro lifted the quarantine restriction for tourists from the USA, and is only requiring a 72 hour PCR test -or- a specific type of positive antibody test! (details at the link below)
Read more information on Montenegro reopening for tourism
North Macedonia is now accepting American travelers as of July 1
No tests needed. No quarantine.
The US does not fly directly into North Macedonia, but some EU airlines WILL allow transit. You must call the airline and the airport to see if you can transit through.
Turkey or Serbia is another way to transit, as both accept Americans.
See all the detailed information about North Macedonia’s Reopening
Puerto Rico is officially reopening its borders for tourism on July 15th, 2020 – and of course Americans are welcome.
Negative-PCR tests are needed to gain access to the island.
July 21 Update: Due to a surge in cases since reopening Puerto Rico is encouraging only essential travel at this time and has postponed its official inbound tourism reopening in order to safeguard visitors and residents.
See more about entry requirements and all the details for Puerto Rico’s reopening
Rwanda has officially reopened for tourism as of June 17, 2020 and is allowing American tourists to visit.
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.
There are currently no direct flights from the USA, but RwandAir is looking into creating a direct NYC to Kigali route.
Here’s all the details about Rwanda’s reopening
Serbia reopened to American tourists on May 22, 2020
Where is Serbia? It’s a landlocked European nation that borders Montenegro, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania.
New York flies direct on Air Serbia to Belgrade, Serbia’s capital city daily.
Read all the details about Serbia’s reopening for tourism
St.Barths officially reopened its borders for tourism on June 22, 2020 and is allowing American tourists to visit!
Saint Barthelemy, or St. Barths as it’s commonly called, is a beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island known for its white-sand beaches, luxurious hotels, duty-free shopping and stunning views.
American’s only need to bring a negative PCR test with them to be admitted. Flights to St. Barths happen directly from San Juan.
Here is everything you need to know about St. Barth’s Reopening
The beautiful island nation of Saint Lucia reopened for US travellers on June 4th.
Americans are required to fill out an online form, bring a negative covid test, taken no longer than 7 days before departure in order to board their flight to Saint Lucia.
Direct Flights: from Atlanta on Delta, from Miami on American, and from New York on United and JetBlue.
Here is everything else you need to know about Saint Lucia’s reopening for Americans.
Update July 1, 2020 – St. Maarten has decided to postpone all flights from the USAuntil July 14th, when it will review again. At this time, Americans are NOT welcome on the island. We will update again on July 14.
Update July 15: St. Maarten now states they plan to resume flights from the USA on August 1, 2020
*Update July 30, 2020: The government of St. Maarten has confirmed that the Princess Juliana Airport will reopen for flights coming from the USA on August 1st.
St. Maarten is officially reopening for international tourism on July 1st
The minister of tourism stated: “the country is ready to receive travelers from Europe and North America as of July 1st”which means the USA is included.
Direct flights from Miami, NYC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale and San Juan are already scheduled starting July 4th.
Here’s everything we know about St.Maarten reopening to American tourists.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are officially reopening for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing American tourists to visit.
U.S. citizens will be tested upon arrival.
Direct flights from New York on Caribbean Air start on July 15 and flights from Miami on American Airlines start July 11.
Tanzania reopened to American tourists at the start of June.
Fancy a safari? Or how about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? Maybe just laying on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar? The African nation of Tanzania will allow tourists to come and do all of the above.
Update August 1:
The Tanzanian Health Ministry put out a directive stating all travelers entering Tanzania are now required to present a valid negative PCR test within 72 hours before travel.
Note: There are no direct flights from the USA to Tanzania.
Read more about Tanzania reopening and what there is to do there.
As of June 12th, Turkey has now reopened for American tourists.
Under normal ‘pre-covid’ travel rules, Americans need to obtain an e-visa before traveling to Turkey. The visa centres are back up and running to process these.
Direct flights have resumed from 7 American cities already!
At this time, no mandatory testing is required.
See all the details about Turkey reopening
Turks and Caicos
Turks & Caicos will reopen for Americans on July 22.
US travelers can head down to the Turks and Caicos late July, but only by flying in, as the cruise ports are staying closed until at least September.
A negative-PCR test is required before arrival.
Many cities fly directly into Turks and Caicos, including: New York, Charlotte, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, and Chicago.
Read more about the Turks and Caicos reopening for tourism
Dubai, UAE is officially reopening its borders for U.S. tourists on July 7, 2020.
American’s need to: register their ‘health declaration’ on an app before their trip, bring a negative PCR test within 96 hours of boarding, and have health insurance to be able to enter.
Emirates is flying directly to Dubai from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Washington starting in July.
Read more about Dubai’s reopening for tourism, plus which hotels have reopened.
Ukraine is now allowing US citizens entry, of course with some entry requirements.
Since Americans are now on the ‘Red Country List’ they will need to: download a health app before arrival, have proof of insurance that covers covid, take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival at an authorized lab, and quarantine 12-48 hours while pending results.
Update: As of August 1, US residents can also bring a negative PCR test within 48 hours of arrival to bypass the above requirements.
The NYC to Kyiv flight has not yet resumed, but Americans can transit through a few airports
Read more about Ukraine’s reopening for tourism
US Virgin Islands
On June 1, 2020 the US Virgin Islands (think St. Croix and St. Thomas) have reopened for tourism. American’s don’t even need a passport to go!
U.S. citizens can fly to the USVI’s directly from Atlanta, Miami, New York, Houston, Charlotte or Fort Lauderdale.
As of July 10 they have recently updated entry requirements. If you are from a state with over 10% infection rate, you MUST bring a negative PCR test with you.
**Important Update August 18:
The USVI’s are shutting down tourism again due to a surge in cases. As of August 19th there is a 30-day prohibition on tourism, and a ‘stay at home’ order in full effect. We will update in 1-month to see if they reopen again.
Here’s more on the entry requirements on our USVI’s reopening post
Sounds crazy to mention, but many states in the USA are open for tourism! If you don’t want to travel out of the country just yet, try exploring your own.
Major US Attractions That Have Reopened:
Las Vegas Casinos
Universal Studios Orlando
New York Central Park
Yellowstone National Park
Golden Gate Bridge
Countries that WILL SOON Permit American Tourists:
These following countries are reopening to American tourists in the very near future:
Belize is reopening its borders to American tourists on August 15, 2020.
Travellers will have to fill out an online health form before they go and get a negative-PCR test 72 before departure or be prepared to be tested and wait for results on arrival.
Direct flights from Miami have already been scheduled to resume on August 18th with American Airlines. While not announced yet, more direct flights are expected to resume from New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and more.
The airport was originally scheduled to reopen on August 15th for international travel. However, on August 5th the prime minister of Belize announced that the reopening would be delayed until further notice. No new date has been set. If this affects your travel, we recommend contacting your hotel and airline.
Here’s everything else we know about Belize reopening for tourism
Sri Lanka will reopen for American visitors on August 15.
Update July 24: Due to a surge in cases, Sri Lanka has postponed the reopening, but has not provided a new date.
As long as Americans agree to bringing a negative PCR test with them, and agree to have another test upon arrival, they can come for a vacation.
Read more details about Sri Lanka reopening for tourism
Countries that MAY Permit American Tourists:
These following countries may/ may not permit American tourists at this time. Some information is missing which we are trying to clarify for the purposes of this guide. We are currently looking into it and will put them on the main list once we have confirmation.
Breaking News Update:
The reopening of Bali to foreign tourists could be delayed until the end of 2020
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan has stated that the reopening of Bali could be delayed until the end of 2020.
Originally Bali planned to reopen for American tourists on September 11, 2020.
After a lot of back and forth, the governor of Bali finally announced on June 17 that he will be reopening international tourism for the island. While no formal country list has been made, American citizens may be able to visit as of Sept 11.
Here is everything we know about Bali reopening to tourists
Malta Updates July 11:
The bad news – Malta just updated a larger list of countries now allowed to enter, however the USA is absent.
The good news – There are two ways Amerians can still go. 1) Email the border control to apply for an exception 2) Stay in one of the allowed countries for 14 days prior to entering Malta. (get more info by clicking the link below)
Here is everything we know about Malta’s reopening.
Need to TRANSIT through an EU airport to get to a country that allows US citizens? We have all the info on which airports in Europe will allow Americans to transit through.
Read More: Learn about all of the countries reopening for tourism worldwide and Covid-19 travel insurance policies for Americans
Disclaimer: The above countries reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and requirements before traveling.