The current situation in the world is not at an enviable level as far as the covid pandemic is concerned. However, given that we have all more or less lived through a lockdown period in our homes, we now can’t wait to travel again.
Most of the world was closed to travelers coming from America, but that is no longer the case for 75 countries. In the following text, we will introduce you to the countries you can travel to if you are going on a short vacation, holidays, or a destination for remote work.
Countries asking for a negative PCR test only
Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana (on December 1), Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kenya, the Maldives, Montenegro, Morocco, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zambia.
It is most commonly required that the PCR test should not be older than 48-72 hours. Sometimes they will ask you to submit the results online, and sometimes you will need to show it when you arrive at your destination.
Countries requesting an additional PCR test upon arrival
Some countries have special protocols to combat the pandemic, so you may be asked to do a PCR test again when entering the country. Those countries are: The Bahamas, Bahrain, Cuba, Djibouti, Lebanon, and Rwanda.
Countries asking for PCR tests and quarantine for Americans
Some countries have decided to go a step further and ask US citizens for a quarantine period to protect their current situation in the country. Those countries are: Ethiopia, Ireland, Niger, South Korea, and the U.K. require U.S.
Also countries that are welcoming U.S. travelers – check embassy websites for detailed rules – are Anguilla, Armenia, Aruba, Bangladesh, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominica, French Polynesia, Ghana, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo, Liberia, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Peru, Saint Barths, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Uganda, Ukraine, parts of the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Countries without any rules/restrictions for Americans
There are, of course, several countries that currently have no restrictions on U.S. travelers: Albania, Belarus, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico (fly-in only), North Macedonia, and Serbia.
*Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions are subject to change without notice. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm if you are eligible to travel or not.