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Where can Americans visit right now?
The Level 4 “Do Not Travel” Advisory was recently lifted, and lots of people are wondering, “where can Americans visit right now?”
Some countries are not yet allowing visitors from the US, but many countries are currently welcoming American tourists. Some countries have stricter requirements than others, so I am going to try to list the countries that are easiest for Americans to visit first.
I will keep this list as updated as I can, but please do your own research. Rules and regulations are changing daily. Travelers should be tracking current travel regulations to your destination right up until boarding a plane. Also, I am using the term “American” for search purposes; I realize that US citizens are not the only “Americans.” 😉
20 destinations welcoming US tourists
I have divided this list of “where can Americans visit right now” into three sections: the first, the most accessible destinations for Americans to visit. Second, where Americans are allowed to visit, but with additional rules and regulations, the third is challenging destinations for Americans to visit.
The easiest destinations for Americans to visit
1. Can Americans visit Egypt?
As of this writing, Egypt is doing enhanced screening but not requiring testing. Accommodations are minimal, so make sure, as with any destination on this list, to book ahead.
2. Can Americans visit Jamaica?
Jamaica is one of the most accessible destinations where Americans can go right now. Only those traveling from Florida, Texas, New York, and a few other states require testing.
3. Can Americans visit The Maldives?
If you’re looking for a beautiful relaxing destination, look no further than the Maldives. The small island nation is requiring the completion of a health declaration upon arrival, but that is all you have to do.
4. Can Americans visit Mexico right now?
Mexico remains one of the easiest places for Americans to visit this year. I just returned from Mexico myself! Except for temperature checks at the airport and resort, but otherwise travel looks pretty normal other than lots of extra cleaning and reduced capacity.
You might want to check out what to pack for Cancun.
5. Can Americans visit Turkey?
Turkey is welcoming Americans without mandatory testing. However, visitors will be required to fill out information regarding their health and travel history upon arrival in addition to being screened for symptoms such as a fever.
Americans are allowed with testing and other precautions.
6. Can Americans visit Antiqua and Barbuda?
Antique and Barbuda require a negative COVID test. They also warn that visitors may have to undergo additional testing upon arrival.
7. Can Americans visit Aruba?
Aruba requires Americans from most states to provide proof of a negative test within five days. All other states must test prior or are allowed to screen at the airport. Aruba also requires Americans to obtain “Aruba Visitors Insurance.”
8. Can Americans visit Barbados?
A negative test is required, and a health screening will be done upon arrival.
9. Can Americans visit Belize?
Belize is currently requiring COVID testing. You will also have additional health screenings in place upon arrival. I would do more research before booking a Belize vacation as their restrictions seem to be increasing.
10. Can Americans visit Bermuda?
Americans who wish to visit Bermuda will have to go through a Travel Authorization online. They must pay $75 per person. It is also required to obtain a negative COVID test 7 days before arrival.
11. Can Americans visit the British Virgin Islands?
The British Virgin islands plan to reopen to US citizens on September 1st. Make sure to check for current restrictions before booking a trip.
12. Can Americans visit Dominica?
Dominica requires a negative test within five days and rapid health screening at the airport.
13. Can Americans visit the Dominican Republic?
The Dominican Republic requires either a negative test or testing to be done upon arrival.
14. Can Americans visit French Polynesia?
For all of my Hawaii fans, French Polynesia is probably as close as you’re going right now. Visitors will have to present a negative test, obtain travel insurance, and follow strict health and safety protocols.
15. Can Americans visit St. Barts?
St. Barts is welcoming visitors with a negative COVID test within five days of arrival.
16. Can Americans visit Saint Lucia?
The popular island of St. Lucia is welcoming Americans who have taken a negative test within five days of arrival. Visitors to Saint Lucia must also fill out a Pre-Arrival Travel Registration Form.
17. Can Americans visit Turks and Caicos?
Turks and Caicos are welcoming visitors with a negative test within five days. They also require certification before leaving and proof of insurance.
18. Can Americans visit the US Virgin Islands right now?
While it’s not easy to visit Puerto Rico right now, it’s much easier to visit the US Virgin Islands. You’ll need a negative test, and that’s it.
Very hard to Americans to visit, but allowed
19. Can Americans visit Croatia?
Croatia is one of the few European destinations currently welcoming tourism. However, you’ll have to obtain a negative test within two days of departure. I’ve put this on the “very hard to visit” list simply for the 2-day testing turnaround.
20. Can Americans visit the Bahamas?
I wrote an entire post about The Bahamas reopening, and then, they closed again. And then, they reopened, kind of.
While the ban on American visitors was temporary, the Bahamas will now require a quarantine for 14 days. This quarantine is in addition to a negative test. This makes the Bahamas a difficult destination to visit as most vacations are not 14 days long.
Bonus: Places in the US to visit right now
If you’re considering travel within the continental United States, plenty of destinations are open and welcoming tourists. If you’re considering a theme park vacation, check out what it’s like to visit Universal Orlando right now on our YouTube channel.
Where can US tourists visit right now?
While there are many restrictions in place, these destinations offer a glimmer of hope for those of us who have had to cancel any travel plans this year. Travel is a personal choice, so make sure to be cautious, consider booking in advance, and make sure to get travel insurance – just in case!
If you’re ready to book a vacation, make sure to contact me or go ahead and fill out a custom travel request. There’s no better time to work with a Travel Agent. Check out this Travel Pulse article about why it’s more important now than ever.
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