Now that we are more than 6 months into the pandemic, have you ever been wondering which countries you are allowed to enter as a U.S. tourist during COVID-19?
Well, you have come to the right place to find out! Right now, this is a continuous moving target as it relates to COVID-19.
Currently (as of September 2020), U.S. tourists are “allowed” to travel to (15) countries. There is a another (67) countries “partially allowing” travel to their countries with a bit more stringent restrictions.
Here is how it is broken up:
- Allowed (15 countries) with some COVID-19 requirements & restrictions
- Partially Allowed (67 countries) with more stringent COVID-19 requirements & restrictions
- Banned (114 countries)
Total Countries: 196
What are those 15 countries open to U.S. tourists?
Here is the current list of the (15) countries open for U.S. tourists:
- American Samoa
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Macedonia (FYROM)
- St. Lucia
- United States
One of the most lenient countries to travel to, as of July 15th, 2020, is the Maldives. Global travelers, US citizens included, will not have to enter into a mandatory quarantine upon arrival at Velana International Airport in the capital, Male. Nor will they need to produce proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19.
Partially Allowed Countries for U.S. Tourists
Now, you are probably wondering, what does “Partially Allow” mean and what are those countries? “Partially Allow” means that countries are “open” to travelers, but under tight screening and requirements before an individual is allowed to enter the country. Without a vaccination in place, these requirements will also continue to change.
Here are the top 5 COVID-19 requirements before entering a country:
- 14-day Quarantine/Self-Isolation
- Masks required in public spaces/public transport
- Swab test upon arrival
- Negative PCR test / proof of a negative result for COVID-19
- Complete an online health form (i.e “Electronic Health Visa”)
Here is the current list of the (67) “Partially Allowed” countries for U.S. tourists:
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Republic of the Congo
- Sierra Leone
- South Korea
- St. Vincent & Grenadines
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- United Kingdom
Please check back for further updates regarding countries open or banned to U.S. tourists. For further assistance with traveling in today’s world during COVID-19, reach out to Nomada Travel via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us @travelnomadaco!