As we all know, travel looks completely different right now than it did just a few months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're thinking about travel right now, you might be worried that the world is closed to U.S. passport holders. Although some countries are beginning to reopen, because of the United States’ skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, many countries have closed their borders to U.S. passport holders completely, including most of Europe.
But there are some nations U.S. passport holders can still visit. The US State Department and CDC do not recommend travel for leisure, especially by plane, right now. But as you plan for future adventures, it’s important to know the latest news on where Americans can go for non-essential travel and the requirements when they arrive.
We researched the entry requirements of countries all over the world and have compiled a list of every country open to US travelers, and what requirements they have in place. Read on to learn about traveling abroad as a U.S. passport holder during COVID-19.
If you’re staying closer to home, remember to check restrictions and requirements in the area of the US you’re visiting. We will be updating this post regularly with new information as border and entry requirements change (information is up to date as of July 2020).
📌 Pro-Tip: We put together an ultimate guide to renewing your passport during COVID and what your options are. (It may be a good time to renew since you can't travel many places)
Where Can U.S. Passport Holders Travel Internationally Without Restriction (Temperature Checks Only)?
Some countries are allowing U.S. travelers to enter without restrictions beyond health screenings and temperature checks at the airport. These countries include:
- Mexico (by plane only).
Where Can U.S. Passport Holders Travel Internationally With a Negative COVID test?
Some countries are allowing Americans to enter their country without a mandatory 14-day quarantine, if they can prove that they have tested negative for COVID-19 before traveling. Those countries are:
- Aruba (tests required for travelers coming from 24 US states).
- French Polynesia
- Turks and Caicos
- St. Lucia
- St. Bart’s
- United Arab Emirates
Where Can U.S. Passport Holders Travel With Proof of Accommodation?
There are a few countries that are allowing in Americans, but only if they have proof of accommodation. These include:
- Maldives (tourists must stay in “tourist resorts”).
Where Can U.S. Passport Holders Travel Internationally With a Quarantine?
Some countries are allowing Americans to enter, but only if they quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. So far, those countries include:
- United Kingdom
Where Will U.S. Passport Holders Be Able to Travel Internationally Soon?
A few countries are slated to open their borders to Americans in the next few months. Those countries are:
- Belize (August 15)
- Cayman Islands (September 1)
- Rwanda (August 1)
- St. Maarten (August 1)
During COVID-19, leisure travel is not advised, especially as cases continue to skyrocket in the US. But as you plan for future travel, we want to help you stay informed of border openings and entry requirements around the world. If you’re planning for international travel, we can help with door-to-door passport renewal. We hope you travel safely!
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