Where Can Americans Travel Internationally Right Now?

covid-19 Mar 12, 2021

As we all know, travel looks completely different right now than it did just a year 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. But as the vaccine rollout continues in the U.S. and cases drop significantly, more nations are welcoming American tourists again.  Unfortunately, some  countries have kept their borders closed to U.S. passport holders completely (whether or not they are vaccinated), including most of Europe.

But there are some nations U.S. passport holders can still visit. The US State Department and CDC  still 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 March 2021).

📌 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. Travelers Go?

More than 90 countries are now open to U.S. passport holders. Entry requirements vary; some nations require a negative COVID-19 test, others quarantine, and some don't require any COVID-19 precautions at all. Since entry requirements change frequently, we recommend checking individual nations' rules when planning your trip. Just as a reminder, travelers returning to the U.S. need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to get into the country, even if they are vaccinated.

The list below includes all countries welcoming U.S. passport holders in alphabetical order. Safe travels!

  • Albania
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • The Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rwanda
  • Saba
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Final Thoughts

During COVID-19, the CDC is advising against leisure travel, even for vaccinated people. 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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