Make Your Next Trip Extraordinary

The Countries That Are Open to U.S. Travelers and How to Get In

by Brook Wilkinson | October 20, 2021

Are you fully vaccinated but unsure about traveling abroad?
Read these reviews from travelers just back from international trips. They got safe, easy, spectacular trips because they used the right local fixers to design their itineraries and book their arrangements.

Which countries are open, relatively safe, and worth the risk?
The Menu below lists the smartest places where U.S. residents can go now and what the entry requirements are.

When picking a travel destination, what should I keep in mind?
1. Favor countries with higher vaccination rates and lower Covid caseloads than in your home country. Many Western European countries, for instance, have much higher vaccination rates, and much lower caseloads, than the U.S. An easy solution for looking up any country’s vaccination rate and Covid caseload is Our World in Data. Use the following links to compare any country’s vaccination rate and Covid caseload per million people with your home country’s. (Add a country to the graph by clicking its box in the lefthand column.)

2. Don’t misunderstand U.S. State Department and C.D.C. Advisories and Levels.  Some advisories have not been updated in months and reflect a situation on the ground that is no longer the case.  Also, levels apply to the entirety of each country, including less-safe areas where you won’t be going. Would you nix a trip to Vermont because of Covid rates in Florida? Our recommended local experts arrange itineraries that stick to the safest locations within each country.

3. International flights to countries that require vaccination or a negative test are more Covid-safe than U.S. flights. That’s because almost everybody onboard has been vaccinated or has just tested negative (depending on the entry requirements of the country you’re flying to). Also, as we know by now, the chances of becoming infected on an airplane are extraordinarily low.

4. Get a Covid test before you go. If you’ve got Covid and don’t know it, you want to find out before you fly to a foreign country. Here’s how to get a quick Covid test for travel. (Wendy has used Vault Health at-home PCR tests and Abbott BINAXNow antigen tests, easily and successfully, many times.)  If you really want a country with no pre-trip Covid testing requirement, go to Where You Can Travel If You’re Vaccinated, No Pre-Trip Testing Required, but why would you want to travel abroad without making certain beforehand that you’re Covid-free by getting a pre-trip test?

5. Use the black buttons below to contact the best local expert for arranging a safe, easy, WOW trip. Using Wendy’s questionnaire is the only way to get the priority treatment and WOW perks that the travelers in these trip reviews got. These trip planners also arrange for everything from expedited airport arrival to quick, reliable Covid tests at your destination where a health tech comes to you and, just hours later, emails you the document you need.

 


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Countries Open to U.S. Travelers With No Quarantine: Low-Hassle Trips Are Possible Now

Europe
Mediterranean:  Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
Northern and Scandinavia: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the NetherlandsUnited Kingdom
Central:  Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Eastern: Bosnia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia

Atlantic Islands
Bahamas, Bermuda

Caribbean Islands

The Americas (North, Central, South)
Argentina (expected reopening November 1), Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile (expected reopening November 1), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Mexico, Peru

Pacific and Asia
Bora Bora and Tahiti (French Polynesia), Fiji (expected reopening December 1), India (expected reopening November 15), the Maldives, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam (expected partial reopening in November)

Africa: Safaris and Islands
Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, the Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Cradle of Civilization, Ancient Lands, Arabian Peninsula
Egypt, Israel , Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Republic of Georgia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), Uzbekistan (Silk Road)

 

Our Picks for Fall / Winter 2021
See Wendy’s Europe Exclusive

Our Picks for 2021-22 Christmas/New Year’s 
See Where To Go for the 2021 Winter Holidays

 

More Countries Open Without Quarantine 

Countries Open With Mandatory Quarantine

 


Countries Open to U.S. Travelers With No 14-Day Quarantine

Argentina (expected reopening November 1)

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination (14 days since final dose)
  • PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure, or antigen test on arrival
  • Sworn statement completed online no earlier than 48 hours before trip
  • PCR test also required between Days 5 and 7 in Argentina

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ARGENTINA


 

Austria

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination (valid for 360 days after final dose)

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT AUSTRIA


Bahamas

Entry requirements:

  • If fully vaccinated (2 weeks after final dose): vaccination and Covid test within 5 days of arrival
  • If unvaccinated: PCR (swab) test within 5 days of arrival
  • All visitors: electronic health visa, including mandatory insurance

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

 


 

Belgium

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination (at least two weeks from final dose)
  • Test on arrival and quarantine until you receive negative results, normally within 24 hours
  • Test again on Day 7 in Belgium

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BELGIUM

 


 

Belize

boy jumping in to ocean from a high dock in Belize

Tourism businesses need to earn a Gold Standard Certificate to operate in Belize. Photo: Wendy Perrin

Entry requirements:

  • Negative results from a PCR test done within 96 hours of travel, or an antigen test done within 48 hours
  • Travelers without test results will be tested on arrival at a cost of $50

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BELIZE

 


 

Bermuda

The Reefs, Southampton, Bermuda

The Reefs, Southampton, Bermuda.

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination (two weeks after final dose)
  • Negative results from a PCR test conducted no more than 4 days before your trip
  • Test on arrival and on Days 4 and 10 in Bermuda
  • Approved travel authorization (apply 1-3 days before trip)

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BERMUDA

 


 

Bora Bora, Tahiti (French Polynesia)

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination (7 days after final Pfizer or Moderna dose, or 28 days after Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or recovery from a past infection
  • RT-PCR test conducted no more than 3 days before their travel, or an antigen test detecting the N protein no more than 48 hours ahead
  • Certificate from Electronic Travel Information System (register between 6 and 30 days prior to arrival)
  • RT-PCR self-test on arrival

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT TAHITI + FRENCH POLYNESIA

 


 

Bosnia

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (10 days since final dose), recovery from Covid in the last 14 to 180 days, or a negative Covid test. If coming from the U.S. the test must be not older than 72 hours from the moment of entry; if coming from Europe the test must be not older than 48 hours

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BOSNIA

 


 

Brazil

Entry requirements:

  • RT-PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before the first leg of your flight (provided you stay in the airport during any layovers)

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BRAZIL

 


 

Bulgaria

Entry requirements: 

  • Vaccination, recovery, or a negative test
  • Rapid test administered at random on arrival

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BULGARIA

 


 

Canada

Entry requirements: 

  • Fully vaccination (14 days since final dose)
  • PCR test taken within 72 hours of you arrival at a land border or scheduled flight departure time
  • Entry in ArriveCAN system

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT CANADA

 


 

Caribbean islands

Idyllic tropical beach with white sand, turquoise ocean water and blue sky at Antigua island in Caribbean

Caribbean islands are opening with various rules and restrictions. Photo: Shutterstock

Entry requirements:

  • Vary by island. See Caribbean Tourism Organization for details

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN

 


 

Chile (expected reopening November 1)

Entry requirements: 

  • Fully vaccination
  • PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to your flight
  • Test on arrival; must stay at accommodations until you receive results (within 24 hours)
  • Travelers’ Affidavit (completed up to 48 hours prior to travel)
  • Mobility Pass
  • Medical insurance that covers Covid-related bills up to at least $30,000

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT CHILE

 


 

colorfully painted walls on a block of Cartagena Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, is colorful, almost like New Orleans. Photo: Shutterstock

Colombia

Entry requirements:

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT COLOMBIA

 


 

Costa Rica

Entry requirements:

  • Health pass
  • Medical insurance that covers Covid-related bills in Costa Rica up to at least $50,000, and lodging expenses related to the pandemic up to at least $2,000

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT COSTA RICA

 


 

Croatia

Entry requirements:

  • One of the following: (1) full vaccination completed 14 to 270 days prior; (2) PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival or antigen test taken within 48 hours; or (3) recovery from Covid 12-180 days prior
  • Proof of accommodations paid in full
  • PCR or rapid antigen test done on arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT CROATIA

 


 

Czech Republic

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (14 days past last dose) or recovery from Covid in previous 180 days

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 


 

Denmark

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT DENMARK

 


 

Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

Dubai Burj Khalifa view from hotel balcony

Dubai is open to travelers who have recent tested negative for Covid. Photo: Timothy Baker

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test from the previous 96 hours before boarding a flight
  • Medical insurance

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT DUBAI

 


 

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Entry requirements:

  • One of the following: (1) fully vaccination, (2) RT-PCR test taken up to 3 days prior to arrival, or (3) recovery from Covid with onset at least 1 month prior

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

 


 

Egypt

Egypt is admitting travelers with proof of a negative Covid test. Photo: Shutterstock

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test performed up to 96 hours prior to departure

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT EGYPT

 


 

Estonia

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination within in the last year or recovery from Covid in the past 6 months

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ESTONIA

 


 

Fiji (expected reopening December 1)

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination
  • Covid test conducted within 72 hours of boarding flight
  • Rapid test on arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT FIJI

 


 

Finland

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (14 days since last dose)

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT FINLAND

 


 

France

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (7 days after final Pfizer or Moderna dose, 28 days after Johnson & Johnson dose)

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT FRANCE

 


 

Georgia

Entry requirements:

  • Vaccinated travelers: proof of receiving two full doses (or one dose in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine)
  • Unvaccinated travelers: PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure, and again on third day after arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT GEORGIA

 


Germany

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination or recovery from a past infection

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT GERMANY

 


Greece

Travel restrictions:

  • One of the following: 1) full vaccination (14 days past final dose), 2) recovery from Covid in the last 9 months, or 3) PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Rapid test on arrival

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT GREECE

 


 

Hungary

Entry requirements: 

  • PCR test not older than 72 hours

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT HUNGARY

 


 

Iceland waterfall Skogafoss in Icelandic nature landscape. Famous tourist attractions and landmarks destination in Icelandic nature landscape on South Iceland. Aerial drone view of top waterfall. -

Skogafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. Photo: Shutterstock

Iceland

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination or proof of prior infection
  • Test taken no more than 72 hours before departure from home

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT ICELAND

 


 

India (expected reopening November 15)

Entry requirements: 

  • PCR test conducted within 72 hours of arrival
  • If the testing window has expired, visitors will be tested again on arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT INDIA

 


 

Ireland

Entry requirements:

  • Fully vaccination, or recovery from Covid in the past 180 days

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT IRELAND

 


 

Israel

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination; second or third dose not older than 5 months
  • Groups of 5-30 travelers only
  • PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before arrival,
  • PCR and serological tests on arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ISRAEL

 


 

Italy

Entry requirements: 

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ITALY

 


 

Jordan

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Unvaccinated travelers: test on arrival
  • Travel insurance that covers Covid treatment

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT JORDAN

 


 

Latvia

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (14 days since final dose)

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT LATVIA

 


 

Lithuania

Entry requirements:

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT LITHUANIA

 


 

The Maldives

private villa in the Maldives on a spit of land surrounded by turquoise water

Travelers arriving in the Maldives must have confirmed reservations at one or two resorts. Photo: Soneva Fushi

Entry Requirements:

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THE MALDIVES

 


 

Malta

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (14 days since final dose)

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT MALTA

 


 

Mauritius

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination
  • PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure for Mauritius
  • Tests on arrival and on day 5 in Mauritius
  • Travel insurance that covers Covid-19

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT MAURITIUS

 


 

Mexico

Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico

Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, Tulum, and Cozumel, has allowed hotels to open at 30% capacity. Photo: Journey Mexico.

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT MEXICO

 


 

Montenegro

Entry requirements:

  • One of the following: 1) full vaccination (7 days since second dose), 2) PCR test not older than 48 hours, or 3) a positive Covid antibody result of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test no more than 30 days old

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT MONTENEGRO


 

Fez Morocco ceramic studio Art d'Argile

The ceramic studio Art d’Argile in Fez Morocco. Photo: Tim Baker

Morocco

Entry requirements:

  • Vaccination or test administered within 72 hours of the date of arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT MOROCCO

 


 

Nepal

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (at least 14 days since final dose)
  • PCR test conducted within 72 hours of your flight
  • Test on arrival
  • Arrival form

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT NEPAL

 


 

The Netherlands

Travel restrictions:

  • Full vaccination
  • NAAT (PCR) test conducted within 48 hours of departure, or antigen test conducted within 24 hours of departure
  • Health declaration

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT THE NETHERLANDS

 


 

Oman

Travel restrictions: 

  • Fully vaccination
  • PCR test conducted with 96 hours of arrival when coming on long-haul flights (at least 8 hours) or within 72 hours of arrival on shorter flights
  • Pre-registration via Tarassud+ app

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT OMAN

 


 

Peru

Entry requirements:

  • Test conducted within 72 hours of flight or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge
  • Antigen test on arrival
  • Affidavit of Health

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT PERU

 


 

Poland

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (14 days after last dose) or proof of recovery in the previous 6 months
  • Passenger locator form

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT POLAND

 


 

Portugal

Entry requirements:

  • NAAT test (PCR accepted) conducted within 72 hours of boarding flight, or antigen test within 48 hours of boarding
  • Passenger locator card completed within 48 hours of travel

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT PORTUGAL

 


 

Qatar

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination
  • PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before arrival
  • Registration online at least 12 hours prior to arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT QATAR

 


 

Romania

Travel restrictions:

  • Full vaccination (10 days since final dose) or recent recovery from Covid

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ROMANIA

 


 

Russia

Entry requirements: 

  • PCR test dated no earlier than 3 days prior to arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT RUSSIA


 

zebras in Kenya savanna

Zebras in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya. Photo: Julian Harrison

Safari Africa

Botswana

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test conducted within the 72 hours prior to departure
  • Rapid antigen test on arrival

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BOTSWANA

Kenya

Entry requirements:

  • Test conducted within 96 hours of arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT KENYA

Mozambique

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT MOZAMBIQUE

Namibia

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test with results not older than 7 days

Useful links: 

Ask us about Namibia

Rwanda

gorilla standing in the jungle in Rwanda

Visitors to Rwanda must take Covid tests both before and after arrival.

Entry requirements:

  • RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure for Rwanda
  • Test on arrival; stay at hotel until results arrive in approximately 24 hours
  • Passenger Locator Form

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT RWANDA

South Africa

Entry requirements:

  • Test not older than 72 hours from time of departure 

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

Uganda

Entry requirements: 

  • PCR test done within 72 hours of boarding an aircraft in-bound to Uganda
  • Unvaccinated travelers: test on arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT UGANDA

Zambia

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test conducted within the previous 72 hours

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ZAMBIA

Zimbabwe

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test done within 48 hours of departure date

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ZIMBABWE

 


 

Serbia

Entry requirements:

  • Test taken in the previous 48 hours

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SERBIA

 


 

The Seychelles

Entry requirements: 

  • RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel
  • Health Travel Authorization
  • Health insurance to cover Covid-related costs (isolation, quarantine, and treatment)

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT THE SEYCHELLES

 


 

Singapore

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination
  • PCR test conducted within 48 hours of departure
  • Test on arrival
  • Proof of at least 30,000 Singaporean dollars in insurance coverage for Covid-related medical and hospitalization expenses
  • Vaccinated Travel Pass

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SINGAPORE

 


 

Slovakia

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT SLOVAKIA

 


 

Slovenia

Entry requirements:

  • Fully vaccination (7 days since second dose of Pfizer, or 14 days since Johnson & Johnson or second dose of Moderna) or recent recovery

Useful links: 

 

ASK US ABOUT SLOVENIA

 


 

Spain

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (14 days past final dose). Accompanying children under 12 are exempt.

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT SPAIN

 


 

Sri Lanka

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination
  • PCR test within 72 hours of flight

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SRI LANKA

 


 

Switzerland

Entry requirements: 

  • Fully vaccination (14 days since final dose) within the last 12 months

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SWITZERLAND

 


 

Thailand

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (14 days since final dose)
  • RT-PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before travel date
  • Test on arrival and on Day 6/7
  • At least $100,000 in insurance coverage for Covid-related medical expenses
  • Currently travelers must spend the first 7 days of their trip on the islands of Phuket, Samui, Phangan, or Tao. Starting November 1, they will be able to enter any part of the country with no quarantine

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THAILAND

 


 

Turkey

Entry requirements:

  • One of the following: 1) Full vaccination, 2) recovery within the previous 6 months, 3) a PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, or 4) antigen test conducted no more than 48 hours prior
  • Form for Entry to Turkey

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT TURKEY

 


 

United Kingdom

Entry requirements: 

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM

 


 

Uzbekistan

Entry requirements:

  • PCR test conducted within 72 hours of checking in for flight or train trip into the country

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT UZBEKISTAN

 


 

Vietnam (expected partial reopening in November)

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination between 14 days and 12 months prior to arrival
  • PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before departure
  • The island of Phu Quoc is expected to reopen in November; Halong Bay, Hoi An, Dalat, and Nha Trang will reopen in December

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT VIETNAM

 


 

Countries Open Without Quarantine But We Don’t Recommend Them Now

Afghanistan

Albania

Armenia

Bahrain

Barbados

Belarus

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Chad

Cote d’Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Gabon

Grenada

Ghana

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Iraq

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

Liberia

Malawi

Mali

Martinique

Moldova

Nicaragua

North Macedonia

Panama

Pakistan

Paraguay

Republic of Cyprus

St. Kitts and Nevis

São Tomé and Príncipe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Tanzania

Sudan

Tajikistan

Togo

Tunisia

Ukraine

 


 

Countries Open With Mandatory Quarantine

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Benin

Bolivia

Cambodia

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Comoros

Cuba

Gabon

Ethiopia

Israel

Kuwait

Lebanon

Mauritania

Mongolia

Montserrat

Niger

Nigeria

Papua New Guinea

Republic of the Congo

Somalia

South Korea

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Venezuela

 

We’re here to help

Right now is a remarkable opportunity for global travelers who are vaccinated. When your friends say that travel is problematic as a result of the pandemic—rental cars aren’t available, service even at 5-star hotels is shoddy—the problem is they’re not planning their trips right! Travel can be spectacular now if you choose the right destination, know the savviest local fixers, and approach them the optimal way. Check out these recent trip reviews to see the difference that Wendy’s WOW approach to trip planning makes. And if you’re looking for a similarly carefree travel experience, contact us at Ask Wendy.

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14 Comments

  1. John F

    I want to say thank you for this list! I can only imagine the amount of effort needed to keep this up to date. I use this site more than any others & I share as much as possible. You are very appreciated! I would be happy to help if you need. Again, thank you, your hard work is noticed!

  2. Alice Redmond-Neal

    I have a trip to Morocco in late September, so I’m watching closely. The U.S. Embassy in Morocco site states those coming from List A countries, which include the U.S., need a negative PCR test OR proof of COVID-19 vaccination. They add “it may be advisable to also take a PCR test to have available, if asked.” So do vaccinated travelers need a PCR test or not?

    1. Brook Wilkinson Post author

      Hi Alice, If I were you, I would bring both my CDC vaccination card AND a negative Covid test. Better to be safe than sorry!

  3. Ashley

    What are the rules as of now for travel to Nevis? Do fully vaccinated travelers still need to stay at approved hotels and are their movements about the island limited? We have family there and are wondered if a visit at Christmas makes any sense?
    If not, we are considering Zanzibar….what is the status of travel there for fully vaccinated US Citizens?
    Thank you!

    1. Brook Wilkinson Post author

      Both St. Kitts/Nevis and Tanzania (of which Zanzibar is a part) are listed in the “countries open without quarantine but we don’t recommend them now” section above. There are a couple of reasons for this: In the case of St. Kitts and Nevis, travelers are not allowed to leave their hotel for the first 9 days of their trip. The government has also announced a “restriction of movement” until at least June 26, which may further curtail activities at approved hotels. However, the situation may well be different by December. As for Tanzania, though U.S. travelers may enter with a recent negative test (required whether you are vaccinated or not), we do not currently recommend travel there because the government has not been forthcoming about its epidemiological situation–it has not released numbers on Covid cases since April 2020, nor has it supported mask usage or social distancing.

    1. Brook Wilkinson Post author

      Yes, Cuba still requires that travelers self-isolate for five days. For that reason, it is listed in the “Countries Open with Mandatory Quarantine” section of this article. Thanks for reading!

  4. chelsea

    Since the United States is not allowing anyone in from Ireland… If they first travel to Mexico and stay there for 14 days, can they then fly to the US with a negative test?

  5. Linda Kolb

    What happens if you go to South Africa for 2 weeks and then want to travel to Bostswana? Do you have to get another test in South Africa?

    1. Brook Wilkinson Post author

      Yes, since Botswana requires a test within 72 hours of a traveler’s departure to the country, you would need to be tested during the last few days of your time in South Africa. Our Trusted Travel Experts can usually arrange for this to be done at your camp or lodge so as not to interrupt your itinerary.

  6. Chris Menzel

    Brook,

    What an interesting update on the state of international travel! It looks like we still have some fantastic options if we are willing to jump through a few extra hoops. Savvy travelers need not worry.

    Best,
    Chris

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