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

by Brook Wilkinson | November 11, 2022

Which countries are open and relatively safe?
The Menu below lists the smartest places where U.S. residents can go now and what the entry requirements are. Note that requirements may be different for children; follow each country’s links for more details.

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Menu

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

Atlantic Islands
Bahamas, Bermuda

Caribbean Islands

The Americas (North, Central, South)
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay

Asia
Cambodia, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Pacific Region
Australia, Bora Bora and Tahiti (French Polynesia), Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

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

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

 


Countries Open to U.S. Travelers With No Quarantine

Argentina

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ARGENTINA


 

Australia

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT AUSTRALIA


 

Austria

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT AUSTRIA


Bahamas

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT THE BAHAMAS


 

Belgium

Entry requirements:

  • None

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:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BELIZE

 


 

Bermuda

The Reefs, Southampton, Bermuda

The Reefs, Southampton, Bermuda.

Entry requirements:

  • Vaccinated travelers: none
  • Unvaccinated travelers: proof of health insurance covering Covid
  • Travel Authorization

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BERMUDA

 


 

Bhutan

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BHUTAN

 


Bolivia

Entry requirements: 

  • Proof of one of the following: (1) full vaccination, (2) PCR test conducted 72 hours before departure, or (3) antigen test conducted 48 hours before departure

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BOLIVIA

 


 

Bora Bora, Tahiti (French Polynesia)

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT TAHITI + FRENCH POLYNESIA

 


 

Bosnia

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BOSNIA

 


 

Botswana

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BOTSWANA

 


 

Brazil

Entry requirements:

  • Proof of one of the following: (1) full vaccination; (2) negative test conducted by a lab within one day of boarding flight; or (3) two positive PCR tests at least 14 days apart, the most recent no more than one day before boarding, and a medical certificate stating the traveler is asymptomatic and able to travel

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BRAZIL

 


 

Bulgaria

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT BULGARIA

 


 

Cambodia

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT CAMBODIA

 


 

Canada

Entry requirements: 

  • None

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

Entry requirements: 

  • Proof of vaccination or PCR test conducted within 48 hours of departure (note: proof of vaccination is required to board domestic flights, dine indoors at restaurants, and attend large public events)
  • Random testing on arrival

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:

  • Proof of one of the following: (1) full vaccination, (2) PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before departure, or (3) antigen test conducted 24 hours prior
  • Immigration Pre-Enrollment form completed between 1 and 24 hours before your flight

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT COLOMBIA

 


 

Cook Islands

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THE COOK ISLANDS

 


 

Costa Rica

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT COSTA RICA

 


 

Croatia

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT CROATIA

 


 

Czech Republic

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 


 

Denmark

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT DENMARK

 


 

Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

Dubai Burj Khalifa view from hotel balcony

Photo: Timothy Baker

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT DUBAI

 


 

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

 


 

Egypt

 

 

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT EGYPT

 


 

Estonia

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ESTONIA

 


 

Fiji

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination
  • Travel insurance that covers Covid

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT FIJI

 


 

Finland

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT FINLAND

 


 

France

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT FRANCE

 


 

Georgia

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT GEORGIA

 


Germany

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT GERMANY

 


Greece

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT GREECE

 


 

Hungary

Entry requirements: 

  • None

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: 

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT ICELAND

 


 

India

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination or RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours of start of journey
  • Self Declaration Form submitted at least 72 hours prior to departure
  • Random testing on arrival

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT INDIA

 


 

Indonesia 

Entry requirements:

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT INDONESIA

 


 

Ireland

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT IRELAND

 


 

Israel

Entry requirements:

  • Health insurance with coverage for Covid treatment

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT ISRAEL

 


 

Italy

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ITALY

 


 

Japan

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination (three shots), or a PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure
  • MySOS app
  • Travel insurance that covers Covid-related medical expenses

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT JAPAN

 


 

Jordan

Entry requirements:

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT JORDAN

 


 

Kenya

Entry requirements:

  • Proof of full vaccination, uploaded to Global Haven prior to arrival, or PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure
  • Unvaccinated individuals will be given an antigen test on arrival
  • Health surveillance form

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT KENYA

 


 

Laos

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT LAOS

 


Latvia

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT LATVIA

 


 

Lithuania

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT LITHUANIA

 


 

Luxembourg

Entry Requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT LUXEMBOURG

 


 

Madagascar

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT MADAGASCAR

 


 

Malaysia

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

 

ASK US ABOUT MALAYSIA

 


The Maldives

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

Photo: Soneva Fushi

Entry Requirements:

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THE MALDIVES

 


 

Malta

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT MALTA

 


 

Mauritius

Entry requirements:

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT MAURITIUS

 


 

Mexico

Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico

Photo: Journey Mexico.

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT MEXICO

 


 

Monaco

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT MONACO

 


 

Mongolia

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

Montenegro

Entry requirements:

  • None

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:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT MOROCCO

 


 

Mozambique

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination, or PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT MOZAMBIQUE

 


 

Namibia

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

Ask us about Namibia

 


 

Nepal

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination, or PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT NEPAL

 


 

The Netherlands

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT THE NETHERLANDS

 



New Zealand

Entry requirements: 

  • None
  • Travelers are given free antigen tests on arrival and encouraged to take one right away and another on Day 5/6

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT NEW ZEALAND

 


Norway

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT NORWAY

 


 

Oman

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT OMAN

 


 

Panama

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT PANAMA

 


 

Papua New Guinea

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 


 

Peru

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT PERU

 


 

Poland

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT POLAND

 


 

Portugal

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT PORTUGAL

 


 

Qatar

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT QATAR

 


 

Romania

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ROMANIA

 


 

Rwanda

gorilla standing in the jungle in Rwanda

 

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT RWANDA

 


 

Saudi Arabia

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination
  • Insurance covering the risks of Covid infection

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SAUDI ARABIA

 


 

Serbia

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SERBIA

 


 

The Seychelles

Entry requirements: 

  • Proof of one of the following: (1) full vaccination, plus booster if more than 6 months past initial series; (2) PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure; (3) antigen test within 24 hours; or (4) recovery between 2 and 12 weeks 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
  • If unvaccinated: PCR or professionally administered antigen test conducted within 2 days of departure; proof of at least 30,000 Singaporean dollars in insurance coverage for Covid-related medical and hospitalization expenses
  • TraceTogether app
  • SG Arrival Card and e-health declaration 

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SINGAPORE

 


 

Slovakia

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT SLOVAKIA

 


 

Slovenia

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

 

ASK US ABOUT SLOVENIA

 


 

South Africa

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

 


 

South Korea

Entry requirements: 

  • Health questionnaire

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT SOUTH KOREA

 


 

Spain

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT SPAIN

 


 

Sri Lanka

Entry requirements:

  • Proof of one of the following: (1) full vaccination; (2) PCR test conducted in the past 72 hours; or (3) antigen test conducted within 48 hours

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SRI LANKA

 


 

 

Sweden

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT SWEDEN

 


 

 

Switzerland

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT SWITZERLAND

 


 

Taiwan

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT TAIWAN

 


 

Tanzania

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination, or an RT-PCR or NAAT test conducted within 72 hours of departure

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT TANZANIA

 


 

Thailand

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THAILAND

 


 

Turkey

Entry requirements:

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT TURKEY

 


 

Uganda

Entry requirements: 

  • Full vaccination, or PCR test done within 72 hours of travel

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT UGANDA

 


 

United Kingdom

Entry requirements: 

  • None

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM

 


 

Uruguay

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination, or PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before departure
  • Medical insurance covering Covid-related expenses

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT URUGUAY

 


 

Uzbekistan

Entry requirements:

  • None

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT UZBEKISTAN

 


 

Vietnam

Entry requirements:

  • Travel insurance covering a minimum of $10,000 in Covid treatment expenses.
  • PC Covid app

Useful links:

ASK US ABOUT VIETNAM

 


 

Zambia

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination or PCR test conducted within 72 hours of departure

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ZAMBIA

 


 

Zimbabwe

Entry requirements:

  • Full vaccination or PCR test done within 48 hours of departure

Useful links: 

ASK US ABOUT ZIMBABWE

 

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18 Comments

  1. Mario Aligayen

    You don’t have Domincan Republic on your list is quarantine needed and covid test or fully vaccine needed? thank you!

    1. Brook Wilkinson Post author

      Hi Mario,
      We haven’t listed every Caribbean country’s specific requirements. You can find those by clicking on the links in the “Caribbean” section above; there is a link there for the U.S. embassy in the Dominican Republic, which states that no test or vaccination is required for entry.

  2. Spencer

    This is the best list on the internet! Thank you. But I miss the countries list I can visit with no pre-trip testing.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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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