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Here’s where US travelers can go internationally

45 countries will welcome you with socially distanced arms — plus more coming Oct 1.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, some countries are loosening travel restrictions and allowing US tourists to visit. However, keep in mind that most places have safety protocols in place, like mandatory masks in public spaces and social distancing. Read up on these policies in advance to do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

These countries are open to US citizens

As a tourist from the United States, here’s where you can go.

  • Countries that are open with restrictions have specific screening measures in place, and may require you to prove negative COVID-19 test results or quarantine upon arrival. Get real time info about these requirements by visiting the embassy website of the country you’d like to visit. Also be sure to check the US State Department’s travel advisory for your desired destination.
Country Status Date updated
Albania Open 9/28/2020
Antigua and Barbuda Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Armenia Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Aruba Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Bangladesh Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Barbados Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Belarus Open 9/28/2020
Brazil Open 9/28/2020
Bermuda Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Cambodia Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Costa Rica Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Croatia Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Dominica Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Dominican Republic Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Dubai Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Ecuador Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Egypt Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Ethiopia Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
French Polynesia Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Ghana Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Grenada Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Haiti Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Honduras Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Kenya Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Ireland Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Jamaica Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Maldives Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Malta Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Mexico Open 9/28/2020
Montenegro Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Morocco Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Nambia Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
North Macedonia Open 9/28/2020
Rwanda Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Serbia Open 9/28/2020
South Korea Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
St. Barts Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
St. Lucia Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
St. Maarten Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
St. Vincent and Grenadines Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Tanzania Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Turkey Open 9/28/2020
Turks and Caicos Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
United Kingdom Open with restrictions 9/28/2020
Zambia Open 9/28/2020

What about the EU?

Unfortunately, the EU hasn’t yet lifted the travel ban on US tourists. The ban will remain in place until positive COVID-19 test results in the US are at or below the EU average, which was 14 per 100,000 residents as of June 15th — compared to 107 per 100,000 in the US.

International travel during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that travel of any kind “increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19” compared to staying at home. If you feel sick or have come into contact without someone who has COVID-19 within the past 14 days, then you should not travel.

That said, most travel providers, including airlines, hotels and tour operators, have heightened hygiene and safety measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For example, Delta has instituted electrostatic spraying, mandatory mask requirements, hand sanitizer stations and more. Check each travel provider’s official policy to understand how it has responded to COVID-19.

If you do decide to travel, be sure to pack a coronavirus travel kit to bring along, complete with masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitizer.

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