20 destinations you can still travel to easily as a US citizen
Eager to get back into the travel game but aren’t quite sure where you can travel to? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. As summer turns to fall, a lot of us are looking to take that final ‘summer vacation’ while it can actually still be called that 😉, but not every country is currently willing to allow US residents through their borders. Here’s our list of the ones that are, with a few of our favorites scattered in between.
Andorra has its borders open to US residents without any prior testing or quarantining necessary.
Andorra is nestled between France and Spain and has stunning views over the Pyranees mountains. It’s actually a perfect destination for skiing, if you’re willing to wait a little longer into the season.
Right now, US citizens need only a covid-19 negative test result (no older than 72 hours), or have proof that they were vaccinated at least 22 days prior to entering the country.
With capital Vienna a hot destination for culture and history geeks, Austria could be the perfect destination for anyone who fancies a trip to Europe.
If you fancy a warmer, sunnier clime, and pick the Bahamas as your destination, you’ll need a negative Covid-19 test result from the previous 5 days.
If you’re traveling to the Bahamas unvaccinated, you’ll be asked to take a rapid antigen test on your fifth day there. On top of that, unvaccinated travelers will have to pay a $40 fee for a four night stay, and a $60 fee to stay 5 days or longer. This fee is part of the Bahama Travel Health Visa.
The country of delicious chocolate may have the US on their red list, but you can still enter the country as long as you can present a negative test result that’s no older than 72 houors old. That’s if you’re unvaccinated too. Those with your vaccines already can enter the country with your vaccine passport.
You can currently enter Brazil if you can show a negative Covid-19 test result that’s no older than 72 hours.
Costa Rica is on the go list, and it requires no quarantine or testing before arrival. Please do be aware that Costa Rica is a level 4: Very High for Covid, so although getting into the country may be quite simple, you should be sure to be vaccinated before you arrive to help protect yourself.
If you read our last blog post, you may be looking at Dubrovnik as a possibility. And you can head there with relative ease. Vaccinated? You’ll need full documentation that proves your vaccination status. Unvaccinated? You’ll need a PCR from no longer than 72 hours ago, or a rapid antigen test that’s no older than 48 hours. Whether you’re vaccinated or not, you’ll need to have proof of your accommodation too.
This Dutch Caribbean island is open to anyone who can prove that they’ve tested negative for Covid-19 within the last 72 houors before entering the country. Tourists visiting Curacao also need to book an antigen test to be taken on their third day.
Fully vaccinated travelers can arrive in France without having to test negative. For unvaccinated travelers, you’ll need to get a negative test result no older than 72 hours old.
Unvaccinated travelers heading to Greece need to provide the Greek authorities with a negative Covid-19 test result no older than 72 hours old, and vaccinated tourists may enter the country untested. Do be aware that random rapid tests are currently being held in the airports on arrival to double check everyone entering the country.
Entry to the country requires a negative PCR test result within the previous 72 hours for unvaccinated people, but anyone with their full vaccination may enter the country untested.
Iceland requires you to have a negative test result no longer than 72 hours before you board your flight, whether you’re vaccinated or not. For those who are unvaccinated, you’re also required to do a 5 day test-to-release quarantine period, providing a negative test before release.
Those hoping to travel to Kenya only need to provide a negative test result that’s been taken within the previous 96 hours. Luckily, anyone arriving from the US will not be required to quarantine.
If you’re looking to head to glorious beaches and sunshine, then the Maldives might be a bucketlist destination that you can tick off your list right away. You must have a negative test result no longer than 96 houors before you board your flight, and you must also have proof that you’ve chosen a registered tourist property before you travel.
You currently cannot enter Mexico via ‘land crossings’ from the US, but you can enter the contry if you arrive by plane. There’s also no testing or quarantining required. Do be wary though, because the Mexico stands at level 3: high on the list of Covid-19 cases.
Namibia is open to American tourists who can provide a negative Covid-19 test result that’s been obtained no longer than 72 hours before their flight.
Anyone who’s dream is to visit Machu Picchu or the Amazon Rainforest can head to Peru with proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure, or a negative antigen test that was taken no longer than 24 hours before departure.
You can head to the Iberian coastal country of Portugal as long as you have proof of a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours, or a negative rapid antigen test from the previous 48 hours.
Portugal’s neighbor, Spain offers travel without restriction to anyone from the US. The catch is that you must have a QR code which needs to be generated via the Spain Travel Health Portal – this must be generated before entry to the country.
To gain entry to everyone’s favorite Scandanavian country, you’ll need a negative PCR test that was taken 48 hours or less before departure. The USA is luckily exempt from Sweden’s otherwise strict ban on tourism from tourists outside of Europe.
So which of these 19 countries gets to go on your green list? Whilst traveling to these countries is completely fine, don’t forget to take the necessary precautions to ensure you don’t get struck down with Covid-19. Ensure you’ve packed enough masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to keep you clean and protected, and give everybody space. If you can stay outdoors, do so, and don’t head to crowded destinations. You deserve your vacation, but everybody deserves to be as safe as possible.