Which Countries Are Open To American Tourists This Summer? Here's The List
Many travel destinations started opening up to international travelers but the list of the countries open for American tourists is still very limited.
As of July 17, the countries, allowing U.S. citizens to enter the country without a 14-day quarantine are:
1. U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands opened its doors to international travelers on June 1, 2020. It became the first Caribbean destination to officially reopen for tourism.
2. Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda reopened its borders on June 4. To be allowed into the country, travelers will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport.
3. St. Lucia
St.Lucia reopened on June 4. Visitors will have to take a coronavirus test before arriving.
On June 15, Jamaica opened to all international travelers. The country is planning to do temperature screening.
Bermudaopened its borders to travelers who comply with these measures on July 1. Negative Covid-19 test is required.
The Bahamas opened its borders to international tourists on July 1. Travelers must fill out an electronic health visa, as well as present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 10 days prior to arrival.
Barbados welcomed tourists again on July 12. Visitors who would like to be considered for "process fast-tracking" need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers can opt to take a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival.
Puerto Rico will officially reopen to all international travelers on July 15. Upon arrival, travelers will be subject to health screenings, including COVID-19 testing. Travelers may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, regardless of symptoms.
The Mexican state of Quintana Roo—home to popular vacation spots like Cancun, Tulum, and Riviera Maya—and Pacific Coast resort city Los Cabos reopened this week. The rest of Mexico remains closed till June 22.
11. Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos will reopen its borders to international visitors on July 22.
12. French Polynesia
French Polynesia will welcome tourists from all countries starting July 15. The country, which includes Tahiti, Mo’orea and Bora Bora, is requiring travelers to have either a negative Covid-19 test (administered 72 hours before departure) or an “immunity certificate”.
Belize will reopen to American tourists on August 15.
Visitors will have to take a COVID-19 test ahead of departure or undergo testing upon arrival.
Ignoring the EU ban Americans traveling to Europe, Croatia began welcoming US tourists on July 10.
Travelers need to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test.
15. Dubai, UAE
Dubai resumed tourism on July 7. Visitors to the UAE are required to have medical travel insurance to cover any necessary Covid-19 treatment and present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within 96 hours of arrival.
On August 1 Grenada will start accepting American tourists.
Entry requirements include 2 PCR tests, contact tracing, health declaration forms and more.
There are also no major restrictions on entry of international travelers into Tanzania. Tourists should fill out The Health Surveillance Form on the plane and will be screened upon arrival—and when necessary, a COVID-19 rapid test.