The US State Department advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
[Updated July 20]
As the US continues its fight against the coronavirus, cases are still rising in many states.
Over the weekend, the state of Florida reported over 15,000 new cases in a single day. The state’s total COVID-19 case count now approaches 300,000.
Not surprisingly, Americans aren’t eligible to travel to many foreign countries right now
Despite re-opening to tourism, many countries in Europe and Asia aren’t allowing US visitors until the country proves it can reduce its coronavirus case count nationally.
So where exactly can Americans travel internationally right now?
At the time of publishing, the following countries were open to US citizens without restrictions: Albania, Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Maldives, Mexico, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia, and Turkey.
A further list of countries allows Americans to visit, but with important restrictions.
These restrictions often mean showing a valid, negative COVID-19 test result taken just before your departure from the US (usually within 72 hours).
Other countries require a coronavirus test upon arrival, with a required quarantine period until the test result shows you are negative for COVID-19.
Some countries require you to quarantine upon arrival regardless of test results.
And some require you to purchase a local insurance policy to cover medical expenses should you end up testing positive during your visit.
Be sure to check the local requirements and regulations of the country you plan to visit before booking any travel. Most airlines are flying significantly reduced international schedules for the time being.
Here’s the list of countries allowing Americans with restrictions:
Antigua and Barbuda: Negative test result required
Aruba: Negative test result and local insurance policy required
Bahamas: Negative test result required [update July 20: Americans are no longer allowed to travel to the Bahamas starting July 22]
Barbados: Negative test result required
Belize: Health declaration of no symptoms for 72 hours
Bermuda: Negative test result required
Cambodia: Negative test result required + deposit payment for COVID-19
Croatia: Negative test result required
Ecuador: Negative test result required + 14 day quarantine
Egypt: Negative test result required
French Polynesia: Negative test result required
Jamaica: Negative test result required from travelers from certain US states
Puerto Rico: Negative test result required
St. Barts: Negative test result required
St. Lucia: Negative test result required
St. Vincent and Grenadines: COVID-19 test on arrival with required quarantine while waiting for results
Ukraine: Negative test result required + 24 hour quarantine
United Arab Emirates: Dubai is accepting US travelers, but the rest of the UAE remains closed.
United Kingdom: 14 days of self-isolation required