Destination Re-Opening Announcements for US Travelers - Covid-19 (As of Oct 15, 2021)

I know so you are DYING to travel. Here is a compiled list of some the the top travel destinations and what it looks like to travel to from America.

I have had only one client who was traveling to Main HAVE TO TAKE A COVID TEST and following the rules that most of these countries are asking for right now. She reported it was not a hassle and worked out just fine. We also have Rose from our agency off to St Lucia with her Covid test in hand for Monday.


THE LIST! - Yes I re-copped this from my industry leader Signature Travel. Please note information contained herein is subject to change rapidly - be sure to confirm on Embassy or Tourism Board website provided for each listed destination for the latest.


As Signature receives official announcements for US travelers being allowed entry to a destination, we will post the update here. As rules are changing daily, please be sure to check the government's website or the country links on the Department of State website.

CARIBBEAN


Following is a summary of all countries in the Caribbean and their opening dates and Covid-19 Travel Advisories. Please note this is a 3rd party link. We recommend you also go directly to the destination's website to verify the Covid-19 protocols: Caribbean Countries Covid-19 Travel Advisories.


  • Antigua and Barbuda: US travelers arriving MUST have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test result, taken within seven (7) days of their flight. All arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 for periods of up to 14 days in accordance with the directions of the Quarantine Authority and the Quarantine (COVID-19) Guidelines. Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Board - ImmunitiRX test valid.

  • Aruba Requirements will change Sept 24th based on state where clients reside. See update: Aruba Tourism Authority - ImmunitiRX test not valid on its own but if client does have that test, they can take a 2nd Covid-19 test when they arrive in Aruba.

  • Bahamas: Bahamas open October 15th.Clients will need to complete health visa form and they will only accept a PCR nasal test no more than 5 days prior to travel. ImmunitiRx test is not valid. Bahamas

  • Barbados: US travelers required to present negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) for entry. Travelers must complete the Online Immigration/Customs form at travelform.gov.bb and submit 24 hours prior to travelTravelers without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be required to take a test upon arrival. Barbados Embassy

  • Belize: US travelers will be allowed to enter starting October 1, 2020. Travelers expected to download Belize Health App to complete required information and book stay at an approved Gold Standard Hotel. Travelers must have PCR test within 72 hours of departure for 'fast track' arrival process. Rapid test may be required at arrival. Review details on Belize Tourism Board page.

  • Bermuda: Visitors need to complete a Travel Authorization prior to departure to visit Bermuda. Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 7 days before departure will be required. Bermuda - ImmunitiRX test valid.

  • Dominica: Island reopened to international tourism in early August. All travelers to Dominica must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, recorded between 24 and 72 hours before arrival, and complete an electronic Immigration and Customs form via Dominica's online portal 24 hours before traveling. US travelers should expect further testing and screening. Dominica - ImmunitiRX test valid.

  • Dominican Republic: As of Sept 15, no PCR test is required. Temperature checks done at the airport and some travelers will be required to do a breath test if they show symptoms upon arrival. As part of immigration and customs forms provided by the airline or by Dominican authorities, passengers will be required to fill out and submit a Traveler’s Health Affidavit. Dominican Republic

  • Grenada: All US residents will need to arrive with a negative PCR test to be taken within 7 days prior to arrival. They must also have completed a health declaration form, a waiver of liability agreement form and a public health locator form upon arrival. Website sates that minimum of 4 day reservation at approved accommodation for observation and quarantine. Visitors on day 4 have option to get PCR test to be allowed into the community or remain at hotel for remainder of visit. See link for more details. Grenada. ImmunitiRx test should be accepted as its a PCR test.

  • Jamaica: All US residents 12 years of age or older with travel dates of August 20, 2020 or later will be required to obtain a COVID-19 RT-PCR test [must be accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP)]. The test should be conducted within 10 days of the intended travel date at a medical laboratory that is accredited by the relevant national health authorities. Jamaica Tourism Board - ImmunitiRX test not valid.

  • Martinique: All travelers over the age of 11 must present a negative Covid-19 test carried out within 72 hours before boarding . This negative result is compulsory and will be requested upon boarding plan to Martinique. Passengers will also be required to present a sworn statement of health with no symptoms or has been in contact with a known infected individual within 14 days preceding flight. Martinique - ImmunitiRX tests valid.

  • Saint-Barthélemy (St. Barts): Persons eleven years of age or older must present a negative Covid 19 test carried out within 72 hours before boarding. A sworn statement is also required. The passenger must certify that he has no symptoms of Covid 19 infection and that he is not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid 19 in the last 14 days. St. Barts (You will need to request your browser translates page to English)

  • Saint Lucia: US passengers must have a negative result from a PCR test done no more than 7 days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia. St. Lucia

  • St. Maarten: US is considered high-risk. Nonetheless, visitors are required to present negative rt-PCR test for the SARS-COV-2 virus obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab only and performed within 72 hours prior to departure to Saint Maarten (last leg in case of connecting flights). Travelers with end destination Saint Maarten are required to have health insurance coverage. Additional travel insurance covering COVID-19 related expenses is strongly recommended. St. Marteen - ImmunitiRX tests not valid.

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines: All US travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines must thave a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken seven days or less upon arrival. Travelers are required to complete and submit the online Pre-Arrival Travel Form prior to your arrival. You'll need to do second test once you get there. St. Vincent and the Grenadines - ImmunitiRX test valid.

  • Turks & Caicos: Visitors to the Turks and Caicos must provide a negative Covid-19 test result and the test must have been taken within five days of arrival. Travelers must complete an online health questionnaire and carry travel medical insurance to cover any Covid-19-related costs. Turks & Caicos - ImmunitiRX test is accepted.


AMERICAS HAWAII  -  MEXICO  -  CENTRAL AMERICA - SOUTH AMERICA


  • Hawaii: As of October 15th, travelers will no longer need to quarantine with a valid NAAT Covid-19 test. Without it, the quarantine is still in place until November 30th.  Things are changing daily with Hawaii so please consult their website. Hawaii.  As of today, the ImmunitiRx test is not accepted.

  • Mexico: US Travel Advisory reduced to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.  Land border still limited but US travelers can travel by air.  No Covid-19 testing or quarantine required.

  • Los Cabos, BCS - Destination opened June 15, 2020. Flights from various US Cities commenced June 20, 2020. No Covid-19 testing or quarantine required. Los Cabos

  • The Mexican Caribbean including Cancun, Riviera Maya, Costa Maya, Cozumel is officially open as of early June. No Covid-19 testing or quarantine required. See Mexican link for details: Quintana Roo

  • Costa Rica: Borders are open to residents from select US states only. See link for travel protocols which states are able to travel to Costa Rica. A negative PCR test is required. Costa Rica - ImmunitiRX test valid.

  • Brazil: Travel by air by US citizens is allowed. Proof of valid health insurance must be shown. No Covid test or quarantine required. Brazil Embassy

  • Colombia: As of Sept 19th, US travelers are welcome to travel to Colombia. After Oct 1 no quarantine will be required with a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before arriving in Colombia. Verifying whether ImmunitiRx test is acceptable. Colombia Embassy

  • Ecuador: Borders open to US citizens as of June 1, 2020. Travelers arriving in Ecuador should provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken no more than ten (10) days before entering the country. Ecuador Embassy

  • Galapagos Islands: Travelers wishing to transit to the Galapagos Islands via Quito or Guayaquil International Airport to the Galapagos should first arrive in-country with proof of a recent PCR test and then take a second PCR test at own expense upon arrival. Travelers should then proceed to local lodging (in parts of Ecuador currently rated as Green or Yellow, but not Red, for COVID) for at least 48 hours to await test results. A second negative test result is required to be able to proceed to the Galapagos Islands.


  • Honduras: US travelers permitted entry. As of August 17, 2020 negative covid-19 test (PCR/serology) required. Expect health screening proceedings upon arrival to airport. Only individuals with Covid-19 symptoms will be required to 14-day quarantine in a medical center or traveler's place of residence/temporary stay for monitoring by the Ministry of Health. Review Embassy page for details.

  • Nicaragua: U.S. citizens permitted to enter with negative COVID-19 test (PCS and/or serology) presented at entry. Review Embassy page for details.


EUROPE/BALKANS


The European Union (EU) has joined together for a united response to Covid-19. It is unclear when restrictions will be lifted for US travelers. Response


  • Albania: U.S. citizens may enter with no restrictions. No Covid-19 test required. Please consult the following link before booking trips to Albania: Embassy.

  • Belarus: US citizens allowed to enter. No Covid-19 test required upon arrival. Health screening protocols including temperature checks at airport. Review Embassy page for details.

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: U.S. citizens wishing to enter BiH must have a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) not older than 48 hours from the moment of entry. Review Embassy page for details.

  • Croatia: As of July 10, U.S. citizens may enter Croatia without the obligatory self-isolation upon presentation of a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing). Please visit this Croatian Ministry of Interior webpage for more detailed information and instructions. To answer other questions, please visit: Q&A. ImmunitiRX test not valid.

  • Ireland: US citizens may travel to Ireland but will be required to self-isolate for 14-days. No Covid-19 test required.  Embassy update.

  • Kosovo:  U.S. citizens may enter. No Covid-19 test required to enter. See following link for travel protocols: Embassy

  • Turkey: U.S. citizens may enter Turkey. No Covid-19 testing or quarantine required unless traveler shows symptoms. Travel Protocols.

  • Hungary:  US travelers allowed to enter and are subjected to health screening at the border and must be quarantined for 14 days. See following link for details and exceptions: Embassy - ImmunitiRX test not valid.

  • Montenegro: US citizens permitted to enter with a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) not older than 72 hours or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test not older than 72 hours. Travelers must not have stopped, nor transited through, countries that are not permitted to enter Montenegro within the previous 15 days. Review Embassy page for details.

  • North Macedonia: US citizens are permitted to enter the Republic of North Macedonia with no COVID-19 restrictions or testing requirements. Review Embassy page for details.

  • Serbia: US citizens may enter Serbia. As of August 14, the Serbian Government is reporting that all foreigners, U.S. citizens included, seeking to enter Serbia from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania, will need to provide a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 48 hours. Embassy ImmunitiRX test not valid.

  • United Kingdom: All US citizens will be required to self-isolate for 14-days upon arrival. No Covid-19 testing required: Embassy

AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST


  • Egypt: US citizens may travel to Egypt with restrictions .Starting September 1, all arriving international travelers will need to present a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 taken prior to arrival. Currently, PCR tests must be taken within 72 hours before arrival. Travelers must present paper copies of the test results; digital copies will not be accepted. Children under the age of six of all nationalities are exempt. Embassy

  • Kenya: International flights resumed August 1. US travelers will need a negative Covid test  with results available 96 hours prior to arrival. Travelers will be subject to entry health protocols. Review: Embassy

  • Lebanon: Effective July 31, all travelers including US citizens to Lebanon must show a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel to be allowed to enter the country. Travelers will be subject to screening procedures at airports and ports of entry. Curfew in place. Review Embassy page for additional protocols.

  • Namibia: As of Sept 1, 2020 U.S. citizens permitted to enter by way of the International Tourism Revival Initiative. Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, valid for 72 hours before entering Namibia. Review Embassy page for details.

  • Rwanda: US travelers permitted entry with negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate for a test taken no more than 120 hours before their initial flight. The U.S. Embassy recommends that travelers carry a printed copy of their negative test results during all legs of their flights to Rwanda. Upon arrival to Rwanda, visitors will be taken to the designated quarantine hotel of their choice. Review Embassy page for details.

  • Tanzania: US citizens are expected to follow their airline's testing Covid-19 protocols. Negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry. Review Embassy page for details.

ASIA


  • Cambodia: US citizens permitted to enter Cambodia with a COVID-19 negative medical?certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of arrival. Must be ready to pay a deposit of $2,000 upon arrival at airports for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential treatment services. Traveler must purchase a local health insurance package for COVID-19 treatment for $90, valid for 20 days. Review Embassy page for details.

  • Maldives: All tourists including US visitors will be required to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. Traveler Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel.. Review Embassy page for details.

  • South Korea: US citizens permitted to enter and should be ready for mandatory 14-day quarantine for all inbound travelers. Generally speaking, U.S. citizens traveling to Korea from the United States as tourists on the 90-day visa-waiver program do not need a COVID-19 test prior to travel but will be tested upon arrival in Korea and may be subject to quarantine in government facilities at their own expense. Review Embassy page for details.

SOUTH PACIFIC


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


  • Dubai - US travelers are able to travel to Dubai with proof of a negative Covid-19 test and additional travel documents found on the Emirates website. See link here:  Dubai

DOMESTIC TRAVEL - USA


  • For information on US States and their current Covid-19 protocols and openings: US States

  • Find travel ideas on: US State Guides

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