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The US has a significant number of coronavirus cases.  Thus, some other countries are concerned. Many US tourists are sticking close to home taking short trips, some still long to travel abroad.  For those folks, here is a list of other countries currently welcoming Americans:

Albania

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Situated in Southeast Europe on the beautiful Adriatic Sea, Albania is open for business.  According to the US Embassy website, there are no specific Covid-19 health test requirements or quarantine, but you’ll undergo a general health screening.

Antigua and Barbuda

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The official tourism website states all US tourists over age 12 “arriving by air must present a negative Covid-19-RT PCR test result, taken within seven days of their flight” and two-week health monitoring. Masks are required.

Aruba

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All US travelers 15 and up must complete a health assessment.  All arrivals regardless of origin must have recent negative test results and purchase specific health insurance.  See the Aruba tourism site for the rather lengthy details.

The Bahamas

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An online health visa is required.  Five days or less before leaving, a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result must be uploaded.  As of November 1, the quarantine will be replaced by a rapid test upon arriving there.  

Bangladesh

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The US Embassy in Bangladesh notes that US travelers are required to have a “medical certificate with English translation” declaring that within 72 hours he/she has tested negative for Covid-19 and “home quarantine” for two weeks.

Barbados

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The US Embassy reports that US travelers submit an online form one day prior to their trip, submit a negative Covid-19 PCR test result no older than 72 hours, and quarantine up to two weeks upon arrival.

Belarus

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Despite recent reports of protests, US Embassy officials state that as this goes to press, Belarus is open to US travelers.  There are no unusual restrictions, although visitors must clear a temperature check in Minsk National Airport.

Belize

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This Central American gem is requiring all international visitors to download the official Belize Health App and provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result no older than three days.  You may also pay $50.00 and be tested there.

Bermuda

Visitors to Bermuda must pay  $75.00 per adult and $30 for children 9 and under to apply for a travel authorization.  A negative Covid-19 PCR must be presented upon arrival.  Additional tests are required during the first two weeks.

Brazil

The US State Department officially advises citizens not to travel here “due to Covid-1.”  Nevertheless, Brazil permits any visitors to enter providing they can show proof of health insurance valid during their entire visit.  No tests are required.

Cambodia

A Cambodian adventure costs $2,000.00.  You need a negative Covid-19 test result that’s no more than three days old.  Upon arrival, you’re tested again and then again on the 13th day of a mandatory two-week quarantine.

Colombia

Upon arriving in Colombia you’ll need to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that is no more than 96 hours old.  There is no mandatory quarantine period although they’ve had over 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases.

Costa Rica

As of November 1st, US citizens are required to complete a special “health pass” form indicating they have tested negative for the virus in the last two days.  You must also have proof of health insurance.

Croatia

The US Embassy in Zagreb reports that upon arrival tourists must show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test, ”not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing).”

Curaçao

As of November 1st, Curaçao will reopen to US citizens from specific states. Travelers must complete digital documentation at dicardcuracao.com, upload their negative Covid-19 PCR test results within two days before departure, and have a current state-issued ID.

Dominica

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Visitors must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, recorded no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, and complete the electronic Immigration and Customs documentation one day before traveling.  Expect additional screening and testing upon arrival.

Dominican Republic

Proof of a negative PCR Covid-19 test isn’t necessary here.  Officials give official breath tests to 10 percent of randomly selected arrivals and/or to any individual displaying any symptoms.  A pre-entry health affidavit is required.

Dubai

The Visit Dubai website indicates that travelers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result (under four days old), and proof of medical insurance.  They’re also “required to register all their details in the Covid-19 DXB app on arrival.” 

Ecuador

US visitors can avoid quarantine here by providing proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within the past 10 days.  They’ll you there if you will quarantine at an officially-approved place while you await the results.

Egypt

All visitors over the age of five must show physical paper proof of a negative PCR Covid-19 test no more than three days old.  They are especially welcome in the temples, museums, and archaeological sites of Aswan and Luxor. 

Ethiopia

Prior to boarding their flight, all United States citizens must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 RT PCR exam no more than five days old.  This East African nation also enforces a two-week quarantine.

French Polynesia

Before boarding your plane to French Polynesia, you’ll need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test less than 72 hours old, fill out a “sanitary entry form”, agree to report symptoms, and submit to additional potential testing.

Ghana

Unless you’re an online scammer, you need to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result less than three days old.  You must also submit to a temperature screening and a second test that’ll cost you $150.00  

Grenada

Proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test no older than 1 week is required.  You must also have at least a four-day reservation at quarantine-approved accommodations.  A second exam is required to leave your hotel.

Guatemala

Travelers 10 years and older must show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that is no older than 72 hours when they arrive in this Central American nation.  There is no quarantine period.

Haiti

The US Embassy in Haiti confirms travelers must fill out a “health form” and agree to a two-week self-quarantine.  Additionally, “The Ministry of Public Health will check in with passengers three times . . .to determine any onset of Covid-19 symptoms.”

Honduras

To travel to Honduras tourists need either a serology test or a recent negative Covid-19 PCR exam.  If you have any obvious symptoms you may also be required to quarantine for an unspecified time.

Ireland

Unlike some other countries, Ireland never had a ban on US travelers.  Nevertheless, you must still complete a two-week quarantine and complete an official “passenger locator form.”

Jamaica

All visitors 12 and up must complete an online “travel authorization” and upload negative Covid-19 exam results to get travel authorization. The test must be less than 10 days old.  There may be additional tests once upon arrival. 

Kenya

To visit Kenya one only needs a negative Covid-19 test result that’s under 96 hours old and “pass a strict health screening.”  There is no quarantine period in this East African nation.

The Maldives

Visitors must show a negative result for a Covid-19 PCR exam that’s less than three days old.  The Maldives has no enforced quarantine at this time. 

Malta

American citizens may enter Malta only via a “safe corridor country” but must have been quarantined for two weeks in the previous country.  Prior to leaving they must complete the Passenger Locator and Public Health Travel Declaration forms as well.

Mexico

Regardless of any border closures, American travelers can fly to Mexico. There are no testing requirements at present, but visitors should expect a temperature check and other possible screenings at the airport.  

Montenegro

Visitors aged six and older need to show proof of a positive coronavirus antibody test result or a three-day-old (or less) negative Covid-19 PCR test result.  There is no quarantine for anyone with proof of a negative result.

Morocco

According to the US Embassy, Morocco is only open to certain US visitors.  All visitors must have a printed, negative Covid-19 PCR test less than two days old or a serological exam.  There’s also a mandatory health screening.

Namibia

US citizens need a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s less than 72 hours old.  There’s a health screening at the airport.  There’s no enforced quarantine but you’re tested again if you stay more than four days.

North Macedonia

North Macedonia in Southeast Europe requires no tests or mandatory quarantine.  They do, however, thermally-screen all arriving travelers regardless of country of origin.

Panama

Travelers need to show proof of an antigen test or Covid-19 PCR exam with a negative result, taken two days or less before arriving.  With an older test, you’ll be given “a rapid Covid-19 test” upon arrival. 

Rwanda

International visitors are required to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test of your flight to this country. They are also tested upon arrival, quarantined in a local hotel, and learn the results within 24 hours. 

Senegal

Authorities state that in order to enter, all visitors age 3 and older must present “an original Covid-19 PCR test certificate with a negative result” taken 120 hours or less to their arrival date.  There’s no quarantine.

Serbia

Unless you are coming from Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, or Romania, Americans must complete an official self-assessment form and show a less than two-day-old negative Covid-19 PCR test result to visit this landlocked European country.

South Korea

The US Embassy & Consulate in the Republic of Korea reports that Americans “traveling to [South] 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 … and may be subject to quarantine in government facilities at their own expense.”

St. Barts

The island of St. Barts requires visitors to present proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR exam result, taken within three days.  If you stay longer than a week you must pay $150.00 for a new test.

St. Kitts and Nevis

This beautiful Caribbean island federation reopened for Halloween.  As this goes to press, no official Covid-19 safety protocols have been officially announced and confirmed.  Still, having a negative Covid-19 PCR test handy wouldn’t hurt.  

St. Lucia

American citizens visiting here must have proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test, less than one week old, and complete an official “travel registration form.”  They must also have reservations at an officially Covid-certified hotel.  

St. Maarten

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Officials say that in order to visit St. Maarten US citizens must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test “obtained from a naso-pharyngeal swab only and performed within 120 hours prior to departure.”

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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US tourists must have a negative Covid-19 PCR exam result no older than five days.  Visitors must also quarantine in an officially approved hotel for five days and submit to another Covid-19 test.

Tanzania

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Travelers wishing to visit Tanzania must pass a health screening and complete a “health surveillance form.”  A Covid-19 test may also be required by the time you read this.

Turkey

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Sources at the US Embassy and Consulates in Turkey confirm US citizens visiting here must fill out an information form and expect to be checked for any coronavirus symptoms.  Anyone showing symptoms will be tested and all American travelers must buy “for onward travel” to the US.

Turks and Caicos

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Travelers age 10 and older must show proof of a negative Covid-19 exam result.  They must be no more than five days old.  Visitors must also fill out an official online health questionnaire and have travel medical insurance.

United Kingdom

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US tourists visiting the UK must complete a mandatory, two-week quarantine.  Go to this website for specific details concerning England, Northern Ireland. Scotland, and Wales.

Zambia

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In order to vacation in Zambia, you will have to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result dated within two weeks of your arrival date.  You will not be quarantined here unless you are showing symptoms when you arrive.  

Go here for further updates on entry requirements.

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