Malta, Egypt and the Bahamas are just a few of the 70 countries currently open to tourism. Check out the full list below!
Americans live for vacations. But with vacays stunted after the surge of the novel coronavirus back in December 2019, I’m sure you’re eagerly awaiting your next vacation! Finally, after the recent drop in COVID-19 cases, many countries have reopened their gates and are now accepting American tourists.
Here are 70 countries American’s can travel to right now (at the time of writing this post). Each country hyperlinks to a credible source for additional information on COVID-19 for travelers and tourists.
Countries americans can travel to right now(April 2021)
Please note that the number may change at any time as COVID-19 vaccinations are rolling out in countries. Keep an eye on this post for an updated list.
Standard Guidelines For Travel During COVID-19
Though it is not advisable to travel amid coronavirus, if you still want to travel overseas for your vacations, then you are advised to follow the standard guidelines:
- Wear the mask in public places.
- Keep a negative COVID-19 test report, which must not be older than 72 hours.
- You’ll have to quarantine yourself for at least 14 days after reaching the destination country (days of quarantine depends from country to country).
- You may have to undergo a second COVID test after reaching the destination. While the report is awaited, they may quarantine you.
- You may have to buy local travel and health insurance for the country. So that you can meet the expenses if something happens to you in that country.
- If you are already vaccinated, carry the certification with you.
- American tourists have to fill a form to seek approval from that country before booking their tickets.
Countries Closed for Tourism
Many countries were earlier accepting American tourists but have now closed their gates for some or other reasons. Those countries are:
- Croatia: It has closed its gates to American tourists because of its risky condition due to coronavirus.
- French Polynesia: The country has closed its gates for all the tourists because of the second wave of coronavirus.
- St. Barts: They will reopen the gates of this country in March-April for tourism purposes.
A negative COVID-19 test report, mask, sanitizers, and health insurance are the new ticket for you to travel to the countries accepting American tourists. The countries’ rules and guidelines can change at any time. We advise you to keep an eye on the guidelines provided by the local authority of the country you’re planning to visit.
Countries That Asks for Mandatory Quarantine or Self-Isolation
These countries are indeed accepting American tourists now but at the cost of mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period:
- South Korea
the Risk of Covid when you travel
In the era where people are now switching to traveling as their full-time profession, travelers have faced a tough time during the global pandemic. Americans focus more on traveling and exploring than any other nationality.
Last year, when the pandemic broke in, it ceased the vacation culture worldwide and drastically affected tourists. As the coronavirus cases increased in the USA, most countries had shut their doors for American tourists and tagging it among the most ‘dangerous’ countries.
Nonetheless, there are many countries accepting American tourists.
You can get vaccinated now, but the authorities still recommend you to follow standard guidelines for COVID-19. This advice could be because coronavirus is mutating, and scientists are still learning about the virus.
In the end, you’re solely responsible for your safety. So it’s better to be safe as there’s always a slight chance of getting COVID-19.
Tourists may have to face night curfews, sudden restrictions in the country, etc., so read the U.S Embassy’s guidelines of the particular country before you plan your vacation.
What If You Get Stuck in a Country Due to COVID-19?
What If You Get Stuck in a Country Due to COVID-19?
Experts are saying that we may never get back to normal; COVID-19 could be our permanent pandemic. Contrarily, some other experts believe things will be back on track as ‘normal’ by 2022.
What’ll happen? We don’t know for sure. The SARS-CoV-2 is still mutating, and a few research pieces have shown that people who got vaccinated or achieved immunity to COVID-19 got reinfected with its new mutant.
And in this scenario, you may consider a possibility. That there’s a chance of you getting stuck in a foreign country during your travels.
There’s no need to worry if you follow local guidelines when you do get stuck. Keeping yourself safe inside and asking the help of local people would be your best options.
American tourists have the most privileged tourism authority worldwide as the American passport is the seventh most powerful passport globally. It gives American tourists the power to travel in 185 of the world’s 195 countries.
COVID-19 nearly killed many businesses and traveler’s spirit. The rolling out of the coronavirus vaccine has restored many travelers’ and tourists’ static hopes. And gradually businesses are recovering from the losses too.
All American tourists and explorers are ready to explore in the ‘new normal.’ But remember, even if countries accepting American tourists now, you need to follow the standard and traveling guidelines provided by the local authority, U.S Embassy, and CDC.
These countries are open to welcome American tourists now (March 2021). This number might increase or decrease as per the country’s decision, which depends upon their COVID situation.