The world has officially put us on a time-out and revoked our passport privileges to travel where we want and when we want. We are now four months into quarantine and as the world is beginning to reopen, the U.S cant get it together.
While many countries are saying “hell no” to American tourists, others are saying “come right in”. Information changes daily, so keeping is extremely important. Find more information here; the Travel.State.gov site is a great tool you should always utilize before any international travel.
Like you, I am eager to get the heck out of here and resume traveling. So here is a list of countries that are allowing U.S passport holders entry.
- Opening date: July 10th
U.S. citizens who travel to Aruba are required to fill out an online health declaration form and submit a negative COVID PCR test 72 hours prior before boarding.
- Opening date: July 12
Currently U.S. travelers are considered high risk, so they are required to submit a negative COVID test no older than 72 hours. Direct flights from the U.S. will resume July 25 for New York. Miami and Charlotte will resume on August 5
• Opening date: July 1
If U.S. travelers want to vacation here, they will need to bring a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to boarding. They will also be required to take another upon landing.
- Opening date: July 1
U.S. travelers need to fill out an online health form before travel. As of July 11 tourist may be required to bring a negative COVID test result, but I will keep you updated!
- Opening date: July 1
There are currently no requirements for U.S. travelers. I KNOW. I’m shocked too!
- Opening date: July 15
U.S. travelers who want to enjoy a getaway here must bring a negative COVID test before boarding. They will also be required to take another test upon arrival.
United, FrenchBee, Air Tahiti and Air France have direct flights to Tahiti and Bora Bora from SFO and LAX
- Opening date: June 15
Before visiting the island, Americans are required to complete an online Travel Authorization Card before flying. They will also be tested on arrival.
American Airlines has resumed direct flight from Miami, JetBlue departing from New York, and Delta from Atlanta has also resumed direct flights to Jamaica.
Mexico has actually never been opened to U.S. travelers. They also DON’T require a COVID test to travel. Popular tourist cities like Tulum, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Playa Del Carmen, and Puerto Vallarta have reopened their hotels to Americans.
- Opening Date: June 12
Along with a passport, Americans are required to have a e-visa to travel to Turkey. The visa centers are now reopened and are processing visas.
Turks and Caicos
- Opening Date: July 22
The island is now open for American tourists, however travel is only by flight. Cruise ports are still currently closed, and will reopen late September. Travelers must also show proof of a negative COVID test result.
- Opening Date: July 7
To enter the country, U.S. travelers must fill out a health declaration on an app. They must also submit a negative COVID test result within 96 hours prior to departure. Lastly, Americans must have health insurance.
Anyone arriving from the United States must be prepared to isolate for 14 days, or face a penalty of up to $1,250. Passengers transiting in an airport are exempt.
Some questions to ask yourself and research before buying a flight.
- Do I have any symptoms?
- Are activities and services I’m interested in available?
- Do the hotels have any new cleaning protocols?
- Is there a country-wide curfew that will prevent me from experiencing what I want to?
- Will I be tested for COVID-19 at the airport or have to quarantine when I arrive?
- How has this country handled COVID-19 spikes in the past?
- Do I have travel insurance that will cover me if I cancel or get sick while on vacation?
As much as I would love to take a vacation or work remotely from any of the listed destinations, there are many other factors personally stopping me. Factors such as, putting locals at risk, putting myself at risk, border closures, and more. For now I live through those that are traveling and look forward to joining them in 2021, maybe.
let me know if you have, are or planning to travel <3