As countries begin to reopen to international tourists, you might be curious as to where can Americans travel right now? Despite skyrocketing Covid-19 cases, some countries are welcoming US tourists with open arms – well, once they meet the requirements, that is! Some places like St. Lucia, require all travellers to have a negative test before boarding a flight, while others require that you have travel insurance.
These are just some of the beautiful places that American tourists can visit right now…
Note: Non-essential international travel isn’t recommended at the moment, but if you do decide to travel, then follow the CDC’s recommendations in the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice.
Where Can Americans Travel Right Now? Countries Reopened for US Tourism:
All visitors will be required to complete the online Embarkation/Disembarkation card process and be approved in order to be permitted entry to Aruba. Anyone traveling to Aruba must also take a Molecular COVID-19 test. There are three testing options: test prior to travel, test upon arrival or a dual-testing process.
Finally, visitors must purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance. Some US state residents might be subject to additional requirements, so check in advance!
You can see more on travel regulations for Aruba here.
2. The Maldives
The Maldives reopened its borders to tourists of all nationalities on 15th July. Unlike most other countries, there are no restrictions for any travellers here and you do not have to get a Covid-19 test to enter or do any quarantine. However, travellers can only stay at one place for the entirety of their trip and you must have booking confirmation.
You can see more on travel regulations for the Maldives and its tourism guidelines here.
3. St. Lucia
All arriving passengers (including travellers from within the Designated Travel Bubble) must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in Saint Lucia.
As for American tourists? Hotel guests travelling from outside the designated travel bubble are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to participate in water-based excursions arranged by the hotel. So, Americans are welcome but only if they stay put in their resort.
You can see more on travel regulations for St. Lucia here.
4. Dominican Republic
Beginning July 30th and until further notice, all passengers who wish to enter the country must show proof of a negative PCR (or Polymerase Chain Reaction) test result. There is a curfew in place from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am from Monday through Friday and from 5:00 pm to 5:00 am on Saturdays, so keep that in mind before booking any travel.
You can see more on travel regulations for the Dominican Republic here.
All residents of the United States of America must have a negative Covid-19 test, which should be conducted within 10 days of the intended travel date. Visitors must also fill out a Travel Authorization Form. Travellers can only visit the ‘Resilient Corridor’ area of Jamaica, which is from Negril along the north coast to Port Antonio.
Once you’ve arrived, you must stay on property of the resort for the duration of your stay.
You can see more on travel regulations for Jamaica here.
Rwanda is a nature and animal lover’s dream, with amazing national parks and numerous luxury lodges for visitors after a bit of a luxe retreat.
All visitors are expected to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to arrival. Tourists will take a second COVID-19 test on arrival and prior to visiting any tourist attraction.
You can see more on travel regulations for Rwanda here.
Croatia was the first country in Europe to reopen to American tourists. Travellers must present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing). This is also valid for passengers and crews traveling by yacht.
Travelers whose test is older than 48 hours will be allowed to enter Croatia, but they will be issued a self-isolation order and will have to be tested again locally, at their own expense. Visitors will also have to provide “relevant proof” of why they’re visiting, which includes a hotel booking or scheduled tour.
You can see more on travel regulations for Croatia here.