NOW ONLY UPDATED FOR US CITIZENS

I have some good news for travelers who have been anxiously asking Google “When can I travel again?” The answer is now. While most countries are still locked down (I am on day 86 of home quarantine in the Philippines), several countries have declared themselves open for tourists. If you have an EU passport, most of Europe is open to you. If you are from the US, your options continue to be limited. 

With American travel restrictions continuing, I will ONLY BE UPDATING COUNTRIES OPEN TO US CITIZENS. Currently, the number of countries open to US tourists stands at 19.

For EU citizens, you can find information relevant to you here

Where Can I Travel To Now?

When looking at options for my next destination, I found lots of rumors, questionable sources, and dated information on websites and social media. To help make research easier for others, I compiled a list of open countries, with travel information verified to a government website. Sources are linked, so you can see where I tracked the data.

With so much inaccurate information floating around, I didn't want to rely on other travel blogs or even news sites. I wanted to make my travel decisions on verified government released information. I'm updating information as I find it, but let me know if you find anything inaccurate. 

Most advice coming from health experts and government officials continues to be “shelter in place” and recommends limiting any “non-essential” travel. The European Union is leading in opening up land and air travel. However, most countries are only allowing in other EU citizens, or neighboring countries considered “low risk.” If you are a US citizen looking for countries to visit, expect slim options. 

If you see any inaccuracies or even better have new information on a country opening their borders, please click here to leave a comment with the country, date of opening, and link to a valid government source.

Safe Travels.

"...a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place."

-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Or some would paraphrase

“Nomads gonna nomad.”


Countries with Open Borders For US Citizens

Albania

Updated 10/5/20

Border Opening Date:

06/15/20

Is Albania Open to Tourists?

Commercial flights returned to Albania on June 15, 2020.

Source

Can US Tourists Freely Enter Albania?

Yes

Are Masks Required in Albania?

Yes.

Will I need to Quarantine in Albania?

No

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Albania?

No.

Albania Travel Resources

  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Armenia

Updated 12/5/20

Border Opening Date:

NOW

Is Armenia Open to Tourists?

Restrictions on entry of non-Armenian citizens to the Republic of Armenia have been lifted and U.S. citizens are permitted to enter via air.

Source

Can US Tourists Freely Enter Armenia?

Yes

Are Masks Required in Armenia?

Yes.

Will I need to Quarantine in Armenia?

Yes or Negative Test

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Armenia?

No.

Armenia Travel Resources

  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Aruba

Updated 6/4/20

Border Opening Date:

Between 6/15/20 and 7/1/20

Is Aruba Open to Tourists?

Yes. But while shopping malls, cinemas, beauty salons and outdoor restaurants are open, casinos, bars, and nightclubs are not. There is also an island curfew between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Source

Source

Can US Tourists Freely Enter Aruba?

Yes

Are Masks Required in Aruba?

No.

Will I need to Quarantine in Aruba?

No

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Aruba?

Yes.

Aruba Travel Resources

  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Making friends with the island's locals

Australia

Updated 11/4/20

Border Opening Date:

None

Is Australia Open to Tourists?

No. Outside of a New Zeland and Australia travel bubble. Otherwise, there is a travel ban on all non-residents and non-Australian citizens entering Australia. 

Source

Can US Tourists Freely Enter Australia?

No.

Are Masks Required in Australia?

Varies by location.

Will I need to Quarantine in Australia?

No

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Australia?

No.

Australia Travel Resources

  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Barossa Vall is beautiful wine country

Bahamas

Updated 7/22/20

Border Opening Date:

7/1/20

Are the Bahamas Open to Tourists?

Closed to US Tourists. For all other nations, please see the source link Source

Can US Tourists Freely Enter Bahamas?

No. The United States has now been barred due to COVID-19 infection rates in the US. As of July 22, borders are closed to international commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers from the United States. In addition, Bahamasair will cease outgoing flights to the United States, effective immediately.   Source

Are Masks Required in the Bahamas?

Yes.

Will I need to Quarantine in the Bahamas?

Yes or a negative test.

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter the Bahamas?

Yes. Yes or 14 day Quarantine.

Bahamas Travel Resources

  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Belize

Updated 5/1/21

Border Opening Date:

OPEN

Is Belize Open to Tourists?

Any traveller is permitted to visit Belize at this time.  All travellers must:

  • Bring along an Official Vaccine Card reflecting the receipt of the dual or single dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Or, if you cannot provide proof of immunization bring along a negative Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of travel, OR Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Biosensor, ABBOTT (Panbio) test taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel. If neither is presented, you can take a Covid-19 test upon arrival.
  • Children under the age of 5  are not required to present a negative COVID test; Children 5 years and older must present a negative COVID test.

The Government of Belize (GOB) does not currently have any travel bans in place.  Visit www.travelbelize.org for updates on Covid-19, as the situation remains fluid.

Source

Can US Tourists Freely Enter Belize?

Yes

Are Masks Required in Belize?

Yes.

Will I need to Quarantine in Belize?

No, Unless a + test

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Belize?

Yes.

Bahamas Travel Resources

  • The area around Merida, Mexico gets all the acclaim for Mayan ruins, but did you know that Belize has 30 Mayan Ruin sites? Check out this guide to learn more.
  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Cambodia

Updated 6/17/20

Border Opening Date:

5/20/20

Is Cambodia Open to Tourists?

Conditions: No land crossings are available, but foreigners traveling from the United States, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, and Spain are allowed to enter by air. All passengers will need health declarations and $50,000 of medical insurance.

In addition, all foreign travelers will be required to deposit $3000 on arrival. $165 of the deposit will be used for a mandatory COVID-19 test. The remaining deposit covers potential quarantine if ANY passenger on your flight tests positive. A minimum of ~$3,255 more will be required for treatment and quarantine if you test positive.

Note that all museums, cinemas, concert halls, bars, and karaoke establishments are closed until further notice. Source

Is Cambodia Open to US Tourists?

Yes

Are Masks Required in Cambodia?

Yes.

Will I need to Quarantine in Cambodia?

Yes, 14 days

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Cambodia?

Yes. No more than 72 hours prior to flight AND on arrival.

Cambodia Travel Resources

  • First time visiting Phnom Penh? Here is your guide to the Top 8 Things to do in Phnom Penh.
  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Angkor Wat- 8th Wonder of the World

Canada

Updated 12/17/20

Border Opening Date:

5/20/20

Is Canada Open to Tourists?

Conditions: United States and Canada have a mutual agreement to restrict non-essential travel, including tourism or recreational in nature.

 “Essential travel”, which is still permitted, includes: work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

 Source

Is Canada Open to US Tourists?

No

Are Masks Required in Canada?

Yes.

Will I need to Quarantine in Canada?

Yes, 14 days

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Canada?

Yes. 

Canada Travel Resources

  • The mountains in British Colombia offer some jaw-dropping hikes. Check out this list of amazing hikes around Whistler
  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Chile

Updated 2/17/21

Border Opening Date:

OPEN

Is Chile Open to Tourists?

Conditions: All travelers, including Chileans, foreign residents, accredited diplomats, and foreign tourists, must complete an obligatory 10-day quarantine upon their arrival to Chile. They will be able to leave quarantine with a negative PCR result based on a test taken on or after the seventh day in quarantine. Travelers must remain in quarantine while they await their result.

 Source

Is Chile Open to US Tourists?

Yes

Are Masks Required in Chile?

Yes.

Will I need to Quarantine in Chile?

Yes, 10 days

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Chile?

Yes. 

Chile Travel Resources

  • Chile has arguable the best hiking in South America. Here is a guide to Patagonia's W-Trek to get you started.   
  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Costa Rica

Updated 10/5/20

Border Opening Date:

06/15/20

Is Costa Rica Open to Tourists?

As of November 1, U.S. citizen tourists for all 50 states and Washington D.C. may enter Costa Rica on flights departing from the United States. U.S. citizen tourists from these states wishing to enter Costa Rica must complete a digital epidemiological health pass, obtain a negative PCR-RT coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of their departure from the United States, and purchase travel insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19.

Source

Can US Tourists Freely Enter Costa Rica?

Yes

Are Masks Required in Costa Rica?

Yes.

Will I need to Quarantine in Costa Rica?

No

Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Costa Rica?

No.

Costa Rica Travel Resources

  • Is it your first time visiting Costa Rica? Use this 10-day itinerary to get you started. 
  • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

Costa Rica = Surf, Sand, and Sun. What else do you need?

Croatia

Updated 4/12/21

Border Opening Date:

OPEN

Is Croatia Open to Tourists?

Conditions: All EU/EEA nationals and individuals holding permanent residence in the EU/EEA countries can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. All other foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, may enter Croatia for tourism if they provide a confirmation of paid accommodation in one of the accommodation facilities in the Republic of Croatia (lease contract or lump sum payment of a camp, permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port, etc.)  Source

Is Croatia Open to US Tourists?

Yes, with the following conditions:

  • A negative viral test result: PCR or rapid antigen test (list of acceptable antigen tests) not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the test to arriving at the border crossing point). Travelers entering Croatia with a rapid antigen test and staying longer than 10 days must repeat the test within ten days of the original test.
  • A certificate of vaccination (any vaccine) for persons whose final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is more than 14 days prior to crossing the border.
  • A medical certificate confirming that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 after having a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result. The certificate is valid 11-180 days after the positive test result.
  • Perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing immediately upon arrival to Croatia (at the traveler’s own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until receiving a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, travelers must self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
  • Are Masks Required in Croatia?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Croatia?

    Yes or a negative test.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Croatia?

    Yes. Yes or 10 day Quarantine.

    Croatia Travel Resources

    Summering in Rovinj, Croatia

    Czechia

    Updated: 12/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    CLOSED

    Is Czechia Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: The Czech Republic is opening up to countries based on a color coded risk system. Entry is only allowed for business travel, essential family, or medical purposes. Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Czechia?

    No and no date has been announced.

    Are Masks Required in Czechia?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Czechia?

    Yes or a negative test after 5 days

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Czechia?

    After 5 days of entry

    Czech Travel Resources

    • Prague is known as a very LGBTQ-friendly city. To help you navigate the best gay bars and clubs in Prague, check out this guide. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Czechia's central location means easy road trips to Prague

    Ecuador

    Updated: 7/13/20

    Border Opening Date:

    7/1/20

    Is Ecuador Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: All arriving passengers are required to have the results of a COVID test from the last seven (7) days prior to arrival in Ecuador.  Testing will be conducted immediately at the airport upon arrival or on subsequent days, as determined by the discretion of Ministry of Health personnel.

    All travelers who are not Ecuadorian citizens or residents must quarantine the entire 14 days in government-designated temporary housing/hotels at your own expense even if they present negative test results. Source

    Is Ecuador Open to US Tourists?

    Yes, with mandatory quarantine. Source

    Are Masks Required in Ecuador?

    Yes

    Will I need to Quarantine in Ecuador?

    Yes

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Ecuador?

    Yes or on arrival

    Ecuador Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    France

    Updated: 10/13/20

    Border Opening Date:

    NONE

    Is France Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: The Government of France imposed a new nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 on October 30. Everyone requires an attestation form to leave their residences, and reasons to leave are limited to a few acceptable purposes, including grocery shopping, medical appointments, travel between work and school (if work cannot be performed via telework) and exercise (limited to one hour per day within one kilometer of the person’s residence). 

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter France?

    No and no date has been announced.

    Are Masks Required in France?

    Yes

    Will I need to Quarantine in France?

    Yes

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter France?

    Yes

    France Travel Resources

    Georgia

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    7/1/20

    Is Georgia Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Georgia is still determining which low risk/'green countries' will be allowed entrance without any additional documentation. There might be mandatory testing (no more than 72 hours prior) for anyone not from a 'green country. Source

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Georgia?

    No and no date has been announced.

    Are Masks Required in Georgia?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Georgia?

    No

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Georgia?

    TBD

    Georgia Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Germany

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    6/15/20

    Is Germany Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Germany will initially allow unrestricted entry from 11 countries:

    1. AUSTRALIA
    2. GEORGIA
    3. JAPAN*
    4. CANADA
    5. MONTENEGRO
    6. NEW ZEALAND
    7. SOUTH KOREA*
    8. THAILAND
    9. TUNISIA
    10. URUGUAY
    11. CHINA*
    * subject to confirmation of reciprocity

    The place of departure is decisive in regard to whether it is possible to enter Germany, not the nationality of the person wishing to enter.
    Source

    Is Germany Open to US Tourists?

    Yes, but ONLY IF departing from one of the countries above. 

    Are Masks Required in Germany?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Germany?

    Yes, if coming from a risk area.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Germany?

    Yes or 14 day Quarantine.

    Germany Travel Resources

    • Looking for the Best Neighborhoods to live in Hamburg? We have you covered.
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Greece

    Updated: 2/23/21

    Border Opening Date:

    TBD

    Is Greece Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Greece will currently only allow EU citizens, EU residents, and residents of certain other specific countries to enter. The United States is not one of those countries.

    U.S. citizens traveling to Greece will not be permitted to enter unless they meet one of only a few narrow exceptions detailed in the Greek Embassy’s information on entrance into the European Union/Schengen Area. There is no projected date when entry will be permitted. A long visit in a third country will not help you get around EU restrictions.

    Source


    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Greece?

    No

    Are Masks Required in Greece?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Greece?

    Yes, if your country is not on the approved list.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Greece?

    Yes, if your country is not on the approved list.

    Greece Travel Resources

    • Santorini is more than just sunsets and black sand beaches, here is an essential itinerary of must-do experiences.
    • Want to know if Athens is a good place to retire? Here are the Top Things To Do in Athens to help you understand the city better. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Hungary

    Updated: 11/22/20

    Border Opening Date:

    NONE

    Is Hungary Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Foreigners without a residence permit will be banned from entering Hungary, effective September 1

    Source

    Is Hungary Open to US Tourists?

    No

    Are Masks Required in Hungary?

    No.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Hungary?

    Yes, if your country is not on the "Green" list

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Hungary?

    Yes, if your country is not on the "Green" list

    Hungary Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Iceland

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    6/15/20

    Is Iceland Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Open for everyone. Be prepared for required testing (free until July 1, then 15,000 ISK/$115 USD), and contact tracing app. Anyone who refuses will be required to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Source

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Iceland?

    No. Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers from the US are no longer granted access into the country. Source

    Are Masks Required in Iceland?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Iceland?

    Yes or a negative test.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Iceland?

    Yes. Yes or 14 day Quarantine.

    Iceland Travel Resources

    • Iceland is is a magic country filled with names I can't pronouce. I keep it simple and breakdown the Top Places to Visit in Iceland
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Italy

    Updated: 3/19/21

    Border Opening Date:

    None

    Is Italy Open to Tourists?

    U.S. citizens may exit or depart Italy, but entrance for tourism is still prohibited.  Essential travel is allowed and includes students, businesspersons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens.

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Italy?

    No yet, but here is some good news for US citizens- Vaccines are available in Italy for U.S. citizens. 

    COVID-19 vaccinations are being distributed by the Government of Italy at a regional level. According to the Italian Pharmaceutical Agency, the National Vaccination Plan guarantees that vaccinations will be available to all people present/resident in Italy, whether or not they have a valid Permit of Stay as long as they are registered with the Italian National Health Service.

    Are Masks Required in Italy?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Italy?

    Yes.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Italy?

    Yes, but vary by region

    Italy Travel Resources

    • To say Italy has some of the best wines in the world is an understatement. Wine is as much a part of Italy's culture as it a drink. Here are 10 red wines to try.  
    • First time visitor to Italy? Grab this massive 62 item bucket list to see what you're missing. 
    • If you are headed to Tuscany, stop by the San Filippo Hot Springs in Val d’Orcia for a treatment in the thermal baths.
    • Rome is a museum and city all rolled into one. Get your guide to the best attractions in Rome.  
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Looking for the Colosseum in Rome

    Ireland

    Updated: 04/20/21

    Border Opening Date:

    OPEN

    Is Ireland Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: The Irish Authorities require anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, to "restrict their movements" for 14 days. Everyone must also complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form. You can cut your quarantine after five days, if you pass another PCR test.  Source

    Is Ireland Open to US Tourists?

    Yes

    Are Masks Required in Ireland?

    Yes

    Will I need to Quarantine in Ireland?

    Yes

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Ireland?

    Yes

    Ireland Travel Resources

    • Are you only in Ireland for a short time? Here is a 2-day itinerary to visit the key attractions. 
    • Belfast was once a city mostly known for "troubles" and to be avoided. Those times have passed. Belfast in 2020 is completely different. Take a look at this post for ideas of all the interesting things to do in Belfast.

    Jamaica

    Updated: 7/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    7/2/20

    Is Jamaica Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: All visitors must fill out a Travel Authorization Form. If you are from a "high-risk" country, a valid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result must be included with your Travel Authorization form no more than seven days from the intended date of arrival in Jamaica. Approval for travel to Jamaica will be subject to the upload of the test result.

    On arrival, you will undergo a health screening and risk assessment: temperature, observation of symptoms, Interview by health officer, and a COVID-19.

    Visitors to Jamaica are required to remain within the “COVID-19 Resilient Corridor,” a defined geographical area within Jamaica designed for tourism purposes
    Quarantine Information:

    Any travelers arriving to Jamaica and tested for COVID-19 will be asked to remain in quarantine at their hotel/resort until the test results are returned.
    Any travelers testing positive for COVID-19 will be isolated either at their hotel/resort or in a government facility as determined by health authorities. Source

    Is Jamaica Open to US Tourists?

    Yes. Anyone coming in from a "high risk" area (latest link in source link) will be required to upload a negative Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result. The date of the test must be within 10 days of the arrival date in order to obtain a Travel Authorization. Source

    Are Masks Required in Jamaica?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Jamaica?

    Yes, until tests results are complete.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Jamaica?

    Yes, 7 days before departure and on arrival

    Jamaica Travel Resources

    • Looking to relax in Jamaica? Ocho Rios is a great place to go with kids. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Jordan

    Updated: 11/14/20

    Border Opening Date:

    OPEN

    Is Jordan Open to Tourists?

    U.S. citizens entering Jordan must meet the following conditions to enter the country:    

    • Have valid health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment for the entire period of their intended visit. This does not apply to those with Jordanian nationality.    
    • Complete and submit a passenger health declaration form found at visitjordan.gov.jo, including proof of a negative PCR test.    
    • Pay 40 JD in advance for a PCR test conducted on arrival in Amman.    
    • Receive a QR code 24 hours prior to boarding the flight.    
    • Present proof of a negative PCR test before boarding the flight.    
    • Install the Aman.jo tracking app on a mobile device.    

    Source

    Is Jordan Open to US Tourists?

    Yes 

    Are Masks Required in Jordan?

    Yes

    Will I need to Quarantine in Jordan?

    Yes

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Jordan?

    Yes, before and after arrival

    Jordan Travel Resources

    • First timers visiting Jordan are encouraged to rent a car and follow this 7-day itinerary to get the essential highlights of this stunning country.  
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Malaysia

    Updated: 11/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    NONE

    Is Malaysia Open to Tourists?

    Malaysia is currently under a Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). Entry is not allowed. However, under very limited circumstances, travelers can request an exception to enter during the CMCO. Formal written approval from the Malaysian Government is required before attempting to enter Malaysia.

    Source

    Is Malaysia Open to US Tourists?

    No

    Are Masks Required in Malaysia?

    Yes

    Will I need to Quarantine in Malaysia?

    Yes

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Malaysia?

    Yes

    Malaysia Travel Resources

    • Penang is one of my Top 5 favorite food cities in the world. Get to know this fabulous city with a 3-day itinerary from a local expat. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Maldives

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    7/1/20

    Is Maldives Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Charter flights and commercial airlines start July 1st 2020. 

    Guesthouses and hotels will be closed until August 1st, 2020, while no plan is yet in motion to allow cruise ships to the country. Source

    Is Maldive Open to US Tourists?

    Yes on 7/1/20.

    Are Masks Required in Maldives?

    No

    Will I need to Quarantine in Maldives?

    Yes, until test results are received.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Maldives?

    Yes on arrival.

    Maldives Travel Resources

    • Here is a full guide to Living in the Maldives on a Budget. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Mexico

    Updated: 1/24/21

    Border Opening Date:

    OPEN

    Is Mexico Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: You are allowed to arrive via air travel. Technically, the United States and Mexico agreed to restrict non-essential travel along the U.S.-Mexico land border to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. However, entrance via air is allowed. 

    Curfews are in place, but restrictions vary based on state and/or city.  Source

    Is Mexico Open to US Tourists?

    Yes, by air. 

    Are Masks Required in Mexico?

    Depends on state

    Will I need to Quarantine in Mexico?

    Possible if exhibiting symptoms

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Mexico?

    Possible if exhibiting symptoms

    Mexico Travel Resources

    • Looking for an off-the-beaten-path Mexico destination? Hike the jungles in the morning, surf in the afternoon, and sip cocktails at night; Discover Sayulita before the throngs of tourists do. 
    • While the Yucatán gets most of the beach-love in Mexico, don't miss the 9 bays and 30 beaches of Huatulco.  
    • CDMX, if you want to sound like a cool local, is a huge city. To keep from getting overwhelmed, let's focus on the Best Places to Visit in Mexico City.
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Montenegro

    Updated: 6/13/20

    Border Opening Date:

    6/5/20

    Is Montenegro Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Tourists can enter if their departure country has a 25 or lower infection rate per 100,000 population. Montenegro keeps an extensive up to date list of countries. Check the source link. Source

    Is Montenegro Open to US Tourists?

    The US is not explicitly forbidden, but the infection rate is high enough to keep the US off the list above. 

    Are Masks Required in Montenegro?

    No

    Will I need to Quarantine in Montenegro?

    No

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Montenegro?

    No

    Montenegro Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Netherlands

    Updated: 11/14/20

    Border Opening Date:

    NONE

    Is Netherlands Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Not for any countries currently subject to the EU travel restrictions. The Dutch government strictly enforces the EU travel restrictions banning non-essential travel from outside the EU with limited exceptions.  

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Netherlands?

    No

    Are Masks Required in Netherlands?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Netherlands?

    Yes

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Netherlands?

    No

    Netherlands Travel Resources

    • There’s more to Giethoorn than sailing its canals. Here is a things to do guide full of activities to keep your day filled. 
    • Check out a little bit of island life, Dutch-style, on Texel Island.
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    New Zealand

    Updated: 10/14/20

    Border Opening Date:

    NONE

    Is New Zealand Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Only New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are permitted to enter New Zealand. If a U.S. citizen is able to enter through such a status, they will be required to quarantine in a government-operated facility for 14 days.

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter New Zealand?

    No

    Are Masks Required in New Zealand?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in New Zealand?

    Yes

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter New Zealand?

    No

    New Zealand Travel Resources

    Enjoy the world class surf breaks in New Zealand

    Portugal

    Updated: 6/14/20

    Border Opening Date:

    6/6/20

    Is Portugal Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Open for EU and EEA countries, except for Italy and Spain. In addition, countries with large Portuguese populations (South Africa, Canada, US, and Venezuela) are admitted, if that country also allows Portuguese citizens to enter (reciprocity). Portugal has no quarantine or testing requirements. Source

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Portugal?

    Yes and No. Yes, Portugal has stated US citizens can enter, but on the condition that the US allows Portuguese citizens to freely travel in the US. Currently, the US does not. 

    Are Masks Required in Portugal?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Portugal?

    Yes or a negative test.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Portugal?

    Yes. Yes or 14 day Quarantine.

    Portugal Travel Resources

    Portuguese sunset in Lisbon

    Puerto Rico

    Updated: 2/17/21

    Border Opening Date:

    7/15/20 (for non US Citizens)

    Is Puerto Rico Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Travelers entering the Island are required to fill out a Travel Declaration Form through the Puerto Rico Health Department’s online portal, get a PCR molecular COVID-19 test (nasal or throat swab) no more than 72 hours prior to visiting the Island, and show proof of a negative result or they must quarantine.

    An Island-wide curfew is in effect from 12:00 AM – 5:00 AM, except for emergencies. 

    Public beaches and natural reserves are open, following social distancing guidelines. Public alcohol consumption is prohibited. Supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations are open, with supermarket delivery services available through midnight. Restaurants, casinos, museums, and pools at hotels are operating at 50% capacity. Bars remain closed.

    Source

    Is Puerto Rico Open to US Tourists?

    Yes- Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and excluded from the CDC requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to return to the mainland United States. 

    Are Masks Required in Puerto Rico?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Puerto Rico?

    Yes or negative test.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Puerto Rico?

    Yes on arrive. Less than 72 hours old or quarantine

    Puerto Rico Travel Resources

    • Puerto Rico is more than just lounging at the beach. Here is a list of 12 fun must-do activities to get you up and moving. 
    • Do you only have a short time in Puerto Rico? Here is a perfect 4-day itinerary to get you started. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Saint Lucia

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    6/4/20

    Is Saint Lucia Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Open for everyone.. Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Saint Lucia?

    Yes.

    Are Masks Required in Saint Lucia?

    Yes, until you reach the hotel

    Will I need to Quarantine in Saint Lucia?

    Yes or a negative test.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Saint Lucia?

    Yes, taken within the last 48 hours from start of flight.

    Saint Lucia Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Serbia

    Updated: 6/14/20

    Border Opening Date:

    6/5/20

    Is Serbia Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: All COVID-19 related entry restrictions have been lifted. Testing and quarantine are no longer required. Source

    Is Serbia Open to US Tourists?

    Yes

    Are Masks Required in Serbia?

    No.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Serbia?

    No.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Serbia?

    No.

    Serbia Travel Resources

    • Belgrade is an overlooked Balkan city. I found loads see and do. Here is Top 10 list to help get you started.  
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Splavovi view of Belgrade

    Singapore

    Updated: 12/11/20

    Border Opening Date:

    CONDITIONALLY OPEN

    Is Singapore Open to Tourists?

    U.S. citizens who are Singapore permanent residents/long-term pass holders will be permitted to enter Singapore. 

    U.S. citizens approved for entry will be issued a Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

    U.S. citizens seeking to enter Singapore as short-term visitors will generally not be permitted to enter Singapore unless they have been issued a SafeTravel Pass or have an approval letter of entry from the relevant government agency in Singapore.

    Source

    Is Singapore Open to US Tourists?

    Yes, with the conditions above.

    Are Masks Required in Singapore?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Singapore?

    No with negative test

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Singapore?

    Yes or quarantine

    Singapore Travel Resources

    • Singapore is not consider a "cheap" SE Asian country. In fact, with an estimated cost of living of ~$3000 per month, it's down right expensive. You can still experience Singapore on a budget, but you need to know how. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    South Africa

    Updated: 11/11/20

    Border Opening Date:

    OPEN

    Is South Africa Open to Tourists?

    The government of South Africa lowered the lockdown alert level for South Africa to level 1 on September 20, 2020. All international travelers are welcome. COVID-19 health and safety protocols must still be followed at all times. 

    On arrival, travelers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from time of departure. Where a traveler has not done a COVID-19 test prior to departure, they will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine at their own cost.

    All travelers will be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.

    Source

    Is South Africa Open to US Tourists?

    Yes, with the conditions above.

    Are Masks Required in South Africa?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in South Africa?

    No with negative test

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter South Africa?

    Yes or quarantine

    South Africa Travel Resources

    • Looking for a place to stay while visiting Cape Town? Here is a list of the best hotels in the city.  
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    South Korea

    Updated: 7/8/20

    Border Opening Date:

    4/1/20

    Is South Korea Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: You will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine at a government-designated facility at your expense.  The nightly cost at these facilities could range from $100 to $150 USD per night (approximately $1,400-$2,100 USD total), depending on various factors and prices are set by the Korean authorities. You will be required to sign a release form from the ROK agreeing to these conditions prior to boarding the plane. Source

    Is South Korea Open to US Tourists?

    Yes, with the conditions above.

    Are Masks Required in South Korea?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in South Korea?

    Yes.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter South Korea?

    No.

    South Korea Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Spain

    Updated: 4/4/21

    Border Opening Date:

    NONE

    Is Spain Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: U.S. citizens cannot enter Spain unless they meet very specific requirements or have already obtained special permission from the Government of Spain. If you travel to Spain and are not admitted, you will be placed in immigration detention for up to several days, until a flight on the same airline becomes available to take you back to your point of origin. Monitor regional governments’ websites and local press reports for more information. Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Spain?

    No and no dates have been announced.

    Are Masks Required in Spain?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Spain?

    No.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Spain?

    Yes.

    Spain Travel Resources

    Sri Lanka

    Updated: 6/14/20

    Border Opening Date:

    8/1/20 (DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

    Is Sri Lanka Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: *ALL AIRPORTS CLOSED TO INBOUND TOURISM* All nationalities are welcome and all types of travellers whether groups, families, individuals. The following is required for a valid visa: Certified Accommodation, Itinerary in Sri Lanka, Return ticket, Proof of medical insurance, and a minimum 5-night stay. Source

    Source

    Source

    Is Sri Lanka Open to US Tourists?

    No. The date to open has been pushed back. No new date has been announced. 

    Are Masks Required in Sri Lanka?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Sri Lanka?

    No, unless symptomatic.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Sri Lanka?

    Yes. No older than 72 hours from departure.

    Sri Lanka Travel Resources

    • Looking to only visit the must-see sites? Our Top 10 Things To Do in Sri Lanka covers the essentials. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Switzerland

    Updated: 10/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    NONE

    Is Switzerland Open to Tourists?

    At this time the United States remains on the list of high-risk countries and U.S. citizens will remain subject to the current entry restrictions.

    Source

    Is Switzerland Open to US Tourists?

    No, not for tourism. Business meetings are allowed, but only with a special permit. 

    Are Masks Required in Switzerland?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Switzerland?

    Yes. 10-day home quarantine.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Switzerland?

    No.

    Switzerland Travel Resources

    • Is this your first trip to the mountains of Switzerland? Take a look at this 3-day itinerary for the essentials. 
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Turkey

    Updated: 02/01/21

    Border Opening Date:

    OPEN

    Is Turkey Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: All international passengers are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to their flight. Tests must be submitted to the airline at the time of check-in. Passengers failing to submit a negative PCR test will not be permitted to board the flight to Turkey. This requirement will remain in effect until March 1, 2021.

    Source

    Is Turkey Open to US Tourists?

    Yes

    Are Masks Required in Turkey?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Turkey?

    No

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Turkey?

    Yes, within 72 hours of boarding flight

    Turkey Travel Resources

    • Turkey is a great country for a road trip. In the off season you can rent a car in Turkey to explore for $15 a day.
    • The country where East meets West. Here are the best places to see when visiting Turkey.
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Turks and Caicos

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    7/22/20

    Is Turks and Caicos Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: All businesses (restaurants, resorts, stores, etc), except for cruise ships will be open by July 22nd. Large gatherings are still prohibited. Current restrictions around masks, quarantines, etc are schedule to expires 6/22/20. Source

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Turks and Caicos?

    Yes.

    Are Masks Required in Turks and Caicos?

    No

    Will I need to Quarantine in Turks and Caicos?

    No

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Turks and Caicos?

    No

    Turks and Caicos Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Ukraine

    Updated: 6/17/20

    Border Opening Date:

    6/15/20

    Is Ukraine Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Entry is allowed to citizens of countries considered "low risk" (check source for list) or have not been in a "high risk" country for the past 14 days. Source

    Country list

    Is Ukraine Open to US Tourists?

    Yes, with the conditions stated above.  Source

    Are Masks Required in Ukraine?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Ukraine?

    Yes, if you are coming from a high risk country (see link for list)

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Ukraine?

    No. 

    Ukraine Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    United Kingdom

    Updated: 11/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    6/8/20

    Is the United Kingdom Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Open for everyone. 14 day quarantine will be required. Source

    Is the United Kingdom Open to US Tourists?

    Yes.

    Are Masks Required in the United Kingdom?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in the  United Kingdom? 

    Yes

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter the United Kingdom?

    No

    United Kingdom? Travel Resources

    US Virgin Islands

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    Currently Open

    Are the US Virgin Islands Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: Restaurants and bars are open, but are practicing social distancing protocols. Health screen and temperature checks will be required on arrival.  Source

    Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter the US Virgin Islands?

    Yes.

    Are Masks Required in the US Virgin Islands?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in the US Virgin Islands?

    No

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter the US Virgin Islands?

    No

    US Virgin Islands Travel Resources

    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Viet Nam

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    Unconfirmed

    Is the Viet Nam Open to Tourists?

    Conditions: I cannot confirm Viet Nam is opening, though I am hearing many rumors. If anyone has a government link with opening dates, please leave me the info in the comments.

    Will start issuing e-visas to 80 countries, including the US. See the source link for the full list. However, the borders to actually enter the country remain closed. Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Viet Nam?

    No and no dates have been announced.

    Are Masks Required in Viet Nam?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Viet Nam?

    Yes or a negative test.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Viet Nam?

    Yes. Yes or 14 day Quarantine.

    Viet Nam Travel Resources

    • Do you want to get away from the din of popular beaches of Southeast Asia and experience a relaxing weekend? Look no further than Phu Quoc.
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

    Thailand

    Updated: 6/4/20

    Border Opening Date:

    None

    Is the Thailand Open to Tourists?

    It's worth noting that Thailand has announced several ways COVID-19 may affect Thailand's tourism. First, they plan on opening first to high-end (i.e. rich) tourists and require longer stays at more expensive resorts. Second, Thailand may require advanced booking on tours and activities to properly manage croweds. Third, Require a contact tracing app. Source

    Can US Tourists Freely Enter Thailand?

    No and no dates have been announced.

    Are Masks Required in Thailand?

    Yes.

    Will I need to Quarantine in Thailand?

    Yes or a negative test.

    Do I Need a COVID-19 Test to Enter Thailand?

    Yes. Yes or 14 day Quarantine.

    Thailand Travel Resources

    • Did you know the iconic travel movie The Beach was filmed on Koh Phi Phi Island? You can have your own DiCaprio Thailand adventure.
    • Are you a travel blogger with information you can share on travel to this country? Contact me and let's talk about a guest post. 

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