While most US travelers are staying close to home with short-distance car trips, some still want to go abroad. For those people, there are still popular vacation options such as Mexico, Ireland and South Korea. And the list has been slowly growing.
Whether travel to “open” international destinations is responsible or advisable is up to you. It’s worth noting that since the pandemic is ongoing, rules can change at any time. Depending on the country, rules violations can involve stiff fines or even jail time.
What follows is a list of countries, in alphabetical order, where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation:
Antigua and Barbuda
Visitors are subject to monitoring by health officials for 14 days and another Covid-19 test may be required, which could mean quarantining while waiting for the result. Masks are required in public spaces.
Visitors to Aruba will be required to undertake a Covid-19 test.
Courtesy of Aruba Tourism Authority
All US visitors 15 and older are required to fill out a health assessment. You must also have a negative Covid-19 test result with either a test prior to travel, a test upon arrival or a dual-testing process. You must also purchase specific Aruba visitors insurance.
UPDATE: Visitors to these sun-kissed islands must request an online health visa before travel. You must then upload and later present a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result no more than five days before travel.
Barbados reopened to tourists on July 12.
Travelers will have to pay fees to cover the cost of testing when heading to Bermuda.
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