You’re probably itching to explore somewhere you’ve never been before after a long and stressful year inside. Well you’re in luck! If you are an American passport holder, many fantastic vacation spots across the globe happen to be open to Americans.
Although we’ve made significant strides in the fight against coronavirus with vaccinations, the pandemic is not yet over, and you should be mindful of the risks of traveling–even if you have been vaccinated. With that being said, restrictions, guidelines, and coronavirus cases vary from area to area, so some choices may be more appealing for your trip than others.
Travel guidelines are constantly in flux at this stage of the pandemic, so make sure you make plans that you can change or refund if the circumstances arise.
We’ll provide you with a list of a few countries currently open to US travelers as well as their specific COVID guidelines.
Countries currently open to Americans
- Greece: Greece’s breathtaking cities and gorgeous islands are now open to Americans who are fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 72 hours before their arrival. You must also complete a Passenger Locator Form.
- The Bahamas: This spectacular Caribbean country is welcoming American tourists who have followed a few specific steps. First, you must complete a Travel Health Visa application. Then–if you are not vaccinated– you must submit a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken no more than five days before your arrival. Travelers must also purchase health insurance that covers them for the duration of their trip. For those staying more than five days, on the fifth day you will have to take a rapid antigen test. If you are fully vaccinated against COVID, you do not have to meet the testing requirements. While in the Bahamas you must wear a face mask or face a fine.
- Belgium: If you are eyeing one of this European country’s gorgeous cities–like Brussels, Antwerp, or Bruges– you’ll be happy to hear that Americans can currently enter Belgium with no testing or quarantine requirements. All that is necessary is a Passenger Locator Form and a quick health screening at the airport.
- France: You can stroll the beautiful and historic streets of Paris this summer if you provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken 72 hours before your flight.
- Germany: Like France, American travelers interested in the hip center of Europe are free to visit if they provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken 72 hours before their arrival. If you are vaccinated, you do not have to meet quarantine requirements.
- Austria: Austria is open to Americans who are able to provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID, or a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before their flight. During your stay there are no quarantine or curfew restrictions.
- Italy: Italy has been open to American tourists since May. In order to visit the scenic country, you must fill out a self declaration form, provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative COVID test result taken no more than 48 hours before your flight.
- Spain: Spain is the rare European country that currently requires vaccination for entry. If you have proof of full vaccination, enjoy a trip to the country and its historic architecture this summer. Make sure to get a QR code from the online Spain Travel Health portal before your trip– its also necessary for incoming American tourists.