Short answer - Americans can now travel to quite a few countries! Long answer - while a lot of countries are welcoming travelers from USA, there are many restrictions in place. The most important being, upon returning to the U.S. some travelers may face a 14-day quarantine, based on the state.
Though road trips and camping have quickly gained popularity in America, a good share of travelers are itching to leave the U.S.A. As of August 6, the USA Government has lifted a level 4 “do not travel” advisory, opening the borders for domestic and international travel.
Note: The following information is accurate as of the date of publishing (major developments updated daily) and to the best of our knowledge. The countries mentioned and travel restrictions listed are subject to change as new developments unfold. If you are planning to travel to any of these destinations, please visit the official website of the country you're visiting for the.
Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?
We've compiled all the countries where Americans can currently travel. As rules continuously change, destinations may suddenly reopen or close to American tourists without notice, so we recommend checking the country's official website before booking tickets.
Who CAN Visit USA Now?
The USA government has allowed travelers from the following countries, as they do not need a US Visa to enter the country:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Canada (via air only)
If you hold a tourist visa for USA and your home country is not on the travel ban list, you can enter USA.
Upon arrival in USA, most visitors will face quarantine measures in some states and other social distancing measures.
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Who CANNOT Visit USA Now?
With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States.
- European Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
- United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
- Republic of Ireland
Both the U.S/Canada and the US/Mexico land borders are closed to all non-essential travel and tourists will not be allowed entry unless they are returning home to their country of origin.
What Should I Keep In Mind While Traveling To and From USA?
- If you decide to travel from USA, you'll also want to check with the State Department for information on returning from your visit as there are some restrictions in place, including specific airports you must transit through and quarantine rules in some cases.
- Opting for a domestic vacation during these times has its perks. You won't have to worry about visa restrictions, issues with entry or last-minute country closures ruining your trip.
- Many countries require Americans to show proof of a negative COVID test within 48-72 hours of your departure to avoid a 14-day quarantine. Make sure to check the official website of the country you're visiting for specifics to avoid entry denial upon arrival.
- Make sure you are booking refundable tickets and hotels or purchasing travel insurance, to avoid losses on last minute border closures.
Where Can I Check The Current Travel Restrictions In USA?
For a complete list of the current travel restrictions in America, simply type in your home country and add Unites States of America as the destination.
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