10 Countries Americans Can Visit (With or Without a Vaccine)
What are the countries Americans can visit with or without the vaccine? We’ve all been closely watching which countries reopen and what the guidelines look like. It is so important for travel agents to stay on top of travel regulations in order to better serve clients and help them choose their travel plans carefully. If you’re looking for ideas — here are a few destinations your clients may consider for upcoming travel!
Please note: Entry requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. Please verify all travel restrictions with the U.S. Embassy at your intended destination. Always make sure you are aware of local restrictions as well before making any travel plans.
All travelers ages 6 and older entering must take a COVID test and present a negative result to the airline upon check-in. Additionally, travelers must fill out an information form at arrival. Examiners will check for symptoms and anyone suspected of having COVID will be taken to a hospital or to a dormitory for self-isolation.
Entebbe International Airport re-opened for visitors on October 1, 2020. Air travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR COVID test taken no more than 120 hours before departure to Uganda. A test is also required on the outbound, even if one’s home country does not require it.
Travelers to Ireland are required to present a negative PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Ireland. *Important* While travel is permitted to Ireland, movement is restricted. Travelers must fill out a COVID-19 passenger locator form and then quarantine for 14 days.
All visitors to The Bahamas must present a COVID-19 RT PCR (molecular swab) test with a negative result in order to apply for the Travel Health Visa Application. The test must be taken within 5 days of arrival to The Bahamas.
Tourists are permitted to enter if they can provide a negative viral test taken within 48 hours or proof of full vaccination. Travelers must also show proof of accommodation paid in advance and in full, prior to arrival at the border (the accommodation reservation alone is not sufficient for entry).
Yes, visitors may travel to Thailand. However, there are testing requirements in place as well as mandatory quarantine periods. Make sure to check the US Embassy website along with the Royal Thai Embassy website for full details.
While there are currently restrictions on entry by land or sea, travelers may visit Brazil by air as long as they comply with safety measures. These include a Travelers Health Declaration and a negative COVID test.
Honduras requires travelers to jump through a few safety measures before entering. First, all passengers entering or exiting Honduras must complete an immigration precheck form. A negative COVID test is required and passengers must also comply with health screening upon arrival.
Travelers must request and obtain a travel authorization within 72 hours of arrival. They must present the travel authorization and a negative PCR or an antigen test result to an airline representative while boarding a flight to Jamaica.
Travelers to South Africa must present a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the time of departure. Travelers will also undergo a health screening upon arrival and any traveler demonstrating symptoms will be required to quarantine until another test can be done.
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