Anguilla began accepting applications for entry from visitors wishing to travel to the island on August 21, 2020.
Application requirements include the visitor’s home address and proposed travel dates; the submission of a negative PCR test , taken within three to five days prior to arrival; and a health insurance policy that will cover any medical expenses incurred in relation to COVID-19 treatment. Once the application is approved, an electronic certificate authorizing travel to Anguilla will be issued.
All passengers will be given a PCR test on arrival, with a second test administered on Day 10 of their visit. During this period, they must quarantine at their accommodation. Once a negative result is returned after the second test, guests are then free to explore the island.
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda reopened to international tourists on June 4.
A negative COVID-19 test result no older than seven days before the expected arrival date is required for all visitors, who should bring a printout with them. They must all complete a Traveler Accommodation form online before arrival. Failure to comply will result in travelers being denied entry.
Aruba reopened to American tourists on July 10.
All visitors must complete a disembarkation card with contact-tracing details such as their date of birth, passport information and the duration of their stay, as well as a health assessment interview. All visitors 15 and older must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Visitors from 24 hot spot states must complete their test 72 hours before departure or take one test before leaving and a second upon arrival at the airport.
Travelers without evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival will be required to pay for a test upon arrival and be quarantined until their results come back. The testing fee is $75.
Visitors must also purchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance. Visitors can buy or use their own travel or health insurance to supplement the Aruba Visitors Insurance, but not to replace it. Please note, Aruba’s insurance is minimal and only protects Aruba from being overrun by visitor medical expenses. It does not cover trip interruption, emergency evacuation, baggage loss and a host of other ancillary benefits. For this reason, additional third party insurance is also recommended.
The Bahamas originally reopened for U.S. tourists on July 1st, 2020. However, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in the U.S., as well as an uptick in cases in the Bahamas, Prime Minister made the decision to close borders.
After closing borders to US residents, the country decided to reopen them but add a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
People interested in traveling to the Bahamas will be required to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. At the end of the quarantine, they’ll take another coronavirus test, at their own expense.
All incoming visitors, as well as returning citizens and residents, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. All tests must be uploaded when applying for a Bahamas Health Visa. In addition, all visitors must submit to monitoring and contact-tracing via the Hubbcat app, which they will be required to download on their smartphones.
On August 4th, The Bahamas entered a national lockdown for a minimum of two weeks to curb the “rapid” spread of COVID-19 across the territory. During this period, quarantine measures will be strictly enforced, with all businesses throughout the country, including curbside and takeaway dining and retail, required to suspend operations.
All travelers to The Bahamas will be required to adhere to the national lockdown protocols, and must follow all other travel policies as outlined in the most recent Emergency Powers Order.
Barbados reopened for U.S. tourists on July 25, 2020.
All visitors must complete an online customs entry form. Although an advance COVID-19 test is not required, one is recommended to have your application form fast-tracked, and anyone who doesn’t provide one will be tested upon arrival.
Bermuda is officially reopening for American tourists on July 1st.
Americans will need to bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding AND take another test upon arrival.
Additionally, visitors have to fill out a travel authorization process online and pay a $75 fee. Travelers will also be tested at the airport and have to quarantine at their accommodation until the results are ready, which typically takes four to eight hours.
Visitors will then be tested every few days while on the island and be required to take their temperature twice each day and report it online.
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will reopen its borders to international visitors beginning December 1.
The Cayman Islands will remain closed to cruise tourism for the remainder of 2020.
Cuba is hoping to reopen its airports as soon as July 1, but that date is dependent on the trend of the country’s COVID-19 cases. American Airlines plans to begin operating four daily flights from Miami to Havana on July 7.
Travelers from the US to Curacao will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
A negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival will be required.
Travelers are required to complete digital immigration card online prior to departure and digitally complete Passenger Locator Card (PLC) within 48 hours of departure and carry printed copy of document.
Health insurance is also required.
Dominica reopened for tourism on August 7, . Entry requirements include bringing a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours of departure.
Travelers must present clearance to travel obtained via Discover Dominica website and will undergo health assessment and temperature check on arrival.
All passengers will be given a rapid test on arrival at their own expense. If the rapid test is positive, a COVID-19 PCR test will be administered immediately and the traveler will await the results in a government approved facility at the travelers expense. If the rapid test is negative, the traveler will be transported to mandatory quarantine at a government operated quarantine facility or government-certified private property for a minimum of 5 days.
A COVID-19 PCR test will be administered for all visitors on Day 5 after arrival. If the result is positive, the traveler will be admitted to COVID Isolation Unit until released by an authorized health professional. Hospital feel will apply.
Americans have been allowed to travel to the Dominican Republic since July 1.
On July 30, less than one month after Dominican borders re-opened to international travelers, the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic announced visitors would need to present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or nasal swab test result recorded within five days of their arrival to travel freely within the country. Travelers who do not meet this requirement or show symptoms on arrival will be tested at the airport. Travelers who test positive will be quarantined “as instructed by authorities.”
The Dominican Republic has established a curfew, which began on Tuesday, July 21, as a result of increasing COVID-19 cases. The curfew will last for 20 days. In addition, the president of the Dominican Republic declared a 45-day State of Emergency from July 20, 2020.
As of September 15, visitors are no longer required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country. Non-invasive randomized tests, including a PCR breath test, will be utilized in lieu of the pre-arrival negative test requirement under the updated plan.
On. July 15 Grenada reopened for tourism to other Caribbean countries. On August 1, it reopened to visitors from the United States.
All travelers must complete, sign and submit a health declaration form and download and register on Grenada’s contact tracing app.
Travelers from high-risk countries will be allowed to travel to Grenada. However, they are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within seven days prior to arrival.
In addition to bringing a negative test, visitors will also be required to take another test within 48 hours of arrival. Travelers will need to quarantine at their own expense until the results come back negative, which typically takes between two and four days.
The United States is classified as a high-risk country.
Travel insurance is required.
Jamaica reopened for American tourists on June 15th.
All residents of the United States who are 12 years of age or over, are required to obtain a COVID-19 PCR test to submit a Travel Authorization application. Uploaded results using home test kits (ex. Pixel by LabCorp), along with antibody and antigen tests are NOT accepted. The sample should be collected WITHIN 10 days of the intended travel date to Jamaica, at a medical laboratory that is accredited by the relevant national health authorities.
This island is open to travel between Martinique and France only since Martinique is a French territory..
There’s currently no timetable on when travelers will be able to experience Montserrat without restrictions.
Puerto Rico officially began welcoming back tourists on July 15, but amid rising cases of the novel coronavirus in the mainland U.S., it has postponed some of those plans. Puerto Rico is now encouraging “essential travel” only.
Travelers are required to fill out a Travel Declaration Form, get a molecular COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before arrival and show proof of a negative result. Without a prior test, travelers will be required to take one at the airport and enter a 14-day quarantine. Travelers are also required to wear a face mask and complete a travel declaration form.
Puerto Rico reopened its beaches, casinos, gyms and theaters on September 12, following a recent drop in COVID-19 cases and related death.
Social-distancing guidelines must still be adhered to, including at public beaches and nature preserves, and masks must be worn whenever visitors are not in the water. Sports activities, such as beach volleyball, and other games competitions typically held on the sand are still prohibited.
An island-wide curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. is still in effect, although the previous 24-hour lockdown on Sundays will be lifted. Bars, clubs, discos and cafes remain closed, while restaurants, malls and retail shops are allowed to open at 50-percent capacity. Museums can now also operate at 50-percent capacity, but theatres, casinos and gym facilities are currently limited to 25-percent capacity.
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Kitts & Nevis visitors will reopen its borders to commercial air traffic in October and require visitors to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival.
Visitors will also be required to quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days, after which they will take another RT-PCR test. The traveler will be released from quarantine once a negative test result is received.
Saint Lucia reopened for US travelers on June 4th.
All arriving passengers must have a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 7 days before arriving in St. Lucia, and complete a Travel Registration Form. Hotel guests traveling from outside the designated travel bubble of low-risk Caribbean islands are required to remain on property for the duration of their stay except to participate in water-based excursions arranged by the hotel.
St. Maarten reopened for tourists from the Caribbean, Canada and Europe July 1, and American tourists on August 1.
All passengers must take a COVID-19 test and present proof of a negative result no more than 72 hours before arrival. Children who are 10 or younger do not need to take a COVID-19 test. Travelers must fill out a health declaration form and wear masks inside the airport at all times.
All travelers staying in St. Maarten must have proof of appropriate health insurance coverage. Additional travel insurance covering COVID-19 related expenses is strongly recommended.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing American tourists to visit.
U.S. travelers must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test result done no more than 7 days before arrival.
Visitors are also required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and must be booked in a Tourism Authority-approved hotel, where guests will be quarantined five nights. Travelers will be free to leave hotel property when rapid antibody or PCR test results return negative. Visitors will be retested between day 4 and 5 of quarantine.
Trinidad and Tobago
The reopening of Trinidad and Tobago’s borders would come in the sixth phase of the country’s strategic reopening plan, which began on May 11. Phase 3 is scheduled for June 7-June 20 assuming cases don’t jump, with additional phases taking effect later this summer.
Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands began welcoming travelers back on July 22.
Travelers need a negative COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited laboratory taken within five days of travel (the travel day does not count toward that period.) The test result is a requirement to obtain a TCI Assured Travel Authorization to enter the country.
Travel Insurance, which covers COVID-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and air ambulance, is also mandatory for arrivals to Turks and Caicos.
US Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands first began welcoming visitors back on June 1. But in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, the U.S. Virgin Islands closed its doors once again to leisure visitors, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.
The U.S. Virgin Islands will re-open its borders to international travelers beginning September 19, according to a statement on a government’s tourism website. Territory officials began allowing hotels and accommodation providers to accept new leisure travel reservations on September 12.
Under the new policy, all travelers to the territory arriving on or after September 19 will be required to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test result via an online portal designed to pre-screen visitors for coronavirus prior to arrival.
Visitors from U.S. states with COVID-19 positivity rates of more than 10 percent who arrive on or before September 18 will also be required to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. Travelers who have spent more than seven days in or are traveling from a highly impacted state will also be required to upload a negative test result if they arrive in the U.S. Virgin Islands on or before September 18.
Travelers who arrive without proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days, from the time of entry into the territory or the duration of the traveler’s stay, whichever is shorter.
Persons ordered to self-quarantine will be escorted directly from the airport to a Virgin Islands Department of Health-designated quarantine location and will be responsible for all associated costs, including transportation, lodging, food and medical care.
Visitors with temperature readings below 100.4°F who have received certification via the online portal or who also answer “no” to all questions on the COVID-19 Traveler Screening Questionnaire will be free to leave the airport and proceed with their visit.
Travelers with readings above 100.4°F will be escorted by the Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) and/or the Virgin Islands National Guard for purposes of quarantine and a second temperature screening. After a 10-minute break, health personnel will retake the passenger’s temperature.
Visitors whose temperatures remain at 100.4°F or above and/or have answered “yes” to any of the questions, will be subject to self-quarantine at the VIDOH’s designated quarantine location.
The U.S. and Canada’s land border is closed indefinitely. Recent reports indicate the border may not open until 2021.
You can drive through Canada from Washington State to Alaska, but you cannot make unnecessary stops.
Hawaii has a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone visiting the island until October 15. Starting October 15, visitors to the Hawaiian Islands will be able to bypass the state’s 14-day quarantine order by providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before their flight arrives the state.
Hawaii also requires all visitors to fill out its online “Safe Travels” application.
Mexico is open to U.S. travelers.
Officials in Costa Rica began welcoming back citizens from the United States on September 1. Costa Rica will only allow travelers from 19 states—Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Wyoming and Washington, D.C.—who are able to provide a driver’s license or equivalent government-issued ID to enter the nation.
Before entering, all tourists must fill out an online health questionnaire and present a negative PCR-RT test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in the country. Traveler’s medical insurance is also required.
Belize will look to welcome tourists back to its lush landscapes on Oct. 1. Travelers that provide certification of a negative test result from a COVID-19 PCR test done within 72 hours of travel, will be allowed immediate entry into Belize via a ‘fast track’ lane. Passengers that do not provide a negative COVID-19 test, must test upon arrival in Belize, at the passenger’s expense. A negative test result will allow entry into Belize. Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 at the Belize International Airport will be placed in mandatory quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days at the passenger’s expense.
You must also download the Belize Health app. After confirming your hotel reservation, you can upload your stay details and receive a personalized Q.R. code to enter Belize. Rental cars won’t be available during the initial reopening phase. Staying at a hotel or vacation villa with shuttle transit is a good idea.
Panama said it would reopen its borders to international visitors from all countries on Oct. 12, 2020. All incoming travelers, including Panamanians, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test upon arrival, which must be taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. If a passenger’s COVID-19 test was taken more than 48 hours from arrival, he or she will be mandated to take a rapid test at the airport prior to customs and are responsible for the cost, which will be approximately $30.
Passengers must also complete an electronic affidavit before checking-in to their flight, where they must agree to comply with all sanitary control measures outlined by the Ministry of Health. The affidavit will be available on the Visit Panama website, under COVID-19: Test Requirements and Travel Guidelines, beginning Oct. 10. It is not a requirement for visitors to have health insurance for entry, but it is recommended.
In the case of an elevated temperature, passengers will be subject to a rapid COVID-19 test at their expense and/or additional health screenings. If the test result is positive, the Panamanian government will facilitate a hotel stay at no cost to the traveler for a mandatory quarantine period of seven days at which time another test will be administered.
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently peaking in several countries throughout the continent: Argentina has banned commercial flights until September 2020, and Chile’s borders have remained closed since mid-March. Brazil is not accepting foreign visitors through at least July 29.
Brazil is still mostly off-limits to unessential travel for the rest of summer and potentially later. Effective July 29, 2020, foreign travelers staying for less than 90 days must have adequate health insurance valid in Brazil. You must present proof of insurance before boarding your flight in the United States or risk denial of entry.
Although European Union countries reopened to international travelers on July 1, it has barred Americans from entering for the time being due to this country’s high COVID-19 infection rate. However, there are still countries in Europe that Americans may visit.
Beginning June 8, travelers can enter the UK, but they must provide contact information and self-isolate for 14 days, or face fines.
Kosovo is open to visitors with no restrictions for COVID-19, although it is recommended that travelers have a negative test within four days of arrival.
On June 11, Turkey announced opening the majority of its international air, land, and sea borders; tourist travelers do not need any specific health documentation to enter/exit Turkey unless they are arriving for medical treatment. No quarantine is required.
U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Ukraine if they can demonstrate that they have medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the territory of Ukraine. U.S. citizens entering Ukraine will be required to enter into self-quarantine if the Ministry of Health considers the United States a country with high incidence of COVID-19.
As of June 26, according to the State Department, there are no requirements for a PCR test or isolation for entering North Macedonia. Skopje Airport reopened for flights on July 1 and Ohrid Airport followed on July 2. Travelers displaying symptoms of COVID-19 infection such as a fever of 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and coughing may not be permitted to enter the airport and board their flights.
All foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, may enter the Croatia for business, tourism, or other pressing personal reasons, if they provide relevant proof. For tourists, according to the Croatia Ministry of the Interior, it is necessary to present a confirmation of the reservation or paid accommodation in one of the accommodation facilities in the Republic of Croatia (e.g. confirmation of the reservation of accommodation of all accommodation providers, permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port, travel agency voucher, etc.). On July 10, Croatia updated the requirements to now include a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours, starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing.
Travelers whose test is older than 48 hours will be allowed to enter Croatia, but they will be issued a self-isolation order and will have to be tested again locally, at their own expense (approximately $230). Having an expired PCR test upon arrival will allow for a shortened period of time in self-isolation, pending a negative result of a local PCR test. Those who do not provide a negative PCR test upon arrival will be ordered to quarantine/self-isolate for at least seven days prior to taking a local PCR test. Travelers who fail to present a PCR test upon arrival and refuse to take a test locally will be ordered to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days. Self-isolation can be shortened to one week for travelers who take a COVID-19 test within 7 days after entering into Croatia and receive a negative test result.
After receiving a negative test locally, travelers will need to contact a local epidemiologist to clear them from self-isolation.
China and South Korea remain closed to outside visitors, and there is currently no indication on when it may open up to international tourists. Japan is considering letting in tourists from Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand in the upcoming months.
The Government of India passed a new order June 26, stating that air travel to and from India will be suspended until July 15, 2020.
Foreign travelers arriving in Cambodia need to pay a $3,000 deposit after getting to the airport to cover COVID-19 testing in addition to potential treatment.
Bali made it official that it will not reopen to foreign tourists for the remainder of 2020.
The Maldives began welcoming tourists on July 15, 2020. Starting July 28, 2020, the Maldives “New Normal” measures don’t require a mandatory negative test result or self-quarantine upon arrival. However, you must stay at an eligible hotel or resort accommodation. Maldivian authorities are conducting random Covid-19 tests upon arrival. You do not pay for this test if they choose you.
Only those exhibiting Covid-like symptoms must take a mandatory test and are subject to mandatory quarantine. All tourists must wear masks during their time on the Maldives. Inter-island travel and visiting the capital city of Male’ City are impermissible. If going on a safari, authorities recommend that your entire visit is for the safari and no other travel activities.
Thailand floats plan to welcome back international tourists in October. During a public forum, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the country is aiming to allow foreign tourists to enter the country through a program dubbed “Safe and Sealed.”
Tanzania reopened to international travel in June. According to the U.S. State Department website, all visitors entering Tanzania must present a valid COVID-19 certificate from an approved laboratory in a departure country tested within 72 hours before travel. They are also required to complete a health surveillance form on their inbound flight and turn it in upon arrival.
Morocco extended its state of emergency through Oct. 10. All regularly scheduled commercial flights to/from Morocco remain suspended, as do ferries to/from Spain.
Recently, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), the national airline of Morocco, officially announced that it is beginning to admit foreigners from all countries, whose citizens do not require an entry visa, into the country (this includes U.S citizens). The condition for entering the country is the presence of a hotel reservation or an invitation from a Moroccan company. It is also necessary to present a negative test result for COVID-19. According to the local press, tourists and business travelers will be able to visit Morocco starting from September 10.
International travelers were welcomed back to Kenya as of Aug. 1, according to the website for the U.S. embassy in Nairobi. Visitors’ temperatures must not exceed 99.5°F and they must not exhibit flu-like symptoms. Travelers (except those from California, Florida and Texas) will be exempted from quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 96 hours before travel. And while the country does not require a negative COVID-19 test result for entry, travelers should check to see whether their airline requires it as a condition for boarding.
Also be aware that Kenya has extended its nightly, 9 p.m.-to-4 a.m. curfew through August. After that time, you must present evidence of travel reservations for that night.
Commercial flights to Rwanda resumed on Aug. 1. Passengers arriving on commercial flights from, including those in transit, will be required to present a COVID-19 PCR negative test from a certified laboratory, taken within 72 hours of arriving in Rwanda. For passengers entering Rwanda, a second PCR test will be conducted upon arrival, with results delivered within eight to 24 hours during which time the travelers will remain in designated hotels at their own cost.
Namibia has reopened to tourists with international flights now operating to and from the country. Tourists with negative COVID-19 certificates issued within 72 hours of a passenger’s flight time can visit.
All travelers must complete a health questionnaire upon arrival. Temperature scanning will take place upon arrival and passengers showing any symptoms will be tested again for COVID-19 at the airport. All tourists must also obtain travel insurance that covers medical treatment and unexpected hotel stays and purchase a local mobile number that can be registered with Namibian authorities.
After arriving in Namibia, tourists must go directly from the airport to a hotel or accommodation that’s been approved by the Namibian Tourism Board and certified by the Ministry of Health. Once there, travelers must stay at least seven days in their first hotel or resort. A second COVID-19 test will be conducted on day five, and results will be returned on day seven. If these are negative, travelers can continue to explore the country and move freely to other hotels, campsites or accommodation.
South Africa is preparing to reopen its borders to travelers far sooner than originally expected, with international tourism set to resume on October 1.
As is the case in many recently reopened destinations, visitors to South Africa will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their departure to avoid quarantining for 14 days at their own expense. Travelers will also undergo temperature checks upon landing at airports. Additionally, visitors will need to download a mobile contact-tracing app and be expected to wear face-coverings in public.
It’s not yet clear whether the United States will be included in the list of countries approved for travel to South Africa next month
Australia the South Pacific
At the current time, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia.
Tahiti and French Polynesia, which reopened to international visitors on July 15, requires all visitors over six years of age who are arriving by air to present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within the 72 hours prior to their departure. Each adult must also fill out a digital entry form, in which they must attest that they have obtained the proper travel insurance, or personally assume all expenses related to cost of care including hospitalization, confinement, or repatriation, should the visitor fall ill during their stay.
Dubai opened its borders to international travelers on July 7. In order to travel, tourists must take a COVID-19 test within 96 hours of their flight and show the airline a negative result, according to its official tourism site. Otherwise, they will be tested on arrival and required to isolate while awaiting the results, which travelers say typically takes a few hours.
Travelers must also have health insurance covering COVID-19 or sign a declaration agreeing to cover the costs of treatment and isolation. They are also required to register their travel details in an app.