Global Travel Advisory: Where Can Americans Travel

Dec 1, 2020 | Global

Last Updated: November 30, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases around the world spikes, Americans may find their international travel plans impeded by closed borders, cancelled flights, quarantines and testing. Many countries are still barring all U.S. citizens from entering their borders, or have entry restrictions. Also, The Center for Disease Control advises all Americans returning from travel to avoid contact with others for at least 14 days upon arrival.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

WR maintains a Global Travel Advisory for American travelers on our COVID-19 Resource page.  Due to the evolving and unpredictable nature of the global pandemic, please be advised that COVID-19 related travel restrictions and procedures change frequently.  The following information does not constitute legal advice and is subject to change at the local and national level at any time.  For global immigration advice, please schedule a consultation with WR’s Global Immigration Director, Vivian Zhu.

Albania

  • No test results required, but expect a health screening – you will be tested if any symptoms present.
  • No quarantine required.
  • Movement restrictions from 10:00pm – 6:00am
  • Face masks are required in public.
  • Restaurants and cafes are open, but are prohibited from operating between 10:00pm and 6:00am (delivery services are allowed at all times).

Armenia

  • 14-day quarantine, or you must submit to COVID-19 test upon arrival.
  • DOS has issued a Level Three Travel Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider traveling to Armenia.
  • No curfew or travel restrictions currently in place.
  • Visitors are asked to submit to a COVID test within 72 hours of entering the country, however, it is not explicitly required.
  • Quarantine is required if test is positive or if symptoms present.
  • Face masks are required.

Anguilla

  • Limited entry permitted. American visitors can apply for entry into Anguilla using the Visitor Application Form. An electronic travel authorization will be issued to email address if the application is successful.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Negative COVID test within 3-5 days of arrival is required; travelers will also be tested on the 10th day of their visit (if applicable).
  • Proof of health insurance is required.
  • Quarantine of at least 10 days at government approved facility

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Negative COVID-19 test no more than 7 days prior to flight required.
  • Curfew is in effect from 11 pm to 5 am.
  • Interstate travel restrictions are in place.
  • Mask are required in all public spaces.

Aruba

  • Travelers from the following US states must submit a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before their flight. Test results must be uploaded online at least 12 hours before departure: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota. Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • Travelers from states not listed above can also choose to pre-pay for a test to be completed upon arrival.
  • Health insurance is required.
  • Curfew is in place from 12 midnight to 5 am.

Bahamas

  • Travel Health Visa Application and negative COVID-19 test are required.
  • Mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers.
  • Year-long visa is readily offered to remote workers.

Bangladesh

  • COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to travel is required.
  • Mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Barbados

  • Travelers must take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to departure and present the negative results at the airport.
  • Quarantine required at a designated holding hotel or government facility upon entry.
  • Masks required at airport. Also expect health screenings at point of entry.

Belarus

  • Covid-19 test and quarantine are not required.
  • Health screenings are in place at the airports.

Bermuda

  • Traveler must show a negative COVID-19 test no more than 7 days prior to departure.
  • Must fill out travel authorization online and pay a $75 fee
  • Travelers will also be tested upon arrival and must quarantine at their hotel until results are available.
  • Travelers are tested every few days while in country.
  • Travelers must perform temperature checks twice per day and report results online. Restaurants and beaches are open with social distancing requirements.

Botswana

  • Travelers are allowed in with a negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Travelers who do not meet test requirements will be tested and quarantined at their own expense.
  • Health screenings are in place at points of entry.
  • No curfew is in place.
  • Travel is restricted, with permits being required to travel freely.

Brazil

  • Department of State has issued a DO NOT TRAVEL advisory for U.S. citizens.
  • Entry via airports is permitted.
  • COVID-19 test is not required.
  • Health screenings are required.
  • No quarantine is required.
  • Must submit proof of health insurance for the entire period of the trip with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Brazilian reais.

British Virgin Islands

  • S. citizens are not permitted to enter the country unless explicitly granted permission.
  • Negative test is required, taken at least 5 days prior to travel.
  • Starting December 1, all new arrivals will be required to test upon entering. Four days after arrival, a second test is required, and if negative, no travel limitations will be imposed.
  • Curfew is in effect.
  • A 14 day quarantine is required.

Cambodia

  • $2,000 travel deposit required before entering the country; if a traveler tests negative for COVID-19, they will only pay $165 (the amount of the test itself).
  • Traveler must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours from departure.
  • Purchase a local health insurance package
  • Travelers will also be tested upon arrival and must quarantine until results are available. If a passenger on an arriving flights tests positive for COVID-19, all passengers must quarantine for 14 days at a location determined by Cambodian authorities.

Canada

  • Eligible American foreign workers, immediate family members of a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act can travel to Canada.
  • Immediate family members of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident must be staying in Canada for at least 15 days.
  • All other foreign nationals must be traveling for essential (non-discretionary, non-optional) purposes; standard is high. In addition, they must be traveling directly from the US or exempt from the travel restrictions.
  • Mandatory COVID-19 screening at port of entry and 14-day quarantine plan.

Colombia

  • Land and water borders are closed; the only entry is permitted by air.
  • Health screening at points of entry is in place.
  • No curfew is in effect.
  • No quarantine is required.
  • No restrictions on travel.

Costa Rica

  • All U.S. citizens can enter Costa Rica via air.
  • U.S. citizen tourists from these states wishing to enter Costa Rica must complete a digital epidemiological health pass, obtain a negative PCR-RT coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of their departure from the United States, and purchase travel insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19.  U.S. tourist must also demonstrate, via a valid driver’s license or State ID card, that they live in one of the authorized states.
  • U.S. Citizens from any state who meet Ministry of Health criteria are able to enter Costa Rica on commercial flights from designated international flight departure points, which currently include Frankfurt, Germany and Madrid, Spain.  However, they must demonstrate they have remained at that designated departure point for 14 days prior to their flight.
  • Negative COVID-19 test NOT required, however expect health screens at point of entry.

Croatia

  • Travelers must show proof of a hotel reservation or other accommodation upon entry.
  • No quarantine required if a negative COVID-19 test no older than 48 hours from departure is presented.
  • Negative test required for entry.
  • Face masks are required.
  • All public gatherings are required to end at 22:00.
  • Must fill out entry form online.

Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Masks are required.
  • Negative test required for entry.
  • Health screening is in place at points of entry.
  • No curfew is in place.

Dominican Republic 

  • Travelers must submit an online health questionnaire at least 24 hours prior to arrival.
  • Rapid Covid-19 tests are performed on randomly selected travelers.
  • Curfew from 9 pm to 5 am.

Ecuador

  • No quarantine is required if a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 10 days before arrival can be presented, and traveler is symptom free upon arrival.
  • If a traveler does not have a negative test, then they can be tested upon arrival and must quarantine at their hotel until results are available.

Egypt

  • 14 day quarantine period is required.
  • All arrivals to Egypt are required to have a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry.
  • Health screens are in place at points of entry.
  • Restrictions on travel are in place.

Ethiopia

  • Negative COVID-19 test required for entry.
  • Expect health screenings.
  • Mandatory 14-day quarantine.

French Polynesia

  • Must show negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours from departure.
  • Travelers must have a travel insurance policy.
  • Travelers must perform a self-sampling surveillance test on the 4th day of their stay.

French West Indies

  • Face masks are required.
  • A negative test is required, taken within 120 hours of departure to the French West Indies.
  • Travel is restricted between islands with exceptions made for special circumstances.
  • Guadeloupe and Martinique are not allowing U.S. visitors.

Ghana

  • Accra Kotoka International Airport reopened for regular international passenger travel on September 1, 2020. Ghana’s land and sea borders remain closed.
  • Negative COVID-19 test required for entry.
  • Upon arrival, each traveler age five and over must undergo a COVID-19 test conducted at the airport. The test carries a $150 fee per person. Each traveler must pay the fee online. at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/and present proof of payment to the airline prior to boarding.
  • No mandatory quarantine if COVID test is negative.

Haiti

  • International airport in Port-au-Prince remains open.
  • Health screens in place at points of entry.
  • Must self-declare COVID-19 health status.
  • Mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Face masks are required.

Honduras

  • Negative COVID-19 test and mandatory quarantine required.
  • Curfew and interstate travel restrictions are in place.

Ireland

  • Covid-19 test not required.
  • There are restrictions on movement and 14 day self-isolation.

Jamaica

  • Must request a travel authorization and upload proof of a negative PCR test.
  • Mandatory 14 day quarantine.
  • Curfew in place for all.

Kenya

  • Arriving U.S. passengers are permitted to enter if the conditions are met: 1) The passenger does not have a body temperature above 37.5°C (99.5°F); 2) The passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms; 3) The passenger has a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test conducted within 96 hours of arrival.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Curfew is in effect.
  • No mandatory quarantine.

Kosovo

  • A negative test is required for entry, taken within 72 hours prior to entry.
  • Self isolation is required for 7 days.
  • Curfew is in place.

Maldives

  • No negative test results required; random testing done at airports.
  • Travelers with no COVID-19 symptoms do not have to quarantine.
  • Must have confirmed booking before arrival.
  • Must submit online health declaration within 24 hours of departure.
  • Curfew in place.

Macedonia

  • No COVID-19 test required.
  • No quarantine required.
  • Indoor bars and restaurants are open.
  • Health screens at point of entry are to be expected.

Malta

  • No U.S. citizens are allowed in for discretionary travel, with an exception of entering through an approved corridor country, only if they have isolated for 14 days.
  • Health screenings are in place at points of entry.
  • No negative test is required for entry.

Mexico

  • Non-essential travel through land border between the United States and Mexico remains closed through December 21.
  • Travel to Mexico via airports is permitted.
  • Travelers should expect temperature checks and other screenings upon arrival.

Montenegro

  • Travel permitted with negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) not older than 72 hours or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic testnot older than 72 hours.
  • No mandatory quarantine.
  • Curfew is in effect.
  • Face masks are required.

Namibia

  • U.S. citizens must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before entering Namibia.
  • No mandatory quarantine.

Nepal

  • New arrivals must quarantine for 2 – 14 days, depending on point of entry.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Negative test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival is required for entry.

North Macedonia

  • Health screenings are in place at points of entry.
  • No negative test required for entry.
  • No movement restrictions.
  • No quarantines in place.

Panama

  • Face masks are required.
  • Curfew is in place.
  • Movement restrictions are in place, but vary by province.
  • Negative COVID test required for entry – taken within 48 hours prior to traveling to Panama.
  • If evidence of a test is not provided, entrants are required to take on at the airport.
  • Positive tests require a 14 day quarantine or until a test shows negative.
  • Health screens are in place at points of entry.

Peru

  • Face masks are required.
  • Leaving Peru does not require a negative COVID test, however a negative test is required for entry.
  • Negative test must be no more than 72 hours old.
  • Health screenings are in place at points of entry.
  • Curfew is in effect.
  • Temporary foreign residence is offered to foreigners in the country.

Puerto Rico

  • Masks are required.
  • Negative test required – no more than 72 hours old for entry.

Rwanda

  • Travelers must present proof of negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 120 hours before flight.
  • Must quarantine for 24 hours in a hotel and undergo a 2nd test. If 2nd test is negative, traveler can leave quarantine. Must fill out passenger locator form.
  • All travelers must test negative before leaving Rwanda.
  • Nightly curfew in effect; restrictions on interstate travel.
  • Restaurants, hotels, and shops open to visitors with a negative COVID-19 test.

Saint Lucia

  • Must have negative COVID-19 test within 7 days of arrival.
  • Must complete pre-arrival registration form.
  • Must undergo temperature check upon arrival.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Curfew not in effect, but it is advised to stay in between 9:00pm and 5:00am.

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

  • Travelers must complete pre-arrival form online.
  • Travelers must show negative COVID-19 test within 5 days of arrival or undergo a test upon arrival.
  • Must be retested upon arrival and remain in quarantine until test results are processed.

Serbia

  • Covid-19 health monitoring required.
  • Screening required when entering through certain border countries.
  • Masks required in all indoor locations as well as outdoors when social distancing is not feasible.
  • There is a ban on public gatherings of more than 5 people.
  • Curfew effective after 6:00pm for bars, restaurants, cafes, stores, supermarkets, theaters, and cinemas.

South Africa

  • Face masks are required.
  • Negative test required to gain entry, taken not more than 72 hours from time of departure to South Africa.
  • Health and temperature screenings are in place at points of entry.
  • Curfew is in place.
  • Quarantine is not required if test is negative.

South Korea

  • A negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry depending on point of departure, visa status, nationality, and other factors. Generally speaking, U.S. citizens traveling to Korea from the United States as tourists on the 90-day visa-waiver program do not need a COVID-19 test prior to travel but will be tested upon arrival in Korea and may be subject to quarantine in government facilities at their own expense.
  • Mandatory 14 day quarantine
  • Face masks are required.

Tanzania

  • Negative Covid-19 test required for entry.
  • Travelers must fill out a health surveillance form on flight.
  • No quarantine required.

Turkey

  • No COVID-19 test/quarantine required unless you show symptoms
  • Travelers must undergo a temperature check upon arrival.
  • Masks must be worn in public areas.
  • Must have medical insurance.
  • Must complete a health screening questionnaire.
  • Restaurants are open, but patrons are not allowed to dine in person.
  • Retail establishments are open with limited hours.
  • Foreigners in country temporarily for tourism are exempt from curfews and travel permit requirements.

Uganda

  • Entry is permitted with a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Health and temperature screenings at point of entry are in place.
  • A negative test is required for departure – taken not more than 120 hours prior to leaving the country.
  • Curfew is in place.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Quarantine is not required.

United Arab Emirates

  • (Dubai) Must download and register using city’s COVID-19 DXB app
  • Must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test no more than 4 days old or get tested upon arrival.
  • Mandatory quarantine.
  • Travelers arriving into Abu Dhabi are required to wear a GPS bracelet for 14 days.
  • Restaurants are open with restrictions.

United Kingdom

  • No tourist visa needed for visits less than 6 months.
  • No COVID-19 testing required.
  • No health screenings at point of entry.
  • Mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Starting in December, England will only require 5-day quarantine upon arrival if the passenger has a negative COVID-19 test result.

Zambia

  • Negative test required for entry – must be performed within 14 days of entering Zambia.
  • Health screens are in place at points of entry.

Zimbabwe

  • A 14 day quarantine is required.
  • A negative test performed within 48 hours of arrival is required.
  • Masks are required.

 

For assistance with international travel during the covid-19 pandemic, please contact Vivian Zhu, Director of Global Immigration at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP.

Vivian Zhu Contact

Office: 310-570-4088

Email: vzhu@wolfsdorf.com

 

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