Open for Travel
Updated January 14, 2022
Where can Americans travel right now? This page will provide an overview of which countries are open to US travelers, as well as what restrictions are in place, including testing requirements, for entry and return.
List of Open Countries in Which We Have Trips:
- Argentina – proof of vaccination and testing required
- Croatia – testing required
- France – entry permitted with proof of vaccination, and signed statement that you have no COVID symptoms. See our update on France travel.
- Greece – proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required; passenger locator form also required. See our update on Greece travel.
- Italy – entry permitted with proof of vaccination (or of recovery from COVID), AND a negative test (See our update on Italy travel); passenger locator form also required
- Mexico – health screening required
- Peru – proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required
- Portugal – testing required, as is a passenger locator form
- Spain – proof of vaccination required, along with QR code generated through Spain Travel Health Portal. Starting February 1, 2022, proof of booster must also be provided unless 2nd dose of vaccine was within 270 days of arrival. (See our update on Spain travel.)
- Thailand – testing and proof of vaccination required; test must also be performed on arrival, with first night in government-approved hotel while awaiting the results
- Turkey – testing required along with entry form
- United Kingdom – the restrictions for the UK have recently changed, and US travelers are able to enter without quarantine with 1) proof of vaccination, AND 2) negative COVID PCR test within 72 hours. You may also be required to book and pay for a COVID PCR test 2 days after arrival, but that is a requirement that is currently being revised. You must also complete a passenger locator form.
- United States – open to US citizens and residents; open to foreign nationals starting Nov. 8, but must show proof of vaccination and negative COVID test
Please keep in mind that although these countries are open to US travelers, some tourist sites may remain closed, and other restrictions may be in place. Contact us for the current status of our tours in these countries.
Additionally, many (but not all) countries in Europe have instituted restrictions whereby you must show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test in order to enter public spaces (including museums, restaurants, etc.). This means that traveling to Europe as a vaccinated traveler will be infinitely easier than as an unvaccinated traveler. It may still possible to go as an unvaccinated traveler, but for most destinations it is not advised. Please consult the up-to-date information for your particular destination at the embassy links below.
What Is Considered Proof of Vaccination?
The CDC vaccination card is accepted as proof of vaccination.
List of Countries Currently Closed
- Israel – had reopened, but has temporarily closed again due to the Omicron variant
- Morocco – new travel ban instituted November 30 expected to last through January 2022.
Please note that although we will do our utmost to ensure accuracy and keep the information up-to-date, we take no responsibility for the accuracy or inaccuracy of the information provided here. The best source for any country is that country’s own website.
If you are not a US traveler, you should consult reopen.europa.eu/en for information on what European countries are open to you, or the websites of individual countries if not traveling to Europe.
For information on requirements for returning to the US from other countries, please see the State Department website at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html
Currently, the requirements for re-entry to the United States from a foreign country (not another US State or territory) are as follows:
“Starting on December 6, air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.
“If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel)..” (COVID-19 Country Information, Travel.State.Gov)
On any of our tours, we will help schedule and get you to an authorized testing site to complete this requirement for return to the U.S. (cost of test is paid locally), or you may want to get an “at-home” test that you can complete in your hotel room. All that is needed for this is the test itself and an internet connection.
We have had several travelers already to Europe in the past couple of months, and fortunately there have been no issues with getting the proper test and results for the return flight to the U.S.
For more information on the current COVID situation in the countries where we operate tours, including entry/exit requirements, testing availability, vaccine status, and country-specific restrictions, please see:
- Argentina: https://ar.usembassy.gov/covid-19/
- Cambodia: https://kh.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
- Croatia: https://hr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/
- France: https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ as well as https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/ and https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19
- Greece: https://gr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ and https://www.mfa.gr/en/current-affairs/statements-speeches/welcome-to-greece.html
- India: https://in.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
- Israel: https://il.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
- Italy: https://it.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ and https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html
- Mexico: https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
- Morocco: https://ma.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
- Peru: https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
- Portugal: https://pt.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
- Spain: https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ and https://www.spth.gob.es/faq?tab=2
- Thailand: https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/ and https://thaiembdc.org/visas/
- Turkey: https://tr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/
- United Kingdom: https://uk.usembassy.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-information/ and https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
- Vietnam: https://vn.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
Please see information on our “Worry-Free Trips” and Special Flexible Booking Terms.
And of course, contact us with questions!