What Countries Are Opening Up in September to Americans

COVID-19 threw a wrench in travel plans both international and domestic. Many of us were forced to reschedule or cancel vacation plans without knowing when we could eventually take our trips. The ability to travel overseas as an American is especially up in the air right now; a number of countries have specifically forbidden visitors from the U.S. due to health and safety risks. Fortunately for those impatient to get on with their jet setting, some countries are reopening soon or have already reopened to people coming from the United States. If you’re ready to go abroad ASAP, check our list to find out what countries are opening up to Americans in September.

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Armenia: Armenia is open to U.S. travelers on essential business only.

Croatia: U.S. travelers can enter Croatia with a recent (within 48 hours) negative. COVID-19 test or without a test if they take one upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days.

Greece: Greece is hoping to reopen to American tourists beginning in Septemeber, but no official decision has been made.

Hungary: Americans can enter Hungary after undergoing a health check and quarantining for 14 days.

Ireland: U.S. visitors are able to enter if they self-isolate for two weeks, but the country is not encouraging tourism at the moment.

Serbia: Americans are allowed to enter Serbia with no quarantine restrictions at this time.

Slovenia: Slovenia is open to U.S. visitors with mandatory health checks and self-quarantine guidelines.

Turkey: Turkey is open to Americans but the U.S. state department advises traveling with caution.

United Kingdom: American travelers can enter the U.K. but must quarantine for 14 days or be fined.

Ukraine: Americans are welcome, but will be required to undergo a health-check, download a contact tracing app, and isolate for 24 hours upon arrival.

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Thailand: Thailand is semi-open to U.S. travelers, with a travel advisory from the U.S. State Department in place to discourage visits.

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Central and South America

Belize: Belize is open to U.S. travelers, but there are strict protocols in place and direct flights have not yet reopened.

Costa Rica: Costa Rica is allowing U.S. tourists from a limited list of states and who have a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours.

El Salvador: There are no direct flights to El Salvador, but U.S. visitors are technically allowed to enter after completing the mandated quarantine period.

Brazil: Brazil is allowing U.S. travelers in, but you might have a tough time returning home. Due to the high number of coronavirus cases in the country, the U.S. is imposing strict reentry regulations on American citizens coming from Brazil.

Ecuador: Ecuador is technically open to U.S. visitors, but the embassy is discouraging travel.

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Antigua and Barbuda: Tourist from the U.S. are allowed in Antigua and Barbuda, but must follow the mask and social-distancing guidelines in place. Some attractions and activities still remain closed.

Aruba: Aruba is completely open to U.S. travelers.

Barbados: Barbados is open to Americans with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Visitors must also fill out a symptom tracking card, undergo a health check, and pay for their own quarantine accommodations until a negative result comes back.

Dominica: Dominica is allowing American visitors with a negative test taken within 72 hours and requires a note from a medical professional clearing the visitor for travel. Tourists must also comply with local health and safety protocols.

Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic is open to U.S. visitors and is conducting random health checks upon arrival.

Haiti: Due to current conditions in Haiti, tourism is not recommended. U.S. citizens can travel to Haiti but must quarantine for 14 days and complete a health declaration form.

Jamaica: Jamaica is open for U.S. travel, but the U.S. State Department is currently advising against visiting the country for the time being.

Saint Lucia: U.S. visitors with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours, and a negative PCR test taken within 7 days can enter Saint Lucia. They must complete a 14-day quarantine and comply with all local regulations.

Turks and Caicos: Travelers from the U.S. can come to Turks and Caicos with a negative PCR test taken within 5 days of entry and a completed travel authorization form.

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French Polynesia: U.S. visitors hoping to visit French Polynesia must submit a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure, take a test upon arrival, present proof of international travel insurance, and comply with local guidelines.

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Middle East

United Arab Emirates: United Arab Emirates (Dubai) is open to U.S. tourists with restrictions including a recent (within 96 hours) negative PCR test, health screening upon arrival, international travel insurance, and downloading a contract tracing app.

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Egypt: Egypt is welcoming U.S. travelers with a negative PCR test.

Kenya: U.S. visitors are allowed to enter Kenya.

Namibia: Namibia is open to U.S. travelers with restrictions in place, including a negative COVID-19 test.

Rwanda: American tourists can freely travel to Rwanda, though some attractions in the country remain closed.

Seychelles: Seychelles is allowing U.S. visitors with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours, and they must present proof of where they’re staying.

Tanzania: Tanzania is fully open to all tourists, including Americans.

Uganda: There are no travel restrictions to U.S. travelers wishing to enter Uganda, but there is a U.S. State Dept. advisory encouraging Americans to reconsider visiting this country due to COVID-19, crime, and kidnappings.

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