Which Countries Are Opening For Travel?

Updated: December 4, 2020 9:41 AM Mountain Time

About: The Pomelo Travel team has compiled a list of every country in the world that is open, or opening for tourism. It’s exciting! Things are changing very quickly, and countries all over the world are starting to make serious plans to welcome tourists.  The following information is for US passport holders.  Did we miss something? Suggest corrections or submit additional information here. 

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Table Key:

Green – Open For Travel
Yellow – Opening Soon
Red – Do Not Travel

US Department of State Travel Advisories *

Important disclaimer:  This information is subject to change, and could change rapidly depending on the spread of COVID-19. Make travel plans accordingly. Booking through most airlines is flexible right now, meaning that if conditions change after booking you should be able to easily reschedule.

The List:

OPEN FOR TRAVEL:

Albania*

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

Antigua and Barbuda*

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

Armenia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Aruba *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Bahrain *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Barbados *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here, here and here.

Belarus *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

Belize *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here, here here or here.

Bermuda *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Bosnia and Herzegovina *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Brazil *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

British Virgin Islands *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

Cambodia *

Open to international travel, but with harsh restrictions, including a $2000 deposit for incoming travelers. For more information, please click here.

Chile *

May open December 1st. For more information, please click here.

Colombia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here

Costa Rica *

Open for tourism without a test. For more information, please click here, here, and here.

Croatia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here. New website for tourists here.

Cuba *

Open for travel. Havana opening Nov. 15th. For more information, please click here and here.

Democratic Republic of the Congo *

Open for Tourism with a visa. For more information, please click here.

Dominica *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

Dominican Republic *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here, here

Ecuador *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Egypt *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

El Salvador *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Ethiopia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

French Polynesia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here 

Ghana *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Grenada *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

Guadeloupe *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here or here.

Guatemala *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here or here.

Haiti *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Honduras *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Jamaica *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here, here and here.

Kenya *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Kosovo *

Open to tourism. However, despite being open to tourists, the Embassy strongly suggests US visitors cancel or postpone any travel plans to Kosovo this summer. For more information, please click here and here.

Lebanon *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

Liberia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Maldives *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Martinique *

Open for Tourism. For more information, please click here or here. 

Mexico *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here, here, here and here.

Montenegro *

Open to US with negative PCR test. For more information, please click here 

Namibia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Nicaragua *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here or here.

Nigeria *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

North Macedonia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here

Oman *

Open for tourism with restrictions. For more information, please click here.

Pakistan *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here

Panama *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

Peru *

Open for tourism. Machu Picchu open. For more information, please click here and here 

Puerto Rico

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Rwanda *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Saint Barths *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Saint Kitts and Nevis*

Open for tourism with some restrictions. For more information, please click here and here.

Saint Lucia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here, here and here.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

São Tomé and Príncipe *

Open for international travel. For more information, please click here.

Serbia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Senegal *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Sierra Leone *

Open for international travel. For more information, please click here.

St. Maarten *

Open for tourism. For more information, click here.

Tanzania *

Open for tourism.  For more information, please click here.

Tunisia *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Turkey *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here,  here and here.

Turks and Caicos *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Uganda *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Ukraine *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

United Arab Emirates *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Zambia *

Opening for tourism. For more information, please click here.

Zimbabwe *

Open for tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

OPENING SOON or OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS:

Anguilla *

Open for tourism with neg. test and 10-day quarantine. For more information, please click here.

Bolivia *

International airport open. Country still under quarantine. For more information, please click here and here.

Bonaire*

Open for tourism but with strict requirements. For more information, please click here.

Canada

Border closed to US until December 21st. For more information, please click here, here, here and here.

Cayman Islands 

Soft opening October 1st, with heavy restrictions. For more information, please click here and here.

Chad

Open for some travel with a 7-day quarantine. For more information, please click here or here.

Curacao *

Open to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and Florida. For more information, please click here and here.

India

Air bubble with the US, but not open for tourism yet. For more information, please click here and

here.

Ireland *

Open to the US with new rules for quarantine. For more information, please click here

Italy

Open with heavy restrictions. For more information, please click here 

Sicily to provide subsidized travel.

Jordan

Open for tourism with restrictions. For more information, please click here and here.

Kuwait

Open for tourism with restrictions. For more information, please click here and here

Malta

Open for US only with special permission through email or if you have visited an approved country for at least 14 days prior. For more information, please click here or here 

Paraguay

International flights have resumed. Tourism still unclear. For more information, please click here.

Singapore

Open for some business travel. For more information, please click here

Slovenia *

Open with neg test and 10-day quarantine. For more information, please click here.

South Africa *

Open for tourism, but not to the U.S. For more information, please click here.

South Korea *

Open for tourism with 14-day quarantine. For more information, please click here.

*Sri Lanka

Possibly opening for tourism mid August (opening delayed). For more information, please click here.

Thailand *

Open for extended stay tourists starting October 1, 2020. For more information, please click here, here, here and here 

The Bahamas *

Open for tourism with restrictions. For more information, please click  hereherehere or here.

United Kingdom *

Open for tourism with a 14 day quarantine. There is no ban on incoming flights, but there remains strict quarantine rules. For more information, please click here, here, here, here and here.

Do Not Travel:

Afghanistan

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Algeria

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Andorra

Closed to  the US. For more information, please click here.

Angola

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Argentina

Open to 5 neighboring countries. For more information, please click here.

Australia 

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Azerbaijan

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Bangladesh

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Belgium

Closed to international travel. For more information, please click here.

Benin

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Bhutan

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Botswana

Closed back down, for more information, please click here and here

Brunei

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Bulgaria

Closed to U.S. citizens. For more information, please click here.

*Burkina Faso

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Burma

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Burundi

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Cameroon

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Canada

Land border closed to US travel. For more information, please click here here and here 

Cape Verde

Closed to the US and international tourism. For more information, please click here and here.

*Central African Republic

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

China

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Comoros

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Cote d’Ivoire

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Cyprus

Closed to the US. Virus incentives here. For more information, please click here and here.

Czech Republic

Open to international travel, but not open to Americans yet. For more information, please click herehere and here.

Denmark

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Djibouti

International airport open. For more information, please click here.

Equatorial Guinea

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Eritrea

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Estonia

Closed to the US. For more information, please click here.

Eswatini

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Fiji

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Finland

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

France

French borders will remain closed to non-European Union countries until at least June 15th and a  mandatory, 14-day quarantine for those entering the country until July 24th. For more information, please click here and here.

French Guiana

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

French West Indies 

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Gabon

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Georgia

Closed to the US. For more information, please click here.

Germany

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here and here

Greece

Open to travel, except American tourists. For more info, please click here and here,

Guinea

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Guinea-Bissau

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Guyana

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Hong Kong

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Hungary

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Iceland 

Closed to the US. For more information, please click here and here.

Indonesia (Bali)

Not open for tourism until 2021. For more information, please click here.

*Iran

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Iraq

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Israel

Closed to Americans for travel until further notice. For more information, please click here and here

Japan

Open to some Asian countries, not including US. For more information, please click herehere and here.

Kazakhstan

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Kiribati

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Kyrgyzstan

Closed to US. For more information, please click here.

Laos

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Latvia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Lesotho

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Libya

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Liechtenstein

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Lithuania

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Luxembourg

Closed to American travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Macau

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Madagascar

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Malawi

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Malaysia

Closed to international travel, with a few exceptions. For more information, please click here and here.

*Mali

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Marshall Islands

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Mauritania

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Mauritius

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Micronesia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Moldova

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Mongolia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Montserrat

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Morocco

Just reimposed lock down. Closed to tourism until further notice. For more information, please click here,

Mozambique 

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Nauru

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here

Nepal

Closed until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Netherlands

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

New Caledonia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

New Zealand

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Niger

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*North Korea

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

North Macedonia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Norway

Closed to U.S. travel. For more information, please click here.

Palau

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Papua New Guinea

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Philippines

Closed to international travel until further notice.For more information, please click here.

Poland

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here or here.

Portugal

Closed to US. For more information, please click here.

Qatar

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Republic of the Congo

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Romania

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Russia

Closed to US tourism. For more information, please click here.

Samoa

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Saudi Arabia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Scotland

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

 Seychelles

Opened August 1st for select countries (excluding the U.S.). For more information, please click here

Slovakia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Soloman Islands

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Somalia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*South Sudan

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Spain

Open for tourism (except US tourists). For more information, please click here or here.

*Sudan 

International flights suspended til October 10th. For more information, please click here.

Suriname

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

 Sweden

Open to other countries in the EU, but no American tourists allowed until further notice. For more information, please click herehere or here.

Switzerland

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Syria

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Taiwan

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Tajikistan

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here

The Gambia

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

The Kyrgyz Republic

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Timor-Leste

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Togo

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here

Tonga

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Trinidad and Tobago

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Turkmenistan

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Tuvalu

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Uruguay

Closed to international travel until at least 2021. For more information, please click here.

Uzbekistan

Closed to US but open for tourism to other nations October 1st. For more information, please click here

Vanuatu

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

*Venezuela

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

Vietnam

E-Visa applications are available but the country’s borders are still closed. For more information, please click here, here and here.

*Yemen

Closed to international travel until further notice. For more information, please click here.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS and SOURCES

https://www.journeysinternational.com/border-report-which-countries-are-open-for-travel-updated-weekly/

https://blog.wego.com/international-reopening/

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

https://www.usembassy.gov/

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/reopening-soon-a-country-by-country-guide-to-coronavirus-recovery/

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/europe-summer-coronavirus-tourism/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/may/18/europe-holidays-which-european-countries-are-easing-coronavirus-travel-restrictions-lockdown-measures

https://bb.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

https://www.businessinsider.com/travel-warnings-us-state-department-2019-6#turkey-level-3-reconsider-travel-12

https://www.traveloffpath.com/aruba-reopening-to-international-tourists-tentatively-

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-travel-restrictions-border-shutdowns-country-200318091505922.htmlby-july-1st/

https://blog.wego.com/international-reopening/