Are you fully vaccinated and curious about where you can travel?
There are a few countries that have recently opened, or plan to open, within the next few months to fully vaccinated U.S. tourists. Most of these countries require specific information that is available the COVID-19 vaccination card that you receive after vaccination. Once you have proof of that information, some countries will allow you to visit without as many restrictions! Of course, it’s important to remember that you also have to be fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks before visiting most of these countries.
We’ve put together a list of places where you can travel if you’re ready. These countries are also ready to kick start their tourism industries and hope to do it in the safest possible way. Please keep in mind that this information is subject to change and the requirements can change quickly. As always, double check with official sources in addition to the information that we provide here. Have fun traveling safely!
Where can you go?
No COVID-19 test required to travel to Belize if you’ve had the full dose of one of the government-approved vaccines (meaning both shots, or one shot in the case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) at least two weeks before travel to Belize.
This site will give you helpful information about what travel is like right now in Belize. There is a nightly curfew from 10pm- 5am that is in place everyday. As well, as with every other foreign country, U.S. travelers must obtain a negative COVID test at a government-approved location before returning to the U.S. You can find those locations here. You can also find additional information about tourism in Belize on their official tourism site.
If you’re planning to go, you can download and fill out the required information in the Belize Health App within 72-hours of arriving.
Proof of vaccination needed upon arrival. Unvaccinated travelers are still required to present a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arrival, take a follow-up test after 3 days, and complete an application form. This information and additional details can be found on the US Embassy in Georgia website.
Although visitors to Ecuador can bypass quarantine with proof of vaccine, they must also provide a negative PCR test taken within 10 days of arrival or an Antigen Covid-19 test result taken within 3 days of arrival.
Children less than 2 years old are exempt from all requirements.
Although a province of Ecuador, if traveling to the Galapagos, there’s an additional testing requirement. Negative PCR test results must be within 96 hours of travel to the archipelago even if visitors are already in Ecuador.
Travelers to Iceland are exempt from entry testing and quarantine requirements if you provide your CDC certificate of vaccination (card). As well, visitors must fill out this form 72 hours before arriving in Iceland. Here are some additional details.
US Travelers can also enter with proof of previous Covid-19 infection.
Children born in 2005 and later are exempt from the quarantine if the people they travel with are not required to quarantine. Children will still be tested upon arrival. Information for children can be found here.
You can travel to Guatemala without quarantining if you provide proof of vaccination (completed at least 2 weeks before arrival), a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival, or proof of recovery from Covid-19 within 3 months of arrival. All visitors must also fill out this health pass form.
Children under 10 are exempt from Covid-19 entry-related requirements.
On May 10th, vaccinated travelers will be able to more easily enter Cyprus and skip all testing requirements. Cyprus considers the date the vaccine was fully administered as valid. No need to wait 2 weeks.
Complete a Cyprus Flight Pass 24 hours before departure (upload Covid-19 test results or upload proof of vaccination after May 10th).
Provide proof of a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure if not vaccinated.
Upon arrival, travelers will receive another PCR test at their own expense for 30 Euros if not vaccinated.
Children under 12 years old don’t need to test.
Proof of full vaccination for more than 15 days before arrival in Lebanon will keep you out of quarantine as well as proof of having already tested positive for Covid-19 more than 15 days before arrival (positive antibody test result).
Travelers under 12 are also exempt and do not need to quarantine or test upon arrival.
For travelers that don’t meet the above exceptions, a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours before travel to Lebanon is still required as well as some additional entry requirements. Another test will be given upon arrival. The cost is $50 and is charged through the airline.
There are three ways that you can get into Montenegro at the current moment. You can enter Montenegro with proof of vaccine as long as it has been 7 days since you received the 2nd dose, you can come with a positive antibody test result by a registered lab that is less than 30 days old, or you can enter with a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours upon arrival. All three options work, you can read more information here.
All tourists entering Nepal must:
Have a negative PCR test taken before 72 hours prior to boarding and proof of complete vaccination against Covid-19.
Take an additional PCR test upon arrival and wait in hotel self-isolation until a negative result is received.
Tourist Visa to Nepal or recommendation letter from the Department of Tourism or Nepal Tourism Board to participate in tourism activities within Nepal.
Hotel booking confirmation.
Proof of Travel Insurance that must cover emergency search, rescue, treatment, among others, for the duration of travel.
Barcode from an online application (Online International Travel Arrival Form. See ARMS-DIMS ccmc.gov.np).
Bring your vaccine certificate and proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel to enjoy the Seychelles. Upload your test results and fill out this travel authorization form prior to travel. There’s a 45 € fee per person including children that goes along with the travel authorization.
Israel has plans to open to vaccinated individuals starting May 23rd, 2021. It looks like Israel has a phased approach allowing vaccinated tour groups to enter first and by July will hopefully allow vaccinated individuals to enter.
On May 8th, 2021, Barbados is allowing vaccinated tourists to enter but there are some other requirements. All travelers will need to have a negative PCR test taken no more than 3 days prior to arrival.
Upon arrival all vaccinated guests will be given a rapid PCR covid test and be required to stay at their accommodations until a negative result is received. Then, there are no movement restrictions.
Children under 18 traveling with fully vaccinated adults have the same requirements as vaccinated people.
If there’s a mixed group of vaccinated and unvaccinated adults, Barbados has several different options for entry. Find out more here.
On May 1st, 2021, if you completed your vaccination at least 2 weeks before traveling to the Bahamas, you can skip the testing requirements to enter.
You’ll still need to fill out a Bahamas Travel Health visa. You’ll receive a QR code before your flight.
You’ll also need to bring proof of vaccination.
Children 10 and under are exempt from testing requirements.
Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative PCR test taken no more than five days before the date of arrival.
El Salvador is allowing US tourists to enter with vaccination documentation. There are no other entry requirements if proof of vaccination is presented upon arrival.
Without documentation of vaccination, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in El Salvador is required for entry. Note: “The 72 hours is counted from the date and time of the reception of the test result, NOT from the time a sample is collected.”
Keep an eye out, and be safe!
We are hopeful more and more countries will open up to tourism. Vaccine production and distribution will speed up the process. These factors will help open the doors of tourism and boost the economies of those countries, and it indicates that Covid-19 no longer has such a strong grip on the world.