Where can Americans travel right now?

New rules and safety measures

Countries around the world are starting to open their borders to U.S. travelers. There are still different restrictions and requirements depending on where you go. AAA Travel has put together a list of some of the places you can travel to right now. Starting January 26, the CDC is requiring all air passengers, including U.S. passengers, to provide a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVI-19 before entering the U.S. from a foreign country. Please contact a travel expert to learn about more countries open to U.S. travelers and to help guide you on the latest travel guidelines, safety measures, and local government restrictions due to COVID-19.

Updated February 23, 2021.

A beach scene from Aruba.

Aruba

The white sand, warm sunshine and clear blue water of Aruba make for a relaxing and peaceful vacation option. The island started welcoming U.S. visitors back again on July 10, 2020, four months after the borders were closed. Travelers are required to complete an online immigration (ED) card prior to travel. Travelers ages two and older must also show a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

Belize

Belize is known for its gorgeous barrier reef, and is a haven for divers, ecotourists, and wildlife lovers. Travelers can visit the ancient Mayan archaeological sites and the country also possesses the largest cave system in Central America. The international airport is open. However, land borders and seaports remain closed. Visitors ages two and older must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within three calendar days of a flight to Belize. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. The Government of Belize also requests that travelers download the Belize Health application on their mobile device and complete required information within three days of the traveler’s flight to Belize. After completing the form in the health app, travelers should screenshot their unique ID and QR code to show the Health Officer upon arrival in Belize.

Bermuda

Pink-sand beaches, secluded coves, and surreal seascapes make Bermuda a desirable beach getaway. Bermuda is open and welcoming visitors to the island, however, they must comply with Bermuda Government protocols. Travelers ages two and older must show a negative Covid-19 test within three days hours of departure. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. All residents and visitors to Bermuda are required to wear a Traveler Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay. The Wristbands will remind travelers to be careful of their movements and follow the first 14 Days guidance in order to minimize COVID spread. Bermuda requires that all travelers apply for a Bermuda Travel Authorization. Visitors will be tested every few days while on the island and will be required to take their temp twice each day and report it online.

Maldives

The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. Its surrounded by coral reefs, white sand, and turquoise water. Visitors are drawn to the dreamy overwater bungalow resorts. All tourists ages two and over will be required to present a negative PCR certificate three days before the departure. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Maldives will provide a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival. Traveler Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives.

Mexico

Mexico is a vacation destination with abundance of things to see and experience. Its blessed with year-round sunshine, deserted white beaches, cultural sites, tropical rain forests, world-class spas, award-winning cuisine, and much more. The many coastal resorts have fantastic facilities and once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave. Visitors ages two and older are required to take a COVD-19 test three days before travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

Saint Lucia

The soothing waves and warm beaches entice visitors to this eastern Caribbean island. From ziplining through rainforests, to soaking in the volcanic mud baths, to indulging in authentic island food, Saint Lucia is a luxurious vacation destination. U.S. visitors ages two and older must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test done within three days before traveling. All passengers will be screened at the airport. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

Turks and Caicos

This Caribbean archipelago, located south of the Bahamas, consists of long, sandy beaches, tropical wetlands, and abundant marine life. This is a vacation spot perfect for travelers looking to enjoy sun, sand, luxury resorts, and fine dining. All passengers ages two and over must provide a negative COVID-19 test three days before the departure. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. An approved online TCI Assured Travel Authorization is required for every person regardless of age. Travelers must carry travel medical insurance to cover any Covid-19-related costs.

U.S. Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands is an exotic group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea. It is often referred to with the nickname “America’s Paradise”. All travelers ages two and older are required to upload a negative COVID-19 test result taken within three days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Travelers must also complete the online Travel Screening Portal. All travelers will be required to test on arrival. Once the result is negative, they will be allowed free movement within the territory. On the fourth day after arrival, travelers will be required to take another PCR test, and once this test also returns negative, travelers will be able to move within the Territory, without limitation.