Where Americans Can Travel Now

LT Globetrotter

October 4, 2021
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Effective January 26, 2021, the United States will require that all air passengers entering the country provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Relying on the experts has never been more important. From the latest in travel guidelines to the health and safety standards of our partners, our consultants are equipped with the knowledge you need to travel confidently and responsibly. In order to help guide your future travel decisions, we’ve vetted all of the current worldwide destinations open to U.S. travelers.

Below you’ll find international vacation spots (and one U.S. favorite) broken down by their unique travel requirements and, best of all, what makes them wonderfully unique destinations.

 

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Newly Opened Destinations: Turks & Caicos | Netherlands

Open Favorites: France | England | Spain | Italy | Greece | Iceland | Maldives | French Polynesia | Hawaii | Dominican Republic | Aruba | Cancun | Los Cabos | Jamaica | Riviera Maya | St. Lucia

 


Newly Opened Destinations

Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos

Travel Requirements
Those ages 16 and older who has been fully vaccinated (for at least 14 days) against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Turks and Caicos with official proof of vaccination. Travelers must show proof through TCI Assured portal with proof of vaccination printed from an electronic vaccination data base or through a vaccination letter signed by a medical practitioner. Visitors ages 10 through 15 must present a negative COVID-19 test result and those under 10 are not required to provide a negative test result.

 

What Makes It Amazing
The hidden gems of the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos Islands are tucked away at the southern tip of the Bahamian Archipelago, eluding the radar of most travelers. This only means one thing: without the typical vacationing crowds, there’s more of the islands for you to enjoy. With over 230 miles of white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters full of marine life (it’s the world’s third-largest barrier reef), luxury resorts, miles of swimmable water, and perfect vacation weather, these stunningly beautiful islands will leave you wanting more.

 

Plan for Turks & Caicos

 


 

Netherlands

Netherlands

Travel Requirements
The Netherlands is now allowing travelers from the United States. All visitors must self-quarantine for 10 days in your accommodations, whether you are vaccinated or not. After testing on day five, the quarantine period may be shortened.

 

What Makes It Amazing
From the Dutch masters in Amsterdam’s museums to tulip fields and flower auctions, the Netherlands is a land where culture meets nature. Journey to Zaanse Schans, known for its charming green houses and windmills. Visit the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Come in the springtime and see the Tulip Festival at Keukenhof Gardens blooming in vibrant color. Or, spend a weekend in Amsterdam, biking, walking, or hiking across the city’s 1,100 bridges. Revel in the party scene or enjoy the city’s world-class museums.

 

Plan for the Netherlands

 


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France

Paris, France

Travel Requirements
Americans who have been fully vaccinated (for at least 14 days for Pfizer and Moderna and for weeks after Johnson & Johnson) against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Spain with official proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated travelers ages 11 and under must present a negative PCR or antigen test that’s less than 72-hours old. Children 11 and under are exempt from testing. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
With its sparkling cities and picture-book villages, sandy beaches and snow-capped mountains, rich artistic and literary culture, unbeatable cuisine and unparalleled wines, is it any wonder that France is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations? Explore everything there is to see in cities of Paris or Lyon, or explore the famed French Riviera in sun-drenched towns of St. Tropez, Nice, and Cannes.

 

Plan for France

 


 

England

England

 

Travel Requirements
Fully vaccinated
American travelers are allowed to travel to England without quarantine or taking a test on day eight after arrival. However, vaccinated travelers must provide proof of U.S. residency and are still required to complete a pre-departure COVID test 72 hours before arrival, along with a PCR test on or before day two after arrival. It’s important to note that separate testing and quarantining rules are in place if you arriving from other international countries and other parts of the United Kingdom, including Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
From metropolitan London and the coastal town of Brighton Beach to the rolling countryside of Bath and the Yorkshire Moors, England is a land of great diversity. It is steeped in rich history and tradition, yet is one of the world’s leaders in music, fashion, and art. With so much to explore including country cottages, captivating castles, crown jewels, and cutting-edge culture—the timeless treasures and modern pleasures of England are yours to discover and embrace.

 

Plan for England

 


 

Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Travel Requirements
Anyone who has been fully vaccinated (for at least 14 days) against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Spain with official proof of vaccination. Travelers must fill out and sign the Spain Health Control form (FSC) prior to arrival. In addition, all travelers will need a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival to enter Spain. Unvaccinated minors from the same family unit may enter carrying a negative PCR (children under 6 will not need any test). The vaccination certificate or PCR of minors must be provided upon arrival. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
The land of Gaudí, Picasso, and Dalí. Mediterranean beaches. The Alcázar and the Great Mosque of Córdoba. The snow-capped Sierra Nevada. The essence of Spain can be tasted in its tapas, felt in its flamenco, and experienced through its fiestas. The country is a blend of cultures, from its unique Basque region to its Muslim-influenced south. Spain’s cosmopolitan cities, like Madrid and Barcelona, exude an elegance all their own that can only be truly captured by visiting.

 

Plan for Spain

 


 

Italy

Italy

Travel Requirements
All travelers arriving into Italy arriving on a government-approved “COVID-tested” flight are exempt from quarantine. This process includes a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, a rapid antigen test at the U.S. airport prior to boarding, and another rapid antigen test upon arrival in Italy. After receiving a negative result on all three tests, visitors will not need to quarantine in Italy. In addition, all travelers must complete a digital Passenger locator form or a self-declaration. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Language and culture, food and fashion, art and architecture, history and myths... it all floods your senses as you set foot in bella Italia. Whether it’s the gondola rides and soft sunsets at Venice, the pastel-hued seaside towns on the Amalfi Coast, or the iconic larger-than-life sites in Rome—Italy invites you to slow down and soak it all in. Sip espressos in sleek cafés. Stroll on picturesque night-lit streets. Dine on authentic cuisine and enjoy people-watching on pretty piazzas—all an integral part of the Italian experience.

 

Plan for Italy

 


 

Greece

Athens, Greece

Travel Requirements
All travelers must complete the Passenger Locator Form no later than 24 hours prior to arrival. In addition, you’ll need to carry a health certification, which includes a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before entry or your completed vaccination card. Upon arrival, travelers may be randomly selected to take a RAPID antigen test at the entrance gates (regardless of vaccination status). If tested positive, the traveler and their companions will be quarantined for at least 10 days (at the expense of the Greek state). You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Famous for its ancient architecture, history stories, and perfect cerulean seas, there is always something to discover in Greece. One of the most beloved European destinations, visitors can experience the awe-inspiring ancient Acropolis by day and enjoy tantalizing modern cuisine by night. Athens is a must-see, but don’t forget about the many spectacular islands full of quaint fishing villages and gorgeous beaches.

 

Plan for Greece

 


 

Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Travel Requirements
Anyone who has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to border measures, such as testing and quarantine. You must show proof of vaccination. If you have not been vaccinated however, you will be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival followed by a five to six day quarantine. On day five, unvaccinated visitors will undergo a second COVID-19 PCR test. It’s important to note that while unvaccinated visitors are under quarantine, visiting all restaurants, shops, and excursions is prohibited. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Arguably one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet, Iceland is absolutely full of incredible sights. From the magical, colorful Northern Lights and soaking in the milky-blue geothermal Blue Lagoon to glacier hiking along ice that’s thousands of years old, this country provides one-of-kind experiences. And although its name makes it sound cold, thanks to the Gulf Stream Iceland actually has fairly moderate temperatures. Visiting between June through August is the warmest (and will allow you to see the Midnight Sun). Between October and March is when you’ll have the best chances at seeing the Northern Lights.

 

Plan for Iceland

 


 

The Maldives

Travel Requirements
All travelers over the age of one must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued no more than 96 hours before departure. This includes any travelers who have been fully vaccinated. In addition, all visitors must complete a Traveler Health Declaration form at least 24 hours before departing to the Maldives. In addition, all travelers who are not fully vaccinated will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Every resort in this cherished honeymoon destination is on its own private island, each more unique than the other. With over 100 properties to choose from, you can look forward to a range of breathtaking features and services. From the world’s first underwater hotel to accommodations with personal butlers, private pools, and in-room massages, luxury doesn’t get better than this.

 

Plan for the Maldives

 


 

French Polynesia

Travel Requirements
All travelers ages 11 and above must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before departure. In addition, all visitors must complete an online entry form and obtain travel insurance covering COVID-19 health expenses or sign a declaration assuming all associated medical or confinement costs in case of illness. All incoming travels are additionally required to take another COVID-19 test four days after arriving to French Polynesia. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Made up of over 100 islands in the South Pacific, including Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea, French Polynesia is famed for its over-water bungalows, vivid aqua water, and lush volcanic peaks. Tropical paradise at its finest, you can explore colorful markets, snorkel through stunning coral formations, and taste traditional Polynesian food... that is of course when you’re not basking on the white-sand beaches.

 

Plan for French Polynesia

 


 

Hawaii

Travel Requirements
All fully vaccinated Americans may enter Hawaii without any testing or quarantine after uploading your documentation to the Safe Travels Hawaii account. In addition, make sure you have your valid vaccination records with you when traveling for further proof. For unvaccinated travelers, a pre-travel COVID-19 testing option from a state-approved testing partner allows travelers to bypass Hawaii’s 10-day quarantine. Testing must be completed within 72 hours from the final leg of departure. Only NAAT tests processed by a CLIA-certified laboratory performed through a trusted testing partner will be accepted. All incoming travels must have temperature checks and complete an online health questionnaire before leaving the airport. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Full of cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, rugged canyons, and golden beaches, Hawaii is an American paradise that suits every vacationer. Whether you’re looking for family fun, thrill-seeking action, or a romantic getaway, this amazing cluster of islands offer just what you’re looking for. Drive on the scenic Hana highway in Maui, view the highest sea cliffs in the world in Molokai, visit Pearl Harbor in Oahu, marvel at volcanoes in the Big Island… and that’s just the beginning.

 

Plan for Hawaii

 


 

Dominican Republic

Travel Requirements
Passengers entering or leaving the Dominican Republic will be required to complete and submit a digital form with the requested information by the authorities to optimize the processes of entry and departure. You will need to fill out a form for arrival and another one for departure, generating two QR codes. Dominican airports have free internet access, allowing passengers to complete the form when they arrive in the country if you didn’t do it prior. To save time during the arrival procedure, we recommend filling out the form 72 hours before the trip, printing or making a screenshot of the QR code, and keeping it on hand until arrival. Here it will be scanned by the authorities when going through Customs. Upon entering the Dominican Republic up to 15% of passengers will be subject to a quick aleatory breath test. Those who present a vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test results taken within 72 hours will be exempt from the random test. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Touted as the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, the Dominican Republic is a lush tropical island filled with rich culture and gorgeous scenery. Spend a day on one of the 600 miles of beaches, dance to the distinct beat of the merengue, explore ancient relics, splash around under a waterfall, or play a round of golf with an epic coastline as your backdrop. From larger cities celebrating Carnival to the 16th century replica village of Altos de Chavon, there’s so much to do you’ll keep coming back for more.

 

Plan for the Dominican Republic

 


 

Aruba

Travel Requirements
All visitors traveling to Aruba are required to complete the online Embarkation/Disembarkation card between four and 72 hours before travel in order to enter Aruba. The online card includes basic traveler information, health information, PCR testing information, purchase of the Aruba Visitors Insurance, and consent to Aruba government COVID-19 mandates. Visitors from the U.S. can either provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the 72-hour period prior to their departure or take a PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Aruba. Children ages 13 and younger are exempt from testing. Some American residents who are fully vaccinated may be exempt from COVID-19 testing and proof of vaccination is required. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Conveniently located outside of the hurricane belt and with one of the lowest amounts of rainfall in the Southern Caribbean, visitors to Aruba can expect beautiful weather all year long. Soak up the sun on a white-sand beach in the morning, explore a rugged desert with tall green cacti and limestone cliffs before lunch, browse the colorful Dutch shops of Oranjestad in the afternoon, and snorkel the delicate reefs of Mangel Halto before the sun sets.

 

Plan for Aruba

 


 

Cancun

Travel Requirements
All visitors traveling to Cancun need to complete the Questionnaire of Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers form, which you will be required to present upon arrival. Once the process is completed, please save the QR code that will appear. You’ll need to present the QR code to the federal agents at the security gate. The questionnaire needs to be completed no more than 12 hours before arrival. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Along with Cancun’s sapphire waters, white sand beaches, and spectacular sunsets, you’ll get to experience markets filled with handcrafted goods, luxury resorts and spas, decadent international cuisine, and countless options for all types of water activities. From exploring the world-famous Mayan ruins (just a day trip away) touring the majestic mangroves, your epic adventures await.

 

Plan for Cancun

 


 

Los Cabos

Travel Requirements
All visitors traveling to Los Cabos need to complete the Questionnaire of Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers form, which you will be required to present upon arrival. Once the process is completed, please save the QR code that will appear. You’ll need to present the QR code to the federal agents at the security gate. The questionnaire needs to be completed no more than 12 hours before arrival. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
An ideal location for anyone who wants to check off as many activities as possible, Los Cabos offers plenty of experiences for the thrill seeker. Beyond the typical snorkeling and surfing, you can also swim with whale sharks, zipline 300 feet above washed-out canyons, ride camels on the beach, and rock climb the Sierra de Laguna Dry Forest for some amazing views.

 

Plan for Los Cabos

 


 

Jamaica

Travel Requirements
Anyone traveling to Jamaica must submit a government travel authorization form, which includes health information, immigration, and customs forms. Keep a copy of it handy, as you’ll need to present it when you check in or board your flight. In addition, all travelers ages 12 and older must provide valid COVID-19 test or antigen test results taken no more than 72 hours from the date of arrival in Jamaica. All tests must be completed at an accredited lab and results from home-based antibody tests will not be accepted. Finally, visitors are allowed to do split stays only within the resilient corridor (stretching from Negril through Port Antonio). You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Whether you’re looking to get back to nature or immerse yourself into the music and culture scene, Jamaica is an island with something for everyone. Discover breathtaking landscapes as you wade in the pools at Dunn’s River Falls, swim in the bioluminescent waters outside of Montego Bay, or board a bamboo raft and drift down a river through the lush island rainforest.

 

Plan for Jamaica

 


 

Riviera Maya

Travel Requirements
All visitors traveling to the Riviera Maya need to complete the Questionnaire of Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers form, which you will be required to present upon arrival. Once the process is completed, please save the QR code that will appear. You’ll need to present the QR code to the federal agents at the security gate. The questionnaire needs to be completed no more than 12 hours before arrival. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
You can swim alongside sea turtles in Akumal, zipline into the sacred subterranean caverns of LabnaHa Eco Park, swim within the world’s three longest-running underwater cave systems, and visit the impressive, world-famous ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza. Of course, while the Riviera Maya is buzzing with activities, you can always end the day on a beachside hammock with your favorite cocktail as the sun sets into the sea.

 

Plan for the Riviera Maya

 


 

St. Lucia

Travel Requirements
All travelers over the age of five visiting St. Lucia are required to have a negative result from a PCR test within five days of travel, as well as the completion of a pre-arrival registration form completed within three days of travel. In addition, a health screening form must also be filled out. All travelers must confirm their stay in a COVID-certified facility. In addition, all arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks. And split stays are now permitted in up to two COVID-certified properties for the duration of your stay. Fully vaccinated travelers will enjoy expanded access within St. Lucia. You can learn more here.

 

What Makes It Amazing
Unique culinary creations, breathtaking scenery, and lively culture guarantee a trip to St. Lucia is an adventure for the senses. Learn how cocoa pods are harvested into chocolate, partake in a traditional fish fry, or visit the Castries Market at the islands capital to discover everything from unique spice blends to exotic homegrown fruits. St. Lucia also hosts several renowned annual celebrations, like the lively Carnival and the Jazz festival.

 

Plan for St. Lucia

 


 

Many locations are asking for additional requirements, such as proof of negative COVID-19 tests, completing health forms, and having insurance. Find detailed information on your chosen destination at our Traveler Resources Hub.

Please note: Health standards and travel requirements are continually changing. Contact your Liberty Travel consultant to learn more about the entry rules of your specific destination and to plan your next vacation. You’ll receive expert guidance back by the service level that only a professional consultant can bring.

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