The pandemic may not end this year, but vaccines gave cause for hopefulness and positiveness, especially when it comes to traveling. Due to this renewed sense of hope, many Americans are starting to plan their next trip.
The good news is that many countries are now welcoming tourists from the United States. However, most countries need proof of complete vaccination, and others require travelers to answer a health form to confirm a negative COVID-19 test.
Here’s a list of countries where U.S. citizens can travel right now.
According to the U.S. Embassy in Albania, Americans are now allowed to visit the country. But travelers will be required to provide proof of vaccination status before boarding an airplane. In addition, U.S. citizens who are not fully vaccinated but eligible to travel are required to provide proof of a negative RT-PCT test a day before their flight.
Moreover, fully vaccinated Americans are required to present a negative RT-PCR test three days before their flight. And in all indoor and outdoor spaces, masks are mandatory. What’s more, cafes and restaurants in Albania are open, with an 11:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew. So be most polite american tourist and respect the country’s COVID-19 regulations.
The Government of Albania accepts the following vaccines:
- Sputnik V
U.S. citizen travelers must be fully vaccinated and present proof of vaccination status before getting into the aircraft. To date, there are no national COVID-19 restrictions in the country.
However, municipalities and departments can impose limitations at the local level. Health screening procedures are placed at airports, as well. Face masks must be worn in public places.
The Government of Bolivia accepts the following vaccines:
- Sputnik V
American travelers must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. Here are the vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada:
- Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
Also, vaccinated U.S. citizen travelers must present proof of negative RT-PCR test results before traveling. In addition, they must bring paper copies of their vaccination records and send their documents to the ArriveCAn website or app within three days before arrival to the country.
The Government of Canada urges U.S. citizen tourists to enroll in STEP or Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive updated security and safety information.
According to the State Department, American travelers must acquire a visa to enter the country. In addition, U.S. tourists must also present a negative RT-PCR result taken at most 96 hours before their flight.
Also, guests should bring a paper copy of the negative test result because digital or online results won’t be acknowledged. Upon arrival, travelers need to present health insurance, as well.
Here are the vaccines accepted by the Government of Egypt:
- Sputnik Light
- Sputnik V
There is no curfew in place in the country, and there are no restrictions on interstate or intercity travel.
Fully vaccinated tourists are now allowed to enter the country. Below are the vaccines approved by the Government of Finland:
Moreover, vaccinated travelers don’t need to present a negative RT-PCR test result and aren’t subject to other health screening procedures upon arrival. Another thing, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine, but masks are mandatory in public places.
U.S. citizens who are fully vaccinated are permitted to enter Germany, and those who aren’t vaccinated must provide proof of essential travel. Tourists are also required to send a digital registration on entry ten days before their flight because the United States has been deemed as a high-risk area.
Further, American travelers will need to present proof of vaccination. The accepted vaccines in Germany include:
American travelers may now visit Italy if they provide proof of a negative RT-PCR test result taken within three days of arrival. The European Medicines Agency accepts the following vaccines:
Those who are unable to provide a vaccination record will need to quarantine for five days upon arrival and undergo a rapid antigen test once the self-isolation is complete. In addition, face masks must be worn at all times in public places.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic took a hit in the world, our travel plans were put off and postponed indefinitely. But with vaccines rolling out, U.S. air travellers may now add another stamp to their passports as more countries are open to tourists. Please keep in mind that due to the health crisis, travel guidelines can change frequently. That said, be sure to check the official tourism website of your destination before your trip. Also, the health risks are clear if you’re not fully vaccinated.