The international locations welcoming US vacationers now — and a few assets to your go to

Editor’s Notice — CNN Journey updates this text periodically. It was final up to date in its entirety on January 3, 2022.

(CNN) — All through the pandemic, US passport holders have seen an ever-morphing checklist of worldwide journey choices.

The one fixed has been change. However in contrast with the alternatives within the spring and summer time of 2020, the alternatives now are plentiful — even because the Omicron variant of the coronavirus sweeps the world.

Ultimately, it is as much as you to resolve whether or not journey to worldwide locations is a good suggestion.

The well being dangers are apparent if you happen to’re not totally vaccinated. Many venues and occasions of curiosity to vacationers are imposing restrictions or canceling outright due to the latest Covid-19 surge. Nations would possibly change their guidelines with little discover after you have made plans otherwise you’re already in your journey. You might need to stick to stricter curfews and masks mandates than you are used to in the US. Violations may contain huge fines and even jail time.

What to seek out out earlier than you go

What follows is a curated checklist of nations and territories, alphabetically organized by continent or area, the place US passport holders are allowed entry for leisure journey.

Click on the hyperlinks by every vacation spot for essential data on:

Whether or not you are required to be totally vaccinated to enter. Some international locations on this checklist settle for solely totally vaccinated Individuals.

Potential exemptions from numerous guidelines for the totally vaccinated, folks recovered from a current case of Covid-19 or kids.

Presenting adverse outcomes from Covid-19 exams to enter, together with deadlines to take the take a look at, sorts of exams allowed and extra exams upon arrival.

Potential quarantines and durations in addition to well being screenings upon arrival.

Medical insurance necessities, curfews and lockdowns.

Totally different guidelines if you happen to’re arriving from a 3rd nation vs. the US in addition to guidelines for land and sea entry, which could differ from air arrivals.

What security ranking the CDC provides the vacation spot

The hyperlinks to varied authorities and tourism websites subsequent to every nation will provide help to collect essentially the most present data to your journey.

Africa (sub-Saharan)

In East Africa, Kenya is fashionable for safaris, the place you may spot giraffes and different wild animals.


Africa gives an enormous number of journey choices — out of doors adventures in nearly any local weather and a big selection of cultures and concrete experiences. There are 54 international locations on the continent — every with its personal response to the pandemic. The nations of northern Africa may be discovered within the Center East and North Africa grouping additional beneath.


In Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple sits atop Doi Suthep Mountain and offers exceptional views of the city of Chiang Mai below.

In Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple sits atop Doi Suthep Mountain and gives distinctive views of town of Chiang Mai beneath.


Usually, Asian locations have been a lot slower to reopen to worldwide tourism than the remainder of world. Tourism giants akin to Japan and China are nonetheless closed to US leisure vacationers. Nonetheless, some locations have opened their doorways to Individuals on trip.

Australia / Pacific Islands

Surfing is popular at Tahiti, the largest island of French Polynesia.

Browsing is fashionable at Tahiti, the most important island of French Polynesia.

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Individuals desirous to get their trip repair of Australia and close by New Zealand must stay affected person. Like Asia, this area has been taking a really cautious method. Nonetheless, there are a couple of Pacific island teams now permitting US vacationers to go to.


Pedestrians cross Westminster Bridge over the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament in the background in central London.

Pedestrians cross Westminster Bridge over the River Thames with the Homes of Parliament within the background in central London.

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In early January 2022, a lot of Europe remained within the grips of the most recent Covid-19 wave. US vacationers are nonetheless allowed to go to most locations there, though full vaccinations are required in lots of the international locations.

Center East / North Africa

For over two millennia, the ancient city of Petra has towered majestically over the Jordanian desert.

For over two millennia, the traditional metropolis of Petra has towered majestically over the Jordanian desert.

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Wealthy in tradition and historical past, locations within the Center East and North Africa are additionally attempting to take care of a contemporary pandemic similar to the remainder of the world. Whereas some locations are inaccessible due to the coronavirus or for different causes, some favorites are open to US guests.

North America / Caribbean

Mazatlan is a historic city on Central Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Mazatlan is a historic metropolis on Central Mexico’s Pacific Coast.


North America and the Caribbean now give US leisure vacationers loads of journey choices with a comparatively quick airplane journey. Make sure to examine disembarking guidelines if you happen to take a Caribbean cruise.

South America

South American's unusual wildlife is a top draw for the continent, including this Amazon River dolphin near Iquitos, Peru.

South American’s uncommon wildlife is a high draw for the continent, together with this Amazon River dolphin close to Iquitos, Peru.


South America’s pandemic journey has mirrored the remainder of the world when it comes to blended responses. Brazil has been broad open for the lengthy haul whereas Argentina only recently opened to US vacationers.

Lately faraway from open checklist

There are locations which have just lately closed their borders to both US vacationers particularly or to all vacationers. These is likely to be non permanent actions, they usually may reopen earlier than the following replace of this text, so click on on the hyperlinks to see their present standing.

Omitted international locations

It is a curated checklist and never an entire catalog of each single vacation spot open to guests from the US.

CNN Journey has omitted sure international locations in the event that they: had very restricted numbers of American vacationers earlier than the pandemic; are very remoted or have little to no tourism infrastructure; have ongoing or current armed conflicts, terrorism or rampant crime and unrest; have a present credible menace of warfare; have antagonistic relations with the US authorities; or have entry necessities so intensive and complex that they put the nation out of attain of virtually all US residents.

Nonetheless, you may click on right here to straight examine for the standing and entry necessities of any nation or territory on this planet you want to go to.


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