International Countries Welcoming US Tourists & Travel Tips

With the United States being the hardest hit in the world by COVID-19, it’s no surprise that most countries closed their borders to US citizens earlier this year. The good news is that there are now some options if you’re looking to travel outside of the US and there are ways you can be smart while doing it. We’ve rounded up the list of countries that are now allowing US travelers and a list of travel tips you should consider before your next international or domestic trip!

International Countries Welcoming US Tourists

Updated October 9th, 2020

  1. Albania

  2. Anguilla

  3. Antigua and Barbuda

  4. Aruba

  5. Bahamas

  6. Barbados

  7. Belize

  8. Bermuda

  9. Cambodia

  10. Costa Rica

  11. Croatia

  12. Dominica

  13. Dominican Republic

  14. Dubai

  15. Egypt

  16. Ethiopia (mandatory quarantine required)

  17. French Polynesia

  18. Ireland (mandatory quarantine required)

  19. Jamaica

  20. Maldives

  21. Mexico

  22. Morocco

  23. North Macedonia

  24. Rwanda

  25. St. Lucia

  26. St. Barts (mandatory quarantine required)

  27. St. Maarten

  28. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  29. Serbia

  30. Tanzania

  31. Turkey

  32. Turks and Caicos

  33. United Kingdom

  34. Uganda

  35. United Kingdom (mandatory quarantine required)

  36. Zambia

  37. Zimbabwe

Although these countries are currently accepting American visitors, we strongly encourage you to stay up-to-date on country-specific travel advisories from the US State Department via their website or the CDC’s latest guidance. Consult these websites before you book any travel.

Travel Tips


  1. **Do NOT travel or leave your home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms**

  2. Practice social distancing with people you are not traveling with.

  3. Regularly wash your hands & avoid touching your face in public.

Picking a Destination

  1. Research the travel restrictions of the location you are traveling to & keep in mind that some places require visitors to stay inside for two weeks upon arrival.

  2. Be mindful of the rules in the state and town where you live. Determine whether you’ll need to quarantine when you return and if you will be able to miss work/work remotely.

Air Travel

Airports & airlines have specific measures in place which make flying a pretty safe mode of transportation. However, it is still a risk which you should try to minimize by doing the following: 

  1. Window seats may be safer than middle and aisle seats.

  2. Check airline policies before booking and choose one that has precautionary measures in place.

  3. Try to book seats without people nearby. 

  4. Always carry disinfectant wipes with you and wipe your area down, including armrests and tray tables.

  5. Keep your mask on during the entire flight except when eating and drinking.

  6. Don’t wait in line for the restroom & stay in your seat until you see it is available. While inside the restroom, use a paper towel or disposable wipe to touch common services. Be sure to wash your hands & sanitize before returning to your seat.

Road Trips

Road trips provide a more controlled environment, but you should still take proper precautions:

  1. Make sure you bring a fair amount of masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels & disinfectant wipes. 

  2. Be sure to wear a mask at any rest stops and/or gas stations.

  3. If stopping at a rest stop, try to touch as little as possible. Use a paper towel to touch common surfaces such as door handles and faucets & make sure to throw it out before getting back in your car.

  4. If wearing gloves, also dispose of them before getting back in the car.

  5. Bringing your own food to store safely is best, but if you buy food, remove as much packaging as possible without exposing the food.

  6. Pay for gas with a credit card and pay for tolls with EZ pass to minimize contact.

  7. Continuously sanitize and clean your handheld devices along with the steering wheel.

Hotels and Rental Homes

  1. Before doing anything, wipe down all surfaces - don’t just assume everything is clean.

  2. Opt for no housekeeping to limit the risk of germs entering your room. Keep your room tidy and request fresh sheets to make your bed on your own. 

  3. If you wish to use shared spaces, try to do so during off-peak times. 

  4. At rental homes, ask the host when the last party stayed there. You may want to delay your stay, so there is a 2-3 day window between the previous party. 

  5. Double-check before your stay for which amenities are still open where you’re staying. 

  6. Avoid food or drinks in communal areas (like reception) at all costs. 

  7. Try to stay outdoors as much as possible for any activities outside of your hotel or rental. 

Pools & Beaches

  1. Pools have the added benefit of chlorine, which kills the coronavirus.

  2. Skip indoor pools altogether. 

  3. Make yourself aware of cleaning protocol and social distancing rules.

  4. Bring your own towels unless you are confident they are appropriately laundered.

  5. Always maintain 6 feet distance in any public swimming area.

  1. User hand sanitizer anytime you touch a shared surface. 

  2. Disinfect rental equipment before using it.

Dining Out

  1. If a restaurant doesn’t seem to be abiding by CDC guidelines, leave.

  2. Wipe down hard surfaces when you arrive, including the table itself and menus.

  3. Opt for outdoor seating where you can. When dining indoors, wear a mask the entire time except for eating. 

  4. Avoid lingering in crowded areas like the host stand.