International travel in light of the coronavirus


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Via CNN (July 27) article...

The handful of countries still welcoming US tourists
Most of the Caribbean, for example, is open for US tourists. Other countries -- including Mexico, Maldives and Turkey -- aren't exactly welcoming US travelers with open arms (more like a temperature check and a Covid-19 test), but they are allowing visitors to cross their borders for the first time since coronavirus shut down much of the world.

Whether travel to "open" international destinations is responsible or advisable is up to individuals to decide. But it's worth noting that since the pandemic is ongoing, anything can change at any time.
Open to US CitizensOpen with Restrictions to US Citizens
  • Albania
  • Dominican Republic
  • Kosovo
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Antigua and Barbuda- Negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
  • Aruba- Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours for travelers from 24 US states
  • Barbados- Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
  • Belize- Declaration of no Covid-19 symptoms 72 hours
  • Bermuda- Negative Covid-19 test result within 5 days + $75
  • Cambodia- Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours + $3,000 Covid-19 deposit
  • Croatia- Negative Covid-19 test not older than 48 hours presented on arrival
  • Dominica- Opens August 7, Negative Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours presented on arrival
  • Ecuador- Mandatory 14 day quarantine and negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
  • Egypt- Negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours
  • French Polynesia- Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
  • Ireland- Self-isolate for 14 days
  • Jamaica- Travelers from New York, Florida, Arizona and Texas must have negative test result within 10 days
  • Rwanda- Arrival by private jet or charter only until August 1, then commercial flights will resume
  • St. Barts- Negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
  • St. Lucia- Negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
  • St. Maarten- (Opens August 1 — though subject to change)
  • St. Vincent and Grenadines- Covid-19 test on arrival with mandatory 24 hour quarantine while awaiting results
  • Tanzania- Covid-19 tests on arrival are possible
  • Turks and Caicos- (Opens July 22 with restrictions)
  • Ukraine- Download app, test upon arrival, 24 hours self isolation
  • United Arab Emirates- Only Dubai is open, all other Emirates are closed
  • United Kingdom- Self-isolate for 14 days



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U.S. Department of State has just lifted the silly Global Level 4 health Advisory. :rolleyes:

Lifting of Global Level 4 Global Health Advisory

August 6, 2020

On August 6, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory. The Global Advisory, initially put in place on March 19, 2020, advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.

With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the Department is returning to our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with Levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions), in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions. This will also provide U.S. citizens more detailed information about the current status in each country. We continue to recommend U.S. citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.

U.S. citizens considering traveling abroad should review the entire Travel Advisory for their destination(s) on A full list of recent updates to Travel Advisories can be found here:

We are closely monitoring health and safety conditions across the globe, working in partnership with the CDC and other agencies. As always, we will regularly update our destination-specific advice to U.S. travelers as conditions evolve.

Keeping the American public informed of health and safety conditions around the world is key to our broader mission of ensuring the safety and security of U.S. citizens. The Department of State has worked closely with the CDC since the start of the pandemic to align our public messages and travel advice and to keep Americans safe. The Department’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories are informed by CDC’s expert judgement of the health situation as well as other factors related to travel, infrastructure, healthcare resources, and potential closures and restrictions in the country which are important for U.S. citizens to consider.

We encourage U.S. citizens to stay connected with us via and through Facebook ( and Twitter (, and to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( to receive timely Alerts about evolving health and safety conditions in their planned destinations.


I just came back from Colombia. You have to have a negative Covid test 96 hours within entering the country and register with the Immigration website before you enter and before you leave the country. And hold onto your negative Covid letter, if you are staying less that 14 days. You have to upload it to the immigration website upon leaving the country too.


Masks least in the populated areas. I went to one place that was some small pueblo village on the beach and no one wore anything.