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Countries open to covid-19 vaccinated travelers

By Phylicia Sierer on March 4, 2021 9:45 AM

Topics: "COVID-19"

Updated March 24, 2021

Dreaming of your next vacation doesn’t have to be a dream anymore. Thanks to COVID-19 vaccinations and a steady decline in global cases, many destinations are reopening their doors to travelers. Here are a list of countries reopening to American tourists, and do not require any quarantine to travelers who have received their full course of COVID vaccine.

The United States

As case levels decline throughout the country, many states are lifting travel bans and not requiring quarantine for visitors from out of state. Now is the time to finally see The Grand Canyon, take a trip on Route 66, or finally check off the last remaining states on your to-visit list.

One big state to note is Hawaii. Hawaii is working on plans to remove quarantine and testing restrictions to fully vaccinated travelers, offering up full access to the islands and all their attractions.

Belize

Another island that has just removed testing requirements to foreign travelers is Belize. If you have been vaccinated in your residence country, Belize will not require a COVID test prior to, or at immigration in Belize, to enter the country.

With its lush tropical rain forests, pristine beaches, ancient Maya cities, and the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, Belize truly offers something for everyone.

Georgia

Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, might not be one that was on your vacation bucket list, but it might be one to consider. Like all other locations in this list, Georgia has opened its borders to fully vaccinated Americans, and will not require testing or quarantine upon arrival with proof of vaccination.

Known for the Caucasus Mountain villages and Black Sea beaches, Georgia is also famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century. Wine lovers can also enjoy the ancient city of Kakheti, which produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s wine grapes.

Iceland

The Northern Lights are calling! As of March 18, 2021, vaccinated US citizens can travel to Iceland once again. Travelers visiting Iceland will be required to present a vaccine certificate to enter the country.

Lebanon

Travelers visiting Lebanon are once again welcome into the country. Lebanon is requiring proof of vaccination, and they are still requiring arrivals into the country to take a COVID-19 PCR test ($50, paid to the airline).

Travelers will need to take a PCR test at least 96 hours before travel to Lebanon.

Seychelles

If it’s good enough for Prince William and Catherine Middleton to Honeymoon, it’s definitely worth considering for your next vacation! The amazing Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean is open to travelers from all countries who have received full doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, even travelers who are arriving from locations not on the Seychelles list of permitted countries.

Travelers must have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arriving in the Seychelles and will be required to show proof of vaccination. A negative COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of travel.

As COVID cases continue to decline and vaccination rates continue to rise more and more countries are beginning to reopen to tourists. Check back on this page as we will continue to add to the list of countries open to American travelers.

Effective March 25, 2021 all visitors (except those traveling from South Africa) will be allowed to travel to Seychelles even if they haven’t been vaccinated. They will, however, be forced to undergo quarantine on arrival.

Note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure.

Phylicia Sierer

Written by Phylicia Sierer