Opportunities for Americans to travel continue to expand, and this week brought positive news from all around the world. The European Union moved the United States to the safe travel list, paving the way for member countries to join Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Croatia in opening to travelers. Countries in the South Pacific and South America have also announced updates for vaccinated travelers, making it even easier to make your vacation happen.
No matter where you want to go, it is essential to plan your trip with an experienced travel specialist. Now more than ever, the expertise, insider access, and deep local network of your Zicasso travel specialist will make every difference for your vacation experience.
Below is a list of every country that we recommend where there is no lengthy required quarantine for healthy travelers, entry and exit requirements are manageable and safe, and our travel specialists can ensure a spectacular trip with every customized detail in place.
If you are interested in traveling to Europe in 2021 or 2022, do not wait to get your plans in motion. Our travel specialists have noted that domestic travelers are booking within their countries at high rates for several regions. For international travelers, getting your itinerary in place and booking soon is the only way to secure top properties and guides.
Interested in traveling somewhere not on this list? Our Traveler Care team is ready to answer any questions and connect you with a local specialist to any of the 92 countries we serve. While this article is updated weekly, entry requirements to all regions are subject to change without notice, and Zicasso is ready to help you navigate these changing dynamics.
Germany: While Germany is not yet open for tourism, the United States is no longer listed as a “risk” area, which removes the quarantine requirement for arriving passengers visiting for essential reasons. We anticipate entry may soon be possible for tourism for those who have been vaccinated, have fully recovered, or are traveling with a negative test. While we await announcements, it is a good time to consider your plans and talk to a travel specialist for further details. Learn more: Germany Tours & Vacations
Ireland: Ireland is slated to open to travelers on July 19. Vaccinated travelers are welcome, and those unvaccinated must arrive with a negative test in hand, take a second test upon arrival, and self-quarantine while awaiting the result. A popular country for Zicasso travelers, it is a good time to consider plans for later in 2021 or into 2022. Learn more: Ireland Tours & Vacations
Norway: While there have not been any announcements about entry for American travelers, Norway did open this week to fully vaccinated travelers from yellow-listed countries in the EU, a possible first-step for opening to all. Travelers interested in considering 2021 travel should contact Zicasso directly. Learn more: Norway Tours & Vacations | Frozen Inspired Winter Trip
Switzerland: Switzerland has announced plans to welcome fully vaccinated travelers beginning June 28, 2021, and it is hoped this will be ratified by the Swiss parliament on June 23. While we await confirmation, it is a perfect time to connect with a Switzerland travel specialist to consider your plans. Learn more: Switzerland Tours & Vacations
Thailand: The Tourism Authority of Thailand is moving forward with the July 1 opening of Phuket for those travelers who have received full vaccination for Covid-19. Upon arriving in Phuket, travelers will need to spend seven days on the island before they can travel around Thailand. Those interested in travel to Thailand should connect with a Zicasso travel specialist for updates as the phased reopening continues. Learn more: Thailand Vacations
Travelers that have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks are welcome in Belize with their official vaccine card in hand. Those not yet vaccinated can arrive with a negative Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of travel to Belize. If no test is presented, a Covid-19 test will be given at the airport for $50. Travelers must book only for accommodations and tours certified by the Tourism Gold program, and our Zicasso travel specialists can assist. Upon departure, Covid-19 tests are readily available for return to the United States.
Travelers are welcome with a negative Covid-19 test no older than 48 hours from the moment of entry. Your Zicasso travel specialist can assist you with booking your Covid-19 test for return to the United States.
Sources: US Embassy - Bosnia and Herzegovina
All travelers over the age of 5 years old must arrive in Botswana with proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before departure. Upon arrival, travelers will undergo screening, and those showing symptoms will be taken for testing and quarantine at the traveler’s expense. Zicasso travel specialists can assist in arranging testing before your return flight to the United States.
Sources: US Embassy Page - Botswana
Travelers are welcome in Costa Rica with proof of travel insurance covering Covid-19 and any extended stay due to related illness. Travelers must fill out a Health Pass form 48 hours before arrival and travel with a return ticket in hand. Covid-19 tests are readily available for those returning to the United States.
Travelers with a vaccination card indicating they are fully vaccinated may enter without a negative Covid-19 test. If not yet vaccinated, a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours from the time of the test to arrival or a negative rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours, but if staying longer than ten days, must repeat the test. Covid-19 tests are available for those needing a test to return to their home country.
Effective June 5, fully vaccinated travelers from the United States can travel to Denmark and are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements upon arrival if it has been 14 days or longer since your last vaccine shot. Unvaccinated children under the age of 15 traveling with vaccinated adults are also welcome to enter without testing or quarantine. However, those aged 15 to 17 must show a negative Covid-19 test result to board and will be tested upon arrival.
Vaccinated travelers can now enter Ecuador with their card indicating complete protection against Covid-19. Those travelers without vaccination must present a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival, and children under age two years old are exempt. Additional entry requirements for the Galapagos Islands require a negative Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival to the region and a Safe Passage form. Travelers aged 17 and under are not required to provide a negative test. Your Zicasso travel specialist can assist in arranging your Covid-19 test for your return to the United States.
Sources: US Embassy - Ecuador
All travelers must have proof of a negative Covid RT-PCR test taken a maximum of 96 hours before flight departure, but 72 hours or less is recommended. Travelers must present paper copies of the test results written in Arabic or English; digital copies will not be accepted. Children under age 6 are exempt. Upon arrival, travelers may need to show proof of health insurance. In addition, travelers may be required to take a body temperature scan and complete a health declaration form. Covid-19 tests are available for return to the United States and can be coordinated by your Zicasso travel specialist.
Fully vaccinated American travelers and their minor children under age 11 can travel to France at least two weeks after the final Pfizer or Moderna dose or four weeks after a Johnson and Johnson dose, with a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure or an antigen test administered no more than 48 hours before departure. Travelers who are not vaccinated are not permitted to enter. Covid-19 tests are available for travelers to return home to the United States and can be managed by your Zicasso travel specialist.
Sources: US Embassy - France
Travelers are welcome to Greece with one of the following for travelers over age 5: official proof of vaccination at least 14 days before arrival, a medical certificate of recovery from Covid-19 in the last 2-9 months, or with a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival. Children aged five and under are not required to undergo a PCR test. Travelers must also complete a Passenger Locator form no later than the day before arrival in Greece.
Iceland allows travelers with proof of full vaccination or evidence of prior infection to enter the country. Arrivals will undergo one test for Covid-19 upon arrival and may proceed to accommodations to await the negative result. We recommend that any interested travelers connect with a Zicasso Iceland travel specialist for further information on entry requirements and trip planning advice due to incredible demand.
American travelers are welcome to visit Italy without a mandatory 10-day quarantine if arriving on a Covid-tested flight to Rome, Milan, Naples or Venice. Travelers on these flights, regardless of vaccination status, must be tested before departure and again upon arrival to be exempt from quarantine.
Zicasso Flights is ready to assist you in booking your Covid-tested flight to Italy, and your travel specialist can provide real-time updates as to entry requirements and what to expect. Last-minute travel is possible, and planning for late 2021 and into 2022 is strongly recommended.
US citizens may enter Jordan with a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. All passengers over age five must take a second PCR test upon arrival at the traveler’s cost and have valid health insurance covering Covid-19 care for the length of their stay in Jordan. Zicasso travel specialists are working to ensure a smooth experience with booking your Covid test and receiving your results.
See also: Jordan Tours & Vacations
Travelers from the United States are permitted to enter with a negative Covid-19 test taken 96 hours or less upon arrival. Travelers will undergo a health screening upon arrival and must complete a Travelers Health Surveillance Form and register for a Trusted Travel Code. Departing travelers must have a negative Covid-19 certificate from an authorized laboratory as part of the Trusted Travel Initiative. Your safari specialist can assist you in which lab to use and plan this into your trip itinerary.
All travelers going to the Maldives must present a negative PCR test for Covid-19, conducted within 96 hours of arrival. As of May 3, vaccinated travelers must also present a negative Covid-19 test. An online health declaration must be submitted 24 hours before departure, and travelers must have a confirmed booking in an accommodation registered with the Ministry of Tourism. Travelers will undergo thermal screening at the airport upon arrival. Your Zicasso travel specialist can assist you with arranging your Covid-19 test for your trip home.
Travelers can enter Montenegro with proof of full vaccination at least seven days before entering and must have a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours old or with a positive antibodies test not older than 30 days. Your Zicasso travel specialist can assist with booking a Covid-19 test for your return trip home to the USA.
See also: Montenegro Tours & Vacations
Currently, American citizens may travel to Morocco with confirmed hotel or travel agency reservations. Travelers age 11 and over must provide printed negative PCR Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before departure. A passenger health form is provided on arriving flights, and arrivals will undergo a health screening. Your Zicasso travel specialist will provide recommendations for testing based on your travel logistics and location within Morocco before your departure back to the United States.
See also: Morocco Tours & Vacation
Beginning June 15 and through June 27, travelers over 24 months old are welcome to mainland Portugal with proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Additional requirements are in place for travel to the Azores or Madeira. These entry requirements will be reviewed every two weeks, and are subject to change. Covid-19 tests are available for return flights back to the United States, and your Zicasso travel specialist can assist with those logistics.
Travelers over the age of five are required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test result from their country of departure that is not older than seven days old. Your Zicasso travel specialist can assist you with scheduling your Covid-19 test for your return to the United States.
See also: Namibia Safaris
International travelers ages 12 and older are welcome to Peru with a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test, a negative antigen result or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge no more than 72 hours old after being issued and before boarding an airplane. Children under age 12 can present a certificate of health from their doctor instead of a negative test. Travelers may be required to take a rapid antigen test upon arrival. Covid-19 tests are available to ensure a smooth departure home to the United States, and your Zicasso travel specialist can assist with how to access your test.
Travelers to Rwanda must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure and take a second test upon arrival, shelter in place at a designated transit hotel and receive results within a day. National parks are open for primate tracking, and to enter, travelers must have a negative test result less than 72 hours old. Your Zicasso travel specialist can assist with organizing testing, including for your departure home.
Travelers over age 12 must provide a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival to Serbia. Your Zicasso travel specialist can assist with coordinating timely testing for your departure home.
Sources: US Embassy - Serbia
Visitors are welcome to Seychelles with a negative PCP Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before departure, valid health insurance and must apply for a Health Travel Authorization 72 hours before departure to Seychelles. Visitors with physical presence in South Africa or Brazil within the last 14 days preceding arrival are not permitted entry. Appointments are currently available on certain days at approved labs for needed PCR tests to return to the United States, and your Zicasso travel specialist can coordinate your appointment within your planned itinerary.
See also: Seychelles Tours
Travelers must present a negative PCR Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours from the time of departure. If unable to prove a negative test, travelers will be required to quarantine at their own expense and must have proof of accommodation. Travelers will be screened on arrival, and those presenting with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat Covid-19 test is conducted. Wherever you are in South Africa, your Zicasso travel specialist can assist with your Covid-19 test arrangements.
Fully vaccinated American travelers and their unvaccinated minor children are welcome to Spain without quarantine. Travelers ages 6 to 17 must arrive with a negative Covid test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, and those under age six are exempt.
Vaccinated travelers are welcome without quarantine to the islands of Tahiti. Travelers over age 11 must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within three days of departure, or travelers over age six can take a rapid antigen test upon arrival. Non-vaccinated or non-immunized travelers are also welcome but will be subject to a ten-day quarantine period. Unvaccinated children up to age 18 can travel with their vaccinated parents, but travelers over age six will have to take self-tests on day four and day eight. All travelers will undergo testing upon arrival, and testing may be required during your stay. Testing is available to Americans for the return home, and your Zicasso travel specialist can update you with the safety protocols and entry requirements based on your time of booking.
Travelers are welcome to Tanzania with a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival and must complete a Travelers Surveillance Form and submit it 24 hours before arrival. A health form will be completed upon arrival, and travelers may be subjected to screening for Covid-19 with a possible rapid test at the cost of $25 USD to the traveler.
See also: Tanzania Safaris & Vacations
Fully vaccinated travelers and those with proof of recovery from Covid within the last six months are welcome to Turkey. Travelers aged six and above without vaccination or proof of recovery must have taken a Covid-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours before their flight, or a rapid antigen result taken within 48 hours. All travelers must complete a Form for Entry to Turkey and submit their test results to the airline at the time of check-in. Our Zicasso travel specialists are at work to find the most convenient testing sites to ensure your Covid-19 test results are received in time for your departure flight.
See also: Turkey Tours & Vacations
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours before traveling to Zambia is required for entry. Travelers will need to complete a health questionnaire provided by the airline before exiting the plane and subject to health screening. Anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19 or having a body temperature of 38.0 C or above will be tested for Covid-19 on arrival.
Prior to departure, Americans will need to secure a Travel Certificate from the Ministry of Health, originating from Zambia. To obtain, travelers must present their passports and Covid-19 test results at one of several locations. Your Zicasso travel specialist will assist to ensure a smooth process.
Sources: US Embassy - Zambia
Travelers are welcome with a negative PCR Covid-19 test done within 48 hours of their departure date and will undergo health screening and temperature testing upon arrival. Travelers showing any symptoms upon arrival will be tested at their own expense, even if they have a negative PCR Covid test in hand. Travelers should book at a hotel close to the airport the day before their flight to allow for testing. Your Zicasso travel specialist can arrange a visit to a lab or organize a house call.
Sources: US Embassy - Zimbabwe
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