Many Countries Placing Restrictions On US Visitors

USWith most of the world more or less shut down for the past 3-4 months, I’m sure many of you are itching to travel as soon as things start getting better. I know we are!

For Americans, it’s usually relatively easy to visit most countries around the world. However, with high rates of COVID-10, many countries are putting restrictions on travelers looking to visit from the US.

Lonely Planet put together a list of some of the countries “imposing restrictions for US travelers“.

If you’re looking to get away, you’ll want to make sure that the country you plan to visit is willing to welcome you in.

Here are some countries which have restrictions in place:

  • Antigua & Barbuda:visitors will need to provide a certificate stating a negative COVID-19 test
  • Argentina: all flights and ticket sales are banned until September 1
  • Bahrain: entry is being denied, visa on arrival is suspended
  • Botswana: entry is being denied, visa on arrival suspended
  • Cambodia: must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test, get tested on arrival, quarantine 14 days regardless of results and have $50,000 in medical insurance coverage
  • Canada: all non-essential travel is restricted until at least June 22
  • Ethiopia: all passengers need to self quarantine for 14 days at their own expense
  • Fiji: has closed its borders to anyone who resides in or has visited the United States, as well as Europe, China, Iran, and South Korea within two weeks of travel to Fiji.
  • Gabon: US residents are banned from entering
  • Ghana: as of March 17, visitors from any country with over 200 COVID-19 cases are banned, this includes the US
  • Greece: US residents can not visit Greece until at least July 1
  • Grenada: As of March 21, visitors from the US have been banned
  • Japan: travelers from the US are currently banned
  • Mexico: border crossings are restricted until at least June 22
  • Russia: Self isolation order is in effect until at least June 14, must participate in an electronic pass system to use any type of vehicle, including bicycles and scooters, as well as public transit, trains, and airlines.
  • Samoa: health screening on arrival, required medical clearance within 3 days before departure
  • Sint Maarten: flights and cruises from the US are banned
  • Tonga: mandatory quarantine of 14 days “in a country free of Coronavirus prior to entering

Have you been considering visiting any of the countries listed above when travel starts to resume? If so (and for any country you consider visiting), make sure to check the rules and requirements before booking travel.

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