What follows is an alphabetical list of countries and territories where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation if they’re willing to take the risks and links to where you can find out updates and crucial details:
This is the Adriatic Coast of Albania between Vlorë and Sarandrë.
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Antigua and Barbuda
Turners Beach is on Antigua’s southwest coast.
US travelers 12 and older to Antigua and Barbuda arriving by air must present a negative Covid-19-RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test result, using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab. It must be taken within seven days of the flight.
Scroll down to the “Dutch Caribbean” entry below for information on Aruba and other islands in this group.
A visitor rides a horse on a beach in Cox’s Bazar, a major tourism and fishing area of Bangladesh.
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Copacabana is a Bolivian tourist town on Lake Titicaca near the border with Peru.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
São Paulo state in Brazil is dotted with bucolic pasture lands. This scene is from São Luiz do Paraitinga.
British Virgin Islands
The ruins of Angkor Wat are an iconic symbol of Cambodia.
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Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Scroll down to the United Arab Emirates entry below.
Dutch Caribbean islands
Find out the important details on these various Dutch islands in the Caribbean by clicking on the links:
You can see the Dutch influence in Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao.
Lebawit Lily Girma
Photographers get to film the wildlife of the Galapagos within inches of their cameras.
Ethiopian food is colorful and full of spices.
Phewa Lake is the second-largest lake in Nepal.
North Macedonia, located on the Balkan Peninsula, boasts scenic outdoors beauty, including Canyon Matka.
Akagera National Park in Rwanda teems with wildlife, including zebra.
The views are stunning at Cape Point National Park near Cape Town.
The hilly interior of Sri Lanka is best explored by the charming trains which climb through countryside covered with tea plantations.
St. Kitts and Nevis
Pigeon Beach in St. Lucia awaits if you meet the requirements.
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Turks and Caicos
United Arab Emirates
An aerial view of the famed Dubai Frame landmark in the emirate of Dubai.
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Recently removed from the open list
The following countries had been allowing US citizens to enter but have closed again or were removed by CNN Travel for other reasons:
— St. Barts (The French territory is appealing to the French government to be exempt from France’s recent closure)
— Croatia (No Americans allowed to enter until at least February 28)