Where Can U.S. Citizens Travel to During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Americans hoping to travel to other countries during the pandemic face an array of challenges, including closed borders, quarantine and testing regulations, possible Covid-19 exposure during transit and delays in getting their passports.People wanting to learn about restrictions and the prevalence of the coronavirus in specific countries can go to the U.S. State Department’s website, which uses a four-tier ranking system, or they can go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site, which uses three levels to give coronavirus information for travelers.Like all public interactions in these unprecedented times, air travel itself carries certain risks for contracting Covid-19. About 2,187 Transportation Security Administration employees had tested positive for the virus as of Oct. 21, and nine workers had died from it. Infected agents may have had direct contact with the public at nearly 70 U.S. airports in the first three weeks of October, according to the T.S.A., which posts a list of the affected airports on its website.When returning to the United States, passengers from some countries are only allowed to land at certain airports where they will undergo enhanced screening. In addition, the C.D.C. advises Americans to avoid contact with others for 14 days after they return from international destinations.
While Americans continue to be barred from many countries, including much of Europe, here is a list of countries, in alphabetical order, that as of Oct. 21 were open to U.S. citizens, or were expected to open soon.[Have an update for this list? Email us at email@example.com.]
ImageThere are no quarantine requirements, according to the American Embassy in Albania.Credit…Gent Shkullaku/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images