Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on January 19. The item on Sri Lanka was added January 22. The US State Department advises that travelers consult country-specific travel advisories via their website
or consult the CDC’s latest guidance
. Before you make any international travel plans, check these sites first and again before you depart.
(CNN) — Once one of the world’s most powerful travel documents, the might of the US passport has shriveled during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases still causing concern, many nations continue to view American vacationers with trepidation.
The European Union has omitted the United States from its list of countries whose tourists may visit. Americans still can’t vacation in their neighbor to the north, Canada, nor head to many Asian favorites such as Japan.
While most American travelers are staying on US soil, some are going abroad. For those, there are still popular options such as Mexico and Turkey — and other places they might not have considered until now.
In the end, it’s up to you to decide whether travel to international destinations is responsible or advisable. Nations might change rules at any time. You may have to follow curfews and mask mandates. Violations could involve hefty fines and even jail time. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US State Department provide Covid-19 risk assessments by country. Also keep this important update in mind: Starting January 26, all air passengers 2 and older must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test to enter the United States. That includes US citizens returning from trips to other countries. Be sure to get information on testing sites in your destination for your return trip.
What follows is a list of countries, in alphabetical order, where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation:
Set on the Adriatic Sea, Albania remains open. The US Embassy website states that while there’s no Covid-19 test requirements or quarantine to enter, you can expect a health screening. Mask requirements and new curfews are in place.
To enjoy resorts such as Belmond Cap Juluca on Anguilla, you must go through a strict approval and testing regimine.
Richard James Taylor/Belmond Cap Juluca
This British territory in the Caribbean is accepting US visitors. You must be preapproved; click here to start the process and read up on extensive Covid-19 testing requirements, including the specific type of test you must get, as well as mandatory quarantine and insurance.
Antigua and Barbuda
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, taken within seven days of their flight,” according to the country’s tourism website.
Scroll down to the “Dutch Caribbean” entry below for information on Aruba and other islands in this group.
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