What follows is an alphabetical list of countries and territories where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation. The most recently added information is in bold type for faster scanning:
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua has hundreds of beaches. Little Ffryes Beach is considered one of the most idyllic.
Yensa Werth/Courtesy Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority
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.
Off the western coast of New Providence island is the BREEF Coral Reef Sculpture Garden.
Eddy Raphael via BREEF
Mayan ruins can be found in northern Belize. Visit Lamanai in the early morning to beat the midday heat and leave your afternoon open to water activities.
UPDATE: To enter this Central American nation, you must download the Belize Health App and input your information no more than 72 hours before arriving.
This Atlantic island requires each inbound passenger 10 and older to apply for travel authorization at the cost of $75 per adult and $30 for flight crew and children 9 and younger. Upon arrival, passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than five days before departure.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Cathedral of Brasilia and its suspended angels are bathed with natural light shining through the stained glass.
Courtesy Plinio Dondon
British Virgin Islands
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Côte d’Ivoire has rolling hills and mountains covered with lush greenery.
UPDATE: Croatia is once again open to US leisure travelers. You must do one of the following to enter: 1. Provide proof of a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR test that’s no more than 48 hours old upon arrival. 2. Provide a certificate of full vaccination. 3. Provide a medical certificate that you have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 11 to 180 days. 4. Take a PCR test immediately upon arriving and self-isolate until getting a negative result.
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:
Sint Maarten has a memorable airport takeoff and landing.
Courtesy of PrivateFly
Rangiroa Atoll is one of the beautiful highlights of French Polynesia.
The village of Litochoro is a favorite with hikers because of its position at the entrance to Mount Olympus — the highest mountain in Greece.
CNN photographer Lewis Whyld and freelance photographer Beau Malloy take us on an epic journey of Iceland.
Americans who want their slice of Paradise Bay in Malta will first have to stay in a designated “safe corridor” country for two weeks.
Courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority
The city of Chefchaouen is known for its color — a gorgeous blue rinse that covers not only Chaouen’s houses but its mosques, government buildings and public squares.
Ian Lloyd Neubauer
Built in the 17th century, the Church of Guadalupe is in the historical city of Granada.
Considered Peru’s national dish by many, ceviche — spelled cebiche in Peru — is made up of marinaded fresh seafood, lime juice, chilies, red onion, sweet potato, cancha crunchy corn and cilantro.
Serbia features noteworthy architecture. City Hall is in the city of Subotica in the far north of the country, near the border with Hungary.
Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park has the highest reported leopard density in the world.
Courtesy Sri Lanka Tourism
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
In northern Thailand, Lampang has amazing architecture. This chedi is part of the Chalermprakiat Temple on Pu Yak mountain.
Turks and Caicos
On South Caicos island, descendants of donkeys from the island’s salt production days roam freely.
Courtesy Sailrock Resort
United Arab Emirates
Thanks to the hilly terrain, beautiful views of Edinburgh, Scotland, abound.
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:
— Bangladesh: While technically still open, a flight suspension and lockdown until at least midnight May 5 makes travel there highly difficult.
— Cambodia: The US Embassy reports the Southeast Asian nation has stopped issuing tourist visas; you can still apply for business-linked visas.
— Chile: It has closed its borders to almost all tourists through May.
— Saba: The very extensive entry requirements currently exclude all but a few US citizens from this small Caribbean island.
— St. Barts: Temporarily closed to all tourists.