by: MJ

Disclaimer: These are strange times and travel requirements to different countries change abruptly with little to no prior notice. As such, information found here should not be construed as absolute facts. I will be updating this information every Saturday. It is crucial that you visit the official embassy website for individual countries which you wish to visit. Transit restrictions will not be discussed here. Whether it is responsible or not to travel at this time is entirely up to you. Travel at your own risk.



Royal Sands hotel in Cancun


The US/Mexico land border is still closed for NON-ESSENTIAL travel until November 21st. Although, Americans may FLY into the country. As of this writing, no COVID testing or quarantine is being required. The beach destination of Cancun was the first to receive the “safe travels” designation from the World Travel and Tourism Council. I recently traveled to Cancun (separate post) and there were several safety measures that were being implemented at the airport and the hotel where I stayed (Royal Sands Cancun). Masks were required in public areas inside the hotel, employees wore masks and there were many hand sanitizers stations all throughout. Note that the state department has issued warning to some Mexican states due to high crime.

US Embassy in Mexico COVID 19 travel restrictions

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The beautiful country in the Adriatic is accepting Americans provided you show them a negative COVID 19 test that is not older than 48 hours (starting from the time the swab was taken until arrival at the border. This can prove challenging if you factor in your flight and layover time, but for those who can pull this off, this might just be the best time to visit Croatia. Which has recently been soaring in popularity with the Game Of Thrones fandom crowding Dubrovnik (the main filming location for King’s landing).

US Embassy in Croatia COVID 19 travel restrictions




Cappadocia, Turkey


Americans can travel to Turkey. No quarantine or COVID testing is mandated UNLESS you are showing COVID symptoms. In which case a PCR test will be administered at traveler’s expense. All arriving passengers are to complete an information form and will be checked for symptoms. Note that American Citizens must obtain an e-visa prior to travel to Turkey. Which has been the rule even before the pandemic. It is an easy online process that can be done in minutes. These information are for general tourism. Note that requirements for medical tourism are different.

US Embassy in Turkey COVID-19 travel restrictions



The Giant’s Causeway in the Republic of Ireland


The Emerald Isle never really closed off, but incoming travelers will have to quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival.

US Embassy in Ireland COVID-19 travel restrictions


US citizens may enter without quarantine or COVID testing. However, you will need to submit a negative COVID-19 test within a 48 hour period if entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania.

US Embassy in Serbia COVID-19 travel restrictions



The Egyptian Museum in Cairo


Egypt is open to US citizens without quarantine given they present a PCR test certificate taken at a maximum of 72 hours before flight departure time. US citizens need a visa to travel to Egypt which may be obtained upon arrival.

US Embassy in Egypt COVID-19 travel restrictions



Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


American Citizens may enter the UK without COVID-19 testing, but a 14-day quarantine is required unless, you are coming from and have spent the last 14 days in one of the “travel corridor countries.” In which case you don’t need to undergo quarantine. Note that if you transited in a country that’s not listed in the “travel corridor countries” en route to the UK, then you will still be required to quarantine.

US Embassy in the UK COVID-19 travel restrictions



Tirana, Albania

The Balkan country is open to US citizens without requiring covid testing or quarantine although health screenings are in place at airports and land entry points.

US Embassy in Albania COVID-19 travel restrictions


Check out this one day Tirana, Albania itinerary.















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