Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on July 5.
Still, more and more of Europe is opening up to US leisure travelers in time for summer — especially the fully vaccinated. Germany and Austria are just two of the latest to open their doors. The global situation is in flux, though. Even as some places reopen for the first time, others are closing back up.
List of nations
What follows is an alphabetical list of countries and territories where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation. Click the links at the end of each destination for important information on:
— Presenting negative results from Covid-19 tests to enter (including time limits to take the test, types of tests allowed and additional tests upon arrival).
— Quarantines (if any) and health screenings.
— Possible exemptions from the rules for the fully vaccinated, people recovered from a recent case of Covid-19 or children.
— Health insurance requirements, curfews and lockdowns.
These are all things you need to research before you book your trip. People testing positive for Covid-19 upon arrival or while visiting can expect to go into quarantine. Rules for land entry may be different.
US visitors will once again have access to the tropical waters of Anguilla.
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Antigua and Barbuda
Scroll down to the Dutch Caribbean entry below for information on Aruba and other islands in this group.
Bruges is a popular destination for tourists in Belgium.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana is renowned for its safari opportunities. Elephants are always a top sighting on any excursion.
British Virgin Islands
Downtown Medellin is a great place to take a stroll and soak up urban Colombian atmosphere.
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Prague’s timeless charm makes it one of Central Europe’s most popular destinations.
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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 — renowned for their hospitality and ocean life — by clicking on the links:
The animals of the Galapogos Islands, part of Ecuardor, fascinate scientists and tourists alike.
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Frankfurt, a financial and modern powerhouse of Germany, also has plenty of Old World charm, making it the perfect city for travelers who want a little bit of everything.
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Great Blasket Island is a hiker’s paradise — and the donkeys seem to like it, too.
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A visit to Jordan’s ancient city of Petra is a travel highlight not only of the Arab nation but of the entire world.
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This tiny nation is open. Scroll to Switzerland below for details.
The Cathedral of Granada is a popular site.
US travelers now have a travel window to get their Lisbon fix.
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Serbia features noteworthy architecture. City Hall is in the city of Subotica in the far north of the country, near the border with Hungary.
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Kilimanjaro’s glaciers could become a thing of the past as average global temperatures rise.
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Turks and Caicos
Visitors with a respectful approach and careful eye might see a giant gorilla munching shoots and leaves.
United Arab Emirates
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:
— Chile: It has closed its borders to almost all tourists through July 14.
— Sri Lanka: CNN awaits further information before returning this nation to the open list.