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Where can I travel from USA?

The pandemic has left most U.S citizens to rethink the way they travel and explore. From refreshing road trips and camping vacations to memorable backyard vacations, you might have discovered a fair share of the stunning natural landscapes in this country. However, if you’re still lingering for your annual international vacation, there are several countries around the world ready to accept you (and your negative coronavirus test results), though some specific restrictions will apply.

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  1. Maldives
  2. Greece
  3. Croatia
  4. Turkey
  5. Italy
  6. Traveling back to USA

Also read: Countries Americans can travel right now with Negative COVID report and no quarantine

List of Countries where USA residents can travel

Maldives

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives
A resort in Maldives

Popularly known as Tropical Paradise,  this archipelago in the Indian Ocean is sure to dazzle you with its purity, tranquillity, and diversity. Declared a “safe destination” by the World Travel and Tourism Council, Maldives has some top-notch resorts offering varied water adventures including kayaking, canoeing, sea bobbing, jet-skiing, snorkeling, diving, etc.

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Onward Travel: COVID-19 testing requirements

Test Type – Effective from 3rd May 2021, all inbound travelers entering Maldives are obliged to produce a negative PCR test report of a sample taken within 96 hours prior to their departure to the Maldives.

Exceptions – Children below one year are exempted from submitting the PCR negative test result upon arrival. This is mandated for all other travelers (even if vaccinated).

Quarantine requirements

Effective from 05th May 2021, international arrivals (Maldivian citizens or work visa holders) are required to undergo mandatory home quarantine for a period of 10 days. It is also mandatory to get registered for quarantine via https://haalubelun.hpa.gov.mv/ portal within 12 to 24 hours from the time of their arrival.

Any travelers who develop COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for COVID-19 and in the unfortunate event of the test result turning COVID positive, the traveler will be subject to isolation and quarantine as per the Health Protection Agency protocols (min of 14 days).

Note: A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is mandatory for all U.S  citizens to get Maldives Tourist Visa

Also read: Maldives Travel Guide | Best Time to Visit in Maldives | Places not to miss in Maldives | Beaches in Maldives

Greece

Seaside fort in greece
Greece

Onward Travel: COVID-19 testing requirements

Test Type – All international arrivals are obliged to produce an RT-PCR test report of a sample taken within 72  hours prior to their departure to Greece.

Exceptions – Fully vaccinated individuals who are residents of the U.S will be exempted from taking a test if a valid vaccination certificate proof is shown at the immigration.

Producing a certificate of a positive PCR molecular test result, confirming that the traveler has recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed at least 2 months before arrival will also be an exemption. For more information click here.

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Quarantine requirements

Random health screening procedures and antigen tests will be conducted place at airports and ports. In case a traveler is found symptomatic or is tested covid positive, then he will be asked to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days.

Note: Travellers must fill in the Passenger Locator Form, one day prior to arrival in Greece (before 11:59 pm of the previous day)

Also read: Greece Travel Guide | Best Cities to Visit in Greece | Dream Honeymoon in Greece | Beaches in Greece

Croatia

croatia,things to do in Croatia
Croatia, Image credit- pixabay

Onward Travel: COVID-19 testing requirements

Test Type – Travelers arriving from the U.S are obliged to produce an RT-PCR test report not older than 48 hours from the time of arrival in Croatia.

Exceptions – Any traveler with a certificate of vaccination whose final dose was more than 14 days prior to arrival or a traveler with a medical certificate confirming that he/she has recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days but no more than 180 days before the arrival date.

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Quarantine requirements

There’s no mandatory quarantine, however, travelers will be asked to isolate or  quarantine themselves in official government quarantine facilities if found symptomatic or if deemed necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Note: In order to facilitate the entry and stay of travelers in Croatia, the Croatian government requires travelers to fill a form a day prior to their arrival.

Also read: Croatia Travel Guide | Things to do in Croatia | Croatian Delights | Nightlife in Croatia

Turkey

Best time to visit Turkey
Turkey, Image Credit: Pixabay

Onward Travel: COVID-19 testing requirements

Test Type – All travelers arriving from the U.S aged 6 and above are obliged to produce an RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours from the time of arrival.

Exceptions – As of May 15, 2021, travelers arriving from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Latvia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, and Estonia, need not produce a negative PCR test report upon arrival in Turkey.

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Quarantine requirements

U.S citizens will not be quarantined. However, travelers who have visited India or South Africa, or Brazil within the past 10 – 14 days are subject to quarantine, even though they produce a negative PCR test report.

Note: Effective from May 16, 2021, the Government of Turkey (GoT) has announced a gradual normalization period that starts from May 17th and ends on June 1st, in order to control or completely stop the spread of COVID-19, imposing a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and a full lockdown during weekends (starts at 9 p.m. on Fridays and end at 5 a.m. on Mondays).

Also read: Turkey Travel Guide | Istanbul in a Nutshell | Beautiful Road Trips in Turkey | Best Beaches in Turkey

Italy

things to do in Florence
Italy, Image credit – pixabay

Onward Travel: COVID-19 testing requirements

Test Type – All travelers arriving from the United States are obliged to produce an RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours from the time of arrival in Italy.

Exemptions – There are no exceptions. Every travellers arriving in Italy should produce a negative PCR test report.

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Quarantine Requirements

It is mandatory for travelers from the United States to quarantine or self-isolate themselves in their hotel or their home for a minimum of 10 days. RT PCR or antigen swab test will be conducted at the end of 10 days and travelers will be permitted to go around only if the results come negative.

Travelers commuting through COVID tested flights are exempted from self-isolation or quarantine.

Passengers on COVID-tested flights are required to-

  • Hand over a negative RT-PCR test report to the airline crew, taken not older than 48 hours from the time of arrival in Italy.
  • Hand over the declaration to the airline crew, as referred to in Article 50 of the Ministerial Decree of  March 2, 2021
  • Fill the PLF form
  • Undergo another RT PCR test or antigen swab test upon arrival at the Italian airport. 

Note: All travelers arriving in Italy are mandated to submit the self-declaration form prior to their arrival in Italy.

Also, note that a curfew remains in effect in Italy from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am (Until June 6). And from June 7, a curfew will be in effect from 12 midnight to 5:00 am (Until June 21, 2021)

Also read: Italy Travel Guide | The Classic Colosseum | Natural Wonders in Italy | Best Hotels in Italy

Return travel (Traveling back to U.S)

Test Type – All international arrivals are required to produce a Negative PCR report taken within 3 days from the arrival time in the U.S.

Exceptions – You can also show a document of recovery from Covid (within 3 months from the flight arrival date). The document must show the specimen was collected within the 3 months before the flight. This document should be signed and approved by your healthcare provider or a public health official and should clearly state that you were cleared to travel.

Quarantine requirements

CDC has suggested all international passengers get themselves tested 3-5 days post-travel and also to quarantine themselves for a minimum of 7 days after travel.

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References

  1. Maldives International Travel Information, U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE — BUREAU of CONSULAR AFFAIRS
  2. COVID-19 Information – Maldives, U.S Mission to Maldives, May 11, 2021.
  3. Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States, www.cdc.gov, May 7, 2021
  4. After International Travel,  www.cdc.gov, May 3, 2021
  5. Tourist Visa, Maldives Immigration
  6. Covid 19 Travel Advice, www.imuga.immigration.gov.mv, May 13, 2021
  7. COVID-19 in Greecewww.cdc.go, April 02, 2021
  8. COVID-19 Information, U.S embassy and consulate in Greece, May 17, 2021
  9. COVID-19 Information, U.S Embassy in Croatia, May 7, 2021
  10. COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVISORIES IN CROATIA, Visit Croatia, April 1, 2021
  11. COVID-19 Information, U.S Embassy in Turkey, May 21, 2021
  12. Covid Traveller Information,  U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE — BUREAU of CONSULAR AFFAIRS
  13. Covid-19, travellers, Ministry of Health, Italy, May 21, 2021
  14. COVID-19 Information, U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Italy, May 18, 2021

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