As we start a new year with all its hopes and dreams for grand adventures to faraway lands, it is important to know where you can travel and what requirements are necessary. The US State Department has lifted its Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory and returned to advising travelers on a country by country basis.
The world is beginning to reopen to tourists providing you with more options for international travel. As the vaccine is administered more of the world will begin to reopen and will, hopefully, have less restrictions.
One of the silver linings that has come out of 2020 as it relates to tourism, is the new awareness on the importance of sustainable travel, giving back to the communities we visit and under tourism. In order to maintain the delicate balance between discovery and interference, there is more awareness of how tourism impacts the environment, cultures and historic sights.
This month I will share with you all the incredible destinations that are currently allowing visitors.
Please note: This list is constantly changing, at the time of publishing this is an accurate list. I will always suggest you use a trusted Travel Advisor to help you navigate international travel regardless of what is going on. However, you can check with local governments websites for information related to travel.
Now, on with the list.
PLEASE NOTE: Countries listed are currently designated as Level 3: Reconsider Travel unless otherwise noted. In addition, there are various strict testing and/or quarantine requirements for most countries.
In alphabetical order:
Antigua & Barbuda
Brazil-however, there is a Level 4: Do Not Travel issued by the US Dept. of State
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Cambodia-Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Democratic Republic of The Congo
Rwanda-Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
St. Kitts & Nevis-Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
St. Lucia-Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
St. Vincent & The Grenadines-Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Turks and Caicos
United Arab Emirates
The following countries are also accepting travelers coming from America, but require a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period:
Hopefully this list fills your heart with wanderlust and hope. The world is waiting for us to discover!!!