Which countries in the Americas are open right now?
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Which countries in the Americas are open right now?

This article will present the countries that are open or plan to open in the Americas and their conditions for entry. All this information was of huge interest to us as we have been staying in South America for almost 4 months now. Meanwhile, we started looking into other countries that are opening up as we don't want yet to give up on our travel plans. As a result, we are searching the Americas in order to be able to easily resume our travel plans once the pandemic decides to ditch this continent. 

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Latest update: July 17th, 2020

Mexico

Status

Some areas within the country are open for most tourists. However, the land border with the United States remains closed until August 21st, 2020.

Conditions

In order to enter Mexico, you must fill in a questionnaire and present it upon arrival. 

Find out which countries are open in the Americas - Mexico

The United States of America

Status

Most states are open to travelers who have not traveled to European countries, Brazil, Iran and China in the past 14 days.

Conditions

Some states require tourists to present a negative COVID-19 test result and they are also subject to health examination and a 14-day quarantine.

Caribbean countries that are open for tourism

Antigua and Barbuda

Status

The country-islands are open for tourists since June 4th, 2020.

Antigua

Conditions

Passengers must present a health declaration form. Moreover, they are subject to a medical examination and testing upon arrival.

Aruba

Status

The little Caribbean island gradually opened for tourists arriving from Canada, the United States, and Europe between June 15th and July 10th, 2020.

Conditions

All passengers arriving in Aruba must complete an online Embarkation/Disembarkation card form. Travelers must present a negative PCR test issued 72 hours prior to arrival or pre-pay for one to be taken at the airport. Incoming passengers are also subject to a medical examination upon arrival.

Aruba

Barbados

Status

The Caribbean island opened its borders on June 1st, 2020.

Conditions

All incoming visitors will be quarantined for 14 days.

Belize

Status

The country is planning to open its borders to international visitors on August 15th, 2020.

Conditions

All travelers must download a health tracking app and are encouraged to bring a negative PCR test.

Bermuda

Status

The country opened to tourism on July 1st, 2020.

Conditions

Passengers must provide a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 72 hours before arrival or comply with being tested at the airport. Also, they will have their temperatures taken twice per day. Travelers to Bermuda are also subject to health screening upon arrival.

Costa Rica

Status

Costa Rica plans to open its borders for international visitors from low-risk countries on August 1st, 2020.

Conditions

Although the country has not officially declared the entry requirements, they mentioned that a health declaration may be needed to enter the country.

Cuba

Status

Cuba reopened for international travelers on July 1st, 2020. Travelers can only enter specific areas of Cuba, such as Cayo Largo Del Sur, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Santa María and Cayo Cruz. The country is planning to open all areas in late August.

Conditions

Visitors are subject tot testing upon arrival. However, the test is free of charge.

Dominican Republic

Status

The second-largest country in the Caribbean plans to open to tourism on July 1st, 2020.

Find out which countries are open in the Americas -  Dominican Republic

Grenada

Status

Currently, Grenada is open only to Caribbean nationals. However, the island-country plans to reopen to visitors from Canada, Schengen Area, and the United States on August 1st, 2020.

Conditions

Passengers must present a Health declaration form and download and register on the country's tracking app. Visitors from the Caribbean will take a rapid test, and if it comes out positive, they are subject to take a PCR test. All other passengers must present a negative PCR test result taken 7 days prior to arrival at most. In addition, they are subject to a rapid and/or PCR test upon entry.

Haiti

Status

Haiti officially opened for international travel on July 1st, 2020.

Conditions

Incoming passengers are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Jamaica

Status

The country is now open to travelers since June 15th, 2020.

Conditions

All tourists must obtain travel authorization before departure.

Puerto Rico

Status

The US state is now open for tourism.

Find out which countries are open in the Americas - Puerto Rico

Conditions

All incoming travelers must fill in a declaration and therefore are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Turks and Caicos

Status

The islands reopened for visitors on July 22nd, 2020.

Find out which countries are open in the Americas - Turks and Caicos Islands

St. Barth

Status

The island opened for visitors on June 22nd, 2020.

Conditions

Tourists must present a negative PCR test result upon arrival.

St. Marteen

Status

The country is opened for international passengers on July 1st, 2020.

Conditions

Passengers may be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Status 

The islands are now open travelers. 

Conditions

Passengers arriving from China, EEA, the United Kingdom, and the United States are subject to COVID-19 testing. Moreover, after August 1st, only visitors from high-risk countries will subject to testing.

St. Lucia

Status

The island-country is now open to travelers.

Conditions

All tourists must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken 48 hours upon arrival. In addition, they are also subject to health examination and a 14-day quarantine.

The Bahamas

Status

The islands opened for international tourists on July 1st, 2020, except for US travelers.

Conditions

All passengers must fill in a travel health form prior to arrival. Moreover, a negative PCR test result that has been taken in the past 10 days must be presented upon arrival. Similarly, any travelers that present symptoms will be subject to a medical check.

The Bahamas

U.S. Virgin Islands

Status

The islands are now open for travelers.

Conditions

All travelers are screened for health conditions. In addition, they are subject to quarantine.

South American countries that are open for tourism

Ecuador

Status

The country is now open for tourism.

Conditions

Tourists must fill in a form that includes their accommodation, routes, and local contact details. Additionally, a negative COVID-19 test taken in the past 7 days must also be presented upon arrival or to agree to be tested at the airport.

For this reason, all tourists are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine.

Find out which countries are open in the Americas - Ecuador

Countries that are not yet open for travelers

These countries did not announce anything about opening up anytime soon. Therefore, they remain closed until further notice.

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Montserrat
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

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