“So where can I travel right now without quarantine?” It’s a valid question considering Covid related policies are fluid and vary from country to country. While some countries only need you to be fully tested and vaccinated, others would enforce quarantine once you enter their country.

If you are looking forward to exploring different cities without the painful waiting period of quarantine, here are some countries you can travel to.

*Please note that rules and regulation changes all the time, this article was made based on information available on 18 November 2021.

Canada

Field, Canada
Field, Canada – James Wheeler (pexels)

Known for its undeniably beautiful natural scenery, with mountains, glaciers, and secluded lakes. Canada continues to mesmerize visitors with its vibrant landscapes and magical waterfalls.

If you are looking forward to being spellbound by the iconic Niagara falls or skiing or snowshoeing at whistlers this season. Then you are in luck as Canada has opened its borders.

Canada is open to US citizens as long as they are fully vaccinated or recently recovered from covid-19. No quarantine is needed for fully vaccinated travelers, this is stated here as ‘exempt from quarantine’.

Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany – Roman Kraft (Unsplash)

This is another popular destination for tourists exploring Europe. With many historic cities and medieval towns to explore, you can never lose your wonder of Germany. Germany defines the essence of a great vacation from the towering Cologne cathedral to the Leipzig zoological garden and not to forget the beautiful dune beaches. There are endless possibilities to explore while visiting Germany with metropolitan cities like Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, and Hamburg.

Germany is only open to US citizens that are fully vaccinated or have recovered from covid-19. For people with proof of full vaccination or recovery, quarantine is not required. For more details, check here and search for ‘quarantine information’.

Colombia

Festival at Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Festival at Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia – Dawin Rizzo (unsplash)

Known for its colonial architectural elements, resplendent Caribbean coastline, and tropical Amazonian jungles, Colombia always leaves visitors coming back for more.

If you are looking forward to visiting Colombia, check out the Tayrona national natural park to experience the ultimate beach vacation with its luculent coastal lagoons and palm-shaded coves, or explore Bogota, the country’s largest city for its cultural attraction and colonial charm.

Columbia is open to fully vaccinated US citizens or those that have recovered from covid-19 with proof of vaccination or recovery. A negative covid-19 test is not required for entry. There is also no quarantine after entry.

The Bahamas

CocoCay, Bahamas aerial view
CocoCay, Bahamas aerial view – Fernando Jorge (unsplash)

This is one of the most beautiful places to explore in the Caribbean with its sun-drenched beaches, sublime shades of blue seas, and cruise ship ports. This tropical island gives visitors an unforgettable experience. When you go to the Bahamas, you could visit the Exumas to see swimming pigs, go scuba diving, or bask on the white sand in Nassau. Don’t forget to get a sip of the Bahamas mama, a rum-based cocktail.

The Bahamas is available to fully vaccinated US citizens. Those who are not fully vaccinated would require proof of a negative test a day before traveling. There is no quarantine for US citizens on entry, except you test positive to covid-19.

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Agustin Diaz Gargiulo (unsplash)

Not only is Brazil the largest country in South America, but it is also a tropical paradise offering visitors an exotic experience with exciting cultural destinations and jungles to explore. There are many attractions in Brazil, from the colorful carnivals at Rio de Janeiro to the idyllic experiences at Panama beaches and Iguazu falls.

Brazil is open to US citizens who test negative to covid-19. They do not require quarantine upon entry, except you test positive or show symptoms of covid-19.

Spain

Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain – Jorge Fernandez Salas (unsplash)

The sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches, Moorish architectural style of Granada’s Alhambra palaces, symphonic Guggenheim museum, and of course the foods, in particular pisto and tortilla Espanola, makes Spain one of the most coveted countries to visit in Europe.

With over 40 UNESCO world heritage sites, especially the real Alcazar and the Plaza de Espanyol, Spain lures tourists with its rich culture and breathtaking natural scenery.

Spain is open to fully vaccinated US citizens with proof of vaccination. In addition, you have to generate and present a QR code obtained from their health travel portal on arrival. A negative test is not required, and there is no quarantine for US citizens.

Greece

Santorini, Greece
Evening in Santorini, Greece – Michelle Raponi (pixabay)

The cradle of western civilization continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe. With many breathtaking islands, especially Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, and Corfu, roping in many visitors for their exquisite view at sunset and its exquisite beach vacation vibe.

Greek is an eclectic mix of the old and new, with iconic figures like the Parthenon and Templethe of Athena Nike. Not forgetting the mystical Delphi ruins and, of course, the mouth-watering Greek food.

Greece is open to US citizens, no testing is required for the fully vaccinated or those that have recovered from the virus, but you have to present proof of vaccination. No quarantine is needed upon entry into Greece unless they test positive for the virus.

Italy

Evening at Vernazza, Italy
Evening at Vernazza, Italy – Anders Jilden (unsplash)

Home to famous monumental buildings like the Colosseum, the leaning tower of Pisa, and the Vatican museum, Italy is on the bucket list of every traveler. With rich culture, sacred sites, scenic wonders, and the food, especially its famous pizza, pasta, and gelato, you can’t regret visiting Italy.

US citizens can visit Italy if fully vaccinated or recovered from the virus. You are also required to present a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of arrival. US citizens are not required to quarantine if they met the above requirements.

Denmark

A red boat docks at Nyhavn, Denmark
A red boat docks at Nyhavn, Denmark – Adrian Cuj (unsplash)

This Scandinavian country boasts of fairy tale castles like the Kronborg and Egeskov castle, the iconic Tivoli garden in Copenhagen, which inspired the famous Disney theme parks, the lego house in Billund, and the legendary Danish cuisine, amongst others.

Denmark accepts fully vaccinated US travelers with proof of vaccination. Fully vaccinated US citizens are also exempted from further testing and quarantine. Please note that you still need to enter quarantine if you plan to visit Greenland or Faroe Islands.

Dominican Republic

A beach in Dominican Republic
A beach in Dominican Republic – Antonella Vilardo (unsplash)

Famous for world-class golfing, white sand beaches, and idyllic resorts, the Dominican Republic continues to be the most popular destination in the Caribbean. It also houses many historical sites like the 16th century Alcazar de colon and Plaza de Cultura. The country also houses one of the largest natural reserves of American crocodiles and an abundance of flamingos and iguanas.

Dominican republic is available to fully vaccinated US travelers with proof of vaccination. Quarantine is not required, except you test positive for the virus.

Turkey

Hot air balloon ride, Turkey
Hot air balloon ride, Turkey – Mat Cerdeira

Endowed with ancient monuments, rich oriental cultures, Ottoman architecture, and a scenic landscape that never fails to impress, Turkey continues to draw tourists worldwide.

Whether you want to explore the Byzantine architectural style of the Hagia Sophia mosque, visit the monumental ruin of Ephesus, laze through the surreal rock valleys of Cappadocia, or gaze with glorious wonder at the spectacular pure white travertine terraces in Pamukkale, Turkey promises to give every visitor an unforgettable experience.

Turkey is open to fully vaccinated US citizens. US travelers to Turkey would need to be tested, but quarantine is not required.

Portugal

Seaside city Porto, Portugal
Seaside city Porto, Portugal – Nick Karvounis (unsplash)

Historic palaces, majestic castles, picturesque seas, and monasteries are waiting to be explored in Portugal. It is a remarkably diverse location, offering visitors a chance to explore nature at its best. The country houses one of Europe’s largest oceanariums, the Oceanario de Lisboa, home to a wide array of marine animals. The symbol of the age of discovery, Torre de Belem, is a UNESCO world heritage site in Lisbon, making it a stand-out location.

Portugal does not require quarantine upon entry. However, US citizens need to be fully fascinated or recovered before entering Portugal. If not fully vaccinated, they need to provide a negative PCR a day before traveling.

Peru

Aerial picture of Machu Picchu, Peru
Aerial picture of Machu Picchu, Peru – Willian Justen de Vasconcellos (unsplash)

Peru offers a diverse landscape, a dramatic layout of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, and adventure at the amazonian basin. The amazing scenery of sparkling blue water at lake Titicaca and the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, makes Peru one of the top cities to visit in South America.

Peru is open to fully vaccinated US citizens with proof of vaccination. Testing upon arrival is not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Quarantine is also not needed for US travelers.

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