THE coronavirus pandemic has seen countries locked down and flights grounded around the world.
But where are Americans allowed to travel to at the moment? Here’s what you need to know.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen counties around the world locked downCredit: Alamy
Where can Americans currently travel to?
More than 50 countries currently allow travellers from America, provided they can present a negative coronavirus test.
They are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Columbia, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, French Polynesia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, UAE, US Virgin Islands, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Governments around the world continue to urge citizens not to travel internationally unless it is essential.
Americans can check the State Department’s website for the latest travel advice.
Do I need a negative Covid test to travel?
The countries listed above will only allow Americans entry if they have a negative test, though some only require tests from travellers over a certain age.
Others also require that travellers self-isolate for varying periods on arrival.
The following countries don’t require a negative test but do have mandatory quarantine periods: Central African Republic, Guam, Ireland, and the UK.
The following countries have no set requirements, but some have measures such as random breath tests on entry in place: Albania, Belarus, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Montenegro, and North Macedonia.
What are the current restrictions?
Travellers from the US are urged to check the latest government advice and information about their destination.
President-elect Biden has said he will overturn a decision by President Trump to lift a ban on those entering the US from the UK, Brazil, and much of continental Europe.
From January 26, air passengers (including US citizens) entering the United States from all destinations will be required to present a negative test taken within the last three days.
Alternatively, they will be able to present proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.
Airlines will be told to check the tests before departure and deny boarding to passengers who cannot provide the relevant paperwork.
More information on the State Department’s travel information page.