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Which Countries are Open for Travel?

ViaHero
Updated October 25, 2022

Which countries are open for travel? What are the current COVID requirements? Here’s what you need to know about ViaHero destinations.

Buenos Aires | Colombia | Costa Rica | Croatia | Cuba | France | Ireland | Italy | Japan | London | Los Angeles | Mexico City | Montreal | New York City | Peru | Portugal | Puerto Rico | Rio de Janeiro | Spain | Thailand | Philippines

Buenos Aires

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U.S. citizens are now permitted to enter Argentina. Neither proof of vaccination nor a negative COVID test is required for entry at this time. Masks are recommended in public, including on public transportation.

Colombia

Colombia is open to travelers who are fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers with a negative COVID test. Vaccinated travelers need to have gotten their last shot more than 14 days before entry into Colombia. Otherwise, they'll also need a negative COVID test.

All travelers must complete the Check-Mig form prior to travel.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is open for travel! Visitors do not need proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results to visit Costa Rica.

Croatia

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Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are permitted to enter Croatia at this time for tourism. There’s no need to provide proof of vaccination or a pre-departure test. Masks remain required in all healthcare facilities and are recommended for large gatherings.

Cuba

Cuba is open for travel! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Americans may travel to Cuba without proof of vaccination and without a pre-travel COVID test.
  • A Health Declaration Form and health insurance are required. 
  • Masks are required on public transportation and in healthcare settings. 
  • All travelers are subject to temperature screening upon arrival.
  • Travelers may be selected at random for COVID testing upon arrival.

France

France is once again open to all US travelers! And it feels much like it did pre-COVID. Neither proof of vaccination nor a negative COVID test is required. Masks are recommended, but not required. Just keep in mind that any individual business could require these things.

Ireland 

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It’s simple to travel to Ireland now. Americans do not need to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Masks are recommended on public transit. 

Italy 

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers from the United States are permitted to enter Italy. And neither group needs to present a negative COVID test. Masks are recommended in public.

Japan 

Beginning October 11, 2022, vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers from the United States and other “blue countries” are permitted to enter Japan. 

Vaccinated travelers must submit a completed questionnaire and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (3 doses). Only vaccines approved by the Japanese government will be accepted. 

Unvaccinated travelers are required to submit a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before departure. Unvaccinated travelers from “yellow countries" are required to take pre-departure and on-arrival COVID-19 tests as well as to quarantine for three days. 

Masks are not mandatory, however, they are still widely used.

London

The UK welcomes all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, without COVID test results. It’s simple to enjoy travel to London right now! 

Los Angeles

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Domestic travel within the US is open. There’s no requirement for vaccination, testing, or quarantine for travel between states. 

Travelers from abroad are required to present proof of vaccination. We recommend checking the Sherpa travel requirements map and chatting with a local in LA to make sure you’ve got the latest info. 

Mexico City

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can travel to Mexico. Travelers do not need to present a negative test or quarantine. However, travelers may be subject to random testing on arrival. Masks are required on public transportation.

Montreal

Canada recently loosened its restrictions and all Americans, regardless of vaccination status, are welcome to visit. Masks are recommended for travel. 

New York City

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Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers from the US are permitted to visit New York City. Travelers from abroad are required to present proof of vaccination.

Peru

Travelers to Peru must present either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. All travelers must complete an official health declaration prior to entry. 

Visitors are subject to health screening on arrival. Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to quarantine for 14 days. A voluntary COVID test on day six could end the quarantine if the test is negative. 

Portugal

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are permitted to enter Portugal without providing COVID test results.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has dropped almost all of its pandemic-related travel restrictions. American travelers are not required to provide proof of vaccination or negative test results. International travelers must present proof of vaccination. 

Masks are recommended anywhere you can’t guarantee the vaccination status of those around you and on public transportation but are not required. Keep in mind that Individual businesses can implement their own masking and vaccine rules, so be prepared by packing masks and your vaccination card. 

Rio de Janeiro

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Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are welcome to visit for tourism. Vaccinated travelers must present proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated travelers must provide qualifying negative COVID test results.

Spain

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers may visit Spain without a negative COVID test. Masks remain required on public transit (including airplanes).

Thailand

Thailand has lifted its COVID restrictions. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are permitted to enter.

The Philippines

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Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours older. Vaccinated passengers must quarantine in a facility for 5 days, unvaccinated for 7. And both must then quarantine for an additional 14 days. 

Vaccinated travelers who have received a booster dose of a COVID vaccine are permitted to enter the Philippines without a pre-departure COVID test. 

Unvaccinated travelers and vaccinated travelers who haven’t been boosted must provide a pre-departure COVID test. 

Unvaccinated travelers must also quarantine. COVID tests are given on day five of quarantine and travelers will be released from quarantine when negative results have been received. 

Masks are required to be worn in public.

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