Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on September 2.
On August 30, the European Union recommended that Americans should be banned from nonessential travel to its member states, though it’s still up to each country in the EU to make the final decision.
List of nations
What follows is a curated, alphabetical list of countries and territories where it’s still possible for US passport holders to go for a vacation. Click the links at the end of each destination for important information on:
— Presenting negative results from Covid-19 tests to enter (including time limits to take the test, types of tests allowed and additional tests upon arrival).
— Quarantines (if any) and health screenings.
— Possible exemptions from the rules for the fully vaccinated, people recovered from a recent case of Covid-19 or children.
— Health insurance requirements, curfews and lockdowns.
— Different rules if you’re arriving from a third country vs. the United States.
These are all things you need to research before you book your trip. People testing positive for Covid-19 upon arrival or while visiting can expect to go into quarantine. Rules for land entry may be different.
Antigua and Barbuda
Stroll along Turners Beach on Antigua’s southwest coast.
Scroll down to the Dutch Caribbean entry below for information on Aruba and other islands in this group.
The River Salzach flows through historic Salzburg, Austria.
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San Pedro is Ambergris Caye’s largest town. It’s known for its laid-back vibe and excellent Belizean cuisine.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana is renowned for its safari opportunities. Elephants are always a top sighting on any excursion.
British Virgin Islands
Fully vaccinated Americans can now get their Vancouver fix.
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Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Prague’s timeless charm makes it one of Central Europe’s most popular destinations.
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Scroll down to the United Arab Emirates entry below.
Dutch Caribbean islands
Find out the important details on these various Dutch islands in the Caribbean — renowned for their hospitality and ocean life — by clicking on the links:
A beach in Oranjestad, Aruba.
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The animals of the Galapogos Islands fascinate scientists and tourists alike.
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Frankfurt, a financial and modern powerhouse of Germany, also has plenty of Old World charm, making it the perfect city for travelers who want a little bit of everything.
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Great Blasket Island is a hiker’s paradise — and the donkeys seem to like it, too.
Courtesy Tourism Ireland
A visit to Jordan’s ancient city of Petra is a travel highlight not only of the Arab nation but of the entire world.
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This tiny nation is open. Scroll to Switzerland below for details.
People walk along the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The Cathedral of Granada is a popular site.
US travelers now have a travel window to get their Lisbon fix.
Courtesy Jessica Yubas
You can take a fishing trip in Senegal’s mangroved-lined creeks and waterways.
Visitors enjoy Hamdeok Beach on Jeju.
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St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Kilimanjaro’s glaciers could become a thing of the past as average global temperatures rise.
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Turks and Caicos
United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Beach is a popular gathering spot in Dubai.
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Recently removed from the open list
The following countries had been allowing US citizens to enter but have closed again or were removed by CNN Travel for other reasons: