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Places where Americans can travel in summer 2020

Original date of publication: July 13, 2020

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Kemwel - Although U.S. passport holders may be hard-pressed to travel internationally due to intensifying COVID-19 outbreaks, various Latin American, Caribbean, European, and African countries will be permitting Americans to enter. As of July 10, AFAR reported that the following nations will receive U.S. travelers beginning this summer. Each with unique parameters, certain destinations are enforcing two-week quarantine or proof of negative test results upon arrival, sometimes depending on your state of origin in the United States.

Aruba travel regulations for U.S. travelers

For those hoping to rent a car in Oranjestad, you’re in luck. That's to say, July 10 is when U.S. travelers received permission to travel to Aruba. However, there are some stipulations among 24 of the hardest-hit states such as Texas, Florida and Wisconsin to provide negative test results to airport authorities.

Croatia travel regulations for U.S. travelers

Despite the EU excluding the United States from entering, the intergovernmental body still says that it’s up to each member-state’s discretion, such as the case with the tourism scene in Croatia. Simply put, Americans must show proof of where they’re planning to reside. Whether you plan to book a luxury car in Zagreb or find a cheap hotel in Split, Kemwel can assist!

Jamaica travel regulations for U.S. travelers

Compared to other countries, international travel in Jamaica has resumed earlier than others. For those intending to lease a car in Kingston, be aware this Caribbean island re-stimulated travel on June 15 with ongoing temperature checks and health screenings at the airport.

Mexico travel regulations for U.S. travelers

While Canada and Mexico have closed lands borders to their North American neighbor, U.S. citizens can anticipate driving across the border beginning July 21. All the while, plane travel is still permitted but this depends on where you’re going in Mexico. Each state has different travel regulations while some are open to non-essential “leisure” travel, such as Quintana Roo.

Serbia travel regulations for U.S. travelers

Anybody planning to drive across the Balkan Peninsula this summer, keep in mind that Serbia is one country with the loosest travel regulations. However, such policies are susceptible to change at any time.

Turkey travel regulations for U.S. travelers

Similar to other countries, Turkey started to accept international tourists on June 12 with airport temperature screenings. Those with high temperatures may be subject to further testing.

United Arab Emirates travel regulations for U.S. travelers

Beginning on July 7, anyone wanting to travel to the UAE from abroad must take a COVID-19 exam within 96 hours of flight departure. Those who aren’t able to do so can expect to be tested upon arrival at the airport before being able to rent a car in Dubai or tour Abu Dhabi.

United Kingdom travel regulations for U.S. travelers

Whether you’re planning to book a car in London or take a road trip to Scotland, a two-week quarantine is mandatory upon arriving in the UK.

Other nations accepting U.S. travelers

Other places such as Antigua, St. Bart’s, St. Lucia Tanzania, and Bermuda are also accepting U.S. tourists. Interestingly enough in Bermuda as well. Two tests are required in order to enter as a U.S. citizen; one test five days prior to departing and one test upon arrival. This policy reportedly began July 1.

Additionally, countries such as Belize, French Polynesia, Maldives, Rwanda, St. Maarten, plus Turks and Caicos, will eventually begin to welcome U.S. tourists this summer.

Keep in mind that rules and regulations are changing every single day, so this list will likely change in the upcoming weeks. For daily updates, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the World Health Organization.

Travel considerations for U.S. tourists

International travel is still a sticky subject considering that the U.S. State Department has enforced a Global Level 4 Health Advisory since March 31. According to this, “The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19… If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite time frame.”

Before deciding to rent a car in Croatia or booking airfare to Mexico through Kemwel, it will be important to do plenty of research before making travel plans during a pandemic. Depending on the type of trip you’re planning for, verify that what you’re seeking is actually available considering ongoing closures and suspension of operations. Along those lines, see if there are curfews in the places you’d like to visit as well as COVID-19 testing upon arrival at the airport.

If you’re hoping to book a hotel through Kemwel, be sure to review cleaning and sanitation protocols. This sort of due diligence is also important in regards to your travel insurance homework in case you fall ill on vacation. It’d be recommendable to travel to countries that have effectively responded to COVID-19.