The Essentials
November 20, 2020

By: SA Explorer

Countries Open for North American Travelers

The world is gradually beginning to welcome travel again!

Are you asking yourself, "Where can I go?" Are you curious what countries are open for travel? 

As the preventative measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, a number of countries are now opening their borders while maintaining safety protocols to contain the spread of the virus. For you to have the safest possible journey, we've compiled a list of countries that are open for travelers from North America and included their basic entry requirements.

 

  • Peru began gradually resuming international flights on October 5, with flights from North America resuming on November 1. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry to the country is required.
  • Ecuador resumed international flights on June 1, though land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 10 days before entry to country is required.
  • The Galapagos Islands require a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours before entry to the Galapagos Province, for those travelers ages 17 and older.
  • Chile will begin opening borders on November 23. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry to the country is required.
  • Costa Rica has been gradually opening borders for tourism since August 1, and now welcomes travelers from all countries. No COVID-19 test is required for entry.
  • Guatemala has been open since September 18. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry to the country is required for travelers ages 10 and older.
  • Panama opened borders for international travelers beginning October 12. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours before entry to the country is required.
  • Mexico has gradually opened borders for air travel since June. The U.S.-Mexico land border remains restricted for non-essential travel until November 21. No COVID-19 test is required for entry.
  • Colombia reopened for international flights on September 21. No COVID-19 test is required for entry.
  • Bolivia opened for international air travel on September 1; land borders remain closed at the time of writing. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 7 days before entry to the country is required.
  • Brazil’s borders have been open since July. No COVID-19 test required.
  • Belize opened borders on October 1. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry to the country is required.
  • Honduras opened borders for international travel beginning August 17. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry to the country is required.
  • Nicaragua began opening borders in early October. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before entry to the country is required.

 

Reach out to a Destination Expert for the most up-to-date information to assist you with any travel questions. Contact us now to start planning your next expedition. Safe travels!

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