Many travelers are worried about their summer travel plans for 2020. With so many restrictions and border closures, it’s going to mean that you can’t go to any country you want to. There are however, some countries who are open with certain rules and restrictions. See below for info on each country
Iceland is planning on opening their borders on June 15th to international travelers. It will definitely be a different experience though. When international travelers arrive in Iceland, they will be required to take a COVID-19 test at the airport and then they will be permitted to head to their hotel and await the results which should be ready on the same day. If the results are negative, you can then travel in Iceland without needing to quarantine for 14 days. If you refuse to take the test, you will be required to do a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. They are also considering allowing travelers to not have to do a COVID-19 test if they have a negative test result from their home country. They are still working out the exact rules, but do plan on allowing international visitors by June 15th.
Greece is also planning on opening up their country to international travelers by June 15th. Greece wasn’t hit overly hard by the pandemic due to their quick response and strict measures. International travelers will not be required to take a test or needing to quarantine. Officials at airports will be allowed to spot test travelers if they deem necessary.
Mexico is very eager to start opening up their beaches to international tourists. They are hoping to have their major beach cities open by mid to late June. Those cities include Cancun, Los Cabos, and the popular Riviera Maya. Currently, Americans are advised not to travel to Mexico, but by July travel to Mexico may be allowed.
St. Lucia just announced days ago that Americans are now allowed to enter for visits. Americans are currently the only citizens (other than St. Lucians) who are allowed to enter the country right now. Americans can enter the country now through July 31st, and the country will then re-evaluate the situation and consider opening up to more nations.
Although Croatia is currently closed to most visitors, that is going to be re-evaluated throughout the month of June. June 15th is the next date of evaluating the situation, but many travelers are hoping to be able to travel there in July or August.