10 Caribbean & Central American Countries Still Accepting US Travelers, Including Belize

by McNab Editorial Team

With U.S. Covid-19 cases now beyond the 25 million mark, some countries continue to view American vacationers warily. In addition, the new restrictions which came into place in January for entry back into America, make it even trickier for Americans to travel to international destinations. However, for those willing to take the risk for some sun this winter or spring, CNN Travel, one of the world’s premier travel news resources, outlines the countries still welcoming US tourists.

Here we share 10 of our Neighboring Islands & Countries as Outlined by CNN Travel welcoming US Travelers, including Belize

Villa Anguilla

A villa in Anguilla overlooking its bay. Photo via Anguilla Tourist Board’s Facebook.


This British territory in the Caribbean is accepting US visitors. You must be preapproved; click here to start the process and read up on extensive Covid-19 testing requirements, including the specific type of test you must get, as well as mandatory quarantine and insurance. The US Embassy warns test results might take longer than 72 hours to receive.

Antigua and Barbuda

US travelers 12 and older to Antigua and Barbuda arriving by air must present a negative Covid-19-RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test result, using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab. It must be taken within seven days of the flight, according to the country’s tourism website.

Visitors are subject to monitoring by health officials for 14 days and another Covid-19 test may be required, which could mean quarantining while waiting for the result. The US Embassy also warns that Covid-19 tests for the return are available, but not necessarily in the 72-hour window the United States now requires. Get additional US Embassy information here.


Barbados officially reopens for tourism on July 1, 2020, allowing tourists from all countries and nations to visit.


US citizens must complete an online form and submit it 24 hours before travel, the US Embassy says. You must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival. As the US is designated a high-risk country, you must still quarantine at an approved hotel or resort until you get a second test and negative result. You must also wear an electronic tracking bracelet. Test results might not be reliably available in the 72-hour window for your return. Find out more at the Visit Barbados website.

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Hues of blue on Thatch Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort, in Belize.


Belize is currently open to US citizens. To enter, you must download the Belize Health App and have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours of arrival or a rapid test within 48 hours of arrival. Or you can be tested upon arrival at a cost of $50. In order to ensure travelers meet requirements to re-enter the US, Belize, including the International Airport, has also expanded COVID-19 testing for departures.

For the most updated information on travel restrictions and testing within Belize, check the official Belize Tourism Board website.


All people 10 and older entering Guatemala by air and land must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 96 hours or less upon arrival. No quarantine. Travelers who have been to the UK or South Africa may be denied entry.


Travel to Honduras is permitted with a negative result from a Covid-19 PCR or rapid test. You must also fill out an online precheck form. Travelers who have been to the UK or South Africa are restricted.

Bamboo Rafting down Jamaica’s Martha Brae River. Photo via Lovicarious


Jamaica requires completion of an online travel authorization form and the possibility of being tested upon arrival. All passengers arriving from the United States 12 or older are required to upload negative Covid-19 test results to get travel authorization. The test date must be within less than 10 days of arrival. Read the website’s requirements closely; it has explicit instructions on taking tests and where you can go. More details: US Embassy in Jamaica.


A Covid-19 PCR or antigen test with a negative result, taken 48 hours or less before arrival time, is required to visit Panama. If the test results are older than 48 hours, you must take a rapid Covid-19 test at the airport. Read the government’s detailed requirements here. You must also fill out an online health affidavit. More information: US Embassy in Panama.

Saint Lucia tourism reopening

Saint Lucia’s Sandals Resort. © Sandals

St. Lucia

US citizens 5 and older traveling to St. Lucia must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within seven days of arrival. Visitors must also complete a travel registration form and arrive with a printed copy. You must have confirmed reservations at a Covid-certified property for the duration of the trip. Seventy-two hour PCR test results are not reliably available. Additional information: US Embassy.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

US travelers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours or less before arrival. You’ll be retested upon arrival. As the United States is considered a high-risk country, a quarantine of 10 days and additional testing is mandatory. You must also fill out a prearrival form. You can get official Covid-19 protocol documents here. Seventy-two hour PCR test results are not reliably available. Additional information: US Embassy.

For the full list of countries around the world currently accepting US travelers, read the full CNN article here. CNN notes it updates its article periodically. Before planning any travel, make sure to check the country’s official tourism board website for the latest updates and restrictions.

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