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2021 Summer travel restrictions guide



Countries are slowly reopening their borders and international travel is possible again for U.S. citizens.


Though the requirements for entry are changing every day, we’ve put together a list of the current requirements for countries that we’re running trips to, with details on vaccinations, PCR tests and more.


Keep in mind that these rules are changing constantly, so it’s best to cross reference multiple sources before planning your trip.


Below we've included some resources that are updated on a regular basis to help you keep track of these changes.


Note: Though some countries are not requiring a negative covid test for entry, you must provide one to fly back into the U.S. Here is the official note from the CDC:


"On January 12, 2021, CDC announced an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. Air passengers will also be required to confirm that the information they present is true in the form of an attestation. This Order is effective as of 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on January 26, 2021."



Which countries can I travel to this summer as a U.S. citizen?



COSTA RICA


The beautiful country of Costa Rica has been welcoming back international travelers since November 2020. Aside from recommending that travelers take regular health precautions, travelers are only required to provide proof of health insurance and will also need to fill out a health form upon arrival. Thanks to these minimal requirements, Costa Rica has been a popular destination for travelers - it’s no wonder our Costa Rica trips have sold out EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Travelers get to spend time in nature, out on the waves, and safely experience the pura vida!


Overview: Travel is allowed with some restrictions.

Covid-19 Vaccine: No proof of a covid-19 vaccination is required.

Covid Test: No negative covid test results are required.

Quarantine: Not required.

Masks: Masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

Resource: US Embassy in Costa Rica


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CROATIA


Croatia was one of the first countries to lift restrictions, welcoming back international tourists as its resorts, beaches and bars along the sparkling Adriatic began to reopen. Right now, Croatia is requiring that tourists provide proof of a negative covid-19 vaccine or a vaccination card, in addition to providing evidence of accommodation paid in advance. This perfect summer destination is opening again just in time for summer, with the majority of its main attractions available to tourists.


Overview: Travel is allowed with some restrictions.

Covid-19 Vaccine: No proof of a covid-19 vaccination is required.

Covid Test: Negative covid test results are required (unless you can provide proof of a covid-19 vaccination).

Quarantine: Not required.

Masks: Masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

Resource: US Embassy in Croatia


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Greece


All across the islands you can expect that attractions, hotels, restaurants and many guided activities have opened and will be in full swing for the summertime. Greece opened its borders to American travelers in May, and will only be requiring a negative covid-19 test or proof of vaccination. You will also need to fill out a passenger locator form the day before you arrive.


Overview: Travel is allowed with some restrictions.

Covid-19 Vaccine: Proof of a covid-19 vaccination is not required.

Covid Test: Negative covid test results are required, unless you can provide proof of vaccination.

Quarantine: Not required.

Masks: Masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

Resource: US Embassy in Greece


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Spain


Spain is once again welcoming American travelers with open arms, as long as they provide proof of full vaccination. As summer rolls around, Spain is looking forward to an increase in international travelers to come enjoy the perfect weather, bask along beautiful beaches and savor some of the world's best tapas and wine! Attractions have largely reopened, and though capacity changes have been implemented, visitors are still able to enjoy all that the country has to offer.


Overview: Restrictions in place- you cannot travel to Spain unless you have been fully vaccinated.

Covid-19 Vaccine: Proof of a covid-19 vaccination is required; vaccine certificates, such as those provided by the CDC, are being accepted to allow entry for U.S. citizens into Spain.

Covid Test: Negative covid test results are required.

Quarantine: Not required.

Masks: Masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

Resource: US Embassy in Spain


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France


France has reopened to fully vaccinated travellers and is expected to have the majority of its curfew restrictions lifted just in time for the summer! Major attractions and museums are open again with some capacity limits. France is ready to reopen with locals (like many of us) being extremely ready to once again dine in restaurants and go out to bars.


Overview: Restrictions in place- you cannot travel to France unless you have been fully vaccinated and can provide a negative covid test result upon arrival. France has not announced which form of proof is acceptable for entry.

Covid-19 Vaccine: Proof of a covid-19 vaccination is required.

Covid Test: Negative covid test results are required.

Quarantine: Not required.

Masks: Masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

Resource: US Embassy in France


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Mexico


Mexico is fully embracing international travelers, with hotels, restaurants, bars and nightlife back in full swing. Mask mandates and general health precautions are in place in most public areas, but that hasn’t stunted experiencing Mexico’s amazing attractions, including endless restaurants and bars for the foodies!


Overview: Travel is allowed by air.

Covid-19 Vaccine: Not required, but recommended.

Covid Test: Negative covid test results are not required to enter Mexico, but recommended.

Quarantine: Not required.

Masks: Masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

Resource: US Embassy in Mexico


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Italy


Italy is open to tourists again, as long as you’ve flown on a covid-test flight (or you must quarantine upon arrival otherwise). This unique mandate is well worth it to visit this amazing country that has the best of everything: views, history, museums and art, food and wine, and much, much more!


Overview: American travelers are allowed by covid-19 safe flight.

Covid-19 Vaccine: Required.

Covid Test: Proof of negative covid-19 test required.

Quarantine: Not required if on a covid-tested flight.

Masks: Masks are required to be worn in public spaces.

Resource: US Embassy in Italy


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FTLO Summer Trips and Travel Regulations


Since travel restrictions are constantly changing as conditions improve and vaccines become available to more people, we encourage you to cross-check multiple resources for updates on tourism restrictions and mandates. It’s also good to check each country’s travel and tourism website for regular updates.


Here are some resources to bookmark and check daily for updates on restrictions:



At FTLO, we’re safely running trips again to countries that are allowing US travelers and we’re updating our itineraries to provide you with an amazing post-pandemic travel experience!


Please note that FTLO Travel requires all travelers to provide a negative covid test 72 hours before joining a trip and some trips require vaccination - so please check the trip notes for any trip you’re interested in joining.

Still not sure where to start? Connect with us! Grab a date on our Community Manager's calendar and get the scoop on all of our summer trips.



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