Countries Welcoming U.S. Tourists This Summer

It’s time, once again, for fun and pleasure.

With the official start of summer less than two weeks away, many Americans are looking to salvage their vacations after months of quarantine. While countries around the world are slowly welcoming tourists and the much-needed economic boost they bring, not all have reopened their doors to U.S. visitors.

If you’re looking to enjoy an international trip this summer, here are a few of your options:


U.S. citizens will be allowed to visit Greece starting on June 15th. Upon arrival, they will be subject to COVID-19 testing and a quarantining period of one week for negative tests and two weeks for those who test positive.


The U.S.-Mexico border will remain closed to “non-essential” travel until at least June 22nd, but popular tourist regions are reopening little by little. Most notably, the state of Quintana Roo—home of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum—plans to open this week.


Saint Lucia reopened its borders on June 4th to all international visitors. Travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours before boarding their flight to enter the country. They must also stay at one of the COVID-19 certified accommodation properties across the island.

Note: Several other Caribbean countries have similar reopening dates, plans, and safety standards, including Aruba, Grenada, Jamaica and Antigua, and Barbuda.

Guest Writer: Jessica Poitevien

Jessica is a freelance journalist on a quest to see and experience everything our gorgeous planet has to offer and to share her experiences with her fellow travelers. Email Jessica at

1 thought on “Countries Welcoming U.S. Tourists This Summer”

  1. I can’t wait for Jamaica to reopen! Looking forward to visiting again soon! Thanks for the insight on the travel options.

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