While we at Scott Dunn do not encourage international travel against State Department advice at this time, we do believe it is possible to travel responsibly during this pandemic. We have explored the options in detail with our operators in each destination to better understand all requirements our guests will encounter. We trust our community of global citizens to make the best choice for themselves and act responsibly abroad. While most travelers want to wait until there is a vaccine for their next trip, some have asked us to help them travel safely and responsibly now—and we are happy to provide the intel and support they seek. Each of our travel consultants are up to date on the latest travel advisories and entry requirements to help you make an informed decision.
Current U.S. Department of State Travel advice
The US. Department of State Travel is constantly updating each country's entry requirements, for the latest advisories click here.
For additional information concerning COVID-19 travel regulations, you can also view the international IATA Timatic map.
We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the entry requirements for each destination using the U.S. Department of State Travel advisories for the destination that you are traveling to.
Countries Open to US Citizens
Navigating through the world of travel right now is not an easy task due to each country's individual entry requirements. Although it is changing every day, we want to simplify it as much as possible for those of you who live by wanderlust and are desperate to get away.
Below you will find a list of countries that U.S. residents can travel to right now (accurate as of January 6th). We've removed any countries that our guests don't commonly visit, are a U.S. State Department Level 4 or may have serious shutdowns/unrest. All the countries below require a negative COVID-19 test to enter, unless stated otherwise.
- Colombia (no test required)
- Costa Rica (no test required)
- Dominican Republic (not test required)
- Mexico (no test required)
- South Africa
- St. Barths
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent & Grenadines
- Turkey (no test required)
- Turks & Caicos
What to Expect When Traveling
Your journey starts with navigating the airport. There is no consensus yet on how health screenings will be carried out, but US airports are considering everything from checking temperatures to disinfection cubicles. Here's what to expect:
- Self check-in will be in high demand so allow more time than usual if you are using this option.
- Some airlines are asking their passengers to check-in for flights via airline apps.
- You may be required to wear a mask on the plane and possibly, while in the airport.
- Sanitizing stations will be positioned throughout many US airports and next to other touch points such as check-in kiosks and arrival desks.
- Many airports are screening arrivals, so your temperature may be checked upon arrival.
Advice on traveling through major U.S. airports can be found below:
Other useful information:
If you need further assistance, please contact our specialist directly click here.
Who to contact about travel impacted by Covid-19
We understand that this is an unsettling time as travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic remain in place. Our teams are doing their best to contact all guests due to travel, prioritising by departure date. As we continue to receive a high volume of calls and emails, we appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time for us all. Please be reassured that we are continuing to monitor the situation closely to provide the latest information for our guests.read more