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
Please note from 26th January 2021, the US will be introducing pre-departure testing requirements for all inbound passengers to the United States, including citizens. You must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test to travel taken within 72 hours of your departing flight to the US. For further information and current advice, please visit CDC website here. Additionally, all travelers returning to the United States are required to comply with other applicable CDC guidelines concerning international travel, including recommended periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after entry into the United States.
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 April 1st). We've removed any countries that our guests don't commonly visit, are a US State Department Level 4 or may have serious shutdowns/unrest. Most of the countries below require a negative COVID-19 test to enter. Please note that the United States now requires all international travelers boarding an inbound or outbound flight to show a negative COVID-19 test to board.
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Iceland (fully vaccinated travelers only)
- South Africa
- St. Lucia
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:
- It is mandatory that you wear a mask on the plane and while in the airport.
- Some airlines are asking their passengers to check-in for flights via airline apps.
- Self check-in will be in high demand so allow more time than usual if you are using this option.
- 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