We could NOT be more excited to see borders gradually opening up and our first post-COVID American globetrotters embarking on overseas vacations! January 2020 feels like decades ago and the cabin fever is REAL here at Globetrotting HQ. But while we champ at the bit waiting for Australia to give international travel the go-ahead, our U.S. compadres are already being welcomed by a number of countries.
So here is an alphabetical list of ALL the Globetrotting destinations that U.S. citizens can NOW explore without a quarantine period!
*We will do our very best to keep this article updated, but remember that you should always check official COVID travel and government websites for the most up-to-date information.
Tourists who are staying in Andorra for three or more nights will need to have a vaccination or recovery certificate, or proof of a negative nucleic acid amplification test in the previous 72 hours, or a negative antigen test taken in the past 48 hours. Luckily, guests on the Andorra Trail only spend one night in Andorra – and it’s about as isolated as you can get.
Andorra Trail – this 13-day ride through the Pyrenees mountains of Andorra, France and Spain is our wildest European adventure. Book now for either June 13 – 25, or August 22 – September 3, 2022.
Although U.S. citizens can now travel to Botswana as long as they provide negative COVID test results from no more than 72 hours prior to departure, we do not recommend visiting Botswana at this point in time. This is because the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Botswana: do not travel. More information here.
However, for later in the year or a 2022 vacation, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more thrilling and beautiful destination than the legendary Okavango Delta! Custom departures are available year-round.
Americans can now travel to Brazil as long as they complete a Traveller’s Health Declaration (DSV) and provide a negative COVID test result from no more than 72 hours prior to departure. However, we do not recommend visiting Brazil at this point in time, as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Brazil: do not travel. More information here.
Americans who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days or present proof of full recovery from COVID-19 are welcome to visit Canada. You’ll also need to present a negative PCR or molecular COVID test from within 72 hours of your flight’s departure (or your planned entry into Canada by car). Additionally, you’ll need to present a quarantine plan (don’t worry, if all goes smoothly, you won’t need to quarantine). More information here.
British Columbia – THE perfect remedy to lockdowns and cabin fever, this lodge-based adventure in the remote mountains of BC has consecutive departures from NOW through to October.
France is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers from the United States. Vaccinated travellers need to provide proof of vaccination and unvaccinated travellers need to present a negative COVID test conducted within 72 hours of departure. If you were vaccinated in the US, you’ll also need a French Health Pass. More information here.
The Camargue Ride – if you’re dreaming of riding the Horses of the Sea, you can do so from October 29-November 2 this year, or the same dates next year. Stay tuned for additional 2022 dates.
The Bordeaux Wine Trail – this iconic ride through France’s premiere wine region has saddle seats available in October this year, as well as April, May and November 2022.
The Loire Valley & Castles – one for the history buffs, the Loire Valley & Castles ride has four week-long departures spread across June and July next year.
Iceland now welcomes U.S. visitors who can present either proof of vaccination or proof of full recovery from COVID-19, along with a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. More information here.
Wilderness Expedition – this is a real edge-of-the-world ride: rugged, wild and unforgettable. Experience it next year from August 14-21.
Touch of the Highlands Ride – for those who like adventure and creature comforts, this holiday has three departures scheduled for July 2022.
Travellers arriving from the U.S. are welcome in Ireland as long as they bring proof of vaccination or proof of full recovery from COVID in the past 180 days. More information here.
Cross Country in Tipperary – this jump-aholic’s delight is ideally timed for an autumn escape, with three dates set for September and October 2022 and saddle seats selling fast.
Castle & Estate Ride – custom departure dates for this luxurious ride can be booked year-round! You can also jump on board with other globetrotters on departures in April, May, June, July and September 2022.
Vaccinated American tourists can now visit Italy provided they present a negative molecular or antigen test performed within 72 hours of arrival, along with either proof of full vaccination or a medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID in the past six months. More information here.
Kenya welcomes tourists from the U.S. who can provide negative COVID test results from within 96 hours of arrival and, upon arrival, do not have any flu-like symptoms. More information here.
Maasai Mara – this wildlife-filled savanna should be on everyone’s Globetrotting bucket list. It is open to guests NOW, and departures can be booked year-round!
Commercial flights between Morocco and the United States have resumed, and vaccinated travellers who test negative for COVID within 72 hours of departure are welcome. More information here.
The Sahara Ride – Escape the daily grind for desert dunes, glittering night skies and vibrant culture from November 28-December 5 this year. Stay tuned for 2022 departure dates.
U.S. citizens can now travel to Namibia as long as they provide a negative COVID PCR test result that is less than 72 hours old. More information here.
The Namib Desert Safari – for a BIG, bold endurance adventure, you can’t go past this ride. The season runs from April through to September next year.
Portugal is currently open to American tourists who can provide proof of a negative NAAT COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of boarding, or a rapid antigen test (TRAg) performed within 48 hours of boarding. More information here.
Costa Azul – Portugal’s tranquil Blue Coast awaits! There are a few lucky last saddle seats available in October this year, and plenty more in March, June and October 2022.
Alentejo Coast – this itinerary takes in the Alentejo Coast’s beaches, cliffs, wetlands and rolling hills. Saddle seats are selling fast for April, May, June and September next year.
Kingdom of the Lusitano – as the name suggests, this ride celebrates Portugal’s pride and joy, the noble Lusitano horse. With just two dates available in May 2022, if you’re keen, you’d better get in quick!
Travellers from the U.S. are now welcome in Spain if they can show proof of vaccination. Additionally, you’ll need to fill out a health control form (FCS) via the online Spain Travel Health portal, after which you will be given a QR code that grants you entry to Spain. More information here.
Andalusia – explore the ancient white villages and picturesque landscapes of Andalusia on this eight-day holiday. It’s sold out this year, but next year you can visit in April, May, August or October.
Dressage in Spain – the ultimate holiday for dressage lovers of any level, with three itineraries to suit all abilities and interests. Custom departure dates can now be booked for any time this year or next!
Catalonia – this week-long ride takes you from the Lower Pyrenees mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. We’ve got six departures spread across June, July, August and September 2022.
Catalan Coast Trail – if you’re looking for a holiday that combines diverse scenery and laid-back vibes, here it is. Saddle seats are up for grabs in February, March, September and November 2022.
Bandit Trail – following in the footsteps of Catalonia’s most notorious bandit, this ride could see you hitting the trails this October, or in May, July or October next year.
Andorra Trail – this 13-day ride through the Pyrenees mountains of Spain, Andorra and France is our wildest European adventure. Book now for either June 13 – 25, or August 22 – September 3, 2022.
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have their own health policies, but at the moment England, Scotland and Wales are allowing U.S. citizens who have been fully vaccinated for two weeks to enter without quarantining. You’ll need to be tested for COVID both before and two days after arrival at your own expense, and submit a passenger locator form. More information: England, Scotland, Wales.
The Scottish Borders Ride – we are champing at the bit to don our tweeds and tartans once again for this epic ride. The 2022 season runs from May to September and there’s only ONE saddle seat left!
The Thirlestane Castle Ride – would you believe our 2021 and 2022 seasons of this crowd-pleasing holiday are already SOLD OUT with the exception of ONE departure next year (March 12-18)! Get in quick, globetrotters.
Trans Wales Trail – this fast-paced, adrenaline-filled rollick across Wales is sold out this year, but stay tuned for 2022 departure dates.
National Park Trail – a week-long journey through Wales’s Brecon Beacons National Park. Stay tuned for 2022 departure dates.
Hay Triangle – this Welsh ride is the perfect minibreak, with three and five day itineraries available. We have one departure left this year from September 14-16. 2022 departure dates TBA.
Black Mountain Explorer – our most flexible and accessible Welsh holiday. Visit this year from September 11-17 or stay tuned for 2022 departure dates.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’re always here to assist however we can. You can also view our COVID-19 policy here. (Long story short: if you’re unable to go on your Globetrotting ride for COVID-related reasons, you can re-book the same ride at a later date of your choice at no extra cost.)
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