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.
Argentina is now welcoming fully vaccinated American travellers. Along with proof of vaccination, travellers must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their flight, fill out an electronic health declaration form no more than 48 hours prior to their flight, and take another PCR test between five and seven days after arrival in Argentina. More information here.
The Patagonia Trail – this life-changing adventure in the Patagonian wilderness has limited saddle seats remaining in December this year, January and February 2022, and January and February 2023.
Sierras Chicas – explore the spectacular Sierras Chicas mountain range on this family-run estancia holiday, with custom departures available year-round (except four weeks over May/June).
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. More information here.
Canyons & Waterfalls Ride – this seven-day ride takes you through 28,000 hectares of protected conservation area. Book now for either December 3-9 this year or a custom date of your choice in 2022.
Bahia Beach Ride – an immersive, uniquely Brazilian ride in a dreamy tropical paradise, this vacation has one departure left this year – November 27-December 3. Stay tuned for 2022 dates.
Pantanal Ride – explore the world’s largest tropical wetland with the Pantaneiros, the cowboys who have been mustering cattle here for generations. Book now for August 1-7 or September 19-25, 2022.
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 June through to October 2022.
The United States is now on France’s ‘orange’ list, which means unvaccinated U.S. travellers aged 11 or older cannot enter unless they can prove they have a ‘compelling’ reason. Proof of vaccination is required for restaurants, hotels, long distance transportation and cultural venues. Most places accept CDC cards, but it’s recommended that visitors attain a digital French health pass, which is universally accepted. Please also note that from December 15th, visitors aged 65 or older who were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine must provide proof that they have had a booster shot. 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, 2022. Stay tuned for additional dates.
The Bordeaux Wine Trail – this iconic ride through France’s premiere wine region has saddle seats available in April, May and October 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. One is already sold out, so hop to it!
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 is the perfect mix. Two out of three departures are already sold out, so if you’re free from July 31 – August 6, 2022, consider this your sign from the universe!
From December 3rd, regardless of their vaccination status, all Americans visiting Ireland must show a negative test for COVID-19 and fill out a Passenger Locator Form before departure. If you have been vaccinated or have fully recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, you will also need proof of this. 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.
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!
From November 29th, Morocco is sealing its border to all foreign travellers for 14 days to prevent the spread of the latest Covid variant. After this period, it is hoped that international travel will be able to resume. More information here.
The Sahara Ride – Escape the daily grind for desert dunes, glittering night skies and vibrant culture. 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. From December 1st, only COVID-19 certificates obtained from providers participating in the Trusted Travel platform or verified on the Global Haven system will be valid for entry into and exit from Namibia. 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, as well as a valid EU Digital COVID certificate (confirming the person has fully recovered from COVID-19, received a negative test result or been fully vaccinated) or other acceptable vaccination certification. More information here.
Costa Azul – Portugal’s tranquil Blue Coast awaits on this week-long ride! Departures are scheduled for 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 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. Book now for April, May, August or October 2022.
Dressage in Spain – the ultimate holiday for dressage lovers of any level, with three itineraries to suit all abilities and interests. Custom departures can 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 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.
American visitors to Tanzania must have a negative PCR test in the 72 hours before their flight lands, and take a $10 rapid test at the airport upon arrival. Travellers must also complete an online Health Surveillance Form in the 24 hours before their arrival. More information here.
Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride – we have been itching to debut this epic safari for years now! Stay tuned for the premiere guided ride, where you’ll ride with us alongside elephants in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro!
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have their own health policies, but at the moment England, Scotland and Wales are welcoming U.S. citizens who have been fully vaccinated for two weeks. However, in response to the newest Covid variant, before embarking on your travels, you’ll need to book and pay for a PCR test on or before your second day in the United Kingdom and submit a passenger locator form. Upon arrival, you’ll also need to self-isolate in your chosen location until you receive your negative PCR test results. More information: England, Scotland.
English Peaks Ride – we could not be more excited for the debut season of this epic ride. We have three departures scheduled in May, June and July next year and each one is unique!
Peak District Weekender – all the goodness of the English Peaks Ride crammed into three unforgettable days and nights. The first departure is already sold out, but you can still nab a saddle seat in May, November or December 2022.
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 are only TWO saddle seats 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.
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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