As Europe re-opens to travelers from the United States it is not always clear where you can go and where you cannot for tourism. Many guides online list some countries and not others, so I wanted to put together a comprehensive resource that lists every country in Europe.
Which Countries In Europe Are Open To Americans For Tourism?
As of June 24, 2021 the majority of countries in Europe are open to Americans, while several popular destinations like Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands remain closed except for a limited number of exceptions.
Note the general trend: travel to Europe is increasingly open for vaccinated Americans with proof of a negative testing or quarantines not required. Still, in most countries you will be asked to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Generally a test taken within 72 hours of departure for PCR or 24-48 hours for antigen, where accepted, is required. Each EU country sets it own requirements for entering the country, though borders between nations have largely re-opened without checkpoints.
The list of countries below is for tourism. Other reasons for visiting such as medical, work, family, and even transit may be different.
- Albania – open, no testing or vaccination requirements
- Andorra – open, vistiors must enter via France or Spain
- Armenia – open, proof of vaccination or negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Austria – open, proof of vaccination or negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Azerbaijan – closed
- Belarus – open, but visa required
- Belgium – open
- Bosnia and Herzegovina – open, negative test (PCR) required
- Bulgaria – open, negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Croatia – open, proof of vaccination or negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Czech Republic – open, negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Denmark – open, proof of vaccination required to avoid quarantine
- Estonia – open, negative test (PCR) required, quarantine until second negative test on 6th day
- Finland – closed
- France – open, proof of vaccine and negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Georgia – open, proof of vaccine or negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- open, proof of vaccine and negative test (PCR) required plus antigen test on third day
- Germany – opens on June 20th, proof of vaccine or negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Greece – open, proof of vaccination or negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Holy See – open, visitors must enter via Italy
- Hungary – closed
- Iceland – open, proof of vaccination required
- Ireland – opens on July 19th, no quarantine or testing with vaccination
- Italy – open, negative test (antigen or PCR) required, quarantine for 10 days required unless arriving on a “COVID-19 free flight”
- Latvia – closed
- Liechtenstein – opens on June 28th, follows the same regulations as Switzerland
- Lithuania – closed
- Luxembourg – open, negative test (antigen or PCR or TMA or LAMP) required
- Malta – open, but only to travelers from 38 states, negative test (PCR) required
- Moldova – open, negative test (PCR) required to avoid quarantine
- Monaco – open, negative test (PCR) required
- Montenegro – open, negative test (PCR or antibodies) required
- Netherlands – opens on June 24th, no test required
- North Macedonia – open, no test required
- Norway – closed
- Poland – closed
- Portugal – open, negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- Romania – open, no test required
- Russia – closed
- San Marino – open, visitors must enter via Italy
- Serbia – open, negative test (PCR) required
- Slovakia – closed
- Slovenia – open (but only for essential travel), negative test (PCR or antigen) required
- Spain – open, vaccination required
- Sweden – closed
- Switzerland – opens June 28th, no testing or vaccination requirement
- Turkey – open, negative test (PCR) required
- Ukraine – open, proof of vaccine and negative test (antigen or PCR) required
- United Kingdom – open, 10-day quarantine required
Understandably, these requirements change often, though this list gives you a good idea of what to expect. Do check with the U.S. State Department website for each country for the latest entrance information.
This list will be updated. Last update: June 24, 2021
Iceland accepts proof of recovery in lieu of vaccination
Pointguys reported Germany will be opening soon…
For Serbia antigen test is sufficient for people coming from the US.
“As of December 22, 2020 the Government of Serbia is reporting that passengers whose travel originates in the United States can present either a negative PCR test (or) negative antigen test. This includes passengers who transit another airport on their way from the United States to Serbia, but not those whose point of origin is outside the United States.”
How about land borders? Enter in Zurich then drive around? Or Paris?
I’ll soon find out and will report back, but not the subject of this post. Bottom line, though, is that it’s getting easier.
Hit & Miss. Land borders are (often) randomly controlled and COVID related measures are enforced. Do note that the border patrol / police also try to verify nowadays where you entered Schengen (or where you live) and when to see if they have to enforce quarantine / test rules. I am European and routinely travel France, Germany, BeNeLux – I’ve been asked by municipal police about my Covid-Status (incl. documentation) more than I have been asked at the border (more often than not because the car I use has a different licenseplate from the country I am in). Planes, Trains & Busses are regularly controlled as well. So – its your risk to travel to an “open” country and cross by border into another that is “closed” to you..
Meanwhile in Canada the boarder closure was extended to July 21! Frustrating
France no longer equites a test for vaccinated Americans.
Why is Sweden closed? Don’t they want the world’s help reaching that elusive “herd immunity” they have been targeting since day 1?
Matthew, for a destination like the Faroe Islands or Greenland, are their entry requirements based upon Denmark’s, or does each have separate requirements?
Nice summary of the current state of play. We leave for Sweden in two weeks. Actually thrilled there may not be any Americans there. Our trips to Stockholm last year were the nicest on record. No lines, no need to book anything in advance, and no English on the streets (except for me!).
It sounds like my wife and I can take a day trip to Denmark since we are vaxxed, but seems complicated with the kids so we’ll leave them behind. We’ll manage somehow. =)
Is the Czech Republic really open for tourism for Americans? The US Embassy website says no and Timatic doesn’t seem to indicate US residents are allowed.
Starting June 21, Americans can travel to the Czech Republic for tourism.
Those thieves in France, Spain and Italy have been waiting for us for a long time. This summer is early Christmas for them who are not even Christians.
I went to Montenegro two weeks ago via van with driver who was Croatian. We drive from Dubrovnik to Montenegro and back on the same day. Only needed passports and proof of vaccinnation to enter and return.
Would be good to know if the white CDC card has been accepted everywhere in Europe, some countries seem to require vaccination certificate that may look a bit more official.
Turkey does not require a negative test for vaccinated Americans.
Are you sure? I was there recently and that was not the case.
When entering Turkey from countries not included in the first two paragraphs above, passengers will not be required to submit a negative PCR test result if they submit a document issued by the relevant country’s official authorities stating that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before entrance to Turkey and/or have had the disease and cured within the last 6 months. Quarantine measures will not be applied for these passengers. If passengers departing from these countries cannot submit a vaccine certificate or the documents proving that they have had the disease according to the stated rules, submission of a PCR negative test result made maximum 72 hours before the entrance to Turkey or negative rapid antigen test result made maximum 48 hours before the entrance to Turkey will be deemed sufficient.
Was in Moldova two weeks ago. No test required with vaccine card.
I’ve been in Albania for the past month, not sure currently but the land border with Greece was closed when I tried to cross a couple weeks ago.
This list is changing quick.
Germany to open June 20th and Italy has also changed restrictions and you won’t need a “covid flight”
Worth noting that “Americans” is not a precise category, and “US citizen” vs. “US resident” vs. “flying from the US” will be subject to different/overlapping rules.
Germany is open to vaccinated travelers as of June 25
Do you know the reason for the two separate dates? The Foreign Ministry says the 20th but the Interior Ministry says the 25th? I’ve seen some others post about getting in but surely the Interior Ministry couldn’t/wouldn’t put a halt on it till the 25th like they announced??