As COVID-19 continues to spread over the globe, the travel industry is learning to adapt to the new changes. However, as more countries ease their travel restrictions, many Americans are looking to see when they can plan their next vacation. Luckily for eager travelers, more countries are opening their borders for the fall season.
Numerous countries have announced they will begin reopening procedures in the fall. Popular destinations like Brazil and Mexico have already opened their borders earlier this summer with the hopes of attracting American travelers. Costa Rica has announced it plans to resume leisure travel in September for American travelers from only six states, including New York, Vermont, and Connecticut.
“In these six states there has been a very positive evolution of the pandemic and their epidemiological indicators are of high quality,” Gustavo Segura, Minister of Tourism for Costa Rica, tells CNN.
The EU remains off-limits to American travelers, however, they are free to travel to Armenia and Croatia with a mandatory 14-day quarantine in addition to providing a negative test result 72 hours or less before departures. Ghana and Nigeria have also announced they plan on reopening borders for international travelers in September as well.
The Caribbean hosts a lot of options for American travelers, including Barbados, Bermuda, Jamaica, and Antigua, which are all open for leisure travel. St. Lucia entered a new re-opening process as they reported to have one of the lowest rates for COVID-19 cases both in the region and globally.
“We are encouraged by the figures that currently show Saint Lucia is leading the way in the Caribbean region with the lowest number of Covid-19 cases per capita…These results will show potential visitors that our responsible approach to re-opening and providing a safe environment for a holiday is a good reason to choose Saint Lucia,” said the Honorable Dominic Fedee, Minister of Tourism for Saint Lucia, in a press statement.
“We have safely welcomed more than 2,000 visitors to Saint Lucia since reopening July 9 and to know that they have had a positive holiday experience here gives us optimism for the future.”