Where can Americans travel to right now? We answer this question, plus others on booking vacations for next year, COVID-19 tests, and more in this month’s edition of our travel advice column.
Q. “Where can Americans travel right now?” – KM
A. Currently, Americans are able to travel to over 60 countries and territories worldwide. This list changes daily and often comes with some restrictions (for example, pre-trip COVID-19 testing requirements or even rules on where travelers can go/what they can do in their destination). For the most accurate, up-to-date information, check the official government website for the country you are considering visiting.
Note that some countries have different rules depending on which state Americans are coming from. For example, Curaçao will begin admitting American tourists on November 1, but only those who live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Florida won’t have to follow the otherwise mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Be sure to also check the rules in your home state, so that you’ll be aware of any quarantine/testing requirements upon returning home.
Just want a general idea of where you can go? The Points Guy maintains an updated list of places Americans can travel.
Q. “Which are safer, hotels or Airbnbs?” – IK
A. There are pros and cons for hotels and vacation rentals. Hotels will generally have a more standardized, higher-grade cleaning process than a vacation rental (where it might be the homeowner doing the cleaning themselves). However, with a hotel, you’ll have