What’s Open For Travel?

The latest on where our clients can travel - Kensington Tours

Updated Dec 18, 2020

With countries slowly opening, and some now closing, their borders to U.S. and Canadian travelers, we want to help keep you updated on the ever-changing entry requirements and restrictions to the international travel destinations Kensington Tours is in close contact with.

And as always, any outbound passenger should check with the U.S. Embassy or Canadian Government on the country-specific information and the airline before finalizing travel plans.

See below, the countries that have opened their borders or closed their borders and updates on the travel entry requirements for both U.S. & Canadian travelers:

  • Albania: PCR test is not required to enter the country.
  • Antigua: All travelers arriving by air must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 7 days of their flight. Not required for children under 12 years of age.
  • Barbados: Borders are open to American and Canadian citizens. Negative PCR must test taken within 72 hours of flight departure. Quarantine in effect.
  • Bolivia: Negative PCR test was taken within 7 days prior to arrival in Bolivia.
  • Botswana: International borders are open. Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.
  • Chile: The country will open borders on November 23rd. Entry is via Santiago [SCL] only. PCR test 72 hours prior to entering the country, 14 Days quarantine, curfew 12 am-5 am, affidavit of good health, an insurance policy covering Covid19, tracking app downloaded.
  • Colombia:  Update - As of November, a negative COVID-19 PCR test is no longer required to enter the country.
  • Costa Rica: PCR Test is no longer a requirement to enter the country (as of October 26th). Travel insurance including medical and lodge coverage is required.
  • CroatiaRollback - Croatia has closed borders to North American travelers.
  • Dubai: Dubai has opened to all travelers. Negative PCR (valid for 96 hours) upon arrival to Dubai. Passengers must have proof of medical insurance, sign a health declaration form before departure, register all details in a COVID-19 DXB app and undergo a second PCR test at the airport, before immigration and self-isolate until results are ready. The remaining U.A.E borders remain closed.
  • Ecuador: Open to all international travelers with proof of negative Covid-19 test within 10 days, no quarantine. The Galápagos Islands are also open but with proof of negative Covid-19 test within 4 days, mandatory health insurance and health declaration needed.
  • Egypt: Passengers must submit a fresh PCR test 96 hours before the flight and fill out a public health card. Medical Insurance needed.
  • French Polynesia: Proof of a negative PCR test carried out within 3-days prior to international air departure, sanitary entry form upon arrival, and health registration. Self-test 4 days after arrival (an envelope will be given to each traveler upon their arrival at the airport) containing an oral and nasal swab and instructions.
  • Ghana: Negative PCR test required within 72 hours of scheduled departure from the origin and a second PCR test upon arrival (paid locally) with results in 30 minutes. Face coverings mandatory in public.
  • Grenada: Quarantine required upon landing in Grenada. On day 4, visitors have the choice to get a COVID-19 PCR test to be allowed into the community or remain at the hotel for the duration of their visit. If travelers opt to go into the community, they must receive confirmation of a negative PCR test and clearance from health officials.
  • Guatemala: Negative PCR test required within 72 hours of travel to Guatemala. Passengers need to fill the Health Pass Covid-19 Form.
  • Hawaii: As of Oct. 15th, Hawaii is opened to Americans (but not to Canadians) with restrictions. Negative PCR test that is taken up to 72 hours prior to the final leg of departure to Hawaii.
  • Kenya: Passengers are permitted to enter with a negative PCR-based Covid-19 test. conducted up to 96 hours before arrival. Passengers need to complete a form on the plane.
  • Mexico (Los Cabos): Borders are open to American and Canadian citizens. No testing requirements in effect.
  • Mozambique: International borders are open. Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.
  • Namibia: Negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival, full travel itinerary to be provided, and medical insurance required. On arrival, travelers will go through a health screening and will also need to complete a short health questionnaire.
  • Panama: Negative PCR test was taken within 48 hours prior to arrival in Panama. Quick tests are available at the airport for those not able to fulfill the 48-hour requirement (only takes 30 minutes)
  • Peru: As of November 1st, the country will open its international borders to Canadians and Americans under the following restrictions: Negative PCR test, antigenic test, or medical certificate of epidemiological discharge required and cannot be more than 72 hours old. Children only need a medical certificate of good health.
  • Rwanda: Borders open with the requirement of negative PCR test 120 hours prior to arrival
  • St. Lucia: Borders are open to American and Canadian citizens. All arriving passengers 5 years and older must have a negative result from a PCR test done no more than 7 days prior to arrival in St. Lucia and need to submit it by email before travel. Clients must then print and travel with a copy of their test results, the auto-response email from the form submission and the Travel Authorization Letter they will receive.
  • South Africa: South Africa is now open! Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.
  • Tanzania: Open to international travel, Mt Kilimanjaro open with precautions.
  • Turkey: Borders open to all travelers with temperature check upon arrival.
  • Turks & Caicos: Borders are open. All travelers must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 5 days of arrival in the TCI. Passengers must obtain pre-authorization via the TCI Assured portal. The curfew expired on 30 November 2020 and has not been extended. There is no curfew in effect.
  • Uganda: Arriving passengers must show negative PCR test results issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft. Departing passengers must show negative PCR test results issued within 72 hours prior to departing from Uganda, meaning that if travelers have been in Uganda longer than 72 hours, they will need to be tested again in Uganda.
  • Zambia: International borders are open. Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 14 days of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.
  • Zimbabwe: International borders are open. Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 48 hours of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.

In addition to the above list, here are the latest travel updates for Canadian travelers only.

Update on European Travel: As of Thursday, October 22, the European Union has removed Canada from the permissible travel list due to rising COVID-19 cases. This does not mean Canadians are forbidden from traveling in the EU as the approved list is only a recommendation, but further restrictions could be imposed. With these updates, Greece and Finland have shut their borders, and this might happen in other countries soon (France, Germany, Spain). Portugal is currently open but this may change at any time. Please reach out to your Destination Expert for further details.

  • Denmark: Gradually, Denmark's borders are opened for travelers from countries that meet certain criteria, including a certain number of Covid-19 patients per capita.
  • France: Temperature check at the airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public. Additional restrictions upon entry.
  • GermanyRollback- Lockdown has been extended to January 10th, 2021.
  • Iceland: Tighter restrictions as of late August, all arriving passengers can choose between a 14-day quarantine or a double testing procedure along with quarantine for 5-6 days. Arriving passengers must also go through two PCR tests: one upon arrival & another 5-6 days later. During this period, all arriving passengers must stay in quarantine. Those who test negative in the second PCR-test are no longer required to take special precautions.
  • Malta: Temperature check at the airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public.
  • Netherlands: Temperature check at the airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public. Additional restrictions upon entry.
  • Portugal: Temperature check at the airport. No PCR test needed unless the destinations are the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores. Face coverings required in public.
  • Spain: Temperature check at the airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public. Additional restrictions upon entry.
  • Switzerland: Temperature check at the airport. No PCR test needed. Face coverings required in public.
  • Jordan: Negative PCR from within 72 hours upon arrival. PCR test upon arrival with three hour wait time. Medical insurance that covers COVID.
  • Seychelles: No PCR test needed. Face coverings recommended in public.