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These are the latest U.S. travel advisories for 2021

July 31, 2021
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These are the latest U.S. travel advisories for 2021
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Editor's Note

This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. 

The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted every country in the world and has even reach locations as far as Antarctica. As Americans (and countries around the world) are riding out the COVID-19 storm, it's important to revisit the travel advisories that have been issued by the U.S. Department of State, especially as these advisories are constantly being updated.

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As of the time of this publication, 87 countries remain under a strict Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory.

Coronavirus

COVID-19 is still a worldwide threat. Americans experiencing COVID-19 related emergencies overseas should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, or call the State Department assistance call center:

Related: Reopening soon? A country-by-country guide to coronavirus recovery

If you have existing travel plans already booked, keep a close eye on local travel restrictions and guidelines to minimize the further spread of the disease. The only type of travel insurance that offers a partial refund is "cancel for any reason" (CFAR) travel insurance. However, airlines are offering flexible schedule changes and refunds for disrupted travel.

Many countries still have travel restrictions and/or additional entry requirements for U.S. travelers entering foreign nations. Before you travel, be sure to check the requirements from the country or countries you plan to visit, in order to ensure you have all the documents and any testing you need. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to travel or worse yet, will be sent home upon arrival.

In order to help you keep up, TPG maintains a list of all the advisories that have been issued or updated as of July 2021, including all of the Level 4 advisories to date. You can also find the complete list of travel advisories on the State Department's website.

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For information on travel advisories relating to COVID-19 issued by the CDC, check out our full guide here.

Level 4 advisories (Do Not Travel):

Afghanistan
Algeria
Antarctica
Argentina
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Burkina Faso
Burma (Myanmar)
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cyprus
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Eritrea
Fiji
French Guiana
Georgia
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Kiribati
Kuwait
The Kyrgyz Republic
Libya
Macau
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mongolia
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Nicaragua
North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
Oman
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Portugal
Republic of the Congo
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Island
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Level 3 advisories (Reconsider Travel):

Andorra
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
The Bahamas
Belgium
Belize
Brunei
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chad
China
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Estonia
Eswatini
France
The Gambia
Greece
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel, The West Bank and Gaza
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Luxembourg
Malta
Marshall Island
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Montenegro
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Qatar
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sint Eustatius
Sint Maarten
Slovenia
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Turkey

Level 2 advisories (exercise increased caution):

Albania
Angola
Austria
Azerbaijan
Barbados
Benin
Bonaire
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cameroon
Curacao
Czech Republic
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Finland
French West Indies
Germany
Guinea
Kenya
Kosovo
Lithuania
Mauritania
Micronesia
Moldova
Morocco
Palau
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Turks and Caicos
Ukraine
Vietnam

Level 1 advisories (exercise normal precautions):

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Bermuda
Bulgaria
Comoros
Djibouti
Dominica
Equatorial Guinea
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Liechtenstein
Montserrat
North Macedonia
Romania
Saba
Singapore
Slovakia
South Korea
Togo

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
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  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023