List of countries barring American tourists as the US coronavirus outbreak surges to new heights



Slide 1 of 13: Many countries around the world have banned international visitors, but some are slowly reopening their borders as they bring their coronavirus outbreaks under control.But many are excluding travelers from the US, and other countries, currently struggling with the virus.The US has more coronavirus cases and deaths than anywhere in the world, and infection rates have recently reached new heights.The State Department is telling Americans to avoid all international travel and to contact countries' embassies to see what entry restrictions and requirements they have. Here many of these countries that have blocked US tourists...Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Read the original article on Business Insider
Slide 2 of 13: The Schengen area, a border control-free travel area that encompasses 26 European countries, blocked nonessential travel from the US to its member countries, and four other European countries decided to follow the same rules.The bloc reopened its borders to some countries from July, but left the US out.European diplomats said they barely considered including the US because its cases were so high.The countries where US tourists are blocked, are:AustriaBelgiumCzech RepublicDenmarkEstoniaFinlandFranceGermanyGreeceHungaryIcelandItalyLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalSlovakiaSloveniaSpainSwedenSwitzerland
Slide 3 of 13: The Caribbean island nation closed the borders to US visitors on July 19, but left them open for those coming from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.It had reopened its borders three weeks earlier."Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said.
Slide 4 of 13: China blocked the entry of travelers from almost every country in March, aiming to stop a second wave of the virus after it got its own outbreak under control.The ban on US travelers is still in place. 

Slide 5 of 13: The border between the US and Canada is still closed.
Slide 6 of 13: The US is among the many countries that Japan has banned visitors from, and Japanese nationals who have been in the US at any time in the previous 14 days have to quarantine when they arrive in Japan.
Slide 7 of 13: New Zealand's border is closed to almost all travelers, including US tourists.
Slide 8 of 13: Practically no visitors are allowed into Australia at the moment, including those from the US.
Slide 9 of 13: Brazil has banned foreigners from entering by air, land, and sea, except in exceptional circumstances.

Slide 10 of 13: Colombia closed its land borders in March, blocking international flights until September. 
Slide 11 of 13: Argentina has closed its borders to foreign nationals and non-residents, banning commercial flights until September.
Slide 12 of 13: Bolivia has stopped all international flights until July 31, and its borders are closed.
Slide 13 of 13: Peru has blocked travelers, except its own citizens returning. International borders are closed.

Here’s a running list of countries barring American tourists from entering as the US coronavirus outbreak surges to new heights

Most EU countries

The Schengen area, a border control-free travel area that encompasses 26 European countries, blocked nonessential travel from the US to its member countries, and four other European countries decided to follow the same rules.

The bloc reopened its borders to some countries from July, but left the US out.

European diplomats said they barely considered including the US because its cases were so high.

The countries where US tourists are blocked, are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

The Bahamas

The Caribbean island nation closed the borders to US visitors on July 19, but left them open for those coming from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

It had reopened its borders three weeks earlier.

“Our current situation demands decisive action if we are to avoid being overrun and being defeated by this virus,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said.

China

China blocked the entry of travelers from almost every country in March, aiming to stop a second wave of the virus after it got its own outbreak under control.

The ban on US travelers is still in place. 

Canada

The border between the US and Canada is still closed.

Japan

The US is among the many countries that Japan has banned visitors from, and Japanese nationals who have been in the US at any time in the previous 14 days have to quarantine when they arrive in Japan.

New Zealand

New Zealand’s border is closed to almost all travelers, including US tourists.

Australia

Practically no visitors are allowed into Australia at the moment, including those from the US.

Brazil

Brazil has banned foreigners from entering by air, land, and sea, except in exceptional circumstances.

Colombia

Colombia closed its land borders in March, blocking international flights until September. 

Argentina

Argentina has closed its borders to foreign nationals and non-residents, banning commercial flights until September.

Bolivia

Bolivia has stopped all international flights until July 31, and its borders are closed.

Peru

Peru has blocked travelers, except its own citizens returning. International borders are closed.

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