When Will International Travel Resume?

published on June 5, 2020 by

*Updates as of July 13, 2020

Travelers longing to vacation abroad may have to wait until later this year before many countries fully re-open their borders without restriction…

When Will International Travel Resume?

Although some countries have opened their borders, many are specific to “essential travelers” only and require rigorous restrictions upon arrival.

Many Americans are itching to travel abroad, although the U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not yet lifted their travel warnings.

“For those looking further to international destinations, the overarching theme [in online searches] seems to be relaxation and beach time, with Mexico and the Caribbean dominating the list,” an Expedia spokeswoman told Travel + Leisure regarding recent travel searches online.

Current U.S. Restrictions

In the United States, the CDC has recommended a 14-day quarantine for anyone who is returning from international travel, although it is not clear how this is being enforced. Similarly, travelers from various countries are currently prohibited from entry to the states, including China, Iran, Ireland, United Kingdom, Brazil, and the European Schengen area.

While this is certainly not a complete list, we have compiled a brief update on some of the countries that are most popular with RedWeek members:

Canadian Border Re-open


The Canadian Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that limit travel to Canada. Currently, most foreigners cannot travel to Canada, even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA).

You can enter the country if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, a person registered under Canada’s Indian Act, a protected person, or have immediate family in Canada. Your visit duration must be a minimum of 15-days long, and there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

These measures are in effect until at least July 21 for U.S. travelers, and July 31 for all other foreign nationals.

Mexico Border


On June 16, the U.S. and Mexican governments extended the land border travel restrictions until July 21.  Mexican border and local authorities are conducting enforcement actions to discourage non-essential travel in some areas.  Check the DHS website or embassy fact sheet for more information. 

Aruba Timeshare Rentals


Aruba started re-opening to some international visitors on July 1; U.S. visitors can resume trips to the island starting July 10, but not without jumping through some hoops. Visitors will need to comply with several new requirements including a mandatory COVID test, temperature checks, mask usage, and the purchase of a medical insurance policy (between $15 – 21 USD/day/visitor, with visitors over age 76 on the higher end). Quarantines (in a designated facility, not your resort) will be required for visitors that decline or fail screenings. Get details on current requirements here.

Bahamas Border Re-open


The Bahamas reopened its international borders on July 1, 2020 to all travelers, including visitors, via commercial airlines, private aviation, and vessels. The area is currently in Phase 2 of the Tourism Readiness & Recovery Plan. Entry requirements are strictly enforced in this area and are subject to change. UPDATE JULY 20: Bahamas closing borders again to all but visitors from Canada, the EU, and UK.

Puerto Rico Travel

Puerto Rico

Tourists have already been welcome in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico for a few weeks, though entry is contingent upon receipt of a health screening, interview, and temperature check upon arrival. All incomers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

As part of the island’s responsible four-phased reopening plan, Puerto Rico will formally reopen for in-bound tourism on July 15, at which point, travelers with a negative molecular COVID-19 test will be welcomed to the island.

International Travel Resumes


Spain has re-opened its borders with all European Union member states from 21 June and is no longer requiring quarantine for visitors. According to the U.S. Embassy, an order dated July 2 detailed specifics regarding which travelers are able to enter the country.

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Comments (8)

    • Avatar for Roy H.
      Roy H.
      Jun 10, 2020

      What about travel to the US from the UK?

      • Avatar for Szamosi E.
        Szamosi E.
        Jun 10, 2020

        When can GERMANS travel to US?

        • Avatar for Bonnie A.
          Bonnie A.
          Jun 10, 2020

          How about Hawaii? Hawaii does not seem to want tourists any longer with no date to get rid of the 14 day quarantine

          • Avatar for Barbara F.
            Barbara F.
            Jun 10, 2020


            • Avatar for Marjean S.
              Marjean S.
              Jun 11, 2020

              When can Australia travel to the US? Agree with Bonnie 183, this 14 day quarantine when visiting Hawaii stops most people from going, myself included.

              • Avatar for Kevin D.
                Kevin D.
                Jun 11, 2020

                What is the latest on travel to Australia?

                • Avatar for Julie B.
                  Julie B.
                  Jun 13, 2020


                  July 31st for hawaii

                  • Avatar for Kris B.
                    Kris B.
                    Jul 04, 2020

                    When will the border between US and Los Cabos reopen?