The world is re-opening, and Americans have more travel options for travel destinations than they’ve had since March.
The problem is that the American passport has significantly lost its power since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
Rising cases of the virus and the US government’s ongoing travel restrictions barring entry for non-citizens into the country have turned the world against hosting American visitors, despite the economic benefit they bring. As a result, US passport holders can visit just a fraction of the world’s countries, and are largely bound to North America for travel.
Central American and Caribbean countries were the most receptive to Americans over the summer, while most of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America, Asia, and Oceania remain closed off. Every continent has a handful of countries willing to accept US visitors, but most require mandatory quarantine upon arrival, or a negative COVID-19 test for entry.