This looks to be a list that is kept up to date.

More than 100 countries currently allow U.S. citizens to visit, but some restrictions apply.

Source: Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?

Most countries require you provide a PCR test taken within 72 hours, plus have plans and the ability to fund a quarantine if you test positive anytime after arrival. Many countries mandate multiple tests – Bahrain, for example, requires 4 additional Covid tests after you arrive.

Not shown on this list but some countries require that you purchase “in country” health insurance, quarantine insurance and/or medical evacuation insurance.  Some also have fines for failure to comply with these and mask orders.

As of yesterday, the World Health Organization said those over age 60 should not travel.

To my naive eyes, this seems to make international travel very expensive compare to just two years ago. Am I missing something?

Also, there is now a huge industrial testing industry set up for this – they will lobby to maintain their testing complex for years to come. We can imagine demands to expand testing to more diseases and/or antibody tests in the future. This seems poised to become permanent – expensive but at least its largely worthless.

Update

As of December 2nd, the Biden Administration added a mandate of testing fully vaccinated passengers within 24 hours of flight departure for all in bound flights. They already require mandatory cloth facial coverings. On day #643 of 15 days to flatten the curve, our only solution is to do more of the same that has not worked so far. There is no end point metrics – for all we know, this goes on forever. The only end point to a pandemic is immunity – or the virus mutates to a less bad form. NPIs, if they work, merely delay reaching that point. There is a lack of intelligent leadership at all levels of this pandemic response.

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