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Nicholas DeRenzo

Wanderlust is at an all-time high for prospective travelers. Now, as countries open back up around the globe, a growing number of destinations are welcoming American visitors once again. From the remote beaches of the Caribbean to the lush forests of South America, one of the countries listed below could be your next getaway—but before you pack up your bathing suit or strap on your hiking boots, make sure to visit Sherpa for the latest updates on travel and health restrictions by destination.

Caribbean

The Caribbean, with its turquoise waters, diverse mix of terrains (rainforest-covered mountains, powder-soft beaches, colorful reefs) and unique melting-pot cultures that draw on indigenous, African, and European colonial influences, is the perfect place for an escape.

Antigua and Barbuda

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Thanks to its UNESCO-recognized Georgian dockyard and a serious love of cricket, Antigua wears its British colonial heritage on its sleeve; its sister island, Barbuda, offers a wilder alternative, with its frigate bird sanctuary and stalactite-filled Darby’s Cave.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Antigua and Barbuda, via Sherpa.

Aruba

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You could spend all your time on white-sand beaches or near the buzzing cruise port, but you’d miss the things that make this member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands so special, from the cactus-filled Arikok National Park to the adrenaline-pumping dive sites at shipwrecks off its shores.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Aruba, via Sherpa.

The Bahamas

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Beginning just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, this sunny and vast archipelago is a relaxing retreat where you can kick back with some conch fritters, snorkel with stingrays and sharks, immerse yourself in the culture of Nassau or even frolic in the surf with Exuma Island’s famous swimming pigs.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for The Bahamas, via Sherpa.

Barbados

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With its blend of Afro-Caribbean and British cultures, this most easterly island in the Caribbean chain has spent four centuries perfecting award-winning rums at distilleries such as Mount Gay; it makes for the perfect drink to celebrate the island’s version of Carnival, the colorful harvest festival Crop Over.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Barbados, via Sherpa.

Bermuda

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This genteel little slice of British culture about 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean is a relaxing spot to kick back with a dark and stormy and fish chowder, laze on its pink-sand beaches or sail around its protected waters.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Bermuda, via Sherpa.

Curaçao

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Beloved for the pastel-hued Dutch colonial buildings lining the waterfront in the capital city of Willemstad, this adventure lover's island occupies prime real estate in the so-called ABC Islands (alongside Aruba and Bonaire), which lie blissfully outside of the hurricane belt, just north of Venezuela.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Curaçao, via Sherpa.

Dominican Republic

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Beyond the manicured confines of its all-inclusive beach resorts sits a bustling and culturally rich island nation where the merengue beat is hot, the cuisine is hearty — don’t miss sancocho (seven-meat stew) and mangú (plantain mash) — and the capital city of Santo Domingo is brimming with centuries of history and architecture.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for the Dominican Republic, via Sherpa.

Grenada

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Relatively unspoiled, with white- and volcanic black-sand beaches and abundant waterfalls, the so-called Spice Island runs aromatic with the wafting scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, which are grown in its historic plantations and sold in the thrumming markets of its capital, Saint George’s.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Grenada, via Sherpa.

Jamaica

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Thanks to the world-conquering popularity of reggae (and favorite native son Bob Marley), heavily spiced jerk cuisine and award-winning Blue Mountain coffee, this island nation’s reputation precedes it—but you still might be surprised by the natural splendor its wild mountainous interior holds.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Jamaica, via Sherpa.

Saint Lucia

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Marked by iconic towering volcanic spires known as the Pitons, this teardrop-shaped island is a perfect blend of luxury and adventure, such as kitesurfing off Sandy Beach, zip-lining through the jungle and snorkeling through its teeming coral reefs.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Saint Lucia, via Sherpa.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Best explored by sailboat or yacht, this archipelago of 32 islands and cays offers a wide array of natural wonders, including black-sand beaches, a bat-filled sea cave and even an active volcano that last erupted in 1979.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, via Sherpa.

Sint Maarten/Saint Martin

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The Caribbean’s “Friendly Island” has a bit of a split personality, with a French-owned side where you can eat some of the most sophisticated cuisine in the region and a Dutch-owned side that’s known for duty-free jewelry shopping and a more casual beachside air.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Sint Maarten and Saint Martin, via Sherpa.

Turks and Caicos

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There’s something almost eye-poppingly surreal about the sugar-white sand and crystal-blue waters found on this 40-island chain’s 230 miles of beaches, which are a perfect gateway to the world’s third-largest barrier reef.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Turks and Caicos, via Sherpa.

Mexico

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Whether you’re looking to go on a street taco crawl of Mexico City, hit the links in Los Cabos, soak up the sun in Cancún, sip wine in Valle Guadalupe or sample high-end tequilas in Jalisco, there’s something for every type of traveler south of the border.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Mexico, via Sherpa.

Central America

At just over 1,000 miles long, the snaking isthmus of Central America is a compact playground for adventurers, with reefs to snorkel, volcanoes to climb and waves to catch.

Belize

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This accessible and English-speaking nation in Central America’s northeastern corner is home to crowd-free Maya ruins, vast forest reserves and a slew of laid-back beach resorts. But it really shines underwater, where you’ll find such natural wonders as the world’s second-largest barrier reef and the Great Blue Hole, a staggeringly dramatic marine sinkhole.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Belize, via Sherpa.

Costa Rica

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Often ranked the happiest and eco-friendliest nation in the world, Costa Rica is an Edenic land of cascading waterfalls, five active volcanoes and national parks crawling with sloths, spider monkeys, jaguars and rainbow-bright birds such as scarlet macaws and aptly named resplendent quetzals. The Pacific coast is home to lovely surf breaks and a bevy of yoga retreats.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Costa Rica, via Sherpa.

South America

From the Amazon rainforest to Machu Picchu to the towering Christ the Redeemer statue, South America is the kind of place bucket lists were made for.

Brazil

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Befitting a country of its massive size, this Portuguese-speaking behemoth is marked by immense contrasts, from the cosmopolitan buzz of São Paulo to the sizzling beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the massive Amazon River, and surrounding outrageous biodiversity of the jungle. The western side of the nation holds the Pantanal, a wild wetland the size of England, and Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Brazil, via Sherpa.

Colombia

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Perched on the northwestern corner of South America, Colombia is a greatest-hits gateway to the continent, featuring vibrant cities (including newly revitalized Bogotá and Medellín), the Amazon rainforest, colorful Caribbean villages and the towering Andes, where you’ll find its national bird, the Andean condor.

Click here for details on travel guidelines and restrictions for Colombia, via Sherpa.

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