Where are the easiest places to vacation during the pandemic?

Getting out and about is on everyone’s mind. However, doing so during a pandemic is particularly challenging and in some cases virtually impossible. Consider the fact that if you want to travel to Hawaii for vacation, you first have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival before you can do anything fun outside the hotel. Who has that much vacation time to spend two weeks of it in quarantine? Only the rich and/or retired folks do.

And not everywhere is treating the pandemic the same. While Disneyland is completely shut down in California, Disneyworld is still open for business in Florida. While is very difficult to vacation in Australia right now, doing so in Mexico has never been easier. Cruises are still a no-no, but resorts in Puerto Rico are a yes-yes.

So, if you’re still looking for a great getaway, here is a list of three of the easier places to travel during the pandemic:


Mexico is not requiring a COVID test upon entry. However, you should be prepared to wear a face mask in public.


No COVID test is required by Costa Rica upon entry. However, they are requiring visitors to complete a “health questionnaire” online prior to departure/arrival.


While Jamaica does not require a COVID test for all travelers from the United States. It is requiring a negative COVID test result for travelers coming from certain states where COVID rates are particularly high.


Yes, there are other places you can travel, but it’s getting harder and harder to find places that don’t require a negative COVID test. And if you’re a traveler who doesn’t like to pre-plan months or even weeks ahead of time, but instead are a drop-of-the-hat kind of globetrotter, then waiting for a negative test might be a pain in the butt and a staycation might be in the cards instead. If this explains you, then the three locations recommended in this blog post are good options to consider.

Happy trails!