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The US State Department advises that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Warnings will be designated from Levels 1 to 4 depending on country-specific conditions. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States. It’s up to each traveler to research and meet the criteria to travel to, and or from that destination.

As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination. You can see the world at a glance on the State Department’s color-coded map.

The CDC offers a handy guide of things to consider before you travel within the United States. The government organization also offers a comprehensive Q & A travel section with common issues such as “Should I cancel my trip?” and “Should I go on a cruise?”

NEW! Beginning January 26, all travelers inbound to the U.S. must have digital or written proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Here are the details on this new requirement from the CDC. Travelers from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are exempt.

Where can U.S. travelers go now? Currently, there are 74 countries with no entry restrictions (entry may depend on the traveler’s citizenship, point of origin, or other specific regulations) whereas 49 remain completely closed to tourists. Kayak updates the worldwide picture each day with a color-coded global snapshot and/or details for each nation or island.
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Select a destination below or scroll down to see all of the best flight deals right now. All fares shown are in Basic Economy class.

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Today’s HOT Domestic & International Deals from Atlanta:

Denver $112-$178 round-trip, or $59-$89 each way

  • Travel dates at $59: Jan 11-April 8 west and east
  • Travel dates at $89: April 10-Nov 25 west and east
  • Airlines: United, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $500+
  • Find cheap hotels in DEN: HotwirePriceline

Delta nonstop sale! from $97-$319 round-trip

  • New York-LGA $56-$108 Jan 21-May 26
  • Las Vegas $76-$170 Jan 18-May 26
  • Orlando $42-$90 Jan 12-Dec 2
  • Charleston or Roanoke WV $179-$229 Jan 26-Dec 4
  • Tucson $239 Feb 1-Dec 2
  • San Francisco $239 Feb 1-Dec 4
  • Punta Cana DR $278-$328 Jan 16-March 8
  • Palm Springs $295-$316 Jan 25-April 10
  • Cancun $266-$306 Jan 19-March 31
  • St Maarten $268-$278 Jan 14-March 8
  • Liberia, Costa Rica $358-$368 Jan 9-Feb 28
  • Belize City $320-$370 Jan 14-Dec 1
  • Aruba $308-$318 Jan 12-March 8
  • North Eleuthera, Bahamas $305 Jan 15-Dec 3 (cheaper than Nassau fares)
  • Puerta Vallarta, Mexico $355-$435 Jan 12-Oct 10
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico $407-$517 Jan 12-May 1
  • Rio de Janeiro $547-$597 Feb 24-May 18
  • Buenos Aires $595-$655 Feb 23-June 24
  • Airlines: Delta, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in BOI: HotwirePriceline

Las Vegas $118 round-trip, or $59 each way

  • Travel dates: Jan 5-April 10 west and east
  • Airlines: Southwest, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in LAS: HotwirePriceline

San Jose, Costa Rica $212 round-trip

  • Travel dates: Feb 5-March 17
  • Airlines: JetBlue, one connection
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in SJO: HotwirePriceline

Anchorage or Fairbanks, Alaska $455-$520 round-trip

  • Travel dates: April 1-June 3; July 27-Sept 29
  • Airlines: American, one connection
  • Typical fare: $800+
  • Find cheap hotels in ANC: HotwirePriceline

Europe Sale! $550-$619 round-trip

  • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Venice, Warsaw & more
  • Travel dates: Oct 25-Dec 2
  • Add approx $100 per round-trip for August departures (select destinations)
  • London $630-$660 / depart Aug 18-Dec 1
  • Airlines: American, one connection / American cancel/refund policy
  • Typical fare: $1,000+
  • Find cheap hotels in LON: HotwirePriceline

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Today’s HOT Domestic & International Deals from various U.S. gateways:

Through Spring! Miami – St Thomas US Virgin Islands $113 round-trip
  • Travel dates: Jan 18-May 20
  • Airlines: American, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $600+
  • Find cheap hotels in STT: HotwirePriceline

Through Summer! New York – Reykjavik, Iceland $406-$490 round-trip

  • Travel dates: March 8-Nov 25
  • Airlines: Icelandair, nonstop
  • Typical fare: $900+
  • Find cheap hotels in REK: HotwirePriceline


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Can I Cancel My Flight, Cruise or Hotel?

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, most domestic and international airlines are currently offering no-fee changes with varying policies. In many cases, fare differences will apply when rebooking for future travel dates.

Should you even travel domestically? Here’s Clark’s advice: “What I’ve been recommending to anyone with travel plans outside the United States is that you just have to keep watching this. You need to make your own decision now that rebooking policies have become more favorable from most travel suppliers,” Clark says. “And that means making your own decision in terms of your health and how you feel about traveling. Traveling is about fun and getting away from it all, but if you’re going to feel a wall of worry, don’t go right now.”


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Note: We point you to the best deals, but we’re not travel agents. Members of Team Clark, the Consumer Action Center, or WSB Radio cannot assist with booking airline tickets, other modes of travel — nor provide airline flight information. When you need assistance, please contact a professional travel agent or travel company.