Five international destinations to visit in 2020.

Yes, there are countries you CAN visit before the end of the year. While regulations and restrictions have fluctuated throughout the year, AAA Travel has rounded up our top destinations welcoming Americans looking to capture an escape. While we may feel limited, there are still some great options available to venture beyond American borders. Plus, these destinations offer plenty of outdoor, socially-distanced sightseeing opportunities once you’re there, and some have direct flights available from major US hubs.


Prior to entry, you’ll be required to complete the online Embarkation / Disembarkation process by providing basic information including your duration of stay, a personal health assessment, uploading a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within the most recent 72 hours, and confirming proof of travel insurance. But it is worth it. Aruba asks you to follow protocols like wearing a mask in the airport and practicing social distancing.  Visitors will find many restaurants and attractions open with safety guidelines in place. Though you can certainly make the most of your Aruba experience without too much close contact with others. Aruba continues to be a popular destination with AAA members, and there are packages available through AAA.


Much like Aruba, Bermuda is another popular AAA member destination here in the North East. Easily accessible from the East Coast, Bermuda is a short flight, quick cruise island welcoming Americans. If you plan to travel here, you will need to complete the travel authorization process online, at a $75 cost (for children nine and under this is only $30). You must also prove that you tested negative for COVID-19. You will still be tested upon arrival even if your pre-departure result is negative, and must quarantine in your accommodation until the results of the test come back—which they estimate as only six to eight hours. The island’s natural beauty will help you forget about the paperwork and tests. Kayaking, snorkeling, catamaran tours., or just a stroll along the shores will offer you a welcomed break from mainland life. AAA members can receive various member perks when booking a Bermuda vacation package with AAA.


While the restrictions and financial commitments are the strongest on this list, Cambodia’s culture and accommodations offset the burdens. Connecting flights will be needed, and you more than likely will need to start your journey out of New York—with a stop at Incheon International Airport in South Korea. In addition, Cambodia requires travelers to pay a $3,000 deposit to cover any potential coronavirus-related costs that could occur during your visit. If you test negative for COVID-19 during the mandatory test upon arrival at the airport, you’ll only be on the hook for $160. More information can be found at From the iconic temples at Angkor Wat to the street food of Siem Reap, Cambodia is a bucket list destination for many AAA members. Trafalgar and others offer some great vacation options. In fact, there are several packages available through AAA.


Croatia is not part of the EU’s borderless Schengen Zone, allowing them to bypass the union’s travel restrictions on global tourism. If Croatia has been on your radar, now may be a perfect time. Travelers will need to prove a negative PCR coronavirus test result and complete an online travel form. While there ae no direct flights from the US, there are connecting flights through European airports, which is acceptable as the EU’s travel ban includes an exception for travelers in transit. You will not be able to hop to other European countries once in Croatia, but you will have that European flare through the region’s beaches, vineyards, historic cities, and parks. Club Adventures offers small group tours that will feed your wanderlust.


Visitors are currently only subject to medical screenings upon arrival. Nonstop flights are currently bookable to Istanbul, from New York City. Istanbul is known for its many historic areas with incredible mosques and palaces, as well as the remarkable Grand Bazaar market. Rich in history, and deep in culinary flavors, Turkey feeds all your senses. AAA members will find a variety of vacation packages to Turkey, each with their own flare.

AAA Travel understands that now may not be the right time for everyone to adventure out into the world. We also understand that for some of us, our wanderlust speaks louder than ever. For those ready to explore, we are here to help you find safe yet exciting destinations. AAA travel advisors are studying destinations, updating themselves on guidelines and restrictions, and building vacations that feed travelers’ souls. To speak to a AAA travel advisor, please call 1-800-222-7448.