Which MIR Destinations are Open for Travel?

Photo credit: Martin Klimenta

We’re thrilled to report that as of March 2023, all countries in MIR’s realm have reopened for tourism to vaccinated American travelers. For those ready to venture out soon to take advantage of this closing window of opportunity to explore before the crowds return in a bigger way, here’s a list of destinations MIR can help you get to now – or whenever you’re ready. Read more about what you can expect when traveling with MIR.

Information keeps changing and destinations keep announcing lifting of restrictions – and we’ll keep monitoring the requirements for the destinations we serve and talk you through the details.

Let’s chat. Give us a call at 800-424-7289, contact us online, or tell us what kind of private travel you’re into.

The Balkans


Ancient Roots and Bright Future: a varied landscape as diverse as its inhabitants

Berat, Albania.

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Photo credit: Visit Sarajevo

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Heart of the Balkans: isolated mountain villages and a rich culture blending East and West


Europe’s Little Darling: an abundance of natural beauty and historical significance

Dubbed “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik has been a Dalmatian Coast darling for centuries. Photo credit: Croatian Tourist Board

Pristina, Kosovo. Photo credit: Michel Behar


A Young Nation: Enticing, Energetic and Evolving


The New Riviera: Bountiful, Beautiful, Balmy

Old town of Perast in Montenegro. Photo credit: Peter Guttman

Cobblestone street in North Macedonia. Photo credit: Michel Behar.

North Macedonia

Southeast Europe’s Balkan Crown Jewel


New Europe’s Newest Playground: Energetic and Trendy

Belgrade Fortress in Serbia. Photo credit: Dragan Bosnic

Lake Bled, located in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. Photo credit: Peter Guttman


A small package of perfection

The Baltics


Baltic Sea Beauty

Estonia’s UNESCO-listed red-roofed capital, Tallinn. Photo credit: Jaak Kadak

Named a Soviet Socialist Republic in 1940, Latvia regained its independence in 1990. Photo credit: Peter Guttman


Amber and Art Nouveau


The Best of Old and New Europe Combined

14th-century Trakai Castle, built on an island in Lake Galve. Photo credit: Lithuanian State Department of Tourism

Central & East Europe

Break time: Rose pickers demonstrate a Bulgarian song and dance in this field of Kazanlashka roses. Photo credit: Michel Behar


Roses and Roman Ruins

Czech Republic

Hip and Historic: Cobbled Streets and Contemporary Culture

A view of Prague, Czech Republic, from Strahov monastery. Photo credit: Martin Klimenta

Cobusca Noua village lavender fields. Photo credit: Cobusca Noua Village


Waiting To Be Discovered


New Europe Success Story

Poland’s royal city, Krakow. Photo credit: Martin Klimenta

Traditional methods of farming and harvesting are preserved in Romania. Photo credit: Peter Guttman


Village Life, Vampires, and Variety

Central Asia

Salt flats, chalky hills, and limestone cliffs of Sor Tuzbair in Mangystau, Kazakhstan. Photo credit: Andrei Astafyev


Where Steppe Meets Skyscrapper


Unspoiled & Undiscovered: Central Asia’s Best-Kept Secret

Yurts in Son Kul, Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: Andra Artemova

Young boys offer a warm welcome to Khujand's Panjshanbe Bazaar. Photo credit: Richard Fejfar


Dramatic Scenery and Isolated Village Life


The Ultimate Silk Road Experience

Dancers in Uzbekistan. Photo credit: Lindsay Fincher

China, Mongolia & Tibet

Ger life on the Mongolian steppe.


Descendent of Ghengis Khan Steppe into the Future

Middle East


History and Heritage from the Achaemenids to the Ayatollah

Strolling Imam Square, Isfahan, Iran. Photo credit: Ann Schneider

Oman. Photo credit: Courtesy of Desert Adventures


Classic Arabia in a Modern Context

Saudi Arabia

At the Heart of the Arabian Peninsula

Nabataean tombs at Al Ula, Saudi Arabia. Photo credit: Douglas Grimes

Photo credit: Courtesy of Desert Adventures

United Arab Emirates

Forging a Future while Respecting the Past


Pearls, Petroleum, and Desert Development

Traditional dhow ships in Doha, Qatar. Photo credit: Qatar National Tourism Council

The South Caucasus & Turkey

A live a cappella concert in Armenia’s Khor Virap Monastery


A Tiny Treasure: Sacred & Secular


Petroglyphs and Petro-Dollars

Baku’s Old Town with a backdrop of new modern construction. Photo credit: Martin Klimenta

Organic wines pair well with Georgian cheeses at Pheasants' Tears Winery. Photo credit: John Wurdeman


A Slice of Paradise between Mountain and Sea.


Where East Meets West: Magical & Mythical.

Aerial view of Istanbul, Turkey. Photo credit: Peter Guttman

Last update: February 24, 2022. Given regulations are changing on a regular basis, for the latest destination details we invite you to contact us directly.

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MIR travel planners are in the loop on the latest news for our destinations and are happy to answer your travel planning and destination questions anytime. Ready to talk travel?

Call us at 1-800-424-7289 or contact us online.

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