62 Countries Open To Unvaccinated Travelers – Best 2022 Picks!
First, some distinctions. While it’s enticing to think that everyone who is unvaccinated shares the same views and concerns, not all people in this group have chosen their status.
There is a wealth of medical reasons why people decline to be vaccinated. Not to mention that the international vaccination drive has yet to attain the global outreach it was supposed to have by now.
So, if you would like to spend a lovely vacation in a warm place, here are countries allowing unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers.
Countries Open to Unvaccinated Tourists: 2022 Picks!
According to the Cambodian government, the Covid 19 entry restrictions for entering visitors will no longer be in force. In the past, visitors had to present a vaccination certificate as well as a health record demonstrating that they had tested negative for Covid-19 within the previous 72 hours.
The decision was made in response to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s request, and it takes effect immediately.
“We have removed the requirement for all inbound travelers in all modes of transport: Land, waterways, and air. They no longer need to produce health certificates or show proof of full vaccination upon arrival,” said Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng in an October 3 announcement.
As of November 1, visitors will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or negative test result in order to enter the island.
This week, Omar Ottley, St. Maarten’s minister of tourism, provided confirmation of the details.
Visitors will only need to meet the “usual immigration and border control requirements to visit the island,” Ottley said.
Peru has now formally lifted all COVID -related restrictions after two and a half years of some of the strictest controls in the world, permitting the return of normal tourism.
This means that travelers can once again enter Peru without restrictions after receiving notification that the country’s state of emergency has ended, which has already happened.
As of October 21, 2022, neither EU nor non-EU citizens will be required to show proof of their vaccinations, recovery, or a COVID-19 test result in order to enter the nation.
The government website states: “All COVID-19 travel restrictions for travelers to Spain have been lifted. The rules that previously applied to travelers coming to Spain no longer apply.”
On October 20, 2022, Ecuador eliminated the COVID-19 admission requirements. International travelers are no longer required to present COVID-19 vaccination records or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test before entering Ecuador.
According to the federal government, all COVID-19 border controls will be eliminated on Saturday, so travelers won’t have to provide proof of vaccination to enter Canada or wear masks on trains and airplanes.
No matter their nationality, all travelers will no longer be required as of October 1 to:
- Submit public health data using the ArriveCAN app or website.
- Show proof of vaccination;
- Pre- or post-arrival testing;
- Execute quarantine or isolation for COVID-19;
- Pass through health inspections for air and rail travel; or wear masks on aircraft and trains.
Beginning Oct. 1, authorities will no longer require international travelers to present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results to enter the country.
People will also be able to attend crowded events without having to produce proof of vaccination. Officials announced that the nationwide state of emergency, which was set to expire on September 30, will not be extended.
The decision followed a meeting with the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) last Wednesday.
Iceland’s landscape promises an endless series of snow-covered volcanoes, mountains, and ice fields, as well as magnificent natural beauty. The Nordic icy views are unlike anything else in on earth and now are open without restrictions to unvaccinated travelers.
Iceland has lifted all Covid-19 entry restrictions. Anyone previously able to enter can now visit Iceland, regardless of their vaccination status.
The country has also scrapped quarantine on arrival and online health forms that had to be completed prior to entry.
The mask mandate has also been lifted.
Trinidad and Tobago
All entry requirements for Trinidad and Tobago were abolished as of July 1, 2022. T&T was one of the strictest countries throughout the pandemic.
Beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Australia lifts all entry requirements. Travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination or a passenger locator form.
Starting July 25, 2022, Malta permanently lifted all entry requirements. Masks have not been required since April but will continue to be required indoors and now on flights.
Armenia’s Health Minister Anahat Avanesyan has announced that the country is dropping all health-related requirements for international arrivals.
“Since the situation with coronavirus pandemic has been stabilized and the tempos of the spread of the pandemic reduced in world, we have decided to lift some restrictions. The requirement to submit a PCR rapid diagnostic test and vaccination certificate when entering the country through land border and checkpoints in airports has been removed.”
Türkiye (old Turkey)
Türkiye has removed all health criteria for visitors from other countries.
International tourists are no longer requested to undergo testing or provide additional Covid-19 paperwork, according to the Interior Ministry.
Before, border crossers without a vaccination record had to show proof of a negative PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to arrival or a rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours of departure.
Malaysia has scrapped all entry requirements for international arrivals, including testing and quarantine requirements.
As of August 1, visitors are permitted to enter the country without filling out any Covid forms or getting tested, regardless of vaccination status.
Since there has been some confusion about the removal of the travel form from the MySejahtera app, travelers can still download the app to avoid inconveniences.
France has lifted all of its Covid-19 travel restrictions and testing requirements for all international travelers visiting the country.
Proof of Covid-19 recovery, vaccination, or test results will not be required after August 1, 2022. In addition, travelers will not be required to sign a document certifying that they are free of Covid-19 symptoms.
Visitors will also no longer have to provide an explanation for their trip, whether they are vaccinated or not.
Georgia has eliminated its Covid-related entry requirements.
The news was announced by the Georgian Foreign Ministry on June 15.
The move means that international visitors no longer need to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative Covid-19 PCR test when entering the country.
The new ruling applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
Uzbekistan is one of the latest countries that has lifted all COVID -19 entry requirements for unvaccinated visitors. The new policy applies fom June 8, 2022.
Kazakhstan is welcoming unvaccinated travelers once again. The new policy aplies from June 10, 2022.
Italian authorities have decided to scrap its COVID-19 entry requirements as of June 1.
The existing requirement to show a COVID passport when entering Italy will not be renewed when it expires on May 31, according to the Italian Ministry of Health.
“From June 1st stop green pass for entry into Italy. The ordinance of the Minister of Health which provides for the Green Certification Covid-19 (green pass) to enter Italy expires on May 31. The measure will not be extended,” the statement of the Ministry reads.
Visitors to Cyprus are no longer required to present a COVID -19 vaccination or recovery certificate upon entry. Travelers will also no longer be required to present a negative COVID -19 test as of June 1.
The mask mandate has also been lifted, according to the government. People will need to wear a mask at hospitals, nursing homes, and other indoor medical facilities from the same date.
The Czech Republic has also lifted all Covid-related entry requirements for international travelers.
The new regulations took effect April 9, according to the local news agency Prague Morning.
Argentina is the latest Latin American country to remove all Covid-related entry requirements for overseas tourists.
On April 7, the country returned to its old protocols “almost as it was before the pandemic,” the Ministry of Health confirmed.
This means that travelers are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or undergo Covid-19 testing before departure.
Home to one of the most-visited cities in the world -London-, England has scrapped all remaining Covid-19 related restrictions from March 18.
“All remaining Covid travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form and tests for all arrivals, will be stood down for travel to the UK from 4 am on 18 March,” tweeted, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps.
This means, no test, no quarantine and no vaccine certificate are now needed for any passengers regardless of their vaccination status.
Also, Heathrow Airport no longer requires passengers to wear face coverings in its hubs, railway stations or office buildings. It will continue to recommend wearing them for prophylactic reasons though.
Montenegro removed all COVID-19 travel restrictions on March 10. International passengers will no longer be needed to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.
The health situation has “improved favorably,” said Igor Galic, the Director of Montenegro’s Public Health Institute, at a news briefing.
So far, the country has an average of 114 infections per 100,000 population.
Slovakia is one of the latest European countries to lift all pandemic restrictions.
The decision means that travelers no longer have to take a Covid 19 test, fill out a registration form or present proof of vaccination before entering the country.
Travelers to Latvia no longer need to present a vaccine certificate, undergo testing or quarantine, or fill out the old passenger locator form, as the country has become the 26th nation to abolish all entry requirements as of April 1, 2022.
This Dutch Caribbean paradise no longer requires any inbound travelers to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test or a vaccine certificate to enter the country, announced Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) officials in a statement.
Nightly curfews, mask mandates and proof of vaccination for large-scale events have also been removed. However, hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, and tour operators retain the authority to impose restrictions at their discretion.
“Globally, we are seeing a shift from pandemic to endemic, and while the safety of our travelers will always be a top priority, we’re thrilled to have adapted our entry requirements and measures to align with the evolving travel environment,” said Hugo Clarinda, CTB’s deputy CEO.
The Danish government has announced that COVID -19 measures will no longer be applied to visitors from third-party countries.
According to an official statement, all travelers may now enter Denmark without having to meet any entry requirements, regardless of their country of origin or vaccination status.
This means that travelers, regardless of the reason for their stay, no longer need to present a valid vaccination, recovery or test certificate upon arrival in Denmark.
Visitors to the tri-island nation of Grenada will no longer be required to show a negative Covid 19 test after April 4, 2022, when the country reopens to tourism under pre-pandemic laws.
That means both vaccinated and unvaccinated people will be welcome without further testing, quarantine or requirements.
Up to 4 April, you must show proof that you are fully vaccinated to enter Grenada.
All pandemic-related restrictions for entry have been removed. Negative Covid-19 PCR testing before and after arrival is no longer required for international arrivals.
Keep in mind that the Mongolian-Chinese border will be closed until further notice.
Visitors are advised to contact the Mongolian Embassy for further information.
All Covid-19 related restrictions have been removed. However, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Moldovan airspace has been closed until at least Apr. 25.
The closest airport from which travelers can get a plane would be in Romania, 150 km from Chisinau.
The Maldives has further relaxed its Covid-19 entry rules for fully vaccinated visitors in preparation for the Easter holidays.
The country is now allowing double-vaccinated visitors to enter without having to submit a negative PCR test on arrival.
Authorities also informed that the mandatory mask-wearing mandate has been removed in most indoor settings.
“Wearing masks is now optional, except in hospitals and health care centers, and should the COVID-19 positivity rate go above 20% in any island,” said Maldives’ president, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Travelers no longer need a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination or recovery to enter Bonaire.
All overseas visitors are asked to complete a health declaration between 24 and 12 hours prior to departure, which can be accessed here.
The document must be digitally signed and submitted to the Bonaire authorities.
Beginning May 1, the “no jab, no fly” rule will be eliminated for foreign travelers. Commenting on the move, Leanne Geraghty, Air New Zealand’s chief customer and sales officer, said:
“This is the first step in welcoming international visitors back to our shores and we couldn’t be more excited for both New Zealand and Air New Zealand.”
Croatia (no entry requirements for EU residentes only)
EU citizens are now exempt from all entry restrictions, but visitors from other countries must present a negative PCR test (72 hours before arrival at the border) or an antigen test (24 hours before arrival at the border).
Valid documents include a vaccination certificate, a certificate of booster shot certificate, or proof of recovery within 270 days.
On February 12, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre declared that no vaccination certificates or testing are longer required to enter the country.
“We can ease the measures because omicron does not cause as serious a disease as previous variants. Even though the infection is rising, the proportion who end up in hospital is low. We are well protected with the vaccine,” said Støre.
The decision means that anyone who had the right to enter Norway before the pandemic can now do so without restriction.
Notice that testing requirements for traveling to Svalbard will remain in effect for the time being.
The need to complete a digital registration form prior to arrival has also been withdrawn.
Most travelers are welcome to visit this land of unique culture, exciting water activities, gorgeous landscapes, music, and warm, welcoming people.
The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has abolished all pandemic-related entry requirements for travelers.
Travelers no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the island.
However, travelers must complete an embarkation/disembarkation card before landing in Aruba.
Rated 3rd in Europe for its cultural and historical monuments from Thracian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval Bulgarian and Ottoman civilizations, Bulgaria also offers lively nightlife and delightful gastronomy.
Unvaccinated visitors from green, orange, red and dark red zone countries are welcomed without quarantine requirements.
They only need to present proof of a negative COVID test performed up to 72 hours or a rapid antigen test up to 48 hours before departure to Bulgaria. Proof of having recovered from COVID-19 is also valid.
Visitors from red countries are will be not allowed entry for the time being.
Beginning February 9, travelers from the EU/EEA countries, as well as Switzerland, will no longer be required to submit a COVID-19 test, vaccine certificate, or quarantine to enter the country.
People from outside the EU/EEA are only permitted to enter the nation if they meet one of the exceptions to the entry ban on third-party countries and if they can also produce a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Sweden.
Sweden will lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions on non-EU nationals on March 31.
Mild winters with temperatures rarely falling below 5°C (41°F), history, beaches, surfing, music festivals, and, most importantly, the always hospitable Portuguese people are welcoming visitors from all over the world.
Portugal has lifted all entry requirements as of July 1, 2022. Tourists will no longer need negative tests or the EU Digital Certificate to enter the country.
This Central American country has lifted all restrictions. This means that vaccinated as well as unvaccinated travelers no longer need to present a test or proof of vaccination to enter the country.
However, some events or tourists venues may require people to present proof of vaccination.
Connecting 2 oceans and 2 continents, Panama is a small country packed with tropical beaches, wildlife, duty-free shopping, and some sort of American lifestyle.
Only a 2.5-hour flight away from Miami and similar flight times from South America and Mexico, Panama is open and welcoming to unvaccinated travelers.
Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test or be tested at the Panama airport at their expense. In this case, they must quarantine for 72 hours or until their results return negative.
Vaccinated travelers only need proof of vaccination and fill out an electronic sworn affidavit.
Sandy beaches, great food, ancient tombs, fortresses, and palaces. That’s Cyprus. And those are not the only reasons why you should consider this beautiful island for this year’s holiday. Cyprus has also got one of the warmest climates in the Mediterranean and is a great spot to visit even in the winter months.
However, the best news is, without a doubt, that you can travel to Cyprus even if you are not vaccinated. It uses the ECDC categorization, which divides countries into green, yellow, and red categories.
Unvaccinated travelers from red countries such as the U.S. must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Cyprus and quarantine for seven days at their own expense.
The PCR test result must be printed (not SMS), stamped by the lab or hospital that performed the test, contain a barcode, and be written entirely in English.
Once in the country, all arrivals must undergo an additional RT-PCR test at their own expense.
Looking for an exotic place to spend winter? Tanzania might be the option for you. Enjoy its vast beaches, explore its rich wildlife, or climb the Kilimanjaro. This country simply has it all.
Travelers must fill out an online Health Surveillance Form (at https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ for Tanzania mainland and at https://healthtravelznz.mohz.go.tz for Zanzibar) within 24 hours prior to arrival.
Visitors only need to take a PCR test up to 96 hours before departure and fill in the Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form within 24 hours before arrival.
Travelers who come from high-risk countries or have visited some of them in the past 14 days should also undergo further rapid testing at arrival.
A laid-back vibe, reggae music, beaches, and local food are excuses enough to pay a visit to this Caribbean island.
Tourists are requested and obtain a travel authorization within 72 hours of their planned travel date. All tourists must also present a copy of a negative PCR or Antigen test before boarding a flight to the island.
All arrivals are requested to quarantine at their location of arrival for up to 14 days, depending on the type of travel.
Mexico’s breathtaking sugar-white beaches, deserts, cenotes (natural swimming holes), and hundreds of colonial villages have everything vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers may want for a peaceful or adventurous getaway.
To make things even better, Mexico does not require visitors a negative Covid-19 test or a vaccine certificate, everyone is welcome!
The Dominican Republic
Unvaccinated visitors are welcome to visit this tropical paradise, which is surrounded by nine hundred miles of Caribbean coastline, top-notch resorts, and lively nightlife.
A negative Covid-19 test is not required. Rapid tests are performed on randomly selected passengers upon arrival in the Dominican Republic but it almost never happens.
This small Caribbean country has become a hot spot destination for vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists during the Covid-19 pandemic, not only for its otherworldly landscapes but also for its easy entry restrictions.
Belize has lifted all entry requirements as of July 16, 2022. However, visitors must still book their stay in ‘Gold Standard’ accommodation.
One of Africa’s most popular destinations is open for the unvaccinated. Stunning national parks, wineries, and popular resorts in Cape Town are welcoming visitors without too much trouble.
A negative Covid-19 test is required but quarantine is not.
Just one thing. Some nations still don’t allow visitors who have recently been to South Africa, so check with your embassy before booking your tickets.
Its rich biodiversity and abundant wildlife have drawn eco-tourists for decades. But its sparkling blue waters and adventure sports offerings make Belize the perfect getaway for all types of travelers.
No testing or quarantine is required. However, unvaccinated travelers must purchase mandatory travel insurance that covers accommodation in case they have to quarantine.
The Parthenon, the Temple of Apollo, and the Temple of Poseidon, as well as Greece’s spectacular clear-blue water beaches, are open to EU countries and other nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
Since May 1, Greece has removed all Covi-19 entry restrictions for both vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers.
Travelers visiting the country will no longer need to submit to a Covid-19 test, provide confirmation of vaccination, or serve quarantine.
42 Countries Open to Vaccinated Tourists in 2022 (Updated)
Loads of misinformation on social media has suggested some potential discrimination against people who, for a variety of reasons, will not be able to take the coronavirus vaccine.
It’s been said that such individuals may be unable to freely book tickets and travel around. The truth is that most open countries also take visitors who can produce a negative COVID-19 test.
42 Countries Open to Vaccinated Tourists Without Quarantine
Vaccination progress worldwide
Here is the list of countries that have already announced or reopened for tourism for vaccinated travelers.
Countries and territories open to vaccinated travelers
Cuba has remained largely undiscovered for both political and pandemic reasons. But now, its colonial cities, white sand beaches and traditional music bands attract tourists from all over the world.
Starting January 5, a negative RT-PCR test performed no later than 72 hours before travel to Cuba is required, in addition to proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Travelers from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Malawi, and Mozambique must submit proof of vaccination and three COVID-19 tests, one of them prior to departure to the island and two more while undergoing a 7-day quarantine.
Vaccinated visitors must present proof of having received a full series of a vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival in Panama. All vaccines approved by the WHO, FDA, or EMA are accepted in the country.
Unvaccinated travelers must also present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) within 72 hours prior to traveling to Panama or be tested at the airport at their own expense and quarantine for 72 hours when awaiting the results.
If the test is positive, the quarantine period will be extended to 10 days.
Regardless of their immunization status, all travelers must fill out and sign an electronic sworn affidavit prior to check-in.
Home to a world of architectural wonders and culinary delights, Singapore is open for fully vaccinated visitors from Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States under their Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) free-quarantine program.
Transport Minister S. Iswaran said in Parliament this week that Singapore will launch more quarantine-free travel arrangements over the months to come.
“Our goal is to restore quarantine-free travel with more countries and regions as allowed for by the public health assessment,” he said.
- Valid proof of vaccination issued in any VTL country/region or Singapore
- A negative test result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48-hours prior to departure
- A second PCR test on arrival
To be granted entry, visitors must have only visited or transited through any VTL countries/regions and/or Singapore in the 14 days prior to departure for Singapore.
Airlines operating Singapore VTLs:
- Air France – France
- Asiana Airlines – Korea
- British Airways – The United Kingdom
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – The Netherlands
- Korean Air – Korea
- Lufthansa – Germany
- Royal Brunei Airlines – Brunei Darussalam
- Scoot – Australia, Germany, and Korea
- Singapore Airlines – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, The United States
Portugal´s historic cities, world-famous cuisine, breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, and nearby tropical-like islands are open for vaccinated travelers
Portugal is one of the few countries offering multiple options for visitors to meet their entry requirements.
Arrivals can present,
- An EU Digital Vaccination Certificate, or
- A negative PCR COVID-19 test performed at least 72 hours before boarding, or
- A rapid antigen test (TRAg), performed within 48 hours of boarding
- Also, a Passenger Locator Card must be completed and submitted before taking off.
Only passengers who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for 10 days.
The ruins of ancient civilizations, beaches, majestic mountains, small picturesque towns, and massive cosmopolitan cities should be reasons enough for fully vaccinated travelers to come visit this unique country.
- Proof of vaccination
- A negative PCR COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to arrival or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
- (PCR and/or serology) is required for visitors over the age of 12 years old who are unable to show proof of vaccination.
- The “Traveler Entry Form” must be completed and presented at check-in and upon arrival.
Note: Passengers from Afghanistan, Brazil, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
This colorful Caribbean Dutch Island is open for fully vaccinated tourists from most countries worldwide.
- Negative Covid-19 test taken 3 days to 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba. The type of test depends on the traveler’s country of departure. Check them here.
- Registration on Aruba Health App to upload visitors’ test results during the ED Card online registration process. Travelers need to have it verified prior to departure to Aruba.
- Certain eligible travelers who meet some Aruba requirements may provide proof of vaccination instead of testing.
Quarantine is only needed when the visitor tests positive on arrival.
Fully vaccinated adrenaline seekers should put Armenia on their travel bucket list. Due to the mountainous terrain and great weather, Armenia is “the” place for extreme sports including paragliding and skiing.
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, or
- A vaccine certificate showing the last dose was taken at least 14 days before entering the country.
- Travelers visiting from Russian should present the certificate through “Путешествую без COVID-19” mobile application.
Visitors need to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and quarantine until their results return negative.
There is no bad time to explore sunny Bali and its vast nature, biodiversity, culture, temples, and beaches.
This resort island reopened for fully vaccinated visitors from 19 countries on Oct.14. Entry restrictions are a bit of a hassle but nothing that cannot be done.
- Proof of vaccination via the PeduliLindungi app
- Proof of health insurance that includes COVID-19 expenses with a coverage of at least US$ 100,000
- 7-day mandatory quarantine and booking confirmation from one of the 35 government-approved facilities to do so.
- A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72-hours of their initial departure
- A negative COVID-19 test taken on day fourth of their quarantine
- Agree to submit to a health screening at the airport, which may include another PCR test.
Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can now visit 4 destinations in Thailand under its “Sandbox” program.
Vaccinated visitors must observe a 7-day hotel quarantine while the unvaccinated must undergo a 10-day hotel quarantine.
- Proof of vaccination (but it’s no longer needed, only to shorten quarantine days)
- Download ThailandPlus mobile App
- 1 negative RT-PCR taken 72 hours before arrival and 2 more during their quarantine issued by Thai Embassy
- Proof of booking at SHA+ Hotel in Phuket
- Pre-paid RT-PCR COVID 19
Finland is open to fully vaccinated tourists from all countries.
To be eligible, visitors must have received the last dose of a Pfizer-BionTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm, COVISHIELD or CoronaVac vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. Other vaccines will not be accepted.
To date, unvaccinated visitors are permitted entry for essential reasons only.
Children traveling with vaccinated parents can also enter. “A person who can provide the aforementioned certificate may enter the country accompanied by an under-age child of whom they have permanent custody. The health security measures of the under-age child are determined according to the health safety guidelines that are in force at the time, ” according to the Finnish Border Guard.
Canada has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers from most countries.
All travelers must download ArriveCAN (app or web portal) to upload their vaccine certificates. If eligible, they will no longer need to quarantine on arrival.
Passengers are currently permitted to land at the following five additional Canadian airports:
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport
- Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
- Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
- Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport; and
- Edmonton International Airport.
Some European and Schengen Area countries have been imposing restrictions on and off. However, most EU countries are open for fully vaccinated visitors.
The EU council has advised its member states to lift their travel ban on South African countries as of Jan. 10.
The UK is open to vaccinated visitors from most countries. From January 7, fully-vaccinated travelers will not be required to take a COVID-19 test before they travel to England from abroad.
They will still be required to purchase a COVID-19 test to take after arriving in the UK.
The UK has lifted its travel ban on Southern African nations.
For further information on red, amber, green countries click here.
Travelers eager to take a trip across Ireland’s astonishing landscape and beautiful small villages can come back to the country if fully vaccinated.
Both vaccinated travelers or those who have recovered from the virus will no longer need to show a negative PCR test prior to departure. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test before departure.
This Caribbean island has reopened for fully vaccinated tourists.
All visitors must complete the Pure Safe Travel Certificate.
Other entry requirements:
- Confirmed reservation at an approved accommodation.
- People aged 5 and older must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) taken within 72 hours (3 days) of travel to Grenada.
Italy, one of the most iconic European destinations of the last 2,000 years, is open for tourism to multiple countries including the U.S., Canada and Japan.
For now, fully vaccinated travelers from a number of countries are allowed entry. These must get Italy’s Green Pass
Visitors unable to produce a valid vaccination or recovery certificate will have to self-isolate on arrival for five days and undergo a molecular PCR or rapid antigen test at the end of their quarantine.
This hot African destination is open to vaccinated travelers from multiple countries from June 15.
The government created two lists for people visiting Morocco. List A gathers countries with “a stable epidemiological situation” and list B, those unable to control the pandemic so far.
Travelers from list A need to submit a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination and those coming from list B must additionally quarantine at a government-approved hotel. (Source: Morocco Gov).
Its internationally celebrated islands, pristine sugar-sand beaches with crystal-clear waters, lakes, forests, mountains and history should be enough for travelers to put Greece on their bucket.
Starting Dec. 19, travelers to Greece will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours or rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival.
Testing requirements apply to all visitors aged 5 or above regardless of vaccination status or port of entry to Greece.
The world-renowned cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville, plus the Mediterranean beaches in Costa Del Sol, Tenerife, the Balearic Islands and Costa Brava are just a few of the places vaccinated visitors can enjoy from June 7 in Spain.
The list of documents that accredit health requirements is not difficult to get. One of these 3 should be enough to be welcomed to Spain:
- Certificate of being fully vaccinated
- A negative COVID19 test certificate is no longer needed
- Additionally, all travelers must present a QR code that can be obtained through the Spain Travel Health portal or by downloading the SpTH app in Google Play or App Store for each traveler.
Being allowed to visit France depends on the traveler’s country of departure. Coming from an EU country is not the same as visiting from a third-party country.
France divided countries into “Green” “Orange or Amber” and “Red” categories.
Each category represents a list of different requirements. To learn if you are eligible to visit France and what restrictions apply to you, click here.
Anguilla reopened its doors to vaccinated travelers after a temporary spike in cases that forced authorities to close the country’s borders.
All people traveling to Anguilla must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 3-5 days prior to arrival in Anguilla.
Everyone will be tested on arrival and must quarantine until they receive their negative results. (Usually 24 hours).
The British Virgin Islands
Consistently rated as a collection of the most exclusive islands in the world, this British overseas territory is now open for vaccinated tourists without quarantine requirements.
Visitors who have received two doses of a vaccine against COVID-19 don’t need to quarantine, if the test they must take on arrival returns negative.
This is the complete list of updated rules vaccinated travelers need to follow to enter the British Virgin Islands:
- BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certificate at a cost of $175.00.
- Proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken 3-5 days before arrival
- Proof of vaccination status.
- RT-PCR COVID-19 testing upon arrival and quarantine if the test returns positive.
- A seven-day quarantine period and;
- RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test on day 7.
Vaccinated travelers from all countries have been welcomed back to visit this paradise for hiking and camping lovers called Georgia since last year.
Vaccinated visitors travelers must present both proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arrival in Georgia.
Unvaccinated travelers must additionally complete an application form prior to arrival with contact details and travel history.
Those with travel history to Southern African countries must observe a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
The Islands of Tahiti have decided to waive quarantine requirements for travelers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or can demonstrate they have recently recovered from the illness.
This benefit will take effect from today (May 1). The government also announced U.S. travelers will be welcome back to the country starting this week.
There are a couple of important rules travelers need to be aware of, though. All visitors still need to bring a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 before arrival. If they don’t do it, they will need to undergo a 10-day quarantine. Additionally, families with children aged 6 to 16 need to quarantine too since those are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Bahamas is open to both, vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers
Vaccinated arrivals will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), taken no more than (72 hours) prior to arrival in The Bahamas.
Unvaccinated visitors aged 12 and older must present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (including PCR, NAA, NAAT, TMA or RNA) test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival.
Vaccinated travelers can visit Barbados ONLY IF they have received one the four government-approved vaccines 14 days prior to their trip. These are AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
Visitors will still need to agree to a couple of quarantine days at their own expense while waiting for the COVID-19 test that must be taken upon arrival. Once travelers receive their negative results they will be free to enjoy the entire island country with only a few restrictions.
Keep in touch to learn about other vaccines that are soon to be approved by the Barbados government.
Visitors from third-party countries can visit Croatia only for essential reasons.
Travelers from EU countries must present a negative COVID-19 test a vaccine certificate.
Nepal closed its borders to international travelers on May 5 following a spike in coronavirus cases. As of today, the country is only open to visitors from China, Qatar, Turkey and the U.S.
All travelers must obtain a tourist visa from a Nepali diplomatic mission in their home countries.
Allowed visitors must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival, undergo a 10-day mandatory quarantine, and get retested a few times during their time in isolation.
All visitors who can produce a COVID-19 vaccine certificate issued 14 prior to arrival will be welcomed not only to the mainland but also to the renowned Galapagos Islands without quarantine.
They must also present proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel to Ecuador.
Montenegro is open for vaccinated tourists without any travel restrictions from March 15. Travelers can skip quarantine and proof of negative COVID test by showing proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
The 2nd dose of vaccination must be taken at least 14 days before arrival in Montenegro.
Only vaccinated travelers can enter Estonia.
Visitors entering Estonia are required to complete a declaration of health prior to visiting the country.
Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test. Those passengers who test positive at the airport will be placed in mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at their own expense.
Widely known for its warm weather and bewildering beaches, Cyprus was the first European Country to openly announce its plans to lift quarantine and testing requirements for all vaccinated visitors.
According to Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos, The government expects to increase the number of international visitors and to “further boost the interest of airline companies to carry out additional flights to Cyprus and improve connectivity.”
Effective March 10, all people visiting Lithuania who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the virus “on the basis of a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or antigen test result,” can visit the country without testing or quarantine restrictions.
However, from the same date on, all visitors, residents or returning nationals will be requested to submit a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival if they cannot produce a vaccination certification.
All these documents must be translated into Lithuanian, English or Russian.
Please note that this vaccination exemption only applies to EU and Schengen area visitors and 7 third-party nations suggested by the EU. (These countries will be updated regularly, travelers must consult with their embassies).
This country in Central America is the first one of the region to lift all movement and entry restrictions for travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID.
These travelers will need to show the document that certifies that they have received both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before their arrival in the country.
All other travelers will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained in the 72 hours before their arrival. In addition, all those who have been to the U.K. or South Africa in the 14 days prior will need to self-isolate in their chosen residence.
Only fully vaccinated passengers will be permitted to enter Iceland.
Those citizens granted permission to enter the country must complete a pre-registration form prior to departure to Iceland.
Lebanon has an exceptionally rich history showcased in its multicultural architecture, unique cuisine and warm people.
International tourists can enjoy Lebanon once again since the country has lifted quarantine requirements for travelers who have been vaccinated (and have the document to prove it). Vaccinated travelers still need to submit a negative COVID-19 test result.
As of right now, visitors from all countries are allowed entry as long as they obtain a visa. Some categories of travelers can even get one on arrival.
Non-vaccinated individuals will need to get tested twice (96 hours before departure and once again on arrival) and agree to a 72-hour quarantine.
All allowed visitors must undergo a 10-day mandatory for arrivals from the Schengen Area and 14-day quarantine for arrivals from outside the Schengen Area.
Travelers from the Schengen Area who can produce a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival are exempted from quarantine.
Visitors from outside the Schengen Area can shorten their quarantines to 7 days if they can produce a negative COVID test no earlier than 7 days after arrival to Poland.
Starting on March 5, people who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are allowed to enter the country without restrictions. This includes visitors from “high-risk countries”. Visitors from these countries are normally not permitted to enter the territory.
On the other hand, also effective on March 5, all allowed visitors must bring a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to arrival. If they don’t, they will be forced to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Home to snow-capped mounts, forests, Black Sea beaches and a haven for the biodiverse ecotourism, Romania is one of the most biogeographically fascinating countries in the entire European Union.
Heavily impacted by COVID-19 in terms of economy and lost lives, Romanian government has decided to open up its doors again to all tourists who have taken the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine 10 days upon arrival.
Blessed with tropical weather all year round, exotic cuisine, and world-class scuba diving, the 115 islands in the Indian Ocean that make Seychelles are a must-see for all active travelers.
All incomers must show proof of an “authentic vaccination certificate.” It must reflect the visitor has already taken 2 doses of one of the four most popular vaccines.
Proof of insurance that covers COVID-19-related expenses is also needed.
Slovenia has announced that visitors from the EU, Schengen area and other third-party countries who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can freely enter the country, no quarantines or tests required.
They will need a certificate showing they have received both doses, the last one, at least 14 days after the second dose of Moderna, 21 days after the AstraZeneca, and 7 days after the Pfizer-BioNTech.
Which countries are open to vaccinated travellers?
Many countries allow international travellers to enter without negative coronavirus tests or having to quarantine – once they’ve had the Covid vaccination. Here’s what you need to know. This article is being constantly updated with the latest developments
Since early October, the UK’s traffic light system for travel has been scrapped and those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to quarantine on arrival in the UK. But which other countries are open to vaccinated travellers? Here’s what you need to know.
How the rules changed in England during 2021; dates differed in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Most of Europe is now open to travellers from the UK who are fully vaccinated, including Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Cyprus and more. In fact, the only destinations currently not open to British travellers are Luxembourg (only for essential purposes) and Russia.
The USA will only allow fully vaccinated travellers to enter from Monday 8 November – until then entry is not permitted. However, fully vaccinated travellers are now able to enter Canada and Mexico without needing to quarantine.
Caribbean and Central America
Honduras is closed to British travellers, while Anguilla, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands are all highly restricted – you will need to seek pre-approval for travel. However, the remaining countries are allowing vaccinated travellers to enter.
Argentina, Chile and Suriname have all closed their borders, while the remaining countries on the continent are open to travellers who are either fully vaccinated or can show proof of a negative Covid test before entering.
The countries open to vaccinated travellers in Asia are: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Lebanon, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, the UAE and Uzbekistan. Two islands in Thailand have also introduced special rules in order to allow vaccinated travellers to visit.
Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Malawi, Mauritainia, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, St Helena, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia all allow fully vaccinated tourists to enter.
Australia and the South Pacific
New Zealand, Fiji, Kiribati, Pitcairn Islands and Tonga have all closed their borders to travellers, while Australia currently only allows Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members to enter. However, French Polynesia will allow fully vaccinated tourists to enter with a negative Covid test.