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New US Travel Rules: How Unvaccinated Travellers Can Go to the USA

New US Travel Rules: How Unvaccinated Travellers Can Go to the USA

As of this week, the United States lifted the travel restrictions that barred non-US citizens from Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom from entering the country.

With the reopening of US border restrictions, the United States is also imposing new rules requiring nearly all foreign adult visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Foreign travellers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status prior to boarding their flight to the US unless they meet certain exceptions.

To know the US travel rules for vaccinated travellers check out our blog post.

Generally, noncitizen nonimmigrants must be fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine to travel by air to the US. Although there are no vaccination exceptions for religious reasons or other moral convictions, unvaccinated travellers may still enter the US if they meet these exceptions. In this case, they must submit a viral test taken no more than 1 day before their departure from a foreign country.

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Quick Reference: Requirements to Travel to the U.S. by Air (source: CDC)

US Travel Vaccine Exceptions

  • Persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel
  • Children under 18 years of age
  • Persons with documented medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • Persons issued a humanitarian or emergency exception
  • Persons with valid visas [excluding B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourism) visas] who are citizens of a foreign country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children (under 18 years of age)
  • Sea crew members travelling with to a C-1 and D nonimmigrant visa
  • Persons whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, Secretary of Transportation, or Secretary of Homeland Security.

Children Under 18

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that unvaccinated children visiting the United States will not need to be quarantined upon arrival under the country’s new travel rules.

According to an amended document signed by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, noncitizens under 18 years old who are not immigrating to the US will still need to fill out an attestation form that says they will arrange to get tested for the coronavirus three to five days after arrival, but they will not need to promise to arrange a seven-day quarantine period after arrival.

Based on the potential difficulty that self-quarantine may pose to children under 18 years of age especially when accompanied by a vaccinated parent or guardian who is not required to self-quarantine, CDC has determined that self-quarantine should not be required.

CDC order

Children below 2 years old do not need to take a COVID test before departure.

Travellers with Medical Conditions – US Travel Vaccine Exemption

Visitors claiming medical reasons for not being vaccinated have to present a signed letter from a licenced physician documenting a medical contraindication to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Must be signed and dated on official letterhead that contains the name, address, and phone number of the licenced physician who signed the letter.
  • Must clearly state that the passenger has a contraindication to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The name of the COVID-19 vaccine product and the medical condition must both be listed.
    • Medical contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination include immediate or severe allergic reaction after a previous dose or known allergy to a component of a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Personal objections to vaccination based on religious or moral convictions do not qualify for an exception.

    Participants in Certain COVID-19 Vaccine Trials – US Travel Vaccine Exemption

    Travellers that prove they have participated or are participating in Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial with a qualifying vaccine can still travel to the US.

    If you have participated in a qualified vaccine trial, you will need to show official documentation of clinical trial participation that includes the following information:

    • Documentation you participated in a phase 3 trial of with a qualifying COVID-19 vaccine candidate
    • Documentation you received the full series of an active (non-placebo) qualifying COVID-19 vaccine candidate or a vaccine approved for emergency use by WHO, with the name of the vaccine product and the date(s) received (showing it has been at least 2 weeks since you completed the series)
    • Personal identifiers in the clinical trial documentation (at a minimum name and date of birth) that match with your passport or other travel documentation.

    Persons Issued a Humanitarian or Emergency Exception

    CDC may grant a humanitarian or emergency exception in limited circumstances only when an individual must travel to the United States to preserve health and safety and is unable to become fully vaccinated before travel.

    To get this exception, you must contact the US embassy or consulate nearest to you.

    Travellers from Countries with Less Than 10% Vaccination Rate

    Unlike in the US, COVID-19 vaccines are not readily available to most countries. The CDC has listed 50 countries where COVID vaccines are scarce.

    For these countries, citizens with a work visa may enter the US without the vaccinations but must provide one-day negative test results prior to boarding, as well as agree to quarantine for 7 days after arrival, take another test 3 to 5 days after arrival, and must then be vaccinated within 60 days of arriving in the US if they plan to stay in the country for 60 days or more

    Tourists on a B-1 or B-2 visa will not be allowed in the US from these countries without a vaccination.

    These 50 countries have fewer than 10% of people having been vaccinated

    • Afghanistan
    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Armenia
    • Benin
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Congo
    • Côte d’Ivoire
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Djibouti
    • Egypt
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Haiti
    • Iraq
    • Kenya
    • Kiribati
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mali
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Namibia
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Senegal
    • Sierra Leone
    • Solomon Islands
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Sudan
    • Syrian Arab Republic
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • United Republic of Tanzania
    • Vanuatu
    • Yemen
    • Zambia

    Travellers Recently Recovered from COVID-19

    Travellers who recently recovered from COVID-19 should provide official documentation of recovery from COVID-19. They should provide the positive COVID-19 viral test result and should be dated no more than 90 days before boarding the flight to the US and a letter from a licenced healthcare provider or a public health official stating that they were cleared to travel.

    National Interest Exception (NIE)

    A qualified traveller will need to show an official US Government letter (paper or digital) documenting approval of the National Interest exception.

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    62 Countries Open To Unvaccinated Travelers – Best 2022 Picks!

    Countries Open For Unvaccinated Tourists

    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!

    Cambodia

    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.

    St. Maarten

    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.

    Spain

    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.”

    Ecuador

    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.

    Canada

    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.

    Thailand

    Thailand To Remove All Entry Requirements For International Tourists

    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

    Iceland

    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.

    Australia

    Beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Australia lifts all entry requirements. Travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination or a passenger locator form.

    Malta

    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

    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)

    best beaches in Turkey to explore

    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

    Malaysia Eliminates All Covid-Related Entry Restrictions For Travelers

    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

    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

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    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

    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

    Kazakhstan is welcoming unvaccinated travelers once again. The new policy aplies from June 10, 2022.

    Italy

    italy

    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.

    Cyprus

    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.

    Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

    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

    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.

    England

    London

    London

    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

    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

    Slovakia

    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.

    Latvia

    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.

    Curaçao

    Curacao

    Curacao

    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.

    Denmark

    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.

    Grenada

    Grenada

    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.

    Mongolia

    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.

    Moldova

    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.

    Maldives

    Maldives

    Maldives

    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.

    Bonaire

    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.

    New Zealand

    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.

    Norway

    Henningsvær village at the lofoten

    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.

    Aruba

    pink flamingo aruba

    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.

    Bulgaria

    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.

    Sweden

    Sweden, Stockholm

    Sweden, Stockholm

    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.

    Portugal

    beautiful porto river

    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.

    El Salvador

    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.

    Panama

    san blas islands panama

    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.

    Cyprus

    cyprus landscape

    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.

    Tanzania

    zanzibar beach tanzania

    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.

    Jamaica

    jamaica bus

    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

    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.

    Belize

    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.

    South Africa

    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.

    Costa Rica

    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.

    Greece

    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.

    94 Countries That Don’t Require Covid Vaccinations For Travel

    Countries without Covid Travel Restrictions

    For travelers who have seen their free-movement rights denied due to the coronavirus pandemic, here is a list of countries that currently allow visitors to enter without a COVID-19 test or quarantine or with very few restrictions.

    Also, find countries that have dropped all or most of their local Covid-19 restrictions.

    Notice that governments can and will change entry restrictions depending on economic, political, and epidemiology factors. As of today, these are the ones welcoming back tourists, no questions asked.

    Countries Without Covid Mandates (No Vaccine, No Test)

    St. Maarten

    The island will no longer require visitors to present proof of vaccination or a clean test result in order to access as of November 1.

    Omar Ottley, the minister of tourism for St. Maarten, confirmed the information this week.

    Visitors will only need to meet the “usual immigration and border control requirements to visit the island,” Ottley said.

    After two and a half years of some of the strictest regulations in the world, Peru has now officially withdrawn all COVID-related restrictions, allowing for the return of regular tourism.

    This means that after the notification that the country’s state of emergency has expired, people will once again be allowed to enter Peru without any restrictions.

    Spain

    Both EU and non-EU citizens will no longer need to present documentation of their vaccinations, recovery, or a COVID-19 test result in order to enter the country as of October 21, 2022.

    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.”

    Ecuador

    Ecuador removed the COVID-19 admission requirements on October 20, 2022. Prior to entering Ecuador, international tourists are no longer needed to provide COVID-19 vaccination cards or proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

    Cambodia

    The Covid 19 entry restrictions for incoming tourists will no longer be in effect, according to the Cambodian government. Previously, travelers were required to produce both a vaccination card and a health certificate proving that they had tested negative for Covid-19 within the previous 72 hours.

    The decision was made in response to a request from Prime Minister Hun Sen, and it is effective right away.

    “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.

    South Korea

    South Korea ended testing on arrival for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers which means, no more entry restrictions remain as of October 1. This benefit applies to travelers whether vaccinated or not.

    Lebanon

    As of September 27, no Covid testing or vaccination documentation is necessary to enter Lebanon. The same goes for any need for quarantine.

    Luxembourg

    The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has stated that since October 1, all Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

    Travelers are no longer subject to these entry restrictions, regardless of vaccination status. At the time of publication, Spain was the only country in Europe that imposes travel restrictions on foreign visitors.

    Canada

    Canada is the latest country to drop Covid-related travel restrictions. Canadian Government announced on Monday, September 26 that all the border entry rules along with mask mandates will be dropped as of October 1.

    Barbados

    Travelers will no longer be required to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination or to submit any testing in order to secure entrance regardless of vaccination status.

    “This is the last step for us which reflects our position as fully open for business following the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to continuing to welcome visitors to our shores to experience all of the new and returning events slated for the rest of the year, and into early 2023.”

    Thailand

    Thailand To Remove All Entry Requirements For International Tourists

    From Oct. 1, authorities will no longer require travelers to present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. 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 expired on September 30, will not be extended.

    The current rules will be scrapped starting Oct. 1.

    Panama

    Panama will once again welcome tourists with no vaccine restrictions, no pre-departure tests, no post-arrival tests, and no quarantine once visitors arrive.

    The country, in addition to loosening most visitor requirements, made a tiny step toward normalcy in July by eliminating the need that visitors wear face masks.

    Turkey

    Cappadocia, Turkey

    Türkiye finally abolishes all health requirements for international tourists.

    As confirmed by the Interior Ministry, international travelers no longer have to get tested or present other Covid-19 documents.

    Previously, travelers who could not present a vaccination certificate when crossing the border were required to present a negative PCR test 72 hours before entry or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours of departure.

    New Zealand

    The government of New Zealand has announced that all COVID-19-related travel restrictions and testing requirements have been withdrawn.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern removed all vaccine restrictions, as well as the obligation to self-test after arrival, on September 13. Testing will now be “encouraged,” but not required.

    “It’s time to safely turn the page on our COVID-19 management, and live without the extraordinary measures we have previously used,” Ardern said in a statement. “Today marks a milestone in our response. Finally, rather than feeling that COVID dictates what happens to us, our lives, and our futures, we take back control.”

    Gabon

    No entry Restrictions as of March 18, 2022

    Georgia

    Georgia is the latest country to abolish its Covid-related entry requirements.

    The news was announced on June 15 by the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Georgian authorities announced that international visitors entering the country will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative Covid-19 PCR test.

    This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.

    Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan has joined a growing list of countries worldwide that lifted all COVID -19 entry requirements on June 8, 2022.

    Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan is another country that will no longer require visitors to provide proof of vaccination or testing as of June 10, 2022.

    Austria

    Austria

    Effective May 16, all travelers will be permitted restriction-free entry as the country has decided to lift all of its COVID-19 entry rules, authorities have announced.

    “Travel to Austria is possible for touristic purposes. From May 16, proof of vaccination/recovery or a test is no longer needed,” the statement of the portal reads.

    This news applies to all travelers regardless of their country of departure or origin.

    France

    This month, France lifted all of its Covid-19 travel restrictions and testing requirements for all travelers entering the country.

    As of Aug. 1, 2022, it will no longer be necessary to present proof of Covid-19 recovery, vaccination or test results. It will also no longer be necessary to sign a certificate that you are free of Covid 19 symptoms.

    For both vaccinated and unvaccinated, visitors no longer need to justify why they are traveling.

    Malaysia

    Malaysia has lifted all entry restrictions for overseas visitors, including testing and quarantine requirements.

    As of August 1, visitors are allowed to enter Malaysia without filling out any Covid forms or getting tested, regardless of vaccination status.

    There is still confusion about the removal of the travel form from the MySejahtera app, so travelers can still download the app. In light of recent headlines, vacationers are better off playing it safe.

    Germany

    According to German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, certain travel restrictions imposed due to the pandemic will be suspended beginning June 1.

    “Until the end of August, we will suspend the 3G rule on entry,” he told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper.

    Travelers must present a valid vaccination, test or recovery certificate to enter the country under the 3G regulation.

    The rule will be repealed, at least for the summer season, as the frequency of Covid-19 infections in the nation has dropped dramatically.

    Belize

    Belize Has Lifted ALL Covid-19 Entry Travel Restrictions

    Belize has dropped all Covid-19 entry restrictions for international travelers. The move means that visitors no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken shortly before departure to the Central American country.

    Kevin Bernard, the minister of health and wellness for Belize, told reporters that “with the emergence of weaker variants of COVID-19 and with the global trend of restrictions being relaxed, the time has come to take the pressure off of our health systems,”

    “We’ve reached a level where it’s now everyone’s personal responsibility to decide whether they want to be vaccinated or not.”

    Cyprus

    Cyprus

    According to the Cypriot government on Friday, travelers to Cyprus will no longer have to present a valid COVID -19 vaccination or a recovery certificate, nor will they have to present a negative COVID -19 test from June 1 to enter the country.

    The government has also decided to abolish the requirement to wear face masks in all indoor places in Cyprus from June 1, with the exception of hospitals, nursing homes and other indoor medical facilities.

    Israel

    As of Saturday, May 21, Israeli and foreign travelers will no longer be required to take a PCR test upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, according to the Ministry of Health.

    Israeli and foreign travelers will also no longer have to present a negative test result before boarding a flight to Israel.

    According to the Health Ministry, the restrictions were changed due to the drop in COVID -19 morbidity and apply to all land and sea crossings.

    Travelers will still be required to complete a health declaration within 48 hours of the flight.

    Latvia

    Latvia

    As of April 1, 2022, visitors to Latvia will no longer be required to provide a vaccination certificate, undergo testing or quarantine, or fill out the passenger locator form.

    Grenada

    Grenada has lifted all Covi-19 entry restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers since May 1.

    The decision means that travelers to the country no longer be required to present a Covid-19 test, proof of vaccination, or undergo quarantine.

    “Conditions allow us to proceed with the suspension of the protection measures put in place from May 1st,” said the minister.

    Bonaire

    Visitors to Bonaire no longer need a negative PCR test or evidence of vaccination or recovery to enter the island.

    Between 24 and 12 hours prior to departure, all international tourists will be asked to fill out a health declaration, form that can be found here.

    The document must be digitally signed and sent to the authorities of Bonaire.

    Slovakia

    Slovakia is one of the most recent countries in Europe to remove all pandemic restrictions.

    Travelers will no longer be required to take a Covid 19 test, fill out a registration form, or provide proof of vaccination before entering the country.

    Czech Republic

    The Czech Republic has also dropped all entry restrictions for overseas arrivals.

    The new rules went into effect on April 9, according to the local news outlet Prague Morning.

    Iceland

    Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland.

    Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland.

    Iceland has lifted all Covid-19 entry restrictions. Now anyone can enter Iceland, regardless of vaccination status. They have also eliminated all testing, quarantines, and online health forms for entry.

    The mask requirement has also been abolished.

    Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia has lifted most of its entry restrictions. Visitors no longer have to provide proof of vaccinations or tests or undergo quarantine.

    Online health forms, proof of travel health insurance, and a contact tracing app are still required.

    North Macedonia

    Northern Macedonia has for the second time lifted all entry restrictions from April 21, 2022. Hopefully, the new entry policy will remain as they are.

    Lithuania

    Starting May 1, travelers will no longer face quarantines, proof of vaccination, recovery or have to present proof of a negative Covid-19 test to enter Lithuania.

    Lithuania’s neighbors Latvia and Poland have also removed their entry requirements as well.

    The mask mandate was removed in public transport.

    Armenia

    Armenia

    As of May 1, proof of vaccination, negative tests, or other entry requirements no longer apply when entering Armenia.

    Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan is lifting all travel requirements as of May 1, 2022. Proof of vaccination or negative tests will no longer be required for entry, and the visa-on-arrival program has been reinstated.

    Liechtenstein

    Liechtenstein follows Switzerland’s border rules and therefore also lifted all entry requirements and travel rules as of May 1 to emulate its neighbor.

    Kuwait

    Kuwait

    Kuwait has lifted all entry requirements as of May 1. Travelers no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or negative testing.

    Serbia

    Serbia lifted all border and entry rules on May 3, 2022. No tests or proof of vaccination are required for entry.

    Gibraltar

    Entry to Gibraltar is now free of restrictions

    Chile

    Chile is another South American country ready to drop testing and vaccination entry rules. From April 14 all travelers can enter without covid mandates but local restrictions still apply.

    Greece

    Health Minister Tanos Plevris announced in Delphi, where the VII Foro Economico is being held, that all visitors will be allowed to enter Greece without testing restrictions from May 1 until September regardless of their vaccination status.

    “Conditions allow us to proceed with the suspension of the protection measures put in place from May 1st,” he said.

    Mauritius

    Beginning on July 1, 2022, there will be no longer be any requirements to enter the African island nation of Mauritius. Face masks and restrictions on public gatherings were also lifted, with the exception of hospitals and public transportation.

    Tobago and Trinidad

    As of July 1, 2022, Trinidad and Tobago will no longer have any entry requirements. Prior to the most recent need for a 48-hour test, T&T was one of the strictest countries throughout the whole pandemic.

    Jamaica

    Jamaica will drop pre-departure Covid-19 testing for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors starting April 16.

    “We’re optimistic that these will serve to increase the appeal of Jamaica as a premier destination and keep us moving toward a stronger recovery for the tourism sector and our economy as a whole,” said Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism.

    Aruba

    As a Caribbean local media outlet reports, the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has lifted all pandemic-related entry requirements for visitors.

    This means that travelers no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the country.

    However, travelers must still complete an embarkation/disembarkation card before arriving in Aruba.

    New Zealand

    New Zealand lifted all COVID-entry restrictions on June 20.

    This means that travelers to New Zealand are no longer required to take a COVID -19 test prior to arrival, nor are they required to complete the New Zealand Travelers’ Form.

    Unvaccinated visitors are now allowed to transit through the country.

    However, all travelers to New Zealand must be fully vaccinated against COVID -19, apply for a travel visa, and meet the post-entry testing requirements.

    Travelers who exhibit symptoms of COVID -19 during travel now have two options to prove they do not have COVID -19: They can present a negative test result or a certificate from a physician explaining why it is unlikely they have the virus.

    Argentina

    Argentina is the latest country to drop Covid entry restrictions for travelers. Restrictions will be phased out within the next few days and weeks, announced the Argentinian government.

    Curaçao

    Curacao

    Beach in Curacao

    The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) said in a statement that inbound passengers no longer need to show proof of a negative COVID -19 test or a vaccine certificate to enter this Caribbean island.

    Authorities have also removed the night curfew, mask mandate and proof of vaccination for large-scale events.

    “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.

    Poland

    Poland has dropped all Covid-related entry requirements, including the requirement to wear a mask indoors and the need to self-isolate when infected with Covid-19.

    Therefore, anyone entering Poland, whether from an EU or non-EU country, no longer needs to provide proof of COVID -19 – vaccination, recovery or test certificate to be granted entry.

    Denmark

    Those traveling to Denmark are no longer required to present a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate upon entry, regardless of the reason for the visit.

    All travelers from the EU/Schengen area may also visit Denmark without restrictions. As of March 1, 2022, travelers from the EU/Schengen area may enter Denmark without having to present proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

    Sweden

    Overseas visitors to Sweden will no longer be subject to entry requirements as of April 1.

    Furthermore, the Swedish government has announced that the ban on entry for travelers from outside the EU/EEA (European Economic Area) will not be extended.

    Slovenia

    Slovenia

    Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test is no longer required to enter Slovenia. Most services no longer require people to be RVT (recovered, vaccinated or tested).

    This includes activities such as tourism and hospitality, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, congresses, visits to public institutions such as museums and galleries, ski resorts, public transportation and other activities.

    Grenada

    Grenada said Tuesday that various restrictions under Quarantine COVID regulations will be lifted, making travel to this Caribbean country a lot easier.

    All passengers traveling to Grenada will no longer be required to undergo Covid-19 testing, complete a health declaration form prior to or upon arrival, or undergo quarantine.

    Mongolia

    Mongolia has removed all Covid-19 restrictions. Negative Covid-19 PCR testing before and after arrival is no longer required for overseas tourists.

    The Mongolian-Chinese border will be closed until further notice.

    Montenegro

    Montenegro removed all COVID -19 travel restrictions on March 10. International passengers no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID -19 test upon arrival.

    Moldova

    Moldova has lifted all its Covid-19 entry restrictions. But, authorities have been compelled to shut the country’s airspace until at least April 25, due to the crisis in Ukraine.

    The closest airport from which travelers can get a flight out is in Romania, 150 km from Chisinau.

    England

    London

    London

    England, home to the greatest mix of iconic sights and all kinds of hidden gems, has abolished ALL entry restrictions for visitors regardless of their vaccination status.

    “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.

    That means travelers are no longer requested to present pre-departure or post-arrival Covid tests or quarantine.

    Heathrow Airport has also removed the requirement to wear masks, and a number of airlines have followed suit.

    Romania

    Transylvania, Romania, Europe

    Transylvania, Romania, Europe

    Home to stunning snow-capped mountains, green woods, vineyards as well as Black Sea beaches, Romania is now open for tourism without any Covid-19 restrictions.

    As of March 9, visitors will no longer require a Green Pass to enter the nation or patronize indoor establishments.

    The obligation for unvaccinated tourists to submit a negative Covid-19 test before departure and after arrival has also been removed.

    Visitors to Romania still need to complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), but it does not include any Covid-19-related questions.

    Ireland

    Those heading to the countless festivals in Ireland are no longer subject to Covid-19 entry restrictions.

    “There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travelers to Ireland. Travel carriers will not ask to check a PLF receipt prior to traveling to Ireland,” the Irish government said in a statement.

    “Any individual that develops Covid-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE (Health Service Executive) guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate,” the Irish government pointed out through a statement.”

    Keep in mind that passengers visiting Northern Ireland must still adhere to all UK travel regulations.

    Hungary

    Hungary

    Hungary

    Inbound travelers to Hungary no longer need to show proof of vaccination or recovery certificate to enter the country.

    They are also exempted from submitting a negative Covid-19 test result prior to departure as pandemic restrictions have been removed.

    On March 4, the government published decree No.77 of 2022 confirming that most Covid-19 measures established during the last couple of years are no longer in effect.

    “It is possible to enter the territory of Hungary by public road, railway, water and air traffic – regardless of citizenship and protection against the coronavirus –, but other general conditions of entry (e.g. a valid travel document) must be provided.”

    Jordan

    Jordan, Petra

    Jordan, Petra

    This amazing country, dubbed “an open-air museum,” is open for tourism and has removed pre-departure and post-arrival testing as well as proof of vaccination for foreign visitors, as of March 1.

    Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers to Jordan must register on the Gateway2Jordan platform site and follow the Jordanian government’s guidelines.

    Most visitors need a visa to enter Jordan. Click here for additional information on visa requirements.

    Bahrain

    This island nation has removed PCR testing and quarantine for all overseas visitors, regardless of vaccination status, as of Feb. 20.

    Vaccinated visitors are eligible to obtain a ‘Vaccination Certification Card’ on arrival which allows them to use indoor public services while in the country.

    To receive the card, travelers must provide a vaccination certificate with a QR code unless it was issued in the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, or Israel.

    Even if Bahrain does not, some airlines may demand customers to be vaccinated. It is highly recommended to check with your airline before purchasing your tickets to Bahrain.

    Switzerland

    Switzerland

    Switzerland removed all COVID-19 entry restrictions as the government no longer believes that a second wave of Omicron infections would overwhelm the healthcare system.

    “Health-related measures for persons entering the country are to be lifted. It will no longer be necessary to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test or complete an entry form,” the Council announces.

    Visitors still need to wear a face covering when taking public transport or while visiting healthcare facilities.

    Travelers who test positive for COVID will be required to quarantine for five days.

    Norway

    Lofoten Islands Norway

    Travelers no longer need to present a vaccine certificate or proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country, said the Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

    The obligation to complete a digital registration form prior to arrival has also been removed.

    “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.

    For the time being, travelers should be aware that testing rules for traveling to Svalbard remain in effect.

    Costa Rica

    [No test, No Quarantine, No Vaccine]

    This Central American country has been open for tourism without restrictions since August 1, 2020.

    Traveler no longer need to present a negative COVID-19 test . However, unvaccinated arrivals must present proof a medical insurance that covers medical treatment in the case of a COVID-19 infection in the amount of USD 50,000.

    All visitors must also complete an online Health Pass 48 hours prior to travel to Costa Rica.

    Mexico

    [No test, No Quarantine, No Vaccine]

    Mexico does not require a negative COVID-19 PCR test or quarantine for entry and all countries are welcome to visit.

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved Mexico’s travel advisory rating from Level 3 (“high” risk for Covid) to Level 4 (“very high” risk).

    Dominican Republic

    [No test, No Quarantine, No Vaccine]

    Aerial view of a beautiful Caribbean beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic only requires its visitors to agree to random COVID-19 rapid tests upon arrival in case travelers feel unwell.

    Visitors must be aware of the strictly enforced curfew that goes from 6 pm to 5 am (with a grace period for movement until 9 pm.)

    El Salvador

    [No test, No Quarantine, No Vaccine]

    The Government of El Salvador lifted all COVID-19 related entry restrictions such as a negative COVID-19 test, proof of vaccination, or health insurance, on November 17, 2021.

    To minimize issues at their departure airport, travelers should confirm with their airlines that they understand and have implemented the changes.

    Croatia

    [No test, No Quarantine, No vaccine]

    Croatia removed all border crossing restrictions. This means that travelers from the US and other non-EU countries no longer need to present proof of a negative Covid-19-test or certificate or proof of vaccination for entry to Croatia.

    Maldives

    Water sport and beach lovers will no longer be required to submit a PCR Covid-19 test upon arrival.

    Furthermore, the requirement to wear a facial covering in most indoor settings has been scrapped.

    “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.

    Hungary

    Budapest, Hungary

    Budapest, Hungary

    Hungary has ditched all domestic COVID-19 restrictions for locals and tourists. Although some health experts have expressed concerns about it, the administration has firmly expressed its rejection to reintroduce any mandatory COVID-19 measures.

    For instance, wearing a face mask is not mandatory even in public transportation.

    “[Our] services are a safe choice for everyday travel, as regularly disinfected vehicles -as several national and international studies have shown- people have a much lower risk of getting sick than in public spaces where people spend long periods of time,” said the Center for Budapest Transport (BKK).

    Hungary visitors only need to present a PCR test if entering the country via air. Quarantine or proof of vaccination is not required.

    Albania

    Albania is one of the countries in the world that does not require a test, vaccine, or quarantine for people to visit it.

    The new entry policy took effect on May 1.

    Bulgaria

    Bulgaria has reopened its doors to all visitors regardless of the vaccination status. Proof of recovery or of being fully vaccinated is no longer needed.

    Sweden

    Travelers entering Sweden no longer need to present the EU Digital COVID Certificate or a similar certificate demonstrating that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative within 72 hours of arrival, or recovered from COVID-19 in the previous six months.

    Portugal

    Portugal

    Portugal has removed all Covid entry requirements for travelers, both vaccinated and not.

    Fully jabbed arrivals no longer need to provide proof of vaccination as of July 1, and the requirement for testing has also been eliminated for individuals who have not received a vaccine.

    “Under this new regulation, airlines and passengers are no longer subject to the restrictive measures that applied to air transport in the fight against the pandemic caused by the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which lasted until June 30, 2022,” it says.

    South Africa

    The South African government has decided to lift all remaining Covid restrictions after the Presidential Coordinating Council and Cabinet decided they had served their purpose and were no longer needed.

    For travelers, the most significant change is the lifting of vaccination and testing requirements for entry into South Africa.

    “Today is a very historic day as we have reached a turning point since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the world and in the country,” Health Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla said in an official statement.

    Italy

    Travelers to Italy no longer need to present proof of vaccination or test negative for Covid-19 to be permitted entry.

    “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.

    Georgia

    According to the decree of the Government of Georgia No. 322 “On Approving the Rules for Isolation and Quarantine” dated May 23, 2020., from June 15, 2022, all Georgian nationals and international visitors no longer have to present proof of a Covid-19 vaccine or a negative test to enter the country.

    Australia

    Visitors to this country no longer need to submit a Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration when entering Australia.

    They do not have to declare or provide proof of their vaccination status as of 12:01 am AEST on July 6, 2022, say the government.

    “This is great news for families coming home from school holidays who now don’t need to use the DPD [digital passenger declaration],” O’Neil said.

    Countries With Easy Entry Restrictions

    Most countries are reopening their borders for international travel but entry restrictions vary from testing or no testing, quarantine or no quarantine, and even vaccination status. Find out which countries are open with only 1 or 2 entry requirements.

    Colombia

    [No test, but vaccination card]

    Effective Dec. 14, all international arrivals 18 years and over must present a vaccine certificate to be allowed entry.

    When passing through Colombian Immigration, travelers should be prepared to provide an original physical vaccination card or digital certificate.

    After almost 2 years without entry restrictions and almost no restrictions, Colombia has started to request everyone to present a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport to access stadiums, cultural events, bars, and restaurants from Nov. 16.

    The country has been ranked as “Level 4: COVID-19 Very high risk of transmission” by the CDC.

    The United States of America

    New York

    Central Park, New York

    The United States reopened for tourism on November 8.

    A negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours before departure and proof of vaccination is all tourists need to be permitted entry.

    The best part is the U.S. accepts multiple types of tests, from (RT-PCR) to (RT-LAMP), (TMA), (NEAR), and (HDA) tests. But if it sounds too complicated, a self-test a.k.a home test is also enough!

    Check the specific requirements for home tests.

    The US has barred travel from multiple African nations, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

    Tanzania

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    One negative COVID-19 test is all travelers need to be allowed to visit Tanzania and its Serengeti National Park.

    The government only requires visitors to present a COVID test taken within 72 hours before arrival and to fill out an online Health Surveillance Form within 24 hours before entering the country.

    Once visitors complete the form they will receive a Unique Health Code (UHC), which they must present to health officials at the airport.

    No quarantine is needed!

    Montenegro

    For the time being, visitors will need to present proof of being fully vaccinated issued by a registered health care institution. The last dose must not be more than six months prior to entry.

    A negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or a positive PCR or a rapid antigen test older than 10 days, and not older than 6 months also is also needed.

    Panama

    Visitors from all countries are welcome to visit Panama without quarantine or vaccination restrictions. To be permitted entry, travelers only need to present either a negative COVID-19 PCR test or an antigen test, which is certainly cheaper and easier to get.

    Visitors can also arrive in Panama without a test and take one at the airport. This is a convenient option but it’s not very recommended because in case they tested positive for COVID-19 they would need to quarantine.

    Also, all visitors must complete and sign an electronic sworn affidavit prior to check-in. But that would be all.

    Egypt

    Egypt

    Credit: Amazon

    Tourists are allowed entry only by presenting a PCR or a serology COVID-19 test. Proof of vaccination is not required and there’s no mandatory quarantine.

    Long-haul travelers from Japan, China, Thailand, United States, South America, Canada, London Heathrow, Paris, and Frankfurt are permitted to bring a test certificate performed 96 hours prior to their flight departure.

    People traveling to Sharm El Sheikh don’t even need to arrive with a PCR test. They can take it upon arrival.

    Egypt has also imposed travel bans on Southern African nations.

    Ecuador

    Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    Ecuador is open to most visitors and only requires a PCR test taken 3 days prior to arrival to allow them in.

    Also, visitors who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine 14 days prior to the flight date can enter the country without having to present the PCR test.

    Galapagos

    The internationally celebrated islands reopened for tourism on July 1.

    Commercial flights resumed operations on August 3. To enter the islands passengers will be requested to bring either a PCR test or proof of vaccination.

    Denmark

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Starting Feb. 8, 2022, all COVID related entry restrictions will be lifted when entering from another EU/EEA country + Switzerland.

    The rest of the world will have to wait until Mar. 31, 2022, to benefit from the same policy.

    Spain

    Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, Spain – Photo, CNN

    Fully vaccinated travelers are welcome to Spain without quarantine restrictions. This includes not only EU visitors but also Americans and even some South American countries.

    The Spanish Government has banned unvaccinated UK British tourists. The new regulation applies to all tourists excluding children under the age of 12 years old.

    All arrivals regardless of their nationality or age must complete a Health Control Form to obtain a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal. It will be needed to board aircraft and to pass health controls on arrival in Spain.

    Most Spanish “Comunidades Autómas” or states now request people to bear a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport to access restaurants, bars, and similar venues.

    Vinicunca, the 7-color mountain, Peru

    Vinicunca, the 7-color mountain, Peru

    From Machu Picchu to the Inca Trail to one of the most luxurious train trips in the world, Peru is open for tourism and has dropped most of its entry COVID-19 restrictions.

    To be granted access, foreign tourists 12 years of age or older are required to present either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test. The quarantine upon arrival has been lifted.

    Everyone should also fill out an affidavit of health, and that’s all, you’re in.

    Countries and Places Dropping All Covid-19 Domestic Restrictions

    Those eligible to visit these countries or territories will be shocked to notice how life looks quite similar to pre-pandemic times. Check them out!

    California, USA

    Yosemite National Park, California

    Yosemite National Park, California

    With one of the nation’s highest vaccination rates and lowest case rates, California is open to welcome visitors.

    The state scrapped the color-coded tier system that restricted limited capacity for nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and other venues.

    Visitors can now enjoy temperatures of around 70℉ wherever they go without most of the limiting Covid-19 restrictions.

    The state’s mask mandate as well as the social distancing restrictions have been lifted for vaccinated visitors, allowing most businesses to resume normal outdoor and indoor activities.

    Officials in Los Angeles and the Bay Area are currently discussing lifting the rest of the Covid restrictions as transmission in their regions plummeted.

    Florida, U.S.

    Miami, Florida

    The United States is not only listed here as a country with easy entry requirements but also it has states the size of European countries where Covid-19 restrictions virtually do not exist or are even forbidden.

    In Florida, for instance, people can freely walk around or enjoy inside establishments without wearing a mask or keeping social distancing. This is not only permitted but protected by Gov. DeSantis’s administration.

    Source https://immigrationandmigration.com/new-us-travel-rules-how-unvaccinated-travellers-can-go-to-the-usa/

    Source https://www.travelinglifestyle.net/countries-open-for-unvaccinated-tourists/

    Source https://www.travelinglifestyle.net/countries-without-covid-travel-restrictions-no-test-no-quarantine/

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