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Travel is still challenging if you’re unvaccinated in 2022, but it seems each week more countries are lifting restrictions and welcoming back tourists, regardless of their status.

Here are 80+ nations you can enter right now if you’re unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated. *updated constantly*

Remember, just because you can enter these countries, most of them restriction-free, doesn’t mean you don’t still need travel health insurance. Even beyond pandemic-related things, everyone should have coverage while abroad, but especially during these uncertain times when travel can get majorly complicated. The good thing is, we have a pretty cheap option.

Mexico

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Mexico is currently open to unvaccinated travelers. The nation has taken a relaxed approach to border restrictions since 2020. As a result, travelers from various nations can enter without requiring proof of vaccination. 

What’s more, travelers don’t need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test before arrival, which is something that most nations require. Entry into Mexico is as simple as it was in 2019.

Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas are the most popular Mexican destinations, especially for those looking to escape winter.

Norway

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Norway, as of Feb 12, 2022, has removed all of its Covid-19 related entry requirements for all tourists, unvaccinated or not. The Scandinavian country became the first country in the world to revert its entry requirements and all internal rules back to pre-pandemic settings.

norway travel

El Salvador

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

El Salvador removed all their entry requirements late-2021 and is as easy to enter now as it was in pre-pandemic times. Unvaccinated tourists can enter with no tests, no quarantines, and no health forms.

Visitors should be aware that mask mandates are still in effect.

resort in El Salvador

United Kingdom

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Early 2022, the UK revised many of its travel rules, which includes easier entry for unvaccinated tourists.

However, starting March 18, 2022, they remove ALL entry requirements completely, even the double-testing for unvaccinated tourists. Now, those without a shot can enter England like it was 2019, with no tests or forms required.

uk removes all masks

Croatia

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Do you fancy a European winter vacation? As Europe increases restrictions from non-EU nations following the Omicron variant — Croatia has kept its travel restrictions relatively low. The nation allows unvaccinated travelers to enter the country without any tests or quarantines.

Tip: If you are headed to Dubrovnik in the off-season, prices are low and crowds are minimal. No matter what time of year you visit, be sure to book an unforgettable customized tour with Ivan at Dubrovnik Tourist Guide

Cyprus

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

The gorgeous Mediterranian island of Cyrpus is home to a stunning coastline, white-sand beaches, and amazing weather throughout the year. Unvaccinated travelers from all countries can enter Cyrpus without any restrictions.

Cyprus beach with tourists and blue water

U.A.E

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test with the potential of random test on arrival

The U.A.E — home to the popular cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi — is open to unvaccinated travelers. However, travel restrictions within the country vary between Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. 

You should check for possible quarantine restrictions, documentation, and restrictions depending on the airport you arrive at. Nonetheless, the nation offers an excellent sunny winter break or a posh getaway any time of year.

A 72-hour negative PCR test is required for entry.

Burj Khalifa

Jamaica 

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Jamaica is a wonderfully beautiful island in the Caribbean. What’s more, the island also made visiting easier in April 2022. While before, tourists had to bring a 3-day test in order to enter, now entry is as easy as it was in 2019. All tourists can now enter test-free and quarantine-free.

Montego-Bay-Jamaica-Beach

Tanzania

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test on arrival

Tanzania has been a very popular place throughout the pandemic for its relaxed rules all around, incredible nature, beautiful beaches, and tranquil lifestyle.

Unvaccinated visitors may enter, but will need to either bring a 96-hour negative test, or be tested on arrival.

While Tanzania still has some border rules in place, internal restrictions have been removed or downgraded to ‘recommended’. Mask wearing is only a strong suggestion by the government, but no country-wide mandate exists.

Tanzania Has Reopened For Tourism

Romania 

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Romania is an excellent destination to visit this winter if you’re looking for a budget destination with incredible gothic architecture. Unvaccinated travelers can enter Romania without any entry requirements at all as of March 9, 2022.

Turkey 

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Turkey, a nation home to endless excellent cities, national parks, and gorgeous beaches, is open to unvaccinated tourists in 2022. As of June 2022, no tests or any other entry requirements are in effect to enter Turkey.

Hot air balloon flying over Cappadocia Turkey

Egypt 

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

If you’ve got a fascination with Ancient Egyptian history — and nobody would blame you — you’ll love visiting Egypt. Furthermore, unvaccinated travelers can enter the country without any tests, as of June 2022 they removed the 96-hour test requirement.

South Africa

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test

South Africa is open to unvaccinated tourists in 2022. In turn, that provides a fantastic sunny escape in the Southern Hemisphere.

Travelers can provide evidence of a negative 72-hour PCR test before arrival.

South Africa became one of the first nations in Africa to remove almost all COVID-19 restrictions. The only restrictions remaining in place are mandatory masks in public spaces and public transport. Although the nation is taking massive steps towards normality, there are still internal restrictions.

giraffe-south-africa

Belize

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test + mandatory insurance

Belize is open for unvaccinated travelers in 2022, as long as they provide proof of either a negative 48-hour antigen or 96-hour PCR test, book their stay in only ‘Gold’ standard accommodation, and buy mandatory health insurance.

Ireland

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Ireland ended all entry requirements in March 2022. Now all travelers, regardless of vaccination status can enter test-free!

Tourists Taking Selfie In The Temple Bar District In Dublin, Ireland

Albania

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Starting May 1, 2022, unvaccinated travelers no longer need to bring a test to enter Albania, as the nation removes all entry requirements completely.

Nicaragua

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test

Nicaragua is one of the only nations in the world to never really enact a catalog of covid-related restrictions. From the start of the pandemic they kept the borders open while many other Latin countries slammed shut, they never put gathering limits in place, and mask mandates have never really been enforced.

Due to their relaxed views, unvaccinated tourists can visit by just bringing a 72-hour PCR test.

nicaragua reopening for tourism oct 1

Bahamas

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test

While 2 tests are needed to enter for the unvaxxed, the Bahamas is an ideal vacation spot, especially in the winter months. Miami flies there direct in just an hour, with flights from New York arriving in only 3 hours.

To visit you’ll need a 3-day PCR test, which can be antigen or PCR.

Aruba

Entry Rules: Easy

Starting March `19, 2022, Aruba removes all entry requirements, making it a breeze to visit for all travelers, even those without the shot. Travelers will still need travel health insurance and to fill out an online form.

Aruba is home to gorgeous white sand beaches, colorful towns, and year round warm weather. Bonus for being under a 3 hour flight from Miami, but feeling worlds away.

aruba beach sunset

Peru

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test

Despite being one of the strictest countries throughout the start of the pandemic, Peru has started to ease entry requirements and now allows unvaccinated passengers to enter with just a 48-hour PCR test and no quarantine.

Travelers are eager to trek the beloved Machu Picchu, dine on marvelous Peruvian cuisine, lounge on beautiful beaches, and enjoy their diverse culture. 

Portugal

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test

Portugal is one of the very few EU countries currently allowing unvaccinated tourists to enter. Those without the jab can instead bring either a 24-hour antigen test or a 72-hour PCR test.

Before the pandemic, Portugal registered 20 million annual tourists, so this popular nation is likely to start recovering those numbers, especially with their more relaxed approach.

Masks are still mandatory for the time being.

Georgia

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Georgia is a great option for unvaccinated travelers, especially digital nomads and long-stay tourists, as it’s budget-friendly and a bit off the beaten path, plus they have a digital nomad visa for 1-year sojourns.

As of June 15, 2022, Georgia also removed all entry requirements, making entry a breeze.

Dominican Republic

Entry Rules: Very Easy

The Dominican Republic has announced that all Covid-19 restrictions are to be removed from February 16, 2022, which included a vaccine passport to access shops, restaurants, public transit, etc. While the Dominican Republic never had any vaccine requirements for entry, the vaccine passport for services inside the country kept it from appearing on this list.

No testing or quarantines are applied for entry, making the Dominican Republic a very easy country to visit if unvaccinated.

Slovenia

Entry Rules: Very Easy

Slovenia removed all of its entry requirements and border restrictions on February 21, 2022. This includes the need to either show proof of vaccination, recent recovery, or a negative test to enter. What’s more, they also removed all vaccine passport requirements for inside the nation, so not only can unvaccinated travelers now enter without issue, they can also access restaurants, museums, and other activities.

Ljubljana - Slovenia (Church and river Ljubljanica)

Israel

Entry Rules: Easy

Starting March 1, 2022, all foreigners will be welcome regardless of vaccination status, including unvaccinated Americans and Canadians. In spite of removing the entry ban on non-immunized individuals, it will still require all tourists to submit proof of travel health insurance and a mandatory entry form.

Iceland

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Iceland is now welcoming unvaccinated travelers with open arms – no tests forms, or quarantines needed. Entry is as simple as it was in 2019. Once inside the country, mask mandates, curfews, and gathering limits have also been removed.

Lithuania

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Lithuania is one of the latest EU nations now allowing unvaccinated travelers, especially those from third-party countries like the USA and Canada, to enter with minimal effort. Testing was dropped spring 2022, and now entry is completely free and open.

Honduras

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test

Those without the shot are welcome to enter Honduras, as long as they bring a negative antigen or PCR test, performed no longer than 72-hours before entry.

Panama

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test

Panama is welcoming unvaccinated tourists with 1 pre-flight test and no quarantines. Tourists who aren’t showing proof of vax will need to bring a negative antigen or PCR test, performed no longer than 72-hours before entry. An online health form is also required.

Jordan

Entry Rules: Very Easy

From March 1st, Jordan will be removing both its pre-flight PCR testing requirement and its arrival testing requirement for all travelers, vaccinated or not. Unvaccinated tourists won’t have any testing or quarantine requirements, just an online health form and proof of travel insurance.

Bahrain

Entry Rules: Very Easy

Starting at the end of February 2022, Bahrain lifted all entry requirements, along with most internal rules. Now, regardless of vax status, travelers can visit test-free and quarantine-free. Once inside the nation, the vaccine passport system has also been discontinued, giving access to all indoor and outdoor public spaces and gatherings.

bahrain tourism

Montenegro

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Mid-March, Montenegro removed all entry requirements, now making it a breeze to enter if you’re unvaccinated. No tests, quarantines, or proof of vaccination is needed.

Denmark

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Denmark removed all their entry requirements effective March 29, 2022, making entry as simple as it was before the pandemic.

Once inside Denmark, tourists will notice almost ALL covid-related restrictions have ended. Masks are only needed inside hospitals and airports. No vaccine passports are in effect.

Hungary

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Hungarian authorities will no longer require PCR or Antigen tests or proof of vaccination for tourists, making entry a breeze. The mask mandate has also been removed and it’s optional to wear face-coverings in Hungary.

Saudi Arabia

Entry Rules: Easy-Moderate

March 2022, Saudi Arabia removed all entry requirements and discontinued its internal vaccine passport. All travelers of any status can enter without testing, quarantines, or proof of vaccine.

Saudi Arabia gets an ‘easy-moderate’ rating because they still have a few online forms to fill out, a contact tracing app they want visitors to use, mandatory health insurance, and proof of vaccination is still asked for in very limited (mostly government) settings.

France

Entry Rules: Moderate – 1 test

France updated rules as of March 14 to now allow unvaccinated travelers from most countries (like the USA as the main example) to enter with just a simple 48-hour antigen test.

Inside France, the mask mandate has also been dropped, along with the use of vaccine passports.

empty streets of Montmarte, France

Maldives

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

As of March 14, 2022, the Maldives has removed all its entry requirements, as well as abolished the state of emergency, and mask mandates. All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, are welcome to enter test-free and quarantine-free.

Curaçao

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Curaçao has removed all its testing, quarantine, and vaccination entry requirements as of March 10, 2022. Travel to the Caribbean island will look much like it did in 2019. Curaçao did keep a few simple entry requirements like an online digital form and proof of travel health insurance.

Vietnam

Entry Rules: Moderate – 1 test+

On March 15, 2022, Vietnam updated entry requirements to allow the return of tourism, and without proof of vaccination. Regardless of vax status, entering passengers will need either 3-day PCR or 1-day antigen. In addition, a contact tracing app (likely not enforced), travel health insurance that covers covid, and a health form are needed.

Guatemala

Entry Rules: Moderate 1 test

Guatemala updated entry rules on March 15, 2022, now allowing unvaccinated to simply show their choice of either a 3-day antigen or PCR test to enter.

Mongolia

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Mongolia removed all entry requirements on March 15, 2022, so no tests, quarantines, or proof of vaccine is needed to enter. American travelers don’t need a visit in order to visit for less than 90 days, whilst Canadians can stay visa-free in Mongolia for up to 30 days.

Moldova

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Moldova discontinued its entry rules as of March 16, 2022. However, Moldova currently has a Level 4 travel advisory warning level from the US Department of States.

Zimbabwe

Entry Rules: High 1 test + potential test/quarantine on arrival

Zimbabwe is allowing unvaccinated tourists to enter, but there are few caveats. Passengers will have to bring a 48-hour antigen test, which is easy enough, but it’s the ‘on arrival’ possibilities that classify it as ‘high’. Upon arrival, passengers could be randomly selected for a test, and/or could be subject up to a 14-day self-isolation.

Costa Rica

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Costa Rica has been added back to this list starting April 1, 2022, as they discontinue the internal vaccine passport system. While proof of vaccination has not been a requirement to enter, tourists had to show proof to access many hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops over the past few months. However, as of April 1st, the rule is being dropped, as is the requirement to buy travel health insurance and fill out an online health form.
Entry is now extremely easy with no travel restrictions or requirements.

Sweden

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

As of April 1, 2022, Sweden removes all covid-related entry requirements for third-party travelers. Then, just like before the pandemic, tourists can enter under normal border rules. Sweden also removed their internal vaccine passport and masks, both indoor and outdoor, back in February.

Poland

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

On March 28, Poland removed all of its remaining entry requirements, making visiting easy once again for all travelers, even those without the vaccine. On the same day, they also removed the indoor mask mandate.

Latvia

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

On April 1, 2022, Latvia scrapped entry rules and is now allowing all tourists, regardless of vaccination status, to enter without any tests, forms, or quarantines. Entry is just like it was in 2019.

Grenada

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

This island nation in the Caribbean removed all entry requirements as of April 4, 2022, so both vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers can once again enter without any additional steps.

India

Entry Rules: Moderate/High 1 Test + possible test on arrival

As of March 27, 2022, India lifted the tourism flight ban and reissued e-visas for foreigners. They are allowing unvaccinated tourists with a visa to enter, but a pre-flight test, as well as a potential test on arrival, is required.

Slovakia

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Slovakia, like many of its EU neighbors, has removed entry barriers and is now wide open once again. Those without the shot can enter in a similar manner to pre-pandemic rules.

Argentina

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

A surprising entry, Argentina has just decided to remove entry requirements for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, as of April 10, 2022. Argentina has been one of the most strict nations in terms of entry rules, but also for local lockdown and internal rules, so its appearance on this list ahead of other nations comes as surprising news.

Cuba

Entry Rules: Moderate – Potential Test on Arrival

As of April 6, 2022, Cuba has removed the requirement for foreign tourists to show proof of vaccination, as well as all pre-flight tests. However, there is a bug rule still in place any eager traveler should be aware of before they go. Cuba will still randomly test arrivals by PCR, of which a positive result will land the traveler in a government facility for 14 days, at a cost.

Czech Republic

Entry Rules: Extremely easy

Starting April 9, 2022, Czechia removed all their entry requirements, which means unvaccinated passengers can enter without restrictions. The mask mandate was removed back in mid-March.

Greece

Entry Rules: Extremely easy

While unvaccinated tourists have been able to enter Greece with a negative antigen test for quite some time now, a local vaccine passport in effect within the nation kept Greece off this list. However, starting on May 2, 2022, Greece is removing the 24-hour antigen test for unvaccinated passengers to enter, plus canceling the internal vaccine passport program.

Bonaire

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Now tourists, no matter their vaccination status, can go to Bonaire restriction-free. Bonaire was the last of the ABC islands to remove all travel rules, as Aruba and Curaçao removed theirs in March.

Colombia

Entry Rules: moderate – 1 test

Colombia returns to the list! Colombia banned unvaccinated tourists from entering the country starting on November 2021, but now as of May 1, 2022, they have ended this rule. Unvaccinated travelers can once again enter Colombia, as long as they provide either a 72-hour PCR test or a 48-hour antigen test.

Switzerland

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

As of May 2, 2022, all tourists, no matter if they are unvaccinated, can once again travel to Switzerland without any restrictions. Switzerland has made the decision to join other European countries in the area by removing all entry requirements completely.

Bulgaria

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Bulgaria, as of April 29, 2022, removed all their entry requirements, regardless if the tourist is vaccinated or not. Everyone can now enter restriction-free. This makes travel through the Balkans a breeze and every neighboring nation also has no entry requirements.

Armenia

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Armenia removed all their entry and travel rules as of May 1st, so unvaccinated passengers can enter without any restrictions.

Spain

Entry Rules: Moderate – 1 test

As of mid-2022, Spain still has some restrictions for entry if you don’t have your shot. You’ll need either a 24-hour antigen or a 72-hour PCR if you want to visit unvaccinated. They also still have some masking rules in place, like on the inbound flights.

Serbia

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Serbia has zero entry requirements as of mid-2022, so anyone can enter without testing or quarantines, no matter what their vaccination status is.

Austria

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

In a shocking twist, Austria completely removed all their entry requirements in May 2022, allowing unvaccinated tourists to enter without any rules at all. Austria was one of the harshest nations in Europe, and the world, on unvaccinated citizens and travelers throughout most of 2021.

Oman

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

While Oman had entry rules throughout 2020 and 2021, as of mid-2022 they are completely open with no restrictions, even for unvaccinated travelers.

Belgium

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Belgium has removed all its entry rules and requirements, therefore tourists can enter without tests or fuss, even those without the shot.

Morocco

Entry Rules: Moderate – 1 test with a possible 2nd test on arrival

Unvaccinated tourists are able to enter Morocco, but they will need to bring a 72-hour PCR test and realize they could be chosen for a random test on arrival.

Italy

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

Italy finally let go of its entry rules as of June 2022, and now everyone, no matter the country they’re coming from or their vaccination status, can enter without restrictions.

Germany

Entry Rules: Extremely Easy

After some initial confusion, Germany has in fact removed their entry requirements as of mid-June. Tourists without the shot can enter like pre-pandemic times.

Thailand

Entry Rules: Moderate – Either 1 test or a 5-day quarantine

If you’re unvaccinated you can now travel to Thailand after their latest rule relaxation, but you’ll need to either bring a 72-hour PCR test, or be prepared to complete a 5-day hotel quarantine. Full travel health insurance and filling out the Thailand Pass are also mandatory.

Some additional nations open for unvaccinated travelers include:

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Kosovo
  • Madiera
  • Gibraltar
  • Congo
  • Afghanistan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Benin
  • Estonia

Note: This list isn’t exhaustive and travelers should check government websites before planning any travel.

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Joyjoy

Saturday 25th of June 2022

I can't wait to travel again! We need to move forward now.

Traffer

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Japan is now open, regardless of vaccination status, if you book a tour with a large travel agency; JTB and the like. There's never been vaccine passports internally, so besides the ever present masks and maybe an unobtrusive temperature check at some entrances, Japan is back open for travelers.

Joyjoy

Saturday 25th of June 2022

@Traffer, yay! Love it❤️

Eric Olsen

Friday 10th of June 2022

Hey Kashlee and team! LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog! Is this post going to be updated or is there a new post we should follow for an aggregated list of countries open for unvaxxed?

Eric Olsen

Friday 10th of June 2022

@Kashlee Kucheran,

100% agree with you. Probs best with a "These Countries Are Being Bullheaded and not letting the Un-Vaxxed in to visit" article would be the way to go! LMAO.

All joking aside, your site is the first thing I read when waking up in the morning. As a lover of all things travel-related, you and your team take so much stress away from trying to plan a trip.

Combine you with Bryan Kelly's site(s) and it's a perfect match!

Thanks again and have a great weekend,

Eric

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 10th of June 2022

Hi Eric! To be honest, there are now more countries allowing unvaccinated than not.. over 60+ countries have TOTALLY removed all entry requirements, and around 100+ are allowing unvaccinated to enter. This article was really helpful in 2021, but now in mid-2022, more countries than ever are allowing unvaccinated to enter. We will think of a way to either update this one soon, or make a new list (perhaps a list of which countries ban unvaccinated)

Julia

Sunday 29th of May 2022

why no new updates here?

Kev

Saturday 28th of May 2022

Please give us an update! :)