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It has been a long year of sitting at home and dreaming of the days we can travel freely again. There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Many countries are desperate to reopen their borders for tourists and start rebuilding their economies that have been devastated by the pandemic.

With inoculations for Covid-19 well underway worldwide, it was only a matter of time before nations began opening their borders for travelers that have been vaccinated.

This is the complete list of countries that are open for travelers who have received the Covid-19 vaccine. We will update this list constantly with any new announcements so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often! 

friends traveling at train station during covid

While some countries have chosen to open their borders for vaccinated tourists without any entry requirements such as testing or quarantines, other countries are taking a more precautious route.  

Being vaccinated for Covid-19 does provide protection for the traveler but immunologists are still unsure if those who have been inoculated are still transmitters of the virus. Vaccinated tourists should still wear a mask and do everything they can to prevent unknowingly spreading the virus. 

Couple traveling in masks

Countries That Are Open For Vaccinated Travelers

Last Updated: August 2, 2021
Recently Added/Updated: Aruba, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Egypt, Finland, Netherlands, UK

Anguilla

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

As of April 14, fully vaccinated passengers can reduce their quarantine time from 14-days down to 7-days. Starting on July 1, 2021, Anguilla will remove the entire quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers.

Armenia

Fully vaccinated passengers can enter Armenia without providing a pre-flight PCR test, but official sources still say passengers are “subject to PCR testing on arrival”. Some of our readers have reported no test was performed upon entering Armenia with proper vaccination proof (14 days having elapsed since the last shot), but be prepared for it just in case.

Aruba

In July 2021, Aruba started making exceptions to the 72-hour PCR testing requirement for passengers who have been fully vaccinated. 15 days must have passed since the final shot, and the passenger must also have either the EU’s Digital Green Certificate or the U.S’s CommonPass Smart Health Card.

Austria

(EU+ only)

Starting May 19, 2021, Austria is allowing proof of vaccination for EU and a small list of third-party nations to enter without testing. Vaccinations need to be fully complete, with at least 22 days passed since the last shot. Vaccination types recognized are the same as listed by the EU Commission. Proof of vaccination is only valid for 9 months until further studies are done.

Bahamas

Starting May 1, 2021 The Bahamas will make exceptions to allow fully vaccinated passengers to skip PCR testing. The Bahamian government is requiring vaccinated passengers to bring proof they’ve been inoculated and at least 2 weeks have passed since they’ve received their last shot. With proof of vaccination, no pre-flight PCR testing is required.

Barbados

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

Starting May 8, 2021, Barbados is now softening some of its strict entry rules for vaccinated tourists. Passengers that have been fully vaccinated will still have to present a negative PCR test to enter but will have more relaxed rules once on the island, like shortening the mandatory 7-day quarantine down to 1-2 days.

Belize

The government of Belize has updated its entry requirements to allow vaccinated tourists from all countries to visit without providing proof of a negative PCR/Antigen test. Vaccinated travelers can now show their proof of vaccination documents before boarding, providing the last treatment was administered at least 2 weeks prior to the arrival date.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina started allowing fully vaccinated passengers to skip testing as of June 11, 2021. Passengers must let 14-days pass from their last shot, but can now enter without providing a PCR or antigen test.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is allowing fully vaccinated tourists from 80+ countries to enter without testing or quarantines, as of May 1, 2021. 14 days must have passed from the final shot. They are accepting more types of vaccines than many countries, especially EU nations. Passengers can be fully vaccinated with: J&J, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik, and Coviesheild.

Croatia

As of April 1, 2021 Croatia is now allowing vaccinated travelers to enter without needing to comply with the alternative 48-hour PCR test requirement.

Unlike some other nations, they clearly recognize both the single-dose and the 2-dose versions of the vaccine. Their government website reads: “vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exceptionally, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border,”

In addition to the new vaccine exception, Croatia has once again reopened to third-party passengers outside the EU, providing they can show proof of accommodation or similar touristic activity.

Cyprus

As of May 10, 2021, vaccinated passengers from 50+ countries (including the USA, Canada, UK, and more) can visit Cyprus without testing or quarantines.

The Flight Pass will still have to be filled out within 24 hours of the flight, but no pre-boarding PCR test or quarantine upon arrival will be required for those who can show proof 14 days has passed since they’ve been fully vaccinated.

Cyprus is also recognizing 5 vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, J&J, and Sputnik.

Denmark

(EU only, + USA & UK)

Denmark is making exceptions for EU travelers to skip the 48-hour PCR/antigen testing, as long as 14 days have passed since they have been fully vaccinated. The vaccination card/certificate must be issued by an EU/EEA member state, and only includes the big 4 brands.

As of June 5, 2021, Denmark is also allowing fully vaccinated tourists from the USA & UK to enter test/quarantine-free.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has been open for tourism since 2020 without many entry rules (such as pre-flight testing or quarantines), but 3%-10% of arrivals are still subject to a random breathalyzer-type covid test upon arrival. Starting in July 2021, passengers who have been fully vaccinated will be exempt from this possible random test on arrival.

Ecuador

Starting March 22, 2021 Ecuador will allow full vaccinated passengers to skip the testing requirement, which has just been revised/shortened from a 10-day PCR test down to a 3-day PCR or antigen test.

Egypt

As of July 2021, passengers can bypass the 72-hour and 96-hour (depending on origin) PCR testing for entry if they are fully vaccinated. Accepted vaccines are the Big 4, plus Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Sputnik. However, the vaccine certificate MUST have a QR code, meaning paper cards from Canada, the USA, etc will not be valid.

El Salvador

El Salvador reopened for tourism from all countries on September 19, 2020 and has since been requiring all arrivals to bring proof of a negative 72-hour PCR test for entry.

As of April 15, 2021, vaccinated travelers can bring proof of receiving their full treatment and will be exempt from the PCR testing requirement.

Finland

On July 12, 2021, Finland is allowing fully vaccinated travelers from 17 countries to enter without testing or quarantines. All countries worldwide were added as of July 26, 2021. Finland accepts 6 types of vaccines, as long as 14 days have passed since the last dose was administered.

France

As of June 9, 2021, fully vaccinated visitors from ‘Orange’ countries, which is most of the world, including the United States, Canada, and Britain, will no longer need to quarantine on arrival or justify the reasons for their trip to France. However, they will have to provide a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before.

Georgia 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that starting February 1, 2021, all international tourists who wish to enter Georgia by air may now do so, as long as they have received both doses of their Covid-19 vaccine and can provide their certificate of proof.

Travelers who have been vaccinated can enter Georgia without testing or quarantines. 

tbilisi at dusk georgia

Germany

Approved travelers to Germany, even third-party travelers as of June 25, 2021, who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer need to test on arrival or quarantine unless coming from an area where variants of concern are prevalent (like India, Brazil, South Africa, etc)

The big 4 vaccines are recognized by Germany and 14-days must have elapsed since the last/final dose of the vaccine.

Greece

Starting late April 2021, Greece will allow vaccinated travelers from the USA, UK, Israel, Serbia, and EU nations to enter without testing or quarantines. Beginning on May 14th, Greece plans to roll out test-free entry to all countries, so long as they are fully vaccinated.

Grenada

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

Starting May 1, Grenada has made entry slightly easier for vaccinated tourists. Those who can show proof that 14 days has elapsed since their final shot will now only have to quarantine for up to 48 hours upon arrival, instead of the full 5 days.

Visitors will still have to provide a 72-hour negative PCR test to enter and be subject to another test upon arrival, of which the negative results will end the ‘up to 48-hour’ quarantine.

Guatemala

In February 2021 Guatemala updated its official entry rules to include travelers who’ve been vaccinated. 

Tourists can enter restriction-free (no tests/quarantines) if they can present evidence that they have received 2 full doses. The last dose must have been administered no less than 2 weeks prior to the date of travel.

guatemala tourism recovery

Honduras

As of June 2021, fully vaccinated passengers can skip the 72-hour negative test requirement for entering Honduras.

Hungary

Partial exception for vaccinated citizens and travelers from neighbouring nations

Hungarian citizens and residents who’ve been fully vaccinated can now return home without quarantines or tests. In addition to that, foreigners with an immunity certificate issued by Serbia, Montenegro, Bahrein, Croatia, or Slovenia can now enter Hungary and will also be exempt from tests or quarantines.

Iceland

The government of Iceland has announced that travelers from all countries who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will have restriction free entry beginning on March 18, 2021. Travelers who present an international certificate of vaccination will not need to undergo testing or quarantine measures. 

April 27 update: Iceland has brought back testing on arrival, even for vaccinated passengers, starting April 27, 2021. Everybody must undergo testing on arrival to Iceland. The benefit for vaccinated passengers is they only have to wait in ‘quarantine’ 2-24 hours for test results to come back, while unvaccinated travelers have to quarantine for 5 to 6 days.

Ireland

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

As of mid-May, most passengers flying into Ireland will have to complete a 14-day hotel quarantine upon arrival. They’ve recently made some exceptions to this rule for fully vaccinated travelers.

Passengers that have received the full vaccine treatment and has allowed 14 days to pass will be able to skip the hotel quarantine and self isolate at home instead. They will still have to present a negative 72-hour PCR test to enter.

Coming July 19, vaccinated passengers from countries like the USA, UK and more will be able to enter Ireland without tests or quarantines.

Italy

On June 21, 2021, approved third-party countries (notably the USA and Canada) can enter Italy without tests or quarantines, providing they show proof of being fully vaccinated with one of the Big 4.

Kosovo

Starting in May 2021, passengers can skip the 72-hour PCR test to enter Kosovo if they can prove they’ve been fully vaccinated. Two weeks must have passed since their final shot has been administered.

Kyrgyzstan

Passengers entering Kyrgyzstan who’ve been fully vaccinated will no longer be required to also bring proof of a negative 72-hour PCR test. Offical sites do mention that testing could still happen on arrival, but in practice isn’t happening frequently.

Latvia

(EU+ Travelers Only, Partial Exemption)

As of May 13, 2021, fully vaccinated passengers entering Latvia will no longer be subject to the required 10-day quarantine. However, this is only a partial exemption, as 72-hour PCR tests are still needed for anyone arriving from a country with more than 50 cases per 100,000 population.
15 days must have passed since the last shot. The big 4 brands are accepted.

Lebanon

Lebanon has announced that tourists who present proof of a vaccination certificate will not need to quarantine upon arrival.

Update: As of April 2021 vaccinated travelers are now also exempt from presenting a negative 96-hour PCR test to enter Lebanon. However, a second PCR test may be performed upon arrival at the airport. 

Lebanon Has Reopened For Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

Lithuania

Lithuania, as of Feb 22, 2021, is now allowing fully vaccinated EU+ passengers to be exempt from the 48-hour pre-flight PCR test as well as the 10-day isolation requirements.

June 14, 2021, this opened up to third-party countries as well. The big 4 major brands are currently accepted.

Malta

As of mid-July 2021, due to variants, Malta is only allowing vaccinated travelers from Amber nations to enter. They have suspended their PCR test for entry program and only permitting fully vaccinated passengers with proof of vaccination from Maltese authorities, NHS or the EU’s Digital Green Certificate.

For US travelers: Until July 31, 2021, the paper CDC card will suffice as proof. After August 1, 2021, only digital proof via the Verifly App will be accepted. 

Maldives

Starting April 20th, fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Instead of taking a test, inoculated travelers will bring their vaccination certificate showing they have received their last (or single shot for J&J) at least 14 days before entering the Maldives.

May 3, 2021 Update: Effective May 3rd, those who are fully vaccinated will now need a pre-flight test, taken no longer than 96 hours before arrival.

maldives no test for vaccinated tourists

Moldova

Moldova is now making exceptions for travelers holding a certificate of administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently, most countries can visit Moldova with a 14-day quarantine, but vaccinated tourists will get to bypass the quarantine completely. Moldova also publishes a list of ‘red’ countries every 2 weeks of which entry is not allowed, but they have also made vaccination exceptions for ‘red’ nations as well.

Montenegro

Starting March 15, 2021, Montenegro is now allowing fully vaccinated passengers to skip testing and/or quarantine requirements.

Instead of providing proof of a 48-hour negative PCR test, travelers can show their proof of vaccination. The last or 2nd dose must be administered at least 7 days before entering with a completed vaccine certificate.

Montenegro Has Reopened For Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

Morocco

Starting June 15, 2021, Morocco is now allowing vaccinated tourists from 120 countries to skip PCR testing for entry. Proof of being fully vaccinated as well as the entry form is needed. Children under 11 are exempt.

Nepal

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

Nepal is now making some exceptions for vaccinated travelers. Travelers that can show proof of vaccination will be able to skip the mandatory 7-day quarantine, but will still have to show proof of a 72-hour PCR test for entry.

Netherlands

As of July 1, 2021, fully vaccinated passengers from countries outside the EU can now enter the Netherlands. 7 vaccine types are currently accepted, including Covisheild, Sinopharm, and Sinovac, as long as 14 days have elapsed from the final treatment. No tests or quarantines will apply.

Panama

Panama’s Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, announced a decision had been reached at a recent government council that will allow vaccinated tourists to bypass testing and/or quarantine requirements for entry into Panama.

He stated as long as travelers can show certification that they’ve received both doses of the vaccine, they can enter Panama without showing proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, which is currently required for entry.

Poland

The Polish government has announced that all travelers coming from approved countries who have been vaccinated for Covid-19 will be exempt from the mandatory 10 day quarantine.

Vaccinated travelers will need to present proof of an international certificate of vaccine.

Aerial view of the old town of Gnask, Poland

Romania 

Romania has lifted the travel ban on foreign arrivals as of June 1, 2021 and has categorized all countries into green, yellow, or red lists based on risk. Passengers from yellow and red lists can show proof of being fully vaccinated to bypass PCR tests and quarantines.

Travelers will need to wait a minimum of 10 day after their second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine before traveling to Romania. 

Seychelles

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

The Seychelles has opened their borders for vaccinated tourists without having to quarantine for 10 days. Inoculated travelers must wait a minimum of 14 days before arriving in the Seychelles and will still need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test no older then 72 hours from arrival. Vaccinated tourists from all countries are now welcome under regular visa requirements. 

See the complete details on Seychelles reopening for vaccinated travelers

Luxury homes in Seychelles

Slovenia

Starting Feb 13, 2021 any EU resident/citizen who has proof of vaccination can enter Slovenia without testing or quarantine requirements. 

As of June 2021, travelers coming from a large list of third-party Red countries can also show proof of vaccination to enter without testing or quarantines, so long as the vaccination was administered in EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the UK or USA.

Spain

Spain officially opened doors to fully vaccinated passengers from all countries on June 7, 2021. At least 14 days must have elapsed since the final treatment, but they are accepting the big 4 vaccine brands, plus Sinopharm and Sinovac. Until the Green Digital Pass by the EU is ready, Spain will accept CDC and NHS paper cards.

Sri Lanka

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

Sri Lanka has amended entry requirements to make it easier for vaccinated tourists, but they are not removing all the barriers quite yet. Fully vaccinated passengers will still have to perform a pre-flight PCR test and stay in approved accommodation for the first 24-48 hours while a 2nd test is performed. After that, vaccinated passengers are free to roam around Sri Lanka. In comparison, unvaccinated tourists have to stay in the accommodation for up to 14 days and even perform a 3rd ‘exit’ test upon leaving the country.

St. Barths

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

As of July 2021, St. Barths is allowing fully vaccinated travelers from Green and Orange countries to skip the 7-day quarantine, but a 48-hour antigen or a 72 hour PCR test is still required for entry.

St. Lucia

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

As of May 30, 2021, St. Lucia is now giving fully vaccinated travelers more movement and freedom on the island while visiting. Vaccinated passengers will still have to submit a negative PCR test, but will not have to remain in isolation at their accommodation or only take covid-approved tours. Fully vaccinated travelers can rent cars, go to local stores, stay with family and friends, etc.

St. Kitts & Nevis

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

If we’re being honest, the exception for vaccinated travelers by St. Kitts and Nevis is almost not worth including in this list, since it’s so minor. All vaccinated visitors to the islands still have a laundry list of entry requirements to fulfill, including hotel quarantine and multiple PCR tests.

As of May 1, 2021, fully vaccinated passengers get these 2 slight exceptions: A 9-day hotel quarantine instead of 14-days, and no exit PCR test before leaving.

Switzerland

Starting May 31, 2021, Switzerland is making exceptions for fully vaccinated EU/EEA+ travelers to skip testing requirements. Approved passengers must be fully vaccinated with one of the Big 4 vaccines, and no longer than 6 months can have passed from the last/final shot.

As of June 26, 2021, Switzerland opened up entry to most third-party countries, like Canada for example, so long as they are fully-vaccinated.

Thailand

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that the country will begin to allow vaccinated tourists with a shorter quarantine and may even waive it entirely. TAT Governor, Yuthasak Supasorn said that the program for vaccinated tourists will be introduced step by step. The first step being a reduced quarantine from 14 days to 3 days or waiving it entirely he explained. Although no confirmed start date for the program was given, the Governor told Reuters “We have to be fast because we want to start welcoming tourists in the third quarter,”

Tourist-in-Thailand-excited-about-ocean-and-cliffs

Trinidad and Tobago

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

Trinidad and Tobago, after being virtually sealed off from the world since March 2020, has now stated they will allow vaccinated foreigners to enter as of July 17, 2021. PCR testing is still required.

Tunisia

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

Tunisia is the first country to make an exception for those who’ve only received the FIRST dose of their full vaccine treatment. Current entry requirements for Tunisia include providing a 72-hour PCR test before entry, completing a 7-day government-approved hotel quarantine, and taking another PCR test to be released.

In order to bypass 1 of the 2 PCR tests and the costly 7-day hotel quarantine, passengers can now show they’ve received

  •  At least the 1st dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • At least the 1st dose of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna vaccine in combination with a recovery certificate from a previous infection within 6 months
  • Or both shots/full treatment of J&J, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna.

Turkey

June 1, 2021, Turkey is allowing all fully vaccinated passengers to skip PCR testing and quarantines. This rule applies to all countries worldwide, except for a small list of 12 nations with variants of concern.

14 days must have elapsed since the final dose and it’s assumed the Big 4 (Moderna, AstraZeneca, J&J and Pfizer) along with Sinovac and Sputnik will be recognized.

UK

Partial exception for vaccinated travelers

As of August 2, 2021, fully vaccinated residents of the USA and the EU can enter England from Amber list countries without the need to quarantine or perform the Day 8 test. However, the pre-flight test and the Day 2 test are still required.

Ukraine

Starting June 2, 2021, Ukraine launched its vaccination exemption rules Passengers who can show they have received the full course of their vaccination treatment, with vaccines approved by the WHO, can enter Ukraine without testing or quarantines. Approved vaccines include: Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Jonhson & Johnson, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.

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This list will be updated frequently but travelers need to be aware current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your airline, consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories

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Originally written Jan 28, 2021, with updates 


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Christian

Friday 30th of July 2021

Soon watch all those countries closing their borders to vaccinated travelers because of new findings that the vaccines aren’t effective against variants.

Haha

Friday 30th of July 2021

Hi Kashlee , do you know any webs those show about the travel restriction including days of quarantine on unvaccinated tourist ? Thank you !

Christina

Friday 30th of July 2021

I thought the Netherlands / Holland is also open for vaccinated tourists? (At least, vaccinated Americans?)

Christina

Friday 30th of July 2021

@Kashlee Kucheran, Thanks! Also the Czech Rupublic?

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 30th of July 2021

Yes, added :)

Roadto197

Friday 30th of July 2021

countries missing on this list: - Honduras - Nicaragua - Brazil - Peru - Paraguay - Colombia - Guyana - Costa Rica - Haiti - Tajikistan - Uzbekistan - Jordan - Bahrain - Saudi Arabia (starting in August) - ~80% of all countries in Africa

Roadto197

Friday 30th of July 2021

@Kashlee Kucheran, btw no travel insurance needed in Costa Rica for vaccinated travelers.

Roadto197

Friday 30th of July 2021

@Kashlee Kucheran, you're right, but then you should consequently remove all these Caribbean countries that still ask for a test from your list.

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 30th of July 2021

Sorry, but you are incorrect on most of these: Honduras - already on the list Nica - not making any exceptions for vaccinated tourists to skip testing at this time Brazil - not making any exceptions for vaccinated tourists to skip testing at this time Peru - not making any exceptions for vaccinated tourists to skip testing at this time Paraguay - not making any exceptions for vaccinated tourists to skip testing at this time Colombia - no tests or quarantines are required for entry at all, therefore, no vaccinated exceptions exist Guyana - reliable data not available Costa Rica - no tests or quarantines are required for entry at all, therefore, no vaccinated exceptions exist Haiti - not making any exceptions for vaccinated tourists to skip testing at this time Tajikistan - not making any exceptions for vaccinated tourists to skip testing at this time Uzbekistan - not making any exceptions for vaccinated tourists to skip testing at this time Jordan - some exceptions exist, confirming data for addition soon Bahrain- some exceptions exist, confirming data for addition soon Saudi - Will add when exceptions exist African countries - less than 10% of African nations are making any vaccination exceptions at this time, and most of the data is very vague and not reliable enough to publish at this time.

Sean

Friday 30th of July 2021

Hi Kashlee,

I am Canadian nomad. I am in Bulgaria now. Do you have any idea when will EU digital vaccine certificate become available to Canadians?

I am not vaccinated. I plan to get vaccines here. The Bulgarian doctors told me they could give me two doses of Pfizer without any problem. But they cannot give me EU digital certificate for the proof, because I am not EU citizen. This is a nightmare! So I guess it is useless for me to get vaccinated here, because no one will recognize it. I called Canadian consulate in Sofia, but they couldn't help me with this problem :(

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 30th of July 2021

No sorry we don't know yet, as no guidance has been put forward by the EU. Of course, as soon as we know we will publish advice on it!