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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 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 or planning to 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! 

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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 unsure if those who have been inoculated are still able to transmit the virus. Vaccinated tourists should still wear a mask and do everything they can to prevent unknowingly spreading the virus. 

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Countries That Are Open For Vaccinated Travelers

Last Updated: April 16, 2021
Recently Added: Croatia, Barbados, Anguilla, Greece, Sri Lanka, Malta

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.

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.

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

Cyprus originally stated they would be accepting vaccinated tourists as of March 2021, however as the date approached they made no formal changes to entry requirements. However, they have now expressed they will be allowing vaccinated tourists to bypass testing/quarantines from Israel as of April 1, 2021, and from the UK as of May 1, 2021. Vaccinated travelers from more countries are expected to be included soon.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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. 

Lebanon

Lebanon has announced that tourists who present proof of a vaccination certificate will not need to quarantine upon arrival. All nations will be able to visit Lebanon under regular visa requirements. 

Vaccinated travelers must still present a negative Covid-19 test no older than 96 hours to board their flight to Lebanon.  A second PCR test will 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 passengers to be exempt from the 48-hour pre-flight PCR test as well as the 10-day isolation requirements.

Currently, this vaccination exception only applies to travelers from countries that are currently permitted to visit, which includes fellow EU nations as well as 7 third-party nations suggested by the EU.

Malta

Fully vaccinated passengers coming from ‘Amber’ list nations can now use proof of vaccination to enter Malta without testing or quarantines. The Amber list includes countries inside the EU and outside of the EU like Canada, UAE, and Turkey.

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

Nepal

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.

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 all travel restrictions for tourists who have been vaccinated within the EU. Previously, all incoming travelers had to quarantine for 14 days but a recent announcement by Romanian authorities states that travelers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will bypass the quarantine. 

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

Seychelles

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. 

Currently, it is only for fellow EU travelers, and not third-party countries.

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.

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,”

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Coming Soon:

Government officials in Denmark are discussing plans to loosen restrictions for travelers that have been vaccinated. It will be added to the list once an official statement is made regarding dates of implementation and entry requirements. 

Israel has been a world leader with its vaccination rollout with more than 60% of the population receiving their first shot. Israel intends to reopen for vaccinated tourists on May 23, but will still have testing requirements in place.

Hawaii is looking to make exceptions for vaccinated tourists starting in May.

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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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Tony

Saturday 17th of April 2021

It seems Iceland still requires testing upon arrival for vaccinated travelers and quarantine until negative results are returned: (link)

Thank you for keeping the information as up-to-date as possible. I check every day for potential July travel.

Elisabeth

Saturday 17th of April 2021

In some countries hotels are still closed for tourists. So where are the vaccinated travelers supposed to stay then...?

Emily

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Will European countries allow visitors in with only one dose of a vaccine? Canada may be able to administer first doses for the entire population by June or September, but not second doses.

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Entry is based on having the complete vaccine treatment

Alex

Monday 22nd of March 2021

I just came back from more than 3 months in Russia, almost no restrictions there whatsoever. Although only citizens of certain countries can enter.

Helen

Sunday 7th of March 2021

The list is missing Estonia. If you are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19, you don't need to self-isolate nor test yourself when travelling to Estonia. (link)