With lockdowns ending around the world, many countries have started to ease border restrictions and reopen for international tourists.
Here's the complete list of countries that are reopening for tourism.
Information is changing at a rapid pace so be sure to check back often to find out what is going on in your favorite travel destination!
*The reopening of tourism activities is dependent on the approval of each country's government and could be reversed at anytime. Be sure to check with local and federal authorities before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse or encourage traveling while advisories are in place.
Countries Reopening For Tourism
Recent additions week of July 4th: Estonia, Curacao, Romania, North Macedonia, Kenya.
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda reopened to international visitors on June 4th.
The same day, the island welcomed its first international flight since the island shut its borders due to the outbreak. Testing is done upon arrival.
See the complete guide to Antigua and Barbuda reopening
On June 11th, the Government of Aruba announced the official reopening of the borders for international travel for different countries between June 15 and July 10, 2020.
Between those dates, Aruba will open their borders for countries like: Canada, USA, and European and Caribbean nations.
the Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A) and the Department of Public Health announced the ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code,‘ a stringent cleaning and hygiene certification program that will be mandatory for all tourism related businesses across the country.
Read the complete guide on Aruba reopening its borders.
Austria has officially reopened its borders to for tourism on June 16, 2020.
The first 31 countries that have authorization to travel to Austria include all of the European Union nations, with the exception of UK, Sweden, Spain and Portugal.
Visitors from the approved EU countries can visit Austria without a quarantine period or testing.
Here's everything you need to know about Austria's reopening
The Bahamas is officially reopening for tourism on July 1st, 2020.
They will be accepting tourists from all countries as long as they follow the pre-entry protocol outlined on this Bahama's reopening guide.
The Bahamas is entering phase 2 of its reopening strategy, with the fifth and final stage allowing its to resume international travel and tourism operations.
More information the Bahamas reopening to tourists.
Barbados officially reopens for tourism on July 1, 2020, allowing tourists from all countries and nations to visit.
While all nations are welcome to visit the island nation of Barbados starting in July, there are different entry requirements depending on where the travelers are coming from.
See all of the entry requirements on our Barbados Reopening For Tourism Guide
The Governor of Bali has announced that the island will officially be reopening its borders for international tourism on September 11th, 2020.
The Bali Governor stated that domestic tourism will resume on July 31st, 2020. If transmission is low, Bali will reopen its borders to foreign tourists on September 11th, 2020.
Belize will officially reopen for tourism on August 15th, 2020 from all countries.
Travelers must download a health app prior to arrival and are encouraged to bring a negative covid-19 test.
See more information on Belize reopening for tourism.
On June 15, 2020 Belgium officially reopened its borders to tourists, first allowing select countries to visit.
From June 15, following all other major EU countries, Belgium made the decision to reopen for tourism from countries in the European Union, including the UK, and the four EFTA nations (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.)
See all the latest info on Belgium's reopening for tourism
Bermuda is reopening for tourism on July 1st and will be accepting tourists arriving by air from all countries, as long as they adhere to health protocols set out by the local government, which include bringing a certified negative Covid-19 test.
International flights are set to resume to the island starting on July 1st and will continue to expand services as demand increases.
No mandatory quarantine period is in place.
See all of the details for Bermuda's reopening to tourists
As of June 1 2020, the Minister of Tourism in Bulgaria announced that tourists from 30 countries can visit without being placed under a 14-day quarantine.
We have a complete list of countries that can visit first, what's open, and everything else you need to know about Bulgaria's reopening.
Costa Rica will reopen its borders for tourism on August 1, 2020, allowing tourists from select low-risk countries.
Daniel Salas, the Health Minister of Costa Rica, made an announcement on June 26th clarifying that the current travel ban set to expire on June 30th will be extended another month until August 1st, at which point the borders can finally open up again to foreigners.
Speculation has suggested tourists from low-risk countries in the European Union, Canada, and the UK will be granted entry first.
Here's everything we know about Costa Rica's reopening
As of June 1 2020, Croatia has now reopened to tourists, first by allowing in visitors from countries within the European Union.
Then on July 1st, Croatia decided to open to all nations, with very little restrictions or exceptions.
Read all the details on Croatia reopening for tourism
Curaçao has reopened for tourism and starting accepting select Caribbean nations mid-June, and other countries like Canada, France, Italy and more July 1st.
Tests are needed, plus a few other entry requirements.
See all the details about Curacao's reopening for tourism here
As of June, Cyprus is now open for many international tourists.
The countries that can enter are divided into 2 lists based on risk-factors and it's updated frequently.
If you are arriving from a country on one of the two lists, you will need to know the protocols for entry.
June 1st the announcement was made by the Ministry of Health that from June 15th onward, EU citizens arriving from countries with a low risk can enter the Czech Republic without a test or quarantine period.
The list of countries that can enter the Czech Republic for tourism is dynamic and is updated at weekly intervals according to current epidemiological situations, categorizing low to high risk.
Here is the full list of which countries can visit the Czech Republic
The Dominican Republic will reopen to tourists starting on July 1st, The Minister of Economy, Planning, and Development has confirmed.
International airports in the Dominican Republic will also restart all operations beginning In July.
Social distancing and face-covering requirements remain in effect to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Find out more about the Dominican Republic reopening to tourists.
Egypt has announced it will reopen its borders for tourism to seaside resorts starting on July 1st.
Tourism brings in around $1 billion in revenue for Egypt each month, so the impact of the border closures caused by the pandemic has been significant.
Here is everything we know about Egypt's reopening so far
Estonia has officially reopened for tourism!
Most EU nations have been able to visit since June 1, 2020, and select third-party countries from July 6, 2020.
See a full list of countries that can visit, plus all other details about Estonia's reopening
The Prime Minister of France announced on Twitter that the country will begin reopening to tourists starting on June 15th.
As of July 1, additional third-party countries are now permitted to enter France as well
Find out more about France reopening their borders.
French Polynesia (Bora Bora and Tahiti)
On July 15th Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo’orea and other French Polynesian islands will reopen to tourists from all countries and will not be requiring a mandatory 14-day isolation period for visitors. (But yes, tests are needed to enter)
On June 5th during a press conference by the President and the High Commissioner of French Polynesia, it was concluded they’ve successfully protected themselves and are getting ready to reopen.
Georgia has announced it will be ready to receive all international tourists starting on July 31st to set zones of the country.
Georgia will reopen local tourism services from Monday, June 15, and will be ready to welcome international tourists on July 31st the country's National Tourism Administration said in a statement.
Georgia is setting up tourist safe zones where travelers will be able to arrive.
Germany just announced that it will be officially reopening to tourists on June 15th, allowing 31 countries to cross its borders for the purposes of tourism.
On July 1st, Germany announced they will also reopen to select third-party countries outside the EU, like Canada, Thailand and Montenegro, starting July 2.
Here's more on Germany's reopening for tourism
Greece will officially reopen to tourists starting in June.
Beginning on June 15th, Greek officials said that the country will not restrict travelers coming from 29 countries.
As of July 1, 2020 Greece has now approved 15 thrid-party nations (like Canada, Japan, and Australia) to visit.
Here are the restrictions and a list of all countries that can visit Greece.
The prime minister of Iceland has reopened the country's borders to tourists from June 15.
Passengers arriving into Iceland have a choice: They can either choose to be tested for Covid upon arrival (free of charge) or to go into quarantine for two weeks.
All passengers also need to fill out a pre-registration form before they board their flight.
Read more about Iceland reopening to tourism
Starting Wednesday June 3rd, Italy reopened its borders to tourists from 26 countries without any restrictions upon arrival.
According to the Italy Tourism Agency, tourists arriving from the 26 other members of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City will not face any restrictions upon entering Italy.
Read more information on Italy reopening their borders.
Jamaica is officially reopening its borders to ALL international tourists on June 15th said the honorable Edmund Bartlett, head of the Ministry of Tourism.
Unlike some countries opening throughout the world, Jamaica is not restricting incoming travellers from any particular countries. Starting June 15th, Jamaica will be accepting tourists coming from any origin.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that Kenya will be reopening for international tourism on August 1st, 2020.
The country will also lift all internal travel restrictions on the same day.
Read more on Kenya Reopening For Tourism
The President of Maldives said that the country's border will be reopening for tourism on July 15th, 2020 and international flights will resume.
Tourists from all countries will be able to enter the Maldives.
A health declaration card must be completed and all passengers will go through thermal screening.
Every tourist will be provided with a free 30 day visa.
Read more on the Maldives reopening to tourism.
Malta is reopening for tourism on July 1st, allowing visitors from 20+ nations to enter the country without an isolation period.
The Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela, also announced Malta’s International Airport will resume commercial passenger flights on July 1st.
Breaking News June 15th: Malta says it will reopening to ALL tourists on July 15, 2020
Read more on the Malta reopening to tourism and which countries are permitted to visit.
Popular Mexico destinations such as Cancun and Playa Del Carmen officially reopened for tourism on June 8th.
The Mexico government has launched a “light system” to categorize the amount of covid-19 infections in each region. Until each region turns orange, cities do not have permission to restart tourism activities.
Read more information on Mexico reopening their borders to tourism.
As of June 1st 2020, Montenegro has now reopened to tourists and accepting international arrivals from 131 countries. For many people looking to still enjoy a European summer vacation, Montenegro might serve as the perfect country.
On June 15th, the Netherlands will be reopening to tourists from countries in the European Union and the Schengen area.
Then on July 1, the Netherlands decided to reopen to further third-party countries suggested by the EU, including Canada, Japan and others.
The Republic of North Macedonia has officially reopened for international tourism July 1, 2020 and is now allowing tourists from all countries to visit, restriction free.
See all the details about North Macedonia's Reopening
Poland will be reopening for tourism on June 13th, first allowing EU countries to visit.
Poland made the announcement today that it will be reopening its borders and lifting restrictions to visitors coming in from the 26 countries of the European Union.
As of June 13th, EU countries will not have to quarantine or isolate when they arrive into Poland.
Read more information about Poland's reopening for tourism and what's currently open inside the country.
As of June 2020, Portugal has reopened its doors for tourism from select countries. Unlike some other countries now accepting tourists, mainland Portugal is not requiring a confinement/isolation period for the new arrivals.
Portugal’s Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva recently made a statement saying:
“Tourists are welcome in Portugal,” and explained that some health checks will be introduced at airports but there will be no compulsory quarantine for those flying in.
See the complete list of countries that Portugal is welcoming for tourism.
Romania has reopened for tourism on July 7th
Tourists from most EU nations and some approved third-party nations can travel to Romania, relatively restriction free.
Read more about Romania reopening for tourism
As of June 17, Rwanda has reopened for tourism, with no restrictions based on nationality or country of departure.
Visitors will be required to present a negative PCR test (taken no longer than 72 hours before boarding) and will be retested upon arrival.
International flights are starting back up and will get more frequent as the demand grows.
Here is everything you need to know about entry into Rwanda
Saint Lucia began reopening its tourism industry in phases on June 4, 2020, said Dominic Fedee, the destination’s minister of tourism.
Visitors will be required to present certified proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of boarding their flights, and upon arrival in St. Lucia, they must continue to wear facemasks and practice social distancing.
Read more details about Saint Lucia reopening their borders to tourism.
Serbia has officially reopened for tourism to all nations.
As of May 22nd 2020, Serbia is allowing visitors to travel to the country under normal ‘pre-Covid’ regulations. That includes no mandatory testing and no isolation period for arriving tourists.
Serbia is now operating under regular and ‘pre-pandemic’ border regulations, so all normal countries that could visit Serbia before, can again now.
Read more about Serbia's border reopening and what you should know before you visit.
As of June 1st the Seychelles have reopened to tourists from 19 countries, with another 17 countries being considered.
The first 19 countries currently being allowed into the Seychelles for the purposes of tourism are quite the mixed bag.
They vary from countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific, but they all share something in common; they’re all are considered ‘low risk’ due to low incidences of cases, responsiveness from the countries health system.
Spain is officially reopening for tourism starting on June 21, 2020
The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, announced Spain will first reopen it borders to all tourists coming from countries within the European Union on June 21.
Then, starting on July 3rd, Spain will reopen borders to additional countries, which can be found here
We have all the latest details on Spain's reopening for international tourism here
Sri Lanka is officially reopening for tourism on August 15, 2020 – allowing all countries and nations to visit.
As long as visitors agree to bringing a negative PCR test with them, and agree to have another test upon arrival, there is no quarantine period.
Here is everything else you need to know before you travel to Sri Lanka
St.Barths is officially reopening its borders for tourism on June 22, 2020 and allowing visitors from all countries to enter.
Saint Barthelemy, or St. Barths / Barts as it’s commonly called, is a beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island known for its white-sand beaches, luxurious hotels, duty-free shopping and stunning views.
Visitors only need to bring a negative PCR test with them. Read more about St. Barths opening for tourism
St. Maarten is officially reopening for international tourism on July 1st, following the reopening of Princess Juliana Airport (SXM).
In a recent government press statement, tourism minister Ludmila de Weever stated that the country is ready to receive travelers from Europe and North America as of July 1st.
Testing is recommended, but at this time not mandatory.
See more details about St. Maarten's reopening to tourists
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are officially reopening for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing tourists from all countries to visit.
They are reopening with a two-stage process. Starting on July 1, all arrivals must be tested. After Aug 1, only higher-risk arrivals will be tested, and fellow Caribbean nations can come in without tests.
Learn more about St. Vincent and the Grenadines reopening, plus which flights are already headed back to the islands.
On March 17th, the Swedish Government decided to temporarily ban non-essential travel to Sweden from all countries with the exception of: European Union Member States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
This means that 31 countries can currently visit Sweden for the purposes of tourism.
Sweden has been a unique country during the pandemic because many services and establishments never actually closed down in the first place.
See more about Sweden's reopening and which tourists can currently go.
Switzerland is reopening to tourists on June 15th 2020, starting by allowing visitors from 30 countries.
Switzerland’s official government tourism site posted an announcement on June 5th 2020 stating: “Switzerland will open the borders to all EU and EFTA states and Great Britain on June 15.”
Then on July 20, 14 third-party nations (like Canada, Japan and South Korea) are allowed entry.
See the complete list of countries that can travel to Switzerland.
As of June 2020, Tanzania is now accepting tourists under normal and regular ‘pre-covid’ border rules. No mandatory quarantine period is currently in place, however temperature checks, mask wearing, and social distancing is in effect.
There is no mandatory 14-day isolation or quarantine period for travellers into Tanzania.
Read more about the Tanzania's reopening, which flights have resumed, and everything you need to know before you go.
The Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said that tourism could return in the fourth quarter of this year.
“It is still dependent on the outbreak situation, but I think at the earliest, we may see the return of tourists could be the fourth quarter of this year,” Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand told CNN
Even then, there will likely be restrictions on who can visit and where they can go said Yuthasak.
See more information on Thailand reopening to tourism
After more than three months with its borders being locked down, Tunisia reopened its sea, land and air borders to SELECT tourists on June 27.
A color-coded system has been implemented to show which countries may enter without restrictions and which countries can enter with enhanced restrictions.
They have created two lists of countries that are eligible to visit Tunisia for the purposes of tourism. A GREEN list and an ORANGE list.
Forbes recently listed Tunisia as one of 7 countries for becoming a top tourist destination in a post-covid world.
Turkey has reopened its borders to international tourism starting on June 12th.
As of June 12th, they have been welcoming all tourists from all countries and nations under normal travel regulations.
Restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities are permitted to reopen from June 1st, along with beaches and museums.
Find out more about Turkey reopening their borders to international tourists.
Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands will begin reopening to tourists on July 22nd with new safety protocols in place.
The destination’s airline partners will resume flights from the U.S., Canada and Europe when the Providenciales International Airport opens on July 22, tourism officials said.
We are eager and excited to reopen our borders and safely welcome travelers back to the picturesque Turks and Caicos Islands later this summer,” said Pamela Ewing, director of tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board.
Read more on Turks and Caicos reopening
Dubai, UAE is officially reopening its borders for international tourism on July 7, 2020 – allowing travellers from all normally permitted countries to visit.
Travellers must bring a negative PCR test with them no older than 96 hours before boarding, download an app to monitor health conditions, and have travel health insurance.
Here's everything you need to know about Dubai's reopening for tourism
The United Kingdom will be reopening to international tourists in June with new covid-19 prevention measures set by the UK government.
Starting on June 8th, all visitors arriving from other countries will be able to enter the UK but will face new strict quarantine measures before any vacation or traveling can begin.
International visitors will be permitted to enter the United Kingdom but they'll be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days.
The new measure also applies to citizens returning from overseas.
Find out more details on the United Kingdom reopening their borders.
Ukraine has officially reopened for tourism on June 15, 2020, lifting the entry ban for foreigners and resuming commercial flights.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has developed criteria for “zoning” countries depending on the spread of COVID-19 per 100,000 population. They have created a ‘RED Zone’ country list and a ‘GREEN Zone’ country list.
Countries on the ‘GREEN Zone' list can come in with no quarantine period.
See all the countries on the Green list, plus all other details of Ukraine's reopening for tourism
The most important thing to know is that the U.S did not close its borders to all countries. They did however suspend tourist visas and banned Europe, Iran, Brazil and China from entering the United States.
Currently there are a few countries that can travel into the USA. They include countries that do not have a ban proclimation and countries that normally have visa-free access. See the full list of countries that can currently enter the USA here.
U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands have officially reopened their borders for tourism on June 1st, allowing both American visitors and international visitors to enter.
When tourists arrive, they are subject to health screenings and temperature checks. If the traveler has no symptoms or high temperatures, they can enter with no mandatory testing and no quarantine period. Random testing may still be applied.
Read more about the USVI's reopening for tourism, plus which flights and hotels have reopened.
Although there have been no official announcements, Vietnam could be reopening to international tourists this summer.
The country updated their visa program and will start issuing e-visas to citizens from 80 countries starting on July 1st according to Vietnam's government website.
This does not mean borders will open July 1st but does hint the government is planning for reopening.
Learn more about the expanded e-visa program that will launch with the reopening of borders.
List of Countries Reopening For Tourism:
- Antigua and Barbuda – June 4
- Aruba – July 1
- Austria – June 16
- Bahamas – July 1
- Bali (Indonesia) – September 1
- Barbados – July 12
- Belize – August 15
- Belgium – June 15
- Bermuda – July 1
- Bulgaria – June 1
- Costa Rica – August 1
- Croatia – June 1
- Curaçao – July 1
- Cyprus – June 1
- Czech Republic – June 15
- Dominican Republic – July 1
- Egypt – July 1
- Estonia – June 1
- France – June 15
- French Polynesia – July 15
- Georgia – July 31
- Germany – June 15
- Greece – June 15
- Iceland – June 15
- Italy – June 3
- Jamaica – June 15
- Maldives – July 15
- Malta – July 1
- Mexico – June 8
- Montenegro – June 1
- Netherlands – June 15
- North Macedonia – July 1
- Poland – June 13
- Portugal – June 15
- Romania – July 7
- Rwanda – June 17
- Serbia – May 22
- Seychelles – June 1
- Spain – June 21
- Sri Lanka- August 15
- St. Barths – June 22
- St. Lucia – June 4
- St. Maarten – July 1
- St. Vincent and The Grenadines – July 1
- Sweden – June 1
- Switzerland – June 15
- Tanzania – June 1
- Thailand – August 1
- Tunisia – June 27
- Turkey – June 10
- Turks and Caicos – July 22
- UAE (Dubai) – July 7
- Ukraine – June 15
- U.S. Virgin Islands – June 1
Disclaimer: The above reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry before traveling.
Last Updated: July 9