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Countries Reopening Their Borders For Tourism: The Complete List

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While travel might not be the same as it once was, many countries have started to ease border restrictions and reopen for international tourists. 

So, where can you travel right now? And which countries are allowing tourists to enter? 

Here’s the complete list of countries that are reopening for tourism.

list of countries reopening for tourism

Editor’s Note: What started out as a very small list of reopened countries in the spring swelled to a large reopen list come mid-summer. Now as we’re in 2021 the list of countries allowing general tourism has once again shrunk in size as countries experience second and third waves.

In mid 2021 we will undoubtedly see this list surge in growth once again as countries start to lift restrictions again, and especially as vaccines and better testing protocols become available.

Bookmark this page, as we will be updating it as often as we can throughout all these openings, closings, restrictions, and relaxations.

*The reopening of tourism activities is dependent on the approval of each country’s government and could change without notice. 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. All travelers should ensure they have proper travel insurance that covers covid.

Countries Reopening For Tourism

Last Updated: April 25, 2021
Recent Updates/Additions:  Croatia, Greece, Bahamas

Albania

Open Without Restrictions

Albania reopened borders for international tourism on July 1, 2020.

All nations welcome. At this time there are only temperature checks at the airport. No tests. No quarantines. 

Albania is a great option for travelers who need a country to meet up in with no restrictions. 

Read all the details about Albania’s reopening for tourism

Andorra

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Andorra officially reopened borders for international tourism on July 29, 2020.

2021 note: Andorra is experiencing temporary re-closures and restrictions due to the current situation across Europe. Ski hills and other tourist attractions are closed. Tourism is not encouraged at this time.

Read all the details about Andorra Reopening For Tourism

Anguilla

Open – with restrictions 

Anguilla reopened its borders for international tourism on August 21, 2020.

Under strict protocols, Anguilla will require visitors to get online approval with a PCR test before they arrive, as well as another once in the country. The fees for visiting are also quite astronomical at this point, around $500 USD for a couple staying 1 week. (Just for entry!)

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.

Read all the requirements for traveling to Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Open – with restrictions 

Antigua-and-Barbuda-Reopening-To-International-Tourists-on-June-4th

Antigua and Barbuda reopened to international visitors on June 4th.

Visitors will need to bring a negative PCR test with them, but not many other restrictions are in place. 

See the complete guide to Antigua and Barbuda reopening and all entry requirements

Armenia

Open – with restrictions 

Armenia has reopened borders for international tourism on August 12, 2020

They’re accepting tourists from all nations, making Armenia a great option for many bi-national couples currently separated by travel bans.

Arrivals can either bring a negative 72-hour PCR with them to circumvent quarantine – OR –  they can schedule a PCR test in their hotel/rental, and when the test comes back negative, the tourists can leave quarantine early. 

See all info about Armenia’s reopening 

Aruba

Open – with restrictions

Aruba officially reopened borders for international arrivals starting in June.

All travelers must present proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. 

Aruba also has a mandatory insurance policy all tourists must purchase, which costs around $30 per person. 

Read the complete guide on Aruba reopening its borders including all entry requirements

Austria

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Vienna Austria, now reopen to EU tourists

Austria has officially reopened its borders to for tourism on June 16, 2020.

EU/EEA and select third-party nationals have been able to visit relatively restriction-free since reopening. 

Winter Note: Austria went into a lockdown from November 3 to December 6 where hotel stays for tourism was prohibited. Many shops and services were also forced to close. Partial lockdown and curfews will still be in effect after December 6. Tourism is not encouraged at this time.

Here’s everything you need to know about Austria’s reopening and entry rules

Bahamas

Open – with restrictions 

The Bahamas officially reopened for tourism in July, re-closed, and then reopened again in October. 

Tourists from all countries are welcome to visit the Bahamas at this time. A negative PCR test is required, taken no longer than 5 days before arrival, as well as another rapid test on-island for any stays longer than 5 days.

Starting May 1, 2021 The Bahamas will make exceptions to allow fully vaccinated passengers to skip PCR testing

For more information, read the Bahama’s reopening guide.

Barbados

Open – with restrictions

Barbados officially reopened for tourism on July 12020, allowing travelers from all countries and nations to visit.

While all nations are welcome to visit the island nation of Barbados, there are different entry requirements depending on where the travelers are coming from. USA, Canada, the UK, and other countries are currently considered ‘high-risk’, meaning 2-3 PCR tests are needed, as well as. a7-day quarantine.

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.

See all of the entry requirements on our Barbados Reopening For Tourism Guide

Bali (Indonesia)

Closed For General Tourism – few exceptions for business visas

bali pagoda tourist attraction

While Bali (Indonesia) is still technically closed for general tourism, there are still ways to get in. 

Some longer-stay travellers have been entering under business visas, albeit with some steep costs and protocols.

Originally, the Governor of Bali  announced that the island would officially be reopening its borders for international tourism on September 11th, 2020, but that was retracted. Another rumor suggested December 1, but that also did not happen. 

General tourism is not expected now until mid 2021.

Belarus

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Belarus has reopened for international tourism as of July 15, 2020

Covid-related entry requirements include: Quarantining for 10-days upon arrival if coming from a ‘high-risk’ country and as of December 21, 2020 bringing a 3-day PCR test as well. 

Read more on Belarus Reopening for Tourism

Belize

Open – with restrictions 

Belize has reopened borders on October 1, 2020. 

All nations can visit, but everyone will need to bring a negative test no older than 96 hours.

New in 2021: Vaccinated travelers are exempt from the PCR testing requirement for entry.

See more information on Belize reopening for tourism with all entry protocols

Belgium

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

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), as well as a small list of third-party countries. 

2021 Note: Belgium went into a lockdown during November (expecting to last until at least April 2021) and is now requiring most approved travelers to quarantine upon arrival. General tourism in Belgium is not encouraged at this time.

See all the latest info on Belgium’s reopening for tourism

Bermuda

Open – with (many) restrictions 

bermuda reopening to tourists

Bermuda reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020 and is accepting tourists arriving by air from all countries, as long as they adhere to health protocols set out by the local government, which include quite the list of requirements.

Depending on how long you stay, you could be required to take up to FIVE tests, one prior to arriving and up to 4 more on-island. 

There are also some other unique requirements, like the mandatory rule of bringing a thermometer and reporting daily temperature checks on a government app, and as of 2021, wearing a wristband for the duration of the stay.

See all of the details for Bermuda’s reopening to tourists along with all entry requirements

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Open – with restrictions 

On July 16, the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina lifted travel bans on several (mostly EU) countries and started officially reopening the nation for tourism. 

BiH has now reopened for ALL nations as of September 2020.

A 48-hour PCR test is needed for all arrivals, with just a few exceptions.  

Read all the entry requirements and details about BiH’s reopening 

Brazil

Openwith restrictions

Brazil officially reopened their borders for tourism on July 30, 2020

Starting on December 30, 2020 a 72-hour negative PCR test will be required by ALL for entry into Brazil. 

Read all the details on Brazil Reopening for Tourism

Bulgaria

Open – with restrictions

Bulgaria announced that tourists from 30 countries can visit starting June 1, 2020. Now in 2021, Bulgaria is one of the only EU nations accepting third-party travelers from places like Canada, Israel, Turkey, UAE and more.

Approved passengers will need to bring proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72-hours before arrival.

Read more about Bulgaria’s Reopening

Cayman Islands

Not Open For General Tourism

The Cayman Islands were set to reopen in September and October, but both months saw delaysGeneral tourism is not expected until late 2021.

Currently, only specific types of approved travelers can enter (like long-stay digital nomads), and with a 15-day quarantine plus testing. 

Read all the details about the Cayman Islands reopening for tourism

Chile

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Chile reopened for tourism in December 2020

A 72-hour PCR test will be required, as well as a contact tracing app, and as of January 1, 2021, Chile is now requiring ALL arrivals to complete a 10-day quarantine. 

April 2021 Update: Chile has re-closed borders for tourists throughout the month of April while they deal with a surge in cases.

Read all of Chile’s reopening news and entry requirements 

Colombia

OpenWith Restrictions

Colombia reopened for international tourism on September 21, 2020

A negative Covid-19 PCR test is required no older than 96 hours.

Read all the updated info about Colombia Reopening For Tourism

Costa Rica

Open Without Restrictions

Costa Rica first reopened its borders for tourism on August 1, 2020, allowing tourists from Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union.

Then, visitors from ALL US became welcome as of November 1, 2020

PCR testing requirement has been REMOVED effective October 26

Here’s everything we know about Costa Rica’s reopening and entry requirements 

Croatia

Open – with restrictions

croatia reopened to tourists

As of April 2021 Croatia has reopened once again for tourism.

Passengers from third-party countries will have to show proof of paid accommodation, plus one of the following requirements:

  • Proof of negative PCR or antigen test
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Proof of recovery

Read all the details on Croatia reopening for tourism, plus all entry rules

Cuba

Open – with restrictions

Cuba has reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020, starting with select areas like Cayo Coco. As of December, the rest of Cuba, including Havana, reopened. 

Starting January 1, 2021 ALL passengers will also have to bring a 72-hour negative PCR test in combination with getting tested at the airport. 

For a list of countries that can visit and all other info, see our Cuba Reopening For Tourism guide

Curaçao

Open – with restrictions

Curaçao has reopened for all countries as of January 1, 2021.

72-hour PCR Tests are needed, plus a few other entry requirements. 

See all the details about Curacao’s reopening for tourism here

Cyprus

Open – with restrictions 

Cyprus reopened for select tourists as of June, 2020.

2021 Update: The introduction of a new 4-tier color-coded entry system that started March 1, 2021 will now enable tourists from over 40+ countries to enter without a quarantine period, with different testing requirements based on risk level.

Cyprus has also publicly stated they plan to start allowing vaccinated tourists bypass testing requirements starting April/May 2021.

If you are arriving from a country on one of the two lists, you will need to know the protocols for entry into Cyprus

Czech Republic

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

As of July 15 onward, certain EU nations and approved third-party nations have been able to enter the Czech Republic 

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.

2021 Note: Due to a massive surge in cases, the Czech Republic re-closed borders for tourism in October effective immediately and is not allowing non-essential travelers to enter. As of March 2021, lockdown measures are still in place and travel is still being heavily restricted.

Here is the full list of which countries can visit the Czech Republic

Dominica

Open – with restrictions

The island nation of Dominica is officially reopened for tourism on August 7, 2020

Tourists will have to bring a negative PCR test them, have a rapid test on arrival, quarantine for 5 days, with another rapid test to remove quarantine. As of Jan 2021 color-coded wristbands are also mandatory.

Read all about Dominica’s Reopening For Tourism 

Dominican Republic

Open Without Restrictions

Dominican Republic beach with national flag

The Dominican Republic reopened to tourists starting on July 1, 2020

No test or quarantines are required, and all nations can visit. 

 3%-10% of arrivals will be randomly tested at the airport, but it’s an easy, fast and painless breath-based test.

Find out more about the Dominican Republic reopening to tourists

Ecuador

Open – with restrictions

Ecuador has now reopened for tourism

As of March 2021 tourists will need to bring a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 3-days before arrival. (Exceptions are being made for vaccinated tourists and recovered tourists)

See everything we know about Ecuador reopening for tourism

Egypt

Open – with restrictions

Egypt first reopened its borders for tourism to seaside resorts starting on July 1, 2020 and later expanded to other areas. 

All arrivals will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight into the country. 

Here is everything we know about Egypt’s reopening so far

Ethiopia

Open – with restrictions

Ethiopia has reopened borders on September 23, 2020 and is now again allowing tourists and foreigners to enter the country.

All passengers, whether foreigners or nationals, must present proof of a negative PCR test before boarding their flight to Ethiopia, as well at customs upon arrival. The test needs to be taken with results available, no longer than 120 hours prior to the departing flight.

Read more about Ethiopia reopening for tourism here

Estonia

Open – with restrictions

Most EU nations have been able to visit since June 1, 2020, and select third-party countries from July 6, 2020.

Most arrivals will be subject to a 10-day quarantine, but with an option to ‘test-out’ for 67 Euros.

See a full list of countries that can visit, plus all other details about Estonia’s reopening

Finland

Open – with restrictions

Finland has now reopened for tourism as of July 15, 2020 and has recently updated the countries that are permitted to visit. As of July 23, 2020, additional third-party countries are now permitted to enter Finland as well.

2021 Note: Approved countries will have to now provide a 72-hour negative PCR test for entry.

Find out which countries are permitted to travel to Finland

France

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

France reopened for tourism on June 15 to EU nations, and July 1 to a few approved third-party nations.

2021 Note: France has seen lockdowns since late 2020. All approved arrivals need to present a 72-hour PCR test. Tourism is not being encouraged at this time.

Find out more about France’s entry requirements 

French Polynesia (Bora Bora and Tahiti)

Had Reopened – Now Closed For Tourism

Bora bora overwater bunglaows reopening July 15

On July 15th Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo’orea and other French Polynesian islands reopened to tourists from all countries.

No quarantine is required, but all arrivals must bring a 72-hour negative PCR test, as well as preform a ‘self-test’ on Day 4 of their trip. 

*Important Closure Update: As of February 2021, French Polynesia has re-closed for tourism until further notice. 

See what’s required to travel to French Polynesia for tourism

Georgia

Open – with restrictions

Georgia officially reopened on July 31, 2020, but only first allowing 5 nations.

Now as of Feb 1, 2021, over 30+ countries can enter including the USA. 

Travelers have 2 choices: They can enter restrictions-free if they are vaccinated, or if not, they can do a double testing procedure. 

Read who can visit and all entry requirements on our Georgia Reopening For Tourism guide

Germany

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Germany officially reopened to tourists on June 15th, by first allowing 31 countries to visit. On July 1, they started accepting select third-party nations. 

2021 Note: Germany is currently under lockdown with a 5-step phased plan to exit lockdowns throughout March/April 2021. Currently, hotel stays are being restricted to only essential or business travel. Leisure tourism is being discouraged at this time. 

Here’s more on Germany’s entry requirements 

Ghana

Open – with restrictions

Ghana has reopened for tourism as of September 1, 2020

All passengers must bring results of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure. The test must be taken in the country of origin.

Another rapid test may be performed at the airport upon arrival, at the cost of the passenger. News reports have suggested this test could cost up to $150 USD and will have results in around 30 minutes.

Read everything we know about Ghana Reopening for Tourism

Greece

Open –  with restrictions

Greece Beach with boats

Greece officially reopens to tourists starting in June, 2020

Beginning on June 15 Greece starting allowing fellow EU nations and on July 1 a list of third-party nations. 

2021 Note: As of April 19, 2021, Greece has now reopened to additional countries outside the EU, like the USA for example. Tourists can either show a negative 72-hour PCR test – OR – proof of vaccination.

Here are the restrictions and a list of all countries that can visit Greece.

Grenada

Open – with restrictions

Grenada has reopened borders for tourism as of July 15, 2020

All arrivals must bring a negative PCR test taken no longer than 3 days prior to arrival, and passengers from high-risk countries will take another on Day 5 of their trip.

See more about Grenada’s reopening for tourism

Guadeloupe 

Open – with restrictions

Guadeloupe reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing select nations to visit. 

The USA however remains banned until further notice.

Visitors must sign a sworn health declaration and bring a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure. As of Jan 2021 a 7-day quarantine is also in effect.

Read all the entry requirements in our Guadeloupe Reopening for tourism guide

Guatemala 

Open – with restrictions

Guatemala has reopened its international airport for tourists on September 18th, 2020.

All nations can visit with testing. 

All passengers must have a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the flight. Antigen tests are also permitted if PCR is not possible. 

As of Feb 2021, Guatemala is now allowing vaccinated tourists to enter restriction-free

Read all the entry requirements in our Guatemala Reopening for tourism guide

Haiti 

Open  -With Restrictions

Haiti has officially reopened for tourism and is allowing all nations to visit as of July 1

Starting on February 9, 2021 all passengers into Haiti will require proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

Proof of recovery for entry is also possible. Two documents are needed: a previous positive test aged more than 14 days, plus a doctor’s certificate stating recovery. 

(Haiti previously had no testing requirements since reopening until Feb 9, 2021)

Read more about Haiti reopening for tourism 

Honduras

Open – with restrictions

Honduras has officially reopened airports and is now allowing international tourism to resume in the country as of August 17, 2020.

All countries welcome!

Tourists entering Honduras must present a Covid test (rapid, antigen or PCR) that was performed with negative results no older than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Read more about Honduras Reopening For Tourism 

Hungary

Re-closed for tourism 

On July 16 Hungary reopened for tourism but re-closed  borders for tourism on September 1. 

2021 Note: Lockdowns continue. Currently, only essential travel is permitted. Tourism is not allowed at this time. 

Iceland

Open – with restrictions

Iceland has reopened the country’s borders to tourists from June 15, 2020

Iceland has implemented a double border-screening procedure that requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo two PCR-testsone upon arrival and another 5-6 days later, while quarantining for those 5-6 days.  

Iceland is still restricted to visitors from the EU and a small list of third-party nations.

Starting May 2021 Iceland will allow fully vaccinated passengers from approved nations to enter without testing.

Read more about Iceland reopening to tourism

Italy

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Starting Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Italy reopened its borders to tourists from 26 countries without any restrictions upon arrival. Then on July 1, Italy started accepting select third-party nations.

All summer and fall, tourists from non-approved countries were enjoying a loophole that allowed access into Italy, but now as of 2021, that loophole seems to have closed. 

2021 Note: Italy went into partial lockdown as well as inter-regional travel restrictions. Essential travel from the EU will require a 48-hour antigen or PCR test for entry. General tourism is not being encouraged at this time.

Get all the entry information on Italy’s entry requirements 

Ireland

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Ireland reopened borders on July 21, 2020.

Technically all nations can visit Ireland right now with a 14-day quarantine – however – on November 29 a new ‘test to release’ program is now in effect, allowing visitors (even from high-risk areas) to take a test on Day 5 of quarantine to be released early. 

2021 Note: Ireland has been extending lockdowns throughout the start of 2021. Tourism is not encouraged at this time.

Here are all entry requirements and details about Ireland’s reopening for tourism

Jamaica

Open – with restrictions

Jamaica officially reopened its borders to ALL international tourists on June 15, 2020.

Starting March 11, 2021, ALL passengers arriving to Jamaica will need to show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 3 days before the flight.

See all of Jamaica’s entry requirements 

Jordan

Open – with restrictions

Jordan reopened its borders for international tourism on September 8, 2020.

General entry rules include bringing a 72-hour negative PCR test, and high-risk countries will be tested again upon arrival at the airport. Negative results will exempt the traveler from isolation.

Read all the details on Jordan’s reopening for tourism

Kenya

Open – with restrictions

Kenya Reopening Borders For Tourism on August 1st

Kenya reopened for international tourism on August 1st, 2020.

Passengers entering or transiting must bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 96 hours prior to arrival. 

As of Jan, 2021, tests must now be verified and must also be used for EXITING the country. 

Read more on Kenya Reopening For Tourism

Kosovo

Open – with restrictions

Kosovo has reopened for tourism as on June, 2020. 

When Kosovo first opened, they had no entry requirements like testing or quarantines. As of October 6, 2020 they are now requiring a 72-hour negative PCR test from any passenger.

Read more about Kosovo Reopening and everything else you should know before you go.

Kyrgyzstan 

Open – with restrictions

Kyrgyzstan has officially reopened for tourism on August 21, now allowing select countries to once again visit since shutting its borders to foreigners in March.   

All countries can now visit with proof of a 72-hour negative PCR test.

Read more on Kyrgyzstan reopening and see which countries can now visit

Latvia

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Latvia officially reopened for tourism in July by first allowing visitors from fellow EU nations, as well as select third-party countries, visit without restrictions.

2021 Note: Latvia experienced partial lockdown rules throughout the winter. As of 2021, approved countries can still enter, but with a 10-day quarantine. General tourism is not being encouraged at this time.

Here are all the entry requirements and details about Latvia’s reopening 

Lebanon

Open – with restrictions

Lebanon reopened for tourism on July 1

Travelers must bring a negative PCR test within 96 hours of departure, carry travel insurance that covers covid and fill out a health declaration form. A quarantine of 72 hours upon arrival is required.

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

See all the entry requirements for Lebanon’s reopening for tourism

Lithuania

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Lithuania started reopening in June, 2020. 

EU nations and select third-party nations were welcomed with summer with very little restriction. As of 2021 a 48-hour PCR test and a 10-day isolation is required.

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.

See all the entry requirements for Lithuania’s reopening for tourism

Luxembourg 

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Luxembourg officially reopened for tourism on June 15, 2020 to a list of EU nations and third-party countries that could visit with no testing or quarantine. However, with high cases in 2021, a 72-hour negative antigen or PCR test is needed to enter.

2021 Note: Luxembourg went into partial lockdown on November 23 with closures and curfews. Lockdowns have been extended until at least mid-March 2021. General tourism is not being encouraged at this time. 

Read more about Luxembourg’s reopening for tourism 

Malaysia

Still closed for general tourism 

Malaysia opened for select types of approved travelers starting in July, 2020.

Later in September expat property owners, reciprocal green lane passengers and other categories were permitted entry. 

Here is everything we know about Malaysia’s Upcoming Reopening 

Maldives

Open – with restrictions

The Maldives reopened borders for tourism on July 15, 2020 

Tourists from all countries will be able to enter the Maldives. 

Travelers will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure..

Starting April 20, 2021, 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.

Read more on the Maldives reopening to tourism.

Malta

Open – with restrictions

Malta reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020, allowing visitors from 20+nations to enter the country without an isolation period or testing.

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.

Read more on the Malta reopening to tourism and which countries are permitted to visit.

Mexico

Open Without Restrictions 

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Mexico officially reopened for tourism on June 6, 2020. 

Since its reopening, Mexico has seen one of the greatest tourism recoveries in the world. All major tourist sites, cities, and hotels have reopened and are actively campaigning for visitors. 

No tests and no quarantines are required. All nations welcome. 

Read more information on Mexico reopening their borders to tourism

Montenegro

Open – with restrictions

Montenegro first reopened to tourists in June, 2020 accepting international arrivals from 131 countries

As of March 15, 2021, Montenegro allows 3 ways to enter: a 48-hour PCR test, proof of recovery from the virus, or being fully vaccinated.

All countries now welcome.

See the information about visiting Montenegro.

Morocco

Open – with restrictions

As of 2021, Morocco is allowing tourists to visit from most countries.

Currently, there are 26 nations banned due to variant strains until at least April 2021.

Visitors will need to fill out a public health passenger form, as well as provide proof of a negative pCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before the first embarkation point.

Netherlands

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

On June 15th, the Netherlands reopened to tourists from countries in the European Union and the Schengen Area, and on July 1, to third-party countries suggested by the EU.

2021 Note: The Netherlands has seen some closures and lockdowns thorughout winter, set to last until at least April 1, 2021. Countries approved for entry are now being asked to quarantine for 10 days. Approved transits will required a 4-hour negative antigen test.

Nepal

Open – with restrictions

Nepal had delayed reopening its borders for international tourism until December, 2020.

Only those issued permits before the closure will first be allowed to enter. Travelers arriving in Nepal must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours before departure.

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.

See more information on Nepal Reopening For Tourism

Nicaragua

Open – with restrictions

Nicaragua reopened for tourists on October 1, 2020

In fact, Nicaragua never really closed their borders for tourism in the first place, but flights were suspended, effectively cutting the nation off to tourists. 

Flights from cities like Miami, Houston and Mexico City resumed Oct 1.

A 72 negative PCR test is needed to enter.

Read more about Nicaragua’s Reopening for Tourism

Nigeria 

Open – with restrictions

Nigeria has reopened for tourism as of September 5, 2020.

Entry rules are pretty strict – All arrivals will need to bring a negative PCR test, quarantine for 7 days upon arrival, and then perform another PCR test on the 7th day to end quarantine. 

Read everything we know about Nigeria reopening for tourism 

North Macedonia 

Open Without Restrictions

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.

No testing and no quarantines are required. All nations welcome. 

See all the details about North Macedonia’s Reopening

Norway

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Norway officially reopened its borders on July 15th, 2020 to most European countries including the UK.

2021 Note: Norway is now requiring a 24-hour PCR or antigen test for entry, and a 10-day quarantine for high-risk approved nations. General tourism is not encouraged at this time. 

See the complete details and entry requirements for Norway’s Tourism Reopening

Oman

Open – with restrictions

Oman starting slowly reopening to returning citizens and nationals in October, but now as of December 10, Oman is open for tourism to 100+ countries. 

They are allowing 100+ foreign nationals to enter for up to 10 days visa-free, including the USA, UK, Canada, and more. 

Testing, contact tracing, and proof of insurance are just some of the long list of requirements to enter.

See the complete details and entry requirements for Oman’s reopening for tourism

Panama

Open – with restrictions

Panama City Skyline at Night

Panama has officially reopened for tourism on October 12, 2020.

All nations are welcome to visit, but they must bring a 48-hour negative PCR test.

Vaccinated 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.

Read more about Panama reopening for tourism here

Pakistan

Open – with restrictions

Pakistan officially reopened its borders for tourism on October 5, 2020.

All passengers must provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before the first embarkation point. 

Read more about Pakistan reopening for tourism here

Paraguay

Open – with restrictions

Paraguay was one of the last tourism reopenings in the Western Hemisphere but is now accepting tourists to enter.

All passengers will need to bring a 72-hour negative Covid test, but thankfully Paraguay is accepting PCR, LAMP and Nucleic Acid tests. 

See everything we know about Paruguay reopening for tourism 

Peru

Open –  with restrictions

Peru reopened for tourism starting on October 5, 2020. 

Flights are currently permitted from other Latin American cities, plus some in the US and Canada. 

All visitors need to bring proof of a 72-hour negative PCR test. (Antigen tests and proof of recovery certificates are also permitted)

Read all we know about Peru Reopening 

Poland

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Poland reopened for tourism on June 13th, first allowing EU countries and then starting in July a few select third-party nations.

Throughout most of the summer entry for EU+ nations was relatively unrestricted.

2021 Note: Poland is currently requiring most approved countries to quarantine for 10-days. As of Feb 2021 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.

Read more information about Poland’s reopening for tourism and entry requirements 

Portugal

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tourists welcome in portugal

As of June 2020, Portugal has reopened its doors for tourism from select countries with no restrictions (EU and select EU approved third-party nations)

In 2021 approved nations will need to bring a 72-hour negative PCR test in order to enter Portugal.

2021 Note: Starting late November Portugal went into ‘lockdown light’ and still has some restrictions on movement, curfews, and closures happening within the country. General tourism is not encouraged at this point.

See the complete list of countries that Portugal is welcoming for tourism.  

Romania

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Romania has reopened for tourism on July 7, 2020

As of 2021 tourists from most EU nations and some approved third-party nations can travel to Romania, providing they bring a 48-hour negative covid test, or be subject to a 10-day quarantine.

Romania has lifted all travel restrictions for tourists who have been vaccinated within the EU. Previously, all incoming travelers had to quarantine for 10 days but a recent announcement by Romanian authorities states that travelers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will bypass the quarantine. 

Read more about Romania reopening for tourism

Russia

Open – with restrictions

Russia began reopening to a small list of nations on July 15, 2020, which has seen some additions over the past few months. 

25+ nations in total can now go, and they are quite a mix of countries!

72-hour PCR testing is required to avoid quarantine.

Here is everything you need to know about Russia reopening for tourism

Rwanda

Open – with restrictions

As of June 17, 2020 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 120 hours before boarding) and will be retested upon arrival at a cost of approx $60 USD. A 24-hour quarantine is required while awaiting test results.

Here is everything you need to know about entry into Rwanda

Saint Lucia

Open – with restrictions 

Saint Lucia began reopening its tourism industry in phases on June 4, 2020

Visitors will be required to fill out an online form, present certified proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 5 days 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

Open – with restrictions

Serbia Has Reopened To Tourists

Serbia has officially reopened for tourism to all nations.

Starting December 20, 2020 ALL arrivals into Serbia will need to present a 48-hour PCR test.  

Read more about Serbia’s border reopening and what you should know before you visit.

Seychelles

Open– with restrictions

As of June 1st the Seychelles reopened to tourists from 19 countries, and since reopening, have now added another 20+ countries to the list.

All arrivals will need to bring proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departing their home country. 

See the complete list of countries that can arrive in the Seychelles for the purpose of tourism.

Slovenia

Open – with restrictions

Slovenia is reopen for tourism and allowing EU+ countries to visit.

All higher risk EU nations (which currently includes most of them) will have to bring a 48-hour PCR test or undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. 

Countries on the GREEN list (which only include 6 third-party nations)  can still visit with no tests or quarantines. 

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

See who can visit and all other entry requirements on our Slovenia reopening for tourism guide

South Africa

Open – with restrictions

South Africa reopened for tourism on October 1, 2020.

All passengers will be required to present the negative result of a PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure.

Read everything we know about South Africa Reopening for Tourism

Spain

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

Spain officially reopened for tourism on June 21, 2020

Spain first reopened borders to all tourists coming from countries within the European Union on June 21. Then, starting on July 3rd, to a list of EU approved third-party countries. All summer/fall tourists from those nations could enter restriction free. 

2021 Note: a 72-hour negative PCR test became required to enter Spain. The country has also been experiencing partial lockdowns, curfews, restrictions on gatherings, and other measures. 

We have all the latest details on Spain’s reopening for international tourism here

Sri Lanka

After multiple delays, Sri Lanka has reopened its borders for international tourism in January 2021 The entry rules into the country are very strict and tourists will be limited on where they can stay and go within the country for the first 14 days.

St. Kitts & Nevis

Open – with restrictions

St. Kitts & Nevis reopened its borders for international tourism in October.

Entry requirements are strict including bringing a 72-hour negative PCR test, quarantining for 7 days, and taking another test to be released. 

See all the details on St.Kitts and Nevis Reopening For Tourism

St. Maarten

Open – with restrictions

St. Maarten is Reopening For Tourism July 1

St. Maarten officially reopened for international tourism on July 1, 2020

All arrivals will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 120 hours prior to arrival, as well as fulfill a few additional rules.  

See more details about St. Maarten’s reopening to tourists

St. Vincent and The Grenadines

Open– with restrictions

St. Vincent and the Grenadines reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020, allowing tourists from all countries to visit.

Rules are strict – Arrivals must bring a PCR test taken no longer than 5-days before arrival, be re-tested again upon arrival, complete a 5-day quarantine, and then take a 3rd test.

Learn more about St. Vincent and the Grenadines reopening, plus which flights are already headed back to the islands.

 Sweden

Open – with restrictions

 Sweden has been a unique country during the pandemic because many services and establishments never actually closed down in the first place.

However, they still have an entry ban in place for countries outside the EU/EEA (with the exception of the EU’s small third-party list)

As of Feb 6, 2021 a 48-hour negative PCR test is needed for entry.

See more about Sweden’s reopening and which tourists can currently go.

 Switzerland

Open – with restrictions

Switzerland reopened to tourists on June 15th 2020, starting by allowing visitors from 30 countries.

Approved arrivals from countries currently categorized as high-risk will have to quarantine for 10-day or face fines. The quarantine can be reduced to 7 days with a 2nd PCR during isolation.

2021 Note: Passengers arriving in Switzerland must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the firdt embarkation point.

See the complete list of countries that can travel to Switzerland

Tanzania

Open Without Restrictions

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.

No testing is required.

Read more about the Tanzania’s reopening, which flights have resumed, and everything you need to know before you go.

Thailand

Partially Reopen For Select Tourists

Thailand is beginning to cautiously reopen for tourism and start a long recovery process for its tourism sector. Only select tourists are allowed at this time under strict entry requirements, including a 14-day quarantine.

Thailand has plans to shorten the 14 day quarantine to 7 days for vaccinated travelers.

See more information on Thailand reopening to tourism

Tunisia

Open – with restrictions

Tunisia reopened its sea, land and air borders to SELECT tourists on June 27, 2020

All arrivals into Tunisia will need to bring proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the first embarkation point. Starting March 8 2021 a 2nd PCR test will need to be taken within 48 hours after arriving in the country (paid for and scheduled by the traveler).

See all of Tunisia’s Entry Requirements here

Turkey

Open with restrictions

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. 

Update December 28: Starting Dec 28, ALL passengers entering Turkey will need to present a 72-hour negative PCR test

Find out more about Turkey reopening their borders to international tourists.

Turks and Caicos

Open – with restrictions

The Turks and Caicos Islands began reopening to tourists on July 22, 2020.

An online travel authorization is needed, plus the negative results of a PCR test, taken no longer than 5 days before arrival.

Read more on Turks and Caicos reopening

UAE (Dubai)

Open – with restrictions

Dubai, UAE officially reopened 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

Uganda

Open – with restrictions

On October 1, 2020, Uganda officially reopened both air and land borders and is once again allowing tourists to visit.  

All travelers will need a 120 hour negative PCR test to enter.

Read more about Uganda Reopening For Tourism 

UK

Had Reopened – Now experiencing restrictions

The United Kingdom reopened to international tourists in June, 2020

On January 18, 2021 the UK is now requiring ALL arrivals to bring a 72-hour negative PCR test. 

The travel corridors are currently suspended. International travel is not expected to resume until mid-May 2021.

Find out more details on the United Kingdom reopening their borders.

Ukraine

ukraine is open to tourists

Ukraine has officially reopened for tourism on June 15, 2020, lifting the entry ban for foreigners and resuming commercial flights.

All arrivals need to provide proof of a 48-hour negative PCR test. 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

USA

Partially Open – with restrictions

Passengers entering from the UK, Europe, Iran, Brazil and China are currently banned. Some types of visas from other nations are also not being accepted for entry at this time.

Starting January 26, 2021, a negative covid test (either PCR or Antigen) is required for all passengers entering the US, even citizens returning home.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Open – with restrictions

The U.S. Virgin Islands have officially reopened their borders for tourism on June 1st, allowing both American visitors and international visitors to enter.

They did re-close in August for an entire month due to a surge in cases but re-opened once again in September. 

Now, they require a PCR or nucleic acid test be taken no more than 5 days before traveling to the islands.

Read more about the USVI’s reopening for tourism, plus which flights and hotels have reopened.

Zambia

Open – with restrictions

Zambia has now officially reopened for tourism.

All nations welcome.

All tourists need to bring a negative PCR test taken within 7 days of departure, and they do not have to quarantine upon arrival. 

Reports are that Zambia still has their visa-on-arrival program suspended, so some travelers may need to plan and get an e-visa ahead of time. 

See more on Zambia reopening for tourism. 

Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe officially reopens for tourism on October 1, 2020.

All tourists need to bring a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure

Parks, safaris, adventure walks, game drives, and other attractions have reopened  

See more on Zimbabwe reopening for tourism. 

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List of Countries Reopening For Tourism:

  • Albania – July 1
  • Andorra – July 1
  • Anguilla – August 21
  • Antigua and Barbuda – June 4
  • Armenia – August 12
  • Aruba – July 1
  • Austria – June 16
  • Bahamas – July 1
  • Bali (Indonesia) – September 1
  • Barbados – July 12
  • Belarus – July 15
  • Belize – August 15
  • Belgium – June 15
  • Bermuda – July 1
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – July 16
  • Brazil – July 30
  • Bulgaria – June 1
  • Cayman Islands – October 1
  • Colombia – Sept 21
  • Costa Rica – August 1
  • Croatia – June 1
  • Cuba – July 1
  • Curaçao – July 1
  • Cyprus – June 1
  • Czech Republic – June 15
  • Dominica – August 7 
  • Dominican Republic – July 1
  • Egypt – July 1
  • Estonia – June 1
  • Finland – July 15
  • France – June 15
  • French Polynesia – July 15
  • Georgia – July 31
  • Germany – June 15
  • Ghana – September 1
  • Greece – June 15
  • Grenada – July 15
  • Guadeloupe – July 1
  • Guatemala – Sept 18
  • Haiti – July 1
  • Honduras – August 16
  • Hungary – July
  • Iceland – June 15
  • Ireland – July 21
  • Italy – June 3
  • Jamaica – June 15
  • Jordan – September 8
  • Kenya – August 1
  • Kosovo – June 28
  • Latvia – July 1
  • Lebanon – July 1
  • Lithuania – July
  • Luxembourg – July 1
  • Maldives – July 15
  • Malta – July 1
  • Mexico – June 8
  • Montenegro – June 1
  • Netherlands – June 15
  • Nepal – September 1
  • Nicaragua – October 1
  • Nigeria – September 5
  • North Macedonia – July 1
  • Panama – Oct 12
  • Pakistan – Oct 5
  • Poland – June 13
  • Portugal – June 15
  • Romania – July 7
  • Russia – July 15
  • Rwanda – June 17
  • Serbia – May 22
  • Seychelles – June 1
  • Slovenia – July 17
  • Spain – June 21
  • Sri Lanka- postponed
  • St. Barths – June 22
  • St. Kitts and Nevis – October 
  • 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
  • Uganda – October 1
  • Ukraine – June 15
  • U.S. Virgin Islands – June 1
  • Zambia – July
  • Zimbabwe – October 1

Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your 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.

Originally Published: June 27, 2020 with frequent updates 


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Friday 30th of April 2021

WHAT ABOUT ISRAEL

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 30th of April 2021

Israel is not yet open for tourism

David

Friday 30th of April 2021

There are reports that Philippines is opening up on 1 May. (link)

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 30th of April 2021

Thanks for sharing David, we'll look into it :)

Cynthia

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Israel is not a country for u???!!!!!

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Israel is not open for tourism at this time, hence why its not on the list

Sara Reilly

Saturday 24th of April 2021

How about Uruguay?

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Uruguay is still closed for foreign tourists :(

Urvi

Sunday 4th of April 2021

Informative