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Brits are wondering where they can travel right now as countries begin to reopen their borders for tourism.

Currently, there are many countries that are accepting British Tourists, with more being added constantly.

We have complied a complete list of countries that have reopened their borders for British Tourists. This list will be updated weekly as the news changes so rapidly. 

If you are looking specifically for information on the travel corridors for the UK, and which countries do/don’t require a quarantine upon return, click here

Woman and son tourists carrying british flag

Please note: Travel Off Path does not endorse travelling against any advisories set by the government. Your decision to travel is your own.

Before we get to the list of countries, let’s clear the air about something else:

Are Brits Allowed To Travel Right Now?

Yes. Even though their are travel advisories in place for multiple countries, Brits are still permitted to leave the country as they wish. However, UK travelers could face quarantines upon returning home from certain countries. 

Under each country below we’ll list if British travelers will have to self isolate upon returning to the UK. 

Important: All Brits traveling right now should ensure they have a travel insurance policy that covers covid.

Important Update 

England has extended lockdowns through the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. During this time leisure travel is NOT permitted. 

At the time we published this article, back on July 3, 2020, MANY countries were allowing UK travelers. Now between the lockdowns, Brexit, suspension of the corridor list, and the new virus strains, the world is essentially shut for UK travelers at this time. 

The below article does not necessarily reflect the correct list of countries that Brits can visit, as we had to pause updating it for now. 

Countries that have reopened for Brits

We are only covering countries that do NOT require a quarantine period upon arrival.

Albania

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Albania is accepting British tourists as of July 1, 2020.

Upon arrival in Albania, there are NO tests or quarantines required. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine upon returning to the UK. 

Read more about Albania’s reopening 

Antigua and Barbuda

barbuda and antigua bay

Antigua and Barbuda reopened to Brits on June 4, 2020.

Travel requirements: Upon arrival, British tourists will have to take a covid test at the cost of £88.

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to Quarantine upon returning to the UK

See all the details for Antigua and Barbuda’s reopening

Armenia

tourism is open in Armenia

Armenia reopened for British Tourists on August 12.

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

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to Quarantine upon returning to the UK

Here is everything you need to know about Armenia reopening for British tourists.

Aruba

Aruba Train in tourist street

Aruba reopened for British Tourists on July 1st, 2020

Brits will have to fill out an online health declaration form and upload a negative covid PCR test 72 hours before boarding. This way, no test needs to be done upon arrival. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to Quarantine upon returning to the UK

Here is everything you need to know about Aruba reopening for British tourists.

Bahamas

The Bahamas is targeting July 1 in its latest plans to reopen its borders for travel.

The Bahamas reopened for Brits on July 1st, 2020.

A negative-PCR test no older than 5 days before arrival is required, and travellers are asked to fill out an online health declaration before they fly.

Returning Home: Brits WILL  have to quarantine upon returning to the UK.

See all the details about the Bahamas reopening to Brits.

Bahrain 

Bahrain reopened for Brits in August

Arrivals will be tested at the airport at their own expense. If negative, a 10-day quarantine is no longer required. 

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine upon returning to the UK.

Barbados

Barbados Reopens For Tourism

Barbados reopened for British Tourists on July 1st, 2020

UK residents will need to bring a negative-PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine upon returning to the UK.

Read all the details about Barbados reopening for tourism 

Belarus

Belarus is reopening for tourism

Belarus reopened for Brits on July 15th, 2020.

There are no quarantines for  British citizens entering Belarus, but all arrivals must show proof of a negative PCR test result, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival.

Returning Home: Brits will have to quarantine upon returning to the UK.

Read all the details about Belarus reopening for tourism

Belize

Belize reopening to international tourism on August 15, 2020

Belize reopened for Brits on August 15th, 2020

Travelers must download a health app prior to arrival and are encouraged to bring a negative covid-19 test. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read all the details about Belize reopening for tourism 

Bermuda

bermuda reopens to tourism

Bermuda reopened for Brits on July 1st, 2020

To be able to head down for a vacation, UK citizens will need to bring a negative covid PCR test no older than 72 hours before boarding AND take another test upon arrival. 

Returning Home: British tourists will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

We have all the details about Bermuda’s reopening for tourism here

Bonaire

is bonaire open for tourism

Bonaire reopened for UK residents in October 2020

UK citizens will need to bring a negative covid PCR test no older than 72 hours before arrival, and fly in from either Canada, the Netherlands or Curacao. 

Returning Home: British tourists will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

We have all the details about Bonaire’s reopening for tourism here

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina reopening for tourism

Bosnia reopened July 16 and is allowing tourists from the UK

All tourists arriving into BiH must bring a negative PCR test taken no longer than 48 hours before arrival.

Returning Home: British tourists WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

We have all the details about Bosnia’s reopening for tourism 

Brazil

brazil tourism reopening

Brazil reopened on July 3o and is now allowing UK travelers to visit.

Returning Home: British tourists WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

We have all the details about Brazil’s reopening for tourism here

Cayman Islands

cayman island vacation rental on canal

The Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory, will open for tourism on November 1, 2020

Brits can visit, but with tight restrictions like a PCR test, 15 day quarantine, and the wearing of a health monitor. 

Returning Home: British tourists will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

We have all the details about The Cayman Islands reopening for tourism here

Chile

Chile is reopening for tourism on November 23rd, and British tourists will be permitted to enter. 

A 72-hour PCR test will be required, as well as a contact tracing app, but no quarantines

Returning Home: British tourists NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about Chile Reopening For Tourism 

Colombia

United States Drops Level 4 Do Not Travel Warning For Colombia

On Septmeber 21, 2020 Colombia reopened, once again allowing British tourists to enter. 

On November 4th, they removed the PCR test requirement, making entry a breeze. 

Returning Home: British tourists WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Here’s more info on entry requirement for Colombia

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Reopening Canada, UK & EU Welcome

Costa Rica will be reopening its borders for on August 1st to all travelers from the United Kingdom.

They have also just dropped their PCR test requirements, making for very easy entry. 

Returning Home: British tourists WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read the full details on Costa Rica reopening

Croatia

croatia reopened to tourists

Croatia officially reopened for Brits on July 1st, 2020

Brits just need to fill out an online form before going, and show proof of accommodation or tourist-based activity. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine upon returning to the UK.

See all the info about Croatia’s reopening, including the forms for Brits.

Curacao

Curacao has the UK on their ‘medium risk’ list

Brits can enter with proof of a 72-hour negative PCR test.

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine upon returning to the UK.

See all the info about Curacao’s reopening, and all entry requirements for Brits. 

Cyprus

Cyprus beach with tourists and blue water

Cyprus has now included the UK on their ‘Category B’ list for entry.  

All arrivals will need proof of a negative PCR test administered no longer than 72 hours before arrival.

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine upon returning to the UK.

See all the info about Cyprus’s reopening, and all entry requirements for Brits. 

Dominica

Dominica Reopening Borders For Tourism August 7th

Brits are permitted to visit the Caribbean island of Dominica as of August 7, 2020

A negative PCR test is required to enter, as is another rapid test performed on arrival. 

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

See everything we know about Dominica reopening for tourism

Dominican Republic

As of July 1st, 2020 Brits can travel to the Dominican Republic 

The PCR testing requirement has been removed, but some arrivals might be randomly selected for a rapid breath test.

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

See everything we know about the Dominican Republic’s reopening for tourism

Dubai (UAE)

dubai reopening

Dubai, UAE is officially reopening its borders for Brits on July 7, 2020 

Brits need to: register their ‘health declaration’ on an app before their trip, bring a negative PCR test within 96 hours of boarding, and have health insurance to be able to enter. 

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about Dubai’s reopening for tourism, plus which hotels have reopened. 

Ecuador

Ecuador is now allowing British tourists. 

There is no quarantine upon arrival, but a negative PCR test no older than 10 days is needed for entry.

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about Ecuador’s Reopening

French Polynesia 

Tahiti tourism reopening

French Polynesia (think Bora Bora and Tahiti) will reopen for British tourists on July 15, 2020.

Brits must bring a negative covid PCR test before boarding the flight and they will be tested again on arrival. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Here is everything you need to know about French Polynesia reopening to British tourists.

Ghana

Boti Falls now reopen for tourism in Ghana

Ghana has reopened for tourism and is allowing Brits to visit, starting September 1.

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 UK. Another mandatory test will be performed at the airport upon arrival.

Direct flights to Ghana from London have already resumed

Returning Home: British tourists WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about Ghana’s Rules HERE

Guadeloupe

USA banned from guadeloupe

Guadeloupe has reopened to British tourists as of July 1st, 2020.

A negative PCR test is required for entry, as well as a health declaration form. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Learn more about Guadeloupe reopening for Brits

Guatemala

Guatemala has reopened to British tourists as of September 18th. 

A 72-hour negative PCR test is required for entry, as well as a health declaration form. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Learn more about Guatelmala reopening for Brits

Honduras

Residents of the UK are permitted to visit Honduras as of August 2, 2020.

A 72-hour negative PCR test is required for entry, as well as a health declaration form. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Learn more about Honduras reopening for Brits

Jamaica

jamaica reopening

Jamaica reopened for Brits as of June 15th, 2020

Jamaica is requiring all British visitors to first fill out an online Travel Authorization Card before they fly and they will be testing arrivals at the airport. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about what Jamaica is requesting from inbound British tourists 

Kyrgyzstan 

Kyrgyzstan reopening for tourism

Kyrgyzstan reopened for British travelers

Travelers from the UK will not require tests or quarantines to enter Kyrgyzstan at this time. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about Kyrgyzstan reopening 

Maldives

the maldives reopening in July

The Maldives are officially reopening on July 15th and accepting British tourists.

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

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Here is everything else we know about the Maldives reopening to British tourists

Mexico

Mexico is now open for British tourists! In fact, it was one of the only countries that never actually really closed its borders to Brits in the first place. 

No tests needed.

As of June, many tourist cities like Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan have reopened their hotels and are ready to welcome Brits. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

See all the detailed information about Mexico’s reopening for Brits here

Montenegro

Montenegro is accepting tourists from the UK

No tests or quarantines needed. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days

See all the detailed information about Montenegro’s reopening for Brits here

Nicaragua 

Nicaragua never truly closed during the pandemic, and travelers from the UK are permitted to enter. 

A 72-hour PCR test is needed, with proof of the negative results. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

See all the detailed information about Nicaragua Reopening 

North Macedonia

North Macedonia Has Reopened For Tourism – All Countries Allowed

North Macedonia is now allowing tourists from the UK as of July 1, 2020.

London currently flies direct to Skopje once a week on WizzAir. There are no tests or quarantine upon arrival in North Macedonia.

Returning Home: Brits will have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about North Macedonia reopening for tourism

Panama

San Blas island, Kuna Yala, Panama

Panama has reopened for British Tourists as of October 12, 2020

Entry testing is a little more strict, with a 48-hour negative PCR test requirement.  

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

See all the detailed information about Panama Reopening 

Rwanda

rwanda reopening for international tourism

Rwanda has officially reopened for tourism as of June 17, 2020 and is allowing Brits to visit.

Brits will need to bring a negative-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and be ready to be tested again upon arrival. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Here’s all the details about Rwanda’s reopening

Saint Barths

st.barths reopening tourism

Saint Barths officially reopened to Brits in June. 

Brits will need to bring a negative-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Here’s all the details about Saint Barths Reopening to Brits

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis is now allowing visitors from the UK as of October.

Brits will need to bring a negative-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival and fill out a health declaration form. 

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Here’s all the details about Saint Kitts and Nevis Reopening to Brits

Saint Lucia

saint lucia reopens for tourism June 5th

Saint Lucia has officially reopened to Brits as of June 17th, 2020. 

Brits will need to bring a negative-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Here’s all the details about Saint Lucia Reopening to Brits

Serbia

serbia now allowing tourists from all countries

Serbia reopened to British tourists on May 22, 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. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read all the details about Serbia’s reopening for tourism

South Africa

South Africa reopened on October 1, but didn’t start allowing UK residents until November 13. 

A 72-hour PCR test is required for entry.

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read all the details about South Africa reopening for Brits

Tanzania

Tanzania Has Reopened To Tourists

Tanzania started welcome Brits on May 18th, 2020

The Government of Tanzania is implementing temperature scanning and collecting tracking information for all international passengers arriving into Tanzania but have removed mandatory 14 day quarantine requirements on arrival.

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about Tanzia reopening for Brits

Tunisia

Tunisia Reopening Borders To Tourists Starting June 27

Tunisia has now reopened for Brits as of July 1st, 2020

The UK keeps bouncing between Tunisia’s ‘Green List’ of countries that can visit WITHOUT a test, and the ‘Orange’ list with testing and quarantine needed. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Learn more about Tunisia’s Reopening here

Turks and Caicos

Turks & Caicos opened for UK travellers on July 22.

Brits can head down to the Turks and Caicos late July, but only by flying in, as the cruise ports are staying closed until at least September. 

A negative-PCR test is required before arrival.

Returning Home: Brits will NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about the Turks and Caicos reopening for tourism

Uganda

Land and air borders reopen in Uganda on October 1, 2020. 

Brits will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. 

Returning Home: Brits WILL have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read more about the Turks and Caicos reopening for tourism

Disclaimer: The above countries 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.

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Originally published July 3, 2020 with updates


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