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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 who are accepting British Tourists, with more being added almost daily! 

As border restrictions start loosening around the world, many nations are eager to have Brits return and want to get the message out that they are open for tourism.

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

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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.

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

Countries that have reopened for Brits

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 10 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.

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 a 48 hour PCR test is ‘recommended'.

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

Read all the details about Belarus reopening for tourism

Belgium

Barbados Reopens For Tourism

Belgium reopened for Brits on June 15th, 2020.

There are no quarantines or tests for British citizens entering Belgium.

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

Read all the details about Belgium 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 have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

We have all the details about Bermuda'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 travellers to visit.

There are no tests or quarantines to travel TO Brazil from the UK.  

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

Bulgaria

bulgaria beach tourism

Bulgaria is now allowing Brits to visit without a quarantine, effective July 16, 2020.

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

We have all the details about Bulgaria'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 September 1, 2020

Brits can visit, but with tight restrictions like a PCR test, 5 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

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.

All travelers must present proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test. The result must have been received within the 48 hours before their travel to Costa Rica.

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.

Cyprus

Cyprus has now included the UK on their ‘Green List' for entry.  

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

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

Czech Republic

czech republic reopens to tourists

Czech Republic has officially reopened for British Tourists as of June 15th, 2020. 

Brits will not need to bring any covid-19 tests for entry. 

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

See all the info about the Czech Republic reopening.

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 

As of July 30th, the Dominican Republic is now requiring visitors to present a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed to enter the country. 

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 have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

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

Estonia

countries that can visit Estonia

Estonia reopened for tourists from the UK on June 1, 2020;

Currently, there are no tests or quarantines needed upon entering Estonia.

RyanAir and Air Baltic flies direct from London into Tallinn.

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

Read more about Estonia's Reopening

France

who can visit france

France is reopening its borders to British Tourists on July 7, 2020 

There are no entry requirement but Brits should expect a health screening from a border officer, as well as agree to temperature scans. Passengers are also being asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing

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

Read more about France reopening for tourism, plus which hotels have reopened. 

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 NOT 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.

Germany

Germany Reopening To Tourists June 15th – See Which Countries

Germany formally announced it will be reopen for Brits as of June 15th, 2020.

There are no requirements to enter Germany but wearing masks and social distancing policies are in effect.

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

Read more about Germany's reopening for tourism 

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

Greece

Overlooking ocean in greece

Greece announced that Brits are welcome as of July 1st, 2020.

While there is no mandatory testing and no negative-PCR tests due upon arrival, each passenger will be screened and thermally scanned.

Before arriving, ALL visitors are obliged to submit an online Passenger Locator Form.

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

Learn more about Greece reopening to Brits and view the form

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 NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Learn more about Guadeloupe reopening for Brits

Iceland

iceland blue lagoon (2)

Iceland announced that Brits are welcome as of June 15th, 2020.

Passengers arriving into Iceland will be tested for Covid-19 upon arrival at a cost of £88 

Before arriving, ALL visitors are obliged to submit an online Passenger Locator Form.

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

Learn more about Iceland reopening to Brits and view the form 

Italy

Italy Has Reopened To Tourists From 26 Countries With No Restrictions

Italy has reopened to Brits as of June 3rd, 2020. 

There are no entry requirements for Italy, however mandatory use of masks is being enforced.

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

Learn more about Italy reopening to 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 

Lithuania

lithuania opens borders

Lithuania reopened for British travelers

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

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

Read more about Lithuania's Reopening

Luxembourg 

Countries Allowed To Travel To Luxembourg

Luxembourg reopened for Brits as of June 15th, 2020

Travelers from the UK will not require tests or quarantines. 

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

Read more about Luxembourg's 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 72 hours prior to departure.

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

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

Malta

Malta is reopening July 1st

On July 15th, British Tourists can take a vacation to Malta.

There are no entry requirements to visit.

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

Here is everything we know about Malta's reopening.

Mexico

Aerial view of Cancun beach

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

Netherlands

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The Netherlands reopened for Brits as of July 1st, 2020 

There is no testing or entry requirements for Brits but passengers will be asked a health questionnaire by immigration. 

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

See all the detailed information about Netherlands 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

Poland

poland reopening borders

Poland has reopened for Brits as of June 13th, 2020 

There is no testing or entry requirements for Brits but masks and social distancing policies are in effect. 

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

See all the detailed information about Poland Reopening 

Portugal

Portugal Open To Tourists From USA, Canada, UK and Schengen

Portugal has reopened for British Tourists as of July 1st, 2020 

There is no testing or entry requirements for Brits but masks and social distancing policies are in effect. 

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

See all the detailed information about Portugal Reopening 

Romania

Romania has reopened for tourism

Romania has reopened for British Tourists as of July 7, 2020 

If UK residents want to visit, there are no tests or quarantines upon arrival in Romania.

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

See all the detailed information about Romania 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 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 NOT have to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the UK.

Read all the details about Serbia's reopening for tourism

Slovenia

slovenia reopen

Slovenia is now allowing tourists from the UK to visit as of July 17

Brits no longer need a test or a 14-day quarantine to visit Slovenia. 

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

Read all the details about Slovenia reopening

Spain

Spain Travel Updates – Countries Allowed to Visit Spain

Spain has reopened for Brits as of July 7th, 2020

Travellers entering Spain from the UK will NOT be required to self-isolate or bring a negative covid-19 test. However, they will be subject to the following three requirements:

  • Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 by following the instructions on the Spain Travel Health website or downloadable app 48 hours prior to travel
  • Temperature check
  • Undergo a visual health assessment

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

Read all the details about Spain reopening for Brits

St. Barths

st.barths reopening to tourists from all countries

St.Barths officially reopened its borders for Brits on June 22, 2020

Saint Barthelemy, or St. Barths as it’s commonly called, is a beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island.

Brits will need to complete a travel certificate before traveling to St. Barths.

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

Here is everything you need to know about St. Barth's Reopening

St Lucia

saint lucia reopens for tourism June 5th

The beautiful island nation of Saint Lucia reopened for Brits on June 4th.

Brits are required to bring a negative covid test, taken no longer than 7 days before departure in order to board their flight to Saint Lucia.

A form must also be completed

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

Here is everything else you need to know about Saint Lucia's reopening for Brits

Sweden

Sweden is OPEN To Tourists From 31 Countries

Sweden has remained open to British tourists

There are no entry requirements to visit. 

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

Here is everything else you need to know about Visiting Sweden from the UK

Switzerland

zurich reopening for tourism

Switzerland started welcoming British tourists on June 15th, 2020

There are no requirements for covid-19 test before arrival but travelers must follow Swiss guidelines for social distancing and use of masks. 

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

Read more about Switzerland 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

On July 8th, Tunisia added the UK to its ‘Green List' of countries that can visit WITHOUT a test. (this list is updated weekly) Right now, Brits will only have to complete an online sanitary form.

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

Learn more about Tunisia's Reopening here

Turkey

TUrkey flag on back of boat in ocean

Turkey has now reopened for Brits 

Under normal ‘pre-covid' rules, Brits do need to apply for an e-visa before traveling to Turkey, and their visa site is now operational again. 

There are NO mandatory tests or forms to bring. Brits will just need their e-visa, to wear a mask, and agree to temperature checks on arrival. 

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

Learn more about Turkey's Reopening here

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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