Traveling internationally in the post pandemic world can be challenging to say the least.
From Covid-19 test requirements, mandatory quarantines and country restrictions, finding out where you can travel can be daunting. Here at Travel Off Path we're going to make is easy for travelers who don't want to play the guessing game if they have followed all necessary health protocols of a particular country.
The following are all the countries without any travel restrictions or additional entry requirements.
Before we get to the list a few things to take note of.
Travel restrictions can change at anytime. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry before traveling.
We do not endorse or condone traveling against the advice of government travel advisories or health authorities.
This list will be updated every time a country lifts all strict travel restrictions that were a result of Covid-19. This does not mean that it's safe to travel to these countries. There could still be high rates of Covid-19.
Regular entry requirements such as a passport or visa still apply to all countries on this list.
Before leaving home, all travelers should have covid-included travel insurance.
To make it on this list, the countries must meet the below criteria:
- No tests before arrival
- No tests upon arrival
- No countries banned due to covid-19
- No quarantine periods
Make sure to bookmark this page as it will be updated as each country drops all additional travel requirements!
Countries Without Travel Restrictions Or Entry Requirements
Albania reopened borders to all foreigners entering for tourism on July 1, 2020.
There are currently no requirements to bring negative PCR tests, no testing on arrival and no quarantines. All nations welcome.
Arrivals will have their temperature taken upon arrival, and asked to wear masks, but that is about all for restrictions.
Read more about Albania's Reopening for Tourism
Brazil reopened its borders, basically without any restrictions, and is allowing tourists to visit as of July 30, 2020.
Brazil is only asking visitors to have valid travel insurance that covers covid, and a visa, only if your country is one that normally requires a visa to visit.
Read all the details on Brazil Reopening for Tourism
Colombia reopened its borders on September 21, after being closed for over 6 months.
In the first few weeks of reopening, Colombia was requiring all arrivals bring a negative PCR test, taken within 96 hours of arrival. However, on November 4, Colombia completely dropped the PCR test requirement.
Now visitors from all over the world are welcome in Colombia with no tests and no quarantines.
Read more about Colombia's reopening and Covid-19 requirements
Costa Rica is the latest addition to this list, just coming on in November!
On October 26, Costa Rica removed their PCR testing requirements, and as of November 1, they dissolved their ‘countries approved' list and started welcoming all nations once again!
No tests or quarantines are needed and all countries are welcome.
Visitors will only have to show proof of insurance, as well as fill out an online health form before entering.
The Dominican is a recent entry onto this list. Although they have been open for months, its only recently that they dropped entry requirements.
Starting on September 15th authorities will randomly administer a quick breath test to between 3% to 10% of passengers upon arrival, and will remove the need for all arrivals to bring a PCR test.
Now all nations can visit the Dominican without testing or quarantines. Only a small percentage of arrivals will be random tested.
Read more about the Dominican Republic Reopening for Tourism and everything you need to know before you go.
Haiti was one of the first countries in the Caribbean to reopen back in June, 2020.
When they first opened, they required all arrivals to perform a 14-day quarantine, but now, no mandatory quarantines or tests are required.
Read more about Haiti Reopening for Tourism and everything you need to know before you go.
Kosovo is now open for tourism and has removed all Covid-related travel restrictions and entry requirements for incoming tourists.
All nations can once again visit ‘pre-covid', with many countries like the USA, Canada, UK and Australia having visa-free access.
There are no mandatory tests and no quarantines for tourists.
*Important Update November 10: Kosovo is now requiring a 72-hour PCR test from most EU nations. We will be removing it from this list.
Read more about Kosovo Reopening for Tourism
Mexico is open to all international tourists with no testing or quarantines.
Here is everything you need to know about Mexico reopening their borders for tourism.
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.
In a direct quote given to Travel Off Path’s from official government representatives:
“All nations can come to North Macedonia with no restrictions.”
Here is everything you need to know about North Macedonia reopening for tourism
August 15 Update: North Macedonia is now requiring a PCR test from 4 nations. Click the link above for info
Serbia has officially reopened for tourism to all nations.
As of May 22nd 2020, Serbia is allowing visitors to travel to the country under normal ‘pre-Covid’ regulations. That includes no mandatory testing and no isolation period for arriving tourists.
Update August 15: Serbia is now requiring tests for tourists from 4 countries.
See more information about Serbia Reopening.
As of June 2020, Tanzania reopened for tourism from all nations. No mandatory quarantine period is currently in place, however temperature checks, mask wearing, and social distancing is in effect.
No PCR tests are currently needed to enter.
Note: When Tanzania first reopened in June, they did not have any test requirements. Then on August 1st, they launched a 72-hour PCR test requirement. Now in September, they have removed the test requirement once again. Since Tanzania has changed the rules a few times before, please double-check before travelling.
Read more on Tanzania Reopening For Tourism
Turkey has reopened for tourists from all countries under normal travel regulations.
“All passengers, of all nationalities, who meet Turkish immigration rules are permitted entry to Turkey from 12 June,” said The embassy for the United Kingdom in Turkey.
There is no mandatory 14-day isolation or quarantine period for travellers into Turkey. Covid-19 testing prior to arrival is not required but tourists are required to wear a face-mask during the inbound flight to Turkey, as well as in the airport. Any tourist not wearing a mask will be denied entry.
See the Turkey Reopening to Tourism Guide for more information.
Stay tuned for more countries coming soon!
Recently Removed Countries:
- Maldives. Now requires a 96-hour negative PCR test
- Egypt. Now requires a 72-hour negative PCR test
Countries with NO Testing/Quarantines
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- North Macedonia
Reminder: The above reopening news can change at anytime. 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.
Article originally published on June 29, 2020