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 it 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 reopen for tourism, 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 any time. 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
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.
Mexico is open to all international tourists with no testing or quarantines.
Here is everything you need to know about Mexico reopening its borders for tourism.
Montenegro joins the list of restriction-free travel as of January 12, 2021.
On January 12, 2021, Montenegro removed the PCR test and/or quarantine requirement for high-risk nations and stopped the use of their ‘country lists’, that dictated which nations could visit under which requirements.
Now foreign arrivals from all nations are treated equally with having no entry restrictions when traveling to Montenegro.
Read more about Montenegro removing all covid-related requirements
**Important: As of Feb 10, Montenegro has put in temporary testing required from around 20 countries. This is expected to last 3-4 weeks, so we will leave Montenegro on this list until the next update.
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
As of June 2020, Tanzania reopened for tourism from all nations. </strong>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
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
- Kosovo. Now requires a 72-hour PCR test from most nations.
- Serbia. Now requires a 48-hour PCR test from all.
- Brazil. Now requires a 72-PCR test from all arrivals.
- Turkey. Now requires a 72-hour PCR test from all passengers.
- Colombia – Now requires a 96-hour PCR test from all arrivals
- Haiti – Now requires a 72-hour PCR or antigen test from all passengers
Countries with NO Testing/Quarantines
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- North Macedonia
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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 29, 2020 with updates