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 the necessary health protocols of a particular country.
Below is a list of countries with no testing, no quarantines, no countries banned, and no vaccine requirements.
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
- No vaccine requirements
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
Colombia has become one of only 6 countries in the world to fully reopen for all tourists without testing or quarantine. This applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers. Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz Gómez made the announcement Thursday stating that the PCR test requirement would be dropped effective immediately.
All travelers must still complete a ‘Check-Mig’ form less that 24 hours before their flight to Colombia. The form is a health declaration stating that travelers are free from symptoms of Covid-19 and have not come into close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
*Note: There is a temporary ban on travelers from India.
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, (new exemption for vaccinated passengers) as well as fill out an online health form before entering.
Now all nations can visit the Dominican without testing or quarantines. Only a very small percentage of arrivals will be random tested.
Starting on September 15, authorities will randomly administer a quick breath test to around 5% of passengers upon arrival.
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.
Mexico has truly been the king of tourism during the pandemic, as they have never closed their borders, have never enacted a testing protocol, and have kept almost everything inside the country open for tourism. Beaches, gyms, hotels, restaurants, and in some parts even nightclubs and bars, are open.
Here is everything you need to know about Mexico reopening its borders 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.
- Haiti – Now requires a 72-hour PCR or antigen test from all passengers
- Montenegro – Now requires 72-hour PCR test for all (recovered or vaccinated also accepted)
- Tanzania – As of May 4, 2021 requiring a 72-hour PCR test
- North Macedonia – As of September 1, 2021, requiring a 72-hour PCR test, proof of vaccination or proof of recent recovery
- Albania – As of September 1, 2021, requiring a 72-hour PCR test, 48-hour antigen test, proof of vaccination or proof of recent recovery
Countries with NO Testing/Quarantines
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
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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 frequent updates since.