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 reopened 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
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.
New entry as of November 15, 2021
El Salvador has now joined Mexico and Colombia in being the third country in the WORLD in late 2021 to have no entry requirements or vaccine passports.
El Salvador originally reopened in September 2020, but was requiring all arrivals to bring proof of a negative PCR test. Then, on April 21, 2021 they also added proof of being fully vaccinated as a way to avoid testing. However, now as of November 15, 2021, all requirements have been dropped.
Colombia, Dominican Republic & Costa Rica Notes
The Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Costa Rica were three countries that were featured in this article throughout the pandemic. All nations featured easy requirements in 2021, but have recently changed their rules come year-end.
Passengers can still enter the Dominican Republic without bringing a negative test, quarantining, or showing proof of vaccination, but its when a tourist wants to leave the resort that it gets tricky. To access services like public buses, banks, or even some stores, vaccine passports are expected to be shown. While the rules are not geared towards tourists, if a visitor leaves the resort they will be subject to comply. For this reason, we removed the Dominican Republic from this list November 2021.
Costa Rica’s vaccine passport will come into full effect December 1, 2021, and even includes access to hotels, which made it a sure candidate for removal. Costa Rica’s vaccine passport is currently being challenged in local courts, official news to come.
Colombia was removed from this list on November 20, 2021, 4 days after their vaccine passport system went into effect. While proof of vaccination is still not needed to enter the country, visitors will need to show proof of access many businesses and services. Trevor, the co-founder of Travel Off Path, is currently in Medellin, Colombia to verify this. During the first 4 days of the vaccine passport launching, he wasn’t asked anywhere. However, starting on November 20, 2021, he was asked at restaurants, public transit, a futbol game, and some local businesses.
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
- Costa Rica – As of December 1, 2021, full vaccine passport needed to access services/businesses inside the country
- Dominican Republic – As of November 2021, vaccine passport in effect for businesses and services OUTSIDE resorts, such as buses, grocery stores, banks, etc.
- Colombia – Removed November 20, 2021. Vaccine passport in effect for businesses, restaurants, events, etc.
Countries with NO Testing/Quarantines
- El Salvador
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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.