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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 in 2022 with no testing, no quarantines, no countries banned, and no vaccine requirements.

restriction free travel

The following are all the countries reopened for tourism, without any travel restrictions or additional entry requirements. 

This list will be updated every time a country lifts all strict travel restrictions that were a result of Covid-19. Regular entry requirements such as a passport or visa still apply to all countries on this list.

However, if the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that travel rules can change without notice. For this reason, 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 or after 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!

traveler going down elevator with suitcase

Countries Without Travel Restrictions Or Entry Requirements

as of May 24, 2022, there are 54 countries on the list

Mexico

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.

cancun hotel on white sand beach

El Salvador

New entry as of November 15, 2021

El Salvador has now joined Mexico in being the second 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.

el salvador surfing no entry requirements

Norway

New entry as of February 12, 2022

Norway becomes the first European country to fully remove ALL covid-19 entry requirements, including all forms, testing and quarantine rules, proof of vaccination, country ban lists, and all other border restrictions. Visiting Norway as of February 12, 2022, is like visiting in pre-pandemic times.

In combination with the removal of all entry requirements, Norway has also removed all internal covid restrictions like mask-wearing, isolation periods, social distancing, and all use of vaccine passports.

norway travel

Slovenia

New entry as of February 21, 2022

Slovenia is the 4th country in the world to remove all entry requirements, allowing foreign travelers to enter like pre-pandemic times.

Slovenia’s RVT program (recovered/vaccinated/tested) has been discontinued at the border as well as internally. Now, visitors will not have to show proof of a negative test, being recently recovered or even vaccinated to enter, nor to access things like museums, restaurants, resorts, or other activities.

Slovenia removed its indoor mask mandate mid-April.

slovenia removes entry requirements

Iceland

New entry as of Feb 25, 2022

Iceland is the 5th country to remove all entry requirements, including internal rules, starting February 25.

Now, anyone can enter Iceland, regardless of vaccination status. They have also fully abolished all tests, quarantines, and online health forms to enter the country. Once inside, mask mandates have been removed, as have limits on gatherings and even early closing hours for bars and restaurants.

Iceland’s Entry Requirements for Visiting in 2021

Bahrain

New entry as of Feb 26, 2022

Bahrain has removed all their covid-related entry requirements, along with most internal restrictions, as the Middle Eastern nation returns to normal.

Proof of pre-flight testing, on arrival testing, and all vaccination requests are now discontinued, including internal vaccine passports. Now all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Bahrain like pre-pandemic times.

bahrain tourism

Jordan

New entry as of March 1, 2022

The kingdom of Jordan has removed PCR testing, proof of vaccination, and all other covid-related entry requirements. Now travelers can enter without testing, quarantines, or vaccine passports. The only small requirement left is the obligation to fill out an online health form, which strangely doesn’t ask any covid-related questions.

Three more countries across three different continents have each recently relaxed their entry requirements, making it easier for travelers to be able to visit and adding to the rapidly expanding list of countries to cut their overall restrictions. Tunisia, Jordan and Cyprus have each removed their Covid-19 testing requirements for tourists, streamlining the entry process for travelers whilst also making each of them more affordable and attractive as a travel destination. With more and more countries making it easier to enter from abroad - and removing their local Covid-19 restrictions completely - all signs are pointing towards a bumper summer of travel after several years of disappointments and setbacks. Here’s a look at how the restrictions are changing in Tunisia, Jordan and Cyprus, plus a reminder of any other restrictions in these countries that travelers need to be aware of. Restrictions Changing - What Travelers Should Know Tunisia is making several changes to its restrictions that will see it go from being a country with some of the strictest restrictions to one that is much more relaxed. The North African country, famed for its ancient cities and structures, had previously required a 7-day stay in a quarantine hotel upon arrival, on top of a PCR test taken within 48 hours or an antigen test taken with 24 hours of departure - but now, entry is much smoother for travelers. The country has removed the Covid-19 testing requirement for fully vaccinated travelers completely - a change that has become popular around the world in recent weeks. On top of that, the nationwide curfew is now a thing of the past, giving travelers more time to enjoy all it has to offer. Travelers must still complete the Traveler Locator Form, whilst masks must still be worn in public spaces. Jordan too is set to introduce sweeping changes to its Covid-19 related entry requirements in the coming days that are bound to put it on the forefront of more traveler’s minds. The country, which is home to stellar attractions such as the Dead Sea and Petra, had previously had one of the most rigorous testing regimes around, which required travelers to perform tests prior to arrival, upon arrival and even a further test to get out of quarantine. Fortunately for travelers, these requirements are set to become a thing of the past. From March 1st, Jordan will be removing both its pre-flight PCR testing requirement and its arrival testing requirement for all travelers. Social distancing is still being enforced throughout the country, whilst travelers must wear a mask in public establishments, on public transportation, and in all government facilities. There is no curfew, and businesses are open as per usual. Cyprus is another country that has also seen a dramatic change of its entry requirements recently. Under the old restrictions, all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, had to to either show a negative RT-PCR test report or self-quarantine upon arrival - restrictions that put many travelers off of the idea of visiting the European island. However, from February 21st, these restrictions changed. Now, travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to take a test prior to flying to Cyprus - regardless of their nationality or their vaccination status. The country is also removing its temporary Omicron-related testing upon arrival requirement from February 28th. Unvaccinated travelers will face various entry requirements based on their country of departure. Face masks are still compulsory in the country, whilst travelers may need to use the Cyprus SafePass to enter some establishments. Read More: Jamaica To End Travel Authorization And Quarantine Requirements Travel Insurance That Covers Covid-19 For 2022 Austria Reopens To Unvaccinated American Tourists

Ireland

New entry as of March 7, 2022

Ireland was one of the first nations to discontinue most internal covid-related rules in January 2022, which now harmonize with their new entry requirement removal. From March 7, 2022, there will be zero travel restrictions for any traveler entering Ireland. 

Travelers from any country can enter Ireland without testing, proof of vaccination, quarantines, health forms, or any other covid-related entry requirement. All have been removed.

Hungary

New entry as of March 7, 2022

Hungary removes all its border restrictions, continuing the trend throughout Europe. As of March 7, 2022, travelers will no longer need tests or proof of vaccination to enter Hungary – they can simply enter like pre-pandemic times. Most internal restrictions are also removed, like vaccine passports, mask mandates, etc., but a few rules still exist in health care settings.

Romania

New entry as of March 9, 2022

Romania just removed all their covid-related entry requirements at the border, as well as internal restrictions, on March 9, 2022. Tourists will no longer need to show a negative test or proof of vaccination to enter. All that’s left is a simple form, but it doesn’t ask any covid-related questions.

Once inside Romania, the mask mandates, all vaccine passports, and things like capacity limits have been discontinued.

Saudi Arabia

New entry as of March 9, 2022

Saudi Arabia has removed their entry requirements, qualifying them for this list, but a few small requirements still remain that travelers should be aware of. Gone are the important ones including proof of vaccination, quarantines, and testing. Still in place are online health forms, proof of travel health insurance, and a contact tracing app.

Montenegro

New entry as of March 10, 2022

Montenegro has become the latest country worldwide to drop all COVID-19 travel restrictions. Travelers will no longer need to show proof of vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

Internally the nation will no longer require vaccine passports or testing to enter cinemas, museums, restaurants, bars, galleries, hotels, theaters, and gyms. However, there is still an indoor mask mandate for now.

Curaçao

New entry as of March 10, 2022

Curaçao has removed all its testing, quarantine, and vaccination entry requirements as of March 10, 2022. Travel to the Caribbean island will look much like it did in pre-pandemic times.

Curaçao did keep a few simple entry requirements like an online digital form and proof of travel health insurance, but nothing that is a barrier to entry.

United Kingdom

New entry as of March 14, 2022

Officially starting at 4:00 am on March 18th, England will join the list of nations that have removed all entry requirements, and they certainly removed all of them. Not even forms will remain.

England dropped most of its entry requirements and internal restrictions earlier in 2022, but they still had a few requirements in place that did not qualify them for this list, chiefly, 2 tests needed for unvaccinated passengers. Now, all requirements have been removed completely. Entry is exactly how it was pre-pandemic.

Maldives

New entry as of March 15, 2022

The Maldives have relaxed all their pandemic-related entry requirements, ended the state of emergency period, and removed mask mandates. Travelers no longer need to show tests, proof of vaccination, or even have travel health insurance to enter.

Aruba

New entry as of March 16, 2022

The small island nation of Aruba joins neighboring Curaçao, and removes Covid entry requirements as of March 19, 2022. The only rules that remain are the digital passenger card, now being used more as a customs/immigration form, and the requirement to have travel insurance.

Mongolia

New entry as of March 17, 2022

Mongolia showed up on this list on March 1, but was quickly removed after confusion within the nation about entry rules. Two weeks later, it seems as if the internal conflict over the entry rules has come to a close, with requirements officially removed as of March 15, 2022.

Moldova

New entry as of March 17, 2022

Moldova made the announcement on its Ministry of Interior page that they’ve removed entry requirements as of March 16, 2022.

Gabon

New entry as of March 18, 2022

Yemen

New entry as of March 18, 2022

Both new entries of Gabon and Yemen have removed all covid-related entry requirements for travelers, but little data is provided other than no testing, proof of vaccination or quarantines have all been removed.

Costa Rica

New Entry as of March 24, 2022

Costa Rica will once again be included on this list, as they’ve decided to drop their internal Vaccine Passport system starting April 1, 2022. While Costa Rica has had very liberal entry requirements throughout the pandemic, recent internal use of proof of vaccine to enter restaurants and hotels kept it from being recommended as a restriction-free nation.
Also on April 1st, they will drop the requirement for unvaccinated tourists to purchase travel health insurance and the online health form.

Sweden

New entry as of March 26, 2022

Sweden is dropping all their remaining covid-related entry requirements on April 1, 2022.  All proof of vaccination and tests for entry will no longer be required to travel to Sweden, regardless of what country the traveler is coming from. Masks and internal vaccine passports were dropped back in February 2022.

Poland

New entry as of March 28, 2022

As of March 28th, Poland has removed all of its Covid-related entry requirements, as well as most internal restrictions including lifting its indoor mask mandate and the requirement to quarantine.

Denmark

New entry as of March 29, 2022

As of March 29, travelers from every nation can again visit Denmark under pre-pandemic rules, while inside the country all social curbs, including mandatory vaccine passes and mask usage, no longer apply as well.

Colorful Houses In Copenhagen Denmark With Danish Flag Flying

Grenada

New entry as of March 31, 2022

Starting April 4, 2022, Covid proof of entry will no longer apply to foreign visitors visiting the tri-island nation of Grenada, as it fully reopens to tourism under pre-pandemic regulations. This means both the vaccinated and unvaccinated are welcome without testing, quarantine, or any further requirements.

Latvia

New entry as of April 1, 2022

As of April 1, 2022, Latvia removed all entry requirements including proof of vaccination, COVID-19 testing, and passenger locator forms to enter the nation.

Argentina

New Entry as of April 3, 2022

The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health of Argentina confirmed that within the next few days, the nation will remove all entry requirements and return to ‘normal’ pre-pandemic entry rules.

beunos aires argentina still under lockdown

Slovakia

New entry as of April 6, 2022

Slovakia is the latest EU nation to remove entry requirements. As of April 6, 2022, all travelers—regardless of vaccination status—no longer need to quarantine or complete the eHranica passenger locator form. This makes entry just as it was prior to the pandemic.

Czech Republic

New entry as of April 9, 2022

Joining neighbors Slovakia and Poland, Czechia has removed all entry requirements as of April 9th. All proof of testing, vaccination and even the passenger locator form is now discontinued. As for masks, officials in Czechia relaxed the country’s mask mandates from March 14, 2022

Greece

New entry as of April 11, 2022

Greece announced on April 11th they will be removing entry requirements, as well as their internal vaccine passport program, starting on May 2, 2022. There is a chance both entry requirements and the vaccine passport could return on September 1st if cases rise too high over the summer, but for at least 4 months tourists from all countries can enter Greece restriction-free.

Jamaica

New entry as of April 14, 2022

Jamaica removes all entry requirements effective April 15, 2022. The pre-departure test was the last remaining Covid-related entry requirement in place for international arrivals to Jamaica. The indoor mask mandate was also removed on the same day.

Bonaire

New entry as of April 19, 2022

Bonaire joins the other ABC islands in removing all their entry requirements starting April 20th, including proof of vaccination and/or testing to access the country. An online health form is still being asked.

North Macedonia

New entry as of April 20

North Macedonia removed all entry requirements as of April 21, 2022. They had removed them once before in 2020 but reinstated them again in 2021. Hopefully, their 2022 removal will be a permanent move.

Switzerland

New entry as of April 22, 2022

Switzerland is removing all entry requirements on May 2, 2022. This is very different from the partial removal they did back in February that did not include countries like the USA and Canada. Now, as of May 2, entry regardless of the country of origin will be like pre-pandemic times.

Dominican Republic

New entry as of April 26, 2022

The Dominican Republic has been a nation that almost qualified for this list many times throughout the pandemic, but has finally, as of April 26, officially removed all its entry rules.

We had been delaying adding it earlier on in 2022 because there was still a random breathalizer-type test being given to arrivals. Plus, some nations (notably the UK) still had to bring a PCR test to enter, even when all entry requirements had been lifted for American and Canadian tourists.

Now all rules, like the UK’s PCR and the random 5% testing of arrivals, have been dropped.

Albania

New entry as of April 27, 2022

Albania returns to the list! Starting May 1, Albania is officially removing all entry requirements, returning to normal. No tests, proof of vaccine, or forms are needed to enter.

Albania was on this list for 1-year during half of 2020 and 2021. However, in September 2021, they put entry requirements into place, including testing for entry, removing it from this list.

Bulgaria

New entry as of April 29, 2022

Bulgaria scraps all entry requirements effective May 1, 2022. This will make travel within the region much easier, as border neighbors Greece, North Macedonia, and Romania have already lifted their entry requirements as well.

Lithuania

New entry as of April 30, 2022

From May 1, 2022, travelers will face zero-entry restrictions when arriving in Lithuania. Prior to this, travelers from specific nations had to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test; this is no longer the case from May. Lithuania’s neighbors Latvia and Poland have also removed their entry requirements as well.

Masks are also being removed on public transit.

Armenia

New entry as of April 30, 2022

May 1st, no proof of vaccination, negative tests, or any other entry requirements will apply when entering Armenia.

Kyrgyzstan

New entry as of April 30, 2022

One of the first -‘Stans’ to remove entry requirements, Kyrgyzstan is lifting all travel rules as of May 1, 2022. No more proof of vaccination or negative tests are required for entry, and the visa on arrival program has been reinstated.

Kuwait

New entry May 1, 2022

Kuwait has removed all entry rules as of May 1st. Prior to this arrivals had to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test. Also discontinued as of May 1st is any use of the internal vaccine passport as well as masks.

Liechtenstein

New entry May 1, 2022

Liechtenstein follows the border rules of Swizterland, so as of May 1st, it has also removed all entry requirements and travel rules, shadowing its neighbor.

Croatia

New entry May 1, 2022

Croatia, a nation that stayed open for tourism almost completely throughout the entire pandemic (with minor entry requirements in place) has finally removed all entry rules and is fully reopen for tourism. No tests, no proof of vaccine, and even masks are gone within the nation.

Kosovo

New entry May 1, 2022

As of the 1st of May, Kosovo has removed all its entry rules, joining the 5 Balkan nations surrounding the country. We don’t have any confirmation yet if masks are also being discontinued, but will continue to research.

Serbia

New entry May 3, 2022

Serbia removed all border and entry rules on May 3, 2022, returning to its relaxed position that we saw earlier in 2020. No more tests or proof of vaccination is needed to enter.

Madeira

New entry May 4, 2022

Although mainland Portugal still has entry requirements, those with a DIRECT flight to Madeira are not subject to any of them. New York flies directly there, as well as almost every major European city.

Gibraltar

New entry May 4, 2022

Travel to Gibraltar is restriction-free, and since Gibraltar has an international airport, many readers requested this to be its own independent entry on this list.

Congo

New entry as of May 5, 2022

Both nations, Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have removed their entry requirements as of May 5, 2022.

Afghanistan

new entry as of May 10, 2022

As of May 10, 2022, Afghanistan has removed all its entry requirements, although travel is still strongly discouraged by most world governments.

Austria

New entry as of May 16, 2022

Austria removes entry requirements effective Monday, May 16, 2022. As one of the most strict European nations at one point, the total removal of all entry rules allows Austria to join neighbors like Czechia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Switzerland.

Vietnam

New entry as of May 16, 2022

Vietnam has removed all entry requirements, including testing, as of May 16, 2022, making it the first South East Asian nation to do so. While masks are still technically a requirement, our writers on the ground say it’s not widely enforced.
While some official sources still claim random testing could happen at the airport upon arrival, actual experiences are reporting this is not in effect.

Israel

New entry as of May 17, 2022

Effective May 21, 2022, Israel is officially discontinuing all entry requirements, including the requirement for foreign tourists to show proof of vaccination. A passenger locator form is still in effect, but Israel had a version of this form pre-pandemic as well.

Oman

New entry as of May 22, 2022

Oman joins neighbors Yemen and Saudi Arabia in removing all entry requirements, allowing tourists to return without tests or vaccination rules. The new border rules came into effect May 22nd and include the removal of indoor masks as well as gathering limits for events.

Belgium

New entry as of May 23, 2022

Belgium finally removes entry requirements at the tail end of May when around 70% of all other European nations have already done so. Masks are also no longer required on public transportation and indoor spaces.

Chile, Cuba, Andorra Notes

Cuba was a hopeful entry as of April 6, 2022, however, it cannot be added to this list for keeping one very important restriction in place, the random on-arrival testing. Although they are removing all tests and proof of vaccination, they will keep in a random PCR test on arrival, based on the flow of incoming tourists and the current epidemiological situation. IF a tourist tests positive, they will be hospitalized for 10-14 days, making this too big of a barrier.

Chile removed entry requirements, including PCR testing and proof of vaccination for entry, starting April 14, 2022. However, they still have too many restrictions in place for it to qualify for this list, including a very strict internal passport. Tourists must have a booster to qualify for the digital vaccine passport, and it’s needed to access restaurants, cinemas, domestic travel, tours, concerts, events, etc. They also kept in place random testing on arrival, a digital health affidavit, and mandatory travel health insurance that covers covid.

Andorra technically has no entry requirements, but since it does not have its own international airport, visitors will have to legally enter either France or Spain to gain access, meaning they have to adhere to the entry requirements that still exist for those nations.

Drone view of beautiful beach on Saona island, Dominican Republic

Looking for countries without mask mandates?

We have another article, updated frequently, that lists countries that no longer have mask mandates in place as well as an article listing which airlines have removed mask mandates

Stay tuned for more countries coming soon!

Countries Recently Removed From This List: 

  • Egypt. Now requires a 72-hour negative PCR test or proof of vaccination
  • Brazil. Now requires a 72-PCR test from all arrivals or proof of vaccination
  • Turkey. Now requires a 72-hour PCR test from all passengers or 48-hour antigen
  • Haiti – Now requires a 72-hour PCR or antigen test from all passengers
  • Tanzania – As of May 4, 2021 requiring a 72-hour PCR test
  • Colombia – Removed November 20, 2021. Vaccine passport in effect for businesses, restaurants, events, etc.

Countries with NO Testing/Quarantines

  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Slovenia
  • Iceland
  • Bahrain
  • Jordan
  • Ireland
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Montenegro
  • Curaçao
  • United Kingdom
  • Maldives
  • Aruba
  • Mongolia
  • Moldova
  • Gabon
  • Yemen
  • Costa Rica
  • Sweden
  • Poland
  • Denmark
  • Grenada
  • Latvia
  • Argentina
  • Slovakia
  • Czechia
  • Greece
  • Jamaica
  • Bonaire
  • North Macedonia
  • Switzerland
  • Dominican Republic
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Lithuania
  • Armenia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Croatia
  • Kosovo
  • Serbia
  • Madeira
  • Gibraltar
  • Congo
  • Austria
  • Afghanistan
  • Vietnam
  • Israel
  • Oman
  • Belgium

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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.


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TravelEd

Friday 27th of May 2022

Hi team, Firstly thank you for this article and for keeping it updated, one of my favourite sites for travel info! I know I'm not the only one who can't wait for every country to be on this list. Secondly, I believe, according to IATA, that Bosnia has removed all their requirements and should therefore be added (along with Germany as one of your other articles has said, although you may be waiting for 1st June to add Germany). Many thanks for your hard work!

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 27th of May 2022

Yes, we're on it now :) We will update this page soon And thank you for the kind words

Jack

Thursday 26th of May 2022

Dear Kashlee,

First of all a big thanks for this page. I already visited 6 countries of this list this year.

But I just saw 2 articles that Bosnia has opened up on 26 May. But I can't see any info on the government website or IATA. Do you have any info about this?

Greetings from the Netherlands

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 27th of May 2022

Yes, they have removed requirements. :) We will update this page soon.

soso

Thursday 26th of May 2022

waiting for Austrilia

ramonica

Thursday 26th of May 2022

What about Scotland?

Phillip

Thursday 26th of May 2022

Still waiting for the Philippines...