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Remember the time when all you needed was a passport to travel? It may be gone for now but this guide will definitely make things a little easier for navigating the COVID travel world. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Travel Off Path has been following border restrictions and entry requirements 24 hours a day. 

Here is a country by country guide of COVID-19 entry requirements for some of the world's top travel destinations right now.

Want a specific country added to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

Woman checking COVID-19 entry requirements of a country at the airport

COVID-19 Entry Requirement By Country

Aruba

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Aruba under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: YES

All travelers must present proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. 

Quarantine: No

See all the entry requirements for Aruba

Aruba pink Flamingos on beach

Austria

Travelers coming from the following countries are permitted to enter Austria. 

  • European Union Members (including United Kingdom)
  • Schengen Area Countries and EFTA nations
  • European Micronations: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, The Vatican

COVID-19 Testing: YES

See the country list required to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Quarantine: No

See all the entry requirements for Austria

Austrian parliament building in Vienna
Austrian parliament building in Vienna

Bahamas

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit the Bahamas under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: YES

All countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test during their health visa application.

Quarantine: After October 31st, There will be no quarantine.

See all the entry requirements for the Bahamas

Yachts docked at Paradise lake, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is seen in the background. (1)
Yachts docked at Paradise lake, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is seen in the background.

Barbados

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit the Barbados under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: YES

All low, medium, and high risk countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

Quarantine: MAYBE

High risk travelers will quarantine for 7 days, with a 2nd PCR test to remove them from quarantine. 

See all the entry requirements for Barbados

Barbados beach

Brazil

Travelers from ALL countries are permitted to enter Brazil under regular visa rules.

COVID-19 Testing: No

Quarantines: No

Travel Insurance: Insurance that covers COVID-19 recommended.

See all the entry requirements for Brazil

The Redeemer Monument and the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Redeemer Monument and the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cambodia

Travelers from ALL countries are permitted to enter Cambodia.

Travelers must apply for a visa at an embassy/consulate in their home country before traveling to Cambodia.

All e-visa and visa on arrivals are temporarily suspended.

COVID-19 Testing: Yes

Quarantines: Yes

Travel Insurance: Cambodia travel insurance required

Medical Deposit: $2000 US deposit required.

See the complete guide to Cambodia COVID-19 entry requirements

beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Colombia

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Colombia under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: All travelers arriving Colombia are required to bring proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR swab test, taken no longer than 96 hours prior to departure.

Quarantines: No

Travel Insurance: Recommended

See the complete guide to Colombia COVID-19 entry requirements

Colombia COVID-19 Entry Requirements Travelers Need To Know

Costa Rica

Travelers from select countries are permitted to enter Costa Rica. See the list

COVID-19 Testing: Yes

Quarantines: No

Travel Insurance: Recommended

See the complete guide to Costa Rica COVID-19 entry requirements

Costa Rica Lagoon

Croatia

  • Tourists from ANY country (regular visa rules apply) with confirmation of paid accommodation in Croatia.
  • European Union, Schengen Member States and Member States associated with the Schengen area do not need a reason for traveling to Croatia or proof of paid accommodation.

COVID-19 Testing: Yes for some countries. See the list

Quarantines: Yes for some countries

See the complete guide to Croatia's COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia (2)
Beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Denmark

Countries Permitted:

See the list

Denmark COVID-19 Entry Requirements Travelers Need To Know
Copenhagen, Denmark

Dominican Republic

Travelers from ALL countries will be permitted to enter the Dominican Republic under regular visa entry rules. 

COVID-19 Testing: Random testing upon arrival by breath test

Quarantines: There are no quarantines

Read the complete guide to COVID-19 Entry Requirements for the Dominican Republic

Drone view of beautiful beach on Saona island, Dominican Republic
Drone view of beautiful beach on Saona island, Dominican Republic

Egypt

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Egypt under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: Travelers from ALL countries traveling to ANY part of Egypt must have proof of a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 performed no more than 48 hours before arriving.

Quarantines: There are no quarantines

Read the complete guide to COVID-19 Entry Requirements for Egypt

Traveler wandering through the ancient Karnak Temple in Egypt
Traveler wandering through the ancient Karnak Temple in Egypt

Ethiopia

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Ethiopia under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: All passengers, whether foreigners or nationals, must present proof of a negative PCR test before boarding their flight to Ethiopia, as well  at customs upon arrival. The test needs to be taken with results available, no longer than 120 hours prior to the departing flight.

Quarantines: Even with presenting the negative PCR test, all arriving passengers must also self-quarantine in their place of residence or hotel for 7 days upon arrival.

Read the complete guide to COVID-19 Entry Requirements for Ethiopia

Ethiopia Has Reopened For Tourism: Covid-19 Entry Requirements

France

Travelers from the following countries may enter France for tourism: 

  • All European Union countries
  • European Area Countries: UK, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland
  • Third Party Countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay

COVID-19 Testing: There are not testing requirements from the approved countries listed above. 

Quarantines: There are no quarantines for the approved countries above.

Read the complete COVID-19 Entry Requirements Guide for France

France COVID-19 Entry Requirements For International Travelers

Germany

Travelers from 39 countries may enter Germany for tourism.

COVID-19 Testing: Travelers from the approved country list do not require testing.

Quarantines: Travelers from the approved country list do not require quarantines.

Read the complete COVID-19 Entry Requirements Guide for Germany

Old Town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Old Town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Greece

Greece is allowing a long list of countries to visit for tourism.  There are different levels of requirements based on the country you are traveling from. 

COVID-19 Testing: The following countries are required to present the negative test at border control: Sweden, Belgium Spain, Netherlands, Albania, North Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta, UAE

Quarantines: There are not quarantines for approved countries.

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 entry requirements for Greece.

Santorini sunset over the village of Oia in Greece
Santorini sunset over the village of Oia in Greece

Hawaii

Yes we realize Hawaii is not a country but the the state has very unique entry requirements compared to the rest of the United States so we included it. 

COVID-19 Testing: As of October 15th, 2020,  all Incoming travelers must have a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) within 72 hours of boarding their final flight to Hawaii and must show proof of a negative test result upon arrival at the airport.

Quarantines: 

As of October 15th, travelers that do not present a negative COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test NAAT will be required to self quarantine for 14 days.

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 entry requirements for Hawaii.

Hawaii COVID-19 Entry Requirements Travelers Need To Know
The skyline and coast of Honolulu and Waikiki on Oahu, Hawaii

Italy

See the complete list of countries that can enter Italy. 

COVID-19 Testing: The following countries require testing:

  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • Spain

Quarantines: The following countries require 14 day quarantine:

  • Australia
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 entry requirements for Italy

The Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute church in Venice, Italy
The Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute church in Venice, Italy

Jamaica

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Jamaica under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: Travelers coming from the following high risk countries will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

    • United States
    • Dominican Republic
    • Brazil 
    • Mexico

Quarantines:

All travelers who are NOT STAYING in the tourism corridor will have to self-quarantine for 14 days and will be monitored. 

Travelers staying in the tourism corridor below will NOT have to self-quarantine. 

  • Part 1: A Northern segment stretching from Negril in Westmoreland across the northern coastline to Port Antonio in Portland.
  • Part 2: A South Coast segment running from Milk River in Clarendon westward to Negril in Westmoreland

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements for Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Mexico

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Mexico  under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: There are not any testing requirements for travelers arriving in Mexico.

Quarantines: There are not any quarantine requirements for travelers arriving in Mexico. 

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements for Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Netherlands

Travelers from these countries are permitted to enter the Netherlands for tourism:

COVID-19 Testing: Travelers from the approved countries will NOT be required to present negative COVID-19 test results on arrival. 

Quarantines: The government of Netherlands has made a list of  countries that ‘should' quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements for the Netherlands

Traditional dutch windmills and houses near the canal in Zaanstad village, Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Traditional dutch windmills and houses near the canal in Zaanstad village, Zaanse Schans, Netherlands

Panama

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Panama under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: All travelers arriving in Panama must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate no older then 48 hours before you travel.

Quarantines: No

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements for the Panama

Panama: COVID-19 Entry Requirements Travelers Need To Know

Pakistan

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Pakistan under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing: Travelers coming from all countries will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate no older then 96 hours from the time the test was taken to arriving in Pakistan. These countries are exempt

Quarantines: Travelers are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Pakistan. 

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements for the Pakistan

Panorama of Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Poland

Travelers from a list of 35 approved countries may visit Poland for tourism.

COVID-19 Testing: Travelers from the approved countries will NOT be required to present negative COVID-19 test results on arrival. 

Quarantines: Travelers from the approved countries will NOT need to quarantine on arrival. 

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements for the Poland

Aerial view of the old town of Gnask, Poland
Aerial view of the old town of Gnask, Poland

Portugal

Travelers from these countries are permitted to visit Portugal. 

COVID-19 Testing: 

Travelers will NOT be required to present a negative COVID-19 test when flying into mainland Portugal.

Traveler WILL be required to present a negative COVID-19 test when flying into:

  • Azores
  • Madeira Islands

Quarantines:

Travelers will NOT need to quarantine upon arrival in Portugal.

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements for Portugal

Aerial view of old town of Porto, Portugal
Aerial view of old town of Porto, Portugal

Puerto Rico

Travelers from the following countries are banned from entering Puerto Rico: 

  • All European Union Countries
  • China
  • Brazil
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Iran

COVID-19 Testing: 

All travelers from approved countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours (From when test was performed until arriving in Puerto Rico). 

Failure to present proof of a negative test will result in a mandatory 14 day self quarantine. 

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico COVID-19 Entry Requirements All Travelers Need To Know
Old town San Juan, Puerto Rico

Serbia

Travelers from all countries are permitted to enter Serbia for tourism.

COVID-19 Testing:

The four countries below, need to bring proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Serbia:

  • Croatia
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Northern Macedonia

Quarantines: There are no quarantines for travelers arriving in Serbia. 

Read the complete details on Serbia COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Downtown Belgrade Serbia
Downtown Belgrade Serbia

Spain

Travelers from these countries are permitted to visit Spain for tourism.

COVID-19 Testing:

PCR or Rapid COVID-19 tests are NOT required for citizens coming from countries that are permitted to enter Spain for tourism or essential travel.

Quarantines: Not required for travelers arriving in Spain from approved countries.

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements For Spain

Aerial view of madrid spain (1)
Aerial view of Madrid, Spain

St. Maarten

Travelers from the following countries may travel to St. Maarten:

  • All nations in the Caribbean
  • United States
  • Canada
  • All countries in Europe

COVID-19 Testing:

Travelers from all countries must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR swab test performed within 120 hours prior to departure.

Quarantines: Not required 

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements For St. Maarten

St. Maarten Beaches

Turkey

Turkey is permitting travelers from ALL countries with the exception of Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

COVID-19 Testing:

Travelers are not required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. 

Quarantines: Travelers are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Turkey. 

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements For Turkey

Aerial view of Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz, Turkey
Aerial view of Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz, Turkey

UK

The United Kingdom is permitting travelers from ALL countries under regular visa requirements. 

COVID-19 Testing:

Travelers are not required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. 

Quarantines: 

All travelers are required to quarantine when arriving in the United Kingdom for 14 days. 

See the LIST of countries that are exempt and DO NOT have to quarantine: 

Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements For the UK

Bridge in london with tourist at sunrise
Traveler walking on Tower Bridge, London, UK

United States

ALL countries are permitted to enter the United States by air with the exception of the EU, China, Brazil, UK, Ireland and Iran. 

Land borders are closed to non-essential traffic.

COVID-19 Testing:

Travelers are not required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test unless they are arriving in these States.

Quarantines: 

Each state has different quarantine requirements.  See the guide below.

 Read the complete guide on COVID-19 Entry Requirements For the United States. 

United States Covid Entry Requirements What You Need To Know
Time Square, New York

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Originally published August 30th, 2020. 



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