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The Following Nations Have No Covid-Related Entry Requirements

After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, we’re pleased to announce that many nations have scrapped ALL COVID-19 entry restrictions, with 11 countries dropping travel barriers in just March alone. And, better still, we’re only halfway into the month!

In the following nations, travelers don’t require:

  • Proof of vaccination 
  • Quarantine  
  • Pre-departure testing 
  • Testing on arrival 
  • Testing after arrival 

If you’re looking for 2019 normality, here’s a roundup of nations that have recently made it very easy to visit:

1. Bahrain 

On March 2, 2022, The Ministry of Health of Bahrain decided to lift all restrictions for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers visiting the island. Before this announcement, international travelers had to take a PCR test before arrival. However, Bahrain still requires travelers to wear masks indoors.

Top Things to do in Bahrain:

  • Visit The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park
  • Explore the Al-Fateh Mosque 
  • Wander around the Bahrain National Museum

2. Jordan 

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

On March 1, 2022, Jordan removed all remaining COVID-19 entry restrictions for both vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists. Although Jordan hadn’t closed their international borders in the last two years—unlike many nations—it still had strict entry restrictions, such as PCR testing and quarantine. These restrictions are no longer. 

Top Things to do in Jordan:

  • Visit The Citadel 
  • Explore Wadi Rum 
  • Marvel at Petra

3. Ireland 

Woman Gazing At The Cliffs Of Moher In Ireland

Ireland became the third nation to remove all its COVID-19 entry requirements on March 7, 2022. The primary goal of the Irish government was to make travel easier for Ukrainian refugees. As a result, Ireland ended all entry requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists. It’s now the perfect destination for tourists. 

Top Things to do in Ireland:

  • Visit the Jameson Distillery Bow
  • Drink at the Irish Whiskey Museum 
  • Explore The Irish Emigration Museum

4. Hungary 

Hungary became the 9th country to remove all COVID-19 entry requirements on March 7, 2022. Vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists face zero restrictions at all. Before this, Hungary required travelers to complete passenger locator forms and testing for certain tourists. 

Top Things to do in Hungary:

  • Visit the hot springs in Budapest 
  • Walk around The Great Market Hall Budapest 
  • Visit Lake Balaton

5. Romania 

Aerial View Of Bran Castle, Dracula's Castle, Transylvania, Romania In The Spring

Romania became the 10th country to remove all COVID-19 entry restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists on March 10, 2022. The nation required a ‘Green Pass’ to enter the country, but they scrapped that last week. 

Top Things to do in Romania:

  • Visit Herăstrau Park
  • Explore the Brasov Historical Center
  • Check out Cheile Turzii

6. Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia became the 11th country worldwide to end all COVID-19 entry restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists on March 11, 2022. Prior to this, Saudi Arabia required all travelers to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 and a PCR test result. But, as the nation attempts to grow its tourism industry, they’ve ended all restrictions. 

Top Things to do in Saudi Arabia:

  • Visit the Kingdom Center Tower
  • Go shopping at the Red Sea Mall
  • Visit Jeddah 

7. Montenegro 

Montenegro became the 12th nation worldwide to end all COVID-19 entry restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists on March 11, 2022. Prior to this, travelers had to show proof of vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

Top Things to do in Montenegro: 

  • Explore Lipa Cave 
  • Visit the Kotor Old Town & Bay of Kotor
  • Check out the Budva Riviera

8. Curaçao

Curaçao became the 13th nation worldwide to end all COVID-19 entry restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists on March 11, 2022. The beautiful Caribbean island has also removed most of its internal COVID-19 restrictions—making it a fabulous destination for all travelers. 

Top Things to do in Curaçao:

  • Visit Playa PortoMari
  • Relax on Cas Abao Beach
  • Check out Kenepa Beach

9. England 

England became the 14th nation to remove all COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers on March 14, 2022. British Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, tweeted: “All remaining Covid travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form and tests for all arrivals, will be stood down for travel to the UK from 4 am on 18 March.” However, entry restrictions still remain in Scotland and Wales. 

Top Things to do in England:

  • Explore London 
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Wander around York

10. The Maldives 

The Maldives became the 15th nation worldwide to scrap all COVID-19 entry restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists on March 16, 2022. The government declared that the two-year health emergency had been lifted and the mask mandate removed. It’s now a superb place for all tourists in 2022. 

Top Things to do in The Maldives:

  • Eat fish at the Male Fish Market
  • Go scuba diving 
  • Relax on Cocoa Island

11. Aruba 

Aruba—a superb destination for American tourists—removed all remaining COVID-19 restrictions on March 16, 2022. The beautiful Caribbean island destination now allows all tourists, regardless of vaccination status, to enter Aruba without COVID-19 restrictions. 

Top Things to do in Aruba:

  • Visit Renaissance Island
  • Check out De Palm Island 
  • Visit Eagle Beach

In Summary 

As nations lift all restrictions, we’re keeping you up-to-date as soon as it happens, with this constantly updated master list. Although most countries still have restrictions, many nations are now removing them. 

Stay tuned for more in the coming days!


Read More:

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Science Enthusiast

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Massive death incoming. I'll stay where it's safe. Double masked and tripled vaccinated for the win.

Maga patriots vs lefty traitors

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Based countries :)

covidvaxinfo

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Guatemala just dropped their vaccination requirement as of 6 days ago. THey were the lone vax-only holdout in Central America. When will South America reverse course?

Pablo

Saturday 26th of March 2022

@HealthFreedom,for Colombia to open up one needs to know what goods Emmanuel Macron is holding over Ivan Duque Marquez (Colombian President). Colombia changed its liberal policies after Marquez' state visit to France late last year. The use of masks in outdoor settings in the cities is slowly diminishing.

HealthFreedom

Friday 18th of March 2022

@covidvaxinfo, Especially Colombia! the case rate is now way lower than pre-Omicron