Travel at the best of times can leave travelers fraught with stress. From worrying about connections and flights to booking hotels, airport transfers and getting your currency ready, it can be a bit of a minefield. Once you throw the deeply unpleasant Covid-19 testing requirement into the mix, there’s actually quite a lot of work that needs to be done before we can truly relax, unwind and enjoy our well deserved, well earned vacations.
Thankfully though, not every destination requires a Covid test if you’re vaccinated. These select few destinations are bound to offer travelers a more stress free travel experience compared to those that do, with one less thing to worry about. Here’s a look at 8 of the top stress free, no testing travel destinations that vaccinated travelers can take advantage of.
The country of love, fashion and fancy food, entry to France for vaccinated American travelers is almost as stress free as it gets. By simply having proof of vaccination and waiting the appropriate length of time after your final dose to travel, along with a sworn declaration that you don’t have Covid-19 and haven’t been in contact with anyone who does, you will be able to enter and enjoy all the country has to offer.
A winter getaway to Greece will be just the tonic for many travelers – and their Covid-19 travel requirements will make entry a breeze. Along with completing a Passenger Locator Form before arrival, proof of vaccination is all you’ll need to enter the country.
Entry to Panama is extremely simple for travelers at present. Simply show proof of vaccination – alongside an Electronic Health Affidavit – and you’ll be able to enter the country and enjoy its various parks, beaches and – of course – its famous canal
Mexico has long been a favorite destination for American travelers. From cities steeped in culture to vast beaches behind crystal clear seas, America’s neighbour has a lot to offer – and it’s all accessible without the need to take a Covid-19 test to enter.
A jewel of the Caribbean, entry to the Dominican Republic is extremely easy and stress free. Vaccinated travelers don’t need to be tested at a for Covid-19, but must complete the free electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. After that, the country is yours to enjoy.
Another destination in the Americas that’s easy to enter, Costa Rica does not require travelers to be tested for Covid-19 or to quarantine in order to enter – leaving more time to enjoy the country’s unrivaled nature beauty and outdoor adventures. Vaccinated travelers are also exempt from the insurance requirement.
International arrivals Colombia aren’t required to do any testing in order to enter, but must complete their Check-Mig registration online within 24 hours of their flight. Once in the country, they are to explore at their will – check out these recommendations for some inspiration.
With travel between the US and the EU set to get a lot easier from tomorrow, travelers will be pleased to know that entry into Spain is pretty much completely stress free. Proof of vaccination is all that stands between entry into the country and all the tapas you can eat – what are you waiting for?
Bonus: St. Maarten
While we were creating this article, the Dutch island of St. Maarten updated its entry rules to be extra simple for vaccinated travelers. Starting November 1, 2021, those who are fully vaccinated will no longer need a negative test to enter St. Maarten, making it one of the easiest destinations in the Caribbean to visit this winter.
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