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Countries Reopening Their Borders For Tourism: The Complete List

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While travel might not be the same as it once was, as of 2021 many countries have started to ease border restrictions and reopen for international tourists. 

So, where can you travel right now? And which countries are allowing tourists to enter? 

Here’s the complete list of countries that are reopening for tourism.

list of countries reopening for tourism

Editor’s Note: While this article was originally created in 2020, we’ve updated it to reflect new rules and reopenings for 2021. New vaccination rules and nations eager to capitalize on the late 2021 season has created many new travel opportunities.

Bookmark this page, as we will be updating it as often as we can throughout all these openings, closings, restrictions, and relaxations.

*The reopening of tourism activities is dependent on the approval of each country’s government and could change without notice. Be sure to check with local and federal authorities before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse or encourage traveling while advisories are in place. All travelers should ensure they have proper travel insurance that covers covid.

Countries Reopening For Tourism

Last Updated: November 21, 2021
Recent Updates/Additions:  Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, French Polynesia, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, North Macedonia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand

Albania

Open With Restrictions

Albania reopened borders for international tourism on July 1, 2020 and has stayed open the entire time.

All nations welcome. If you are fully vaccinated, you just need a vaccination certificate. If you are unvaccinated, you would need a negative COVID test taken 48 hours before arrival. No quarantines. 

Masks are required in public transportation and spaces where a physical distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained.

Read all the details about Albania’s reopening for tourism

Andorra

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

2021 note: Andorra is experiencing temporary re-closures and restrictions due to the current situation. Tourism is not encouraged at this time.

Antigua and Barbuda

Open – with restrictions 

Antigua-and-Barbuda-Reopening-To-International-Tourists-on-June-4th

Antigua and Barbuda reopened to international visitors on June 4, 2020 and is still open in 2021.

Unvaccinated travelers are not allowed to enter Antigua and Barbuda at this time. Partially-vaccinated and fully-vaccinated travelers must have a negative PCR test before departure. The former will have to quarantine upon arrival, regardless of the result.

See the complete guide to Antigua and Barbuda reopening and all entry requirements

Armenia

Open – with restrictions 
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Armenia has reopened borders for international tourism on August 12, 2020

They’re accepting tourists from all nations, making Armenia a great option for many bi-national couples currently separated by travel bans.

As of mid-2021 -Arrivals can either bring a negative 72-hour PCR with them to circumvent quarantine – OR –  they can show proof of being fully vaccinated with at least 14 days having elapsed.

See all info about Armenia’s reopening 

Aruba

Open – with restrictions

Aruba officially reopened borders for international arrivals starting in June 2020.

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

Aruba also has a mandatory insurance policy all tourists must purchase, which costs around $30 per person. 

Read the complete guide on Aruba reopening its borders including all entry requirements

Austria

Open –  with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Vienna Austria, now reopen to EU tourists

Austria originally reopened its borders to for tourism on June 16, 2020, but went into lockdown for most of fall 2020 and winter/spring 2021. Lockdown ended July 1, 2021.

Currently, entry is possible for travelers from all nations. Passengers can bring proof of a negative PCR test, proof of recent recovery, or proof of vaccination. However, the country will be in lockdown from November 22, 2021 to December 13, 2021. Tourism will reopen thereafter.

Vaccine passport in effect. Vaccine validity expires 9 months after final shot, so a 3rd booster is needed for some visitors.

Here’s everything you need to know about Austria’s reopening and entry rules

Bahamas

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers 

The Bahamas officially reopened for tourism in July, re-closed, and then reopened again in October 2020.

Tourists from all countries are welcome to visit the Bahamas at this time. A negative PCR test is required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers, taken no longer than 5 days before arrival, as well as another rapid test on-island for any stays longer than 5 days.

Travelers are also required to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health visa, inclusive of a COVID-19 health insurance. The cost is dependent on the length of stay and vaccination status.

For more information, read the Bahama’s reopening guide.

Barbados

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Barbados officially reopened for tourism on July 12020, allowing travelers from all countries and nations to visit.

While all nations are welcome to visit the island nation of Barbados, there are different entry requirements depending on where the traveler’s vaccination status. 

Passengers that have been fully vaccinated will have to present a negative PCR test to enter, but they do not need to undergo quarantine.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers need to present a negative PCR test to enter, and they have to undergo a 5-day quarantine at a government-approved accommodation. They also need to take a 2nd PCR test within the quarantine period.

See all of the entry requirements on our Barbados Reopening For Tourism Guide

Bali (Indonesia)

Open for select groups

bali pagoda tourist attraction

Bali (Indonesia) is currently open for tourists from 19 nations.

People with business visas are also allowed entry, regardless of what nation they’re from. Some longer-stay travellers have been entering under business visas, albeit with some steep costs and protocols.

Originally, the Governor of Bali announced that the island would officially be reopening its borders for international tourism on September 11th, 2020, but that was retracted. Another rumor suggested December 1, but that also did not happen. It is expected to open its borders to more tourists by early 2022.

Belarus

Open –  but with restrictions

Vaccinated tourists can enter without a PCR test or quarantine. Unvaccinated tourists are required to have a negative PCR test before arrival and a 7-day quarantine upon entry.

Read more on Belarus Reopening for Tourism

Belize

Open – with restrictions 
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Belize reopened borders on October 1, 2020. 

Effective August 2021, tourists from all nations can visit, but both vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists will need to bring a negative test no older than 96 hours.

See more information on Belize reopening for tourism with all entry protocols

Belgium

Open –  with restrictions

On June 15, 2020, Belgium officially reopened its borders to tourists, first allowing select countries to visit. Then on January 27, 2021, Belgium shut its borders again for non-essential travel.

As of late 2021, Belgium has once again reopened tourism to fully vaccinated travelers from select nations. They are required to take a COVID test upon arrival, and they must quarantine until they get a negative result.

See all the latest info on Belgium’s reopening for tourism

Bermuda

Open – with restrictions 

bermuda reopening to tourists

Bermuda reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020 and is accepting tourists from all countries, as long as they adhere to health protocols set out by the local government.

Depending on how long you stay, you could be required to take up to FOUR tests, one prior to arriving, one upon arriving, and up to two more on-island. This is for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors alike. In addition, the latter must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

All travelers must also apply for and complete the Bermuda COVID-19 Travel Authorization Form 1 to 3 days prior to arrival. Failure to do so will amount to a fee of $1,000.

See all of the details for Bermuda’s reopening to tourists along with all entry requirements

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Open – with restrictions 

BiH has now reopened for ALL nations as of September 2020, with more options to enter as of June 2021.

Fully vaccinated travelers can travel to BiH, without the need for a PCR test or quarantine.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers must have a negative 72-hour PCR test prior to arrival (Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia are exempt from the test)

Read all the entry requirements and details about BiH’s reopening 

Bulgaria

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

In 2021, Bulgaria was one of the first EU to accept third-party travelers from places like USA, Canada, Israel, Turkey, UAE and more. And as of late 2021, fully-vaccinated travelers can enter for as long as they have proof of: a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72-hours before arrival, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination.

The requirements for unvaccinated travelers vary depending on which country they’re from. If they are from a green or orange country as per Bulgaria’s national classification, they have to go through a 10-day quarantine. If they are from a red country, they are not allowed to enter for tourism.

Read more about Bulgaria’s Reopening

Cayman Islands

Open – with restrictions

The Cayman Islands were set to reopen in September and October, but both months saw delays. Finally, general tourism opened in November 2021 to vaccinated travelers.

All visitors are required to have a 72-hour PCR test and a 7-day quarantine. They must take another PCR test on day 8 and get a negative result before they are allowed to do tourist activities.

Read all the details about the Cayman Islands reopening for tourism

Chile

Open –  with restrictions

Chile reopened for tourism in December 2020. As of mid-2020, they are only allowing entry to vaccinated travelers.

A 72-hour PCR test will be required, as well as a contact tracing app. All visitors must take another PCR test upon arrival, and they must stay in quarantine until they get a negative result.

Read all of Chile’s reopening news and entry requirements 

Colombia

Open without restrictions

Colombia reopened for international tourism on September 21, 2020

As of June 4, 2021, all travelers can enter Colombia without quarantine or a COVID test.

Read all the updated info about Colombia Reopening For Tourism

Costa Rica

Open Without Restrictions

Costa Rica first reopened its borders for tourism on August 1, 2020, allowing tourists from Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union. Then, visitors from USA and other nations were welcomed as of November 1, 2020

As of 2021, there are NO tests or quarantines to visit Costa Rica. However, specific travel insurance is required.

Here’s everything we know about Costa Rica’s reopening and entry requirements 

Croatia

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

croatia reopened to tourists

As of April 2021 Croatia has reopened once again for tourism.

Passengers from third-party countries will have to show proof of paid accommodation, plus one of the following requirements:

  • Proof of negative PCR or antigen test
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Proof of recovery

Unvaccinated travelers must take an additional PCR test upon arrival and self-quarantine until they get a negative result.

Read all the details on Croatia reopening for tourism, plus all entry rules

Cuba

Open – with restrictions

Cuba has reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020, starting with select areas like Cayo Coco. As of December, the rest of Cuba, including Havana, reopened. 

As of November 2021, vaccinated travelers do not need to undergo a PCR test or a quarantine. Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers need to have a negative 72-hour PCR test. Random COVID-19 tests may also be done in the airport.

For a list of countries that can visit and all other info, see our Cuba Reopening For Tourism guide

Curaçao

Open – with restrictions

Curaçao has reopened for all countries as of January 1, 2021.

72-hour PCR Tests are needed, plus a few other entry requirements. 

See all the details about Curacao’s reopening for tourism here

Cyprus

Open – with restrictions 

2021 Update: The introduction of a new 4-tier color-coded entry system that started March 1, 2021 will now enable tourists from over 60+ countries to enter without a quarantine period, with different testing requirements based on risk level and vaccinations status.

If you are arriving from a country on one of the lists, you will need to know the protocols for entry into Cyprus

Czech Republic

Open –  with restrictions

As of August 2021, vaccinated travelers are allowed entry for tourism. There is no need for a PCR test nor a quarantine. However, unvaccinated travelers can only enter if they are a citizen of EU+ or have essential reasons.

Here is the full list of which countries can visit the Czech Republic

Denmark

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

As of late 2021, Denmark has reopened for tourism. Vaccinated travelers can enter without a COVID test or quarantine. Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers need to take a PCR test upon arrival.

Dominica

Open – with restrictions

The island nation of Dominica is officially reopened for tourism on August 7, 2020

As of mid 2021, vaccinated travelers need to show proof of a negative 72-hour PCR test before departure, and they must take another PCR test upon arrival. Unvaccinated travelers are required to go through the same tests, in addition to a 5-day quarantine.

Read all about Dominica’s Reopening For Tourism 

Dominican Republic

Open Without Restrictions

Dominican Republic beach with national flag

The Dominican Republic reopened to tourists starting on July 1, 2020

As of 2021, No tests or quarantines are required, and all nations can visit. 

 3%-10% of arrivals will be randomly tested at the airport, but it’s an easy, fast and painless breath-based test.

Find out more about the Dominican Republic reopening to tourists

Ecuador

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Ecuador has now reopened for tourism

Vaccinated travelers can enter Ecuador without tests or quarantine. Meanwhile, unvaccinated tourists will need to bring a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 3-days before arrival.

See everything we know about Ecuador reopening for tourism

Egypt

Open – with restrictions

Egypt first reopened its borders for tourism to seaside resorts starting on July 1, 2020 and later expanded to other areas. 

In 2021, all arrivals will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure of the last direct flight into the country. Vaccinated tourists with a verified vaccination certificate from an accredited laboratory are exempt from this.

Here is everything we know about Egypt’s reopening so far

Ethiopia

Open – with restrictions

Ethiopia has reopened borders on September 23, 2020 and is now again allowing tourists and foreigners to enter the country.

All passengers, whether vaccinated or not, 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.

In addition to this, unvaccinated travelers must undergo a 7-day quarantine.

Read more about Ethiopia reopening for tourism here

Estonia

Open – with restrictions

Estonia officially reopened the border for tourism on June 1, 2020, starting with select countries within the EU. As of July, Estonia has now reopened for additional third-party countries and has launched its digital nomad visa program.

As of late 2021, Estonia is only allowing vaccinated travelers to enter the country for tourism. No tests or quarantine are required.

See a full list of countries that can visit, plus all other details about Estonia’s reopening

Finland

Open – with restrictions

Finland first reopened for tourism to EU countries mid-2020, but due to second and third waves through Europe, has been closed for most of 2021.

As of November 2021, vaccinated tourists are allowed to enter Finland without tests or quarantine. Meanwhile, unvaccinated travellers are only allowed entry if they are from EU+.

Find out which countries are permitted to travel to Finland

France

Open –  with restrictions

May 2021 brought many reopenings within France, including restaurants, museums, cinemas, and extended curfew times.

June 9, 2021 is the official ‘tourism reopening’ date for France. Vaccinated travelers from most of the world can now enter for tourism. As of November 2021, unvaccinated travelers are also allowed entry as long as they go through a 7-day quarantine and have a negative PCR test.

Vaccine passport in effect. Anyone over 65 must also have a 3rd booster.

Find out more about France’s entry requirements 

French Polynesia (Bora Bora and Tahiti)

Open – with restrictions

Bora bora overwater bunglaows reopening July 15

On July 15th Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo’orea and other French Polynesian islands reopened to tourists from all countries. In November they closed due to a surge, and May 2021 reopened again, but only for tourists from the USA.

As of November 2021, vaccinated tourists from USA, Canada, and over 50 other countries can enter the French Polynesian islands without quarantine. They just need to have a negative 72-hour PCR test. They are also required to take one upon arrival.

Unvaccinated tourists are not allowed entry.

See what’s required to travel to French Polynesia for tourism

Georgia

Open – with restrictions

Georgia officially reopened on July 31, 2020, but only first allowing 5 nations.

Now as of November 2021, over 60+ countries can enter including the USA and Canada.

Travelers have 2 choices: They can enter restrictions-free if they are vaccinated, or if not, they can do a double testing procedure. 

Read who can visit and all entry requirements on our Georgia Reopening For Tourism guide

Germany

Open –  with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Germany has reopened its doors for tourism and is hoping to revitalize its economy after being shut down due to the pandemic. On May 13, 2021, the German government even announced that tourists can avoid the 10-day quarantine if they can prove they are fully vaccinated, recently recovered, or have a negative 72-hour PCR test.

However, as of November 2021, only vaccinated tourists can enter Germany.

Here’s more on Germany’s entry requirements 

Ghana

Open – with restrictions

Ghana has reopened for tourism as of September 1, 2020

All passengers must bring results of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure. The test must be taken in the country of origin.

Another rapid test may be performed at the airport upon arrival, at the cost of the passenger. News reports have suggested this test could cost up to $150 USD and will have results in around 30 minutes.

Read everything we know about Ghana Reopening for Tourism

Greece

Open –  with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Greece Beach with boats

Greece officially reopened to tourists starting in June, 2020, but closed again for the start of 2021. Now in May 2021, Greece has reopened to 50+ countries!

2021 Note: As of November 2021, travelers from all nations can enter Greece, provided that they have proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative PCR test.

Vaccine passport in effect. Those over 60 will require a booster.

Here are the restrictions and a list of all countries that can visit Greece.

Grenada

Open – with restrictions

Grenada has reopened borders for tourism as of July 15, 2020

However, as of November 2021, only vaccinated travelers are allowed entry. They must have a negative 72-hour PCR test before arrival, and they may be required additional testing upon arrival.

See more about Grenada’s reopening for tourism

Guadeloupe 

Open – with restrictions

Guadeloupe reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020 allowing select nations to visit. 

As of November 2021, vaccinated travelers from all nations are allowed entry. A PCR test is required, but there will be no quarantine.

Read all the entry requirements in our Guadeloupe Reopening for tourism guide

Guatemala 

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Guatemala has reopened its international airport for tourists on September 18th, 2020.

All nations can visit with testing. 

Unvaccinated passengers must have a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 3-days prior to the flight. Antigen tests are also permitted if PCR is not possible. 

As of Feb 2021, Guatemala is now allowing vaccinated tourists to enter restriction-free

Read all the entry requirements in our Guatemala Reopening for tourism guide

Haiti 

Open  – With Restrictions

Haiti has officially reopened for tourism and is allowing all nations to visit as of July 1

Starting on February 9, 202, ALL passengers into Haiti will require proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

Proof of recovery for entry is also possible. Two documents are needed: a previous positive test aged more than 14 days, plus a doctor’s certificate stating recovery. 

(Haiti previously had no testing requirements since reopening until Feb 9, 2021)

Read more about Haiti reopening for tourism 

Honduras

Open – with restrictions

Honduras has officially reopened airports and is now allowing international tourism to resume in the country as of August 17, 2020.

All countries welcome — except South Africa.

As of mid 2021, unvaccinated tourists entering Honduras must present a Covid test (rapid, antigen or PCR) that was performed with negative results no older than 72 hours prior to arrival. Vaccinated tourists do not need testing.

Read more about Honduras Reopening For Tourism 

Hungary

Open – with restrictions

On July 16 Hungary reopened for tourism but re-closed  borders for tourism on September 1. 

As of August 2021, Hungary has allowed entry to tourists as long as they have proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative PCR test. Vaccinated travelers from the US need to have proof of vaccination and a negative 72-hour PCR test.

Iceland

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Iceland has reopened the country’s borders to tourists from June 15, 2020, and made further relaxations in 2021.

Iceland is allowing visitors from all countries to enter as of November 2021, as long as they have a negative PCR test 72 hours before entry and upon arrival. Vaccinated tourists do not need to quarantine while unvaccinated tourists need to quarantine for 5 days, with one more PCR test thereafter.

Read more about Iceland’s Entry Requirements for 2021

Italy

Open –  with restrictions

Italy’s lockdown ended April 2021, prompting a tourism resurgence for summer 2021.

Those who can enter Italy as of November 2021 include EU+ nations, a list of third-party countries incuding Canada, the UK, and the USA. 72-hour PCR or antigen testing is needed to enter, regardless of vaccination status.

However, unvaccinated travelers will need to quarantine for 5 days, with one more swab test before release.

Get all the entry information on Italy’s entry requirements 

Ireland

Open –  with restrictions

Ireland first reopened borders on July 21, 2020, with lockdowns throughout late 2020 and early 2021.

As of November 2021, all nations can visit Ireland right now. Fully vaccinated tourists do not need to test or quarantine. Unvaccinated tourists will just need to submit a negative 72-hour PCR test.

Here are all entry requirements and details about Ireland’s reopening for tourism

Jamaica

Open – with restrictions

Jamaica officially reopened its borders to ALL international tourists on June 15, 2020.

Starting March 11, 2021, passengers arriving to Jamaica will need to show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken no longer than 3 days before the flight.

Just note that you will be required to stay in a designated area for the entirety of your stay, regardless if you are vaccinated or not.

See all of Jamaica’s entry requirements 

Jordan

Open – with restrictions

Jordan reopened its borders for international tourism on September 8, 2020.

All tourists are required to have a negative pre-departure PCR test, taken less than 3 days before the flight. Vaccinated passengers do not need to take an additional test upon arrival, but unvaccinated passengers are required to.

Read all the details on Jordan’s reopening for tourism

Kenya

Open – with restrictions

Kenya Reopening Borders For Tourism on August 1st

Kenya reopened for international tourism on August 1st, 2020.

Passengers entering or transiting must bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 96 hours prior to arrival. 

As of Jan, 2021, tests must now be verified and must also be used for EXITING the country. 

Read more on Kenya Reopening For Tourism

Kosovo

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Kosovo first opened June 2020, and had no entry requirements like testing or quarantines. As of October 6, 2020 they started requiring a 72-hour negative PCR test from any passenger.

Now in 2021, they are making exceptions for PCR testing for passengers that are fully vaccinated.

Read more about Kosovo Reopening and everything else you should know before you go.

Kyrgyzstan 

Open – with restrictions

Kyrgyzstan officially reopened for tourism on August 21, 2020.

As of 2021, all countries can now visit with proof of a 72-hour negative PCR test.

Read more on Kyrgyzstan reopening and see which countries can now visit

Latvia

Open – with restrictions

As of mid-2021, entry into Latvia for non-essential tourism is not permitted. Entry only for essential reasons, and only by EU+ residents is currently allowed.

Now, in November 2021, fully vaccinated tourists from over 180 countries are allowed to enter Latvia, including the US and Canada.

Here are all the entry requirements and details about Latvia’s entry requirements in 2021

Lebanon

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Lebanon reopened for tourism on July 1

Travelers must bring a negative PCR test within 96 hours of departure, carry travel insurance that covers covid and fill out a health declaration form. A quarantine of 72 hours upon arrival is required.

As of April 2021 vaccinated travelers are now exempt from quarantine and presenting a negative 96-hour PCR test to enter Lebanon. However, a second PCR test may be performed upon arrival at the airport.

As of November 2021, quarantine is no longer required, regardless of vaccination status.

See all the entry requirements for Lebanon’s reopening for tourism

Lithuania

Open –  with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Lithuania started reopening in June 2020. 

EU nations and select third-party nations were welcomed with summer with very little restriction. 

As of November 2021, tourists can enter Lithuania as long as they have a certificate of vaccination, certificate of recovery, or a negative pre-departure COVID test. Unvaccinated travelers arriving from risk areas are also required to qurantien for 10 days.

See all the entry requirements for Lithuania’s reopening for tourism

Luxembourg 

Open –  with restrictions

Luxembourg officially reopened for tourism on June 15, 2020 to a list of EU nations and third-party countries that could visit with no testing or quarantine. However, with high cases in 2021, a 72-hour negative antigen or PCR test is needed to enter.

Read more about Luxembourg’s reopening for tourism 

Malaysia

Still closed for general tourism 

Malaysia opened for select types of approved travelers starting in July, 2020.

Later in September expat property owners, reciprocal green lane passengers and other categories were permitted entry. 

Here is everything we know about Malaysia’s Upcoming Reopening 

Maldives

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

The Maldives reopened borders for tourism on July 15, 2020 

Tourists from all countries will be able to enter the Maldives. 

ALL travelers are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure. In addition to this, unvaccinated travelers must undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Read more on the Maldives reopening to tourism.

Malta

Open – with restrictions

June 2021 is the official reopening date for Malta, now the nation has reached herd immunity with 70% of the population having received at least the first shot of the vaccine.

Travelers from their red list can enter the country regardless of vaccination status. Fully vaccinated tourists from these nations do not need to undergo testing or quarantine. Meanwhile, unvaccinated tourists need a negative PCR test and a 14-day quarantine.

Meanwhile, travelers from their dark red list are still banned from entering.

Read more on Malta’s reopening to tourism in 2021 and which countries are permitted to visit.

Mexico

Open Without Restrictions 

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Mexico officially reopened for tourism on June 6, 2020 and has stayed wide open throughout the entire pandemic.

Since its reopening, Mexico has seen one of the greatest tourism recoveries in the world. All major tourist sites, cities, and hotels have reopened and are actively campaigning for visitors. 

No tests and no quarantines are required. All nations welcome. 

Read more information on Mexico reopening their borders to tourism

Montenegro

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Montenegro first reopened to tourists in June, 2020 accepting international arrivals from 131 countries

As of March 15, 2021, Montenegro allows 3 ways to enter: a 48-hour PCR test, proof of recovery from the virus, or being fully vaccinated.

All countries are now welcome.

See the information about visiting Montenegro.

Morocco

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

As of November 2021, Morocco is allowing tourists to visit from all countries.

Visitors will need to fill out a public health passenger form, as well as provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 48 hours before the first embarkation point. Fully vaccinated travelers can skip testing. However, random testing may happen upon arrival.

Netherlands

Open –  with restrictions

On June 15th, the Netherlands reopened to tourists from countries in the European Union and the Schengen Area, and on July 1, to third-party countries suggested by the EU.

As of June 24, 2021, more third-party nations can enter, like the USA.

As of November 2021, only vaccinated tourists can enter the country. Unvaccinated travelers will only be allowed if they come from the EU+ area.

See all of the Netherland’s Entry Rules for 2021

Nepal

Open – with restrictions

Nepal had delayed reopening its borders for international tourism until December, 2020.

Only those issued permits before the closure will first be allowed to enter. Travelers arriving in Nepal must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours before departure.

Nepal is now making some exceptions for vaccinated travelers. Travelers that can show proof of vaccination will be able to skip the mandatory 7-day quarantine, but will still have to show proof of a 72-hour PCR test for entry.

See more information on Nepal Reopening For Tourism

Nicaragua

Open – with restrictions

Nicaragua reopened for tourists on October 1, 2020

In fact, Nicaragua never really closed their borders for tourism in the first place, but flights were suspended, effectively cutting the nation off to tourists. 

In 2021, a 72 negative PCR test is needed to enter.

Read more about Nicaragua’s Reopening for Tourism

Nigeria 

Open – with restrictions

Nigeria has reopened for tourism as of September 5, 2020.

Even in 2021, entry rules are pretty strict. Unvaccinated arrivals will need to bring a negative 72-hour PCR test, quarantine for 7 days upon arrival, and then perform another PCR test on the 2nd and 7th day to end quarantine. 

Meanwhile, vaccinated arrivals still need to bring a negative 72-hour PCR test and take one more test on day 2 of their trip.

Read everything we know about Nigeria reopening for tourism 

North Macedonia 

Open – experiencing new closures/restrictions

The Republic of North Macedonia has officially reopened for international tourism July 1, 2020, and they previously allowed tourists from all countries to visit, restriction free.

As of November 2021, all countries are still free to visit. However, there are new restrictions. A negative 72-hour COVID test or proof of vaccination is now required for entry. Visitors also need to have a mandatory health pass if they want to engage in public activities like visit malls and restaurants.

See all the details about North Macedonia’s Reopening

Norway

Had Reopened –  but experiencing new restrictions/closures

As of mid-2021 – Norway is currently restricting almost all non-essential travel to the country. 

Currently, EU/EEA nations are only able to enter Norway if their trip is essential. Tourism and leisure travel does not qualify at this time. 

See the complete details and all of Norway’s Entry Requirements for 2021

Oman

Open – with restrictions

Oman started slowly reopening to returning citizens and nationals in October, but as of December 10, Oman is open for tourism to 100+ countries. 

As of November 2021, vaccinated travelers from all nations can enter Oman. They must take a PCR test pre-departure or upon arrival.

Proof of insurance and a mandatory travel registration form are required upon entry.

See the complete details and entry requirements for Oman’s reopening for tourism

Panama

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Panama City Skyline at Night

Panama has officially reopened for tourism on October 12, 2020.

In 2021, all nations are welcome to visit, but they must bring a 48-hour negative PCR test.

Vaccinated travelers can show certification that they’ve received both doses of the vaccine, they can enter Panama without showing proof of a negative PCR or antigen test. Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers need to quarantine for 72 hours upon arrival, regardless of their COVID test result.

Read more about Panama reopening for tourism here

Pakistan

Open – with restrictions

Pakistan officially reopened its borders for tourism on October 5, 2020.

As of November 2021, only fully vaccinated travelers 18 years old and above are allowed to enter Pakistan. A negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and a rapid test upon arrival are required.

Read more about Pakistan reopening for tourism here

Paraguay

Open – with restrictions

Paraguay was one of the last tourism reopenings in the Western Hemisphere but as of late 2020, is accepting tourists to enter.

All passengers will need to bring a 72-hour negative Covid test regardless of vaccination status, but Paraguay is accepting PCR, LAMP and Nucleic Acid tests. However, the mandatory test on day 5 of the trip can only be PCR.

See everything we know about Paruguay reopening for tourism 

Peru

Open –  with restrictions

Peru reopened for tourism starting on October 5, 2020. 

As of November 2021, travelers from all nations except South Africa are welcome to Peru. All unvaccinated visitors need to bring proof of a 72-hour negative PCR test.

Read all we know about Peru Reopening 

Poland

Open –  with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Poland’s 7-month lockdown ended May 4, 2021 and has reopened again for tourism

Poland allows EU nations to visit, plus a list of third-party countries including Canada, U.S., and the UK.

All travelers entering Poland will need to complete a 10-day quarantine. However, travelers who are fully vaccinated, or who show a negative PCR test will be exempt from the quarantine.

Read more information about Poland’s reopening for tourism and entry requirements 

Portugal

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tourists welcome in portugal

On May 17, 2021, Portugal reopened for leisure and non-essential travel from the EU, UK, and a small list of third-party countries

All travelers will need to present a negative PCR test, performed no longer than 72 hours before arrival.

Vaccinated tourists with a certificate recognized by Portugal are exempt from the PCR test.

See the complete list of countries that Portugal is welcoming for tourism.  

Romania

Open –  with restrictions

Romania has reopened for tourism once again on June 1, 2021

Romania removed the ban on foreign arrivals and is now allowing all countries to visit based on green, yellow, and red country lists based on risk.

They are also making exceptions to testing and/or quarantine rules for passengers who are fully vaccinated or recently recovered.

Read more about Romania reopening for tourism

Russia

Open – with restrictions

Russia began reopening to a small list of nations on July 15, 2020, which has seen some additions over the past few months. 

70+ nations in total can now go, and they are quite a mix of countries!

72-hour PCR testing is required to avoid quarantine. An additional test upon arrival is required for unvaccinated tourists.

Here is everything you need to know about Russia reopening for tourism

Rwanda

Open – with restrictions

As of June 17, 2020 Rwanda has reopened for tourism, with no restrictions based on nationality or country of departure. 

Visitors will be required to present a negative PCR test (taken no longer than 72 hours before boarding) and will be retested upon arrival at a cost of approx $60 USD. A 24-hour quarantine is required while awaiting test results.

Here is everything you need to know about entry into Rwanda

Saint Lucia

Open – with restrictions 
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Saint Lucia began reopening its tourism industry in phases on June 4, 2020 and started making slight exceptions for vaccinated travelers June 1, 2021.

Visitors will be required to fill out an online form, present certified proof of a negative PCR test within 5 days of boarding their flights. For un-vaccinated travelers, the first 14-days on the island is quite restricted.

Read more details about Saint Lucia reopening their borders to tourism.

Serbia

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Serbia Has Reopened To Tourists

Serbia has officially reopened for tourism to all nations.

As of November 2021, ALL arrivals into Serbia will need to present a 48-hour PCR test or proof of vaccination.

Read more about Serbia’s border reopening and what you should know before you visit.

Seychelles

Open– with restrictions

As of June 1st the Seychelles reopened to tourists from 19 countries, and since reopening, have now added another 20+ countries to the list.

As of November 2021, travelers from all nations can travel to Seychelles.

All arrivals will need to bring proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departing their home country. Travelers must also stay at a government-approved accommodation.

See the complete list of countries that can arrive in the Seychelles for the purpose of tourism.

Slovenia

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Slovenia is reopen for tourism and allowing EU+ countries to visit. As of November 2021, visitors from all nations are allowed to enter Slovenia.

Travelers must provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative 72-hour COVID test to enter the country. Failure to submit any of these will mean a 10-day quarantine.

See who can visit and all other entry requirements on our Slovenia reopening for tourism guide

South Africa

Open – with restrictions

South Africa reopened for tourism on October 1, 2020.

All passengers will be required to present the negative result of a PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to departure.

Read everything we know about South Africa Reopening for Tourism

Spain

Open –  with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Spain’s official 2021 reopening date is June 7th

As of mid-2021 Spain has reopened to EU+ nations, with PCR testing. More countries, notably the USA and Canada, are allowed entry providing they can show proof of vaccination. Direct flights from the U.S. have returned following the news.

As of November 2021, tourists from over 180 countries can enter Spain as long as they are fully vaccinated.

We have all the latest details on Spain’s reopening for international tourism here

Sri Lanka

Open –  with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

As of mid-2021, ALL travelers can enter Sri Lanka as long as they have a negative PCR test, taken 72 hours before entry. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 7 days, and they need to take an additional test upon arrival and at the end of quarantine.

St. Kitts & Nevis

Open – with vaccination restrictions

St. Kitts & Nevis reopened its borders for international tourism in October.

Now as of June 1, 2021, ONLY fully-vaccinated passengers may visit for tourism.

See all the details on St.Kitts and Nevis Reopening For Tourism

St. Maarten

Open – with restrictions

St. Maarten is Reopening For Tourism July 1

St. Maarten officially reopened for international tourism on July 1, 2020

All arrivals will need to bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 120 hours prior to arrival, as well as fulfill a few additional rules.  As of November 2021, vaccinated visitors do not need to take a PCR test for as long as they have a valid vaccination certificate.

See more details about St. Maarten’s reopening to tourists

St. Vincent and The Grenadines

Open– with restrictions

St. Vincent and the Grenadines reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020, allowing tourists from all countries to visit. All visitors must have a negative PCR test taken no longer than 3 days before arrival.

Vaccinated travelers do not need additional tests or quarantine. Meanwhile, the protocols for unvaccinated travelers will depend on which country they are from.

Learn more about St. Vincent and the Grenadines reopening, plus which flights are already headed back to the islands.

 Sweden

Open – with restrictions

 Sweden has been a unique country during the pandemic because many services and establishments never actually closed down in the first place.

However, they still have an entry ban in place for countries outside the EU/EEA (with the exception of the EU’s small third-party list)

As of Feb 6, 2021 a 72-hour negative PCR test is required for entry.

See more about Sweden’s reopening and which tourists can currently go.

 Switzerland

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Switzerland reopened to tourists from EU+ countries.

2021 Note: Passengers arriving in Switzerland must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the first embarkation point, or a 24-hour antigen.

Starting May 31, 2021, fully vaccinated tourists are exempt from testing.

As of November 2021, only fully vaccinated tourists are allowed to enter Switzerland. Unvaccinated tourists are only allowed entry if they are from the EU+.

Vaccine passport in effect.

See the complete list of countries that can travel to Switzerland. 

Tanzania

Open Without Restrictions

Tanzania reopened in 2020 allowing visitors to enter test free. Now in 2021, rules have changed.

A negative 72-hour PCR test is required from all passengers.

Read more about the Tanzania’s reopening, which flights have resumed, and everything you need to know before you go.

Thailand

Open – with restrictions

Thailand is beginning to cautiously reopen for tourism and start a long recovery process for its tourism sector. As of November 2021, visitors from over 60 countries can enter Thailand.

A negative PCR test is required, taken 72 hours before departure, upon arrival, and on day 7.

A one-day quarantine is required while waiting for the results of the PCR tests of vaccinated travelers. A 10-day quarantine is required for unvaccinated travelers, with two more additional PCR tests.

See more information on Thailand reopening to tourism

Tunisia

Open – with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

All arrivals into Tunisia will need to bring proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the first embarkation point. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to quarantine, while unvaccinated visitors need to quarantine for ten days.

See all of Tunisia’s Entry Requirements here

Turkey

Open with restrictions
Exemptions for vaccinated travelers

Turkey has reopened its borders to international tourism starting on June 12, 2020 and has stayed open into 2021

Passengers can bring a negative 72-hour PCR test, proof of recent recovery, or proof of being fully vaccinated to enter.

Find out more about Turkey reopening their borders to international tourists.

Turks and Caicos

Open – with restrictions

The Turks and Caicos Islands began reopening to tourists on July 22, 2020.

Only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed to enter the islands. An online travel authorization is needed, plus the negative results of a PCR test, taken no longer than 3 days before arrival.

Read more on Turks and Caicos reopening

UAE (Dubai)

Open – with restrictions

Dubai, UAE officially reopened its borders for international tourism on July 7, 2020 – allowing travelers from all normally permitted countries to visit.

Travellers must bring a negative PCR test with them no older than 72 hours before boarding, download an app to monitor health conditions, and have travel health insurance. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Dubai’s reopening for tourism

Uganda

Open – with restrictions

On October 1, 2020, Uganda officially reopened both air and land borders and is once again allowing tourists to visit.  

All travelers will need a 72-hour negative PCR test to enter, and there will be an additional test upon arrival, regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about Uganda Reopening For Tourism 

UK

Had Reopened – Now experiencing restrictions

The United Kingdom reopened to international tourists in June, 2020. On January 18, 2021 the UK is now requiring ALL arrivals to bring a 72-hour negative PCR test. As of mid 2021, you can forego the test if you are fully vaccinated.

Find out more details on the United Kingdom entry requirements for 2021

Ukraine

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Ukraine first reopened its borders for tourism on June 15, 2020, but now in 2021, they’ve changed all entry rules and regulations for foreign arrivals, including discontinuing their ‘green’ and ‘red’ zone lists.

All foreign passengers must provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen test that was performed no longer than 72 hours before arrival in Ukraine.

Starting June 2, 2021, Ukraine is allowing fully vaccinated passengers to skip testing.

See all the countries on the Green list, plus all other details of Ukraine’s reopening for tourism

USA

Open – with restrictions

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter the US as long as they have a negative pre-departure 72-hour PCR test.

Starting January 26, 2021, a negative covid test (either PCR or Antigen) is required for all passengers entering the US, even citizens returning home.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Open – with restrictions

The U.S. Virgin Islands have officially reopened their borders for tourism on June 1st, allowing both American visitors and international visitors to enter.

They did re-close in August for an entire month due to a surge in cases but re-opened once again in September. 

Now, unvaccinated tourists are not allowed entry. Meanwhile, vaccinated visitors are required a PCR or nucleic acid test no more than 3 days before traveling to the islands.

Read more about the USVI’s reopening for tourism, plus which flights and hotels have reopened.

Zambia

Open – with restrictions

Zambia has now officially reopened for tourism.

All nations welcome.

All tourists need to bring a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, and they do not have to quarantine upon arrival. 

See more on Zambia reopening for tourism. 

Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe officially reopens for tourism on October 1, 2020.

All tourists need to bring a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure

Parks, safaris, adventure walks, game drives, and other attractions have reopened  

See more on Zimbabwe reopening for tourism. 

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List of Countries Reopening For Tourism:

  • Albania – July 1
  • Andorra – July 1
  • Anguilla – August 21
  • Antigua and Barbuda – June 4
  • Armenia – August 12
  • Aruba – July 1
  • Austria – June 16
  • Bahamas – July 1
  • Bali (Indonesia) – September 1
  • Barbados – July 12
  • Belarus – July 15
  • Belize – August 15
  • Belgium – June 15
  • Bermuda – July 1
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – July 16
  • Brazil – July 30
  • Bulgaria – June 1
  • Cayman Islands – October 1
  • Colombia – Sept 21
  • Costa Rica – August 1
  • Croatia – June 1
  • Cuba – July 1
  • Curaçao – July 1
  • Cyprus – June 1
  • Czech Republic – June 15
  • Dominica – August 7 
  • Dominican Republic – July 1
  • Egypt – July 1
  • Estonia – June 1
  • Finland – July 15
  • France – June 15
  • French Polynesia – July 15
  • Georgia – July 31
  • Germany – June 15
  • Ghana – September 1
  • Greece – June 15
  • Grenada – July 15
  • Guadeloupe – July 1
  • Guatemala – Sept 18
  • Haiti – July 1
  • Honduras – August 16
  • Hungary – July
  • Iceland – June 15
  • Ireland – July 21
  • Italy – June 3
  • Jamaica – June 15
  • Jordan – September 8
  • Kenya – August 1
  • Kosovo – June 28
  • Latvia – July 1
  • Lebanon – July 1
  • Lithuania – July
  • Luxembourg – July 1
  • Maldives – July 15
  • Malta – July 1
  • Mexico – June 8
  • Montenegro – June 1
  • Netherlands – June 15
  • Nepal – September 1
  • Nicaragua – October 1
  • Nigeria – September 5
  • North Macedonia – July 1
  • Panama – Oct 12
  • Pakistan – Oct 5
  • Poland – June 13
  • Portugal – June 15
  • Romania – July 7
  • Russia – July 15
  • Rwanda – June 17
  • Serbia – May 22
  • Seychelles – June 1
  • Slovenia – July 17
  • Spain – June 21
  • Sri Lanka- postponed
  • St. Barths – June 22
  • St. Kitts and Nevis – October 
  • St. Lucia – June 4
  • St. Maarten – July 1
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines – July 1
  • Sweden – June 1
  • Switzerland – June 15
  • Tanzania – June 1
  • Thailand – August 1
  • Tunisia – June 27
  • Turkey – June 10
  • Turks and Caicos – July 22
  • UAE (Dubai) – July 7
  • Uganda – October 1
  • Ukraine – June 15
  • U.S. Virgin Islands – June 1
  • Zambia – July
  • Zimbabwe – October 1

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 27, 2020 with frequent updates 

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