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Asia

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Oceania

Quarantine-free countries

Updated 20 July

The following are countries that don’t require travellers to quarantine. Please note that in most countries, waiving the quarantine period is contingent on testing and/or vaccination status of the traveller. The destination country may still impose quarantine on a case-per-case basis if requirements are not met.

Asia

Most Asian countries are currently barring travellers arriving on non-essential trips. However, some countries do have allowances in place for fully vaccinated travellers which will allow them to avoid quarantine.

The following countries are currently open or scheduled to reopen for fully vaccinated travellers.

Bahrain

Vaccinated travellers from the following countries are exempt from quarantine measures upon arrival:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • European Union Countries
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Singapore

Travelers from the above countries are exempt from precautionary quarantine upon arrival, as long as official vaccination certificates issued by their countries are provided. However, they must still undergo a PCR test upon arrival and on the 10th day of their stay in Bahrain (cost of BHD 24 for both).

Jordan

Passengers entering Jordan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result for passengers arriving from Egypt, Iraq, Palestinian Territory or Turkey must be issued by an approved laboratory, details can be found here. Anyone departing from India will not be granted entry.

Kyrgyzstan

Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the first embarkation point. Vaccinated passengers will not be required to produce a negative test. Passengers could be subject to an on-arrival test with those testing positive required to quarantine.

The Maldives

No quarantine requirement is necessary as long as travellers are in possession of a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Travellers must complete a Traveller Health Declaration at most 24 hours before departure.

Qatar

Qatar has reopened its borders to international visitors who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with vaccines that are approved by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, with no need to quarantine upon arrival. The approved vaccines are

  • Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Moderna (Spikefax)
  • AstraZeneca (Coveshield / Oxford / Vaxepheria)
  • Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)

The vaccine list also includes the Sinopharm vaccine. Those vaccinated with Sinopharm shall undergo antibody test upon arrival, if the result is positive, they shall be exempt from the quarantine requirements; if the result is negative, the passenger will be required to do a PCR test upon arrival and must undergo quarantine based on the classification of the departure country.

Thailand (Phuket)

Travellers travelling to Phuket with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival will not be subjected to quarantine. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covidshield, Janssen, Moderna , Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

United Arab Emirates

Please note that quarantine requirements vary across the Emirates.

In the case of Dubai, foreign tourists from certain countries are allowed entry with no on-arrival quarantine imposed should they are able to meet the necessary requirements. Among others, all arrivals must have a valid insurance policy and filled out a Health Declaration Form prior to embarking. Health screenings will also be performed on all passengers, with mandatory quarantine imposed should they are tested positive for COVID-19.

More on Dubai entry requirements here.

 

Africa

South Africa

Please note that some countries are restricting flights to and from South Africa due to the second wave of COVID-19 caused by a new variant of the virus.

Travellers arriving in South Africa must be in possession of a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. In the event of failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, such traveller will be required to do an antigen test at his or her own cost and if he or she tests positive to COVID-19, he or she will be required to quarantine at his or her own costs.

However, be advised that travellers from high-risk countries travelling to South Africa for non-essential/tourism purposes will not be granted entry.

Cape Verde

Entry to Cape Verde does not require quarantine but a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen or RT-PCR test result is necessary. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Passengers younger than 7 years are exempted.

Egypt

All passengers travelling to Egypt (including Egyptians) must be in possession of a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19, taken at a maximum of 72 hours before their flight departure time. If travelling from Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, London, Paris, and Frankfurt, the test period is extended to 96 hours to account for long travel and transit period.

Upon arrival, travelers to Sharm El Sheikh are allowed to arrive without a PCR test and then be tested upon arrival. In this situation, the travelers have to quarantine until the test results are known and then isolate if the test results are positive. Travelers who arrive at any location in Egypt with a negative PCR test are not required to quarantine.
However, anyone that tests positive for COVID-19 while in Egypt is required to quarantine for 14 days.

Djibouti

Vaccinated travellers will not be subjected to quarantine but are still required to provide a negative PCR-test. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the start of the journey and 120 hours of arrival in Djibouti. For unvaccinated traveleers, quarantine will not be required if COVID test result returns negative. Should the results are positive, travellers must serve a quarantine period in a government-designated hospital or hotel.

Ethiopia

Quarantine required for Passengers without negative COVID-19 RT-PCR certificate.

Ghana

Individuals who test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival in Ghana will not be required to quarantine. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Ghana, asymptomatic or not, will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine and treatment at a designated health facility or isolation center, for seven (7) days at Government of Ghana expense. All passengers who are in quarantine will undergo a repeat COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival, also at Government of Ghana expense.

Kenya

Within 96 hours of your travel, you must have conducted a PCR COVID test. If entering from the port, fill out the Port Health form available on the Jitenge MoH Kenya app.

Mozambique

Quarantine not required when presenting a valid negative test result.

Morocco

Open to travellers from some destinations which includes the UAE. Visitors are required to have a confirmed hotel reservation and a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours.

Rwanda

Passengers entering or transiting through Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. No quarantine is necessary unless arriving from India or Uganda.

Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania is implementing temperature scanning for all international passengers arriving into Tanzania. Travellers exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival, may be required to take a test. Should the test reveals a positive result, travellers may be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Uganda

Quarantine is not required for arriving foreign nationals who have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result done by an accredited laboratory in the country of origin, unless the person exhibits signs or symptoms of an infectious disease. Such individuals will be transported to an isolation center for a COVID-19 test where they must remain, at their own cost, until the results of the test are received. Travelers who test positive will be taken to a Ministry of Health facility for treatment, or given the option to be repatriated (for foreigners), at their own cost.

Senegal

There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving in Senegal unless tested positive for COVID-19. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Does not apply to passengers under 2 years of age. Travellers departing from some countries may not be granted entry.

Seychelles

Travellers whose vaccines have been fully administered are allowed to enter the country and avoid the 10-day quarantine requirement provided they’re able to provide a negative COVID test result not older than 72 hours.

Somalia

Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.

Tanzania

All arriving passengers are not required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter Tanzania unless exhibiting symptoms.

Uganda

Negative PCR test results are required for all countries. Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be tested upon arrival and required to quarantine until results are in.

Zambia

Anyone entering Zambia with a body temperature equal to, or above 38.0 C will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival. Any other arrivals may be randomly selected for testing. These tests are in addition to the requirement for visitors to show proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 14 days before their arrival.

 

The Americas

Mexico

Mexico is currently open for international tourism, meaning that travellers can fly to Mexico and visit select beaches, including the one in Los Cabos, with no mandatory quarantine period upon arrival. The Mexican government strongly advises locals and visitors to continue practicing COVID-19 preventive measures which include social distancing and proper hand hygiene practices among others.

Antigua and Barbuda

A health declaration form will need to be filled by all passengers on incoming flights. Negative COVID-19 report mandatory to carry for entry, the test being no older than 7 days before the flight. This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

Aruba

Aruba has opened its borders to all countries, except for passengers arriving from Brazil, India, South Africa, and Venezuela.No quarantine is mandatory but travellers will need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival.

Entry is allowed following the online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) program where travellers will be issued an ED card

The Bahamas

The Bahamas is welcoming fully vaccinated tourists to spend their sedative Caribbean vacation by waiving all pre-travel testing requirements. Effective 1 May 2021, international visitors travelling to the Bahamas from other countries who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period will be exempt from testing requirements for entry and inter-island travel. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism currently accepts Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca vaccines.

Brazil

Please note that Brazil has been designated as a “virus variant area” by numerous countries.

Brazil is currently open for international travellers and does not impose quarantine measures for arrivals. However, should travellers are tested positive for COVID-19, they will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. Additionally, those exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are recommended to self-quarantine for 15 days.

Belize

Belize has become the first country in the Caribbean to allow vaccinated travellers to visit without a COVID-19 test. Vaccinated travellers now need only to present a vaccination record card, with full inoculation completed at least two weeks before their arrival into Belize. Please note that all passengers, regardless of vaccination status, are required to provide either a negative COVID test or documentation of recovery.

They must also download the Belize Health App and input the required health information within 72 hours prior to landing in Belize.

British Virgin Islands

Starting May 15, travelers can avoid quarantine in the British Virgin Islands for four days if they test negative before and after arriving (results are estimated to take 24 hours), according to a press release. They must also provide evidence of an “approved” vaccine — such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, it said.

Colombia

Arriving passengers are required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter Colombia taken at most 96 hours before departure. A Check Mig form must also be submitted at most 24 hours before departure. 

Dominican Republic

The country has reopened for international travelers. No restrictions like PCR test certificates or mandatory quarantine. On arrival, passengers exhibiting symptoms along with randomly chosen passengers will be subjected to a COVID test and if found positive, the quarantine will follow.

Passengers must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival or an “Electronic Ticket” at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/

Arrivals from the UK will be required to quarantine for at least 7 days in a government facility.

Ecuador

Inoculated travellers are allowed to enter Ecuador providing they are able to show proof of vaccination at the airport prior to departure. Unvaccinated travelers may also visit Ecuador as well as the Galapagos Islands with a negative COVID-19 test taken up to three days before arrival. Survivors of coronavirus infection may also be granted entry so long as a month has passed since they first developed symptoms.

Grenada

As of May 1, vaccinated travelers will still need to test negative before and after arriving in Grenada and its dependent territories of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Quarantine periods will be reduced from a week to no more than 48 hours, if they are vaccinated.

Guatemala

Guatemala is now opening its borders to travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least two weeks. Those who have not received their jabs may also enter the country but must provide negative test results obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival.  Please note that travellers arriving from the UK and South Africa may not be granted entry.

Hawaii

Effective May 11, individuals fully vaccinated in the State of Hawaii may travel inter-county without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination.

Honduras

Quarantine is required for travelers who have been in the UK or South Africa. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, rapid antibody and RT-PCR.

Nicaragua

Passengers from certain countries must present to the airline and upon arrival a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before arrival.
2. Passengers must present to the airline and upon arrival a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival.

Panama

Entry requires negative COVID test results taken within 48 hours before arrival. If arriving with a positive result, you will be required to quarantine for 7 days and take another test. A second positive result will require additional 7 days of quarantine.

St. Kitts & Nevis

The authorities of St. Kitts & Nevis have recently announced that the islands will only accept fully vaccinated travellers henceforth. All vaccinated travellers from any country are welcome to visit with the exceptions of Brazil, South Africa, India and the UK.

Fully vaccinated travellers can move within their approved hotel and interact with other guests, then upon passing a COVID-19 test administered on the ninth day, freely travel around the islands. Vaccinated travelers must also test negative to enter. International visitors must also submit their official Vaccination Record Card when completing their travel authorization process at the official online portal, in addition to their 72-hour RT-PCR test and other required arriving passenger documentation.

Turks and Caicos

All tourists must register on TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal, possess a negative COVID-19 test taken no earlier than 5 days of departure and have travel or health insurance that covers the cost of COVID-19 treatment.

United States

Those eligible to enter the country are recommended (but not required) to commit to a 14-day quarantine. Passengers older than 2 years of age must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) viral antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test result. The test must have been taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Passengers must complete a disclosure and attestation form prior to departure.

 

Europe

With travel bubbles being pioneered in some locations, Europe is set to gradually open itself to travellers once again. But there are complicated border-related issues that may impede movements even between EU countries. With Greece being a notable exception, EU countries and the rest of Europe are currently open only to a handful of third-country travellers.

The EU, however, is aiming to revive its tourism economy by allowing fully vaccinated travellers to enter its borders once the Digital Green Certificate has become fully operational. The vaccine passport is projected to be operational by mid-June.

Albania

Albania is not applying any travel restrictions for international arrivals. However, increased screening measures and the presence of medical personnel are in place when entering Albania. There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving in Albania, however, quarantine may apply in specific cases when ordered by health authorities.

Andorra

Everyone travelling to Andorra is exempt from having to serve quarantine. All tourists planning to spend three or more nights must have a negative test result issued within 72 hours before arrival.

Armenia

Travelers entering Armenia are required to present the results of a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or submit to a PCR test at the airport. Arrivals exhibiting symptoms, or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Austria

Austria is now open for travellers departing from Annex A countries, and from the first of July, fully vaccinated travellers from UAE and other GCC countries without any quarantine requirements. This also applies to unvaccinated children under the age of 18. Accepted vaccines are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm and Sinovac. Following their final dose, travellers are considered vaccinated for the following six months.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina is open to all international travellers who are in possession of a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. No quarantine measures are applied.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is opening up its borders for fully vaccinated travellers hailing from numerous countries. Travellers from the EU as well as a handful of non-European countries are allowed entry should they are able to produce a vaccination certificate confirming their fully inoculated status. Unvaccinated travellers may also enter if they can present either a positive result from a PCR or antigen test for immunity for COVID-19 for persons who had the coronavirus infection not more than 6 months from the date they enter the country; or a negative result from a PCR test performed within 72 hours of their entry into the country or a negative antigen test performed within 48 hours of their entry into the country.

Croatia

Those who have been fully vaccinated (the final dose must be administered at least 14 days before arrival) and those who have recovered from the coronavirus infection are now welcome to visit Croatia. Those who can produce a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of arrival are also welcome. Additionally, travellers may also get tested upon arrival but will have to isolate until the results have been known. Those who are unable to get tested will have to isolate for 10 days.

In all cases, travellers will need to show proof of their accommodations in advance.

Cyprus

Cyprus is now welcoming vaccinated travellers and has removed quarantine and testing requirements for those who can prove they have had their Covid-19 jabs.

All travellers who can prove that they have received the required doses of an authorized vaccine will not be required to undergo any tests to visit Cyprus, nor will they have to quarantine.

Denmark

As per the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, fully vaccinated persons can now travel to and from Denmark. Fully vaccinated or previously infected people will no longer have to present a negative test prior to boarding flights to Denmark from yellow and orange countries.

Please note that to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’, a traveller must have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The traveller must also be a permanent resident of an EU/Schengen country and must have received the final dose of vaccination for at least 14 days, but no more than 180 days, before travelling.

Estonia

Travellers must be ready to produce their valid vaccination certificate detailing which vaccine was administered, who the issuer was and the batch number of the vaccine. The certificates must be in English, Estonian or Russian and must also be in one of the two standard alphabets, i.e. the Roman or Cyrillic alphabets. Please note that no more than six months can have passed since vaccination has been completed.

The country recognizes all vaccines produced by the nine worldwide producers and not just the ones authorized by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna).

France

France has implemented its traffic light system categorizing countries to green, orange and red lists. Starting from 9 June, fully vaccinated travellers from countries on the green list will be able to gain entry into France without any restrictions and quarantine measures. Non-vaccinated travellers from the green list will have to present proof of a PCR or antigen test taken within the last 72 hours before their arrival to France.

Georgia

As of 1 February, inoculated travellers are welcome to visit Georgia via international flights. Citizens of all countries, traveling by air from any country may enter Georgia if they present the document confirming the full course (two doses) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia.

Germany

The GNTB has confirmed that international tourism will resume allowing vaccinated travellers from countries outside the EU to travel to Germany for business and leisure purposes. However, entry from countries and territories deemed as virus variant areas will still not be possible.

Vaccinated travellers will be able to enter Germany under existing visa regulations and are required to register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de prior to departing. Registration also includes uploading proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. A period of at least 14 days must have elapsed since receiving the last vaccine dose.

Travellers must also print out their proof of vaccination and carry it with them on their travels.

Greece

Greece has lifted its entry restrictions and quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers. All travellers are required to present a certificate stating they have been fully vaccinated or have a valid negative test. However, eligible visitors will still be required to adhere to the same restrictions as locals, meaning restaurants and bars will remain off-limits, except for takeaways.

Iceland

Iceland has allowed all vaccinated travellers to visit the country even those from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Schengen Area. This providing that said travellers are able to produce a valid vaccination certificate detailing which vaccine was administered, who the issuer was and the batch number of the vaccine.

Lithuania

Taking a step towards the EU’s vaccination ‘green pass’ system, Lithuania has now eased travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers. Those who hold a medical certificate, a country-specific vaccination certificate, or an international vaccination certificate confirming that they have gone through a full coronavirus vaccination program will be not be required to produce a negative test certificate or self-isolate.

Malta

The Mediterranean country is planning to open its beaches and medieval castles starting from June 1 to fully vaccinated travellers at least ten days prior to arrival. Eligible travellers will be able to skip quarantine and further testing requirements and will even be paid up to €200 ($240) to stay for more than two nights.

Montenegro

Montenegro allows inoculated travellers from a list of countries to enter its borders if at least seven days have passed since receiving the final dose. Having a vaccine certificate allows travellers to forgo the negative test requirement.

The Netherlands

If arriving from “safe” countries across the EU, Asia, and Oceania, no negative test or quarantine period is required

Poland

International arrivals to Poland will be exempted from quarantine requirements should they are able to prove that they have been vaccinated for COVID. However, all unvaccinated travellers from outside the Schengen area will have to isolate for 10 days.

Romania

All visitors and residents arriving at Bucharest International Airport from ‘red’ and ‘yellow’ zones can enter Romania using the ‘Green Lane’ dedicated to vaccinated visitors who can present a European EU Digital COVID Certificate. No quarantine requirement will be observed. Please note that Digital Covid Certificates issued by the UK authorities will not be accepted.

Russia

All passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The test result must be in English or Russian. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted. Quarantine will only be required if a passenger develops any symptoms of COVID-19

Serbia

Arriving passengers are required to obtain a negative COVID test to enter Serbia. A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival is required.

Slovenia

Slovenia will now exempt inoculated travellers coming from all other countries (including the ones on its red list) from its 10-day quarantine rule and negative PCR or rapid antigen test requirements. Travellers will have to provide proof of vaccination demonstrating that at least 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 14 days since the second dose of the Sputnik V, 14 days since the second dose of the CoronaVac and Sinopharm vaccines.

Spain

Spain is opening to fully vaccinated travellers from around the world in an attempt to kick start its summer tourism season. A negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival is also a requirement. Tests accepted are: PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR and TMA.

Switzerland

Fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from the infection in the last six months will be able to enter Switzerland without any quarantine and pre-testing measures (unless they are traveling from areas with variants of concern). Vaccinated travellers must have received vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or one of the vaccines included in the WHO’s Emergency Use Listing. These include the Pfizer BioNTech, Sinopharm and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines.

Turkey

As long as a traveller meets the Turkish immigration rules, they may enter Turkey from any nation with the current exceptions of Brazil and South Africa. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days are subject to a 14-day quarantine. Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

The UK

If arriving from a country on the green list, travellers will not need to quarantine unless their test result is positive, or if NHS Test & Trace determines that travellers have travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.