Here’s a full list of countries reopening their borders for tourism.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the tourism industry to a standstill, and no one knows when everything will be back to normal again. But the good news is that several countries are now slowly opening up and others are providing timelines on when they will be welcoming tourists again.
If you’re interested to know which countries you can travel to, check out this list of countries that are reopening their borders for tourism.
Egypt reopened its borders for tourism on July 1, 2020. International flights have resumed and its popular seaside resorts have started to welcome tourists again. But in mid-March, the country closed its borders again and temporarily shut its famous attractions to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Egyptian authorities have amended its entry restrictions several times. Currently, all visitors entering the country will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure and must submit a negative result of the test to the airline before being allowed to board their flight.
On June 24, 2021, Egyptian authorities have exempted fully vaccinated individuals from taking the Covid-19 test. But they must present a valid vaccination certificate before boarding and upon arrival in the country. Travelers coming from high-risk countries will only be allowed entry if they can show proof of vaccination. Upon arrival, they will be required to undergo a Covid-19 test.
Egypt is one of those countries that received the “Safe Travels Stamp” from the World Travel and Tourism Council. This certification is given to destinations that have adopted the new protocols to protect the health and safety of travelers.
Here’s everything you need to know about Egypt’s reopening to tourists.
International flights to Kenya have resumed operations on Aug. 1, 2020. And like most countries around the world, Kenya shut its airspace to commercial travel when the pandemic was declared. This has led to the collapse of the country’s tourism revenue, which contributes 10% of the country’s annual economic output. To revive its tourism economy, Kenyan authorities have reopened its borders for tourists and will allow the entry of travelers coming from most countries.
When entering Kenya as a tourist, there are travel restrictions that all travelers must follow, depending on their nationality or the country they came from.
To be allowed entry, all passengers must undergo a PCR test before traveling to Kenya and must present a negative result before taking their flight. The test should be performed at least 96 hours before the flight. Next, travelers should complete the “Travelers Health Surveillance Form“.
Upon arrival in Kenya, all travelers will be subjected to medical screening. Arrivals from the majority of countries and territories are not required to quarantine upon entry. However, if any of the passengers show COVID-19 symptoms, then they will be asked to quarantine.
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Mauritius has officially reopened its borders to foreign visitors. Visitors from all countries are allowed to enter, but they must adhere to the entry restrictions. Different requirements apply for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers entering Mauritius
Unvaccinated travelers will be subject to testing and quarantine requirements. They are required to undergo 14 days in-room quarantine and must undergo a PCR test on the day they arrive and on days seven and 14. After a negative PCR test on day 14, they will be able to move freely.
Fully vaccinated travelers will be able to enjoy a “hotel holiday” in Mauritius from July 15 to September 30, 2021. This means that they must stay at a designated hotel for the entire duration of their stay. They will only be allowed to explore the rest of the island after a 14-day stay at the hotel.
From October onwards, all fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry into Mauritius and explore the island’s attractions all throughout their stay. However, they must present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before boarding.
Anyone who has resided in South Africa or Brazil, or with a history of travel to/from South Africa or Brazil within the last 15 days, will not be allowed entry or transit in Mauritius.
Morocco has reopened its borders to international tourists on June 15, 2021. Countries are categorized into two lists (A and B) in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. Travelers coming from list A countries must present a vaccination pass or a vaccination certificate to enter Morocco. Those who could not be vaccinated or fully vaccinated must have a negative PCR test taken no older than 72 hours. Children under 11 years old are exempt.
Those coming from List B countries are classified into two categories. Vaccinated travelers or holders of a certificate attesting that the person is vaccinated with one of the vaccines accepted in Morocco are exempt from quarantine and must present only a negative PCR test dated less than 48 hours before boarding. Unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated persons must observe a 10-day controlled quarantine, present a negative PCR test that’s less than 48 hours old, a completed and signed declaration of honor for 10-day quarantine, and a voucher confirming this quarantine in the hotels previously designated by the Moroccan authorities.
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Namibia has been welcoming international visitors since September of 2020. However, travel restrictions have been changing rapidly as the country battles its third wave of Covid-19 infections. All travelers arriving in Namibia, whether vaccinated or not, must have a valid negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken at least seven days before arrival. Antigen Rapid Diagnostic tests are no longer accepted.
All arriving passengers should provide their mobile phone numbers so that authorities can easily communicate with them during contact tracing. Tourists must fill out a health declaration and health surveillance forms and submit this to airport officials upon entry. All foreign visitors are also required to have travel insurance that could cover the medical costs in case they get sick while on holiday in Namibia.
Here’s everything you need to know about Namibia’s reopening to tourism.
Rwanda is among the earliest countries to reopen for tourism. As early as June 17, 2020, the country has resumed all international travels through charter flights, while commercial flights have resumed on August 1, 2020.
All passengers arriving on commercial flights will be required to present a negative result of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test that was carried out by a certified laboratory. The test must be taken within the past 72 hours. Upon arrival, another RT-PCR test will be conducted and results will be available within 24 hours. During which time, the passenger must remain in designated hotels at their own cost. Children under 12 years of age with a guardian who has tested negative are exempted from testing. All travelers must fill out the Passenger Locator Form before entering the country.
Here are more details about Rwanda reopening for tourism.
After months of battling the deadly Covid-19 disease, Seychelles has reopened its doors to tourists. The small island paradise started welcoming commercial flights on August 1, 2020. To ensure the safety of all visitors, the Public Health Authority in Seychelles and the Tourism Stakeholders have put in place certain restrictions for all visitors to follow.
Regardless of the vaccination status, all travelers must provide a negative result from a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours prior to departure for Seychelles. Visitors must also have valid travel health insurance that covers the cost of COVID-19 testing, isolation, quarantine, and clinical care. All arriving passengers must also submit a Health Travel Authorization document and stay at hotels approved by the authorities. No quarantine is required for all visitors.
Travelers coming from high-risk countries like South Africa, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh are currently banned from entry into Seychelles.
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South Africa has reopened its borders for international visitors since February 2021. All visitors are required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test, download the COVID Alert South Africa app, and complete the traveller health questionnaire before departure.
The COVID‑19 PCR test must be obtained no more than 72 hours before the date of travel to South Africa. The PCR test certificate must be carried by the passenger when traveling. Upon arrival in the country, all travelers will be screened for COVID‑19 symptoms and will be required to answer any questions required by the Health Authorities. Children below 5 years old are exempted from the COVID 19 PCR test.
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Since June 2020, Tanzania has been allowing the entry of tourists into the country. All travelers are required to present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Tanzania.
All passengers will also be subjected to rapid COVID‑19 test on arrival in Dar es Salaam (DAR) at their own expense. The cost of the rapid COVID‑19 test is at USD 25 and must be paid in cash. Kids below 5 years old are exempted from COVID‑19 testing requirements.
All travelers arriving from countries with the new COVID‑19 variants or those that have travelled through those countries in the last 14 days, must undergo a 14‑day quarantine at a government approved facility.
Here’s everything you need to know about the reopening of Tanzania to tourism.
Tunisia’s borders have been reopened to international travelers since June 27, 2020. Businesses have reopened since May and public transport has resumed as well. The nationwide curfew was lifted in June, but the wearing of facemasks is still mandatory in public places.
All travelers, regardless of the vaccination status, must provide a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate not older than 72 hours before departure. Travelers are also required to complete the mandatory health declaration and quarantine confinement form. A copy of these documents should be printed and signed prior to checking in for the flight. Passengers who do not have this form will not be accepted on the flight.
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Uganda has reopened to tourists on October 1, 2020. Any passengers arriving into the country must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken by an accredited laboratory of its country of origin. The test must be conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled departure. Tour operators and local partners will need to ensure that passengers proceed directly to their stay and limit interaction with Ugandans. There will be no requirement to self-isolate.
Zambia has reopened its doors to International visitors on July 29, 2020. All incoming passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 7 days before arrival in the country. Tourists are not required to quarantine, but they must monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms during the first 14 days of their arrival. Visitors arriving in Zambia with a temperature of 38 C (100.4 F) or higher may be required for another test, some travelers may also be randomly selected for testing; however, there is no strict implementation on this restriction.
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After shutting its borders in March, Zimbabwe has officially reopened for tourism on October 1, 2020.
Upon arrival, all passengers must complete the Health Questionnaire form and provide all details needed for tracking purposes. All travelers are also required to submit a negative result of a PCR Covid-19 test issued within 48 hours from the date of departure.
Those who came from high-risk areas and virus variants of concerns must quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. While on quarantine, they must undergo the Covid-19 test on days 1, 3, 5, and 10.
On August 21, Anguilla reopened its borders for international tourism. But before tourists can fly into the country, they are required to register in advance. Visitors must register at the Anguilla Tourist Board’s website and wait for the approval. Aside from getting approval, they are also required to submit a proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test that’s taken 3-5 days prior to arrival. Furthermore, proof of health insurance is required, which should cover any medical expenses that will be incurred if they get infected with Covid-19. Travelers are required to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days and undergo another PCR test on the 10th day of the visit. Once the final negative test is out, travelers can freely explore around the island.
Here’s a complete guide to Anguilla’s tourism reopening.
Antigua and Barbuda
On June 4, 2020, Antigua and Barbuda welcomes travelers back into the country. All visitors (excluding children under 12 years) arriving by air must submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR Test taken within seven days before their flight. Those arriving by sea are subjected to quarantine, according to the guidelines set by Port Health.
All travelers will be subjected to assessment by the country’s Ministry of Health for any signs and symptoms. A series of checks will be conducted, and passengers will be asked to submit a health declaration form upon arrival.
Aruba is among the Caribbean countries that have already reopened for tourism. On June 15, the country first opened its borders to travelers from nearby countries. On July 1st, Aruba opened its borders to visitors from Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. Visitors from the United States were allowed to visit the beautiful island nation starting July 10.
Some of the country’s top hotels and resorts will also be reopening while applying new practices to ensure the safety of their guests. These include in-room check-in, social distancing, enhanced sanitation, and reduced capacities at bars and restaurants.
Effective 26th of January 2021, all travelers from the United States are mandated to undergo PCR or Antigen test within 72 hours prior to departure and a negative result is required to board. All residents of Brazil are prohibited from entering starting January 25, 2021 due to the new Covid-19 variants.
The Bahamas officially reopened to international travelers on July 1, 2020, but has put in place a handful of guidelines. Tourists who plan on holidaying on this Caribbean island must present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test must be taken no more than 5 days before the trip.
All travelers are required to have a Bahamas Travel Health Visa wherein the negative RT-PCR result is a primary requirement. The Travel Health Visa application also includes mandatory Covid-19 insurance and the cost is dependent on the duration of the stay. Visitors who are staying in The Bahamas for more than 4 nights and 5 days are required to undergo a rapid antigen test while all travelers are asked to complete a short health survey during their stay.
Check out the latest about the Stricter Safety Measures Bahamas Is Imposing.
Barbados is welcoming back visitors on July 12, 2020. Just like with the other countries that are opening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, visitors have to adhere to a set of guidelines when visiting this Caribbean island.
Effective February 3, 2021, all travelers shall present a negative PCR test within 3 days before arrival and have the BIMSafe mobile app ready which will assist in the submission of documents prior to entry. A rapid antigen test will be done upon arrival as well and the result will be given as the traveler exit the airport. Visitors need to have a pre-approved accommodation while waiting for the second Covid-19 negative result which will be taken on the 5th day of arrival before finally exploring the island.
Here are all the details about Barbados reopening to all travelers.
After postponing its border reopening for the second time, Belize has finally reopened its borders to foreign tourists on October 1, 2020. Currently, authorities have not imposed travel bans on any country, so visitors from all countries are allowed to visit. However, all travelers must follow the guidelines imposed by authorities. These include downloading the Belize Health App and filling out the required information no more than 72 hours before arrival. Vaccinated visitors are required to present an Official Vaccine Card showing single or dual shots taken at least 2 weeks prior to the travel. If no proof of immunization is available, a negative RT-PCR result taken within 96 hours or Rapid Antigen test within 48 hours of travel is needed. If neither tests are available, there is also an option of Covid-19 test on arrival.
In addition, all tourists must have pre-booked accommodation at an approved “Gold Standard” hotel. Depending on the health screening results, travelers might be randomly selected for testing at the airport. Those who will turn out positive will be sent to medical facilities for treatment at their own expense.
Bermuda has reopened for tourism on July 1, 2020. All travelers must submit a negative COVID-19 test no more than 5 days before arrival. They must also possess health insurance and wear a mask at all times. All visitors will also be required to fill out a traveler screening form.
Travelers who don’t have a pre-departure negative PCR COVID-19 test result will be tested upon arrival and will be required to isolate in their respective accommodations for three days. They will be tested again on the third day, and if both tests are negative, they will be free to explore Bermuda. All returning residents and visitors have the option to wear a Traveller Wristband within 14 days which will be distributed upon arrival or undergo a 14-day quarantine at the accommodation. Travelers and residents who are arriving from the UK are required to quarantine for four days until the Day 4 negative test result is out.
Find out the latest travel restrictions regarding the Bermuda reopening for tourism.
Brazil has officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 29, 2020. This comes as a surprise since the country is experiencing a rapid increase of coronavirus cases daily. What’s more, Brazil will only require visitors to have travel insurance that can cover their medical costs. As of now, they are only allowing arrivals by air with a medical certificate that verifies the traveler does not have Covid-19. Those traveling by sea or land are still barred.
Here are all the details about Brazil reopening for tourism.
Canada is presently closed to travelers visiting for tourist purposes. However, exceptions are in place for citizens, residents, visiting family members, and others who are visiting for essential purposes. All arrivals are required to go on a mandatory 14-day quarantine. It’s not yet clear when Canada will reopen for tourism.
For now, here’s the latest on Covid-19 regulations for domestic travels in Canada.
On September 19, 2020, Colombia has resumed international flights with Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, and the United States. It allows visitors from all countries to enter. However, all visitors will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 96 hours prior to the travel date. If no test result can be presented on arrival, travelers may get tested in Colombia and remain isolated until a negative result is out. Visitors who do not want to get tested at all are required to quarantine for 14 days. All visitors must wear a protective face covering at all times.
The Health Minister of Costa Rica has announced that it will open its borders for tourism on August 1, 2020. However, the country will only allow flights from those countries that have successfully controlled the spread of Covid-19. They have not yet provided any details on which countries will be included in the list. However, the Costa Rica Tourism Board has earlier revealed that they will first allow visitors coming from Europe, UK, and Canada.
The government of Costa Rica is already in the process of finalizing its protocols for arriving tourists. Its international airports will also be adopting some measures to ensure the safety of visitors and locals. These health protocols will be put in place under the supervision of respective health authorities.
Effective November 2020, travelers from all over the world can visit Costa Rica by air provided they have completed the digital Health Pass and can present health insurance that will cover Covid-119 related expenses.
Here’s everything you need to know about Costa Rica’s border reopening.
On July 1, 2020, Cuba has reopened for tourism. All travelers must present a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to entry. They must also declare their health status and take another COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
Starting February 6, 2021, all travelers will be required to remain in mandatory isolation for at least five days. A second PCR test will be administered on their fifth day of isolation. The isolation period ends when the second test result is negative.
Nationals and residents will complete their isolation at designated centers free of charge, while foreign nationals and nonresidents will be isolated in designated hotel facilities at their own expense.
Curacao has reopened for tourism in mid-June, allowing tourists from selected Caribbean nations. On July 1st, Curacao allowed more tourists to visit coming from several other countries including Canada, France, Italy, and some other European nations. All visitors are required to submit COVID-19 test with a negative result taken at most 72 hours prior to arrival on the island. This must be presented upon check-in.
As of January 1, 2021, passengers are categorized between low or high-risk countries. Travelers from both categories shall complete a digital immigration card, Passenger Locator Card (PLC) and should be properly insured. Only visitors from high-risk countries are required to present a negative Covid-19 test result.
On August 7, 2020, the beautiful island nation of Dominica will officially reopen for tourism. Dominica is one of the few countries in the world that has zero cases of Covid-19 infection. To further protect the island, authorities have imposed travel requirements for all tourists. First, they must present a negative PCR test and undergo a rapid test on arrival. Those with a positive result will be quarantined at a government facility.
Effective February 2021, all visitors including crew members are assigned color-coded wristbands. Antigua and Barbuda are also added to the list of countries classified as High-Risk. Travelers from low to high-risk countries are required to fill out a health questionnaire at least 24 hours before arrival. A negative PCR test result with samples obtained 24-72 hours prior to the travel date is also needed. Visitors may be monitored and undergo another test if deemed necessary.
Find out more about the official reopening of Dominica for tourism.
The Dominican Republic has reopened for international tourism on July 1st. According to Lucien Echavarria, the director at the Ministry of Tourism, about half of the hotels will start their operation in July. The rest will resume operations in November. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of its guests, hotels and resorts in Dominican Republic will apply enhanced health and safety protocols.
The new protocols include placing alcohol-based gel dispensers on the premises and making them accessible for tourists and workers. They have also designated areas to isolate people who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 infection. The Dominican Republic has recorded more than 30,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 754 deaths.
Beginning March 3, 2021, with the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan initiative, visitors are no longer mandated to present a negative Covid-19 result on arrival. An aleatory breath test to 3-15% of passengers will be done instead as well as to those who present symptoms. Visitors coming from the UK are still required to have a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before arrival until March 13th.
On August 16, Ecuador has officially reopened its borders for tourism. Visitors from all countries are allowed to enter without the mandatory quarantine. However, all visitors must submit a negative COVID PCR test, taken no longer than 10 days before arrival. Those who cannot submit a PCR test will be tested on arrival and must go on quarantine while waiting for the results. Tourists who plan on visiting the Galapagos Islands will have to undergo another test on arrival in Ecuador. Random rapid antigen tests may also be carried out on passengers of international flights.
Find out the latest travel restrictions regarding the reopening of Ecuador to tourism.
El Salvador will be opening its borders to international visitors on September 19. Starting that day, International flights at El Salvador International Airport (SAL) will resume. Authorities are allowing visitors from all countries to visit. Travelers are required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that’s taken no more than 72 hours of arrival. But the good news is that no mandatory quarantine is required for all visitors for as long as they can present a negative Covid-19 test result and are not showing any symptoms.
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On July 15th, Grenada has officially reopened for tourism. However, it only allowed visitors from the 15 CARICOM nations. On August 1st, the island allowed more visitors to enter coming from countries like USA, UK, Canada, and many more. To ensure the safety of its citizens and visitors, Grenada has implemented strict requirements for entry. These include submitting a health declaration form online, downloading the Grenada contact tracing app, and undergoing rapid test on arrival. If the result is positive, a PCR test will be conducted. And if it turns out positive again, a mandatory quarantine is required, at the visitor’s expense.
Proof of reservation from a Ministry of Health Pure Safe Travel approved accommodation with a minimum of 7 nights stay will also be checked upon arrival. If only visiting for less than five days, the traveler should remain within the accommodation at all times. On the 5th day after arrival, a mandatory Covid-19 test is performed before allowing entry to the community.
On July 1st, Guadeloupe reopened its borders to welcome tourists. However, it only allowed visitors from selected countries to visit. Visitors from the United States are still banned, including those coming from countries with high cases of Covid-19 infection, such as Brazil, India, and Russia. All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form and present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.
Starting January 18, 2021, in addition to the negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours from arrival, a mandatory 7- day quarantine and Covid-19 re-test will be done except for tourists arriving from Martinique. This is to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 variant from the UK.
On September 18, 2020, Guatemala has reopened its borders to international visitors, allowing travelers from all countries to visit. All visitors are required to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival. Those who cannot provide a PCR test will be asked to go on a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Latest Update – Due to the new developments of the new Covid-19 variants, passengers who have traveled or transited through South Africa and The UK in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter. Nationals and residents of Guatemala are exempted from this restriction.
Haiti has reopened its borders for international visitors. It’s allowing travelers from all countries to visit. The airport resumed commercial flights on July 1st, including flights coming from the United States and Canada. There are no mandatory quarantine and Covid test imposed on travelers, however, officials have put in place several safety measures at the airport. All travelers will be subjected to medical screening and have to present a completed Health Declaration on arrival.
On February 9, 2021, Haiti announced that all travelers are required to present negative Covid-19 test results prior to boarding flights to the country. The test must be performed no more than 72 hours from arrival and could be either an antigen or PCR.
Here’s everything you need to know about Haiti’s reopening for tourism.
Honduras reopened its borders for international visitors on August 17. Commercial flights have resumed in its airports and visitors from all countries are welcome to visit. However, there are certain requirements that visitors must fulfill before they can enter. These include presenting a negative Covid test, which was taken 72 hours prior to arrival. Rapid test or PCR test will be accepted.
Beginning December 23, 2020, travelers that are not residents or citizens of Honduras who have transited or visited United Kingdom or South Africa in the past 21 days are restricted entry. Citizens and residents on the other hand, are required to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days upon arrival to Honduras.
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Jamaica has reopened its borders for international tourists on June 15, 2020. All arriving passengers will be asked to undergo a temperature check and must adhere to the protocols set. They will also be asked to fill out a travel authorization form within 72 hours of flight departure and must be willing to undergo a Covid-19 test upon their arrival.
All visitors to the Caribbean island are required to follow local protocols such as wearing facemasks in public places. Social distancing must also be maintained. The government has also introduced a resilient corridor, which limits the movement of visitors within the areas between Negril and Port Antonio. Only hotels and establishments in this area will reopen, but only if they have the Covid-19 Readiness Certificate.
Travelers visiting after March 10, 2021 need to present a negative PCR test or Antigen result with samples taken no more than 3 days of the travel date. The test must also be performed by a CLIA registered laboratory.
Here are the latest updates on Jamaica’s reopening for tourism.
The Mexican Caribbean has reopened for tourism on June 8, 2020. This area encompasses the state of Quintana Roo, from Isla Holbox in the north to Chetumal in the south. It is where the country’s popular destinations are located, such as Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. The government has implemented a “light system” to categorize the number of infections in every region. Only when the region is categorized under “orange” that it will be allowed to welcome visitors and restart tourism activities.
Mexico is among those countries that were given the Safe Travels Stamp. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) awards this certification to countries that have set protocols to ensure the safety of its workforce and visitors. WTTC has set general protocols and measures for the travel and tourism industry to follow to ensure a safe, secure, and seamless experience to travelers during their visit.
Here’s everything you need to know about Mexico reopening for tourism.
On October 15, 2020, Panama has reopened its borders to all travelers, including foreign visitors from all countries. All visitors will undergo health screenings at the airport upon arrival and must present a negative result of a Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours before arrival. Visitors who cannot show a negative test result will be tested for Covid-19 at the airport. If the result returns positive, they will have to quarantine at a government-approved facility. After seven days, they will be tested again for Covid-19. If the result is negative, the visitor can leave quarantine. However, if the result is positive, the visitor must quarantine for seven more days.
As of December 21, 2020, Panama has suspended entry to visitors who have traveled or transited through the UK and South Africa within the past 20 days.
On July 15, 2020, Puerto Rico has officially reopened its borders for tourism. All visitors are required to fill out an online Travel Declaration Form and present a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours upon visiting the island. Beaches and access to Old San Juan are open from 5 AM to 12 AM. Restaurants, hotel facilities, and museums have resumed operations but at 50% capacity. Visitors may take part in sports and other recreational activities provided they will follow local guidelines.
On September 12, Puerto Rico has once again reopened for tourism. Check out the latest entry restrictions regarding the reopening of Puerto Rico.
St. Barths, a gorgeous Caribbean island known for its white sandy beaches, has officially reopened its borders to tourists on June 22. Visitors from all countries are allowed to enter and the only requirement is to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Those who are staying on the island for seven days or more will be required to take another test on the seventh day.
Latest Update as of February 2, 2021 – The French Government has temporarily suspended tourism to St. Barths or any other French overseas territories until further notice.
Just like with the other countries in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia reopened its tourism industry in phases. It started last June 4, and visitors were required to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours before boarding. As of Sept. 29, authorities in Saint Lucia have amended their COVID-19 related travel restrictions. They would now require all travelers outside of the designated “Caribbean Bubble Countries” to provide proof of an accommodation reservation in a government-approved facility for the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period. All travelers must also submit a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than seven days from arrival.
Travelers coming from the so-called “Caribbean Bubble” countries are exempted from the mandatory quarantine, but they must provide a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than seven days from arrival. All visitors must go through a temperature check on arrival, and those who are showing symptoms will immediately be isolated and tested. If the result is positive, the passenger will be transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for treatment and care at their own cost.
Effective February 10, 2021, travelers to Saint Lucia are required to present a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 5 days prior to arrival instead of the previous mandatory of 7 days upon entry.
St. Maarten has reopened for international tourists on July 1st. However, it will only start accepting visitors from the US on July 15. But since July 1, the country has been welcoming flights from Europe and Canada. This was part of the country’s phased reopening process. Restaurants, bars, hotels, and other establishments are already open, however, wearing a facemask is mandatory for everyone. The government of St. Maarten is constantly monitoring global developments to guarantee the safety of the visitors and its citizens.
All incoming passengers are required to fill out an Electronic Health Authorization System, have a mandatory Covid-19 insurance, and may be required to present a negative Covid-19 test result depending on the originating country of residence. As of January 27, 2021, a travel ban has been put in place for visitors who have been on the list of banned countries in the past 14 days.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines have officially reopened for tourism on July 1st. This means that the country has allowed all tourists to visit. The country adopts a two-stage reopening process. Beginning July 1st, all visitors arriving in the country will be tested. However, starting on August 1st, the COVID test will only be performed on visitors coming from high-risk countries.
The government of St. Vincent and The Grenadines has laid out some rules for all visitors to follow. First, visitors must fill out the VICNY COVID questionnaire before arrival. Those who will undergo the PCR COVID test upon arrival must quarantine in a hotel for 24 hours while waiting for the results to come out.
Latest Update as of February 23, 2021- All travelers must arrive with a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours upon arrival regardless of the risk category of the originating country.
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos will reopen to tourists on July 22. However, the country has set a specific mandate that visitors have to meet. International travelers must be certified by TCI Assured, a quality assurance portal that’s available on the website of the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board. Visitors must present their TCI Assured certifications upon arrival to be allowed entry.
The TCI certification will only be given to visitors who can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, which must be performed within 5 days before arrival. Furthermore, visitors are also required to present proof of medical insurance and complete a health-screening questionnaire.
Read all the details about Turks and Caicos reopening for tourism.
U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands has reopened its borders to tourists on June 1, 2020. It is allowing all international visitors to enter, including those coming from the United States. The government has prepared Health and Safety Guidelines for the USVI Tourism Industry, which covers procedures for operating cleaning and housekeeping, reception and concierge facilities, managing dining rooms, and providing technical and maintenance services.
As of February 27, 2021, arriving tourists will be subjected to temperature checks and health screening and should present an approved Covid-19 test result for clearance to travel. The test should be performed by a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) clinic or laboratory.
Not many people are aware of this, but the United States did not close its borders to any country. However, they suspended the issuance of tourist visas and banned visitors from China, Brazil, Iran, and Europe. So it’s one of the few countries that tourists can still visit for leisure travel. However, it’s worth noting that nearly all states have implemented travel restrictions and limit intrastate travel.
Travelers must exercise extreme precaution when traveling to the US. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country has surpassed the 3 million mark, and the number of deaths is now more than 100,000.
Latest Update – Starting January 26, 2021, all international travelers arriving by air in the United States, including US citizens, are required to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 3 days of departure. In addition to the testing requirement, international travelers will also have to quarantine upon arriving in the US, whether they are visitors or citizens returning home.
On August 12, Armenia has reopened its borders for international visitors. The country allows travelers from all countries to enter. However, visitors are required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine. The quarantine can be shortened if they will undergo a Covid-19 PCR test while on quarantine. If the result turns out negative, they can end their quarantine and start exploring Armenia without any restrictions.
Beginning January 12, 2021, all visitors via land or air should provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours. The negative certificate should be written in Armenian, Russian, or English. All passengers will also be screened upon arrival, this includes temperature check, external tests, and other medical inquiries related to Covid-19 symptoms. Passengers who will not be able to present a negative test must undergo testing on arrival and quarantine until the negative result is out.
Here are more details about Armenia’s reopening to tourists.
Bali is preparing to open its doors to foreign visitors on September 11. The island has banned international travel for several months to curb the spread of COVID-19. A three-step phase of reopening will be implemented, and the government will adopt new policies to adhere to the “new normal”.
However, the Governor of Bali has emphasized that this plan is not yet final. They might postpone the reopening at a later date, depending on the development of the Covid-19 situation on the Indonesian island. If local transmissions remain low, then they might push through with the September reopening. As of the moment, Indonesian borders are opened for people with Single-Entry Business Visas 211 and new KITAS, all other visas for leisure purposes is still on hold.
Japan is one of those countries that many tourists are looking forward to visiting. And although the Japanese authorities have not yet revealed when they will reopen their borders for foreign tourists, there have been reports that the country will be opening its doors for tourists this September. According to reports, the country will be accepting foreign visitors in stages. First, they will accept visitors on essential travels. The second stage will be students and other education-related visits. Tourists may have to wait a little bit longer because Japan will only start accepting general tourists on the third and final stage of its border reopening.
Read on to find out more about Japan’s reopening plans for tourism.
Jordan has revealed plans to open its doors to tourists on August 5. However, they will only allow visitors coming from countries that are considered “low risk”. They have also imposed strict travel rules and requirements that tourists must follow to be allowed entry into the country. Aside from a negative result of the PCR test that’s taken within 72 hours of departure, travelers must also sign a health declaration form, present travel insurance, and download a contact-tracing app.
Tourists visiting Jordan are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival. Instead, they must take a PCR test before flying into the kingdom. The test must be taken within 72 hours of departure, and a negative result must be shown at check-in. All visitors must take another test upon arrival. This test must be booked and paid for in advance. Children under 5 years old do not need to take the test. As of September 8, Jordan has officially reopened its borders to tourists.
Latest Update as of February 26, 2021 – The Jordanian government has re-enforced Friday lockdowns along with extended daily curfews.
Read on to find out more about the travel entry requirements of Jordan’s Reopening to tourism.
On August 21, Kyrgyzstan has officially reopened its borders for tourism. Currently, the country is allowing visitors from 31 countries to visit. There is no mandatory quarantine or testing for all visitors for now, although the government requires negative PCR testing results 72 hours upon arrival. All arriving passengers will be subjected to health screening. If symptoms are detected, they may be required to quarantine.
Here’s everything you need to know about the reopening of Kyrgyzstan for tourism.
Lebanon has reopened its doors to international travels since July 1st. Commercial flights have resumed but at limited capacity. All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form online prior to departure. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result that’s issued no more than 96 hours before arrival must also be submitted. Upon arrival, all passengers will be asked to undergo another COVID-19 PCR test. All foreign visitors are also required to have a travel insurance policy that can cover the cost of treatment in case they turn out positive for coronavirus disease.
All travelers arriving from January 27, 2021, should self-isolate for 72 hours and will be monitored by the authorities. In addition, all visitors are required to download the covidlebtrack mobile app that will be checked by the Ministry of Public Health at the airport.
Nepal has just confirmed that it will be reopening its borders for international visitors on August 17, just in time for the climbing season. According to the country’s Tourism Ministry, they will resume all tourism-related activities in the middle of August while making sure that health and safety protocols are followed. They are currently in the process of finalizing the safety protocols that will be put in place once they start opening to tourists.
As of January 15, 2021, visa on arrival is still suspended; however, travelers can apply for visas at Nepali diplomatic facilities overseas. Travelers should also present a negative Covid-19 PCR result issued within 72 hours of departure. Visitors who are planning to go on a trek are required to have an insurance for Covid-19 with coverage of at least USD 5000. Mandatory quarantine of between 2 to 14 days may also apply.
Here’s what you should know about Nepal reopening for tourism.
Latest Update – With effect from 10th September, all tourists and short term visitors must present a Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken within the last 72 hours prior to arrival to the Maldives.
The Maldives will open its borders to international tourists from all countries on July 15. Tourists are not required to quarantine upon arrival to the island. All resorts and hotels will also resume their operations, except those that are in inhabited islands.
All international visitors to the Maldives will not have to pay any additional fees or produce paperwork as proof that they have tested negative for Covid-19. Those who are not showing any symptoms of the disease don’t need to quarantine. However, anyone who has a history of contact with a confirmed case and has displayed symptoms will not be allowed entry into the country.
Read more about Maldives reopening to tourism and what to expect on arrival.
Singapore has reopened its borders for non-essential travels, but will only allow visitors from a few countries to enter. As of January 2021, entry to Singapore as tourists is limited to those who came from countries considered “safe” or has a small number of Covid-19 cases. These include Australia, Brunei, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. But before tourists can enter, they must first secure an Air Travel Pass at least 7 days before their intended date of arrival to Singapore. Travelers should also stay in a low-risk country in the past 14 days before flying into the country, pre-pay the post-arrival Covid-19 test, and pre-book an approved accommodation with an ensuite bathroom for self-isolation of at least 2 days while waiting for the post-arrival Covid-19 test result.
Find out more about Singapore’s reopening for tourism.
On January 21, 2021, tourists will be able to enter Sri Lanka but under strict protocols. First, they must produce a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken up to four days before their arrival. Then they will be required to take two more tests if their visit to the country is up to seven days. For those who are staying for more than a week, three more tests are needed. Furthermore, all visitors will be asked to pay US$12 for insurance that will cover Covid-19 related medical costs. Lastly, they can only stay in 55 designated hotels across the country and will be accompanied by officials when traveling to designated tourist spots.
Thailand has revealed that it will be opening for international tourism on August 1, 2020. However, they will only allow foreign tourists who came from countries with a low-risk level of Covid-19 contagion. Also, tourists will only be allowed to visit specific routes and follow itineraries booked through small agencies.
During the first phase of reopening, tourists can only visit Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, and Phuket. The limits will be relaxed in the second phase if the government finds it deemed to do so. In the third phase, the government might lift all restrictions so tourists will be free to visit any areas they want.
Effective February 22, 2021, Thailand has increased the number of lowest risk (green) category areas from 35 to 54, high surveillance areas from 17 to 14, controlled areas to 8 provinces only, and maximum controlled area is down to 1 – Samut Sakhon.
On June 12, Turkey has officially reopened for foreign tourists. The government announced the opening of its international air, land, and sea borders. They will be accepting tourists from all countries under normal travel regulations. Hotels, restaurants, parks, and cafes were given a go-signal to open on June 1st, along with museums and beaches.
Passengers must wear masks at all times while in the airport and for the entire duration of all flights in and out of Turkey. Prior to arriving in the country, passengers will be asked to fill out a passenger locator form.
Latest Update – Currently, travelers coming from Denmark, South Africa, and the UK are still prohibited from coming in to the country.
Here’s everything you need to know about Turkey’s reopening.
United Arab Emirates
Dubai has officially reopened for tourism on July 7, 2020. However, certain requirements will need to be met for international tourists to be allowed entry. First, they must have valid health insurance. They must also download the COVID-19 DXB app and input their details to it.
Tourists coming from countries with a high number of Covid cases are required to undergo a PCR test at least 72 hours before their departure to Dubai. They must present proof of a negative result upon arrival. Otherwise, they will be asked to undergo a PCR test on arrival at the airport. All passengers must go through thermal screenings, and if they are showing any symptoms, they will be asked to undergo a test.
On September 24, the UAE authorities have started allowing tourists to visit Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates. Each of the emirates has different policies for inbound and outbound passengers. Arrivals into Abu Dhabi will be required to undergo a PCR test and will be given a tracking wristband that they must wear for their entire 14-day quarantine.
Travelers who have booked tickets with Emirates Airlines or FlyDubai after the 1st of December 2020 can take advantage of the multi-risk travel insurance by AIG Travel.
Read more about Dubai reopening to tourists and the new travel requirements.
Although Vietnam has not yet officially announced when it will open to international tourists, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has revealed that it is planning to resume all international flights to and from Vietnam on July 31, 2020. However, they will only welcome countries that have no new cases of Covid-19 for the past 30 days.
Passengers will be required to present a negative Covid-19 certificate that’s taken three days before their scheduled flight to the country. They must also undergo a PCR swab test upon arrival at the terminal in Vietnam and shoulder the fees. If they will turn out positive, they will be asked to quarantine for 14 days and will have to pay for the accommodation and meal costs.
Currently, Vietnamese nationals, diplomats, and foreigners who are traveling for business purposes are allowed to enter the country provided medical examinations are done as well as a 21-day quarantine upon arrival.
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International flights have resumed in Albania since July 2020. The country has been welcoming tourists coming from within the EU countries. Upon arrival, all travelers are required to submit proof of vaccination OR negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 48 or 72 hours prior to travel in order to avoid the 7 to 14-day quarantine. All persons traveling by air must sign a COVID-19 declaration before boarding their flight. Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival will be barred from entry.
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In July 2020, Andorra has officially reopened its borders for tourism, allowing visitors from all countries to visit. However, entry requirements will vary depending on where the visitor came from. All visitors from EU nations will be able to enter without the need to quarantine but they must provide a copy of a vaccination certificate, a negative result of a Covid-19 test, or a recovery certificate. Residents of Spain, France, or Portugal are advised to obtain a travel document from their Social Security office. People of other nationalities are advised to take out private travel insurance to provide coverage against COVID-19 or other possible incidents during their stay in Andorra.
Check out all the details about Andorra reopening for tourism.
Austria has reopened for tourism since June, allowing the entry of travelers from most EU and EEA countries without restrictions. However, travelers coming from certain areas of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Portugal, Spain, and the UK will be required to either submit a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 72 hours or go on quarantine for ten days. As of January 2021, the only third-country nationals who can enter Austria are those coming from Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and Uruguay.
Latest Update as of March 9, 2021 – Austria has been put into a lockdown including tourism and leisure suspensions. There is also a landing ban for flights from the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa. All travelers need to acquire a pre-travel clearance before boarding any flights to Austria.
On July 15, Belarus has reopened its borders for international tourism. Some of the travel entry requirements include submitting a PCR test taken within 3 days upon arrival and travel health insurance that can cover the medical expenses that will be incurred if the visitor tests positive for the coronavirus. As of August, several travelers coming from various countries have been allowed to enter Belarus. All negative test result certificates must be issued in Belarusian, English, or Russian. Some passengers flying in from high-risk countries are required to self-isolate for 10 days.
For more information about this, check out all the details about Belarus reopening for tourists.
Latest update – As of January 24, 2021, authorities in Belgium have banned non-essential travels until April 18, 2021. Only essential travels are allowed at this time, such as those traveling for business, family, and humanitarian purposes. Those coming from the UK, South Africa, and South America must quarantine for 10 days upon entry into the country.
Belgium has reopened its borders for tourism and is allowing travelers from countries in the European Union, including the UK, and the four EFTA nations. Belgian authorities are relying on the ECDC traffic light system in determining the risk factor of a country. Starting December 18, 2020, anyone arriving from places considered as “red zones” in the ECDC’s traffic light system will have to go into quarantine for ten days when entering the country. However, they can get tested on day seven and can end quarantine if they get a negative result. As per the ECDC map, most of Europe is currently in the red zone.
All passengers arriving in Belgium by air or sea must fill in a “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” 48 hours before arrival in the country and present it to border authorities upon entry. Foreign travelers shall also present a negative Covid-19 test result carried out 2 days before the trip. Belgium residents who spent 2 days outside the country shall also quarantine for 10 days after coming back.
Here’s everything you need to know about the reopening of Belgium to tourists.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina has reopened for tourism since July 16. It allows travelers from certain countries to enter, but with entry requirements. Citizens and residents of the European Union and Schengen nations can enter but are required to submit a negative PCR test taken no longer than 48 hours before arrival. The country will allow visitors from third party countries but only if they spent the last 14-days in an EU/Schengen country and has a negative PCR test.
Passengers transiting Bosnia and Herzegovina may not be obliged to present a negative Covid-19 test result if the final destination is their country of residence or if visiting from Croatia to another destination via Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Find out more about the entry requirements of Bosnia and Herzegovina reopening for tourism.
Bulgaria has reopened international travel as of June 1st. However, it only allows tourists from 30 countries. These include Andorra, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway. Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and the Vatican City. Travelers from these countries will not be placed under a 14-day quarantine when entering Bulgaria.
Travelers coming from Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia, North Macedonia, Albania, Kuwait, Moldova, Israel and any other third country must have a negative Covid-19 test and sign a health declaration upon entering Bulgaria.
Between December 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, Bulgarian authorities will NOT allow the entry of visitors from third-party countries, except for those who came from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Tunisia, Kuwait, Georgia, Uruguay, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo.
Here’s a detailed guide about the reopening of Bulgaria to tourists.
Croatia has reopened to tourists on June 1, 2020. However, it will only allow visitors who are coming from within the European Union. The country has also lifted restrictions for residents of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany, and Slovakia. Visitors from these countries can come to Croatia without having to provide any valid reason. The borders of Croatia are also open to UK citizens without mandatory quarantine.
Croatia is also allowing visitors from third-party countries to enter, including the United States. However, travelers must meet certain requirements and hold a valid negative Covid-19 test result. If they can’t present a negative Covid-19 test, they must go on quarantine. Everyone must also fill in an online form and submit it at the border.
On 1 December, Croatia imposed a mandatory requirement at all border crossing points. Only persons who present a negative result of the Covid-19 test taken not older than 48 hours, will be permitted to enter the country. However, the government has emphasized that this will only be applied mostly to citizens coming from third countries, outside the European Union.
Passengers arriving from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil should undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine along with a negative PCR Test result taken no more than 48 hours upon arrival. This is due to the more contagious new variants of Covid-19. However, the isolation period can be shortened if a negative result is obtained after 7 days of isolation.
Cyprus reopened its airports to international visitors in June. The Cypriot government has categorized visitors via a color-coded system following the ECDC evaluation standards. Starting March 1, 2021, the following restrictions will apply:
Travelers from Green category countries do not need to present any Covid-19 test results upon entry, instead, a completed Cyprus Flight Pass 24 hours prior to departure must be submitted. Green countries include Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.
Travelers from Orange category countries will require a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure for Cyprus and have to upload it on the Cyprus Flight Pass before the trip. Orange category countries are China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Macao, Norway, and Thailand.
Travelers from other countries tagged under Red Category should also obtain a negative PCR test with a certified laboratory and upload it to the Cyprus Flight Pass. In addition, visitors from these countries have to undergo another molecular PCR Test upon arrival in Cyprus.
Visitors from countries under the Grey category shall follow the same mandates for countries on red category plus a 14-day quarantine at their own expense. This quarantine period can be shortened after obtaining a negative PCR Test result taken on the 10th day of isolation.
All international arrivals must register online through the official Cyprus Flight Pass website within 24 hours of departure from their point of origin.
The Czech Republic has opened its doors to travelers from Europe since June. Starting November 9, 2020, arrivals into the Czech Republic have been grouped into red, yellow, and green categories, with red being the most at risk as per the ECDC traffic light system. Visitors coming from the green categories can enter with no restrictions. However, those who came from the yellow categories must provide proof of a negative PCR test result. Arrivals from the red categories are required to fill out an entry form and present proof of negative PCR test result or go into quarantine.
As of March 1, 2021, Czech Republic has changed categories to Green, Orange, Red, and Dark Red countries. Visitors from Green category countries are not required to fill out any forms nor submit any PCR test results. Those who are in Orange category countries need to accomplish a passenger locator form, submit results for either an Antigen test taken no more than 24 hours of departure or a PCR test taken at least 72 hours prior to departure. Visitors from Red category countries need to submit the same documents and are required to repeat a PCR Test 5 days after arrival as well as self-isolation while waiting for the negative result. Those from the Dark Red category countries need to submit a passenger locator form, negative PCR test result before departure, undergo another PCR test no more than 5 days after arriving in the country, and self-isolation before obtaining the final test results.
Read all the latest updates about Czech Republic reopening to tourists.
On June 27, Denmark’s borders have reopened to International visitors, but are only allowing those coming from countries within the Europe. On July 4, Denmark has opened its borders to a selected number of “third countries” including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, and Thailand. Wearing of facemask is not mandatory in Denmark. However, people must keep their distance for at least 1 meter apart when visiting public places.
In December 2020, visitors coming from any country that isn’t EU, Schengen, or the U.K. are banned from entering Denmark. Furthermore, travelers arriving from areas deemed high-risk as per the ECDC map are required to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours. These include travelers coming from France, Italy, and several other European countries with a high incidence of Covid-19 cases.
Latest Update as of February 7, 2021 – Denmark has announced stricter measures to combat the spread of the more infectious variants of Covid-19. All visitors entering the country are now required to be tested and isolated for 10 days. Those who are traveling by air need to present a negative test result that is no more than 24 hours old at the time of boarding. This will be followed by a rapid test upon arrival and isolation for 10 days. The isolation may be shortened if a negative PCR test result is obtained after the 4th day of quarantine.
Read about the latest rules and restrictions regarding the reopening of Denmark for tourism.
On May 15, Estonia opened its borders to its Baltic neighbors. It started welcoming visitors from the rest of the EU countries and those belonging to the Schengen area on June 1st. Medical symptoms will be checked at points of entry, and travel documents must be submitted. Those who came from countries with a high infection rate of Covid-19 will be asked to self-isolate for 10 days and take a Covid-19 test.
Here are the latest updates on Estonia reopening for tourists.
On June 15, Finland has welcomed travelers from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Iceland, Denmark, and Norway. Visitors coming from these countries are no longer required to quarantine. On July 13, restrictions for countries coming from Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Ireland, Cyprus, and Croatia have been lifted.
On December 10, 2020, restrictions for entry into Finland were put in place and will be effective until January 6, 2021. Within this period, all travelers arriving from within the EU, Schengen countries, and the U.K. will be allowed entry even those countries with high Covid-19 rates. However, they must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test, taken in the last 72 hours prior to arrival. They must quarantine for 72 hours until a second test will return negative, which will give them the freedom to roam around Finland without restrictions.
Latest Update as of February 22, 2021 – The Finnish Government has announced extension of restrictions regarding entry to the country until March 18, 2021. Leisure travel for the Vatican, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, and South Korea are also permitted. No mandatory testing and isolation are needed for citizens of the 6 said countries.
Here are the latest updates on Finland reopening to tourists.
On June 15, France has reopened its borders to EU member countries, including Iceland, Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino, and the Vatican. Travelers from these countries can enter France without the need to present a certificate of negative Covid-19 test or go on quarantine. However, travelers from the UK and Spain are required to go on a voluntary quarantine. This is in reciprocity to the regulations in place for both countries. On July 1st, France has opened its borders to 15 more countries outside of the EU.
On December 15, 2020, France was put into lockdown. According to President Macron, no traveller should be able to enter France without being certain that he is not carrying the virus. Thus, most arrivals are required to show a negative Covid-19 test result and present an attestation swearing that they do not have Covid-19 symptoms and must state their reasons for travel.
Latest Update as of February 5, 2021 – All leisure travel to and from the European space are prohibited; however, travelers from any European Union Member States, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, and Switzerland may be allowed provided mandatory requirements are submitted.
Here’s everything you need to know about France reopening for tourism.
Georgia has postponed its reopening date from June 15 to July 31st, due to the rapid increase of coronavirus cases in its neighboring countries. However, its local tourism services have already started operating since June 15. Hygiene and safety measures were put in place for the safety and wellbeing of travelers. On the first stage of its reopening, Georgia has only allowed the entry of visitors coming from France, Germany, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania by direct flight. Essential trips were also allowed regardless of the country of origin, but special permits must be obtained in advance.
As of February 1, 2021, Georgia has opened air travel; however, land and maritime borders remain closed. Visitors that are not residents of the country must present a proof of immunization. Residents of EU countries as well as travelers from Bahrain, UAE, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA, and Switzerland are not required any vaccination certificate; however, a negative PCR test result must be presented prior to departure.
Find out more about Georgia’s reopening.
Germany officially reopened to tourists on June 15, allowing travelers from 31 EU/EFTA countries to enter its borders for leisure travel. On July 1, Germany allowed selected third-party countries outside of the EU to enter as recommended by the EU Council. These countries include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea. Any visitor coming from these countries will not have to present a negative COVID Test nor isolate upon arrival.
Germany has been on a tight lockdown since November. Over Christmas, from December 23 to January 1st, members of one household will be allowed to meet with up to 10 people from other households to celebrate. However, people are advised to self-isolate before and after such gatherings.
Visitors who have been to high-risk countries in the past ten days must quarantine upon entry. The required mandatory quarantine is for 10 days. On the fifth day, they can take the Covid-19 test and end the quarantine if they test negative.
Latest Update as of February 1, 2021 – Germany announced no restrictions for residents of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. In addition, China, Hong Kong, and Macao SARs of the People’s Republic of China may also be permitted as soon as mutual entry between these countries are confirmed. For people planning to visit Germany who are residing in countries not mentioned, the same restrictions still apply and may only enter if there is an urgent need to travel.
Here’s the latest about Germany’s reopening for tourism.
On July 1, 2020, Greece has officially reopened its borders to some foreign visitors. This comes after other European nations have opened their borders to certain nations in their “safe travel” list. All flights to Greece have resumed, except those countries where a high number of Covid-19 transmissions have been recorded. Travelers from the UK and Sweden will only be allowed to enter the country by July 15. There will be no quarantine restrictions. However, before boarding, all travelers must fill out an online form and must be willing to submit themselves for the Covid-19 test upon arrival, which is done in random.
On December 7, Greece has extended its national lockdown until January 7. During this period, all schools, bars, and restaurants must be closed. A curfew was also imposed, from 9 PM to 5 AM. In line with this, the country has imposed an entry ban on all international arrivals coming from third-party countries. However, all Schengen nationals are allowed to enter. For those passing through land borders, they must provide proof of a negative PCR test result taken no longer than 72 hours.
Latest Update as of April 17, 2021 – Beginning next week, travelers from the United States and European Union will be allowed to enter the country along with visitors from the U.K., Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Serbia. The restrictions to these countries are lifted even before the country fully reopens to all tourists under regular visa requirements on May 14, 2021. All passengers are required to present a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of travel or a proof of immunization. Those who got vaccinated for at least 14 days on the day of departure may be permitted to board flights to Greece even without any Covid-19 test result on hand. Random tests may also be conducted at the airport upon arrival.
Find out more about the travel restrictions to Greece and the list of all countries that can visit.
On June 21, Hungary opened its borders with no restrictions to visitors coming from the European Union and the European Economic Area, excluding the UK and Switzerland. Serbian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary while Ukrainians can enter up to 24 hours for as long as they remain within 30 km from the border. Visitors coming from South Korea and Japan will only be allowed entry on business purposes.
On September 1st, Hungary has to temporarily close its borders to all visitors due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.
As of October 3rd, the border closure of Hungary will be extended for another month due to a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. Only travelers coming from the Visegrád Group (Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) are allowed to enter but they must present a negative COVID-19 test result.
Latest Update as of March 2, 2021 – Foreign nationals are still prohibited from entering Hungary. Only citizens who are outside of the country for business purposes are allowed to return without the need to follow the stricter travel restrictions.
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Iceland eased its travel entry requirements on June 15 and has started welcoming visitors from Europe, with an option to undergo a COVID test at the airport or go on a 14-day quarantine. Travelers will also complete a pre-registration form before arriving in the country. On July 1, Iceland has welcomed 15 countries outside of the EU Zone, upon the recommendation of the EU Council. These include Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, Rwanda, Serbia, New Zealand, South Korea, Tunisia, China, Uruguay, and Thailand.
As of February 19, 2021, Iceland requires all travelers to present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure to the country. A double screening is still mandatory followed by a 5 to 6 days quarantine as well as a second negative test result; however, visitors who can provide proof of immunization and proof of prior infection are exempted from these tests as well as with isolation.
Read all the latest info on Iceland’s reopening for tourism.
On July 21, 2020, Ireland has officially reopened for tourism. It allows travelers from 15 “Green Nations” to enter without the need to quarantine. But for those coming from other countries, a mandatory 14-day quarantine is needed. All visitors are also required to download a COVID Tracker App for easy contact tracing in case someone gets infected. Wearing of masks on public spaces is also required in Ireland.
As of February 18, 2021 – All travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the country of origin; however, this may be shortened by a confirming negative test result no less than 5 days after arrival.
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On June 3, Italy has reopened its borders to visitors from the European Union and the Schengen Area for unrestricted travel, after closing its doors for months due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, the country is still not allowing the entry of travelers from non-EU countries, including those from the United States. On July 1, Italy welcomed travelers from 15 countries outside of the EU, as per the recommendation of the EU council. But this does not include travelers from the United States.
Italy has implemented several restrictions on travel last December to prevent the spread of Covid-19 over the holidays. From December 10 until December 21, all arriving passengers from the EU, Schengen area, and the U.K. can skip the mandatory quarantine requirement by showing proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the past 48 hours. Otherwise, they must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
From December 21 until January 6, all arrivals will undergo a “blanket quarantine requirement” even if they are citizens of Italy. From January 7 to January 15, all EU, Schengen, and U.K. arrivals can revert to skipping quarantine if they can show proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
Here are all the details about the reopening of Italy for tourists.
Latvia opened its borders to its Baltic neighbors on May 15. On June 1st, all travel restrictions to the country have been lifted and there are no longer border checks. On June 3rd, travelers from EU and EEA countries, including Switzerland, can enter the country without going on a 14-day quarantine for as long as they came from countries that have no new COVID-19 cases for the past 14 days. On July 1, Latvia reopened its borders to the rest of the world.
In September, authorities in Latvia require all passengers arriving from an EU country where the 14-day cumulative indicator is higher than 50 to go into a 10-day quarantine, and this affects most EU countries including the U.K., as per the data from ECDC. Since October 12, all arrivals must fill in an electronic form 48 hours before arriving in the country.
Latest Update – Latvia has announced a state of emergency until the 6th of April in order to curb the spread of old and new variants of Covid-19. Only travelers with “urgent and essential” reasons are permitted to enter the country. Travels for leisure purposes are still prohibited.
In June, Lithuania reopened its borders to visitors coming from EU nations. It also allowed the entry of travelers coming from outside EU countries with an infection rate lower than 16 cases per 100,000 in population in the past 14 days. Tourists coming from these countries, as well as those from within the EU, are not required to undergo testing. Visitors from high-risk areas are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, which can be reduced to 10 days if a test taken after 8 days of self-isolation will turn out negative. Lithuania updates its list of “safe countries” regularly, depending on the epidemiological situation.
Since October, Lithuania has been relying on the ECDC traffic lightmap for implementing entry restrictions. Currently, the country is allowing the entry of visitors coming from within the EEA countries, however, those who came from countries that are red or gray in the ECDC map will be subjected to Covid-19 testing or 10-day isolation.
Latest Update as of March 10, 2021 – All passengers are required to present negative Covid-19 test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure except crew members, people transiting through Lithuania, proof of previous Covid-19 infection that’s not more than 90 days from arrival in the country, or proof of vaccination.
Find out the latest updates on the travel restrictions of Lithuania’s border reopening.
On June 15, 2020, Luxembourg has officially reopened its doors to tourism, allowing travelers from EU nations to enter. As per the recommendations of the EU Council, Luxembourg permitted the entry of travelers coming from selected countries outside of the EU starting July 1st. There’s no mandatory test or quarantine for travelers coming from the allowed countries unless they show symptoms.
Latest Update – All incoming travelers are required to submit a document proving that they have tested negative against Covid-19. The test must be from a nucleic acid or rapid antigen test that is taken less than 72 hours before the intended departure. In addition, travelers from countries not included in the EU or any Schengen area must do additional rapid tests on arrival.
Here’s everything you need to know about Luxembourg reopening borders for tourism.
Macedonia has reopened its borders for tourism on July 1, 2020. It allowed visitors from all countries to visit. There are no testing or mandatory quarantine requirement at the moment. However, in August, the country has required visitors coming from Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to show a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours before arrival to the country. Furthermore, temperature checks will be conducted at the airport and anyone showing symptoms will be barred from entering the country.
Find out the detailed entry restrictions that apply to the reopening of Macedonia for tourists.
Malta has reopened for tourism in two phases. On July 1, it will only allow residents from 22 European countries to visit. From July 15, visitors from the rest of the world will be welcome. All visitors will not be required to self-quarantine upon arrival, although thermal screenings will be conducted at the airport. They must also fill in a self-declaration form upon arrival, which includes details of their movement in the past 30 days.
Countries on Malta’s “green list” are much smaller as of March 10, 2021. It currently includes Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy (Sicily and Sardegna), New Zealand, Norway, Portugal (Madeira, Azores), Rwanda, South Korea, Spain (Canarias), and the United Arab Emirates. Visitors from these countries can enter with no restrictions.
Passengers coming from countries listed as “amber” are required to present a negative Covid-19 result prior to boarding a flight to Malta. Random tests may also be conducted upon arrival. Lastly, countries on the “red list” need to spend at least 14 days in one of the safe corridor countries before entering Malta. In addition, these visitors need to undergo a PCR test no more than 72 hours upon arrival.
Here’s what you need to know about Malta’s reopening.
Montenegro has reopened to tourists on June 1, accepting tourists from more than 130 countries. Visitors who came from countries where the rate of active cases is less than 25 for every 100,000 inhabitants can enter the country without the need to self-isolate or go on quarantine. For others, COVID PCR testing will be conducted upon arrival. If they will test positive, they will be asked to self isolate in a facility and will be monitored by competent epidemiological service.
Latest Update as of February 10, 2021 – Travelers from countries other than the United Kingdom are permitted to enter the country as long as a negative PCR test has been conducted within the past 72 hours.
Find out the latest rules and restrictions about Montenegro’s reopening for tourists.
Norway officially reopened its borders to tourists on July 15, 2020. It started by allowing travelers from European nations including the UK to enter. However, it has excluded visitors from Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, and Luxembourg due to the high rate of COVID-19 infection in these countries. And unlike the other EU nations that have allowed entry for travelers coming from some countries outside the EU, Norway will not allow any third-party countries to enter at the moment unless it’s for essential purposes.
Since December, Norway implemented the requirement of negative PCR tests for anyone coming from a Covid-19 high-risk country, as designated red by the ECDC map.
Latest Update – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has imposed stricter measures or restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19. Tourists, distant family members, business travelers, people who have leisure property in Norway but are not residents, could no longer travel to Norway as of the moment.
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On June 15, 2020, Poland has opened its borders to international visitors and lifted the mandatory quarantine for residents of 26 European Union countries. International flights to and from within the EU have also started. However, it’s still not clear when Poland will open its borders to non-EU countries. Face covering is no longer mandatory for as long as social distancing is observed. However, wearing of facemask is required in public transportation and stores.
Read all the details about Poland’s reopening for tourism to find out the latest travel rules and restrictions.
On July 1, Portugal has reopened its doors to tourists from within the EU. It also eased travel restrictions to increase commercial flights in and out of the country. The country has also allowed travelers from non-EU countries as per the recommendation of the EU council. Some travelers, including those coming from the United States, will be asked to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken no older than 72 hours before departure. Land borders with Spain have also been opened.
As of December 2020, U.K., EU and Schengen area arrivals are still allowed in Portugal, as are the EU-mandated countries. Everyone will undergo health screening and temperature checks at the airport. Some people might be asked to take a Covid-19 test and isolate until they get their test results.
Latest Update as of February 2021 – Private and commercial flights to and from the United Kingdom as well as Brazil are still suspended due to the increase of the new Covid-19 variants. People from these 2 countries cannot travel to Portugal for leisure or business purposes.
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Romania has officially reopened for International visitors, allowing tourists from EU nations and a few countries outside of the EU as well. The country is open to welcoming travelers from many more countries in the coming weeks, depending on the situation. Countries that have been categorized as “Green Zones” do not need to quarantine upon entry in Romania. Meanwhile, those belonging to the “Yellow Zones” have to isolate upon entry.
As of February 23, 2021, the restriction of commercial flights to and from the United Kingdom has been lifted; however, all passengers coming from the UK must self-isolate for 14 days regardless of nationality. Travelers from high-risk countries also need to present a negative PCR test result before entering any Romanian territory followed by a 10-day quarantine. 14 days isolation applies to all visitors who will not be able to present any negative test result.
Here are all the details about the travel restrictions to Romania.
On May 22, 2020, Serbia reopened for tourism and welcomed visitors from all nations, making them one of the few countries that have opened early to tourists. Furthermore, a proof of a negative COVID-19 test is no longer mandatory for all travelers. The country is now operating under the normal border regulation, so travelers from all countries could visit Serbia without any restrictions. Air Serbia, the country’s flag carrier, has also resumed its commercial flights.
In August, Serbia imposed new travel restrictions and requires travelers from four nations to submit proof of the negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival. Travelers who will not be able to present any results will be refused entry as no test upon arrival is available.
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest travel restrictions on the reopening of Serbia.
Slovakia has officially reopened for tourism in June. It started by allowing visitors from 16 countries in Europe, such as Liechtenstein, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Latvia, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. In July, Slovakia has added more countries to the list, including non-EU countries as recommended by the EU council. Tourists coming from the “safe countries” will not need to submit a Covid-19 test or undergo a mandatory quarantine. However, all other arrivals from EU areas considered “high-risk” must quarantine for 10 days with no need to take a test. All arrivals from other countries must stay in self-isolation until they have proof of a negative PCR test.
Latest Update as of February 10, 2021 – The government of Slovak Republic has announced two new decrees that are restricting the free movement and stay on the country from 8th of February up until 19th of March 2021. Travelers arriving from other EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Northern Ireland, or Switzerland in the past 14 days before entering Slovakia must strictly self-isolate at home or in a quarantine facility.
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Slovenia has reopened for tourism and allowed travelers from selected countries to visit. In June, Slovenia only allowed visitors coming from its neighboring EU countries to enter with no restrictions. However, in July, the Slovenian government followed the advice of the EU council to open its borders to visitors coming from third-party countries. Slovenia is now implementing a color-coded three-tier system in implementing travel restrictions to foreign visitors.
Many countries around the world are now on Slovenia’s red list, where arrivals must submit a negative Covid-19 PCR test or quarantine for ten days. The country also accepts rapid antigen test results taken no more than 24 hours upon arrival, a certificate of a previous infection that is more than 21 days up to 6 months, and proof of vaccination. As of December 2020, only eight countries are currently on Slovenia’s ‘green list’–Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay. Arrivals from these countries can enter with no restrictions.
To find out more about these travel restrictions, check out the latest details about Slovenia reopening for tourism.
Spain has officially reopened for tourism on June 21, 2020. International flights are now operating at the country’s major airports, including in Madrid and Barcelona. However, the country is only accepting travelers from European Union and Schengen Area countries, including the United Kingdom. There’s no quarantine requirement for all travelers. Travel restrictions are still in effect for other countries, except for Australia, Georgia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Montenegro, Serbia, Rwanda, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, and Uruguay.
As of February 25, 2021 – Spain has removed the restrictions for some countries outside the EU such as Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay; however, visitors coming from these countries are subject to mutual agreement. Those from high risk countries must submit a negative PCR Test taken 72 hours prior to arrival. A Travel Health Form must also be filled out or downloaded through the Spain Travel Health mobile app.
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Sweden has remained open for tourists from European Union Member States and EEA nations even when the Covid-19 pandemic started. However, the government has banned visitors from other nations to enter for non-essential travels. The ban will be in effect until March 31st, 2021. Other foreign nationals who are allowed to enter must present negative Covid-19 test results that should be performed not more than 48 hours upon crossing Sweden’s borders. Currently, antigen, TMA, PCR, and LAMP tests are allowed as long as the resulting certificate shows the name of the person who was tested, date of the test, type of the test performed, test result, and the name of the issuing laboratory or clinic.
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Switzerland has reopened to tourists on June 15, 2020, but it has only allowed visitors from 30 countries. These are travelers from European Union member countries, EFTA countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and the UK. On July 20, Switzerland will start allowing travelers from non-EU countries, such as Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. Travelers from the high-risk regions will be asked to register with cantonal authorities and go on self-quarantine for 10 days at their own cost upon arrival.
Latest Update as of February 12, 2021 – Authorities are keeping stricter measures and are now only mostly allowing entry to citizens and residents of EEA countries, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Visitors from these countries who are flying in to Switzerland’s airspace must present a proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test and are required to fill out an entry form. Travelers from high risk areas may be allowed entry under special circumstances; however, a negative PCR test, and self-isolation is required upon entry.
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On July 1, the Netherlands has opened its borders for non-essential travels to citizens of EU countries. However, tourists coming from Sweden and the UK must go on a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. All tourists must adhere to the rules in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. Visitors must book their accommodation ahead of time before arriving in the Netherlands.
From December 15, all passengers arriving from outside of the “EU-wide safe list” must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test (in English, French, German, Spanish, or Dutch) and complete a signed negative test declaration.
As of January 23, 2021, suspension of flights from countries where the spread of the new variant is increasing rapidly are suspended. These countries are Venezuela, The UK, Uruguay, Suriname, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Panama, Guyana, French Guinea, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil. The government is planning to revise these restrictions on March 16, 2021; however, constant updates are still in place.
Here are the rules and restrictions about the Netherlands reopening to tourists.
United Kingdom (UK)
The United Kingdom has not closed its borders to foreign travelers. However, visitors coming from foreign countries will be asked to go on a 14-day quarantine, except for those who came from countries covered by the travel corridor exemption. If you came from these countries, you no longer need to self-isolate. Before arriving in the UK, passengers will be asked to fill out a passenger locator form. This form must be presented upon arrival in England.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced and reiterated restrictions on February 22, 2021 which includes submission of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours upon arrival regardless of the nationality and including British citizens. Previously, the UK is open without any test requirements.
Here are the latest updates on United Kingdom reopening for tourism.
On June 15, Ukraine has officially reopened its borders to tourists. All commercial flights in and out of the country have already resumed. However, tourists coming from the “red zone” countries or those with more than 40 cases per 100,000 population, will be asked to go on a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. Meanwhile, travelers from the “green zone”, or those with less than 40 cases in every 100,000 population, will no longer need to go on quarantine.
Latest Update – On March 24, all travelers must present a negative Covid-19 PCT test prior to arrival. The test must be done 72 hours before the intended flight to Ukraine. Regardless of the country of origin, all visitors should also have a medical insurance that covers Covid-19 treatments in Ukraine.
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On July 15, French Polynesia’s borders will officially reopen to international tourists coming from all countries. All travelers will be asked to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test performed within three days before arriving in the country. Visitors will also be asked to register at the Electronic Travel Information System and will be required to show a receipt of the health registration upon entry.
Latest Update – The Authorities have announced a stricter restriction for all travelers to French Polynesia on February 3, 2021. Only travelers with valid reasons such as health, professional, family, and returning residents are allowed to enter the country. All other travels for leisure purposes are temporarily suspended until April 2021.
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