You should be familiar with the basics of each country before you go. For example, are foreigners allowed to cross its border? Are there any COVID-related travel restrictions? Are there any COVID-related travel restrictions in place?
What countries are open for foreign tourists? What COVID-related travel restrictions exist?
Visit the embassy or state department pages of your country for current travel information.
Numbers of COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates
It is essential to avoid destinations where the number of COVID-19-related deaths has risen or fallen. This is particularly important for those who are not vaccinated. It is also necessary to examine the vaccination rate of the local population, regardless of whether you have been vaccinated. If you’re COVID-positive, traveling to countries with low vaccination rates puts residents at risk. Even if you have been vaccinated, it is a good idea to get a negative COVID-19 screening before you travel.
Our World in Data provides easy-to-use data that includes the most recent information on COVID-19 vaccination rates and worldwide cases.
What countries have restrictions?
Canada: Fully vaccinated travelers can now enter Canada as soon as proof of their vaccinations is received at least 14 working days before joining. They must also submit mandatory information via ArriveCAN. This includes confirmation of English or French vaccination and a plan for quarantine if none of these requirements are met. Non-vaccinated travelers are subject to quarantine and all testing requirements (prearrival/day one and day 8) and mandatory submissions of travel, contact, and quarantine information via ArriveCAN.
Colombia: All land, river, and sea borders are open. With limited destinations, international flights have resumed. The Ministry of Health announced on 4 June 2021 that all international passengers entering Colombia no longer require a negative COVID-19 result. (See the US Embassy in Colombia website. International passengers who are eligible must complete an online immigration form 24 hours before their flight. Colombian citizens cannot enter if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been near someone who tested positive within the past 14 days.
Costa Rica: Review the entry requirements. Travelers who have been vaccinated twice within the last 14 days can enter Costa Rica without purchasing mandatory insurance. All other travelers will need to buy insurance that meets specific coverage requirements. All travelers need to complete an advance epidemiological information sheet. You will need to check if you require a visa.
Croatia: UK citizens traveling to Croatia should bring one of these documents: A negative COVID-19 test result no older than 48 hours or a negative DNA PCR test result in no more age than 72 hours. Proof of vaccination or a doctor’s certificate proving that they have recovered from a positive test between 11 and 180 days prior. See ‘Demonstrating COVID-19 vaccination status’. If they arrive within 14 days of receiving either two doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses, most travelers from other countries are allowed to enter Croatia.
Egypt: All commercial flights have resumed. All Egyptian nationals, including those arriving from abroad, must show proof of having completed a whole COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before they arrive in Egypt. Children below six years old are exempt. The evidence of COVID-19 recovery is not accepted. Passengers will be subject to temperature checks. They must also fill out a Public Health Card and provide proof of valid insurance. Apply online to Egypt’s Online Visa Portal to find out if you need a visa.
Greece: Before arriving in Greece, travelers must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. You will also need to prove that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the least 14 days before your departure (see Demonstrating your COVID-19 status). Greece will accept evidence of COVID-19 recovery for entry purposes.
Ireland: All travelers arriving from Great Britain will be able to show proof of their complete vaccination or guarantee that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days. They won’t need travel-related testing and quarantine. All travelers must complete a health passenger locator and submit a negative COVID-19RT-PCR test no later than 72 hours before arriving in Ireland. Mandatory hotel quarantine is required for travelers from high-risk nations. Travelers from non-European countries will be necessary to quarantine at their homes for 14 days.
Italy: Travelers can enter Italy from 31 August 2021 without quarantining provided they are fully vaccinated and have had COVID-19 treatment. Unvaccinated travelers or those who cannot show proof of vaccination must be self-isolated for five days. Travelers must complete the online digital form. This will generate a QR code that can be presented to your travel agency and Border Police if required. If you don’t have an electronic device, you can complete a paper form. To inform the COVID-19 helpline in the area you are visiting, all arrivals to Italy must call within 48 hours.