What are the countries open for tourism now (UPDATED)

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Because of the coronavirus crisis, we decided to provide you with some travel updates. See here an updated list of all the countries open for tourism now or have announced their opening in a near future.

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Note from the authors

First of all, we would like to make it very clear that we are not plainly fomenting tourism and simply ignoring the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic. We are from the #stayathome and #staythefuckhome team. That being said, we cannot ignore mainly two things. One, people want and will travel as soon as possible. Two, tourism is actually a good way to lift economic crisis. So, if you must, travel responsibly.

So, there is no doubt that tourism can be a pivotal activity to help leverage countries’ economy in a post-coronavirus scenario, particularly for the ones hit the hardest. For instance, the tourism industry represents 1,5 trillion of euros annually just in Europe. For this reason, many countries are now adapting themselves into this new reality, guaranteeing security plus economic advantages for those choosing to spend their holidays in their territory. Sicily, for instance, has announced discounts in accommodations and activities for their guests, while Mexico said that for every two days of accommodation and car rental, the tourist will get another two complementary days for the same services.

It might still be too early to start planning a next trip. Truth be told, some countries have implemented containment and security measures a lot more efficiently than others and are now able to benefit from reopening tourism. Therefore, see below a complete list of all the countries that are open for tourism now or have announced their date for opening the borders after the coronavirus crisis.

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European countries open for tourism now

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Countries member of the European Union

Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Slovenia
Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Malta, Spain
Cyprus, Czechia, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden
Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia

Countries listed in the Schengen area

Austria, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Sweden
Czechia, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland
Estonia, Finland, Liechtenstein, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia
France, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Spain

Austria

Last update from Austria: May 07th.
Austria is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Austria now:

  • Nationals of (and persons living in the same household):

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

  • Passengers arriving from:

Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City

  • Residents of Austria and (and persons living in the same household):

Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City

  • A beneficiary of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union
  • Passengers with a “D” visa issued by Austria
  • Passengers entering Austria to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the destination country
  • Passengers traveling on business
  • Passengers visiting their life partner
  • Students

The requirements to enter Austria

  • Must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival or; Have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or; TMA test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival or; Take a test within 24 hours after arrival.
  • A completed “Pre-Travel-Clearance” form must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at this address.
  • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. Details can be found at this address here.

Who cannot travel to Austria

  • Until 18 May 2021, flights from Brazil, India and South Africa are suspended.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at here

Belgium

Last update from Belgium: Apr 28th.
Belgium is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Belgium now:

  • Nationals and residents of Switzerland and EEA Member States
  • Residents of Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand
  • Passengers with a “C” visa issued by Belgium
  • Students
  • Passengers entering Belgium to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the destination country

The requirements to enter Belgium

  • Passengers must have an Essential Journey Certificate issued by a Belgian embassy or consulate, UNLESS:
    • national or residents of Switzerland and EAA Member States OR;
    • residents of Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand OR;
    • passengers with a “C” visa issued by Belgium after 18 March 2020.
  • A completed “Passenger Locator Form” must be submitted at most 48 hours before arrival. The form can be found at this address or direct from here.
  • Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test and quarantine. Find out more here.
  • Passengers are subject to medical screening.
  • Passengers entering or transiting through Belgium must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in Dutch, English, French or German. UNLESS:
    • passengers residing in Belgium;
    • passengers younger than 6 years;
    • passengers transiting through Belgium to a non-Schengen Member State.

Who cannot travel to Belgium

  • Passengers arriving from Brazil, India or South Africa are not allowed to enter, UNLESS:
    • Your are a Belgium national or resident.
  • Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State, UNLESS:
    • national or residents of Switzerland and EAA Member States OR;
    • residents of Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.
  • Residence permits issued by Italy with an annotation of ‘ASILO’ are not accepted for entering or transiting through.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at here

Bulgaria

On June 1st, Bulgaria reopened their borders for travellers coming from most of European countries only. Belgium, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom are subject to 14 days of quarantine.

You can read further on the official government website.

Croatia

Last update from Croatia: Apr 30th.
Croatia is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Croatia now:

  • Nationals and their family members of:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.

  • Passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland

  • Residents of Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.
  • Passengers entering Croatia to transit by land to a third country for a maximum stay of 12 hours. They must prove that they can enter the destination country.
  • Passengers travelling on business with an invitation letter from a company in Croatia.
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.
  • Students.

The requirements to enter Croatia

  • Passengers traveling as tourists with proof of paid accommodation.
  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The rapid antigen test must be listed here.
    • have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The last vaccine dose must be received at least 15 days before arrival OR;
    • have a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 12 days and at most 180 days before arrival OR;
    • have a positive COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at least 12 days and at most 180 days before arrival OR;
    • be subject to a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test upon arrival at their own expense and self-isolation for up to 10 days, UNLESS:
      • residents of Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand arriving from their country of residence;
      • younger than 7 years accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. The parents or guardians must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result, a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate.
  • Passengers could be subject to self-isolation.
  • A completed “Enter Croatia Form” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be submitted online before departure at this web address, unless you are national or resident of Croatia.

Who cannot travel to Croatia

  • Passengers arriving from Brazil, India, South Africa or Tanzania (Zanzibar) must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at here. You can also read more here.

Cyprus

Last update from Cyprus: May 07th.
Cyprus is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Cyprus now:

  • Residents of Cyprus;
  • Spouses and children of nationals of Cyprus;
  • Passengers with a vaccination certificate issued in Cyprus, Israel or United Kingdom. Details can be found here.
  • Nationals of:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

  • Passengers arriving from:

Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City.

The requirements to enter Cyprus

  • Passengers must have a Cyprus Flight Pass obtained at most 24 hours before departure. Obtain it here.
  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure, UNLESS:
    • Passengers younger than 12 years;
    • Passengers arriving from Australia, Israel, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Saudi Arabia or Singapore;
    • Nationals and residents of Cyprus if arriving from Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City;
    • Spouses and children of nationals of Cyprus if arriving from Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City;
    • Passengers with a vaccination certificate issued in Cyprus, Israel or United Kingdom. Find out more about it here.
  • Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense and quarantine.

Who cannot travel to Cyprus

  • All of the other countries

More COVID-19 related information can be found at here. You can see the list of countries divided into colours here.

Denmark

Last update from Denmark: May 06th.
Denmark is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Denmark now:

  • Nationals or residents of Denmark.
  • Residents of Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) and Sweden (Blekinge, Halland, Scania and West Gothia).
  • Residents of Norway (Nordland, Trondelag, Troms and Finnmark regions).
  • Residents of Australia, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
  • Spouses, partners, parents, children, fiancés, sisters, brothers or grandparents of a person residing in Denmark. They must present proof confirming their relationship.
  • Boyfriends or girlfriends of a person residing in Denmark. They must present a printed ‘Solemn declaration on relationship for use in connection with entry’.  See more exemptions here.
  • Passengers with a diplomatic passport, spouses, partners, children or stepchildren of a person with a diplomatic passport.

The requirements to enter Denmark

  • Passengers entering or transiting through Denmark must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point or before departure of the last direct flight to Denmark. The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish. Details can be found here. UNLESS:
    • passengers younger than 13 years.
    • passengers travelling to Faroe Islands (FAE).
    • passengers with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 84 days before arrival. The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish.
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they received the vaccine at least 2 weeks and at most 180 days before departure. The certificate must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.
  • Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival, UNLESS:
    • passengers younger than 13 years.
    • passengers traveling to Greenland.
    • passengers with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at least 14 days and at most 84 days before arrival. The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish or Swedish.
    • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they received the vaccine at least 2 weeks and at most 180 days before departure. The certificate must be issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Details can be found here.
  • Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. Details can be found at this address.

Who cannot travel to Denmark

  • Passengers must not arrive from Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Details can be found here.
  • Flights from Iceland to Greenland are suspended until 15 May 2021.

Passengers travelling to Greenland

More COVID-19 related information can be found here.

Estonia

Estonia is open for tourism now for most European Union countries, including the UK, if the person has no Covid-19 symptoms, but quarantine requirements may apply.

France

Last update from France: Apr 28th.
France is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to France now:

  • National of France, spouse and children.
  • National of (and their spouse and children):

Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, and EEA Member state

  • British Nationals beneficiaries of the agreement on withdraw of the UK from EU and their family members, if not arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, India or South Africa
  • Passengers arriving from (must not be outside these countries in the past 14 days):

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City.

  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City or a EEA member.
  • Students who don’t arrive from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, India or South Africa.

The requirements to enter France

  • Enter or transit to France must present a Travel Certificate before boarding, UNLESS:
    • Passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liencheinstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweeden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City. Must not be outside these countries in the past 14 days
  • Must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test 72h before departure from the first embarkation point
  • Must complete a sworn statement. Find it here.
  • Subject to quarantine and PCR test.

Who cannot travel to France

  • All of the other countries

Germany

Last update from Germany: May 05th.
Germany is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Germany now:

  • Nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
  • Passengers arriving from:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

  • Immediate family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland. They must present proof of their family relationship.
  • Immediate family members of residents of Germany. They must present proof of their family relationship.
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland.
  • British nationals with a residence permit issued by Germany before 31 December 2020.
  • Passengers with a long term “D” visa issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland.
  • Residents of Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand. They must have been living in the residence country for at least 6 months.
  • Students.
  • Unmarried partners of residents of Germany. They must have a written invitation and a copy of the identity document of the resident in Germany. They must also have a declaration and be able to present proof of their relationship.

The requirements to enter Germany

  • Passengers entering or transiting through Germany must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken at most 48 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, PCR, RT-LAMP and TMA. The test result must be in English, French or German.
  • Passengers arriving from a risk area must register here before departure.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 or 14 Days. Find out more here.

Who cannot travel to Germany

  • Passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter, unless nationals and residents of Germany (neither transit).
  • Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State, UNLESS:
    • nationals of Switzerland and an EEA Member State;
    • passengers with a residence permit issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
    • passengers with a “D” visa issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State;
    • passengers arriving from the United Kingdom.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at here.

Greece

Last update from Greece: Apr 30th.
Greece is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Greece now:

  • Nationals of (and their family members);

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

  • British nationals and residents of the United Kingdom;
  • Nationals and residents of:

Australia, Israel, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, USA and United Arab Emirates.

  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Greece. A certificate of application for renewal of a residence permit is not accepted except if the certificate of application is referring to spouse or family member of Greek or EU national.
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.

  • Passengers with a long term visa issued by:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

  • Students.

The requirements to enter Greece

  • Passengers must complete a “Passenger Locator Form (PLF)” not later than the day before arrival in Greece. A confirmation email or a QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. Families can be accepted with one joint confirmation e-mail or a unique QR code.
  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test must be in English and must include the name and the passport or identity card number of the passenger, UNLESS:
    • permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued at least 14 days before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English;
    • passengers younger than 5 years.
  • Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival.
  • Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for up to 7 days.

Who cannot travel to Greece

All of the other countries.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at here. Read our must-see activities in Athens.

Hungary

Last update from Hungary: May 07th.
Hungary is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Hungary now:

  • Nationals of Hungary and their family members;
  • Passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members;
  • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days;
  • Passengers with a “D” visa issued by Hungary;
  • Passengers entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination or prove that they can enter a neighbouring country in order to reach their final destination;
  • Passengers travelling on business;
  • Passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Bahrain, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia or Slovenia.

The requirements to enter Hungary

  • Passengers are subject to medical screening.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found here.

Iceland

Last update from Iceland: May 07th.
Iceland is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Iceland now

  • Nationals and residents of Iceland.
  • Nationals; family members of nationals; or passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City and EEA Member States.
  • British nationals who reside in Iceland and have a residence certificate (C-122).
  • Residents of Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand arriving from their country of residence.
  • Passengers in a long-term intimate relationship with a national or resident of Iceland.
  • Students.
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Details can be found here.
  • Passengers with a certificate of previous COVID-19 infection. The certificate must be in Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish. Tests accepted are:
    • positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 14 days before arrival OR;
    • presence of antibodies against COVID-19 measured by ELISA serologic assay.
    • More details here.

The requirements to enter Iceland

  • Passengers travelling through Iceland to another Schengen Member State must have a written confirmation of their permission to enter the other Schengen Member State.
  • Passengers must complete the “Pre-registration for visiting Iceland” before arrival.
  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be in Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish. They are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. UNLESS:
    • Nationals and residents of Iceland.
    • Passengers younger than 16 years traveling with a parent/guardian.
    • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Details can be found here.
    • Passengers with a certificate of previous COVID-19 infection. The certificate must be in Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish. Tests accepted are:
      • positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 14 days before arrival OR;
      • presence of antibodies against COVID-19 measured by ELISA serologic assay.
      • More details here.
  • Nationals and residents of Iceland without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a fine upon arrival.
  • Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Details can be found here.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine. Find details here.

Who cannot travel to Iceland

  • 1. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have stayed for more than 24 hours in Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Seychelles, Spain, Sweden, Turkey or Uruguay are not allowed to enter, UNLESS:
    • Nationals and residents of Iceland.
    • Passengers in a long-term intimate relationship with a national or resident of Iceland.
    • Students.
    • Passengers with a certificate of previous COVID-19 infection. The certificate must be in Danish, English, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish. Tests accepted are:
      • positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 14 days before arrival OR;
      • presence of antibodies against COVID-19 measured by ELISA serologic assay. Details can be found here.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at this address.

Ireland

Last update from Ireland: Apr 15th.
Ireland is partially opened for tourism now.

The requirements to enter Ireland

  • Must have PCR test taken 72h before arrival.
  • Subject to quarantine. UNLESS:
    • There some limited exemptions from the requirement to complete mandatory quarantine. Exemptions found here.
    • Patients travelling to Ireland for urgent medical reasons.
    • Transit passengers who arrive for the purposes of travelling to another state, and who do not leave the port or airport.
  • Subject to book a quarantine hotel. Book here.
  • Must complete a Passenger locator form.
  • Short stay visa issued by United Kingdom are exempt.

Italy

Last update from Italy: May 04th.
Italy is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Italy now:

  • Nationals of:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Vatican City.

  • Family members of nationals and residents of Switzerland or an EEA Member.
  • Passenger with proof of being unmarried partners of residents of Italy.
  • Passengers who have only being in the past 14 days to or transited through:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand or United Kingdom.

  • Passengers travelling on business.
  • Returning via Italy.
  • Students.

The requirements to enter Italy

Who cannot travel to Italy

  • Until May 15th, passengers who have been in Brazil, Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter or transit. If transited through, must have:
    • A COVID-19 molecular or antigen test upon arrival AND;
    • self-isolation for 10 days AND;
    • another COVID-19 molecular or antigen test at the end of self-isolation.

Find out more about exemptions in this address.

More COVID-19 related information can be found at here.
Read our guides, itineraries and travels to Italy here.

Malta

Last update from Malta: Apr 28th.
Malta is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Malta now:

  • Nationals and residents of Malta;
  • Passengers arriving from

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Vatican City. They must have been in one of these countries for at least 14 days before departure.

The requirements to enter Malta

  • Passengers without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival, are subject to an antigen test and quarantine upon arrival.
  • A completed “Public Health Travel Declaration Form” and “Passenger Locator Form” must be presented upon arrival. Find it here.

Portugal

Last update from Portugal: May 03rd.
Portugal is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Portugal now:

  • Portuguese national and families, residents and nationals of (and their family members):

Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria and Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

  • Passenger with long term visas in Portugal.
  • Passengers arriving from (or returning via Portugal to their country):

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

The requirements to enter Portugal

  • Complete an electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLC).
  • Must have a negative test 72h before departure of the last direct flight to Portugal, UNLESS:
    • younger than 2 years.
    • Direct flight to Azores or Madeira.
  • Subject to quarantine and medical screening.

Who cannot travel to Portugal

Slovakia

Last update from Slovakia: Mar 25th.
Slovakia is partially opened for tourism now.

The requirements to enter Slovakia

More COVID-19 related information can be found at here and here.

Slovenia

Last update from Slovenia: May 04th.
Slovenia is partially opened for tourism now.

The requirements to enter Slovenia

  • Passengers without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. Find out more here. UNLESS:
    • passengers with a positive COVID-19 RAT or PCR test result issued at least 11 days and at most 6 months before arrival.
    • passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate. The passenger must have tested positive at most 6 months before arrival.
    • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they received:
      • the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) or Covishield at least 21 days before arrival OR;
      • the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before arrival OR;
      • the second vaccine dose of Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival OR;
      • the second vaccine dose of Moderna, Sputnik V, Sinovac or Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival.

Read our guides, itineraries and travels to Slovenia here.

Spain

Last update from Spain: May 05th.
Spain is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Spain now:

  • Nationals or residents of:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City.

  • Residents of:

Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Macao, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore or Thailand.

  • Passengers arriving from:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland.

  • Passengers with a Schengen Visa issued by another member state returning via Spain to their country of residence.
  • Immediate family member of a national EU travelling together or to join the national EU member. Unmarried must confirmed their relationship with the consulate of Spain.

The requirements to enter Spain

  • Must have a negative test 72h before arrival. Tests accepted are RT-PCR, RT-LAMP and TMA. It must be in English, French, German or Spanish, or accompanied by a Spanish translation certified, UNLESS:
    • younger than 6 years old
    • passengers arriving from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Macao, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.
  • Must complete a FCS Health control Form and present QR code compulsory.
  • Subject to quarantine and medical screening.

Who cannot travel to Spain

  • Until May 11, suspended travel from Brazil and South Africa, UNLESS:
    • national and residents of Andorra and Spain OR;
    • transit of less than 24h.

Switzerland

Last update from Switzerland: Apr 15th.
Switzerland is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to Switzerland

  • Nationals and residents of Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
  • Passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland.
  • Nationals of EEA Member States.
  • Passengers arriving from Schengen Member States.
  • Passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland (Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Thailand or Vatican City. If they transit through other countries, they must stay in the international transit area of the airport.
  • Spouses, registered partners, children under 21 years, grandchildren under 21 years, dependent children, dependent grandchildren, dependent parents or dependent grandparents of nationals of EEA Member States. They must present proof of their relationship.
  • Passengers with proof of being spouses, registered partners, children under 21 years, grandchildren under 21 years, dependent children, dependent grandchildren, dependent parents or dependent grandparents of residents of Switzerland who are passengers with “British Citizens” passports , “British Overseas Territories Citizens” passports issued by Gibraltar and “British Subjects” passports with a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom.
  • Residents of Schengen Member States returning directly via Switzerland to their country of residence.
  • Passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020.
  • Unmarried partners of residents of Switzerland. They must have a written invitation from the residents in Switzerland and present proof of their relationship.

The requirements to enter to Switzerland

  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. They are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test upon arrival at their own expense, UNLESS:
    • passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result of a test taken in the past 3 months. They must also have a recovery certificate.
    • nationals and residents of Switzerland with no possibility of getting tested in the departure country. They must complete a self-declaration form. They are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    • more exemptions here.
  • Passengers must provide the contact details electronically and complete the “Contact
    Tracing Card” form. The form is also available on board.
  • Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found here.

Who cannot travel to Switzerland

  • Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State, UNLESS;
    • nationals and residents of EEA Member States and Switzerland.
    • passengers arriving directly from Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland (Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Thailand or Vatican City. If they transit through other countries, they must stay in the international transit area of the airport;
    • spouses, registered partners, children under 21 years, grandchildren under 21 years, dependent children, dependent grandchildren, dependent parents or dependent grandparents of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland. They must present proof of their relationship.
    • passengers with a D visa issued by a Schengen Member State they are traveling to.
    • passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020.

The Netherlands (Holland)

Last update from The Netherlands: May 03rd.
The Netherlands is partially opened for tourism now.

Who can travel to The Netherlands now

  • Nationals and residents of the Netherlands.
  • Nationals of:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.

  • Passengers arriving from:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

  • Passengers with a long-term residence permit issued by:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden.

  • Family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

  • Passengers with a long-term “D” visa issued by:

Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

  • Residents of:

Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay.

  • Passengers with a Schengen visa issued after 19 March 2020 traveling through the Netherlands to another Schengen Member State.
  • Students with a proof of admission to a course of study.

The requirements to enter The Netherlands

  • Partners with a completed “Declaration of relationship for COVID-19 entry ban exemption” form, a return onward ticket and proof that they have been in a relationship for at least 3 months with a resident of the Netherlands who is a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland. As well as accompanying children of the partner who are younger than 18 years.
  • Must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 24 hours before boarding the flight of the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, MPOCT, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR and TMA OR;
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before boarding the flight of the first embarkation point, and a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: LAMP, MPOCT, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR and TMA. UNLESS:
    • passengers younger than 13 years.
    • passengers arriving from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Macao, New Zealand, Portugal, Rwanda, Singapore, St. Eustatius and Saba, St. Maarten or Thailand.
    • a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result taken at least 2 weeks and at most 8 weeks before arrival AND;
    • a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result taken at most 72 hours before arrival AND;
    • a negative COVID-19 rapid test result taken at most 24 hours before boarding the flight of the first embarkation point.
    • a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result taken at least 2 weeks and at most 8 weeks before arrival AND;
    • a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result taken at most 72 hours before arrival AND;
    • a medical certificate specifying that the passenger is not COVID-19 contagious issued at most 72 hours before departure.
  • Passengers transiting through the Netherlands must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: LAMP, MPOCT, NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR and TMA. UNLESS:
    • passengers younger than 13 years.
    • passengers arriving from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Macao, New Zealand, Portugal, Rwanda, Singapore, St. Eustatius and Saba, St. Maarten or Thailand.
    • a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result taken at least 2 weeks and at most 8 weeks before arrival AND;
    • a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result taken at most 72 hours before arrival AND;
    • a negative COVID-19 rapid test result taken at most 24 hours before boarding the flight of the first embarkation point.
    • a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result taken at least 2 weeks and at most 8 weeks before arrival AND;
    • a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result taken at most 72 hours before arrival AND;
    • a medical certificate specifying that the passenger is not COVID-19 contagious issued at most 72 hours before departure.
  • A completed “Health Declaration Form” must be presented Prior to boarding.
  • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 10 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found here.

Who cannot travel to The Netherlands

  • Until 15 May 2021, flights are suspended from:

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Rep. Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

United Kingdom

Last update from United Kingdom: Apr 23rd.
United Kingdom is partially opened for tourism now.

The requirements to enter United Kingdom

  • Subject to quarantine for 10 days. Check info about:
  • Subject to COVID test on day 2 and 8 at own expense. Must have payment confirmation here. More info here.
  • Must complete a Passenger locator form, include reference number for both Covid tests or the reference number for the Quarantine hotel booking. Must present at immigration, including for transit.
  • Exemptions of the requirements above according to jobs.
  • Must have a negative COVID test taken 3 days befor departure of the last flight. Tests accepted antigen, LAMP Nuclei acid and PCR. Must be in English, French or Spanish. Must also include contact details of laboratory. UNLESS:
    • younger than 11 years;
    • arriving from Ireland;
    • list of exemptions
  • Passengers arriving in England who have been in or in transit in the past 10 days must have quarantine package for 11 nights and arrive at Birmingham, Farnborough, Gatwick, Heathrow or London City:

Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, south Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe

Who cannot travel to United Kingdom

  • Not allowed to enter passengers in or in transit for more than 10 days:

Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe, UNLESS British national, National of Ireland, Resident of United Kingdom

  • Flights from Ethiopia, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates are suspended.

Further read hereRead our guides, itineraries and travels to UK here.

Georgia

Georgia is not opening for tourism now.

Read our guides, itineraries and travels to Georgia here.

South American countries open for tourism now

overview of Rio de Janeiro with Christ, the Redeemer on top of the mountain overlooking the Guanabara Bay

Brazil

Brazil are open for tourism without any restriction since July 30, 2020.

Read our guides, itineraries and travels to Brazil here.

Uruguay

Uruguay is open for tourism now, but the traveller must provide a negative Covid-19 test within 72h, quarantine for 7 days and have another test on the last day of the quarantine – or quarantine for another 7 days.

Central American countries open for tourism now

Guatemala beach port with boats anchored and mountains in the horizon

Bahamas

The Bahamas is open for tourism now for everybody, though a 14-day quarantine is mandatory.

Dominic Republic

Dominic Republic is open for tourism now. Face cover and social distance is required in the country.

Granada

Granada will open for tourism from July 01st.

Saint Lucia

Santa Lucia started to open for tourism in phases since June 4th. Proof of negative Covid-19 test within 7 days before boarding, an online form to fill out, plus face cover and social distance are mandatory.  Further read here.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda are open for tourism now, but requires that every tourist wears mask and fill-out a complete form about their health condition.

Barbados

Barbados is open for tourism, but assessing each country according to its risk:

High risk
USA, Brazil, India, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines and Russia
Medium risk
Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, China, Japan, Sri Lanka. Suriname, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica
Low risk
Uruguay, Cuba, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Guyana and CARICOM States except those indicated in the Medium-Risk category and countries within the “Bubble”
Bubble
Saint Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Dominica and St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Further read here.

Jamaica

Jamaica has opened their borders for tourism now since June 15th to all nations with no restrictions.

North American countries open for tourism now

The Chichen Pyramid in Mexico

United States

The US borders are open for tourism now, but not for all nationalities, such as Brazilians, Iran and China. Further read here.

Canada

Canada are open for tourism now, but not for all nationalities. Also, a quarantine – 14 days – is compulsory.

Mexico

Some states of Mexico are open for tourism now. The total reopen for tourism in Mexico will be done in stages. They also bet on the end-of-summer holidays of the northern hemisphere to resume part of their tourism industry, implementing many advantages for the tourist, such as discounts in accommodation, car rentals and no-entrance fee for some monuments. Further read here.

Asian countries open for tourism now

beach umbrellas and cushions in Gilli Island beach

Cambodia

The borders of Cambodia are opened for a few nationalities only. Travellers must prove they don’t have coronavirus and they are insured up to U$50 thousand for medical expenses. For further information, read here.

UPDATE: Cambodia announced the lift of all travel restrictions to all nationalities, but announced a compulsory deposit of U$3000 for all tourists. That would cover your Covid-19 test when you get there (U$165) and the remaining would be given back once you leave the country, in the best case scenario. Otherwise, that would also cover a U$84/day quarantine if you have been exposed to someone tested positive, let’s say in your flight (total U$1176). Then, if you test positive, that’s U$225/day hospital fee. In case you came to die, that’s U$1.500 taken of the remaining deposit to have you cremated.

Find out all about Koh Rong Samloem, the hidden gem of Cambodia.

Indonesia (Bali)

Indonesia agreed that Bali can act alone and Bali should open for tourism from September 11th onward, if infection rates are low.

Bali has announced it will not open for tourism until the end of 2020 because of concerns amid coronavirus infection. Indonesia is the country with the highest death rate from Covid-19 in South East Asia.

Singapore

Singapore is partially open for tourism now. The only countries current allowed to enter Singapore is Vietnam, New Zealand, Mainland China, Brunei Darussalam and Australia. Still, you need an approval letter issued by the government plus a SG Arrival Card, which can be taken from a free online service. That’s a compulsory card to enter Singapore that shows your personal information, trip details and and health declaration. Also, a passport valid for at least 6 months, sufficient funds for the length of stay, a visa (if needed), a return ticket (where applicable) and proof you can enter your next destination (such as a visa), as well as yellow fever vaccination (if applicable). See further information about entering and departing Singapure here.

South Korea

Although it is partially opened for foreigners, South Korea is not open for tourism now. All visa exemptions are currently suspended, so you must receive a government approval before going to South Korea.

Click here to know what to do if you want to go anyway
Go to your nearest embassy to appy for an approval and have your flight to arrive in Incheon International Airport between 5am and 8pm compulsory. You will be tested on arrival and wait for the result in a government-designated quarantine facility for at least 14 days at a cost of 100,000 KRW (£66). If you test positive, you will go under treatment in a hospital or at a community treatment centre until testing negative, which should take a month. If, at the airport, you test negative, you will be monitored via mobile calls and app while in Korea. They will not accept a hotel number to be given for monitoring calls – they will test-call you before leaving immigration. Also, face masks are compulsory in public spaces. Failure to wear a mask will result in a 100,000 KRW (£66) fine.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka announced that they should reopen their borders from August 01st onward. However, due to new cases, the country decided to postponed their opening. No further news were found.

Turkey

Turkey is open for tourism now with no restrictions.

Japan

Japan is open for tourism for just seven countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and Taiwan – and reciprocity is applied. There are strict restrictions in place to travel to Japan.

Your travel must be business related or you must be staying more than 14 days. A Covid-19 test is required, both before and on arrival, as well as a 14-day quarantine – levels of quarantine might vary depending on the country. It is also needed a letter of re-entry, proclaiming compliance with mandatory quarantine and a pledge to avoid mass transit. You also must be insured.

Singapore is to enter Japan’s list of countries allowed to visit the country on September 18th. Australia, Korea, China, Brunei, Macao, Mongolia and New Zealand are potential next nations to be on the list. See further info here.

Middle Eastern countries open for now

sun setting while people camel riding near a Bedouin camp in the Dubai desert

Dubai

Dubai is open for tourism now. The visitor must download an app to monitor health and have travel insurance.

African countries open for tourism now

Overview of Cape Town in South Africa

Egypt

Egypt is open for tourism now. Curfew is lifted and sights, such as the pyramids are open again for tourism. Face cover is mandatory.

See what to do in Egypt.

Malawi

The borders of Malawi are open for only some nationalities only. Check more here.

Seychelles

The island of Seychelles are only open for tourists arriving either in private flights or yachts. The country has announced the reopening of the airports from July 01st onward.

Tanzania

The borders of Tanzania are opened for travellers of a few nationalities only.

Tunisia

Tunisia has announced the opening of their borders for travellers coming from most of European nationalities from June 27th.

air plane reflected in a pond in the streets

Oceanian countries open for tourism or planning to open

Australia

Australia will likely have their borders closed until the end of 2021.

disclaimer

We will try to have this article updated as much as possible, but considering the consistent change of situation from place to place, it will be hard to guarantee accuracy. Therefore, before you start planning anything, double-check the information with the official government bodies in question – we will leave direct links whenever possible. Moreover, don’t forget to check your nationality too, as some borders are open only for specific nations only.