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Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have recommended eliminating all travel restrictions and requirements for 9+ months now (including vaccination requirements). Many countries around the world actually do follow the experts’ recommendations, and not just when it suits them like Canada.

Of course, for fully vaccinated travelers, there are 190+ countries open with no test requirement, so that’s a lot of countries where travel is pretty much back to normal for most people.

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But we think it’s worth highlighting the countries that follow what the experts say and who are now over this: the 104 countries that have lifted all travel restrictions and requirements for all travelers.

No test, no form; nothing. For everyone.

Finished!

Maybe they deserve your travel dollars if you’re interested in encouraging them! Or maybe they should be avoided if you’re irrationally scared of people who are not vaccinated, as seems to be the case for many people in Canada, sadly.

 

Entry restrictions and requirements

As you know if you’ve read our summary of how to travel during the pandemic or our guide to the entry rules of each country, it’s very easy to know the rules of any country: they’re all on the same website.

And there’s nothing more beautiful to see than this message on that database.

What a joy to see this! (image credit: IATA)

 

It’s not very complicated to travel if you choose one of these 104 countries and it’ll become much simpler on October 1st. In the meantime, you just have to fill out the ArriveCAN app to enter Canada when returning, and that’s it for your entire trip. If you’re vaccinated, of course.

Obviously, for those who are not vaccinated, Canada still has many entry rules. The lifting of the vaccination requirement to board a plane in Canada (Canada was pretty much the only country in the world that banned its citizens from *leaving*) changes nothing about the entry rules, unfortunately.

(Yes, the vaccination requirement applied only to flights that leave from a Canadian airport and never applied to entering Canada, contrary to a popular belief that can be attributed to the fact that everyone has a hard time understanding the simple concept that the rules are all separate — and always mix them together).

 

Map of the 104 countries without any restrictions

So here’s the map of countries that have lifted all pandemic-related travel restrictions and requirements (for Canada it only takes effect October 1st, but we’re so excited we already included it).

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List of the 104 countries without any restrictions

And here’s the complete list of those same countries.

(With the date everything was lifted there according to IATA, which doesn’t really seem accurate — we went to El Salvador in January specifically because they had already removed everything and we wanted to encourage them and IATA says February for El Salvador — but what matters is that today all restrictions are gone in all these countries!)

  • Mexico (January 4, 2022)
  • El Salvador (February 24, 2022)
  • Iceland (February 25, 2022)
  • Norway (March 2, 2022)
  • Ireland (March 6, 2022)
  • Hungary (March 7, 2022)
  • Montenegro (March 11, 2022)
  • Romania (March 13, 2022)
  • Bahrain (March 15, 2022)
  • Gabon (March 17, 2022)
  • Yemen (March 17, 2022)
  • United Kingdom (March 17, 2022)
  • Poland (March 28, 2022)
  • Gibraltar (March 30, 2022)
  • Costa Rica (March 31, 2022)
  • Latvia (March 31, 2022)
  • Sweden (April 1, 2022)
  • Grenada (April 4, 2022)
  • Czechia (April 9, 2022)
  • Jamaica (April 16, 2022)
  • North Macedonia (April 21, 2022)
  • Slovenia (April 25, 2022)
  • Albania (May 1, 2022)
  • Bulgaria (May 1, 2022)
  • Croatia (May 1, 2022)
  • Greece (May 1, 2022)
  • Kosovo (May 1, 2022)
  • Kuwait (May 1, 2022)
  • Kyrgyzstan (May 1, 2022)
  • Liechtenstein (May 1, 2022)
  • Lithuania (May 1, 2022)
  • Switzerland (May 1, 2022)
  • Moldova (May 3, 2022)
  • Serbia (May 3, 2022)
  • Congo (May 5, 2022)
  • Falkland Islands (May 5, 2022)
  • Afghanistan (May 10, 2022)
  • Vietnam (May 15, 2022)
  • Austria (May 16, 2022)
  • Oman (May 22, 2022)
  • Belgium (May 23, 2022)
  • Denmark (May 24, 2022)
  • Faroe Islands (May 24, 2022)
  • Greenland (May 24, 2022)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (May 27, 2022)
  • Belarus (May 28, 2022)
  • Bonaire (June 1, 2022)
  • Cyprus (June 1, 2022)
  • Italy (June 1, 2022)
  • Turkey (June 1, 2022)
  • Curaçao (June 5, 2022)
  • Kazakhstan (June 8, 2022)
  • Uzbekistan (June 10, 2022)
  • Georgia (June 15, 2022)
  • Estonia (June 16, 2022)
  • Benin (June 16, 2022)
  • Egypt (June 17, 2022)
  • United States Virgin Islands (June 28, 2022)
  • Trinidad & Tobago (July 1, 2022)
  • Finland (July 1, 2022)
  • South Africa (July 4, 2022)
  • Portugal (July 5, 2022)
  • Australia (July 6, 2022)
  • Slovakia (July 13, 2022)
  • Malta (July 25, 2022)
  • Armenia (July 27, 2022)
  • The British Virgin Islands (July 27, 2022)
  • Guadeloupe (August 1, 2022)
  • French Guiana (August 1, 2022)
  • French Polynesia (August 1, 2022)
  • France (August 1, 2022)
  • Mayotte (August 1, 2022)
  • Monaco (August 1, 2022)
  • New Caledonia (August 1, 2022)
  • Rwanda (August 1, 2022)
  • Malaysia (August 2, 2022)
  • Réunion (August 2, 2022)
  • Sudan  (August 2, 2022)
  • Madagascar (August 11, 2022)
  • Guatemala (August 15, 2022)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis (August 16, 2022)
  • Cayman Islands (August 24, 2022)
  • Argentina (August 26, 2022)
  • Antigua & Barbuda (August 29, 2022)
  • Namibia (August 29, 2022)
  • Dominica (August 31, 2022)
  • Guam (September 1, 2022)
  • Lesotho (September 6, 2022)
  • Cook Islands (September 12, 2022)
  • Vanuatu (September 12, 2022)
  • Cape Verde (September 15, 2022)
  • Panama (September 15, 2022)
  • Dominican Republic (September 16, 2022)
  • Netherlands (September 18, 2022)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (September 20, 2022)
  • Bhutan (September 22, 2022)
  • The Bahamas (September 22, 2022)
  • Barbados (September 23, 2022) 
  • Lebanon (September 28, 2022)
  • Botswana (September 30, 2022)
  • Canada (October 1, 2022)
  • Luxembourg (October 1, 2022)
  • Thailand (October 1, 2022)
  • Samoa (October 4, 2022)

 

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Summary

More and more countries are relaxing their travel rules, but did you know that there are already 104 countries that have no restrictions or requirements in place (no tests, no vaccinations, no forms, nothing)? That’s good to know if you want to prioritize them… or avoid them.

What would you like to know about countries without COVID-19 restrictions? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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Andrew D'Amours

Andrew is the co-founder of Flytrippers. He is passionate about traveling the world but also, as a former management consultant, about the travel industry itself. He shares his experiences to help you save money on travel. As a very cost-conscious traveler, he loves finding deals and getting free travel thanks to travel rewards points... to help him visit every country in the world (current count: 64/193 Countries, 47/50 US States & 9/10 Canadian Provinces).

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Gui

    As per “Spain Travel Health” website: “As of Tuesday, 20 September 2022, the Spain Travel Health (SpTH) portal, both the website and the mobile applications (APPs), will no longer be operational. It will no longer be necessary to complete the health control form to travel to Spain nor to show the SpTH QR code at the airport of arrival.”

    Andrew, I would like to confirm if Spain now fits the criteria for this list. Is a PCR test still required in absence of vaccination proof, or is that removed altogether with the health form requirement? Thanks!

    1. Andrew D'Amours

      According to the official rules, there are still requirements unfortunately. There’s only one website that is reliable, the official source.
      It says vaccination is still required, or a PCR. Updated 9/20. So I would assume it’s still required until that website changes.

  2. Marie

    Can you share with us why you think Canada and the United States are still holding on to these travel restrictions.
    What is their reasoning?
    Thank you

    1. Andrew D'Amours

      It’s clearly not science, because if so the definition of vaccination would not be 2 doses from a year and a half ago.
      So it’s political science. As soon as politicians will believe they will score more political points by removing the useless restrictions than by keeping them to “punish” the evil anti-vaxxers, they will remove the useless restrictions.

  3. Lydie

    Hi,
    Yes, I want to know which countries are sanitary restriction free. Thanks for sharing this hard to find information all in one place. I’d rather travel to countries that don’t restrict your mobility and basic bodily functions.

  4. XL

    AFAIK the Dominican republic is fully open since a long time as well.

    1. Andrew D'Amours

      Not according to the official source at least. It says filling out a form is still required.

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