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

Of course, for 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 131 countries that have lifted all travel restrictions and requirements related to COVID-19 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)

 

If you choose one of these 131 countries, travel is entirely back to how it was before the pandemic!

Since October 1st, Canada joined the list, making your entry into Canada upon return from your trip simple too: there are no pandemic rules left at all!

 

Map of the 131 countries without any restrictions

So here’s the map of countries that have lifted all pandemic-related travel restrictions and requirements, and the zoomed-in maps for each region too.

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Europe

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Asia

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Oceania

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America 

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Africa

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List of the 131 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 but IATA says February for El Salvador — but what matters is not the date, it’s 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)
  • Anguila (October 4, 2022)
  • Samoa (October 4, 2022)
  • Cambodia (October 6, 2022)
  • Papua New Guinea (October 6, 2022)
  • Guyana (October 7, 2022)
  • Ecuador (October 20, 2022)
  • Ethiopia (October 20, 2022)
  • Belize (October 21, 2022)
  • Spain* (October 21, 2022)
  • Montserrat (October 24, 2022)
  • Paraguay (October 26, 2022)
  • Peru (October 31, 2022)
  • Algeria (November 1, 2022)
  • Qatar* (November 1, 2022)
  • Sint Maarten (November 1, 2022)
  • Saint Martin (November 1, 2022)
  • Senegal (November 10, 2022)
  • Eritrea (November 10, 2022)
  • United Arab Emirates (November 10, 2022)
  • Eswatini (November 17, 2022)
  • Somalia (November 21, 2022)
  • Iraq (December 1, 2022)
  • Tunisia (December 2, 2022)
  • Sri Lanka (December 8, 2022)
  • Gambia (December 13, 2022)
  • New Zealand (December 21, 2022)
  • Laos (December 29, 2022)

*Restrictions only on flights from China but most Canadians can’t enter China

 

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Summary

More and more countries are relaxing their travel rules, but did you know that there are already 131 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 13 Comments

  1. Lorenzo

    Il semble qu’il n’y plus aucune restrictions pour entrer en Allemagne depuis le 11 juin 2022

    1. Andrew D'Amours

      Pas pour tous les voyageurs, c’était le seul critère de cette liste-ci. On est en train d’évaluer si on devrait enlever le Canada et les autres qui ont ajouté des règles spéciales pour la Chine récemment.

    1. Andrew D'Amours

      Nope, unfortunately they still have some rules on the only official rules database that matters so they do not qualify to be on this list yet.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

      1. Julie

        Any update on when the US border might open to the unvaxed non nationals?

      2. Andrew D'Amours

        Hi, it seemed like they would change if they had any interest in being even remotely logical, but clearly, their science is even worse than expected. So hard to tell if it will change soon.
        They say the pandemic’s over, they say having separate rules for the unvaccinated makes no sense… and so naturally, they have pandemic rules for the unvaccinated only. It’s all just as rational as it’s been all along, basically :S

  4. 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.

  5. 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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