Needless to say, 2020 was not a good year for tourism. Basically, all countries were hit in one way or another by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, tourists had to cancel their vacations and just settle for options like the free virtual tours offered by museums.
The good news is that all countries slowly start to re-open their borders. As we learn how to deal with Covid-19 and we educate ourselves on how to travel now, more and more options become available.
But, where can you go?
Numerous countries opened their borders but in many cases, you need to self-quarantine upon arrival. This is why we should highlight those countries where there is no mandatory quarantine enforced when you arrive from another country.
- Afghanistan – You just need a valid visa and isolation is needed only when arriving with a high temperature.
- Albania – Starting on June 15, international commercial flights started to operate, with health screening carried out at airports.
- Aruba – While you need to be issued an ED card, you can enter the country and there is no quarantine needed, if you have a negative test report with you, taken in under 72 hours before the arrival date.
- Bahamas – Starting July 1st, the Bahamas opened its doors to tourism. The condition was to go through a 14-days quarantine but you can do this at any desired accommodation. Starting November 1, the quarantine was lifted and replaced by an application for a travel health visa.
- Bosnia And Herzegovina – A PCR 48-hour test is needed.
- Brazil – Travel restrictions for people flying in were lifted on July 29.
- Colombia – Starting September 19, you just need to fill out an online form to be allowed to enter the country.
- Costa Rica – A health pass is filled online and you can enter.
- Cuba – Commercial flights started to offer flights to the country starting early September, with testing free and mandatory when you arrive.
- Dominican Republic – Upon arrival, some randomly chosen passengers are subjected to the Covid-19 test. Besides this, you just need to wear masks.
- Ecuador – A test can be carried out on arrival or you can take a report with you if you did a test up to ten days before arriving.
- Egypt – A valid Covid-19 certificate is needed.
- French Polynesia – Officially reopened in July, with a molecular test requirement.
- Ghana – You can even spik pre-test documentation when your stay is under seven days.
- Guatemala – Antigen test or PCR test certificates are needed.
- Honduras – International flights started on August 17 and you need a negative Covid-19 test certificate.
- Kenya – Negative test certificate needed.
- Kosovo – No restrictions.
- Maldives – Random testing conducted on the incoming passengers.
- Malta – When coming from a safe country list, there are no restrictions.
- Mexico – Covid-19 certificate needed.
- Morocco – You have to be invited by a local company or reserved booking.
- North Macedonia – You only need a negative test report if you come from Serbia, Montenegro, or Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Panama – Mandatory testing enforced for entry.
- Pakistan – A test might be needed when coming from specific countries.
- Puerto Rico – A negative PCR Covid-19 test report required.
- Saint Barts – A negative PCR test is needed.
- Sint Maarten – Tourists can visit from USA, all Caribbean countries, European countries, and Canada.
- Serbia – A Self-Assessment test is mandatory.
- Tanzania – A Health Surveillance Form has to be filled out.
- Turkey – No testing needed but it is obligatory to wear masks.
- Turks And Caicos – Tourists have to register and get tested.
- Uganda – Health screenings are mandatory.
- Ukraine – Tourists are classified based on the country they come from. Quarantine can be avoided even if necessary when a Covid-19 test is taken 48 hours before arrival.
- Zimbabwe – A negative RT-CR Covid-19 test report is needed.