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19 Countries That Have Dropped All COVID Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors

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If COVID-19 travel restrictions like negative tests or quarantine have been holding you back from international trips, here’s some good news: many countries have completely lifted their pandemic travel mandates to enter the country. Some countries require proof of vaccination instead of a negative test while others require neither.

Here are 19 popular international travel destinations that have dropped COVID entry requirements for vaccinated travelers. 

Just remember that the United States requires its own negative COVID-19 test from passengers returning to the U.S. regardless of vaccination status.

Editor’s Note: Although the information below was correct at the time of publication, always make sure to check the most up-to-date travel restrictions and guidance before booking or traveling to your destination, as rules can quickly change. 

Antigua and Barbuda

English Harbor, Antigua and Barbuda at sunset
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Travelers to Antigua and Barbuda are required to have valid vaccination documentation and have received at least two doses or the approved single dose of the vaccine. Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a negative-result PCR or Rapid Antigen Test, unless they show symptoms of possible infection. Fully vaccinated individuals who do show symptoms may be required to submit a test at their own expense. 

Unvaccinated minors between the ages of 5 and 18 must present a negative-result test within four or fewer days of arrival to Antigua and Barbuda. Unvaccinated minors who are not staying at a certified accommodation like a vacation rental, may be required to quarantine at home for a period of 10 to 14 days. Children under the age of 5 do not require testing. 

Aruba

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Effective March 19, 2022, all travelers to Aruba will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination. Previously, Aruba required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. 

Belgium

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Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens are welcome to travel to Belgium without any prior testing. Valid proof of vaccination is required to enter the country. CDC or state-issued vaccination cards are acceptable. Those who are unvaccinated and wish to travel to Belgium are required to quarantine for seven days upon arrival and present a negative COVID-19 test. A PCR test must be performed no more than 72 hours prior and a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) must be performed no more than 24 hours prior to arrival in Belgium. 

Costa Rica

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Beginning April 1, 2022, Costa Rica will drop most of its COVID-19 entry requirements. Prior to April, U.S. travelers were required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccine with an acceptable vaccine card. After April, proof of vaccination, purchase of supplemental health insurance and submission of an online health pass will no longer be required.

Denmark

Houses along the water in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Danish flag in the foreground
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There are no testing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals traveling to Denmark. Testing is required for individuals who are unvaccinated. However, Denmark’s Faroe Islands, do require a negative test. 

Dominican Republic

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Travelers to the Dominican Republic are not required to provide a negative-result COVID-19 test. However, rapid tests are performed on randomly selected travelers upon arrival. Other health screenings and temperature checks do take place at the airport

France

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Fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. can enter France with proof of completed vaccination. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated are required to submit a negative PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of entering France. There are no quarantine requirements. 

As of February 2022, French also requires travelers 18 years old and over to receive a booster dose of the vaccine if it has been nine months or more since your second dose or single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in order to be considered fully vaccinated. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must present a negative COVID-10 test.

Germany

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Fully vaccinated travelers can enter Germany with proof of vaccination, and children under 12 who are not fully vaccinated but accompanied by a vaccinated adult are permitted with a negative COVID-19 test. Children under 6 do not require a test. 

Unvaccinated individuals will need to demonstrate an important need to travel to Germany in order to gain entry. Also, travelers who have been in a German designated virus-variant area in the last 10 days must present a negative PCR test, regardless of vaccination status. 

Greece

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As of February 2022, U.S. travelers over the age of 5 can visit Greece with a valid vaccination certificate and no COVID-19 testing. The vaccine certificate is valid for nine months after completing your vaccine or indefinitely if you have received a booster dose. Unvaccinated travelers must show proof of a negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior to arrival or a rapid antigen test performed 24 hours before arrival.

Hungary

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As of March 7, 2022 Hungary no longer has any COVID-related travel restrictions and a COVID-19 test is not required to enter the country.

Iceland

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No COVID-19 testing is required to enter Iceland regardless of vaccination status, and health screening procedures are no longer in place for arriving airport passengers.

Ireland

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As of March 6, 2022, travelers to Ireland are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test upon arrival in the country. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for those traveling to Ireland. 

Mexico

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A negative COVID-19 test is not required for travelers entering Mexico. Health screenings and temperature checks are possible for some travelers at Mexico airports. 

Norway

Row of colorful houses on the water in Norway
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As of Feb. 12, 2022, all COVID-19 entry requirements to Norway have been lifted. No testing, quarantine, or medical registration is needed to enter the country. Face mask and social distancing mandates have also been lifted throughout the country and its establishments. 

Panama

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Fully vaccinated travelers (at least 14 days prior) are permitted to enter Panama with proof of vaccination and an electronic sworn affidavit. However, unvaccinated individuals must present a negative PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of arrival in Panama or be tested at the airport at their expense. Health screening procedures are in place at Panama airports. 

Peru

Paraglider over a lighthouse at the edge of the city in Peru
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As of Fab. 28, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers to Peru who are at least 12 years old, must present a valid vaccination card before boarding a plane to Peru and complete an electronic health sworn statement. A third booster dose is required for those over the age of 40 to be considered fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test issued up to 48 hours before boarding. Anyone arriving in Peru with symptoms must complete a mandatory quarantine. 

Once in Peru the use of a KN95 mask or three-fold surgical mask with a fabric mask is mandatory when in public. Anyone over 18 must also present proof of vaccination when entering establishments. 

Spain

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Non-essential travelers to Spain for tourism, must show proof of vaccination to enter the country but no COVID-19 testing is required. Vaccines are considered valid from 14 days after the last dose up to 270 days. If more than 270 days have passed then a booster shot is required to be fully vaccinated. Health screening procedures are also in place at airports. 

Switzerland

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U.S. travelers who are fully vaccinated within the past 270 days of visiting Switzerland are permitted to enter the country without a negative COVID-19 test. Proof of vaccination is required. Unvaccinated travelers are not permitted to enter the country. 

United Kingdom

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As of March 18, 2022 all travelers to the UK are no longer required to take any COVID-19 tests, regardless of vaccination status. You also do not need to quarantine when you arrive. This applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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