For travelers who have seen their free-movement rights denied due to the coronavirus pandemic, here is a list of countries that currently allow visitors to enter without COVID-19 test or quarantine.
Notice that governments can and will change entry restrictions depending on economic, politic and epidemiology factors. As of today these are the ones welcoming back tourists, no questions asked.
This Central American country has been open for tourism without restrictions since August 1, 2020.
Although visitors do not need to quarantine or bring a COVID-19 test, they must purchase a medical insurance that covers any COVID-19 related medical treatment, quarantine lodging and repatriation for up to USD 50,000.
The country has also announced it will resume cruise ship operations to fully vaccinated travelers on September 1.
Also read: Costa Rica is Open to All Countries without Restrictions
Mexico does not require a negative COVID-19 PCR test or quarantine for entry and all countries are welcome to visit.
With an increase of 22 percent in COVID-19 cases, the country is starting its 3rd wave of coronavirus infections.
Also read: Mexico is Fully Reopen for Tourism
Colombia does not believe in mask wearing or putting any restrictions to its visitors. Back in June, the government reopened all businesses and tourist venues. Major cities are setting things up to hold music events with more than 10,000 people.
With almost 30,000 new daily cases and more than 600 deaths per night, the CDC considers that even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk of getting sick in Colombia.
Also read: Colombia is Fully Reopen for Tourism
Dominican Republic only requires its visitors to agree to random COVID-19 rapid tests upon arrival in case travelers feel unwell.
Visitors must be aware of the strictly enforced curfew that goes from 6pm to 5am (with a grace period for movement until 9pm.)
With around 500 new cases per day, the country is overcoming its 3rd wave of coronavirus cases.
Also read: Dominican Republic is Open without Test or Quarantine
Albania lifted its remaining entry restrictions on May 5, 2021. Wearing a face mask in public settings is no longer mandatory and gatherings of up to 50 people are currently permitted.
Since the outset of the pandemic, Albania has registered a total of 132,514 COVID-19 cases and 2,456 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Fully vaccinated visitors who do not appear in Bulgaria’s red list are welcome to enter without COVID-19 test or quarantine.
As of today, red-listed visitors from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Brazil, Oman, Malaysia, Mongolia, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and certain countries and territories in Africa are not permitted to enter into the territory.
Fully vaccinated U.S. and EU travelers can enter Greece without a PCR test or quarantine if they can produce a vaccine certificate.
Greece’s COVID case trajectory is on the upward spiral again. The country has been reporting up to 800 new cases per day in the last 14 days.
Read full post: Greece is Open for Tourism to Multiple Countries
Travelers from the European Union, U.S., Canada, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Israel, Norway, Kazakhstan and Northern Macedonia are allowed entry to this European country without testing or quarantine.
One restriction applies. These visitors must be able to prove they have been in those territories in the last 14 days, otherwise they will need to submit a COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination.
Only visitors from Norway, Denmark and Iceland are exempted from presenting a COVID-19 test or quarantine upon arrival. This very limited list will be reviewed on August 31.
Sweden has been the only country in the world that never required citizens to wear a face mask.
Until now, only 23.5 percent of its population has been fully vaccinated.