These Countries Are Open to Vaccinated Travelers
What countries are currently open to vaccinated travelers?
While the exciting news of Europe’s gradual reopening to U.S. travelers has translated into a lot of vacation planning, the lack of clarity on the rules has resulted in many questions from our clients. Where can I travel right now? What countries are currently open to vaccinated travelers? Do I need a COVID test to travel?
For easy reference, we have compiled information on countries currently open to vaccinated U.S. travelers and some destinations that we expect to open soon. We will add more information as it becomes available!
Note that COVID testing is still required for any travelers entering or re-entering the United States. However, our advisors are able to easily arrange COVID testing during your trip.
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What countries are currently open to vaccinated travelers in Europe?
Austria has lifted the entry restrictions for travelers arriving from the United States or other countries/territories with low epidemiological risk. Please note that either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result must be presented upon entry into Austria.
Note: Travelers are required to show a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination/past infection (so-called “entry tests“).
US travellers can enter Belgium with no testing or vaccination requrements and no quarantine. Passanger Locator form is requred
- US travelers can visit Bulgaria by showing proof of vaccination (as long as it has been 14 days since the final dose). There are no quarantine requirements or travel restrictions once in the country. Those who are not vaccinated are also permitted to enter but must show proof of a negative coronavirus test. For more information, visit the embassy website.
U.S. travelers can enter Croatia with proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior; or a medical certificate stating the traveler has recovered from Covid. A proof of accommodations paid in advance in full might be requested as well. Travelers are also asked to fill out this announcement certificate before entering Croatia.
Vaccinated travelers visiting Cyprus can bypass the country’s testing and quarantine requirements as long as they provide proof in the form of a vaccination card. However, they will still be required to complete a Cyprus Flight Pass. After arrival in Cyprus, travelers may also be randomly tested, even if they are vaccinated. Prior to traveling, all passengers must visit https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/ to determine how they can document their vaccination and issue a Cyprus Flight Pass. For more information, travelers may also visit www.visitcyprus.com
Fully vaccinated travelers who have received the final dose of a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson) at least 14 days prior to travel can enter Denmark. Country categories (coronasmitte.dk)
U.S. travelers may enter with no testing or quarantine, granted they have been fully vaccinated in the last year or have recovered from Covid in the past 6 months. Visitors must fill out a questionnaire before boarding a flight to Estonia, and no earlier than 3 days before their arrival.
Finland is lifting restrictions on Americans entering the country as of July 12. To be eligible, travelers must present proof of vaccination 14 days prior to arrival or proof of recovery from Covid-19 within six months of arrival.
Other travelers must present a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test taken before entering Finland and take a Covid-19 test three to five days after arrival. They must quarantine while waiting for the negative test result. No further mandatory tests are required for visitors who meet either of these conditions.
Children born in 2005 or later are not required to take part in a health examination or a Covid-19 test.
For the latest information on entry requirements Covid-specific site.
U.S. travelers may enter France if they are fully vaccinated or show negative results from a Covid test conducted no more than 72 hours before entering France. Children under 11 are exempt from testing. Those aged 11 to 17 are treated as vaccinated if accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian.
U.S. travelers may enter Germany with no quarantine, granted they have proof of one of the following: complete vaccination, a negative Covid test conducted no more than 72 hours before entry, or recovery from a past infection.
US travelers arriving in Greece must have either a negative PCR certificate from a testing laboratory for a Covid-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before arrival or a negative antigen (rapid) certificate taken no longer than 48 hours before arrival.
This test is mandatory for all tourists (including children over the age of 12), regardless of the epidemiological situation in the country of departure.
– Proof of a negative test is not required however for all travelers that have completed their vaccination (i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate.
Acceptable vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm among others.
- Visitors to Greece must complete a Passenger Locator Form no later than 11:59 p.m. on the day before their arrival.
U.S. travelers may enter Hungary via land or river; Visitors must show proof of vaccination, recovery from Covid, or a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours.
- Entry via air requires the European Green Pass
Travel restrictions do not apply to US Travelers who can provide appropriate proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a prior COVID-19 infection that fulfills requirements set forth by the Chief Epidemiologist.
All travelers must do the following:
Pre-register before arriving in Iceland and confirm their departure day, if available.
Present a certificate of full vaccination, or a certificate of the previous infection, at the border if a certificate is not valid, the individual needs to undergo 2 tests and quarantine for 5 days in between.
14 days have to have passed from the second dose (or 14 days from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson dose) for a certificate to be valid. If the time is shorter than 14 days, the traveler needs to undergo testing at the border and follow the rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained.
Ireland will begin welcoming U.S. tourists, vaccinated or not, on July 19.
Those who can provide proof of vaccination can skip the testing and quarantine rules. Unvaccinated travelers or those wishing to travel before July 19 will be required to present a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours and quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
U.S. travelers can enter Italy without any quarantine obligation, provided that:
1. They fill in the Passenger Locator Form before entering Italy
2. They present on arrival a COVID-19 Green Pass issued by the Health Authorities their home country, certifying:
- complete vaccination against COVID-19 performed at least 14 days beforehand
- recovery from COVID-19 and the termination of medical isolation
- negative result for a rapid molecular or antigenic test performed in the 48 hours prior to entry into Italy
- Green Passes must be in Italian, English, French or Spanish and can be presented in digital or printed formats.
U.S. travelers may enter Luxembourg. it is compulsory to present:
- either a vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination pattern (see FAQ) carried out with a vaccine that has been authorized for use by the European Medicines Agency, i.e. the vaccines of the companies AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna, issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area
- or a recovery certificate issued by a practitioner or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection
- or the negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 72 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorized for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese
U.S. travelers may enter Montenegro with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel; or
- a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of travel; or
- a positive serology test on IgG antibodies not older than 30 days from a registered laboratory; or
- proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival.
Children under the age of 5 do not require a test or proof of vaccination.
Republic of Georgia
U.S. travelers may enter Georgia, granted they have negative results from a PCR test conducted within 72 hours of their departure and have filled out a pre-registration form. They must travel by air directly from certain countries; that list includes the U.S. and E.U. member states. Land and sea borders are closed to entry.
- Vaccinated travelers need only show proof of receiving two full doses (or one dose in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
- Unvaccinated visitors must get another PCR test, at their own expense, on their third day after arrival in Georgia.
US Travelers may enter Romania but are subject to quarantine requirements unless they present testing, vaccination, or proof of recovery requirements. Regulations continue to change so before traveling to Romania, please consult your airline as well as the Embassy of Romania in Washington, D.C. (here) or in the country of your departure for entry requirements.
U.S. travelers who are fully vaccinated (7 days since the second dose of Pfizer, or 14 days since Johnson & Johnson or second dose of Moderna), have a negative test conducted within 48 hours of their arrival, or recently recovered from Covid may enter Slovenia. Children under the age of 15 traveling with parents are exempt.
Visitors need to complete an online application before their arrival.
- U.S. Travelers arriving in Spain directly from the U.S. do not need proof of vaccination or a negative test. (Transiting through a third country without leaving the airport is allowed.)
- Those arriving from other countries may need to provide proof of vaccination, recent recovery, or a negative test.
- Travelers must fill out a health questionnaire within 48 hours of their flight.
- Switzerland is open to U.S. travelers who were completely vaccinated (14 days since final dose) within the last 12 months, have recovered from Covid in the past 6 months, or have negative results from a PCR test not older than 72 hours or an antigen test not older than 48 hours. Children under 16 who are traveling with an adult need not show proof of vaccination or a negative test. Those aged 16 to 18 must have a negative test.
Travelers must bring proof of vaccination and complete a public-health form.
- Travelers to Turkey aged 6 and over must present proof of full vaccination, recovery from Covid within the previous 6 months, a negative PCR test made no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, or a negative antigen test made no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.
- All travelers must also complete a Form for Entry to Turkey within 72 hours of their flight.
· Show proof of vaccination
· Complete a passenger locator form
· Present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 3-days of your departure
· On your 2nd day in England, you will take another test
What countries are currently open to vaccinated travelers in North America and the Caribbean?
- For ‘Entry Permission’ you will need:
- To be fully vaccinated – As of July 1st, all wishing to visit Anguilla and are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, MUST be fully vaccinated to be granted Entry Permission to Anguilla. According to Anguilla’s Ministry of Health, fully vaccinated means, visitor has received last dose (in a 2 dose vaccine) only dose (in a 1 dose vaccine) 3 weeks/ 21 days prior to arrival on Anguilla. .
- Apply for “Entry Permission” via www.ivisitanguilla.com
- A negative result from an RT-PCR COVID-19 test (polymerase chain reaction) from a nasopharyngeal swab (from the nose), taken three (3) to five (5) days prior to arrival.
- You will be tested at your Port of Entry;
- You will be issued a yellow wristband. ONLY a Health Representative from the Ministry of Health is authorised to remove issued wristband;
- You are to provide personal contact information to Health Team representatives.
- After clearing Immigration and Customs, you will be required to travel immediately via Safe Environment Certified ground transportation to your accommodation/properties.
- You are required to remain at your accommodation/properties until in receipt of your Port of Entry negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result. (Test results are usually received within 12hrs of testing.)
- Until in receipt of your Port of Entry negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result, you are to maintain Social Distance of at least 3ft from individual(s) not of same travel group;
- Until in receipt of your Port of Entry negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result, you are asked to utilize restaurants on property and food delivery services.
- Until in receipt of your Port of Entry negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test, access to spas/ spa services and gyms is prohibited.
- Vaccinated travelers entering the Bahamas can bypass the country’s testing requirements as of May 1. All travelers must still complete the Travel Health Visa application and provide proof of full vaccination upon arrival (and that two weeks have elapsed since vaccination). COVID-19 Status – The Bahamas
Starting August 9,2021 fully-vaccinated US travelers are once again welcome to enter Canada. Travelers will have to submit proof of vaccination and will have to provide the results of a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entering Canada.
- There are no pre-trip requirements to enter the Dominican Republic. Rapid breath tests are administered at random to 3% to 15% of arriving passengers aged 5 and older.
- Visitors must complete an Electronic Ticket when entering and departing the country; this includes a health affidavit, customs declaration, and embarkation/disembarkation form. It’s recommended that travelers fill out the form 72 hours before their trip and present the QR code at the airport.
- Mexico has remained open to travelers arriving by air throughout the pandemic. No pre-trip Covid testing is required. Electronic health declaration needed to enter Mexico
Central and South America
- You are required to complete the Customs and Immigration Form that is provided to you on your flight to Belize.
- Bring along an Official Vaccine Card reflecting the receipt of the dual or single-dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to arrival.
- Or, if you cannot provide proof of immunization, bring along a negative Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of travel, OR Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Biosensor, ABBOTT (Panbio) test taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel. If neither is presented, you can take a Covid-19 test upon arrival.
- Children under the age of 5 are not required to present a negative COVID test; Children 5 years and older must present a negative COVID test
- Belize COVID-19 Update | BTB (belizetourismboard.org)
- Travelers are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result when traveling to Costa Rica.
Visitors must have proof of medical insurance that covers Covid-related bills in Costa Rica up to at least $50,000, and lodging expenses related to the pandemic up to at least $2,000.
Travelers must have a return ticket and should carry a copy or photo of the passport page with their entry stamp at all times.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
- Travelers entering Ecuador must bring proof of one of the following: (1) a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test taken up to 3 days prior to their arrival in Ecuador, (2) full vaccination, or (3) recovery from a Covid infection with onset at least 1 month prior. Random rapid antigen testing may be conducted at airports, and anyone presenting symptoms will be evaluated. If a test comes back positive, that traveler must isolate for 10 days at a state-designated shelter.
- The requirements to enter the Galapagos are the same as those to enter mainland Ecuador.
What countries are currently open to vaccinated travelers in Asia?
The Maldives Islands
- Travelers to the Maldives must have a confirmed booking at a resort, hotel, guesthouse, or liveaboard; travelers may split their time between two resorts but must request approval of their split stay from the Ministry of Tourism two days before their travel.
- Passengers must provide proof of full vaccination at least 2 weeks prior or proof of a negative PCR test from the 96 hours prior to their departure, submit a health declaration card within 24 hours of their departure and have their temperature taken on arrival.
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