Note: Due to the recent surge in Omicron offshoot BA.5, the Covid-related travel restrictions listed here could change quite quickly. Itâs always best to contact your destination countryâs office/ministry of tourism for up-to-the-minute Covid entry requirement news.
From tightened COVID-19 entry restrictions, to all-out travel bans, countries have been forced to make tough decisions. But they are not alone. Travelers have had to cancel or delay business trips, honeymoons, and family vacations.Â
Now, as our collective wanderlust piques, thereÃ¢ÂÂs a bit of good news. More countries are reopening to fully vaccinated foreign travelers. ItÃ¢ÂÂs officially time to dust off those carry-ons and put your travel plans back on the calendar. But where to?Â
Countries with Updated Travel Restrictions
HereÃ¢ÂÂs a list of countries that have reopened or updated their travel restrictions to international travelers since the Omicron wave has abated in many parts of the world.Â
As of July 14, 2022, Australia is open to international travelers and there are currently no Covid-related entry restrictions. See the Australian Department of HealthÃ¢ÂÂs website for more information.
As of July 14, 2022, there are Covid-related travel restrictions in place for entry. For a complete list of the most up-to-date Covid-related entry regulations for traveling to Bali, visit the Indonesia Travel website. For travel advisories visit the GovernmentÃ¢ÂÂs Travel website.
As of July 14, 2022 only fully vaccinated travelers can enter Canada. Beginning July 19, 2022, mandatory random Covid testing will restart. For travel advice and the most up-to-date information check out the Public Health Agency of CanadaÃ¢ÂÂs website.
As of July 14, 2022, travelers regardless of vaccination status or country of origin wonÃ¢ÂÂt have to take a PCR test or fill out a passenger locator form. Quarantine is no longer required. For the most up-to-date information please visit EnglandÃ¢ÂÂs Government website.
As of July 14, 2022, fully-vaccinated travelers must provide proof of vaccination and give a sworn statement declaring that they do not have Covid symptoms and have not had exposure to someone with a confirmed case of Covid in the two weeks prior to arrival. Non-vaccinated travelers will need a âcompellingâ reason to enter the country. Be sure to check for the most up-to-date information on Covid entry requirements.
As of July 14, all travelers to Germany are required to fill out a digital entry registration and provide a negative Covid test result. More information for travel within Germany can be found on the Coronavirus Information page.
As of July 8, 2022, all travelers to India should complete the self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal, upload a negative Covid test result from a test taken within 72 hours of departure or proof of full vaccination, and submit a declaration attesting to the authenticity of the information they provided with the understanding that they will be held liable if found to be untruthful. For more information on visa restrictions visit Indiaâs government website and for continued updates on entry requirements, visit the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As of March 6, 2022, Covid-related entry requirements have been dropped. Visitors, regardless of vaccination status or country of origin are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or recovery and post-arrival PCR tests are no longer required. All rules for travel can be found on the governmentÃ¢ÂÂs website.
As of July 14, 2022, travelers are no longer required to present a certificate of recovery or vaccination from Covid. Visitors are also not required to present a negative Covid test result for entry. Travel insurance is also required for entry. You can find the most up-to-date information here.
As of June 1, 2022, Japan is open to foreign visitors with some restrictions. All visitors to Japan will need a visa for entry. Depending on vaccination status and country of origin, self-quarantine period and accommodations may change upon arrival into the country. For more information be sure to visit the Japan National Tourism Organizationâs website.
Starting July 24, 2022, all Covid entry restrictions and regulations will be lifted. For the most up-to-date information, please check out the government health site.
As of July 14, 2022, there is a 72-hour negative Covid test requirement to enter Mexico. Health screenings, like temperature checks, are in place at the airport. For more information please visit this site.
As of July 14, 2022, visitors to Morocco must present an official health form before boarding for their arriving flight. Additionally, all travelers must present a valid vaccination passport or a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old. Children under 12 are exempt from these requirements. For all travel information, the government has a Smart Traveler page with advice, information and more.
- New Zealand
As of July 14, 2022, fully vaccinated visitors to New Zealand must show proof of vaccination for entry. Unvaccinated visitors are not allowed but some exemptions might be made for people from countries where vaccines are not readily available. For more information, refer to New Zealandâs Covid entry requirements list.
As of July 13, 2022, all visitors must register to One Health Pass portal within 48 hours of arrival. All unvaccinated travelers will be required to follow quarantine protocols. Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to show valid proof of vaccination for entry. Travel insurance is no longer required for entry but is still highly encouraged. All travelers will need to provide a negative pre-departure COVID test result. Philippine Airlines has an extensive guide for travelers to check out.
As of July 14, 2022, there are no Covid-related restrictions to enter Scotland regardless of vaccination status or country of origin. More information and details can be found on Visit ScotlandÃ¢ÂÂs website.
- South Africa
As of June 22, 2022, South Africa has dropped all Covid-related entry restrictions. That could change, however. For the most up-to-date information on Covid entry requirements for South Africa, check out this government site.
As of June 30, 2022, there are no Covid-related entry requirements. More information can be found on the governmentÃ¢ÂÂs website.
As of July 1, 2022, visitors to Thailand above 17 years old must be fully vaccinated to enter. Unaccompanied minors between the ages of 5 and 17 must have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine within 14 days of arriving. Health screenings like temperature checks will be administered upon arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers as well as unvaccinated travelers with proof of a negative test result taken within the last three days will be free to go. Unvaccinated travelers without a negative test result will be subject to additional health safety protocols, like quarantining. Updates are available on ThailandÃ¢ÂÂs Ministry of Foreign Affairs FAQ page.
This is a developing topic, and information is subject to change as many countries keep updating their COVID-19 entry and exit requirements. We will be making necessary updates as they become available from official and reliable sources.Â
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