All the Countries Without Travel Restrictions or COVID Entry Requirements

Here Are All the Countries With Zero Travel Restrictions

No tests, vaccine, and quarantine requirements in these destinations!

Where to next? The good news is, travelling internationally is easier than it has ever been since the start of the pandemic. Remember when you can’t even visit family just one town away? Those days are long gone, with an ever-growing list of countries without travel restrictions. You’ll still have to bring your passport (and visa, if it’s required) but other than that, the coast is clear!

If you’re wondering where to travel without vaccine restrictions or testing, keep reading. Here, we’ve rounded up all the destinations that allow international travellers with no COVID-19 testing, vaccine requirements, and mandatory quarantine.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on 13 Oct 2022 and is updated regularly for new developments.

Countries in Asia with no travel restrictions

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Since 10 May 2022, Afghanistan has lifted all entry requirements for foreign travellers. However, keep in mind that most governments advise against travelling to Afghanistan due to political unrest.

Top things to do in Afghanistan:

  • Take a stroll in the Garden of Babur
  • Visit the incredible Kabul Museum
  • Marvel at Afghanistan’s natural scenery at the Band-e-Amir National Park
  • Snap photos of the Buddhas of Bamiyan


Travellers don’t need tests or vaccines to visit Armenia. Quarantine isn’t required either.

Top things to do in Armenia:

  • Roam the capital city, Yerevan, on foot
  • Explore the country’s medieval monasteries
  • Take a look at Armenia’s tragic history at the Museum of the Armenian Genocide
  • Check out the Garni rock formations


Bahrain is now one of the countries without travel restrictions. Since 20 Feb 2022, travellers no longer need to provide proof of testing or vaccination to enter the country. Bring your masks, though, as masking is required in public areas.

Top things to do in Bahrain:

  • Hunt for souvenirs in Manama Souq
  • Visit Bahrain National Museum to learn about the fascinating history of the country
  • Walk the ancient fortress of Qalat al Bahrain


Lying in the eastern ridges of the Himalayas, Bhutan welcomes vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers alike. Here, all of the pandemic-related requirements have been eliminated. However, random RT-PCR testing may occur at entry points.

Things to do in Bhutan:

  • Trek rocky Himalayan summits
  • Hike to the cliffside Tiger’s Nest Monastery just outside of Paro
  • Explore rare creatures at the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, like snow leopards and red pandas
  • Experience a hot stone bath

Also read: Bhutan Trans Trail Reopens After 60 Years for Domestic and International Travel

Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam no longer has entry rules for travellers, as of 15 Sep 2022. The only requirement is a travel medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage. In the country, masks must be worn in enclosed spaces and on public transportation.

Top things to do in Brunei Darussalam:

  • Visit some of the most beautiful mosques in Asia
  • Explore Kampong Ayer, the world’s largest floating village
  • Wander Brunei’s unspoiled wilderness at Ulu Temburong National Park and Andulau Forest Reserve
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Travellers are now free to enter India regardless of vaccination status. As of 22 Nov 2022, all entry requirements have been scrapped, including testing, quarantining, and submission of health forms.

Top things to do in India:

  • Don’t miss seeing the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra and other stunning palaces in Jaipur
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Goa
  • Set off on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage through the Himalayas
  • Visit national parks for a glimpse of India’s famous big cats, from Bengal tigers in Bandhavgarh to snow leopards in the Indian Himalayas


Israel has officially removed all entry requirements, including testing, proof of vaccine, and quarantine. Just expect to fill out an entry form when visiting the country.

Top things to do in Israel:

  • Visit pretty Mediterranean beaches for swimming, sunbathing, or surfing
  • Explore ancient sites of the world’s biggest religions in the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Experience the active nightlife in Tel Aviv
  • Float effortlessly in the iconic Dead Sea


Travel easily into Jordan, now among the Middle Eastern countries with no travel restrictions. 

Top things to do in Jordan:

  • Spend at least two days visiting the sites of ancient Petra
  • Take an iconic snapshot at the Wadi Rum arched rock formations
  • Travel back in time at the magnificent Jerash Ruins
  • Swim, dive, and snorkel in the Red Sea
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As of 8 Jun 2022, Kazakhstan scrapped all of its COVID-related entry requirements for travellers.

Top things to do in Kazakhstan:

  • Tour the capital Almaty, including sites like the Zentov Cathedral and Green Bazaar
  • Try to spot exotic birds at the Ak-Zhaiyk Reserve
  • Visit the highest skating rink in the world at the Medeo ice rink
  • Wander the great outdoors from hiking trails at the Turgen Gorge to stunning lakes

Also read: Postcards From the ‘Stans: 15 Photos That Will Make You Pine For Central Asia


Visit Kuwait without worrying over travel requirements as all entry restrictions have been dropped by the Asian country. 

Top things to do in Kuwait:

  • Go shopping for local treasures at the Souq Al-Mubarakiya
  • Embark on a desert safari to sightsee Kuwait’s rolling dunes and oil fields
  • Climb to the top of the Kuwait Towers for sweeping views of the Persian Gulf
  • Enjoy scuba diving at Kobar Island


Since 1 May 2022, Kyrgyzstan has been allowing travellers into the country without testing, vaccine requirements, or quarantine measures.

Top things to do in Kyrgyzstan:

  • Live like a local in a traditional yurt
  • Hit the trail to Ala-Kul and see the “Lake of Many Colours”
  • Get lost in the dreamy scenery and hot springs of Altyn Arashan
  • Visit the Burana Tower


Lebanon marked the removal of all entry requirements on 27 Sep 2022. Testing, vaccination, and quarantine are no longer expected of travellers.

Top things to do in Lebanon:

  • See the sights around stylish Beirut
  • Look to the past in Baalbek, an ancient Phoenician City dating back 9,000 years
  • Visit the caves of Jeita Grotto


Make your way to Malaysia, one of the countries without travel restrictions since 1 Aug 2022. However, masks are still required indoors.

Top things to do in Malaysia:

  • Trek Mount Kinabalu or enjoy other outdoor activities in Kota Kinabalu like kayaking, diving, and wildlife viewing
  • Visit the Batu Caves for natural scenery you won’t believe
  • Climb the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
  • Eat and drink your way around Penang’s George Town

Also read: 10 Nature Escape Airbnbs Near Kuala Lumpur For a Refreshing Getaway


Tourists are now granted free entry into the Maldives, without need for COVID-19 testing or proof of vaccine. There’s also no need for quarantining.

Top things to do in the Maldives:

  • Enjoy scuba diving in endless dive spots, like the Banana Reef
  • Go dolphin watching in the Indian Ocean
  • Witness the magical phenomenon Sea of Stars in the reefs of Vaadhoo during the summer
  • Indulge in a variety of water sports like jet-skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding, and more

Also read: Beyond Luxurious Getaways: Here Are More Things to Experience in the Maldives


In March 2022, Mongolia became one of the first countries with no travel restrictions in Asia.

Top things to do in Mongolia:

  • Hop on a horse for a ride through the unspoilt Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
  • Explore museums, monasteries, and other monuments in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar
  • Ride a camel in the Gobi Desert
  • Witness the vibrant Naadam Festival


Oman has already officially scrapped all travel restrictions for tourists entering the country.

Top things to do in Oman:

  • Unwind on Al-Sawadi Beach
  • Discover historic attractions and bustling souks in capital city, Muscat
  • Be enchanted by the dazzling waters of Wadi Shab
  • Wander the Wahiba Sands desert


With the World Cup 2022 in full swing, Qatar has opened their borders and removed most travel restrictions. Visitors no longer need to get tested prior to entry and submit proof of vaccination.

Top things to do in Qatar:

  • Discover local history and art at the Museum of Islamic Art
  • Experience some thrill by driving across the desert and dune bash
  • Visit the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum and admire the bizarre collection of seemingly random objects
  • Indulge in an old-world experience at the Souq Waqif

Also read: 2022 FIFA World Cup Guide: Top Things to Do in Qatar Before & After the Match

Saudi Arabia

All travellers holding a tourist visa can visit Saudi Arabia, even without tests, vaccines, or quarantine plans.

Top things to do in Saudi Arabia:

  • Pay a visit to Jeddah, an ancient city that fuses the old and the new
  • Enjoy a sailing adventure to the Red Sea for swimming and snorkelling
  • Seek out adventure and wildlife in the Asir Mountains
  • Hike the Edge of the World, Jebel Fihrayn 

Also read: Saudi Arabia Will Open an Oil-Themed Amusement Park & This Is What to Expect

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South Korea

South Korea removed travel restrictions for all foreign visitors, regardless of vaccination status. However, as of writing, travellers will still need to obtain an approved K-ETA.

Top things to do in South Korea:

  • Escape to Jeju Island for hiking trails and amazing food
  • Experience a blast from the past in the traditional neighbourhood of Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Shop ‘til you drop in Myeongdong, Seoul

Also read: 10 Things to Do in South Korea for First-Time Travellers

Sri Lanka

Travellers no longer have to produce vaccination certificates or negative RT-PCR tests to visit Sri Lanka. The country has also scrapped quarantine requirements.

Things to do in Sri Lanka:

  • Climb the ancient rock fortress Sigiriya
  • Spot magnificent elephants and wildlife at Sri Lanka’s national parks
  • Cycle through millennia-old ruins of Anuradhapura

Also read: 10 Incredible Airbnbs in Sri Lanka That You’ll Never Want to Leave


Finally, Thailand joins the list of Asian destinations and countries without travel restrictions, lifting all entry requirements on 1 Oct 2022. Travellers no longer need to quarantine or submit COVID-19 test results, whether they’re vaccinated or not.

Top things to do in Thailand:

  • Tour the temples of Bangkok
  • Make the most of the tropical setting by visiting islands and beach destinations like Phi Phi Islands and Ko Lanta
  • Taste authentic Thai cuisine in Chiang Mai
  • Explore the rainforests in Khao Sok National Park

Also read: 20 Basic Thai Phrases That Every Traveller Should Know


International travellers can travel with ease to Turkey since the country scrapped all COVID-related entry requirements on 1 Jun 2022.

Top things to do in Turkey:

  • Ride a hot air balloon over the strikingly beautiful landscape of Cappadocia
  • Try a soothing soak in the Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Tour the magnificently preserved Roman ruins of Ephesus
  • Get your fill of tasty food in Istanbul

Also read: 8 Airbnb Listings in Istanbul Where East Meets West

United Arab Emirates

As of 7 Nov 2022, the UAE has removed almost all remaining COVID-19 restrictions. Wearing masks is now only optional at most public places, but there are some exceptions such as health facilities and centres for people with disabilities.

Top things to do in UAE:

  • Scale the Burj Khalifa and get a bird’s eye view of Dubai
  • Marvel at the architectural masterpiece of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Get on horseback and explore the sandy dunes of the desert
  • Get that adrenaline pumping at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi


Uzbekistan has removed all testing, quarantine, and vaccination requirements for entering the country.

Top things to do in Uzbekistan:

  • Pay a visit to the ancient city of Samarkand and see the grandiose Registan Square
  • Explore the monuments and streets of Khiva, another stop on the Silk Road trading route
  • Head to the bazaars of Bukhara for an unparalleled shopping experience
  • Marvel at citadels in the Kyzylkum Desert


All travellers are now welcome to fly to Vietnam after the country abolished all COVID-related travel restrictions on 15 May 2022.

Top things to do in Vietnam:

  • Sail through the beautiful Mekong Delta
  • Tour Hanoi’s historic attractions, like the Old Quarter, Temple of Literature, and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh City’s Notre Dame Cathedral, War Remnants Museum, and Reunification Palace
  • Indulge in Vietnam’s coffee culture

Also read: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh: Which City in Vietnam Is Perfect for You?

Countries in Europe without travel restrictions


The Balkan country is one of the countries with no travel restrictions, removing all entry requirements in May 2022. Masks are required indoors and on public transportation.  

Top things to do in Albania:

  • Trek the breathtaking Albanian Alps
  • Explore the sparkling beaches
  • Sail and swim in the Albanian Riviera
  • Stroll through Berat and other pretty towns


No tests, proof of vaccine, or quarantine are required for travellers visiting Andorra. It’s worth noting that this tiny country doesn’t have its own airport. Instead, travellers must pass through France or Spain and meet the entry requirements of their entry country. Fortunately, both France and Spain are among the countries without travel restrictions now.

Top things to do in Andorra:

  • Hit the slopes in ski resorts part of the Pyrenees Mountains
  • Enjoy a lovely day at historic Barri Antic
  • Visit the 16th-century Casa de la Vall

Also read: 7 Things to Do & Places to Visit in Andorra La Vella


Although Austria used to be one of the strictest European countries, no travel restrictions are required anymore for international tourists visiting the nation. All entry rules have been removed as of 16 May 2022.

Top things to do in Austria

  • Channel your love for royalty in the palaces of Vienna
  • Bask in Vienna’s cosy coffeehouse culture
  • Chase magnificent natural landscapes, from the Dachstein Mountains to the stunning village of Hallstatt
  • Cruise down the Danube River

Also read: 16 Magnificent Castles on Airbnb and Vrbo That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty


This landlocked country dropped all COVID-related entry requirements for visitors of Belarus. Masks remain a requirement in some public spaces and public transportation.

Top things to do in Belarus:

  • Head to Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, the oldest wildlife refuge in Europe
  • Check out the historical and cultural gems of Minsk
  • Visit old castles and fortresses like Nesvizh Castle and Brest Fortress
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There’s no need to quarantine or present test results and proof of vaccine upon entry in Belgium.

Top things to do in Belgium:

  • Enjoy as much local beer and chocolate as you can
  • Sail the picturesque canals of Bruges or Ghent
  • Visit a few of Belgium’s thousands of castles
  • Spend a day exploring stylish Antwerp

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Expect relaxed entry rules in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are no COVID-19 tests, vaccine requirements, or quarantine rules. Travellers will only be asked to wear masks in health centres and medical facilities. 

Things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • Walk the streets of vibrant Sarajevo and its Old Town
  • Witness divers jump off the iconic Stari Most and into the Neretva River
  • Experience river rafting in the Tara Canyon
  • Hit the powder at the ski resorts across the Dinaric Alps


Bulgaria is now among the countries with no travel restrictions. The European nation no longer asks international travellers to submit to testing, vaccination, or quarantine requirements. Masks are only mandatory in medical-related facilities. 

Top things to do in Bulgaria:

  • Explore the wonders of Sofia
  • Hike the trails of Rila National Park and see the Seven Rila Lakes
  • Visit the oldest city in Europe, Plovdiv

Also read: 10 Best European Countries That Won’t Break the Bank


Croatia is back to normal, lifting testing, vaccination, and quarantine requirements for international travellers.

Top things to do in Croatia:

  • Admire the waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Visit the shimmering Blue Cave on Bisevo Island
  • Go rafting on the Cetina River
  • Take a peek at the famous Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb

Also read: 15 Airbnb Homes & Vacation Rentals in Croatia for a Relaxing Mediterranean Holiday


Testing, vaccination, and quarantine requirements are no longer upheld in the island nation of Cyprus. Keep in mind that masks must be worn on public transportation. 

Top things to do in Cyprus:

  • Hang out year-round on the white-sand Nissi Beach and other pristine beaches
  • Travel back to Ancient Greece and Rome at the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
  • Discover the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos

Czech Republic

Travellers can now add the Czech Republic to their bucket list of countries without travel restrictions. As of 9 Apr 2022, the country has lifted all COVID-related entry requirements.  

Top things to do in the Czech Republic:

  • Gaze in awe at iconic Prague attractions, like the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge
  • Visit some of Europe’s most beautiful libraries in Prague
  • Go outside the breathtaking natural scenery of the Bohemian Paradise
  • Feel like royalty in the nation’s many castles

Also read: 13 Most Beautiful Streets in the World to Fill Your Instagram Grid!


Since 29 Mar 2022, Denmark has gone back to pre-pandemic entry rules, without test, vaccine, or quarantine requirements.

Top things to do in Denmark:

  • Spend a day or two enjoying the Tivoli Gardens
  • Make your way to Copenhagen gems, such as the Little Mermaid
  • Go outdoors and enjoy the rugged landscapes of Thy National Park

Also read: 14 Best Airbnbs in Copenhagen to Explore the Vibrant City


Expect to breeze through Estonia’s borders, with the Baltic nation lifting all COVID-related restrictions for visiting travellers.

Top things to do in Estonia:

  • Don’t miss dropping by the exquisitely preserved Tallinn’s Old Town
  • Bask in the Gothic atmosphere of Kuressaare Episcopal Castle
  • Pat alpacas and other animals at the Alpakafarm
  • Dive to see the now-submerged Rummu Prison, formerly a Soviet prison

Faroe Islands

Whether vaccinated or not, travellers do not need to quarantine or test negative for COVID-19 when visiting the Faroe Islands.

Top things to do in the Faroe Islands:

  • Trek to the awe-inspiring Lake of Sørvágsvatn
  • Find medieval ruins and structures at the historic Kirkjubøur
  • Catch the stunning sight of fjords like Saksun
  • Marvel at the great Mulafossur Waterfall
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Among the Northern European countries with no travel restrictions is Finland, which finally opted to lift all entry requirements on 30 Jun 2022.

Top things to do in Finland:

  • Look up to the Northern Lights
  • Embrace the holiday spirit in the Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office
  • See architectural gems in places like Helsinki
  • Experience a soothing public bath

Also read: 14 Coolest Passports of the World With Unique Designs


Time to tick this popular destination off your dream destinations? France has returned to pre-pandemic entry requirements, with the country scrapping all travel restrictions for foreigners. Travel restrictions in French territories French Guiana and French Polynesia have also been lifted.

Top things to do in France:

  • Watch spectacular sunsets from the Eiffel Tower or the Seine River in Paris
  • Embrace being a slow traveller in the picture-perfect Provence villages
  • Lose yourself in France’s artistic spirit at the Louvre, Château de Versailles, and others
  • Ski the slopes at the French Alps

Also read: 14 Most Incredible Places in France


There are no longer entry rules to visiting the country of Georgia, as of 15 Jun 2022.

Top things to do in Georgia:

  • Discover the historic and cultural charms of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, from the Old Town to the Narikala Fortress
  • Savour delicious local wine, especially in wine region Kakheti
  • Explore medieval landmarks in beautiful Svaneti


Visitors can count on Germany among the countries without travel restrictions, as of 11 Jun 2022.

Top things to do in Germany:

  • Stroll around in exciting Berlin to see sights like the Berlin Wall and Erholungspark Marzahn
  • Experience the Disney magic at the Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Soak in the magnificence of Cologne Cathedral
  • Escape the crowds at the Berchtesgaden National Park

Also read: 7 Best Airbnbs in Berlin to Soak Up the Sights of the City


All entry requirements have been lifted in Gibraltar, making it easy for travellers to visit this British Overseas Territory.

Top things to do in Gibraltar:

  • See the highlights of the Gibraltar National Museum
  • Say hello to Barbary macaques at the Gibraltar’s Nature Reserve, the only wild monkeys in Europe
  • Take a trip to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar
  • Cross the Windsor Suspension Bridge for an adrenaline rush


Greece remains restriction-free, so travellers can freely enter without submitting to testing, vaccination, or quarantine measures.

Top things to do in Greece:

  • Bask in the ancient sites of Athens, from Parthenon to the Acropolis
  • Take in the jaw-dropping beauty of Santorini
  • Explore the islands of the Cyclades
  • Relax in picture-perfect beaches of the different Greek Islands

Also read: Top 20 Airbnb and Vrbo Vacation Homes in Greece for Your Dream Getaway


The country of Greenland ended all travel restrictions in May 2022.  

Top things to do in Greenland:

  • Go whale watching
  • Experience the famous midnight sun over the Arctic Circle
  • Witness the dancing Northern Lights
  • Hop on a cruise to see magnificent glaciers


Now among the countries with no travel restrictions, Hungary is open to tourists, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Top things to do in Hungary:

  • Savour mouthwatering Hungarian dishes
  • Go on a tour of beautiful Budapest to see iconic landmarks like Buda Castle and the Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Try one of Budapest’s famous thermal baths, like the Széchenyi Thermal Bath
  • Snap sunset views over the Danube River from the Freedom Bridge

Also read: 10 Airbnbs in Budapest for Your Next Visit to the Hungarian Capital

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You don’t have to show a negative test or proof of testing when visiting Iceland. Quarantine requirements have also been dropped. 

Top things to do in Iceland:

  • Chase the Northern Lights
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Enjoy the social scene at downtown Reykjavik
  • Pay a visit to the enchanting Blue Lagoon geothermal spa

Also read: 18 Otherworldly Attractions to Visit in Iceland


There are no longer any travel restrictions for tourists entering Ireland.

Top things to do in Ireland:

  • Enjoy a pint or two (or more) at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
  • Sightsee in majestic Irish castles, like Dublin Castle and Blarney Castle
  • Take in the natural beauty in Ireland at spots like Slieve League Cliffs and Moher Cliffs

Also read: 12 Best Countries for Extroverts Who Love to Travel


Since 1 Jun 2022, Italy has dropped all coronavirus-related restrictions on travellers.

Top things to do in Italy:

  • Hop on a gondola and cruise through Venice
  • Tour the many ancient sites in Rome, like the Colosseum
  • Trek the dramatic landscapes of Sardinia
  • Eat as much pasta as you can

Also read: 15 Picturesque Airbnb Homes & Vacation Rentals Along the Amalfi Coast of Italy


The island nation of Jersey is now one of the countries without travel restrictions in Europe.

Top things to do in Jersey:

  • Pay a visit to the Mont Orgueil Castle
  • Relax in Beauport Beach, St Brelade’s Bay Beach, and other Jersey beaches
  • Tour the lovely town of St Helier, particularly sights like Havre Des Pas
  • Check out the world-famous Jersey Zoo


There are no more entry requirements for travellers planning to visit Kosovo in southeastern Europe.

Top things to do in Kosovo:

  • Soak in the country’s thriving coffee culture, especially in Prizren
  • Visit the Bear Sanctuary in Prishtina to meet rescued bears
  • Escape into the wild at the Rugova Mountains
  • Pay a visit to the Ethnological Museum


For travellers, entering Latvia is stress-free, with the country lifting COVID-related restrictions on 1 Apr 2022.

Top things to do in Latvia:

  • Walk the streets of Riga’s Old Town
  • Visit the Gutmana Caves, known as the widest and highest caves in the Baltic Region
  • Explore beautiful structures like Rundale Palace and Turaida Castle


Interested in visiting the richest country in the world? Liechtenstein implements zero entry restrictions to travellers, which means you can enter without providing proof of testing or vaccination.

Top things to do in Liechtenstein:

  • Pass by the beautiful capital city of Vaduz
  • Find your way to the Alps for an invigorating hike
  • Sample wine from the cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein


Lithuania became one of the countries with no travel restrictions when it dropped testing, vaccine, and quarantine requirements on 1 May 2022.

Top things to do in Lithuania:

  • Sightsee in the Vilnius Old Town
  • Kayak the waters around Trakai Island Castle
  • Visit the surreal Hill of Crosses
  • If you dare, check out the Devil’s Museum for art depicting the devil, witches, and other creatures

Also read: 12 Under-the-Radar Spots in Europe for a Relaxing Vacay


In October 2022, Luxembourg removed most of their COVID-19 restrictions and opened up to all types of travel. Mask-wearing is still mandatory in settings where social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Top things to do in Luxembourg:

  • Marvel at splendid architecture at the Grand Ducal Palace   
  • Learn about the history of the city at Letzёbuerg City Museum
  • Visit the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra and enjoy a concert


There are zero entry restrictions in the island country of Malta.

Top things to do in Malta:

  • Pay a visit to the ancient capital of Mdina
  • Check out temples even older than Egypt’s pyramids, like the Tarxien Temple
  • Snap a photo of the sweeping views at the Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • Bask in the beauty of sea caves like Blue Grotto


Moldova has removed entry requirements for tourists, no longer asking visitors for a test or proof of vaccine upon arrival.

Top things to do in Moldova:

  • Roam Chisinau for museums, parks, and more
  • Try renowned Moldovan wine
  • Visit ancient monasteries, like the magnificent Capriana Monastery
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Now travellers can visit Montenegro freely after the nation stopped requiring tourists to show proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

Top things to do in Montenegro:

  • Take a boat trip through the Bay of Kotor, and see sights like the Blue Cave
  • Lounge on beautiful beaches on St Nicholas Island
  • Marvel at the Durmitor National Park, home to the great Tara Canyon and the Tara River

Also read: 30 Europe Souvenirs to Bring Home from Your Next Adventure

The Netherlands

Visitors can now enter the Netherlands, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Testing and quarantine requirements are no longer in place.

Top things to do in the Netherlands:

  • Soak in the sights of Amsterdam, from iconic museums to the pretty canals
  • See beautiful blooms in the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof
  • Snap photos of the postcard-pretty houses of Marken village
  • Pay a visit to the windmills of Kinderdijk

North Macedonia

Visit North Macedonia, one of the European countries without travel restrictions in 2022.

Top things to do in North Macedonia:

  • Buy traditional souvenirs at Skopje’s Old Bazaar
  • Hop on a kayak and paddle through the scenic Matka Canyon
  • Take in the beguiling beauty of Lake Ohrid and surrounding monasteries
  • Trek to the Mount Ljuboten summit


There are no more COVID-related entry requirements needed to enter Norway.

Top things to do in Norway:

  • Discover the awe-inspiring landscape of the Norwegian fjords
  • Hike to Trolltunga, one of the most beautiful hiking spots in the country
  • Time your visit to see the Northern Lights
  • Go on one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys on the Flåm Railway

Also read: These Are the Best & Worst Cities for Work-Life Balance in 2022


As of 28 Mar 2022, Poland lifted all entry requirements for travellers visiting the country.

Top things to do in Poland:

  • Get lost in the historic sights of Warsaw
  • Learn more about the Holocaust at sites like Warsaw Rising Museum, Schindler’s Factory, and Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Take a peek at the picturesque Wawel Castle in Krakow


If you’re travelling to Portugal, you no longer have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Top things to do in Portugal:

  • Go on a port wine tasting journey in Douro Valley
  • Bask in famous Algarve beaches
  • Hop on the Tram 28 to explore Lisbon
  • Take a cruise on the Douro River

Also read: Portugal to Singapore by Land Journey: An Easy Guide to the Longest Adventure


All travel restrictions have been dropped in Romania. That includes testing, vaccination requirements, and quarantine practises.

Top things to do in Romania:

  • Visit iconic castles, particularly Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania
  • Hike the incredible Carpathian Mountains
  • Test your luck in wildlife viewing at the Danube Delta, home to birds, brown bears, and wolves


Going back to pre-pandemic travel regulations, Russia no longer asks travellers for negative COVID-19 tests before entering the country. 

Note: Travellers are urged to practise extreme caution when visiting Russia due to ongoing military conflict with Ukraine.

Things to do in Russia:

  • Make your way to vibrant cities like Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Travel from Beijing to Moscow on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway

San Marino

The microstate San Marino has opened its borders and travellers can once again explore one of the world’s oldest republics.

Top things to do in San Marino:

  • Explore the castles of the world’s oldest sovereign state atop Mount Titano
  • Observe a ceremonial guard change at the Piazza della Liberta
  • Ride a cable car and take in the mesmerising views of the city and the Adriatic coastline


Serbia joins other European countries with no travel restrictions, suspending all entry requirements for international tourists.  

Top things to do in Serbia:

  • Make your way through the vibrant capital city, Belgrade
  • Take off on a tour to the beautiful and historic Studenica Monastery
  • Escape the buzzy metropolis and enjoy outdoor activities in Tara National Park


No matter their vaccination status, travellers can enter Slovakia freely without submitting tests or undergoing quarantine.

Top things to do in Slovakia

  • Feel the fairy-tale atmosphere in Slovak castles like Bojnice Castle and Devin Castle
  • Enjoy uphill skiing and hiking in the Low Tatras and High Tatras
  • Discover local history and art in Bratislava
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There are no existing entry restrictions related to COVID-19 in Slovenia.

Top things to do in Slovenia:

  • Spend a few days in Ljubljana and its well-preserved Old Town
  • Don’t miss seeing the picture-perfect Lake Bled and Bled Castle
  • Trek through alpine fields, turquoise lakes, and pine forests at the breathtaking Triglav National Park
  • Go caving in the extensive Postojna Cave


Starting 21 Oct 2022, travellers entering Spain no longer have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery, or present a negative test. 

Top things to do in Spain:

  • Immerse in works of Catalan Modernism around Barcelona
  • Spend sunny days at beaches in the Balearic Islands
  • Admire the magnificent centuries-old architecture of Plaza de España, Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba,  and Royal Alcázar of Seville 

Also read: 8D7N Itinerary Around Spain: Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid


Travellers may visit Sweden, even without vaccination. Testing and quarantine requirements have also been dropped. 

Top things to do in Sweden:

  • Fall in love with the historic, cultural, and natural sights of Stockholm
  • Trek the King’s Trail
  • Seek out the Northern Lights in Abisko National Park
  • Take a leisurely cruise on the Göta Canal


Now fully opened, Switzerland is one of the European countries without travel restrictions for all tourists.

Top things to do in Switzerland:

  • Enjoy a fun walking tour in the hip city of Zurich
  • Soak in the alpine views by taking a cable car over the Matterhorn
  • Roam car-free Lucerne surrounded by lush mountains and beautiful architecture

Also read: 12 Best Airbnb Homes & Vacation Rentals in Switzerland

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom ended all pandemic entry requirements, paving the way for tourists to make their way into the country.

Top things to do in the United Kingdom:

  • Travel to London for iconic sights like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace
  • See the mysterious Stonehenge with your own two eyes
  • Explore the UK’s rugged seaside towns
  • Enjoy the sprawling natural playground of the Scottish Highlands

Also read: 8 Budget-Friendly Airbnb Homes & Vacation Rentals in London

Vatican City

Vatican City has followed Italy and largely relaxed most of their COVID-19 restrictions.

Top things to do in Vatican City:

  • Enter the Sistine Chapel and marvel at works by Michelangelo
  • Admire the world’s largest basilica in Saint Peter’s Square
  • Get lost in a world of museums featuring works by world-renowned artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael

Countries in North & Central America with no travel restrictions

Antigua & Barbuda

As of 26 Aug 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions for travellers arriving in Antigua and Barbuda have been scrapped. However, cruise ship passengers visiting the Caribbean country must follow protocols enforced by the cruise lines.

Top things to do in Antigua & Barbuda:

  • Sail to beautiful beaches, such as Half Moon Bay and Dickenson Bay
  • Go snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Enjoy a variety of water sports, like jet skiing, wind surfing, and kayaking
  • Go on a road trip along Fig Tree Drive


There are no travel restrictions in place for travellers heading to the islands of Bahamas. This is regardless of vaccination status.

Top things to do in the Bahamas:

  • Dive into one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world at Lucayan National Park
  • Snap photos of the pink-hued shores of Pink Sands Beach
  • Snorkel and frolic with pigs at Sandy Toes

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The Caribbean island Barbados ceased travel restrictions on 23 Sep 2022. Mask-wearing in this island country is also optional, and travellers just have to fill out an online immigration form 72 hours prior to arrival.

Top things to do in Barbados:

  • Check out St. Nicholas Abbey and taste the local rum 
  • Enjoy pristine white beaches at Carlisle Bay
  • Appreciate the beauty of nature at Harrison’s Cave


As of 12 Jul 2022, Belize has removed all public health measures for travellers. While travel insurance is no longer mandatory, Belize recommends it for medical coverage should the need arise.

Top things to do in Belize:

  • Visit the historical city of Tikal and learn about Mayan history
  • Kayak through a natural cave in Nohoch Che’en Archaeological Reserve
  • Explore Belize Blue Hole and step into an ethereal world of natural beauty


Bermuda joins other countries with no travel restrictions in fully removing all pandemic-related requirements, including proof of vaccine and testing. The country has instead reinstated the Bermuda Arrival Card, a digital form that was a pre-pandemic requirement for entry into Bermuda.

Things to do in Bermuda:

  • Lounge on pink sand beaches like Warwick Long Bay and Clearwater Beach
  • Go underground into the Crystal Cave, with caverns formed as far back as the Ice Age
  • Explore underwater treasures by snorkelling or diving

British Virgin Island

The British Virgin Islands is welcoming all tourists regardless of vaccination status. As with all countries without travel restrictions, visitors can enter with no testing or quarantine. 

Top things to do in the British Virgin Islands:

  • Enjoy the beauty of The Baths on Virgin Gorda
  • Explore the underwater world in dive spots like The Indians, Norman Island, and more
  • Go surfing on Tortola


Finally, you can visit Canada! Since 1 Oct 2022, travellers do not need to get tested or quarantine to enter the country. Visitors can also enter without proof of vaccination.

Top things to do in Canada:

  • Venture into the wild Canadian Rockies
  • Snap photos of the Niagara Falls from the Canada side
  • Experience the Northern Lights in the Yukon
  • Take a stroll in Old Québec

Also read: How to Survive A 27-Hour Train Ride Across Canada

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is no longer enforcing any travel requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated foreigners entering the country.

Top things to do in Cayman Islands:

  • Try spotting the rare blue iguana at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
  • Swim and snorkel on the beautiful Seven Mile Beach
  • Peek underwater at the dazzlingly blue waters of Stingray City
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica dropped all entry requirements for international travellers as of 1 Apr 2022.

Top things to do in Costa Rica:

  • Roam Costa Rica’s 27 incredible national parks
  • Tick off bucket list adventures, from scuba diving and river rafting to surfing and hiking
  • Relax on the beaches in both the Pacific and Caribbean sides
  • Trek the Arenal Volcano


Dominica joins the increasing number of countries with no travel restrictions, as of 22 Aug 2022. The Caribbean nation dropped all COVID-19 requirements for foreign tourists.

Things to do in Dominica:

  • Head to the Trafalgar Falls
  • Spot whales and dolphins around Dominica
  • Go outside to hike trails like the Boiling Lake Trail and Waitukubuli National Trail
  • Explore the coral reefs in the Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve

Dominican Republic

Travellers can freely enter the Dominican Republic, a country with zero entry requirements. Visitors can encounter random testing upon arriving in this Caribbean destination, but vaccinated travellers are exempted from random testing. 

Top things to do in the Dominican Republic:

  • Walk through the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo
  • Jump in the refreshing waters of the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua
  • See humpback whales in Samana Bay
  • Swim in the scenic beaches

El Salvador

El Salvador has already removed testing, vaccine, and quarantine requirements for travellers visiting the country. It was among the first countries to drop restrictions in 2021. 

Top things to do in El Salvador:

  • Trek volcanoes, like the Santa Ana Volcano
  • Experience surfing at some of the world’s best breaks at El Tunco and El Sunzal
  • Walk through ancient Mayan ruins at Joya de Cerén
  • Chase cascades on a tour of the Tamanique Waterfalls


Grenada joins the list of countries without travel restrictions, no longer asking foreign visitors to provide proof of testing or vaccine to enter the country. Quarantine is also not required.

Top things to do in Grenada:

  • Take a stroll around the capital, St George’s
  • Stock up on spices from market stalls — Grenada is known as Spice Island, after all!
  • Spend a day swimming and snorkelling on Carriacou
  • Indulge in the unique Grenada pastime of liming or the “art of doing nothing”


This French archipelago in the Caribbean has lifted all COVID-related restrictions, including testing, vaccination, or quarantine.

Top things to do in Guadeloupe:

  • Make your way to tranquil beaches, like the postcard-pretty Grande Anse Salines Beach
  • Visit Guadeloupe National Park to see wildlife, waterfalls, and vibrant flora
  • Get acquainted with the colourful town of Pointe-a-Pitre
  • Dive or snorkel at Reserve Cousteau, one of the most stunning dive sites in the Caribbean


As of 15 Aug 2022, Guatemala is no longer imposing travel restrictions on international visitors. Masks may be required in public areas, indoor settings, and public transportation.

Top things to do in Guatemala:

  • Explore the gorgeous town of Antigua
  • See Mayan archaeological marvels, including the famous Tikal
  • Dive in the extraordinary waters of Semuc Champey
  • Hike one of the country’s volcanos


All pandemic-related measures have been dropped in Jamaica. This includes entry requirements and mask mandates.

Top things to do in Jamaica:

  • Take photos of the famous Dunn’s River Falls
  • Swim in beautiful beaches like Winnifred Beach
  • Pay tribute at the Bob Marley Museum


After France dropped all travel restrictions, this French territory followed suit in welcoming all tourists in its borders. 

Top things to do in Martinique:

  • Hike trails in Mount Pelée and La Caravelle
  • Swim and snorkel in clear waters around Martinique
  • Spend time sightseeing in capital city Fort de France
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Mexico is one of the countries without travel restrictions — or very little, at least — throughout the pandemic. Travellers may freely enter without testing, vaccines, or quarantine measures. Masks are required in indoor public areas. 

Top things to do in Mexico:

  • Revisit the ancient Mayan past at the Chichén Itza, Tulum, Teotihuacan, and other archaeological spots
  • Play on the pristine shores of Los Cabos beaches
  • Don’t leave the country without exploring the diverse Mexico City

Also read: 12 Coolest Pyramids in the World (That Aren’t in Egypt!)


Panama requires no tests, vaccinations, or quarantine to people travelling to the nation. Masks remain mandatory on public transportation.

Top things to do in Panama:

  • Enjoy sun, sand, sea, and surf on Bocas Del Toro beaches
  • Stroll the old streets of Panama City’s Casco Viejo
  • See the famous Panama Canal
  • Go on a sunny day trip to the San Blas Islands

Saint Barts

The country also known as Saint Barthélemy lifted all COVID-related restrictions on entering the country, as of 1 Aug 2022.

Top things to do in Saint Barts:

  • Spend days sunning on Saint Barts beaches like St. Jean Beach and Saline
  • Complete the Colombier hike to a private beach
  • Trek to the idyllic Grand Fond natural pool for a swim

Saint Kitts and Nevis

This Caribbean nation allows all travellers within its borders. Tourists are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test, provide proof of vaccination, or quarantine upon arrival. However, masking is required in public places in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Top things to do in Saint Kitts and Nevis:

  • Relax on the shores of Cockleshell Bay
  • Spend a few hours exploring Brimstone Hill Fortress
  • Trek to the top of Mount Liamuiga

Saint Lucia

Caribbean island Saint Lucia has dropped all entry regulations related to COVID-19. Travellers will only need to fill out a health form before entering the country.

Top things to do in Saint Lucia

  • Appreciate the Caribbean beauty of beaches like Reduit and Anse Chastanet
  • Drive to the Sulphur Springs and take a dip in sulphuric pools
  • Take a leisurely stroll in the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines joins other Caribbean countries with no travel restrictions. 

Top things to do in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:

  • Sail the glittering waters of the Tobago Cays Marine Park, also perfect for diving and snorkelling
  • Find your favourite white-sand beach
  • Set off on a guided hike to the crater of La Soufrière volcano
  • Feel the small-town Caribbean charm of Kingstown

Countries in South America without travel restrictions


Looking for South American countries without travel restrictions? Argentina is one, having lifted all restrictions in April 2022. Travellers will be asked to fill out a travel declaration form. Masks are also mandatory when indoors and riding public transportation.  

Top things to do in Argentina:

  • Embrace the awe-inspiring outdoor landscapes of Patagonia
  • Explore vibrant Buenos Aires
  • Marvel at the icy wonders of Glaciar Perito Moreno
  • Experience the majestic Iguazú Falls


A nation under the Netherlands Kingdom, Aruba removed all entry requirements in March 2022. Expect to fill out a travel declaration form and visitor insurance when visiting the country.

Top things to do in Aruba:

  • Swim in beaches like Palm Beach and Eagle Beach
  • Enjoy wildlife encounters at Arikok National Park
  • See the Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations


Along with other ABC islands, Bonaire joins the list of countries with no travel restrictions. 

Things to do in Bonaire:

  • Go diving or snorkelling in Klein Bonaire and other spectacular dive spots
  • Explore the super colourful streets of Downtown Kralendijk
  • Spot pink flamingos on Renaissance Island’s Flamingo Beach
  • See the pink salt pans and white mountains
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Travellers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, are allowed to enter Cuba without submitting any COVID-related documents. However, random testing occasionally occurs on arrivals.

Top things to do in Cuba:

  • Wander the streets of vibrant Havana or hop on a classic American car for a tour
  • Spend hours on pristine beaches like Playa Las Tumbas
  • Explore waterfalls, caves, and beautiful swimming spots at Topes de Collantes National Park
  • Put on your dancing shoes and try the salsa


Explore Curaçao, a South American country that scrapped all travel restrictions for foreign visitors.

Top things to do in Curaçao:

  • Play on the shores of amazing Caribbean beaches like Playa Lagun
  • Take time to explore the best dive sites like Booby Trap
  • Snap photo-ready architecture at Willemstad


In October 2022, Ecuador relaxed their requirements and removed most of its COVID-19 restrictions. Travellers are required to fill out a health declaration form prior to entering the country. 

Top things to do in Ecuador:

  • Embark on a challenging climb up Chimborazo Volcano 
  • Encounter the local wildlife in Galapagos National Park
  • Go whale watching on Isla de la Plata
  • Hit Montañita beach and catch some waves

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas no longer requires travellers to submit proof of testing, vaccination, or quarantine. 

Top things to do in the Falkland Islands:

  • Pay a visit to Gypsy Cove or Volunteer Point to spot different penguin varieties
  • Spend a day exploring the capital Stanley
  • Sail to South Georgia Island for gorgeous snowy landscapes and incredible wildlife
  • Go on a horseback riding tour in Port Howard and Port San Carlos


Now, vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers can visit Paraguay, even without testing and quarantine periods.

Things to do in Paraguay:

  • Travel to the Paraguayan side of one of the world’s most majestic waterfalls, Iguazu Falls
  • Explore the remote Gran Chaco, a scorching region crawling with jaguars, snakes, and other wildlife
  • Check out the Jesuit Missions Ruins in Trinidad


Peru finally eases travel restrictions, lifting all entry requirements for travellers on 27 Oct 2022.

Things to do in Peru:

  • Trek the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Marvel at the enchanting waters of Lake Titicaca
  • Venture into the Peruvian Amazon for the most diverse chunk of the vast rainforest

Trinidad and Tobago

Vaccination and testing requirements are no longer a must for travellers visiting Trinidad and Tobago from 1 Jul 2022 onwards.

Things to do in Trinidad and Tobago:

  • Swim in gorgeous Caribbean beaches like Las Cuevas Beach, Maracas Bay, and Englishman’s Bay
  • Party with locals during the Trinidad Carnival in Port of Spain
  • Be a birdwatcher at Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge

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Travellers don’t need anything to visit Australia, nor do they need to wear masks in public spaces.

Top things to do in Australia:

  • Appreciate the sacred Uluru
  • Learn how to surf
  • Witness the underwater beauty of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy the all-day, all-night foodie and pub scene at Melbourne

Also read: 8 Airbnbs in Sydney for a Taste of Life as a Local

Cook Islands

Explore the Cook Islands, one of the countries without travel restrictions. Masks are typically required in public settings, indoor spaces, and public transportation.

Top things to do in the Cook Islands:

  • Explore idyllic beaches like Muri Beach
  • Wander the bustling Punanga Nui Market
  • Tour Aitutaki’s lagoon

New Caledonia

There are no COVID-related rules for people travelling to New Caledonia.

Top things to do in New Caledonia:

  • Enjoy the artsy capital city of Noumea
  • Dive or snorkel in the New Caledonian Barrier Reef, the longest continuous barrier reef in the world
  • Unwind in the Isle of Pines and other beaches in the country
  • Climb to the summit of Mont-Dore

New Zealand 

On 13 Sep 2022, New Zealand dropped all entry requirements for international travellers. Tourists will only need to complete a travel declaration form.

Top things to do in New Zealand:

  • Embrace adventurous pursuits in Queenstown, including bungy jumping, river rafting, hiking, and more
  • Kayak or sail the dramatic fjords of Milford Sound
  • Explore glaciers and wild rivers on a hike in Canterbury
  • Sip delicious wine in beautiful vineyards

Also read: 10 Famous Movies Filmed in New Zealand & Their Breathtaking Locations


Samoa has zero travel restrictions, as of 22 Sep 2022.

Top things to do in Samoa:

  • Jump in the otherworldly swimming hole of To-Sua Ocean Trench
  • Soak up the Pacific vibes on stunning beaches like Lalomanu Beach on Namua Island
  • See incredible underwater life in the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
  • Swim with turtles on Savai’I Island’s turtle sanctuary
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Vanuatu is now one of the countries with no travel restrictions, since it dropped all entry requirements for foreign visitors.

Top things to do in Vanuatu:

  • Trek to the rim of the active volcano, Mount Yasur
  • Unwind at gorgeous beaches like the white-sand Champagne Beach
  • Go wreck diving and discover the ship SS President Coolidge

Countries in Africa without travel restrictions


Algeria is one of the countries without travel restrictions for vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers. Quarantine has been scrapped, but masking may be required in some public spaces.

Things to do in Algeria:

  • Marvel at some of the world’s most spectacular Roman sites like Timgad and Djemila
  • Roam the Sahara Desert and camp under starlit skies at the oasis city of Djanet
  • Go on a seaside getaway in resort towns like Zeralda


The African country of Benin eliminated all COVID-19 restrictions on international travellers. 

Top things to do in Benin:

  • Explore the culture of voodoo arts at the Fetish Market in Cotonou
  • Visit Pendjari National Park for lions, elephants, and other wildlife
  • Seek out the stunning beaches of Cotonou and Ouidah


Botswana has removed all travel restrictions but still implements mask-wearing in some public areas.

Top things to do in Botswana:

  • Hike up Tsodilo Hills to admire ancient rock art and drawings  
  • Ride through the Okavango Delta and observe the local wildlife
  • Catch zebras migrating in Nxai Pan National Park

Cape Verde

There are no travel requirements for those visiting Cape Verde, regardless of vaccination status.

Top things to do in Cape Verde:

  • Enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving from Santa Maria Beach on Sal
  • Find stunning beaches like Praia de Chaves
  • Hop on a horse and ride along the rugged coastline of Boa Vista
  • Soak up the vibrant vibes of Santa Maria


As of 5 May 2022, Congo lifted all COVID-related entry requirements, including tests, vaccination, and quarantine.

Top things to do in Congo:

  • Meet orphaned mountain gorillas at the Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Centre
  • See the only glaciers in Africa in the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Lounge on beaches like Pointe Indienne
  • Enjoy wildlife encounters in Congo’s national parks

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Among the countries without travel restrictions is Egypt, where tourists can enter without showing proof of vaccination or negative tests. Quarantine is also not required. 

Top things to do in Egypt:

  • Pay a visit to the world-famous Pyramids of Giza
  • Take a cruise on the Nile River
  • Dive into the Red Sea for stunning marine life
  • Roam Cairo, including the renowned shopping souq Khan el-Khalili


As of 10 Nov 2022, the landlocked country Eswatini has relaxed their travel restrictions. Travellers no longer need proof of vaccination or testing prior to entry.

Top things to do in Eswatini:

  • Experience an African safari in the Hlane Royal National Park and Mbuluzi Game Reserve
  • Shop for traditional and hand-made souvenirs at the Swazi Market
  • Immerse in Swazi culture at the National Museum in Lobamba


All entry requirements for travellers have been lifted by Ethiopia

Things to do in Ethiopia:

  • Spot rare creatures in the wild Bale Mountains and Simien Mountains National Parks, like the Ethiopian wolf, black-maned lion, and gelada baboon
  • Scale the remote Erta Ale volcano, home to two active lava lakes
  • Pay a visit to the magnificent Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela


Having scrapped entry requirements in March, Gabon led the pack as the first of the African countries to remove travel restrictions. However, travellers must remember to wear face masks in confined areas in Gabon.

Top things to do in Gabon:

  • Check out the markets and landmarks of the capital city, Libreville
  • Go on a safari in Lopé National Park for sightings of gorillas, elephants, and other animals
  • Enjoy beaches and water sports like water skiing and diving


Tick Madagascar off your bucket list as it joins other countries with no travel restrictions for foreign tourists.

Top things to do in Madagascar:

  • Get your best chances of seeing lemurs at Ranomafana National Park or Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
  • Marvel at the otherworldly landscape of baobab trees at the Avenue of the Baobabs
  • Swim with whale sharks off Nosy Be
  • Explore the craggy stone forests of Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park


The African nation of Mauritius ended all entry requirements as of 1 Jul 2022. Face masks remain mandatory in public transportation, including on flights to Mauritius.

 Top things to do in Mauritius:

  • Lose yourself in spectacular nature with a hike at the Black River Gorges National Park
  • Play water sports endlessly around the tiny island, from scuba diving and snorkelling to water skiing and kitesurfing
  • Take a stroll through historic mansions like Eureka Mansion
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Regardless of vaccination status, travellers can enter Morocco for tourism purposes. There are currently no COVID-related entry requirements in place, although arriving tourists must fill out a health form. 

Top things to do in Morocco:

  • Get lost in the sights and sounds of vibrant Marrakesh
  • Visit Aït Benhaddou, a small village that blends seamlessly into the mountains
  • Explore the Medina of Fez
  • Tour the deserts of Merzouga on a camel safari

Also read: 10 Airbnbs in Marrakech for a Colourful Moroccan Holiday


Namibia no longer requires proof of vaccine, testing, or entry form from travellers.

Top things to do in Namibia

  • Experience walking in the Namib Desert, the world’s oldest desert
  • Go on an unforgettable safari in Etosha National Park
  • Hike or bike ancient Fish River Canyon


Another French territory, Reunion makes the list of African countries without travel restrictions in place. The tiny island dropped all entry requirements as of 1 Aug 2022. 

Top things to do in Reunion:

  • Gawk at the flaming craters of the active Piton de la Fournaise
  • Hike the cirques’ spectacular peaks and valleys
  • Take a walk around towns like the capital St Denis


Testing or quarantine measures are no longer to be expected for international tourists visiting Rwanda. This goes for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers alike. 

Top things to do in Rwanda:

  • Experience gorilla tracking in Volcano National Park
  • Enjoy encounters with elephants, hippos, and giraffes in Akagera National Park
  • Pay tribute to lives lost at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali
  • Walk along treetops on the canopy walkway in Nyungwe Forest National Park
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South Africa

Travellers no longer have to submit COVID-related entry requirements to enter the country of South Africa.

Top things to do in South Africa:

  • Go on an African safari and get a glimpse of the Big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, African buffalos, and rhinos)
  • Explore beautiful Cape Town and its beaches
  • Savour some vino in the Stellenbosch wine region
  • Risk cave diving with great white sharks


There are no more vaccine or testing requirements for anyone travelling to Senegal.

Things to do in Senegal:

  • Appreciate stunning local art at Théodore Monod Museum of African Art
  • Explore historic monuments like Maison des Esclaves (House of Slaves)
  • Escape to Île de N’Gor for peaceful beaches and incredible surf spots


As of 1 Dec 2022, Seychelles joined the growing list of African countries without travel restrictions. The country no longer requires travellers to present vaccine proof or a negative COVID-19 test. However, tourists must have valid travel insurance and complete an online travel declaration form.

Top things to do in Seychelles:

  • Sail to spellbinding beaches, like Anse Source d’Argent, Anse Lazio, and Anse Volbort
  • Hike the nature trails of Mahé Island
  • Visit the country’s Garden of Eden, Vallée de Mai


In North Africa, travellers can now visit Tunisia regardless of vaccination status.

Top things to do in Tunisia:

  • Travel back in time in the exceptionally preserved Medina of Tunis
  • Wander around the ancient ruins of Carthage, once an important port that rivalled the Romans
  • Relax on the Mediterranean coast in coastal towns like Nabeul and Hammamet

Also read: 20 Best Countries With Digital Nomad Visas for Long-Term Workcations

So, which of these countries without travel restrictions are you planning to jet off to next? Keep an eye out for new travel guidelines and updates on our Facebook page!

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