These countries will not lock you in a 14-day quarantine
If you are dreaming to travel but dread the 14-day mandatory quarantine conditions that some countries impose, then this article is for you. So scroll down in order to find which countries do not require quarantine and for which nationalities. However, some countries have not yet announced clear conditions for entry. As a result, they may require quarantine. Anyhow, we will update this article as we find more news.
Table of Contents
- African countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine
- Asian countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine
- Caribbean Islands that do not require a 14-day quarantine
- European countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine
- North American countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine
- Pacific Islands that do not require a 14-day quarantine
African countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine
Tourists who arrive directly from Australia, Austria, Botswana, China, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland or Thailand can enter Seychelles. However, all incoming visitors must apply for entry to the Public Health Commissioner before arrival. Moreover, travelers must also present a negative COVID-19 test result issued within the past 48 hours and proof of accommodation.
The African country is now open to international visitors. Incoming visitors must present a Health form and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival.
Tunisia plans to re-open its borders for Algeria and some EU countries starting June 27th, 2020. However, no conditions for entry have been announced yet.
Asian countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine
The exotic Indian Ocean islands will open for international visitors on July 1st. However, in order to enter, all visitors must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result as well as evidence of accommodation for at least 14 nights. In addition, visitors will also be tested on arrival.
Sri Lanks plans to open its borders on August 1st, 2020. No other conditions for entry have been announced yet.
The country plans to reopen for tourism on July 1st, 2020. However, no conditions for entry have been announced yet.
The country plans to reopen for tourism for visitors from 80 countries on July 1st, 2020. However, no conditions for entry have been announced yet.
Caribbean Islands that do not require a 14-day quarantine
Antigua and Barbuda
The islands are now open for tourists. However, incoming passengers will be screened against COVID-19 symptoms and must present a health declaration form.
Aruba is currently open only for tourists arriving from Bonaire and Curacao. In addition, the island plans open on July 1st, 2020 for Canadian, European, and other Caribbean islands, excluding the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The United States' nationals will be able to enter starting from July 10th, 2020. However, an online Embarkation/Disembarkation card form must be submitted by all passengers. Moreover, travelers must present a negative PCR test issued 72 hours prior to arrival or pre-pay for one to be taken at the airport. Even more, visitors are also subject to a medical examination upon arrival.
Bermuda plans to open to foreign visitors on July 1st, 2020. Nevertheless, passengers will be screened against COVID-19 and must provide a negative PCR test issued at most 72 hours before arrival. By contrast, if they are not able to get tested before arrival they must comply with being tested at the airport.
The Caribbean country plans to open to tourism on July 1st, 2020. However, no conditions for entry have been announced yet.
The island of Jamaica is now open to foreign visitors. Nonetheless, all travelers must obtain travel authorization before arrival.
Turks and Caicos
The islands will reopen for visitors on July 22nd, 2020. However, no conditions for entry have been announced yet.
The islands are currently open for incoming boats, yachts, and private jets. Additionally, the country plans to open for all travelers on July 1st, 2020. However, all passengers must fill in a travel health form prior to arrival. Furthermore, visitors must present a negative PCR test result taken in the past 10 days prior to arrival.
European countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine
Albania is currently open only for travelers. No quarantine requirements have been announced.
Andorra is now open to international tourism without restrictions.
The country is currently open only for visitors coming from the Schengen area. However, only those coming from Portugal, Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom are subject to the 14-day quarantine or present a negative PCR result taken in the past 96 hours prior to arrival.
Belgium is only open for EEA and Swiss Confederation residents without further restrictions.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The country is open only for Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia nationals.
Bulgaria is currently open to most European citizens without restrictions. However, those arriving from Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Montenegro, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom are still subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
Croatia is open only for nationals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland. However, some tourists may need to present proof of accommodation upon arrival.
The island will open to all European visitors on June 20, 2020. However, they will be required to have a flight pass prior to departure. Furthermore, all passengers need to present a negative COVID-19 test result issued within the past 72 hours prior to arrival.
The country is open to tourists with conditions depending on the country of origin's risk level. As a result, only travelers coming from low-risk countries are not subject to quarantine.
Denmark is open only for Germany, Iceland, and Norway residents until September 1st, 2020. However, the country did not announce any quarantine measures.
The country is open for passengers coming from the European Union and the Schengen area. Only travelers who have spent a minimum of 14 days in a country with more than 15 infections per 100.000 people are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine
The country is open only for travelers from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, or Norway.
France is open to EU and EFTA visitors. However, only UK visitors are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
Travelers must bring a declaration that they do not present COVID-19 symptoms as well as an International Travel certificate prior to arrival. Passengers are also subject to quarantine or self-isolation.
Germany is currently open to tourists arriving from most of the EEA, with no further restrictions. However, visitors arriving from countries with 50 new infections of more per 100.000 residents are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
The Balkan country is open for most EEA visitors. Only travelers from Belgium and the United Kingdom are subject to health examination and quarantine.
Hungary is currently open only for nationals of Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, and Slovakia.
The island is currently open for EEA area visitors and Switzerland. Unless they present a negative COVID-19 test result, travelers face the 14-day quarantine.
Italy is now open for visitors coming from the European Union, Schengen Area, or the United Kingdom without having to quarantine.
Latvia is open for EU, EEA, and Swiss Confederation visitors. However, incoming passengers who arrive from countries with a cumulative of 15 cases or more per 100.000 residents in the past two weeks must quarantine.
Lithuania is currently open for travelers arriving from countries that did not exceed 25 new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days. Foreigners who arrive from Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom not allowed to enter. However, you are exempt from the 14-day quarantine only if arriving from Latvia or from a country with less than 15 cumulative cases per 100.000 residents in the past two weeks.
The country is open to visitors without restrictions.
The island expects to open for tourism on July 1, 2020, for visitors coming from Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily. You will only be subject to the 14-day quarantine if you are not coming from any of these countries.
Montenegro is currently open for most visitors.
The Netherlands is open for Schengen Area, EEA, and Swiss Confederation tourists. The only exceptions from the list are visitors from Sweden and the United Kingdom. The country doesn't require quarantine for incoming travelers.
Norway is currently open only for visitors coming from Denmark, Finland, Iceland without further restrictions.
The country is open only for tourists coming from EEA countries without any further restrictions.
Portugal is currently open to most visitors. The only exception is Spain, with whom it will open borders on July 1st, 2020. The Azores, however, request travelers to present a negative PCR test result and may be subject to 14-day confinement.
Romania is now open for EEA and Swiss Confederation tourists. However, unless you come from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia or Slovenia you are still subject to the 14-day confinement.
Serbia is now open for most tourists.
Slovakia is open for passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia, and Switzerland. Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 96 hours prior to arrival. Otherwise, they are subject to quarantine.
The country is open for tourists arriving from EEA countries. However, only those coming from Andorra, Gibraltar, Russia, Sweden, or the United Kingdom must quarantine for two weeks.
Spain plans to reopen on June 21st, 2020 to EU visitors, with the exception of Portugal, that will reopen on July 1st. The country announced that no quarantine measures will take place.
EEA, Switzerland, and United Kingdom visitors can enter Sweden without any quarantine restrictions.
Switzerland is now open for Schengen and Swiss Confederation member states without further restrictions.
Turkey is now open to visitors without further restrictions.
North American countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine
Some areas, including Quintana Roo, are open for most tourists, except those arriving by land from the United States. The country does not impose any.
Pacific Islands that do not require a 14-day quarantine
The island archipelago is now open to foreign travelers. Apart from a medical screening upon arrival, a negative PCR test result, and a health form, no other measures are imposed.
As you may have found, there are plenty of countries that do not require a 14-day quarantine. However, that doesn't mean that you should not take the necessary precautions for yourself and those around you. You can also read our article on whether you should travel as countries are opening up.