As of 2022, there is no end in sight for covid-19 and it’s seige around the world. While it may have greatly disrupted tourist economies globally, countries are adapting to the new normal. Various nations are revising their entry boundaries as they see fit in accordance with the type of migration flow they currently desire. Many countries have enacted vaccine requirements; only allowing the vaccinated within their borders. The world isn’t completely shut off to unvaccinated travelers. These 11 countries have an open door policy for the unvaccinated.
Note: Entry requirements can change on a dime. Find visa information for all countries at iVisa.
These 2 countries have ZERO Covid-19 entry requirements:
Mexico is one of the only countries that never completely shut its doors or its borders throughout the pandemic. Traveling in Mexico in 2022 is like traveling in Mexico prior to the pandemic. There are no covid testing requirements, no vaccinations necessary and no quarantine periods.
Mexico has been the most popular travel destination during the pandemic due to their very loose entry requirements. This has allowed for many to delight in the country’s rich culture, incredible food, striking indigenious diversity, and numerous vacation destinations in a time where travel had all but come to a standstill.
The land of volcanoes dropped all of its travel restrictions towards the end of 2021. Upon entry, visitors only need to purchase a tourist card for $10. This tourist card allows access to the country for up to 90 days. Aside from El Salvador’s 100+ volcanoes, visitors can also head to the best surf in Central America in the coastal towns of El Tunco and El Cuco.
While the next several countries aren’t restriction free, they ALL welcome unvaccinated travelers with minimal requirements.
United Arab Emirates
Known for it’s modern and beautiful Arabic architecture, artificial islands, and its eloquent balance of cosmopolitan and tradition, the UAE has been a hotspot for some time. To enter the UAE, guests will need a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
The birthplace of modern day democracy has long been a popular destination. Dive into Greek methology or explore the Greek islands with proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before entry or antigen test 24 hours before entry.
Cyprus requires a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival. This Mediterranean island nation does not have any visa requirements for stay up to 90 days. That is plenty of time to enjoy Cyprus’ beautiful beaches, amazing weather, great wine and great food culture.
Add the home of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti to your travel list! Visitors need at least 6 months clearance on their passports and $100 to pay for a 90 day tourist visa on arrival. Additionally, a negative PCR test or NAAT test is required within 96 hours of arrival.
Turkey is a country with both European and Asian influences. The popular cities of Istanbul and Cappadocia are huge draws for tourism as is the country’s food, bazaars and textiles.
Turkey requires it’s visitors to obtain a visa for stays up to 90 days. The E-Visa is the recommended online option, but a visa upon arrival or obtained at the embassy are also available options. Visitors will also need to provide a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival or and antigen test result within 48 hours.
Jordan boasts famous historic arhitectures built by some of the world’s oldest civilizations. The Red-rosed city, Petra, brings droves of tourists every year. The Jordanian food culture is a mix between North African, Mediterranean, Persian and other Middle Eastern cuisines. Visitors can expect to show proof of a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
This premier destination is a chain of small coral islands and sand banks. It’s an ideal vacation spot for adventure, romance and watersports. The Maldives provides a free 30 day visa upon arrival. Travelers must bring a negative PCR test result taken within 96 hours of departure and might need to show proof of onward travel and sufficient funds before entry.
Belize is a small English speaking nation that packs a lot of adventure. This nation is known for being home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, beautiful cayes & beaches, a diverse ecosystem, jungles and loads more. Travelers can visit Belize up to 30 days but must show a negative PCR test result taken within 96 hours of departure. Be prepared that a test upon arrival is also apart of current entry requirements.
Georgia is a country growing in popularity with the digial nomad community. Location independant travelers can find modern cities, fast internet, and a generous tourist permit that allows for stay up to a year. Prior to entry, Georgia only requires a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Once here, travelers can enjoy a glass or two in the birthplace of wine-making.
Entry requirements are changing frequently for various destinations. Be sure to check for the most updated requirements for your next trip.