Which countries are open for tourism?

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Today (September 17, 2020): Which countries are open for tourism?

Although many governments across the globe are still advising against “nonessential” international travel, several countries have eased their Covid-19 border restrictions and have reopened for international tourists.  The latest country to do is South Africa, which will reopen to international tourists on October 1st.  It is not yet known which countries’ citizens will be allowed to visit South Africa, but authorities will decide this based on an assessment of how well nations are controlling the spread of Covid-19 within their borders.

Here’s the complete list of countries that are open for tourism. Most countries have special requirements to enter, such as filling out travel declarations and providing negative Covid-19 test results before departure. However, keep in mind that information regarding travel in covid-19 times is changing at a rapid pace, so be sure to check with local and federal authorities before traveling. Also, it’s important to reiterate that safety during this time cannot be guaranteed although there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of an infection.

LION SANDS GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
LION SANDS GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA


Countries open for tourism (without travel restrictions)
Albania
Belarus
Brazil
Mexico
North Macedonia
Serbia
Turkey
Zambia

Countries open for tourism (with travel restrictions)
Bermuda negative Covid-19 test result within 5 days + $75
Cambodia negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours + $2,000 USD Covid-19 deposit
Costa Rica negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours, travel insurance and health form
Croatia negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours
Dominica negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Dominican Republic negative Covid-19 test result within five days
Dubai negative Covid-19 PCR test result within 96 hours of arrival, travel insurance and health form
Ecuador mandatory 14 day quarantine and negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
Egypt negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Ethiopia negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours, 14-day quarantine
French Polynesia negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Ghana negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Grenada negative Covid-19 rapid result test result on arrival
Haiti mandatory 14 day quarantine
Honduras negative Covid-19 rapid result test result on arrival
Ireland self-isolate for 14 days
Jamaica negative Covid-19 test result less than 10 days old
Kenya negative Covid-19 test result within 96 hours
Maldives negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Malta must transit through a safe corridor country after staying 14 days in that country
Montenegro negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Morocco negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours and a serological test (can be outside 48 hours)
Namibia negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
Rwanda negative Covid-19 test result within 120 hours of departure
South Korea mandatory 14 day quarantine
St. Barts negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
St. Lucia negative Covid-19 test result within 7 days
St. Maarten negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours
St. Vincent & Grenadines negative Covid-19 test on arrival, additonal test on arrival
Tanzania Covid-19 tests on arrival
Turks and Caicos negative Covid-19 test result within 5 days
United Kingdom self-isolate for 14 days

The countries of the European Union (EU) are have also opened their borders to EU citizens after months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, although some are now imposing new travel restrictions to head off a COVID-19 resurgence. For countries outside of the bloc, the EU has opened its external borders to a select group of countries, based on their coronavirus outbreak. The list is updated every fortnight. As of now, citizens of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China can enter. But member states are not, however, legally obliged, to follow the EU’s recommendation.


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