Which Countries Are Open For Travel & Tourism?

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Find out which countries are open for you based on your country of residence and vaccination status.

Top 10 Countries You Can Travel to for a Holiday Now

Updated 3 August 2021


Mexico’s tourist-friendly policy has made its popularity as a travel destination grow multifold in recent times. The country welcomes travellers from all countries, with no mandatory testing or quarantine requirements. However, you’ll be subject to health screening on arrival and those exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may be asked to test/quarantine. All passengers have to fill an online “Cuestionario de Identificacion de Factores de Riesgo en Viajeros” form and present it on arrival.

As of 3 August, the only state in the red zone is Sinaloa. Although Cancun and Tulum are in the orange zone, most other destinations are in the green zone, which means the tourism sector will be functioning as usual.

Please note that the land borders between Mexico and the US, Belize and Guatemala remain closed.


Nestled along the Caribbean shorelines, Belize is now a viable option for tourists seeking the unspoiled beauty of Central America. The country has done away with mandatory quarantine (except if you test positive in the random screening conducted at airports). Fully vaccinated passengers are exempt even from taking an RT-PCR test 96 hours before boarding.

All arriving residents and non-residents are no longer required to download and complete the Belize Health mobile application prior to arrival. Instead, visitors are required to complete the Customs and Immigration form that is provided on their way flight to Belize. International arrivals must also stay at Gold Standard hotels and present confirmation at immigration. They are also advised to Tourism Safe Corridor comprised of Gold Standard certified restaurants, tour operators, tourism sites and attractions, and gift shops. There are no restrictions on movement though.


The breathtaking fjords of Iceland are now within reach for international tourists. All travelers – regardless of origin – are welcome to visit Iceland if they can show either a certificate of full vaccination against COVID, or a certificate of previous COVID infection.

From July 27, you require a negative test (PCR or rapid antigen) before boarding an aircraft to Iceland, taken within 72 hours of departure. Vaccinated or recovered travellers need not quarantine either.

Fully vaccinated means you have received both/only dose of a vaccine accepted by Icelandic authorities, and a full 14 days have elapsed after the last dose.


The land of Medinas has resumed international flights on 15 June, allowing in international travellers. The government has segregated countries into two lists, A and B, based on their epidemiological status.

Travellers from countries on list A will need a vaccination pass or a certificate attesting that the person is fully vaccinated, or a negative PCR test at boarding not exceeding 48 hours. Travellers from countries of B list must present a negative PCR test dated less than 48 hours before the date of embarkation, a completed and signed declaration of honor for a 10-day confinement and a voucher confirming payment of 10 days confinement in one of the hotels designated by the Moroccan authorities.

Check the complete A and B lists here.


The country welcomes travellers from any place of the world with no restrictions (no testing, no isolation requirements) if you are fully vaccinated and no more than 12 months have passed. If not fully vaccinated, still no restrictions coming from Europe for tourism purposes, if at least one condition is fulfilled:

  • You are coming from a country where the infection rate is not above 150. Find the infection rates per country on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • You have suffered from COVID-19, received at least one dose of vaccine (or vice versa) and no more than 12 months have passed.

  • You are suffered from COVID-19, declared healthy and no more than 6 months have passed.

Currently, the coronavirus infection rates have been constantly low, there are no restrictions on services and tourism attractions and you are welcome to enjoy Mediterranean temperatures combined with refreshing swimming in the sea.


Keen on reviving its mainstay- the tourism sector, this jaw-droppingly beautiful archipelago off the coast of Africa has started welcoming visitors from every part of the world, as long as they have had a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure. No quarantine is required. Travellers will have to obtain a Health Travel Authorization have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 related care.

Most places of tourist interest, beaches, nature trails, cultural attractions such as the Botanical Gardens, Mission Lodge and Victoria Market are all accessible to tourists, albeit with new protocols and time of operation. To avoid any disappointments, it is recommended that you contact these establishments before visiting.


Another famous archipelago in the Indian Ocean- this one known for idyllic, laid-back, luxury vacations, Maldives has ambitious plans of vaccinating visitors once its resident population is immunized. As of now, the scattered country is receiving travellers, without asking those vaccinated to quarantine (provided they are travelling to an island where  60% of the population is fully vaccinated).

A negative PCR certificate issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure is still requisite for all unvaccinated passengers. Passengers must complete a “Traveller Health Declaration 24 hours before departure.

The government is primarily relying on the fact that guests usually prefer to lounge and relax in their private over-water huts and villas. Nonetheless, most of the islands can be visited.


Steeped in history, North Macedonia has relaxed the regulations for international arrivals. Entry is possible for anyone from any part of the globe, but travellers from India, Brazil and the continent of Africa have to self-isolate for two weeks. There are no quarantine requirements for travelers arriving from other countries. Coronavirus testing is also not required, but there will be health screening at the airport.

Tourist attractions in Macedonia are operational. Restaurants, cafes, bars, and other catering establishments too are open but limited to outdoor seating. Public transport continues unaffected.


Embellished by exceptional landscapes and idyllic beaches, Mauritius provides the best means to chase the winter blues away. The country’s borders are now open to international travellers for the first time in 16 months.

Fully vaccinated visitors may opt to stay in any of the available 14 ‘resort bubbles’ where they will be allowed to immerse in all the offered facilities including the pool and explore the beaches. These hotels are already listed on the Mauritius Tourism website for visitors to choose from when they book their stay.

Dominican Republic

Another gem of the Caribbean Sea, the Dominican Republic has resumed international travel from all countries. It is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Arrivals (except from the UK) can continue with their travel plans without being bogged down by quarantine. Passengers must complete an “Electronic Ticket” and generate a QR code, which must be presented upon arrival.

Its pristine beaches, the pride of the country, are open for all to visit, making the Dominican Republic one of the best destinations for a sunbathing vacay.

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