Cant wait to travel? Check out the summary below for open countries for your next trip!

It sounds crazy as it is to imagine countries are opening to tourist given the condition we’re facing now. But there are actually a few countries that are open and starting to plan to welcoming tourists back. Countries began to create travel corridor with their neighbouring countries. Number of countries around the world stared to ease up their travel restriction.

We’ve gathered an updated list* of countries based on their current status and region:



Restricted travel countries

  • Albania

  • Andorra

  • Armenia

  • Azerbaijan

  • Belgium: Travel bubble within the European Union, including the United Kingdom

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Open to their neighbouring countries

  • Denmark

  • Germany: Open only to UK, EU, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland citizens

  • Georgia: Open restriction to Israel travellers from 1 July

  • Lithuania: Open restriction to Estonia and Latvia

  • Luxembourg

  • Madeira: Madeira will be open to travellers from 1 July and has offered to pay for coronavirus tests for all incoming tourists. 

  • Malta: Open to British tourists from 15 July. 

  • Moldova

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • Spain: Spain is reopening to countries in the EU Schengen Zone and the Uk on 21 June

Open for tourism

  • Austria: Must present a medical certificate

  • Belarus: Citizen of countries that are affected by coronavirus must self-isolate for a period of 14 days

  • Bulgaria:Visitors must self-isolate for 14 days

  • Croatia: Visitors need to proof accommodation

  • Cyprus: Tourists allowed to enter from selected countries

  • Czech Republic:Classified all countries as either low, medium or high risk

  • Estonia: Travellers without symptoms arriving from an EU and UK will be allowed to enter the country

  • Finland: Border open for travel between Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

  • France:  France is now open to non-essential travellers

  • Greece: Open to tourist in June

  • Hungary: Open to tourists by 15 June

  • Iceland:  Open to tourist

  • Ireland:New visitors will have to self-quarantine for 14 days

  • Italy: Open to tourists but visitors will have to avoid public transport and instead arrange a lift, get a taxi or hire a car

  • Latvia: Citizens of the EU, Swiss, and UK are still required to self-isolate for 14 days

  • Netherlands: Borders are open from Schengen countries

  • Norway: If you have proof of residency, are visiting family members, or a travelling for work you will be allowed to enter Norway

  • Montenegro: Open to certain European countries that have 25 or fewer infected for every 100,000

  • Poland: You will be required to self-isolate on arrival in Poland for 14 days

  • Portugal: Portugal has announced that from  June, tourists will be welcome and will not face quarantine measures

  • Serbia: Border crossings have now opened

  • Slovenia: Airports in Slovenia have now re-opened for passenger transportation

  • Slovakia: You can now enter the country without having to go into state quarantine

  • Sweden: Sweden's borders are currently open to UK nationals

  • Switzerland: Family member from that country are also allowed to enter, regardless of nationality

  • Turkey: Reopened its international air borders

  • Ukraine: Reopened its borders to foreign nationals with proof of health insurance on arrival


Restricted travel countries

  • USA: Travel ban in place across the whole of the United States of America and to other nationals

  • Canada: Still closed its borders to most foreign visitors

Open for tourism

  • Mexico: Extra measures in place due to coronavirus, but at the moment you can still gain access to the country


Restricted travel countries

  • Argentina

  • Belize

  • Bolivia

  • Brazil

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Costa Rica

  • Cuba

  • El Salvador

  • Guatemala

  • Guyana

  • Honduras

  • Panama

  • Paraguay

  • Peru

  • Suriname

  • Uruguay

  • Venezuela

Open for tourism

  • Ecuador: International flights to and from Ecuador have resumed, passengers will have to self-isolate for 14 days. 


Restricted travel countries

  • Bahrain

  • Brunei

  • China: Domestic travel are allowed in some provinces

  • Hong Kong

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Israel

  • Japan

  • Jordan

  • Kazakhstan

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Kuwait

  • Laos

  • Lebanon

  • Malaysia

  • The Maldives: Reopen to international tourists from 1 July

  • Mongolia

  • Myanmar (Burma)

  • Nepal

  • Oman

  • Philippines

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Singapore

  • Sri Lanka:

  • Taiwan:

  • Tajikistan

  • Thailand Thailand will be open to tourists from 1 July

  • Turkmenistan: 

  • Vietnam:

  • Uzbekistan

Open for tourism

  • Bangladesh: Commercial passenger flights from the UK and Qatar are permitted to land

  • Cambodia: Travellers from all countries can now enter Cambodia with certificate to prove they are COVID-19 free, have proof of insurance that includes a minimum of US$50,000

  • Iran: Although you can technically still travel to Iran but must check airline services

  • South Korea: All foreign national travellers are being tested for COVID-19 on arrival in South Korea

  • UAE: You may have a mandatory health check on arrive and have to go into mandatory quarantine for 14 days


Restricted travel countries

  • Algeria

  • Angola

  • Benin

  • Botswana

  • Cameroon

  • Chad

  • Comoros

  • Cote d’Ivoire

  • Djibouti

  • Egypt

  • Eritrea

  • Gabon

  • The Gambia 

  • Ghana

  • Guinea

  • Kenya

  • Liberia

  • Madagascar

  • Malawi

  • Mali 

  • Mauritania

  • Mauritius

  • Morocco

  • Mozambique

  • Niger

  • Rwanda

  • Seychelles

  • Sierra Leone:

  • South Africa

  • Sudan

  • Namibia:

  • Nigeria

  • Sao Tome and Principe

  • Senegal

  • St Helena

  • Tunisia

  • Uganda

Open for tourism

  • Ethiopia: The airports have strict measures in place

  • Tanzania: Resumed international flights. You will no longer have to go into mandatory quarantine (unless you have symptoms)

  • Zambia: Borders remain open but under tight screening. Travellers to Zambia will be tested with a nasal swab for COVID-19 on arrival


Restricted travel countries

  • New Zealand

  • Australia

  • Fiji

  • Kiribati 

  • Nauru: 

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Tonga

Open for tourism

  • French Polynesia: French Polynesia has opened its borders to foreign travellers


Restricted travel countries

  • Anguilla

  • Aruba: The island will reopen to European tourists from 1 July

  • Bahamas: Private boaters and yachter are now allowed to enter the country. International commercial flights will resume on 1 July

  • Dominica

  • Dominican Republic: Opening its borders to visitors from 1 July

  • Grenada: International Airport will be open to tourists from 1 July

  • Haiti: All ports, airports, and borders would be closed

  • Saint Lucia

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Trinidad and Tobago

Open for tourism

  • Antigua and Barbuda: Reopened its borders and is welcoming tourists

  • Barbados

  • Jamaica: Jamaica is reopening borders to tourists from 15 June


These list above subject to change at anytime as countries might change their status in short notice. Please check at the official immigration website to see the most updated information.

If you want to see the world updates on Corona virus cases, you can check it out here. For navigation map based on status of their travel can be found here

*the list above is summarised from the article from Wanderlust site

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